Weekly Spending Summary (5/11-5/17)

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:
* Turkey Hill All-Natural ice cream for $0.10
* Eight O’Clock coffee for $1.96
* Better than free Klondike bars
* Better than free Minute Maid Juice Bars
* Free Ajax dish soap

Total Spent: $76.88
Saved with Coupons: $17.00
Saved with Sales: $29.10
Total Saved: $46.10 (plus an additional $48 in gas rewards savings)

Giant: $57.88
Saved with Coupons: $17.00
Saved with Sales: $29.10

I did a couple of gas deals again this week.  Basically after sales/coupons/gas rewards the Turkey Hill ice cream was $0.10 each, the Honest Kids, Minute Maid and Klondike were a moneymaker of $1.50 and the Quaker Real Medley was a moneymaker of $11.79.  I definitely wouldn’t normally buy the Quaker Real Medleys but if I can make that much money on them, I’m in!

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 $1.60 off a gallon, up to 30 gallons of gas, for purchasing the various items.

The Simply organic ketchup was $1.29 after coupons/sales, the Eight O’Clock coffee was $1.96 each and the Ajax was free.  I know I just bought coffee recently, but we drink lots of Homemade Iced Coffee ( tastes like the bottled Starbucks Frappuccinos) and homemade frappuccinos in the summer and so the coffee disappears pretty fast!

Bought:

  • 5 Eight O’Clock Coffee $2.15 each (on sale Buy One, Get One Free)
  • Eight O’Clock Coffee Decaf $6.99
  • Honest Kids Organic Juice $3.00
  • Nature’s Promise Organic Ketchup $1.79
  • Ajax Dish Soap $0.99
  • 5 Turkey  Hill All-Natural Ice Cream $3.50 each
  • 3 Klondike Bars $3.00 each
  • Minute Maid Juice Bars $2.50
  • 12 Quaker Real Medley cups $1.33 each
    (bought with a rain check)

Coupons Used:

  • $5.00 Instant Savings for purchasing $15 worth of Eight O’Clock coffee
  • $1.00 Eight O’Clock coupon that came with coffee sample
  • $0.50 Nature’s Promise coupon from coupon machine inside store
    (Giant has this machine inside the front door where you can scan your Giant Bonuscard and then it will bring up coupons that you can print out and use right away.)
  • Five $1.00 Turkey Hill coupons received via manufacturer
    (I called and asked for them- you can request them once a month)
  • $3.00/3 Klondike coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts
  • $0.75 Minute Maid coupon from magazine
  • $0.50/$6 frozen foods purchase coupon from coupon machine inside store
    (Giant has this machine inside the front door where you can scan your Giant Bonuscard and then it will bring up coupons that you can print out and use right away.)
  • Five $0.75/2 Quaker Real Medley coupons from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts (doubled to $1.00 each)

Got Back:

  • $0.99 via Saving Star for purchasing the Ajax dish soap
    - every week Saving Star has a FREE offer where you can get an item for totally free just by purchasing it!
  • $48.00 in gas rewards savings for purchasing the Turkey Hill, Klondike, Minute Maid, Honest Kids and Quaker Real Medley

Misc.: $26
This was for money to use to buy milk at a local dairy.

This was lettuce that I bought at our local farmer’s market.  I think I paid $3.25 for it.  (I used our grocery cash money.)

Some beautiful cut lettuce that some friends generously shared with us.  We’ve been enjoying lots of salads this week!

I paid my in-laws $7 for this fresh ground whole wheat flour.  I’ll use it to make 100% Whole Wheat Bread and occasionally other things too.

Credits: $7.00
I cashed out my Ibotta credits that I had earned the last several weeks.  I love this app and highly recommend it!

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