Weekly Spending Summary (1/5-1/11)

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.

I didn’t do as many deals this week as sometimes and it was kind of nice to take a little bit of a break.

Favorite buys:
* Free Twix
* Moneymaking Pediacare Fever Reducer
* Moneymaking Hormel REV Wraps

Total Spent: $58.40
Saved with Coupons: $16.75
Saved with Sales: $7.72
Total Saved: $24.47 (+ $12 in gas rewards savings)

CVS: $2.98
Saved with Coupons: $9.75
Saved with Sales: $5.24

The Twix and the Pediacare were both free after coupons/sales.  And actually, the Pedicare was a moneymaker, especially with the Saving Star offer I mention below.  (Oops, I got confused!  The Saving Star coupon is for Triaminic, not Pedicare!) The almonds weren’t the best deal ever but we love eating them on salads and I also like to have them as a healthy snack occasionally too so I went ahead and bought them.  I’ve been waiting on a great deal for them but it’s just not been happening!


  • Twix $0.75
  • Blue Diamond Almonds $5.99
  • Pediacare Fever Reducer $5.99

Coupons Used:

  • $2.00 Pediacare printable coupon
  • $0.75 Twix coupon from Red Coupon Machine in store
  • $7.00 in Extra Bucks (CVS coupon that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • $5.00 Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the Pediacare (can be used on next purchase of any item)

Rite Aid: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $4.00
Saved with Sales: $0.50

I used a gift card that I had purchased several months ago at a discounted rate to pay for this purchase of $0.49.

As I mentioned above, we love almonds and I had some UPRewards that were expiring so I figured this might be the best way to use them.


  • Rite Aid Almonds $4.49

Coupons Used:

  • $4.00 in UPRewards (Rite Aid coupon that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Giant: $7.38
Saved with Coupons: $3.00
Saved with Sales: $1.98

I had a rain check for these wraps- they were part of the Giant gas rewards offers several weeks ago and were a moneymaker of $5.04 after coupons/sales/gas rewards.  They definitely aren’t something I’d typically buy but for free?  Why not!  And they have been handy for quick lunches, although we’ve found them much tastier with a bit of lettuce and Ranch dressing or BBQ sauce added.

I also planned to purchase several other items this week at Giant but they were out of all of them!  So I ended up getting a bunch of rain checks.  It’s kind of a pain, but I’m just glad that I’ll still be able to do the deals eventually.  The worst things was the girl at customer service was super slow and didn’t seem to really know what she was doing so I had to help her figure out how to write the rain checks etc.  I took forever and I admit, that moments like that have me wondering if this is all worth it!  Thankfully, I usually don’t have those issues at Giant.

If you aren’t familiar with how the gas deals work, basically you earn so much off a gallon of gas when you purchase a certain number of specific items.  This time I earned $0.40 off a gallon for every 6 items I purchased, up to 30 gallons of gas.


  • 6 Hormel REV Wraps $1.66 each

Coupons Used:

  • Three $1/2 Hormel REV printable coupons

Got Back:

  • $12.00 worth of gas rewards for purchasing the Hormel REV Wraps

Aldi: $18.04

Not much to note here…my usual stock up trip to Aldi.  I bought the coconut, brown sugar and canola oil partly to make Easy Homemade Granola to put in the freezer to help make my life a little easier once the baby arrives.  I find that anything like that that I can do ahead really makes things less stressful in the newborn stage!


  • Salmon $2.69
  • 2 Black Beans $0.59 each
  • Canola Oil $2.59
  • Saltines $0.95
  • Bananas $0.44/lb.
  • 2 Brown Sugar $1.19 each
  • Coconut $1.29
  • Tortillas $0.99
  • 2 lb. Carrots $1.29
  • 3lb. Onions $1.79
  • Spinach $1.79

Misc.: $30.00
I got out some cash to use for milk from a local dairy and also for produce at our local farmer’s market.

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