Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mega Madness! 65 items for $2.78!!


Dillons, mega sale time! We just had a mega sale in November, but now they are running another one! A mega sale at Dillons/Kroger is when they have mega items that are on sale, then when you purchase 10 of these items, you get an additional $5 off your purchase!
Mega Items:
6 Betty Crocker brownie mixes @ $1.49 each = $8.94
6 Gillette Deoderants @ $3.50 each = $21.00
6 2-Liters Sierra Mist @ $1.29 each = $7.74
2 Orville Reddenbachers popcorn @ $2.49 each = $4.98
10 Wolf Chili @ $1.25 each = $12.50
10 Carnation Evaporated Milk @ $.99 each = $9.90
10 BumbleBee premium tuna @ $.99 each = $9.90

Non-mega sale items:
5 Tic Tacs @ $1 each = $5
2 EverReady flashlights @ $1.25 each = $2.50
Bananas @ $.49/lb = $.49
Apples @ $1.00/lb = $.87
6 Suave Deoderants @ $.88 each = $5.28
Subtotal = $89.10
-       5 x $5 mega discounts = $25
-       3 $1/2 Betty Crocker Brownie coupons = $3 (promotional coupon booklet)
-       4 $2/1 Gillette deodorant coupons = $8
-       6 $1/1 Sierra Mist coupons = $6 (promotional coupon booklet)
-       2 $.50/1 Orville coupons = $2 (from the blinkie machine right in front of them)
-       2 Buy 2 Get 1 Free deodorant coupons = $8.98 (they gave regular price, not sale price)
-       10 $.50/1 Wolf Chili coupons (doubled) = $10 (they had coupons right in from of these for $.50/2!)
-       5 $.50/2 Carnation Evaporated Milk coupons = $5
-       10 $.55/1 BumbleBee Tuna coupons (doubled) = $10 (blinkie machine coupons from a couple weeks ago!)
-       5 $.75/1 Tic Tac coupons (doubled) = $5
-       2 $1/1 any Energizer brand battery or flashlight = $2
-       6 $.50/1 Suave deodorant coupons (doubled) = $6.00

Subtotal = -$1.78
Sales tax = $4.65
Final total = $2.87, for 65 items!
Earned 89 Fuel Points!!

I only expected to get $3.50 each for the BOGO Gillette deodorant coupons, so I had expected my subtotal to be $.20 + the $4.65 in tax, I expected to pay $4.85. I try to never ever have my subtotal go below zero! Some stores won’t allow this, so I just try to be safe at all stores & not make cashiers worry that must have done something wrong. Getting the full price on BOGO coupons at Dillons, and other stores, are hit & miss. Some will give you the full price because they feel that the sale price is “their” discount they are giving so you should still get it. The store will get reimbursed from the manufacturer whatever amount they write on the coupon, up to the coupon’s maximum value. Other stores, even other Dillons, will only give the sale price. I never expect the full price, but I am always very happy when I get it.

I feel that this is a small trip that could easily be duplicated and can be accomplished by just getting 6 papers per week. Several of the coupons were from the blinkie machines in the store or promotional booklets. It’s always a great idea to grab those blinkie coupons when you walk by them and hang out to them until they expire because usually the product will go on sale in a couple of weeks. Also, keep your eyes peeled for booklets from different stores or advertisers because these have coupons in them a lot of times.
And a reminder: If you have the coupons for a product that would make it free, or just a couple cents, and you won’t use the product, please consider buying it and donating it to a food pantry, school, church, or other nonprofit! Someone else may really need those items.

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