Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Harris Teeter and Kroger Savings

This week's shopping trip was a big success, thanks to a few great store promos and a $20 Harris Teeter credit, thanks to a prescription transfer deal that's available until the beginning of April.

Between Harris Teeter and Kroger, I spent just $31 for the items pictured, worth ~ $125 (sorry, the hubs threw away my receipts), a savings of about 75%.

Harris Teeter was a running a promotion (ended Tuesday, sorry) where you received an instant $5 savings when you bought $15 worth of Unilever food products. There were some great Unilever coupons in Sunday's paper, and there were also many e-vic coupons to stack. After the $5 savings, I actually MADE money buying the Unilever products.

In working this deal, though, I purchased a few items we definitely won't eat, like the Lipton Soup, Knorr Sides, and likely the Ragu, but these items, being freebies and non-perishables, seemed like perfect food bank donations!

Harris Teeter Unilever Deal:

2 I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Tubs - BOGO $1.79 each x 2 = $3.58
- two $0.60/1 coupons x 2 (doubled) (1/29 insert)
- $0.60 e-vic coupon
= $0.58 for two

2 Knorr Sides - $1.00 each x 2 = $2.00
- $0.50/2 coupon x 2 (1/29 insert)
-$0.50/2 e-vic coupon
= $0.50 for two

2 Wishbone Salad Dressings - $2.00 each x 2 = $4.00
- two $0.70/1 coupons x 2 (1/29 insert)
- $1.00/2 e-vic coupon
= $0.20 for two

2 Lipton Tea Bags - $1.35 x 2 = $2.70
- two $0.40/1 coupons x 2 
- $0.40 e-vic coupon
= $0.70 for two

2 Lipton Soups - $1.79 each x 2 = $3.58
-  two $0.50/1 coupons x 2 (1/29 insert)
- $0.75 e-vic coupon
= $0.78 for two

3 Ragu Pasta Sauces - $1.39 each x 3 = $4.17
- $1.25/3 coupon (1/29 insert)
- $1.00 e-vic coupon
= $1.92

- $5.00 instant savings = - $0.38 A MONEY MAKER!

I also shopped the Kroger Mega Event, where you receive an instant $5 savings when you purchase any ten participating items. I bought six cans of Hunt's tomatoes, using three $0.40/2 printable coupons, making them just $0.19 per can after coupon and instant savings. I also bought two bottles of Chi Chi's Salsa, (never had it before, really disliked it - second bottle will go in the donation bag), one pack of Chi Chi's Tortillas, and one Kraft Easy Mac (why can't I give up the Mac 'n Cheese???). I spent about $3.00 for all ten items.

Overall, not too bad. :)

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  1. Thanks for Linking-up, and for sharing your great shopping trip!!

    1. I came over from the Linky Follower party HOP to follow you and hope you will come follow me as well.

      Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

      (if you are already following me--sorry for the confusion--I am having a hard time keeping track of all the new followers and trying to follow everyone who entered my Linky Follower Party Hop.)

    2. Thank you, Cheri! I appreciate you organizing the hop! I'm following you back. :)

  2. you got some great deals.I am a new linky follower. I would love it if you followed me back. http://michelleslittlepeiceofheaven. Thanks.

    1. Thanks, Michelle. I'm also following your blog!

  3. hi. what great deals. came on over thanks, to the blog hop. a new linky follower. would you please follow me as well. i'm enjoying seeing all these different blogs. it's such fun. have a good weekend. (:

    1. Thanks, Beth! I appreciate you stopping by and following. I'm following you as well. It looks like you have some great craft ideas!

  4. Great job! I shopped this sale last week, too. Got some good deals. My Kroger stopped double/triple coupons and the sales just haven't been the same. I tend to go to Tom Thumb more now. Just stopping by from the Linky Party Hop. I hope you will visit and follow back.


  5. Thank you, Jennifer! I've never shopped Tom Thumb. Which area of the country is that? I'm following you back and am anxious to look through your decorating ideas! I sure wish I had more decorating creativity! :)

  6. Found you via the Linky hop and have become your newest follower. I hope you have a chance to visit and perhaps become a follower of mine as well.

  7. you must smile every time you look at that receipt!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  8. Hi,
    I am happy to be your newest lf follower. I am coming to you from the linky followers blog hop. If you'd like to follow back, I can be found at

  9. Glad I found you on the Linky hop...I'm following with GFC and LF. I would love if you stopped by and followed back, so we can stay connected. Lori@

  10. Hi, Connie and Lori. I've been sick for the past few days and away from the computer. Thank you for following! I'll be checking out your blogs soon!

  11. Found you through the new linky followers blog hop. I'm so happy to be your newest follower, it would be great if you follow me back. :)

    And, on Friday I'll be hosting a "What does your blog want to be when it grows up" blog hop with a few of my blog buddies ... have you thought of your blog's hopes and dreams?

    Please check it out here...