July 12, 2011

Let's Go Krogering! | Week of July 11, 2011 {*HOT!* New Mega Event - $5/10 Participating Items; ends 7/24/11!}

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My Kroger Trip, Monday, July 11, 2011:

Spent: $38.74
Saved: $66.04 (63%)

This week at Kroger features a brand new Mega Event sale: buy 10 participating items, get $5.00 off at checkout.   This new Mega Event sale runs through Sunday, 7/24/11 and the list of participating items is HUGE - see?

Be sure to check in-store for this little postcard-sized flyer of participating items.  I found mine back by the dairy case on a display board; the Customer Service desk usually has them, too.

This is a *stellar* stockpiling opportunity so be sure to spend some time checking through your coupon stash for the best deals (see here, here, and here for the best matchups); don't forget you can also order additional coupons for specific items as an excellent way to save big while stockpiling.

I once again hit Kroger late Monday evening after book club (shout out to my friend Lynn for the great conversation about books, life, faith, mothering, and writing) and it was once again an ever.so.peaceful shopping experience without my tribe of kiddos. 

I also made a stop at Aldi on Monday for produce, eggs, milk, pantry items. I spent about $46 at Aldi bringing my total for the week to just about $100 once again this week when I tally in a quick run to Kroger on Sunday morning for donuts, bagels, and a few deals that were ending last week (I spent $17.57 and saved $16.93).

Here's the deals I grabbed at Kroger on July 11, 2011:

Advertised Deals | Mega Event Items

Pop Secret Popcorn, $1.49 | $0.99 after Mega Event discount
$0.50/2, RP 06/19
Final price: $0.49 ea

Land o Lakes Half & Half, qt, $2.49 ea | $1.99 after Mega Event discount
$0.75/1, Kroger My Magazine mailer coupon
Final price: $0.99 ea

Smart Balance Butter Blend Sticks, $2.29 ea | $1.79 after Mega Event discount
$1.00/2, SS 06/05
Final price: $1.29 ea

Kettle Brand Potato Chips, $2.49 ea | $1.99 after Mega Event discount
$1.00/1, RP 06/19
Final price: $0.99 ea

Kraft Dressing, $1.99 ea | $1.49 after Mega Event discount
$1.00/2, Kroger loyal customer mailer coupo
$1.00/2, SS 06/19
Final price: $0.99 ea

Sunny D, $1.49 ea | $0.99 after Mega Event discount
$0.25/1, SS 05/15
Final price: $0.49 ea

Colgate Toothpaste, $1.49 ea | $0.99 after Mega Event discount
$0.50/1, SS 07/10
Final price: FREE!

Lever 2000 2pk, $1.49 ea | $0.99 after Mega Event discount
$0.50/1, Kroger loyal customer mailer coupon
Final price: FREE!

Chi-Chi's Salsa, $1.99 ea | $1.49 after Mega Event discount
$0.50/1, SS 05/15
Final price: $0.49 ea

French's Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce, $2.16 ea | $1.66 after Mega Event discount
$0.75/1, SS 06/19
Final price: $0.66 ea

Philadelphia Cream Cheese, $1.69 ea | $1.19 after Mega Event discount

Advertised Deals | Sale Ad

Dannon Coolisions, $1.88 ea
$1.00/1, SS 06/05
Final price: $0.88 ea

Bluegrass Bratwurst, $2.99 ea
$1.00/2, SS 06/19
Final price: $2.49 ea

Unadvertised Deals

3 Muskateers Singles, $0.49 ea (sale price ends 7/17)
$1.00/3, RP 06/26
Final price: 3/$0.49 or $0.17 ea

M&M Singles, $0.50 ea
$0.75/2, RP 07/10
Final price: FREE!

Pepperidge Farm Cookies, $2.29 ea
$0.55/1, peelie found on package in store
Final price: $1.29 ea

Orgeta Taco Shells, $1.53 ea (new low price)
$1.00/1, SS 06/26
Final price: $0.53 ea

Land o Frost Bistro Favorites Lunch Meat, $2.50 ea (sale price ends 7/17)
$1.00/1, RP 06/19
Final price: $1.50 ea

Catalina Deals

Dole Pinapple small cans, $0.99 ea
Buy (4), get $0.75 OYNO
$0.50/2 any Dole Pineapple cans printable here
Final price: $0.49 ea | $0.30 after catalina

Notable Prices

Kroger Lite Yogurt Cups, $0.40 ea

Manager Specials

Chuck Steak, $2.84

Murray's Almonds, $1.69

Kroger Fresh Select Salad, $1.29 ea
$0.50/1, Kroger My Magazine mailer coupon
Final price: $0.79 ea

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. I went to my local Kroger today to hit the MEGA SALE and it was just a total disaster....the Cashier said oops...she forgot to scan my coupons on my 1st order but that I did get the MEGA pricing cause I had 10 items-she then told me that I'd have to go to the Service Desk to get them scanned cause she couldn't VOID the order & start over??? O.K. Then for my 2nd order she got my coupons and my receipt showed I had 10 items but only "9 MEGA ITEMS" so I didn't get the MEGA PRICES.....my Husband was just simply furious. This has happened to me 3 times with MEGA SALES where you have exactly the 10 items but for some unknown reason the register will only post that you have 9??? There is something strange with this issue....The clerk at the Service Desk then had to call the Supervisor to scan the coupons and then gave me the money from the 1st transaction that got missed. But what got so confusing to my husband and I is that EVEN the CLERK & SUPERVISOR couldn't explain what happened on the 2nd order....so I'm just not sure if I can even bring myself to go through another MEGA SALE.....so watch & check your receipts before you leave the store....I do believe alot of people are thinking "MEGA SALE" and they're getting MEGA CHARGED! Happy Couponing Ya'll.

  2. Anon: Sorry for your frustration. ;-)

  3. Thanks for the tips, Marianne! Haven't couponed much this summer but need to stockpile again so I'm hoping to hit this mega before we leave for Chicago on Wed. to accompany Shad on a business trip and visit my brother.

    I enjoyed the conversation, too! You challenge my thinking. I love it!


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