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Target: Luvs Diapers Value Packs $12.75 (reg. $25)

Monday, March 24th, 2014

 

Through 3/29/14 you can get an awesome deal on Luvs diapers at Target.  After coupons and gift cards, you’ll be paying just $12.75 a pack (regular $25) or just $0.08 a diaper!  (In case you are wondering, this is based on size 3 diapers and I consider anything less than $0.13 a diaper to be a good price.)  Just for comparison, here’s the current price on Amazon.

Here’s how to do the deal:

Buy 4 Luvs Value Packs $25.00 each
-use $20/$100 Target Baby printable coupon (can also be found in-ad)
- use 5% off Luvs Target Cartwheel (will deduct $5.00)
- use four $1/1 Luvs diapers printable coupons (will need two computers to print four)
Pay: $71.00
Get back two $10 Target gift cards
Final cost: $12.75 each!

Thanks Coupon Cutting Mom!

I know this might seem like a lot of diapers but doing deals like this is one of the big ways that I save on diapers!  It’s so much cheaper than paying full price for them whenever you run out!

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Weekly Spending Summary (3/9-3/15)

Friday, March 21st, 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, Checkout 51 and Saving Star.  Manufacturer websites and Facebook pages are another great source.

I’m kind of late at getting last week’s Spending Summary up.  This week has just been that way…barely staying on top of things…until today.  I had a lovely, refreshing day.  I puttered around in the kitchen (my way of relaxing) and made two kinds of biscotti.  I hung out laundry- another thing that makes me happy.  And I walked with my two girls to the Farmer’s Market downtown to get some lettuce and we enjoyed the beautiful sunshine and lovely, although somewhat chilly weather.  I also enjoyed snuggling my baby who is rapidly leaving the infant stage (want to soak up this baby sweetness while I can) and of course took care of our other two children and all the usual things that go along with that too.  Anyway, it was a good day and I feel like I’m kind of getting back on top of things again.

Recently I had someone say to me something like this, “How do you manage to keep up with blogging, couponing and everything else when you just had a baby?”  Well, let me assure you that I’m not super woman!  I couldn’t keep up at all had it not been for the help of my lovely sister-in-laws the last several weeks.  I’ve had help at least one day a week and several weeks I’ve been blessed to have help two days.  It’s been wonderful and I’ve loved being able to spend more time with them too.

Okay, now on to the details of last week’s spending!

Favorite buys:

  • Free Bird’s Eye veggies
  • Pampers wipes for $0.99 each
  • Huggies diapers for $3.49 each
  • $0.93 Philadelphia cream cheese
  • Free Planters peanuts

You might notice that my total spent amount below is a negative number.  This is because I redeemed my gas rewards points and put that savings into my grocery budget as explained under “Credits” below.  Just wanted to clarify in case some of you got confused by it!

Total Spent: -$54.89
Total Saved with Coupons: $35.75
Total Saved with Sales: $29.93
Total Saved: $65.68 + $90.53 in gas savings

CVS: $0 (used gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $22.75
Saved with Sales: $15.20

I used a gift card that we earned through our credit card rewards program to pay for this purchase of  $13.21.

If you are a regular reader you know that one of the big ways that I save on diapers is to buy ahead.  So I was quick to jump on this deal to get Huggies for just $3.49/pack!

Bought:

  • 4 Huggies $8.99 each

Coupons Used:

  • Four $3.00 Huggies printable coupons
  • $10.75 in Extra Bucks (CVS coupon that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

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

Rite Aid: $0 (used grocery cash)
Saved with Coupons: $2.00
Saved with Sales: $1.50

 

I had an UPReward to use up and since we needed some almonds and they were on sale I decided to get them even though they weren’t the best price ever.  And since my out of pocket was just $0.79 I used up some change from my grocery cash to pay for this purchase.

Bought:

  • Blue Diamond almonds $2.79

Coupons Used:

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

Giant: $22.46
Saved with Coupons: $11.00
Saved with Sales: $13.23

The Bird’s Eye veggies were part of a gas deal that I had a rain check for.  After coupons, sales and gas rewards I got all the veggies for free.  You can’t beat deals like that!

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, up to 30 gallons of gas, for purchasing the Bird’s Eye veggies.

The Philadelphia cream cheese was part of a deal where you saved $4.00 instantly when you purchased 7 of various products.  I wasn’t really interested in any of the other items that were part of the deal so I just stocked up on cream cheese for $0.93 each.  I plan to make a cheese cake and probably either these Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars or Cream Cheese Potato Soup with the rest.

