Weekly Spending Summary (4/6-4/12)

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:

  • Finish detergent $1.00/box
  • Free Right Guard deodorant
  • $0.05 Liberte organic yogurt
  • $0.78/lb. Hatfield ham steaks
  • Boneless, skinless chicken thighs for $1.39/lb.

Total Spent: $89.84
Total Saved with Coupons: $30.15
Total Saved with Sales: $30.96
Total Saved: $61.11

CVS: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $5.00
Saved with Sales: $3.38


I used a gift card that we earned through our credit card rewards program to pay for this purchase of $1.06.  Unfortunately, the CVS that I went to was out of stock on the other things that I wanted so I ended up just getting these deodorants that were free after coupons/sales.


  • 2 Right Guard deodorants $3.00 each

Coupons Used:

  • Two $2.00 Right Guard coupons from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts
  • $1.00 in Extra Bucks (CVS coupon that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • $2.00 in Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the Right Guard (can be used on next purchase of any item)

Rite Aid: $5.30
Saved with Coupons: $7.35
Saved with Sales: $14.07

As I’ve said before, I don’t typically buy baby food because by the time our children start to eat, they can usually eat table food, mashed.  And besides, it cheaper to make your own baby food anyway.  But when I can get it free like I did this week, I’ll take it.  I find these little sealed containers so handy for when we are traveling or away from home.

The Anacin was a $1.01 moneymaker and the Finish detergent is about $1 a box after the mail-in rebate (and that includes the cost of the stamp!).


  • 2 Gerber baby foods $0
    (bought with rain check and they were free after UPRewards during that promotion)
  • 2 Finish detergents $6.49 total (on sale buy one, get one free)
  • Anacin $4.99

Coupons Used:

  • $2.00 Anacin printable coupon
  • $5.00 in UPRewards (Rite Aid coupon that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • $4.00 UPRewards coupons for purchasing the Anacin (can be used on next purchase of any item)
  • $4.99 via a Finish mail in rebate from the Sunday newspaper coupon inserts

Giant: $1.11
Saved with Coupons: $1.80
Saved with Sales: $0.73

Don’t you love my huge Giant purchase this week?   I really wasn’t planning to go at all but then my husband unknowingly took the last of the homemade yogurt in his lunch and so I had no yogurt to use as starter for my next batch.  Unfortunately I didn’t find this out until I was in the middle of making it, so I had to make a quick run to the store for some unflavored yogurt which is what the Dannon was for.  I was happy that I had a Checkout 51 yogurt offer to help cut my cost and I ended up paying just $0.19 for it.

The Plum Organics was free and the Liberte yogurt was only $0.05 after coupons/Saving Star.


  • Plum Organics baby food pouch $1.00
  • Dannon plain yogurt $0.69
  • Liberte yogurt $1.25

Coupons Used:

  • $0.50 Plum Organics printable coupon (doubled to $1.00)
  • $0.40 Liberte printable coupon (doubled to $0.80)

Got Back:

  • $0.50 via Checkout 51 for purchasing yogurt (the offer was forany yogurt!)
  • $0.40 via Saving Star for purchasing the Liberte yogurt

Weis: $2.18
Saved with Coupons: $16.00
Saved with Sales: $12.78

We love these Hatfield ham steaks- they are so flavorful, tender and delicious!  So I was really excited to get them for just $0.39 a piece or $0.78/lb.  We’ve already enjoyed some in a green bean/potato/ham dish as well as on salad.


  • 8 Hatfield Ham Steaks $2.39 each

Coupons Used:

  • Eight $2.00 Hatfield printable coupons

Aldi: $6.45

Headed to Aldi to take advantage of their special on carrots and sweet potatoes and grabbed some sour cream and red potatoes while I was there.  Speaking of sour cream, I’m quite ready to find a good deal on it again!  Usually I can get it for less than $1.00 a container and I stock up but it’s been quite a while since there has been any decent deal on it.


  • Sweet potatoes 3 lb. $1.19
  • Red potatoes 5 lb. $2.99
  • 2 Baby Carrots $0.49 each
  • Sour Cream $1.29

Misc.: $74.80

$20 of this was for money to buy milk for $2/gal. from a local farm.  The other $54.80 was for 40 lb. of boneless, skinless chicken thighs that I got at a local stores meat sale for just $1.37 lb.  I canned some of it, froze some raw and froze some cooked and chopped.  I’m hoping that I’ll be all set on meat for several months now since I just bought ground beef this month too!

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