Monday, October 31, 2011

10-30 thru 11-5

This week is pretty ripe for good deals. The Mega event is back at Kroger which almost always means pretty decent deals. Foodland even has a few really good chances to stock up on dinner basics.

Just wanted to touch on our couponing ethics really quick. Please DO NOT clear the shelves. The restrictions are getting really out of hand because of the complaints from customers about shelf clearers. It is very rude and inconsiderate of your fellow shoppers and they do not appreciate it. Kroger has already implemented a 5 like coupon restriction per day. This means that if you wanted to do all your shopping in one trip and get, for example, 10 toothbrushes for your family of 5 (yeah using myself) to have enough to last until the next sale, you can't do it. You have to make 2 separate trips. Considering I personally live 35 minutes away from the nearest Kroger, it is a real pain in the rear. This is what "Extreme" couponers have cost us.

Let's be clear about what is and is not shelf clearing. If they only have 5 of an item (for example Dr Pepper 10 which have get 1 free coupons currently) and you can tell that they usually carry a lot more, getting your 5 would not be considered clearing. If you take every item which is decently full on a shelf just because you got a coupon for it, even though you know your family won't use it anytime soon, then yes you are being a shelf clearer.

I am discussing this because in my trips to the grocery stores, I do interact with the cashiers and other employees to find out what is going on behind the scenes so to speak. I want to know what, if anything, I can do to keep coupons welcome at the stores. The more that we listen to the peeves and try to avoid them, the more flexibility that we will have when those really great deals come along. I REALLY can't fathom any more restrictions or loss of privileges at the grocery store. There has been a buzz about how much of a pain it was that some of the couponing groups were "encouraging hoarding". This makes it look bad on those of us who try to be respectful at the store.

Now to the part you have been waiting for.....


Campbell's Cream of Mushroom/Chicken soup... .49

     .25/4 (10-9 SS)=.37

Crest toothpaste ... $1
     .50/1 (10-30 PG)= FREE

Dannon Yogurt 4-6 ct ... 1.49
      $1/1 (10-2 SS)=.49

Domino Sugar 4 lb ... 2.49
     .50/1 (10-16 RP)= 1.49

Green Giant Vegetables 7-10 oz ... $1
     .60/3 (10-2 GM)= .80*

Huggies Diapers, Pull Ups, or Goodnites ... 9.39
     $3/1 Little movers (10-23 SS)= 6.39

Johnsons Baby Care ... 2.49
     .50/1 (9-11 SS2)= 1.49

Kleenex Tissues ... .99
     .50/3 (10-2 SS)=.66

Oral B Tooth brush ... $1
     .75/2 (10-30 PG)=.63

Pepperidge Farm Bread or Dessert ... 1.99
     .40/1 (Texas Toast or loaf 10-16 SS)=1.19

Sara Lee Homestyle Pie ... 3.99
      $1/1 (10-23 SS)= 2.99

Stouffers Family Size Entrees ... 5.99
     $1/1 (9-25 SS)= 4.99

V8 Juice ... 2.19
     .50/2 (10-2 SS)= 1.69

* Unsure about the Green Giant coupon. There were several put out in October for different frozen items. Depending on what select items are on sale, there could be even better deals out there. Please keep us posted if you make a trip to Kroger as to which coupons or items are valid for this sale! Help a group out... lol.

Also, any coupons from the 9-11 and 10-2 weeks, if you have to order coupons, please get in touch with me first. I still have several books of coupons that are from these weeks.

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