Tuesday, October 14, 2008

great deals

Clay and I pray often that we will be good stewards with our budget. I get so excited about a good deal! I went to Kroger and Wal-Mart today. I usually only go to one store, but Noah was in school today, so I didn't mind making 2 stops with just one kiddo in tow :)
I called Clay several times during my excursion to check my math. Nothing bothers me more than getting to the register and not getting the deal I was anticipating. I used coupons at Kroger and price-matching at Wal-Mart. Look below for details about my great savings!
This bag of mini-ricecakes was on sale for $2 at Wal-Mart. I used a coupon for $1.50 off any package of Orville Redenbacher's mini-ricecakes that I received last week in a mom's package (free) while shopping at the same store. So, my end price was 50 cents!
I divided the large bag into 13 single serving bags. That means that each single serving is less than 5 cents. Wow- what a deal!
I received some coupons in the mail for having a Kroger Plus Card and used them on things that were on my list. The ground meat (Angus Premium) was on sale for $1.67/lb. I had a coupon that if I bought $5 worth of beef I got $1.50 off. One pound of this beef is usually over $4. I got 3 1/2 lbs. for $6!! Another coupon was for $2.50 off $10 of fresh poultry. Each package of 2 1/2 lbs. of boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins was half off for using my Plus Card. Then I also used my coupon, so I ended up getting 7.5 lbs. of chicken for about $10. That's approximately 75 cents/lb.!!! My coupons also allowed me to get FREE strawberries and an 8 pack of Gatorade. I got a total of 14 items. I spent $20.96 and saved $47.57!! I call that a deal!

3 comments:

Jack said...

YAY FOR ROBIN! YAY FOR KROGER!! Awesome job!! I haven't done very well lately with coupons and Kroger Card. You've inspired me to "get with it"! By the way - I love your new blog!

Fru's Figure said...

Robin!

I'm so thrilled that you are blogging about YOU! I adore reading about the boys, but I often wonder how you are doing managing a household and family from day-to-day. I'm absolutely loving your blog. Congrats on the savings! I'm a coupon clipper myself. I love tearing into the Sunday paper to snip up the savings!

Thank you for sharing your tips and advice...I'm now your #1 subscriber!

Love you,
Jenny

Anonymous said...

Little Baby Robin-

You are such a deal finder! I thought I could find/make deals, but you have me beat! Keep up the good work/savings.

-Love-Dad-