Thursday, September 23, 2010

Kroger Trip, September 22, 2010

One thing I learned today is that if Kroger has a price tag on the shelf for something and it rings up wrong, they give it to you for free.  I purchased bread when I saw that the shelf tag said $1.89.  I noticed after I got home that it rang up for $2.89.  When I went back this morning (because they didn't scan my $5 Kraft coupon!) and mentioned the bread, I expected to simply get my $1 back.  The lady said that I got the whole amount back since it rang up wrong.  Sweet!
Here's what I bought last night.
  • 1 loaf Nature's Own Whole Wheat bread
  • 1 package Organic Grape Tomatoes (clearanced to $1.99)
  • 1 Pepperidge Farm Milano Mint cookies
  • 1 Welch's Healthy Start 100% Grape Juice
  • 2 Smart Balance Heart Healthy Milk
  • 4 Campbell's Harvest Select soups (1 became Kevin's lunch today!)
  • 1 Kraft Singles
  • 4 blocks Kraft cheese
  • 1 Yoplait Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Pillsbury Sweet Moments
  • 5 boxes Green Giant Frozen Vegetables (forgot one in the freezer)
  • 2 Betty Crocker Instant Potatoes
  • 2 Betty Crocker cookie mixes
  • 1 Red Baron frozen Pizza

Coupons used:
  • .75/1 Nature's Own Bread printable
  • $1.50/1 Welch's  printable (no longer available)
  • (2) $2/1 Smart Balance Milk 
  • (2) .50/2 Campbell's Chunky Soups
  • $5/5 Kraft cheese printable
  • .30/1 Yoplait Greek Yogurt printable
  • $1/1 Pillsbury Sweet Moments AND $1/1 Pillsbury Sweet Moments E-coupon
  • .50/2 Green Giant Vegetables
  • .60/3 Green Giant Vegetables (wasn't able to print this awesome .50/1 coupon because I was out of ink)
  • .60/3 Green Giant Vegetables e-coupon
  • (2) .40/1 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
  • .40/1 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix Shortcuts e-coupon and Cellfire e-coupon
  • $1/1 Red Baron Pizza

Regular Price:  $71.19
I Paid:  $19.11


  1. Great trip, Kim! Question on the Green Giant--wouldn't you have been better off buying one more Green Giant item so that you would have gotten a $2 Catalina instead of a $1? Or buy three more and it would have been a $3 Catalina. Kroger is doing that, right?
    I like your clean, easy-to-read website. Thanks.
    Linda G.

  2. Linda--Yes, it would have been better. This is one of those times where I get to say that I make mistakes quite often. Sometimes I worry that people think we "couponers" always know what we're doing, and we do it correctly all of the time. This is certainly not the case with me! 8o) I didn't realize it until I got home, but my Catalina didn't print at all. I decided it wasn't worth the family time, gas money, and frustration to go back. Oh well....

    Thank you for your compliment about my blog being easy to read. I strive for that. I have several friends who say they go to coupon blogs and then just give up because the blog is too hard to read. I'm hoping to make it as easy as possible, and I hope it helps people learn!

    Have a great day!

  3. My Kroger gives you back the difference of the incorrectly scanned price and the price charged plus a $5.00 gift card. *Example:Bread-$1.89, charged $2.89 = $1.00 refund and $5.00 Kroger Gift Card. I had this happen not too long ago on an item that I had also used a $1.00 off coupon with at time of original purchase, so that worked out to my advantage, especially being the item was on sale for $2.99!