August 16, 2011

Let's Go Krogering! | Week of August 15, 2011 {Back to School Mega Event Sale 8/15-8/28!}

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My Kroger Trip, Monday, August 15, 2011:

Spent: $16.96
Saved: $25.99 (60%)

Woohoo!  The Mega Event sale is back at Kroger with a Back to School theme: buy 10 participating items, get $5.00 off at checkout.  This Mega Event sale runs 8/15-8/28 so you have plenty of time to clip your coupons and stockup; if you need extra coupons, don't forget you can order clipped coupons from my favorite clipping service.*

I didn't get too much today because we don't need very much this week and because I wanted to wait and see the full list of participating items and coupon matchups (thanks, Southern Savers!).   I also made a few shopping trips on Sunday 8/14 to grab some deals at Meijer with my mPerks coupons (spent $5.71; saved $16.96), Aldi for the usual milk, produce, and pantry items ($34.01), and Kroger for the last of the best deals from the Cart Buster sale (spent $9.30; saved $3.50), bringing my total for the week to $65.98 spent and $46.36 (41%) saved.

Oh, and just for fun, I thought you might like to see that I wasn't the only early bird at my Kroger this morning at 8:00 am...

Yes, that is a chicken.

Yes, it is crossing the road.

And yes, my kids did chase that poor bird for five minutes trying to catch it (I felt like I was in the scene from Rocky 2 - you can watch it here on YouTube if you haven't seen it).

There's a farm just across the way from my Kroger; maybe this chicken flew the coop?  We may never know.  This I do know: my kids will be looking for that bird every.single.time we stop at our Kroger from now until eternity!

Here's the deals I grabbed at Kroger on August 15, 2011:

Mega Event Deals 

PopSecret Popcorn, 10pk, $2.49 ea | $1.99 after Mega Event discount
$1.00/2, printable here
Final price: $1.49 ea

Keebler Jumbo Fudge Sticks 6pk, $2.39 ea | $1.89 after Mega Event discount
$0.70/1, printable here
Final price: $0.89 ea

Skyline Frozen Chili, 2.49 ea | $1.99 after Mega Event discount
$0.50/1, SS 08/07 (I believe this coupon was regional to the greater Cincy area.)
Final price: $0.99 ea

Cheez-Its, $2.99 ea | $2.49 after Mega Event discount
$1.00/2, printable here
Final price: $1.99 ea

Hormel Compleats, $2.49 ea | $1.99 after Mega Event discount
$0.55/1, SS 08/07
Final price: $0.99 ea

Other Deals

Kroger Baby Carrots, $1.25/lb
$0.40/2, Kroger My Magazine mailer coupon
Final price: $1.05 ea
Notable Sale Prices

Seedless Grapes, $0.99/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).

For the latest Catalina deals at Kroger, check out this post at Southern Savers.

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  1. Did ya'll catch up with the chicken long enough to inquire as to why she was crossing the road? You could have solved an age-old inquiry....

    So cute!

  2. The Martin Family: No, we never caught that bird despite the best efforts of my kiddos!

    Definitely a shopping trip to remember!


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