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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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Track Your Savings

on 4.25.2014 at 6:58pm
7 Comments

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Easily track your grocery and coupon savings with the Savings Tracker!

Curious how much you are saving over all your trips?  Have you checked out the Savings Tracker that is built into your Southern Savers account?

Grab your old receipts and start to enter your savings from each trip.  You’ll be able to see how much of your savings was from coupons and sales.  It will keep track of your over all savings, plus your savings at each store individually.

Why might you want to track?

This is like tracking weight loss on a diet.  It’s a great way to stay motivated!  It’s also an excellent way to get other family members on board.  Showing yourself and them just how much your efforts are saving helps to relieve frustrations on a day that the trip takes longer, or the cashier was a tad rude.  You know it’s worth it, but now you have a way to validate what you already knew.

A Few Tips:

  • Always factor in the store savings from sale prices.  You took the time to make sure you bought an item at the right price, and it is a huge part of your savings.
  • If your receipt doesn’t show totals for coupons or sales then enter as best you can.  Spending hours to figure out the math on the receipt is a little counter productive.  Food Lion and Target receipts can be the trickiest.
  • If total saved is there but not coupons/sales, then just enter that total into one box in the tracker and don’t worry about breaking them out.
  • To be able to use the Savings Tracker you need to register for an account.  It’s free and the only way to have the system remember your data.

Want to Track More?

Like most things on Southern Savers, I’m always up for making them better.  If you have any ideas of what you would like to see the tracker do feel free to email me at jenny@southernsavers.  I have plans of things to add already, but don’t mind adding even more!

 Other Features To Check Out:

Item Search  – Find a sale on exactly the items you need
Customized Shopping Lists – Showing only coupons for your area
Southern Savers App – everything all in one

    • Lew Anne Tilson Pilgrim

      I would like to tracker when I redeem my Fuel Perks. I don’t add those to my grocery savings.

    • Chanda

      Wondering where others are tracking rebates (SavingsStar, Checkout 51, Ibotta, Shopmium, mail-in)? Are you including that in coupons? I can do that, but it would be nice to see them separately as they are really money paid out up front…

      • Lew Anne Tilson Pilgrim

        I have struggled with this too! I have been subtracting them from what I paid and adding them to my savings. I have a hard time with “it’s like paying” I don’t subtract my Extra Bucks til I use them. Because they are worthless if I don’t use them. That is why I don’t figure my Fuel Perks into my grocery store savings.

        • Kaily

          What I do with extra bucks is factor what I will get into a deal before actually buying it… but I don’t count that towards what I save. I use it to decide if the deal is worth it or not, but I always count what I have to literally take out of my bank as money spent (even if I get ECB’s back). Instead, I just use the ECB’s to get lower price next time. Example: Toothpaste is $3 and I get a $3 ECB. I will buy it cause that’s AWESOME, but when I track I will say I bought toothpaste for $3. Next week when I go shop they might have the same deal. So I will buy for $3, use $3 ECB, say it’s free on tracking! I do the same thing when using other things like Checkout51 and rebates… you HAVE to factor what you GET BACK to see if it’s a good enough deal, but it’s too confusing to count it all up for tracking. I use rebates like store credits when I get them to get my OOP low. And I look at Checkout51 as a don’t ask, don’t tell savings account :)

    • Terry

      To track my money back savings (i.e. savingstar, checkout51, fuel perks) I created a store name for each source. I enter the date I cash out or use fuel perks and enter $0 for spent and the amount I received back as coupon savings. This isn’t a perfect solution but I can see these dollars in my total savings and don’t have to think about which items I’ll get money back from these sources.

    • wendyc33

      I love this, and have been using it since the start of the year. I have 3 stores listed i shop at weekly. Publix, Winn dixie, and Cvs. I have spent 1200.00 dollars since jan 1st. with savings well over that amount. This is all my grocery shopping, and drugstore purchases. with a savings percentage total of 63 percent.

      • wendyc33

        My cvs shopping savings is over 90 percent. I love cvs!!