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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 2/22

on 2.22.2013 at 5:00pm

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This week I made a last minute trip to Publix to grab the first week of Italian Days deals.  With an hour to spare until the store closed and the ad ended, I still managed to find all the deals in stock!  We went to a different Publix in town that is mostly a college student store, so I looked a bit out of place with my buggy loaded down and multiple children.   The poor cashier was a tad overwhelmed but she got on board as the savings added up.  I love it when they are cheering you on by the end!!

My favorite deal was

(3) Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Cereal, B1G1 at $4.15 ($2.07 each)
(1) Kelloggs Pop Tarts 12 ct. $3.15
(3) Muller’s Greek Yogurt, $1 ea
(3) -.50/1 Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut cereal, 10.8 oz+ printable
-$1/2 Muller yogurt products (regional), RP 2/17
-$1 off Yogurt wyb (2) Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut cereal printable
-$1/3 Muller Yogurt, 5.3 oz, (Publix Coupon), Yellow Advantage Buy Flyer
-Free Kellogg’s Pop Tarts, 12 ct., WYB (3) Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, Crunchy Nut or Corn Pops Cereal (Publix Coupon), Yellow Advantage Buy Flyer
Total Due: $3.21 or 45¢ each!

There was another fun deal with cheerios and bananas, plus when I went digging in inserts to cut coupons I found Food Lion coupons that matched with the Hunt’s tomatoes that were B1G1.  I was pretty much giddy the entire time we were shopping!  I love weeks with tons of deals, it makes me feel like me shopping time is even more worthwhile.

Our totals:

Total before sales and coupons: $212.28
Total Spent: $97.48
Total Saved: $114.80 or 54%

To top off our trip, the manager was handing every person who left the store a cinnamon broom.  Guess winter is finally over and they wanted them gone.  I really didn’t need it, but it’s always fun to get something else for free!

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

    • Just started couponing not long ago so I was very proud to get the beechnut baby food for .07 a jar! Between two days and 30 coupons (I gave other people a chance to get on board and wasn’t greedy:) I got 90 jars for $6.00 Sooooo excited!! Thanks Jenny!

    • dtcox1

      thank you jenny i hit w- mart food city kroger and cvs did real good this week got 110.07 for 45.82 and had 8.00 in x b left too . got a lot free or less than a dollar stocked up on barbq chicken spam and toothpaste got shampoo pop and candy too did get milk and bread we just had another ice storm here in v a and got 4 fresh strawberries and two gal of juice

    • Gina

      I am new to couponing and I have a couple of questions.
      1. How do you obtain a mass number of coupons for a certain item?
      2. Kroger has ID gum for $1 for 10 packs. How can I use B1G1 coupons for that gum?
      3. Progresso soup is 10 for $10. I currently have 2 mfg coupons for 1.25 off 4 cans and 2 mfg coupons for 50 of 1 can. How can I use those and could I use more of those coupons if I had them. I guess basically I am asking how can I get the max benefit for the coupons?
      Southern Savers is having a workshop in the Huntsville area andIam attending that one. I am looking forward to that workshop. It will be my first coupon workshop:-)
      Thanks :-)

      • cvslady

        1. I have several friends and family members who give their coupons to me. So many people just toss them out, so it never hurts to ask if you can have them. There are also websites that sell coupons. One I like is thecouponclippers.com. I know you can buy them on ebay, but I’ve never done that.
        2. Is the gum sold in 10 pk packages or individual packs? You can use that B1G1 on individual packs only.
        3. Each can of soup is $1 (you don’t have to buy 10 to get that price). Use your .50/1 coupons since I’m assuming they will double, making the soup free. You could use more coupons if you had them. If that’s a printable coupon, some stores (Kroger?) have a limit of 2 printables on the same kind.

        Hope this helps! I know it all seems like a lot to learn right now, but keep at it and I promise that soon it will be second nature to you. You’ll never shop the same again!

    • Kim Hood

      I went to publix this week with only a $1 bill and some change in my purse. I came home with 4 boxes of granola bars, two cans of chili, two cans of pasta sauce, a bottle of vitamins, and a box of stuffed clams. The total came to just over $24 before coupons. I told the cashier, “This better work. I only have a dollar and change”! The bagger looked at me like, “What are you thinking”?? After handing her my coupons, we watched the total go down…I ended up paying only $1.71! The bagger was very impressed, and I was very happy!