Monday, November 14, 2011

Weekly Spending Summary

Good news- I should have a camera in a week which means that these posts will once again contain pictures! And I know the pictures pretty much make this post in many ways.

I spent more this week than I thought I would but it was partly due to the fact that I had to make dessert for 150 people for a church function. This coming week looks like it will be a lower spending week which has me excited!

Total Spent:
Total Saved with Coupons: $68.65
Total Saved with Sales: $42.94
Total Saved: $111.59

$0 (gift card)
Saved with Coupons: $16.10
Saved with Sales: $7.67

I used a gift card that we earned through our credit card to pay for this purchase. I bought some Shout, peanut butter, greeting cards (free after Extra Bucks) and an iron supplement that I had a rain check for.

Rite Aid:
Saved with Coupons: $17.50
Saved with Sales: $15.11

I started out with $2.80 on a Rite Aid gift card and $1 UPReward. I ended up with $12 in UPRewards.

I purchased 4 toothpastes, 2 deodorants, 1 Stayfree pads, 1 Blistex lip balm and 2 Arm & Hammer laundry detergent.

Saved with Coupons: $20.19
Saved with Sales: $1.26

Since you don't have a picture of this stuff, I thought I'd do something different this week and do a breakdown of my transactions. Here's what I bought and the coupons I used.

2 Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce $2.19 ea.
2 Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers $9.99 ea.
1 Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup $0.97
1 Bigelow Chai Tea $2.50
2 Giant Big Paper Towel Rolls $1.00 ea.
1 Minute Maid Orange Juice $2.50

Coupons Used:
- $8/$40 Giant
- $2 off Total Giant
- $1 Sweet Baby Ray's
- $2.19 (FREE Product coupon) Sweet Baby Ray's
- (2) $1.50 Huggies
- $1 Minute Maid
- (2) $1 any paper towel Giant coupon
- $1 any soup Giant coupon

I actually bought another Huggies diaper package but I am giving it as a gift so it doesn't get recorded under grocery. However, because I bought 3 packs of diapers I got a catalina coupon for $7 off my next purchase and another coupon for $5 off my next purchase! And I'll also be getting a $1 rebate via Saving Star for the Sweet Baby Ray's.

Weis: $8.35
Saved with Coupons: $14.86
Saved with Sales: $18.90

I got some Fleischman's yeast (free after coupons), Sargento cheese ($1.00/8oz.), Chicken Broth ($0.25/carton), trash bags, and a Weis pie crust (moneymaker after coupons).

Sharp Shopper: $3.01
I bought some hash browns and feta cheese.

Misc.: $15.98 + $20 cash
Some random things I bought for a meal I needed to take to church and also cash to buy food at the bulk food store.


  1. I'm curious what dessert you made for 150 people... :)

  2. Yeah, I'm sure you're thinking "WHOA, 150 people!" like I was. There was a death at our church and I helped with a meal for the immediate and extended family. I didn't expect to have to make food for THAT many people though but thankfully they were keeping it simple so I just made a bunch of brownies. I also had to take a big container of coffee for the funeral too which cost close to $10.

    Okay, so how's that for a LONG answer to a short question! :)


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