Kroger Shopping Trip – August 5th


This week Kroger ran the P&G Buy 4, Get $4 off your order promotion again!  I took advantage and got some Kleenex and dishsoap.  I matched a paper coupon for the Kleenex and an e-coupon for the Cascade!  Whole wheat pasta was just $1/box and tuna was just $.50/can.  I used a FREE item coupon from Vocalpoint for the Rice Krispies and a $1 off Skintimate shave gel coupon to make it just $1 after sale and coupon!  I also had a coupon for the Raisin Bran and the Tyson chicken.

Blueberries were $.88 a pint!  {picking jaw up off the floor}  Eggs were $.88/dozen and milk was just $1.65/gallon (for the Hubs!).  I make rice milk for the boys in the blender.  Saves a TON over buying the boxes of rice milk! 

I also used a $5/$50 purchase coupon that Kroger sent in the mail.

Total: $63.47

I’m planning on stashing away a few dollars each week, so when it comes time for the amazing pick your own tomato sale at the nearby farmer’s market, I’ll have some cash to get a load of tomatoes to make spaghetti sauce and salsa to can!


  1. says

    Count me in on the rice milk recipe!! I have a cousin who is on the Nothin left! diet (free from dairy, eggs, soy, and nuts). Ok, I call it the Nothin left! diet. :)

    I hope you’re enjoying that vacation!!!


  2. says

    Great grocery shop! If you go to my blog, under the page “my garden overflows” is my recipe for grilled salsa – we’ve not made another salsa since discovering this recipe, and any kind of tomato will do. I’ve used romas, beefsteaks, anything!

    The smell of the grill when you open a jar in December when there is a foot of snow on the ground is something to behold!

  3. suzie says

    rice milk recipe?? i have two little ones (ages 3 &1) on it, which makes for A LOT of rice milk- what do you do for calcium? the rice dream i buy is calcium fortified….. and more. how do you supplement?

  4. Jessie says

    It’s amazing how much cheaper it is where you live! I have never ever seen blueberries, milk and eggs at that price! I need to move out of California!

  5. Julie says

    Erin, I hope you don’t mind if I post the recipe I use: my sister gave it to me (it’s not hers) so I don’t know who to credit.

    1C cooked rice (I use brown rice)
    4C water
    vanilla to taste
    pinch of salt
    sweetner to taste (we use Agave nectar)

    blend all ingredients for 2-3 min (if using a vitamix less time is required)
    strain using a nutmilk bag or cheese cloth.
    Refrigerate after making.
    I make 64 oz at a time but is used up within 3-4 days max.

  6. Kellie says

    You have motivated me so much in the few months that I have been reading your blog. I am also feeding a family of four. I had my best grocery shop to date yesterday – I spent $75 and saved $65 using store specials and coupons. The cashiers always congratulate me when they give me my total saved!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Brittany says

    Last Saturday I went to Kroger and they had 2lb clamshells of Blueberries marked down to 1.99. I proceeded to purchase 6 lbs which created a whole lotta work myself. But I now have 10 half pints of Beautiful Homemade Blueberry Jam. All the work was definitely worth it!

  8. says

    Hello and great job!
    I am a little concerned though. I remember you saying something about one of the kids needing a special diet. I see that you make rice milk (will you please post about how you do it) but wonder why you are still eating so much wheat? Have you read the book ‘Healthier Without Wheat’? I know what they say, whole wheat this and that, but for some it may not be as good as we think.
    Thanks as always for the updates!

    • says

      Based on the patch allergy testing we had done, DS was not allergic to wheat. He doesn’t seem to be having any behavioral or digestive issues since reintroducing it into his diet. Now that we have eliminated dairy, potatoes and the other foods he tested allergic to, he is thriving!

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