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Aug
30

Publix Shopping Trip Deals | Reader Success

by Kimberly on August 30, 2012

Publix Shopping Trip Deals

Publix Shopping Trip Deals | Reader Success

I love when you my readers share your successful shopping trips with me!  Jessica was kind enough to share her Publix Shopping Trip with us.  I won’t be able to get to Publix to do my shopping until Saturday, so I’m excited to see what Jessica bought from this week’s Publix Sale!

If you follow my blog and are looking to save money on your grocery bill each week, you know that my goal is to save 50%. Anything over that is AMAZING savings!! Jessica managed to save 70% on her trip! Way to go Jessica!

Below is a List of everything Jessica bought, the coupons she used and how much she spent and saved!  Thanks for Sharing Jessica!

Publix Shopping Trip Deals

Bought: 8 – Lloyds BBQ tubs, BOGO
Used: (8) $1/1 Lloyds Tubs or Lloyds Woodfire Barbecue Premium Meats (exp 09/03/2012) Coupons.com

Bought: 4 – Bush’s Best Baked Beans
Used: (2) $1/2 Bush’s Baked Beans or Grillin’ Beans printable coupon

Bought: 2 – Motts Juice boxes
Used: (2) $1/1 for Motts printable (no longer available)

Bought: 8 – Diet Mt. Dew 12 packs, Buy 2 Get 2
Used: (2) B2G1 Dr Pepper or Mountain Dew, 12 pk, PUBLIX COUPON (exp 08/31/2012) Publix Yellow Advantage Flyer, Back to School

Bought: 2 – Smart balance spreadable butter BOGO
Used: (2) $1.75 off when you buy any ONE Smart Balance® Spreadable Butter

Bought: 4 – Hersheys 6 packs chocolate BOGO
Used: (2) $1/2 Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, w/Almonds or Special Dark Chocolate Bars, 6 pk (exp 10/14/2012) 08/19/2012 SS Insert

Bought: 4 – Lays Potato Chips, BOGO
Used: (1) – $3/1 for Lays printable (no longer available)
Used: (1) – $1/1 for Lays printable (no longer available)
Used: (1) – $3/2 for Lays printable (no longer available) (**I (Jessica) was skeptical that these were fraudulent but asked ahead of time and they said it was fine!)

Bought: 8 – Honest Ade/Tea BOGO
Used: (4) $1.25/2 Honest Tea or Honest Ade, 16 or16.9 oz Rolling Honest

Bought: 6 – Ritz Crackers BOGO
Used: (3) B2G1 Nabisco Crackers (max value $2.50) printable (use zip code 77477)
Used: (1) $1/2 Nabisco Crackers, 12 oz+, TARGET COUPON (exp 09/12/2012) Target Home Mailer

Bought: 2 – Snausages Dog Treats BOGO
Used: (2) $1/1 Snausages or Snaw Somes Dog Snacks (exp 09/03/2012) Coupons.com

Bought: 2 – Publix Buns
Used No Coupons

Bought: 2 – International Delight Coffee Creamer
Used: (2) $1.50/1 International Delight Coffee Creamer, Singles, Pints, Quarts, Half Gallons Rolling International Delight

Bought: 2 – Red Gold Tomato Queso Ready Tomatoes
Used: (2) $0.50/1 Red Gold Queso Ready Diced Tomatoes, 10 oz Rolling Red Gold

Grand Total Spent: $63.35
Grand Total Saved: $146.37
Total Percentage Saved: 70%!!

What a great Shopping Trip!  Feel free to e-mail me your Coupon Saving Shopping Trips, maybe you’ll see your coupon saving here too!

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Jul
18

Walmart Coupon Savings Show & Tell: Reader Success

by Kimberly on July 18, 2012

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Walmart Coupon Savings Show & Tell: Reader Success

We get to see another wonderful shopping trip from Katie! This time she headed out to Walmart and SCORED some really Savvy Coupon Deals! I’m so proud of her!!!

