Kroger Shopping Trip

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 6, 2010

Shopping with the $5 Dinner Mom

It was an “off” week for me at the grocery store.  It was “off” because the sales were “off”…just not that stellar.  But that should be no surprise because there have been some fabulous Mega Event sales the past few weeks.  The pattern I’ve noticed thus far…a great 2-4 weeks worth of sales, then and “off” week.

So this was the off week.

No major stocking up going on this week.  Just maintaining and getting the regular produce, milk, a few packages of meat, eggs, yogurt…the main weekly staples.



Free – Nothing!

Produce – $1.67 Strawberries…not bad for this time of year!

Meats – 2 ground chuck for $1.79/lb and 1 stew meat for $2.49 on Manager’s Special…THINK BEEF KEBABS!!!

Coupons Used – Store coupon for applesauce & Raisin Bran, 3 coupons for the breads, $1/1 Almond Milk, $1/2 Rice Chex cereal

Total spent at Kroger: $49.93…squeaked in just under my $50/week for this month!

My grocery store’s ad scan

My grocery store’s coupon match-ups

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Diana April 6, 2010 at 8:07 am

You forgot to fill in “Total spent at Kroger” portion on the post.


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom April 6, 2010 at 8:10 am


Yes…I realized that as I was walking out the door :)


Diana April 6, 2010 at 12:39 pm

@Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom, Our Kroger doesn’t have much of a sale either. Guess I’m going to Schnucks this week. They have a good 10 for $10 sale, time to stock up on a few things we use alot of :)


Amanda April 6, 2010 at 8:34 am

Yeah, I noticed this is not a great sales week at Kroger, althought some of the produce is fairly good price at my store. Asparagus is $1.99 / lb and white grapes only .99 cents / lb, so I might have to pick some of those up and a few other things possibly.


Charissa Cowart April 6, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Awesome job on staying below $50! I need to learn from you! I just got married 2 weeks ago and I’m learning to cook and learning to grocery shop effectively :P


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom April 6, 2010 at 9:15 pm

@Charissa Cowart,

Congrats on your wedding!!! Stick around, grab the cookbook, as I’ve got lots to share!


veterankindergartenteacher April 6, 2010 at 5:47 pm

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