Let's Go Krogering! Week of January 26

Posted by Marianne Thomas | 1/27/2009 02:00:00 AM | | 11 comments »

This new feature will be posted every Tuesday by 5:00 AM EST. I'll have a Mr. Linky at the bottom if you'd like to add your link to your own post about what deals you found at your local Kroger. Please click here to read the rules and please feel free to grab the html code for the 149x149 button from my sidebar.

As always, please add a link in your Let's Go Krogering! post back to my main Let's Go Krogering! post; don't we all just love our linkyluv? ;)

Feel free to link up to this all week and share the good deals you find at your local Kroger or Kroger-affiliated store!

A special thanks to these fine bloggers who participated in the "Inaugural" Let's Go Krogering! post last Tuesday:

$5 Dinners

At The Creek

Starting to Save

Mommy Snacks

The Frugal House

A Stitch of Faith

Thank you for participating in the first Let's Go Krogering! (and for making sure my Mr. Linky box didn't get lonely!)

My trip to Kroger Marketplace, January 25, 2009

Spent: $9.81
Saved: $17.84, or 64%

Once I received the new weekly Kroger ad on Saturday and confirmed that both the Mega Sale deal would continue through this week and that the sale price on Kroger half-gallons of milk ($1.20) and orange juice and B1G1Free Sara Lee Bread would not, I decided to to a split trip to Kroger this week.

By that I simply mean that I ran out for the items above on *Sunday* night at the tail end of the old week's sale then hit Kroger again on *Monday* morning after school drop off at the beginning of the new week's sale.

I only do this when the deals are worth it as it means *one* more trip out to the store; I try not to waste time and would rather go Krogering only once a week - but when I can load up on milk for pennies, I'm SO there!

My matchups:

(6) Sara Lee Soft and Smooth bread
~ on sale this week, B1G1Free $2.18 ea

(6) 1/2 gallons of 2% Milk, $1.20 ea (sale price)
~ used (6) Buy 1 Sara Lee Soft and Smooth Bread, get $1.00 off ANY size milk
(These coupons were located on (2) tearpads at my local Save-A-Lot -- I stopped in for some yeast and bananas a week ago and lucked into finding them. Last week, I froze a bunch of bread and gave a couple loaves to my parents; this week, I froze three loaves and gave the other three to a dear friend of mine...just because I could!)

I threw in an extra Sunday newspaper for more coupons to use in the future.

My trip to Kroger Marketplace, January 26, 2009

Spent: $33.39
Saved: $35.77, or 51%

I only needed a few things to round out the stash in my freezer and pantry; I'm also trying my very best to stay firmly on budget this month so my available funds were lower than previous weeks.

I'm already sure that next week will be a split trip too so that I can load up on the last of the Mega Saver items on Sunday evening before the sale is over.

My matchups:

(1) Kraft Mayo (Mega Event Item), $2.99
$0.75/1, SS 1/18

(2) Hormel Chili, $1.00 ea
$0.55/2, SS 1/18

(1) Kraft Shredded Cheese, $1.99
$0.75/1, blinkie above product (and boy, were those EMPTY!)

(4) Rotel Diced Tomatoes, $0.87
$0.30/1, SS 1/18

(1) Cattleman's BBQ Sauce, $1.69
$1.00/1 printable available here

(1) French's Mustard, $1.69
$1.00/1 printable available here

(2) Campbell's Soup to Go, $1.99 ea
$1.00/2 printable available here {dead link}

(1) Mt Olive Jalapenos, $2.19
$0.55/any Mt Olive blinkie located next to the products

(1) Fresh Express Romaine Salad, $2.00
$1.00/1 Kroger Home Mailer

Other Sale Items:

Kroger Sandwich Bags, $1.24
John Morrel Bacon, B1G1Free, $3.99/2
Tyson Chicken Breast, $1.77/lb ($2.85)
Hot Dog Buns, $1.00
(3) Blueberries, $1.00 ea
(10) Gala Apples, $0.25 ea

