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Weekly Spending Summary (6/29-7/5)

Monday, July 7th, 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.

It was a good week filled with the usual daily things and ending with a trip to Maryland to visit my parents and spend time with my family over the weekend!  It was so good to be “home” again.  I was especially grateful to get to visit my grandparents again.  They are 90 & 91 (and have been married 70 yrs!) and I treasure every time I get to see them since I know we most likely won’t have them around for much longer.  It’s always so fun to see them light up when they see our children.  What is it about kids that just bring old people to life again?

As far as shopping goes, I didn’t do a whole lot.  I was just in the mood for a slower week.  In fact, there were some really good deals at Rite Aid but I just didn’t feel like going so I skipped them!  It’s kind of nice to do that sometimes.

My favorite buys:

* $0.99 Utz potato chips
* Cherries for $1.99/lb.
* 8 pk. batteries for $1.99

Total Spent: $38.11
Total Saved with Coupons: $7.24
Total Saved with Sales: $14.80
Total Saved: $22.04

CVS: $13.10
Saved with Coupons: $5.24
Saved with Sales: $10.20

I actually went to CVS because they had a good diaper deal but unfortunately they were totally out of the size 3 diapers that were included in the sale and since that is the only size I really need right now I just ended up getting a rain check for them.  While I was there I noticed that Blue Diamond almonds were on sale for a good price and so I grabbed a couple of bags.  We enjoy them on salads and for the occasional snack.  I was also thinking ahead a bit when I bought them.  We’re hoping to go on a week long trip in August and one of the ways that we cut vacation costs is to take along most of our food.  I figured these almonds would be a great, healthy snack for then too!

I also spied CVS brand batteries for $1.99 after coupons and sales.  I usually buy our batteries on Amazon and pay for them with gift cards earned through Swagbucks but since we were almost out of AA batteries, I figured I might as well get them now.

And the Pepsi?  It was just $0.50 after coupons/sales and since we were heading to my parent’s for the weekend I figured I’d grab it for my mom since I know she loves her Pepsi.  :)

Bought:

  • Pepsi $0.99
  • 2 Blue Diamond Almonds $5.49 each
  • CVS batteries $5.99

Coupons Used:

  • $0.24 Pepsi CVS printable coupon (received at Red Coupon Machine in the store)
  • $5.00 in Extra Bucks (CVS coupon that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • $0.25 via Checkout 51 for purchasing the Pepsi
  • $4.00 in Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the CVS batteries (can be used on next purchase of any item)

Giant: $4.97
Saved with Coupons: $2.00
Saved with Sales: $4.60

I was tempted to skip Giant this week since the deals were pretty much non-existent.  But unfortunately I was almost out of flour again and so I kind of needed to get some.  I also grabbed two bags of chips while I was there as well since they only $0.99.

Bought:

  • 2 Utz Chips $1.99
  • Gold Medal Flour $2.99

Coupons Used:

  • Two $0.75 Utz printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)

Aldi: $19.38

I did usual stock up trip to Aldi and got my typical Aldi items.  I also grabbed two packs of cherries while I was there because they had them on sale.  We went to my parents for the weekend and I took them along there since I knew my Dad would really enjoy them!

Great produce deals are just one of the 6 reasons that I love to shop at Aldi!

Bought:

  • 4 Tortillas $1.19 each
  • Cashew Halves $2.59
  • 2 Black Beans $0.59
  • Canola Oil $2.49
  • 2 Cherries $1.99 each
  • 5 lb. Red Potatoes $3.49
  • Corn Chips $0.89

Walmart: $0.66


We had a Walmart gift card given to us a couple of months ago and I finally got around to using some of it.  I needed nursing pads and decided to grab some while I was there.  Unfortunately they don’t carry my favorite brand so I decided to try the Nuk ones.  Just in case you are wondering, I wouldn’t recommend them.  They are super thin and I’m finding them rather frustrating!  (And yes, I know it says Ultra Thin right on the box.  I guess I just figured they still might be decent.  I was wrong!)

We’ve also been needing packing tape and small light bulbs so I grabbed them too.

