My 26 Coupon Kroger Trip (saved $29 in coupons!)

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I officially felt like an extreme couponer today.  With 35-item grocery list and 26 coupons in hand, I was in and out of Kroger in 16 minutes.  Saving $29 in coupons and $30 in Kroger discounts isn’t bad for 16 minutes

With the exception of one, all of these coupons were printed from the Internet.  Most of those coupons aren’t available to be printed anymore, but I printed them when I saw them available 2-3 weeks ago, hoping for a sale like this to come before their expiration. It worked!  Most of these items were a part of the “Buy 10, get $5” event, so I made sure to get 30 participating items.

Capri Sun: $0.99
Sale: $1.99, stacked with $1 off coupons printed from coupons.com
purchased: 4

Ritz Crackers: $0.66
Sale: $1.99, stacked with a buy 2 get 1 free coupon and 2 $1 off coupons from coupons.com
purchased: 3

Wheat Thins: $0.66
Sale: $1.99, stacked with a buy 2 get 1 free coupon and 2 $1 off coupons from coupons.com
purchased: 3
we don’t eat these on a regular basis, but with the holidays coming up, i thought it would be good to have these on hand to pair with a cheeseball for parties

Cheetos: $1.77

Fritos: $1.77

Silk Almond Milk: $1.99
Sale: $2.99, stacked with $1 off coupon from coupons.com (still available)
purchased: 2
Drew can only drink almond and soy milk and at a regular price of over $3, this was a great deal!

Coffee Mate Creamer: $1.99
Sale: $2.49, stacked with $1 off 2 coupon from coupons.com
purchased: 2

Kraft Salad Dressing: $1.49
Sale: $1.99, stacked with $1 off 2 coupons from coupons.com
purchased: 2
we use italian dressing to marinate steaks with worcestershire sauce (hope that goes on sale soon!)

Kraft Barbecue Sauce: FREE
Sale: $0.59, stacked with $0.60 off 2 in a SmartSource insert, that Kroger doubled in full
purchased: 2

Bush Baked Beans: $1.17
Sale: $1.67, stacked with $1 off 2 coupon from coupons.com
purchased: 2

Kraft singles cheese: $0.49
Sale: $1.49, stacked with $1 off coupon from couponnetwork.com
purchased: 5
when i got home and looked at my receipt i was pretty upset. i had accidentally picked up a 24-slice package that was $5.79 (not on sale like the 16-slice package), and not only did i not catch it, but the cashier accidentally rang that one up twice!  not happy!  i need to watch the scanner better!
UPDATE: I just couldn’t swallow a $15 mistake (it cost me the $5 because the larger packages weren’t part of the mega event). So I went back to Kroger, switched out the cheeses and gave me a refund.

Green Giant Steamers: $0.99
Sale: $1.99, stacked with $0.50 coupons from bricks.com, doubled (still available)
purchased: 2

Cheerios and Lucky Charms: $0.99
Sale: $1.99, stacked with $0.50 coupon from coupons.com, doubled (still available)
purchased: 3

Strawberries: $1.77

I also got a $5 off my next order coupon from Kraft for puchasing 5 participating items! (this offer is good through 9/15. Go to couponnetwork.com for details)

Lessons learned:
1. print coupons for stuff when they’re available online; there is usually a limit and once that limit is reached, they won’t be available.
2. the item won’t likely be on sale at the time you print it.  hold on to it and wait for the sale. my capri sun coupons expired tomorrow and i’m glad i held on to them!
3. watch the screen as the items are scanned!!!!!!!!

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