Saturday, September 12, 2009

Super Savings Saturday

Wanna guess how much I got all this for?


No joke. I've been wanting Lucky Charms since they were part of the Albertson's promo that ended on Wednesday, but I always throw away the coupons for sugary cereal thinking that 1) we get SO much cereal on WIC and 2) I'll never use them since we're not big sugary cereal people. And on that note, I'm wrong. I mean who doesn't like Lucky Charms? I'll tell you who... my brother-in-law to be, David... but he's the only person I've EVER met that doesn't.

Anyway, how'd I get it all so cheap?

  • used 5 coupons for a free glade 2 oz candle to get all the candles free
  • used a $1 off Archer Farms bread Target coupon to get the bread for free
  • customer service price matched the Lucky Charms to $1.68 (Macey's advertised price) and I used a $1 off Target coupon plus a $1 off 2 manufacturers coupon to get them for $0.18 a box.

Of the $1.82 I spent, $1.10 was tax.

I also went back to Target later and got them to mark down two about-to-pass-their-best-buy-date whole chickens to half price for me. I combined that mark down with a $1 Gold N Plump chicken on each one I bought to get two whole chickens for $3.12, including tax. Which reminds me... I need to roast those today. I really do hate dealing with bone in chicken, but I'm willing to deal with whole chickens. I just roast them in the oven, let them cool until I can handle them and pull all the meat off, toss it into ziptop bags and freeze or refridgerate for later use.


Vanessa said...

hey, i'm been meaning to get into this whole doubler thing. my bro. works at albertson's and just usually gets me things, but he's in boise. do you have to get the doubler coupons in the paper? sounds like you are super good at what you do!!!

Rosie said...

doulber coupons GENERALLY come in the Sunday ad in the Sunday paper. Utah doesn't get them anymore (most of the state is losing Albertsons, as they were sold over the summer). Every once in a while there will be be doublers in the Wednesday ad, but they're usually in the Sunday ad. And if you get multiple Sunday papers you get multiple copies of the ad with doublers... always a bonus. =)

Rachel Doyle said...

Boiling whole chicken is also an easy way to deal with chicken bones -- I hate them as well.

Ben and Katie McKee said...

Wow! You got some amazing deals! I am impressed!

cbleeflang said...

You are wonder shopper. How are you guys and what's new?

JR said...

Your Big brother doesn't like Lucky Charms either. I am a Cap'n Crunch man. :) Heather got me 10 boxes for $10. :)