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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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We jumped back into savings this week thanks to the big Publix Viva Italia sale (not a sale to miss ever) and some big deals at CVS on Pull Ups, Toothpaste and more.  I also broke the rules and did two videos once for each trip.  I shared the CVS video earlier today and the you can watch the Publix video above.

Also thank you to everyone that emailed and commented with encouragement for our daughter.  This was a much more emotionally stable week as things weren’t so new and we are learning so much more.  Next week I already know will be a no-shopping week though with two trips back and forth to Atlanta to see a specialist there and another MRI.  We are very thankful for emergency savings funds and sweet friends for helping with our other kids!

As for this week…

CVS Savings:

Total Value: $108.71
Total Spent: $10.20
Total Savings: $98.51 or 91%
ECB Remaining: $5 ECB

Watch the CVS video detailing my transactions and everything I got.  Then get in the car and go to CVS before you miss free toothpaste, and other goodies!

Publix Savings:

Total Value: $196
Total Spent: $64.14
Total Savings: $131.86 or 67%

Weekly Totals:

Value Purchased: $304.71
Total Spent: $74.34
Total Saved: $230.37

While we are over this week budget wise for the week, we are actually right on track for the month.  If you are aren’t using the Savings Tracker to help see your savings add up (and keep tabs on the grocery budget) you should start!

How was your savings this week? Link to your savings post or leave a comment below.


    • C cooper

      Do you include tax on the savings tracker and when you figure your percent savings??

      • Heather M.

        I never include the tax in the savings tracker for the simple fact that tax may or may not be the same between stores. For instance, the two counties I shop in have different tax rates. I also do some shopping out of state if I’m on vacation and the tax rates in other states may or may not be the same. Since the savings are on the before tax amounts anyway, I exclude tax when entering amounts in the Savings Tracker.

    • Sara

      I don’t know what’s going on with your daughter, but our prayers are with you all. Is there a post about it that I can read and better know how to pray?