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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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We all have crazy weeks and this was one for me.  We got home from a trip on Monday afternoon, and haven’t stopped going since!  I can imagine with end of the school year activities I’m not the only one who has had that kinda week…

Normally I get my coupons together Wednesday morning before heading to the stores, but this week I went up to Charlotte to film a few segments with the Charlotte Today show and never found the time to gather any coupons.  I tried to practice what I teach though and still shopped the sales.

Coupon or no coupon, if items you will use are on sale this week you need to grab them.  Following store sale cycles it means that items on sale this week won’t be back on sale for 6 weeks.  You don’t want to miss the sale and have to pay full price!  So leave the coupons at home and at least grab the sales.

We always head to Publix and Bi-Lo to look for unadvertised deals so I gathered sale items at both stores that we will use.  I did find two coupons in the store at Publix (thanks store dispenser lady for keeping those stocked).  That was it.  I kinda feel like a fraud confessing, but truth is best.

Even without the coupons though we still saved almost half!

Publix –
Total Purchase Value: $115.98
Total Spent: $62.18
Total Saved: $53.80

We grabbed a lot of produce, and milk along with BOGO deals.  Had I just stuck with BOGOs we would have been an easy 50% saved, but milk always brings the savings down.

Bi-Lo –
Total Purchase Value: $71.72
Total Spent: $33.91
Total Saved: $37.81

This was all BOGO deals and a few closeouts.  I also used some Plenti Points from a previous trip to bring the out of pocket cost down.

Tip:  A few of the items we grabbed did have coupons on them.  Check with your store because they may let you come back with coupons the next day and use them still!  

How was your savings this week?  I’m hoping some of you did great so please share!  You can leave a picture and a details in the comments for everyone to see.

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