Saturday, March 21, 2009

End of the Catalina fun

I headed out to Jewel this morning with big plans to SHOP SHOP SHOP. But after a quick assessment of my energy levels (low) and the weather (beautiful), I decided to stop rolling the Kraft catalina deal, take advantage of the Kellogg's deal, and be done with that $10 of fun.

The current Kellogg deal is that if you buy 15 participating Kellogg's items, the price goes down to $1.50 each (10 items = $15.00). Plus, there's another Kellogg's deal going on: if you buy 3, 5 or 7 particular kinds of Kellogg's cereal, you get a coupon for 1, 2, or 3 gallons of milk. The one cereal that appears to overlap for each deal is Raisin Bran.

I bought 3 Raisin Bran, 1 Froot Loops, 4 large boxes of Pop Tarts, 2 packages of Fudge Stripe cookies, and a dozen eggs.

Total after preferred card but before coupons: $16.67

Minus $0.55 x 4 for Pop Tarts coupons

Minus $1.00 x 4 for the cereal

Minus $1.00/2 for the cookies

Total after coupons: $7.80

But since I had a $10 catalina coupon to use, I was able to purchase a few other things with very little out of pocket. And bonus! Since I bought 3 boxes of Raisin Bran, I recieved a coupon for a free gallon of milk.

Sigh. My catalina fun is done.

For more great grocery deals in the Chicago area, check out Annie at Chi-Annie: at the Table and Carrie at Shoplifting with Permission. These women really know what they're doing!


Chicagolandia said...

Thank you so much for the mention!

I'm still sitting on $20 in cats, and seeing if I can get enough coupons to make the deal you just did worthwhile. Looks like I know where I'm going tomorrow! Tonight, I am staying on Target!

Amanda said...

Honestly, I think all of the coupons I used were expired, and the $1 off coupons for the cereal were IPs from a few months ago. I need to hit a supertarget soon. Good luck!