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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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Friday Finals 10/8

on 10.8.2010 at 10:08pm

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We’ve had a fun week this week.  For once my husband was traveling for business, and the girls and I hunkered down and enjoyed girl time.  We got the house spotless and then painted our finger nails.

I ran out for two little trips this week and realized both times the amazing help my husband is!

I Bought:
(4) Revlon Nail Polishs $3.99 ea
(2) Black table cloths $2.50 ea
(2) -$2/2 coupons
-$5 off Costumes, Decor or Accessories printable
-$10 ECB from last week
Total Due: $2.09
Got Back: $12 ECB

Total before sales and coupons: $47.66
Total Spent: $21.40
Total Saved: $26.26 or 55%

I just ran into CVS again tonight to see what might print from the coupon center and got another $5 off coupon!  Bought 5 glow sticks, spent nothing and went home happy.  If you are out and about tomorrow run in and see if you get another coupon too!!

How did you do this week?  Leave a comment or a link to your savings post.

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    • Cat62785

      At Publix: Total before coupons $66.51 – after coupons my total was -$0.19. She gave me $0.19 and said, “have a great day!” Love when that happens!!! :)

    • Christie

      Got over $100 in goods at Rite Aid this week and actually made $1.04. : ) Also saved 59% at Publix this week. What a great week!

    • Flomom

      I have gotten 2 of the CVS $5.00 Halloween coupons too! :) It was at 2 different CVS stores on different days. I don't know if that matters or not.

      • Brblease

        it does not matter, go use them they have some pretty cool items.

    • I had a great week at Publix, Rite Aid, CVS, and Bi-Lo!!!

    • lisa

      My order total was 39.45 and I saved 130.88!

    • Donna

      Glad you had a fun time with your girls! :)

      I had a good week this week and will probably go out for one more trip tomorrow since there were a few good things that were out of stock (Angel Soft & Cat's Pride litter) & the managers said they're unloading trucks tonight!

      Total before sales and coupons: $50.12
      Total Spent: $12.64
      Total Saved: $37.48 or 74%

      Total before sales and coupons: $19.57
      Total Spent: $3.89
      Total Saved: $15.68 or 80%

      Harris Teeter:
      Total before sales and coupons: $42.34
      Total Spent: $12.59
      Total Saved: $29.75 or 70%

      Thank you, thank you, thank you!! :)

      • Donna

        Went back out for a few more deals this morning & got a surprise bonus at Food Lion. First time shopping there & went for the GM deal ($3 off instantly when buy $10 of selected items). I got a $2 off 5 GM cereals printed when I made my purchase, so I dropped everything off in the car & went back in to do the GM deal again. I'm so stocked up on cereal that I won't need any for several months (it's just me in the house). Big 14 oz boxes for $1 each – WOO HOO!! :)

        Total before sales and coupons: $23.30
        Total Spent: $5.87
        Total Saved: $37.48 or 74%

        Publix: got 2 money-makers [Hidden Valley dressings], so it helped offset my cat food purchases (the one area I don't get as high savings on anyway, so that was nice!)
        Total before sales and coupons: $13.40
        Total Spent: $3.95
        Total Saved: $9.45 or 70%

        Food Lion #1:
        Total before sales and coupons: $19.90
        Total Spent: $6.00
        Total Saved: $13.90 or 70%

        Food Lion #2:
        Total before sales and coupons: $19.15
        Total Spent: $5.00
        Total Saved: $14.15 or 74%

        This is the end of my 1st month couponing & thanks to Jenny, I've saved SO much! I'm stocked up enough on good non-perishables that I won't need to buy anything else except milk and small perishable / misc things like that for a while!

        Total for the month = $123.13
        Value of groceries = $496.62
        Total savings for the month = 75.21%

        Can't thank you enough, Jenny!!!!! :)

    • Brblease

      thanks for posting everyone's deals. This is my favorite part of Southern Savers. I eagerly wait for each Friday evening knowing that it means that tom i will go out for one more deal of the week. I have never kept up with all my deals for the week as to i just stop by one of the stores when i am driving by. However for the New Year I plan to keep a journal that i will record what we are going to budget for each week and how its spent, what we got etc.
      Also every week i am going to donate a goody to someone or to some cause.

    • couponNERD

      I went to BiLo and Publix today:

      Spent $28.26, saved $63.51 at Publix

      Spent $56.14 and saved $95.28 at BiLo

      This week's meal deal is GREAT for game day tomorrow…. :)

      Going to hit up the Kroger Mega Event in a bit. It's open 24 hours.

    • kelli

      we're so stocked up on everything that I pretty much only buy what's free or really cheap. I had $45 in +ups (rite aid $$) to spent this week and I was scared I would end up with a bunch of junk that I didn't need but this week actually ended up really great.