Items Not on Sale But on My List:

(1) Doz. Eggs, $1.32
Bananas, $1.07
Imperial Margarine, $0.92
Roma Tomato, $0.46
Kroger Raisins 6 pk, $1.99
Kroger Yeast, $1.49
Kroger Flour, $1.99
Krober Valu Corn, $0.54
Kroger Valu Cream of Mushroom Soup, $0.63
Kroger Pinto Beans, $0.57
Kroger Valu Mushroom piece, $0.54

Don't forget to take your reusable shopping bags with you when you get your Krogering on! My Kroger discounts my total bill by $0.03/reusable bag.

Final Krogering Total:

Spent: $43.20
Saved: $53.61, or 55%

For the full list of coupon matchups for this week's sale at Kroger, go visit my friend Andrea and read her Snack Summary on this week's Kroger deals 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. Let me know if I missed any ingredients so I can revise it as soon as possible!

I *heart* going Krogering! I hope you'll share how much you saved when you went Krogering this week! Leave your link below and be sure to come back next Tuesday, 02/03/07, to see what I find next week and to link up your own Kroger deals!


  1. Frugal Jen // January 27, 2009 12:13 PM  

    I am a creature of habit... going to Wal-mart for my groceries but this week I going to Kroger. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Allie Z // January 27, 2009 1:11 PM  

    I just found your site. I don't usually post my grocery trips, but I think I just might (to keep Mr Linky happy!) ;)


  3. Lawanna // January 27, 2009 5:03 PM  

    Yeast - did you know you can buy a whole pound of yeast for about $3 at GFS, Sam's or Costco? My favorite is SAF Instant yeast for about $3 at GFS (www.gfs.com - midwest food service supply place open to the public). There's about 96 teaspoons in a pound of yeast. That makes it about 7cents/packet. I store yeast in a tupperware container in the freezer.

  4. Marianne Thomas // January 27, 2009 7:16 PM  

    Frugal Jen: This is a GREAT week to go Krogering! These mega sales events only come a few times a year! Have fun saving $$!

    Allie Z: I do hope you'll post your Krogering photos and link up! It's fun + it really does help others to see how well they can do with a few coupons and a little planning.

    Lawanna: You are so sweet to mention this! My friend Andrea@MommySnacks mentioned this option to me, too. I do have a GFS fairly close by, but it is out of the way from my *normal* route. I need to find the time to dash up there and grab a couple of pounds of yeast.

    Thanks for sharing this tip -- I know it will help someone else, too; it's also good to know it's freezer safe.

    Thanks for your comments everyone!

  5. Joy in the Burbs... // January 28, 2009 1:29 PM  

    I just found your site. I'm a Kroger shopper too. I'll check in on the Let's Go Krogering. Thanks for putting this together so we can keep each other motivated to find those savings.


  6. Marianne Thomas // January 28, 2009 6:05 PM  

    Joy in the Burbs: Thanks so much for reading and commenting. My hope is that Let's Go Krogering will grow and become a great resource for those of us who *heart* Kroger!

  7. Frugal Jen // January 29, 2009 3:58 PM  

    I went Krogering today! I have a post about it tomorrow. Thank you for sharing!!

  8. Marianne Thomas // January 29, 2009 6:14 PM  

    Frugal Jen: I can't wait to see how you did!

  9. Julia@SometimesLucid // January 30, 2009 12:27 AM  

    I went to Ralphs (what Kroger is called in LA) tonight and just posted about it :)

  10. Marianne Thomas // January 30, 2009 11:48 AM  

    Julia and Frugal Jen: I cleaned up your links so they go directly to your Krogering post and not just to your homepage.

    Thanks for linking up! I hope you'll share your Krogering fun next week!

  11. Kim // January 30, 2009 1:04 PM  

    Marianne: Thanks for fixing my link. I don't know what I did! :) Hope to be back next week with more deals! It's addicting!