Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Kroger shopping trip 2/9/2010 - Saved 54% - $224.49 before Q's & discounts, $88.61 after

Kroger trip 2/9/2010 -  $224.49 before Q's, $88.61 after

Ok, well for now, at least, I've abandoned setting out the food on our tiny dining room table because I'm just too exhausted! With only 1 vehicle in the house right now and me being the stay-home parent, I can only grocery shop in the evening. I don't mind, though, because with our interest-free loan to the government (A.K.A tax return) we're getting another pre-Dave Ramsey vehicle! Woo hoo! I'll have my car back to take our son to playdates and meet other moms again!

As for the deals, today was what I suspect will be the last day of the Mega Sale at Kroger. I figured it was a good time to stock up on some stuff. That's exactly what I did. That dang cart was so difficult to push by this point! You can see that on the bottom I have a bunch of drinks... and even my trusty backpack! In the 'baby' seat I have my reusable shopping bags (all gotten free, of course), my coupon binder, and my list. I do have WIC stuff in this total as I didn't need to separate some items out this time. I should've gotten some milk, though. Oh well. Maybe tomorrow. Apparently I had 38 Mega Event items. I thought I had 31. I need to start having them print out these receipts before I conclude the sale. I would've bought 2 more items. Grrrr.

Mega Event Items (prices are before $5 for buying 10 items discount):
8 Sobe Lifewaters $1.00 each (had B1G1 free coupons that took of $1.79 so paid $0.84 total or less than $0.11 each!)
6 Kraft cheeses $1.99 ea (had buy 2 get $1.00 off coupons, so paid $1.49 each)
Coffee Mate Sugar Free Hazelnut creamer $2.99 (had $1 off coupon so paid $1.99)
Tostitos $2.88 (had a $0.55 off coupon when you buy tostitos and a dip coupon, so paid $2.38 for this one for simplicity sake)
Tostitos queso $ 2.88
3 French's Mustard $1.69 each (had 2 $0.50 off coupons that doubled to $1.00 off, so paid $0.69 each)
3 Hunt's Diced Tomatoes $0.95 each (had $1.00 off coupon so paid $1.85 for all 3)
1 Purina Cat Chow $4.49 (had a $1.00 off coupon and didn't realize I had a $1.00 off cellfire coupon too, so paid $2.49)
4 Velveeta shells and cheese dinners $1.79 each (had $1.00 off when you buy 2 coupons, so paid $5.16)
3 Rotel tomatoes $0.90 each (had $1.00 off when you buy 3 coupons, so paid $1.70)
4 Capri Sun $1.99 each (had $1.00 off when you buy 2 coupons, so paid $5.96)
Daisy sour cream $1.99
Dryer's ice cream $3.27 (had $1.00 off coupon, so paid $2.27)

the italicized items didn't get the additional $5.00 discount due to me miscounting - AGAIN!!!

Non Mega-Event Items:
Kroger butter $1.99
Barq's Diet Root Beer $4.00
Diet Cherry Coke $4.00
Diet Coke $4.00
Fresca black cherry $4.00 (the 4 sodas were buy 3 get 1 free and I had a $2.00 off when you buy 4 coke items coupon expiring today, so paid $10.00 for 4 twelve packs)
Gogurt $2.50 (had a $0.40 off coupon that doubled to $0.80 off - paid $1.70)
6 Pillsbury pizza crusts $2.59 each (had 3 save $0.40 when you buy 2 coupons that doubled to $0.80 off and 1 cellfire loadable coupon that I didn't realize I had, so paid $12.14 for all)
6 Bic razors $3.89 each (on a buy 1 get 1 free sale, had 3 buy 1 get 1 free coupons, got these for free)
Kroger markdown bakery rolls $1.69
Boneless pork loin chops $1.79/lb - $4.61
8 O'Clock Coffee $4.69
2 Carl Budding Honey Ham $4.39 each (on a buy 1 get 1 free sale, used 2 $1.00 off coupons, paid $2.39)
Kroger bleach $1.52
Kroger vinegar $2.39
Franzia wine $11.99
Kroger hot dog buns $1.00
Kroger hamburger buns $1.00
2 Tyson bacon $4.99 (on a buy 1 get 1 free sale, no coupons, paid $4.99 for both)

WIC items (total $10.53):
Grapes $1.99/lb paid $2.43
Bananas $0.49/lb paid $1.03
Frosted Mini Spooners $2.39
Honey Bunches of Oats $3.37 (also a mega event item I didn't realize)

I got 3 mega deals with $5.00 off and earned a $4.00 off your next order Catalina for buying the Pillsbury pizza crusts.

$224.49 total
Manufacturer coupon savings: $41.08
Bonus coupon savings $3.10
Kroger plus savings $75.31
Total savings (54%) $119.49

So, I pretty much spent this weeks grocery budget on one trip. I still have a little left over, though. I'll need to use that to get my son some pull-ups (gak - yeah, he's still in them - ugh!) and newspapers next Saturday. I also have a little something planned for Valentine's Day. I got a $25 gift certificate from Restaurant.com for FREE by using my MyCokeRewards to pay for it. I have to have a total purchase of $35 or more at the restaurant, but for 3 people that's no problem at all! At least the majority of the dinner will be free!

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