Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday Finals - Kroger Mega Event & Tom Thumb

It has been announced that we are officially out of the drought here in North Texas. This is really good news for us, since our lake is now only 5 feet under normal levels. At the end of summer we were 16 feet and falling. If we did not get rain this winter, we were going to be restricted to only drinking and bathing water. I was trying to explain this to my daughter, she said we could just drink milk. I love the way a child’s mind works. She is 10 and I want her to have an understanding of the world and how each thing is connected. So I had to tell her without water the cows won’t have anything to drink or eat either. Then I saw her little light bulb go off right above her head.
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Now on to shopping. We had an awesome Link party last week with 26 entries. Stop by these sites to be inspired to save. Here are the top Links from last week:

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Here are my shopping trips for this week:

Tom Thumb 02/02/12

3 Wolf Brand Chili $0.99 each - $0.75/3 Wolf Brand
            -Final $0.75 each
2 Mission flour tortillas $0.99 each Store coupon
1 Starkist Tuna Pouch $1.19 - $0.50/1 doubled Tuna Pouch RP 01/01/12
            -Final $0.19

I spent $4.39 and saved $10.27 on $14.39 worth of groceries this trip.

Tom Thumb 01/31/12

1 Pillsbury Frosting $1.99 - $0.35/1 tripled Pillsbury frosting or Brownie mix expired
            -Final $0.94
1 Starkist Tuna Pouch $1.19 - $0.50/1 doubled Tuna Pouch RP 01/01/12
            -Final $0.19
2 Bear Creek Soup mix B1G1 $4.49 - $1/1 Bear Creek Soup mix SS 10/23/11
            -Final $1.75 each
2 18 count eggs store coupon $1.99 each
2 Clorox wipes $1.99 each - $1/2 Clorox wipes expired
            -Final $1.50 each
2 Mrs. Bairds Bread B1G1 $3.19 - $0.55/1 Mrs. Bairds bread SS 01/22/12
            -Final $1.32 each

I spent $14.47 and saved $17.89 on $32.36 worth of Groceries this trip.

Kroger Mega Event 1/31/12
            MEI = Mega Event Item $0.50 off

2 Garden of Eatin Chips $2.19 each – MEI
            -Final $1.69 each – I forgot my coupon for $1/2
4 Goldfish crackers $1.49 – MEI
            -Final $0.99 each
2 Welch’s Essentials Juice $2.49 each – MEI, 2 $1/1 Welch’s Essential Juice SS 11/06/11
            -Final $0.99 each
1 Pullups $9.49 - $3.00/1 Kroger ecoupon
            -Final $6.49
2 Ritz Whole Wheat Crackers $2.49 each – MEI, $1 Ritz Crackers Printable NLA
            -Final $1.49 each
10 Cans Hunts Tomatoes $0.98 – MEI, 2 $0.40/2, 2 $0.60/3 Hunts Printable coupons
            -Final $0.28 each * Stockpile item
1 Hummus Clearance Section $0.99
1 Millstone K-Cup Coffee $7.99 - $2/1 Millstone K-Cup RP 12/11/11
            -Final $5.99

I spent $29.27 and saved $28.08 on $57.35 worth of Groceries this trip. I bought organic chips, whole wheat crackers, all natural juice and all natural hummus using coupons and sales.

I spent $48.13 and saved $56.24 worth of groceries and necessities this week. I love to save more than I spend.

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  1. Oh wow. I am jealous of that Kroger's shopping trip! I so so wish we had a Kroger. I hear only good things about them and their sales. Good job on saving more than you spent!

    1. Thanks Tanner. Kroger is a hit or miss for me lately. Without double coupons I mainly wait for Mega Events to maximize my dollar.

  2. Great job! Just wanted to let you know I created a button to link to your page and added it to my linky and blog hops page. I tried linking it directly to your friday finales page, but it wouldn't work so it just links to your home page. Hope that's alright. Let me know if there is another way to tweak it and I will do it :)

    1. Thanks so much Erika! It seems to be working fine. Thanks so much for adding me.

    2. No problem. This is always one of my favorite places to stop so it's nice to give you some love so others can link up too :)

  3. Wow! I need to go and get that tuna fish! I cannot get enough of that. I think its time the TDs and I go and make a few 1 item trips lol!

  4. Yes! This Tuna Fish deal is awesome. I have used it four times. It works out to a little over a $1.00 for a pound of Tuna. Which is a great price for fish or meat.


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