Monday, January 19, 2009
First, if you are new to working deals at Acme, please read the background info on one of my earlier deals posts. This will explain how the coupons double & how to print two copies of the printable coupons.
These are a little late this week; I wanted to wait until I had this Sunday's coupons to figure them out, and I haven't had a free moment 'til now! There doesn't seem to be killer freebies, but there are some decent deals.
This time I'll start with the various circular promotions this week, since there are a lot of them!
On page 6 of the circular is a coupon for Free Silk SoyMilk (62 oz.) when you buy two participating Kellogg's Special K items. The cheapest two patricipating Special K items are Special K blueberry cereal at $2.33 and the Special K crackers, bites or bars at $2.50 each. So you spend just about $5 on two Special K items and a Silk SoyMilk half gallon.
On the back page of the circular are some $1 off coupons when you buy related items. For example, Wish-Bone Salad Dressing (16 oz. size) are buy one get one free at $3.39, plus there is a $1 off Fresh Express Salads when you purchase the two Wish-Bone dressings. To me, the best deals for the week are:
Country Crock mashed potatoes (24 oz. homestyle or garlic) are on sale 2 for $6. There was a $1 off one coupon in Sunday's paper and there is a corresponding coupon for $1 off any meat purchase when you buy the two Country Crock side dishes. Assuming you are already purchasing some meat, that makes these $2 each.
Skippy Peanut Butter 15-16.3 oz. jars are buy one get one free at $2.99. Use the $0.75 off two coupon from this Sunday's paper, it will double to $1.50 off, so they will be $0.75 each and there is a corresponding coupon for $1 off an Acme brand jelly.
Ragu Pasta Sauce (select varities, 16-26 oz.) are buy one get one free at up to $2.99 each. Buy the two and the corresponding coupon is for $1 off any Acme brand pasta.
Also on the back page of the circular are two soda coupons:
1. Receive a free 6-pack of 16.9 oz. bottles of Coca-Cola with coupon when you purchase 3 12-packs of Coke cans at 3 for $11. If you use My Coke Rewards, you can redeem 35 points for a $1 off a 12-pack coupon, use your back button to print the coupon twice (it will generate a new coupon, but will only do two per redemption). Using three $1 off 12-pack coupons and the circular coupon, you would get a 6-pack of bottles and 3 12-packs of cans for $8 total.
2. Save $2 off any 2 Pepsi 24-packs with coupon. These are on sale for $6.99 each, so with coupon you would pay $5.99 each.
Printable coupon deals
There is a General Mills promo going on this week, where $5 will come off your order instantly when you buy $20 worth of participating products. This is one per transaction, but you could do this a couple times in different trips if you needed to stock up. I really like these deals, because the money comes right off your total at the end, instead of being a coupon for your next transaction that you have to hold on to and try to remember to use before it expires.
Remember, the $20 worth is BEFORE coupons! There are tons of printable (and regular) coupons out there for General Mills products that you can use to get a sweet deal. Visit SmartSource, coupons.com and Box Tops for education coupons for some printables. Here is an example deal that you could do:
Two boxes of Betty Crocker Muffin mix at $2.50 each. Use this printable for $1 off two boxes.
One box of Bisquick at $2. Use the printable here for $1 off.
Two boxes of Multigrain Cheerios at $2.50 each. Use two of the $0.75 off one box printable here and it will double to $1.50 off each.
Two cans of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls at $2 each. Use the $1 off two printable here.
One multi-pack of Fiber One yogurt at $2.50. Use the $1 off one printable here.
One Savorings frozen appetizer at $3. Use the $1 off one printable available here.
Total before coupons: $21.50. Total after coupons: $13.50. Total at register after $5 comes off: $8.50!
Other coupon deals
Daisy Sour Cream 16 oz. are on sale for $1.66 each. Use the $0.50 off 1 coupon from Sunday's paper. The coupon will double to $1 off, making it $0.66.
Glaceau Smart Water one liter bottles are on sale for $1 each. There is a $1 off 5 bottles coupon from a recent insert, making 5 bottles $0.80 each.
Soy Joy bars are on sale for $1 each. There is a buy one get one free coupon and a $3 off 10 coupon from recent inserts making these either $0.50 each or $0.70 each, respectively.
Scotties tissues are on sale for $1 each. There is a $1 off 5 coupon from a recent insert, making 5 boxes $0.80 each.
Swiffer Duster starter kits are $3.99 each. Use the $1 off coupon from the Home Made Simple booklet and they are $2.99 each.
Wild Harvest organic herb packs are $2 each & Wild Harvest organic baby carrots (1 lb. bag) are $2.
Acme Frozen Pizzas are on sale for $3 each.
Mott's Apple Sauce 24 oz. jars are $2 each.
Tuttorosso Pasta Sauce 26 oz. jars are $1.66 each.