Bought:

  • Nursing Pads $5.97
  • Light Bulbs $1.78
  • Packing Tape $3.24

Misc.: $0

* I used grocery cash to pay $9 for a ½ gallon of Fuller Brush Fulsol Degreaser.  My mom sells it and allowed me to just buy half a gallon from her.  This degreaser is absolutely amazing!  It takes care of grease like nothing else and the awesome thing is, you only need a tiny little bit to get the job done so it last for pretty much forever.  (That’s why I only felt like buying a ½ gallon right now.)  I use it to clean anything that gets greasy, including clothes.

* I also used grocery cash to buy 3 heads of lettuce at our local farmer’s market for $6.25.  I took one of the head to my parents place to make a salad there, the rest we will enjoy.

* I bought a ½ bushel of green beans from a local produce farm for $7.00.  They were some of the nicest beans I’ve seen!  We ate probably about 2 qts. just fresh, used some in this Cheesy Ham, Potato & Green Bean Casserole and I froze 9 qts.

* My mom -in-law generously shared some of the last of the strawberries from their patch with us!  I was so happy because I had wanted to get some more but just wasn’t getting to the local stands to buy some.  We enjoyed them with shortcake, ate a bunch plain and I also made a Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake with them too.

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Weekly Spending Summary (6/22-6/28)

Monday, June 30th, 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.

This past week was full but much less busy than the last several weeks which was so refreshing!  The first part of the week I was busy getting caught up on some things that had been kind of neglected during the previous busy weeks.  And I also organized and priced stuff for the yard sale that we had on Saturday.  We did the yard sale with my mom-in-law and sister-in-law at my husband’s cousin’s place (did you follow that all?!) and we did really well!  Her house is located along one of the main roads in the area and we got a lot of business.  It was so nice to get rid of most of our stuff, except for kid’s clothes.  For some reason the customers we had were mostly not young moms so the clothes didn’t get much attention.  But the rest of our stuff mostly disappeared.  So fun!

Oh, and if you haven’t already, you might enjoy reading my post on 5 Tips for a Successful Yard Sale.  You’ll find out the things that we’ve found helpful in doing well in the many yard sales that we’ve had.  One thing we discovered this year that seems like a no-brainer but didn’t occur to any of us until halfway through the morning, was to not put totes of clothes right beside your “checkout” table.  It just so happened that the way we set the clothes up, there were 2 totes of kids clothes (organized by size) right beside our checkout table.  It suddenly occurred to us that not many people are going to want to dig through that when they are pretty much right under our nose, so we moved it up to the front of our display and then people actually did start to look through them.  I think it was actually my smart husband who had the “light bulb” moment.  <grin>  But it was a good illustration of how the way things are displayed and set up really do affect how much you’ll sell!

I kind of broke my “not shopping much this summer” rule this week.  I hadn’t really intended to go to so many stores, it just sort of happened for a number of reasons.  But I realized again that it really is probably wise to limit my shopping this summer after a particularly stressful shopping trip one day!

I did get some really good buys though.  Here are my favorites:

* 5 packs of Huggies/Pull-ups for $3 or less each
* Better than free Jones sausage (preservative/nitrate free)
* Free toothbrushes
* $18 moneymaker on Bays English muffins!
* $1.69 Eight O’Clock coffee
* Bird’s Eye veggies for $0.21/bag
* Turkey Hill All Natural ice cream for $0.30
* Free Dial soap
* Cherries for $2.50/lb.

Total Spent: $36.26
Total Saved with Coupons: $56.13
Total Saved with Sales: $87.60
Total Saved: $143.73 + $88.70 in gas savings

CVS: $12.25
Saved with Coupons: $22.76
Saved with Sales: $19.14

You might remember the Huggies and Pull-ups coupons that I posted about earlier.  I used them several times this week to get some great deals on diapers.  The diapers and Dial were part of a deal where if you bought $30 worth of products you got a $10 gas gift card.  So after the coupons, Ibotta rebates and sales, I paid $2.49 for each pack of diaper plus got the Dial body wash for free!  I was pretty happy about that deal!

