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  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
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Friday Finals 12/18

on 12.18.2009 at 6:29pm

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I got to get out to lots of stores this week!  We had great savings at most until this morning.

Lesson learned today:  Shopping quickly just so that a reporter can take your picture can be expensive…  it was fun but we could have saved a lot more if I had spent anytime preparing for the trip.

Southern Savers will be featured soon in the Columbia SC newspaper – I don’t get the weekly paper so if you see it in the next week email me!!

Total before sales and coupons: $159.20
Total Spent: $48.72
Total Saved: $110.48 or 69.4%

Total before sales and coupons: $25.12
Total Spent: $14.80
RR Remaining: $15
Total Saved after RR: 100%

Total before sales and coupons: $26.91
Total Spent: $8.18
Total Saved: $18.73 or 69.6%

This was to get marked down bread, milk and fruit so a great trip for these items!

Bi-Lo: (this was the rough trip this morning)
Total before sales and coupons: $97.14
Total Spent: $50.19
Total Saved: $46.95 or 48.3%

Weekly Totals:
Before Sales: $308.37
Spent: $121.89
Saved: $186.48 or 61.5%

We went way over budget thanks to the added trip to a thrid grocery store, however we shouldn’t have to hit a grocery store until after Christmas!

I spent some time figuring up yearly totals to get ready for the end of the year.

Year to date:

Before Sales: $6744.09

Spent: $2190.54 ($43.81 weekly average over 50 weeks)

Saved: $4553.55 or 67.5%

It is amazing to see it all totaled!  What’s also wonderful to think of is the lack of stress from having extra money at the end of the month!!

How did you do this week?  Link to your savings post or leave a comment.