Welcome to Southern Savers, where finding deals and steals is simple and rewarding!

See I told you, this would help!

Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • 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

Going Nuts? I can help you understand coupon terms and abbreviations

Search for this year's best Black Friday deals!

Friday Finals 7-03

on 7.3.2009 at 9:48pm
12 Comments

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure here.

I enjoyed my husbands day off today and went shopping by myself!  I haven’t done any shopping for three weeks now so I was a little afraid of what today might look like, but we did very good.  Not having three kids I was also able to hit more stores.  I had wonderful cashiers and a great time.

groceries07-03

This is Publix and Bi-Lo together.
I forgot to get the Brawny 8 pack of towels, 2 lbs of Cheeries and 5lb bag of rice in the picture.

Bi-Lo:
Total before coupons and sales: $91.89
Total Spent: $32.58
Total Saved:  $59.81 or 64.5%
This trip included an $11 Boston Butt Roast, Watermelon and Cheeries.

Publix:
Total before coupons and sales: $151.47
Total Spent: $63.33
Total Saved: $88.14 or 58.2%
Funny story…  they were out of Pork Loin in the case, so I asked if they had any in the back.  He asked “Do you want a whole or a half?”  Having no idea really what the size difference was I went into stock up mode and said “Whole”…  the thing is huge!  Thankfully we have freezer space and love pork chops and roasts.  A third of my total was for this… $22 in pork (at $1.99 lb).

Kroger:
Total before coupons and sales: $35.36
Total Spent: $19.20
Total Saved: $16.16 or 45.7%

I got: 10 packages of cheese, 2 loaves of bread, bananas, sausage, tomato paste, and a rice mix my husband was craving (not on sale at all and no coupon – he is very loved).

Weekly Totals:
Total before coupons and sales: $278.72
Total Spent: $115.11
Total Saved: $163.61 or 58.7%

Yearly Totals:
Before coupons and sales: $3825.86
Spent: $1239.96 ($45.93 weekly average over 27 weeks)
Saved: $2585.90 or 67.5%

How did you do this week?  Leave a comment or link to your savings post (not to deals, to what you saved…).