February 1, 2011

Let's Go Krogering! | Week of January 31, 2011: ROCKING the Mega Event Sale!


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After a very busy weekend, I finally made my big trip to Kroger for the Mega Event deals on Monday afternoon before school pickup.  It was PACKED - and not just because there were fellow couponistas shopping the deals like *yours truly*; nope, here in my corner of SW Ohio, we're expecting some icky freezing rain & ice and everyone and their grandmother was out at my Kroger (it seemed!) trying to shop before the storm. 

No worries, though; I had my list, my well-organized coupons, and my happy five year old sidekick.  ;-)  I managed to get in and out of Kroger pretty quickly despite the crowds which was a big relief. 

Plus, I saved a TON!  Don't you just love a good Mega Event?!

My Kroger Trip, Monday 1/31/11
(My apologies for yet another somewhat blurry photo!)


Spent: $68.07
Saved: $120.25 (63%)

(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 50 participating items):

Rotel Tomatoes, $0.92 | $0.42 after Mega Event discount
$0.25/1, blinkie found in store last week
Final price: FREE + $0.08 overage!

Ritz Crackers, $2.49 ea | $1.99 after Mega Event discount
$1.00/2, SS 01/30
Final price: $1.49 ea

Triscuits, $2.49 ea | $1.99 after Mega Event discount
$1.00/2, Kroger My Magazine mailer coupon
Final price: $1.49 ea

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Lunchmeat, $3.29 ea | $2.79 after Mega Event discount
$1.00/2, Kroger My Magazine mailer coupon
Final price: $2.29 ea

Kleenex Tissue, $1.49 ea | $0.99 after Mega Event discount
$0.50/3, SS 01/02
Final price: $0.66 ea
*$2 Catalina wyb 7 or more - details here*

Orville Redenbacher Popcorn 3 pk, $1.99 ea | $1.49 after Mega Event discount
$1.00/2, SS 01/23
Final price: $0.99 ea

Finish Electrosol DW Detergent Tabs, $3.49 ea | $2.99 after Mega Event discount
$2.25/1, SS 01/02
Final price: $0.74 ea

Krusteaz Cookie Mix, $1.99 ea | $1.49 after Mega Event discount
$1.00/1, SS 12/05
Final price: $0.49 ea

I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Sticks, $1.79 ea | $1.29 after Mega Event discount
$0.60/1, RP 01/30
Final price: $0.29 ea

Cheez-Its, $2.76 ea | $2.26 after Mega Event discount
$1.00/3, RP 01/30
Final price: $1.93 ea

Ream Frozen Noodles, $2.29 ea | $1.79 after Mega Event discount
$0.50/1, SS 11/14
Final price: $0.79 ea

Quaker Rice Quakes, $1.29 ea | $0.79 after Mega Event discount
$1.00/3, Kroger catalina I received last week
Final price: $0.46 ea

Uncle Ben's Rice, $1.49 ea | $0.99 after Mega Event discount
$0.75/1, RP 01/09
Final price: FREE!

Propel Water, $1.19 ea | $0.69 after Mega Event discount
$1.00/4, Kroger catalina I received a few weeks ago
Final price: $0.44 ea

Franks Hot Sauce, $1.99 ea | $1.49 after Mega Event discount
$0.50/1, SS 01/23
Final price: $0.49 ea

French's Honey Mustard, $1.99 ea | $1.49 after Mega Event discount
$0.50/1, SS 01/23
Final price: $0.49 ea

Ken's Salad Dressing, $1.99 ea | $1.49 after Mega Event discount
$0.50/1, Kroger loyal customer mailer coupon
Final price: $0.49 ea

Kraft Cheese Singles, $1.99 ea | $1.49 after Mega Event discount
$0.75/1, SS 01/09
Final price: $0.49 ea

Kettle Chips, $1.99 ea | $1.49 after Mega Event discount
$1.00/1, RP 01/30
$1.00/2, Kroger catalina I received last week
Final price: $0.49 - $0.99 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

Colgate Toothpaste, $0.98 ea
$0.75/1, SS 01/30
Final price: FREE!

Purina One Dog Food, 4 lbs, $4.79 ea (closeout price)
$2.00/1 any size, RP 01/30
Final price: $2.79 ea

Bumblebee Tuna, $1.49 ea
$0.75/1, Kroger catalina I received a few weeks ago
Final price: $0.49 ea

Maruchan Yakisoba, $0.99 ea
$0.50/1, SS 01/02
Final price: FREE!

Mount Olive Banana Peppers, $2.14 ea
$0.50/1, SS 01/30
Final price: $1.14 ea

Hillshire Farms Deli Select Lunch Meat, $3.00 ea
$0.55/1, RP 01/09
Final price: $2.00 ea

Dole Salad, $1.59 ea (Manager Special)
$1.50/2, Kroger catalina I received a few weeks ago
Final price: $0.84 ea

$1.00 Kroger Shopping Trip, Cellfire Promotion from last week (offer now expired)

$5.00/$75.00 at Kroger, Entertainment Book 2011 coupon

Notable Sale Prices:

Kroger Cheese, 8 oz, $1.50 ea

Seedless Red Grapes, $0.99/lb

Lunchbox Apples, $0.25 ea

Avacado, $1.00 ea

Cantelope, $1.50 ea

To see the matchups for this week at Kroger, click here (thanks, Savings Lifestyle). To get the scoop on the unadvertised Mega Event items (and peeps, there are LOTS of them!), click here.

Did you find any unadvertised deals or awesome closeouts at Kroger this week?  Share 'em in a comment below or add your own LGK! post & superstar shopper picture to the linky below.

2 comments:

  1. I totally forgot about the Entertainment coupon. Is it $75 pre coupon? Did you give this to the cashier first?
    --Lawanna

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  2. @Lawanna: I gave it to the cashier first and it worked fine. As to whether it has to be $75 total before coupons or after all other discounts& & coupons, I can't state with authority. I don't think the language on the coupon specifies either.

    FYI, my total after all sales and coupons but without the $5/$75 would have been $73.07 (I paid $68.07 yesterday) so if the coupon required a $75 total after all other discounts/coupons, then it seems likely that the register system would have kicked it out.

    Hope that helps!

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