Sunday, November 24, 2013

November 23rd, 2013 Shopping Trip

Package of 3 Beef Short Ribs  $5.44
15 oz. Jar Marzetti Ranch Salad Dressing  $3.19 [Reg. $3.49]
2 5 lb. Bags Kroger Potatoes (cheaper to get two 5 lb. bags rather than one 10 lb. bag)  $1.49 [Reg. $1.99]
Box of Kroger Value Saltines (4 sleeves)  $1.19
Bag of Kroger Romaine Salad  $1.79
2 1 lb. Packages of Kroger Ground Beef  $3.08 each
3 Red Baron Frozen Pizzas  3/$10.00 [Reg. $3.50 each]
2 12 oz. Bags Kroger Frozen Vegetables  $1.00 each
Kroger Soft Drink  $.87
Gallon Kroger Whole Milk  $2.79 [Reg. $2.99]

+ $.05 tax.
= $36.46.

I saved $2.00.

Then we had to go back because I forgot chips (even though they were on my list, ha) and Daddy also wanted some Hershey's candy cane kisses and another soft drink.

Lay's Wavy Potato Chips  $2.00 [Reg. $2.97]
Kroger Soft Drink  $.87
10 oz. Bag Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses  $3.50 (they're on sale 2/$7.00) [Reg. $3.99]

+ $.26 tax.
= $6.63.

I saved $1.46.

All of these groceries were for our meals for last night, tonight, and tomorrow night. Once again, not bad for a family of 4.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

November 22nd, 2013 Shopping Trip

16 oz. Box of Kroger Rigatoni  $.99
10 oz. Bag Kroger Tortilla Chips  $1.00
Bag of Kroger Romaine Salad  $1.79
1 oz. Package Kroger Taco Seasoning  $.39
1 lb. Kroger Ground Beef  $3.08

No tax.
= $7.25

No savings.

This was our meal last night. Not bad for a family of 4.

November 21st, 2013 Shopping Trip

Package of 3 Tyson Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breasts  $4.04 [Reg. $7.69]
Bag of Kroger Romaine Salad  $1.79
2 2 Cup Bags Kroger Mozzarella  $1.67 each [Reg. $3.79 each]
5 oz. Bag of some brand of croutons that I don't remember, ha  $1.50 [Reg. $1.99]
16 oz. Box of Kroger Angel Hair Pasta  $.99
2 Jars Kroger Marinara Sauce  $1.25 each (I believe they're 4/$5.00 right now) [Reg. $1.29 each]
Gallon Kroger Whole Milk  $2.69 [Reg. $2.89]

No tax.
= $16.85.

I saved $8.66.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

November 20th, 2013 Shopping Trip

10 oz. Box Kroger Spinach Leaves  $3.79
2 Bunches Bananas  $2.72
Package of 4 Pork Chops  $3.51 [Reg. $4.94]
14 oz. Box Kroger Value Cork Flakes  $1.25
2 lb. Bag of Kroger Frozen Cubed Hash Browns  $1.88 [Reg. $1.99]
Bag of Kroger Romaine Salad  $1.79
2 2 Cup Bags Kroger Shredded Cheddar Cheese  $1.67 each (on sale 3/$5.00) [Reg. $3.79 each]
Marie Callender Frozen Apple Pie  $4.99 [Reg. $8.29]
16 oz. Bottle Kroger Salad Dressing  $1.50 (on sale 2/$3.00, if my memory serves) [Reg. $1.67] (I actually don't know how this tastes because I got it for my Daddy and forgot to ask him if he likes it).
6.5 oz. Can Reddi-wip Topping  FREE [Reg. $2.59] (This was on sale for $2.00, but right now they have a deal where if you buy a Marie Callender frozen pie you get a can of this for free!).
Can of Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup  $1.50
Pint of Kroger Vanilla Ice Cream  $1.00 [Reg. $1.49]
16 oz. Container Daisy Sour Cream  $2.19

