Kroger: November 2-8, 2009

The Mega Event Saving continue through this week. These Kroger matchups have been created using the Kroger store ad for the Metro Detroit area. I’ve listed only what I consider to be the best deals for your money this week. Please let me know if you see others worthy of making the list!

Please note the recent change in Kroger’s coupon policy: Limit 3 Manufacturer’s Coupons will be Doubled (up to $0.50) per Like Items Purchased.

$1.25 Maruchan Yakisoba Noodles (price drop)
-$0.50/1 coupon (from
10-18 SS)
$0.25 after coupon

$0.50 Del Monte Vegetables, Select Varieties, 11-15.25 oz
-$1.00/5 coupon (from 9-20 RP)
$0.30 each when you buy 5 with coupon – great charity donation!

$1.00 Kroger Bread or Buns, select varieties

$1.00 Kroger Tortilla Chips, 10 oz

$1.25 Campbell’s Chunky Soup, select varieties 18.6-19 oz

-$0.50/4 coupon (from 9-2 or 10-11 SS)
$1.00 each when you buy 4 with coupon

$1.99 Yoplait Yogurt, 24-32 oz (Trix Multipack pictured)
-$0.40/1 printable coupon
$1.19 after coupon
You can also load a $0.80/2 Shortcuts e-coupon to your Kroger Card.

$1.25 Kroger Instant Oatmeal, Select Varieties, 11.9-15 oz

Buy any 10 participating items and get $5 off your shopping order instantly at checkout with your Shopper’s Card. Mix and match items in groups of 10 to save $0.50 per item [savings displayed in brackets below]; look for the special tags near participating items, as there will be additional Mega Event items available in-store. Remember that you can only double 3 identical coupons per transaction, which could complicate your efforts slightly. NO LIMIT. Offer valid October 26 – November 8, 2009.

$1.00 [$0.50] Carnation Evaporated Milk, 12 oz can
-$0.50/2 coupon (from 9-27 SS or 11-1 RP)
$0.50 [FREE] when you buy 2 with coupon

$1.49 [$0.99] Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies, Select Varieties, 8.5-12 oz
-$1.50/2 printable coupon
$0.74 [$0.24] each when you buy 2 with coupon

$1.49 [$0.99] Cheez-It Crackers Select Varieties, 7.5-10.5 oz
-$1.50/2 coupon (from 10-4 RP)
$0.74 [$0.24] each when you buy 2 with coupon

$0.99 [$0.49] Gatorade, 32 oz or Propel Fitness Water, 20-24 oz

$1.99 [$1.49] Chex Mix, 7-8.75 oz
-$0.50/1 Any Chex Mix printable coupon or $0.50/1 Chocolate Chex Mix (from 10-25 SS)
$0.99 [$0.49] after coupon*
You can also load a $0.50/1 Shortcuts e-coupon to your Kroger card (2 e-coupons available, one for Chocolate Chex Mix, another for Chex Mix) or $0.50/1 Cellfire e-coupon!

$1.00 [$0.50] ChapStick, 1 ct

$1.00 [$0.50] Ricola Cough Drops, select varieties 19-24 ct
FREE Ricola Natural Mixed Berry Vitamin C, FREE when you buy any bag of Ricola coupon (from 10-11 SS), if you can find these in your store!

$1.00 [$0.50] Orbit Gum, 12-14 ct select varieties

$1.29 [$0.79] Del Monte Tomatoes, 14.5 oz
-$1.00/5 coupon (from 9-20 RP)
$1.09 [$0.59] each when you buy 5 with coupon

$1.29 [$0.79] Coca-Cola Soft Drinks, 2 Liter Bottle (plus deposit)

$1.29 [$0.79] Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix, 8-10 ct

$1.29 [$0.79] Hormel Chili, 15 oz select varieties

$2.29 [$1.79] Dannon Yogurt, Select Varieties, 4-6 ct
-$1.00/1 DanActive coupon (from 8-9, 10-4 or 11-1 SS) or
-$1.00/1 Activia coupon (from 8-9, 10-4 or 11-1 SS) or
-$1.00/1 Danimals coupon (from 10-4 or 11-1 SS)
$1.29 [$0.79] after coupon

