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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Kroger 10 Item Mega Sale: The Coupons!

Alrighty, frugal faithful! I'm going to go through the items included in the sale and list the coupons I've found in recent Sunday inserts. For some, I have the date and insert for the coupon (ie: SS for Smart Source; RP for Red Plum; GM for General Mills); for some, I do not. I'll update this post as needed; email/comment if I missed any or if you've got linkage to printables.

The limit is (3) rewards per transaction, meaning you can buy any 30 of the items included in your Kroger Mega Sale and will receive a total of $15.oo off your order($5.00/10 items).

Best ways to save? Buying (10) $1.00 items for $10.00, getting $5.00 off $10.00 at point-of-sale leaving you a total of $5.00. Add coupons on top for each of the (10) items (and this works BEST if your Kroger doubles coupons) and you might find yourself at $0.00 or, even better, into those wonderful negative numbers we frugal faithful call "overage" - meaning you can get other items for free!

This sale offers many, many ways to leverage that overage in your transaction; plan on spending some time with your calculator before hitting the store.

I should remind you that I'm in the greater Cincinnati area; our Kroger ad runs Monday-Sunday and began 03/31/08. This sale runs through Sunday, April 13, in my region. Check Kroger online for details on your region.

$1.00 items

Pedigree Canned Dog Food, 22 oz (there are some $0.75/10 can coupons out there - good if you use this; printable here and here)

Gatorade Sports Drink, 32 oz

Sobe Lifewater, 20 oz

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, 6.6-8 oz

Lipton Side Dishes (rice and pasta), 4.1-6.4 oz

Haagen-Dazs, 4-4.23 oz or cup

Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce, 15.5-16 oz

French's Mustard, 12-14 oz ($0.50/1; printable $0.50/1 here)

Hormel Chili with Beans, 15 oz ($1.00/2)

Kroger Toaster Treats, 8 ct

Kroger Pretzels, 9-15 oz

Excedrin Extra Strength Tablets, 10 ct vial ($2.00/1; same coupon available as a printable here and here.)

Hershey's Whoppers or Milk Duds, 10-12 oz

Betty Crocker Cake Mix, 18-18.4 oz ($0.55/1 Mix and 1 Frosting printable here)

Pillsbury Biscuits or Rolls, 4-12 oz ($0.25/1 Crescents; $0.50/3 Grands)

$1.50 items

Scott Paper Towels Mega Rolls ($1/4 rolls)

Clorox Bleach Liquid, 82-96 oz

Philadelphia Soft Cream Cheese, 8 oz tub

Cheez-It Crackers, 7.5-10.5 oz

Peter Pan Peanut Butter, 14-18 oz

Betty Crocker Specialty Potatoes, 4.5-7.6 oz ($0.35/1, SS 3/16 and GM 2/10)

Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies, 8.5-12 oz

Betty Crocker Pouch Cookies, 17.5 oz ($0.50/1, SS 3/16; $0.60/1 printable here)

Whiskas Temptations Cat Treats, 2.1-3 oz

Beneful Dog Food Prepared Meals, 10 oz

Pillsbury Refrigerated 4 ct Biscuits or Dinner Breads, 7.5-30 oz ($0.40/2 Italian Meal Breads, SS 2/17 and SS 3/16)

Progresso Light Soup, 18.5 oz ($0.25/1, GM 2/10)

Marie Callender's Pot Pies, 10 oz

Healthy Choice Simple Selections, 6-10 oz

Frito Lay Cheetos or Fritos, 8-10 oz

$2.00 Items

Kraft Cheese, bars or shred, 8 oz

Hot Pockets, 8-9 oz ($0.50/1, SS 3/16)

Kraft Cheese Slices, 12 oz (there's a $0.75/1 Kraft Singles Select out there, not sure if it works on this promotion)

Tidy Cats Litter, 10 lb

Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, 4.2-10 oz ($1.00/2, SS 2/24)

Classico Pasta Sauce, 10-26 oz

Kellogg's Fruit Snacks, 4.8-9 oz

Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats, 8 ct

Welch's Grape Jelly or Jams, 22-32 oz

Windex Glass Cleaner, 26 oz ($0.75/1 Antibacterial Multi-Surface; not sure if it will apply to this promotion; $0.40/1 Windex)

Dole Fruit, 24.5 oz jars or 4 pk bowls

Betty Crocker Premium Brownies, 20.5-26.7 oz ($0.50/2, SS 3/16)

Betty Crocker Muffin Mix, 15.2-19.6 oz ($0.50/2, SS 3/16)

Eggo Healthy Waffles, 12.3 oz

Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowls, 8 oz

Jimmy Dean Sandwiches, 2 ct

Spam, 12 oz

Aunt Jemima Frozen Breakfasts, 7.8-14.8 oz ($1.00/2, SS 3/2)

Clorox Wipes, 35 ct

Shout Stain Remover Liquid, 22 oz ($0.75/1)

New York Garlic Toast or Breadsticks, 10.5-11.25 oz ($0.40/1)

$2.50 Items

Breyer's Ice Cream, 48-56 oz

Thomas' Bagels, 20-22 oz

Tombstone Pizza, 16-27.7 oz

Minute Maid Orange Juice, 64 oz

Domino Sugar, 5 lb bag

Dannon Yogurt or Smoothies, 4-8 pk or 24-32 oz ($1.00/1 4pk or 8 pk Smoothies, SS 3/2)

Chips Ahoy! Cookies, 14-16 oz

Ritz Crackers, 12.5-16 oz

Edy's Dibs, 60 ct

Kellogg's Special K Bars or Bites, 4.6-4.87 oz ( $0.70/1 Special K Protein Products, RP 2/24; $0.55/1 Special K Bliss Products, RP 3/30)

