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$0.99 Cheese & Crackers at Kroger + deals on Peanut Butter, Gatorade, and more!

I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 grocery budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.).

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I stopped by Kroger on the way home from school drop-offs this morning (like I said yesterday, going to Kroger before 8 a.m. is such a good time to shop!) and got some great deals!

Not only were they having some Friday-Saturday sales, but they also had Thursday through Sunday sales! I didn’t even realize that there were the extra Thursday through Sunday sales, so that was a fun surprise!

They had Nabisco crackers for just $0.99 per box.

Plus, $0.99 cheese, peanut butter for just $1, Gatorade 12-packs for $3.99, mandarins for $3.49 per bag, and more!

Here’s what I ended up buying:

Friday Kroger Shopping Trip

Cashback I Earned

626 points from Fetch Rewards for submitting my receipt — this was earned from purchasing the Gatorade.

Some GREAT Freebies & Deals I Got at Kroger Today!

I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 grocery budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.).

For live updates, be sure to follow my Instagram Stories. See all posts on my $70 Grocery Budget here.

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Kroger! I’ve missed you! And of course, when I was gone to India, you had to have some fantastic deals that I missed. I saw them online and wished I could fly back just to get them… but alas, that wasn’t really feasible.

(I did get to go to a grocery store called More while I was in India. The prices were pretty downright incredible! I took a bunch of pictures and will do a post about that sometime in the next few weeks. Our Indian friends found it quite funny that I was so excited about all of the deals there and how cheaply I could feed our family. Of course, considering the whole not using toilet paper thing and the fact that I got sick as a dog with Dehli Belly at the end of the trip, I think I’ll happily stick with shopping at Kroger here in the US!)

The kids are back in school and that means that I can swing by Kroger on the way home from school drop offs. I actually drive right by two different Kroger stores on the way home, believe it or not! Best of all, I can run into Kroger at the perfect time of day to shop: before 8 a.m.! Not only are there usually some good markdowns, but there also is usually almost no one at the store!

Here’s what I got this morning:

Thursday Kroger Shopping Trip

  • Gillette Satin Gel — $0.99 when you buy 5 participating items in the current Kroger Mega Event (buy $5, get $5 off)
  • 2 Lady Speed Stick Deodorants –$0.99 when you buy 5 participating items in the current Kroger Mega Event (buy $5, get $5 off)
  • Wrigley Extra Chewy Mints — priced at $1.50, use $1.50/1 Kroger Digital coupon, FREE after coupon
  • Colgate Toothpaste — $1.99 when you buy 5 participating items in the current Kroger Mega Event (buy $5, get $5 off), used $2/1 Kroger digital coupon = FREE after coupon
  • Gillette Daisy Razors — $3.99 when you buy 5 participating items in the current Kroger Mega Event (buy $5, get $5 off), used $3/1 Kroger digital coupon = $0.99 after coupon
  • 2 boxes Welch’s Fruit Rolls (these particular ones didn’t have any food coloring or artificial flavoring!) — $0.99 each when you buy 5 participating items in the current Kroger Mega Event (buy $5, get $5 off), used $1/2 Kroger digital coupon = $0.49 per box after coupon + submitted for $1/2 Checkout 51 rebate = FREE after coupon and rebate!
  • 2 bags of Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers — $0.99 when you buy 5 participating items in the current Kroger Mega Event (buy $5, get $5 off)
  • 1 bar of Kraft cheese — $1.99 when you buy 5 participating items in the current Kroger Mega Event (buy $5, get $5 off) — I thought that my $1/1 Kroger digital coupon was going to come off for this, making it just $0.99. I discovered when I got home that the coupon was only good on shredded cheese, not bar cheese. Oh well!
  • 6 tubs of Chobani yogurtmarked down to $0.49 each
  • 2 tubs of Kroger Greek Moose Tracks yogurtmarked down to $0.29 each
  • 2 bags of Peatosmarked down to $0.99 each (Have you tried these before? We haven’t, so I only bought two bags in two different flavors because I wasn’t sure if they were good or not.)
  • Half and Half — $2.99
  • Smoothie Greensmarked down to $2.99
  • Used $4 catalina I earned on my last shopping trip to Kroger
  • Total with tax: $18.34

Cashback I Earned

$0.25 from iBotta for submitting my receipt, 69 points from Fetch Rewards for submitting my receipt, and $1 back from Checkout 51 for buying Welch’s Fruit Rolls.

GREAT deals at Kroger on chicken, salad dressing, cereal + have you gotten these coupons before?

I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 grocery budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.).

For live updates, be sure to follow my Instagram Stories. See all posts on my $70 Grocery Budget here.

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I was so excited when I went to Kroger and saw these packages of seasoned chicken marked down twice — not only did they have the $5 and $7 off coupons on them, but then they were marked down even more with woohoo stickers! So I bought two packages and stuck them in the freezer. We’ll either bake or grill these for quick dinners when we get back home from Arkansas!

