Owensboro Shopper Saves a Whopping $1700 at Local Grocery Store
If you need some money-saving inspiration today, this will do it. Charlene Salpietra, who owns and operates Express Employment Professionals in Owensboro, Kentucky, had an absolutely epic shopping trip this week. She went to a local Kroger store and managed to kick inflation's behind up and down the aisles. She saved over $1700.You read that correctly. She saved $1700. In a single shopping trip! And she drove away with a truckload of supplies.
Here's how she did it!
Charlene says, Kroger marks "down all of their school supplies and other items at a 90% discount." She has family members who are educators and her son is involved a in a ministry that helps circulate school supplies to local families who really can't afford to buy their own. So, knowing that Kroger was in the midst of this gigantic school supply clearance, Charlene decided to grab some shopping carts and embark on her very own Supermarket Sweep!
She loaded up two shopping carts that, in her words, were completely "overfilled." In total, Charlene had 302 items ready for U-Scan. She says, "One of the Kroger employees was getting so tickled about how long my receipt was going to be and he could not wait to see how much I had saved."
So, how much exactly did she save?
Yes! $1706.34. Outstanding!
The Kroger employee claims it was the largest dollar amount saved that he had ever witnessed.
After wrapping up her transaction, Charlene rolled her carts outside and loaded up the truck!
She says the shopping trip was a massive success- not only because of the amount of money she was able to save, but because of the numerous families that are going to benefit from her haul. She says, "We will be able to do so much with these items and some will be donated to a local nonprofit."
And, Charlene was certainly willing to give credit where money-saving credit was due. "Thank you, Kroger!"
Charlene joined our radio show to chat about her big haul and massive savings.