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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 was so late last week that I have to make up for it.  We have been out ALL day shopping and playing and just got home.  It was a wonderful day with kids and being just mom for a while, so I hope you didn’t miss me too much.

We made it to Bi-Lo and Publix.  Bi-Lo sent me a great coupon book filled with $2 off produce, milk, meat and a 10% off coupon so I felt compelled to put those to good use.  I grabbed 1 lb of deli meat on sale for $1.99 lb, a bag of potatoes and just enough bananas to equal $2, reduced angus beef that after coupon came to $1…  the deals just kept going.

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This is everything from the day together, plus my youngest who was very determined to line up the bug spray.  Moving her was pointless.

Bi-Lo:
Total before coupons and sales: $106.84
Total Spent: $31.60
Total Saved: $75.21 or 70.4%

I got a $5 off $50 coupon back from Bi-Lo which I used right away at Publix.

Publix:
Total before coupons and sales: $165.86
Total Spent: $61.83
Total Saved: $104.03 or 62.7%

Weekly Total:
Before coupons and sales: $272.70
Spent: $93.43
Saved: $179.24 or 65.7%

Yearly Totals:
Before coupons and sales: $4705.53
Spent: $1477.33 ($44.77 weekly average over 33 weeks)
Saved: $3228.20 or 68.6%

We went over the $50 weekly budget this week but have not had a big shopping trip in almost a month so I was glad to see that in the big yearly average we are still under budget!  Our budget is $50 per week for all grocery, household and personal care expenses.

How did you do this week?  Leave a comment or post a link to your savings posts (not to deals or homepages please).