Kroger Shopping Trip 2/2/11 – $169.04 for $55.64

In order to save time, energy and gas, I usually only shop at Food Lion and CVS.  Today, however, Kroger was calling my name.  The Kroger Mega Event (buy 10 participating items and instantly receive $5 at checkout) is running through Saturday and I couldn’t resist taking advantage of the savings.

Stockpiling is the name of the game at our house. Since my stockpile of canned tomatoes was running low (and I know they won’t be at rock bottom prices once winter is over), I bought 23 cans (for a total of $0.17!).  These should last about six months.

Dishwasher detergent is very pricey so my purchase of four boxes of Finish gelpacs (at $0.74 ea) will hold us through the summer.  The chicken is for tonight’s baked chicken and the mozzarella & tomato salad is something my daughter wants to try.  I figure when I save so much, I can afford to splurge on the olive bar once in a while!

In addition to saving 68% on my order, I earned enough fuel points to fill my gas tank for $0.10 off a gallon.  That was a bonus!

Here’s what I bought for $55.64 …
retail value = $169.04!


7 boxes Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain, Long Grain & Wild or Ready Rice, $0.99
(3) $1/1 Uncle Ben’s Rice Product, exp. 3-6 (RP 01/09/11)
(3) $1/2 Uncle Ben’s Rice Product, exp. 3-6 (RP 01/09/11)
As low as FREE after coupon and instant savings!
Spent $0.93 for 7 boxes of rice

3 bottles French’s Mustard, $1.19
(2) $0.50/1 French’s Mustard printable
(1) $1/1 French’s Spicy Brown Mustard, exp. 2-28-11 (SS 11/07/10)
$0.19 ea. after coupon and instant savings!

2 packages Kraft Singles (16 ct.), $0.99
(2) $1/1 Kraft 2% Singles printable
FREE after coupon and instant savings!

3 bottles Honest Tea (16 oz.), $0.75
(3) $0.50/1 Honest Tea/Ade printable
Better than FREE after double coupon and instant savings!

4 packages Stayfree Pads, $3.27
(2) $1/1 Stayfree Product printable
(2) B1G1 Stayfree Product, exp. 3-31-11 (SS 01/09/11 #2)
As low as $1.14 ea. wyb 2 after coupons!
*Use B1G1 and $1/1 coupon.  Register deducted $3.27 for free product

3 containers Kraft Easy Mac & Cheese and Velveeta Shells, cups — $.49


2 Dannon Yogurt (4 pk.), $1.79
(1) $0.50/1 Dannon Light & Fit printable
(1) $0.40 off Dannon Light & Fit, exp. 2-2-11 (SS 01/02/11 #2)
As low as $0.79 ea. after double coupon!

2 Healthy Choice or Marie Callenders Steamers, $1.98
(1) $1/2 Healthy Choice Steaming Entrees, exp. 3-27-11 (ALL YOU Jan ’11)
As  low as $1.48 ea. wyb 2 after coupon!

1 Colgate Plus Toothbrush, $0.98
(1) $0.40/1 Colgate Toothbrush, exp. 2-19-11 (SS 01/30/11)
$0.18 after coupon!

3 bottles Sobe Lifewater, $0.99
(3) FREE Sobe Q’s
FREE after coupons

2 bags New York Texas Toast Croutons, $1.99
(2) $0.50/1 Texas Toast Croutons
$0.99 after doubled coupons

3 cans Campbell’s Cream of Chicken Soup, $1
(1) $0.40/3 Campbell’s Soup manufacturer Q
$0.73 ea. after doubled coupon

NON-COUPON ITEMS (yes, I buy things without coupons!)

Hershey’s Syrup, $1.76

Grated Parmesan Cheese, $3.50

Chicken Thighs, $5.20

Mozzarella & Tomato salad from the olive bar, $2.88


1 Whiskas Dry Cat Food (3 lb.), $3.99
(1) $1.50/1 Whiskas Dry Cat Food, exp. 3-19-11 (RP 01/23/11)
$2.49 ea. after coupon and instant savings!

3 Tidy Cat Scoopable Litter (14 lb.), $4.99
(2) $1/1 Tidy Cats Litter printable
(1) $1/1 Purina Tidy Cat, exp. 4-30-11 (RP 01/30/11 #2)
As low as $3.49 ea. after coupon and instant savings!

1 Purina ONE Cat Food (3.5 lb.), $4.99
(1) $2/1 Purina One Dry Cat Food, exp. 2-28-11 (RP 01/30/11 #2)
$2.99 ea. after coupon and instant savings!

4 Finish Gelpacs (20 ct.), $2.99
(4) $2.25/1 Finish Quantum, Powerball/Gelpacs, exp. 2-21-11 (SS 01/02/11)
As low as $0.74 ea. after coupon and instant savings!


12 cans Hunt’s Tomatoes or Tomato Sauce (10.5-14.5 oz.), $0.49
(2) $0.45/3 Hunts Canned Tomatoes, exp. 3-13-11 (SS 01/23/11)
(2) $1/3 Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes, exp. 3-27-11 (ALL YOU Jan ’11)
(1) $1/3 Hunt’s Tomatoes (Kroger eCoupon)
As low as FREE wyb 2 after eCoupon and instant savings!
*should deduct $0.99 for free item
I paid $0.08 for 12 cans of Hunt’s tomatoes!

11 cans Rotel Tomatoes (10 oz.), $0.39
(3) $1/3 Rotel canned product printable
(2) $0.30/1 Rotel canned product (SS 1/23/11)
Better than FREE after double coupon and instant savings!
I paid $0.09 for 11 cans of Rotel tomatoes!

Fifty of the items purchased were part of the Kroger Mega Event amounting to $25 in savings.

I used the coupon matchups HERE and HERE to put my list together.

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  1. Holly Y. says

    Nice Trip! Great deal on the canned tomatoes, I am not sure that ‘few’ would last long in our house. I use canned tomatoes for so many dishes.

    I wish we had a Kroger near by, but alas we do not. I just have to watch and admire those who are blessed enough to have one.


  2. Ellen says

    Great savings! Wish we had a Kroger closer to us – I have to drive 45 minutes one way, and with gas prices…. Thanks for visiting me at A Season for All Things. I’m your newest follower. ~ Ellen


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