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Weekly Spending Summary (1/26-2/1)

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

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 and Saving Star.  Manufacturer websites and Facebook pages are another great source.

This was an amazing week for deals!  I had a lot of fun shopping and it was a good way to pass the time as I wait for baby.  (For those of you that are wondering, I’m due this week.)

Favorite buys:
* Diapers for $1.99!
* Diapers for $4.99
* Pull-ups for $3.64
* Bananas for $0.26/lb.
* Free Colgate toothpaste
* Free shampoo
* Bird’s Eye Veggies for $0.36
* Moneymaking Lysol
* Moneymaking Post cereal
* Planters Peanut Butter for $0.33
* Free gum

Total Spent: $99.10
Total Saved with Coupons: $80.79
Total Saved with Sales: $53.80
Total Saved: $134.59 (+ $60 in gas savings!)

CVS: $21.15
Saved with Coupons: $20.79
Saved with Sales: $16.80

I’m still working at my diaper stockpile for this baby dear.  I have all of my newborn and size 1 diapers and about half of the amount of the size 2 diapers that I want.  I also have a bunch of size 3′s because I’ve learned that I can buy about as many of them as I want because our children are in the size for what seems like forever!  Anyway, after coupons and sales, I was able to get these for $4.99 each.

The toothpaste was free after coupons/sales.

Bought:

  • 2 Colgate toothpaste $2.99 each
  • 4 Pampers diapers $8.99 each

Coupons Used:

  • Two $1.00 Colgate printable coupons
  • Four $1.50 Pampers printable coupons
  • $12.79 in Extra Bucks (CVS coupon that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • Two $2.00 Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the Colgate (can be used on next purchase of any item)
  • $10.00 Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the Pampers (can be used on next purchase of any item)

Rite Aid: $12.12
Saved with Coupons: $18.50
Saved with Sales: $5.77

I had added three Load 2 Card coupons to my Rite Aid rewards card that were supposed to be applied to this purchase but for some reason they wouldn’t come off.  I contacted Rite Aid cooperate and they said they’d send me a gift card for the amount of the coupons.  So I included that in my “Saved with Coupons” total at the top.  After coupons and sale this purchase ended up being a $0.50 moneymaker!

Bought:

  • Clean & Clear Shampoo $5.00
  • Tresemme Shampoo $5.00
  • Vaseline Spray $5.00

Coupons Used:

Got Back:

  • $5.00 UPRewards coupons for purchasing $15 worth of specific products (can be used on next purchase of any item)

Giant: $53.44
Saved with Coupons: $22.00
Saved with Sales: $30.62

This was quite a week for shopping at Giant!  They had some really awesome gas deals that I took advantage of.  Unfortunately they didn’t have more Bird’s Eye veggies in stock so I ended up getting a rain check for more of them.  At this price they are way cheaper than what I pay for the ones I get from a local produce farmer and freeze myself.  Plus, they are so much less work too!

This was a really good week at Giant!  I did a number of gas deals at Giant again.  Basically after sales/coupons/gas rewards I made $2.64 on the Lysol, $7.00 on the Post cereals, paid $0.33 each for the Planters peanut butter and $0.36 each for the Bird’s Eye veggies and Arby’s fries.

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 $2.00 off a gallon, up to 30 gallons of gas, for purchasing the Lysol, Post cereal, Planters, Bird’s Eye and Arby’s fries.

I was also happy to get some free gum!  Our stash was getting low and I was starting to think that I was actually going to have to pay for some!  <gasp>

Bought:

  • 2 Lysol Wipes $2.00 each
    - bought with rain check
  • 4 Lysol Sprays $2.00 each
    - bought with rain check
  • 3 Post Honeycomb $2.00 each
  • 12 Post Cocoa Pebbles $2.00 each
  • 6 Planters peanut butter $2.50 each
  • 4 Extra gum $1.00 each
  • 6 Bird’s Eye Vegetables $2.00 each
  • Arby’s Curly Fries $2.50

Coupons Used:

  • Two $0.50 Lysol wipes printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
  • Two $0.50/2 Lysol printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
  • Three $1/2 Planters printable coupons
  • Four $0.50 Extra gum printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
  • $12.00 in Catalina coupons (coupons that print out at the register for purchasing specific products)

Got Back:

  • $60.00 worth of gas rewards for purchasing the Lysol, Post cereal, Bird’s Eye, Planters and Arby’s
  • Three $3.00 Catalina coupons for purchasing 12 Post Cocoa Pebbles
    - I used these right away on my next transaction as you see above
  • Two $1.00 Catalina coupons for purchasing the Post Honey Combs
    - I used these right away on my next transaction as you see above

Target: $12.39
Saved with Coupons: $19.50
Saved with Sales: $0.61

I had a $2 Target gift card that I had earned through Shopkick that I used towards this purchase.  (Learn more about Shopkick.)

