This week the sales at King Soopers are amazing! Some times their Mega Events (Buy 10 participating items and get $5 off your total) aren't overly exciting...this week I'm blown away!
I walked into the store with my King Soopers loyalty card, a little money left on a gift card and cash in my pocket totally around $100...that's it. I picked out the few items that we needed for the week(milk, eggs, vegetable oil, toliet paper...a new night light), snagged all of my Mega Event items I was planning on PLUS found a few other deals than I didn't know about and my cart filled up. As I unloaded my groceries onto the belt I didn't dare look at the screen. I was too nervous to see the total. You see, I don't scan my Soopers card until the end. I love swiping my card through and watching the total drop...then handing over my coupons and watching it drop even further. I'm a little twisted like that.
When the cashier was finished scanning my items I looked at the screen...$280!!
I had $100 in my pocket and that's it!
I was starting to sweat...my heart was racing...I thought I'd have to run out to my card and grab my bank card...how embarressing!
The cashier scanned my loyalty card and the total dropped to $150...just like that! $130 off just because I bought the sale items!
Then came the coupons....
I redeemed $52 in coupons that day.
My grand total for the day.....(drum roll please)
From $280 to $98!????
That is definatly my best trip EVER!
I really wanted to take the time to take a picture of my haul but I came home just in time to get lunch for my kiddos and needed to get these goodies put away. I did take a picture of my receipt though...
That's a grand total of 94 item for $98....
Besides my "needed" items for the week my purchase included...
4 bottles of laundry detergent
4 bottles of fabric softener
8 boxes of kleenex
8 boxes of Hefty slider storage bags
1 package of Pull Ups
1 box Hefty trash bags
3 packages of Energizer batteries
3 tubes toothpaste
4 bags of pasta
4 cups of Easy Mac (sort of a filler to get the next multiple of 10...but my kids do like them)
4 boxes of Capri Sun (which I need to get my $1 iBotta refund taken care of yet...so there's even more savings!)
4 cans Progresso soup
8 cans of Rotel
4 cans Bush's beans
3 jars of Mt Olive pickles
3 bottles French's Spicy Mustard
2 frozen pizzas
2 packages of sliced ham
4 packages of Kraft singles
and a couple odds and ends....
These are all things we use, including some things that I needed to stock back up on! And it wasn't just junk...laundry soap, fabric softener, Pull Ups, plastic bags....fabulous!! Could some of it be considered excessive? Possibly. But when you can get storage bags for .25 a box, why wouldn't you stock up??
I had a smile on my face for a couple hours afterwards. I even asked the cashier if it was ok if I did a little dance at the register. When she checked my receipt for my savings she even gave me a fist bump.
I have to give a HUGE thanks to Jennie and her team at Bargain Blessings. They got the King Soopers match-ups out on Monday so I was able to plan my trip and get to the store on Weds, the first day of the sale. Luckily, Mega Events usually run 2 weeks so you'll have plenty of time to hop over to the store and get in on some of these deals yourself. Besides her original match ups post, Jennie has posted about many more deals she found at King Soopers. I guess I may have some more treasures to pick up next week. :)
You'll just have to watch out for the stores running out of products. With deals like this, I wouldn't be surprised to find some empty shelves. If they are empty, try and find out when a new shipment might arrive. Since the items are a part of a Mega Event you cannot get a rain check for that sale price.
I'd love to hear about your successful trips over the next couple weeks!
Love and happy dances at the register,