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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 – 5/3

on 5.3.2013 at 9:05pm

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Happy Friday!  We had a fun week this week as a family.  I like the weeks where I look back and feel like it was productive.  Not only did I manage to finish all the laundry before the weekend, it also got folded and put away!  That’s a monumental kinda week at our house.  After all that getting to end the week at a home school conference was like icing on the cake.  We all need encouragement, and this has been perfect for us.

As for shopping, earlier this week I ran out to Food Lion (now our closest grocery store) for milk and some produce.  After traveling all last week all I wanted this week as salad.  It makes me slightly sick that if I need a few things my only option close is the one store in our area that doesn’t double.  I walked the store to see if I could find any extra deals, and left even more frustrated with this fact.  I’m glad we are in the country and wouldn’t go back, but there are moments where I’m homesick for the Publix less than a mile away.

Food Lion:
Total before sales and coupons: $55.71
Total Spent: $36.85
Total Saved: $18.86 or 33.8%

This was mostly all produce, milk and bread.  I used a whopping 4 coupons (though I went with many more in hopes for extra deals).  Most of the savings was just sticking to sales and markdown deals.

We also hit a few thrift stores in town this week.  It was a fun family night out, though it ended with my five year old begging to just buy something.  She obviously doesn’t understand window shopping.  Her night did end happy when we found a box of books marked 10¢ each, so out total trip cost $1.40 as we went crazy and got 14 books.  Big spenders…  There was a lot more that caught my eye, but nothing that we had to have this week.

How was your week?  Leave a comment or a link to your savings post.

    • mel1

      Oh man… I can relate to not having a “good” grocery store nearby. We live 12 minutes away from the nearest store (and that’s Walmart)! Our only other option is going to be Food Lion as our Kroger store is closing in 18 days. :( Seriously bummed!

    • I feel ya on the country-move sticker shock. We moved from an area where we had Kroger about a mile away, and Publix a couple miles further. Now our closest major grocery store is Ingles, and it’s a 15 minute drive. The nearest Kroger is half an hour away!

      It takes some getting used to, but imho the peace I find in our new home is well worth the slightly higher grocery bill. Also, since Ingles has the funny doubling system, I try to look for coupons that give me the same value without the doubling. Like a $1/2 instead of a .50/2. Sometimes you just don’t have a choice, but it’s not as bad as it seems.

    • mom

      Hi Jenny, I went to food lion to spend $40 or more and PICK YOUR CARD PROMOTION! just to find out that is was REGIONAL…. not so happy since food lion is not my fav store :(

    • mom

      Hi Jenny, I went to food lion to spend $40 or more and PICK YOUR CARD PROMOTION! just to find out that is was REGIONAL…. not so happy since food lion is not my fav store :(

    • crystalgoodwin3

      Definitely feel sorry for you too, but it could be worse. I live 26 minutes from the closest store and it’s a Food Lion that is not coupon friendly at all. I usually drive the extra 20 to 25 minutes to get to Lowes Foods and Harris Tetter. Walmart is even further away and not as coupon friendly as it use to be.

    • maehingo

      $1.40 for priceless memories of reading to your kids or your kids reading to you….. S-C-O-R-E :)