Saturday, November 8, 2008

Albertson's and Walgreen's

I am weak. I admit it. It is so hard for me to pass up a deal. I decided to make "one more" trip to Albertson's and pick up $15.00 more in catalinas. I also stopped at Walgreen's on my way. At Walgreen's I picked up:

2 Deerfield Farms cream cheese - $1.79

2 Halloween M&M's (clearanced) - $1.64

5 True North pecan/peanut cluster snacks - $.85

2 Almay Mascara - $6.99 (they were B1G1)

1 Glade Wisp Flameles Candle - $5.99

Total before coupons: $18.30

Coupons I used:

$3.00 off 1 Glade Wisp Flameless Candle

Net OOP: $15.30

Rebates I will receive:
$6.99 for Almay mascara
$2.00 for Glade candle

The catalina machine also printed a $1.00 off my next purchase of 20 oz pop (7up, A&W, Sunkist, or Canada Dry). Fun!

I ended up with this from Albertson's:

3 Macaroni Grill Pasta Boxed Dinners - $10.00

1 Dannon Frusion Yogurt Smoothie - $.99

2 Klondike ice cream bars (again, with this weakness :)) - $6.67

2 Breyer's ice cream - $6.66 (yikes!)

2 Dove Shampoo - $6.66 (yikes again!)

1 Albertson's French Bread - $1.69

Total before coupons: $34.63

Coupons I used:

1 FREE Albertson's French Bread
1 FREE Dannon Frusion Yogurt Smoothie
3 $1.00 off 1 Macaroni Grill
1 $1.00 off 2 Klondike
2 $.50 off 1 Breyers
2 $2.00 off 1 Dove Hair Care
3 $5.00 catalinas I received here.

Net OOP: $7.86 and I received ANOTHER coupon for a FREE Dannon Frusion Yogurt Smoothie! and $15.00 more in catalinas for another day. I would say the trip was worth it!

I have now spent $171.16 of my $200.00 monthly budget. I am getting worried because it is only the 8th of November. I don't need anything else the rest of the month except milk and some fresh items - so I should be fine. I have $15.00 in catalinas to spend at Albertson's by the 27th and I have some money coming from my Walgreen's rebates.

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Michelle said...

I think you did pretty good. I was thinking, couldn't you have used the FM store coupon to get the Breyer's ice cream for 2/$5.00? Could you also use your manufacturer coupon then too? Or when you use another store's coupon, do they not let you use a Man. coupon too? Just wondering if you knew!

SavingSomeGreen said...

Hey Michelle,
I had never tried this before, but Gabrielle who also lives in this area has done it with success. She has done this with Walgreen's coupons. They change the Albertson's price when they use the coupon from the other store and then scan the manufacturers coupon.

Good luck!


Erin said...

Great job again! I think I will go back today. Maybe try to use that FM ice cream coupon... As long as it doesn't effect my total purchase price = $30!!

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize that you were talking about using the F Meyer coupon in this transaction. Erin is right . . . depending on how your cashier takes off the coupon it will affect your $30 total amt with the catalina. Thus, I wasn't willing to risk it in this case and just used my manu coupons.


Some cashiers do the math and take it off as a coupon at the end. Others adjust the price when it scans. Thus, in one situation your catalina will print off and in the other it won't. Thus, I figured it was a good enough deal and just used my manu coupons.

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