Weekly Shopping Trip – October 19th

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 20, 2009

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I did it again this week.  Went to Kroger twice.

I don’t know what’s getting into me. 

Actually, this weekend I needed diced tomatoes (cause the stockpile’s run dry!) and I needed some for a new recipe I woke up thinking about (will share soon!)…so I stopped in…and found quite a few “manager’s special” items that I also had coupons for…double score.  And I used up a few free item coupons I’ve had stashed in my coupon binder for a while now!

Kroger

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Part 1

Hot Deals:

  • $3.02 – $1 store mailer coupon = $2.02 for organic chicken drumsticks
  • $1.79 salad – $.90 store mailer coupon = $.89 salad kit
  • $.79 Manager’s Special on oats because the lid was smooshed a bit (but product still sealed!) and used coupon
  • $1.19 tomato paste – $1 Muir Glen coupon = $.19 tomato paste!
  • $.50 for each tuna packet – Used $1/2 tuna coupon from newspaper

Free: Used free item coupons for 2 broth, tortillas and sausage roll; 2 free Snapple – $.55 coupon here

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Part 2

Hot Deals:

  • $1.79/lb boneless skinless chicken breast; $1.39/lb ground beef; $3.99/lb fresh salmon
  • Shredded cheese $1.25/2 cups
  • $.50/can Evaporated Milk after sale and coupon
  • $1/box granola bars after coupon, sale and store promotion
  • Hunts spaghetti sauce (dairy free!) $1 – I prefer homemade, but I’ll be stocking up for “post-baby”…these are on sale into December, so I have plenty of time to stock up!

Free: 2 Reach dental floss on sale for $1 plus $1 coupon in this week’s newspaper

Total spent at Kroger: $15.11 for the top photo, and $50.60 for the bottom photo = $65.71

Walgreens

I also bopped into Walgreens to use up the $4 RR from last week.  You can see what I got below.  And you can see the details of these deals over here!

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Yeah. So the Starbucks Mocha Frapp didn’t last too long!

  • $3.99 Toilet Paper – $1 Coupon
  • $1.99 Cottonelle – $.50 Coupon (October All You magazine)
  • 2 $1.29 Starbucks Frapps – 2 $1 coupons
  • 1 $.33 filler candy (because I had 5 coupons and 4 products…I needed a “filler” item to use the Register Rewards coupon)
  • Used $4 Register Reward

Total spent at Walgreens: $1.87

AMAZON DEAL

I also ordered a jug of Coombs Family Farms 100% Pure Organic Maple Syrup Grade B, 32 Ounce Jug.  I’ve been itching to get some maple syrup from the grocery store, but couldn’t bring myself to pay $9 for a 12 oz. bottle!  So when The Thrifty Mama shared this fabulous deal last week, I couldn’t pass it up.  The jug was on sale for $26, and I used a code (BASCOM35) to get 35% off, and signed up for the “Subscribe and Save” service to get another 15% off. I signed up to get another shipment in 3 months, and I can adjust that time in “my account” at any time.  This made the total $13 with no shipping charges because it was eligible for free shipping before the discounts applied! (This offer is valid through October 31st!)

Best part.  I didn’t pay $.01 “out of pocket” for it.  I used $13 in Swagbucks Amazon.com credit.  (You can learn more about Swagbucks here!) It was FREE.  No shipping. No nothing!

Total for the week: $67.58

Don’t believe these prices??? My grocery store’s ad scan for this week!

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Shandra October 20, 2009 at 8:13 am

WOW! Is all I can say.. I have been printeing and clipping coupons all morning. I have to buy for a family of five for seven nights including lunches and snacks for the kids,with only a 120 dollars . I have my meanu planned out too. So Pray for and wish me luck!

Shandra

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latte October 20, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Don’t forget about the care-givers market place rebate for the cottonelle wipes !! you can get an additonal 50cents back for them as they are one of the MANY qualifying products:)

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom October 20, 2009 at 1:00 pm

@latte,

Oh thanks! I always forget about other products on the list!!!

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Erica October 20, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Awesome! I just ordered the Maple Syrup. I use swagbucks also, so totally free :) Earned a lot of great things through them so far. Thanks for sharing that! I had to pass on that deal at my own blog.

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Amy @ Finer Things October 20, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Thanks for the heads up on the maple syrup. Just bought some with my swagbucks. :)

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Mimi @ Life At Mimi's House October 20, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Wow now that’s impressive. I’ve been kicking myself lately because I have not been using the ads to menu plan (although I am menu planning) or using the websites and blogs to take the most advantage for coupon/sale match ups. Honestly, I’ve not even used coupons like I could lately. HELP, I NEED AN INTERVENTION, lol.

Thanks for the kick in the pants that I needed to get back on track!

Hugs,
Mimi

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