Weekly Spending Summary (10/14-10/20)

Favorites this week:

  • Free and inexpensive socks at Rite Aid
  • Cheap diapers at Walgreens
  • Yummy, inexpensive organic pumpkin from Vitacost
  • Soft Scrub to review (and I actually liked it!)

Total Spent: $45.46
Total Saved with Coupons: $21.99
Total Saved with Sales: $27.11
Total Saved: $49.10

CVS: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $2.00
Saved with Sales: $3.19

I used a gift card that I earned through our credit card rewards program to pay for this purchase.

If you take iron tablets you might want to check into seeing if your pharmacy can special order them in for you.  When I worked as a pharmacy technician we used to use this brand to fill prescription and it is quite a bit cheaper than the over the counter version sold in the front of the store.  (And no, you do not need a prescription.  They will just order it from their outside vendor.)

Bought:

  • Advil Congestion Relief $7.99
  • Iron Tablets $1.80

Coupons Used:

  • $2.00 Advil printable coupon

Got Back:

  • $1.00 Extra Bucks coupons for purchasing the Advil (can use on next purchase of any item)
  • $5.99 Advil mail-in-rebate

Rite Aid: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $19.99
Saved with Sales: $2.34

Have you ever thought about buying socks at a drugstore? Me neither!  But if I can make money on them or get them for  less than $1.00 I’m in! = The pink fuzzy socks were a money maker of $0.41 and the 3 pack was only $0.94 after sales and coupons. I was actually needing more white socks so this was perfect!

Bought:

  • 2 Got2B Oil-liicous 5.84 total (on sale for Buy One, Get One Free- bought with rain check)
  • Blistex $2.50
  • No Nonsense Fuzzy Socks $3.59
  • No Nonsense 3 pck Socks $4.94

Coupons Used:

  • $18 in UPReward coupons (Rite Aid coupons that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • $8 in UPRewards for purchasing the Oil-licious hair care (can use on next purchase of any item)
  • $2.50 in UPRewards for purchasing the Blistex (can use on next purchase of any item)
  • Two $4 UPRewards coupons for purchasing the No Nonsense Socks (can use on next purchase of any item)

Walgreens: $14.38
Saved with Sales: $21.58

I was excited to get diapers for a great price. There haven’t been many good diaper deals lately and while I still have some in my stockpile, I really don’t want to run out either! Buying diapers at low prices like this is just one of the many ways that I’ve found I can save money on baby costs.

Bought:

  • 4 packs of Walgreens brand Diapers $3.59 each

Aldi: $15.92

Just bought some of the usual things that I get at Aldi- at least when I can’t get them cheaper with coupons!  :) And if you are new here, you’ll soon find out that I love Aldi. You can’t beat their prices and their quality is great!

Bought:

  • Canola Oil $2.69
  • Bananas $1.20
  • Corn Chips $0.99
  • Mustard $0.69
  • Heavy Whipping Cream $1.89
  • Feta Cheese $1.99
  • Raisins $1.79
  • Tomato Paste $0.39
  • Chocolate Chips $1.79
  • 2 Cream Cheese $1.19 each

Misc.: $15.16

We get milk from a local farm and $10 of this was for money to buy milk.

The apples were from my in-laws. My dad-in-law works at an orchard and they have lots of seconds of apples that he can get. They told him that it’s okay to give us some of them sometimes and so we always enjoy when we are able to be the recipient! They always have some spots but nothing that we can’t eat or cut around.

The SoftScrub was sent to me from Purex Insiders to try. I’ve been making my own bathroom cleaner for a while now and haven’t used any commercial cleaners as a result, so I was curious what I would think. I have to admit that I was fairly impressed with the Soft Scrub spray. Not only did it clean well, it didn’t have a horrible, strong chemical smell which is very important to me. I could use to clean my tub and sinks without feeling like I was going to fall over from the fumes. Personally, I still prefer my homemade cleaner just because it isn’t as harsh and since I have little children around when I’m cleaning I feel like that is necessary. But if I can get the Soft Scrub spray for really cheap or free with coupons I would definitely use it.

I ordered pumpkin from Vitacost and the shipping was $5.16. I’m having fun making some yummy things with it! You’ll be seeing some of the recipes in my future menu plans!

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