So here's a great deal at Albertsons' for the week: General Mills Promo of Buy $20 in assorted products, save $5 automatically. It's also "Dairy Month" at Albertsons' and for the designated products, you get $5 OYNO print-outs with you buy 5 (essentially saving you $1 on each item before you add manufacturer coupons). And there is a Catalina OYNO print-out generated when you buy Betty Crocker fruit snacks, roll-ups or Gushers. For three boxes, you get a $1.50 OYNO; 4 boxes you get $2.50; and 5 boxes gets you $3.50 back. They are $2 a box before you add the coupons. Betty Crocker and Yoplait are General Mills products. This is a triple deal because each combination of purchases generates more savings!! So, here's a buying scenario that would have deep pay-offs in the end. For the hypothetical $20 purchase: Buy 4 boxes of any of the Betty Crocker fruit snack options. (Order coupons from ebay, or any of the coupon websites for the fruit snacks...or print them for free from www.smartsource.com and www.coupons.com --but there are printing limits if you plan on stocking up with multiple transactions...); and any of the 5 Yoplait products that are included in the dairy promo, most of which have $1 off 1 coupons available. You pay $9.50 at the register but get $7.50 back in Catalina print-outs. That makes each item 22 cents piece. Not bad. With the right assortment of coupons--this is a stock-up worthy sale!!
I'm not in need of cereal for a very long time...but I watch the coupons that come out just in case it's stock-up worthy. So make sure that you look for the coupons that are for 55cents to 75 cents off a box. Even with the $5 off $20 purchase amounts, the cereal is still a little too pricey for my blood. I prefer 25-50 cents a box...if you know what I mean. This deal still beats the local competiter's 13 hour cereal sale of $1.69 a box, though!