My Kroger changed their coupon policy

Well starting today, my Kroger stores here in Bloomington have changed their coupon policy. Before this change I was able to use unlimited doubles-meaning the would double every coupon under .50 cents. This is no more! The will now only double 2 like coupons–meaning I can only use 2 of the same coupons at one time if I want the double bonus! This has made shopping a bit harder, but still I am happy they are at least allowing some doubling to go on.

I now have to watch my expiration dates a lot closer to make sure I am able to get to the store enough times. And if the coupons are beneficial for a sales week, then I only have one week to use them all! More work for my family, but it is well worth it!!


Walk for Fun?Walk for Life!

Walk for Fun?Walk for Life!

My kids and I are walking again this year to raise funds for the American Liver Foundation’s Liver Life Walk on May 14, 2011 @ White River State Park, in Indianapolis, , and we need your help.

This is Julianna’s story through her mothers words:

Julianna, she is the reason we are walking. Julianna is a very special little girl to me. She was born with Biliary Atresia,at 6 wks old she had a Kasai done. It was a long and stressful 6 hr  wait for the news that she would be ok and surgery went great. She stayed in Riley Hospital for at least 5 days. When we took her home it was very stressful and I of course being a mom I was freaking out about everything. I called the doctors for every tiny thing and they were great with me and were understanding. Juli spent alot of time in the hospital with infections. We spent most of her first 2 yrs in Riley from different infections or possible infections.

Juli is now 6,was in a special needs pre-school for 3 yrs, she is now in Kindergarten,which puts me on edge daily. Because Juli has Biliary Atresia she also has Cirrhosis of the liver and Portal Hypertension, she will never be able to play in contact sports or certain activities. If she is hit hard enough she could be seriously hurt. Juli is a mircle child and I want to thank you very much for reading her story and for donating to this great cause.

Donating is easy! Just click the blue “Click Here to Sponsor Me” button to get started. You can also click the blue “Click Here to Walk With Me” button to join the Liver Life Walk too.
Here is the link to my page, on the ALF web page American Liver Foundation:

Another great shopping trip…..

CVS Trip

Ecb deals-Spend $15 Axe get $5 ecb, Buy halls get $1 ecb

4–2ltrs pop @ $.88 ea = $3.52
2–Purex Crystals @ $3.99 = $7.98-$4.00=$3.98 (used 2 $2mfr q)
1–Halls Cough Drops = $1.87-.50 mfr = $1.37
4–Axe Bodywashes @ $3.79 = $15.16- $7.58=$7.58 (used 2 BOGO Q’s)

also used $5/$25 purchase cvs store q and $9 Ecbs

Total OOP: $4.38 (tax $1.93)

ECB’s Rec’d $5 Axe, $1 Halls

Kroger’s Trip

Mega sale deal is buy 10 participating items, receive $5 off total, or .50 cents each item.

2 Half gallon milk $1.25 ea= $2.50
4 Pedigree dog food .99 ea = $3.96 (mega)
6 Ronzoni spaghetti .99 ea = $5.94 (mega)
6 Ronzoni Rotinni .99 ea = $5.94 (mega)
3 Motrin PM $2.99 ea = $8.97 (mega0
1 Whiskas cat treat $1.49 (mega)
5 Purina Box Cat Food $2.99 ea = $14.95
1 Loaf Bread .98
Total before mega and Q’s = $44.73
cpns used
20 items mega sale = $10
5 Free Purina cat food=$14.95
2 BOGO Pedigree Dog Food =$1.98
2 Motrin $2/1 = $6.00
6 Ronzoni pasta $1/2 = $6.00
1 Whiskas = .75

Total OOP : $6.41 (tax $1.36)

Items that were free were the Purina cat food, all Ronzoni pasta, and all Pedigree dog food. The cat food I have FREE coupons for. As for the Pedigree each was 49 cents after mega discount, and by using the 2 BOGO coupons that amounted to $1.98 off  that covered the cost of the four of them, and I received 2 cents overage. The same goes for the Ronzoni, each was 49 cents each after the mega discount, and I had coupons for $1 off 2, thus resulting in a total of 12 cents overage for all of them. The overage amount was applied to the basket thus lowering my OOP.

Oh my Suave

CVS Deals–Spend $15 Garnier get $5 ECB, and Spend $12 Suave get $3 ECB.

1 Garnier Lotion Moisturizer $5
2 Garnier Gel Moisturizers $10
3 Suave Bodywashes $6
1 Suave Kids $1.67
5 Suave Deodorants $5

Total: $27.67

cpns used:

Cvs store q $5/$25 purchase
3–$2/1 Garnier = $6
B2G1 Bodywash = $2
5–.50/1 Deodorant = $2.50
$10 ECB

Total OOP : $3.30 (tax $1.13)

Rec’d  $5 Garnier ecb, $3 Suave ecb, $1 green bag ecb = $9 ecb

Got Clorox?

4 Clorox wipes, 3 boxes Kleenex, 2 Clorox bleach, 2 glide floss & 2 dawn dish soap

CVS Deals-Spend $15 Clorox get $3 ecb-limit 1, Glide get $2.50 ecb-limit 2
2 Clorox Bleach $4
4 Clorox wipes $8
3 Kleenex $4
2 Dawn $1.94
2 Glide Floss $6.98

Total : $24.74

cpns used

$5/$25 purchase
(2) B2G1 Bleach=$4
(2) Dawn .25/1= $.50
(1) Kleenex $.50/3
(2) Glide Floss .75/1 = $1.50
Used $7 ecbs
Used $5 ecbs from beauty club

TOTAL OOP: $2.46 (tax $1.04)

Rec’d $10 in ECB’s back

Quick Trip to Target Tonight

24 GoodLife cat food trays (clearanced) @ .38 ea =$9.12
2 glade fabric refreshers @ $2.50 ea = $5.00
1 mouse poison (clearanced) @ $.74
2 $3 prescriptions= $6.00
Total before cpns $20.87

cpns used

BOGO Glade $2.50
10- $1.50/1 GoodLife -$15.00

Total OOP : $1.73 (tax .87)

My OOP was lower because I noticed when I got home that the cashier only rang up 1 of the 2 Glades, and only took off 10 of the 11 GoodLife coupons…uggg! Oh well I am happy that I received the overages 🙂

Awesome find @ Goodwill

I found this at Goodwill today! It is a small crate, and inside of them are 7 of these zippered little pouches! I have labeled each pouch with a store name. I also have a set of sharpies in one of the pouches. And I just found out that each pouch has a divider in them…lol I am going to use them to put my sales list and coupons in, so I can just grab the pouch and go 🙂



update: 3/26/11

These pouches have been a blessing. So much easier to sort through coupons for each week, and match with the corresponding store. I have been told that the pouches may be for Mary Kay products do I am searching for more 🙂