I love seeing your coupon savings so feel free to snap a picture of your purchases and then email me your shopping list! Maybe you’ll be the next reader who’s coupons savings I share on here!

Katie’s Walmart Coupon Savings: 

{1} Clorox Bleach — $1.98
No coupon

{1} Glade Expressions Mist Starter Kit — $2.00
– (1) $2/1 Glade Expressions Collection (exp 08/04/2012) 07/15/2012 SS Insert
FREE After Coupon

{2} Glade Expressions Mist Refills — $1.50 each
– (2) $2/1 Glade Expressions Collection (exp 08/04/2012) 07/15/2012 SS Insert
FREE plus $1 overage

{3} Glade Expressions Diffuser Refills — $2.50 each
– (3) $2/1 Glade Expressions Collection (exp 08/04/2012) 07/15/2012 SS Insert
Final cost for 3 after coupons: $1.50 (Makes them $0.50 each)

{2} Glade Decor Scents — $2.00 each
– {2} $2/1 Glade Decor Scents printed coupon (no longer available)
FREE After Coupons

{9} Cutter Votive Candles — .97 each
– {9} $1/1 Cutter Product, (exp. 7/31/12) 05/20/12 RP Insert
FREE plus $0.27 overage

{2} Bayer Chew-able Aspirin — $2.22
– {2} $3/1 Bayer Aspirin (exp 08/18/2012) 06/24/2012 SS Insert
FREE plus $1.56 overage

{6} Black Flag Fly Paper — .98 each
– {6} $1/1 Black Flag Product (exp 09/01/2012) 06/03/2012 RP Insert
FREE plus $0.12 overage

{2} Whisker’s Cat Food — .55 each
No coupon

Total after coupons…. $1.63 + $2.06 tax = $3.69 oop!! SO glad I made the trip!

 

THAT IS AMAZING KATIE!!! Ladies and gentlemen…THAT is how to be a Savvy Couponer!  Don’t forget to send me in YOUR coupon savings! 

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May
16

Coupon Savings: Reader Succes

by Kimberly on May 16, 2012

Coupon Savings Reader Success

It’s been a while since I’ve had a Shopping Trip from one of my lovely readers to share!  Yesterday I received an e-mail from Jen sharing her amazing Coupon Savings!  What I love about this shopping trip is that she bought a lot of meat and was able to save well over 50%.  If you started couponing because you watched Extreme Couponing, I have to say that you will rarely see numbers like they show on that show.  Your goal should be to save 50% on you bill.  If and when you save more than that it’s an AMAZING trip!!  Jen shopped at Both Winn Dixie and Publix for the items on this trip and I’m so proud of her savings!  Below is everything that Jen bought and the coupons she used!  Thank you so much for sharing your Coupon Savings with all of us Jen!!

I would really love to be able to share your Coupon Savings, so feel free to send in your Successful shopping trips!  Just make sure you e-mail me a photo of it too! :-)
4 Steaks – BOGO

2 Downy Unstoppables
(2) $1/1 Downy Unstoppables

6 Freschetta Pizzas
(3) $1.50/2 Freschetta Multi Serve (exp 06/30/2012) 03/04/2012 SS Insert
(1) W/D $1 off pizza coupon from baby club

3 – 1.5L Mountain Dew
all free with pizza purchase

2 Angel Soft Toilet Paper 12pk
(2) $0.45/1 Angel Soft, 4 pk double roll or larger (exp 06/23/2012) 03/25/2012 RP Insert

6 Oscar Meyer Selects Lunch Meat
(6) $1/1 Oscar Mayer Selects Cold Cuts, (exp. 6/10/12) 04/15/12 SS Insert
(3) $1/2 Oscar Mayer Selects, Selects Beef or Turkey Franks, exp. 5/18/12 (Publix Yellow Advantage)

10 Lunchables
(5) $1/2 Lunchables combinations with fruit or snacks duo’s (exp 06/30/2012) 05/06/2012 SS Insert

2 Hidden Valley Dressing
(2) $1/1 Hidden Valley Salad Dressing, (exp 05/26/2012) Publix, Spring Gatherings Booklet
(1) W/D baby club coupon

