Sorry for not posting last week. We had the stomach bug here! Not fun.
This week doesn’t look very good savings-wise! It’s a great time to use things you already have in your pantry, freezer & stock-pile. I’ll post the good deals I see & then end with a tip of the day!
$1.88 ea. wyb $20.00 worth (so, buy 8 items to get to $20 & you’ll pay $15.04)
Keebler Right Bites
Keebler Fudge Shoppe or EL Fudge Cookies ($.55/1 8.5oz or larger IP here )
Buy a 5pk Kraft Mac & Cheese for $5.69 & get another 5pk Mac & Cheese & 2 Capri Sun Sunrise 10pk Drinks FREE! (There are coupons for Free Capri Sun on the 5pks of Mac & Cheese while supplies last!). This isn’t a bad deal…makes the Mac & Cheese $.57/ea.
Tree Top Apple Juice 1.48 limit 3 (use $1/2 from 5/17 SS or IP here)
Gallon of Shoppers Value Milk 3/$5 (Skim, 1% or 2%)
Barilla pasta 4/$5
Goldfish crackers 4/$5
Lots of Albertsons brands on sale
V8 Vegetable Juice or Fusion Juice $1.88
Lawry’s Season Salt or Garlic Salt $1 (Use $.50/1 5/17 RP)
Tip of the Day #1:
Sometimes you need to buy things you DON’T need, to get deals on the items you DO need or don’t have coupons for (like fresh produce/meat/etc.)!
Seems a little crazy to buy something you can’t/don’t use, BUT what if it will get you something you CAN use?? I finally figured this out. It took me awhile to realize that ALL the coupons in the inserts have a purpose! Even if it is something you don’t use AT ALL, you can maybe use it to help get your cost down on something you DO use. Here’s a recent example…
A few weeks ago, Albertsons had a deal where if you bought $30 worth of certain items, you would get a coupon good for $10 OYNO. Well, the OneTouch Ultra Mini glucose monitor (on sale for $19.99) was included as well as Visine eye drops (on sale for $3.99). There was a coupon not too long ago for up to $20 off this OneTouch monitor and a $3 Visine coupon! So, here is what I did:
$19.99 – OneTouch monitor
$11.97 – 3 Visine eye drops
= $31.96 TOTAL
Then, I used the following coupons:
-$19.99 (OneTouch monitor)
-$9.00 (3-$3/1 Visine)
OOP $2.97 & I got back a $10 OYNO Catalina coupon!!
So, this just gave me a PROFIT of $7.03!!
Now, I can use that $10 OYNO (essentially, free money!) to buy anything I might need at Albertsons…fresh produce, meat, cheese, dairy…the possibilities are ENDLESS!). I’m on a trading board where we swap coupons we don’t need for ones we do & sometimes I even purchase coupons on Ebay. I did that for this deal. I ended up doing this deal 7 times, so I have $70 to use over the next 2 weeks! OK…it might seem a little excessive, but just think…I spent $20.79 OOP & will have $70! Not too bad.
I’ll also leave you with a look at NEXT week’s Walgreen’s ad. I think I’ll include their deals next week if the sales are slim like this week’s are:
Walgreens ad 5/31 thru 6/6
*Thanks to HotCouponWorld for the link!