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Friday, March 12, 2010

Kroger Trip: Spent $42.29 - Saved $100.76

My receipt is as tall as Emma, and I saved 70%! Wahoo!

We stopped by Kroger tonight, because our store is offering triple coupons up to $.50 from now through Sunday. I scoured my coupon binder last night, searching for coupons that might help me score free or almost-free items. I found a bunch!

Here's what we ended up with. My little shopping helper wanted to be in the picture this time. She VERY patiently put up with me and my coupon binder this evening. It was the least I could do! (Click the image to enlarge.)

Spent: $42.29 + .61 tax = $42.90
Saved: $100.76
Catalinas Earned: $3.00
Net Cost: $39.90

We already had meat and cheese in our freezer, so we were able to spend this week's grocery budget on items that were on great sales.

The Best Deals:
7 Chex Mix - $2.00 each
Used 5 $.50 off printable coupons (tripled to $1.50 off)
Used 2 $.50 off printable coupons (tripled to $1.50 off)
Used 1 $.50 off Shortcuts e-coupon
Final Price: $.43 each

3 Green Giant Steamers Frozen Vegetables - $1.50 each
Used 3 $.50 off printable coupons (tripled to $1.50 off)
Final Price: FREE

2 SuperPretzel Frozen Soft Pretzels - $2.61 each
Used 2 $.50 off coupons from 2/21 RedPlum insert (tripled to $1.50 off)
Final Price: $1.11 each

12 Yoplait Yogurt Cups - $.60 each
Used 2 $.50 off 6 printable coupons (tripled to $1.50 off each)
Final Price: $.35 each

4 Snickers - $.79 each
Used 2 $.50 off 2 coupons from 2/21 RedPlum insert (tripled to $1.50 off each)
Final Price: $0.04 each

4 Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Granola Bars - $2.29 each
Used 4 $.50 off printable coupons (tripled to $1.50 off each)
Used 1 $.50 off Shortcuts e-coupon
Final Price: $.69 each
*** This also generated a $3.00 off catalina coupon when I checked out. That made this a small moneymaker for me.

4 Hunts Pasta Sauce - $1.00 each
Used 2 $.50 off 2 printable coupons (tripled to $1.50 off each)
Final Price: $.25 each

2 Healthy Life Bread - $1.89 each
Used 2 $.50 off coupons from 1/3 SmartSource insert (tripled to $1.50 off each)
Final Price: $.39 each

4 Barilla Piccolini Pasta - $1.00 each
Used 2 $1.00 off 2 coupons from 3/7 SmartSource insert
Final Price: $.50 each

3 Progresso Soups - 3 for $4.00
Used 3 $.25 off coupons from 2/7 and 3/7 SmartSource inserts (tripled to $.75 off each)
Final Price: $.58 each

6 Hunts Snack Pack Puddings - $1.00 each
Used 2 $.50 off 3 printable coupons (tripled to $1.50 off each)
Final Price: $.50 each

3 Betty Crocker Frosting - $1.49 each
Used 3 $.50 off coupons from 2/7 SmartSource insert (tripled to $1.49 off each)
Final Price: FREE

2 Rosarita Refried Beans - $1.39 each
Used $1.50 off 2 coupon from 1/24 SmartSource insert (tripled to $1.50 off)
Final Price: $.64 each

4 Reach Dental Floss - $1.00 each
Used 4 $1.00 off coupons from 10/18 and 3/7 RedPlum inserts
Final Price: FREE

Old Orchard Juice - $1.67
Used $.50 off printable coupon (no longer available) (tripled to $1.50 off)
Final Price: $.17

2 Dial Bar Soap 2-packs - $1.00 each
Used 2 $.35 off coupons from 3/7 RedPlum insert (tripled to $1.00 each)
Final Price: FREE

2 Betty Crocker Warm Delights - $1.67 each
Used 2 $.50 off printable coupons (tripled to $1.50 off each)
Used 2 $.50 off Shortcuts e-coupons
Final Price: better than FREE

1 FiberOne Yogurt 4-pack - $2.00
Used $1.00 off printable coupon
Used $1.00 off Shortcuts e-coupon
Final Price: FREE

We also stocked up on some staples like sugar, brown sugar, spreadable butter, sour cream, milk, napkins, and produce.

This post is linked to:
:: Saving Our Cents Saturday
:: Shopping Superstars hosted by The Thrifty Mama
:: The Grocery Cart Challenge

6 comments:

mona said...

Good job, Jennifer! That's a lot! =)

Jess @ This Frugal Life said...

How awesome - great job! Don't you just love the e-coupons on all the yogurt? I keep getting Fiber One free at Safeway :)

LouAnne said...

Way to GO!!! What amazing savings!!

Kathy said...

I love these weeks! It is so fun stretching our dollar as much as we can! Great job!

Candi said...

That's a great trip to Kroger! And I thought I didn't see any good deals this week...boy was I wrong!

Megan said...

Now that's a great trip! I wish my Kroger would run special coupon promotions like yours.