Kroger Shopping – Thanksgiving and Stock-Up

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 23, 2010

Shopping with the $5 Dinner Mom

So I didn’t get around to last week’s shopping until Saturday. Night. at 9 pm. Because that’s just how last week happened!  We had plenty of stockpile from the week before…and I think it’s safe to say we are “overstocked” now!  The cupboards were stuffed to the edge after last week’s trip…so I tried to keep it light for Thanksgiving week, only getting some snacks for the kids, as well as the rest of what I needed to make my side dishes and pie.

Kroger Last Week


*HOT DEALS*

  • 4 $2 Van’s Gluten Free Waffles
  • 4 $.50 each canned veggies
  • 2 $.88 Kroger frozen veggies
  • 2 $.68 Kroger frozen veggies – used $.40/2 store coupon
  • $1.49 Rice milk
  • $1.49 5# flour
  • $.99 pie crust – use $1/2 coupon
  • 6 $.55 Green Giant frozen spinach – used 2 $.60/3 coupon, doubled
  • 2 $.99 boxes Cheerios – used $1/2 coupon
  • 4 $.68 cans cranberry sauce – used 2 $.40/2 store coupon

Free

  • Salad Dressing
  • Lettuce
  • Toothpaste
  • Dozen eggs
  • 2 15 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • Wheat Thins

Produce

  • 2 $.99 Raspberries – used 2 $1/1 Driscolls coupons
  • $1.99 for 10# potatoes
  • $1.25 pomegranate – Not sure what to do with a pomegranate…check out this tutorial!
  • $.49/lb sweet potatoes

Total spent at Kroger last week: $78.68

Kroger This Week

Just grabbed a few things yesterday afternoon that I needed for Thanksgiving side dishes and pie, along with some goodies for the kids and produce to get us through the end of the week!

Coupons Used

  • $1.50/2 Almond Milk – catalina
  • $3 off $15 produce coupon – store coupon
  • $.40/1 apple juice – store coupon
  • $1 off your order catalina from last week

Total spent at Kroger this week: $61.79 +$1.08 for 3 cans mushrooms at Walgreens

Total for the month: $280-ish

($20 under budget for this month’s $75/week budget!  I think I’ll hold onto that $20 and get some grains and legumes from the bulk bins next time I’m near a Whole Foods!)

My grocery store’s ad scan

Thanks to Andrea at Savings Lifestyle and Marcy at Stretching a Buck for posting the best deals and coupon matchups at my stores each week! Find the coupon match-ups for your grocery store at The Frugal Map!

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Claire November 23, 2010 at 9:26 am

Glad that someone is saving money at the grocery store! We have Aldi so I do about 85% of my buying there. Then I go to Wegman’s and use my coupons, which they double up to $0.99 which is a blessing to my family of 8. I just wish there was banana coupons out there. We buy so many bananas each week, I should buy stock! LOL

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maria November 23, 2010 at 9:31 am

I wish our Kroger sent out coupons for free stuff! I still like them anyway. I hit Meijer for my Thanksgiving shopping…..did ok. Trying to work on a stock pile, but it’s just not happenning for me =(

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Elizabeth November 23, 2010 at 10:26 am

I’m really curious to see the tutorial for the pomegranates but I can’t seem to find the link.

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Missy_in_WV November 23, 2010 at 11:02 am

Claire…..Have you tried looking for a wholesaler in your area that will sell you a box of fruit? I’m not in a very big town, but there is one produce supplier that sells boxes of fruits and veggies. I came across them when we were looking for large quantities for kids on the track team (it takes a lot of fruit to feed 80 kids) One box might be too big, but you could split with another family? If I remember right, we bought a box of bananas for about $20. Another benefit is that everything is SO fresh! Or even talk to the produce department at your grocery store about buying in bulk.

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