      CVS: I bought renu, halloween stuff (with the $5 off coupon), nail polish, clearance hangers for my mom, and 2 candy bars
      before sales/coupons: $97.72
      oop: $1.62
      saved: $96.10 or 98%
      I ended the week with $.78 fewer extra bucks then I started with

      Rite Aid: I bought toothpaste, toothbrushes, 4 packs of huggies diapers (no baby but a friend of mine just had one :)), aveeno baby shampoo, baby toy, 2 tubes of huggies wipes, candy, nivea lip
      before sales/coupons: $155.42
      oop: $4.53
      saved: $150.89 or 97%
      I ended the week with $4.15 MORE +ups then I started the week with!! :)

      Food Lion: I bought cheese and cream cheese
      before sales/coupons: $25.84
      oop: $3.04
      saved: $22.80 or 88%

      I also spent $2 on papers this week

    • Suzanneoreillyfl

      This is my first week doing this, but yesterday I went to publix and the total came to 91 bucks before coupons and deals. I only paid 15 bucks!!! Pretty good savings for a first time couponer!!!

    • 4whitts

      This was by far my best week ever!
      Kroger 10 cream cheese with 2 $5 off 5 Kraft coupons, 5 Tic Tacs with 5 $0.75 off coupons=$2.31 savings of 93%
      Kroger again- 10 cream cheese with 2 more of the coupons, 2 Ritz crackers, 4 Sister Shuberts rolls, 2 Quaker rice cakes, 2 bags of NERDS= $12.52 savings 77%
      Publix- 12 Swanson Chicken Broth 32 oz cartons, milk, 2 Publix coffee $0.01 each, 2 boxes Rotini, 2 jar Classico pasta sauce, 4 Athenos Feta Cheese, 1 Pieorgie, 2 Kikkoman soy sauce, 2 Progresso bread crumbs, 1 bottle Hidden Valley dressing TOTAL $17.77 savings of $55.76

    • Cinderelligirl

      Fantastic week at Publix!

      Stocked up on Tylenol, Scrubby Bubbles and other cleaning supplies, I would have spent a fortune on without coupons.

      Total: $50

      Spent: $3.61

      I also forgot a $3 coupon I'll have to run in get that too!

      I love shopping without all the guilt at the end once ya get in line to pay for it all.

      Thanks Jenny!!

    • Hijo

      Went to Kroger this week; with their special kickoff savings (buy 10 and get an additonal 5.00 off):

      Total 148.43, savings 26.00 (coupons), Kroger store coupons and plus savings 73.98 = total savings of 99.98.

      Bought Vitaminwater 1.00 each, buy 10 get additional 5.00 off, had coupons 1.00 on 2 = Vitamin water is free if you buy in 10 each increments.

    • BkhAmos

      Also went to Kroger for the mega sale:


      2 Sister Shubert's rolls for 2.49 ( had (2) .50 coupons for both items),

      2 Green Giant Steamer veggies 1.99 (had (1) 1.00/2 coupon + one ecoupon .50 off)

      1 Nestle Cookie dough 2.49 ( had .50 coupon for one)

      5 Philly Cream Cheese 1.49 (had 5.00/5 coupon)

      -5.00 for buying ten participating products

      .50 coupons doubled

      total of 5.36 ( 80% savings) Saved 18.60

    • susan w

      Today is 10/9 and when I went to CVS todayI got another $5 Halloween coupon. Bought my daughter a blue wig to be a Go-Go girl for Halloween and didn't pay a cent! TOO FUN!

    • TZuwala

      Got my second 5.00 off Halloween item coupon at CVS. Bought 40 glow bracelets for 3.99, and danger tape. Now I have 80 glow bracelets to pass out for Halloween!

    • RaysChick

      I went to Publix and CVS today to buy some much needed (and some wanted) items. At Publix I spent $37.97 and had a total savings of $169.18, or 87%! At CVS I spent $6.31 and saved $88.25, or 93%! On top of that, I got back $23 in ECBs =) Jenny, I am eternally grateful to you for all that you do for us Southern Savers. God bless you!

    • rebeccatcash

      We went to Kroger today for the Mega Event!! We saved $130 plus tax!! We spent $119 and got 24 Vitamin Water for FREE and 15 Powerade for FREE!!! So excited about our 54% savings!!! Thanks Jenny for teaching us how to save money!!

    • Allyn

      I went to Publix this week for my first SOUTHERN SAVERS trip. Paid $11.50 for $35.04 worth of groceries….a savings of $23.54!!!!! I think I'm hooked!!!! Thanks Jenny!!! I took my 12 yr old and he was AMAZED at how much we saved.