Sara Lee Fruit Pies, 37 oz

Ziploc Food Storage Bags, 7-25 ct ($0.55/1, SS 2/24; $0.40/1, SS 3/16)

Weight Watchers Frozen Treats, 4-12 ct

Popsicle Frozen Treats, 18-30 ct

Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing, 16 oz

Morningstar Farms, 5.25-16 oz

Welch's 100% Grape Juice, 64 oz ($1.00/2, SS 2/10)

Vlasic Pickles, 16-24 oz

Buitoni Pasta or Sauce, 9-15 oz

Crisco Vegetable or Pure Canola Oil, 48 oz

Thomas' English Muffins, 11-13 oz

100 Calorie Packs, 4.2-4.86 oz

Dawn Detergent Liquid Dish, 12.8-28 oz

Newman's Own Salad Dressing or Mist, 7-16 oz ($0.50/1, 3/30)

Glade Candles, 4 oz ($1.00/1 4 0z Jar Candle, SS 3/16)

Milkbone Dog Biscuits, 16-26 oz

Kellogg's Cereals, Ass't Varieties, 8.4-19.1 oz (I'm not sure which cereals are included for this deal; printable here for Raisin Bran and Raisin Bran Crunch; $0.70/1 Frosted Mini Wheats; $0.70/1 Special K)

Oscar Mayer Maxed Out Lunchables, 13.2-15.6 oz

South Beach Wraps

Hunts Snack Pack Pudding, 12 ct

Email or comment with any coupons I've missed from the Sunday inserts and printables. Just like different regions run different versions of this sale, we also receive different coupons, too. Check yours to be sure!

Happy savings!

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Free is as frugal as it gets!

Online Shopping - Check for Codes and Make It Pay!

I, like many moms, do a lot of online shopping. It's just easy! I can surf and compare prices anytime of day (or night, more likely!) and I have the added bonus of not having to worry about one of my three junior track stars taking off at a dead sprint when my attention is diverted.

But is online shopping frugal?

It depends; if you're constantly shopping online because you just can't stop yourself, you may have a problem that is way bigger than I can address in this post. Addictive behaviors know no bounds. If you're shopping yourself into big debt, seek professional help.

Now, if you're like me, looking for a good deal without dragging three kids all over the county (and footing the gas bill for the van, too), online shopping is a no-brainer. It works and there are always great deals to be found.

But the best deals are the purchases you make online using coupon codes. But where might a new frugal mom find such a treasure trove of codes?

Why, over here at Rather Be Shopping! The owner of this website (Kyle) personally verifies that all codes work and even better, will help you out by email if you have any questions. What a find!

But if you simply shop with those coupon codes, are you getting the best deal? Could you do better?

Well yes, you could! Shop via eBates, where you can get $$ back on your purchase!

Coupon codes + money back + saving time = a frugal choice.

Just don't shop till the mouse drops!

Happy Savings!

Kroger 10 Item Mega Event: $70.21 for only...

Actually, my total was only $4.96 after the Kroger discounts and my coupons.

So, what did $4.96 buy me this morning at Kroger? Take a look:

It's a bit blurry - sorry!

This was one transaction; the 10 Item Mega sale limit is three rewards per transaction. So of course I maxed it out with 30 of the participating items (along with a couple other good deals).

Here's the breakdown with coupons used (all coupons from recent Sunday inserts; the only printables I used were (3) different $2/1 any size Excedrin.)

I should note that my Kroger doubles coupons up to $1.00. Hope yours does, too!

$1.00 items:

(4) Excedrin - (3) printable $2/1 any size, click here and here; (1) $2/1 any size (Sunday inserts) coupon

(2) French's Mustard - (2) $0.50/1 coupons

(2) Hormel Chili with Beans - (1) $1/2 coupon

(6) Pillsbury Grands Biscuits - (2) $0.50/3 coupons

(2) Pillsbury Crescent Rolls - (2) $0.25/1 coupons

(2) Pepperidge Farm Goldfish - No coupons! My kids love them!

$1.50 items:

(4) Scott Paper Towel Rolls - (1) $1.00/4 coupon

(2) Betty Crocker Cookie Pouches - (2) $0.50/1 coupons

(1) Cheezit Cracker - No coupon! My kids love them!

$2.00 items:

(2) Quaker Chewy Granola Bars - (1) $1/2 coupon

(1) Shout Stain Treatment - (1) 0.75/1 coupon

$2.50 items:

(1) Dannon Light 4pk Smoothies - (1) $1/1 coupon

(1) Milk Bones - (1) 0.55/1 coupon

My other items:

(2) Cottonelle 4pk on sale for $0.99 ea - (2) $0.25/1 coupons

(1) Shed Spread on sale for $0.98 - (1) $0.50/1 coupon

Bananas, 0.87 lbs at $0.56/lb - $0.49


In the Cincinnati area, this sale is ongoing through April 13, 2008. I plan on going to Kroger again...and again...and again!

Please note that the items included in and length of this sale will likely vary from region to regin. Visit Kroger online to view the ad for your zip code.


I have gone through all my Sunday inserts and pulled all the coupons I have for the participating products; I plan on posting a list of these later today to help everyone in getting the best deal. Come back and check it out!

Do you have links to printable coupons for this sale? Please comment or email me and I'll add them to the list with credit back to you!

If you'd like to see how other bloggers are making this deal work for them, visit the carnival going on for this sale at Money Saving Mom!

Happy Savings!