February 15, 2011

Let's Go Krogering! | Week of February 14, 2011 (Daytona Mega Event Begins - Save $3 Now, Save $3 Later!)

Wondering what's the deal with my weekly Let's Go Krogering! (LGK!) posts?
 Click here for more information.

Well, hello there, my lovely couponista friends! 

I've been playing hooky again around here, haven't I?  ;-)

Yup, real life has been keeping me hopping over the last week or so; rather than trying to be Super Woman, I stepped away from the digiworld of blogging and social media.   It was time well spent.

But even when I'm not actively writing and blogging here, I am still reading blog posts and deal updates in my Google Reader from around the blogosphere and I am still clipping my q's and getting the deals.  While I might take a break from blogging, my frugal ways are a regular part of my life no matter what. 

This week at Kroger, the Daytona Mega Event returns (I remember last year - there was an awesome Purex detergent catalina deal in the 2010 version of this sale that matched up beautifully) but with a new twist that we've not yet seen in a Kroger Mega Event sale: save $3.00 when you buy 10 items now AND get a $3.00 catalina off your next order to save later.

The key to remember with this change is to save those $3.00 catalinas you get at checkout!  I know, I know, I'm preaching to the couponing choir, but  if you don't have a coupon organization system in place yet (see some ideas on organizing your coupons here), you may simply misplace those valuable catalinas and miss out on the chance to save in the future. 

My advice to those of you who are still getting organized: tuck those $3.00 catalinas in your wallet so that you can use them on your next trip to Kroger.  They expire in 2 weeks so be sure to use them! 

Onto the deals!

My Kroger Trip, Monday 2/14/11
(My Daytona Mega Event items are on the LEFT side.)

Spent: $54.15
Saved: $47.57 (46%)
Earned: $8.00 in OYNO Catalinas
{(2) $3.00 Daytona Mega Event + (1) $2.00 for buying (3) Coffee-Mate creamers}

(Please note that Kroger, Cincinnati region allows unlimited coupons and doubles coupons to a maximum *doubled* value of $1.00 - ie: coupons valued $0.50/1 - $0.99/1 will double to $1.00/1.)

Mega Event Items (I bought 20 participating items):

Totino's Pizza Rolls, $1.25 | $0.95 after Mega Event discount
$0.40/2, SS 01/30
Final price: $0.55 ea

Chef Boyardee Ravioli, $0.99 ea  | $0.69 after Mega Event discount
$0.35/3, SS 01/02
Final price: $0.46 ea

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, $1.99 ea | $1.69 after Mega Event discount
$0.40/1, GM 02/13
Final price: $0.89 ea

Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix, $1.99 ea | $1.69 after Mega Event discount
$0.50/1, GM 02/13
Final price: $0.69 ea

Sprite Zero 2 Liter, $1.29 ea | $0.99 after Mega Event discount
$0.50/1, Coke Zero or Sprite Zero 2 Ltr, Kroger catalina I received a month ago
Final price: FREE!

Coffee Mate 16 oz, $2.99 ea | $2.69 after Mega Event discount
FREE Coffee Mate coupon, received from hosting a Free Flavor Friday C-M house party
$0.75/2, Kroger catalina I received about 3 weeks ago
$1.00/2, RP 01/30
Final price: FREE-$2.19 ea

Country Crock 45 oz, $2.49 ea | $2.19 after Mega Event discount
$0.50/1, Kroger catalina I received last week
$0.40/1 printable here
Final price: $1.19-$1.39 ea

Ragu Pasta Sauce, $1.74 ea | $1.44 after Mega Event discount
$0.75/2, RP 01/30
Final price: $0.94 ea

Other Coupons:

Hershey Dark Bars, $0.50 ea
Buy one Hershey Dark Chocolate Bar, get one Hershey Bar FREE, SS 01/09
Final price: $0.25 ea

Hunts Pudding 4 pk, $1.00 ea
FREE when you buy (4) Chef Boyardee Pasta, tearpad found in-store a few weeks ago
Final price: FREE!

Dannon Danimals & Coolision Yogurt, $1.88 ea
$0.55/1 peelies found on product (they are green peelies and there were TONS of them!)
Final price: $0.88 ea

Sunny D, $1.99 ea
$0.25/1, SS 01/16
Final price: $1.49

Kroger Deluxe Ice Cream, $2.50 ea
$0.40/1, Kroger My Magazine mailer coupon
Final price: $2.10 ea

I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Sticks, $2.19 ea
Buy1Get1FREE coupon,  RP 01/30 (I ordered these from this coupon clipping service)
Final price: $1.10 ea wyb (2)

No Yolks Egg Noodles, $1.99 ea
$0.50/1, SS 10/10 (doesn't expire until 06/30/11!)
Final price: $0.99 ea

Notable Sale Prices:

Kroger Value Grapefruit, 5 lb bag, $2.50 ea

Gala Apples, 3 lb bag, $2.50

To see the matchups for this week at Kroger, click here (thanks, Savings Lifestyle).

Enjoy your Krogering this week!  ;-)


  1. Do you know if the catalina will roll? The sale starts tomorrow for us here in Texas/LA region, and I haven't been able to find out the answer.


  2. @Kristin: As far as I can see on my coupons that printed, it should roll.

    That being said, I saw in a number of posts/comments about this deal that some folks were having problems using these catalinas immediately after receiving them (ie: trans #1 was JUST their Daytona items; trans #2 was other items or another set of 10 or more Daytona items). Some folks have reported that cashiers are not allowing them to immediately roll the catalinas.

    I have my catalinas - I didn't need much this week so I didn't try to immediately roll them so I can't speak to personal experience.

    Has anyone out there had any issues with trying to immediately roll these catalinas onto a 2nd transaction of Mega items? Do tell! ;-)


Thanks so much for reading The New Frugal Mom and for taking the time to comment.

I do reserve the right to delete negative comments.

Thanks for sharing! I love to read your comments and learn something new from my readers!

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.