My Kroger haul
November 6, 2008, 9:18 pm
Filed under: Deals, Kroger


Kroger was having their notorious buy 10 participating items, get $5 off your order sale this week, so I convinced Jake to go last night and boy, did we ever make out. Here are the highlights of our Kroger trip:

Items we got for free
2 3 liter bottles of Deer Park water
2 cans of Carnation evaporated milk
Kroger oatmeal
Quaker oats
Betty Crocker potatoes (I actually made $.05 on these, haha)
Scotch Brite lint roller

Items we got for cheap
Betty Crocker cookie mix- $.70
Dial soap- $.40
2 boxes of Total- $1 each
Domino sugar- $1
2 3 packs of Scotch Brite sponges- $1.50 each
4 Scotch Brite Nail Saver sponges- $1 each
Welch’s grape juice- $1.50
Listerine- $1.50
2 boxes of Swiss Miss hot cocoa- $.25 each
2 cans (1 organic) of Hunt’s tomatoes- $1 each
2 boxes of Zatarain’s rice- $.63 each
Smucker’s jam $1.30
3 packages of Nestle chocolate chips- $1.33 each
2 packages of clearanced down turkey sausages- $1.49 each
Clearanced down bottle of strawberry milk (for Jake, haha)- $.99

All in all, we spent $42 for 40 items. We saved $54, according to the receipt.


CVS, Walgreens, groceries
August 29, 2008, 9:21 pm
Filed under: CVS, Deals, Kroger, Walgreens

I didn’t do too badly this week as far as deals are concerned. A few of my ECBs were going to expire, so I figured I’d better go tonight to use them up.

At CVS, I picked up:
2 packages of Stayfree pads on sale for 2/$9 minus BOGOF coupon= $4.50
Kotex liners $1.39 minus $1 CVS CRT minus $.75 coupon= FREE WITH OVERAGE
2 bottles of Eucerin lotion (Jake loves this stuff for his psoriasis) $15.98
Minus $3/$15 (from the September issue of Richmond Parents Monthly)
Minus $14.99 in ECBs
Total OOP $2.50
I got back $11.49 in ECBs.

I went to Walgreens last Saturday to take advantage of the $5/$20 coupon and got the following:
Pert Plus $3.79 minus $2 coupon= $1.79
2 boxes of Tuf trash bags on sale for 2/$10
6 bags of Russell Stover Private Select chocolate on clearance for $1.79 a bag minus 2 B2G1F coupons= $7.16
Box of Whitman’s Soho chocolates on clearance for $3.49 minus $2 coupon= $1.49
Box of Russell Stover Private Select chocolates on clearance for $2.99 minus $2 coupon= $.99
Bar of Russell Stover Internationale chocolate on clearance for $1.19
Minus $5/$20
Total OOP $18.52
I’ll be getting $8.79 back in EasySaver rebates.

I got a few goodies at Ukrops, a local grocery store:
2 boxes of Pillsbury family size brownie mix on sale for $1.50 a box minus 2 $.40 coupons= $2.20
A little over 2 pounds of peaches for $1.18/lb minus $.50 coupon= $1.94
Total OOP $4.21

And last, but not least, a few highlights from our Kroger trip:
4 pack of Cottonelle $1 minus $.50 coupon doubled to $1= FREE
4 pouches of Purina Whisker Lickin’s on sale for $1.29 each minus 2 $1.50 off 2 coupons (they were going to expire and I wanted to use them up before they did)= $2.16
4 packs of Hunts Snack Pack pudding on sale for $1 each minus 2 $.30 off 2 coupons doubled to $.60 each= $2.80
2 bottles of Welch’s Squeezable preserves on clearance for $2.23 each
12 pouches of Kool Aid $2.40
Kraft salad dressing $2.19 minus free after purchase of 3 Kraft products coupon= FREE
Wheat Thins $2.50 minus free after purchase of 3 Kraft products coupon= FREE
Crystal Light $3.99 minus free after purchase of 3 Kraft products coupon= FREE
Kraft American cheese singles $2.49 minus free after purchase of 3 Kraft products coupon= FREE
All in all, we saved 44% at Kroger.

Kroger this week
August 22, 2008, 4:12 pm
Filed under: Deals, Kroger

The drug stores didn’t thrill me this week, so I just stuck to Kroger. I am planning on going to Walgreens either tonight or tomorrow to take advantage of the new $5/$20 coupon and get the last few rebate items for August.

We found a few good clearance items:
Minute Maid Orangeade for $1.50
Private Select organic beef for $3.68 minus $2 coupon= $1.68!!!
Organic veggie tray for $2.99
2 dish towels for $.62 a piece
2 packages of pork chops for $2.89 and $2.63
Chiquita Apples Bites for $1.49
5 Breyer’s Natural YoCrunch yogurts for $.62 a piece
Chicken patties for $2.99
Chicken meatballs for $2.99
Jar of organic hummus for $2.09

And sale items:
2 packages of Purina Beggin Strips for $5 minus 2 $1 coupons= $3
Purina Carvers dog treats for $2.50 minus $1 coupon=$1.50
2 jars of Ragu pasta sauce for $3.10 minus $.50 coupon doubled to $1= $2.10
3 packages of Tyson chicken breast for $3.20, $3.05, and $3.66

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!