I was happy to get some diapers for a great price this week at Target.  The Babyganics were only $1.99 after coupons/sales.  I’ve never used that brand before but followed my own advice of being willing to try other brands.  At $4.99, the Huggies were just so at my buy price of $5 or less.  I’m not entirely sure how I got the $2.50 Huggies coupon emailed to me but I think maybe it had something to do with signing up for the Huggies New Moms Club.

I don’t think I’ve ever bought Pull-ups before in my life.  We usually just manage with diapers since they are much cheaper.  But these Pull-ups were actually much less than I often pay for diapers so it was a no-brainer to go ahead and get them!  They only cost $3.64/pack!  And the bananas?  They ended up being $0.79 for 3 lbs. after a Target coupon.  Gotta love cheap fruit!

Bought:

  • Babyganics diapers $8.49
  • Huggies diapers $8.99
  • 2 Pull-Ups $7.64 each
  • 3 lb. Bananas $1.79

Coupons Used:

  • $4.00 Babyganics Target printable coupon
  • $2.50 Babyganics printable coupon (via Hopster)
  • $2.50 Huggies printable coupon received via email
  • $1.50 Huggies Target printable coupon
  • Two $2.00 Pull-ups printable coupons
  • Two $2.00 Pull-ups Target printable coupons
  • $1.00 off Fresh Fruit Target Cartwheel coupon
  • Also saved $0.61 by using my Target Red Card

Misc.: $0

I used grocery cash that I had previously withdrawn to pay for these purchases.

Got 5 dozen eggs from a local farm for just $1.10 a dozen.

$4 worth of beautiful lettuce from our local farmer’s market.

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Weekly Spending Summary (1/19-1/25)

Monday, January 27th, 2014

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 and Saving Star.  Manufacturer websites and Facebook pages are another great source.

This was kind of an unusual week in that I didn’t really do much “deal” shopping at all.  In fact, I only went to Giant and that was it.  I did end up going to a couple of other stores as well but that wasn’t so much for my usual deal type of things.

Favorite buys:
* FREE Dole frozen fruit
* Carrots for $0.29/lb.
* Various kinds of meat for $1.99/lb. or less

Total Spent: $111.14
Total Saved with Coupons: $2.00
Total Saved with Sales: $1.58
Total Saved: $3.58

Giant: $0 (used grocery cash)
Saved with Coupons: $2.00
Saved with Sales: $1.58

I used $1.00 cash from my grocery cash to pay for this.

I was really happy to get fruit for free this week at Giant!  I paid $1.00 for these 2 Dole fruits but then got a catalina coupon (prints out at the register) for $1.00 off any next purchase at Giant!  I was so annoyed though, because I knew I had printed out 4 coupons and therefore could do the deal twice.  Problem was, I couldn’t find the one coupon.  I looked high and low and finally gave up and now today when I was at Giant I found the missing coupon nicely tucked in with my stash of coupons to use at Giant.  Don’t ask me how I missed it multiple times last week when I looked!  At any rate, it’s too late to use now.

I had intended to get a few other things as well, but unfortunately had to get rain checks instead since they were out of stock.  Kind of a pain, but at least I can still get the deals later!  For that I am grateful.

Bought:

  • 2 Dole Frozen Fruit Cups $1.50 each

Coupons Used:

  • Two $1.00 Dole printable coupons

Got Back:

  • $1.00 Catalina coupon for purchasing the 2 Dole (coupon prints at register and is good on any future purchase at Giant)
  • The Dole will also count towards the $5/$20 Dole Saving Star eCoupon

Aldi: $8.76

Last week when I was at Aldi they overcharged me $1.90 for potatoes.  I took in my receipt this week and they put the credit amount towards this purchase.

