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  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
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Friday Finals 7/1

on 7.1.2011 at 10:06pm

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It is hard to believe that it is already July, but the fireworks going off around my neighborhood tonight is helping it feel more real.   I hope for most of you that got to grab some of the great printable coupons today. Don’t worry I’ll start tomorrow with looking for new paper and ink deals to help you get restocked!

For shopping this week, I was out of town for a chunk of the week planning the upcoming Becoming Conference and then meeting some of you guys in the NC and TN area.  I got home today and was quickly told by three children that we desperately needed three things: Goldfish, Cheez-Its, and Pop-Tarts.  Personally I don’t feel that any of those are a desperate need… but I am up for keeping the troops happy when I can.

I have a secret tool for finding deals when my family has requests that specific.  It’s a seperate search page on Southern Savers that is very good at specific needs — www.southernsavers.com/search

Typed in goldfish and found they were on sale at Publix as were the Cheez-its!  The Pop-Tarts are on sale at Kroger.  Problems solved!


Total before sales and coupons: $30.68
Total spent: $15.57
Total saved: $15.11

This was (2) boxes of Cheez-its, (8) packages of Goldfish and (1) gallon of milk.  No coupons used.  I had some goldfish coupons at home, but at the rate we go through goldfish I’ll use those on another trip so it’s okay.  Awesome though to still save 50% with a gallon of milk.

I actually plan to do a real grocery shopping trip tomorrow (which will include the Pop-Tarts), but at least I felt like the good mom that I could meet the requests and get them on sale!

How did you do this week?  Leave a comment or a link to your savings post.

    • April

      I was so proud of my initial couponing trips to the pharmacies this week that I actually started my own blog… You can see our savings here: 


      We also managed our week’s grocery shopping at Publix with a $50 tab and $75 in savings!! I had both a Publix coupon & manufacturer’s coupon for everything on our list! 

    • Hapibuny

      Our HT in NC had bags of Goldfish, on sale for 10 for $10, aking them $1 a bag. Plus soe of the bags had a ,55 coupon on the bag aking them (.45).

    • Harpsong2000

      I spent $33 and saved $155 at publix this week! This included 4 sunscreens so it was well worth it!!!! Lots of snacks, cheese, Fixings for the 4th, and even a new rubbermaid pitcher!! Great week!

    • Acouponclipper93

      Just got done putting my haul from Publix away……$232.60 worth of food for $90.70. This was all food, including meat & produce. Awesome sale & coupons to match :)

    • GatorNurseApril

      Two trips to Publix this week. First trip they paid me $2.20 in cash to purchase $36 of vitamins, first aid, and toiletries. Second trip I paid 98 cents for $87 of groceries and toiletries. This included eggs, lunchmeat, goldfish, canned goods, and more! Two of my best shopping trips ever! Thanks for posting the deals!

    • Dharvn

      .52 at Rite Aid!! ~~~ purchased 2 Stayfree, 2 Crest Outlast, 1 Box of Oatmeal, 4 cans of Seattle's Best Coffee. Used two $1/1 stayfree cpns, two $.75/1 crest cpns, four Free seattle's best cpns, and $7.99 +ups. received $7.38 +ups.

      $5.33 at CVS!! ~~~ purchased 1 Huggies pullups, 1 Huggies goodnights, 2 boxes of Capn Crunch cereal. Used $4/$20 cpn, $2/1 pullups cpn, $2.50 goodnights cvs store cpn, $2 goodnights cpn, two .50/1 capn crunch cpn, $3.50 ecb.  received $4 ecb.

      $4.02 at Staples! ~~~ purchased charmin basic 16 dbl roll toilet paper. used 20% staples cpn and the oh so lovely $.25/1 charmin cpn.

    • Adefazio11

      Extreme couponing, no pasta in sight. 4 days of this sale left.  How many do you think I can fit in there?

      • Ilovetosave

        get a rain check and it last for 30 days at kroger, and rain checks don't expire at CVS in GA

    • Rellybean

      OOP – 3.25
      Saved – 59.41

      OOP – 25.96
      Saved – 53.90

      OOP – 46.52
      Saved – 124.88

      OOP – 150.02
      Save – 102.18

      Not as good as I would have liked at Bi-Lo, but I didn't really prep for it, I wasn't really expecting to shop at the grocery store this week, so all in all not bad!

    • Amnesobell

      OOP – 156
      saved – 124
      This was a combination of Walgreens,Sweetbay, Publix, Cvs and Walmart

    • Guest

      i need paper and ink

    • Good trip to BiLo this week. Spent $43, save $111 and had a coupon for everything in the card.
      Not as great as Publix, but I did get meat and produce…. Spent $53, saved $57.
      Did some deals at Walgreen's too!
      Now I'm done til next week's lists come out!
      Thanks so much, Jenny!

    • Deb

      My best Publix trip ever:
      Total before savings: $212.03
      Savings: $110
      OOP: $102.03
      BUT:  I walked away with $100 in gas cards! so the rest was only $2.03 (and it was a lot).

      • Deb

        Sorry about the double post…don't know how that happened.

    • Jaki

      Fantastic Publix trip this week. The college kid can survive once again!


    • Tooterbugg73

      Was at Publix yesterday….found the flavor blast goldfish for $1.00…on sale…but also found a $.55 off coupon on them….so they were only $.45 a bag!!!!!

    • Jennwyatt92

      I am looking to see who has the best deal on gallon of milk.  I have 4 children and we go through lots of milk.   Please let me know

      • C~~

        I also am always looking for the best deals on milk.  Depending on your location, I always look at the Walgreens and CVS sales ads first.  Lately, in my location, they seem to have the best prices (for me) week after week.  The CVS sales ad that starts tomorrow has gallon of milk for $2.99.  About two, maybe three weeks ago CVS had their milk at $3.19 and you received a $1.00 ECB, making it $2.19.  (I'm in TX).

        My local Walmart had milk for $3.40 a gallon this week, which for me, was too much.  I try not to pay over $3.00/gal if at all possible.  Hope this helps.

    • Hayley

      I actually stumbled on a great deal on Goldfish at HT.  Some of the regular flavored bags had .75 off Q's on them and were already on sale for $1.  So when I bought a regular bag and a flavored bag for $2 the Q doubled and I got both bags for .50!

    • Ilovetosave

      I saved 136.98 at kroger. this website has really helped me coupon, my bill ended  up being 60.29 + .71( donation i made)= 61.00 it was awsome. the cashier wanted to take a photo of my recipit!