Blogging Lessons & A Coupon Trip (Saved 70%!)

Did you ever lose your way while blogging? That's how I have kind of felt lately. My blog started out as a way to keep track of my pregnancy and then just share deals with friends & family. Then I found that I could make a little money for sharing deals that I was already sharing! And now with giveaways, reviews, and sponsored posts...I feel I have lost my way. I apologize for that. I love that you all are still managing to stick with me through thick and thin. And my randomness. Thank you all.

So on to the reason that I'm assuming most of you still stick around, my couponing trips! :D My dear friend over at Funny Postpartum Lady commented on a photo I shared on my Facebook page about how I saved 70% Saturday on my groceries. The picture isn't very good, but I did manage to buy fruits, veggies, dairy, and meats but only spent about $60! How did I do this? Well I'll give you one of my tips on how I pay for the good stuff; OVERAGE! Next frugal post, I'll share another tip I use; Hint: Catalinas! :D

Okay so this is what I bought. I went to Kroger and Publix but only one trip because I live 30 minutes from anything and gas is expensive. So here are the breakdowns. Today is the last day for most of the Publix deals, but you can grab some of the Kroger deals still. :D

First Stop: Kroger:

Bananas 2.32 @ $0.57/lb
= $1.32

2 Fresh Selections Garden Salad $1.69
= $3.38 Fresh Selections Baby Carrots $1.99

Kroger Potato Chips $1.88
- FREE product coupon from Bzz Campaign

Kroger Slider Buns 10/$10
- FREE product coupon from Bzz Campaign

2 Quaker Rice Cakes 10/$10
- $1/2 Quaker Products from All You Magazine
= $1 or $0.50 each

Gallon of Kroger Milk $2.99

Kroger Turkey Burger Patties (3 lb. - frozen) $12.99
- FREE product coupon from Bzz Campaign

2 Kroger Sliced Cheese $1.88
= $3.76

2 Kroger Lunch Meat (1 Ham, 1 Turkey) $3.69
= $7.38

Fruit Water Strawberry Kiwi 10/$10
- FREE Kroger e-coupon

14 Chef Boyardee Microwaveable Cups 10/$10
- 2 Buy 5, Get 2 FREE Blinkie Coupons
- $0.50/1 ibotta offer
= $9.50 or $0.68 each!

2 Snuggle Fabric Sheets $2.99
- 2 $0.50/1 Coupons Doubled
= $3.98 or $1.99 each!

5 Enfagrow Singles BOGO $5.99
- 4 $4 off ANY Enfamil Product Coupons (mailed from retailer - always message companies! :D)
- 1 $5 off ANY Enfamil Product Coupon
= $6.03 OVERAGE! :D

2 Crest Toothpaste 10/$10
- $0.50/1 Coupon (doubled)

Wholesome Sweeteners Syrup $4.99
- FREE product coupon from Moms Meet Campaign

Big K Diet Cola 2/$5
- FREE product coupon from Bzz Campaign

Kroger Paper Towels $3.78

Total OOP: $33.52
Total Saved: $91.83
Percentage Saved: 73% Savings!

Second Stop: Publix
***REMEMBER: Today (Wednesday) is the last day to grab these deals if you live in my area (some areas ended yesterday)***

2 Publix Large Eggs 2/$3

2 Van's Pancake $3.15
- FREE product coupons I won from Twitter giveaway

2 Dreamfield Linguine Pasta 3/$5
- 2 $1/1 Printable Coupons
= $1.34 or $0.67 each!

4 New York Texas Toast 25% off
- 4 $0.40/1 coupon from RP 5/12 (doubled) - HERE's a $0.50/1 printable
= $3.04 or $0.76 each

Tennessee Pride Sausage Biscuits $5.99
- $0.75/1 Tennessee Pride Blinkie found at Kroger
= $5.24

2 Eckrich Smoked Sausage BOGO $2.99
- $1/1 Facebook printable coupon
= $1 or $0.50 each

4 Uncle Ben's Ready Rice - Whole Grain Variety BOGO $1.75
- 2 $1/2 Uncle Ben's Whole Grain Products Coupon
$1.50 or $0.38 each! :D

3 Sambazon Smoothies $2.99
- FREE product coupons from Moms Meet campaign

Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue, 8 to 24 roll, $5.49

4 Peter Pan Peanut Butter BOGO $3.09 (Heads Up: Price is about to sky rocket on Peanut Butter)
= $6.18 or $1.55 each

2 Evenflo Zoo Friends Bottles $1.59 (reg. price)
- 2 $1/1 ANY Evenflo Zoo Friends product from - NLA
= $1.18 or $0.59 each

4 Nuk 10oz Bottles 2/$4.99
- 2 BOGO Manufacturer Coupons
- 4 $1.50/1 Nuk Product Publix Coupons from Baby Club
= $1 OVERAGE! :D

International Delight Coffee Creamer 3/$5
- $0.75/1 Product coupon
= $0.92

Total OOP: $28.89
Total Saved: $63.13
Total Percentage Saved: 69% Savings!

I also wanted to let you all know about this exciting $1 off pork coupon! :D - Print HERE

Okay so that's how I did shopping last week. Sorry it's so late. I have been so over whelmed (and sick) so I have just been on pause. I will try and get back into updating everything regularly and with a better consistency than it has been lately. Let me know how you all did in the comments! :)

Some free products found here, I received through the Kroger Summer Grilling Bzz Campaign. I love Kroger brand products. The burgers were juicy and fit perfect on the soft slider buns. The cola was refreshing and the chips made the perfect side. I bought more cola later as they had a 4/$9 deal that I just couldn't pass up! I love feeding my family fun foods and when I shop at Kroger, I know I can do it without breaking the bank! :)

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  1. Cool! Not sure if your area has the sale on Conagra food, but now the Chef Boyardees, Snack pks, etc. are on sale (bogo free) or $1 prices with additional coupons off purchases AND a $10 rebate on a $25 purchase.

    1. Thanks for sharing! :) I did see that when I created my Public list, but I was bummed I didn't have the Publix coupons to stack. :(


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