Weekly Spending Summary (4/7-4/13)

Some of you have wondered 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 buys of the week:

  • 7 packs of diapers for under $5 each
  • Lunch Meat for $1.99/lb.
  • Sour Cream for $0.66/lb.

Total Spent: $56.39
Total Saved with Coupons: $75.37
Total Saved with Sales: $30.02
Total Saved: $105.39

CVS: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $46.87
Saved with Sales: $15.06

I used a gift card that I had earned through one of our credit card rewards programs to pay my total of $6.98.  (And just in case you are surprised we use credit cards, don’t worry.  We pay our bill off in full each month.)

Both the alcohol pads and the DermaSilk were free- in fact the DermaSilk was actually a moneymaker of $4!

Bought:

  • CVS Alcohol Pads $2.37
  • DermaSilk Wrinkle Eraser Pen $19.99
  • 3 Kleenex $0.99 each
  • 3 Huggies Slip-Ons $9.49 each

Coupons Used:

  • $10.00 DermaSilk printable coupon
  • $4/$12 CVS Cosmetics purchase
  • CVS Alcohol Pad Free Product coupon ($2.37)
  • $2/3 Kleenex printable coupon
  • Three $2.50 Huggies Slip-ons printable coupons
  • $21.00 in Extra Bucks (CVS coupons that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • $10.00 Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the DermaSilk (can be used on next purchase of any item)
  • $10.00 Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the Kleenex and Huggies (can be used on next purchase of any item)
  • $1.00 Extra Bucks coupon for using my Green Bag tag four times- a tag used when you bring you own shopping bag (can be used on next purchase of any item)

Rite Aid: $7.00
Saved with Coupons: $28.00
Saved with Sales: $14.96

I had a rain check that I used to get these diapers.  I had some UPRewards that were going to expire so I was really glad to be able to do this deal.

Bought:

  • 4 Pampers Diapers $8.75 each

Coupons Used:

  • Four $1.50 Pampers printable coupons
  • $22 in UPRewards (Rite Aid coupon that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Dollar Tree: $3.50
Saved with Coupons: $0.50

Love buying greeting cards at Dollar Tree- you can’t beat $1 for cards.  No, the sayings might not be as great as more expensive cards but I prefer writing my own sentiments anyway.

Bought:

  • 3 Greeting Cards $1.00 each
  • Armour Pepperoni $1.00

Coupons Used:

  • $0.50 Armour printable coupon

Sharp Shopper: $29.89

Sharp Shopper is a local grocery store that specializes in discount foods.  I never know just what deals I might find when I shop there since a lot of the items they get are items that are overstock, discontinued etc. from other stores.  I’ve found that for me, the best deals are in their meat and dairy sections so I typically just head straight there and skip the rest of the store.

This week was the jackpot.  I was so excited to stock up on sour cream for half price of what I normally pay at Aldi.  And the cottage cheese is about 25% less than I pay there.  I’ve been low on lunch meat for several weeks now and was having a hard time finding it for less than $2/lb. which is my buy price.  So I was pretty stoked when I found some good lunch meat for $1.99/lb.  When I find great buys like this it is hard for me to know how much to get.  I’m tempted to get lots because it is such an awesome deal but at the same time, it’s not worth going overboard either since these deals do come around every so often.

In the end I felt good about how much I got.  I froze the lunch meat that we aren’t using.  And did you know that cottage cheese, cream cheese and sour cream all keep well past their expiration dates?  I’ve had all of those for at least a month past date and they’ve still been fine.  If it looks like it’s going to be a problem to get them used I’ll just freeze them and use them in things that it won’t matter if the consistency is a little different.

Bought:

  • 6 Sour Cream 24 oz. $0.99 each
  • 4 Cottage Cheese 16 oz. $0.99 each
  • 2 Cream Cheese $0.79
  • Cream Cheese $0.99
  • Butter $1.99
  • 6 Hillshire Farms and Oscar Mayer Lunch Meats 16 oz. $1.99 each
  • Pepperoni $0.99
  • Onions $1.50

Misc.: $16.00

I got cash out to use for produce at our local farmer’s market.

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