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Super Savings Saturday

I’m late in getting this up today because I spent this morning at a knitting class and this afternoon hanging out with my friend, Carolynn, from My Little Bit of Life. At any rate, here’s a rundown on my grocery shopping purchases this week…

I stopped at Walmart last night to get some Ivory soap for the homemade laundry detergent I’m making (I’ll be sharing the recipe and full details on how it goes on Wednesday). Of course, I have been unable to find a $1/1 Ivory soap coupon from my usual coupon sources, so I decided to use overage to my advantage.

Here’s what I got:

1 can Similac formula — $4.17, used $5/1 coupon, free plus overage

1 Nivea Bodywash — $3, used $3/1 coupon, free after coupon

1 3-pack of Ivory soap — $0.97

My total was $0.73 after the coupons plus tax.

We won’t use the formula, but I went ahead and bought it to donate since I had the coupon and it gave me overage toward the soap purchase.

I did the rest of my shopping on Tuesday:

I spent $41.97 at Aldi — see a full list of what we bought and the prices here.

I spent a little over $7 at Dollar Tree.

And I spent $7.11 at Dillon’s — see a full list of what we bought and the coupon match-ups here.

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  • Beth T says:

    I think you will like the home-made laundry detergent!!! I just made more today and I have been using it for several months now 🙂

  • Kimberlee says:

    Great job as usual Crystal. Thanks for the link up!

  • I am truly inspired by your shopping skills. I just started using coupons and trying to implement the savvy shopping found here and other sites but I am still a newbie so I did not even come close to a major savings. But I have to say it was so gratifying to know that I did intentional work with coupons to lower my grocery bill only by $14 but hey it is a start 😉

  • Jenni says:

    Am I the only one that noticed you were at a knitting class? For someone who claims to not have a crafty bone in their body, that sounds pretty crafty :).

    • Crystal says:

      🙂 I’ve been trying to challenge myself to do new things and get out of my comfort zone. And I’m actually enjoying the knitting. It’s something I attempted before and never got very far. But I took a two-session class (last Saturday and today) and it was amazingly helpful! But I’m still only at the dishcloth stage… and drooling over the sweaters others at the knitting shop were making today!

      Who knows? Maybe I’ll turn into a crafty person — by some sheer miracle!

      • MomofTwoPreciousGirls says:

        LOL! I have been looking for a case for my laptop and I have never wished I knew how to sew so much in my life! The stuff is expensive! And if I knew how to sew I could make my own and maybe make some to sell! There are lots of how to’s out there on how to make them but you need to have the basics figured out! I aso would like to make some of the cute little dress ideas I see for the kids AND I really want to make the girls a quilt from their special clothes and blankets…I may just have to suck it up and take a class.

  • Jessica says:

    I’ve been making homemade laundry detergent for a couple of years now – I first used a liquid soap recipe, but now use a powder recipe – much easier to store and gift! I also make my own dryer sheets, shaving cream and dishwasher detergent. I hope you enjoy the detergent!

  • Thanks for the link! Being crafty has always been something I enjoyed, but not always very good at. In my opinion I’ve made great strides in this area and still really enjoy it! 🙂

  • I got an amazing assortment of items at a school inventory sale, including musical instruments, educational kits and art supplies, and the prices were amazing. I spent $71 but that is enough art and craft supplies for a year or longer for me and the kids! Let alone the books, puzzles, sewing cards, instruments and household items I got. I also stopped at two rummage sales and got vintage sewing supplies and a pin to wear, spent $2.15, and at the other, a wool GAP coat for $3, a cashmere sweater for $1 and a few other clothing items for me and my daughter. Spent $8.

  • Mary says:

    Not trying to complain, but I clicked on #59 hoping to find a way to get discounted juice only to be led…AGAIN…to “Coupon and Freebie Mom’s post on an expired free sample of Ocean Spray juice. I look at these posts as a way to learn how others are saving, and not just as a cheap advertisement to bring someone to your blog.

    • Mary says:

      Same for #50…#46…#56…etc.

    • Anna J says:

      I agree – I counted up 14 links from that individual – seems a little excessive given that some of them were for giveaways or expired freebies.

    • Jenn says:

      I agree too! But I do appreciate the link up Crystal, it’s very encouraging to see how others save (not spam, spam!).

      • Crystal says:

        I deleted the links. Thank you so much for pointing those out. Please point out any you find like that when you find them so I can delete them more quickly. I don’t always catch them myself!

  • Missi says:

    I recently read that Ivory soap is no longer pure soap, so that it can’t be used in homemade detergents that call for pure soap. I can’t remember the source, but thought I would share!

  • nancy says:

    I’m new at using coupons, I’m not sure how your able to use more than one coupon per item. all my coupons seem to have limit one per.

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