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Monday, May 16, 2011

I heart Albertsons Doublers!

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We have Albertson's Twice the Value coupons (aka doublers) through tomorrow, Tuesday the 17th! This is a great way to get a bunch of stuff super cheap or free. Please know that I did not get all that is pictured in one transaction, or even at one store for that matter. I hit a couple stores in my area and did 3 transaction (the max allowed) at each. Make sure to click here if you don't know how to use doublers, it'll take you to a great post by Angela of The Coupon Project, explaining what they are and how to use them!

I found my deals through a couple different sources this week:

Coupon Connections posted doubler deals here and here.
These were the ones I took advantage of:

Hormel Always Tender Pork Boneless Sirloin Chops BOGO $4.27*
use (2) $1/1 Hormel Always Tender Product Or Tearpad
Final Price: $0.27 for both after double
*Your price will vary on how the store packages their meat. Most at my store where around $4.00+

Kraft Touch of Philadelphia Shreds $2.99
$1/1 any Touch of Philadelphia Tear Pad
Final Price: $0.99 after double

Keebler Rainbow Cookies $2.99
look for $1/1 peelies
Final Price: $0.99 after double

I also found several deals through The Coupon Project's doublers list:

Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta $1.79
$1/1 coupon due in 5/15 SmartSource
Use a doubler
Bottom line: FREE

Tree Top, 3 pack juice $1
$1/2 printable coupon
Use a doubler
Bottom line: BOTH FREE

Garden of Eatin’ Tortilla Chips $2.79
$1/1 coupon from 5/1 SmartSource
OR $1/1 printable coupon
Use a doubler
Bottom line: $0.79

I learned about the cereal deal from Happy Money Saver:

Multi Grain Cheerios 12.8 oz $2.99
Use (4) (you should be able to print two from each link bellow if you have not printed any yet)
$0.75/1 printable coupon
$0.75/1 printable coupon
$0.75/1 printable coupon
+ 3 doublers
Pay $6.71. plus get FREE MILK!
= $1.68 per box plus get free milk!* 

*You get a catalina at check out for a free gallon of milk up to $4.50. I was able to use mine at QFC (even though it said Albertsons) and score a free gallon of organic milk because it is on sale for $4.49 this week! The manager at my local store has said that QFC now accepts all catalinas as long as they say "manufacture" across the top. I haven't seen anything in writing, therefore it's probably up to your manager. It seems not all the cashiers are aware of the change, so if you have a problem, I'd suggest asking for a manager and seeing what they say. I've never had anything but great, friendly managers at QFC, so don't hesitate to ask!


I also try to scan through the comments of the blogs to see if anyone else has found unadvertised deals. This was how I knew to look for a possible deal on the Fig Newtons and the Palmolive Dish Soap:

Fig Newtons $2.49
$1/1 coupon in the 5/8 SmartSource (I only found this in 1 of my inserts, so I'd guess it was a Seattle Times coupon..)
doubler coupon
Final Price: $.49!

Palmolive Dish Soap $1.99
$.75/1 Palmolive Soft Touch coupon in the 5/1 SmartSource
doubler coupon
Final Price $.49! (I'll usually buy the small Dawn at this price, so I was super excite to find a large bottle of quality dish soap for $.49! Keep in mind you must buy the Soft Touch kind to us the coupon!)

I found the KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce on Bonus Buy, which can vary by store, so you may or may not be able to find it.
KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce $1.50 on bonus buy
$1/1 coupon in the 5/15 SmartSource
doubler coupon
Final Price: FREE!

I had a free coupon for the creamer and the Ruffles were a splurge for my wonderful hubby who willingly went couponing with me (don't get me wrong..they were on sale) =)


As I mentioned before, I also hit QFC to use my milk catalina. Not only did I get Donald's regular organic milk for free, I also scored some of my lactose free organic milk for half priced (yep, that's right, normally a quart of LF organic milk is $3!! Insane, I know!) I actually suspected that they would be on markdown soon because I had been watching the pull dates for a couple of weeks, hence the reason I was able to pick them up before they were sold out. So when you're in the dairy or juice isle, you might think about checking a few dates to see if things will be going on markdown soon! Great way to save and be ahead of the game!

Lastly, I guess technically I should say firstly since I actually hit it on Saturday, we went to the Franz Bakery Outlet! I absolutely love this place, especially on the weekends when they do extra specials!!!


I was able to get 100% Whole Wheat Bread for $.66/loaf!! We really don't care if it's about to expire, we just stock up and stick it in the freezers so we don't have to make a trip for bread every week. Normally this bread retails for upwards of $4.59 a loaf! If you haven't checked out a bakery outlet, I'd encourage you to check for one in your area. You can search for Franz Outlet locations here and Oroweat Outlet locations here. I have personally shopped at both and find the Franz Outlets to have better deals, but either is a great alternative to paying full price at the grocery store!

Combined total of above shopping trips:
Shelf Cost $208.02
What I Paid $33.40
Saved 84%

8 comments:

  1. Christy @ Thrifty and Thriving said...

    Amazing job!! You have convinced me that I need to stop by the bread outlet. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Angela (The Coupon Project) said...

    Christy, she convinced me too - yowzas, those are some hot deals!!

  3. Christine said...

    Great inspiration! I always forget about the bread store. I used to shop at the Oroweat bread store in Federal Way, until we moved. I need to make a trip. The bread was fresh tasting and so much cheaper than grocery stores.

  4. EricaLynn said...

    @Christine - I too have noticed how fresh it tastes! We would always go with the Country Oven kind from Fred Meyer before because we could stock up when they went on sale for $1.33/loaf (crazy to think that my stock up price cut in half just by finding the outlet store!) Even though the Franz bread is technically about to expire, it still taste far superior, even after being frozen! Gotta love it!

  5. EricaLynn said...

    @Christy and Angela - Glad I could help!! The Franz in Kent will also sometimes put the loaves of bread on their 2 for a $1 racks (which I believe is a weekend special rack!) I've also found 100% whole wheat hamburger buns and those huge loaves of Seattle's cracked wheat sourdough bread on the 2 for a $1 racks. Early Saturday seems to be the least picked over time and you can score some crazy good deals!

  6. Angela R (The Coupon Project) said...

    I might have to shop there & give it a try! If I do, I'll happily link back to your posting here. ;)

  7. Maegen said...

    We go to the bread outlet in Puyallup, and it's so much fun! They do double stamps on Monday, plus they always have a free rack just because! Great shopping trip. Good luck on your blogging journey!

  8. Mrs B said...

    Great deals! I live near Kent and am going to have to check out Franz there.. We go to the Southcenter one, but they don't have 2/$1 racks... Tho they do have much better prices than the outlet I went to in Puyallup (on Meridian)! :) Thanks for sharing your deals... I think I will be following yet another local blogger :)

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