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  • SC = Store Coupon
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  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
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  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
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Friday Finals 9/7

on 9.7.2012 at 5:56pm
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This week I hit Kroger to grab the current Mega Event deals.  It was a fun trip, and we got stocked on a number of things.  I went a bit past our normal 6 week stockpile amount on cereal, but stuck to smaller amounts on everything else.  Really cereal is something that most of us don’t have to get 6 weeks on if you like the big brands, but for me I want to be set on basic items for a few weeks after #4 gets here (think of it like my way of preparing meals early).

Kroger
Total before sales and coupons: $167.10
Total Spent: $61.85
Total Saved: $105.25 or 63%

This was done in two different visits, mostly because of the annoying 2 printable coupons per like item rule.  We have two computers and can legitimately print 4 coupons, but Kroger doesn’t like to be easy.  My non-mega event items were: 3 gallons of milk, heavy cream, and fruit.  I also grabbed two steaks for us to splurge and have a fun labor day dinner.  Some of the milk and cream went to our first attempt at homemade ice cream that was amazing!  We have enough to probably make 2 more batches if you want to stop by for an ice cream social.

If you have never shopped a Kroger Mega Event check out a video I did a while back with tips on mega event shopping.

How did you do this week?  Leave a comment or link to your savings post.



    • CrazyMomOf11

      This week at Publix I only spent $65.00 for a weeks worth of groceries for 13 people, I saved around $120.00 dollars!! :)

      • Susan

         Way to go!  That’s awesome!

    • 5higgins

      My printable coupons never scan at my kroger so they won’t take them at all.  I don’t bother with them anymore, I just go to publix.  They take them no questions asked.

    • Tiredmommyof8

       When did this begin: 2 printable coupons per like item rule? And is this at all Kroger stores? I know the store I frequent had a 4 like coupon rule. I have 3 computers so I can legitimately print 6 coupons if I desire to do so but I don’t always need nor want that many of an item.

      • Dtcox1

         in v a they take 5 per item like

    • HookedOnCoupons

      I am not new to coupons, I did it years ago when I had the time.(before internet, 4 kids and a full time job). BUT, I recently have became unemployed and so this last week I started clipping and gathering and Thursday I went on my first shopping trip to two stores (winn-dixie/publix). My total before coupons/savings/discounts $439.06  My total after $267.40. $171.66 SAVED. Thank you for the tips and coupon help, this site helped me a lot. That’s what I did for my Labor Day week. :)

    • Couponval430

      I did pretty good at publix this week, for 4.05 I got 2 chapstiks, 1 cantaloupe, 1 2ltr gingerale, 3 Kens dressings and 2 yacisoba noodles 

    • Guest

      1st publix trip:3-6 packs of sundrop (16.9 oz bottles), 3 bottles of LouAna cooking oil, 14 Knorr rice/pasta sides and 7-4 packs of GE light bulbs for $4.47. 2nd publix trip: 6-6 packs of sundrop (16.9oz bottles), 6-4 packs of GE light bulbs for $1.95.

    • Guest

      1st publix trip:3-6 packs of sundrop (16.9 oz bottles), 3 bottles of LouAna cooking oil, 14 Knorr rice/pasta sides and 7-4 packs of GE light bulbs for $4.47. 2nd publix trip: 6-6 packs of sundrop (16.9oz bottles), 6-4 packs of GE light bulbs for $1.95.

    • Lindsayhunton

      Kroger: Total before coupons: $97.97. Total after coupons $55.46. Saved $42.51 (44%) Publix: Total before coupons: $55.89. Total after coupons: $24.31. Saved: $31.58 (57%)