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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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This has been one of those weeks that you just can’t plan for.  We had a ton on the calendar, but ended up having to cancel everything on the schedule for our daughter, Mary Rose, to have another surgery.  It was a tad on the stressful side, but in the end was a huge blessing.

Our yearly insurance deductibles reset yesterday and Monday when the doctor was talking about her needing another surgery he stopped and said that we could try to get it in this calendar year to help with insurance.  I told him that it didn’t matter since we reset on Thursday.  He looked up and said, “I’m free on Wednesday”.  Ummm…. okay…. we went from plans to head home from Atlanta to plans to stay another two days.  We are incredibly thankful to this doctor for so much already, but then to be able to arrange his schedule to get this done on the last day before deductibles reset… it’s pretty unheard of.   We had long met our max out of pocket with the first surgery so this easily saved us another $2-$3 thousand dollars!

That alone can end Friday Finals.  I’d say our savings this week was through the charts!

On a grocery side of things though, I did run out this morning to get milk, water and refill propane tanks.  I didn’t save anything.  Our section of South Carolina is projected to get anywhere between 12-20 inches of rain in the next 3 days.  As we prepare, I have realized yet again how wonderful having a stockpile is.  While we stockpile to save money and not necessarily for “prepping” it is very calming to know that we could probably eat for 2-3 weeks just off the pantry.  I do encourage any of you in this section of SC/GA to be ready though.  Stores are already running out of milk, water, and other necessities.  I don’t think anyone knows what to expect, but if the weather men are even half right things are going to be a mess!

How was your savings this week?  Leave a comment or a link to your savings post.

    • Alicia Whalen

      Wow! What a whirlwind! I thought out week was busy! I’m so glad things turned out okay, and agree, thank goodness for a stockpile!

      Our fridge died this week, and we had to throw out a bunch of food, so we’re a net loss for the week. Very sad!

    • dtcox

      mary rose is always happy … yes here in v a we are waiting too rain and wind love my stock pile jenny is a true blessing for us

    • Donna

      Bless you Mary Rose and your Mom and Dad and sisters and brother.

    • sweetpea

      what a wonderful thing to read! May you catch your breath very soon! Wow!

    • Cathy Mennitt

      What a trooper your daughter must be. God bless you all.

    • mommalana

      Praying for healing for your sweet daughter. What a blessing to have all those bills paid this time! We are in the path of the storm also and I too have been so thankful that all we had to do was fill up our cars and buy a gallon of milk.

    • Kathy

      What a blessing to have an amazing doctor! Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your sweet girl!

    • AP

      God Bless & stay safe!

    • Terry

      I had to have a vocal cord replaced and the Doctor did it on Christmas Eve so that I didn’t have to start all over with my $5k deductible and any out of pocket costs that reset on Jan. 1. It was a blessing even though I spent Christmas in the hospital. Wishing you all the best.

    • Carman M

      The Lord works all things to the good of those who love Him. And he blesses abundantly! May your sweet girl heal quickly!

    • pdnr

      What a blessing for your family! My prayers are with Mary Rose for a speedy recovery.

    • Elena Vo

      Oh that’s a miracle! Thanking God for providing you in such a generous way!

    • Kristie

      Stay safe!

    • Susan

      I hope your daughter is doing well after surgery and that you’re staying safe from this storm! What a wonderful doctor!