June 21, 2011

Let's Go Krogering! | Week of June 13, 2011 {$5/5 Cars 2 Mega Event Sale Continues + $1 Goldfish Crackers!}

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My Kroger Trip, Monday, June 20, 2011:

Spent: $74.21
Saved: $47.41 (38%)

This week at Kroger features a repeat of the Cars 2 Mega Event sale: buy 5 participating items, get $5.00 off at checkout.

If you haven't already stocked up on some of the deals in this sale, be sure to grab them before the end of the sale. There are several unadvertised items in this Mega Event, including Kellogg's Fruit Snacks and Keebler Fudge Cookies. For a good list of unadvertised Cars 2 Mega Event items, click here.

I apologize for the blurry photo above. I think I am suffering from a case of Summer Shopperitis, known to affect moms during the summer months when school is out and they're grocery shopping with all their kids in tow. Common symptoms include: a tendency to take deep breaths over and over again in an attempt to seek inner reserves of patience; repeating the same phrase over and over and over again (ie: Don't touch it if you're not buying it! or, near the toy aisle or checkout lanes, This is a grocery store, not a basketball gym!); and an overall appearance of weariness (including humidity frazzled hair and smeary mascara). 

In all seriousness, my shopping trip with my kiddos wasn't that bad; they really are a good bunch and they always remember to say please, thank you, and excuse me as we traverse our giant Kroger Marketplace. ;-)

I also made a stop at Aldi for the majority of our produce, milk, eggs, and some other pantry essentials. I spent about $32 at Aldi bringing my total for the week to just over $100. I know, I know - ouch! However, after looking back on my grocery spending during the summer of 2010, I realized that I spent closer to $100/week during last summer as well. Part of it is due to the fact that my kiddos are home all day and are more physically active all summer and part of it is due to the abundance of fresh season fruit and veggies (which we eat a LOT of!).

I'm going to allow myself the extra in our grocery budget through the summer because the need is there right now and I am doing a bit more stockpiling than I have in the past. I'm also hopeful that we'll see some bigger Mega Events at Kroger (with a greater variety of participating items) as we move into July and August.

Here's the deals I grabbed at Kroger this week:

Advertised Deals | Mega Event Items

Kellogg's Mini Wheats, $2.99 ea | $1.99 ea after Mega Event discount
$1.00/2, RP 05/15
Final price: $1.49 ea

Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, $2.99 ea | $1.99 after Mega Event discount
$1.00/2 printable here
Final price: $1.49 ea

Cheez-It Cracker, $2.99 ea | $1.99 after Mega Event discount
$1.00/2, coupon found on back of Cheez-It box
Final price: $1.49 ea

Keebler Fudge Stick Cookies, $2.18 ea | $1.18 after Mega Event discount

Kellogg's Fruit Snacks, $2.69 ea | $1.69 after Mega Event discount
Final price: $1.69 ea

Kellogg's Fiber Bars, $2.99 ea | $1.99 after Mega Event discount
$1.00/2 printable here
Final price: $1.49 ea

Advertised Deals | Sale Ad

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Cracker Bags, $1.00 ea
$0.35/1, printable here (graham varieties only)
$0.55/2, printable here
$0.75/2 peelies found on product in-store yesterday
Final price: $0.30 - $0.50 ea

Pure Protein Bar, $0.99 ea
$0.50/1, All You, July 2011
Final price: FREE!

Wheat Thins, $1.99 ea
$1.00/2, SS 06/19
Final price: $1.49 ea

Kroger Shredded Cheese, $1.79 ea
$0.50/2 Kroger Loyal Customer mailer coupon
Final price: $1.54 ea

Unadvertised Deals

Starkist Tuna Pouches, $1.59 ea
$1.00/2 printable (no longer available)
$0.75/2 Kroger Loyal Customer mailer coupon
Final price: $1.09 ea

Notable Sale Prices

Kroger Ice Cream, $2.50 ea

Kroger Yogurt Cups, $0.40 ea

RediServe Chicken Nibblers Nuggets, 10 oz, $1.00 ea

Fresh Corn on the Cob, $0.25 ea

Manager Specials

Dole Cole Slaw Mix, $0.99 ea

Kroger Ground Beef, $1.81/lb

FYI: Kroger stores in the Cincinnati region allow unlimited coupons and double coupons to a *maximum* doubled value of $1.00 (ie: coupons valued at $0.50-$0.99 will double to $1.00).

For the full list of ad matchups for this week, check out this post (thanks, Savings Lifestyle).

1 comment:

  1. The Gold Fish Graham's coupon actually worked for the regular goldfish at my Kroger!


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