Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Quaker True Delights Granola Bars - $0.60/box after Target gift card rolling!

Crystal Paine of the epic Mommy Saving Money recently mentioned in a post that Quaker products are buy 5, get a $5 Target Gift Card at Target this week.

Since I had nine of the January Red Plum / Valassis insert coupons for $1 off Quaker True Delights (flavors: cashew something, banana coconut macadamia nut, and raspberry dark chocolate), this is how I worked it:

Bought 5 x $2.50
Used 5 x $1 off coupons
$7.50 + tax

I spent a $5 gift card that I already had, and the transaction generated a $5 gift card.

Bought 5 x $2.50
Used 4 x $1 off coupons
$8.50 + tax

I used the $5 gift card from the first transaction, and the transaction generated another $5 gift card. Don't you love it when cashiers are so willing to work with you on stuff like this? :)

So: net out of pocket input was $6 + tax for 10 five-count boxes of these granola bars ($0.12/bar pretax). And I have a $5 Target gift card from the second transaction!

It's scenarios like this when your coupons bring expensive prepackaged stuff down to the prices of what you would pay to make the item yourselves.

Don't have the Red Plum coupons? Print the $1 off Quaker True Delights coupons here (limit 2 per Windows-run computer, I'm guessing). Or, check out the sweet homemade granola bar tutorial by the fabulous Liz of Frugally Blonde, bringing your (HUGE :-p) homemade bars down to just $0.13/bar!
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