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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 9/03

on 9.3.2010 at 11:32pm

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We took another week off from the store except for little trips for the basics like Milk & Bread.  It is a joy to have basically anything you need to make most of your favorite meals.   My favorite this week was a Sunday roast that was so large for our family that we turned it into 3 other different meals.  First a roast, then Sandwiches and then BBQ.  There is still a ton left over, so if you want to drop in let me know and we’ll have a bbq sandwich ready for you.

Total before sales and coupons: $33.71
Total Spent: $21.20
Total Saved: $12.51

This was a couple trips put together all for little items, and then a trip today to make a basket for a friends hotel room.  Even if you don’t use coupons on everything it is still wonderful to have room in your budget for fun surprises for others. (Yes I could have made it with everything from things at home… that was the plan, but I went out and left it and wasn’t going to burn two hours of my day to run home and then go back out).

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

    • Smartmomj

      Thanks for the linky! I love your new look! Even on my small weeks, I still end up spending big compared to you. My family is addicted to OJ, Lactose Free Milk and Lemonade….and that sure adds up.

    • Maranda

      I LOVE to make Roasts! They really can stretch through the week and have so many different recipes to make it special! They are super easy in the crock pot!

    • Muffinstuff1

      Try some BBQ Nachos during the game with the leftovers! Yum!

    • kelli

      food lion
      before sales/coupons: $6.72
      oop: $.24
      saved: $6.48 or 96%

      before sales/coupons: $50.05
      oop: $2.21
      saved: $47.82 or 96%

      rite aid
      before sales/coupons: $84.83
      oop: $18.06 – $15.16 scr – $6 +up – $5 gc = $5.10 mm
      saved $ 68.77 or 81% or more than 100% after scr, +up, and gc earned

      before sales/coupons: $10.49
      oop: $.00
      saved: $10.49 or 100%

      • kelli

        I did a little bit more shopping today.

        At Kroger I spent $.31 (all tax) and saved $37.56 or 99%. I “bought” Van Camp beans (free with coupon) and Shamrock Farms milk (free with raincheck and coupon).

        At Rite Aid I spent $2.06 ($1.10 tax) and saved $35.98 or 94%. I used $4 +up and earned $8 and will be getting $1.99 SCR.

    • Jill

      I Just started this couponing and I luv it… I honestly spent over
      $800.00 a month on grocery’s for my family of 5.. Of course my
      children are teenagers and active in sports.. My children say
      this is a crazy addiction I just started.. But I keep telling them
      just wait and see what I am gonna be able 2 save..

    • Creativespiritcreations

      My best was $15.33 worth of goods for $2.84 at Walgreens using $4 in RR (getting none back, unfortuntly)

      Still wondering what people spend for their family per week for food and household goods..

      • kelli

        My budget for the month is $100, or about $25/week….

        But I try to spend a net total of as close to $0/month on my family as I can. It's just me and my hubby, no kids or pets, so that helps out a lot. I buy what's free and I stock up on whatever we'll use. I try to make money off of whatever I can from rebates (SCRs and MIRs). I donate/give away a lot of stuff.

    • guest

      Can anybody get the Mueller's coupon to print and fit on a page – I have tried landscape, clicking on another part of the coupon – no luck.

      • Tricia

        landscape it and shrink it 40%

    • $savin'some$

      i just noticed it seems like a ton of coupons on SS right now say no doubling or tripling. that stinks!

    • NancyMac

      I just got from Target where I found a pair of rain boots on clearance from $24.99 down to $6.26. I debated about them because I did not plan on buying anything like that today, but decided that I would probably NEVER see a pair of rain boots that I like again for that price, so I bought them. It is nice to have room in your budget for surprises like that!

    • Thanks for the linky, I love checking out everyone's great deals for the week! :)

    • Angeladodd

      Started Southern Savers this week and I saved $85 at publix- it was 30% off my total! I've never spent so little there before! Thank you so much Jenny! I'm emailing all of my friends to try your website! You are such a blessing!

    • Laura

      I had an awesome week at Publix! I spent $41.05 on 51 items and saved $106.89. Thank you so much, Jenny, for all of your help! God bless you!

    • Orngdolphin01

      What about Winn-Dixie??