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Kroger deals, Feb. 16-22

Pair coupons with Kroger’s new “Buy 6, Save $”3 promotion to score good deals this week on General Mills cereals, Suave shampoo, Kraft barbecue sauce, Hamburger Helper, San Giorgio pasta, Capri Sun drinks, Ragu pasta sauce and Chips Ahoy cookies.

Without coupons, look for nice deals on bacon, chicken, tomatoes, apples, pears, celery, lettuce and greens. If you need milk, it’s $3.19 per gallon.

Keep reading for all of this week's top deals at Triangle-area Kroger stores.

Digital Friday freebie: Download a digital coupon on Friday, Feb. 21, for a free 5-count box of South Beach Diet Meal Bars. The coupon is valid through March 8 but you must download it on Feb. 21.

Buy 6, Save $3 promotion: Save $3 instantly at the register when you buy any six participating products. That amounts to a 50-cent discount per item. Check the lists below for the best deals. You must purchase in multiples of six to get the discount.

This week's coupon match-ups and promotion deals:

General Mills cereals (select varieties): $1.88 after Save $3 promotion

$1/1 printable coupons available on BettyCrocker.com for Muli Grain Cheerios Dark Chocolate Crunch, Fiber One Protein Maple Brown Sugar or Protein Cranberry Almond and Chocolate Toast Crunch

.75/1 Multi Grain Cheerios 1/12 SS

.75/1 Fiber One Protein Maple Brown Sugar or Protein Cranberry Almond cereal 2/2 SS

$1/2 General Mills Chex, Fiber One, Fiber One Protein, Total, Wheaties, Oatmeal Crisp, Raisin Nut Bran, Basic 4 1/26 SS

$1/2 Cheerios, multiple varieties

Plus: $1/2 Cheerios, .75/1 Fiber One Protein Maple Brown Sugar or Protein Cranberry Almond cereal and .75/1 Chocolate Toast Crunch SavingStar.com credits

= as low as 13 cents.

Suave shampoo or conditioner (8.5-14.5 oz.): $1.19 after Save $3 promotion

$1/1 Feb. All You magazine or March All You magazine

= 19 cents.

Kraft Barbecue Sauce: 49 cents after Save $3 promotion.

Hamburger Helper: 89 cents after Save $3 promotion

.75/3 2/2 SS

$1/5 1/5 SS3

= as low as 64 cents each wyb 3.

San Giorgio pasta (9-16 oz.): 69 cents after Save $3 promotion.

Hormel Chili with Beans (15 oz.): 99 cents after Save $3 promotion

.55/2 1/12 SS

= 72 cents each.

Pillsbury Grands (8 count): 99 cents after Save $3 promotion

.40/3 12/15 SS, 1/5 SS3 or 1/26 SS

= 86 cents each wyb 3.

Hot Pocket or Lean Pocket: $1.49 after Save $3 promotion

$1/2 printable coupon

= 99 cents each.

Capri Sun 10-packs (select varieties): $1.49 after Save $3 promotion

$1/2 Capri Sun Super V, 100% Juice Drinks or Roarin Waters, 10 count 2/2 SS

= 99 cents each, depending on what varieties are included in sale.

Ragu pasta sauce (16-24 oz.): $1.29 after Save $3 promotion

.50/2 1/26 RP1

= $1.04 each. Very close to my target price of $1 or less.

Thomas’ English Muffins: $2

.55/1 1/19 SS

= $1.45.

Chips Ahoy cookies (9.5-15.25 oz.): $1.99 each after Save $3 promotion

.75/2 1/26 SS

= $1.62 each wyb 2.

Kraft shredded or chunk cheese (5-8 oz.): $1.99 after Save $3 promotion. Only a so-so deal. My target price for 8 oz. of cheese is $1.50 or less.

Breyers Ice Cream (48 oz.) or Klondike Bars 4-6 count: $2.49 after Save $3 promotion.

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh lunch meat: $2.99 after Save $3 promotion

$1/2 1/12 SS

= $2.49 each.

Kroger peanut butter (28 oz.): $2.49 after Save $3 promotion. Good deal on this larger jar!

No coupons required:

Milk: $3.19 per gallon. That’s a decent deal but creeping up from Kroger’s usual deal price of $2.99.

Roma tomatoes: 99 cents per pound.

Avocados: 99 cents each.

Romaine, red or green lettuce: 99 cents per head.

Gala, Granny Smith, Red or Golden Delicious apples: 99 cents per pound.

Anjou pears: 99 cents per pound.

Celery: 99 cents per bunch.

Kale, collard, mustard or turnip greens: 99 cents per pound.

Organic avocado: $1.50 each.

Red seedless grapes: $1.88 per pound. These will eventually come down to 99 cents per pound so I would hold off on these.

Asparagus: $1.99 per pound.

Organic navel oranges: $4.49 for a 4-lb. bag.

Perdue boneless chicken breasts: $1.99 per pound.

Aberdeen Farms bacon (16 oz.): $1.99. A great price for bacon.

Boneless chuck roast: $2.99 per pound.

Kroger yogurt cups: 40 cents.

Kroger cottage cheese, sour cream or dip (24 oz.): $2. Good price for the size.

Kroger frozen potatoes (22.5-32 oz.): $1.99.

Kroger instant oatmeal (8-12 count): $1.50.

Coke, Pepsi or 7UP 2 liters: $1 each wyb 6. Otherwise, $1.67 each.