Friday, March 18, 2011

Kroger Trip 3/18-97% Savings

I really wasn't feeling very good today.  I got hit with a head cold that kept me up until 5am.  My loving husband let me sleep in, and when I woke up I found him covered up on the couch wearing a sweater.  He said he had fever and chills.  Not a great end to his spring break week.  I had already volunteered to bring a meal over to a friend from church who had just had a baby, and to get to her house I have to pass right in front of Kroger.  I figured since I was practically there anyways, I would drag myself into the store and grab a few things I wanted to get on their mega sale this week, so I started going through my coupons.  I found coupons, and coupons, and more coupons that I wanted to use.  I ended up with quite a stack to take along with me.  I halfway figured that I would good in there and just grab ten things and decide to come back another day, but my daughter was behaving well and the store was strangely not that busy for 4pm on a Friday.  I was even feeling so good about my purchases when I left that I stopped and bought a box of Girl Scout cookies.

I ended up getting 4 sets of mega items and a good bit of other things.  Here is everything I came home with (click to enlarge):

Total Shelf Price:  $149.91
Initial Sale Price:   $114.87
Price After Mega Sale Deducted $20:    $94.87
Price After Coupons:    $30.16
Price Paid After $25 Pharmacy Credit  :  $5.16    97% Savings

Here are a few highlights:
--Ronzoni  $1.19 ($0.69 with Mega Sale).  Used coupons I told you about here.  Cost $0.19 each! (Not free, but close enough for me!)
--Carefree 46 ct liners on clearance for $1.97.  Used $0.50/1 from 1/9SS (doubled).  $0.97 each.
--Stayfree $2.49 ($1.99 with Mega Sale).  Used BOGO free coupons from 1/9SS and I also had a $1/1 printable and a $1.50/1 Catalina.  This should have worked out to $3.47 for all 6 or $0.58/ pack.  However, the cashier took off not just the pre-Mega Sale price, but the pre-sale price of $2.89, so I actually ended up paying just $0.77 for all 6 packs!  (This will all even out in the end, though....)
--Motrin PM  $2.99 ($2.49 with Mega Sale).  Used $6/2 from 1/9SS.  this should have worked out to be a $0.49 per box money maker after the Mega Sale pricing.  However, when the transaction was completed, only 39 items showed up on my ticket.  I ran and grabbed a $0.50 pack of tuna (an extra purchase I shouldn't have had to make-and I had a coupon for it that I couldnt find--, and went with it).  When I go home I noticed that I had grabbed 2 20ct Motrin PMs and 1 40ct, which was in the exact same size box!  The 40ct rang up $6.79!  Oh, well.  I'm still happy with my savings on this trip so I'm not going to try to exchange it.
--Kids Yogurt  Dannonino $1.79 with Mega Sale, Dannimals $2.29 with Mega Sale.  Used $1/1 coupons from 2/27SS made them $0.79 and $1.29
--Spiderman Bandaids, clearanced for $1.29, used $0.50/1 (doubled) and convinced my daughter they were cool ;)
--Pedigree Dog Food  $4.49 ($3.99 with Mega Sale).  Used $3/1 coupon from 3/6 RP made it $0.99.
--Purina One Beyond small boxes of cat food.  $2.99.  Used a FREE small box coupon and a $3/1 coupon from  3/13 SS made both FREE.
--Aquafresh Training Toothbrushes $1.50 ($1 with Mega Sale).  Used $0.50/1 printable (doubled).  FREE!

That is the majority of the great deals.  If you are curious about something I missed, just leave a comment and ask =)

Did you do the Mega Sale at Kroger yet?  How did you do?


Kim March 18, 2011 at 9:08 PM  

Did you do 4 different transactions to get $20 off for the Mega sale? Just asking because I bought 20 items hoping that I would get $10 off but only got $5. Oh, and I used MQ's along with my ecoupons with no problem!

Kim March 18, 2011 at 9:10 PM  

I also had the coupon for the Motrin PM but it says 25ct or larger and the sale was for the 20ct.

Amanda March 18, 2011 at 11:05 PM  

i did it all in one transaction. As long as you get multiples of 10, there is no limit. i've done 7 sets at once before. Check your receipt though because the mega items will have a plus sign next to them, and at the bottom it will say how many total mega items. I bet one of your items did not ring up as a mega sale item and the bottom of your receipt only says 19 items. If that is what happened you should be able to bring it back to customer service and get it all straitened out. I did that once before i even figured out what didnt ring right. I thought I had miscounted so i grabbed one of the cheapest items and they put the receipt code in, rang that item and gave me back the difference in cash. It was hardly any trouble at all, so check your receipt.

The coupon that I used said $6 off 2 of a variety of products (zyrtec, pepcid, etc) and the motrin PM was included and there were no size restrictions on it, it just said excludes trail sizes. Hope that helps.

Kim March 19, 2011 at 8:19 AM  

Thank you! I will check my receipt! Still learning!

Kim March 19, 2011 at 8:22 AM  

checked my receipt and you were right! I bought Pedigree dry food and I guess the canned food is the one that is included in the promo.Live and learn I guess.

Debi March 19, 2011 at 10:03 AM  

Great job Amanda! I hope you are feeling better already.

Amanda March 19, 2011 at 10:08 AM  

Thanks Debi! I think I'm getting there.

Kim, I'm not sure what size bag of pedigree you got. I got the 4.4lb bag and that was included in the sale. I actually just brought the $3 off (3.5 or larger)coupon I had along with me to check the price, but spotted the mega sale sign when I got there. If you got the 4.4lb bag, too then it should have been part of the sale. If not, you should be able to take it back and exchange it for the correct item and get back the difference. Good luck!

Debi @ Bluegrass Savers March 23, 2011 at 10:01 AM  

Thanks for linking up at the Bluegrass Savers Weekly Savings Page. Hope you'll be back tomorrow to link up your savings, your CVS trip sounds awesome!

Amanda March 23, 2011 at 7:50 PM  

Thanks Debi. That is actually the only shopping I've done this week so I don't have many options.

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