Saturday, August 15, 2009

Kroger Lovin'

So, it's just passed midnight and I'm thinking about what an awesome day it was.

My friend Irma and I hit the 24 hour Kroger - arriving at around 12:45 am. There were a couple dozen other 'crazy' midnight couponers there shopping, mostly standing in line to check out in one of the two open lanes. Would you believe that we didn't get out of there until after 5 am? I had my coupons well planned out and organized and it still took FOREVER to make it though the entire store. The checkout process alone probably took 30 minutes between scanning the items and then the bajillion coupons. I had 2 baskets full which is way more than I have EVER bought in one shopping trip. The receipt is taller than me, well over 5 feet long and I'm not even kidding. We had the sweetest, patient, cordial cashier...wish I could remember his name so I could send a note to his manager praising him.

All-in-all it was a fun shopping experience - one I hope that Kroger will repeat again soon. I actually went back again on Saturday afternoon for round 2 with a MUCH SMALLER list. They were out of some of the freebies but it was still really good and super fast this time.

Round 1 (5 hours)
Total retail value: $403.99
Total OOP: $129.51
Rebates: 2 totalling $5.00
Super Savings: 70%

round 2 (30 minutes):
Total retail value: $112.22
Total OOP: $32.37
Super Savings: 72%

I'd love to hear about your experience with Kroger's Double Coupon day - did you score awesome deals?

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Deals ~ Deals ~ Deals

You might have noticed I've been M.I.A. lately
It wasn't that I didn't have fabulous things to post I've just been a little burned out lately
You guys know coupon shopping is ALOT of work right?
and then going back and blogging about it just makes it more work.

But...I'm back in the saddle and have some FABULOUS things to share:

Tom Thumb {8/12 - 8/19}

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks are 4 for $4.00 with in-ad SuperCoupon.

Here are the coupon matchups via
.50/2 from 8/9 insert
.40 off Fruit Shapes at
Box Tops 4 Education
.50/2 at
.40 off Fruit Shapes at
.50/2 at
.40 off Fruit Shapes e-coupon at
.50/2 e-coupon for all varieties except Fruit Shapes at Cellfire
.75/2 e-coupon for all varieties except Fruit Shapes at

You can maximize the e-coupons by purchasing 2 Fruit Shapes and 2 of any other (Fruit by the Foot, Gushers, etc.). With two of each variety, plus the printable coupons, SuperCoupon and all three e-coupons, you'll pay $1.05 total for a net price of .27/box.

Cheerios – 4/$10
-4/$6 with in-ad coupon (Must Buy 4)
-Use $.55/1 Cheerios coupon
-Use $1/2 Cheerios coupon
Final Price = $3.80 for 4 boxes

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese – $1
-$.49 with in-ad coupon (Limit 1)
Final Price = $.49

Welch’s Juice – $2.50
-$1.99 with in-ad coupon (Limit 1)
-Use $1/1 Welch’s coupon
Final Price = $.99

want to see more Tom Thumb match-ups? go here


Bulk Apples – price Varies
-Use $1/1 Target coupon
Final Price = Varies
Jen's Tip: look for apples priced $.99/lb and buy close to 1 lb. only = FREE or CHEAP
you can buy more just bag them separately and make sure the cashier rings them separately too!

I found sample size packs of Crest White Strips on the aisle endcap for $4.99
Use the $5.00 off Q from a recent insert & got them for FREE.
I work in a dental office and have access to great whitening products - but I found I really liked these! There is also a $7.00 off coupon in the box.

Bulk Bananas - price varies
-use $ .50 / lb Target Q
Final price = varies - but just like the apples buy 1 lb at a time and they'll be super cheap!


Velveeta Shells and Cheese Cups will have a RR deal (8/14 - 9/7) that is Buy 2 or more and get a $1 RR. they are currently priced 3/$3 or $1.29 each (you must buy at least 3 to get them for $1 each)

work it like this:
Buy 4 cups = $4.00
use (2) BOGO Qs from 8/9 SS -$2.00
& use $1/4 store Q
pay $1.00 OOP
earn a $1 RR
final price = 4 for FREE

RR Deals starting 8/16:

Soft Soap Nutri Serum Body Wash, $3.99 ~ earns a $3.99 RR = FREE

Mars candy bars $49 cents with ad Q
use $1/2 Q = 2 for FREE (use manufacturer Q first)

Conair Professional Brush, $2.99 ~ earns a $2 RR = $.99

Garnier Fructis Hair Care, $3.99 ~ earns a $2 RR
use $1 tear pad Q = $.99


I absolutely can't wait ~ Saturday, August 15th will be AWESOME at KROGER!
**they will double all coupons $.40 -$1.00**
Any coupons up to $.39 will still be tripled
the fine print....One like coupon per transaction.

Gohere for more information ~
Stephanie is keeping a list of possible freebies with this deal on Hot Coupon World, so check back often. I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait!

saw it first on jane4girls

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