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Friday, October 30, 2009

Kroger Trip - Making the Most of the Mega Sale

I had an evening to myself -- no hubby or little one -- so I grabbed my coupon binder and headed off to Kroger. Our fridge was looking a bit sparse, and I wanted to take advantage of the Mega Sale that's going on this week. Here's what I got. (Click either picture to enlarge.)

Spent: $92.54 plus tax
Saved: $143.28
Catalinas Earned: $2.50
Net Cost: $90.04

While this is about $20 more than I try to spend each week, I did some great stocking up! I'm not going to give you every single coupon match-up, but I will list the items I got as part of the Mega Event. I ended up with 50 items, so I saved $25.00 as a result of this Mega Event. The prices that I'm going to list are after the $.50 deduction at the register.

3 Kleenex - $.99 each
Used $.50 off 3 coupon from 9/13 SmartSource insert (doubled to $1 off)
Final Price: $.66 each

5 Snuggle Softeners - $3.79 each
Used 5 $3.00 off coupons from 10/4 Red Plum insert
Final Price: $.79 each

3 Welch's 100% Juice - $2.99 each
Used 3 $1.00 off coupons from 8/16 SmartSource insert
There is also a $1.00 off printable coupon HERE
Final Price: $1.99 each (cheaper than the Kroger brand)

1 Nutrigrain - $2.65
Used $1.00 off printable coupon HERE
Final Price: $1.65

1 Wishbone Ranch Dressing - $1.99

1 Uncle Ben's Boxed Rice Mix - $1.69
Used $.75 off Kroger catalina coupon
Final Price: .94

3 Uncle Ben's Ready Rice - $1.49 each
Used $1.00 off 3 coupon from 9/13 Red Plum insert
Final Price: $1.16 each

5 cans DelMonte Diced Tomatoes - $.79 each
Used $1.00 off 5 coupon from 9/20 Red Plum insert
Final Price: $.59 each

2 Fruit Chillers - $2.29 each
Used 2 $1.00 off printable coupons HERE
Final Price: $1.29 each

4 cans Dole Mandarin Oranges - $1.00 each
Used 4 $.50 off printable coupons HERE (doubled to $1.00 off)
You'll need 2 computers to get 2 copies of this coupon.
Final Price: FREE
This also generated a $.50 off any purchase catalina coupon at checkout.

3 Johnson & Johnson Baby Bath Products - $2.50 each
Used 2 $1.00 off coupons from 9/13 Red Plum insert
Used 1 $1.00 off printable coupon HERE
Final Price: $1.50 each
Did I mention that my new niece is due to arrive TOMORROW?!?

1 Desitin - $2.50
Used $1.00 off printable coupon (no longer available)
Final Price: $1.50
Really... She's due TOMORROW!!!

2 Land-o-Lakes Spreadable Butter - $1.29 each
I didn't use it (because I couldn't find it) but there was a $.35 off coupon in the 10/18 SmartSource insert.

2 Snyder's Pretzels - $2.21 each

8 Chex Mix - $1.49 each
Used 6 $.50 off printable coupons HERE
Used 2 other coupons - I have no idea which insert they came from!
Final Price: $.49 each
These are great to keep on-hand to munch on while you post your Kroger deals to take to other people's houses when you want to bring along a snack.

4 Cheez-Its - $.99 each
Used 2 $1.50 off 2 coupon from 10/4 Red Plum insert
Final Price: $.24 each
I thought I could use the $.75 off printable coupon HERE, but it is for the wrong size boxes.

2 Family Size bags of Freshlike Vegetables - $1.99 each
Used 2 $.50 off coupons from 10/18 SmartSource insert
Final Price: $.99 each (WAY cheaper than Kroger brand!)

With all of this, I'm pretty sure that next week's Kroger trip will be a milk and produce trip!

To see more great deals that others got this week, stop by these sites:
Super Savings Saturday at Money Saving Mom
Saving Our Cents Saturday

Stockpile Saturday at Saving Your Cents


Megan said...

I hit the mega deals pretty hard the past two weeks too. I stocked up on yogurt, welch's, ghirardelli brownies, keebler cookies, snuggle, All, swiss miss hot chocolate, lays chips, betty crocker fruit snacks, cereal, tombstone pizza, and ore ida fries.