I decided to grab more carrots and mushrooms while they were still reduced to such a great price!  I have a couple of recipes that use fresh mushrooms and I plan to make them this week or next.  And if I have trouble getting the carrots used up, I’ll simply chop them and freeze them to use in soups later.

I bought more tortillas because I made a huge recipe of my variation of these Breakfast Burritos and totally wiped myself out of tortillas!  By the way, these burritos are so good and are perfect for a quick on-the-go meal.  I was excited to get some made to help increase my list of freezer meals to help me stay more sane once this baby arrives.

Bought:

  • Mushrooms $0.69
  • Saltines $0.95
  • 2 Carrots (2 lb. each) $0.59 each
  • 4 Tortillas $0.99 each
  • Canola Oil $2.59
  • Coconut $1.29

Centerville Bulk Food: $38.14

I over in the area of my favorite bulk food store and so I stopped by and stocked up on a few things.  I bought lots of oatmeal mainly because I wanted to have plenty on hand so that I could keep making granola even if I don’t get there for several weeks.  Again, it’s just one of those things that I’m trying to do to keep things easy post baby.  Oh and those onions?  Some of the went into some homemade French Onion soup.  So incredibly delicious- and frugal too!

Dutchway: $64.24

I totally blanked on getting a picture of this purchase but it would have been kind of gross anyway since it was a bunch of raw meat.  :)

I saw that this grocery store over close to my in-laws was having some great prices on meats.  My mother-in-law was planning to go anyway and she was kind enough to stop and get me a bunch of stuff.  I got chicken thighs for $0.99/lb., bonless, skinless chicken tenders for $1.99/lb., ham loaf for $1.99/lb., and ground turkey for $1.99/lb.  I sometimes can get ground turkey and chicken for less than $1.99/lb. but I was getting a bit low on both and figured I might as well get them while I could.  I heard chicken prices are going to be rising this summer too, so that influenced my decision as well.

I cooked up some of the chicken tenders and the ground turkey and put it in the freezer to pull out for quick meal prep later.

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Weekly Spending Summary (1/12-1/18)

Monday, January 20th, 2014

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 and Saving Star.  Manufacturer websites and Facebook pages are another great source.

Favorite buys:
* Pampers and Luvs for $4.74/pack
* Free Garnier Fructis shampoo
* Eight O’Clock coffee for $1.74/bag
* 2 lb. Carrots for $0.59
* 5 lb. Red Potatoes for $1.39
* A bunch of things at Giant that made me $22.64 after gas rewards
* Free Barilla Pasta
* Free Starkist tuna

Total Spent: $21.53
Total Saved with Coupons: $47.76
Total Saved with Sales: $44.30
Total Saved: $92.06 (+ $60 gas rewards)

CVS: $13.25
Saved with Coupons: $21.50
Saved with Sales: $12.00

I was really happy to get more diapers for $4.74/pack after coupons/sales.  Pampers recently shrunk their package size though so it’s not as good of a deal as it had been.  Hate when companies do that!   The candy bar was free.  Not going to complain about free chocolate!

Bought:

  • 2 Luvs diapers $7.99 each
  • 2 Pampers diapers $8.99 each
  • Nestle Candy Bar $0.79

Coupons Used:

  • Two $1.50 Pampers printable coupons (from Coupons.com)
  • Two $1.00 Luvs printable coupons (from Coupons.com)
  • $16.50 in Extra Bucks (CVS coupon that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • $0.79 Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the Nestle Candy (can be used on next purchase of any item)
  • $10.00 Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the Pampers and Luvs (can be used on next purchase of any item)

Rite Aid: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $7.00
Saved with Sales: $3.99

I used a gift card that I bought discounted through Gift Card Rescue to pay for this purchase which was $6.01 total.

I love Garnier Fructis shampoo so I was very excited to get these 2 bottles for free after coupons/sales!  The Max Freeze was a moneymaker of $2 after coupons/sales.  I think our older neighbor man will be able to use it and it’ll be fun to give it to him and help him out while at the same time making a bit of money myself!

