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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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Giveaway Update

Remember a couple of months ago when we posted a giveaway for FREE groceries for 4 winners?  4 Southern Savers readers won a $50 gift card to the store of their choice, and all they had to do was report back to us saying how far they stretched their $50.

Sandra is one of the four winners and she used a spreadsheet to map out her shopping trip, but don’t forget that you can use the Southern Savers listmaker.  She won a $50 Publix gift card, and here’s what she reported back to us:

I love shopping at Publix, it’s true what they say in their commercial, they are really “couponer friendly” (at least the store I go to).  When I started this challenge, I created a spreadsheet with all the items I was going to purchase.  I went through my coupons and started adding all the items together & deducting all of the coupons I was going to use. It took a little bit of time, but soooooo worth it. I bought $110.92 worth of products for $52.16 (I had a $5.00 off any $50 or more Publix coupon), I ended up using $2.16 out of my pocket. I’ve learned that doing a spreadsheet goes a long way and really helps.I put the items in order they are located in the store, so it took me like 20 mins. to get everything. From now on, I’m going to do the spreadsheet, it might take a little bit, but my time at the store is short.
Here’s my Breakdown:
Arnold Bread BOGO  $4.29
Eat Smart Veggies BOGO  $2.50
Tangerine  $1.99
Green Beans  $1.29
V-8 Refreshers (2)  $6.98
Campbells Condensed Soup BOGO (6)  $3.99
Halls BOGO  $1.99
Yoplait Yogurt  $0.99
Dannon Oikos Yogurt (5)  $5.00
Pillsbury Grand Bisquit (3)  $3.00
Regular Eggs  $1.89
Kleenex Tissue  $1.34
General Mills Cheerios BOGO  $4.79
Nature Valley Granola Oata & Chocolate  $4.49
Nestle Toll House Morsels BOGO  $3.15
Milk  $3.99
Domino Light Brown Sugar (2)  $1.98
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix BOGO  $2.59
Nestie Iced Tea (2)  $2.00
Jennie O Turkey Sausage  $3.99
Chicken Tender (2 Packages)  $8.44
Kraft Cheese  $2.50
Coupons Used:
$5.00 Any $50 or more purchase (Publix Coupon)
$.75 off Publix Digital Coupon for Mulitgran Cheerios
$.75 off Publix Digital Coupon for Betty Crocker Item
$1.00 off Publix Digital Coupon for V8 Drinks
$.50 off 2 package of Nestle Morsels- Printable Coupon
$1.00 off 2 Betty Crocker Mixes SS 9/29
$1.00 off any 5 Campbell condensed Soup (Publix Coupon)
$1.00 off any 6 Campbell Condensed Soup SS 10/06
(2) $1.25 off V8-Fusion Refeshers
$1.00 off 2 V8-Fusion Refreshers SS10/20
$1.00 off 3 Grands Bisquits SS 10/13
$1.00 off Milk WYB 2 boxes of Cheerios
Free yoplait yogurt WYB any Cheerios (Publix Coupon, $1.25 off)
$1.00 off 2 Halls product SS 11/03
$1.00 off 5 Dannon Oikos Yogurt (Manu coupon on Publix flyer)
$.50 off WYB 2 Domino Light or Dark Sugar RP 11/03
$.55 Off Kleenex tissue (pick up the value)
$2.00 off fruit WYB Nature Valley Granola Oats (Publix Coupon, Tangerines came out free)
$1.00 off WYB any 2 Nestea (coupon on product)
Total for all Item: $52.16
Total Saved: $58.76
Total OOP: $2.16
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On a side note, I was not expecting any Digital Coupon to be used.  Force of habit, I always enter my phone number when they start scanning my items.  I was quite surprised when I saw it on my receipt.

I’m so impressed that Sandra doubled the money she was given and that it included milk, produce, and meat!  I am all about people seeing that you really can buy the things you need and want and save over 50% on a regular basis!

  How much do you think you could save with $50?