Weekly Spending Summary (5/19-5/25)

Spent way too much this week.  I was trying to stock up on pantry things and also was buying some food for our Memorial day picnic and for a few other events but still….  After last month’s reality check, I’m realizing I need to really work at getting my spending lower again.  The good news is that I plan to do very, very little shopping this week.  Hopefully that will help!

Total Spent: $113.01
Saved with Coupons: $21.39
Saved with Sales: $20.08
Total Saved: $41.47

Rite Aid: $0
Saved with Coupons: $2.99
Saved with Sales: $2.00

I actually went to Rite Aid for more than this but had to get rain checks for the other items.


  • Flame Disk $2.99

Coupons Used:

  • $1.00 Flame Disk Rite Aid Video Values coupon (found on Rite Aid’s website)
  • $2.00 Flame Disk printable coupon

Giant: $12.39
Saved with Coupons: $15.40
Saved with Sales: $17.28

I was happy to get mustard for a good price again.  I used to be able to get mustard free throughout the summer but the coupons just aren’t quite as good anymore.  However, $0.30 for a bottle of mustard is still a great price and the Dijon mustard was actually free.

The wipes were a great buy at $1/pack and the veggies were only $0.50 bag!  That’s cheaper that what I can buy veggies and freeze them myself.


  • 4 Pampers Wipes $2.00
  • 4 French’s Yellow Mustard $1.00
  • 4 French’s Dijon Mustard $1.00
  • Nature’s Promise Organic Ketchup $1.79
  • 4 Bird’s Eye Vegetables $1.25 each
  • 8 Bird’s Eye Steamfresh Vegetables $1.25 each

Coupons Used:

  • Got $5 instant savings for buying the 12 Bird’s Eye products
  • Four $0.50 Pampers printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
  • Four $0.30 French’s printable coupons (doubled to $0.60 each)
  • Four $0.50 French’s printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
  • $1.00 Nature’s Promise coupon from coupon booklet found in-store
  • Four $1/2 Bird’s Eye Steamfresh printable coupons

Weis: $5.12
Saved with Coupons: $2.00
Saved with Sales: $0.80

If you follow me on Facebook you might remember me posting that I had a Weis shopping trip that had me so frustrated that I was about ready to give up couponing.  This was the trip.  I went there for several deals and only ended up getting this one because the rest didn’t work like they were supposed to.  And even this one ended up costing me more than I had thought it would.  It still was an okay deal although I definitely wouldn’t have gone there just to buy these beans since it wasn’t that great of a price!


  • 8 Goya Beans $0.89 each

Coupons Used:

  • Two $1/4 Goya printable coupons

Target: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $1.00

Had to run into Target for some other stuff and grabbed these straws while I was there.  Our kids love drinking from straws and since we do lots of fun drinks in the summer I thought I’d make them more fun by buying these straws and letting them use them.


  • 2 UP Straws $0.99 each

Coupons Used:

  • $1/2 Target UP Brand printable coupon

Aldi: $19.24

Every week I think I’m going to get enough stuff at Aldi so that I won’t have to go the next week but every week it seems like I still have to go for some reason.  This week it was for potatoes and brown sugar.  Aldi was out of potatoes last week and since I was totally out myself I knew I had to go and get some.  I also found out last week at our menu planning session that I’m supposed to take a bunch of baked stuff to my husband’s family get together in a couple of weeks.  So I needed more brown sugar and chocolate chips for that since I wanted to start making stuff to freeze so I’m not going crazy trying to do it all last minute.


  • Sugar $2.29
  • Pure Vanilla $1.99
  • Powdered Sugar 2 lb. $1.29
  • 2 Brown Sugar 2 lb. $1.29 each
  • 2 Orange Juice $1.29 each
  • Bananas $0.44/lb.
  • 2 Red Potatoes 5 lb. $2.69 each
  • Chocolate Chips $1.79

Sharp Shopper: $25.25

Just a trip to my favorite discount grocery store to stock up on whatever great buys I could find.

You might remember that shredding my own cheese is one of the money saving things I won’t do.  Guess how I got those 3 lbs. of mozzarella shredded?  My sweet sister-in-law.  :)   I know, I’m terrible, aren’t I?  She doesn’t mind shredding cheese though and since she was here one day last week helping me I took advantage of the fact.


  • 2 hot dog rolls 24 ct. $1.49 each
  • 2 Orange Juice 0.99 each
  • 2 lunch meat 1 lb. $1.99 each
  • 3 mozzarella cheese 1 lb. $1.99 each
  • 2 hot dogs (the no preservatives, no fillers kind) $1.49 each
  • 2 Hillshire sausages $1.49 each
  • Chives $0.89
  • Pure Vanilla 8 oz. $3.49

Centerville Bulk Foods: $26.01

I wasn’t really needing anything that badly from our local bulk food store but decided to stop and stock up since I was in the area.  I don’t get over that way terribly often so I try to stop when I can so that I don’t have to make a special trip.

Got things like oatmeal, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, cornstarch, rice and honey.

Misc.: $25.00

The lettuce you see above was from my in-laws.  They havelotsof beautiful lettuce and often share with us (which we love!).  I bought the garbage bags from Hogar Crea, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center.  They frequently come knocking on our door to do fund raising and I like to support them occasionally.  The money for them came from my grocery cash.

  • $20 for money to buy milk from a local dairy (love our fresh, raw milk!)
  • $5 for cash to buy produce at our local farmer’s market
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