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  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
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  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
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Friday Finals 11/2

on 11.2.2012 at 7:41pm
11 Comments

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We had a big shopping week this week.  I hit Publix last night with just one kiddo in tow, but then decided to head to Bi-Lo tonight with all 4 girls… if my husband hadn’t met us at the store at the last minute I have no clue how we would have purchased any groceries.  Figuring out a baby car set with another kid that wants to ride is impossible.  So, we went with two buggies and became a train going through the store. In the end we had a good week, and would have been over budget except for a $50 visa gift card that arrived this week in the mail from a past rebate.

Publix:
Total before sales and coupons: $199.17
Total spent: $74.22
Total saved: $124.95 or 62.7%

This was a lot of BOGO deals, plus a $5 off coupon that Kroger sent us in the mail.  I also grabbed pears, 2 pineapples, blueberries, carrots, a shoulder roast and 2 lbs of salmon.  I had competitor coupons for the pears, carrots and $2 off meat purchase to help with the cost.

Bi-Lo:
Total before sales and coupons: $92.27
Total spent: $35.17
Total saved: $57.10

We hit the Kellogg’s instant savings deal and the Kraft cheese deal.  Plus grabbed free Dawn dish soap.  Lastly we scored an extra 15¢ Fuel perks stocking up on baby wipes.

Buy:
(3) Pampers Baby Wipes 72 ct., $2.99 ea.
Used:
Store Coupon -$1 off Pampers wipes, 60 ct. + (Target coupon), Target Baby home mailer
Manufacturer Coupon (3) -.50/1 Pampers wipes, excl trial size, PG 10/28
Total Due: $4.97

Earn 15¢ Fuelperks off 20 gallons of gas = $3 gas savings

That means you are basically getting wipes for 65¢ a container!!  Don’t have the competitor?  It still makes it $1 a package.

Weekly Total:
Before sales and coupons: $291.44
Spent: $109.39
Saved: $182.05

Having the gift card then meant that we met our budget of $50 for the week, though really we have enough groceries now for 2 weeks.

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    • Mamaberry

      Jenny, Four is a challenge, huh :) We have four and our eldest is 7. Our stores have what we call the ‘bus’. It’s a bench-seat attached to the shopping cart. So, 2nd and 3rd kids sit on bench, baby in cart seat and oldest walks. Not sure if that is an option in your area, but if it helps?!? Congrats and welcome to the world of fours :)

      • There was no bus at Bi-Lo :( I think after tonight I’ve decided grocery shopping is now my night out activity.

        • Mamaberry

          And that’s what I do most of the time. Kids all asleep now, and I’m on my way to Publix. It’s my quite time. Is that sad? Most women get manicures, I get groceries ;-)

          • Pam

            I’m exactly the same. shopping is my me time. not sad at all!

    • ME

      today at cvs 3 pampers diapers,1 pampers wipes,3 dawns,1 milk and 2 thermacare before coupons 51 after coupons and 18 EB I had OOP $1.80 and now i have 16 EB that means i spent 2 from 18EB I had in all 3.80…..WOOHOOOOO

    • julesrnbsn

      HT super doubles did my pantry good.
      Before Sales and Coupons: $139.12
      Spent: $40.96
      Saved: $98.16, thats a savings of 70%

    • joy carey

      Jenny or anyone else, can you help me find who has the single elf montery chimichangas burrittos? I have looked at uncles, publix, and kroger! Can not find them, our free coupon expires on November. 4th. I live in georgia, please help!! Thank you!

      • sissy

        I have heard that Walmart and Target both have singles!

      • Melissa Sack

        try bi-lo

    • sissy

      Jenny,
      I continue to notice that you seem to only use a few coupons and the $/$$ ones, instead of getting all the deals that could save up to 80-90% like I see on so many other sites. I do appreciate your honesty, but with a wonderful site like yours…just curious why??
      Is it a time issue? or just burned out with the clipping of coupons?

    • almsw119

      Winn Dixie had Carefree for $1.99 plus $.05 FP when you buy four. So, I had 4 $.50 coupons (doubled to $1.00 each). 4 60-count Carefree for $4.00 plus $.05 FP! Not too bad. Also I will endorse the Sprout pouches of baby food. They were 10/10. My daughter loves them.