No tax.
= $29.46

I saved $12.33!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

November 19th, 2013 Shopping Trip

4 oz. Bag Kroger Potato Sticks  $.99 [Reg. $1.29]
Kroger Romaine Salad  $1.79
Bag of Banquet Frozen Popcorn Chicken  $3.99 (I would tell you the size of the bag, but alas it was thrown away before I could check it, we'll just say it was big, because it was).
Small Can of Fritos Cheese Dip  $2.00 [Reg. $2.99]
Package of Kroger Grape Tomatoes  $1.99
2 qt. Bottle Kroger Apple Juice  $1.99 (my brother and I both agree this is our favorite apple juice).
2 qt. Bottle Northland Cranberry Juice  $2.99 [Reg. $4.39]
2 Boxes of 6 Frozen Pretzels (Kroger Brand, which we really like)  $1.69 each [Reg. $1.99 each]
Gallon of Kroger Whole Milk  $2.69 [Reg. $2.89]

No tax.
= $21.81

I saved $3.49. 

November 18th, 2013 Shopping Trip

1.5 qt. Kroger Deluxe Vanilla Ice Cream  $2.50 [Reg. $2.99] (We really like their ice cream).
1 Medium Onion  $.48
Gallon Kroger Whole Milk  $2.69 [Reg. $2.89]
2 15 oz. Cans Contadina Pizza Sauce  $1.59 each (I would've gotten Kroger brand but they were completely out because it's so cheap and just as good).
3 2 Cup Packages Kroger Mozzarella Cheese- I just discovered that for some reason two bags were $1.67 each [Reg. $3.79 each] while the third one was $1.66 [Reg. $3.79], eh, whatever. These were on sale 3/$5.00, where as the 6 cup bag was on sale for $5.49, so I saved $.49 for getting 3 2 cup bags. Cha-ching.
10 oz. Bag of Lays Wavy Potato Chips  $2.00 [Reg. $2.97]
Medium Size Green Pepper  $.69

No tax.
= $16.54.

I saved $8.03.

Monday, November 18, 2013

November 17th, 2013 Shopping Trip

3 4 oz. Packages Kroger Noodles & Alfredo Sauce Mix  $.79 each
Bottle of 20 Advil Liqui-Gels  $4.19
7.6 oz. Bag Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark  $4.99 [Reg. $5.99] (I did have a coupon for $2.00 off as well)

+ $.55
= $10.10

I saved $3.00.

November 16th, 2013 Shopping Trip

24 oz. Bottle Aunt Jemima Syrup  $4.69
15.6 Pillsbury Frosting  $1.39 [Reg. $1.89]
Duncan Hines Cake Mix  $1.25 [Reg. $2.09]
48 oz. Kroger Vegetable Oil  $2.69
5 Pack Johnsonville Brats  $4.49
8 Pack Kroger Hot Dog Buns  $1.00 [Reg. $1.29]
1 Medium Size Green Pepper  $.69
1 Medium Size Onion  $.45
2 Liter Cherry Coke  $1.50
2 Liter Coke  $1.50
12 oz. Box Kroger Cinnamon Swirl Cereal  $2.29 (my brother & I both really like this) [Reg. $2.49]
3.62 qt. Bottle Clorox Bleach  $3.99
Gallon Kroger Whole Milk  $2.59 [Reg. $2.89]
Large Sturdy Plastic Bowl with Rubber on the bottom  $9.59 [Reg. $11.99]

+ $.99 Tax
= $39.10

I saved $4.53.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

November 15th, 2013 Shopping Trip

Klosterman Dark Rye Bread  $1.67 [Reg. $1.79]
Kroger Hoagie Buns  $2.49
Kroger Value Bread (the cheapest Kroger brand)  $.88
1/2 lb. Private Selection (Kroger) Black Forest Ham (our favorite)  $3.94
Large Tomato  $1.15
6 oz. Box of Baby Spinach  $2.50
2 Appr. 28 oz. Bags of Kroger Frozen French Fries  $1.88 [Reg. $1.99]
6 Pack JTM Hoagie Patties  $5.89
Kroger Sliced Provolone  $2.29 [Reg. $3.09]
30 oz. Jar Hellman's Mayonnaise  $4.39
16 oz. Mount Olive Bread & Butter Pickles  $2.99
Gallon Kroger Whole Milk  $2.59 [Reg. $2.89]
14 oz. Jar Kroger Pizza Sauce  $.99
Kroger Refrigerated Biscuits  $1.17

No tax.

