This week I went to Kroger. Determined to get through the store without my water breaking! That has always been my biggest fear…ever since hearing that in a labor video when we were in the Dominican Republic (my oldest was born there and there were no birthing classes.) I digress.
I will say that I am most impressed with the customer service at Kroger and Walgreens. I wanted to knock out my errands first thing in the morning while I still had a few ounces of energy. So I braved it and took the kids. By the time I got to the checkout it must have been painfully obvious that I was struggling. Talk about a pre-natal workout!!!
So they loaded all the groceries onto the conveyor belt (leaning into the depths of the cart to pull things out would not have been pretty at this point!), helped me out to the car, put the groceries in the car, even lifted the kids out of the racecar cart! And at Walgreens they carried my diapers out to the car for me. My back and belly say, ”THANKS!!!”
I was at Walgreens to take advantage of this amazing Huggies diaper deal (except I got 5 packs) (See tower below!)
The personalized store coupons from Kroger came on Saturday. And I knew that I needed to use some of them before baby…lest I forget about them in the blurriness and haze of having a newborn!
**If you have a Kroger Plus Card and you are not getting personalized “best customer” coupons in the mail every 8-10 weeks, then stop at the customer service desk and request these!
Free - I had LOTS of free item coupons from various places…mailings, free samples, General Mills trip…so I decided to take advantage of those this week. I was afraid I might forget about them and they’d expire. What I got free: 4 large boxes of Kix, Herbal Essence Shampoo (from P&G mailer), 2 cans Dole Fruit, 2 sausages, 2 bags lettuce (store mailer), dozen eggs (store mailer),
Produce – Used a $4/$20 Produce coupon from Kroger mailer, Bananas for $.39/lb (stocked up to freeze for smoothies), 2 pineapples (used this coupon), squash is still $.49/lb!, Clementines for $3.87/3lbs. (I imagine this isn’t the best sale price…should be lower as we go through winter.)
Cereal - My last major cereal stockup happened in August. And it was about time for another one. And I’m SO thankful that the Rice Chex was included in the GM cereal promotion this week! Rice Chex is the boys’ favorite (and it’s GF…although we are not entirely GF, I limit gluten where I can!). And it’s RARELY on sale…and runs $3.50/box! Eeks. With coupons, this week I bought a few boxes for $1.89/box.
Total spent at Kroger: $56.42
Total spent at Walgreens: $27.46 – $3.75 Caregivers Marketplace ($.75 per pack) = $23.71 for 5 packs!
Total for the week: $80.13
Don’t believe these prices? My grocery store’s ad scan!
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