Weekly Spending Summary (3/23-3/29)
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, Ibotta, Hopster, Checkout 51 and Saving Star. Manufacturer websites and Facebook pages are another great source.
* Free Gerber baby food
* 3 Free bottles of shampoo
* Free Old El Paso Stand & Stuff kits
* Better than free Campbell’s soup
* Bananas for $0.17/lb.
* Free Reese’s peanut butter egg
Total Spent: $36.75
Total Saved with Coupons: $32.01
Total Saved with Sales: $29.29
Total Saved: $61.30 + $36.00 in gas rewards savings
Rite Aid: $0.67
Saved with Coupons: $15.00
Saved with Sales: $4.67
I had a gift card that I bought online from GiftCardRescue for a discount. I used that to pay for $3.11 of this purchase. All of the items that I purchased were free after coupons and sales. I don’t typically buy baby food because I prefer to make my own but these little packs come in really handy for when we are traveling or away from home and so I do take advantage of deals like this where I can get them free and then use them on those occasions.
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg $0.67
- 2 Gerber Baby Food $1.50 each
- Tresemme shampoo $5.00
- 2 Clear shampoo $5.00 each
- $2.00 Tresemme Load 2 Card coupon
- $1.00 Tresemme Rite Aid Video Values coupon
- $2.50 Clear Load 2 Card coupon
- $2.50 Clear coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts
- $2.00 Clear Rite Aid Video Values coupon
- $5.00 in UPRewards (Rite Aid coupon that print at register for purchasing specific items)
- $3.00 UPRewards coupons for purchasing the Gerber (can be used on next purchase of any item)
- $5.00 UPRewards coupons for purchasing the Tresemme and Clear products (can be used on next purchase of any item)
Saved with Coupons: $17.01
Saved with Sales: $24.62
I did a couple of gas deals again this week. Basically after sales/coupons/gas rewards the Old El Paso Stand & Stuff kits were free and the Campbell’s soup was a moneymaker of $9.83. Old El Paso had sent us a pack of the Stand & Stuff tortilla shells a while back and we loved them! They made eating taco style things so easy!
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 $1.20 off a gallon, up to 30 gallons of gas, for purchasing the Old El Paso and the Campbell’s.
I rarely purchase things like Triscuits and Ritz but I got these 3 products for $0.33 each after coupons and sales. Actually, had I been paying attention I could have bought Ritz Bits and redeemed a $1.00 Checkout 51 offer and gotten all 3 boxes for free. But I didn’t think about that until I was home which obviously didn’t help too much. Oh and just in case you think I don’t ever mess up or miss deals I definitely do….this was just one of or 4 such cases in the last 2 weeks. The biggest goof was when I forgot to use the $0.30 off a gallon of gas coupon that was in the Giant flyer the other week. I could have saved $9.00 had I remembered to use it!
The Chi-chi tortillas were $1.16 each which is just a tiny bit cheaper than Aldi’s new price of $1.19. I do like that the Chi-chi brand is just a bit more flexible and so even ha they been a couple of cents more expensive I think I would have gotten them. We love using them for breakfast wraps, Bean and Sour Cream Enchiladas, Salsa Ranch Chicken Wraps and lots of other things.
The bananas were just $0.26 after coupons, the Yoplait yogurt was free, the Planters peanuts were free and the tea was just a good deal at $1.50.
- Celestial Tea $2.50
- Ritz Crackerfuls $2.00
- Ritz Chips $2.00
- Triscuits $2.00
- 6 Chi-chi’s tortillas $1.66 each
- 6 Ortego Stand & Stuff Kits $2.50 each
- Planters peanuts $1.00
- 2 Yoplait yogurts $0.88 each
- Bananas $0.94 (think they were $0.59/lb.)
- 12 Campbell’s soup $1.66 each
(bought with rain check)
- 0.75 Celestial coupon received with tea sample via mail (doubled to $1.00)
- Two $0.50 Ritz printable coupons (one doubled to $1.00)
- $1.00 Triscuit printable coupon
- Three $0.55/2 Chi-chi’s tortilla printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
- Two $0.60/3 Ortego printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
- $1.00 Planters printable coupon
- Two $0.50 Yoplait printable coupons (doubled to $0.88 each)
- Two $0.75/2 Campbell’s soup coupons from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts (doubled to $1.00 each)
- $0.75/2 Campbells printable coupon
- Three $1.00/2 Campbells printable coupons
- $1.00 via Ibotta for purchasing the Ritz Crackerfuls
- $1.00 via Checkout 51 for purchasing the Triscuits
- $1.00 via Ibotta for purchasing the Old El Paso Stand & Stuff Kit
- $0.50 via Checkout 51 for purchasing the bananas
- 20% of purchase via Saving Star for purchasing bananas ($0.18)
- $36.00 worth of gas rewards for purchasing the Campbells soups
I needed to look for something else at Walmart so I decided to use a gift card to pay for a portion of the cost of these nursing pads that I needed. I don’t remember where the gift card came from. I just know that I’ve had it for a long time since I hardly ever shop at Walmart and I was so ready to get it out of my gift card bag.
- Lansinoh nursing pads $7.97
I received this Tone body wash as part of a BzzAgent campaign. (If you don’t already do BzzAgent, you can sign up and try products too in exchange for your feedback. You don’t have to have a blog to participate!)
This Tone body wash is supposed to be moisturizing but honestly, I didn’t think it moisturized that well. In my opinion, it was average. But I did love the Pink Peony and Rose Oil scent a lot! It’s soft and subtle and smells just like spring which was just what I needed these last couple of weeks when it felt like winter would never end!
I cashed out my Saving StarSaving Star. account. I earned this money previously for purchasing select grocery items.Add a Comment