I just got the heads-up from my local reader friend Kathy that our Kroger stores are having a triple coupon event now through Sunday! Wahoo! This is my favorite event… ever. I just called around, and it looks like St. Clairsville, Bellaire, Wheeling, Martins Ferry, and Steubenville are all participating. Be sure to check with your local store before you head out.
- Coupons up to and including $.50 will be tripled.
- If your local Kroger normally doubles coupons between $.51 and $.99, they will continue to double those.
- All other coupons will be redeemed at face value.
- There is no limit to the number of coupons you can use, and Internet printables will be eligible for tripling.
- It looks like some stores will only triple 3 of the same kind of coupon.
Here’s how I make the most of these triple coupon events:
- First, I start a word processing document on my computer. I type faster than I write, so you could replace this step with paper and pencil. It’s just easier for me to type.
- I flip through my coupon binder and note all of the coupons I have that are valued at $.50 and less. I kind of know my prices now, so I know which ones will make a good deal when tripled.
- I add the coupon to my word processing list, along with the value and how many coupons I have for each item.
Example: Betty Crocker Warm Delights – $.50 ($1.50) – 3
Notice that I also note what the tripled value will be. It’s kind of a no-brainer when it’s a $.50 coupon, but when I’m in hunting mode at the store, I don’t want to be mentally tripling $.45 to see if it makes a good deal.Note: I do NOT take the coupons out of my binder at this time. I may find that it’s not a great deal, even with my coupon. Then I would just have to put away a bunch of coupons. It’s more efficient to take my list and my binder shopping and pull coupons as needed.
- I then cut and paste to rearrange my list according to the layout of my Kroger store. This makes the shopping much faster!
- I take my list and my binder to Kroger. I try to do trips like this without Emma, but she has gone with me in the past. I make sure that I have something to entertain her, and I try to go when I’m not in a hurry or a bad mood.
- I go right down through my list and check prices, buying only what we need or what is free/almost-free.
- As I find items that I’m going to buy, I get the coupons out of my binder. I place them in an envelope that I have just for that trip’s coupons. That way, when I get to the register, I’m armed with my coupons. I don’t have to sort through them; they’re ready to go.
I’ll be back later this weekend with some of the great deals that I find on my shopping trip. Feel free to leave any great deals in the comments.
Be sure to print your coupons from these sources before you head out: