Weekly Spending Summary (11/11-11/17)

Total Spent: $60.18
Total Saved with Coupons: $67.00
Total Saved with Sales: $32.22
Total Saved: $99.22

CVS: $7.00
Saved with Coupons: $14.00
Saved with Sales: $5.97

Loved getting a good deal on diapers again! After months of not-so-great prices I enjoyed stocking up again.


  • 3 Huggies $10.00
  • CVS Brand Chips $1.00

Coupons Used:

  • Three $3.00 Huggies printable coupons
  • $1.00 CVS Chips coupon from coupon machine in store
  • $4.00 in Extra Bucks (CVS coupons that print at register)

Got Back:

  • $10.00 Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the Huggies (can use on next purchase of any item)

Rite Aid: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $48.00
Saved with Sales: $18.58

I had a rain check for Huggies diapers from a couple of weeks ago and I used it this week not thinking about the fact that they had an UPReward deal going on. So I basically got a double deal on the Huggies since I got UPRewards from both offers. I don’t like to do that because I feel like it is taking advantage of the store but…wasn’t sure what to do since I hadn’t thought of it.

Got lots of free gum and some more free Chapstick. And cheap Ziploc bags? Why not!


  • 4 Ziploc Bags $2.50 each
  • 6 Stride ID gum $1.00 each
  • 2 Chapstick $1.50 each
  • 3 Huggies Diapers $9.99 each

Coupons Used:

  • Two $1/2 Ziploc printable coupons
  • Three Buy One, Get One Free Stride ID coupons found on display in store
  • $1 Chapstick Rite Aid printable coupon
  • $1/2 Chapstick coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts
  • Two $1.50 Huggies printable coupons
  • $3 Huggies printable coupon
  • $26 in UPRewards (Rite Aid coupons that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • Two $2 UPReward coupons for purchasing the Ziploc (can use on next purchase of any item)
  • Three $1 UPReward coupons for purchasing the Stride (can use on next purchase of any item)
  • $1 in UPRewards for purchasing the Chapstick (can use on next purchase of any item)
  • $5 in UPRewards for purchasing the Huggies (can use on next purchase of any item)

Giant: $15.75
Saved with Coupons: $5.00
Saved with Sales: $7.67

Not a lot to say about my Giant purchases other than if you haven’t tried the Johnsonville Pork and Chicken Sausage you should. It’s really good and not as fatty as regular sausage. We enjoyed it in some breakfast burritos for dinner one evening.

Oh and the honey. This is a good example of how you spend more by not stocking up and planning ahead. I went to make bread and suddenly realized that I was totally out of honey. I had planned on getting some last week but with going out to Colorado unexpectedly for my brother-in-law’s mother’s funeral I never got it done. Anyway, I forgot about being out of honey and so here I was, with half of my bread ingredients in the mixer and no honey. I called my husband and he kindly stopped by Giant on his way home from work and got me a small bottle. But I about passed out when I saw the price. Well, not really. But you get the point. I did have a little sticker shock. See, I can usually get honey for about $12 for 5lbs. if I remember correctly, and here I was paying a bit over $4 for just 1 lb. It’s just part of life, but it was a good reminder to me to do better at keeping things that I know I use regularly on hand. I knew for weeks already that I was low on honey but just kept putting off getting it.


  • Texas Toast Croutons $1.25
  • 2 Giant Potatoes 5 lb. $3.99 total (on sale Buy One, Get One Free)
  • 2 Breakstone Sour Cream $1.67 each
  • 2 Johnsonville Pork and Chicken Sausage $3.99 each
  • Honey $4.19

Coupons Used:

  • $1/2 Breakstone Sour Cream coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts
  • Two $2 Johnsonville coupons from magazines that I get

Aldi: 37.43

We’re going to Ontario for Thanksgiving and since we often pack at least part of our food when we travel, I thought I’d buy some chips to have with our sandwiches that we’ll eat on the road. And yes, I bought plenty. We’ll enjoy some on the way home too plus my parents are going to be with us. The animal crackers are for the trip as well—a special treat for the kiddos.

I’ve been trying to get away from using Cool Whip since it is so incredibly fake and unhealthy. Aldi’s price for Heavy Whipping Cream is very reasonable and make me feel good about switching to using that instead.

And I’m sure you are wondering about all the chocolate chips! Well, they were marked down to just $1.29/bag and since they are something I use fairly often in my baking, especially over the holidays, I figured I’d stock up. I may end up giving a couple of bags to my mother-in-law too.


  • 2 BBQ Chips $1.49 each
  • Kettle Style Chips $1.79
  • 2 Butter $1.99 each
  • Saltines $0.99
  • 2 Cream Cheese $0.99
  • 2 Refried Beans $0.79
  • Spinach $1.69
  • Brown Sugar $1.39
  • Heavy Whipping Cream $1.89
  • Bananas $1.29
  • Cocoa $2.49
  • Animal Crackers $1.29
  • 7 Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips $1.29
  • 2 Milk Chocolate Chips $1.29
  • 2 White Chocolate Chips $1.29
  • Butterscotch Chips $1.29

Misc.: $0

The produce is from our local farmer’s market. I used grocery cash to pay for it.

The Purex with Oxi I received from Purex as part of the Purex Insiders program. I was pretty impressed with Purex with Oxi liquid laundry detergent and I love that it can also be used as a pretreater. Just pour a little onto the stain, rub stained fabric together and let sit for 5 minutes before washing as usual. Purex currently is running a sweeptakes with $6,000 worth of prizes. Feel free to enter…you never know when you might win!


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