You might remember that I just got 2 bottles of Dial men’s body wash for free last week too so even though my husband seems to go through it pretty fast, I decided to share 2 of the bottles that I bought with one of our friends and his housemate.  See, the housemate gets the Sunday paper every week and always threw out the coupons.  Our friend discovered that I coupon and could use those Sunday coupons so he asked his housemate if he could start saving them for me.  It’s been wonderful!  I get the Sunday coupons without spending a cent!  They don’t expect a thing in return, but I do appreciate it a lot and so i try to occasionally some of my freebies with them, bake them something yummy or give them some of the fresh fruit and veggies that I get for good prices (since I can get much better deals on those things than they do at a regular grocery store).

The Aquafina was free as well after coupons.  I’ll probably save it to use when we do some traveling later this summer.

Bought:

  • 3 Huggies diapers $9.00 each
  • 2 Dial body wash $2.99 each (on sale Buy One, Get One Free)
  • 2 Aquafina $0.88

Coupons Used:

  • Three $4.00 Huggies printable coupons
  • Two $0.88 Aquafina CVS printable coupons
  • $9.00 in Extra Bucks (CVS coupon that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • $10 Gas Gift Card for purchasing the Huggies and Dial
  • $1.00 via Ibotta for purchasing the Dial men’s body wash
  • $1.00 via Ibotta for purchasing the Dial ladies’s body wash
  • $1.00 via Ibotta for purchasing two Dial (this was a bonus rebate)
  • $0.50 via  Ibotta for redeeming three offers (this was a bonus rebate)

Rite Aid: $0
Saved with Coupons: $11.59
Saved with Sales: $12.22

I used a couple of rain checks this week and got the Depends and Reach for free.  The Pull-ups were $2.24 after coupons and sales.  I loved getting these for such a great price to use with our nearly potty trained daughter!

Bought:

  • 2 Depend Fit Kits $0
    - purchased with rain check (sale made item free after UPRewards)
  • Reach toothbrushes $0
    - purchased with rain check (sale made item free after UPRewards)
  • Huggies Pull-ups $11.24

Coupons Used:

  • $3.00 Huggies Pull-ups printable coupon
  • $5.00 in UPRewards (Rite Aid coupon that I earned for doing a 10 minute survey that they sent me)
  • $3.59 in UPRewards (Rite Aid coupon that print at register for purchasing specific items)

Got Back:

  • $6.00 UPRewards coupon for purchasing the Pull-ups (can be used on next purchase of any item)

Giant: $81.10
Saved with Coupons: $8.50
Saved with Sales: $51.06

I found out that the Giant gas rewards policies are going to be changing and now the deals will only be good on 25 gallons of gas instead of 30 gallons.  We were needing to fill up our minivan anyway, so I decided that I might as well use up most of the rain check that I had for gas reward items before the policy changes.  So you’ll see a number of “bought with rain check” items below.

The Eight O’Clock coffee was $1.69 each after coupons and sales.  It’s not winter, but we still use quite a bit of coffee.  I love this homemade iced coffee and I also have a delicious homemade frappe that I’ve been enjoying a lot too.  I hope to get the recipe for it posted one of these days soon.

The Pampers wipes were $0.99 after coupons/sales.  I try not to pay more than that for a pack of wipes and usually have no problem finding them for that price when I combine coupons and sales at places like Giant, Weis and CVS.

The rest of the items that I bought were gas rewards deals.  Here’s how they broke down: the Jones sausage was a moneymaker of $0.38 (love getting good sausage for better than free!), the Bird’s Eye veggies were $0.21/bag, the Bays English muffins were a moneymaker of $18.15 and the Turkey Hill ice cream was $0.30 each.

Yes, I bought a ridiculous amount of English muffins and I still had some in the freezer from when I got a bunch of the Thomas brand back a while.  But I could hardly pass up an $18 moneymaker and I knew I had room in the freezer to store them anyway.  We’ve loved having English muffins on hand for a delicious easy meal of breakfast sandwiches.  I often mix up 8 eggs with some milk, salt and cheese.  Then I fry them in my big electric skillet (I have one very similar to this) until they are just barely done.  (I don’t turn them or mess with them at all.)  Then I cut the big huge piece of fried eggs into 8 pieces and we use that as the egg part of our sandwich.  We toast the English muffins, add some bacon or Jones sausage and we have ourselves some scrumptious sandwiches!

