So it's Founder's Days at Fred Meyer this week. I was there getting a few things this afternoon and I thought it was worth a note to self and friends: 93% Lean Ground Beef is on sale in 3lb chubs for $5.97. That's $1.99 per pound. Great buy on that lean of meat! Barilla pasta is on an in-store coupon for 75 cents a box. Stellar price before coupons!! I even got a Catalina coupon back with my receipt for the pasta for 75 cents off. You do the math!! Tillamook Packaged Cheeses are 10/$10---fabulous because they are normally $3.29 (no coupon required to take advantage of this deal). AND the Fresh Express salads are buy one get one free, making them 99cents a bag.
Our family loves the Lighthouse salad dressings. They are a terrific deal this week because they are on the Buy 1 Get 1 free deal...and there's a coupon. You must take note: just because it's free doesn't mean that you can't use a coupon on it. So if the coupon says "Save $1 on two"--the only requirement is that you buy two...not what the price of each product is. So theoretically speaking: Lighthouse is normally $3.99 each jar. You get two jars (would have been $7.98) for $3.99 and then put a coupon on them (save $1 on one), the grand total for 2 jars is $1.99; each jar being about $1 each. That's a 75% savings on the product. That's the kind of deal you write about in your blog, right?
For any of you with kids...I guess Zhu Zhu Pets are the "in" thing. They are on sale for $6.99 a rat....ok--hamster. I subordinated myself to the 5 yr-olds demands and we bought "Nugget"--the gold-colored one that her friend Katherine has--same name, too. 30% savings off the individual prices meant that I didn't have to buy the bloody 3-pack to satisfy the kid. But the killer deal for the day was that all Barbies are Buy 1 Get 1 free. For Barbie-lovers, that's a GREAT deal. We got 2 Ballerina Barbies for $6.99. Yeah!! One for us, one for a gift for someone else...and we're all happy.