Friday, June 25, 2010

Acme Trip: $15.56 OOP, 90% savings

Yes, I got all of that for only a $15.56.  I think it should have been about $115.00!  I only paid 10%!  Wow!  This trip to the Acme included 19 packages a yogurt multi-packs, 6 boxes of cereal, and, well,  you can see the rest.  There were some incredible Catalina deals going on at Acme this past week (ended yesterday) and the two different offers could be combined.  That's never happened to me before, at least not the kind of sweet deals like these were.  If you spent $20 worth of General Mills products you got $5.00  taken off instantly.  And they also had a "dairy deal" going on.  If you bought 5 of the eligible products (which almost all were GM products too), you got a $5 Catalina certificate to use toward your next purchase.  I did my own version of the dairy deal twice in two different transactions, which was also a GM deal yielding me $15 each time.  I carefully planned all my three "deal" transactions with all my necessary coupon match-ups (there was a coupon for every single item).  Then my 4th transactions was a few miscellaneous things, i.e. grapes, bananas, salt, and the bagged cereal.  They ended up over charging me for the grapes and when I went back to the store, they refunded me, so they were free.  I rolled each Catalina into the next transaction as well.  My boys were very helpful.  It was so cute.  My oldest son carefully picked out all the GoGurts and would ask, "Mom, is this on one sale?"  He then helped me count them all out to make sure we had the right amount for each of my transactions and we made sure all the coupons were there.  All three boys did very well for me, and the 4 transactions went through perfectly.  Yeah!  Very satisfying!  I am looking forward to sharing some of this yogurt with two families we know.

Thanks goes to Mindi at Moms Need to Know for posting about these great deals and including the coupon match-ups.  Its so easy, if you know where to look.  There are sooo many people out there who do the hard-work for you.  When I want to do an Acme trip, after I have taken a look at the circular myself and reviewed what coupons I have, I always check Mindi's site, put Acme in her search box, and find the weekly deals and coupon match-ups that she has put together.  Then I print any other coupons I may need, organize my specific transactions, and off I go.  Its great!

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