Sunday, March 8, 2009

First, if you are new to working deals at Acme, please read the background info on this post. This will explain how the coupons double & how to print two copies of the printable coupons.

Here is what I see this week:

This post is really slim this week, for some reason I am just not finding any matchups.  I will update it if/as I see anything else.

First, there is a promo running this week where you will get a $10 Catalina (prints at the register) coupon good for your next transaction for purchasing $25 in Kraft or Starkist products.  As usual, this $25 is before coupons, so you should be able to get some decent deals.  Check the back page of the circular for all of the participating items, but to inspire you, and if you are interested, you can read the deal that I am doing at the bottom of this post.  Here are the only printable coupons that I can find to match up for this deal:
-Save $2 on any South Beach Living bars here (seems unlimited) (not sure if the 'living' variety is included in the promo, circular just specifies "snack bars")

Non coupon deals:

Acme frozen waffles are on sale for $1.50 each.

Stouffer's Red Box meals and Lean Cuisines are on sale for $1.88 each.

Red Seedless Grapes are on sale for $0.99 a lb.

Printable coupon deals:

Coffeemate Flavored coffee creamer 16 oz. are on sale for $2.  Use the $1.50 off 1 printable available here to get these for $0.50 each.

This is how I am working the Catalina deal that I mentioned earlier:

Star Kist Chunk White tuna pouches are on sale for $2 each.  There is an avenu printless coupon available for $1.50 off two all varieties of Star Kist tuna (limit 4) (Go here to enter your Supercard # and see what clipless coupons will be loaded right on to your Supercard...these CAN be combined with other coupons!).  I have four $1 off any Star Kist pouch coupons that I received from Vocalpoint a while back.  I also have a 'buy any two Star Kist pouch products, get one free' coupon from a recent insert.  That will have me buying a total of 7 pouches, I will make it 8 to use one more of the avenu printless deals.  The coupons will work like this:
Buy 8 pouches of tuna at $2 each = $16
The avenu coupons will deduct $1.50 for every 2 I purchase = -$6, so far at $10
Use 4 of the save $1 coupons = -$4, now at $6
Use the Get one free coupon = -$2, now at $4 total for 8 pouches of tuna, but I get the credit for $16 worth!

Next, I will buy four packages of Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs on sale at 2 for $5, use two of the 'save $1 on any two 100 Calorie Packs' printable coupon available here, and pay $8 out of pocket, with credit for $10 towards my Catalina deal.

SO...I have 'credit' for purchasing $26 worth of participating products to qualify for my $10 off coupon, but really I have spent $12!  That would make all of that tuna and four boxes of snacks only $2!  Phew!  Are you still reading?  I hate to post a deal that you might not have the coupons for (the $1 off any pouch coupons were only sent to Vocalpoint members a little while back), but I just wanted to show you what I was doing and the extent that you can work these deals.