October 21, 2017

Krispy Kreme for pennies – How could you?

Scouring the grocery store for frugal finds is one of my passions…no…hobbies…umm,
necessities – yes, necessities.Readers of my blog will know that one of my number one tips in shopping is Be Observant!
I always check to see what items are marked down at the bakery.
Day old deals are delightful, if you ask me.

So when we (yes, all the kids were with me) rounded the bakery aisle corner at 8:30pm, and a buggy filled with these deliciously adorned orange stickered boxes screamed….
(why… yes, I am, thank you…God made me special),
my teen boys grabbed every last little box.
They were giddy…beyond thrilled at the moment that their mother was such a frugal hacker.
Let’s do the math…..
12 donuts per box X 4 boxes = a whole lot more donuts than I need.
for $1.99 per dozen, I’m there!

Forget needing that Hot and Now sign to be on…stick these mouth melting marvels in the microwave for 10 seconds, and they are Hot and Now in your very own home for 1/5 of the original price.

So one might wonder how I am working out at the gym 4 times a week and not losing any weight?
This may have a little bit to do with it….
those babies went fast.

This was all that was left by the next morning…sick, I know!

Now I just keep one here…memorialized…
to remind me of what will be once again…but not now…NOT NOW!
(Walk away from the picture, Jen…walk away..no – not to the kitchen!)
Frugal tip: When I first found this deal back at Thanksgiving, I thought it was just a hit or miss kind of thing at our newly opened store.
The next time I went back, I specifically asked when they marked down their donuts.
I needed to make the most of these deals..for the kids...it’s all about the kids.

Every night at 7:30 pm, the bakery department marks down the left overs from that day.
My down fall came when hubby found out that little fact…he was bringing them home daily. I have since put a ca bash on that treat!
I implement that same frugal tip with the meat/dairy department…I will share about those steals soon.

So go talk to your baker and eat a Krispy Kreme – think of me. ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness says:

    OOO..I love Krispy Kreme! But, this big mama is now on Weight Watchers! So, no more treats for me – for a long time!

    I am licking my lips though – ha!


  2. We don’t even have a Krispy Kreme in our town.


  3. ~~Devita~~ says:

    hmmm… yummy…


  4. I love Krispy Kreme! I have never been able to find a deal like that. I’ll certainly be paying more attention.


  5. Kitty Scraps says:

    For years I resisted Krispy Kreme because I was a DD girl but then I actually ate one and it was on then! *smiles* A favorite treat is a large cup of coffee and a chocolate iced with sprinkles, YUM!


  6. We do not have a Krispy Kreme in our small town, but there are several stores that sell them. I just stay away!!

    Lisa Q


  7. Love those Krispy Kremes!!!

    It would be a very bad thing if Ifind out that they mark them down at our grocery store. Oh wait… it’s all about the kids right?!


  8. What a great steal. I wish you hadn’t told me that…so much for trying to shed my extra lb’s.


  9. Our Walmart used to sell them. Thank goodness they stopped. Soooooo good! I eat donuts until I’m sick. :p


  10. Carolina Mama says:

    Oh that’s hilarious. And you’re right there at Krispy Kreme headquarters! So they must be flowing. Great price. Beats going in to buy full price any day.

    Clue @ my blog: “I blog for Praise Baby.” Posts on the week of February 2nd. Will notify you.

    Are you getting psyched for Blissdom!!


  11. Mrs. Potts says:

    Yum! I love Krispy Kreme, but must avoid them lately as I have 15lbs that need to leave my body.
    Visiting from SITS – Happy Monday!


  12. Mrs. Potts says:

    PS: You have a new follower!


  13. Runner Mom says:

    Krispy Kreme is a wonderful thing! I love when the Hot and Ready sign is just a blinking! Enjoy!

    I watched “The Ultimate Gift” last weekend, and I forgot to look for you! I’ll have to rent it again! Great movie!



  14. Cool! I’m not sure we even have a Krispy Kreme though. ๐Ÿ™‚


  15. Heidi @ Tayterjaq's Rebels says:

    We are not a Krispy Kreme family but I am totally a bargain shopper. The first spot I head to at the grocery store is the marked down bakery stuff. Anything for a bargain!


  16. Stacey @ The Blessed Nest says:

    Yummmm! I really miss eating these (I have a wheat “allergy”), so I am SO jealous of you and your warm, sugary, melt-in-your-mouth, light-as-air goodness!!!