4 Pepperidge Farm Pretzel Thins
(4) $0.60/1 Pepperidge Farm Baked Naturals Snacks (exp 07/15/2012) 05/06/2012 SS Insert

10 Sun Drop Sodas
(10) $1/1 Sun Drop, 2-L, reg. or diet (exp 06/03/2012) 05/06/2012 SS Insert
(5) B1G1 Sunkist or Sun Drop, 2 L, PUBLIX COUPON (exp 05/26/2012) Publix, Spring Gatherings Booklet

4 Lay’s Chips
(2) $1/2 Lays Potato Chips, (exp. 5/19/12) 4/29/12 Pepsi Moments insert

9 Capri Sun Packs
(3) $0.75/3 Capri Sun, 10 ct (exp 07/30/2012) 05/06/2012 SS Insert

10 Welch’s Grape Juice Essentials
(10) $0.75/1 Welch’s 64 oz Essentials Juice Cocktail or Welch’s 64 oz Light Grape Juice (exp 06/30/2012) 04/29/2012 RP Insert

4 Vlasic Pickles
(4) $.55 off coupons

(3) $5 off $30 purchase W/D coupons

Paid $86.71
Saved $194.06

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Jan
01

Coupon Success Stories: 92% CVS Show & Tell Savings!

by Kimberly on January 1, 2012

 

 

I have to tell you that my friend Kirstie is THE BOMB when it comes to saving money and finding deals at CVS!  (That’s why she helps me each week with getting that ad together…teehee).  She had an AMAZING shopping trip today, so I wanted to share it with all of you!  Super Job Kirstie!!  Below is a picture of everything she bought at CVS, the coupons she used and how much she spent and saved!

 

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CVS Show & Tell 92% Savings!!

 

Here’s what I bought and what coupons I used (I only needed to do 1 transaction today):

Bought: (3) Pantene Pro-V Shampoo 12.6 ounce, 3/$9.99
Bought: (3) Pantene Pro-V Conditioner 12.6 ounce, 3/$9.99
Minus: (3) $3/2 Pantene Products (exp 01/31/2012) 01/01/2012 P&G Insert
Total Due: $10.98

Bought: (2) Always Pads 14-24 count, 2/$6.00
Minus: (2) $1/1 Always Pads (exp 01/31/2012) 01/01/0202 P&G Insert
Total Due: $4.00

Bought: (4) Dawn Hand Renewal Dish Liquid 9 ounce, $0.99
Minus: (4) $0.50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal Dish Detergent (exp 01/31/2012) 01/01/2012 P&G Insert
Total Due: $1.96
Received: $10 CVS Cash Card for purchasing $30 worth of the products listed above

Bought: (4) Nivea Lip Care 0.17 ounce, 2/$5.00
Minus: (2) $3/2 Nivea Lip Care Product, stick .17or tube .35 oz (exp 01/15/2012) 01/01/2012 RP Insert
Total Due: $4.00
Received: $5 ECB for purchasing $10 worth of Nivea products

Bought: (8) Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna 5 ounce, $0.59
Minus: (4) $1/2 Bumble Bee Products, Recyclebank (no longer available, check your stash)
Total Due: $0.72

 

Total Due For All Products: $21.66
Minus:
(1) $5 ECB (Received at kiosk last week for Beauty Club Spending – $5 ECB for every $50 spent on beauty products)
(1) $5.99 ECB (Received last week for purcashing Zyrtec)
(1) $3 ECB (Received last week for purchasing Theraflu)
(1) $4.50 ECB (Received this morning for Fall Spending)

Total Due after ECB: $3.17
Tax:$2.07

Total Spent:$5.24
Total Saved After Sales, Coupons, and ECB: $66.11
Total Percentage Saved: 92%!!

And I have a $10 CVS Cash Card and $5 ECB left over for my next visit!

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Ok…I’m inspired! Are you?! That was an AMAZING Shopping Trip!

