March 15, 2011

Let's Go Krogering! | Week of March 14, 2011 {March to Savings Mega Event Begins!!}

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

Are you doing the happy coupon dance yet, my Kroger-loving couponista friends?!! 

In case you haven't heard, there's a new March to Savings Mega Event at Kroger that runs through 3/20/11: buy 10 participating products, get $5.00 off at checkout.  There is a HUGE list of participating items including LOTS of great coupon matchups.  Be sure to look for the little card list of ALL the participating items (seen in the bottom left corner of my picture below) at your Kroger.  I found mine back by the dairy case; if you don't find it in-store, ask at the customer service desk.

Even better, the buy $20 worth of participating Kraft items, get $5.00 oyno catalina has several items that overlap with the mega event meaning you can save BIG!  If you're going to grab the Kraft catalina deal, it does end today, 3/15/11, so don't wait.  Also, the Kraft catalina is not rolling (as reported by friend of mine who tried it today); the good news is that the $20 requirement is based on the shelf price, not the sale or the final mega price (as confirmed by myself yesterday).  WOOT!

Another fun note for this mega event: Kroger is running another online instant win game, the Kroger March to Savings Sweepstakes.  Login to your account every day (until April 3, 2011) to play and you might be one of the lucky who gets one of the daily free items. Click here to bookmark the site page.  I won a FREE Suave Shampoo & Conditioner today .  ;-)

My Kroger Trip, Monday 3/14/11

Spent: $36.65
Saved: $32.50 (46%)
Earned: $5.00 catalina OYNO for buying
 $20 of participating Kraft items

I also made a second trip to Kroger early this morning to grab more Kraft cheese blocks as well as the FREE Ronzoni pasta (after coupon & mega event discount).  I actually gave all of what I bought this morning to a friend of mine who's considering giving couponing a try.  I didn't really need the extras (and I'll likely make one more cheese run today anyways). 

Mostly, I wanted to both share with her as well as show her what's possible with coupons.  Nothing like two bags of cheese and pasta for $6 after catalina for little encouragement, right? ;-)

Trip #2 (3/15/11)
Spent: $11.39
Saved: $26.42 (70%)
Earned: $5.00 catalina OYNO for buying
$20 of participating Kraft items

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

Coupons Used

Mega Items:

Smart Balance Sticks, $2.29 | $1.79 after Mega Event discount
$1.00/1, SS 03/06
Final price: $0.79 ea

Triscuits, $2.49 | $1.99 after Mega Event discount
$1.00/2 Nabisco crackers, SS 01/30
Final price: $1.49 ea
**Kraft Catalina Participating Item! Shelf price: $3.28**

Ritz, $2.49 | $1.99 after Mega Event discount
$1.00/2 Nabisco crackers, SS 01/30
Final price: $1.49 ea
**Kraft Catalina Participating Item! Shelf price: $2.73**

Red Gold Tomatoes, $0.99 | $0.49 after Mega Event discount
$1.00/2 printable here
Final price: FREE!

Rice a Roni/Pasta Roni, $1.29 | $0.79 after Mega Event discount
Buy 3 Rice a Roni, Get 1 Pasta Roni FREE, RP 01/02
Final price: $0.59 ea

Other Coupons:

Mardi Gras Napkins, 250 ct, $2.59 ea
$0.55/1, RP 03/06
Final price: $1.59 ea

Lays Potato Chips, 1.99 ea
$0.55/1, SS 03/13
Final price: $0.99 ea

Kraft Block Cheese, 8 oz, $1.99 (sale price)
$1.00/2 blinkie found in front of product
Final price: $1.49 ea
**Kraft Catalina Participating Item! Shelf price: $2.99**

Maruchan Yakisoba, $0.99 ea
$0.50/1, SS 03/13
Final price: FREE!

No Yolk Egg Noodles, $1.99 ea
$0.50/1, SS 10/10 (exp 6/30/11)
Final price: $0.99

Skippy Peanut Butter, $2.99 ea (terrible price but we're almost out!!)
$1.00/1 Kroger Loyal Customer mailer coupon
Final price: $1.99

Notable Sale Prices & Manager Specials (marked down 50% off for quick sale):

Manager Special: Kroger 12pk Mini Donuts, $0.69 ea

Manager Special: Kroger 100% Whole Wheat Bread, $1.19

Sale Price: Seedless Black Grapes, $0.99/lb

To see the matchups for this week (3/14-3/20) - including all the great Mega Event deals - at Kroger, click here (thanks, Savings Lifestyle).

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