Monday, February 28, 2011

Kroger Trip 2/28/11

Oh my, I had a very FUN shopping trip at Kroger (Ralphs) today. Unfortunately, this is not a newbie transaction, because they were not just coupons from this last week's paper, but this is for inspiration to the newbies.

Unlike my regular CVS & Walgreens trips, which are usually Health & Beauty items, or Cleaning items, this is a GROCERY shopping trip. I did a total of 2 transactions. In the first transaction I bought 30 items, all for the Daytona Mega Sales event, which, for every 10 participating items, you get $3.00 to spend on your next shopping trip. I did it this way, so that I would earn the money in the first transaction, and use it towards the second transaction, which was for other items I either needed, or was a good sale and/or stock up item.

Before I went grocery shopping, my husband said - "Don't spend too much!" LOL! I think he says that out of habit, because before I'd spend $150-$200. I think he'll eventually get used to me spending less, don't you? By the way, for anyone who wants to get their spouse involved in couponing - the best way to do it, is to take them with you on a good shopping trip. They'll get all worried and anxious when you pull up to the register and when the total is calculated, they'll get it!

Total for both transactions: $111.10. Paid: $34.99.
Breakdown of Transactions are below the pics:

1st Transaction: Total: $71.05. Paid: $21.22. Earned $9.00 to use towards next shopping trip
(On this transaction, I used a $5.00 "good on your next purchase" coupon from my last Kroger trip)

2nd Transaction: Total: $40.04. Paid: $13.77.
(also bought strawberries, not pictured because my kids were already devouring them by the time I took this pic!)

Notes: You're probably wondering where all my fruits and veggies are huh? Well, to my suprise, I went to Walmart today to pick up some ink for my printer (all those end of the month printables!) Anyways, I was rewarded a $10.00 gift card for buying a black/color combo pack, so I used it to buy that kind of stuff.


  1. Hey Veronica, wow...looks like you're saving SO much $$! Would love to save $$ too...where do I start? Newspapers, online?? Veronica (Suzanne's friend)

  2. Hi,
    Thanks for reading my blog! I'm glad you want to start saving! I just started this blog a few days ago, so I currently have the 1st lesson in couponing up and it's on a page called Value-able Coupon Lessons in the top right hand corner, right underneath the search box. I should be posting more soon, but until then, feel free to contact me via email @ if you have any questions. Otherwise, subscribe, or check back often to get the newest updated lessons.