Weekly Spending Summary (6/9-6/15)

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:

  • 20 Yoplait Greek yogurts that I made $16 on!
  • Turkey Hill All-Natural ice cream for less than $1.00/box
  • $0.50 General Mills cereal (that also got me free milk!)
  • Fruttare Frozen Bars for $0.50/box

Total Spent: $92.69
Total Saved with Coupons: $59.97
Total Saved with Sales: $72.62
Total Saved: $132.59

Giant: $69.05
Saved with Coupons: $29.00
Saved with Sales: $30.13

Wowzers, this was an amazing week at Giant!  I did a bunch of gas deals where I bought a bunch of things and then will get off so much a gallon of gas.  All told, I should $2.80 off each gallon of gas that I buy.  Our tank holds at least 20 gallons so I’ll be getting at least $56 back once I purchase my gas!  That means really I only paid $8.05 for all of the above items!  And in all actuality, I’ll likely be able to put more than 20 gallons in our tank so my savings will be more.   (I’ll show the gas savings as a grocery credit once I purchase it.  I typically take the savings as grocery savings since I only purchase those grocery items due to the gas deals.)

I was especially excited about the Turkey Hill ice cream.  We love ice cream and we especially love Turkey Hill’s All-Natural ice cream which is made with only simple, basic ingredients.  For the last year or so I haven’t seen it for less than $2.50/box and most times it was more than that even on sale.  After my coupons and gas points I paid around $0.90/box (maybe less depending how much gas I get!).  Thankfully I have lots of freezer space right now, so I stocked up hoping that this will last us till at least fall sometime.  By the way, Turkey Hill is great about sending out coupons if you just simply call them and ask for the coupons.  They actually have told me to do this so they really don’t mind!

The Fruttare bars weren’t free but at $0.50/box I figured they were an inexpensive summer treat.  Far cheaper than going out for ice cream anyway!

The Yoplait yogurt was a moneymaker of at least $16 after coupons/gas savings!  Yes, you read that right.  I don’t even like Greek yogurt but my husband and kiddos do and even if they didn’t I’d have bought it and give it to our neighbors or something.  :)   A little side note.  I make my own homemade yogurt but my kiddos think eating bought yogurt is the coolest thing ever….something about those little cups just enchants them.

The Tasters Choice was a great price for instant decaf coffee- something I have to keep stocked up on so that I can keep myself supplied with yummy Homemade Iced Coffee all summer long!

Bought:

  • 4 Texas Toast Croutons $1.59 each
  • 2 Nature’s Promise Organic Ketchup $1.79 each
  • 6 Sargento Shredded Cheese $2.50 each
  • 20 Yoplait Greek yogurt $1.00 each
  • Tasters Choice Coffee Sticks $1.05
  • 4 Fruttare Bars $2.00 each
  • 10 Turkey Hill Ice Cream $3.50 each

Coupons Used:

  • Two $1/2 Texas Toast croutons coupons from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts
  • Two $1.00 Nature’s Promise product coupons
  • Four $1/5 Yoplait printable coupons
  • $1.00 Taster Choice coupon (came with sample pack)
  • Two $2.00 Fruttare printable coupons
  • Two $1.00 Fruttare printable coupons
  • Two $0.50 Turkey Hill coupons requested from manufacturer (doubled to $1.00 each)
  • Eight $1.00 Turkey Hill coupons some from newspaper coupon inserts, some from magazines and some from manufacturer

Weis: $11.80
Saved with Coupons: $30.97
Saved with Sales: $42.49

I got the General Mills cereals for $0.50 each plus because I bought so many I got 2 gallons of free milk! (you got a gallon for every 10 cereals.)   We don’t each much bought cereal but it’s fun to have occasionally for a treat and I also like to have it on hand for when we have guests.  Plus, I was to take some to a family get together for the weekend so the timing of this sale was perfect!

The donuts and the Beech-nuts were both free after coupons/sales.  Again, things I don’t typically buy but if they are free?  Why not?

Bought:

  • 20 General Mills cereals $1.49 each
  • 2 Tastycake donuts $3.99 total (on sale Buy One, Get One free)
  • Beech-nut Fruities $0.89
  • 2 Whole Milk $4.33 each

Coupons Used:

  • Two $1/2 General Mills printable coupons
  • Sixteen $0.50-$0.75 General Mills printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
  • Free Tastycake product coupon from Facebook promotion (took off $3.99)
  • $1.00 Beech-nut coupon received via mail from manufacturer
  • Two Free Milk coupons- got for buying the cereal (took off $3.99 each)

Aldi: $10.08

  • Mayonnaise $1.99
  • Saltines $0.99
  • Bananas $0.44/lb.
  • Sugar 4 lb. $2.29
  • Brown Sugar $1.29
  • 2 Tortillas $0.99 each

Save-A-Lot: $3.98

I headed to Save-A-Lot to do the gift card deal (it’s over now) and grabbed some sugar while I was there.  I was surprised to find their sugar is cheaper than Aldi’s since most times Save-A-Lot’s prices are a bit more than what I find at Aldi.

Misc.: $3.78

Made 2 batches of freezer jam this week.  I love this Mrs. Wages No Cook Freezer Jam Fruit Pectin.  It’s super easy and the jam tastes so fresh- like you’re eating fresh strawberries.  And the thing I really love?  It only takes a small amount of sugar!  (If I remember correctly, it was 1 1/2 cups sugar to 4 cups crushed berries.)  Finally a jam that I don’t have to feel terrible about eating!

Credits: $6.00

Some of the cereal that I bought was for my sister-in-law- this is the the reimbursement for that.

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