Friday, April 24, 2009

Safeway: Spent $24; Saved $26; Got $13 for Next time!

I am generally not a Safeway shopper. In my town, they usually have the highest prices on almost everything. However, sometimes, they have really great sales that I just can't pass up.

This is one of them. I'd been browsing around my favorite blogs this week and came across MoneywiseMoms' and her series Living Well, Feeling Great deals at Safeway this week. Knowing that I had a big stack of Skippy peanut butter coupons and that I wasn't likely to see this good a deal again in a loooong time, I decided to go try it out for myself. I was so psyched over this I begged hubby to go with me to help me keep my head math straight.

I ran into a little trouble at the beginning when I stopped at the Customer Service to check this store's coupon policy (I've found this to be very helpful recently). I was told they do not take more than one coupon of the same kind. That really threw me as it completely blew my peanut butter deal I was counting on. It also slowed me down considerably as I now needed to combine more items so that I only used one of each coupon.

The more I thought about it the more I thought that was probably wrong, so I sent hubby to talk with a cashier. He went with peanut butter and coupons in hand. Sure enough there'd been a misunderstanding. They do take more than one of the regular newspaper insert coupons; it's the printable internet coupons for which they only accept one.

Anyway, here's what I came home with:

The total before sales & coupons was $50.74.
Total after sales & coupons: $24.55 (52% savings).
Plus I came home with $12.00 in Catalina OYNO coupons and a $1.00/2 coupon for Deer Park.

Here are the Coupons I used:
Free Safeway Sloppy Joe
Free Safeway Salsa
6 $0.40/1 Skippy Peanut butter (all doubled)
$1.50/2 Bertollli Pasta Sauce
$0.55/1 Reynolds (doubled + I'll send in for rebate.)
$1.00/1 Barilla Tortellini
$1.00/1 YoPlait yogurt

The two free coupons came in the mail.

This was such a great deal; I'm pretty sure I'll be going back to stock up some more on peanut butter and yogurt. The sale continues until May 5 so I've got some time. Be sure to visit MoneywiseMoms for more details and to see other great Safeway deals!


Katie @ 3 Blondes and a Redhead said...

That was smart to bring your husband...I'm going alone with 2 kids and am a bit nervous that I'll leave with a headache and having missed several deals!!! :)

Anonymous said...

At our store they only double one man. q so I have to work out that but a great deal.

Gina said...

Great job! Good idea to check again on the policy; sometimes it seems like each cashier does it differently. Thanks for linking up at Moneywise Moms!

Anonymous said...

Great post. Can’t wait to read the next ones :).


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