In last Tuesday’s post on where I shop, I said that I do not shop at the health food stores as much as one would think. I do the majority of my shopping at the convenient and less-pricey local grocery stores.
- We removed cow’s milk and switched to Almond Milk back in the fall when my anaphylactic-to-dairy son accidentally drank cow’s milk. Kroger typically has either the Silk Almond Milk or Blue Diamond Almond Milk on sale. Plus, I have had an overabundance of coupons for it lately as well. I usually do not pay more than $1.99 for a half gallon and likely less.
- When on sale, I will buy dairy-free ice cream for my son. He loves the stuff, but it is so expensive. I have made homemade sorbet before and it was okay, but he prefers the Rice Dream or Tofutti brands of ice cream. Kroger will sometimes run a good sale on them.
- EnerG egg replacer can be usually be found on sale at Kroger for less than $5. This is the cheapest I have been able to find it.
- Kroger brand Soy Sauce, Lower Sodium. I really have not found a better price for soy sauce with less sodium than the Kroger brand. Plus, we don’t go through it very fast because my husband cannot eat soy.
- Kroger seems to have the best “manager specials” on meat. I try to stock up when I can find a good deal and either freeze or cook it right away.
These are just a few examples that I can think of off the top of my head. The majority of foods that I buy I get at the store who has the best deal. For us, the benefits of buying at Kroger are two-fold…
- By using a reloadable gift card, we get 4% back towards our children’s school tuition.
- For every $100 spent in groceries (before coupons!) for the month, I get 10¢ off per gallon of gas (up to $1 off).
The little things can add up. Also keep in mind that many Kroger stores double coupons up to 50¢ and raise all higher values up to $1. They will often run deals for items 10 for $10 where you can get products for free. I have a stockpile of toothpaste right now that I have gotten for free. They also have e-coupons where you load coupons from their website onto your Shoppers Plus Card.
One more thing that I would like to say about Kroger. They have a monthly magazine called Delicious Living that is free in the “Natural Food” section of the store. I have found some very helpful articles and tasty recipes in this monthly periodical. You should see if your Kroger also carries it.
Are there any allergy-friendly foods that you buy only at Kroger, or Kroger-affiliate store?