$2.49 [$1.99] Nestle Toll House Morsels, 12 oz
-$0.50/1 coupon (from 11-1 RP)
$1.49 [$0.99] after coupon*

$1.99 [$1.49] Quaker Chewy Granola Bars
-$1.00/2 printable coupon or $0.75/2 coupon (from 10-11 RP)
$1.49 [$0.99] each when you buy 2 with coupon (or $1.51 [$1.11] after coupon)

$1.49 [$0.99] Krispy Saltine Crackers, 16 oz

$1.99 [$1.49] Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes
-$0.50/2 coupon (from 9-13 GM)
$1.49 [$0.99] after coupon*
You can also load a $0.40/1 Shortcuts e-coupon to your Kroger card.

$1.50 [$1.00] Libman Tub & Tile Scrub or Dish Sponge Soap Dispenser

$2.50 [$2.00] Kotex Pads, 14-24 ct
-$2.00/2 coupon (from 10-4 SS)
$1.50 [$1.00] each when you buy 2 with coupon
You can also load a $1.00/1 Kotex Cellfire e-coupon to your Kroger card!

$1.99 [$1.49] Lean Cuisine Entrees
-$1.00/3 coupon (from 9-13 RP)
$1.66 [$1.16] each when you buy 3 with coupon

$2.49 [$1.99] Ore-Ida Frozen Potatoes, Select Varieties, 1-2 lb bag
-$1.50/2 coupon (from 9-27 SS or printable)
$1.74 [$1.24] each when you buy 2 with coupon

$2.49 [$1.99] Pepperidge Farm Cookies
-$0.75/1 coupon (from 9-27 SS)
$1.74 [$1.24] after coupon

$1.99 [$1.49] Heinz Ketchup, Select Varieties, 32-36 oz

$3.00 [$2.50] Aussie Shampoo, Conditioner or Hair Styler, 6.8-14 oz
-$2.00/2 coupon (from 9-13 RP, expires 10-31) or $1.00/1 coupon (from 10-11 PG)
$2.00 [$1.50] after coupon

$2.69 [$2.19] Quaker Instant Oatmeal
-$1.25/2 coupon (from 8-30 RP)
$2.07 [$1.57] each when you buy 2 with coupon

$2.99 [$2.49] Hormel Pepperoni, 5-8 oz
-$0.75/1 coupon (from 11-1 SS)
$2.24 [$1.74] after coupon

$2.28 [$1.78] Lay’s Potato Chips

$3.49 [$2.99] Welch’s 100% Juice, 64 oz or 6 pk
-$1.00/1 printable coupon
$2.49 [$1.99] after coupon

$2.49 [$1.99] Tombstone Pizza, Select Varieties, 20-29.5 oz

$3.99 [$3.49] All Laundry Detergent, Select Varieties, 32-63 oz
-$1.00/1 coupon (from 10-4 RP or printable)
$2.99 [$2.49] after coupon

$2.99 [$2.49] Edy’s Ice Cream, 48 oz

$1.00 Kroger Cream Cheese, 8 oz brick
$1.75 Kroger Gallon Milk, all varieties including chocolate (LIMIT 4)

$0.89/lb Kroger Whole Chicken
$1.37/lb Assorted Pork Chops
$1.87 Amick Farms Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

$1.50 Driscoll’s Raspberries, 6 oz
$2.98 California Navel Oranges, 4 lb bag

$4.99 California Mandarins, 5 lb box


View this week’s complete Kroger Ad.

* Macomb area Kroger stores currently double coupons up to $0.50. However, as of October 2009, only 3 manufacturer’s coupons will be doubled per like items purchased.

You WILL need a Kroger card to take advantage of these offers; sign up for one at the Customer Service desk if you do not have one!

Take your own bags to Kroger and you’ll receive a credit for $0.05 per bag used on your shopping order. You may need to remind your cashier to deduct your credit, however, as the computer will not do it automatically!

Load e-coupons to your card before you shop: visit Cellfire, P&G E-savers and Shortcuts. Each website lists the e-coupons that can be loaded onto your Kroger Card so that you can save even more! E-coupons are limited to one use and will not double.