Bought:

  • Max Freeze Gel $8.00
  • 2 Garnier Fructis Shampoo $2.99

Coupons Used:

Got Back:

  • $8.00 UPRewards coupons for purchasing the Max Freeze (can be used on next purchase of any item)
  • $2.00 UPRewards coupons for purchasing the Garnier (can be used on next purchase of any item)
  • $2.00 in UPRewards (Rite Aid coupon that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Giant: $26.14
Saved with Coupons: $20.26
Saved with Sales: $30.23

This was a really good week at Giant!  I did a number of gas deals at Giant again.  Basically after sales/coupons/gas rewards I made $5.04 on the Hormel Rev Wraps, $7.80 on both the Carefree and Stayfree (for a total of $15.60) and $2.00 on the Canada Dry.  All told, those things made me a whopping $22.64!

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 Hormel, Canada Dry, Carefree and Stayfree.

The Starkist was actually an item I purchased last week and forgot to list.  Both it and the Barilla were free after 100% back Saving Star eCoupons.  The Powerade was also free, the Hanover veggies $0.87 each and the coffee was $1.70 each.

Bought:

  • Starkist Tuna $0.99
  • 2 Powerade $0.88 each
  • 6 Hormel Rev Wraps $1.66 each
  • Barilla Whole Grain Pasta $1.00
  • 2 Eight O’Clock Coffee $5.39 total (on sale Buy One, Get One Free)
    - bought with rain check
  • 5 Hanover Petite Peas $1.27 each
  • 5 Carefree $1.64 each
    - bought with rain check
  • 5 Stayfree $1.64 each
    - bought with rain check
  • 10 Canada Dry seltzers $1.00 each
    - bought with rain check

Coupons Used:

  • Two $0.50 Powerade printable coupon (doubled to $0.88 each)
  • Three $1/2 Hormel printable coupons
  • Two $1.00 Eight O’Clock printable coupons
  • Two $1/2 Hanover printable coupons
  • Four $0.50 Carefree printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
  • Four $1.00 Stayfree printable coupons
  • $0.50/$7.00 Health and Beauty Giant coupon (printed from coupon machine in store)

Got Back:

  • 100% of Tuna cost via Saving Star eCoupon
  • 100% of Barilla cost via Saving Star eCoupon
  • $48.00 worth of gas rewards for purchasing the Hormel, Carefree, Stayfree, Canada Dry (credit shown at bottom of post)

Aldi: $17.61

I’m slowly trying to stock up on my usual Aldi items so that I don’t have to go out for a week or two after the baby arrives.  I also am making a few dishes for the freezer to make my life easier post baby and so it’s taking a bit more food than sometimes.

I was super happy about the sale they had on carrots, mushrooms and potatoes!  (See prices below.)  They actually rang the potatoes up at regular price so I’ll need to get a refund later.  They were supposed to be just $1.39!  Oh and I’ve mentioned it before but I love their taco seasoning mix because it is MSG free.  Plus it tastes really good too.  Yes, it’s true, these are some of the 6 reasons I shop at Aldi (and think you should too)!

Bought:

  • Celery $1.29
  • 2 Mushrooms $0.69 each
  • Red Potatoes 5 lb. $3.29
  • 2 Carrots $0.59 each
  • Tortillas $0.99
  • Corn Chips $0.89
  • 3 Taco Mix Seasonings $0.35 each
  • Bananas $0.44/lb.
  • 4 Black Beans $0.59 each
  • 2 Brown Sugar $1.19 each
  • Saltines $0.95

Target: $0 (gift card via Shopkick)
Saved with Coupons: $2.00

I was at Target for a few other things and while I was there decided I might as well take advantage of these 2 deals.

I had a gift card that I had earned through the Shopkick app (I explained how it works in my 8 Best Money Saving and Money Saving Apps post).  I used that gift card to pay for this purchase which was a whopping $0.79!  :)   That was for the 3 lb. bananas which made them just $0.26/lb.  The toothbrush was free after a coupon.

Bought:

  • 3 lb. Bananas $1.79
  • Colgate toothbrush $0.94

Coupons Used:

Sharp Shopper: $24.53

We were almost out of lunch meat so I decided to make a trip to Sharp Shopper a local discount grocery store.  You never know just quite what you’ll find there but they typically have good lunch meat for $2/lb. or less.  I was happy to get all the meat and cheese for $1.99/lb. or less.

