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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Kroger Mega Event Gift Card winner

If you have been following along on my blog you read that MyblogSpark, PepsiCo and General Mills gave me a $30 Kroger gift card to use at the Mega Event to see just how many things I could buy.

I finally got all my coupons together, mostly printables and headed to Kroger. I ended up doing 7 transactions total. It was a lot of work but worth it. Yes, I could have gotten a ton more than I ended up with but I wanted to be practical with what I bought. I can make breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks between all the items I purchased. Not all items were part of the Mega Event and I will mark those with a *.

2 Trix cereals
1 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel (watch for a review coming later)
3 Tropicana Trop 50 Orange Juice
1 dozen eggs*
3 Yoplait Fiber One yogurt (watch for a review coming later)
1 Yoplait Trix yogurt
8 Pillsbury sweet roll
2 Totino's Pizza rolls (watch for a review coming later)
10 Sobe
3 Pillsbury Savorings
2 Wanchi Ferry Meal Kits
3 packs chicken (to go with meal kits)*
14 Pillsbury grands
1 head lettuce*
2 lbs bananas*
4 Haagen-Daas ice cream* (watch for a review coming later)
8 Betty Crocker fruit snacks
1 Baked Cheetos
1 Nature Valley Nut Clusters
2 Reach floss*
1 10-pack Bic razors*
1 Milk Bone dog biscuits*
8 Pillsbury crescent rolls
2 Betty Crocker Warm Delights
1 Better Crocker cookie mix

Total spent $30 on gift card OOP $1.30 (yes I went over a bit)

Most of the non Mega Event items I had FREE item coupons for from the mfg. I also used several FREE item coupons for items that were part of the Mega Event. I combined the sales with coupons, both paper and loadable, to achieve this total.

I ended up with a grand total of 84 items! Yes, I know I could have gotten way more if I got tons more rolls, biscuits or cinnamon rolls but I wanted to be practical and get "meal" items.

Two winners guessed 83 items, one tweeted for an extra entry but I have not verified the tweet yet. Those two names will be in a run off. If I can't verify the tweet by noon CST, each person will just have one entry in the run off and the winner will be announced at noon CST.

EDIT: Winner CouponBootCamp you have 24 hours to get back to me from the time stamp on this post or the gift card will go to the runner up!



Theresa C said...

Erin are you sure that you didn't forget about #3 items (LOL I had guessed 87) Congrats to the winners.

JANE4girls said...

I must have miscounted on the pillsbury biscuits, lol

6 transactions with 10 each
1 transaction with 24

the one great thing about Kroger receipts is it shows the total of items