Kroger Shopping Trip

Shopping with the $5 Dinner Mom

It’s a 2 for 1 deal today friends! I just could not get my shopping trip post together last week. And I’m OK with that. It’s happened before and it will happen again!

But I wanted to share it with you with this week’s post.

Kroger – May 2

This shopping trip was all about Steve. I knew that I would be away most of the week, so I asked him if he wanted “all the grocery budget.”

So, what then do you want me to get for you?!

Steak, salmon, breakfast sausage, brats, Life cereal…


I got everything on his list, plus a few snacks for our travels, and the usual milk, produce and cereal.  And as I put the groceries away and did a “meat” inventory, I realized that we probably have enough to last the next few weeks!



  • $1 mangoes, $.69 lettuce head, 4/$1 corn,
  • bananas, apples, strawberries


  • 3/4 lb fresh salmon fillets
  • breakfast links
  • $.99/lb chicken thighs

Manager’s Specials

  • family pack pork chops
  • brats
  • steak
  • couple loaves of sandwich breads and french loaf bread (Perfect for Pizza Loaves!)

Total spent at Kroger – May 2: $94.29

Kroger – May 9


A good sale. And some great coupon matchups!!!

Plus I received 4 free item coupons in my “best customer” coupon packet that came last week. Double Whammy!!!


  • Dole salad – store coupon
  • 1 lb. baby carrots – store coupon
  • Colgate toothpaste – store coupon
  • Box Cheerios – store coupon
  • Carefree pantiliners – newspaper  coupon
  • 1 Pure Coconut Milk – love using this for smoothies! – $1.99 sale price, had $2 catalina
  • 2 Mom’s Best cereal – $.99 sale/store promotion, coupon
  • 8 boxes Ronzoni pasta – $.49 sale/store promotion, $1/2 coupons

Hot Deals

  • 2 $.29 Uncle Ben’s Rice – coupon
  • 4 $.49 Boulder’s Chips – coupon
  • 2 $1.49 Carving Board meats – used 2 $1.50/1 coupon from house party


  • $1 mangoes, $1.25 strawberries, $1.50 cantaloupe, bananas
  • $.99 broccoli – GREAT price! Stock up and blanche them!!!  More on blanching and  stockpiling vegetables!
  • Free carrots and lettuce


  • $1.88/lb chicken breast sale, bought 2 packs…will grill them both along with another pack I have in the freezer…more on “Batch Grilling.”

Total spent at Kroger – May 9: $60.47

Total for the month: $154.76

My grocery store’s ad scan and my “Shopping FAQ!”

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!



  1. says

    Love your site and tweets! I will be getting married this August and we plan on starting a family right away. These tips will really help us with our budget! Thank you!

  2. LisaE says

    Wow…you got a nice haul! I seldom have great deals with coupon match-ups (hard to do living in a small town) but when it does happen I am in Heaven for a while:)

  3. Hazel says

    You have mentioned before the coupon booklet you get for “best customer” What is that and how do you get it? I’ve been a Kroger customer for a while now but I’ve never gotten coupons from them in the mail. BTW- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your site!!!

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