Credits: $60.00
This was what I saved in gas rewards at Giant over the last couple of weeks.  We finally redeemed our points and got gas this week.  (See note above under Giant purchases for more details.)  You may wonder why I put this savings under my grocery budget when we are actually saving on gas.  I do it because the items I purchase as part of the gas rewards are almost always things I purchase exclusively because of the savings I get on gas.  So we figured it made sense to take that savings out of our food budget.

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Weekly Spending Summary (1/5-1/11)

Monday, January 13th, 2014

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 and Saving Star.  Manufacturer websites and Facebook pages are another great source.

I didn’t do as many deals this week as sometimes and it was kind of nice to take a little bit of a break.

Favorite buys:
* Free Twix
* Moneymaking Pediacare Fever Reducer
* Moneymaking Hormel REV Wraps

Total Spent: $58.40
Saved with Coupons: $16.75
Saved with Sales: $7.72
Total Saved: $24.47 (+ $12 in gas rewards savings)

CVS: $2.98
Saved with Coupons: $9.75
Saved with Sales: $5.24

The Twix and the Pediacare were both free after coupons/sales.  And actually, the Pedicare was a moneymaker, especially with the Saving Star offer I mention below.  (Oops, I got confused!  The Saving Star coupon is for Triaminic, not Pedicare!) The almonds weren’t the best deal ever but we love eating them on salads and I also like to have them as a healthy snack occasionally too so I went ahead and bought them.  I’ve been waiting on a great deal for them but it’s just not been happening!

Bought:

  • Twix $0.75
  • Blue Diamond Almonds $5.99
  • Pediacare Fever Reducer $5.99

Coupons Used:

  • $2.00 Pediacare printable coupon
  • $0.75 Twix coupon from Red Coupon Machine in store
  • $7.00 in Extra Bucks (CVS coupon that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • $5.00 Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the Pediacare (can be used on next purchase of any item)

Rite Aid: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $4.00
Saved with Sales: $0.50

I used a gift card that I had purchased several months ago at a discounted rate to pay for this purchase of $0.49.

As I mentioned above, we love almonds and I had some UPRewards that were expiring so I figured this might be the best way to use them.

Bought:

  • Rite Aid Almonds $4.49

Coupons Used:

  • $4.00 in UPRewards (Rite Aid coupon that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Giant: $7.38
Saved with Coupons: $3.00
Saved with Sales: $1.98

I had a rain check for these wraps- they were part of the Giant gas rewards offers several weeks ago and were a moneymaker of $5.04 after coupons/sales/gas rewards.  They definitely aren’t something I’d typically buy but for free?  Why not!  And they have been handy for quick lunches, although we’ve found them much tastier with a bit of lettuce and Ranch dressing or BBQ sauce added.

I also planned to purchase several other items this week at Giant but they were out of all of them!  So I ended up getting a bunch of rain checks.  It’s kind of a pain, but I’m just glad that I’ll still be able to do the deals eventually.  The worst things was the girl at customer service was super slow and didn’t seem to really know what she was doing so I had to help her figure out how to write the rain checks etc.  I took forever and I admit, that moments like that have me wondering if this is all worth it!  Thankfully, I usually don’t have those issues at Giant.

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 $0.40 off a gallon for every 6 items I purchased, up to 30 gallons of gas.

Bought:

  • 6 Hormel REV Wraps $1.66 each

Coupons Used:

  • Three $1/2 Hormel REV printable coupons

Got Back:

  • $12.00 worth of gas rewards for purchasing the Hormel REV Wraps

Aldi: $18.04

Not much to note here…my usual stock up trip to Aldi.  I bought the coconut, brown sugar and canola oil partly to make Easy Homemade Granola to put in the freezer to help make my life a little easier once the baby arrives.  I find that anything like that that I can do ahead really makes things less stressful in the newborn stage!

Bought:

  • Salmon $2.69
  • 2 Black Beans $0.59 each
  • Canola Oil $2.59
  • Saltines $0.95
  • Bananas $0.44/lb.
  • 2 Brown Sugar $1.19 each
  • Coconut $1.29
  • Tortillas $0.99
  • 2 lb. Carrots $1.29
  • 3lb. Onions $1.79
  • Spinach $1.79

Misc.: $30.00
I got out some cash to use for milk from a local dairy and also for produce at our local farmer’s market.

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Weekly Spending Summary (12/29-1/4)

Monday, January 6th, 2014

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 and Saving Star.  Manufacturer websites and Facebook pages are another great source.

