Wednesday, May 27, 2009

5 Reasons to Visit Giant (aka Stop and Shop) this Week, 05/29-06/04

Dollar doublers are back! This is a great time to maximize your value on $1 Internet printable coupons. Here are some sweet matchups we found so far (will update as other deals are found):

1. Pillsbury Brownie Mix is FREE! - $1/2 coupon from the 03/29 RP (exp. 06/30) can be doubled to get $1 off each, since it's priced at 10/$10.

2. Wish-Bone Salad Dressings are FREE! They are priced at 10/$10, and the $0.75/1 coupon from the 05/17 RP (expires 07/08) will double to $1.50 in value, getting you free salad dressing.

3. Planters Nuts are 2/$5, and the $1 printable available at coupons.com if dollar doubled will make them $0.50 each!

4. Knorr Pasta Sides are 10/$10. Use the $0.60/2 from the 05/17 SS (exp. 08/09) to make them $0.40/each.

5. Kellogg's Cereals are Buy 4, Save $4. If you use four $1 Kellogg's coupons (04/05 RP or printables from recent campaign), and dollar double them, you can get $12 off four boxes of cereal - $3 off each box of cereal! That's gotta make some cheap cereal.

Bonus Reason: Potentially Free Haagen-Dazs - see our deal below with the $4 when you buy 4 Catalina deal! :)

Other deals, specials, and matchups that we spotted for Giant the week of May 29-June 4:




  • 80% Lean Ground Beef is $1.79/lb. Use the $3/$15 meat coupon, scannable before BonusCard, to get $15 worth of ground beef for $1.05/lb.
  • Perdue Boneless Chicken Breast is BOGO (save $4.99/package). If I understand this right, you're getting two packages for $4.99. Get 4 packages for $6.98 with the $3/$15 meat coupon, or $1.75/package!
  • Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops are $1.99/lb. Use the $3/$15 meat coupon to make it $1.35/lb.!
  • Eckrich Smoked Sausage is 2/$5, and there was a $1/2 coupon (05/17 SS) and a $0.55/1 (03/29 SS) coupon. The $0.55/1 is worth more since it doubles automatically to $1.10/1, whereas the $1/2 if dollar doubled will only give you $1/1. Either way the sausage runs around $1.50 each. If you can apply the $3/$15 meat coupon here, then you can get six rolls of sausage (or less, depending on retail) for $5.40, or $0.90 each.
  • Hillshire Farm Deli Selects are 3/$10 ($3.34 each). Use the $0.35/1 from the 05/10 RP to make them $2.64 each. Pretty sure that deli meat doesn't count toward a fresh meat purchase since it has been cooked and cured.
  • SeaPak shrimp entrees are 25% off. Use this $1/2 coupon (available by registering) to get $1 off each package.
  • Friskies Cat Food, 10/$4 - or $0.40 each. Use the $1/15 5.5 oz. cans coupon from the 04/26 SS, and dollar double it, to get 15 cans for $4, or $0.26/can.
Catalina Deal: Buy $20 worth of participating products, and get $5 off your next transaction. (Coupon matchups to be added in the coming day.)



