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Saturday, January 10, 2009

why I heart Albertsons

I learned that there are things in the sale that aren't advertised and again, thanks to pinching your pennies who gave me a whole UPC list of what items were not advertised. Including (just to name a few) smaller bottles of Downy, Iams dog food, Dawn Simple Pleasures, Pampers diapers and wipes... anyway it's madness. I learned that along with the spend $30.00 and get 15 in CATS they have a deal if you spend $25.00 in baby products (that includes the Pampers diapers and wipes I mentioned above you get another $5 in CATS.

So this is what I bought

Pampers Diapers: $4.02 x3 -1.00/1MC x3 then -3.00double those coupons
TOTAL= 3.99 /3= 2.02EACH
(these coupons were in a blinkie in that isle right in front of the diapers!!!, GET EASIER!)
RP was 12.49 each


P.S. I did this transaction 3 times!!! (except I could only double 6 coupons not 9) so the first 6 bags were 2.02 each the last 3 were 3.02 each) 21.18 total for 9 bags, (reg price is 12.49 EACH!)

***to get the 4.02 starting price you calculate like this: SP 10.69 you need 3 of these to hit your 30.00 mark so 32.07 for all three, then you get 15CATS back for spending 30 and 5 more CATS for spending it in babystuff. so 32.07-20.00= 12.07 /3= 4.02 EACH before coupons then -6.00coupons=6.07/3= 2.02EACH*** Yes, we can think of the 20CATS as cash we didn't spend because although you spend it the first time you use the coupons for your second transaction and it's like it was cash, in the end you end up with one set of CATS left, BUT it's like you bought a 15 or 20 dollar gift card to Albertsons to use on reg. groceries... that's how it works. AND yes, correction you're not suppose to roll your CATS into your next purchase of diapers because technically Pampers is a Proctor and gamble co. but you can use it on the other items in the sale, like gogurts OR pretend you bought that many gifts cards for future use. OR (you like my many options?!?!) OR like me in my first transaction back when I didn't know anybetter anyway, my checker never gave me my CATS she kept them and scanned them automatically for my next set of 30.... or like yesterday... my cashier asked if I wanted to use them, I said no. they aren't allowed on PG items, and she told me SO they work! and I showed here where it said it right on the coupon (which I couldn't find that informatioin on the extra BABY5) anyway and she proceeded to tell me she would take them anyway etc and snitched them from my hands, but honestly I wasn't going to argue with a cashier in front of the line of people behind me... so whatever LOL

Wow sorry that was long winded...


Ok for my 4th transaction I got this
Pampers wipes 1.67x5= 8.35 no coupons but who needs them when they are on sale for 1.67 a refill???!?! (p.s. that is 1/2 the price we pay for the cheaper brand at COSTCO!)
and*not pictured* two gogurts at 1.25x2= 2.50-1.00 /2 = .75each

RP7.99 each

(I had to add the gogurts to make the 30.00 mark, and I wanted more and they were out of the type of wipes I wanted)

SO READY SET GO SHOPPING! THIS DEAL LASTS UNTIL TUESDAY AT MIDNIGHT!!!

Anyone confused, or need help, seriously I am so excited with what I have learned, I would be happy to share!!!Leave me a comment and let me know.

39 Comments:

La Belle Mere UK said...

Lucky you! It's gonna take a whole lot of poop to get through that lot!!!

Happy SITS day.

LBM x

Fruitful Vine2 said...

That is awesome! You go girl! Savings like that would make anyone excited. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here on you SITS Day. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Elizabeth said...

Good for you, those are some awesome deals! BTW, I added your button to my blog. :) Happy SITS day again!

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

I'm never lucky enough to stumble upon one of these deals. You "coupon experts" are awesome!

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

That is amazing! I need to find sales like that. I wish stores here did double or triple coupons!

sandy said...

I love a good deal!

Happy SITSday!

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Looks like you use a lot of diapers! Happy SITS day!

Connie Weiss said...

I love saving money with coupons...but I don't get as excited anymore because NO ONE doubles coupons in Northern Utah.

I used to be the coupon queen when I lived in Denver.

