Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Money Maker at Kroger!

Have I mentioned I *heart* Kroger?? I stopped by to get some milk for my boys, but I always do a quick run through for bargain's sake. As a quickly walked up and down the aisles, I came across one of my "favorite" deals. Pillsbury 5 count Cinnamon Rolls, Crescent Rolls and Grands are on sale for $1.00. I never get the cinnamon rolls because they can be pricey, but check out my deal:
Buy 5 Cinnamon Rolls at $1.00 = $5.00
Use 5 .30/1 coupons, doubled - $3.00
Total OOP $2.00
BUT WAIT! I got a $3.00 OYNO Cat!! I made $1.00!
The Crescents are a pretty good deal too:
5 Crescents at $1 = $5.00
5 .25/1 doubled = $2.50
Total OOP $2.50
Get a $3.00 OYNO Cat!
The only Grands coupon I have is .40/3, so not AS good, but still pretty good!
If I did my math right, it's .40 for 6 AFTER the OYNO Cat. You have to buy 6 to use 2 coupons.
The sale on the Pillsbury items is through March 3rd, so if they are sold out be sure to get a raincheck because the Catalina special runs through March 22nd. New coupons may be out before then! The catalina special is buy ANY 3 Pillsbury products, get $1.50, buy 4 get $2 or buy 5 and get $3.00 (refrigerated products).
Have fun getting paid to shop!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Kroger Loves Me

I went to Kroger yesterday with the intention of being lucky enough to find some marked down meat. The meat is fine, just close to it's sell by date. I found a few things, but it was the other markdowns that really got me!! Now, I spent a little more than usual, but I got so much that will last a long time! Here's the run down from 2 transactions:

4 Community Coffee $4.99 ea

8 Fruit Rollups $1.69 ea (I could eat the whole box in a day, okay, an hour- SERIOUSLY)

2 Grands Biscuits $1.27 ea

1 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls $1.79 (not on sale, but I'm pregnant!)

1 Kroger Tortillas $1.29

14 Tropicana Pure Orange Juice .99 ea (Manager's Special- AWESOME!)

6 Whole Milk, half gallons .99 ea (Manager's Special!)

4 2% Milk, half gallons .99 ea (Manager's Special!)

1 Eggland Eggs $2.52

1 Danactive Yogurt, 14 pack $1.99 (Another Manager's Special)

1 Kroger Sour Cream .99

1 Lettuce $1.29

3 Sanderson 100% Natural Chicken, $3.61 ea

2 Whole Chickens $2.75 ea

1 Oscar Meyer Lunch Meat $6.29 (Free after Kroger Loyalty Coupon)

1 Carrots $1.99

6 Loaves of Lewis Whole Wheat Bread $1.79 ea

4 Tunas .72 ea

Bananas $1.16

Kroger Diapers $3.99 (After Kroger printable)

I froze the excess O.J. and milk. And what about my coupons? I am not going to list all the coupons, but here are the best from what I used:

  • $1.00/2 Tropicana Pure Juices (That means I got them BOGO!)

  • .50 Fruit Rollups (Doubled to $1) This was actually a Money Maker because if you buy 5, then you get a $3.50 Cat OYNO.

  • .50 off Lewis Bread (doubled to $1)

  • $2 Community Coffee (coffee for only $2.99!!)

  • .40 off 2 Grands Biscuits

  • $3 off for getting 10 of select items- included was the Fruit Rollups and Grands. So that's .30 off each item, the Grands were .57 after discount and coupons, the Rollups were .39 per box!! THEN I got the $3.50 cat. I spent $3.12 on the rollups, so I made .38! Almost a free box! YAY!

  • $3.50 cat from Rollups deal

TOTAL after coupons: $44.10!!!!!!!!! My total was $85.55, but I had a gift card, so I didn't count that as part of my total. One of my coffee coupons didn't scan, and the cashier huffed when I said something. SHE noticed a rollup coupon didn't scan. She tried again, but it still didn't. What did she do? Nothing! So I went back to Kroger that night (2nd transaction), went up to CS, explained the situation and that also 2 of my O.J.'s rang at regular price. Since I am in there ALL THE TIME, really, I am, they went ahead and refunded me the coupon amounts (usually you are out of luck) and the full amount of the O.J. I included the refund in my total.

SO, there it is! My great Kroger run! I am trying to prepare for the new arrival, so getting deals like this is definitely going to help!

Monday, February 9, 2009

And Now There's 3!

So it wasn't long ago that I found out I'm pregnant. It will be baby #3 for my husband and I. We currently have 14 month old twin boys! I am nesting very early with this pregnancy because we need to find a home for the little one. So, I am giving up my studio but not my love to paint. I will be shifting some things around in the house and getting rid of things I no longer use or even NEVER use! I'm going by the tips given on Biblical Womanhood: Spring Cleaning for Normal People, and that would definitely include me!
These are the things I am going to work on:
Setting up the nursery
I'll post my progress on my site, as well as the things I am doing to decorate the new nursery frugally! I need to set a goal, so I'll be back with the goals for getting my home ready for baby!