(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 $2.50 off a gallon, up to 30 gallons of gas, for purchasing the various items.)

Bought:

  • 6 Eight O’Clock Coffee $1.86 each
    - bought with rain check
  • 3 Pampers wipes $1.99 each
  • Nature’s Promise organic ketchup $1.79
  • 7 Jones All Natural Sausage $1.66 each
    - bought with rain check
  • 7 Bird’s Eye Veggies $2.00 each
    - bought with rain check
  • 15 Bays English Muffins $1.79 each
    - bought with rain check
  • 5 Turkey Hill All Natural Ice Cream $3.50 each
    - bought with rain check

Coupons Used:

  • $1.00 Eight O’ Clock coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts
  • Three $0.50 Pampers printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
  • $0.50 Nature’s Promise coupon printed from kiosk in store
  • $0.50 off any frozen food item coupon printed from kiosk in store
  • Two $1.00 Turkey Hill coupons received from calling Turkey Hill and requesting
  • Two $0.50 Turkey Hill coupons received from calling Turkey Hill and requesting (one doubled to $1.00)
  • $0.50 Turkey Hill printable coupon (doubled to $1.00)

Got Back:

  • $12.00 in gas rewards savings for purchasing the Jones sausage
  • $12.00 in gas rewards savings for purchasing the Birds Eye
  • $36.00 in gas rewards savings for purchasing the Bay English Muffins
  • $15.00 in gas rewards savings for purchasing the Turkey Hill

Weis: $9.27
Saved with Coupons: $13.28
Saved with Sales: $5.18

 I decided to make a trip to Weis again this week since I was going to be getting enough decent deals to make it worthwhile.  I got 1 lb. Domino sugar for $0.55 each, Dial soap for free, Huggies for $2.99 and Ritz Crackerfuls for free.

I actually kind of goofed with the Domino sugar.  I forgot that Weis only doubled 4 like coupons in one transaction, so the 5th coupon that I used didn’t double which meant that I paid a bit more for the sugar than I had intended.  It was still a tiny bit less than what I typically pay at Aldi, but not as good of a deal as I had hoped for.

Bought:

  • 10 Domino sugars 1 lb. $1.00 each
  • Ritz Crackerfuls $2.50
  • Huggies diapers $8.99
  • Dial bar soap $1.00

Coupons Used:

  • Five $0.50/2 Domino sugar coupons ( four doubled to $1.00)
  • Free Ritz Crackerfuls coupon received via Facebook promotion (took off $2.78)
  • $2.00 Huggies Weis coupon
  • $4.00 Huggies printable coupon

Got Back:

  • $1.00 via Ibotta for purchasing the Dial

Ken’s Gardens: $1.09

I was driving by this local greenhouse and decided to stop and get the rest of the flowers I wanted to finish our flowerbeds and pots.  I saw that they had a 6 pack of the New Red Fire lettuce and decided to get it.  It may not have been the wisest thing since lettuce tends to get bitter once it gets hot, but I have a mostly shaded area that I can plant it in and since it hasn’t been hot, hot here I’m going to try it.  I figure even if it just grows a little before I cut it, I’ll still get my money’s worth out of it.

Centerville Bulk Foods: $0

I spent $20 something at this local bulk food store but I used grocery cash to pay for my purchases which is why it shows as $0 above.

This store has great prices on a lot of items including oatmeal for $0.54/lb., yeast for $2.95/lb, cocoa powder for $2.38/lb., unsweetened coconut for $3.81 and carrots for $1.19 for 2 lb.  I also got wheat germ (to use in my homemade granola), lady finger popcorn (makes the best popcorn because of it’s small kernals), brown basmati rice, sunflower seeds and a jar lid.

Misc.: $21.25

* I used grocery cash to buy 2 big head of lettuce at our local farmer’s market.  I think I paid $3.50 total for them.

This was only about 1/3 of the cherries that I bought.  Aren’t they pretty?

* I also got 8 ½ lbs. of cherries from a local orchard for $2.50/lb. ($21.25 total) and my husband and kids have been thoroughly enjoying them.  (I don’t like them at all!)  I also gave about 1/2 lb. to one of our neighbors who really likes them too.

