Kroger Shopping Trip – New Mr. Linky Feature

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 9, 2010


Link up your shopping trips! Share your awesome deals!!!

Shopping with the $5 Dinner Mom

WOOT! WOOT! Look what I won…

Yeppers.  That’s right!  I played the Kroger March to Savings Game and won a $5 Kroger credit…loaded on to my Kroger Plus card! And the best part is…you can play daily!  Here’s hoping for another $5 win!!!  For more details on the March to Savings Game, visit Mommy Snacks!

PLUS, my 2009 Caregiver’s Marketplace Rebate check arrived this week…and I’ve got $5 RR left from Walgreens last week…

So, we’re gonna shoot for using $40 cash and rebate check…and stash the other $20 of our weekly grocery budget into  a separate envelope for the 2nd Street Market.  I hope to take a trip up there this spring!

Kroger & Walgreens

From Walgreens…2 cans of mushrooms (perfect for this week’s Stroganoff!) at $.50 each.  Plus face wash. Total $5.62 after coupons and RR.


8 boxes of pasta – $.50 each after this week’s coupon ($1/box sale ends this Sunday…so take advantage this week!)

5 $.59 loaves of bread (after coupon and sale)…stashed into the freezer

2 more $.99 flour (5 lb. bags) Coupon can be found here

Meats – 1 whole chicken (that went straight into the slow cooker), 3 pkg of ground chuck on sale for $1.69/lb (2 packages made into Taco Meat, 1 pkg steak for Beef Stroganoff, and OOPS…I forgot the BS chicken…I’ll go back later in the week!

Total spent at Kroger: $42.00

Total for the week: $47.62 plus $5-ish for chicken

My grocery store’s ad scan

My grocery store’s coupon match-ups

Find the coupon match-ups for your grocery store at The Frugal Map!

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We’d love to hear about your grocery and/or drugstore savings this week…feel free to link up your shopping post.  Please link directly to your post and not to your homepage!  Thanks for sharing your awesome deals with us!

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Jodi March 9, 2010 at 8:17 am

I also won the $5 credit and some peanuts. All the other times I’ve lost. :(


Queen of the House March 9, 2010 at 8:22 am

Good morning! I hope there are others out there that can benefit from the deals at the stores that I posted (Rainbow and Super Target). Thank you!


Rachel March 9, 2010 at 11:15 am

Thanks for sharing about the March to Savings Game! I won Kraft Natural Cheese!! Yay!!


Michelle March 9, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Maybe I’m just blind… or maybe I’m too new to your site, but I can’t find the $.99 flour coupon. I’ve looked through all your coupons 3 times and don’t see it–am I doing something wrong? Thanks!


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom March 9, 2010 at 2:12 pm


There has been a $.75 coupon for Gold Medal flour at It was there on Sunday when I looked. The flour is on sale for $1.99…and the coupon doubles from $.75 to $1, making the flour just $.99.



Lara March 9, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Thought of you this week when I made a yummy asparagus/crab quiche – all for well under $5 – thanks to some great sales and coupons! I got asparagus for .50/lb and Pillsbury biscuits (which I used for the crust) for .20 (at Genuardi’s/Safeway) , B1G1 Imitation crab meat which came out to .25/pack (at Acme/Albertson’s) . Add in eggs, milk and cheese and a couple drops of hot sauce! I was pretty excited about it!


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom March 9, 2010 at 2:11 pm


Excellent! And sounds delish!!!



Heather Butts March 9, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I have played that game EVERYDAY and have yet to win anything!


Chris J. March 9, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Cool! I just won the California Pizza Kitchen Pizza! I’ve never tried that kind before, anyone know if it’s any good? I’m assuming there is no skill in shooting the ball, since all I did was click on it, no aiming or anything. I wonder if I just had beginner’s luck, guess I’ll find out when I play tomorrow.


Ashley March 10, 2010 at 3:41 pm

I don’t know how you get such great deals every week, I’m jealous!

I live in Canada, and our food prices are quite a bit higher than the US, especially for meat! I try to find coupons that will cut back on my grocery bill, but we only have manufacturer coupons available most of the time, and they aren’t always for food items, or they aren’t for something I would usually buy.


Susan June 10, 2010 at 10:28 pm

I am a coupon newbie and I was pumped this week to get such good deals. But you….rock at it. Can’t wait to start checking out your deals each week.


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