I had a few trips to the store this week…One stop at Kroger, one stop at Trader Joes, and then one more stop at Kroger (for the diapers!!!).
Trader Joes $16.14 (Sorry no photo)
Free: 6 Buddies soaps, 2 Fleishman’s yeast strips, Daisy sour cream, 2 Cottonelle TPs, Colgate toothpaste
Nearly free: frozen veggies $.50 each, 3 Simply Asia products on closeout with coupons ($.24 each), Cheerios ($1 a box!), 2 Olay ribbons body wash ($.50 each by matching sale + paper coupons + BOGO “ecoupon”!)
Why do I buy Cheerios if the boys are gluten free? Reason: Hubs (who NEVER requests anything from the store when asked) asked me out of the blue, “Can you get me some honey nut cheerios?” “Sure, it’s your lucky week because I can get them for $1 a box this week!” So Hubs got his only grocery store wish!
6 Huggies + 2 Wipes = $65.12 (I did this in 2 transactions.)
– $8 in “e coupons” from Cellfire.com and Shortcuts.com (I had 6 “ecoupons” loaded and used all 6 coupons by buying 3 Huggies Supreme and 3 Huggies)
– $7 in paper coupons (6 $1 for each diaper pack and 1 $1 for 1 of the wipes)
-$12 in Kroger promotion savings
-$6 rebate that I will submit to Caregiver’s Marketplace
-$1.50 “ecoupons” that will be deposited in my Upromise (Register your grocery card and save when you shop!)
Total for diapers = $30.62
Less than $5 a package!!!! It really doesn’t get much better than that for “name brand” diapers. And yes, I am a Huggies “snob”, so I’ll take this deal anyday!
Total for food for the week $43.85 (Well under my $60 food budget!)
Question from a Reader: How do you use more than one coupon when they say “limit coupon per purchase”?
Answer: At Kroger, you can use a paper coupon in conjunction with an “electronic coupon”. The other coupons that I used on the diaper deal were either rebates or deposits into college savings account. For the diapers, I used 3 paper coupons, 1 for each package, in 2 different transactions. The “coupon machine” never “beeps” when I use one for each package. If I were to hand her 4 coupons for 3 items, it would not take the 4th coupon. The phrase “limit 1 coupon per purchase as specified above” means you use 1 coupon per item of purchase.