Select Kroger stores north of Macomb (Grand Blanc, Flint, Frankenmuth and more – view a full list here) will double manufacturer’s coupons up to $1.00! This can mean a great savings (and some potential free items this week). If your travels happen to take you north, check the Kroger ad (search by zip code) for the areas you’re passing through. You just might want to pack your coupons, too!

Let me know if you find any good deals I’ve missed!

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Printable Coupons: New for November! has officially reset their coupons for another month – you’ll find 20 pages of coupons to choose from (close to 200 total)! Many of the coupons have returned from last month and a few are new. The reset may even allow you to print 2 more of the coupons you may need for your Meijer trip this week (Old Orchard, Maxwell House, Keebler Sandwich Crackers and more).

Remember that the best coupons could disappear within days; if you see coupons that you like, it’s bet to print early. Please click here to select and print (or use my box in the right sidebar). Here are some notable savings that you may not want to miss:

  • $1.00/1 Kellogg’s Touch of Honey Corn Flakes
    FREE with coupon at Oak Ridge beginning on Tuesday!
  • $1.00/1 Kellogg’s Special K Blueberry Cereal (11.4 oz. or Larger)
  • $1.00/1 Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites
  • $1.00/1 Fast Fixin’ or Fast Classics Product 20 oz. or larger
  • $1.00/1 Coffee-Mate Creamer, 15 oz or larger
  • $1.00/2 Ghirardelli Baking Chips
  • $1.00/1 McCormick Spice, Herb, Extract or Food Color
  • $1.50/2 Keebler Cookies, any variety
  • $0.50/1 Minute Rice
  • $1.50/1 DiGiorno Ultimate Toppings Pizza Product
  • $0.75/1 Malt-O-Meal Cereal product (reedemable at Meijer or Kroger)
  • $0.75/1 Del Monte Gold Pineapple
  • $0.55/1 Original Cheerios
  • $0.75/1 Multi Grain Cheerios
  • $0.75/1 Kix Cereals
  • $1.00/2 Chex Cereals
  • $0.50/6 Yoplait Yogurt Cups
  • $0.40/1 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
  • $1.00/1 Kellogg’s Cinnabon Bars
  • Pillsbury product coupons
  • Plus toy coupons (with long expiration dates) for Playskool, Hasbro and My Little Pony toys – great to combine with upcoming toy sales!

In the past, the coupons below (when combined with a sale) have made these products available for FREE or CHEAP:

  • $0.50/1 StarKist Pouch Product
  • $0.50/1 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers
  • $0.50/1 Chex Mix
  • $0.50/1 Betty Crocker Frosting
  • $0.50/1 Betty Crocker Warm Delights
  • $0.40/1 Betty Crocker Box or Pouch Potatoes

Hungry for more printable coupons? Many of the same coupons are available for more prints at! You may also want to visit these websites for new November coupons:
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More Upcoming Speaking Engagements!

I’m looking forward to some great upcoming speaking engagements and thought you might want to know more about them. If you’re interested, feel free to join me there! I’d love to meet you!

Wednesday, November 4 at 9:00 am
St. Peter MOPS
St. Peter Lutheran Church
23000 Gratiot Ave.
Eastpointe, MI 48021

Topic: Smart Shopping Strategies
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) welcomes moms who have at least one child in the stages of pregnancy through Kindergarten. There is no charge for your first meeting; the meeting will run from 9-11 am. No RSVP is required; call 586-777-6300, ext. 313 for more info or email kleidecker @

Thursday, November 12 from 7:00-9:00 pm
Faith Investment Services, LLC

Faith Investment Services, LLC of Shelby Township will be hosting a FREE grocery savings/coupon workshop. Come learn how to really save with coupons from the creator of, Thursday, November 12, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Faith Investment Services, LLC, 48380 Van Dyke, Shelby Township. Call 586-739-3440 to reserve your spot by November 9. Space is limited. Parking in rear of building. Securities offered through NEXT Financial Group, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. Faith Investment Services, LLC is not an affiliate of NEXT Financial Group, Inc.

