Kroger Shopping Trip – January 5th

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

Shopping with the $5 Dinner Mom

It’s week #1 of the Eat from the Pantry Challenge…and only spending $100 on groceries this month!


The list: 2 gallons of milk, 1 dozen eggs, bananas, yogurt for Steve, 2 apple juice, bread, 4 Kelloggs items, 1 can of soup, 1 head of lettuce, 1 package of diapers from CVS


Free this Week: 2 gallons of milk (store promotion), Head of Lettuce and Can of Soup (free item coupons from Kroger mailer)

Produce: Just bananas, the free lettuce, and some marked down sweet potato spears!  Still have apples, oranges and cantaloupe in the fridge and lots of veggies in the freezer!

Meats: None needed…and no major sales!

Coupons Used: $1/2 Apple Juice, $1/2 Kelloggs cereals (this week’s newspaper), free item coupons

Total spent at Kroger: $14.58


Bought 1 pack size 2 diapers for $8.88…used $3 coupon (Huggies mailer) and got $1.50 deposit to Upromise account

Total spent at CVS: $5 even!

Total for the week: $19.58 (Off to a good start!)

My grocery store’s ad scan!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica January 6, 2010 at 9:44 am

These are my favorite posts. I love seeing what people get at the grocery store. Great job with the #pantry!


Brandy U January 6, 2010 at 9:59 am

I wish our Kroger promotion was for TWO gallons, but we only get one. Still a good deal though. Great way to start!


Katie January 6, 2010 at 10:24 am

I saw on your hand written list the CM abbreviation. I am betting it stands for Caregivers Marketplace, and I just wanted to let you know yesterday I spoke with a representative she told me they would not be offering Huggies rebates in 2010. They will accept all 2009 rebates until Jan. 31st, though. Just wanted to give you a heads up. Thanks for all you do for your readers!


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom January 6, 2010 at 10:28 am


I know Katie…I went to print off the 2010 form and saw that Huggies weren’t included :( I have my 2009 rebate ready to send in!


Jennifer from Caregivers Marketplace January 6, 2010 at 11:41 am

It’s true ladies, the maker of Huggies decided not to offer rebates as part of Caregivers Marketplace in 2010. But I do want to make you aware that we are developing another similar rebate program just for parents. We do not yet know which brands will decide to participate but we hope to design a rebate program with the right baby and child care items that fit your needs.

What baby and child care items would you and your readers like to see eligible for rebates?



Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom January 6, 2010 at 1:01 pm

@Jennifer from Caregivers Marketplace,

Hey Jennifer,

I’d love to see any type of baby product, diaper creams, baby washes, baby medications/nasal saline/gas drops, baby lotions. For children, bath washes, bath soaps, medications/vitamins.

Anyone else have any other ideas?!?



Miriam January 6, 2010 at 11:45 am

I’m like Jessica – I love to see what people get :) My only “beef” is that I don’t get the Kroger mailers/coupons! I even got a new card and made SURE to NOT check the “no” box to their mailers/promotions. Do I need to call somewhere or something? I see people in the store all the time w/ their Kroger q’s and I don’t get any :( I’d love any ideas you might have!


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom January 6, 2010 at 12:59 pm


You could certainly call the store and ask for a number at the corporate office! You should be getting them!


bethany January 6, 2010 at 9:42 pm

@Miriam, I had the same problem. I had to create an account on their website, register my card there and it had an option on the “my account” page to get both coupon booklets and homemailers. I also emailed customer service and they were very helpful. Hope it works for you soon!


Amanda January 7, 2010 at 11:30 am

I have never head of the Caregiver’s Marketplace, that’s awesome, I’ll have to check it out. I don’t have kids yet, but plan on having one in the near future. That’s a bummer they’re not offering that rebate anymore, but it sounds like they’re going to be offering other good products.


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