General Mills Catalina at Jewel 2/25 – 3/3/10 = Free/Super Cheap Food

There’s a new General Mills catalina deal at Jewel from 2/25- 3/3/10 – Buy $20, Get $7 back. If you’ve never done Jewel catalinas before, read this first and get yourself acquainted.  What you’re looking for is the greatest spread, or difference in pricing between sale and preferred.

Before you head out I highly recommend checking out my coupon bar here, here from Red Plum and here from Smartsource and grabbing those GM inserts from a while back that I hope you kept.

I would also HIGHLY recommend buying some here if you’re gonna get a bunch of things. Totally worth it and if you order quick they’ll be at your pad before the deal ends.

I haven’t run out yet to check it out but my dear friend Lori did and here’s how she did:

Nut Clusters are shelf priced at $3.79 so I bought five and was able to use five coupons (4 -$1 and 1 -.50) and then buy one cookie mix for a filler.
Total OOP: $9.24 with coupons.
Got my $7 cat.
Final: $2.24

THEN, in a reckless experiment, I decided to try combining $40 worth to see if I’d get two cats, so I bought:

2 boxes Cookie Crisp cereal ($4.69 shelf price!!)
Two Reeses puffs ($3.59)
One Cinnamon Toast Crunch ($3.59)
3 tubes crescent rolls ($3.29)
One box Fiber One bars ($3.49)

Coupons for all, total OOP: $25.91 used the $-7 cat, =$14.36 and got 2 more $7 cats!!

Total for the day: $23.60 – $21= $2.60 OOP. Not bad for $60+ of groceries.

Got a scenario? Leave a comment!  I’m going for these and will report back!:

  • Simply Cookies
  • Pillsbury crescent rolls

New to Jewel? Check this out first and then read the juice on Jewel catalinas and how they work here.
To obtain coupons, you can check out my coupon bar here, here from Red Plum and here from Smartsource.
There is also a great service where you can buy coupons for super cheap. Check it out here.

Gathering deals for the Grocery Gathering.

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