  • Newman's Own Lemonade, all varieties - 05/31 RP had a $0.50/1 that applies ($0.50/1
  • Newman's Own Pasta Sauce, Salsa, Marinade, Lemonade, Popcorn or Cereal) and would double to $1 off. Same $1/2 printable could apply, getting you $1 off each.
  • Newman's Own Honey Nut Cereal - 05/31 RP had a $0.50/1 that applies ($0.50/1
  • Newman's Own Pasta Sauce, Salsa, Marinade, Lemonade, Popcorn or Cereal) and would double to $1 off. Same $1/2 printable could apply, getting you $1 off each.
  • Newman's Own Salad Dressings - $0.75/1 from 05/31 RP, exp. 07/26, doubles to $1.50 off. This $1/2 printable (same as below) will only get you $1 off each.
  • Newman's Own Marinade, 2/$5 - Use this printable 1/$2 for marinades, salad dressings, pasta sauces, popcorns, salsas, or drinks, and dollar double it. 05/31 RP had a $0.50/1 that applies ($0.50/1 Newman's Own Pasta Sauce, Salsa, Marinade, Lemonade, Popcorn or Cereal) and would double to $1 off. Final price either way: $1.50.
  • Newman's Own Pasta Sauce - 05/31 RP had a $0.50/1 that applies ($0.50/1 Newman's Own Pasta Sauce, Salsa, Marinade, Lemonade, Popcorn or Cereal) and would double to $1 off. Same $1/2 printable could apply, getting you $1 off each.
  • Newman's Own Salsa - 05/31 RP had a $0.50/1 that applies ($0.50/1 Newman's Own Pasta Sauce, Salsa, Marinade, Lemonade, Popcorn or Cereal) and would double to $1 off. Same $1/2 printable could apply, getting you $1 off each.
  • Newman's Own Thin'n'Crispy Pizza - Here is a printable for $1/1, dollar doubled, should make the pizza at least a decent deal.
  • Joy of Cooking Bagged Meals (frozen) - 04/26 SS $1/1 coupon, dollar doubled, gets you a pretty good discount.
  • Del Monte Chillers - RedPlum.com currently has a $1/1 printable coupon which can probably be dollar doubled.
  • Pillsbury Moist Cake Mix - unless there is reduced sugar moist cake mix ($0.35/1 reduced sugar, 05/17 RP), there are no other applicable coupons.
  • Pillsbury Frosting - $0.35/1 from the 05/17 RP (exp. 07/31) will double automatically to $0.70/1.
  • Pillsbury Brownie Mix - $1/2 coupon from the 03/29 RP (exp. 06/30) can be doubled to get $1 off each. First 8 are FREE with this method.
  • Sorrento Mozzarella Cheese Cube (1 lb.) - 03/22 SS has a $1 coupon, so dollar double it to get it cheap!
  • Johnson & Johnson Band-Aids, as low as $1.88 - Use $1 coupons from 04/26 RP and 02/08 SS and dollar double them to get the Band-Aids free.
  • Neosporin - there are three $1/1 coupons: 02/08 SS (expires 05/31, so use first), 03/15 SS, and 04/26 RP. Dollar double them for $2 off.
  • Neutrogena Skin Care (20% off regular retail) - If the acne kit counts in this, there is a printable $5 coupon. 05/03 SS had a $1 off any makeup remover or cleansing product - can be dollar doubled for $2 off.
  • Truvia Sweetener - 05/03 RP had $0.55/1, doubles automatically to $1.10 off.
  • OxiClean Stain Remover - 05/17 SS (exp. 8/31) had a stain fighter liquid coupon
  • Daisy Sour Cream, 3/$5 - 4/05 SS had a $0.50/1 coupon, doubles automatically to $1 off. Final price: $0.66.
Other participating products (no printable or insert coupons found):
Barilla Pasta, 12-16 oz. packages
Milk-Bone Dog Biscuits
Arm & Hammer Super Scoop Cat Litter
Spice Island Spices
EXTRA 2X Liquid Detergent
Neutrogena Suncare, $1 off retail.
Diamond Crystal Salt

Best ways to work the deal that we currently see:

Buy Pillsbury Brownie Mix at $1, use the $1/2 coupon dollar doubled. Since you are limited to 4 dollar doublers per transaction, you'd get 20 brownie mixes for $6, and get back a $5 Catalina. Net $1 for 20 brownie mixes.

Buy 12 Daisy Sour Creams, pay $7.92, get back a $5 Catalina. Net $2.92 for 12 sour creams, or $0.24 each.

Buy 11 Band-Aids ($20.68). Use 4 $1 Band-Aid coupons with 4 dollar doublers, and another 7 $1 Band-Aid coupons, for a total of $15 off. $5.68, get a $5 Catalina back, netting $0.68 for 11 boxes of Band-Aids.

Other Catalina Deal: Save $4 off your Next Transaction when you Buy 4 of any of the following: (Coupon matchups to be added in the coming day.)

