How I Saved Week 27

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Money saving tricks

Welcome to Week 27 of the How I Saved Series! This was 4th of July week, so my savings were a bit more limited, as we were busy with a variety of other things.

But if you’re interested in learning some money saving tricks, keep reading to find out how I’m trying to save money on everything I possibly can.

If you’re new, you can check out the rest of the How I Saved Series here.

I share my savings every week with the hope that these money savings tactics can be useful in your life. You can put that savings toward something that’s important to you.

We’re putting all the money we save toward paying off our mortgage early. What would you do with all the extra money you could save?

Tip: Check out the Money Saving Resources page to see the resources I use to plan my shopping trips!

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Here’s how I saved the week of July 2 – July 8:



By combining sales, coupons, and Ibotta rebates, there were really some great deals to be had at Meijer this week.

Here’s what I purchased:

  • I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter with coconut oil (75 cents) – On sale for $2.50, less a $1.75 Ibotta rebate
  • Activia yogurt 4-pack (88 cents) – Sale priced at $1.88, minus a $1 off one printable coupon
  • (4) Morningstar veggie burgers 4-packs ($1.63) – On sale for $3.50, with two $1.25 off two printable coupons, and $1.25 off each one Ibotta rebate. (I’ve been waiting for a deal on these, so I was so excited to have a sale, coupon, and rebate combination!)
  • Reese’s ice cream ($2) – Sale priced at $2.50, plus a $1 off my next purchase coupon that printed at the register
  • (5) Nature Valley breakfast bars (69 cents) – On sale for $1.49 (if you bought 5 qualifying items), with two 50 cents off two coupons, plus a $3 off my next purchase coupon that printed at the register
  • (2) Kleenex wipes (FREE) – Sale priced at $1, with two $1 off one newspaper insert coupons
  • (2) Buddig lunch meat packs (35 cents) – At regular price of 69 cents, with a 70 cents off two Ibotta rebate

Money saving tricks

Amount Spent (including Ibotta rebates): $16.30

Amount Saved (including Ibotta rebates): $29.27

Percentage Saved: 64%

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Ibotta Savings: $7.70

As mentioned above, my Ibotta rebates were:

  • 25 cents off any item
  • $1.75 back on I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter with coconut oil
  • $5 on Morningstar veggie burgers ($1.25 back on each pack)
  • 70 cents back on Buddig

I earn cash back from Ibotta on almost every shopping trip. You can redeem your earnings for money or gift cards to zillions of places.

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Miscellaneous Savings:

On a rare trip to the mall (for my daughter’s birthday), I found an adorable sunglasses holder at Aldo. It was half off the clearance price.

My eyes are super sensitive to the sun, so I always carry two pairs of sunglasses in my purse. I have another sunglasses holder than I love, but needed another so my glasses don’t get scratched.

The sunglass case was marked down to $6.99, so with the 50% off sale, I paid just $3.50. That’s a $6.50 savings off the full price.

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We washed both of our cars ourselves, saving $10 versus if we had gone through a car wash.

I hope you enjoyed these money saving tricks. Lots of little savings really add up over the course of a year!



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How did you save money this week?

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