Kroger & Walgreens Shopping Trip: Spent $36.77, Saved $83.64

image

My Kroger shopping trip today has got to be my greatest accomplishment yet!  I saved 70% total on the items I purchased today. I stocked up on some main staples at our house and was able to purchase some items to donate to our church’s food pantry.  I couldn’t wait to share this because everything I did today, anyone can do with just a little preparation.

Here’s what I got at Kroger:

Lucky Charms – 9 (16-oz) boxes – average of $1.05 per box
Reg Price: $4.99
Sale: $2.50
Buy 6 get $6 off next shopping trip event: $1.00 off
Coupons: I had 2 $1.50 off 3 and 1 $1.00 off 3 coupon (The $1.00 off was from a SmartSource insert, and the 2 $1.50 coupons were given to me after I purchased Lucky Charms at K-mart a couple of months ago.  Although it said “redeemable at K-Mart,” I saw that it said “manufacturer coupon” so I tried it. It worked, and the lady said it always depends on whether it scans or not. I had decided that even without that coupon, the cereal was lower than I’ve ever gotten it.  Also, these were the 16-oz boxes, not the 11.5 oz small boxes that I usually find on sale for about $1.50. So this was a great deal! I saved almost 80% and got enough Lucky Charms to last me almost a year! 🙂

Betty Crocker Potatoes – 6 boxes, $0.50 per box
Reg. Price: $1.69
Sale: $1.50
Buy 6 get $6 off next shopping trip event: $1.00 off
I have been trying to get away from processed food like this, but for a busy weekday, these potatoes work great in a pinch.  This should last me 6 months to a year, but if our church’s food pantry ever needs boxed potatoes, I’ll definitely have a few to donate!

Hamburer Helper: 3 boxes, $0.25 per box
Reg. Price: $1.67
Sale: $1.50
Buy 6 get $6 off next shopping trip event: $1.00 off
Coupons: $0.75 off 3 (from SmartSource newspaper insert)
We don’t Hamburger Helper normally (I think we got burned out on it when we were in college!), but I bought these to donate to our church’s food pantry.

Ritz Crackers: $2.00 per box
Reg. Price: $3.19
Sale: $2.00 per box
I use Ritz Crackers for a couple of chicken and rice meals, so I thought I’d take advantage of this sale.  I couldn’t find any coupons to match with them, however.

Eggs: $1.00 per dozen
Reg. Price: $1.67
Sale Price: $1.00
I haven’t seen eggs this price since Easter, so I thought I’d get a couple of dozen.

Sour Cream: $1.00 per 16-oz. tub
Reg. Price $1.69
Sale Price: $1.00 

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, 4-count: $0.73 each
Reg. Price: $1.79
Sale Price: $1.00
Coupon: $0.40 off 3, doubled to $0.80

Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce: $0.50 each
Reg. Price: $2.65
Sale Price: $1.00
Coupon: $1.00 off 2 (from SmartSource insert last week)

Heinz Ketchup: $0.99
Reg. Price: $2.29
Sale: $1.99
Coupon: $0.50, doubled to $1.00

Red Seedless Grapes: $4.22
Sale: $1.99 per pound

Rice: $0.79
This wasn’t on sale, but I’m going to use it tonight to make pork fried rice with leftovers.

Walgreens Trip:

Colgate Toothpaste: $0.24 each
Sale: $3.99
Register Rewards: $3.00
Coupon: $0.75 (one printed online, one from SmartSource coupon insert)
*I had to do these in 2 transactions to get them to print 2 register rewards

Skintimate Shave Gel: $0.44
Reg Price: $2.99
Register Rewards: $2.00
Coupon: $0.55 (two from two separate SmartSource coupon inserts)
*I had to do these in 2 transactions to get them to print 2 register rewards

Kellogg’s Pop Tarts: $1.59
Reg. Price: $2.79
Sale: 2 for $5, 1 for $2.79
Register Rewards: $2.00
Coupon: $1.00 off 3 that I printed off kelloggs.com
We’ve never eaten Pop Tarts, but I thought I might try and see if Alyssa might like it to eat on occasion.  

Doritos: $1.99
Reg. $3.29

These deals at Kroger are good through tomorrow – May 29 – and the deals at Walgreens are good through Saturday. Happy shopping!

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Kroger & Walgreens Shopping Trip: Spent $36.77, Saved $83.64

  1. Good Job Jill!! I wish we had a Kroger! I was just searching for any coupons on things I need before we head to the store 🙂

  2. Pingback: What to Buy at Kroger This Week (5/30 – 6/5) | Bibs and Aprons

  3. Pingback: Stocking Up – How it Saves Money | Bibs and Aprons

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s