Monday, January 21, 2013

Kmart Grocery Deals - Spent $9, Saved $177!


Last week, as I was making my children's lunches for school, I realized that I had ran out of things to put into them.  Luckily I managed to find enough food for that day, but knew that I desperately needed to make a trip to the store.

I had recently won a $100 Kmart gift card in an online sweepstakes and a $15 Sears gift card, so I decided to make a trip to Kmart and see exactly how much I could get with the money that I hadIt just made more sense to use the gift cards to purchase practical items, like groceries and other household items that we use regularly.

I had never purchased grocery items at Kmart before, so I really don't know what to expect.  But, I can honestly say that I was pleasantly surprised by their selection, sales and prices - and with the amount I purchased for so little. 

Here is my most recent Kmart grocery deals:

Ziploc Bags: $3.39 x 2
Sparkle Paper Towels: $3.29
Angel Soft Toilet Paper: $4.97 x2
Aluminum Foil: $2.50 x2
Napkins: $2.79
Smoked Sausages: $1.00 x5
Jerky Snack Sticks: $3.79
Velveeta Shells n' Cheese: $2.50 x2
Del Monte Fruit Cups: $2.00 x4
Planters Nut Snack Packs: $3.15 x4
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars: $1.65 x6
Keebler 100 Calorie Snack Packs: $1.75 x2
Cheese Nips: $2.50 x2
Ritz Bits Snack Packs: $3.25 x4
Teddy Grahams: $3.50
Chicken in a Biskit Crackers: $2.50 x2
Campbell's Chunky Soup: $2.00 x4
Top Ramen Noodles: $1.33 x3
Sparkling Water: $0.50 x4

Grand Total: $185.96
Coupon/Sale Savings: $61.84
Gift Card Savings: $100.00
Gift Card Savings: $15.00

Total Savings: $176.84
Total Out of Pocket: $9.12    
 

How much do you spend during a typical grocery shopping trip?

8 comments:

Kat Hoar said...

Sometimes it can be a lot of help to get those gift cards. My parents started giving recent graduates gift cards to grocery stores. That way while they are away from home they have a way to eat. Thanks for sharing.

Megan MNMSpecial said...

Awesome trip. We usually spend about $200 A week on groceries for our family of six. The odds and ends stuff we buy in bulk and they last about 3 months.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Now THAT is the way to shop. That's fantastic!

Carrie with Children said...

You are amazing! What a great haul of stuff! Way to go!

Ashley S said...

Wow! That's pretty awesome! Great shopping :)

JRFrugalMom and Family said...

That's a great way to stretch a gift card. I will admit that I am not a Kmart fan...at all! We actually have a KMART just down the street, and it is the biggest store close to us, but I HATE going there.

They are soooo rude, there is always lots of problems with the coupons, and everything is very disorganized.

I am glad to hear that you found some great deals though. I was able to do that a few times, when they had double coupons in the past, now there are are so many restrictions that it is not worth doing the double coupon thing at Kmart though.

Angie Agerter said...

What a great deal. I too love to use gift cards usually for practical things. And now you have a good stock of things to admire ;)

Heather! said...

WOW!! That's fabulous! And doesn't it feel awesome to gather it all together and realize how little you paid for it?! Nice work!