Weekly Spending Summary (12/16-12/22)

Some of you have wondered recently where I get my printable coupons. Here are the main coupon sites that I use: Coupons.com, Coupon Network, Smart Source, Red Plum and Saving Star. Manufacturer websites and Facebook pages are another great source. 

Favorite Deals this Week:

  • Huggies diapers for $3.66/pack
  • Aveeno lotion for practically free
  • Moneymaking Centrum vitamins
  • Free Post Shredded Wheat
  • $0.37/lb. organic carrots
  • Sausage for $1.50/lb

Total Spent: $18.86
Total Saved with Coupons: $53.50
Total Saved with Sales: $18.52
Total Saved: $72.02

CVS: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $24.00
Saved with Sales: $7.47

I used a gift card that I earned through MyPoints to pay for this purchase, otherwise my out of pocket expense would have been $11.47.  I was excited to get diapers for just $3.66/pack.  And the Aveeno lotion was just $0.04 each after coupons and sales.  I love using it on my legs.  In my opinion it doesn’t work that well as a hand lotion but it totally rocks at keeping legs hydrated in the winter when they want to get all dried out.

Bought:

  • 3 Huggies diapers $10.00 each
  • 4 Aveeno lotions $3.79 each (bought with rain check)

Coupons Used:

  • Three $3 Huggies printable coupons
  • $25 in Extra Bucks (CVS coupons that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • $10 Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the Huggies (can use on next purchase of any item)
  • $15 Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the Aveeno (can use on next purchase of any item)

Rite Aid: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $17.00
Saved with Sales: $8.10

I used a gift card that I purchased online for 6% off the value to pay for this purchase otherwise my out of pocket would have been $1.95.

Yay for free “healthy” cereal, money making vitamins and free aspirin.  I’m not a shredded wheat fan but I think my hubby will eat it.  If not, I’ll happily donate it to our local food bank.  The aspirin I always pass onto my parents, both of whom are supposed to take it daily.

Bought:

  • Rite Aid Vanilla Extract $1.00
  • Bayer Aspirin $2.96
  • Centrum $9.99
  • 2 Post Cereal $2.50 each

Coupons Used:

  • $2 Bayer Rite Aid printable coupon (received via email)
  • $1 Bayer coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts
  • $3 Centrum Rite Aid coupon from Flu Coupon Booklet
  • $5 Centrum coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts
  • Two $1 Post printable coupons (Coupon Network site)
  • $1/2 Post Rite Aid coupon from Flu Coupon Booklet
  • $3 in UPRewards (Rite Aid coupons that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • $3.00 UPReward coupon for purchasing the Centrum (can be used on next purchase of any item)
  • $2 Centrum Single Check Rebates
  • $2.00 UPReward coupon for purchasing the Post (can be used on next purchase of any item)

Giant: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $7.00
Saved with Sales: $2.95

I used a Visa gift card that I received from a Proctor & Gamble rebate to pay for this purchase, otherwise I would have spent $6.49.

The wipes were a great stock up price and the sausage was too at just $1.50 after coupons/sales.

Bought:

  • 5 Pampers Wipes $2.00 each
  • Johnsonville Chicken Sausage $3.49

Coupons Used:

  • Four $0.50 Pampers printable coupons from Coupons.com (doubled to $1.00 each)
  • $0.50 Pampers coupon from Proctor & Gamble- received in mail (doubled to $1.00)
  • $2.00 Johnsonville Chicken Sausage coupon from Catalina machine- coupon machine at store register

Walmart: $4.86
Saved with Coupons: $5.50

Also purchased Bic White Out that I forgot to picture.

Once again I price matched at Walmart and again it was very simple to do.  I also picked up my usual organic carrots for cheap thanks to the weekly coupon that I can get from Earthbound Farms website.   The Bic deal was awesome because I had just discovered that my Wite Out was dried up and then realized that yay, I could get it for free this week!   And the water?  I need distilled water for my iron.  Kind of hate paying for water but hey, what is one to do?

Bought:

  • Bic Wite Out $1.00
  • 2 Cracker Barrel Cheese $2.00 each (price matched)
  • 4 Earth Bound Farms Organic Carrots $1.12 each
  • Distilled Water $0.88

Coupons Used:

  • $1.00 Bic printable coupon
  • Two $0.75/1 Cracker Barrel printable coupons
  • Four $0.75 Earth Bound Farms printable coupons (from their website)

Aldi: $0

I used grocery cash to pay for this purchase of $3.14.

I about had a fit when I saw that eggs were $1.75/dozen.  I don’t think I’ve ever paid so much for eggs in my entire life!  But we were almost totally out so I went ahead and got them.  But I will definitely be making it a point to again get eggs from the local farm I often buy them from!

Bought:

  • Powdered Sugar $1.39
  • Eggs $1.75

Misc.: $14.oo

This was money that we will use to buy milk from a local dairy.  We pay $2.50 for a gallon of farm fresh milk.

The Charmin wipes were sent to me from Vocalpoint.  (You can sign up to try future products too.)  I have to admit that I was actually more impressed with them than I expected to be.  I figured they would cause problems when flushing and just not be that helpful but I was wrong.  We’ve had no issues flushing them and they’ve been great to use on our 4 yr. old when we want to make sure he is totally clean.  In fact, I was so impressed with them that I just might end up buying some if I can find that at a good price.  It’s perfect for a little one who is learning to wipe themselves.

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