Weekly Spending Summary (7/27-8/2)

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.

Instead of buying lots of amazing deals, this was one of those weeks that I mostly just stocked up on things that we needed at a good every day price.  So I’m not going to list my favorite buys like I typically do.  (I did really like the free tuna though!)

Total Spent: $95.03
Total Saved with Coupons: $1.00
Total Saved with Sales: $0.49
Total Saved: $1.49

Giant: $0
Saved with Coupons: $1.00
Saved with Sales: $0.49

I actually didn’t go to Giant just to get free tuna.  No, I actually went to get some Reach floss that was a moneymaker thanks to Giant’s gas rewards but unfortunately they were out of stock so I had to get a rain check instead.  But while I was there I was walking by the tuna and noticed that this brand was on sale for $1.00.  I thought I remembered that I had a coupon for it, looked, and sure enough I did and it made it free!  Yay!

Bought:

  • Chicken of the Sea tuna $1.00

Coupons Used:

  • $1.00 Chicken of the Sea tuna (I think I received it as part of a promotion on their FB page)

Centerville Bulk Food: $47.03

 When my 6 yr. old was making Homemade Granola this week I realized that I was getting low on oatmeal and since I was needing some other things as well I made a trip to our local bulk food store and tried to stock up so that I won’t need to go for another month or so.  I don’t remember the prices of everything I got and since they are just a little Amish store they don’t have receipts that print out with all the info on them.  But I know their oatmeal is $0.54/lb which is a great price.  I also got some basmati rice, raisins, a couple of spices, pearled barley (for homemade soup that I can), unsweetened coconut, a couple of spices, a jar lid, dried cranberries and raspberry flavored yogurt covered pretzels.  Those last two things were total splurges and I bought them for fun snack food for our upcoming vacation.

Misc.: $33.75

* $20.00
Withdrew this from our checking account to use to buy milk at a local dairy.

* $13.75
This was actually just for a cantaloupe (that I forgot to include on the picture and 5 dozen ears of corn (which I also failed to remember to take a picture of) that my husband stopped and got for me from a local produce farmer.  I blanched the corn and then cut it off and froze it to use later.

The potatoes and corn you see above I purchased at a local produce stand.   We enjoyed the corn one evening for dinner.   There is nothing like fresh corn on the cob!

Obviously this is not the full 20 lbs…..I didn’t think about the fact that I hadn’t taken a picture until we only had this handful left!

* $33.00
Bought a 20 lb. box of blueberries that I also forgot to take a picture of!  Can you tell it was a crazy week?  We ate some of them fresh and I froze the rest.

* Free!
Got more of these from our little garden.  Funny thing is, we aren’t big tomato eaters and this year our two little plants are producing like crazy!  I’m trying to find ways to keep them used up and I’m planning to share a few with a couple of friends this week and next too.

Oh and the one there in the front with the hole?  Well, my 6 yr. old thought they looked like good juggling material.  Let’s just say he’d better become a better juggler before he tries using tomatoes again!

* Free
Got this Dial Coconut Water body wash as part of participating in the Purex Insiders.  It has a subtle fresh mango scent that I really like and I also love that it doesn’t dry out my skin like some body wash does.  In fact, I was just thinking this week that I think that my skin is softer since i started using it.  Maybe it’s just my imagination?  I don’t know.  But I do know that I’d buy this body wash in a heart beat.

Credits: $52.50
The last number of weeks I’ve bought various items that are part of the Giant gas deals.  Basically, you get points for purchasing the products and then you can redeem those points for gas.  I was able to get $52.50 worth of gas for free as a result.  And since I only buy the grocery items that are part of these deals because they either get me free gas or make me money I put the savings back into my grocery budget.  (To see the details of these purchases look at my previous Giant purchases under my Weekly Spending Summaries.)

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