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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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Grocery Giveaway Results

on 4.16.2009 at 10:58am
7 Comments

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A few weeks ago I gave two readers a $50 gift card to the store of their choice.  The only requirement was that they had to report back.  We’ll one report is in and she did amazing.  Her store choice was Publix (would be my choice also) she did her shopping in three trips so scroll down to see the final numbers…  lets just say she saved more than my electricity bill last month!!

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Total before coupons and sales: $63.98
Spent: $12.69
Saved: $51.29 or 80%

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Total before coupons and sales: $34.97
Spent: $7.48
Saved: $27.49 or 79%

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Total before coupons and Sales: $92.99
Spent: $27.87
Saved: $65.12 or 70%


COMBINED SAVINGS:

Total Before Sales & Coupons: $191.94
Total Spent: $48.04
Total Saved: $143.90 or 75%

Note from Sarah (the winner & shopper):

I’ve almost used all of my $50 now. I have 1.96 left!! I am so proud that I met the goals that I set for myself!!! I had said that I thought I could get $200 worth…so surely I can squeeze in that last 8.06 for only 1.96! Included in these trips I bought meats, cheeses, dairy products & soda’s too, even got some treats for the dogs & a few things I had no q’s for that we just needed.

I really enjoyed seeing how well she did and hope you did too.   Maybe it can be your turn next.

    • WOW! I am super impressed… That is amazing, WAY TO GO SARAH!!! It’s fun to see the shopping results.

    • Chelsea

      Ha this is my future sister-in-law that took me on a grocery shopping quest and taught me very well :)

    • This is amazing!! I’m so super impressed!! Way to go :)

    • Mina

      Good job!

    • Just to give you a heads up, I went early and there is alot of coupon clippers out there and the shelves are getting bare of the items that are going to be free. Make sure you have back up coupons ready.

    • Ann

      I am a fan of Southern Savers and have already saved a bunch of bucks thanks to the hard work of Jenny and this site! My best savings was at Bilo when I got $170.00 for $55.00!

    • Lisa

      I shop at shaws because they double coupons & have been able to save anywhere from 50% to 90% have been doing this on & off for the last 15years & love coupons! Found this site about a month ago & I love it! Thank you!