This Week’s Shopping Trip

Oh dear. I’ve gone way over budget. For good reason. I hope!

I had my list all planned out with my coupon matches for this week’s Mix and Match Sale at Kroger! As I was browsing through the organic/gluten free section of the store, I noticed a few items on closeout. Said items were GFCFSF. Since there were only a few left, I knew that I had to snag them at their closeout prices! So I did. And ended up going over budget. It happens!

Just the other day Hubs mentioned that he was all out of “snacks”. Translation: There were no more granola bars. He takes 1 granola bar for lunch every day. It was moments later that’s Kroger deals post popped up on my Google Reader. “Honey, you’re in luck this week! Big sale on granola bars and I’ve got lots of coupons!”

And stockpile I did!

Hubs also likes to eat oatmeal for breakfast. I think I got enough to last until spring arrives!

Free: Cottonelle TP
Nearly Free: Rotel tomatoes ($.27 after coupon)
Good deals: $1.67 canteloupe, 5 boxes Kashi cereal bars $1 each, 8 oatmeals for $1 each, and $1.50 blueberries

Total before sales and coupons $176.53
Total after sales and coupons $81.42
Percent Savings 54%

Haven’t been to Kroger yet this week? Check out the latest deals and matches AND Mr. Linky at Let’s Go Krogering on The New Frugal Mom!

And for more great savings stories, visit Super Savings Saturday at Money Saving Mom!

Would love to hear what you got from the Kroger Mix n Match sale this week…Leave a comment letting us know what you scored!


  1. OHVA Mom says

    I love the Kroger ad this week too! I bought 43 items for $45!!! I saved $92, I was so pumped!

    I got to get my Kashi coupons out!

    Great Job!

  2. Marianne Thomas says

    Erin, I’m {shamelessly begging} wondering if you’d like to drop your link in my new weekly feature over at – Let’s Go Krogering!


    Take care! BlissDom is coming up fast — you girls are going to have so much fun!

  3. Upstatemomof3 says

    You went over budget – I lost all my money at the grocery store. Hubby and I are in a cash only stage to try and keep to our budget. I had the money in my back pocket when I got to the grocery store ($65) and when I went to pay it was gone. Worst part – I had no cc on me and had to leave and come back

  4. momstheword says

    You guys always make me wish we had a Kroeger. We have a Winco, which is great, but noone ever posts about the great deals they’re getting there, so I always have to drive myself, lol!

  5. Jessica says

    I can’t believe that!! That’s wonderful! We don’t have a Kroger or a CVS. We do have a Walgreen’s but it’s old and small. I should still check some things out. Wow!! I still can’t believe your savings!!

  6. FromThe Creek says

    I did the same thing last week…but it was at Meijer and they had great sales on the GF foods! You have to get those when they do go on sale!

  7. caroline says

    I went last night and our Kroger was out of a lot of the stuff that was in the buy 10 get $5 off sale. I did manage to get 10 items, barely. And the TP, was totally gone.

  8. Michelle says

    I didn’t stumble onto the Kashi stuff, and they were out of the Steamers vegetables that were on sale at my store (raincheck!), but I did get rotel tomatoes for .33/can, which is awesome, and we love the coffeemate vanilla coffee creamer—got it cheaper than generic-3 for $5- under 2 bucks a bottle is awesome!

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  10. Latte says

    I heart Kashi! I am not sure if I told you yet…I love your blog! I added your button to my TOFF (the organic frugal freak) blog!

    Thanks for sharing your deals!


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