 

 

 

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Nov
19

Reader Success: Publix Show & Tell 83% Savings!

by Kimberly on November 19, 2011

I love sharing my readers Successful Shopping trips and stories! If you would like to share your story of how couponing has helped your family or a successful shopping trip, and be featured on Savvy Coupon Lady, please e-mail me! As a group of Savvy Couponers, we can inspire and encourage each other along in this venture of saving money!

Today I’m going to share with you a Great Publix Shopping trip from Sarah N. She saved 83.4%! Sarah had 2 transactions, so that she could use two of her $10 off $50 purchase Sweetbay Coupons.

Disclosure: Not all Publix Allow overage. It is up to each individual manager. Please check at your store for their policy on this before you shop.

Transaction #1:


Bought: (2) Sargento Shredded Cheese, 8oz, BOGO $3.99
Minus: (2) $0.55/1 Sargento Shredded Cheese, 5 oz+ (exp 12/31/2050)
Total Due: $2.89 (Makes them $1.45 each)

Bought: (4) Vanity Fair Dinner Plates, On Sale $1.97 each
Bought: (2) Vanity Fair Napkins, 100ct, BOGO $2.29
Minus: (2) $1/2 Vanity Fair Products (exp 12/31/2050)
Minus: (2) FREE Vanity Fair Napkins, 40 or 100ct WYB 2 Vanity Fair Plates, Bowls or Cups, , PUBLIX Coupon (exp 12/02/2011)Publix Yellow Flyer, Happy Thanksgiving
Total Due: $3.59 (Makes them $0.60 each)

Bought: (4) Nabisco Crackers, BOGO $2.99
Minus: (2) $0.75/2 Nabisco Crackers
Total Due: $4.48 (Makes them $1.12 each)

Bought: (5) Dr. Pepper, BOGO $1.89
Bought:  (5) Dr. Pepper 10, BOGO $1.89
Minus: (5) FREE Dr. Pepper 10 2-liter WYB Dr. Pepper 2-liter, PUBLIX Coupon (exp 12/02/2011)Publix Yellow Flyer, Happy Thanksgiving
Minus: (5) Free Dr. Pepper Ten, 2 Liter, up to $1.99 (exp 11/21/2011) Source Date: 10/09/2011 SS Insert
Total Due: FREE plus $9.45 overage

Bought: (2) Aunt Jemima Syrup, BOGO $3.95
Minus:  No coupons
Total Due: $3.95 (Makes them $1.98 each)

Bought: (2) Hellmann’s Mayo, BOGO $4.89
Minus: (2) $0.25/1 Hellmann’s Product, (exp. 12/11/11) Source Date: 11/13/11 RP Insert
Total Due: $4.39 (Makes them $2.20 each)

Bought: (2) Finish Dishwasher Detergent, BOGO $6.99
Minus: (2) $0.75/1 Finish Dishwasher Detergent
Total Due: $5.49 (Makes them $2.75 each)

Bought: (6) Ragu Pasta Sauce, $2.59
Bought:  (3) Ronzoni Pasta, $1.39 each
Minus: (3) FREE Pasta WYB 2 Ragu Pasta Sauces, Any, up to $1.75 (exp 12/11/2011) Source Date: 11/13/2011 RP Insert (**cashier took off $1.75 each**)
Total Due: $6.69 (Makes them $0.75 each)

Minus: (1) $10 off $50 purchase Sweetbay Coupon from 11/13/11 Tampa Tribune

Total Spent Transaction #1: $13.89
Total Saved Transaction #1: $84.47

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Transaction #2


Bought: (4) Diet Mt. Dew, BOGO $1.89
Minus:  No coupons
Total Due: $3.78 (Makes them $0.95 each)

Bought: (4) Vanity Fair Dinner Plates, On Sale $1.97 each
Bought: (2) Vanity Fair Napkins, 100ct, BOGO $2.29
Minus: (2) $1/2 Vanity Fair Products (exp 12/31/2050)
Minus: (2) FREE Vanity Fair Napkins, 40 or 100ct WYB 2 Vanity Fair Plates, Bowls or Cups, , PUBLIX Coupon (exp 12/02/2011)Publix Yellow Flyer, Happy Thanksgiving
Total Due: $3.59 (Makes them $0.60 each)

