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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 11/11

on 11.11.2011 at 9:22pm

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I hope you all had a great Veterans day.  I traveled home from New York this morning and was brought to tears by a plane full of people applauding service men and veterans sitting around us. it is great to have moments like that!

This was a fun and exciting week for me.  In case you missed it I spent all day yesterday being a shoebox in Time Square and Grand Central Station.  Our day in New York ended with a huge packing party in Madison Square Gardens where we packed 5,000 shoe boxes in one night!  That’s just a drop in the bucket though, the goal this year is over 9 million boxes!!  The effort was to get Operation Christmas Child in the front of your mind with national collection week starting in two days.  It’s still not too late to pack boxes (we are packing ours tomorrow) and find a local place to drop them off.

I did actually go shopping even with all the excitement.  I made it out to Kroger for the mega event deals.  Sadly I took the whole family along (including my sweet husband who likes to buy random things), and so my savings wasn’t quite what I would have liked.  We still did pretty good though.

Total before sales and coupons: $152.58
Total spent: $87.11
Total saved: $65.47 or 42%

This included a few things that weren’t on sale at all, like eggnog, milk, bread, and a few other things.  I also may have gone a tad over board with butter (got 10 packs), but going into holiday baking season we should use it with no difficulty.

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

    • Tara

      I got 8 packs of butter at Kroger! :) They were only $2 at my Kroger!

    • Maggiescoupons1

      I got 1 box of Pampers, 2 bottles of Arm & Hammer laundry detergent, 3 American greetings cards, 1 pack of Goodnights underwear, 1 bottle if Opti-free Replenish solution, 2 packs of Schick Xtreme 3 razors (8 total), & 1 box of Playtex sport tampons…. Total value: $86.51, total spent: $33.01!!! Thats a savings of $53.50 or 62%!

      • Maggiescoupons1

        This was at CVS with coupons and ECB’s divided between 5 transactions.

    • Theverybusymama

      Bi lo- 1 box of PET ice cream,2 gold peak sweet teas,2 boxes tontios pizza rolls,2 presidents brie cheese,2 packages of organic salad,1 package of cheese singles,1 package of folgers coffee,2 bags of croutons,2 bags steamfresh. Subtotal $51..after q’s $15.11!

    • Ozarkgirl1224

      Thank you so very much for all that you do. I know that the blessings all come from God, so having an angel of his working to help families is what this coming holiday season is really all about. Thank you, angel.


      Someone your website has helped.

    • Rebadarlene

      i saw somewhere that cake mixes was a dollar ea i think it was betty crocker and it said if you bought 10 it would print off a catalina for 6 dollars can someone help me find this i have looked everywhere and cant find it again

    • Sunflower_rn2003

      At Publix saved 96 OOP was 88.01 That is the best I think I have ever done especially on a larger grocery run with some items that were without q’s along with milk and some meats:) Bi-Lo I got my 14 lb turkey for $6.57 I was excited about that too!

    • NewMommy2

      At Publix spent $32.49, Saved $110.95 :) Got 4 Smart balance milk, 4 phil cookin creme, 2 nestle morsels, 2 prog chicken broth, 7 crest toothpast *had a raincheck*, 2 stayfree, 3 healthy choice, 6 gold peak tea, 1 kettle pot chips, 2 pam spray, 2 theraflu, 2 triaminic, 2 halls cough drops, 4 idahoan potatoes, 1 hungry jack syrup, 2 hungry jack pancake mix. and i think thats it.

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      • KW

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    • TanyamHouse

      I have been couponing since March and have a ton of food in my house. I love looking at the Friday Finals but I have not been brave enough to post yet. I do have a question because each week I see the word Linky. What is that?

    • JenS

      Great Week for me!  Started stocking up on Holiday stuff!  Thanks Jenny for this site! Grand Total 303.89 Before / 82.16 After Sales/Cpns / 73% Savings!

      Lowes Foods:
      Before Sales/Coupons: 125.23
      After Sales/Coupons: 47.68
      Savings: 77.55 – 62%

      Rite Aid:
      Before Sales/Coupons: 112.20
      After Sales/Coupons (and UPs): 17.04 (SCR 2$ so really 15.04)
      Savings: 95.16 – 84.7% and 9 UP for next week

      Before Sales/Coupons: 68.46
      After Sales/Coupons (and ECBs): 17.44
      Savings: 51.02 – 80.8% and 17 ECBs for next week

    • mrs b

      I am so glad to hear that even an expert like you has that dear, sweet husband who likes to pick out extra things. I usually hand him the coupons and challenge him to find more savings off of the “I have to have this” item. I also try to let a few things slide but remind him about his extra picks if our percentage off is less than he expected!

    • Mrs c

      I have a question for any one who knows the answer. This weekend I went to Walmart in Fayetteville and tried to get the tide single loads and use my tide $2 coupon. The coupon had no specific size on it and did not exclude trial size. The register took the coupon with no problem when the cashier saw that I would save a lot of money she said she had to call a manager. The manger said that they could not accept it. Is this right?

      • guest

        Well because it had no size restrictions and it didn’t say that cannot be used if purchase amount is less than coupon value, then you should have been able to use it. but i’ve read in many cases that it does final decision for a coupon to be used relies on the manager. try using the selfcheckouts. i like those because i dont have to deal with the cashier’s. but they should have taken it. i just read the coupon myself and all it says is no more than 4 like coupons in a shopping trip which is really the only restriction.

    • KEB2009

      looking at some of these pics i see how shelves are getting blown out all the time.

    • Nancydavis

      From what i have read that when price matching that ECB or R.A. cash back$ could NOT be used in saving to go by ? if * is on sale 1.00$ thats what you can use to p.match..am I right? NOT if # is 1.00$ = .50ecb i still use the 1.00$ to p.match with,but reading other peoples saving above I seen some using ECB..amount to save more,please help me I wont to learn the right way & do the right THING.thanks