Progresso Recipe Makers $1.49/paid $.49 each x 5
$0.50/1 Progresso Recipe Starters Cooking Sauce, exp. 10/13/12 (SS 08/19/12 R)
American Beauty Pasta $.49 each
Eggs $1.79- Free, coupon from Kroger home mailer
Oscar Mayer Deli Turkey $4.79- Free- home mailer coupon
Bread $.50 marked down, pitas marked down to $.50, marked down cupcakes $1.79 (to celebrate back to school!)
Apples 3 lbs $3.99, bananas, salad, Olathe corn $.25 each, grape tomatoes $1.50
Irish Spring $1.49, used $.50/1 newspaper coupon- paid $.49
Arm & Hammer detergent $2.99 each x 2- Try Me Free rebate peelie on package- the rebate is up to $9.99 so you might want to buy the larger size and get a bigger rebate
Steamfresh Vegetables $.99 each, used $1/3 from Kroger home mailer
Kroger frozen vegetables-5 soup starter packages $.77 each
used Kroger mailer coupons for one free, $.40/2 and $1.50/$7 frozen food purchase
I also used a $5/$50 from the home mailer (applied before other coupons) and managed to get out of there for about $23.
The Kroger soup vegetables are a staple for us and at $.77 instead of $1.49 it was time to stock up. We use one to two bags, add spices and canned tomatoes plus whatever left over beef or chicken and other veggies we have on hand. I add pasta for the kids but keep it in a separate pot so the soup will freeze better. If I have any beans I’ll put those in too and my husband prefers it with rice. It’s a easy way to use up leftovers and costs $1-$2 per pot.
Here is a frugal tip for you- the marked down bread is usually $.39-$.50 per loaf but you have to use it quickly. If you find yourself with bread that is not perfectly fresh you can always do a quick bulk/freezer cooking session and make up pb&j’s and save in freezer. Another idea is to make up a large batch of french toast and flash freeze for fast weekday breakfasts.