$30 Kroger gift card giveaway!

I posted here about the Mega Sale that started at Kroger stores in my area. This same sale is taking place across the country at stores in the “Kroger family” (which includes Ralphs, King Soopers, Frys, Smith’s, Gerbes, City Market, and Dillons).

Participating products include: AMP Energy, Aquafina, Betty Crocker Baking Mixes, Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, Cascadian Farms Cereals and Bars, Capโ€™n Crunch, Cheerios, Cheetos, Chex Mix, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Dole Juices and Juice Drinks, Fiber One, Fritos, Gatorade, Golden Grahams, Green Giant, Hamburger Helper, Life , Lipton Tea, Nature Valley, Old El Paso, Pepsi family of 2 Liters, Pillsbury, Progresso, Propel, Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Quaker Chewy Bars, Starbucks, Sobe Life Water, Totinoโ€™s, Trix, Tropicana, Yoplait and MORE!

If you’re preparing to send your kids off to school like I am, many of these products will come in handy!

General Mills, PepsiCo and MyBlogSpark were kind enough to send me a $30 gift card so that I could see (and share) how much I was able to save during the sale. I plan to do my shopping on Saturday and share my savings on Sunday!

They are also going to give a $30 Kroger gift card away to one of my readers! The giveaway starts today and will end at 11:59 pm CT on Sunday, August 23rd. I will announce the winner on Monday, August 24th. The winner will be chosen randomly using random.org.

You will have 24 hours to provide me with your contact information (when you post to enter, you must leave your e-mail address or some other way for me to contact you!). Here’s how you can enter to win:

1. Tell me about what you plan to buy with your gift card and how much you think you can save.

2. Subscribe to my blog (if you already subscribe, please post a comment to let me know that you have subscribed…if you are a new subscriber, you also need to “verify” your subscription).

3. Create a post on your blog letting others know about the giveaway and link back to my blog or tweet about the giveaway on Twitter. Be sure to comment here with a link to your post!

Please create a separate post for each of your entries. If you win, you need to provide me with some way to contact you. (Remember, if you post a comment as “anonymous” you need to include some sort of identifying information or your entry will not be valid)



  1. I'll bet I can get $85 worth of groceries with that $30 cash card.

  2. Stoots Family says:

    Oh my. I would check out your tips before I went shopping. I'd love to stock up on school lunch snacks for my boys!

  3. Marleen V says:

    WOW – thanks for the chance!
    I plan to buy school lunch items for my girls who start school 8/31. I'd LOVE to be able to buy $60 worth of stuff with that $30 gc..so hoping to save half.
    TIA, marleen (violaml@evms.edu)

  4. Marleen V says:

    I also subscribed to your blog. Thanks for turning me onto your blog from bbc! Great job!

  5. Definitely gonna use the money on the mega sale! And I bet I can get $100 worth of groceries for $30! Thanks for the chance!
    kelhuck at yahoo.com

  6. Mad Housewife says:

    Depending on the sale, I think I could save about $35 dollars. That is my usual savings at Kroger each week for my main trip. $30 can get alot of groceries!!

  7. momofgandj says:

    I would love to win!! What a great giveaway!! I bet I could bet close to $75 worth of groceries with the $30 gc.


  8. momofgandj says:

    I subscribed!!!

  9. I would love to buy cereal and would hope I could double or more the $30, so $60+ with coupons and this mega event promo, thanks! maceycoupon (at) yahoo

  10. Linda, Greg and Drew says:

    I'm betting I can save 60% on my groceries!

  11. Linda, Greg and Drew says:

    I subscribe

  12. Time to stock up on school lunch goodies! I don't know if I can do better than Celeste, but it will be fun to try!

  13. I would take advantage of the e-coupons and the paper coupons I have to stock up on…
    fruit snacks (buying at least 5 to get the $3.5 OYNP coupon), brownie mixes and brownie bowls, nature valley bars and the pillsbury doughs. I also would use my BOGO coupons on the SOBEs to get some of those for free.
    marci6tx at msn dot com

  14. I follow and subscribe to your blog.
    marci6tx at msn dot com

  15. Hello…Thank you for such a great offer!! I shop at Kroger faithfully in Flushing, MI. I love Krogerโ€™s because of the doubling to $1.00…It helps keeping shopping cost down and give our family money for other necessities. With the gift card I can purchase that much more. With my husband loosing his job because of Michigan's economy what a huge opportunity!!


