Oh, my. I took advantage of the General Mills promotion that was at Kroger this week. It was a “Buy 5, Get $5″ on products with lots of coupons available to stack.
Let’s jump in and look at the picture of what I bought at Kroger.
Let’s start with what was part of the deal – Totinos pizzas, Betty Crocker cookie mixes, Betty Crocker cake mixes, Old El Paso sauces and beans, Honey Nut Cheerios and Cocoa Puffs.
The pizzas were my best deal, hence the reason I bought 12. They were on sale for $1.25 each, so after the promotion, they were going to cost me only $0.25 each – $4 total. I had an electronic coupon for $1 off which took my total to $3. Plus, there is an on-box rebate which will get me $5 back. This means I got 12 pizzas for free and made $2. Now, that’s the way to shop!
I was hoping for another money maker on boxed potatoes, but those were all sold out. Oh well.
The cereals and cookie mixes were free after the promotion and my coupons. The Muir Glen organic tomatoes were free, thanks to the $0.50/1 coupon that tripled.
I bought a 5 pound bag of Gala apples for $4.99 because that is the lowest price I have yet to see for apples. I certainly hope they are going to go cheaper, but after our hot drought of a summer, I am doubting that I will see my usual Fall apple bargains.
I paid $31.59 and still have another $10 to spend at Kroger.
I only did two transactions – to keep things simple. I could have done more and paid less out of pocket initially, but I wanted to keep things moving. I’ll go back to Kroger soon to use my remaining $10 that I have left to spend.
After stocking up on my canned, boxed and bagged goods, I went down to Meijer to stock up on my perishables.
I bought mostly veggies. The oranges were $0.25 a piece on the mark down rack, and the limes were $1.25 for all of those. The lettuce was a bit pricer at $4.99 but it’s Romaine lettuce and that’s what I wanted.
The Simplait yogurt and Naturals peanut butter were both free, thanks to my coupons. Nothing else too unusual about this trip.
At Meijer, I spent $17.48.
I also got another dozen farm eggs for $1.50. Of course, it took me a full week to remember to bring them home from school, but that’s another story…
This week, I spent $50.57 on my groceries.
This month, I have spent $134.28 and still have $25.72 (and $10 in catalinas from Kroger) to spend.
There are a couple more days left to shop in October, and so I plan to shop again. I’ll keep you posted, of course!