Saturday, March 13, 2010

Super Savings Saturday and a GIVEAWAY!


This is a the result of my grocery shopping this week. I made two stops at Kroger, 1 stop at a discount grocer in the "big city" when we went into town, and 1 stop at CVS.

When I stopped at the discount grocer, I got a liter of extra virgin olive oil, two bags of organic whole grain pretzels, five large cans of organic tomato soup, and (ahem) a package of fruit rolls for Ben. My total was $18. While we were in town, I also grabbed a few pounds of Sucanat from the Health Food Store.

My stop at CVS left me with 4 boxes of cereal, a Gillette Fusion men's razor, 2 packages of True North snacks (really tasty and a pretty unoffensive ingredient list), a tooth brush, and a box of Wheat Thins. The total before ECBs, sales, and coupons was almost $40. I spent $8.30 out of pocket and have $5 ECBs for next week!

Stop 1 at Kroger yielded two bags of organic tortilla chips, a can of tomato paste, and organic apples. It was about $5. Stop 2 at Kroger, I got most of what is pictured. Kroger is running their Cart Buster Special through today, and they have many name brand items on good sales. Combined with coupons, this makes for some great deals! I was given a $25 gift card by General Mills and Kroger through My Blog Spark to check out the sale. After coupons, sales, and the gift card, my total was $49 for most of what you see pictured!

The groceries we got this week combined with what I already had in the fridge, pantry, and freezer, should be able to last us for at least two weeks. I may need to go out and get some more fresh produce and milk at some point, but other than that, we're set!

Here's where the fun comes in--you have a chance to win a $25 Kroger giftcard thanks to Kroger and General Mills, through My Blog Spark! To enter, just leave a comment on this post. The winner will be announced next Saturday. For additional entries (be sure to leave a separate comment for each one!):

 ::Tweet about this giveaway. Be sure to link back to this post and @mrsmurch me so I know.
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::Blog about my giveaway. Be sure to link directly to this post. Leave a link to your post in your comment.

This post is linked to Super Savings Saturday, Giveaways Galore, and Femina Freebies.

44 comments:

  1. I follow you in my feed on blogger

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  2. I would love to win a gift card for Kroger!

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  3. Cool, I could always use an extra $25 for my big crew!

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  4. I would love to win!!

    You're in my Google Reader :)

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  5. Ah, bummer, no Kroger here! :). I ve been working hard to get more into couponing and CVSing the past few weeks. It's been helping. I just hope I can keep it up. :). The other day at Publix I bought about $78 worth of stuff and between sales, BOGO, and coupons I only spent $40! Thanks for your blog. I really enjoy reading it!

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  6. Unfortunately, we don't have a Kroger near us! Great giveaway, though! :)

    Many Blessings,
    Jenna

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  7. Just started following you on Twitter!

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  8. A Kroger gifts card would be great!!

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  9. Added you to my blogger/google reader feed! Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

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  10. Could really use the Kroger gift card sure hope that I win!

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  11. I just got back from shopping the cart buster! Great Deals!
    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. This is great Mary Jo. I use coupons all the time too. I don't think we have a Krogers here in Orlando, but I do shop at Publix with coupons and BOGO I usually save about 50% or more on our grocery bill. Thanks Mary Jo for your blog. IT is super helpful and encouraging. Sending you tons of love from Orlando, Tania

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  13. I love your blog! =)

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  14. I subscribe to your feed in my Google Reader. :)

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  15. Great shopping!! I would love to win a gift card. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  16. Thank you SO much for subscribing me! God bless you all--"real good!"

    Mrs. R

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  17. Yay! I love shopping at Kroger! You can double coupons up to 50 cents and combine coupons!

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  18. blogged.http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2010/03/giveaway-convenant-homemaking.html

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  19. Email subscriber.

    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  20. @tcarolinep twitter follower

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  21. http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/10551470422

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  22. I heart Kroger, thank you!

    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  23. followed on twitter

    -jen
    (see blog for contact info)

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  24. I would love to have a gift card from Kroger - they always have great sales!
    grossman_stacy at yahoo dot com

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  25. We have several Kroger stores here and they do have some really great sales...I do pick up their 10 items for $10 when they have them.It saves a lot of money that way in the long run. I just need enough room to store it! I also started getting the Sunday newspaper just to collect coupons and am glad I did. That helps alot too! This is a great giveaway! Thanks! Rujerro@aol.com

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  26. i would love to challenge myself to see how much i could get with this!
    sabeckstrom at yahoo dot com

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  27. You did awesome with the grocery shopping deals! We recently moved to a town with a Kroger and I love it - especially all of the manager's specials. They are the only store I have seen do that on a regular basis!

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  28. would love to win thanks for entering me!

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  29. I'd love to win this--who couldn't use free groceries?!?

    ms0812(at)zoominternet(dot)net

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  30. Tweet:

    http://twitter.com/1day1dollar/status/10597020569

    ms0812(at)zoominternet(dot)net

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  31. Following you on Twitter (1day1dollar)

    ms0812(at)zoominternet(dot)net

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  32. I now follow on twitter as kdolphins7

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  33. I have a Ralph's by me. I would love to win! Thanks!

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  34. tweeted. . .

    http://twitter.com/kdolphins7/status/10601151870

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  35. This would be great!
    rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

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  36. I would LOVE to win this! :-)

    mandalyn927@yahoo.com

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  37. I'm a subscriber!!!

    mandalyn927@yahoo.com

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  38. This is a great giveaway! Thanks!

    (By the way you have a darling little girl! :))

    misterjimmy at sbcglobal dot net

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  39. I would love to win this giveaway!!
    Thanks.

    xmaswoman (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  40. Our new Kroger is a great store with a huge selection of products.

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