Weekly Spending Summary (2/16-2/22)

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, Checkout 51 and Saving Star.  Manufacturer websites and Facebook pages are another great source.

Favorite buys:
* Free Culturelle probiotic
* $0.38 Dr. Oetker pizzas, Cheetos and Progresso bread crumbs

Total Spent: $19.57
Total Saved with Coupons: $17.25
Total Saved with Sales: $21.27
Total Saved: $38.52 (+ $12 in gas savings)

CVS: $3.75
Saved with Coupons: $7.00
Saved with Sales: $15.43

Okay, so I just have to laugh.  When I went to upload pictures for this post I realized that I must have been really tired (new babies will do that to you!) when I took this picture because somehow the Texas Toast croutons that I purchased at Giant ended up on the CVS picture.  CVS doesn’t even carry croutons to my knowledge!  Anyway, so just mentally put the croutons on the Giant picture and it’ll all be good!

My midwife had recommended that I take some probiotics since I had to have antibiotics during labor/delivery so I was super excited to see that I could get Culturelle for free at CVS!  Do you know that the regular price of it is $25?!  Crazy!  And the M&M’s?  They were free after coupons/sales too.  I used a few of them as little treat for my 2 yr. old since she did so good on our first post-baby shopping trip.


  • M&M’s $0.75
  • Culturelle $10.00

Coupons Used:

  • $7.00 in Extra Bucks (CVS coupon that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • $0.75 Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the M&M’s (can be used on next purchase of any item)
  • $10.00 Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the Culturelle (can be used on next purchase of any item)

Rite Aid: $0.98
Saved with Coupons: $6.00
Saved with Sales: $0.30

My husband is still taking off work to get ahead on college studying and so we still haven’t been able to get milk from the local farm that we typically buy it from.  I was grateful to be able to save $1 on this milk though thanks to Checkout 51 and Ibotta!

I had UPRewards that were expiring and since we’ve been needing super glue I went ahead and bought it to “use up” the UPRewards.


  • Milk $4.26
  • Krazy Glue $2.69

Coupons Used:

  • $6.00 in UPRewards (Rite Aid coupon that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • $0.50 via Checkout 51 for purchasing the milk
  • $0.50 via Ibotta for purchasing the milk

Giant: $14.84
Saved with Coupons: $3.25
Saved with Sales: $5.54

I did a gas deal again this week- basically after sales/coupons/gas rewards I paid $0.38 each for the Progresso bread crumbs, Cheetos, and Dr. Oetker’s.

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, up to 30 gallons of gas, for purchasing the Progresso, Cheetos and Dr. Oetker’s.

I don’t often buy frozen pizzas partly because they are so expensive and partly because we honestly don’t care for most bought pizza and prefer homemade instead.  But these Dr. Oetker pizzas are really tasty and don’t taste like they are full of preservatives.  So whenever I see them for a really good price like this I like to get some to help bail me out on a busy day when I don’t have much time to make dinner.  And with baby Adelyne’s arrival, anything like that is helpful!


  •  Texas Toast croutons $1.59
  • 2 Progresso bread crumbs $1.50 each
  • Cheetos $3.00
  • 3 Dr. Oetker pizzas $3.50 each

Coupons Used:

  • $0.50 Texas Toast printable coupon (doubled to $1.00)
  • $1.00 Dr. Oetker catalina coupon (prints from coupon machine at register)
  • $1.25/2 Dr. Oetker catalina coupon (prints from coupon machine at register)

Misc.: $0

Purex Insiders sent me this Dial Vitamin Boost body wash to try out.   Dial Vitamin Boost body wash is lotion infused and contains Vitamin B to help promote healthy, soft skin.  My favorite body wash ever is this Olay Moisturizing Body Wash that leaves your skin feeling amazingly soft (even in the dry of winter!).  I honestly didn’t expect this Dial Vitamin Boost body wash to hold a candle to it.  But guess what?  I was surprised to find that it did as good of a job of cleansing my skin and and it left it feeling just as moisturized too!  I also loved that I didn’t have to use a lot of soap to get a good lather either.  I definitely will be keeping my eye out for good deals on this body wash to buy it in the future!

Bought more lettuce from our local farmer’s market- 4 small heads of leaf lettuce for $5.  I really should take a picture of the lettuce out of the bag sometime so you can see how nice it is.  And while they don’t market it as organic, for all practical purposes it is.  I feel spoiled to be able to get such healthy, beautiful lettuce all year round!

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