Friday, March 20, 2009

Kroger Trip #23

Spent 21.22
Saved 46.94

I have had people ask me how I save so much on my grocery trips for the next few trips I am going try explain a little better.

I bought 2 boxes of Instant Quaker Oats that are $3.98 each
They were on sale for $2 a box
Kroger is running a promotion were you buy 2 boxes and get $1 off at the bottom of your reciept
I used a $1.35 off 2 coupon

(3.98*2)7.96-3.96(to make them 2 a box on sale)-$1-$1.35 coupon=$1.65 versus 7.96

I bought 5 country crock that are $2.14
They were on sale for $1.49
Kroger is running a promotion were you buy 10 items mix and match and get $5 off
I used a .50 coupon on each-my kroger doubles

(5*2.14)10.70-3.25(to make them $1.49 each on sale)-$2.50(half the $5 off promo)-$5(5 .50 coupons doubled=-.05 I made money! versus 10.70

I bought 3 Freshetta pizzas that are $7.49 each and one for $6.79
They are on sale for $4.49
Kroger is running a promotion were you buy 10 items mix and match and gt $5 off
I used a $1 coupon on each

(3*7.49+1*$6.79)29.26-11.30(to make them $4.49 each on sale)-$2(part of the $5 promo)$5 with a $1 coupon for each=$10.96 versus $29.26

I bought 1 Gortons fish sticks for $5.49
It was on sale for $2.99
Kroger is running a promotion were you buy 10 items mix and match and get $5 off
I used a .40 coupon and my kroger doubles

$5.49-2.50(to make it 2.99 on sale)-.50(part of the $5 promo)-.40 coupon that doubled to .80=$1.69 versus $5.49

I bought 2 boxes of kroger baby wipes for 2.29 each
They were on sale for $2 each
I found coupons for $2 off any comforts product in the baby aisle early inthe week I used $2

($2.29*2)4.58-.58(to make them $2 each on sale)-$4(2 $2 coupons)=0 versus $4.58

I bought 3 boxes of icecream for $3.39 each
They were on sale for $1.99

(3.39*3)10.17-4.20(to make them $1.99 each on sale)=5.97 versus $10.17

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Kroger Deals 3/19-3/24

Kroger is running the same Mega Sale this week this that they ran last week. Here's last week list.

  • Also eggs are $.79 a dozen.
  • Milk is still on sale.
  • Cantaloupes are .99 each again
  • And Quaker instant oats are back for $2 a box/buy 2 get another $1 off and there are $1.35/2 coupons out making these $.83 a box!

Meijer Deals 3/19-3/24

There are a few fun deals this week. Meijer is having a 10 for 10 sale which at Meijer means all the items in the sale are $1 but if you buy 10 you get an 11th free. During these sales I find the best strategy to be buy in multiplues 11 (22,33,etc.) that way I always get my free item. On the other hand it can be near impossible to count with my kids with me so sometimes I just get what I want and then have a nice surprise at the register.

  • Dentek floss will be free with the coupon
  • Crest Toothpaste will be free
  • Hormel Pepperoni is included for $1. I don't believe there are any coupon out but $1 for pepperoni is excellent regardless.
  • Meijer applesauce is included fro $1
  • Warm delights will free after the coupon
  • Kraft bagelfuls are on sale for $1.88 there was a $1 off Internet coupon for these you may still have.
  • Coffeemate is $1.50 which makes it free with this printable
    or use 2 .50/1 coupons with the the $1/2 mealbox coupon to get them free as well.
  • Betty Crocker helpers will be .67 after your coupon.
  • Freshetta Pizza will be $2.99 after coupon
  • Pizza rolls will be $.30 each!
  • Also Meijer is running their Lysol again. I got to much last year and will not be buying any this year but this sale is fantastic. The Lysol products are on sale for 1/2 off and then off course you use your coupon that double and get cleaners for almost nothing.

For a complete list of deals much better than mine you ought to check out Bargain Brianna she has got a fantastic list.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Kroger Trip #22

Spent $14.49
Saved $30.05

"Ask and you Shall receive" More free baby wipes. If you are lucky enough to find them Kroger has $2 off any comfort product coupons on their baby products and on the shelves in the baby section. Wipes are $2. Very Cool, thanks Kroger we were out.
Of interest the diapers were $3.50 with the $3 off coupon from Kroger's website and we actually really like these diapers. The other items are a Mega Sale promotion were you buy 10 items and get $5 off your bill. Kroger is running this same sale for the third week but that's cool because I forgot to get the fish sticks the last two weeks. Hi, to my sister in Bremen who chatted with me while I shopped.

Meijer Trip #15

Spent $4.75
Saved $18.44

I finally found some natural care wipes to use with my $5 off a natural care diaper product coupons! We were almost out of wipes.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Meijer Trip #14

Spent $37.33
Saved $36.37

I'd like to note here that we also bought 3 lbs of grapes that are included in my numbers but not pictured because they we already being eaten at the time and a 24 pack of bottled water. I was really impressed this time because although I took my 2 younger children and my husband we got some good deals and only bought what was on sale. I do think our beverage choices are a reflection of his help but I can live that. We didn't need much this week since I keep such a well stocked pantry. At least he is starting to catch on and I will not be asked to buy pop for quite a while.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Menu Plan for the Next Week

Breakfast Options:

Oatmeal of all sorts
Warm rice with milk and honey
Raisin bread and Cinnamon Bread
Whole Wheat Toast
Pancakes/waffles/french toast however we are out of maple syrup
Cereal of course
Sausage Links

Chicken Nuggets or leftover Lasagna/Sliced Apples/Cheese Sticks/Chex Mix
Whole Wheat Pasta with margarine (we usually do butter but toddler can't handle the dairy)/grapes/carrot sticks
Baked potatoes with cheddar cheese/Green Giant Steamers/Grapes
PB&J/carrot sticks/string cheese/leftovers
Hamburgers/Home fries/Canned Veggies
Eggs, Sausage,Jelly Biscuits, apple slices

Hearty Campfire Stew
Turkey dinner from the freezer (time to make room for frozen food month)
FREE NIGHT-Lenten supper at Church
Beans and Cornbread/Vegetables of some sort
Turkey Manhattans/Vegetables of some sort, Popcorn
Something with Chicken and Rice
Spaghetti and Meatballs/Garlic Bread

Kroger Trip #21

These are mostly lasagna ingredients I paid full price for because husband wanted lasagna.

Saved $24.45
Spent $14.45

Borrowed the kids computer for this pic so its not cropped. Sorry

More Markdowns, my freezer is filling up!
The milk is marked down to $1 and the bread $.75 or less!