This class is open to everyone but, due to limited space, we ask that you please RSVP!

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Printable Coupons: $11 in Savings from Kellogg’s

There are some nice coupons now available on the Kellogg’s website! You’ll be able to print these coupons only once per computer; each coupon appears to print on its own page followed by a large ad. If you’d like to save on paper and ink, you can cut your paper into 3.5-4″ strips and feed them through your printer. The coupons will still print, but the ad will not.
Coupons include:

  • $1.00/1 Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites Cereal (14.5 oz or larger)
  • $1.00/1 Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Touch of Honey Cereal (12 oz or larger)
  • $1.00/3 Kellogg’s Cereal (10 oz or larger)
  • $1.50/3 Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, and or Fruit Loops
  • $1.00/2 Special-K Original (11.4 oz or larger)
  • $0.75/1 Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal (10 oz or larger, any flavor)
  • $0.75/1 Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal (15.3 oz or larger)
  • $0.75/2 Kellogg’s Crispix, Smart Start, or All Bran Cereal (11.4 oz or larger, any flavor)
  • $1.00/2 Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats cereal (14.5 oz or larger, mix or match, any flavor)
  • $0.75/1 Kellogg’s Low Fat Granola or Craklin Oat Bran Cereal (17 oz or larger, any flavor)
  • $1.50/2 Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Cereals (12 oz or larger)

If you’re a Target shopper, don’t forget that you can combine these Kellogg’s manufacturer coupon with the $1.00/1 Kellogg’s Cereal Target printable coupon. Beginning Sunday 11/1, Target will start a new Kelloggs promotion: Buy 3 boxes of cereal, get 1 FREE. There will be great potential for a good deal when combining store and manufacturer Kellogg’s coupons with the Target sale! Thanks, Common Sense with Money!

At Meijer, there is also a Catalina coupon offer for Kelloggs Mini Wheats: Buy 3 Kelloggs Mini Wheats Cereal 14.5 oz. or larger, and get a Catalina coupon for a free gallon of milk. Valid now through November 19.

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ALDI: November 1-7, 2009

$0.39/lb Del Monte Bananas
$0.39 each Grapefruit
$1.19 Apples, 3 lb bag (Gala, Granny Smith, Red or Golden Delicious)
$1.19 Vine Ripe Tomatoes, 4 pk
$1.49 Tangerines, 3 lb bag

$0.79 Happy Farms Cream Cheese, 8 oz brick
$0.99 Baker’s Corner Brownie Mix
$0.99 Marshmallow Creme, 7 oz
$1.19 Brown or Powdered Sugar, 2 lb bag
$1.49 Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, 12 oz
$1.49 Coconut Flakes, 14 oz
$1.49 Friendly Farms Refrigerated Non-Dairy Creamer, 16 oz marshmallow mocha or pumpkin spice
$1.69 Friendly Farms Milk, gallon (LIMIT 5)
$1.69 Countryside Creamery Butter Quarters, 16 oz salted or unsalted
$1.69 White, Butterscotch or Milk Chocolate Baking Chips, 12 oz
$1.79 Southern Grove Almonds, 6 oz raw, sliced or slivered
$1.79 Millville Quick or Old Fashioned Oats, 42 oz
$1.89 Southern Grove Chopped Walnuts, 8 oz
$1.89 Chocolate or White Bark, 24 oz
$1.89 Baking Cocoa, 8 oz
$1.99 Pure Vanilla Extract, oz
$1.99 Sweet Harvest Premium Golden Raisins, 15 oz
$1.99 Carlini Vegetable Oil, 48 oz
$2.29 Carlini Canola Oil, 48 oz
$2.49 Carlini Corn Oil, 48 oz
$2.49 Southern Grove Pecans, 6 oz

Take a look at all of this week’s
Special Buys, available beginning on Sunday.

