Monday, November 3, 2008
Ok, so I posted my Acme deals for the week, and I knew that there were some good deals to be had with their "spend $30 get a $15 coupon for your next order" promo going on. But as I got ready to go to the store tonight, I started to get really excited...I got all of THAT (above) for less than $20!
I'm going to detail it here for you, but be sure to check out my original post for the links to the coupons. You can really work a deal very similar to mine (two transactions worth!) using only the printable coupon sites that I linked to.
Transaction #1 - I bought:
4 Betty Crocker cookie mixes at $1.66 each
10 Green Giant vegetables at $1 each
4 Betty Crocker potatoes at $1 each
2 Knorr Sides Plus at $1.66 each
4 Progresso broths at $1.66 each
Used four $0.75 off cookie mix coupons, doubled to $1.50 each
Used two $0.65 off three vegetable coupons, doubled to $1.30 each
Used two $0.50 off two vegetable coupons, doubled to $1 each
Used two $0.60 off three vegetable coupons, doubled to $1.20 each
Used four $0.40 off potatoes coupons, doubled to $0.80 each
Used four $0.50 off broth coupons, doubled to $1 each
Got credit for $30.60 of participating items, paid $10.40 out of pocket, got $15 in catalina (register) coupons for my next purchase.
Transaction #2 - I bought:
1 Betty Crocker cookie mix at $1.66
4 Betty Crocker frosting tubs at $1.66 each
1 Betty Crocker potato at $1
4 boxes of 100-Calorie Chex Mix at $2.50 each
1 Country Crock spread at $1.66 each (my store did not have the Omega variety, but if your does, you can use the printable)
2 Betty Crocker brownie mixes at $1.66 each
Used one $0.75 off cookie mix coupon, doubled to $1.50*
Used one $0.40 off potatoes coupon
Used two $0.40 off brownie mixes coupon
Used four $0.55 off frosting coupons
Used four $0.55 off two Progresso soup coupons
Used four $0.60 off Chex coupons
(*Here I had a different cashier who was VERY nervous about "printed" coupons, even after the manager reassured her that different barcodes = legit coupons. She read the fine print on all the coupons, which said "do not double or triple" and she manually over-rode them so they didn't double! I have NEVER experienced that before; Acme is so generous with their doubling--they do it to every coupon--but I wasn't going to cause a problem, especially when I was bagging so much for such a great deal!)
Got credit for $31.76 of participating items, used the three $5 off catalina coupons from the first transaction, paid $8.75 out of pocket (it would have been $1.06 if I stuck with my usual cashier!), got $15 in catalina coupons for my next purchase!
Transaction #3 - Here is where it gets a little hairy, because I was just buying what I needed at this point. Some of the deals were:
I bought 2 Fresh Express Tender Leaf bagged salads on sale 2 for $4, used two of the $0.50 printable coupons, they doubled to $1 off, and got both bags for $2. PLUS, I got the 2 lbs. of free bananas with the in-store coupon!
I also picked up three canisters of the free Wet Ones (I used two printables and one newspaper coupon for $0.75, they all doubled to $1.50)
Some other deals I happened upon were Steamfresh rice on sale for $1 & I had $1 off coupons, etc.
I used only two of the $5 off catalina coupons from the second transaction, and paid $1 out of pocket! So I still have $5 off my next purchase.
If you have any questions about how to do this deal, please leave it in the comments and I'll get back to you!