**If you are in the Kroger Central Region, today is the last day of this sale. Our sales run from Thursday to Wednesday each week. So, go today if you want to take advantage of any of these deals**

I don't know if you had a chance to read this yet - it's all about how using coupons takes me to an extra level of savings. Three shopping trips ago, I decided to try and lower my weekly grocery budget to $50 (from $60-$75.) I AM coming close, but have yet to hit that $50 mark. Though, without my little stack of money saving clippings, I would NEVER be able to do it.

Here's the run down from yesterday:

Total: $122.18

- Sales: $36.73

If I ONLY shopped using store sales, my cash total would have been: $85.45

But, by using $29.00 in coupons...my total ended up as:

$56.45

I could have gotten closer to my fifty dollar target...but wouldn't you know it? No sooner did I get through the produce section, my calculator STOPPED WORKING! Of course, I tried keeping track in my head, but you know how that goes - the phone is ringing, my deli meat wasn't priced correctly (because I would have NEVER paid $8 for a pound of lunch meat) AND I forgot my pen to keep my list in order.

Total tragedy. Really.

Had I realized I was a whole six bucks over my goal, the extra bag of Sunchips and extra box of Drumstix would have gone back - because we don't need those anyway.

Here is how some of the deals work out:

(Attention At-Home players, please follow along. Also, please remember, Kroger doubles coupons $.50 and under everyday, so some of my values stated are doubled.)

Now, go gather your coupons and get saving!

Here's the run down from yesterday:

Total: $122.18

- Sales: $36.73

If I ONLY shopped using store sales, my cash total would have been: $85.45

But, by using $29.00 in coupons...my total ended up as:

$56.45

I could have gotten closer to my fifty dollar target...but wouldn't you know it? No sooner did I get through the produce section, my calculator STOPPED WORKING! Of course, I tried keeping track in my head, but you know how that goes - the phone is ringing, my deli meat wasn't priced correctly (because I would have NEVER paid $8 for a pound of lunch meat) AND I forgot my pen to keep my list in order.

Total tragedy. Really.

Had I realized I was a whole six bucks over my goal, the extra bag of Sunchips and extra box of Drumstix would have gone back - because we don't need those anyway.

Here is how some of the deals work out:

(Attention At-Home players, please follow along. Also, please remember, Kroger doubles coupons $.50 and under everyday, so some of my values stated are doubled.)

- 4 Boxes Kellogg's cereal: $7.52 - (2x) $1/2 Cellfire - (2x) $1/2 Sunday Q's = $3.52 for FOUR
- 2 Nestle Drumstix: $5.00 - (2x) $1 Sunday Q's = $3.00 for TWO boxes
- 2 Ragu Sauce: $3.46 - $1/2 Sunday Q = $2.46 for TWO
- 2 Pepperidge Farm Goldfish: $2.50 - (2x) $.70 printables = $1.10 for TWO
- 1 lb. Sara Lee deli meat: $5.99 lb. - $1 Sunday Q = $4.99
- 2 Chicken of the Sea Tuna Salad Packs: $3.12 - (2x) $1 Facebook Q = $1.12 for TWO packs
- 2 Sunchips: $5.58 - (2x) $.55 Sunday Q's = $4.48 for TWO
- 2 Skinny Cow Cups: $3.18 - (2x) $1 Facebook Q = $1.18 for TWO
- 8 Yoplaits: $4.00 - (2x) $1.00 printables - $.40/6 = $1.60 for EIGHT
- Fresh Mozzarella: $4.49 - $.55 Sunday Q = $3.94 (this is a luxury...it IS!)
- Smart Balance Milk: $4.09 - $4.09 Kroger Summer of Savings WINNER - $2.00 Sunday Q = FREE PLUS $2.00! (see what I did there? I stacked a paper coupon on top of an Ecoupon and gained $2.00 off of my groceries - remember that.)
- 4 Jello Cook & Serve Pudding: $4.00 - (2x) $1 Sunday Q's = $2.00 for FOUR
- 1 Gal. Milk: $2.29 - $2.29 Kroger Deal - free gallon of milk with 2 boxes of Kellogg's cereal = FREE (so, in all, I got 4 boxes of cereal and a gallon of milk for $3.52)
- Trop 50 OJ: $2.93 - $1.00 Sunday Q = $1.93
- 3 rolls Bounty Basics paper towels: $3.72 - (3x) $1 Bounty P&G rebate Q's = $.72 for THREE
- Coffeemate Vanilla Creamer: $2.99 - $1 Sunday Q = $1.99
- Eggland's Best Eggs: $2.59 - $1 magazine Q - $1.59
- Aunt Millie's Whole Wheat Bread: $1.59 - $55 Sunday Q = $1.04
- Activia Yogurt: $.99 - $1 Sunday Q = FREE plus $.01 (Hey, I take every penny I can get!)

Now, go gather your coupons and get saving!

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