Here’s what I bought at Kroger:

I also got these two coupons at checkout. I don’t recall ever getting Best Customer Coupons printed at checkout. I often get random coupons, but never ones for FREE items (the bottom coupon was for a free package of fudge cookies) and the first coupon was for $1 off any $4 purchase of fresh fruit.

Have you gotten these types of Best Customer Bonus coupons before? Anyone know why you would get them or what would trigger them??

A great deal on pineapple, corn on the cob, cantaloupe, & Triscuits

I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 grocery budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.).

For live updates, be sure to follow my Instagram Stories. See all posts on my $70 Grocery Budget here.

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I stopped by Aldi, Sprouts, and Big Lots on Saturday and picked up some great deals! Here’s what I got:

Saturday Aldi Shopping Trip

  • 2 cantaloupe — $0.99 each
  • Milk — $2.69
  • 2 packages of Bacon — $3.79 each
  • Pure Cane Sugar — $1.95
  • Natural Peanut Butter — $1.15
  • Cheddar Cheese — $1.69
  • Pure Maple Syrup — $6.29
  • Honey — $2.79
  • Onions — $1.49
  • Kiwi — $1.29
  • Sweet Potatoes — $1.69
  • Total with tax: $33.70

Saturday Sprouts Shopping Trip

  • 3 Pineapple — $0.98 each (they were on a special 72-hour weekend sale)
  • 6 ears of corn — $1 total (they were on a special 72-hour weekend sale)

Total with tax: $4.21

Saturday Big Lots Shopping Trip

  • 3 boxes of Fireside Crackers — marked down to $0.75 each
  • 2 boxes of Triscuits — marked down to $1 per box (got $1 back from Checkout 51 for buying 2 boxes)
  • 2 packages of whole wheat English Muffins — $1.40 each
  • Total with tax: $7.53

Total Spent on Groceries This Week

Total spent on groceries this week: $45.44

Total left to spend on groceries this week: $24.56

Rebates: $0.25 for submitting a receipt to Ibotta, $1 from Checkout 51 for buying Triscuits, 50 points from Fetch Rewards for scanning four receipts (If you haven’t signed up for Fetch Rewards, you can sign up here and use code WW7XJ and you’ll get a bonus 2,000 points = worth $2.)

The BEST Deal on Eggs I Think I’ve Ever Gotten!

I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 grocery budget for our family of five. This includes almost all of our breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, laundry soap, etc.).

For live updates, be sure to follow my Instagram Stories. See all posts on my $70 Grocery Budget here.

Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and we will be compensated if you click through and sign up. Read our disclosure policy here.

After two whole weeks of not stepping foot into a grocery store since we were in South Africa, it felt really wonderful to be back to shopping today. And Kroger didn’t disappoint!

I was mostly just stopping by to see what markdowns they had and to grab the deal on organic frozen veggies. But I scored big time when I went to the dairy section and saw they had Simple Truth Cage Free Brown Eggs for just $0.99!!!! I was thrilled to get them for $1.99 per dozen two weeks ago… so I could not believe this price when I saw it.

And if we didn’t already have 4 dozen eggs in our fridge and weren’t going out of town really soon, I would have bought 10 dozen. But I settled on 6 dozen since that felt like a good amount! 🙂

I gave two dozen away to a friend today and will be using the rest for scrambled eggs, fried eggs, hard boiled eggs, French Toast… and baking. And I also might make a quiche. We all love eggs, so I doubt we’ll have an issue using them up in the next few weeks!

I also picked up the Free Friday candy — which my kids were thrilled about. We basically never buy anything with food coloring in it, so it’s always a really, really big deal when I actually buy something that has it in it. But these were free and I knew my kids would absolutely go nuts about them (they did!) so I surprised them with a very unexpected treat.

I’m not sure what we’re going to use these for — maybe for our road trip to Arkansas at the end of the month? We’ll see!

Here’s what I ended up buying:

Friday Kroger Shopping Trip

Total Spent on Groceries This Week

Total spent on groceries this week: $17.03

Rebates: $0.25 for submitting a receipt to Ibotta, 50 points from Fetch Rewards for scanning four receipts (If you haven’t signed up for Fetch Rewards, you can sign up here and use code WW7XJ and you’ll get a bonus 2,000 points = worth $2.)

Fantastic Kroger Weekend-Only Deals!

I meant to post this shopping trip earlier, but with all the last-minute prep for our trip to South Africa, I’m not getting it posted it until today. Oh well!

Kroger has some fantastic Digital Coupon Deals that are only good through tonight (Sunday evening). Here’s what we got:

  • Butter — $1.99 per package with the Digital Coupon (limit 5)
  • Cage-Free Brown Eggs — $1.99 per dozen with the Digital Coupon (limit 5)
  • 3-lb. bags of Frozen Chicken Breasts — $4.99 each with the Digital Coupon (limit 5)

They also have a few other deals, but I didn’t get them because I didn’t think they were as great. I’m sticking the chicken and butter in the freezer and the eggs will keep for at least a few weeks. I am excited to be stocked up on these items that we use all the time!