I saved $1.44.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Why I Love My Kroger

For the past 7 or so years I've been doing the shopping at Kroger by myself (Mommy drives and I go in) and we go there almost everyday so the people that work there kind of know me. It used to be a small Kroger but at the end of August they opened a new big one right next to where the old one was. It now has jewelry, clothes, Starbucks, all that good stuff. I really like the new store even though I wasn't sure I would since the other one was so small and it just felt kinda homey, but this one is really nice and despite how big it is it didn't take me too long to get used to where everything is since we go there so often.
There are a few employees in particular that are always just so sweet to me and have kind of become my friends and so I always look forward to seeing them. I usually get hugs from two of them which makes me happy because I like hugs. Hugs are good. Give someone a hug today....umm, preferably someone you know, please.
Anyway, many of the people that work there are just so sweet and nice and I like sweet and nice people.
And I do like how big this one is compared to the other one because sometimes there wasn't much room to maneuver, especially around the holidays when it was so packed, but there's plenty of room at this one and it's just really nice and it feels all homey now.
Of course the prices are good and I like good prices because I like to save money. Saving money is good.
There are also self-checkouts at this Kroger and I don't usually like going to them unless one of my friend's is working there and we can talk, 'cause I like talking to my friends.
So, go shop Kroger today
I love Kroger.

November 13th, 2013 Shopping Trip

1 lb Kroger Ground Beef  $3.08
1 oz. Package Old El Paso Taco Seasoning  $.79 (usually we get Kroger brand which is only $.39, but they were totally out yesterday!)
Kroger Salad  $1.79
16 oz. Bag Kroger White Rice  $1.00 (10/$10.00)
2 Cup Bag Kroger Shredded Cheddar  $2.39 [Reg. $3.79]
2 Cup Bag Kroger Shredded Mozzarella  (Same as above)
16 oz. Can Kroger Traditional Refried Beans  $.89
16 oz. Box Kroger Penne  $.99
16 oz. Container Daisy Sour Cream  $1.99 [Reg. $2.19]
10 oz. Bag Kroger Tortilla Chips  $1.00
16 oz. Jar Kroger Salsa  $1.79
2 Kroger Soft Drinks  $.87
Gallon Kroger Whole Milk  $2.59 [Reg. $2.89]

+ $.30 tax
= $22.53

I saved $3.30

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

November 11th, 2013 Shopping Trip

Family-Size Can of Pringles Potato Chips  $1.49 [Reg. $1.67]
Kroger Bakery Italian Bread  (package of two mini loaves) $1.99
1 lb. Kroger Ground Beef  $3.08
Kroger Bag of 5 lbs. Potatoes  $1.99
Tyson Chicken Thighs  $3.92
Small Onion  $.32
14 oz. Jar Kroger Pizza Sauce  $.79 (this was the first time we tried their pizza sauce, we put on our homemade French bread pizzas and we all agreed it was really good) [Reg. $.99]
9 oz. Bottle of Dawn Dish Washing Detergent  $1.49
2 Cup Bag Kroger Mozzarella Cheese  $2.39 [Reg. $3.79]
Gallon Kroger Milk  $2.59 [Reg. $2.89]

+ $.09 tax
= $20.14

I saved $2.08.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

November 9th, 2013 Shopping Trip

Kroger Romaine Salad  $1.79
2 Packages Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage  $2.89 each [Reg. $2.99]
8 oz. Block Kroger Cream Cheese  $1.25 [Reg. $1.59]
8 oz. Container Kroger Parmesan Cheese  $3.09
8 14.5 oz. Cans Kroger Green Beans  $.69 each
Kroger Lasagna Noodles  $1.69
One Dozen Kroger Large Eggs  $1.69
Kroger Bakery Italian Bread  $1.99
Tyson Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breast (package of 3)  $4.10 [Reg. $7.81]
Bar-S Hot Dogs (package of 8)  $1.39
4 Cup Bag of Kroger Shredded Mozzarella Cheese  $2.99 [Reg. $4.69]
27 oz. Can Kroger Sauerkraut  $1.79
Kroger Heavy Duty Foil (50 Sq. Ft.)  $2.50 [Reg. $3.29]
Gallon of Kroger Milk (we go through a lot of milk in our family)  $2.59 [Reg. $2.89]

+ $.15 tax
= $43.00

I saved $7.04.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

November 8th, 2013 Shopping Trip

Kroger Iced Oatmeal Cookies  $1.09
Kroger bag of Romaine Salad (you will probably find this a lot on my lists as we eat a lot of salad with our meals)  $1.79
2 cup bag Kroger Shredded Cheddar  $2.39 [Reg. $3.79]
Package of 8 frozen burritos  $3.49
2 Bags Kroger Tortilla Chips  $1.00 each
16 oz. Container Daisy Sour Cream  $1.99 [Reg. $2.19]
2 Kroger Soft Drinks  $.79 each

+ $.09 tax
= $14.42

I saved $1.60.