  16. With the sale they are having now, I could get about 40 boxes of fruit snacks. Maybe more.

  17. Well, I would guess that I would be able to get $100 of groceries with the $30 gift card! loriannehooper@hotmail.com

  18. Oh, I agree. U can def. snag some great deals at Kroger.

    I'm a subscriber!!

    Great Giveaway!!

  19. I plan to buy items on the Mega sale to stretch my savings further. I think with the good sales, coupons, and this gift card, I can get atleast $85 worth of stuff, for little or no OOP cost to me!

  20. Mommysamons says:

    Also wanted to let you know I posted a link on my blog, as well!
    BTW, I'm Mommysamons over on BBC!!

  21. Well being that I just went yesterday and got $185 worth for $35, I'd probably repeat a lot of the same deals. Love the Mega Event and I'm loving shortcuts and cellfire.


  22. Oh the possibilites of $30 at Fry's! I bet I would walk out with more groceries than the 2 people behind me for and they will pay double!!

  23. I am a subscriber

  24. I posted a link on my blog to yours!!

  25. With the mega event happening this week and having coupons for just about everything, if I were to win that card, I guess I should only pay 10.00 oop

  26. I would buy groceries, and I think I could save between 40 and 50%.

  27. Stephanie Reed says:

    I'm not good enough to get huge bargains. I saw that one mom had gotten $150 worth with her $30 card and Mega Savings. I'm amazed. I might be able to score $45.

  28. I like stocking up on cereal and snacks (like granola bars…which are included in the sale!) I bet I could save at least 50 dollars!

  29. Lori Sifuentes says:

    I will be purchasing progresso soups. We bought 10 yesterday and $1 each is a great price.


  30. Anonymous says:

    Just subscribed via email.


  31. I always try to save at least 75% on my grocery orders when I shop. So depending on the sale I'd say I can get at least $120 worth of stuff for that $30. Depends on the sale and what I need of course but it's funny, if I don't see "you saved 75% on your order today" (or more) I feel like I've failed at the store these days LOL I used to think anything was good and now it makes me feel like a failure!!

    No matter what, I think it's great that you're promoting smart shopping and budgeting Mel. You and your Target lists and meal plans are a big part of my weekly planning now. I had been following you for a year now but finally did the subscription ๐Ÿ˜‰ You Rock!!

    Oh and I linked you on my blog at sirsavesalot.blogspot.com and I included your offer in my weekly email to friends and coworkers ๐Ÿ™‚ Probably will only reach 10-15 people but hey, it's all something ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Anonymous says:

    I'm sure I could save at least $20-30 dollars or more on groceries.
    Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  33. I think I could get $100.00 worth of groceries with the gift card. That would be fantastic!

  34. Bargain Loving Mom says:

    Hm…I think I would use the $30 GC to buy produce & meat; things I don't typically have coupons for!

  35. Bargain Loving Mom says:

    I am a subscriber! That is how I found out about your giveaway;)

  36. plaidjenn@yahoo.com says:

    I'm sort of new to this – so I may be able to spend $30 and get 50-60 dollars worth, but we eat gluten free so we can't buy some of things that are normally good sales!


  37. Penny Penguin says:

    I subscribe! Love all your tips!

  38. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for doing the giveaway! I am new to the coupon worl, d and trying to learn. The only grocery store we have in our county is Smith's so it is tricky to really go bargin shopping. With th card I will stock up on school snacks and cereal with my coupons I should be able to save about half!

  39. Sarah in MO says:

    I don't know how much I could save, but we'd probably at least buy cereal.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    misterjimmy at sbcglobal dot net

  40. Penny Penguin says:

    I can get about 2 weeks worth of groceries with the mega sale and $30 combined. I would focus on pairing coupons, ecoupons, and sale items to fill my stockpile rather than getting just the food we'd eat this week.

  41. Penny Penguin says:
  42. We are almost out of meat so I would stock up the freezer with $30 worth of whole chickens at the usual sale price of 2.50 (about 50% off). Each chicken will stretch us about 2-3 meals. Total savings would come to 12 chickens for 30 bucks and a 30 dollar savings. Nutritionally, the purchase would make for the bulk of a half month worth of lunches and dinners!

  43. CrystalGB says:

    I going to get cereal, Old El Paso products, Pepsi 2-liters, Fiber One bars, Betty Crocker and Pilsbury products.


