Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Meijer & Kroger Trips March 16th

I went to both Meijer and Kroger today.  I saved a ton but also went over my weekly budget.  After 2 weeks of coming in under budget I'm still on track for the month though.  As put my groceries away today all I could think of is "It's time to eat from the pantry!" So from now through the end of the month it'll be milk, bread and produce only for my shopping trips. 

This picture is missing 2 5lb bags of Potatoes and 2 Soft Drink 2 Liters. 

At Meijer, I did multiple transactions to be sure to get all 3 catalinas I was expecting.
Here's a summary of them all:
10 Boxes of Crystal Light ~~~ $2.00
Received 2 $3 Catalinas (one in each of 2 transactions)
10 Yoplait Yogurt Cups ~~~ $.50 ea
Save $1 instantly WYB 10
$1/10 coupon 2/7 GM Insert
5 Boxes of Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks ~~~ $1.67 ea
Received $3.50 Catalina
1 Lysol 4 in 1 Kitchen Cleaner ~~~ $2.00
$.50/1 3/14 SS Insert
Lays Potato Chips ~~~ $1.99
$1/1 3/14 SS Insert
1 Dz Eggs ~~~ $.88
2 Pkgs Jennie O Ground Turkey ~~~ $4.99 ea
Used a Rain check from 2 weeks ago when it was on sale for 2/$5

10 for $10 Get 11th Free

11 Soft Drink 2 Liters
2 Bagel Bites--Free After Coupons
12 Land O Lakes Spreadable Butters --$.20 ea after coupons
10 $.40/1 3/14 SS Insert 
2 5 lb Bags of Potatoes
1 Bag Spinach
7 Aunt Millie's Whole Grain English Muffins
4 Chex Mix -- Free after coupons

I spent $48.07 and saved $94.80 ... $21.00 of that was coupons and $6.50 was catalinas I rolled from one transaction to the next. That's 67% saved!!  Plus I have a $3.00 catalina for my next trip.

At Kroger I did 2 transactions so I could use the catalina from the bacon.
Here's a summary:
4 Pkgs Oscar Mayer Bacon ~~~ $2.77 ea
Received a $3.00 catalina.
4 Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage ~~~ $4.19 BOGO
2 $1/2 Smoked Sausage 1/31 RP Insert
1 Gallon of Milk ~~~ $2.28
1 Quart of  Half & Half ~~~ $1.39
1 Pint of Heavy Whipping Cream ~~~ $3.09
2 Loaves of bread ~~~ $1.67 ea
6 Chuck Roasts ~~~ $3.99/lb & BOGO
6 $1.50 on the purchase of fresh beef WYB 2 Classico Pasta Sauces 3/14 SS (**See Note**)
2 Bags of Whole Carrots ~~~ $1.48 ea

March to Savings Items
Buy 8 Partcipating Items, Get $4 off instantly.

14 Jars of Classico Pasta Sauce ~~~ $1.99 ea
2 Bottles of Mott's Apple Juice ~~~ $1.49 ea

**Note:  At first the cashier wasn't going to accept the $1.50 on a beef with the purchase of 2 Classico Sauce coupons because the coupon has ground beef pictured. A manager came by, read the coupon which says $1.50 on Fresh Beef (not ground beef) and said that of course I could use it on Chuck Roasts.

I spent $54.54 and saved $98.09 .... $17.00 of that was coupons. $8.00 was March to Savings and $3.00 was the Oscar Mayer Catalina.  That's 64% savings!!

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libby said...

I went to Krogers and spent $110 and saved $59.

Becky said...

Yay Libby!!!

Anonymous said...

Did you have coupons for the crystal light you picked up at Meijer?

Becky said...

I had one manufacturer's coupon for $1.00 of any one Crystal Light that came from a Kroger mailer. I searched for more coupons on The Q Hunter but didn't find any.