Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Kroger Deals and Steals

(**Just a little added note: many of these same items are still on sale this week...so go grab them!**)
Ever notice that some weeks it seems as if your freshly bought groceries disappear in two days and other weeks, they seem to hang around until they mold? I swear it's like we didn't even eat this week - so much left over from last Wednesday! Which a good thing, because it gave me a little "wiggle" room in the food budget to grab a few extras.

Are you familiar with eCoupons? For instance, Cellfire or Shortcuts digital coupon sites? I have already been loading my Kroger card each week with Cellfires - but today was my first attempt with Shortcuts. Of course, I saved some extra money and loved it. *wink*

eCoupons are very easy to use; both services are free. All you have to do is sign up, register your store shopping card and swipe away! The great thing about eCoupons is that you can stack them with paper coupons to maximize your savings. For example, Wolfgang Puck organic soup was on sale at Kroger for $2.50 per can (I would NEVER pay that much for soup.) Shortcuts had $1.00 off coupon PLUS I had a Sunday coupon for $1.00 off. I paid $.50 for the soup - that is more my speed.
Here are a few others:
  • Fiber 1 Yogurt: $2.49 - $1.00 Cellfire - $1.00 printable = $.49
  • Progresso Chicken Broth: $2.79 - $.50 Shortcuts - $1.00 Sunday Q = $1.29
  • 4 cans Manwich: $4.00 - B3G1Free Q - $.50 Shortcuts = $2.50 for FOUR
  • 2 5ct. Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls: $2.00 - (2x) $2.00 printables - $1.00 Cellfire = FREE PLUS $1.00
  • 2 4 ct. Crescent Rolls: $2.00 - $1.00 Sunday Q - $1.00 Shortcuts = TWO FREE
  • 6 Yoplait Yogurts: $3.60 - $1.00 Printable - 1.00 Shortcuts = $1.60 for SIX
See how this works? So, I got all of that for $5.38! That's a STEAL!

Above: All items except for three on clearance were bought using coupons. On top of that, almost all of them were at a sale price to start with!

Below: The rest...mostly on sale.


A few other goods worth mentioning:
  • 4 Boxes Kraft Mac & Cheese: $3.72 - B3G1Free Q = $2.79 for four
  • 2 Steamfresh Veggies/Rice: $2.00 - (2x) $.70 Sunday Q's = $.60 for two bags
  • 2 Hershey Bars: $1.00 - B1G1Free Q = $.50 for two
  • 2 Pudding Snack Packs: $2.00 - $.60 on 2 Q = $1.40 for two
  • Hillshire Farms Deli Ham: $3.00 - $.70 Sunday Q = $2.30
  • Brown & Serve Sausage: $1.00 - $.70 Banquet Box Q = $.30
  • 3 V-8 Fusions: $7.47 - (3x) $1.00 Printable = $4.47 for THREE
  • 2 Mighty Dogs: $1.24 - B1G1Free Q = $.62 for TWO
  • 6 Del Monte Naturals: $6.00 - (2x) $1.00 off 3 printables = $4.00 for SIX
  • Turkey Hill Ice Cream: $2.49 - $1.00 Sunday Q = $1.49
  • Quaker Instant Oatmeal: $1.88 - $1.00 printable = $.88
  • Starbucks coffee: on clearance for $4.59 - $1.00 printable = $3.59 (and if you read yesterday's post, you can imagine how happy I was about that!)
  • Star Garlic Vinegar: $2.74 - FREE Mailer Q worth $4 = $1.26 GAIN (I just noticed that somehow she rang it up twice - so another $4.00 was taken off - sometimes you get a break, right?)
  • 4 Starkist Tuna Pouches: $4.00 - (4x) $1.00 printables = FOUR FREE
  • 12 DB. Roll Cottenelle: $5.88 - $1.00 Sunday Q = $4.88
  • 3 Rotel Tomatoes: $2.76 - (3x) $.50 blinkies = $1.26 for THREE
  • Dreamfield's Spaghetti: $2.25 - $1.00 Sunday Q = $1.25
  • 2 Ole El Paso Sides: $2.50 - (2x) $1.00 printable = $.50 for TWO
  • 2 Velveeta Shells: $3.72 - $1.50 on 2 printable (no longer avail.) = $2.22 for TWO
So, besides all of that detailed info (which some of you may appreciate if you have the sales/coupon match ups in your area), here is what it all boils down to:

Total: $123.31
Sale price savings: $30.34
Coupons & eCoupons: $46.54
My Cash Total: $46.43
A savings of: $76.88

With a little time and planning, you too can become a Cheapo McFrugalpants!

More Thrifty Thursday ideas at Coupon Teacher

3 comments:

Coupon Teacher said...

My mom needs your help! She can never find the deals at her Kroger in WV! Thanks for linking up.

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Mandy said...

Hey there!!! I found you through Moneysavingmom's saturday savings. Kroger is the only place I can't shop great at. What part of the US are you in? I noticed your sales run Wed-Tues like mine. So i'm really excited to find your blog :o). I just got home from Kroger and did decent. Saved 64%. I had to stock up on Gatorade :)!!! Anyway I look forward to seeing more Kroger trips!!