Favorite buys this week:

  • Pampers diapers for $4.99/pack
  • Free Gillette Venus razor
  • Men’s Dove body wash for $0.43
  • Utz chips for $0.77

Total Spent: $34.06
Total Saved with Coupons: $36.01
Total Saved with Sales: $28.42
Total Saved: $64.43

CVS: $18.13
Saved with Coupons: $25.00
Saved with Sales: $15.20

Stocked up on more diapers at a decent price- $4.99/pack after coupons/sales.  I now have all the newborn and size 1 diapers I need for the new baby and also about 1/3 of the size 2 diapers.  I’m hoping for at least one more good sale yet before this little one arrives.

The Venus razor was bought with a rain check and was free after coupons/sales.

Bought:

  • 4 Pampers $8.99 each
  • Gillette Venus razor $6.99
    (bought with rain check)

Coupons Used:

  • Four $1.50 Pampers printable coupons
  • $2.00 Gillette printable coupon
  • $17.00 in Extra Bucks (CVS coupon that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • $10.00 Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the Pampers (can be used on next purchase of any item)
  • $5.00 Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the Gillette Venus (can be used on next purchase of any item)

Rite Aid: $0 (used grocery cash)
Saved with Coupons: $3.50
Saved with Sales: $6.18

Since this transaction was only $0.43, I just used grocery cash for it.  The Dove cost me $0.43 after coupons/sales and the Quaker Real Medleys were free.  I used to be able to count on getting body wash for free but the last year it’s been a lot harder to find that kind of sale.  So I’m starting to resort to buying anything $0.50 or less, which really is still a great deal!

Bought:

  • Dove Men+Care Bodywash $3.79
  • 2 Quaker Real Medley Oatmeal Cups $0
    (bought with rain check)

Coupons Used:

Weis: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $6.99
Saved with Sales: $7.04

I had a Weis gift card to pay for this purchase which was $1.54.  I earned the gift card a couple of weeks ago for doing a deal at Weis.  The chips were $0.77 after coupons/sales.  I don’t often buy chips but do like to have them on hand occasionally and when they are priced this low it’s hard to pass them up!  Oh and if you haven’t ever tried the Farm Rich mozzarella sticks, you should.  They are so good!

Bought:

  • Farm Rich Mozzarella Sticks $4.99
  • 2 Utz Chips $1.77 each

Coupons Used:

  • Farm Rich FREE product coupon received for contacting manufacturer ($4.99)
  • Two $1.00 Utz printable coupons (found on manufacturer’s Facebook page)

Walmart: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $0.52

You might remember that a couple of months ago I bought batteries at Walmart and then submitted a rebate for them.  The rebate came in the form of a Walmart gift card and I used that to buy this stuff.  I expected to see some good deals on flour over the holidays but didn’t and since I was getting pretty low I went ahead and bought two bags with the gift card.  I prefer the unbleached flour…works just like regular flour just isn’t quite as processed.

Bought:

  • Meow Mix $0.52
  • 2 Gold Medal Unbleached Flour $1.98 each

Coupons Used:

  • Meow Mix FREE product coupon received via previous manufacturer Facebook promotion ($0.52)

Aldi: $15.93

Just my usual stock up trip to Aldi.  Did you know it’s usually cheaper to cook your own beans instead of buying the canned kind?  That’s what I plan to do with the Great Northern Beans- soak and cook them and then freeze them to use in soups like my Creamy White Chili.

Bought:

  • 2 Hot Dog Buns $0.89 each
  • Great Northern Beans 2 lb. $2.29
  • Ranch Dressing $1.39
  • Canola Oil $2.59
  • Parmesan Cheese $2.39
  • Saltines $0.95
  • Bread Crumbs $0.99
  • Bananas $0.44/lb.
  • 2 Brown Sugar $1.19 each

Misc.: $0

Bought some lettuce from my favorite stand at our local farmer’s market.  I’m so spoiled to get delicious fresh, home grown lettuce all year round!  I used grocery cash to pay for it.

Some of you that are new around here might wonder why you don’t see me purchasing a lot of fruits and veggies.  Throughout the summer I can and freeze a lot of fruits and veggies and then we enjoy them the rest of the year.  I’ve found it to typically be much cheaper than purchasing fresh or even frozen produce throughout the year.

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