Sunday, May 15, 2011

This is Realistic Shopping - 63% savings at Kroger

As I was walking out to my car from my trip to Kroger, a little disappointed that I didn't do better so I'd have something to "brag" about here, I realized that last week I told you my perception of realistic couponing, however I have not been posting the realistic side of my trips.  Yes - I post the 70%+ or the 80%+ savings - I've even posted a couple 100% saving trips - but never once have I posted the "average" trip.

So here goes - I'm not really proud and don't feel I did that well today - but I did get things that we WANTED rather than just things I had coupons for!

Here's what I got:

1 box of Ice Cream Sandwiches
2 boxes of Cocoa Krispies
2 boxes of Ritz Bitz sandwiches
2 boxes of Pepperidge Farms Popovers (for dessert tomorrow night)
2 packages of Chips Ahoy
2 Purina busy bones
6 Boxes of Ronzoni Pasta
4 Bags of Sunflower Seeds (these were on sale for $1.00 and it's baseball season - we pay $2.49 at the
     local 7-11)
4 Kraft BBQ sauce
4 Powerade
2 Gatorade
2 Frito's
1 Martha Stewart coffee cake mix
6 2 ltrs of Pepsi
2 packages of Eckrich Sausage

Total before Kroger Savings and Coupons:  $96.97
Paid:  $36.38

So while I was disappointed I didn't do better - I think I still did ok.  I didn't get the Eckrich Hot Dogs I went for (10/$10 ending today) since they were out - but got a raincheck for when they do restock, and they're on sale this week at Meijer so all is good!

So there you have's not a 90%+ savings trip - but it's still not a bad trip in my opinion!

Kroger Reminder

I've been told they changed their coupon policy and you can no longer "stack" the electronic coupons on your card with a MQ.

So what I've done today is remove all electronic coupons from my card.  As I'm putting together the deals I will let you know if you should grab an electronic coupon and add it to your card, or use one that you have in your binders.

Just don't want you running into any hassle when you get to the my girlfriend did!