Here is my latest super sized grocery deal for the large family. Kroger had a product promotion sale in which the store offered an instant $7 rebate when you bought 8 Kraft / Nabisco participating products. The only limit was that you could only get one $7 rebate per transaction when buying 8 products. So I ended up doing multiple transactions. After finding out that the sale was valid for an additional week, I decided to order an additional 60 coupons from the coupon clippers website and really stock up before this sale ended.
Actually, with my coupons the Kraft cheese crumbles ended up being completely free with some overage going towards the tax. Here are my totals:
3 visits with 21 transactions (No problems whatsoever.)
36 bars of cream cheese
24 boxes of triscuits crackers
8 boxes of cookies
100 bags (various crumbles, shredded, cube and block)
8 bags of additional cheese for free because I found the manager and asked him if he would check in the back for more crumbles because the ones on the rack were out of date. FREE BAGS just for pointing that out to him!!
Total paid $42.61
Regular price $431.68
Some of the cheese was already in the freezer when I took this picture. The cheese crumbles and shredded cheese freeze well. I did find out that cream cheese is good for 2 months past the expiration date as long as you do not open the package. Cream cheese will freeze, however, it does alter the consistency a bit so it would not be good for spreads but still good for baking. Though it may seem like a lot of cream cheese, I should have bought twice this amount. If we have a breakfast with bagels, it takes two packages of bagels and 1 package of cream cheese to even start to feed us.
Last month I stocked up on 23 packages of bagels, which doesn’t last long around here. I have to get my brain thinking in even bigger stock quantities!