Let's Go Krogering: January 13, 2009

Posted by Marianne Thomas | 1/13/2009 08:00:00 PM | | 2 comments »

I'm so excited! The first post of my new feature, Let's Go Krogering!

Let's start by taking a look at what I purchased at my Kroger this week:

I had to stand on a chair to get the full table shot; apologies for any problems you might have in viewing what I bought.

Everything from the RIGHT of the egg carton, I bought *with* a coupon (and most of it was already on sale, too); everything on the LEFT of the egg carton, I bought *without* a coupon (but most of it was also on sale, too...are you seeing a pattern??).

What I purchased *with* coupons:

(2) Special K cereal bars, $2.67 ea
$1.00/2, 1/4 RP insert

(4) NutriGrain bars, $2.67 ea
$1.00/2, (used 2 coupons), 1/11 SS insert

(2) Gallons of milk
FREE with this week's Kelloggs deal {buy (3) Kellogg's cereal or bars, get (1) gallon Kroger brand milk free}

(2) Green Giant boxed frozen veggies, $1.00 ea
$0.50/2, 1/4 SS insert

(2) Cottonelle 4 pk, $0.99 ea
$0.50/2, 1/11 SS insert

(1) Jollytime Microwave Popcorn, $2.58
$1.00/1 printable here

(1) Yoplait Kids Yogurt 6 pk, $2.38
$0.35/1, 1/4 GM insert

(2) Kraft Mac-n-Cheese Crackers, $3.09
B1G1Free, 1/11 SS insert

(1) Little Debbie 100 Calorie Snack Cakes, $1.79
$0.55/1 printable here

(1) Activia Yogurt 4pk, $2.00
$1.00/1, 1/11 SS insert

(1) Softsoap liquid hand soap, $1.00
$0.35/1, 1/4 SS insert

(2) Campbell's Soup to Go, $1.99
$0.75/2, 1/11 SS insert

(4) Red Gold Diced Tomatoes, $0.75 ea
$1.25/4 (Kroger Loyalty Coupon sent do me via US Mail)

(6) Del Monte Fresh Fruit Cups, $1.00 ea
B1G1Free (used 1), Vocalpoint mailer
$1.00/2 (used 2), Vocalpoint mailer (same as above)

(2) Horizon Organic Milk singles, $1.00 ea
$0.25/1 (used 2), 1/11 SS insert

Remember, Kroger doubles coupons up to $1.00 ($0.50 and up doubles to a cap of $1.00) and Kroger has UNLIMITED double coupons.

Now, let's move on to what I purchased on sale *without* coupons (to the LEFT of the egg carton):

Kroger Sour Cream 16 oz, $1.00
Kroger Wheat Tortillas, $1.39
Redi-Serve Chicken Nuggets, $1.00
Kroger Ice Cream {strawberry -- if it were chocolate, I'd eat it!), $1.99
Kroger Enchilada Sauce, $0.89
Honeysuckle Ground Turkey, 1 lb, $2.50
Kroger Round Roast, 2.3 lbs, $6.79
Pork Steaks (B1G1Free), $4.73/2
(2) Kroger Cheese, $2.19
(2) Dole Salad (reduced for quick sale), $0.99
Gold Star chili mix, $1.03
Kroger Au Jus gravy, $0.50
Kahn Hot Dogs (B1G1Free), $3.39/2
Kroger Kidney Beans, $0.57
Gala apples (10), 4/$1.00=$2.50
Kroger baby carrots, $1.99
Kroger Eggs, XL, $1.25
Driscoll Strawberries, $2.00
Driscoll Blueberries, $1.50
Doritos (room for a little junk!), $1.97
Bananas, 2.42 lbs @$0.38/lb = $0.92

And, finally, here's what I purchased with *no* sales and *no* coupons:

Tyson Chicken Drumsticks, 2.5 lbs, $2.59
Kroger Valu Cream of Mushroom Soup, $0.63
Kroger Mac-n-Cheese, $0.50
Sweet Potatoes, 2.25 lbs @$0.79/lb = $1.79
Grapefruit, 5 lbs, $1.98

You can see just how few items (5) I purchased at full *retail* price; peeps, paying full retail for anything in life is just giving away your hard earned money and that goes for grocery shopping, too. With a little research and planning, you really can lower your net cost at the grocery store.

My total for this trip: $85.15

My savings for this trip: $65.14, or 43%.

For the full list of coupon matchups for this week's sale at Kroger, go visit my friend Andrea and read her Kroger deals post right here.

And, for my menu plan for this week (built around these deals + what I had in my freezer and pantry), click here.

And, just because I love to save you time, click here for the full grocery list of items needed for my menu plan this week. It's a GoogleDoc and you should easily be able to print it right from your browser.

I *heart* going Krogering! If you do, too, come back next Tuesday, 01/20/09, to see what I find next week and to link up your own Kroger deals!

Thanks for reading and subscribing toThe New Frugal Mom!


  1. Jennifer // January 17, 2009 1:23 PM  

    Your full price for 5 lb of grapefruit is $1.98? Here the sale price is $3.99.

  2. Marianne Thomas // January 17, 2009 1:46 PM  

    Jennifer: Yup; the 5 lbs of grapefruit were already bagged and labeled with the red and white "Kroger Value" label. I don't know how we lucked into them here in SW Ohio, but I was happy to find them!

    Thanks for commenting!