Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Kroger Mega Event

Trip #1         Total before coupons & store sales: $18.48
         Total after coupons & store sales: .68
         Savings: 96%!!!
           Trip #2   Total before coupons & store sales: $45.91
   Total after coupons & store sales: $6.57
   Savings: 86%
So as you can see, I did this in 2 trips...I do some mystery shopping for Intellishop (read: free beer for my other half) and had to go to Kroger anyway for them.  Luckily, a new Mega Event just started and had alot of items that I actually wanted to buy!  (lots of times it's alot of processed food which I try to stay away from....).  The cashiers at this particular Kroger had trouble with coupons in both transactions, so I don't think they're used to seeing many coupons.  When a coupon beeped they tried to just hand it back to me and say sorry....and I said "I'm sorry, but that coupon should work and if it doesn't, I'll just take my order over to Customer Service to get this sorted out."  They fixed it pretty fast after that.  Except in the top transaction, I had another $1/1 ANY Reach toothbrush or floss product that beeped...well by that time, my OOP was already less than $1, so I just let it go.  I did get a comment from the cashier saying "I don't even know how you're paying less than a $1 for all this stuff..." like I was taking it out of her pocket.  So yea, not the most coupon friendly store...Anyway, I'm going to list everything in one big list, but you can see that for the Mega Event, there are 10 participating items (in the second pic I bought a few extra non-Mega Even items, hence more than 10 items.  Oh, the Sobe in the first pic is also non-Mega Event).

(3) Hunt's Tomatoes @ .49 each, so $1.47 total
      -$1/3 Kroger eCoupon found HERE
      -.45/3, doubled to .90, found in SS 1/23/11
Final Price: FREE + .43 overage!

(8) Rotel @ .49 each, so $3.92 total (I do love me some Rotel, but I'm donating a few of these!)
      -(2) $1/3 Rotel found HERE
      -Buy 3, get 1 free found in January All You magazine (and the cashier put it in as .99 even though the Mega price was .49; again unfamiliar cashiers....)
      -.25/1, doubled to .50, found in SS 1/23/11
Final Price: .43 for all 8, or a nickel a piece!

(3) Reach toothbrushes (to be donated) @ $1 each, so $3 total
      -(3) $1/1 any Reach toothbrush or floss found HERE
Final Price: FREE!

(2) Reach Floss @ $1 each, so $2
     -$.50/1, doubled to $1, found in SS 1/9/11
Final Price: $1
(Note: I had the other $1/1 but this was when it kept beeping and my total was belw $1 already, so I just let it go; sometimes you have to choose which battles to fight!)

Sobe @ .99
     -Free Sobe coupon from playing game a couple months ago
Final Price: FREE!

Kashi Cereal @ $2.99
     -$3/1 received from Vocal Point
Final Price: Free + a penny!

(2) Cascadian Farms Cereal @ $2.88 each, so $5.76 total
     -$1/2 found in product previously
Final Price: $4.76 for both, or $2.38 each

Cascadian Farms Granola Bars @ $2.88
     -Free Granola Bars wyb 2 boxes of CF cereal (value of $4.55--it took off the whole value!)
Final Price: Free + $1.67 overage!

(2) Horizon Single Serve Organic Chocolate Milk @ 10/$10, so $2 total
    -(2) $1/1 found HERE
Final Price: FREE!

Colgate Toothpaste (to be donated) @ $1.50
     -.50/1, doubled to $1, found in SS 1/2/11
Final Price: .50 cents

Finish Dishwashing Detergent @ $3.20
     -$2.25 off Finish gelpacs SS 1/2/11
Final Price: .95

(2) Garden of Eaten' Chips @ $1.49 each, so $2.98 total
    -(2) $1/1 any Garden of Eatin' chips
Final Price: .98 for both, or .49 each


  1. Great trip! Love all the freebies. I went to Kroger as well and got some of the same items. Please come Link up at the Bluegrass Savers Weekly Shopping Page

  2. My Korger is the most coupon friendly store I have ever shopped at. However, technically according to the coupon policy for Kroger the combinations you have here are not permitted perhaps that is why you had so very much trouble. The policy reads you can use either an e-coupon or a paper manufc. coupon however, not both for one item. Kroger's love to take coupons and make customers happy!

  3. Robert, if you read correctly, the problem with the coupon I had was not the one that was combined w/ the e-coupon...also, different Kroger's have different policies on this issue. Although Kroger has a much more concrete coupon policy vs. somewhere like Publix on a regional/national level, it still varies greatly from store to store, town to town, and state to state. So although I know you were just trying to be helpful, I am aware of what can be done or not done. Kroger's customer service is nowhere near as happy to take a coupon as Publix is, in my experience.

  4. Hi Jessica, thanks for linking up at the Bluegrass Savers Weekly Savings Page. Hope your week is going great! Congratulations on making a whole turkey by yourself!