Weekly Spending Summary (9/9-9/15)

My sister-in-law got married on Saturday and because of that the last couple of weeks have been a bit busy.  This morning as I was working on this past week’s Spending Summary I realized that this one was still sitting in my drafts folder.  Oop!  :)

I spent a lot this week as you’ll notice below mostly because I bought a bunch of apples to make into applesauce.

Total Spent: $155.66
Total Saved with Coupons: $25.52
Total Saved with Sales: $30.71
Total Saved: $56.23

CVS: $0.71
Saved with Coupons: $2.49

Had to get a rain check for the other items I wanted to purchase…


  • Hershey’s Simple Pleasures Chocolates $0.67
  • Clear Shampoo $2.49

Coupons Used:

  • $2.49 Clear shampoo coupon via email from CVS

Got Back:

  • $0.67 in Extra Bucks coupons for purchasing the Hershey’s Simple Pleasures (can use on next purchase of any item)

Rite Aid: $4.74
Saved with Coupons: $16.25
Saved with Sales: $16.19

The Lysol was a moneymaker of $0.42, the Stride gum was free, the Crest was free, the socks cost $1 and the frisbee and candles were really inexpensive.

Actually my out of pocket was $1 more than what you see above but I’m putting the cost of the socks in our clothing budget.  My 4 yr. old spotted the frisbee in the clearance bin and it didn’t have a tag on it.  So we asked and they said $0.50.  I figured that was some cheap fun!  I plan to use the candles as gifts.


  • 2 Stride gum $1.00 each
  • 2 Lysol Power and Free Cleaners $2.79 each
  • Crest Pro-health Rinse $0.99 (bought with rain check and had the UPRewards amount earned with purchase deducted)
  • No Nonsense Women’s Socks 3 pack $4.99
  • No Nonsense Women’s Socks 2 pack $0.99
  • Wacky Noodle $0.50
  • 2 Candles $0.32 each
  • Frisbee $0.50

Coupons Used:

  • $0.25 Stride Rite Aid Video Values coupon
  • Buy One Get One Free Stride printable coupon ($1.00 value)
  • Two $1 Lysol printable coupons
  • $3/2 Lysol Rite Aid Video Values coupon
  • $1 Crest coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts
  • $10.00 in UPReward coupons (Rite Aid coupons that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • $1 UPReward for purchasing the Stride gum (can use on next purchase of any item)
  • Two $1 UPRewards for purchasing the Lysol (can use on next purchase of any item)
  • $5 UPRewards for purchasing the No Nonsense socks (can use on next purchase of any item)

Weis: $9.59
Saved with Coupons: $6.78
Saved with Sales: $14.52

I haven’t been able to get inexpensive cereal for a long time so I was excited to see this deal at Weis- I paid $0.30/box after coupons!  We usually eat homemade granola or homemade grape-nuts for breakfast because it is less expensive and much healthier but occasionally for a fun treat we’ll eat bought cereal.  I also like to have bought cereal on hand for when we have guest since I realize not everyone is used to or really cares for granola  and grape-nuts.

The Progresso Recipe Starters and Old El Paso Taco Seasonings were free after coupons.


  • 2 Five Pound Bags of Potatoes $4.99 total (on sale for Buy One, Get One Free)
  • Golden Grahams $1.49
  • Cheerios $1.49
  • 2 Total $1.49 each
  • Snuggle Fabric Softener $2.50
  • Progresso Recipe Starters $1.25
  • 2 Old El Paso Taco Seasonings $0.79 each

Coupons Used:

  • $1/2 General Mills cereal printable coupon
  • Two $1 Total printable coupons
  • $0.50 Snuggle coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts (doubled to $1.00)
  • $0.50 Progresso Recipe Starters printable coupon (doubled to $1.00)
  • Two $0.50 Old El Paso product printable coupon (doubled to $0.89 each)

Will Get Back:

Aldi: $15.90

Just a bunch of things I needed from one of my favorite stores!  :)   Seriously, you can’t beat their prices.


  • 2 Sugar (4 lb.) $2.29 each
  • Canola Oil $2.69
  • 4 Flour Tortillas $0.99 each
  • Heavy Whipping Cream $1.89
  • 2 Brown Sugar (2 lb.) $1.39 each

Misc.: $124.72

This was for:

  • $63 for 4 1/2 bushel of  apples that we made into applesauce
  • $20 for money to buy milk from a local farm
  • $20 for cash to use for produce at market etc.
  • $21.72 for a discounted Rite Aid gift card that I purchased online- I saved 6% off the actual gift card value
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