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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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This has been a long week.  I thought last week with an unexpected surgery was crazy… this is another example of don’t put things off thinking that next week will be better.  They are all crazy in their own way.

We live in Columbia, SC which happens to look a little different than it did a week ago.  I think no one our area knew what to expect with the rain storm.  Friends that live in low lying areas braced for the worst, but most folks thought they would be just fine.  I also think, like us, most folks were laughing at the meteorologist by Saturday afternoon.  We got maybe 3 inches of rain Friday night and then Saturday it just drizzled.  We had a birthday party for my now 3 year old and went to bed.  Around 11 pm Saturday night the sky opened and didn’t stop pouring till noon Sunday.  Sunday morning we woke to texts and phone calls about church.  I’ve never seen an entire city cancel church.

Now that the sun is shinning we are seeing just what has changed.  For my family we had a small leak in our roof, but nothing to complain about compared to friends that lost everything.  The destruction to roads is another story.  We live about 10 miles north of town, it would have taken us 25 minutes to get to church last week.  Now it takes about an hour.  All of the roads between us and town are washed out or bridges aren’t stable.  There are so many roads like this, that it’s hard to know when they will get to our area.  We will wait patiently and drive a bit farther for a while.

As for shopping this week, that was also a bit tricky.  Most stores were very low on fresh produce, bread, and milk.  We got what we could, but didn’t bother with coupons (it’s okay to have weeks that they just don’t work for you).  We didn’t even get weekly ads in some stores when the ad had started!  I would love to go back and grab some deals, but I doubt that I’ll head back to town this week.  Adding an extra half an hour to a trip really makes you rethink whether it’s important!

We did get one thing this week that was a money saver!  We had a Zaycon pick up this week for a case of Salmon.  Getting 25 lbs of frozen salmon for $6.99 lb is about $3 less a lb than “on sale” in the grocery store lately.  It’s a big up front purchase, but means that we have fish for a few months in the freezer.

How did you do this week?  Leave a link or a comment and help me live vicariously through you this week!!


    • kalliopielock

      We too weathered the storm in Columbia. We live on the southeast side that was hit pretty hard. Luckily we are at the top of a hill, so all we had to deal with was no water. It is amazing how you don’t realize how flushing a toilet makes a huge different in your life until you can’t! We were hauling in water from the neighbor’s pool to do the job!

      We are still having to boil the water, but are so much more blessed than so many. We too ventured out yesterday to brave the grocery store without coupons. The shelves were so bare…but spirits were high.

      I am very glad you are ok Jenny. Best to you and your family!

    • Amanda Carnes

      Glad to hear that y’all are okay…I was thinking and praying for you and your family. With my job, we have the weather channel on all the time, so we were kept up to date on everything. And from what I hear, y’all may get another couple of inches this weekend. Continuing to pray for everyone!

    • Abby

      Jenny,
      I am so glad to hear that you and your family are safe! I am supposed to go to Columbia next week to visit college friends and not sure if it is going to happen now. I have pulled from my stockpile to take down to donate if I do get to make the trip. Hope this coming week is better!

    • mommalana

      I am glad to hear that you and yours are okay! It almost seems strange here in the upstate for most everything to be so back to normal already when the rest of the state was hit so hard. I wonder if some things may be in short supply for awhile with I-95 shut down.

    • T.A.D.

      Glad to hear you and your family are OK. Seeing footage of the devestation in SC has definitely been eye-opening.

    • Becky Garvin

      The weather has just been crazy in SC this month! I’m glad y’all faired well. We did pretty good in Wagener and no major damage from what I have seen.

    • Amy

      Jenny, I’m so glad your family is ok! I am praying for your friends who have lost their homes and for all the people from sc who are suffering right now. Thank you for all that you do!

    • Tersea

      Stay safe. Praying for South Carolina families.