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Another Free Deal for the Project

May 19th, 2010 at 07:18 pm

I admit to Grocery Store envy at times. I will read on blogs about this store or that store having items free with coupon and live no where near those stores. I mean way far away. The grass is always greener as they say.

These last ten days I've had 2 really good deals in my stores. The first was the cereal deal at Safeway. The second is the Zatarain's deal at Giant Food. I have it down to an art now. I'm in and out with 16-32 boxes in about 15 minutes at zero dollars out of pocket.

I love their Dirty Rice. Sooo good! I am now the proud owner of 56 boxes in different flavors for my one year food project and with one more day to go for the sale I plan to get 32+/-. Some will go to the food pantry, and some will stay here. The coupon in my area is $1/4 boxes. Other areas got a $1/3 boxes which would have meant I could use the overage to buy other items. But, hey, I'm grateful to have the opportunity to get a rice I love for free.

I stopped at Safeway. They have a new catalina deal. Buy 2 ziploc containers and get a $2 cat. I understand its not in all parts of the country yet so YMMV.

Safeway Deal:

Buy 4 get them for $1.99 each

$7.96 =4 x 1.99
+ .35 =tax
- 4.40 4 x .55doubled
- 4.00 $4 in oyno cats
= -.09 Got back $4 oyno cats

I bought a gallon of milk to soak up the overage. Its on sale for $1.99 a gallon. Safeway has given me the overage in cash before but I try not to do that. I have enough coupons to do this 4 more times.

And, I clipped the Box Tops off for my school. So, that is another .40 savings. With budget cut backs every little bit helps. Believe me when I say it adds up and makes a difference. If you don't have children in school, the schools would still love to have you donate them.

3 Responses to “Another Free Deal for the Project”

  1. retire@50 Says:

    I know what you mean. I would love to have a Rite Aid or CVS near by. I recently started clipping the box tops too. When I get a baggie full I will drop them off at a nearby school.

  2. Jerry Says:

    Wow, you really know how to let your coupons lead to some major savings! That is a great example. Now, what do you mean by "soaking up the overage" with your coupons? Do you need to buy a certain amount in order to have any insurance of getting to use the coupons, or how does that work, exactly?
    Jerry

  3. elisabeth Says:

    Example of overage. Giant has Zatarain's rice on sale for $1 and buy 3 for $3 off. I also have a $1/3 MQ and use it. I can do this if I buy something else with a value of $1 or more. That would be soaking up the overage.

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