Friday, October 19, 2012
Kroger/General Mills Buy 5, Save 5 Cartbuster haul (pic) #MyBlogSpark
That's part of my Buy 5, Save 5 haul at Kroger's! In all I got 18 boxes of cereal and a lot of Betty Crocker mac and cheese. No fears here -- if my kids don't like it, there is always donating to the local food pantry or Boy Scouts' Scouting for Food.
To be honest, I didn't use a single (gasp) Sunday paper coupon. All of the ones I used were printed here and there on the internet and added onto my Kroger card.
One thing I learned for next time is to only buy 1 of an item you have an e-coupon on your card for. I had two $1.10/2 kick back (off cookie dough) and only the Kroger e-coupon ($1 off 2) came off, despite me buying more than just 1 set of cookies :( But these things happen and I also was one item short once and missed a $5 catalina. All in all, I did great. Not pictured: Toaster Strudels (used .85/3 printed at Betty Crocker.com) and Totino's pizzas (there's a Kroger e-coupon for $1/5, so be sure to buy 5 and not four as there's an offer on some packages for $5 back when you buy 4 specially marked Totino's pizzas).
With regard to the cereal, I found lots of .50 and .60 off to print (.60 at the Betty Crocker site, but those didn't double. The .50/1 I printed did, however, and I had some for the Cocoa Puffs and the Honey Nut Cheerios) and .75/1 MultiGrain Cheerios was a printable as well. The Lucky Charms and Trix I did not have coupons, but I used catalinas to cover those since in my first order through, I got a $2 off 5 General Mills catalina coupon to spend. The Trix and Lucky Charms have codes where you enter 2 and you get a movie ticket that you print out. The tickets are valued up to $12, so a great deal! You stock up on cereal and get to go to the movies.
With regard to Pillsbury cookie dough (24 ct cookies) -- look for specially marked packages offering free Totino's coupon by mail if you haven't already done that offer.
The Toaster Strudels also had an offer for a movie ticket. They were $2 each (I used a .85/3 printable from bettycrocker.com instead of a .75/3 from coupons.com since I only bought 3). Blueberry and Raspberry (neither flavors my kids like) had codes to enter to get a free child's movie ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket. You need 3 codes for this offer --> http://www.emoviecash.com/pillsbury/faqs.html
I didn't have any coupons for the Betty Crocker cake mixes or frostings. The mac and Cheese was free after catalina as they were $1 each.
The Hamburger helpers were $1.50 each and I used the .75/3 printable on those.
Chex mix had an e-coupon from Kroger added to my card for .50/1 off one.
Old El Paso were 4 for $5 and I didn't have coupons for those either. Still a good deal after catalina though.
Since my Kroger is over an hour away and the catalinas expire in one week, my final run through was to stock up on meat. I was still able to get a lot of good deals as chicken breast was on sale for $1.88 per lb and the angus burger we like was on sale as well. I also picked up some bacon to stock up on that too.
Disclosure: Kroger and General Mills provided me with information about this promo via MyBlogSpark. I received a gift card to help me make purchases to highlight here.
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