Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Finals

It is starting to feel like Fall here in Texas. Thank goodness. I am tired of the heat. We have had the house open for two days now. It feels great. Hopefully this will cut down on the electric bill to help pay for Aug. Whew that bill was a high one.

Yeah it is Friday Finals time again. It is time to share your savings with everyone else. Let’s see how we did this week and see who got some of the best deals.

With the Kroger Mega event going on and no doubling and tripling, I still managed to get some awesome deals this week. I even had some great eCoupons too! However, I have not won a single thing on the game Kroger is playing on line. Bummer. I normally win something. I have been playing every day and different times of the day to try to win. Still nothing. Now on to shopping.

Kroger 09/20/11:
MEI= Mega Event Item -$0.50 off the price

1 Birdseye Frozen Veg $1.49 – MEI, $1/1 Birds Eye WYB Van de Kamps Fish Product Printable NLA
            -Final FREE
1 Van de Kamps Fish Sticks $6.19 - $2/1 Kroger eCoupon
            -Final $4.19
5 Velveeta Cups $1.00 – MEI, $1/5 Velveeta Cups Tear Pad in store a long time ago
            -Final $0.30 each
4 Marzetti Salad Dressing $2.49 – 4 $2/1 Marzetti Salad Dressing RP 09/11/11
            -Final $0.49 each
4 Carnation Evaporated Milk $1.29 – MEI, 2 $0.50/2 Printable
            -Final $0.54 each
2 Nestle La Lechera sweetened condensed Milk $1.49 – MEI
            -Final $0.99 each
2 Fruitables Juice Boxes $2.99 – MEI, $1/1 SS 09/18/11
            -Final $1.49 each
1 Tape $0.69
2 Ozarka Water $1.09 – MEI
            -Final $0.59 each
3 Kroger canned Tuna $0.69 - $0.40/2 Kroger eCoupon
            -Final $0.56 each (I should have bought just two)
2 Driscoll Raspberries $1.25
            -Final $1.25 each
4 Libby’s Corn $0.80 - $1/4 RP 08/28/11 – ($0.75 at Walmart)
            -Final $0.55 each
1 Loaf Bread $1.00 – Discount area

I spent $24.19 and saved $41.95 on $66.14 retail. I am going back next week to grab some more savings on items that normally don’t go on sale. Such as the sweetened condensed Milk, Fruitables I have more coupons and maybe some more salad dressing.

Sprouts had an AWESOME sale on Bulk items this week. It was 25% across the board on all bulk items. There are some things that just don’t go on sale except for this sale. I decided to splurge a little and stock up on some baking staples I wanted for muffins and snacks and not have to buy the retail versions. I could buy just what I wanted and it was on sale. They also have this great section with spices in bags they sell for $1.25 per bag. Each bag is about what you get in a bottle. Sometimes way more and sometimes a little less, but the prices are way better. I get these and open them up and place them in my bottles for storage. It is a great deal.

Sprouts 09/18/11 - No PIC available

BULK ITEMS – 25% off every price listed

0.48 lbs Chocolate chips @ $2.99/lb - $1.44
0.85 lbs Whole Wheat Pastry Flour @ $0.67/lb - $0.57
0.50 lbs Wheat Bran @ $0.52/lb - $0.26 WOW! You cannot pay that price at the store
0.05 lbs Cardamom @$53.88/lb - $2.69 – to make Indian dishes
0.53 lbs Sunflower seeds @ $2.02/lb - $1.07
0.55 lbs Oat Bran @  $1.12 - $0.62
1.05 lbs Multi Grain Pancake mix @ $2.09/lb - $2.19
0.90 lbs Chili Peanuts @ $1.87/lb - $1.68
0.49 lbs Pepitas (pumpkin seeds) @ $4.49/lb - $2.20

1 Curry Powder - $1.25
1 Ginger - $1.25
1 Tumeric - $1.25

1 lb baby Carrots $0.99 – Snacking for my husband at work
2 lbs Carrots $1.49 – For cooking
1 Celery $0.88
2.82 lbs Zucchini @ $0.88/lb - $2.48
2.60 lbs Onions @ $0.49/lb - $1.27
1 carton Grape Tomatoes $2.50 – dehydrated these for sun dried tomatoes
2.20 lbs Red Grapes @ $0.77lb - $1.69
0.78 lbs Roma Tomatoes @ $0.88/lb - $0.69

I spent $28.46 at Sprouts. I saved more than if I would have purchased these at a retail chain. I probably saved around half. I can’t wait for the next bulk sale!


I can’t find my receipt for CVS. This is close to what I spent.

1 Scott Paper Towels $5.99
2 Bengay Cream $5.49 each - rain check
$1.00 ECB
$1/1 Scott RP 09/11/11
2 $5/1 Bengay Cream SS 09/11/11

Paid around $4.97 and saved $12.00 on $16.97 worth of retail product.

I also went to Kroger before the Mega sale for a few essentials:

2 Gallons milk $2.39 each
1 Pack K-cups discounted $3.99
2 Loaves Bread $1.00 each
1 Sunscreen discounted $2.00 exp 2013 Awesome deal!

I paid $12.94 and saved more than receipt showed since most items had a manager special tag.

This week I spent $70.56 and saved $53.95 plus more since some items were on sale and I didn’t have time to do all the math on each item. I also picked up a lot of great deals not reflected in my receipts as savings.

How did you do this week? What were your great finds? Please share with others below and LINK UP your savings.


  1. Wow! You really saved big! Our grocery bill is one of our largest because we're gluten-free, but it's always great to see how others are saving. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks so much! There are a lot of items out there that are gluten free. There are also coupons available for these. You can try making breads and things at home instead of buying premade. Our bulk store has rice flour, coconut flour and other gluten free flours to bake with. Check out a store that has a bulk section for additional savings.


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