My Shopping Trip: ShopRite Munch Mania!

My Shopping Trip: ShopRite

After so much back and forth this morning regarding what was working for all the layers of Kraft Catalinas, I finalized my shopping list and ran to ShopRite.  My out of pocket was so low that the cashier rolled through my transactions thinking she must have done something wrong.  And, then, when the catalina machine started spitting out catalinas like a slot machine that hit the jackpot, then she started looking through the coupons she had already processed.

Of course, my favorite part is when they realize that the transaction was legit and I really did save all that money.

*Don’t mind the extra $2 Catalina in the photo.  I brought $16 in catalinas to pay for the trip and only used $14.  I didn’t realize that I placed the leftover $2 catalina in the photo.

Here is what we did:

  • (4) Kraft  Dark Chocolate Indulgence ($2.94) $2.69 (this is the only one working)
  • (5)Kraft Fresh Take ($2.75) $2.50 each
  • (1) Garnier Herbashine ($7.49) $5.99
  • (1)Garnier Nutrisse ($8.99) $7.99
  • (2)Scott Naturals Wipes $2.19 each
  • (1)Osteo Bi-Flex $7.74
  • (1)Kraft Parm Cheese 1 oz $1.00

Coupons Used:

Paid out of pocket: $0.31
$20 Catalinas (Munch Mania 4 – $5), $4 Catalina (Kraft Dairy),$2 Catalina (Philly Cream Cheese), $3 Catalina (Garnier)

Total Savings including sale prices and coupons: $67.78 which I will be adding to the LRWC Reader’s Grocery Savings Counter.  Be sure to add your savings so we can see how much we have all saved in 2012

Here is an update to my Grocery Budget:

This week I plan on getting the freezer at Acme and I will be using the extra money from my grocery budget for that.

If you’re interested in seeing how we set up our budget envelopes, make sure to check out, How To Set Up a Budget and Stick to It.

How are you doing on your grocery budget?

LRWC Reader Grocery Savings Counter: Be sure to add your weekly grocery savings to the the LRWC Reader Grocery Savings Counter below. You can check out the counter in the sidebar to see how much we have all saved so far in 2012!

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  • Michele

    Awesome! Good Job!

  • Jenny

    Did that make the Osteo Bi-Flex a MM with the $5 manufacturer coupon and the $5 e-coupon?

    • Cindy

      Yep 😀

      • Jenny

        Nice, added it to my list! Thank you 🙂

        • `Jen

          Did your .99 cents off of scott double?

  • Patricia

    😀 WOW!! Awesome!! I wish S. Jersey SR´s will total double fully the q´s :/ still a good deal.!!

    How many times can you do the MM deal??

    thanks for all you do Cindy!!!

    • Shanta

      Yes, Patricia I TOTALLY agree with you. My stores are regular double stores….

  • anita

    awesome! gonna try a version tomorrow. did you buy the parm cheese as part of a deal or just because you could get it free? Just curious as i cant find it in my shoprite and i am dying to use up my coupons for them.

    • Cindy

      Yes, I was doing 4 in every transaction and this was the only coupon I had left. Actually I should have had 2 left however, someone in my travels, I lost one.

      • Amira

        I wonder if you had bought just the refill of Scott Flushable wipes for $1.99 instead of the ones in the box for $2.19, your OOP total would have been $0.11. I did a very similar transaction and used the same coupons on the refill and they all worked like yours. That cashier would have really freaked! LoL Great job!

        • Cindy

          They were out of the refill otherwise I would have. My grandmother needs them so, for a few extra cents, it was worth it.

          • Amira

            Yes, definitely still a great deal and a great trip. Thank you for keeping us all up to date amongst all the craziness of MM

  • Rebecca


    How did you get the $2 Cat from Philly Cream Cheese? I saw you bought the Philly Indulgence, but I thought that wasn’t part of the Philly Cream Cheese Cat? Because I bought 4 Philly Indulgence this morning as part of the Munch Mania deal and didn’t get a $2 catalina back for the cream cheese.

    • Cindy

      Only the Dark Chocolate is working.

      • anita

        have you tried it?? how is it??

        • Alicia

          it’s DELICIOUS! 🙂

      • Simon

        I bought the dark chocolate but no CAT printed for me 🙁

  • rachael

    hi cindy! since you only got 5 kraft fresh atkes, I assume the 1.50/1 q is a shoprite coupon? How did you find that?

    • Cindy

      I got 5 Kraft Fresh Takes and used 5 coupons. 4 were IP coupons and the $1.50/1 was from the Make it Delicious Book that I bought from HSN a while back

  • cheryl manna

    What dept are the Fresh Takes located in, the cream cheese aisle?

    • Jen

      I found the fresh takes near the cheese aisle. It’s a dairy product so it needs to be refrigerated. It’s actually a pretty big box. I was on the hunt for a small little package until I found them and was surprised. They have different flavors. I cant wait to try them. They look yummy!

      • cheryl manna

        Thanks Jen.

        • Sonya

          In my store, they were in the case with raw chicken. Weird spot. And the packages of chicken had $1 off them when you buy Fresh Take.