Bought: (2) Nabisco Crackers, BOGO $2.99
Minus: (1) $0.75/2 Nabisco Crackers
Total Due: $2.24 (Makes them $1.12 each)

Bought: (2) Breakstone Sour Cream, BOGO $2.35
Minus:  No coupons
Total Due: $2.35 (Makes them $1.18 each)

Bought: (2) Simply Potatoes Mashed Potatoes, BOGO $3.99
Minus:  No coupons
Total Due: $3.99 (Makes them $2.00 each)

Bought: (2) Hellmann’s Mayo, BOGO $4.89
Minus: (2) $0.25/1 Hellmann’s Product, (exp. 12/11/11) Source Date: 11/13/11 RP Insert
Total Due: $4.39 (Makes them $2.20 each)

Bought: (2) Finish Dishwasher Detergent, BOGO $6.99
Minus: (2) $0.75/1 Finish Dishwasher Detergent
Total Due: $5.49 (Makes them $2.75 each)

Bought: (6) Ragu Pasta Sauce, BOGO $2.59
Bought: (3) Ronzoni Pasta, $1.39 each
Minus: (3) FREE Pasta WYB 2 Ragu Pasta Sauces, Any, up to $1.75 (exp 12/11/2011) Source Date: 11/13/2011 RP Insert (**cashier took off $1.75 each**)
Total Due: $6.69 (Makes them $0.75 each)

Minus: (1) $10 off $50 purchase Sweetbay Coupon from 11/13/11 Tampa Tribune

Total Spent Transaction #2: $22.99
Total Saved Transaction #2: $63.91

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Grand Total Spent: $36.88
Grand Total Saved: $185.26
Percentage Saved: 83.4%

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING SARAH!!

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Nov
04

Reader Success: Stockpiling Done Right

by Kimberly on November 4, 2011

I headed out to Publix today for a quick trip to grab a few things we were needing (using coupons of course).  Behind me in checkout was a woman, Jennifer, that reads this blog and I asked her to share her shopping trip with us all. Guys…this is such a great example of how to stockpile. Thank you Jennifer for sharing this with all of us. I don’t have a list of all the coupons she used today, but if you would like to check out the current Publix weekly ad to see the items on sale and the coupons that are available for those items (coupon matchups) CLICK HERE.

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Jennifer’s Shopping Trip:

I bought a lot more but couldn’t get it all in the picture.
12 boxes Barilla
32 Swanson beef and chicken broth (I use these every week it’s a staple!)
6 rice crispy treats (Kids love them, 2/$5 but had a $1.5 peelie
4 Crocker Barrel Spreads
2 Publix Bacon 2/$7 no coupons but it was a needed item…
20 TGIF entrees
2 Packs of Craisins
2 Jars of Pickles
14 Giant Green Valley steamers
4 Barber Stuffed Chicken After coupon which expired today, these were $8.99 (but again we do like them so I grabbed them)
20 Dr Pepper 10 2 Liters

I had free coupons for the Dr Pepper.
I spent $116.42 Pre tax total
Saved $241.98
SAVED 67% on items my family loves!

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I am a single mom with 4 kids, my oldest is 7. I am a full time student
earning my associates in science and to become a registered nurse, I got
laid off in February. After 13 years as an executive assistant being
unemployed is very humbling. I coupon to survive and I love it! It is so
rewarding and challenging. I keep a spreadsheet and I am saving 70% per
month. As I said when I met you, I used your site and list to shop for
things we need. If I had to spend the time doing this without a match up I
would be in tears and give up. I appreciate what you do and it was a
pleasure meeting you.

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Thank you so much Jennifer for sharing your trip with all of us!!

