My Ralphs Mega Event Shopping Trip (Video!)

by Jess on May 13, 2011

I decided to do something a little different today and instead of posting a crappy camera phone picture of my recent shopping trip to Ralphs, I’d do a quick video :) Prepare to hear my valley girl voice and I can’t for the life of me hold a camera steady – sorry. You may want to take a Dramamine before watching…..

With that said, here is more information from the video:

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive: Gather up any non-perishable food items & leave at your mailbox (in a bag) on Saturday May 14th & your local mail carrier will deliver to local food banks in your area. This is an excellent time to use your couponing skills to help feed the hungry! For more information on how you can help, visit

Bonus: Track your giving & visit Couponing for Community to share your story!

My Mega Event Ralphs Trip:

My Ralphs is doubling up to 3 “like/identical” coupons per transaction. Some areas are still enforcing only 1 “like” per transaction so check with your store first before making any big trips :)

*Indicates Mega Event items. Prices reflect instant savings already factored in.

(12) Ronzoni Smart Taste & Healthy Harvest Pastas | $0.49*
- (6) $1/2 Ronzoni printable coupon or, hereherehere, or here
Final Price: FREE

(2) Uncle Bens Rice | $1.49*
- $0.75/1 from RP 3/20 (exp 5/15!) or printable here or here
Final Price: $0.49

(4) Quaker Quakes | $0.99*
-$0.55/2  from special PepsiCo insert from 5/1
Final Price: $0.49 each

(2) Freschetta Pizza | $4.99*
- (2) $2/1 Freschetta printable coupon
Final Price: $2.99 each (I also earned a $3 oyno catalina)

(2) Mahatma Rice | $1.00
- (2) $0.50/1 from RP 5/1
Final Price: FREE!
Thanks to reader, Curtis, for the heads up!

(2) Pure Protein Bars | $1.00
- $1/1 Pure Protein printable coupon
Final Price: FREE!

(1) Oats Revolution Oatmeal | $1.25
- $1/1 Oats Revolution printable coupon (“Like” to access)
Final Price: $0.25

(4) Nestle Candy Bars | $0.50
- (2) $0.50/2 from SS 5/8
Final Price: FREE!

Final Price: $9.05 (my total should have been $9.17…don’t know what happened, but yay!)
Retail Value: $80.83

Savings: 89%!

The Mega Event is running through Tuesday, May 17th at Ralphs and Kroger stores nationwide. Click here for the full list of deals at Ralphs.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

mary May 13, 2011 at 12:05 pm

may i ask which paper you got the nestle coupon? i don’t know if I got one.


Jess May 13, 2011 at 12:34 pm

I get the Los Angeles Times :)


Stephanie Buriel May 13, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Cool video. I’m going to do some shopping today for donation! Thanks!


Cynthia May 13, 2011 at 2:14 pm

I love your video. I’m a diehard Ralphs shopper, so this was excellent.


Gina May 13, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Hey thanks so much!!! Don’t know what i would do with out your match up help!!!!!!


jason May 13, 2011 at 8:41 pm

thank you, the video was a great help!!


Chris May 13, 2011 at 9:28 pm

I followed your shopping list today and got 49$ of groceries for $4 dollars! I am following your blog religiously from now on. Please keep on posting your shopping trips for us :) fellow so-cal


stephanie buriel May 14, 2011 at 6:53 am

Does your catalina say good on your next mother’s day floral purchase? Mine does, I thought it would be good OYNO and tried to use it, the cashier spotted it and I was bummed!


Jenn May 14, 2011 at 11:18 am

Thanks for your match-ups!

@Stephanie mine said that too!


Betsy May 14, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Thanks for the match ups! Great Ralphs shop today–saved over $70 and only spent $18! Free Mom’s Best cereal and cheap Captain Crunch as well as Silk Coconu milk and Philly Cooking Creme. Thanks again!


Sharmyn May 14, 2011 at 7:18 pm

I just did this and WOW! My Ralphs doesn’t double more than one and I grabbed 10 candy bars and 4 protien bars as well as BOGO Gatorade. Total before savings was $99.29….after savings and coupons my total was $17.49! Thanks for posting this!!!!


Mandy May 15, 2011 at 9:32 am

Thanks for your match-ups! I went to Ralphs last night and scored some Great deals!!!

My $3 catalina is good for my next mother’s day floral purchase too! Was bummed about that but overall very excited about all my savings! :)


mary May 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

is freschetta catalina still printing, and if so, only on floral?


Harry Martin May 15, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Great video! I LOL on the Mahatmamama Rice.

I donated three grocery bags to the postal drive, including 4 bags and 4 boxes of pasta from the last time it was on sale. Now I am gonna get more free!

Great video and great production, too. Loved all the text overs.

I’m off to Ralphs Tuesday before the sale ends.



Veronica May 15, 2011 at 9:40 pm

I’m bummed out =( I tried a similar transaction at a couple Ralphs and they say they aren’t taking printable coupons. Does anybody know why? I’m in Glendale, CA (SoCal)



Mandy May 17, 2011 at 6:38 pm

I used the coupons at Ralphs in Irvine, CA and they took them no problem.


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