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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 5/29

on 5.29.2009 at 9:19pm

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Because we shopped last week on Saturday (which normally counts into the next weeks groceries) I’m a bit off.  I added it to last weeks post so we will count it as last weeks purchases for the sake of tracking.  For our shopping we just haven’t needed to run out for much.  I went to Kroger and CVS.  I plan to get back on track with our normal Monday or Tuesday run next week.

We just got back from our Kroger run, sorry no picture came home to kids that should have been in bed… that still needed dinner…

Total before coupons and sales: $40.85
Total Spent: $20.86
Total Saved: $19.99 or 48%

(4) Loaves of Bread – Manager Special marked 60% off
(4) Gallons of Milk $1.99 ea
(4) Kool – Aid Containers
(2) Country Time Lemonade
(1) Dove Bar
Fresh salmon marked down on Manager’s Special (dinner tonight)
Kosher Salt (not on sale or anything, a had to have purchase – I don’t like those)

Total Before sales and coupons: $14.95
Total out of pocket: .95 cents
Total Saved: $14 or 93.6%
ECB Remaining: $19.98

(2) Neutrogena Sun Care
(1) Clearasil
(1) Revlon Nail Polish
(1) Band Aid
Weekly Total:
Before sales and coupons: $55.80
Spent: $21.81
Saved: $33.99 or 60.9%

Year to date:
Total Value of Purchases: $3205.76
Total Spent: $1009.13 ($45.86 weekly average)
Total Saved: $2184.93 or 68.2%

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    • Paid only $54 for $178 worth of groceries at Publix this week! I am hooked!

    • Angela P

      Hey Jenny. Did you post what you got last week? I’ve been curious since you mentioned you were planning a great week. Maybe I missed it. I’ve been doing AWESOME!!!! Thanks for all your help!

    • liz

      3/$2 trident gum + (3) .75 Q
      1 fiber one blueberry poptarts on clearence .75 each + (1) .50 Q
      one giant cheetos for overage .59
      = .57 did this transaction twice. so 1.14

      8 glade candles small ones 4.99 + (8) $4 Q
      2 jergens facial moisterizer on clearence 1.88 + (2)$2 Q
      1 st ives aprioct scrub (last Q) + 1.50 Q
      1 dora explora magnet set on clear .99
      1 soft soap ensable pump on clear for 4.99 + (1) $2 Q from reventing mag
      + (1) $2 Q from CVS print out
      + $2.00 cvs buck paid 8.64

      2 bags of kettle cooked lays 2/$6 + (1) $1 off two peelie + (2) $3 off any chips when you buy wholly salsa or Guacamole
      2 doritos large bags 2/$4 +(2) 3 off any chips when you buy wholly salsa or Guacamole
      2 wholly salsa 1.99each + (1) b1g1 Q + $1 Q
      2 wholly guacamole 2.99each (1) b1g1 Q + $1 Q
      paid 3.24

    • andrea

      Got great deals @ CVS!!!

      Got 2 boxes of bandaids,1 clearasil, 1 box of platex tampons, 2 bottles of softsoap body wash, and 2 neutragena spray sunscreen.
      spent 18.00 oop got back $26.00 in ECB’s and saved over 30.00!

    • Kristin

      Hi! A poster on A Full Cup pointed me to your blog a few weeks ago and I’ve enjoyed your daily posts ever since!

      We are doing good w/ coupons and stockpiling but our budget killer is our fresh produce, bread and milk. I notice that you don’t mention any produce in your post above. Do you mainly eat frozen or do you garden all of it or just not eat it? I can easily spend 30+ on produce in one week. I do buy frozen corn and peas but everything else we prefer fresh and I do not have the option of growing anything right now. Basically I’ve just been watching blogs trying to figure out how to lower that cost and I’m not coming up with anything. Any advice?

      • Jenny


        We eat a lot of frozen veges because they are free when they are on sale! We did just get back today though after stocking up on Summer produce. I’m going to try to post all about it tonight after I get it all put up! Corn, Squash, Zucchini, Peaches, Strawberries, Butter beans, and onions… I’ve got a long day ahead of me.