Kroger and Rite Aid
August 8, 2008, 5:26 pm
Filed under: Deals, Kroger, Rite Aid

CVS and Walgreens didn’t thrill me this week, so I only hit up Kroger and Rite Aid.

I only got two things at Rite Aid: Renu contact solution and Gillette shampoo. I used $1 coupon for the shampoo and spent $13.98. I will be getting $13.48 back in rebates.

Jake and I stumbled upon some great organic clearance deals at Kroger:
4 bars of Giovanni soap that were normally $6 a piece for $6 all together (I’m going to give at least 2 of them as Christmas gifts)
a stack of Zhena’s Gypsy iced tea tins that was normally $9 for $5 (Christmas gift)
2 cartons of coffee flavored soy milk for $.67 each
3 boxes of powered chai iced tea mix for $.41 a box
a container of fresh rosemary for $.99

We also got the following at Kroger:
2 bags of salad for $1.89 each
a package of mini seedless cucumbers for $.99
a container of tomatoes on the vine for $1.99
12 boxes of Barilla pasta for $.75 a box
2 rolls of Pillsbury crescents for $.30 a piece
a free box of Honey Bunches of Oats

We’re actually going to go to Kroger again today to get the last of the party items as well as some deli items that we couldn’t get because the deli was already closed when we got there last night. Hopefully we’ll stumble across some more deals :-).

The motherload
August 1, 2008, 12:00 pm
Filed under: CVS, Deals, Kroger, Rite Aid, Walgreens

I really haven’t had much time or luck the past couple of weeks when it comes to deals, but this week looked promising and man, did I come home with a stash. I hit Rite Aid, Walgreens, CVS, and Kroger all in the same afternoon. I haven’t taken a picture in awhile, so here are my goodies (expect for the things I got a Rite Aid since I completely forgot to include them) along with my goofy cat, Basil, who just had to check out what was going on:


First up, Ride Aid:
1 bottle of Garnier Fructis Hydra Curls conditioner $2.99 minus $1 coupon (which I found on a tear pad at Rite Aid)= $1.99
1 tube of Garnier Fructis Strength and Repair melting mask $2.99 minus $1 coupon (I looked for the Beauty the Rite Way coupon booklet to get a $1 store coupon as well, but I couldn’t find it anywhere)= $1.99
Total with tax= $4.28
I will be getting $5.98 back in Single Check rebates

3 bags of Hershey’s Bliss chocolates $10.50 minus BOGO coupon (which cashier rang up as $3.99 instead of $3.50), minus $3 EasySaver coupon, minus 2 $1 coupons from internet= $1.51
2 bottles of Listerine $8 minus 2 $.50 coupons= $7 (Jake has been bugging me to get him mouth wash for months)
1 bottle of BioInfusion Organic shampoo & 1 bottle of BioInfusion Organic conditioner $11.98
1 bag of Purina Cat Chow $3.99 minus $4 coupon from internet= FREE
1 bag of Purina Dog Chow $3.99 minus $4 coupon from internet= FREE
Minus $5 off $20 purchase coupon
Total with tax= $16.48
Paid $7.69 with gift card, $8.79 out of pocket
I got back a $2 Register Reward from Listerine and will be getting $16.98 back in EasySaver rebates.

1 Revlon Limited Edition lip gloss $9.99 minus $2 coupon= $7.99 (like I would ever pay that much for such a small lip gloss!)
2 bags of Premium M&Ms $8 minus 2 $1 coupons= $6 (like I would ever pay that much for such small packages of M&Ms!)
2 bags of Lifesavers BOGO minus BOGO coupon = BOTH FREE
Minus $5 off $15 purchase
Minus $9 in ECBs
Total with tax= $.24
I got back $14.99 in ECBs.

And last, but not least: Kroger. I’ll just point out the great deals and spare you all the mundane details (after all, who really cares about how much I paid for my bananas?). I bought the following 10 participating items to get an extra $5 off my transaction (prices listed on these are after the $5 was taken off):
4 boxes of Kroger oatmeal (got to stock up for the winter months) $4
2 3 packs of Irish Spring soap $2 minus 2 $.30 coupons doubled to $.60 each= $.80
2 packs of Ball Park hot dogs $3 minus $1 coupon= $2
2 bottles of Softsoap hand soap $2 minus 2 $.35 coupons doubled to $.70 each= $.60
I also got the following on clearance:
Tropicana Pure 100% grapefruit juice (the fancy kind in a plastic bottle) $1.25 minus $1 coupon= $.25
Package of Italian sausages $1.49
Box of organic mac and cheese $.69
1/2 gallon of chocolate milk from a local farm $1.50
Box of organic couscous $1.25
4 pack of DanActiv $1.29 minus $1 coupon= $.29
6 pack of FiberOne yogurt $1.39 minus $1 coupon= $.39
All in all, I spent $32.13 at Kroger and saved $19.61.

