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Grocery Giveaway Results

on 8.12.2009 at 3:51pm
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A while back (think June) we had a giveaway for $50 to any Southern Savers store of your choice.  The only catch was that you had to report back.  Well,  I’ve had their results for a while but never found the time to share.

These gals make me feel proud.  I love seeing how far you stretched that $50!!

Juliett from South Carolina – choose Publix, over 4 different trips her totals were:

Retail Value: $274.53
Total out of pocket: $53.36
Total Saved: $221.17
Not too bad for a complete Newbie…thanks to your site alone as I do not receive the paper!!
Sara from Alabama- choose Publix, in one trip her totals were:

Total saved:  $99.30
Total spent:  $48.35
Total before coupons/sales: $147.65
Total spent:  $48.35
Total saved:  $99.30 or 67%
What a blessing was this gift card!  Even though I lost my coupon box about a month ago, thanks so several printables and some help from Southern Savers, I was very excited about the total saved!

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Sara even gave us a picture.

Want to do it again?  How about later today??

    • Lindsay

      very cool…wtg ladies!

    • Lyndsey

      That is awesome! I definitely think you should do it again…

    • Wow sounds like they both did really well.

    • Kim

      Very encouraging! I just started a few months ago and have caught the savings fever. This site is terrific!

    • Christina

      It’s so fun saving money! Yes lets do it again!

    • Kam

      Yea! It’s so exciting!

    • Lynn

      Great job ladies!

    • Jacki

      Awesome job!!!! Yay let’s do it again!!!!!!

    • Robin

      That’s very inspiring! Way to go girls!

    • Stephanie Jones

      GREAT JOB!!!! Yes, let’s do it again!!! Sounds like a fun challenge.

    • Marianne

      Yes!! Please let’s!

    • Chris

      Count me in on this one. I am also farily a newbie and have saved so much money by using your deal ideas and scenarios. Thanks!!

    • Becky

      Count me in, I am feeding a family of 7!

    • Thank you so much for all your hard work. I tell every couponer I meet about your site. I think it’s the best out there. Here’s an example of a recent trip to CVS…I bought two sharpie highlighter packs, three mini permanent markers, two packs of huggies pull ups, and a revlon color stay foundation, ta-da! I spent $7.22 total. My husband was so proud that he actually bragged to his coworkers. Yeah!

    • I forgot to put the total saved…$40.36 84.8%

    • Wow – those are impressive totals! I am new to this, but thanks to SS I have been saving so much money at Publix, and have been able to help fellow co-workers do the same.

    • Ln

      Yes, please do it again!

    • mollie

      neat! I have only been following you for a few weeks, so I haven’t seen this challenge before, but am super excited to see what it is all about!

    • Renee

      I would love to do this. I love this website. Thank you sooooo much.

    • vana

      Yes, please do it again!!

    • Yes…definitely! Thanks!!!

    • Amy B.

      Very fun! Congrats ladies.

    • Nicole

      Don’t remember the giveaway, but it sounds cool! Great job ladies!

    • BETH

      count me in!! I love a great challenge!

    • Jenn

      Great job!!!!

    • Definitely do this again! It would be so much fun!

    • starbucksgirl

      Please pick me random numerizer!!! LOL.

    • starbucksgirl

      I want to win the card and show you some awesome savings. I think I can get $2000 worth of groceries with that gift card. I want to challenge myself and I promise to provide pictures!

    • ashley

      Great job! Let’s do it again!

    • Stacey W

      Awesome job! I’d love to get in on this!

    • janet

      I’m soooo inspired by everyone on this site! Thanks mucho!

    • Meredith

      Such a fun challenge! I am new to this site and have completed two weeks of shopping. I have saved close to $150 so far…this is such a blessing! Thank you!

    • Algebra

      yes i would like to do it again.
      i am new to this site, but i would lovvvvvvvvvvvvvve the challenge.
      good job ladies btw

    • Melissa O.

      Newbie here…but super excited about my first Publix visit. I saved SOOOO much money. Going to a coupon class tomorrow so that I can learn even more about the coupon world. Thanks for doing the classes and contests.

    • Stephanie

      Wow! Great work! Isn’t saving FUN? A woman approached me at Publix last week and said, “Couponing is becoming a sport, isn’t it?” I think she’s right! Stretch, ladies! ;)

    • This sounds like fun. I am always up to a challange and I love sharing my grocery savings.

    • Tiffany

      Great job ladies! Jenny, your site has been so much help to my family. I don’t know how I ever made ends meet before coupons – saving money for my family is my job and your site has made it so much easier. Count me in on the new challenge – I would love to participate. :D

    • amy sanders

      do it again!! love it!!

    • Great job shopping! This sound like a fun challenge!

    • Denise

      Yes! Yes! Yes! Pick me. Pick me. Pick me.

