Weekly Spending Summary (12/15-12/21)

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

Favorite Buys:

  • Huggies for $4.32/pack
  • Dove Shampoo/Conditioner that was a moneymaker
  • Free Rice Chex
  • $0.17 General Mills Cereal
  • Scott Toilet Paper $3.99/12 pack

Total Spent: $90.61
Total Saved with Coupons: $61.70
Total Saved with Sales: $42.41
Total Saved: $104.11

CVS: $0 (gift card and grocery cash)
Saved with Coupons: $24.75
Saved with Sales: $10.44

I had $6.47 on gift card that I used towards this purchase and I paid the remaining $1.02 with grocery cash.

The Dawn was $0.47 each after coupons/sales.  I like to use the blue Dawn for my Homemade Bathroom Cleaner- makes an inexpensive, awesome cleaner!

The Huggies were $4.32 each after coupons and sales.  Stocking up on diapers is one of the 10 ways that I save on baby expenses- and it really does save us a lot!


  • 2 Dawn Soap $0.97 each
  • 3 Huggies diapers $9.99 each

Coupons Used:

  • Two $0.50 Dawn printable coupons
  • Two $2.50 Huggies printable coupons
  • $2.00 Huggies printable coupon
  • $16.75 in Extra Bucks (CVS coupon that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • $10.00 Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the Huggies (can be used on next purchase of any item)

Rite Aid: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $21.47
Saved with Sales: $11.98

I used a gift card that I bought discounted through Gift Card Rescue to pay for this purchase which was $2.99 total.

I also used a number of rain checks from Rite Aid’s Black Friday sales to get a lot of my items for free or better than free.

I made a total of $5.37 on my Rite Aid purchases this week thanks to pairing coupons with sales.  Here are the things that were moneymakers: Carmex $1, Rice Chex $1.42, Blue Diamond $1.75, Revlon $0.70, Dove $0.50.  The rest of the items were free after coupons/sales.


  • 3 Carmex $0 (bought with rain check)
  • 2 Rice Chex $0.79 each (bought with rain check)
  • 2 Jack Links $0 (bought with rain check)
  • 2 Blue Diamond Almonds $0 (bought with rain check)
  • Revlon Nail Clipper $1.30
  • 2 Chef Boyardee Ravioli $0 (bought with rain check)
  • 2 Dove Men + Care Shampoo $3.50 each
  • 2 Dove Shampoo/Conditioner $3.50 each
  • Cottonelle Wipes $3.99
  • 2 Rite Aid Disposable Cameras $0 (bought with rain check)

Coupons Used:

  • $1/2 Carmex printable coupons
  • $1/2 Rice Chex Rite Aid coupon
  • $1/2 Rice Chex printable coupons
  • $0.75 Blue Diamond coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts
  • $1.00 Blue Diamond coupon printed at coupon machine at register
  • $2/1 Revlon implements Rite Aid printable coupon
  • Two $1.75 Dove Men + Care printable coupons
  • Two $1.50 Dove Shampoo printable coupons
  • $1.00 Cottonelle coupon found on package
  • $2/2 Rite Aid Video Values coupon
  • $1.50 in UPRewards (Rite Aid coupon that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • $4.00 UPRewards coupons for purchasing the Dove (can be used on next purchase of any item)
  • $1.00 Ibotta credit for purchasing the Dove shampoo
  • $1.00 Ibotta credit for purchasing the Dove conditioner
  • $1.00 Saving Star credit for purchasing the Rice Chex
  • $3.00 Ibotta credit for purchasing the Cottonelle

Weis: $27.79
Saved with Coupons: $15.48
Saved with Sales: $19.99

The Ritz Rice Thins, Tasty Cake Donuts and Old Orchard Juices were free after I used some FREE product coupons that I had.  I think I received most of them from Facebook promotions that the manufacturer’s did.

The Ritz Crackers were $0.99 each after coupons/sales and the two cereals were just $0.17 each after coupons/sales.

I bought the Scott toilet paper with a rain check.  You were to get a coupon for $10 off your next order when you purchased that amount so they just issued me a $10 Weis gift card since the coupon was no longer printing.  I was really hoping they would just take $10 off my total purchase because I didn’t want to have to bother with a gift card.  Plus, my budget is kind of tight right now and I’d rather have the money immediately.  But really, I got a great deal, so I shouldn’t complain.  After coupons/sales I paid just $3.99 for each pack of toilet paper.


  • 2 Ritz Crackers $1.99 each
  • Ritz Rice Thins $1.99
  • Tastycake Donuts $2.50
  • Honey Nut Cheerios $1.67
  • Cookie Crisp $1.67
  • Old Orchard Juice $2.49
  • Old Orchard Healthy Balance Juice $2.50
  • 3 Scott Toilet Paper $7.99 each

Coupons Used:

  • Two $0.75 Ritz printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
  • FREE Ritz Rice Thins coupon from Facebook promo ($1.99 off)
  • FREE Tastycake printable coupon ($2.50 off)
  • $0.60 Honey Nut Cheerios printable coupon (doubled to $1.00)
  • $0.60 Cookie Crisp printable coupon (doubled to $1.00)
  • FREE Old Orchard coupon from manufacturer ($2.49 off)
  • FREE Old Orchard Healthy Balance coupon from manufacturer ($2.50 off)
  • Two $0.55 Scott printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)

Got Back:

  • $0.50 via Saving Star for buying the Cheerios
  • $0.50 via Saving Star for buying the Cookie Crisp
  • $10.00 Weis gift card for purchasing the Scott (see note above)

Aldi: $24.11 + grocery cash

I had quite a bit of grocery cash and since I’m trying hard to get under budget for the year, I used $17.29 in grocery cash to pay for part of this purchase.


  • Bananas $0.44/lb
  • 2 lb. Carrots $1.29
  • 3 lb. Sweet Potatoes $1.19
  • 2 4lb. Oranges $1.99 each
  • 2 Black Beans $0.59 each
  • Spinach $1.79
  • 2 Brown Sugar $1.19 each
  • 4 Cream Cheese $0.89 each
  • Powdered Sugar $1.19
  • 2 Coconut Flakes $1.29 each
  • 2 Corn Chips $0.89 each
  • 3 Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips $1.29 each
  • Pure Vanilla $1.99
  • 8 Butter $1.69 each

Centerville Bulk Foods: $16.56

I was in the area of my favorite bulk food store and since I kind of needed a few things soon anyway, I went ahead and stopped and stocked up.  I’m hoping to make a few homemade candies with those chocolate wafer…one of which is Ritz Cracker Candy- one of my favorites!

Misc.: $25.39

My sister-in-law owed me for some groceries that I purchased for her and I decided to just keep the cash that she gave me and use it to buy milk at the local dairy that we get it from.

Credits: $3.24

Several weeks ago I had bought a Finish Dishwasher Detergent with a Try Me Free rebate attached to it.  The rebate finally arrived in the mail and so this credit is for that.

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