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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Kroger: Saved 73%

Update: Thanks to some great readers who shared some information about e-coupons that I didn't know. Be sure to read the information in the comments. I have now updated this post to reflect that information. Thanks, everyone!!

I stopped by Kroger at lunchtime today and thought I had some great deals in my cart. It looks like one of my bags of flour rang up at the wrong price, so I'll need to go back and check that.

Here's what I ended up with. (Click the picture to enlarge it.)


Spent: $20.33 plus tax
Price Adjustments: -$1.30 (flour)
Catalinas Earned: $4.50
Net Cost: $14.53
Savings: $39.65 (73%)

The Deals:
Softsoap Handsoap - $.88 each
Used $.50 off coupon from March All You Magazine
Final Price: FREE

3 Fiber One Bars - $2.29 each
Used 3 $.40 off printable coupons (doubled to $.80 off each)
Used 2 $.40 off Cellfire e-coupons
Used 1 $.40 off Shortcuts e-coupon
Catalina Earned: $1.50
Final Price: $1.77 ($.59 each)

2 Nature Valley Granola Bars & 2 Nature Valley Nut Clusters - $2.29 each
Used 2 $.40 off granola bar printable coupons (doubled to $.80 off each)
Used 2 $.40 off granola bar Cellfire e-coupons
Used 2 $1.00 off Clusters printable coupons
Used 2 $1.00 off Clusters Cellfire e-coupons
Catalina Earned: $3.00
Final Price: $.24 PROFIT

1 Chex Mix & 1 Chocolate Chex Mix - $2.00 each
Used 2 $.50 off printable coupons (doubled to $1 off each)
Used 1 $.50 off Chex Cellfire e-coupon
Used 1 $.50 off Chocolate Chex Cellfire e-coupon
Final Price: $.50 each

Gold Medal Flour - $1.99 each
Used $.75 off printable coupon
Final Price: $1.24 each

Healthy Life Bread - $2.00
Used $.50 off coupon from 1/3 SmartSource insert (doubled to $1 off)
Final Price: $1.00

2 Progresso Soups (1 missing from picture) - $1.33 and $1.34 each
Used $.50 off 2 coupon from 2/7 SmartSource insert (doubled to $1 off)
Used $.50 off 2 Shortcuts e-coupon
Final Price: $.39 each

Starkist Tuna Pouches - $1.00 each
Used Buy 1 - Get 1 FREE coupon from Vocalpoint home mailer
Final Price: $.50 each

I wasn't able to do any price matching at Kroger today. Hopefully I'll have better luck at Walmart!

This post is linked to:
:: Friday Finals hosted by Southern Savers
:: Super Savings Saturday hosted by Money Saving Mom
:: Shopping Superstars hosted by The Thrifty Mama
:: Saving Our Cents Saturday

6 comments:

Savvy Addy said...

My e-Qs haven't been showing up either. Are we just out of luck?

Thanks!

Mom C said...

I don't think Cellfire lets you get both Shortcut & Cellfire discounts on the same order. Here's what it says on their (Cellfire) website:

I tried to use a Cellfire grocery coupon, but did not receive my discount. Why?

The coupon may have failed for the following reasons.
•The product(s) you purchased did not meet the terms described in the coupon details.
•The coupon had expired.
•You had other e-coupons saved to your card for the same product.

I think it's sad!

Anonymous said...

I was under the impression that you couldn't load more than one of the same e-coupon from the same place onto your card. How did you get it to do that?

Also, I thought that the e-coupons wouldn't stack with each other, so maybe that's why they didn't work? I mean, theoretically they shouldn't stack with any other manufacturer coupons, but they are aware that they do. I didn't think that e-coupons would stack for the same item.

Morgan Joy said...

You are not missing any I don't think. You only get ONE ecoupon (no matter what the company) taken off for each item. They never take off a cellfire AND a shortcut coupon for just one item. (Thought sometimes on my receipt it will show them both under one item and none under the second item if I got two of the same.) The computer or whatever will take off the one from whatever company that expires the soonest. So, for instance, on the Nature Valley, you bought four items. You had four cellfire coupons that DID work. That is why the ones from shortcuts didn't come off for you. You used one ecoupon per item already. HTH!

Fun times with the Larsen's said...

The reason you were "missing" some of the e-coupons is that Kroger only takes off one e-coupon per item and one paper coupon per item. Randall's is the only one who will take them ALL off. hth.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the information! I really wish they'd make this whole e-coupon thing easier. *sigh* But I'll work with what we have for now. I'm just thankful that the e-coupons are available!

Anonymous -- I usually load my card with e-coupons on a regular basis. Sometimes I'll end up with two the same. One of them has an earlier expiration date. So, when they reload the e-coupon sites, you can end up with some stragglers from the month before.

Thanks again, everyone!