August 30, 2011

Let's Go Krogering! | Week of August 29, 2011 {$4/4 Participating P&G Mega Sale Event Begins!}

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My Kroger Trip, Thursday, August 25, 2011:

Spent: $51.70
Saved: $49.06 (49%)

This week, Kroger brings back the ever popular P&G Mega Sale Event: buy 4 participating P&G items, get $4.00 off at checkout. This Mega Event sale ends Sunday, 9/11/11, so you have plenty of time to gather your coupon or order additional coupons from my favorite clipping service if need be.

Be sure to check for the little postcard-sized flyer pictured below in your Kroger with the list of participating items:

I love the P&G Mega Sale because I can stockpile Iams Dog food for my latest member of the Insane Canine Posse - our German Shorthair Pointer, Brownie.  Now that he's four years old, he's calmed down...a little bit; see?

(All dressed up for my daughter's 10th birthday party a few weeks ago)

He still has his moments of utter pointer frenzy, however:

(In a frenzy because the girls were out back playing flashlight tag/hide & seek in the dark - and he was stuck inside.  He LOVES to chase "shineys".)

He is a really good dog, despite his nuttiness.  "Nutty" is kinda a standard feature on GSPs; he's our fourth so we've seen it all.  ;-)

Back to Krogering!

I didn't need too much this week at Kroger so I just focused on the best deals and lucked into some good finds in-store.  I also shopped Aldi on Sunday afternoon where I spent $49 on these items below (including a 1 lb smoked Black Forest deli ham for $3.49 which is seriously YUM - we had some last night at dinner):

Altogether, I spent $34.41 on groceries at Kroger yesterday (I subtracted the cost of the Iams since I have a separate line item in my budget for dog food); combined with my Aldi trip, my total spent for the week was $83.95 with a savings of $47.06 (I subtracted my savings on the Iams), or 36%. 

I'm hoping to keep my grocery budget at about $90 or less per week as I head toward the end of 2011; since I'm back to heavy-duty monthly menu planning, I think I can make this number work.  I hope so - after the loooong summer months with my three ever-hungry kids at home, my grocery budget could use a little relief!

Here's the deals I grabbed at Kroger on August 29, 2011:

P&G Mega Event Deals 

Iams Dog Food, $17.99 ea | $16.99 ea after Mega Event discount
$1.00/1, PG 07/31 (exp 8/31; use by end of day Wednesday!)
Final price: $15.99 ea

Gillette Body Wash, $2.99 ea | $1.99 after Mega Event discount
$2.001, PG 07/31 (exp 8/31; use by end of day Wednesday!)
Final price: FREE!

Advertised Deals

Coke & Diet Pepsi 12 pks, 4/$11.00 (must buy 4)
$0.75/1 Diet Pepsi 12 pk, SS 07/17   (exp 8/31; use by end of day Wednesday!)
$0.55/1 Sunny D 12 pk, peelies found on product
Final price: 4/$7.00 or $1.75 ea

Oreo Cookies, $2.50 ea
$0.75/2 Nabisco cookies or crackers, SS 08/07
Final price: 2/$4.00 or $2.00 ea

Kroger Cow Pal String Cheese, $3.50 ea
$0.50/1, Kroger My Magazine mailer coupon
Final price: $3.00 ea

Kettle Chips Potato Chips, $2.50 ea
$1.00/1, RP 08/07
Final price: $1.50 ea

Unadvertised Deals

Better Oats Oatmeal, $1.39 ea (this price good through 9/11/11)
$0.55/2, printable (no longer available)
Final price: $0.89 ea

Clif Kidz Fruit Twist, $0.69 ea
$0.75/4, Kroger catalina I received a few days ago
Final price: $0.44 ea

Clif Kidz Bar, $0.99 ea
$0.75/4, Kroger catalina I received a few days ago
Final price: $0.74 ea

Garden of Eatin Tortilla Chips, $2.00 ea
$1.00/1, peelies found on product yesterday
Final price: $1.00 ea

Kroger Gala Apples, 3 lbs, $3.99 ea
$0.40/1, Kroger loyal customer mailer coupon
Final price: $3.59/3 lbs or $1.20/lb

FYI: Kroger stores in the Cincinnati region allow unlimited coupons and double coupons to a *maximum* doubled value of $1.00 (ie: coupons valued at $0.50-$0.99 will double to $1.00).

For the full list of ad matchups for this week, check out this post (thanks, Savings Lifestyle).

For the latest Catalina deals at Kroger, check out this post at Southern Savers.