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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 kinda had a BIG shopping week here.  I decided I didn’t want to hit the stores next week, so we did two weeks of shopping and filled two buggies.  With all the great holiday sales it’s hard to not overbuy.  Also realizing that most of these items won’t be back on sale for a while makes me want to go a little crazy.  Don’t worry no one is going to call in a hoarding intervention.

We went to Bi-Lo for most of the deals.  The sales are almost identical this week at Publix, but sorry Publix corporate… the better coupon policy at Bi-Lo made it a no-brainer.  Publix stores in SC don’t double and don’t take many competitor coupons at all.  Our Bi-Lo doubles coupons 60¢ or less and takes Target, Publix, and so many other competitor coupons.

So in I went with the great $10 off Target grocery coupon and whole lot of other coupons.

Bi-Lo Totals:

Total Purchase Value: $307.63
Total Spent: $122.72
Total Saved: $184.91 or 60%

I also got $7 back from mobile apps from this too.  This included our Turkey, 10 lbs of sweet potatoes and a lot more produce.  Check out all the deals at Bi-Lo this week.

After Bi-Lo we stopped at CVS.  I got all the major deals for the week except the Eye Candy gift sets, I need to try another store to see if I can find them in stock.

CVS Totals:

Total Purchase Value: $53
Total Spent: $1.14
ECB Remaining: $21

My Thursday email from CVS included a $10 off $40 store coupon, so I did my purchase all together to use that rather than in multiple purchases.  I had enough ECB from past weeks to make that work, though I’m so used to breaking things up that it felt weird.  Leaving with $21 ExtraCare Bucks is perfect for next weeks Black Friday deals though, now I can get it all in fewer transactions.

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


    • Cyndi Reeves

      Which Bi-lo in Columbia SC accepts Target coupons? The Bi-lo on St. Andrews told me they did not a few months ago. I would like to know, so I can use a Target coupon if it comes along in the future. Thanks

    • Melissa

      Eye Candy Kits were not at any of my local CVS stores. They told me this also happened a few weeks back with another Wet n Wild kit that came in few weeks later . I got a rain check

    • mommalana

      Bi-Lo wins most weeks here too after Aldi.

    • Rebecca

      Publix wins in my area. We don’t have Bi-Lo; we have Winn Dixie. Neither store doubles coupons and Winn Dixie doesn’t take competitor coupons.