          • Jessica

            think you can freeze these?

  • Kristy

    My question is the Garnier ecoupons and the Scott Naturals (tp) ecoupons. They aren’t showing up on my shoprite ecoupons. Are these available anywhere else? Maybe I should wait a few days and hope for a cellfire?

  • Meli

    im having the same problem cant find the e coupon : (

  • Diane

    Hi Cindy: my questions is about the Scotts natural wipes…this was the deal under the shoprite weekly deals for this week:

    Scott Naturals Flushable Wipes – $1.99
    $0.99/2 Scott Naturals Flushable Wipes Coupon
    and use $1.20/2 Scott Natureals Wipes ecoupon
    $0.40 each after coupon & eCoupon
    i’m confused how it came to $0.40

    now i see that you paid $2.19 for the wipes..what is the final price you paid..thanks 🙂

    • Annie

      I was looking at the flushable wipes too today. The refills are 1.99 but the original package is 2.19. Also, I think she doubled the .99 coupon since some of the SR stores fully double coupons that are less than $1.

    • Cindy

      The refills are $1.99 and they were out of them in my store. I got the tubs which were $2.19. The $0.99 doubled and the $1.20 eCoupon came off as well. They were $0.60 each after coupons. I normally would not buy them unless they were free because I do not use them however, my grandma needs them and you can’t beat that price if you need them.

  • Annie

    I went to SR today and I could not find the Fresh Takes. The Indulgences were sold out! Also, my vitamins e coupon did not come off so I called Customer Service. They were really nice like everyone else has reported and gave me $3 for my $2.25 coupon that did not show up.

    • Jen

      Annie, the Fresh Takes is in the cheese aisle. It is a refrigerated product so mine was on a shelf. It’s a pretty decent size package. It’s not small so you cant miss it.

  • Matthew

    DARK chocolate. BLAHHHHHHHH. vomit. Too bad.

  • Jill D

    I think the Osteo-Bi Flex e-coupon is NLA…It’s not showing up on my account.

    Cindy, I was wondering, how often do you add $150 into your budget?

    • Cindy

      Every 2 weeks. That is when my husband gets paid so we have it budgeted for every 2 weeks.

      • Jill D

        I think I like that system better. I get $200 every week for grocery, gas, cleaning help and savings…
        Some weeks, I find myself spending a bit over $70 (limit for groceries) if it’s a really good week.

  • LK

    Is the Kraft parm cheese part of the Munch Mania deal? I didn’t see it in the list of participating items but it was part of Cindy’s shopping trip, so wondering if it is included.

    • Sonya

      No it’s not. These are tiny bottles that you find in the grated cheese isle. They are normally $1. I think Cindy had some .$55 cents off coupons she got
      Off eBay that were making them free.

      • LK


  • Jaime

    Does anyone know if the Philly cooking Creme counts towards the Philly Catalina?

  • Margaret

    Hi Cindy,

    I couldn’t find the Garnier ecoupon you mentioned on the this weeks shoprite site, is it NLA?

  • Nancy

    Cindy, Would I be able to switch two of the Kraft Fresh Takes with two of the Kraft Philly Cooking Creme and still get the same CAT’s back?

  • I did everything you did in your order i added simply oj just in case my store was going on sale price,and i had a 1.00 off coupon a sr catalina.Only one of my garnier hair color digital q came off,but my receipt says cellfire for the one and i just looked ad didnt even have it saved only the sr ecoupons,and the osteo says cellfire on my receipt and i only saved sr ecoupon.really weird.And i didnt get the catalina.What does the catalina say garnier or is it pg?Im thinking maybe i didnt get it bc i did the joy detergent in the same transaction.Should i call i800 shoprite about the ecoupon that didnt come off?I did only paid .64 oop after my 24.00 in catalinas and got back 32.00 in catalinas!!!

    • Cindy

      I don’t remember exactly what it said because I used it to pay for the Joy but it said LiveRight: Look Right and Feel Right Rewards

    • Also i called 1-800-shoprite and they said they will review my receipt in 24 hours and if the receipt proves i bought the nutrisse then she will send me the 2.00.The store wouldnt bc they said that since i paid under 2.00 they couldnt give to me that i cant make money!

  • Gina

    I did the Ostea and Garnier deal and did not have my electronic coupons come off and the cat did not print either.I did use manufacturer coupons as Cindy did. I called shoprite and they told me I could NOT use two manufacturer coupons which is the case here. Is this correct?

  • kasia

    I went to SR in Ct early Sunday -got 25 $worth of munch mania Kraft and did not get any Catalina.They told me only participating products (listed in flyer) were eligible.I spoke with manager and she confirmed !So I returned all krafts and got refund.Now I see You got same products and got catalinas so what’s going on with Shop Rite?

  • Kat

    I am a dark chocolate junkie and try very very very hard not to get any since the package is usually gone before I get home. This dark chocolate cream cheese is AWESOME…one spoonful at a time…

    Anyone has any recipe tricks for this creamy delight?

    Now, a reason to hit the gym even harder! Or something to look forward after 🙂