Weekly Spending Summary (6/23-6/29)

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.

Thanks to gift cards, this week was a week of very little actual spending even though I really bought quite a bit.  Some of my favorite buys:

* Huggies diapers for $3.49/pack
* Free Venus razor
* Free Kotex pads
* Free toothpaste

Total Spent: $5.54
Total Saved with Coupons: $58.74
Total Saved with Sales: $19.47
Total Saved: $78.21

CVS: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $45.75
Saved with Sales: $15.20

I had a CVS gift card that I earned through our credit card rewards program that I used to pay for this purchase which was $5.70.  (And no worries!  We always pay off our credit card bills in full each month.  No carrying balances here!)

I was really thrilled to get one of my favorite Venus razors free- actually I made $0.61 on it!  I also was excited to get diapers for $3.49/pack after coupons and sales.  Definitely a great stock-up price!  And believe it or not, my usually overflowing toothpaste stash is actually running a bit low so I was glad to be able to get 2 toothpastes for free this week as well.

Oh, I should mention that $10 of the Extra Bucks that I used to pay for this purchase was actually earned by taking a survey from CVS.  Several weeks ago they sent me this survey that I could do (took about 15 min.) and then they paid me with $10 Extra Bucks.  How cool is that?  You can sign up for their CVS Advisor Panel too.  Hopefully sometime you’ll get a great survey like I did.

Bought:

  • 2 Colgate Toothpaste $2.99 each
  • Gillette Venus $7.39
  • 4 Huggies $9.49 each

Coupons Used:

  • $2/2 Colgate printable coupons
  • $4.00 Gillette coupon received via mail
  • Four $3.00 Huggies printable coupons
  • $27.75 in Extra Bucks (CVS coupons that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • Two $2.00 Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the Colgate (can be used on next purchase of any item)
  • $4.00 Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the Gillette (can be used on next purchase of any item)
  • $12.00 Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the Huggies (can be used on next purchase of any item)

Rite Aid: $0
Saved with Coupons: $5.99
Saved with Sales: $3.00

I wasn’t just dying to buy Marc Anthony hair spray (although it might be amazing stuff for all I know!) but I have UPRewards that need to be used so I figured if I can make $1 on hairspray I might as well!

Bought:

  • Marc Anthony Hair Spray $5.99

Coupons Used:

  • $2.00 Marc Anthony printable coupon
  • $3.00 Marc Anthony Rite Aid Video Values coupon
  • $1.00  in UPRewards (Rite Aid coupon that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • $2.00 UPReward coupon for purchasing the Marc Anthony (can be used on next purchase of any item)

Giant: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $7.00
Saved with Sales: $1.27

I used a Visa gift card that I earned through a Proctor & Gamble rebate to pay for this purchase which was $3.32.

Every time I can, I use those $0.50 Pampers wipes coupons to get packages of wipes for $1.00.  Wipes keep for pretty much forever and so I don’t mind stocking up while I can.  You never know when they’ll stop offering the coupons!

The Reynolds Baking cups were actually a moneymaker of $0.11 and the Kotex was free.  The Fels-naptha is one of my go-to stain removers.  I just used the last splinters of my current bar and was feeling panicky when I my son came home from Summer Bible School the other night with grass stains all over his khaki pants.  (Yes, I wizened up and wore jeans on him the rest of the week!)  Thankfully I remembered that Giant carries Fels-naptha, not just the little Amish store where I typically get it.  So I grabbed some today and plan to use it this afternoon to work on those stains!

Bought:

  • 2 Pampers Wipes $2.00 each
  • Reynolds Baking Cups $0.89
  • U by Kotex Pads $4.00
  • Fels-Naptha $1.29

Coupons Used:

  • Two $0.50 Pampers printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
  • $1.00 Reynolds coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts
  • $4.00 Kotex printable coupon (Facebook offer)

Aldi: $5.54

Had to get ice cream sandwiches for our last evening of Summer Bible School tradition and so I grabbed a few other things while I was already in the store.  (We were in charge of our Summer Bible School this year and the tradition is that the last night we have a snack of ice cream sandwiches for everyone.  A fun way to end!)

Bought:

  • Lemon Juice $1.89
  • Bananas $0.44/lb.  $1.16
  • Red Potatoes 5lb. $2.49

Staples: $0 (gift card)

 

I used the gift card that I bought from Groupon to pay for some printer paper.  I paid $7.73 for it and will get $7.29 back in Staples Easy Rebates- the $0.44 difference is tax.

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