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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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How to use the FREE Southern Savers Savings Tracker | Track Your Savings

We all know you can save money by couponing, but when life gets busy it can be hard to stay on track. One of the best ways to stay motivated is to track your savings.  When you see how much you’re saving, it helps you to see that it really is worth your time and energy.

Southern Savers has a great tool to help you quickly and easily track your savings.

You will need to log-in or create a FREE account to access the feature.

How To Use The Savings Tracker:

Step 1: Create an account or log into your account.

log in

Step 2: After you log-in, you’ll be taken to the Dashboard. Click add more receipts.  (You can also get here directly by clicking on Savings Tracker in the top menu bar that appears once you are logged in.

dashboard

Step 3: Select a store from the drop-down menu and click go.

select a store

Step 4: Enter the information from your receipt and click save.

enter information

Step 5: Enter more receipts, view graphs, and more! Once you’ve entered some information it will show up here.

savings track with info

That’s it! You can enter all of your information in for year to date averages, savings, and more. When all of the numbers are laid out for you, it can be very encouraging.

If you are a social butterfly, you can also share that savings on Facebook and Twitter after you track it.

One of the joys of tracking over time is that if you have a bad week your prior trips help to even it all out.  The goal here is save 50-60% off everything you buy, some trips will be much higher and some will be lower.  Over time though you’ll really see your savings add up!

In 2014 I’m are adding an “other” store option to let you track stores not covered by Southern Savers.  I should have that added within the next weeks.

What is your favorite way to use the Savings Tracker?

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    • Becky

      I like the savings tracker. Is there a way to just show 2014 so I can track each year separate? I use a spread sheet to track how much we donated as well as our savings for the year. Thanks!

      • You know that’s something we need to add. I’ll get them to tweak it, so give me about a week and hopefully it will show it by years.

        • Becky

          Thanks! Have a good day.

    • CD

      Can’t wait to try this. Thanks for providing this! Would also like the individual years as the commentor below suggested.

    • Tanya117

      Where do you go when you get on southern savers website? Will there be a separate icon?

      • You should see a Login button on the top right hand corner. Once you are logged in you’ll see the Savings Tracker appear on the top bar.

    • Susan

      I notice that Aldi doesn’t have a “store savings” section; this seems that it would skew your totals to be less of a savings than you actually had. Should you just estimate your savings, or what? Thanks!

      • You would have to estimate your savings over what you think it would have cost somewhere else. They don’t have anything on their receipts to help you at all.

    • mariajs

      This is an interesting idea, but don’t forget that just getting that coupon savings total or store savings total at the end of the receipt to have a higher number does not automatically equal more savings overall. That doesn’t take into account price differences between stores, or store brand versus national brand, and some clearance close out items don’t show up as store savings (only sales). Its a good tool, but keeping that rock bottom price goal for items in mind is so very important. I think one of the pitfalls of couponing is thinking that little piece of paper automatically gives you a better deal. Store A might double that coupon, so your savings total on the receipt would be higher, but if store B’s regular price is a significantly lower to begin with, you’re better off using the coupon there, even though it doesn’t double and your coupon percent savings on the receipt is lower. Similarly, there may be a store coupon for something, but it may be cheaper elsewhere, even without the coupon. Just something to keep in mind….

      • Donna

        Yes, you are so right.

      • Sara Fisher

        Yes. This is all basic Couponing 101.

    • Donna

      It is fun to keep track like this and encouraging but don’t forget what Mariajs wrote below.

    • micrid

      I didn’t even notice the “dashboard” tab at the top of the page! Wow that’s awesome, 1st thing I noticed was that it had a list of my saved grocery lists. That will come in handy if I forget to print one!

    • Jen B.

      This is so neat Jenny! Thank you for such a great tool!

    • Kat

      This is great. I need to keep track so I can keep to my budget. Is there a way to print out say each month?

    • Kristen

      I love this! I have tried to do this on my own in the past without much luck…I am going to do this! Thanks!

    • Sara Fisher

      wish this was available as an app – i can’t seem to find anything similar.

    • Thanks Jenny. Just did my final calculations for 2013 and I saved $2,791. I’m curious how much you saved!

    • homeschoolmom

      Does anyone know how to totally delete an entry after it is added? I tried the edit button but could not delete the entry, so I just edited an added all zeros. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

      • Tonya

        I was able to delete totally but I cannot remember how I did it. Will try to figure out and let you know

      • Tonya

        I’m sorry. I did not delete I just put all 0’s in

    • Tonya

      I would love to have an app for this and for southern savers. Would be so much easier

    • Tonya

      I would love to have an app for this and for southern savers. Would be so much easier

    • Tonya

      I did not start this until September but for 4 months this my savings – $1531.06. A 52% savings

    • floptician

      Should you calculate sales tax into your total, or use the subtotal for calculations.?

    • floptician

      Should you calculate sales tax into your total, or use the subtotal for calculations.?

    • Loren

      What would you suggest for taking out the gas card deals, I see there isnt a section for notes. For instance my total for the year is 350, but 150 of that was gas. This is great! Just wondering thought to track the gas if I should take it out or not!

    • landon

      i just bought 3 Tide that are 32 loads each at Shop N Save. They are usually $8.98 each but are on sale for $3.99. With coupons my total I paid was $6.97 There were no store coupons because they rang up at $3.99 each and I used $5 in coupons. Which if you go by my receipt is a total savings of 14%. But the real savings would be bigger with using the original price-instead of paying $23 for a 96 load bottle of Tide I got 3 little ones and paid $6.98, That certainly seems bigger than a 14% savings.

      Do we use the original price of our items or go by the sale price when calculating for the saver tracker?