Weekly Spending Summary (8/12-8/18)
Finally getting last week’s spending summary up. I have been in over my head this week doing corn and tomato stuff….canning and freezing it that is. I kept thinking all week I’d get to this post but there was always something more pressing. And since this post takes a long time to write up, it is easy to push it to the back burner.
I love canning and freezing produce but by the end, I’m always glad when I’m done. I only have applesauce yet to do and I’m going to wait a couple of weeks for that. I just am good and ready for a break and feel like I need to give attention to other areas that have gotten neglected the last couple of weeks.
And now for the spending…
Total Spent: $23.97
Total Saved with Coupons: $21.50
Total Saved with Sales: $13.53
Total Saved: $35.03
Rite Aid: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $4.00
Saved with Sales: $3.69
I paid for this purchase with a Rite Aid gift card that I had purchased previously at a discounted price online. My out of pocket was $7.41.
I was going to skip Rite Aid this week and then I saw this deal where I could get Revlon products and make $1.01 on them. I was actually needing another set of nail clippers and the other ones I plan to donate to our church. They use them in care packages.
- 2 Revlon Expert Shapers $3.67 total (On Sale for Buy One Get One 50% Off)
- 2 Revlon Nail Clippers $3.28 total (On Sale for Buy One Get One 50% Off)
- 2 Revlon Compact Nail Clippers $2.17 total (On Sale for Buy One Get One 50% Off)
- 2 Revlon Emery Boards $1.87 total (On Sale for Buy One Get One 50% Off)
- 2 Revlon printable coupons
- $2 Rite Aid Video Values coupon
- $4 in UPRewards for purchasing $10 worth of Revlon (can use on next purchase of any item)
- $4 Rite Aid Single Check Rebate for purchasing $10 worth of Revlon products
Saved with Coupons: $17.50
Saved with Sales: $9.84
Not a bad week at Giant! I got the Nature’s Own rolls for $0.99 after coupons/sales, the Heinz vinegar was $0.39, the Kraft BBQ was free, the Masterpiece BBQ was a moneymaker, the chips $0.99, the Kiss My Face soap $0.13, the Hebrew National free and the rest? Well, it was full price just because I needed or wanted it.
I don’t typically pay for soap (can get it free after coupons and sales) but I’ve heard good things about Kiss My Face soap and love that it is organic so I figured it was worth paying $0.13 for. I’m not sure that I’ll be keeping any of the BBQ sauce. For one thing I already have quite a bit stockpiled and for another I don’t like that it has High Fructose Corn Syrup in it. I’m thinking I’ll donate it to the food bank. I got the Dannon yogurt to use as starter for my homemade yogurt. Oh and the Ramen noodles? I had to take a cabbage salad (enough for 20 ppl) to our church carry in and it took Ramen noodles.
- Heinz Vinegar $1.39
- Kraft BBQ Sauce $1.00
- Texas Toast Croutons $1.39
- 2 Herr Corn Chips $3.99 total (On Sale Buy One Get One Free)
- 2 KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce $1.79 total (On Sale Buy One Get One Free)
- 2 Nature’s Own Hot Dog Buns/Hamburger Rolls $1.99 each
- Dannon Yogurt $2.65
- 3 Kiss My Face Bar Soap $2.13 each
- Hebrew National Hot Dogs $3.50
- $0.50 Heinz coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts (doubled to $1.00)
- $0.50 Kraft BBQ Sauce printable coupon (doubled to $1.00)
- Two $1.00 Herr Corn Chips coupons from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts
- $2/2 KC printable coupon
- Two $0.50 Nature’s Own Hot Dot Buns printable coupon (doubled to $1.00 each)
- Two $3.00 Kiss My Face printable coupons
- Hebrew’s National Free Product coupon from manufacturer ($3.50)
- I emailed them and complimented them about one of their products that I really liked and they sent me some coupons!
My usual stock up of Aldi stuff. But do note the cheap carrots and the almonds. The carrots I got for Vince’s lunch. At the price I had to buy them. The almonds were for the cabbage salad I mentioned above under my Giant purchase.
- 2 Flour Tortillas $0.99 each
- 2 Baby Carrots (1 lb.) $0.59 each
- Bananas $0.44/lb. –$2.27 total
- Spinach $1.69
- Mayonnaise $1.99
- Almonds $2.49
Whew! Lots of miscellaneous purchases this week! Most of it was purchased with money I had gotten out previously as grocery money, hence the small amount listed above. To make it easier, I’ll break it down by pictures.
Picture #1: Organic lettuce from our farmer’s market
Picture #2: Items I purchased at a local bulk food store. The cream cheese was $0.89 each. The cabbage was for the previously mentioned cabbage salad.
Picture #3: Random things…Clear Jel that my hubby picked up for me on his way home from work. A 6 pack of cauliflower plants that I got for $1. (I’m not sure if I’ll get them to produce anything or not but I figured for that price it is worth a try!) Eggs, peppers and onions from a local produce farm. The eggs are $1.10/doz., the peppers only $0.20 each and the onions? I can’t remember. But they were cheap!
Picture #4: I got a bushel of peaches from a local orchard for about $15 a bushel. They are Baby Gold peaches and are only good for canning. Since they are a cling stone a lot of people don’t like to bother with them (and I think that is why I can get them so cheap), but it is the only kind of peach I like to can. They aren’t a “stringy” texture like other peaches and just have a great texture. I’m one of those people who are weird about texture in case you were wondering! Anyway, for that price, I think I’d do them even if they weren’t my favorite!
I bought some McCormick food coloring at Giant to use when I made my son’s birthday cake. Well, the day after I purchased it I was at Walmart and saw their brand of food coloring for half the price of what I paid at Giant! So I returned the McCormick brand and kept the Walmart brand.Add a Comment