Saturday, August 16, 2008

I Love Kroger! 105% Saved

I had to leave work early on Friday to take my DD to the pediatrician. She still has a lingering cough from the miserable cold that attacked our family over the last month. Otherwise, she feels fine but the cough is keeping her awake at night. We are typically quite healthy but this one really bit us in the ...even getting my husband who never gets sick. Anyway, I had her prescription called into Kroger and since I had to wait for it to be filled, we went to Harris Teeter for their sales. Lately I have been successful at sides and kid food but finding sales on meat is much harder.

Here is what I got at Harris Teeter. The sales continue through next Tuesday if you are interested in getting the same.

  • 6 Large Smucker's Grape Jelly, regularly $2.29, BOGO - 3 MF Qs $1.25/2 making them .52 each
  • HT Large Eggs - $1.50
  • HT Milk - $3.69
  • 2 16 oz Strawberries, regularly 3.99, BOGO
  • 6 2 lb Ground Chuck, regularly 6.98, BOGO
  • 2 2-pack Ribeye Steak, regularly 15.38, BOGO
  • 2 2.5 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, regularly 9.99, BOGO
  • Deviled Eggs, $2.49
  • Vault Drink (DD picked this out), $1.49

Total before sales/coupons: $128.55
Coupons/Sales: $57.12
OOP: $67.68 (47%)

Afterwards, we returned to Kroger and the fun began. I had actually not planned on shopping again at Kroger after my successful trip this week, but on the way there I remembered I had some papers in the back that I was taking to the recycling and wondered if it had a Rite Aid advertisement in it with a prescription coupon and if it was still valid. I did! I also carry my Entertainment book in the car and it had another $5 off of $50 coupon in it for Piggly Wiggly (competitor). When I printed the Nestle coupons for my first trip, I stuck them in an envelope just in case I could use them in Kroger's current sale during my last trip. And of course, I carry my other coupons with me in the car. Thus, after confirming they would take the Rite Aid coupon for the prescription and while they were filling it (the Dr.'s office had yet to fax it and I had to call them), we went shopping. Apparently, Nestle makes many things including pet products which we always need. My goal was to find enough Nestle products to equal $60 worth that I had coupons to match. This is what I got:

  • Kroger All-Purpose Flour, $1.99
  • 3 Nestle Sweetened Condensed Milk, regularly $1.99, on sale $1.79 (fantastic for making bread)
  • 2 Nestle Cookie Dough, regularly $2.61, on sale $2.50 - 2 IP Qs $1/1
  • Yoplait Kids Drink 6 pack, $2.85 - 1 IP Q $1.50/1 making it $1.35 (DD picked this out and I luckily had a coupon)
  • Trident Gum, .99 - 1 MF Q .50/1 which doubled making it -.01 (DD picked this out also and I luckily had a coupon)
  • 2 (Nestle) Party Cat Treats, 1.49 - 2 MF Qs for Free Cat Treats making them free
  • 18 cans Fancy Feast Cat food, regularly .85, on sale .75 - 3 MF Qs $1/6 cans, making each .58
  • 15 cans Beneful Dog food, regularly $2.15, on sale $1.95 - 5 MF Qs Buy 2 get 1 free making them $1.30 each (actually still more than I would spend on a can of dog food but since it is part of the Nestle deal, I splurged and my dogs will be very happy)
  • 2 Nestle Baking Chocolate Chips, regularly $3.39 each, on sale $2.50 - 2 IP Qs .55/1 making them $1.95 each

Also used:
$5/50 Competitor coupon
$15 Nestle Deal (purchase $20 of Nestle products, get $5 at register)
$30 prescription coupon

Tax: $5.93
My total before coupons sales: $80.86
Coupons: $41.67
Kroger Plus Savings: $37.40
OOP: $1.79 (105%)

While I really hate it when my kids are not feeling 100%, if I have to take them to the doctor, it is nice to have some benefits when I would have spent the money for the visit and medication anyway. So this visit to Kroger's was a pleasant surprise and one of those rare unplanned shopping trips where everything went really well. And we still made it early to pick up the boys!


Brenda said...

Now that is so impressive savings! I wish we had a Kroger near us!

Brenda said...

And I hope your DD is feeling better soon!

Kacey said...

Wow! Great job! I wish we had a Kroger in our small town. I do miss shopping there, but alas, Walmart shut Kroger down years ago here in our town. :(

Prudy said...

Look at all those good deals and me with no Krogers near. It's killing me.

Marcy said...

You are kicking butt at Kroger! Great job! :)