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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

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Last week when I shared our savings I’d skipped all the early drugstore sales, so this week is my chance to share what we finally did grab.

Total Before Sales and Coupons:  $106.18
Total Spent: $21.64
Total Saved: $84.54

We drove home from Florida last Saturday and decided to stop in a Walgreens in the tiny town of Cochran, GA.  I don’t really even know where it was so don’t make me show it to you on a map.  We only stopped because I decided that odds are people in the middle of nowhere don’t coupon and I’d have a better chance at the deals this late in the game.

If you live in a small town and coupon you have it made.  That store was loaded with every freebie in the ad!  It was however packed with people who had no clue about coupons and deals so I decided 5 transactions was a really bad idea.  I broke everything into two transactions:

1.  Everything made by Procter & Gamble.
2.  Everything not made by P&G.

This went so well I decided when we got back to South Carolina later that night that I would see what my store had left with a few hours left to the deals.  Turns out they still had everything too!!!  So I did the same two transactions again.

Total Spent: $2.99
Total Saved: nothing…
ECB remaining: $2.99

I had no ECB but went in to test the unadvertised EOS Lip Balm.  Saved nothing but it was a fun trip,  I tried very hard to help a fellow couponer get to use a legit coupon… they would hear nothing of it but at least she wasn’t fighting alone!

It’s good to be reminded that couponing is not illegal, wrong, or even bad.  Sometimes I wish that we could get cashiers to understand that.  In the end if they just won’t take it it’s also okay to say “then I don’t want it”.   Oh how I would love to be invited to teach cashiers about coupons!!!

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