Friday, August 7, 2009

Only Saved 68% at Kroger....

So a friend and I are wondering what we've come to. I ran in Kroger on Park Avenue Thursday, to get ground beef for spaghetti (really need to catch some good sales to restock the freezer) and do the Aussie/ Herbal Essence Hair Deal. Ended up spending $16.80 including $1.?? in tax but only saved 68% - like somehow that's just not enough savings. I can't find my receipt to double-check all the amounts - still haven't found my good CVS one from Tuesday either - what can I say? My son went back to school this week and it apparently just messed me up completely...LOL

Here's the breakdown:

4.2 lbs bananas, 39¢/lb because they were ripe - but not too ripe for us :-)
2.21 lbs apples, 89¢/lb
1.69 lbs ground chuck, $1.78 lb Manager's Special
1 box New York Brand Frozen Garlic Toast, $2.50, used a 50¢ q which doubled to $1.00
1 candy bar (100 Grand), 33¢ on clearance
3 printer ink cartridges, $2.09/ea on clearance, sometimes it's good to have an older printer
1 Scotch Brand Mailroom Supplies Paper Cutter, $1.50 on clearance, used a 50¢ q which doubled to $1.00
1 box Bounce Pure Essentials Dryer Sheets 105 ct, clearance $1.69, used a 50¢ q which doubled to $1.00 and had 50¢ PG esaver coupon on card
1 Bottle Aussie Shampoo, $2.99
1 Bottle Aussie Conditioner, $2.99, used $2/2 Aussie Products, and $2.00 Aussie PG esaver coupon on card
1 Bottle Herbal Essence Shampoo, $2.99
1 Can Herbal Essence Hairspray, $2.99, used buy 1 Herbal Essence Shampoo or Conditioner get 1 Herbal Essence Styling Product Free (scanned at $3.69) and had $1 Herbal Essence PG esaver coupon on card
-$4.00 P & G buy 4 get $4 off promotion

So, I'm looking at my receipt which has my savings listed and see Total Savings 68% and think "That's all?" Seriously? I think I need a reality check!

**Aussie/ Herbal Essence Deal**
buy 2 Aussie @ $2.99/ea
buy 1 Herbal Essence shampoo or conditioner @$2.99
buy 1 Herbal Essence styling product @ $2.99
Total 11.96 plus 72¢ tax = $12.68
- $4 P & G promotion = $8.68
-$2/2 Aussie = 6.68
-$2 Aussie PG esaver = $4.68
-$2.99 or $3.69 depending on how the cashier rings free styling product q = $1.69 or 99¢
-$1 Herbal Essence PG esaver = 69¢ OOP or 1¢ overage


michelle said...

I just found her blog by way of and wanted to let you know I am in Paducah, well, Kevil.

Mommy-Wise said...

Haha!! I can relate...

Amanda said...

Hey!! I'm so excited that I found your blog. I live in Paducah!!! I just found moneysavingmom's blog last weekend and i'm officially addicted to saving money.

Wendy said...

Thanks so much for stopping by. It's always good to meet :-) more people in this area who are trying to save money!

Amanda said...

Where do you find your coupons? I've looked everywhere in Lone Oak for a newspaper other than the paducah sun!!! lol Also what newspapers have coupons??? Thanks

Melissa said...

WOW!! I'm not sure how I found this blog...but I'm from Marion, KY. Great to see others from Western KY that love coupons as much as I do!!

Wendy said...


I get my newspapers at Books-a-Million on Sundays. I think the best one overall for me is the Chicago Tribune, but I also get the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Tennessean (Nashville) sometimes.