    • sarah

      Sounds like a great idea!!! Just give us the contest rules and we are off

    • AngelaDH

      Sounds like a fun challenge! :)

    • Meagan

      I’m in!!!!

    • Susan

      I would love another chance! Publix is my favorite place to save money. I always do great there.

    • Charity

      Count me in! What a great job these ladies did!

    • Brandi

      Awesome! I’m in, I just moved recently and really need to restock both the freezer and the pantry. I must say I miss shopping at Publix, they always have the best deals, so it has been a bit of a challenge for me as I restock with my only grocery store options being Kroger or Wal-Mart! Pick Me!!

    • Amy

      Great job to you both!!! WOW! Yes, lets please do it again!!!

    • Brittany Gullett

      Yes, do it again!!! I’m a newbie and would love to show off my mad couponing skillz!

    • WOW WOW WOW I would LOVE to go shopping with the newbie and see just HOW to do this! I used 27 coupons the other night at Walmart but sure didn’t say anywhere near this amount!
      WTG women!!!! WOW Sure wish we had one of these stores in our area thats for sure! Congrats to you ladies! Hey maybe all you ladies could put in a good word at your Publix and tell them Hattiesburg Mississippi NEEDS ONE! lol
      2000K with a 50 dollar gift card? Do share HOW you do that!! I am defiently missing something! lol

    • Teresa-QOCD

      21 family members say lets go!

    • Alyssa

      I’m up for the challenge, too! Would love to spend $50 and save $150.

    • Yes, Please do it again. I would love to WIN!! I could get so many things with that!!

    • rossi

      ooh ooh ooh— pick me pick me pick me :)
      a newbie, but feeling the rush of saving money!

    • CouponNERD

      Wow! Nice job, newbies! I’ve been seriously couponing since March, and would love to practice my shopping skills with a $50 gift card!

    • Debby

      Kudos to you 2!!! I’m up for the challenge too!

    • Ali

      i’m on it… just give me a chance

    • Tammy

      That is wonderful ladies!!! It is amazing how much one can save — and especially thanks to Jenny and SouthernSavers. I would love to have this same challenge.

    • Lynn Homan

      I am bowing down in awe of their savings. I am determined that I am going to learn this system. I went to Bi-Lo and Publix Sunday armed with coupons and while I did not do as well as they did, my husband who was with me was suitably impressed!! I spent $65 but saved $49 with ad savings and coupons at Publix and similar results at Bi-Lo! I would love to win one of these and hopefully one day I will!! This is a great site!

    • Michelle

      Awesome job, girls!

    • Noel

      Yes, yes, YES. Even the dog says yes!

    • Kristin

      YES! Let’s do it!

    • I’m a thinkin’ I might NEED some more 101’s! lol

    • Stephanie

      I would love to win a $50 Publix gift card. Don’t think I could get $2000 worth of groceries but I know that I can get alot thanks to you and your great site. I am going to the class tomorrow and can’t wait.

    • Kandi

      Great savings!

    • Hilary

      I love this!! You girls did great! I like the picture too – I think that should be a requirement next time. I’m up for the challenge and would love to win – but, I do have to say I’d really like to see “starbucksgirl” win!! I want to see if she really can get $2,000 worth of groceries for $50.
      I love this website – I use it often and it is also my “entertainment” most nights, late when the kids are sleeping.

    • Please do it again! We had a great shopping experience today so I’m all fired up to do it again!

    • Joni

      Thanks to some wonderful girls at work – I have found this website. I am so excited to go grocery shopping (that alone is worth it!!) I am starting my coupon craze tomorrow @ Publix. These awsome savings have inspired me!!!

    • Wendy

      Count me in! I love Southern Savers!

    • Alicia

      Would love to give it a shot. I have been turned into a “publix junkie” through this site. I think I could feed a family of four for several weeks. Thanks Jenny.

    • I’d love to do this!!

    • Tricia

      I’d love to try it!! Thanks!

    • Kim

      Count me in! I love this website!!

    • Lauren

      Count me it! Now that I’m couponing – $50 goes a LONG way at Publix! :o)

    • Brooke

      Yes! Please do it again! This site has revolutionized my grocery shopping. Thanks for all your hard work!

    • sandy

      Is it just me, or does everybody think food tastes better when it’s FREE?!!!!!

    • Allison

      Silly question! Of course we ALL want you to do it again. What do we have to do?! We’re all dying to share how we shop and the good deals we get!

    • Elois

      I am HOOKED!! I have got my sister, sister in law, best friend, and any other fellow couponer I see to go to southern savers and check it out….I LOVE it. We have been feeding 11-19 people for supper a lot of nights. This is the only we have been able to do it! You guys are the BEST. I would so be up for a challenge.

    • I’d love to get a chance to show what I could do with $50! I’d be using that card for months at Publix! LOL!!

    • Emily

      I’d love to win 50.00!!