I was so excited for my purchases at Albertson’s today that I couldn’t wait to get the groceries in the house- I unbagged them in the trunk so I could take a picture! I made it with 2 kids along for the ride.
I spent $40 and some change on all this! I got those ice creams and the 3 Muskateers in the clearance section for $1, but they ended up being free with my last transaction, because I used a $10 off catalina.
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I separated my groceries into 6 groups of 10 items to get the most bang for my buck. I separated my coupons with a paper clip based on these 6 groups. So coupons for transaction #1 were paper clipped together. Coupons for transaction #2 were paper clipped together in their own little group. Etc. Etc.
So, 10 items (all the same price for this buy 10 item sale to work) in group #1 were rung up by the very friendly teller. I then hand her over coupons for only those items… easy to do b/c they were paper clipped together. Yay, money from coupons starts coming off. Pay her and out pops a catalina (coupon from the store you get at the register after paying) for $10 off my next purchase.
Well, next group of 10 items are rung up. I hand over coupons (paper clipped together) and $ is deducted. Then, I hand over that $10 off catalina coupon from my previous purchase and BAM -$10 off my total. I think I spent $2.50 on this transaction. Well, out pops another catalina for $10 off my next purchase. Are you catching on?
Ring up next group of 10 items. Hand over coupons and watch my total go down. Hand over catalina from previous purchase and BAM, another $10 dollars comes off! Out pops another catalina for $10 off my next purchase.
Lather, rinse, repeat. My last transaction didn’t have items from the sale going on (purchase 10 select items get $10 off your next order), but they were free since I used the catalina from the previous purchase to knock $10 bucks off. My last transaction was 10 bucks exactly, handed over catalina, no money owed!!
Are you with me? I love this stuff. And yay for free and super cheap comfort foods to help stock up the 3 month supply of foods my family will eat!
I did make a few mistakes- I am human! I was supposed to use some Alby’s coupons and manufacturer coupons for double deals and get some free paper towels, but I sort of didn’t think things through in time to make it work. Oh well! My motto is: you gotta leave room for improvement =o) Okay, one more look at the goods!