Edy's, 2/$6
Haagen-Dazs, 2/$6 - 04/26 SS (exp. 06/26) had $1/1 coupon that can be dollar doubled, making it $1 each! There was a $2/1 Haagen-Dazs ice cream bars coupon in the same insert that probably applies too.
The Skinny Cow, $3.99 - might be a $1/1 printable here, though my firewall seems to be blocking it.
Edy's Dibs, 2/$6
Eskimo Pie Bars, 2/$6
Nestle Drumstick, 2/$6 - there was a $1/2 coupon in the 04/26 SS that would make these $2 each if dollar doubled.
Nestle Push-Ups, 2/$6
Frosty Paws Frozen Dog Treats (whaaaa?), 2/$7

Best way to work it:

Buy 4 Haagen-Dazs, @$12. (You'll need a filler or some groceries you'd buy anyway to get this over $15 in order to use the dollar doublers). Dollar double four $1/1 coupons, getting you 4 for $4. Get back a $4 Catalina. Did you just get lots of free premium ice cream? Yes, oh yes, you did, and it feels soooo good.

Did you spot any other matchups or deals? Post a comment to let us know!
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10 comments:

Lauren said...

I have a question about the dollar doublers. I know you can only use four, but is it linked to your card so you can only use them once? I'm not sure if I can use four tomorrow, and then grab a new ad and use four the next day....

Boo32 said...

I can't seem to find the detergent coupon, bummer...

Redemption Unlimited Girls said...

Lauren: I don't think it's linked to your card and limited to 4. I get a local paper free in addition to the Washington Post and have used 4 dollar doubler coupons in two trips before with no issues whatsoever. It's just a matter of whether you can get your paws on more of those dollar doubler coupons! :) Mine hasn't carried the doublers in the in-store ad for ages, unfortunately.

Boo32: Looks like the detergent coupon was taken off the list - maybe it ran out recently? I'll edit the post accordingly. Thank you for taking the time to post and let us know.

Jen said...

Unless I am crazy (always possible) I can't make the math work on the Pillsbury. 20 mixes @ $1 each - $8 (4 doubled $1/2s) = 12 - $5 Cat = $7 net. What am I missing?

SB said...

I asked my local Giant and they said it is NOT linked to your card. They suggested asking my neighbors for their coupons and just make severals trips in :)

(I asked (and got) all of my non-couponing neighbors copies....)

WOOOO HOOOO!

frugalfriends said...

My Giant (in Manassas) has the Purdue boneless chocken breasts on sale for $1.99 per pound (instead of BOGO free). The packages I saw were in 1.3-2 lb quantities and are regularly priced $4.99 per pound.
If you buy two packages equaling just a little over 3 lb (ie. regular price $15 or more) then scan your printable $3/$15 Giant Meat coupon and lastly scan your Giant bonus card, you can score the chicken for about $1 per pound! What a great deal! You can stock up on chicken and freeze it, because boneless chicken breasts are rarely this cheap!

frugalfriends said...

Very interesting... I was browsing the different weekly circulars for some of the neighboring Giant Stores and found that some have the Purdue Boneless Chicken Breasts BOGO FREE (most Alexandria locations, Annandale, Arlington, Ashburn, Burke, Centreville, Clifton, Fairfax, Fallmouth, Falls Church, Haymarket, Lorton, Oakton, Reston, South Riding, Springfield, Stafford, Vienna, Warrenton, Woodbridge), and others have that same item on sale for $1.99 PER LB which is a slightly better deal: (Manassas, Chantilly, Gainesville, Herndon, Sterling, and the Alexandria locations at 3131 Duke Street, 530 First Street, and 425 E. Monroe Ave.). It also appears that these three Alexandria locations are having their "Grand Re-opening" and offer five "Triple Coupons" in the circular (similar to the four "Dollar Doublers" in mine) that will work with manufacturer coupons up to $0.99.
Happy shopping!
Laura

Redemption Unlimited Girls said...

Hi, Jen,

Here's our math on the Pillsbury deal:

20 mixes means you can use 10 $1/2 coupons (if you're coupon-happy enough to have 10 copies!). This totals $10 in coupons.
Plus 4 x $1 dollar doublers = additional $4 in coupons

$20 - $10 - $4 = $6, earn back $5 Catalina

Net $1 paid for 20 mixes, $0.05 each. Does this make sense? :)

Kate said...

I have a question. All of your free matchups use coupons from the Red Plum inserts. I live in Fairfax, VA and I no longer receive the Red Plums in the Washington Post.

Where is everyone gettting their Red Plums!!???

Redemption Unlimited Girls said...

Hi, Kate,

See our post here on finding cheaper coupon inserts AND reclaiming your Red Plum insert! (The Washington Post no longer carries it.)

Hope this helps!