I think you can call that a mighty productive day!

Grocery deals and good news
July 18, 2008, 7:00 pm
Filed under: Deals, Kroger

Jake got the job! 😀 He’ll be getting paid more and will have much better hours. Woot!

Nothing too fabulous to report this week for deals, but I did manage to get a few items on the cheap at Kroger: a free bottle of Powerade ($.20 overage actually), $.50 roll of paper towels, 2 bottles of ketchup for $.60 each, 2 free bottles of mustard, clearanced down organic mushrooms ($1.25 a container), clearanced down organic green onions ($.49), and 2 free containers of Horizon organic yogurt (clearanced down to $.49, minus $1 off 2 coupon).

I stopped in my local bread outlet today and found out that they’re going out of business 😦 . Everything was 50% off though, so I got 2 loaves of bread and a package of bagels for $3. I’m going to see if Jake wants to go back and stock up on bread to put in the freezer. You can’t beat $1 for a loaf of Pepperidge Farm multigrain bread!

CVS and a bit of Kroger
July 11, 2008, 7:28 pm
Filed under: CVS, Deals, Kroger

Yesterday, I realized an ECB was expiring that day, so I ran into CVS after hitting the post office. I grabbed:

2 Sure deodorants $5.38 minus 2 $1 coupons= $3.38
Bic Soleil razor $6.99 minus $4 coupon= $2.99
4 pk Soleil cartridges $6.99 minus $4 coupon= $2.99
Minus $10 ECB that was adjusted down to $9.36
Total out of pocket (tax) $.50
Got back $8 in ECBs and $1 ECB for my spring spending
I will also be sending in the Sure Buy One Get One Free rebate to get $2.69 back

The only coupon queen moment I had at Kroger this week was getting an 8 pack of DanActive for $1. It was clearanced down to $1.99 and I had a $1 coupon. Maybe next week will prove to be better for couponing.

Jake and I are going to walk to 7-11 after dinner to get our free slurpees. What a nice treat for a hot day!

Grocery store deals
June 27, 2008, 6:58 pm
Filed under: Deals, Kroger

Earlier this week, Jake and I stopped in at Kroger and Ukrops (a local grocery chain in and around the Richmond area) to pick up some sale items.

Our first stop was Ukrops. In addition to all the things on our list, we got some impromptu crackers and cheese. After we picked up our yogurt, we turned around and saw a Nabisco cracker display. They were on sale for $1.88 and there was a tearpad for $1 off 1 box of Nabisco crackers. $.88 for Nabisco crackers? Yes, please! We picked up two boxes and came across a peelie coupon on one of the boxes: buy two boxes of Nabisco crackers and get one block of Kraft cheese for free. Hot dang, free cheese too? We bolted over to the cheese section and picked up a block. All in all, we got:

2 boxes of Nabisco crackers $3.76 minus 2 $1 coupons= $1.76
9 bottles of Powerade (on sale for $.69 each)= $6.21 minus 9 $.75 coupons= overage of $.54
1 block of Kraft cheese $3.55 minus Nabisco coupon= FREE
12 cups of Yoplait yogurt (on sale for $.50 each) $6 minus 2 buy 6 get 1 free coupons= $5
2 cucumbers $1.76
1 4lb bag of red potatoes $2.48
2 lbs of zucchini and yellow squash $1.86
Total with tax: $12.96

Kroger was just as good:
3 packages of chum salmon (I’ve never heard of this type of salmon before, but it was super cheap and it turns out it tastes okay) $3.77
1 pouch of Starkist Tuna $1.69 minus free coupon= FREE
3 bottles of Lawry’s marinade $3 minus 3 $.50 coupons doubled to $1= FREE
1 roll of Bounty basic paper towels $1 minus $.25 coupon doubled to $.50= $.50
1 gallon of orange juice $3.79
1 container of sherbet (I was really jonesing for some rainbow sherbet that night) $1.69
2 cartons of Tropicana Coastal Groves lemonade (on clearance for $1.50 each) $3 minus $1 coupon= $2
1 jar of Hellmann’s mayo with canola oil $2.49 minus $.50 paper coupon doubled to $1 and $.40 ecoupon=$1.09
1 jar of Hellmann’s mayo with olive oil $2.49 minus $1 paper coupon minus $1 ecoupon= $.49
Total with tax: $13.86

Over 60% savings on groceries
June 24, 2008, 10:59 pm
Filed under: Deals

Jake and I ran to two grocery stores when he got home from band practice tonight for a few things that were on sale. We kept running into deal after deal and wound up paying only $27 for 42 items. Included in the haul was 9 free bottles of Powerade, free Kraft cheese, free tuna fish, and 3 free bottles of Lawry’s marinade. More details to come on my customary Friday deal post!

Kroger and CVS
June 13, 2008, 12:00 pm
Filed under: CVS, Deals, Kroger
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