Monday, February 1, 2010

My Albertsons Trips: I Saved $166.31!

Since I haven't managed to post my lengthy week in review yet, I thought I at least better post my awesome savings at Albertsons from yesterday of $166.31.  I am forever trying to find good deals on granola bars, so had to take advantage of the hot Quaker promo and do some stocking up!

Trip #1:

Quaker Instant Oatmeal: 5/$5 
Used $3/5 Quaker Coupon: 40¢ each

(2) Lipton Tea: $2.50 (reg. $4.99)
Used $1/2 MF coupon: $2 each

Skippy Peanut Butter: $1.50 (reg. $3.29)
Used $1/2 MF coupon + doubler: 50¢ each

Bagel Bites: $1.99 (reg. $2.79)
Used $1/1 MF coupon + Albie's doubler: FREE

Ronzoni Healty Harvest Pasta: $1.69 (reg. $2.39)
Used $1/1 MF coupon + Albie's doubler: 69¢ each

Total Spent: $8.37
Total Savings: $37.21

This picture isn't too impressive, but I shouldn't have to buy granola bars for at least 6 months!

Trip #2:

(35) Boxes of Quaker Chewy Granola Bars: $1 each (reg. $3.49)
Used (7) $3/5 Quaker Products coupons: 40¢ each!

(5) Containers of Quaker Oatmeal: $1 each (reg. $4.99)
Used (1) $3/5 Quaker Products coupon: 80¢ each

Total Spent: $18
Total Saved: $129.10!
If you are wondering where I got all of these Quaker coupons, I ordered them on  Ebay.  I was going to try and get the $1/2 coupons, but I kept getting out bid and was worried about not receiving them in time.  Also, since I know I would be buying a huge stockpile of granola bars I didn't want to do multiple transactions using doublers.  Not cool when buying so many granola bars!

I checked with my store before buying this many at once.  I offered to special order them, but they told me not to worry about it, as they had just received a huge shipment and were expecting more.  (If you plan to stockpile these, make sure to take into consideration their expiration date, which is about six months.)

You still can take advantage of this sale through Tuesday.  Even if you don't have coupons, $1 each isn't a bad price for Quaker products.  But  make sure to keep an eye out for the new Quaker instant oatmeal coupon in the Value Your Heart booklet that has been found at several Albertsons' locations.

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Sara said...

How much did you pay for the coupons? I've never purchased coupons before (minus the newspaper, of course) and it always seems a bit odd to me - shouldn't you figure in the cost of the coupons into your money spent, or is the amount so negligible it does not matter?

Frugal Canner said...

you bought coupons on Ebay??? Now this is getting overboard. I am off to Albertson's in the morning but I won't be getting 6 months worth of granola bars. My mother is excited about the potential of free oatmeal and she might turn into a Couponista too. That would be remarkable for an 80 year old.

maygan said...

You should have ordered your q's last week! I grabbed a set of 10 of the $1/2 quakers q's for less than $1. It's been such a long time since I ordered coupons though. Although, I did spend almost $3 on Rosarita q's yesterday too (someone I know online has a hunch about an upcoming sale, the last time I went with it- everything worked out so I've got my fingers crossed!).

The Keevy Family said...

I LOVE the pictures. And you say the granola bar picture isn't impressive?? I beg to differ lady! GREAT JOB!!!
I am glad to see you had a $1/1 Ronzoni Pasta coupon. I forgot that one had been out there, I had already used mine. I was unsure if the peanut butter coupons were going to double--glad to see they did! :)

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