I don’t often buy many cherries because they tend to be so expensive but because I have such a good cushion in my grocery budget right now, I decided to go ahead and splurge a little.   And as I mentioned in my 8 Things that I’m Loving post, thanks to Fridgesmarts, I can keep fruit fresh for a long time so I wasn’t worried that they’d go bad very soon.

Credits: $88.70
The last number of weeks 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 $88.70 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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Swagbucks: Earn Money by Using this Search Engine- simple and easy!

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

One of my favorite ways to earn a little extra money is with Swagbucks, a free search engine kind of like Google.  The difference is that each time you search the web using Swagbucks you have the chance to earn “bucks” which you can then trade in for things like gift cards from Amazon, Starbucks, Target and more.  Or you can even have them pay you via Paypal!

There are also other ways that you can earn more Swagbucks like doing daily surveys, watching for Swagcodes, watching videos etc.  With a little determination I can easily earn at least two to three $5 Amazon gift cards  a month.

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Free: 3 Months of Interactive Math Lessons- access to all grade levels!

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

FREE Summer Math!

I am so excited to bring you this deal!  A+ Interactive Math is offering 3 months of Interactive Math for FREE(grades K1 to Algebra 1) to my readers!  What an easy way to help your child keep their math skill sharp this summer!A+ Interactive Math is a complete math program that offers a lot of flexibility for your child.  It includes colorful, interactive video lessons, lesson plans, online or printable worksheets for practice, templates to create your own worksheets/exams, printable progress reports/certificates and more!

To get started, use their Free Placement Test to give you a comprehensive report and show any weak areas or learning gaps that your child might have. You can then move your student to lessons that will fill in learning gaps and attain mastery.  Or you can easily review past lessons and concepts as well.
For instance, if your child is struggling to understand fractions and they are 4th grade, you can back them up to grade 2′s beginning fractions chapter for a couple of weeks or days, then to the 3rd grade fractions chapter, then up to the 4th grade where they NOW have a solid understanding of how fractions work & can begin working at their own grade level or beyond!  No one else offers this kind of flexibility!

While the 3 months free offer is good for one child per family, A+ Interactive Math is generously allowing my readers to add any additional students at a discount of up to 90% off when you sign up here!

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Weekly Spending Summary (6/15-6/21)

Tuesday, June 24th, 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.

This past week felt like one of those weeks where all you do is just get enough done to survive!  It was the week for Vacation Bible School at our church and so every evening found us rushing out the door to get there in time.  My husband taught the adult class for part of the evening so in addition to the usual busyness those kinds of weeks bring, that made it extra full.   We really enjoyed Bible School though and the children’s excitement was so contagious!  Every day Logan, our 5 yr. old, would wake up and pretty much count down the hours until it was time to leave.

Saturday afternoon we went on a date while my husband’s four younger siblings baby sat for us.  Then we came back home and enjoyed dinner and some game playing with them and a family friend.  Good times!

I did manage to get a bit of shopping done one day though was happy to score several decent deals.  Read on for the details!

Favorite buys:
* Better than free Dial men’s body wash
* Free toothbrushes
* Eggs for $0.97/dozen
* Utz chips for $1.00 each

Total Spent: $17.43
Total Saved with Coupons: $29.77
Total Saved with Sales: $44.11
Total Saved: $73.88

CVS: $1.10
Saved with Coupons: $6.00
Saved with Sales: $6.98

I had a $5 CVS gift card that I earned through Recyclebank that I used to pay for part of this purchase.

The toothbrushes and deodorants were all free after coupons and sales.

Bought:

  • 2 Colgate toothbrushes $2.99 each
  • Right Guard deodorant $3.00
  • Dry Idea deodorant $3.00

Coupons Used:

  • Two $1.00 Colgate coupons from the Sunday newspaper coupon inserts
  • $1.00 Right Guard coupon from the Sunday newspaper coupon inserts
  • $1.00 Dry Idea coupon from the Sunday newspaper coupon inserts

Got Back:

  • $4.00 in Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the Colgate toothbrushes (can be used on next purchase of any item)
  • $2.00 in Extra Bucks coupon for purchasing the Right Guard and Dry Idea (can be used on next purchase of any item)

