This week, I headed up to school on a Wednesday morning, which is something I no longer do. Several students saw me and asked, “Do we have music today?” Nope. I was just there to quickly take a school picture (on make-up day) for the yearbook. Since Nathan and I were up and out, I decided we’d do our weekly grocery shopping at Kroger. I thought we could shop and be home before Nathan’s naptime. Well, he fell asleep in the car on the way from school to Kroger – and it’s only a 5 minute drive! Car rides tend to do that to him, lately. So, I decided to leisurely stroll the aisles of Kroger as Nathan napped in his car seat in the cart. I didn’t buy a lot but it was nice to look at the deals without rushing. Here’s what I bought.
The Psst brand of Kroger sugar was on sale for $1.25 for 4 pounds. I bought the limit of 4 bags. Sugar is sugar and at this price, I’ll start stocking up for my holiday baking! Now, I just need to find a great deal on flour. I’m hoping the 5 pound bags go on sale for $0.99 like they did last holiday season.
I used a couple free product coupons this trip. I picked up the Lands of Lake Saute Express to try. This free product coupon has been sitting in my coupon binder for months now as I could never find it on the shelf! I happened to stumble across it by the margarine and picked up the southwest variety. I had won two free Mars candy coupons in a sweepstakes months back, so I chose a free Snickers bar and free Twix bar with those coupons. Yum! I also got a free bottle of Suave 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner because it was on sale for $1.49 and I had a coupon for $1.50/1.
Milk was on sale for $2.79. Laughing cow cheese was on sale for $2.69 and I had $1.50/1 digital coupon on my Kroger card. That was my $1.19 splurge of the trip! I couldn’t find peaches in stock to feed Nathan and all the cans of peaches were in syrup, so I bought two jars of baby food at $0.62 each. (Side note: Target is the only brand that I’ve found to carry canned peaches in actual juice rather than syrup. Do you know of any other brands? That’s what Nathan will be eating from now on. I used a gift card to buy a can of peaches at Target.)
Finally, I did well with the close-outs at Kroger. Kroger always has much better close-outs than Meijer! I found a package of pita bread marked down from $2.49 to $0.49. Plus, it was made in my old town of Cincinnati on Galbraith Road! For some reason, pantyhose were marked down, so I picked up knee highs and a pair of regular pantyhose because those were great prices not to be missed.
At Kroger, I spent $13.51 and saved exactly 50%. I also got a dozen farm fresh eggs for $1.75 this week, which brings my total to $15.26 this week. For October, I have now spent $139.70. That leaves me with $40 for the final week of October. That was more than I expected to have remaining so I will be able to restock my fridge again. Andy has been gone at Teacher’s Conference in Indy these past two days so I was able to eat eclectically from the pantry while he was away. That’s another reason why I purchased so little this week! Another benefit of having a stock-pile, too!