I am a stay at home mom who is fed up with spending a large portion of income on grocery bills. It is my job, according to God, to be a good help mate for my husband. I am trying to live up to my job description. I am starting a journey into the grocery coupon world and invite you to come with me. I have never used coupons for grocery shopping and as of January 1st 2008 I am diving in. I will be using http://www.thegrocerygame/ , http://www.moneysavingmom.com and the http://www.couponmom.com/ website to guide me on how to save money. I am going to treat this adventure as a part time job and put in the hours necessary to make it work. I am excited and nervous to get started.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

O.k. O.k. Enough with the Kroger

Yes, I went back again today. I was not planning to but one thing led to another and I found myself searching the isles.
It all started because I needed some hamburger and hot dog buns for dinner tonight. Then a thought occured to me, "It would be silly to go and not do a 10 for $5 deal."
It was 11:30 and I needed to pick up one of the children at noon. My second thought was, " I will pick up the child and then run to Kroger." My next thought was, "I wonder what coupons I have?" I did a quick search and found some coupons to work into the deal. The only problem was I only had 1 coupon. My next thought, "If I leave now I can run to church and search the coupon box before I need to pick up the child." Off I went, checking my watch every 1/4 mile or so.
I got my coupons and my child on time and away I went to Kroger.
Here is the deal
6 packages of Keebler cookies I had 1 coupon for .55/2 and 3 coupons for $1 off
4 Dawn dish soaps I had 1 coupon for .25 off the foam soap and 3 .50 coupons off regular Dawn.
1 pack of hamburger buns not on sale
1 pack of hot dog buns not on sale
----Total before deal was $18 and change
-----TOTAL OOP= $12

Lori I know I made fun of you last week after your 3rd or 4th trip, for that I am deeply sorry, I now understand.

I will not be posting a picture. If I dont post a picture does the deal really count? Was it really a Kroger trip?


Lori said...

Of course it only counts when you post a picture-just like the calories from the cookies don't count if there is a picture for proof!

It's addictive-next week we can all drown ourselves in the cookies to relieve our sorrow of losing the $5/10 deal.

Lori said...

Sorry, meant that the cookies don't count if there isn't a picture...