    I’m seriously salivating now. Time for some mini Heath bars :)! So what if I just finished breakfast….


  17. Ruby Red Slippers says:

    My husband the grocery shopper, is a frugal finder like you! Love the Krisy Kreme sale! Good Job! Better they are at your house than mine…


  18. Those look so delicious- yum! We had a grocery store that was so good about marking down, but they shut the store down. Now we have nothing close that does that with the same gusto as the last store. I always check the rack at the back at Walmart though. Great frugal tip!


  19. ~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ says:

    Ohhh Yea, Krispy Kreme. What a great find. Hope you ate at least 1.


  20. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says:

    Ha,ha, Jen! Those would be SO hard to pass up. I can see them in my house too. We both love KK donuts. What a treat!


  21. My eyes have been recently opened to the blissful little orange stickers lately. Our Kroger calls them manager specials. Love them. Next time you find a donut deal you should seriously look up Paula Deen’s bread pudding recipe using Krispy Kreme donuts. Oh MY. The sinfulness!


  22. That is a fabulous deal! They used to get Krispy Kreme donuts at our grocery store in town but don’t anymore. Also, there used to be a KK in Norman (a little over an hour away) where we would go to the “big” mall occasionally and it closed down.


  23. Josh 'n Katie says:

    way to go! what a cool, fun Mom you are!


  24. The Blonde Duck says:

    Saying hi from SITS!


  25. I love me some Krispy Kreme's & a bargain to boot.


  26. Susie Harris says:

    Let me be the first to say.. Ilove you right down to your thrifty little toes. If the world was filled with people like you it would be a donut day everyday! Cant wait to see you at Bliss!!!


  27. Pretty Organizer says:

    I love the Krispy Kreme under cloche. New decorating style. You can stick her with your hamburger project under cloche… what a kitchen display that would be! Ask Nester where she thinks those would be properly displayed. Maybe she can work it into her next 10 steps to a Room you’ll Love series. I think they belong in her “keeping room.” Hahaha… Okay, back to cleaning. Take care!


  28. cityfarmer says:

    sniff sniff….

    my claim to fame is that I’ve never had a KK…ever, ever, ever!


  29. Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful says:

    Oh my! Really, who could pass that up? No respectable thrifter I know! My mouth is now watering…thanks alot Jen.


  30. Megan @ Little Bella Bean says:

    I have taken note that I spelled it wrong. Lol! Figures, right?

    MMM. DOUGHNUT. Good thing its an hours drive to get there for me. Because I was close to one in college, and INHALED those. I don’t like other doughnuts, but I LOVE Krispy Kremes.

    That is so funny that you hubby kept going back. Oy!



  31. OK so yesterday I went grocery shopping, I saw the marked down box of donuts and though you tempted me with your evil ways, I was able to walk away! ๐Ÿ™‚ Just want to let you know about my awesome give away. Stop by and enter at riversidescholars.blogspot.com


  32. Musings of a Homeschooling Mom says:

    That’s such a a great deal! I sure don’t need them in my house, though!


  33. Good, and dangerous info…thanks…I think??? ๐Ÿ™‚


  34. HeathahLee says:

    AAAAHHHH!! You are so funny! And I do love me the Krispy Kreme. When Sound Man and I went to Gatlinburg a couple of years ago I found a KK and the morning he had to go to a conference I went all by myself, saw the “Hot Donuts Now” sign lit up like a beacon of hope, and bought a dozen. It was surprising to me that, even though I had bought them for the entire weekend, 1/4 of them were gone before I even got back up to the cabin. Huh…wonder what happened? ๐Ÿ™‚


  35. Elisabeth says:

    Funny post!

    I love donuts but never hardly eat them since they’re so BAD for you. Awww. ๐Ÿ™


  36. joyful.miller says:

    Oh, I can almost taste the calories through the screen. Thankfully I’d have to drive 20 miles to buy any Krispy Kremes.

    Joy @ Five J’s


  37. Hillary @ The Dunham Diaries says:

    I am so sad for those people that don’t have Krispy Kreme. They must lead a terrible life. And I love the tip about warming them up in the microwave! Good thinking! Like I need another excuse to bring those beauties home…


  38. Melissa @ The Inspired Room says:

    Somehow after reading this I am compelled to go eat something sinfully tasty. SIGH. What could compare to a Krispy Kreme?


  39. Raise Them Up says:

    LOVE those orange stickers! But I’ve never found them on KK’s. I’m on a new mission…for the kids! ๐Ÿ™‚


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