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Oct
27

My Story: How We Couponed to Surgery

by Kimberly on October 27, 2011

I was sharing with my friend Michelle over at I Heart Publix about how my husband and I were able to save up enough through couponing to pay for his much needed surgery last month. She asked me to type up my story for  her readers.  I believe you will be inspired and encouraged after reading my story.    If you would like to read my story and how I saved for Medical Expenses by couponing, CLICK HERE. I’m incredibly thankful and blessed for all God has blessed my family with. I never thought God would answer our prayers or meet our needs with coupons…but He did…I never thought they would help me with Medical Expenses though. Teeheehee!!   I am here to help each one of you along this journey of couponing.  I was a beginner once too, and sometimes you need to ask questions to help you learn along the way.  Each one of you are the reason I do this blog, whatever your story is, or whatever the reason your wanting/needing to save money for…I’m here to help you as much as I can.  Feel Free to email me questions or share your story with me.  You too can inspire someone else and help give them hope!  I would love to be featuring the stories I know you all have…but I can’t do it without your stories. So start typing and sending them in!

Note To my readers: If you have a comment about my story please come back over here and leave a comment for me here. Thanks! :-)

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Aug
17

Reader Success: Walgreens Show & Tell

by Kimberly on August 17, 2011

Here is another wonderful Shopping Success Trip from one of my readers! Walgreens can be a little tricky, and takes a little extra planning and brain power, but once you learn their system…the savings is AMAZING!! Kirstie saved 85% on this trip! Kirstie, thank you so much for sharing this so we can see that you, my awesome readers are saving too! And…saving BIG!! Keep sending in your stories, it doesn’t just have to be your shopping trip savings, I’d love to hear and share your story on how couponing has effected your family or a funny couponing story. Anything…I just want to keep featuring you so you all can encourage others in this couponing venture too!

Here’s my Walgreens shopping trip from this morning! I had $14 in RR left over from last week so that was awesome : )

Transaction #1:

Bought:
(1) ReNew Life Omega Smart Super Krill, $10
(2) Tuf Paper Towels Single Roll, $0.59 each (with in-ad coupon) “fillers”
Minus:
(1) $2/1 ReNew Omega Smart Super Critical or Smart Super Krill Oil Printable
(1) $5 RR I had left over from last week
(1) $4 RR also left over from last week
Total due: $.27 cents
Received: $10 RR for Omega Smart

Transaction #2:

Bought:
(2) Cottonelle Bathroom Tissue 12 large rolls, $5.00 each
(1) Pert Plus 2-in-1 Shampoo+Conditioner 25.4oz, $3.99
(1) Revlon Nail Color, $3.99
(3) Tuf Paper Towels Single Roll, $0.59 each (with in-ad coupon) “fillers”
Minus:
(2) $0.75/1 Cottonelle Toilet Paper 8/14/2011 SS Insert
(1) $1/1 Cottonelle Toilet Paper Walgreens IVC – took off $2.00 automatically since I bought 2
(1) $1/1 Pert Plus 3-in-1 or 2-in-1 Products 8/14/11 SS Insert
(1) $2/1 Revlon Cosmetic Product @Walgreens, 7/24/11 SS Insert
(1) $1/1 Revlon Color Cosmetics Product 8/14/2011 SS Insert
(1) $10 RR from transaction #1
Total due: $3.64
Received: $3 RR for Pert
$3 RR for Revlon

Transaction #3:

Bought:
(1) ReNew Life Omega Smart Super Krill, $10
(3) Chicken of the Sea Sardines 3.75oz, $0.79 (with in-ad coupon) “fillers”
Minus:
(1) $2/1 ReNew Omega Smart Super Critical or Smart Super Krill Oil Printable
(1) $3 RR from transaction #2
(1) $4 RR left over from last week
(1) $1 RR also left over from last week
Total due: $2.37
Received: $10 RR for Omega Smart

 

Grand total before coupons: $43.30
Total spent: $6.28 tax included
Total saved: $37.02
Percentage saved: 85%

 

And I still have $13 in RR to spend on something else!!

Thanks for helping me save a ton of money!!

Kirstie

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