Kroger: Unadvertised Mega Event Match Ups

by Marcy on October 28, 2009 · 12 comments

Tonight I was able to escape after dinner (alone!!) to check out the Mega Event at Kroger. I took as many notes as I could while shopping so that I could share some of the unadvertised deals with you. Please note that prices likely vary some by location, and that I found these items in my Central OH Kroger store.

Here is how the Mega Event works:

10 Item Mega Event – buy 10 participating items, save $5 instantly at checkout (no limit). See your ad for a complete list of participating products – I have only listed those that I could find coupons for, with a few exceptions. Valid 10/26/09-11/8/09.

Bumble Bee Tuna (Light Tuna – 2.5 oz) – $0.49/ea
Use $1/1 here or $0.55/1 in 9/13 Smart Source insert
Final Price = FREE (get 2 free using 1 coupon)


Bumble Bee Tuna (Premium Albacore Pouches – 2.5 oz) – $1.29/ea
Use $1/1 here or $0.55/1 in 9/13 Smart Source insert
Final Price = $0.19-0.29/ea

Kleenex Facial Tissue (85-130 ct, single boxes) – $0.99/ea
Use $0.50/3 in 10/4 Smart Source insert
Final Price = $0.66/ea when you buy 3


Steamfresh Vegetables (sauced and premium bags) – $1.99/ea
Use $0.50/1 here and in 10/18 Smart Source insert
Final Price = $0.99/ea

Land O Lakes Spreadable Butter – $1.29/ea
Use $0.35/1, $0.40/1, $0.50/1 or $1/2 in 10/18 Smart Source insert (Central OH did not receive this coupon)
Final Price = $0.29-0.79/ea

Smart Balance Spread (13-15 oz tubs) – $1.69/ea
Use $1/2 in 10/18 Red Plum insert and here
Final Price = $1.19/ea when you buy 2

Wish-Bone Boutifuls ($2.29/ea) Spritzers ($1.99/ea) and 16 oz Bottles ($1.99/ea)
Use $1.25/2 in 10/4 Red Plum insert or $0.75/1 here
Final Price = $0.49-1.67/ea

Special K Bars – $1.49/ea
Use $1/2 here or $0.75 Chocolatey Pretzel Bars here
Final Price = $0.99/ea when you buy 2 or FREE

Pepperidge Farm Garlic Toast – $1.99/ea
Use $0.40/1 in 10/4 Smart Source insert
Final Price = $1.19/ea

Nestle Toll House Morsels – $1.99/ea
Use $0.50/1 or $1/2 in 9/13 Red Plum insert
Final Price = $0.99-1.49/ea

Dole Mandarin Oranges and Tropical Fruit (larger cans) – $1/ea
Note: Mandarin Oranges (both large and small cans) are generating a $0.50 off your next purchase Catalina. I buy these every week and have received Cats for the last 3 weeks. I’m unsure of the specifics, but I bought 10 large cans tonight and received 3- $0.50 Catalina coupons.

Del Monte Fruit Chillers (8 pk) – $2.29/ea
Use $1/1 here
Final Price = $1.29/ea

Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Cereal (25 oz) – $2.19/ea
Use $1.50/2 here
Final Price = $1.44/ea when you buy 2

Kellogg’s All Bran or Smart Start Cereal – $2.19/ea
Use $1/2 in 10/18 Smart Source insert
Final Price = $1.69/ea when you buy 2

Pillsbury Simply Refrigerated Cookie Dough – $2.99/ea
Use $0.55/1 here and here and in 10/4 Smart Source insert
Final Price = $1.89/ea

Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough – $2/ea
Use $1/2 here and here and in 10/4 Smart Source insert
Final Price = $1.50/ea when you buy 2

Krusteaz Pancake or Waffle Mix – $2.49/ea
Use $1/2 or $0.50/1 in 10/11 Smart Source insert (Central OH didn’t receive this)
Final Price = $1.49-1.99/ea

Johnson’s Baby Products (most varieties at my store) and Desitin Diaper Rash Cream – $2.50/ea
Use $1/1 here (IE) or here (FF) or
Use $2/2 here, $3/3 here, or $2/2 here or
Use $1/1 in 9/13 or 10/11 Red Plum inserts
Final Price = $1.50/ea

Colgate Total Toothpaste (select varieties) – $2.50/ea
Use $0.75/1 10/11 Smart Source insert or $1/1 in 10/25 Smart Source insert
Final Price = $1-1.50/ea
Note: I’m not 100% sure coupon varieties match with sale – but it’s worth a look

Maxwell House Coffee (33-39 oz) – $5.99/ea
Use $1/2 here
Final Price = $5.49/ea when you buy 2

Quilted Northern Bath Tissue (12 big rolls) – $6.49/ea
Use $1/1 here
Final Price = $5.49/ea


You can find my complete list of Kroger deals this week here. I have added the deals in this post to that list as well.

What deals have you found this week that I haven’t mentioned? Please feel free to share!


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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 grace October 28, 2009 at 1:00 PM

I am not seeing a coupon for bubble bee tuna are you using the same coupon for the pouch on both tunas canned and pouch.

2 grace October 28, 2009 at 1:01 PM

I meant to say bubble bee tuna in the can coupon

3 Gabrielle October 28, 2009 at 3:46 PM

I’m not sure about the details, but I bought 7 of the Krusteaz buttermilk pancake mixes and received 3 $1 OYNO catalinas at Kroger. This made them a money maker.

4 grace October 28, 2009 at 5:22 PM

I will look for the bubble bee tuna in the can coupon better. Just got back from a quick trip to Kroger. Did great for a small amount of groceries. Thanks for your work. I have linked your blog to my blog about this deal.

5 Marcy October 28, 2009 at 5:36 PM

Grace – the pouches are part of the Mega Event – I don’t think that the cans are. The coupon I linked to is for pouches and I see it on page “5”.

6 Anonymous October 28, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Just curious if you are able to do this event twice on 1 receipt? I bought 20 items and only got credit for $5.00. (10 items) Should I talk to the customer service desk?

7 Marcy October 28, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Anon. – yes, you should double check to make sure you bought 20 participating items and then take your receipt to customer service. There is no limit to the number of times you can do this on one receipt. I did it 4 times last night and received $20 off. Good luck!

8 Anonymous October 28, 2009 at 7:58 PM

Thanks so much!! I will for sure bring it in. :)

9 LauraTornes October 29, 2009 at 11:51 AM

I also found that the Fritos chips were $1.99 with the deal and there were coupons to buy 2 get 1 free. Also, by the Hormel chili if you bought 2 cans and 2 bags of Fritos you saved $1. I was able to use both coupons!

10 LauraTornes October 29, 2009 at 11:52 AM

Also, the Dole Tropical fruit is producing $0.50 catalina coupons, I think for every 3 cans you purchase.

11 Letty October 29, 2009 at 6:28 PM

I LOVE the mega event!! I went on a quick run yesterday but will definitely be back for more. YAY!!

12 cheryl October 29, 2009 at 8:20 PM

I tried the Dole mandarin oranges in Urbana Ohio, which is part of the Columbus Great Lakes are, and it was a no go. I also didn’t get any catalins. I purchased two of the small cans. I just went back into the store and got two more DelMonte diced tomatoes. The cashier was patient but she couldn’t get the oranges to pull up for the discount. No complaints though I got three $5 discounts. With all my coupons and discounts I saved $82. Thanks for the matchups.

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