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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 5/08

on 5.8.2009 at 10:37pm

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We had some great shopping trips this week!  We hit Publix, Walgreens, CVS, and Kroger.  A very big week for a girl who usually only hits one grocery and one drugstore.

snapshot_20090505_6This was our Publix trip.  Lots of Produce and one non sale item…  we had to have laundry soap :(

Total Before Sales and Coupons: $89.57
Total Spent: $32.12
Total Saved: $57.45 or 64.1%

I had a Kroger $6 off $60 coupon I used and free coupons for the yogurts.  The competitor coupon helped me feel better about the retail laundry detergent.

Total before coupons and sales: $68.10
Total Spent: $35.94
Total Saved: $32.16 or 47.2%

No picture, we bought this on our way out of town today.  It was 2 gallons of milk, toilet paper, paper towels, hot dogs, buns, carrots, capri suns, denta stix, fish sticks, baby wipes, warm delights, bisquik, and canned meat.

Total before sales and coupons: $20
Total Spent: $15
ECB remaining $10

My husband bought cokes all by himself.  I’m proud of him, though he has no ECB’s to reduce his out of pocket.  He is set now though and is stocked for drinks at work.

Total before Sales and coupons: $28.60
Total spent: $18.22 on gift card
RR remaining: $6
Rebates to be redeemed: $10

We did the swiffer deal.  I love my swiffer wet jet and was thrilled to get it for a great price.

Weeks Total:
Total before Sales and Coupons: $206.27
Total Spent out of pocket: $83.06
Total Saved: $123.21 or 59.7%

Year to date:
Total Value of Purchases: $2899.08
Total Spent: $909.01 ($47.84 weekly average)
Total Saved: $1990.07 or 68.6%

We were high this week but most was my husband wanting to try his hand at CVS.  If he can stick with it those $10 ECB can go very far!

**I will have Rite Aid and Walgreens deals up tomorrow afternoon.  It is time for lights out after a night of traveling**

How did you do this week? Leave a comment or link to your savings post. (Please link directly to your savings post and not to random deals you found this is for encouragement…)

    • Elizabeth

      Enjoyed this week!

      Last week got $60 in RR for the Breeze Meter deal and am using those for groceries this week!

      Loved the CVS coke deal!

      2 coke deals=10 12 packs of coke products
      OOP=$21.68 (used $10 ECBs from 2 wks ago)
      Got $20 in ECBs

      *I learned that your ECBs must match the CVS card you used when you got them otherwise, you can’t use them.

      2 flats of water (24 bottles/ea)
      2 cans of spray starch
      2 bottles of Children’s Tylenol
      4 boxes Fiber One Toaster Pastries
      2 boxes Fiber One muffin mix
      2 boxes Fiber One chewy bars
      2 bottles of Cascade Rinse Aid FREE Q
      1 box of Kashi waffles FREE Q
      2 jugs of Sunny D
      Total OOP: $27.86
      Got $10 in gift cards
      Total deal cost: $17.86 or $.94 for each item!

      Other deals but too tired to list…Thanks, Jenny for working so hard! You’re awesome!

    • Rebecca

      Hi Jenny,

      I noticed you bought fish sticks. Were these on sale as well, if so how much were they on sale for? Also, were you able to use your Gorton’s premium filet or shrimp item printable coupon towards this? I was actually wanting to buy some fish sticks soon.


      • Jenny


        I bought two different types the gorton’s at publix were really from the last ad not the current ad and they were on sale for $3.50 and I had a $1 off any gorton’s item coupon for them. The others were actually Kroger house brand I had a special Kroger coupon that was about to expire that made a box of 44 $2.50. That’s not bad so I went for it. If you get the Kroger Mailers it was in the Frozen Foods mailer but expires Sunday.

    • Catherine

      Hit Publix and did 2 Green Giants, 2 Chinets (only had 2 $1 off coupons), 3 jello puddings, *6* ziplocs, 2 electrosol 20 cts, a hallmark card for my son’s best friend, and B1G1 Meow mix for a grand total of $8.56!!! I saved $43.12!! I cannot even believe how much Jenny (and all her “elves” who give so much help) has helped me save. It’s amazing and the most fun “game” I’ve played in a while.

      THANK YOU!!

    • Wow, these are amazing deals.

      Thanks for the great post!!!

    • Have you thought about making your own laundry detergent? I do it and it’s super easy besides costing way less. And it cleans well! I did have to add a little Clorox 2 to some white rag towels we used to clean the mildew off the boat but I would have had to add it to Tide too. blessings, marlene

    • Jenn

      Is there anything in the works to ADD Ingles grocery store? That is the only grocery store I shop. This website seems wonderful. Would love to see Ingles added.