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My blog has morphed over the years into different things. It is a place to learn about saving money, product reviews, cooking, gardening, and homesteading. It can take you to whatever has my attention at the moment and then back to the day to day. I hope you will learn something here and come back often.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Savings at Kroger & Walgreens

Last night I had to run by Kroger and grab some milk.  I buy 2 gallons at a time because we go through it quickly!  I decided to go to the Kroger at Goodman and Getwell because they seem to have better clearance items than the Olive Branch Kroger.  Well, it paid off!  I bought my 2 gallons of milk for $5.16 and then they had Corn Flakes w/Honey on clearance for $1.09.  I had a coupon for $1/2.  I bought 4 boxes for $.58 each.  They also had Quaker Oatmeal w/ cinnamon on clearance for $1.49.  No coupons for this one but I saved $1.40 off of the regular price and my kids love it. My favorite deal of all was on Mahatma Yellow Rice.  We love this rice.  It was on Kroger's regular sale for $.75.  I had a coupon for $.75/2 so it's like getting one free.  I also had a coupon for $1.00 off any Mahatma rice so I made money on that coupon.  The final cost for rice was 2 bags for $.16 each.  My final Kroger bill should have been $22.97 but after clearance price and coupons it was $10.67...if only I had coupons for milk!

Now to Walgreens!
Dove Men's Body Wash $5.99 rec'd $5.99 register reward minus $1.50/1 coupon = $1.50 profit
Hefty One Zip Bags BOGO (buy one get one free)  $3.29 minus $1/1 coupon = 2 for $1.30 each (Always try to buy the largest quantity allowed for that coupon.  I bought the box containing 22 bags each)
Gillette Deoderant $3.99 rec'd $1.50 register rewards minus BOGO coupon minus $1 coupon= 2 for $.75 each
Kotex Tampons 2/$6 rec'd. $3 register reward minus $1.50/2=  2 for $.75 each
The total amount I paid was $9.02 (I did use a $10 register reward) and I received $14.50 in register rewards!  Bottom Line $5.48 profit!

Walgreens Friend's and Family Coupon - 15% off most products and 20% off Walgreens brand products. FRIDAY ONLY
Walgreens Coupon

I have also added a link to Swagbucks on my blog.  This is a free search engine.  You earn "bucks" for searching.  These "bucks" can be used for money in their store.  Check it out.  It's a great way to earn free stuff just by doing what you normally do!

1 comment:

  1. What a great blog, and so helpful to all of us trying to save a few dollars these days.
    Keep up the good work and congratulations for being so frugal, you look like you were rewarded with savings galore!