Back from Jewel with Tons of Free Food: It’s Easy!

Total: $26.06
(Take away the 20 cans of Green Giant that I thought would work and didn’t so I’ll donate them as it wasn’t a cracking deal and the new total is:)
Actual Cost: $15.06

Yup, diapers, cookies, brownies, burgers, toiletries, crescent rolls. This is how I can feed my family for $50 a week (and how you can slash your grocery bill too!) The original stuff is here

Alrighty well I worked it out, clipped a couple of coupons and set out. The picture above is for everything I bought. I went to Walgreens first and did 3 transactions then onto Jewel where I spent some Walgreens RRs and also did 3 transactions. If that sounds too daunting though, I’ve set this up easy. I’ve got newbie transactions and then expert ones! Ready?

Newbies -No Newspaper Coupons needed! Can I get a woot! woot!
Walgreens
Chapstick Fresh Effects $2.99
Emergen-C Immune + or alert 2 2.5 oz shot pack Booster $3.49
Robitussin To Go 2 ct $2.49
Vaseline Sheer Infusion Body Lotion 6.8 oz $6.99
Halls Refresh cough drops 20 ct $1
Trident Xtra care or Layers gum 2/$2
Total: $18.96
Use $1.50 off here.
Use 2 x $.75 off here or $1/2 here
receive $18 in RRs
Final Price: $2.50 in overage!

Jewel
Transaction 1
11 x Betty Crocker brownies =$26.40 shelf, $11 preferred
Pay with some RRs, only $11 worth!
Get back $10 in General Mills catalina
Final Price: $1

Transaction 2
8 x Pillsbury rolls (I did 6 crescent rolls and 2 sweet rolls) = $25.60 shelf, $13.36 preferred
Receive $4 back fromPillsbury catalina and $10 back from GM
Final Price: $.60 overage!

Expert

Walgreens
Transaction 1
Huggies x 2
Children’s Activity Book
Halls
Gilette
Coupons – $1.50 x 2 from mailer, $1 x 2 from book, $4 off Gilette
Receive $11 RRs
Final: $8.48

Transaction 2
Huggies x 2
Robitussin
Vaseleine
Chapstick
Coupons – $1.50 Vas, $1.50 x 2 Huggies, $1 x 2 WAGS Huggies, $1 Robitussin
Pay with – $4 Gilette RR and $1 Halls RR

Jewel

Transaction 1
11 x Betty Crocker brownies =$26.40 shelf, $11 preferred
Pay with some RRs, only $11 worth!
Get back $10 in General Mills catalina
Final Price: $1

Transaction 2
Pillsbury Simple x 7= $27.65 shelf, $17.5 preferred
Used $4.10 in coupons and paid with previous catalinas
Received $10 back from GM and $4 from Pillsbury
Final: $.60 overage!

Transaction 3
8 x Pillsbury rolls (I did 6 crescent rolls and 2 sweet rolls) = $25.60 shelf, $13.36 preferred
Use $2.40 in qs
Receive $4 back from Pillsbury catalina and $10 back from GM
Final Price: $.60 overage!

Notes: The Pillsbury catalina does not stack so although you can GM and Pillsbury together you can’t do 2 sets of Pillsbury things adn expect 2 catalinas back.
* If you’re gonna do lots of transactions, please move to back of line after each!

Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    This does not pertain this sale, but just a question about coupons since you seem to be so good at it. When I have a buy one get one free coupon, can I use two of the same coupons to get both for free?

  2. ShellyLynn says:

    Awesome deals!!

    Okay, I'm no newbie but I wasn't aware of any grocery stores that take RRs until this post! Is there a list somewhere of stores that accept them? Thanks a bunch!

  3. Oh man! I just got back from Jewel myself- thanks so much for all the great deal suggestions- I got yogurt and cheerios and soup for a great bargain! I love your site!

  4. I'm as confused as ShellyLynn … I've been couponing for some time, but this post makes is appear that you can use a Walgreen's RR at another store ??? I don't have a Jewel, will this work anywhere else? (Or am I just reading this all wrong?!?!) I have noticed that the RR's have "manufacturer coupon" at the top, and I always thought that was odd. Thanks for clearing this up for me!

  5. Katie Friesen says:

    Just a sidenote for those who live in IL:
    Jewel apparently doesn't go off of the pre-preferred price before giving you any Gen. Mills or Pillsbury Catalinas back. We later called (after being told that at the store) and was informed that the whole state of IL's Jewel's only give Catalinas back once you've reached the $25 after your preferred card is swiped. Bummer!

  6. I did the brownie mix and the pillsbury rolls deals and they worked out fine. I went back today and got other items, 4 boxes for cinnamon toast crunch and like 8 boxes of fruit snacks. I made sure that my total was over $25 before I swiped my Jewel card and when all was said and done it didn't give me a $10 catalina. I asked the desk and they said because it was under $25 with the preferred savings. Why does it work on some items and not others. I was afraid to buy more brownies after that because I didn't want to use up all my RR if it wouldn't work this time. Any ideas?

  7. Is cheerios and fiber deal over already?Could somebody please tell me when is end date for this deal?

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