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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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I must apologize that last week I completely forgot about Friday Finals until Sunday.  We were having a precious day visiting my 91 year old grandmother in Florida, and just didn’t have coupons on the brain.

If I had posted a Friday Finals, it would have been to just tell you that we didn’t shop that week, but decided to eat out of our pantry before traveling for a few days.  This week we did go shopping though.  I went to Publix and stocked up on a number of BOGO sales and lots of fresh produce.  I’m trying to get more intentional with Weight Watchers again now that I can’t use the I’m pregnant excuse.  I only grabbed two products that even have coupons available, but was able to use a Food Lion $5 off coupon to help a tad.

Total before sales and coupons: $101.31
Total Spent: $64.35
Total Saved: $36.96 or 37%

While this may not seem wowing, this was a very planned trip.  I intentionally purchased nothing in the juice, snack, and prepared section other than Old El Paso Taco shells (on sale B1G1).  I also grabbed:

a whole chicken, beef roast, 5 lb clementines, 2 avocados, salad blend, 2 lbs of carrots, 4 tomatoes, 1 pk. strawberries, cherries, olives, pepperoni, 2 packages of shredded mozzarella cheese and canned tomato sauce.

With this we can make:

Chicken Bog
Sunday Beef Roast with potatoes and carrots (already had the potatoes)
Taco Night with home-made guacamole (already had beef)
Make Your Own Pizza night (we make our own gluten-free dough)
Salad with Strawberries and Chicken

It’s a little over budget for us, but I’m happy with the plan for meals and having so much produce.

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    • Erin

      Thanks for sharing such a sweet, special picture. Glad to hear you had such a good day…there are certainly more important things than coupons. Thanks for all of your hard work and best wishes for a happy, healthy new year!

    • dtcox1

      jenny that picture just made my night …. a very special picture/////

    • Carolyn

      MMM Chicken Bog!! My favorite dish! Maybe you can post your recipe ;)

    • Erika

      What a blessing,this picture should be framed. It makes me long for my grandma, thank you for sharing your life with us. God Bless

    • landon820

      Family time is always a priority. Happy that you seemed to have enjoyed your time.

    • Dixod

      have precious :)

      • Dixod

        how* precious

    • Lynn Kramer

      That is an awesome picture and you so deserved time away from here. Thanks for letting us know and sharing!