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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Friday Finals: 9/14

on 9.14.2012 at 6:07pm
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I continued my big stock-up this week.  Shopping next week for me is out, as I get everything ready for Becoming 2012, so we used a bit of next weeks budget to handle our purchases this week.  I confess that it would have been a bit more fun to go super doubling with everyone near a Harris Teeter, but we did pretty good hitting Publix and Kroger.

One thing I want to share… I know many weeks are frustrating when you don’t have the coupons listed.  While there is an answer… inserts are regional and all differ in the coupons offered, it doesn’t help.  Please know that this affects all of of us, old and new.  Our trip to Publix today was not really that amazing, it felt like every coupon we needed wasn’t there and many of printables I hadn’t grabbed before their limits were reached.  The main goal here is to always buy something at it’s best price, coupon or no coupon.  If that means that you are sticking to the BOGO deals without a coupon, you are still saving money.  I promise!  Publix BOGO offers beat Walmart every day prices, and will beat other stores too.

So how did we do?

Publix:
Total before sales and coupons: $107.78
Total Spent:  $58.13
Total Saved: $49.65 or 46%

This included $10 in steaks, 1 lb of tilapia, pears, plums, potatoes, grapes and carrots.  Without having a ton of coupons and throwing in so much meat and produce I’m still pleased with the results.

Kroger:
Total before sales and coupons: $192.83
Total spent: $81.37
Total Saved: $111.46

We stocked up on a ton here, doing 5o mega event items.  I still managed to get home and remember things I meant to buy, but the store was crazy as were my kids.  In the end even with a ton of people shopping, this was possibly the happiest Kroger trip I’ve had in ages.  The cashier was sweet, took every coupon, and made me leave with a smile.  The person behind me waiting on all the coupons to scan… that’s another story.

After all of this I am feeling ready for this baby to come shortly after we get home from Becoming.  It was on my to-do list to feel like I was getting the family set on food, and it feels great to have that handled!

How was your week this week?  Leave a comment or a link to your savings post.



    • Oh, I just hate it when I get dirty looks from the people behind me in line when they see me hand over my coupons!  But in the end, it’s worth it for so much savings!

    • MEL

      I always tell the person behind me….. ” I have a lot of coupons so its going to be awhile.. just wanted to let you know…. just in case you are in a hurry.”  it works most of the time…. 

    • Hammondlynda

      I think that if you tell the person behind you that you have alot of coupons, they have the option to go to another line and wait. i shop 3 days a week at 5am in the morning, and usually there is only 1 line open . i get behind people that are handicapped, or if they have kids that are unruly. no problem, i am patient and am glad to wait.

    • lana

      I just saw the comment about the baby coming after you get home.  I think I missed something in the last few months!  Congrats!  I think you are nesting  :)

    • sissy

      Jenny,
      I just want to say, thank you so much for honesty about not getting some of the coupons listed. And then the printable ones had reached there print limit.
      We look at you as the Coupon Queen, it is so nice to know that the same thing happens to you.

      It is very depressing to see some site list 95-100% and over, week after week. I am sure they buy other stuff throughout the week that doesn’t get posted; but it makes it seem unattainable to us.
      So, thanks :)) 

    • sissy

      Jenny,
      I just want to say, thank you so much for honesty about not getting some of the coupons listed. And then the printable ones had reached there print limit.
      We look at you as the Coupon Queen, it is so nice to know that the same thing happens to you.

      It is very depressing to see some site list 95-100% and over, week after week. I am sure they buy other stuff throughout the week that doesn’t get posted; but it makes it seem unattainable to us.
      So, thanks :)) 

    • Justme

      thank you Jenny and good luck!!!

    • Kakki

      Hi all! I really took a week off from shopping last week. This was partly due to needing to get back in line with my grocery budget and partly that’ we just couldn’t work in the 30 mile trip to our nearest Kroger. I really wanted to get one more kraft Catalina but I still have the $10 Q from the week before to use this week! And thanks so much for sharing Jenny. It helps me keep the proper perspective. Sometimes I can see so many amazing deals listed that it’s easy to lose sight of my real goal:saving money on what my family needs.