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?

6 comments:

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

    I love those free items!

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  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!!

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

    m ^..^

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  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!

    Nicole

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

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

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