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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

Going Nuts? I can help you understand coupon terms and abbreviations

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If you are just starting out with couponing the biggest frustration can be trying to figure out what a good sale price really is.   You have to learn the prices and really can’t trust sale tags or weekly ads to help you figure out the real deals.  As you get started using a buy price list is the most helpful.

This is a list of the main things we purchase and the price to look for after coupons.  I’ve had one for years, but now thanks to a new way that I prepare all the lists on Southern Savers I can now make one based off actual historical prices rather than my memory.

Using all the data from ads on Southern Savers for the past quarter, I made a new version of the Buy Price List.

The prices are after coupons and sales, and are for my area. You may find that milk is much cheaper in your city or other items are more expensive. You will also find that sometimes a deal comes and makes these prices seem like retail prices. While free deals are great, you should not plan your price list off the occasional incredible deal or else you won’t buy anything for long periods of time, waiting for only the crazy deals…

Specific Items & Historical Prices

If you are looking for a brand specific buy price, or for a random product, you can use the item search feature on Southern Savers and put in a date in the past.  It will then pull all the sales for that product over that period of time.  I would recommend not going farther back than maybe 3 months the data will be to large for you to sort through.

A tip: check the “Show store name” box to make the results easier to sort through too for a long list.

I also use this to quickly see when something will come on sale again.  Since we know most items follow a six week sale cycle, I can search back for the last 2 months and see when Pop Tarts were on sale in my area to know when to expect the next sale!

    • Donna

      Thank you so much. I have been hoping that you would be able to update your list. It is very helpful.

    • couponbug

      Fantastic! I was hoping you would update your list! I was even thinking of trying to put something together myself, but I know yours is much more accurate than mine would ever be. I so appreciate everything you do….ALL of it! I hope your new little one is doing well. I know she keeps you busy!

    • awesome! thank you!!!

    • BD

      Does anyone have an Organic Buy Price list?

    • mel2

      That’s great! This site gets handier and handier all the time!

    • Robynne in TN

      Thanks so much!!

    • Susan

      Thank you SOOO much for doing this for us. I have used samsclub.com to compare prices.

    • Kaylan

      Thank you for the list! Makes me happy that I already considered those prices my “good deal” price! Looks like I’m learning a lot on here!

    • Krista

      Thank you for this! I will print this off and keep in my purse to refer to when I am shopping. You are constantly coming up with new ways to make my life easier, and I appreciate it so much!

    • gena

      By any chance, do you have the raw, pre-coupon, data? My local paper is very coupon-poor and I don’t always get one from a larger city/mail order service.

    • Jenny

      Thanks so much! You are helping me maintain my new years resolution!!

    • Jennifer Flora

      Thanks, Jenny! One question – for the trash bags, how many are in the box you buy?

    • Jennifer Flora

      Thanks, Jenny! One question – for the trash bags, how many are in the box you buy?

    • Lynda

      I must be too tired to see where this is posted on the site. Is there a button to link to this? (Like the Sunday Ad Inserts) If so, someone please direct me. Thanks so much!

      • Tracy

        I can’t find it either & I can’t get the link to work. Please help!

    • ashley e

      What is a good price for printer ink? Ebates has 32% back today at 123inkjets, but I’m not sure what a good deal is.

    • Sarah

      I wish the item in the item search had the stockup acorn next to it so that I know the stockpile price :)