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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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We all have weeks where things don’t go as planned and you just work to keep your head up.  That was our week.  I made it to CVS on Monday and did great, but by the time Wednesday rolled around for me to do our grocery shopping things were into survival mode.  I did go to Bi-Lo but we only used 6 coupons… yep just 6.

There are moments where you need to face reality and for me in those moments we leave the coupons at home and just focus on sales.  If items are on sale BOGO or at least 40% off, then don’t give up on savings.  Head to the store coupons or not and get stocked on items you will use.

I have a feeling that we will have more weeks like this in the future, but I also realize now that we need to save on groceries more than ever.  We have officially entered the world of long term illness and already the medical costs are adding up with just the last 3 days.  I’ll share more in the next week of what’s going on with us and even somethings that we are doing to get finances in order and know that we can pay for what is ahead.

So for this week…

CVS Totals

Total Before sales and coupons: $94.26
Total Spent: $15.27
Total Saved: $88.99 or 84%
ECB Remaining: $5

I shared all the CVS deals we grabbed in a video earlier this week.  Check it out.

Bi-Lo Totals

Total before sales and coupons: $85.19
Total Spent: $49.55
Total Saved: $35.64 or 42%

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

    • dtcox

      hope all is well and you and the baby feel better … the little girl is learning loved the pic

    • Lynette

      I will be praying for your strength and wisdom.

    • lshtm

      You tell me what you need and I’ll head that way with it !!!!

    • Me

      Oh, sweetie. I’m sorry. We entered the long term illness with my 5th baby. I also gave up “super couponing” about that time. I still do sales…but, more then often, that is it! We also started eating out more, cause I just can’t find the energy. I now have 7 kids. But, doc said we are done. I have found, I don’t regret not saving another $1 in a coupon. It is worth the $1 in time to stay home and have a few extra minutes with my kids. Prayers for you guys! Take it easy.

    • Rebecca

      Praying for you; I think we’ve all had weeks like this

      Nahum 1:7–“The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble, and He knoweth them that trust in Him.”

    • Rose

      Lifting you up in prayer <3 I just lost my Mother after caring for her for eight months. Our hospice nurse, social worker, and chaplain were wonderful. After giving 24/7 care, I am adjusting to a different life again.

    • angela

      Praying for better weeks ahead for you and your family.

    • Abby Schiera

      Keeping you in our prayers.

    • Amanda Alford

      Your in our prayers Jenny. Praying you have the support you need right now. Also, praying God’s blessing upon you and your family.

    • Jennifer

      You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    • Autumn Baker

      I am so sorry. I don’t know what you are facing but my prayers are with you.

    • rille

      Praying for you and your family.

    • Marcia

      Prayers for you and your family.

    • Diane Mullis Brandes

      praying for your needs , we will ALL HELP you in anyway we can, please feel free to ask………

    • melanie

      so sorry Jenny

    • Eli Chiaradonna

      Many Prayers for you and your family. I understand your trials. Love

    • Erin

      When there isn’t time or extra energy to coupon, Aldi is a lifesaver. You save and get better deals on fresh produce to make up paying a bit more than bogo with or without coupons. I find that most of what I bought at Publix was costing us more healthwise.

    • dtcox

      you and your family are in our prayers