The Planters peanuts were free after coupons and the Pamper’s wipes were a great buy at $0.99 each.  Oh and get this.  This week Giant has Pampers wipes on sale for $1.39 each but I already used up all my coupons so I have to miss out on an even better deal!  That’s just how it goes with deal shopping.  You can often win but sometimes you lose too!

Bought:

  • 5 Planters peanuts $1.00 each
  • 4 Pampers wipes $1.99 each
  • 7 Philadelphia cream cheese $1.50 each
  • 7 Bird’s Eye peas $2.00 each
    (bought with rain check)

Coupons Used:

  • Five $1.00 Planters printable coupons
  • Four $0.50 Pampers printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
  • Two $1/2 Bird’s Eye coupons from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts
  • $4 instant savings for purchasing 7 Philadelphia cream cheese

Got Back:

  • $12.00 worth of gas rewards for purchasing the Bird’s Eye vegetables

Aldi: $13.18

It’s been several weeks since I shopped at Aldi and I think I was going through withdrawal!  Ha!  But seriously, I do love that place.

Funny thing was, the main reason I went was because we needed napkins and I totally forgot to get them!  I’m finding that kind of thing has been happening around here a lot lately- guess it’s just part of having a new little one to take care of and being pulled in more directions than ever.

Bought:

  • 2 Mushrooms $0.69 each
  • Romaine Hearts $1.39
  • Spinach $1.79
  • Vegetable Chips $1.79
  • Tortillas $1.19
  • Canola Oil $2.59
  • Bananas $0.44/lb.
  • Corn Chips $0.89
  • Brown Sugar $1.19

Misc: $0

I received these Dial Deep Cleansing Hand Soaps from Purex Insiders.  These deep cleaning soaps have a gentle micro-scrubber formula that smooths and moisturizes the skin while at the same time deeply cleaning as well.  I was really impressed with how even though they are deep cleaning, they really didn’t dry out my hands.  And that’s saying a lot because the stage of life that I’m in, I’m washing my hands all.the.time!  (Think little children and lots of diaper changes.)  I also loved the scents.  The Water Blossoms scent was a bit strong for me but the Yellow Raspberry & Black Sugar was simply lovely.  It smelled so fresh and spring-y which was just what I needed after this long winter.  Oh and I made the awesomeness stretch further by using these soaps to make my own homemade foaming hand soap.

Learn more about Dial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap.

Credits: $90.53
The last number of weeks, including this week, I’ve been buying 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 $90.53 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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Pillsbury: Sign up for Coupons, Recipes and Free Samples

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Sign up for the free Pillsbury newsletter and get access to lots of great coupons and recipes plus a free sample every month!

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Weekly Spending Summary (3/2-3/8)

Monday, March 10th, 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, Checkout 51 and Saving Star.  Manufacturer websites and Facebook pages are another great source.

Favorite buys:

  • Pampers wipes for $0.99/pack
  • General Mills cereal for $0.30/box
  • Better than free Kleenex
  • Free Thomas English Muffins
  • Moneymaking Dole Smoothie Shakers
  • $0.30 Magnum and Fruttare frozen bars

You might notice that my total spent amount below is a negative number.  This is because I redeemed my gas rewards points and put that savings into my grocery budget as explained under “Credits” below.  Just wanted to clarify in case some of you got confused by it!

Total Spent: -$39.34
Total Saved with Coupons: $36.76
Total Saved with Sales: $64.77
Total Saved: $101.53 + $51 in gas rewards savings

Giant: $48.66
Saved with Coupons: $14.51
Saved with Sales: $32.19

Once again I did a number of gas deals.  Basically after sales/coupons/gas rewards I made $10.50 on the Dole Fruit Smoothies,$1.00 on the Kleenex and the Thomas English Muffins were free.

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 $1.70 off a gallon, up to 30 gallons of gas, for purchasing the Dole, Kleenex and Thomas English Muffins.

The Pampers wipes were a great buy at $0.99 a pack and the sugar and hot dogs were also good buys with in-ad coupons.

