I'm taking a last blast of summer vacation blogging break until August 22, 2010. In the meantime, I'll be re-running useful and interesting blog posts. Enjoy!

Do love finding deals at your Kroger? This feature is for you! Link your post about what deals you found at your local Kroger or Kroger-affiliated store. Simple rules are here; the 149x149 button is in my sidebar.

Spent: $62.33
Saved: $33.52 (35%)

Apologies for this post going up a bit late; I've had a sick kid here for the past few days and taking care of her has been my top priority.

I did make it to Kroger on Monday to grab some of the P&G deals. The big item I like to stockpile during these P&G sales is Iams dog food but with no new Iams coupons in the P&G insert this weekend, I only bought (1) bag. Since we're a (1) dog family these days, I don't need to stockpile dog food as much as I did in the past when we had (2) dogs {sniff-sniff - I miss my old friends}.

I also (**cough-cough**) broke my little pledge to stay out of Kroger last week during their 10/$10 sale. I am weak, peeps, when faced with the chance to stockpile $1 Kroger Peanut Butter. 8-) My littlest is a peanut butter FIEND (seriously, the kid could eat through a jar in a couple of days if I didn't hide it on the high shelf in the pantry) and Kroger now has this deee-LIGHT-ful Peanut Butter/Honey blend (yellow lid) which is DIVINE on apple slices. Ok, so maybe I have a bit of a peanut butter issue myself!!

Anyhow, I broke down last Friday and made a Kroger run (peanut butter and FREE Crest and cheap Tuna, oh my!) to the tune of about $35. And if my pictures from Kroger look sparse, I have been shopping weekly at Aldi for my staples (milk, eggs, produce, popsicles) all summer. I've not taken my usual pictures because with three kiddos, armloads of groceries, and the immediate hollers of, "Is it lunchtime yet??" when we walk in the door from our shopping, I just want to get everything put away, throw some sandwiches on the table and get another cup of coffee. 8-)

Summer, summer, summertime!  So fun, so busy, so darn exhausting!

Here's the coupons I used this week:

P&G Event Items

Iams Dog Food, $16.99 | $15.99 after sale discount
$1/1, P&G Brandsaver Coupon Booklet (mailer)
Final price: $14.99

Aussie Smooth Hair Gel (love this stuff!), $2.99 | $1.99 after sale discount
BOGO Aussie or Herbal Essence Product, up to $3.23, PG 8/1
Final price: $0.50 ea (the full price of $2.99 was deducted for the BOGO coupon)

Covergirl Eye Shadow, $2.26 | $1.26 after sale discount
$1/1, PG 8/1
Final price: $0.26 ea

Other coupons:

Starkist Tuna Pouch, $1.00 ea
Buy 2, Get FREE Starkist Creations (sale priced $1.79 this week), RP 06/20
Final price: $2.00/3 or $0.66 ea

Chef Boyardee Ravioli, $1.00 ea
$1.50/4 printable here
Final price: $0.63 ea

Kroger Chicken Breast Tenderloins, $5.50 ($2.49/lb)
$1/$5 or more of Fresh Chicken purchase, Kroger My Magazine mailer
Final price: $4.50 ($1.99/lb)

To see the matchups for this week at Kroger, click here (thanks, Mommy Snacks!).

How'd you do at Kroger (or your Kroger-affiliated grocery store) this week? Link *your* Let's Go Krogering! post or your Kroger matchup post all week and help another reader save some $$!

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