HAPPY SITS DAY!

Tamela said...

Wow that's a lot of diapers!! I bet your two year old could build a fort with all those bags!

Joy said...

My head is spinning from the number crunching {LOL} but bottom line is clearly you got the mother of all deals. Brava!

And congrats on your SITS day!

Kimmy C said...

Saving money is an art.

Jackie at 3littleones said...

congrats on such a great deal! I love when I figure stuff out like that :)

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

OH My Gosh!!! Can i go shopping with you? seriously you are a deal magnet waty to go!

Rook No. 17 said...

Happy SITS day! Wow, you are an uber-mommy-shopper! I'm impressed!

Jenn @ rookno17.blogspot.com

Christina said...

Wow! Maybe you should start a business managing people's household budgets... it looks like even with your salary, everyone would be saving money! ;-)

Happy SITS day!

Brandi said...

I guess you won't be worrying about diapers for a few days. I love your savvy shopping. There's supposed to be an Albertsons somewhere near me in San Diego, but I have yet to find out. I might just go looking now...

Veronica said...

Awesome deal!!!! I do grocery game because my brain did not follow anything you just said haha! The math kills me, I was never very good at it..

Happy SITS day!!

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

I'm amazed at the great deals you got - but was lost in all the writing. I've never been a coupon person - so I'm clueless with all the lingo :o) Enjoying your blog. Happy SITS day.

sweetjeanette said...

Visiting from SITS. Most of the Albertson's are being bought by Publix here. I only wish ours did double value coupons. But I love the BOGO AND the Buy One Get TWO meat deals!!! Last shopping trip I saved 109.00!!!!!

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Robin said...

Wow....lucky you!
:-)

Amber Page Writes said...

Wow. That's way too much math for me. But go you for figuring that out - that's a completely spectacular deal!

Happy SITS day - love your blog.

4Hoffman's said...

WOW what an AWESOME find!! Happy SITS day!!

Krissy @ B.Inspired, Mama! said...

Wow! You rock!!! Good for you for doing all the leg-work... er brain-work to get such a good deal.

Kim said...

You're good! I never even had the energy to be that good of a shopper! Happy SITS day!

Single Mama NYC said...

I wish there were deals like that in NYC!!!

Mary said...

Good job! What a deal.

Happy SITS Feature Day.

Tam said...

I'm just cracking up over here, going through all that math. I get excited if something is 10% off and I can remember to bring the coupon to the store before it expires. I'm seriously impressed! You go, girl!

Pam said...

Whoa! That's awesome. For a minute there I thought maybe I stumbled onto an accounting blog! Nice job.

Shaunells Hair said...

what a great deal!! I love these at albies.
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thishumanscondition said...

Albertson's terrifies me in general but you can sure get some ridiculous deals there. I bought my daughter about 10 GREAT books there before last Christmas for less than $1 each!

Lamonica Epps said...

You saved a lot of money. It's great that you offer to help people who want to learn how to do the same. I enjoyed visiting your blog.

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Yaya said...

Oh you coupon bloggers amaze me!

Rachel said...

Cool! I love a good deal.

Joy said...

wow, you lost me at some point but maybe that's cuz I don't have Albertson's, haha. Great savings tho!! I buy the same diapers and wipes as you. Wish I got the same deal!

Controlling My Chaos said...

I am amazed by your shopping stealth. I hope you had a great SITS Day!

Holly said...

Happy SITS Day! I am so amazed at this couponing, money-saving stuff. I really need to start doing this. Thanks for the "tutorial."
Holly @ 504 Main

Missy said...

I just posted my own grocery shopping coupon trip. =)

Happy SITS day!

pk said...

Wow! I'm in awe of you frugal, couponing moms. My little sister has a large family and is a great couponer. I'm always amazed at the deals she gets. Happy Couponing!
pk @ room remix

Christine said...

Way to rock the checkout! I really love to shop with the flier, using my coupons...doubling. It's all good.
Except I've never tried to break it all down like you did. Maybe it's just me, but it looked a lot like algebra, didn't it? :D I'm itching to clip some coupons, thank you!
Take Care,
~C