Giant: $10.89
Saved with Coupons: $5.98
Saved with Sales: $17.20

Yes, I truly bought 11 dozen eggs!  Or 132 eggs if you like how that sounds better.  I saw this deal early in the week and kept trying to decide if I was crazy to do it or not.   I mean, that’s a lot of eggs, after all but they were only $0.97 a dozen.   The more I thought about it, the more I really felt like I should go for it.  Here’s why:

1.  Eggs here are anywhere from $1.50 to $1.99 dozen so this saved me at minimum $5.83.  That’s pretty significant savings.
2.  We can use eggs pretty fast around here.  If I have a lot of them I’ll make breakfast for dinner, egg salad and/or homemade egg custard, all of which use up eggs pretty quickly.
3.  The expiration on these eggs are the end of July.  That’s quite a ways off and besides, I’m not scared to use eggs several weeks past their expiration date since that date is really just a “best if used by” date.

So, I’m having fun making lots of egg things with my cheap eggs.  Honestly, the worst part about the whole deal was how much space they took up in our fridge!

Oh, I also got BBQ sauce too.  Not that we needed it- I still have a couple of bottles from when I got them free last summer.  But I figured I’d either give them away to friends or donate them to the food bank.  How could I pass up free when I was going to be at the store anyway?

Bought:

  • 2 KC BBQ Sauce $0.99 each
  • 11 Egglands Best Eggs $1.99 each

Coupons Used:

  • $7.00 instant savings for purchasing $20 worth of Egglands eggs
  • Two $0.50 KC printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
  • Four $1.00 Egglands coupons from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts

Got Back:

Weis: $5.43
Saved with Coupons: $17.79
Saved with Sales: $19.93

I decided to head to Weis this week since they had a deal that I was hoping to do and get ham steak for $0.78/lb.  Unfortunately they didn’t have the flavor in stock that my coupon was for and so I couldn’t do that deal.  But I got some other great bargains anyway.

I was really excited to get Utz chips for just $1.00.  We don’t eat just a lot of chips but in the summer we tend to more because they are so handy to take along on picnics and eat with hotdogs and hamburgers.  And the Grandma Utz ones are my husband’s absolute favorite so that was a double score!

The Dial body wash ended up being a $2.00 moneymaker after coupons and sales.  I was very excited about getting this since it seems my husband goes through body wash incredibly fast.  (He has a construction job and gets filthy, so it takes a lot of soap to get him squeaky clean.  Don’t hear me wrong, I’m not complaining about it.  I’m grateful that he is particular and cares about being clean!)

The Truvia and the Pompeian vinegar were both $0.99 each.   The Malt-O-Meal cereal was free.  They contacted me and wondered if they could send me some free product coupons and of course I didn’t turn that down!  I was happy to see they carried something comparable to Lucky Charms since that is one of the children’s and my husband’s favorite bought “junk” cereal.  We haven’t tried it yet, but in the past I’ve always been very happy with Malt-O-Meal!

Bought:

  • Truvia $2.99
  • Pompeian Balsamic Vinegar $1.99
  • 4 Utz Chips $2.00 each
  • Malt O Meal Cereal $4.29
  • 3 Dial Mens Body Wash $1.83 each
    - priced at$3.50 each but saved $5 instantly when you bought 3

Coupons Used:

  • $2.00 Truvia printable coupon
  • $0.50 Pompeian printable coupon (doubled to $1.00)
  • Four $0.75 Utz printable coupons (doubled to $1.00 each)
  • Free Malt O Meal product coupon received from manufacturer ($4.29)
  • Buy 2, Get 1 Free coupon from Sunday newspaper coupon inserts ($3.50)
  • Free Dial body wash from Purex Insiders (only took off $3.00)

Got Back:

  • $1.00 via Ibotta for purchasing Dial Men’s body wash

Misc.: $0

A friend gave us 2 beautiful heads of lettuce from their garden.  So kind of them!

Some friends from church gave us this “smore ingredient” gift as a thank you.  Isn’t it such a neat, creative idea?  Should make for a fun, family night sometime this summer!

And another friend blessed us with fresh sugar peas and a scrumptious chicken lasagna.  We are quite blessed with kind, generous friends don’t you think?

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