Kroger Shopping Trip – The Spring Break Edition

Shopping with the $5 Dinner Mom

The kids are on spring break this week and I didn’t have my usual game face on when I hit the grocery store yesterday. I took all the kids with me to the store…and well…I’ll just leave it to your imagination.

(It wasn’t ugly, but it wasn’t pretty either!)

So it’s a new month, my cash envelopes are full for the month of April and I hit the store.  And it hit me back!


Actually, I have a tentative plan to “unshop” and do a pantry challenge the last week of April.  We will be hosting Easter at our house this year, and I anticipate lots of leftovers…so I don’t plan to spend much at the store that last week of the month…affording me a little more $$$ to spend each week leading up to Easter.  But who knows, this plan may flop entirely!

Keeping in real friends!


Another major produce haul.  Can’t say I scored any major deals…just shopping sales and used a few store mailer coupons, as well as a few blinkies that I found along the way!

I restocked on a few baking essentials like chocolate chips, baking soda and cinnamon.


  • Chicken breasts, ground chuck and some frozen shrimp

Manager’s Specials

  • $.99 Bread Loaf – Went straight to the freezer and I plan to use it for Pizza Loaves later in the month (which I think is hiding behind the bananas)

Total spent at Kroger: $94.50

Total for the month: $94.50

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. LisaE says

    I ended up spending more money at the store this week but I got my a $182 bill down to $112 thanks to great deals plus coupon stacking and a free gallon of milk for next week….not too shabby but sure blew my budget for the week!

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