Let's Go Krogering! April 7, 2009

Posted by Marianne Thomas | 4/07/2009 02:00:00 AM | | 3 comments »

This feature is posted every Tuesday by 5:00 AM EST with 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 or Kroger-affiliated store. Please click here to read the rules; the html code for the 149x149 button is in my sidebar.

Feel free to link up to this all week and share the good deals you find at your local Kroger or Kroger-affiliated store! As always, please add a link back to me in your Krogering post. Not sure how to do this? Just email me and I'll walk you through it!


Click here for a printable file of this week's (04/06-04/12) Kroger Ad Matchup with current coupons (Cincy Region).

I made it to Kroger on Monday, but not first thing after dropping my two oldest at school. Life, like so many of you fellow bloggers know, just got in the way of grand plan for the day.

I raced around the store in the afternoon (it's a Marketplace and is very, very, very big) as I tried to beat the clock so I could truck back to school for pick up time. Luckily, my little guy was well-behaved in the store, I made it back to school on time, and my grumpy three year old fell asleep on the way home.

Here's my Kroger trip, Monday, 4/6/09:

Just keeping it real, my friends, and hoping to give you a laugh at my expense. Life here with my three kids is hectic enough; add the beginning of spring sports and the approach of Easter weekend and I am one busy busy mom. ;-)

{Not pictured: ginormous pile of laundry on opposite kitchen counter waiting patiently to be folded.}

Onto the details!!

Spent: $110.94
Saved: $82.71, or 42%

A spendy trip for sure, but I am hosting Easter here and needed to grab a ham as well as lots of goodies to go with the meal. I still have another trip back to Kroger planned for later this week (Th or Fri) to grab fresh fruits and veggies.

Remember, if you're buying ham or turkey this month to go check out the $20 rebate on either when you buy $40 of Unilever products (and you can buy these over multiple trips in April). Full details on this rebate as well as a list of participating products can be found right here.

Coupons I used for my trip + current price of item before coupon; note that my Kroger offers unlimited doubled coupons and doubles coupons to a maximum doubled value of $1.00.

:: $2.00/3 Stride Gum, SS 03/22
Store Price: 3/$2.00 at my Kroger *FREE W/COUPON!*

:: BOGO Extra Gum, SS 04/05
Store Price: $1.29 ea

:: $2.00/1 Frito Lay Dip wyb (2) Frito Lay Chips, peelie, found at Target
Store Price: $2.00 ea/chips; $2.63 Salsa

:: $0.50/1 French's Mustard or Honey Mustard, SS 03/29
Store Price: $1.85

:: $0.75/1 Multi Grain Cheerios printable here
Store Price: $2.49 ea

:: $0.55/1 Cinnamon Toast Crunch printable here
Store Price: $2.49 ea

**Remember, buy (3) participating GM cereals or bars @ $2.49 ea, get (1) Gal Kroger Milk FREE at checkout, limit (1) reward per transaction.**

:: $1.00/2 Triscuits, SS 03/15

Store Price: $2.00 ea

:: $1.00/2 Kroger Jams or Preserves, Kroger Insert 03/22
Store Price: $1.89 ea

:: $1.00/1 Activia 4pk, SS 03/01

Store Price: $2.00 ea

:: $1.00/1 ICBINButter Spread, Kroger Catalina
Store Price: $1.48

:: $1.50/2 Nestle Morsels, RP 03/29

Store Price: $2.50 ea

:: $1.25 Wishbone Dressings, RP 03/15
Store Price: $1.49 ea

:: $1.00/3 Duncan Hines Cake Mixes, SS 03/29
Store Price: $1.00 ea

:: $0.75/2 Knorr Sides, Unilever Insert 04/05
Store Price: $1.00 ea

:: FREE Deli Creations Sandwich, from MFR for giveaway I did a while ago
Store Price: $2.50 ea

:: $0.55/1 BumbleBee Tuna Pouch, Kroger Catalina
Store Price: $1.49 ea

:: $0.75/1 BumbleBee Tuna Pouch, Kroger Catalina
Store Price: $1.49 ea

:: $0.50/1 Betty Crocker Frosting, SS 04/05
Store Price: $1.69 ea

:: $1.00/1 Folgers, RP 04/05
Store Price: $4.99 ea (large size)

:: $1.00/3 Dole Canned Fruit, SS 03/29
Store Price: $1.00 ea (pineapple)

:: (2) $1.00/1 Johnsonville Breakfast Links, SS 04/05
Store Price: $2.50 ea

:: $1.00/1 Wholly Guacamole, SS 02/08
Store Price: $1.99 ea

**As always, please add a link back to my Let's Go Krogering! post in your Krogering post and be sure that you add your post's permalink to the Mr. Linky so everyone else can find your deals (rather than just linking back to your blog's homepage). Need help doing this? Email me and I'll walk you through it!**

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  1. Jamie // April 7, 2009 6:25 AM  

    Okay, I'm leaving my mark that I was here, just in case my link disappears again. :) Love your reality picture, too funny!

  2. Marianne Thomas // April 7, 2009 6:42 AM  

    Jamie: Thanks! Sorry the text is so small -- hope it's readable.

    Oh, and my reality is very funny! If I didn't laugh at the craziness, I wouldn't make it!


  3. Mindolla // April 8, 2009 12:13 PM  

    I am really trying to get off my duff and get a real blog together. I am an avid Kroger shopper and check out your list. However I have a question... the deals you are posting on Tuesday don't come to me in my ad and or start until wed? But the ads are the same? Do they start on Monday in your area?
    I guess I see it as a starter blogger that its a lot of similar information that hopefully just gets out to a broader audience. But If I am not posting my Kroger deals until Wed and they are two days old... hmmm Also I just "link my post" here on your site and then Credit you (post the picture) on my blog? Totally newbie and want to be sure I do it right.