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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • 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

on 1.23.2009 at 5:35pm

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This was my best week EVER at Kroger. I felt like making an announcement on the load speaker as I left the store. We managed to restock our house after 2 weeks of not shopping and stayed under budget!! I longed to take a picture of my Kroger trip for you guys.  After setting it all out I remembered that my husband had the camera with him in Canada. I guess it’s time to leave the 90’s and get a phone with a camera or something for desperate moments such as those.

Total before sales and coupons: $140.31
Total Spent out of pocket: $14.37
Total Saved: $125.94 or 89.7%
(I even had 2 e coupons that did not come off so it should have been $12.87, but when you save that much I’m not complaining!!)

Total before sales and coupons: $88.17
Total Spent: $32.74
Total Saved: $55.43 or 62.9%

Total before sales and coupons: 80.28
Total Spent: $2.81 on a CVS gift card
Total Saved: $77.47 or 96.5%

Weekly Totals:
Total before sales and coupons: $308.76
Total Spent out of pocket: $47.11
Total Saved: $261.65 or 85%

I scanned my Kroger receipt for the world to see but sadly you can’t read them.  Let me give you the highlights as best I can…
First there was a coupon by the cheese for .75 cents off Kraft (part of the mega sale).  These rang up as FREE coupons not .75 cents off so I made .50 cents each on the cheese.  There were coupons on the Sobe Life Water that made those a money maker too.
(10) Kraft Cheese – made $5 ($19.90 value)
(10) Valley Fresh Steamers – FREE ($15 value)
(10) Quaker Quakes – FREE ($10 value)
(5) Sobe Life Water – made $2.50 ($5 value)
The rest of our purchase were things on sale with coupons and we made $7.50 above towards those items.  I also had $12 in P&G e coupon credits that finally came off and a $20 coupon from a transferred prescription (thanks Beth!).

Since I only spent $7 last week I was very worried at what this week would look like. I am still in shock at how well we did. Did you have a great week? Link to your savings or comment below.