October 8, 2010

Let's Go Krogering! Week of October 4, 2010 {Kroger Mega Sale Returns!}

Friday {a bit later than Tuesday this week, eh?}, October 8, 2010

Spent: $37.17
Saved: $65.02 (63%)
(Not pictured: 5 Barilla Whole Grain Pasta Boxes -- I gave those to my mom.)

Oh, happy day - the Kroger Mega Event sale is back! 

Do you ever wonder if the powers that be at Kroger Corporate have any idea how happy we couponers are to see Buy 10, get $5 off instantly!  across the front of our weekly Kroger ad?  ;-)

As usual, this sale is a two-weeker; in my region (Cincinnati), it runs through Sunday, October 17, 2010, meaning you have lots of time to get your coupons ready or order extra coupons from a clipping service for items you'd like to stockpile.  Also, since these two week Mega Event sales are so much fun for us frugalistas, be sure to pace yourself if you plan on making multiple trips.  ;-)

As well as the Mega Event deals, there are still several good deals remaining on $10/10 items; those prices end on 10/10/10, so if you have any of the items I mention at the end of my matchups on your list, you'll want to get 'em soon. 

Here's the coupons I used; please note that Cincinnati area Kroger stores allow unlimited coupons and double coupons to a maximum doubled value of $1.00.


(On the right side of the picture - 20 total)

Sara Lee Honey Wheat Bread, $1.49 | $0.99 after sale discount
$0.55/1, Kroger My Magazine 5 Easy Ways to Make Lunch
Final price: FREE!

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Cup, $0.99 | $0.49 after sale discount
$1.00/2, Kroger eCoupon (load to your Kroger card here)
FREE, Kroger eCoupon I won in the Kroger Kick Off to Savings online game (go play!)
Final price: FREE!

Wheat Thin Stix, $2.49 | $1.99 after sale discount
$1.00/1, SS 09/19
Final price: $0.99 ea

Kraft Salad Dressing, $1.99 | $1.49 after sale discount
$0.55/1, SS 08/29
Final price: $0.49 ea
*(Vinegrettes make a great marinade for chicken!)*

Smart Balance Sticks, $2.25 | $1.75 after sale discount
$0.75/any 1 Smart Balance product, Kroger My Magazine Giving Hope a Hand
Final price: $0.75 ea
*(I freeze these when I can get them on sale - always thaw fine for me!)*

Philadelphia Cream Cheese, $1.49 | $0.99 after sale discount
$5.00/5 Kraft Dairy Products (per list) printable here
Final price: FREE!
*(I also freeze blocks of cream cheese - thaws a bit grainy but still great for baking.)*

Kraft Cheese Singles, $2.99 | $2.49 after sale discount
$5.00/5 Kraft Dairy Products (per list) printable here
Final price: $1.49 ea

Oscar Mayer Turkey Bologna, $1.99 | $1.49 after sale discount
$1.00/2 Oscar Mayer lunchmeats, SS 09/26
Final price: $0.99 ea

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Turkey, $2.99 | $2.49 after sale discount
$1.00/2 Oscar Mayer lunchmeats, SS 09/26
Final price: $1.99 ea

Coffee-Mate Creamer, $1.79 | $1.29 after sale discount
$0.75/1 printable here
Final price: $0.29
*(Oh, be still my coffee-lovin' heart! DEAL!)*

Gold Star Chili, Frozen, $2.19 | $1.69 after sale discount
$1.00/1, SS 09/26(I believe this coupon was regional to the greater Cincinnati area)
Final price: $0.69 ea

Other Coupons Used:

Bumble Bee Tuna Pouch, $1.22 ea
$0.55/1, SS 09/12
Final price: $0.22 ea
*(I ordered coupons for this item a few weeks ago when I saw the sale price; however, I should note that this WAS priced $1.00 at the Lebanon Kroger a few weeks ago and now it's $1.22.  Hmmm...)*

Barilla Whole Grain Pasta, $1.00 ea
$0.55/1, SS 08/29
Final price: FREE!

Barilla Piccolini Pasta, $1.00 ea
$0.55/1, SS 08/29
Final price: FREE!
*(I ordered coupons for the Barilla Pastas a few weeks ago when I saw the sale price. I was able to stock my pantry, give a bunch to my mom, and also give a bunch to my friend --- all for FREE!)*

Yoplait Delights, $2.00 ea
$0.50/1, GM 10/3
Final price: $1.00 ea

Yoplait Splitz, $2.00 ea
$0.50/1, GM 10/3
Final price: $1.00 ea

Kroger Ground Beef, 3 lb chub, $5.37 ($1.79/lb)
$1.00/$5.00 Fresh Meat purchase, Kroger My Magazine Celebrate the Americas
Final price: $4.37 ($1.46/lb)

And one deal I wanted to grab this week but my Kroger was out of stock:

Muir Glen Tomato Paste, $1.19 ea
$0.75/1 printable here
Final price: $0.19 ea

Notable sale price:
Kroger Microwave Popcorn 3pk, $0.79
*(I usually buy the 6 pk at Aldi for $1.49 so this price is very close.)*

To see the matchups for this week at Kroger, click here (thanks, Savings Lifestyle) and you can also check here (thanks, Southern Savers)  for a great list of matchups for the Mega Event sale. 

Did you find any unadvertised deals or awesome closeouts at Kroger this week?  Share 'em in a comment below!

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