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  • SC = Store Coupon
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  • RP = Red Plum
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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 9/10

on 9.10.2010 at 10:56pm

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We had a big shopping week!  I loved getting to multiple stores and getting stocked up on lots of good deals.

Total Before Coupons: $22.40
Total Spent: $4.85
Total Saved: $17.55

I grabbed the John Frieda deal and then used the $5 RR to buy some CoverGirl powder and makeup.  I try to never leave Walgreens with a RR because I rarely get back before the expire.  So this was makeup that I really needed.  Better to get it for free and use RR, than to pay cash!

Total before coupons: $38.97
Total Spent: $15.22
Total Saved: $23.75
ECB Remaining: $10

Went in just for the diaper deal but then added in a grocery deal after scanning my card.  I also grabbed a rain check freebie from a past week.  I love CVS rainchecks!

Total before coupons: $88.65
Total Spent: $42.14
Total Saved: $46.51

Weekly Total:
Total before coupons and sales: $150.02
Total Spent: $62.21
Total Saved: $87.81 or 58%

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

    • kelli

      CVS: I used a few rainchecks and got the free stuff this week.
      Total before sales/coupons: $78.08
      Total Spent: $1.22 (all tax)
      Total Saved: $76.86 or 98% and I ended the week with $10 more ECBs then I stated with.

      Rite Aid: I bought BIoTrue, toothbrushes, 4 bottles of antidandruff shampoo, and used a raincheck for Purex 3in1 sheets.
      Total before sales/coupons: $119.47
      Total Spent: $4.24
      Total Saved: $115.23 or 96%
      I started the week with $10 +up and a $20 gift certificate that was expiring. I ended the week with $52 +up and $8 on a gift card for +ups that didn't print.

      Food Lion: I bought Campbell's Simply Harvest soup.
      Total before coupons: $5.74
      Total Spent: $.10
      Total Saved: $5.64 or 98%

    • kinsi

      I'm new to couponing, been doing it 2.5ish weeks. Over the past week:

      Publix – Two trips total. Cheeze-its (6), gummy fruit snacks (4), milk, toaster strudel (8), brownie mix (8), cookie mix (3), excedrin, ice cream (2), taco kit and the penny wafers.
      Total before sales/coupons – 99.17
      Total Spent – 32.92 (w/ tax)
      Total Saved – 66.25 or 66.8%

      CVS – 6 trips total. A lot of sobe lifewater (something like 50, all free), 12 boxes of cereal all under a dollar, a few packs of gum, 4 bags of popcorn, axe body spray (i needed some!), a metal water bottle that was 75% off, and some energy chews.

      Total before sales/coupons – 186.00
      Total Spent – 20.66
      Total Saved – 165.34 / 88.9% Spent a 6.99 EB and got back 4.98 EB

    • Upthewoodenhill

      Hi Jenny,
      New to couponing, so I'm not sure I understand your numbers.
      In the Walgreens note, you say you bought the John Frieda first; but you have $4.85 listed as total spent. If the JF is 3/$15, using 3 x $3 coupons to buy, wouldn't you have spent $6.00 first??

    • Tawanda

      So far, going off memoryr:

      Rite Aid in 2 transactions-

      5 Biotrues – $4.99 – (4) 4.00 coupons

      1 Crest – $2.99 – $1 Q


      $5 off $25 RA store cpn

      Biotrues (4) 4.00 coupons

      1 Crest – $1 Q

      OOP $5.XX (most of it tax) and received $22 in +UP rewards.


      2 Digorno's pizzas – 2/$6

      1 half gallon chocolate milk – $2.70

      2 Edy's gallon ice cream – BOGO free $5.99


      $3 off $10 grocery coupon

      $1 off 2 Digorno coupons

      $11 ECB

      $.27 OOP

    • guest

      @ CVS this week / 2 transactions:

      1 box Huggies Diapers
      2 boxes of CVS wipes
      1 beach wagon with 6 or 7 beach toys in it
      2 52 peices sidewalk chalk boxes
      1 wet 'n' wild mascara
      1 wet 'n' wild eyeshadow
      3 wet 'n' wild lipsticks
      2 bottles of bubbles
      1 bubble gun
      1 remote control truck
      4 ceramic icecream bowls
      1 icecream scoop
      1 aluminum bottle

      spent less than $24 OOP

    • Carolhammock

      2 Shopping Trips to Publix this week

      1st Trip:

      Total before coupons $137.68

      Total Spent: $26.96

      Total Savings $110.72

      2nd Trip to Publix:


      2 Thermacare

      10 Sour Creams

      Total costs: $0. They actually refunded me 98 cents to take these products off their shelves !!!!

    • Deborahmydeba

      Was in Walmart today to use some coupons that were about to expire. A lady came and asked about couponing (she had some but wanted to know more!) Gave her a few tips, but told her to come to Southern Savers! I attended your workshop in Chattanooga in January. Have had several awesome shopping trips. I now hate to pay full price for anything!!! Thanks for the instructions at the workshop and inspiring us to spend wisely!!!! And for us to also inspire others!!!

    • Sarah

      I went to 3 stores this weekend, Harris Teeter, Publix, and Kroger. I spent $117.58 and saved, get this, $117.02. How's that for 50% savings…

    • kelli

      no friday finals for 9/17? :(

    • Sheila

      Did anyone shop last week?? No Friday Finals for 9/17? I really enjoy reading them.

    • Bee

      Friday Finals is something I look forward to all week. Where are they???

    • Pam

      I really missed Friday Finals last week.