Weekly Spending Summary (5/18-5/24)

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:
* Huggies diapers for $2.86 each
* More Huggies for $3.59 each
* Better than free Jones all-natural sausage
* Parmesan Cheese for $0.21
* Scott toilet paper for $3.59

Total Spent:
$55.90
Total Saved with Sales: $40.00
Total Saved with Coupons: $33.95
Total Saved
: $73.95

CVS: $11.69
Saved with Coupons: $16.50
Saved with Sales: $12.70

I was able to get a really good deal on diapers this week.  After coupons/sales/gas card I paid $2.86 a package for the diapers and wipes!  My husband may or may not have rolled his eyes a bit when he saw the pile of diapers that I came home with.  (See Giant below!)  But he didn’t say a word (he’s learned that this kind of thing really does save us a lot!) and even offered to take them to the basement where we keep our extra.  I have to admit, I was almost rolling my eyes though too!  It doesn’t seem to bad or weird when you just buy a couple of packages at a time.  But this was a bit extreme!

Bought:

  • 3 Huggies diapers $8.99 each
  • Huggies wipes $6.99

Coupons Used:

  • Three $3.00 Huggies coupons
  • $2.00 Huggies CVS printable coupon
  • $1.50 Huggies wipes CVS printable coupon
  • $4.00 in Extra Bucks (CVS coupon that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • $10 Gas gift card for purchasing the Huggies

Giant: $15.64
Saved with Coupons: $23.00
Saved with Sales: $21.14

I did a couple of gas deals again this week.  Basically after sales/coupons/gas rewards the Huggies were $3.59 each, the 4C cheese was $0.21 each, the Scott was $3.59, the Scotch-brite was a moneymaker of $3.05 and the the Jones sausage was a moneymaker of $5.33.  The Pom juice was free after coupons and sales.  My hubby loves that stuff so it put a smile on his face when he saw it sitting in the fridge.

(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 $1.80 off a gallon, up to 30 gallons of gas, for purchasing the various items.)

I was extremely excited to get more Jones sausage for better than free.  We love that stuff and I especially love that not only is it delicious, it’s free of yucky stuff like fillers and preservatives.  And it makes it super easy to make a breakfast-y dinner- just add some eggs and toast, yogurt and fruit and presto, you’re done!  And since diaper prices are rising it was nice to get them for cheap too.  Don’t know if you noticed, but Huggies is once again shrinking their packages.  So annoying!  Seriously, soon we’ll be buying packs with 10 diapers in them!  Anyway, I’m grateful for deals to keep the cost reasonable!

Bought:

  • 3 4C parmesan cheese $2.99 each
  • 11 Jones all-natural sausage $1.67 each
  • Pom Wonderful Juice $1.00
  • 6 Huggies diapers $8.99 each
  • 3 Scotch-brite sponges $1.99 each
  • Scott tissue $6.99

Coupons Used:

  • $0.50 Pom coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts (doubled to $1.00)
  • Six $3.00 Huggies coupons
  • $1/2 Scotch-brite coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts
  • $1.00 Scott coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts
  • Two $1.00 Jones coupons received from manufacturer
    - I emailed them and told them how much we love their sausage and they sent these coupons as a thank you

Got Back:

  • $54.00 in gas rewards savings for purchasing the 4C, Jones, Huggies, Scotch-brite and Scott

Aldi: $26.59

Stocked up on some of my usual Aldi things.  Don’t know if you noticed the pesto but I’m having fun experimenting with it.  I made a pizza with pesto, chicken and a tiny bit of marina sauce that was so yummy!

Bought:

  • Pesto $1.49
  • Heavy Whipping Cream $1.99
  • Canola Oil $2.59
  • Mayo $1.99
  • Sour Cream $1.29
  • 3 Black Beans $0.59 each
  • Great Northern Beans $0.59
  • 5 lb. Red Potatoes $3.49
  • Corn Chips $0.89
  • Kitchen Trash Bags $4.99
  • Heavy Duty Trash Bags $4.99

Target: $1.98
Saved with Coupons: $0.50
Saved with Sales: $0.11

We were at Target getting a few other things so I grabbed eggs while we were there.  Egg prices are nuts around here anymore and the local farm that I used to get them from no longer has chickens so I’m trying to find a new farm to buy them from.  Until then, I’m relying on random deals like this.

Bought:

  • Eggs $1.98

Got Back:

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