Weekly Spending Summary (10/20-10/26)

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, Ibotta and Saving Star.  Manufacturer websites and Facebook pages are another great source.

Favorite buys:

  • Cracker Barrel chunk cheese for just under $2/lb.
  • ham for $0.99/lb.
  • Hormone free, kosher chicken for $0.69/lb.
  • dark chocolate chips for $1.69

Total Spent: $72.64
Total Saved with Coupons: $8.00
Total Saved with Sales: $2.00
Total Saved: $10.00

Giant: $6.76
Saved with Coupons: $6.00
Saved with Sales: $2.00

I’m getting low on blocks of cheese and so I was absolutely thrilled to discover this deal when I was at Giant.  I ended up paying $0.94 each after coupons and sales which comes to just under my $2/lb. buy price for cheese.  Honestly, the last number of months I’ve had a hard time finding any cheese at that price and was starting to think I was going to have to up my buy price.  And maybe I will yet.  But for now, I’m happy to have cheese again!


  • 4 Cracker Barrel Cheese (8oz.) $3.19 each

Coupons Used:

  • Four $1.50 Cracker Barrel printable coupons

Got Back:

  • $3.00 Catalina coupon for purchasing 4 Cracker Barrel cheese (prints at register and can be used on next purchase at Giant)

Weis: $14.18
Saved with Coupons: $2.00

We are having a bunch of people over for lunch this Sunday and so I was happy to get this ham for a good price.  I also noticed these broiler chickens with a $1 peelie coupon on them.  For some reason, these two only were priced at $0.99 and had the coupon.  The rest of them were $2.99/lb.  Anyway, I don’t really need chicken but $0.69/lb. for hormone free chicken (and yes, this was raised without hormones, not just no hormones added) was just too good to pass up.  My mother-in-law makes delicious rotisserie style chicken with broilers and I am anxious to try it with these.


  • Ham for $0.99/lb ($9.63 total)
  • 2 David Elliot Hormone Free Broiler Chicken total of 6.62 lbs. (paid $0.69/lb after coupons)

Aldi: $22.31

Just some of the stuff I typically purchase at Aldi.  I plan to do quite a bit of baking for the holidays so I stocked up on chocolate chips for that.  Oh and I was excited to find bittersweet or dark chocolate chips with the seasonal stuff!  We love dark chocolate and it’ll be fun to make some chocolate chip cookies with them.  And they are so good…had to open the bag and sample a few.  The bag looks very similar to the Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate Chips bag- same material, same colors- and I’m suspicious that they are made at the Ghiradelli plant. But hey, that’s just speculation!


  • 2 Saltines $0.95 each
  • Spinach $1.79
  • Cinnamon $0.99
  • 2 Coconut $1.29 each
  • Pretzels $1.29
  • 4 Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips $1.79 each
  • Dark Chocolate Chips $1.69
  • Bananas $0.44/lb.
  • 3 lb. Sweet Potatoes $1.19
  • Canola Oil $2.59

Centerville Bulk Food: $26.40

Just my usual stock up run…forgot to take a picture!

Ross: $2.99

This was for a box of tea that I purchased there.

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