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I stopped by two Kroger stores in Dallas today and they both had their seasonal merchandise at 75% off. There wasn’t much as far as “seasonal” merchandise but there were lots of games and toys. Tons of Zhu Zhu pets accessories and a few Zhu Zhu pets as well as several board games and activities. Board games included Scrabble, Blokus, Trouble, Monopoly, Connect 4 and Sorry.
As I was checking out, a cashier approached me at the self-checkout and said that 75% off should have come off the lower price (listed on the yellow tag) instead of the original price. I don’t think this is correct, but she insisted (and she works at the Customer Service desk). She had clocked out for the day and the new cashier was not sure what to do to refund my money, so the Customer Service desk employee told me to return tomorrow to get money back.
I bet a lot of the Zhu Zhu pet items will still be around for when items go to 90% off, but the board games and Crayola glow-in-the-dark toy were going quickly.
Also, the semi-annual Target toy clearance process has begun. I saw a lot of toys that had been marked down to 30-50%. We should be hearing about their 75% off sale soon. Last year, I posted about it on January 16.
If you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet and plan to, you may be in luck.
Today, from 2-7PM, you can head to one of these Kroger stores in Dallas/Fort Worth (and other cities) to get a free flu shot ($20 value):
9140 Forest Lane — Dallas, TX 75243
Up to 10,000 free shots will be given to adults and children (7 years old and older). This year’s flu shot will protect against three strains: H1N1, H3N2 and influenza B virus.
Are you a fan of Chex cereals? If so, you may be interested to know that now through December 25th, Kroger stores are offering Chex cereal at their lowest prices of the year.
I haven’t checked stores to see what the price is and I didn’t see Chex cereals listed in this week’s ad… but you can grab the $1.00/2 coupon from the 12/5 General Mills newspaper insert or print a $1.00/2 coupon (found on 2nd page), and check the price the next time you’re at Kroger.
Sure, you can buy pre-made Chex Mix, but there’s something that says “its holiday time” when you make Chex Mix from scratch. Plus you can have complete control over what ingredients you want to include when you make the mixes yourself!
Unfortunately we can’t eat Chex cereal, but I gave the Chex cereal that I received to a friend who loves to make Chex Mixes. I told her about the Ginger-Honey Crunch Recipe, Chex Pumpkin Pie Mix and other recipes on the Chex Website. Many of the recipes can be made in 15 minutes and the mixes can be served at parties or given as holiday gifts.
If you are eating a gluten-free diet, then you may like to know that the Chex Mix recipes site has a “gluten-free” icon next to certain recipes.
Win two boxes of Chex Cereal and a $25 Kroger gift card
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Disclosure: The prize pack, information and giveaway were all provided by Chex and Kroger through MyBlogSpark, but I was not obligated to host the giveaway or post this information.
NOTE: This has ended…
Until 7PM Central today (11/29), log into your Cellfire.com account to see if you have won a $5.00 coupon to use on your next purchase of $5.00 or more at Kroger. They have been giving away 1000 randomly throughout the day today.
I just logged in and won $5. I hope you do too! If you win, the coupon must be used by December 6.
Here’s a great deal on McCormick Grinders that I learned about thanks to Stephanie’s post at Katy Couponers.
Buy 3 ($1.00 each) and get a $3.00 Catalina that you can use on your next Kroger shopping trip! I tried it and got my $3 coupon at checkout.
While there, also pick up free Crest, Dial, Maruchan Yakisoba, Athenos Hummus, Dawn, and Pillsbury Biscuits. Get the coupon match-ups at Couponing101.
In late August, Kroger announced the expansion of their fuel rewards program that now allows shoppers to not only save on gas costs at Kroger fuel centers, but also at 400 participating Shell locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area (as well as other U.S. cities).
I have watched my Kroger fuel rewards come and go because I don’t have a Kroger fuel station near me. I was thrilled to hear about this new partnership so I can start using the 10 cents per gallon discount for every 100 points I accumulate on my Kroger Plus card! I have several participating Shell locations not too far from me.
You can redeem fuel points by entering your Kroger Plus Card number or alternate ID (phone number) at the pump.
Did you know you can earn additional fuel points by:
- purchasing prescriptions: 50 fuel points for each eligible prescription you fill
Have questions about the program? You can call Kroger Customer Service at 1-800-576-4377, or contact Shell Customer Service at 1-888-GO-SHELL for assistance identifying participating Shell locations.
To help promote this new partnership, Kroger sent me two $25 gift cards to use for a giveaway – one for Kroger and one for Shell. For this giveaway, one winner will get to select either the $25 Kroger gift card OR the $25 Shell gasoline gift card.
I will give away the second gift card during an upcoming Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop.
Leave one comment letting me know which gift card ($25 Kroger or $25 Shell Gasoline) you would like to win.
Additional entries (if you already do these, please leave comments too!):
- Follow me on Google Friend Connect (right column) – 1 extra entry
This giveaway will end at 11:59 PM Central on Friday, October 15. I will use Random.org to select a winner sometime that weekend. I will email the winner who will have 48 hours to respond or else a new winner will be selected. The winner will select either the $25 Kroger gift card OR the $25 Shell gift card. This giveaway is open to US residents only.
Disclosure: I received two $25 gift cards that will be given away to readers. I did not receive any gift cards or other compensation for personal use.
Cheap Peaches & Nectarines
They are not nearly as good as the Texas-grown peaches I purchased at Central Market for $1.50/lb, but they’re fine for making peach sorbet and sauces!
Speaking of Texas-grown peaches, the man who did the Williams-Sonoma technique class last weekend raved about Ham Orchard peaches. My daughter and I are planning a trip to Terrell to check it out. I’ll let you know what we find!
Best Price on Organic Fuji Apples
Last week, I found that Super Target sells them for $1.99/lb! Target does not have a huge quantity of these apples, and I only found a few that I felt were still worth buying, but given the amount of apples I buy each week, a $0.50/lb savings is huge!
I use the apples to make applesauce (which we eat as is, and also in recipes) and baked apples. I have also started juicing apples since no commercial apple juices are “legal” on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.
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Now on to the produce comparison document for the week of July 14…
Here’s what I am thinking about buying this week:
- Welch’s 100% Grape Juice 64 oz – $1.49 ea (use $1.00/1 printable coupon and must buy 10 participating items in mega sale – I may buy batteries). I printed the coupon last week, so I’m not sure if it is still available.
Newflower Farmers Market
- Apricots (US Grown) – $0.88/lb
- Seedless Watermelon – $1.49 ea (if cheaper than Newflower Farmers Market)
Download the full comparison (PDF format). It covers the DFW-area following stores:
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Download this week’s produce price comparison document (PDF). It covers advertised prices for conventional and organic produce at the following stores:
I will be posting about my kale chip experiment soon. I have read and heard many good things about kale chips, so when I saw the organic kale is $1.50/bunch this week at New Flower Market, I decided to get some. I have two “recipes” – one that you can make in the oven and one that you can make in a dehydrator. I tried the oven method today and think I over oiled them, but some were good. I am going to try the dehydrator method on Sunday and will post a comparison with photos.
When another mother and I met with a Dallas-area Whole Foods store ambassador about food allergies a few weeks ago, she gave us a tour of the produce area. She told us about all the health benefits of kale (better than spinach, she said), and she gave us a small piece to try. It was interesting, but not something I would eat raw very regularly. The kale chips were much more tolerable. Best of all, my daughter LOVED them.
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