Some of you might be amazed that I bought so many Kleenex and Thomas English Muffins.  Why would you buy so many at one time you might be thinking?  This is what Monica was referring to in her post as The Thrifty Frugal Mom system.  By purchasing items that we use regularly, like the Kleenex, in large quantities at low prices I am able to save a lot.  I can semi-frequently find deals on Kleenex for $1/box, so just by buying these 8 boxes now I saved at least $9.  (Assuming I saved $1 a box on 8 boxes, plus the $1 I made on them.)  The same goes for things like the Thomas English Muffins.  No, they are not something I typically buy because they are expensive and we don’t really need them.  But since they were free after sales/gas rewards I decided to get a bunch of them and put them in the freezer.  They’ll make a delightfully delicious and easy meal later when I use them for breakfast sandwiches.  It’s not always huge savings up front, but over time it really adds up and saves me a lot of money!

Bought:

  • 8 Kleenex $2.00 each
  • 7 Dole Fruit Smoothie Shakers $1.50 each
  • 10 Thomas English Muffins $2.10 each (on sale Buy One, Get One Free)
  • 4 Pampers Wipes $1.99 each
  • Nature’s Promise Ketchup $1.99
  • Giant brand Sugar $2.00
  • Hebrew National Hot Dogs $2.99

Coupons Used:

  • Two $0.50/3 Kleenex printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
  • Two $0.75 Dole Smoothie printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
  • Four $1.00 Dole Smoothie printable coupons
  • Four $0.50 Pampers printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
  • $0.51 Giant brand sugar in-ad coupon
  • $1.00 Hebrew National in-ad coupon

Weis: $0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $22.25
Saved with Sales: $32.58

I had a gift card that I had received as part of a previous promotion at Weis that I used to pay for this purchase of $7.39.  (Several weeks ago I bought some items with a rain check.  The items I bought were supposed to trigger a $10 catalina coupon to print when you purchased them.  So instead of the coupon they just gave me a gift card.)

We don’t eat a lot of cereal around here since we prefer homemade granola.  But I like to have it on hand for when we have company and my husband and children like to sometimes add a small amount to their granola just for something different.  So when I saw that I could get cereal for just $0.30 a box after coupon and sales I jumped on it.  The worst thing about it is that it takes up so much room to store….but I have a tote in the basement that works perfectly to keep it in.  And I may end up donating several boxes to our local food bank too since cereal is something they are always needing.

I also decided to take advantage of a frozen food deal and I got the Dole, Magnum and Fruttare for just $0.30 each!  We love the Magnum and Fruttare bars and they’ll be a special treat for us.  I basically just bought the Dole to help meet the $20 amount that I needed to do the frozen food deal.  They aren’t something I typically would buy but I can’t imagine that they’ll not be good either.  And they’ll make a quick breakfast or snack for us.

Bought:

  • 2 Total cereals $1.49 each
  • 4 Golden Graham cereals $1.47 each
  • 6 Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereals $1.49
  • 2 Magnum Ice Cream Bars $3.50 each
  • 2 Dole Shakers $1.50 each
  • 2 Fruttare Bars $3.50 each

Coupons Used:

  • Two $1.00 any General Mills cereals printable coupons
  • Four $0.50 Golden Graham printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
  • Four $0.50 Cinnamon Toast Crunch printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
  • Two $0.60 Cinnamon Toast Crunch printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
  • Two $1.25 Magnum printable coupons
  • Two $0.75 Dole printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
  • Two $1.00 Fruttare printable coupons
  • Two $1.50 Catalina coupons (print from register when purchasing specific items)
  • $0.75 Catalina coupon (print from register when purchasing specific items)
  • $5 Instant Savings when you purchase $20 worth of select frozen products

Got Back:

  • $0.50 via Saving Star for purchasing the Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  • $1.50 Catalina coupon for purchasing the Magnum (used in next transaction)
  • $1.50 Catalina coupon for purchasing the Fruttare (used in next transaction)
  • $0.75 Catalina coupon for purchasing the Dole Shakers (used in next transaction)
  • FREE Milk catalina coupon for purchasing the General Mills cereal

Misc.: $20.00
We typically buy our milk at a local dairy and this is money that I got out to pay for that over the next couple of weeks.

Credits: $108.00
The last number of weeks, including this week, I’ve been buying 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 $108 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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Radio Shack: $10 off $30 Purchase

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Request your coupon to save $10 off a $30 purchase at Radio Shack.

Offer good through 3/23/14, while they last. Limited number of coupons available.  Restrictions apply. See coupon for details.  Coupon will be sent within 48 hours of sign-up

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