  44. Anonymous says:

    I would stock up on cereal mmostly. With $30 to spend I could save about $40. Kroger is my favorite store!
    m-sallen at juno dot com

  45. Stephanie says:

    I would plan to buy a week's worth of groceries & save at least 40%! Thanks! scg00387 at yahoo.com

  46. TXsunlover says:

    I plan to stock up on cereal, granola bars and Lipton Tea. I should be able to get around $60-$70 worth of groceries with a $30 card.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

  47. Thanks for offering this contest. Hope we win.

    I'm guessing we'll save around $20. I plan on getting cereal and granola bars.

    Cha Ching Queen

  48. ThriftyColey Nicole.Hammonds@yahoo.com says:

    I think I could easly save $60-$90 easily specially with this great mega event!

  49. What a great promotion! I would hope to save "atleas"t $60 but would try to save more ๐Ÿ™‚

    Angel (Angelina77 BBC)

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  54. Kathy Rambousek says:

    I would use this g/c to stock up on school snacks and supplies. Perfect timing for this giveaway – so many sales.

  55. Kathy Rambousek says:

    I'm a subscriber

  56. Linda Shifflett says:

    I would be getting some fruit snacks, granola bars, yogurt, cereals, taco dinner kits, brownie mixes, etc. I would have to look through coupons to see what I had available. Also, I should be able to get at least $60 or more with the $30 giftcard.

  57. Linda Shifflett says:

    I am a subscriber by email.

  58. Edoublelen says:

    I think I could get at least $50 dollars worth of groceries with the $30 dollar giftcard and I would use it for Krogers mega event!!

  59. Bovee Brigade says:

    I would buy two weeks supply of groceries with this much money! I typically save $40 when I shop at Kroger.
    thebovees49091 at yahoo dot com

  60. I am subscribed to your blog.

  61. I am not as good as sum..

    Maybe, $60 for $30

  62. Tweeted about the giveaway.

  63. I try to save twice as much as I spend at the grocery store, so I would try to get $90 worth of groceries with the card. Wanchai Ferry is definitely on our list, and I think the Naked Smoothies are included in the sale too…I love those!
    augustgirl01 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  64. I would use this to stock up on cereal and granola bars.

    ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
    The Happy Wife
    Homeschool Unit Studies

  65. I would buy items from their Mega Sale deals and along with the sale and my other coupons, I would expect to save 75%. Thanks for the opportunity!

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  66. I am an e-mail subscriber – thanks!

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  67. I would definately buy groceries! I know I could get at least $70 of groceries for $30!


  68. Anonymous says:

    I think I could get $80-$90 worth of groceries between a mega sale and a $30 cash card. I'd love to stock up with the help of a cash card.

    forddarlene at hotmail dot com

  69. Blogs like your have opened my eyes to a whole new world – THANK YOU! My Kroger only doubles to .50, but the managers' special's are incredible. French bread for .49, Kashi waffles for 1.49, 32 oz organic Stoneyfield yogurt for 2.00… I'd use the $30 gift card to go crazy on the manager's specials and so how many of my favorite brands I could stock up on. Thanks for the chance!

  70. Subscribed! westkycouponlady(at)gmail(dot)com

  71. Cereal, biscuits, granola bars (I looove NV granola bars), vitamin water, baking mixes, milk, pork, eggs, fruit – Okay I'm getting hungry! Usually $30 gets me $110 – $150 worth at Kroger. westkycouponlady(at)gmail(dot)com

  72. Kendall and Lee'sa says:


  73. Having 4 young boys ages 1-7 I would buy lots of things for the boys to take for lunch. I would also buy items for making dinner at home, an area I struggle with.


  74. I would get as much as possible with that $30. Thanks to your blog.

  75. I subscribe and follow your blog. You are amazing.

  76. The Stevens Family Adventure says:

    I subscribe – I couldn't feed my family w/out subscribing! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  77. The Stevens Family Adventure says:

    I would spend my gift card on 2 weeks' worth of groceries! ๐Ÿ™‚

  78. I'd stock up on cereal, oatmeal and granola bars. I think I could save at least $30-40.

  79. I subscribe to your feed.

    justaddcharm (at) gmail (dot) com

  80. D'OH, I never gave you an email… but you could contact me on BBC KPKoze if by some miracle of the heavens I might win ;P I have to link to you more often though, you find the best stuff Mel. Thanks again for all you do!!