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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

on 2.27.2009 at 6:25pm

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We had a big shopping week this week.  What can you expect when we only spent $7 last week??  The stock pile was dwindling and the sales were great.  I hit Publix twice, once for the old deals and once for the new ad and we went to Kroger.

This was the first Publix trip.  There are no pictures from trip #2 or Kroger, both done on the same day, it was take a picture and skip naps or get the kids down for an incredibly late nap.  I choose nap.

Publix: (combined)
Total before sales and coupons: $231.11
Total Spent: $58.35
Total Saved: $172.76 or 75%

Total before sales and coupons: $72.05
Total Spent: $31.67
Total Saved: $40.38 or 56%
Not a great trip but it did include two packs of diapers and a splurge for my favorite Tortellini – not on sale, it was hard but I did it

Weekly Totals:
Before sales and coupons: $303.16
Spent: $90.02
Saved: $213.14 or 67%

Year to date:
Total Value of Purchases: $1333.31
Total Spent: $316.04 ($39.51 weekly average)
Total Saved: $1017.27 or 76.3%

How did you do this week?  Post a link to your post or leave a comment.  If you are looking for more encouragement check out the Publix deals comments there have been some great trips listed!

    • Becca

      Whoo-hoo nice job!!!!!

    • this is my first week really using coupons and I think I did pretty good for a newbie… At Kroger I spent 35.58, saving 35.18, 50%! I also hit publix earlier in the week and saved 40%.

    • Love your site! Thank you so much for all the tips and advice!
      Your shopping trip to Publix is incredible.

      This is my first week. I’ve been collecting coupons for all of 1 week. I hit Publix tonight and spent $51.80, and saved $75.20; saved 59%. I think its great for week 1 – but hope to do much better in weeks to come.

    • Caroline

      Your total values are amazing! We don’t have a Publix here and I am trying to save money by combining Bi-Lo coupons with our local ALDI…it is clear I still have much to learn. You are doing such an incredible job with your website and example of how to be a good steward of our funds. Thank you!

    • Shannon N.

      This was my first week of “real” couponing… so not too bad!

      Total Value: 288.18
      Spent: 92.30
      Saved: 135.88 or 47%

      Total Value: 175.85
      Spent: 60.59
      Saved: 115.26 or 65% (plus still have 14.99 in ECB)