Kroger Shopping Trip – The “It’s About Time” Edition

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 17, 2010

Shopping with the $5 Dinner Mom

It’s about time for a great sale…and it’s about time for some amazing coupon matchups too!

Many of our favorite products are included in the Buy 8, Get $4 off sale…and I have coupons for LOTS of them!  Both internet printable coupons and store issued “best customer” coupons!

The guy behind me was quite impressed, as he watched my total of $130 wittle down to $71! I love watching the numbers dive too!

Kroger


*HOT DEALS*

  • 4 $.69 Old El Paso Taco Shells and  Tortillas – $.99 store promo sale plus $.60/2 Cellfire E-Coupon
  • 3 $1.49 Cascadian Farm cereal and granolas – Coupons.com Coupon
  • 2 $.89 Kroger Apple Juice – Best Customer Coupon
  • $.30 Dial HandsoapCoupon in this past Sunday’s paper
  • $1 Hefty plastic freezer baggies
  • $.19 Muir Glen Tomato Paste – Coupons.com Coupon
  • $1.50 Hormel Delimeat
  • $.49 Smart Balance Dairy Free Margarine
  • $.40 Country Crock Margarine

Free

  • Bag Lettuce – Best Customer Coupon
  • Half Gallon Blue Diamond Almond Milk – Free item catalina from last week…and got another one this week!
  • 2 Bumblebee Tuna Packets – On sale for $.49 each, used $.75/1 catalina coupon

Produce

  • Bananas, Apples, Strawberries
  • Radishes, Green Onions
  • We are mostly relying on the garden for tomatoes and green beans at this point!  Green beans at every meal!!! ;)

Meats

  • 2 whole chickens – That went straight into the slow cooker. Part of the batch cooking plan!
  • 2 2 lb packages ground beef – Made mini-meatballs and 3 meatloaves. Part of the batch cooking plan!
  • $2.99 Tilapia

Other Coupons Used

  • $1.50 off meat when you spend $7 – Best Customer Coupon

Manager’s Specials

  • 2 big boxes of Rigatoni $.89 each (not pictured…left that bag in the car…good thing they aren’t perishable!)
  • $.99 apples for this week’s Quinoa Waldorf Salad
  • $.99 tomatoes (Might have to make salsa from these…not sure why I grabbed these?!?  With plenty growing in the garden!)

Total spent at Kroger: $71.53

Total for the month:

My grocery store’s ad scan

Thanks to Andrea at Mommy Snacks 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!

A

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

AllieZirkle August 17, 2010 at 11:19 am

I love the title of this – The “It’s About Time” Edition

Sooo funny and sooo true :)

Reply

Becca August 17, 2010 at 1:58 pm

I had a great trip to Dillon’s this week! saved almost $200, spent only $130! makes me smile :o)

Reply

Miriam August 17, 2010 at 3:11 pm

I LOVE Cascadian Farm’s granola! I’ll have to get some :)

Reply

Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom August 18, 2010 at 1:42 pm

@Miriam,

Yes…get it while it’s cheap!!!

Reply

Melanie @ Mel, A Dramatic Mommy August 17, 2010 at 5:01 pm

I did the Mega Event too. I bought 100 items. My total was $263 and I paid $70.68! I had lots of ‘expiring soon’ free item coupons from our trip to General Mills. This was my best grocery trip ever. :D

Reply

Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom August 18, 2010 at 1:42 pm

@Melanie @ Mel, A Dramatic Mommy,

Rock on girl! That’s a sweet trip!

Reply

Kristy @momhatescooking August 17, 2010 at 6:57 pm

I wish we had a Kroger near me!

Reply

Jennifer August 19, 2010 at 3:06 pm

My total was 124.98 last week during the mega event and after coupons it was 17.23!!! The Manager even can over to check it out!!! LOL…I was gonna take pictures of my trip but I got home and my Boyfriend put the stuff away before I could!!! LOL…Owell

Reply

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: