Sunday, May 29, 2011


This was my first time to shop at Kroger in many years.  There’s not one in the town where I live, but 2 neighboring towns each have a Kroger so I had planned this trip to coincide with other activities in one town. (Save some gas - don't make an extra trp.) First off, I will admit that I had not done my ‘homework’ as well as I should & I was not really as ‘coupon ready’ as I should have been.  I’ve got to get my system fine tuned.  Yet, I still saved 59% on my bill.  I’m happy with that.  ALL for things my family will use.  We’re not hoarding a garage full of coupon gained ‘stuff’. 

By the time I made it to our local Fred’s Inc. store to double up to 70 cents coupons Saturday, their stock of stuff on my list  were pretty much cleaned out.  I only found 3 items that I wanted to use my coupons on, but I saved 38% and I’m OK with that. 
Uh-Oh . . .in another post I noted that there was a 25 cent Hunt’s coupon available & Fred’s had them on sale for $1.  I had 2 coupons and I thought I was going to get 2 bottles for 50 cents each.  When I was putting them in my cart I noticed those dreaded words on the coupon – DO NOT DOUBLE. Boo-hiss!  So I put them back.  I think Wal-Mart has them regularly priced for less than $1.  So, I’ll save those 2 coupons and check prices and ads this week.
My oldest daughter was with me on this shopping trip and she did really well, too.  She saved 60% at Kroger and 50% at Fred’s.  Good for her!  Besides our shopping trip, we also had lunch with my other daughter and it was a good “Girl’s Day Out” all together. 

Buzzing around looking for more ways to save money,


Coupon Saturday highlights:

Janet’s shopping – Totino’s Pizza Rolls $1.99 ea. – 2 X 50 off = $0.99 ea; Yoplait yogurt $0.58 – Free Cup coupon=FREE; Tetley Tea 2.29 – 2 x 50 off = $1.29; Mt. Olive Pickles $2.19 – 2 X 50 off = $1.19;  Axe Men’s Body Spray (my son’s favorite) $4.19 – BOGO coupon = 2 for $4.19; Old Spice Body Wash $3.49 – BOGO coupon = 2 for $3.49; StarKist tuna pouch $1.25 – $1 off  = $0.25; Mission Tortillas $1.00 – 2 X 50 off = FREE; HoneyBoy salmon $1.99 – 2 X 50 off = $0.99; French’s Spicy Mustard $1.49 – 2 X 50 off = $0.49; Lawry’s Marinades 2 @ $1.69 – 2 X 50 off = $0.69 each; and my daughter spotted this good buy for us: Glad 4pk. Small Storage Bowls on close-out price $1.89 each x 2 = $3.78 - $1.50 off 2 = $2.28 total or $1.14 ea. Pkg.

My Daughter's Trip to Kroger
(Kitty cat, McLovin, is checking out the bargains.)

Total before coupons $64.71 and total after coupons $25.53 for a savings of $39.18.  That's about 60% in savings! Kroger doubles up to $.50 and triples up $.35.
Daughter's trip to Fred's:  Total before coupons $15.01 and total after coupons $7.60 for a savings of $7.41. That's almost 50% in savings.

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