Thursday, February 19, 2009

Shopper's kickoff - two deals to keep in mind

On page 2 of the Shopper's ad,
there is an intriguing proposition:

If you buy 10 of any of the listed products, you will get a coupon for $10 off your next Shopper's Food Warehouse shopping visit. That's 2-3 gallons of milk! (Or, if you do another run this week with coupons, at least $30 of food! ;-p)
Here are the products that qualify (you can also click the pic above for a closer look):

General Mills Cereals (Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Trix, or Cookie Crisp), 2/$6
There was a $1/3 in the 02/08 General Mills insert.

Progresso Soups, 2/$4
There were coupons for $1/4 and $0.50/2 in the 01/04 and 02/08 Sunday inserts.

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, 3/$7
There were several coupons for these in recent weeks, but the best is $0.50/1 from the 02/01 SS insert

General Mills Nature Valley Roasted Nut Crunch Bars, $2.99
The 01/04 General Mills insert had a $0.50/1 coupon.

Totinos Pizza Rolls, $5.99
$1.00/2, 01/11 SS.

Pillsbury Savorings Pastry Bites, $3.79
12/07/08 SS was $1.00/1 and/or $0.75/1, 01/25 SS was $0.55/1

Betty Crocker Warm Delights, $1.95
02/08 General Mills insert was $0.50/1

Betty Crocker Brownie Mixes, 2/$5
$0.75/2 in 02/08 General Mills insert

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, $2.39
There are have been coupons for these in varying amounts almost weekly in the SS or General Mills inserts.

Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, $2.49
There are have been coupons for these in varying amounts almost weekly in the SS or General Mills inserts.

(In teeny tiny print:)
Pillsbury Ready to Bake Cookie Dough, $2.98
$1.00/2 from 12/14 SS insert.

Chex 100 Calorie Mix, 2/$5
Chex Mix (caramel, cheddar, traditional), $2.29
Chex Mix (dark chocolate, turtle, or trail), 2/$5
There were coupons good for any of these, $0.50/1, in the 01/25 SS and the 02/22 SS.

Betty Crocker Cake Mix, 2/$3
My coupon research turns up zero active coupons for this, but of course I'd welcome anybody submitting a correction on that point! ;)

Betty Crocker Frosting, $1.59
There was a $0.50/1 coupon in the 02/08 General Mills insert.

Macaroni Grill Prepared Meals, $4.69
There was a couponf or $1.00/1 in the 02/01 SS insert.

You maximum savings plan on this is to buy anything that discounts your product under a dollar - that way you are getting "paid" to pick up these products! And really, as long as your total for the 10 items after coupons is less than $10, you've gotten them free.

Example transaction, even if you only have one of each coupon:
Caramel Chex Mix, $0.79 after coupon
Caramel Chex Mix, $0.79 after other paper insert coupon
Betty Crocker Frosting, just $0.09 after coupon
Betty Crocker Warm Delights, just $0.45 after coupon
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, $1.34 after $0.35 01/25 SS coupon
Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, $1.59 after $0.30 02/08 General Mills coupon
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, $0.83 after coupon
2 Progresso soups, $2.50 after $0.50/2 coupon ($1.25 each)
Nature Valley Granola Bars, $1.49 after coupon

Total: $9.87, and walk out the door with your $10.00 of future purchase coupon.

Did you just 'profit' $0.13? Why, yes, yes you did.

Also: There is free Colgate! Check the back of your Shopper's ad for a $1 off manufacturer coupon. It says $0.99 after coupon, but after the $1 off doubles, it should be free. If you see the ads on your way in, grab 3 more since you can use 4 coupons for the same items in one transaction.

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