Having a full freezer is just so satisfying! Mine is overflowing with broccoli, lasagna, and now PIZZA! I really need to organize before I purchase more. Ugh.
So, reader Tera sent me some of the amazing $5 off a $15 purchase of frozen food coupons, which coincide PERFECTLY with the amazing $5 Catalina when you buy $15 worth of frozen food promotion! AND, I haven’t had a problem with my Catalina printing. However, I have always made sure my total is up to $15, even after manufacturer’s coupons. I’ve had a lot of success with 50% off markdowns on frozen food. Check out today’s purchases:
For this transaction, I did the frozen food promo and the Buy 8 promo.
The Knorr homestyle stock was $2.49 wyb 8 promo items, and there was a $2 off MC.
The Barilla was $1.29 wyb 8 promo items, and I had two 55¢/1 MC (Thanks, Jenny!), however my $2 Catalina didn’t print, and NOW I see that it is because I bought the Plus instead of the Whole Grain. I’m totally taking those back, people. First, because they accepted the coupon on the wrong product (it didn’t beep), and that’s not good. Second, because I don’t PAY for pasta these days. I get it for free, or it is a moneymaker for me. I want my $2!! Hee, hee!
The Crest Complete is $2.29 wyb 8 promo items, and there was a $2/1 MC in 9/11 SS or RP (can’t remember). It’s a great filler item to get to the 8 item threshold. Especially since, you know, couponers don’t PAY for toothpaste. (Thank you to the lovely commenter under the Frugal Living NW post for sharing this one!!)
The Artisan tortillas are $1.99 after promo savings, minus the $1 MC and doubler = 49¢.
All of the pizza was in a freezer on an endcap where they keep clearance and overflow items. The pizzas are originally $4.99 each (these are not the ones in the ad), and they all had 50% off stickers on them, which made them $2.50 each. I bought 7 in this transaction to get my total above $15. Then I used the $5 off coupon, and a $1 off Safeway brand coupon (from the same book), plus the $5 Catalina from a previous frozen food promo trip.
I paid just $10.25, and received another $5 Catalina.
Then, I took my son to a birthday party.
Later this afternoon/early evening, I went back to grab MORE clearanced pizza, and threw a Hot Pockets in there to get my total above $15. (For the record, this is the first box of Hot Pockets I have EVER purchased in my life, and it is so yummy! Eating it now! Oh, and it’s LEAN pockets, so I can eat both. Just kidding!! Although, you know I will.)
I don’t know if I’m done or not. My hubby is going salmon fishing, so he is bound to bring back a bunch of fish that I have to figure out how to get into my freezer. IF there is room, I will go back for more. Hee, hee! SO much fun!!
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