November 7th, 2013 Shopping Trip

1 Pair of Kroger Rubber Gloves  $1.00 [Reg. $1.69]
Large Sturdy White Plastic Bowl with Rubber on the bottom  $9.59 [Reg. $11.99]
Jar of Kroger Spaghetti Sauce  $1.25 [Reg. $1.29]
Box of Barilla Pasta Shells  $2.00 [Reg. $2.49]
Can of Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Cleaner  $4.19 [Reg. $4.69]
1 lb. Ground Beef  $3.08
6 Cup Bag of Kroger Shredded Mozzarella Cheese  $5.49 [Reg. $9.19]
Kroger Apple Juice (which my brother and I think is some of the best out there)  $1.99
Kroger 2 Liter Soft Drink  $.79
1 Medium Size Onion $.36
15 oz. Ricotta  $3.09
Bag of Kroger Romaine Salad  $1.79
Kroger Bakery Italian Bread (which we get quite often to go with our Italian meals because it's so good)  $1.99
8 oz. Container Hershey's Baking Cocoa  $3.29 [Reg. $3.59]
16 oz. Can Hershey's Chocolate Syrup  $1.69

+ $1.08 tax
= $43.75

I saved $8.91!

The bowl Mommy and I need as we make soap totally from scratch and need something sturdy to mix it in and so if I hadn't gotten the bowl, the groceries would've been: $34.16.

Friday, November 8, 2013

November 6th, 2013 Shopping Trip

This blog was started per my Mommy's suggestion that I write about my love of Kroger.
Kroger is my favorite grocery store and I wanted to share how much I save (without using coupons) just by their wonderful prices and using my Kroger card. So I will try to update as much as possible seeing as Mommy and I go there almost everyday. I'm the one that does the shopping and always like to surprise her with how little I spend (and there have been some good ones).
I am a firm believer that everyone should shop Kroger if they love saving money. I honestly think it's even better than Wal-Mart and so many of their own products are just as good as name-brand products and are a lot cheaper so I hope this blog inspires you to shop Kroger.
I am going to be honest in saying that there are a few Kroger brand products that I've purchased that we didn't really care for and I will let you know what they are as this blog rolls along.
Happy Kroger-ing!!

Here's my first shopping list after this blog was started:

13.7 oz. box Cheez-Its  $2.49 [Reg. $2.77] (we've tried Kroger's version of cheese crackers
11 oz. bag of Doritos  $2.49 [Reg. $2.69]
Kroger brand 2 liter soft drink  $.79 (we find that many of their soft drinks are just about as good as name-brand...and the price is MUCH better)
28 oz. bag of Kroger chocolate cereal  $3.39 (my brother and I both agree that this is the best chocolate cereal out there...I love the price, especially since it's such a big bag)
2.11 lbs. Grapes  $4.20
6.10 lbs. Bananas  $3.29
6 oz. box Baby Spinach Leaves  $2.50
10 oz. can CafĂ© Bustelo Espresso Powder  $4.79 [Reg. $5.19]
Pre-bagged lemons  $2.00
Private Selection (Kroger brand) loaf of multi-grain bread  $1.99 [Reg. $2.69]
2 12 oz. bags of Starburst candy-corn candy  $1.24 each [Reg. $2.49]
Gallon of whole milk  $2.59 [Reg. $2.89]
1/2 lb. Private Selection Roast Beef  $3.63 [Reg. $4.67]
1/2 lb. Private Selection Mild Cheddar  $3.63
Kroger bagels  $1.99

+ $.20 tax
= $42.45

I saved $5.42.

I look forward to sharing more of my lovely Kroger adventures with you!