It is well worth checking out this weeks Albertson's and Smith's ads (definitely worth the $.50 to buy a newspaper). There are tons of great deals. Especially, if you use coupons with sales prices!
Buy your first 5 Post cereals at $1.59 each. At the register you get a $4.00 off your next purchase. Use that on your next 5 Post cereals and it ends up being $.79 a box. Heads up if you like Post cereal they only have this sale once a year so stock up! There are also doublers in this weeks ad. Here's a link to this weeks printable grocery list that tells you which coupons to use for extra savings.
I ended up getting:
28 boxes of cereal (20 boxes of Post; price averaged out to $.99 each); and (8 boxes of General Mills $1.94 after using 8 $.55/1 coupons)
6 containers of Hillshire Farms lunch meat (used coupons for $1/2 with doublers; $2.5o each after coupons)
5 1lb packages of extra lean hamburger (over stock sold at $1.99 lb)
2 gallons of milk ( for every 4 boxes of General Mills cereal purchased you get a coupon at the register for $4.50 off milk. Milk ended up being $.05 each.
Beginning balance (before tax):$175.04
Final balance (before tax): $62.90
BONUS: I still have one more save $4.50 off milk and save $4.00 off your next purchase Catalina's to use next week.
Basically for every 8 participating items you buy (you can mix and match) you get $4.00 off at the register. If your a big Powerade fan they end up being $.25 a piece. There are also blinkie coupons for an extra $1/2 on the Kraft cheese. Here's a link for the printable grocery list that tells you which coupons to use for extra savings!
There are to many things to blog individually, so here is an overview:
5 dozen eggs (4 for $5.00 or $1.25 each)
l loaf of bakery bread discounted for $.59
9 bricks of cream cheese discounted for $.79 each (used 3 $1.25/3 coupons, final price $.38 each)
1 package pepperoni (used $.35/1 coupon, final price $1.44)
The rest of the items were on the Mega sale (giving you an additional $.50 off the sales price):
I had coupons for the:
Ken's salad dressing (2 - $1/1)
Kraft Natural Cheese(3 - $1/2 next to the cheese display)
Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats (1 - $1.50/2)
Speedstick Deodorant(1 - $.75/1 Catalina)
Dial Soap Pumps (HEADS UP! Buy the foaming pumps. When they are empty refill with 1 tablespoon liquid soap or dish soap and 3/4 cup water to make your own foaming hand soap. Make sure to leave an inch of head space so that it will foam properly).
Beginning total (before tax): $140.46
Final total (before tax):$50.11
That my friends is $315.50 worth of groceries for $113.01!