Sunday, August 16, 2009

Did You Make it to Kroger on Saturday?

My alarm went off at 5:45 am. I could not for the life of me remember why I set it. I pushed snooze a few times and laid there going through list of possibilities as to why in the world I would be getting up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday (class? no that’s not it, doctors appointment? on a Saturday? nope, garage sales? no I’ve banned myself from Goodwill and garage sales for the week, !ahhhh-haaa! KROGER. I may have sworn off thrift stores this week but that’s a thrifty trip I was allowed to make. I popped out of bed threw on some comfy shopping clothes skipped makeup and headed out the door with my coupons in tow.

I don’t know if this happens to you but when I know there’s a good sale afoot I get all giddy and frazzled. Some peeps love to shop but I LOVE to shop and SAVE! I stopped at a gas station on to way see if I could pick up the Sunday early edition news paper so I could add to my coupon stock. I was so excited about getting to Kroger that I jumped out of the car forgetting to turn it off. One gas station patron was kind enough to bring me back to earth and tell me what I just did. Good thing I put it in park and didn’t lock the door behind me. Sometimes I wonder where my brain goes!

I made it safely to Kroger and had just as much fun saving as I did seeing all the awesome coupon systems people were using. I recently upgraded from a little photo album to a small plastic file folder but looks like I need to upgrade aging if I’m going to get serious with this whole coupon thing. I wish I could have made myself invisible so I could have observed the “Coupon Gods” without them thinking I was crazy.
Here’s most my loot. I did buy a few things I didn’t have coupons for but most items you see I used coupons to purchase. Some of the best deals were: Ken’s spray dressing (got that one for FREE!), treated myself to some new eye shadow for only a few cents, deodorant for Kent was purchased for .45 cents each (I believe). Actually I got GREAT deals on everything I purchased with a coupon!

I ended up spending $90.00 and saved $38.00 after coupons. Not as good as I’ve seen but for a coupon gal in training it not too bad.
Did you make it to Kroger on Saturday? How did you do?


  1. Made it to Kroger too! I spent $81 and saved $80 yeah!!!

    I love those free items!

  2. I think you did really good. I never even thought of using coupons till I got much older. You have a big head start!!

  3. Your "training" is going quite well! Your blog is adorable!

    m ^..^

  4. Oh how I wish couponing worked for me!! Urgh!

    You have inspired me with your Goodwill finds. I have picked one day a week, when I can be free to do something just for myself, so I am devoting it to a Goodwill day. We have a small local one so I'll just tinker through on that day and see what I can find.

    Thanks for giving me something to get me out of this mid-life funk I've been in!!!

    Have a great week!


  5. I've never heard of Kroger. I'm quite jealous! We must not have any out here.

  6. So cool! It is amazing how much you can save with coupons. You did great :)


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