It’s week three of our four weeks to a better grocery budget series, and we’re focusing this week on how to not allow a “Mega Sale” to turn into a “Mega Mess”.
What on earth? A Mega Sale can turn into a Mega Mess?
Oh yes, my friends. Indeed it can.
Kroger started their Mega Sale yesterday and it was my only option to shop this week due to the weather (watch the video to hear more.)
My normal temptation is to get it all.
To grab all the deals.
To not pass by a single thing that has the lovely blue tag screaming “I’m-a-mega-sale-price-so-you-really-need-me.”
Because if the store tells me it’s a deal, it’s deal, right?
However, while I still went over budget (a tiny bit), I did much better than I normally do because I was determined to stick at least a little closer to my budget.
Guys, I’ve said it a jillion times here, but there is no other area in your family’s finances that you have complete control over. You can’t lower your car payment or mortgage or electricity bill today, but you can choose how much you want to spend at the grocery store.
Determine to make 2016 the year that you transform your family’s grocery budget ~ you can do this!
Whew. Hopping off my soap box now.
Okay, ready to see what I bought? (It took two pictures!) Here we go . . .
2 Honey Nut Cheerios Mega Sale $1.49, used $1/2 Kroger ecoupon
2 Kroger Oatmeals 2/$3, used $1/2 Kroger ecoupon
3 gallons milk $2.19
2 bags Chex Mix Mega Sale $.99
5 cans Pringles Mega Sale $.99
Turkey Hill Ice Cream $2.50
Ghirardelli Brownie Mega Sale $2
2 3 pound bags Kroger Chicken Tenders $13.29, on sale Buy One Get One Free
2 Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Mega Sale $.99
1 box Lucky Charms Mega Sale $1.49, used $.50/1 Kroger ecoupon
Kroger Marshmallows $.99
Krusteaz Pancake Mix Mega Sale $1.99
Tostito Scoops Mega Sale $2.49
Krusteax Muffin Mix Mega Sale $1.69
Digiorno Pizza Mega Sale $4.49
4 Kroger Peanut Butters $1.50
2 Yoplait Gogurts $1.99, used $.75/2 Kroger ecoupon
Kroger Bread $.88
Kellogg’s Rice Krispy Treats Mega Sale $2
Sunny D Mega Sale $.99
1 1/2 dozen eggs $3.49
2 cans Kroger Green Beans $.69
Kroger Dinner Rolls clearanced $.99
Kraft Dressing Mega Sale $1.49
Land O Lake Margarine $1.99
Kroger Shredded Cheese $1.77
Kroger Diced Tomatoes $.73
3 Velveeta Shells & Cheese Cups Mega Sale $.49
Broccoli Slaw $2.99
Organic Salad Blend $4.99
Degree Deodorant Mega Sale price $1.99, use $1.50/1 Kroger ecoupon
Axe Deodorant Mega Sale price $2.99, use $2/1 Kroger ecoupon
Dove Deodorant Mega Sale price $2.49, use $1.50/1 Kroger ecoupon
Sunny D $.99 Mega Sale price, can use $1/1 Sunny D coupon, use $1/1 Sunny D coupon (try zip 03102, if still available)
Buy 1 Colgate Sparkling White $1.89
Buy 1 Colgate Optic White $3.89, use $2/1 Kroger ecoupon
- Total = $113.46, saved $69.13, got $2 catalina towards next purchase from Colgate purchases, and submitted for $.70 in Ibotta savings and $.20 in Mobisave rebates
Before you shop, be sure to see how to get 20 items for 22¢ each this week ~ it really is a great week to save as long as you stick to your budget this week!
Looking for more ways to save on your grocery budget in 2016? Here you go:
- Top 10 Grocery Budget Busters
- The Ultimate Guide to a Better Grocery Budget Week #1: 7 Strategies To Save
- The Ultimate Guide to a Better Grocery Budgert Week #2: 7 More Strategies To Save
- How To Really Change Your Grocery Budget: 3 Strategies to help you save
- 20 Items You Need to Buy At Aldi
- Monthly Menu Plans as low as $3.50 Per Month
- My Teensy Tiny Couponing Pet Peeve
- No Spend Grocery Challenge
- Ultimate Aldi, Costco & Sam’s Club Price Comparison Sheet to easily compare prices before heading out to the store.