$0.69 Sweet Valley Ginger Ale, 2 liter
$0.79 Baker’s Corner Baking Sprinkles
$0.99 Holiday Baking Spices, 1.1-2 oz (pumpkin pie spice, cream of tartar, ground allspice, ginger, nutmeg, or cloves)
$1.69/lb Butterball Fully Cooked Smoked Turkey (10-12 lb avg weight)
$1.79 Jell-O No Bake Pumpkin Style Pie
$2.99 Belmont Pumpkin Pie, 37 oz

$8.99 Lego Star Wars Army Building set, 72 pcs
$7.99 Disney Fairies 8″ Fashion Doll
$8.99 Mattel Barbie Doll with Accessories
$8.99 Disney Glitter Princesses Doll
$9.99 Disney Hannah Montana Doll
$12.99 Star Wars 3.75″ Action Figure and Vehicle Sets
$14.99 Lego Star Wars Hyena Droid Bomber, 247 pcs

$14.99 Lego 3-in-1 Propeller Power, 247 pcs
$16.99 Playhut Pop-Up Tent (Cars, Star Wars, Disney Princesses or Fairies)
$17.99 Transformers Powerbots or Movie Voyager Figures
$29.99 Lego City Helicopter Transport
$99.99 Nintendo Wii Fit Bundle
$249.99 Nintendo Wii System and Game Set, includes 4 games plus golf club
…and more! There will be new brand-name toys each week at ALDI as Christmas approaches.

ALDI does not accept manufacturer coupons, but you’ll find their prices on everyday items (including milk), to be some of the lowest in town, regularly beating out other store brand prices (and even store brand sale prices!). Wondering about ALDI? Get the scoop here: ALDI 101

STORE HOURS (may vary at some locations)
Mon-Sat 9 am – 8 pm and Sun 10 am – 6 pm
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Printable Coupons: NEW Coupons from Kellogg’s, StarKist + more!

Some of the new November coupons have already been released on – check them out HERE and a get a head start on printing, if you’d like. Notable coupons include:

$1.00/1 Kellogg’s Honey Corn Flakes, 12 oz
FREE after this coupon at Oak Ridge next week!

$0.50/1 StarKist Pouch Product (reset – you can now print again)
These coupons often make for FREE tuna when paired with a sale!

$0.50/1 Chex Mix (reset – you can now print again)
These coupons create free or cheap Chex Mix when paired with a sale!

$0.55/1 Keebler Sandwich Crackers
These will be $1.44 at Meijer next week after coupon

$0.50/1 Minute Rice

$1.00/1 Coffee-mate

$1.50/2 Coffee-mate Liquid or Powder, 15 oz

$1.00/1 McCormick Spice, Herb, Extract or Food Color
Baking and spices should be on sale over the next month or two…

$2.00/2 GE Lighting Products (Target coupon)

$2.00/1 GE Energy Smart compact florescent lighting product (Target coupon)

$2.00/1 GE Reveal compact fluorescent lighting product (Target coupon)

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Royal Oak: Free Flu Shot when You Donate a Coat

Thanks to Colleen for this information (and some useful hints!):

Royal Oak Medical Center will be offering FREE Flu Shots (drive-through style!) on October 31st from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. For each free shot, you will need to donate 1 coat. In the past, you drive into line and a volunteer will take your coat. Another volunteer will give you a sheet to complete for the shot, then you pull up and get your shot. I don’t think I’ve ever waited longer than 10 minutes for the entire thing, but I’ve never been there first thing when they open.

It works the best if you bring your own pen and wear a short sleeve shirt, as you never get out of your car. If you are going to do kids’ shots, it is easiest if you get them out of their car seats, get coats off and roll their window down.

Royal Oak Medical Center (Free-standing building in the Meijer parking lot)
5130 Coolidge Hwy
Royal Oak, MI 48073-1001
(248) 288-9500

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Busch’s: Simply Asia Seasoning Moneymaker

If you’re near Busch’s, you might want to take advantage of this MONEYMAKER deal. It lasts through tomorrow, October 31:

$0.50 Simply Asia Seasoning Mix Envelope, all varieties
-$0.50/1 coupon (from 8-30 RP, expires 10-31)
FREE after coupon + $0.50 MONEYMAKER

NOTE: This coupon will double, so you’ll save an additional $0.50 off the other items you purchase. Busch’s will double up to 3 identical coupons per transaction. Thanks, Colleen!

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