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Friday Finals 7/6

on 7.6.2012 at 5:51pm
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I ventured out today with my chauffeur (still can’t drive…) and hit Publix, Walgreens and Walmart!  That’s a big day in our house.  My husband swears we won’t need to shop for the rest of the year, I know better that this is probably enough for the next two weeks except for a few items purchased ahead for a beach trip at the end of the month.

First stop was Publix:

We got everything on this list and used the coupons that I left on the list.  The only not linked there is the $1.50 off produce coupon that my store accepts as a competitor.

Total before sales and coupons: $144.12
Total spent: $69.60
Total Saved: $74.52 or 52%

The sunscreen, Nutri-grain bars, and fig newtons will all be saved for the beach trip.

Next up Walgreens:

This trip was made exclusively for the awesome Kingsford charocal coupon we found!

Bought:
(2) Bags of Kingsford Charcoal, $4.99
(1) Glad Trash Bags, $7.49
Used:
(2) -$3 off Kingsford Coupons
Total Due: $11.47
Got Back: $3 RR

Bought:
(1) Degree Clinical Deodorant $8 (not on sale just needed it)
(2) Ivory Soap, 3 pk., $1
(1) Laffy Taffy, 17¢
Used:
(2) -$1 off Ivory or Safeguard personal cleansing item, PG 7/01
-$2.25 off Degree Women Clinical Protection deodorant, excl trial size, (Savings Club only) printable
-$3 RR
Total Due: $2.92

I was very happy for this trip!  Not only did we need trash bags, but the charcoal will be awesome for smoking some BBQ tomorrow.  In the end it all helped me save a ton on deodorant I needed and couldn’t really get a deal on anywhere else.

Last trip was to Walmart:

We needed to grab some birthday presents for a party tomorrow, and this is my go to for quick toys.  While we were there I planned to use some coupons for things we needed that aren’t on sale anywhere.  I ended up with nothing though.  As usual every item I came to wasn’t the price I was willing to pay for it, knowing the sales my grocery stores will have.  We did grab a box of Tea Bags that were $3.50 at Publix full price but were $2.98 at Walmart.

Weekly Totals:

Total before sales and coupons: $174.57
Total spent: $77.97
Total Saved: $96.60 or 55%

How did you do this week? Leave a comment or a link to your savings post.


    • Amy

      Why can’t you drive? Are you okay? I must have missed something!

      • Carolyn

        Jenny broke her tailbone a couple weeks ago :(

      • Carolyn

        Jenny broke her tailbone a couple weeks ago :(

    • MelindaM

      My cvs trips:
      Sunday – spent $1.34 & got a $10 gas card.
      (Got 4 covergirl products,  & 4 pantene
      Monday- spent $3.96 & received $8.00 ECB.
      (got 4 nivea creme)

      Thursday- spent 10 something & got a $10 gas card.
      (Got a box of Pampers diapers & nexxus shampoo)

      My Publix trips:
      Wednesday- Spent 0. got back 2.35. saved over $60
      (Got 12 purina dog treats, 4 corn, ground beef, ben & jerry’s ice cream (had a raincheck), some hamburger buns)
      Thursday- Spent $7. saved over $60.
      (Got 4 advil, 2 childrens advil, 2 voila, 2 mac & cheese, 2 nutri grain, 2 gerber snacks, a bouncy ball for my son)

      Had a really good week.

       

    • MelindaM

      My cvs trips:
      Sunday – spent $1.34 & got a $10 gas card.
      (Got 4 covergirl products,  & 4 pantene
      Monday- spent $3.96 & received $8.00 ECB.
      (got 4 nivea creme)

      Thursday- spent 10 something & got a $10 gas card.
      (Got a box of Pampers diapers & nexxus shampoo)

      My Publix trips:
      Wednesday- Spent 0. got back 2.35. saved over $60
      (Got 12 purina dog treats, 4 corn, ground beef, ben & jerry’s ice cream (had a raincheck), some hamburger buns)
      Thursday- Spent $7. saved over $60.
      (Got 4 advil, 2 childrens advil, 2 voila, 2 mac & cheese, 2 nutri grain, 2 gerber snacks, a bouncy ball for my son)

      Had a really good week.

       

    • Robin

      Does anyone know where in the North GA area I can use my Heinz Vinegar coupons?

      • LuvCpns

        I got mine in Target. The apple cider vinegar was $1.07. They also had white vinegar.

        • Robinpedigo

           Thanks!  My Walmart only carries White House!

    • Lynette

      I found Gillette gift sets for $10 down from $14 at Walmart. I thought I’d try to use a Gillette razor coupon ($3 off). It worked!! So, I had 2 coupons and got 2 gift sets for $14. WOW! Thanks so much Jenny for all you do! SO encouraging

    • Sarahbeth1210

      I spent around 48.00 at CVS.  I purchased a box of pampers, pack of paper towels, 2 packs of TP, Tide, 2 blush, 3 stylers, aloe, chapstick, beach board, 2 pairs of flip flops, cortaid, 3 coke 2 liters and 2 bottles of dawn.  I got 3 gas cards, so I am pretty pleased.  We are headed to beach on Sunday, so I needed gas anyways!  :)

    • Betty D

      Like you, I also did Publix, CVS, & Walgreens yesterday.  Have only been couponing for about 2-3 weeks, so was very nervous as to whether this whole thing works.  Here’s my “score”:
      Publix:  Purchase Value: $199.55; OOP $75.47; Saved $124.08 (62%)
      CVS:  Purchase Value $46.40; OOP $16.60; Saved $29.80 + $10 gas card
      Walgreens:  Purchase Value $7.98; OOP $4.42; Saved $3.56 + $4 RR

      Think my skepticism is now gone and my addiction is now on!  :) Looking to score some free candy at Walgreen’s tomorrow!  :)

    • Luv2Save

      This has been a great week of savings for me! Between Bi-Lo & Publix I got $220.13 worth of groceries but I only paid $96.89. I also went to K-mart and got $99.87 worth of shampoo, body wash, CG make-up, etc for only $32.82! That also included 2 FREE 12pks. of soda at K-mart!