Weekly Spending Summary (12/30-1/5)

I didn’t do as much shopping as usual this week.  We’re getting ready to be gone for 6 weeks to an area that doesn’t have many stores(my husband is teaching at a small Bible school) and so I was trying to use up all my store coupons.  I also will probably be doing very little shopping over the next 6 weeks either so these Weekly Spending Summaries will be rather sporadic too.

A couple of my favorite deals:

  • Free Twix bar  :)
  • $0.50 for 2 Pentel pencils with lead and erasers

Total Spent: $12.55
Total Saved with Coupons: $25.75
Total Saved with Sales: $7.44
Total Saved: $33.19

CVS: $0
Saved with Coupons: $19.75
Saved with Sales: $6.44

I used a gift card that I earned through MyPoints to pay for this purchase, otherwise my out of pocket expense would have been $1.25.  As I mentioned above, I was trying to use up Extra Buck coupons so most of these items I wouldn’t have bought otherwise.

Our 4 yr. old will have a lot of fun with the letters and beads.  I know that they are hair beads but I’m planning to use them more as a craft item where he will be stringing them.  Hey, they were cheaper than the ones at Michael’s, so I figured why not?

Although Neutrogena is our favorite hand lotion/cream, the Lubriderm is probably our second favorite.  And since it was cheaper than the Neutrogena and in a handy, dandy pump bottle I figured I’d get it.  Have you tried the Twix Peanut Butter?  Yum…they are so good!

Bought:

  • Twix $0.75
  • Huggies $9.49
  • Kid’s Hair Beads $2.99
  • Lubriderm $4.99
  • LA Looks Gel $1.67
  • Alphabet Letters $1.00

Coupons Used:

  • $3.00 Huggies printable coupon
  • $16.75  in Extra Bucks (CVS coupons that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • $0.75 Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the Twix (can use on next purchase of any item)
  • $1.00 Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the Huggies (can use on next purchase of any item)

Rite Aid: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $6.00
Saved with Sales: $1.00

Several months ago I purchased a Rite Aid gift card for 6% discount online and I used it to pay for this purchase which was $3.13.

Again, as mentioned above I was trying to use up UPRewards so I didn’t buy a lot of the things I typically would have.  We did need some new pencils though so I was excited to get these for just $0.50!  And the Neutrogena Hand Cream isthebest thing there is for dry, cracked hands in our opinion.  It’s maybe it a bit pricier but it works and you don’t need a lot to get the job done.  And on top of that it is not very greasy nor does it wash off easily.  And no, I don’t get paid to say all of that, we just love the product!

Bought:

  • Neutrogena Hand Cream $4.49
  • Pentel Pencils $4.49

Coupons Used:

  • $6 in UPRewards (Rite Aid coupons that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • $4 UPReward coupon for purchasing the Pentel pencils (can be used on next purchase of any item)

Centerville Bulk Food: $12.55

 Stopped at the local bulk food store to stock up on a few basics.  We usually get milk from a local dairy but this week was just too hectic and we didn’t have time, so we paid $4.04 instead of $2.50 and got it at the bulk food store.  Sometimes it’s just worth spending the extra money.

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  1. by Mia Goo

    On January 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    would you mind listing what you bought at the bulk food store? Thanks :)

  2. by Lydia Beiler

    On January 10, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Mia, I don’t remember everything totally but here’s what I do remember. And in the future I’ll try to do better at posting more details for my bulk food store purchases, although I can’t promise that I’ll do full details every time. :)

    I got rolled oats and regular oatmeal for about $0.56/lb. each. Brown sugar for around $0.69/lb. And yeast and raw wheat germ- and I can’t remember the prices for them.

    Does that help?

  3. by Mia Goo

    On January 10, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Yes thank you Lydia!