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Kroger deals, March 26-April 1

It’s the second week of Kroger’s latest “Buy 5, Save $5” promotion, which will net you nice deals on Nabisco crackers, Post cereals, Kraft salad dressings, Classico pasta sauce, Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain bars, and Minute Maid orange juice.

Plus, you have two opportunities to earn quadruple fuel points toward a cheaper fill-up at the gas pumps -- with gift card purchases and when you buy participating cleaning products.

Without coupons, look for a fantastic deal on turkey -- at just 79 cents per pound -- plus nice deals on produce, chicken drumsticks and thighs, Kroger brand soda, Kroger brand cream cheese and Kroger brand cottage cheese.

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

Digital Friday freebie: Download a digital coupon on Friday, March 28, for a free bag of Birds Eye Recipe Ready Frozen Vegetables, 8-14 oz. The coupon is valid through April 12 but you must download it on March 28.

Buy 5, Save $5 promotion: Save $5 instantly at the register when you buy any five participating products. That amounts to a $1 discount per item. Check the lists below for the best deals. You must purchase in multiples of five to get the discount.

4X fuel points promotion on gift cards: Through April 22, you’ll earn quadruple fuel points on the purchase of gift cards to major retailers at Kroger. Example: Purchase a $100 gift card to Target and you’ll receive 400 fuel points, which is enough to shave 40 cents off per gallon of gasoline at a Kroger gas station. This is one of my favorite promotions and it’s perfect timing for holiday shopping. Read this post about how I maximized my Kroger fuel points to save on gasoline.

4X fuel points promotion on cleaning products: Earn 4X fuel points through April 1 on qualifying cleaning products, including the Purex laundry detergent that is on sale.

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

Muller yogurt: $1

$1/2 3/2 Muller one-page insert

$2/5 3/2 RP

= as low as 50 cents each.

PictSweet frozen vegetables (6-10 oz.): $1

.50/1 3/2 RP

= 50 cents. These are free at Harris Teeter this week.

Angel Soft toilet paper 4-pack: $1

.45/1 3/23 RP

= 55 cents.

Dannon Oikos yogurt: $1

$1/3 1/26 SS, expiring Wednesday, 3/26

= 66 cents each.

Nabisco crackers and cookies (select varieties, 3.5-13.7 oz.): $1.77 after Buy 5 promotion

$1/1 printable coupon on Triscuits

.50/1 Nabisco cracker printable coupon recently available on N&O’s Find N Save

= as low as 77 cents!

Post cereals (select varieties): $1.88 after Buy 5 promotion

$1/1 printable coupon on Alpha-Bits recently available on N&O’s Find N Save

= 88 cents.

Kraft Salad Dressing (16 oz.): 99 cents after Buy 5 promotion.

Classico pasta sauce (8.1-24 oz.): $1.49 after Buy 5 promotion

$1.50/4 printable coupon on Classico.com

= $1.12 each wyb 4. A solid price, especially if you’re brand loyal.

Cascadian Farm cereal or bars: $1.99 after Buy 5 promotion

.75/1 1/5 SS3

.75/1 printable coupon on N&O’s Find N Save

.85/1 recently available on BettyCrocker.com

= as low as $1.15. Good deal on a healthier cereal.

Weight Watchers Smart Ones entrees: $1.69

$1/3 Smart Creations varieties 1/26 RP1

$2/7 printable coupon

= as low as $1.36 each wyb 3.

PLUS: There’s a $4 cash back credit on SavingStar.com when you spend $12 on breakfast entrees -- if these are included in the Kroger sale.

Oscar Mayer bologna (14-16 oz.): $1.29 after Buy 5 promotion.

Kellogg’s Special K bars or Nutri-Grain bars: $1.99 after Buy 5 promotion

$1/2 Nutri-Grain bars 3/16 RP

= $1.49 each.

PLUS: There are Special K cash-back offers on Ibotta.

Purex laundry detergent (75 oz.): $2.99

$1.50/1 No Sort variety 3/16 RP

= $1.49. Very good price, if this variety is included in sale.

PLUS: There’s a $5 cash-back credit on SavingStar.com after you spend $20 on qualifying products, including Purex.

Minute Maid orange juice (59 oz.): $1.69 after Buy 5 promotion.

Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip (22-30 oz.): $2.49 after Buy 5 promotion

$1/2 3/9 SS

= $1.99 each wyb 2.

No coupons required:

Mangoes: 99 cents each.

Avocados: 99 cents each.

Vine tomatoes: 99 cents per pound.

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.

Greens: 99 cents per pound.

Celery: 99 cents per bunch.

English cucumbers: 99 cents each.

Organic celery: $1.49 per bunch.

Organic broccoli: $2.29 per bunch.

Simple Truth organic salad (5-7 oz.): $3.

Seedless mandarins: $3.99 for a 3-lb. bag.

Turkey: 79 cents per pound! Great deal.

Chicken drumsticks or thighs: 88 cents per pound.

Oscar Mayer bologna (12 oz.): $1.

Kroger bacon (16 oz.): $3.50.

Kroger cream cheese (8 oz.): $1. Great price.

Kroger cottage cheese, sour cream or dip (24 oz.): $2.

Milk: $3.39 per gallon. This price keeps creeping up.

Kroger frozen vegetables (10-12 oz.): $1.

Big K 2 liter soda: 75 cents each wyb 4. Otherwise, 87 cents each.

Kroger bread or buns: $1.