Thursday, January 7, 2010

Albertsons Box Top Extravaganza

In an effort to help my daughter’s preK class destroy the other preK class in the Box Top Challenge at her school, I bought a bunch of products today that we don’t even use. But….I did it all for $3.45. Here’s what I did: I purchased 5 boxes of Betty Crocker fruit snacks for $1.88 each & 5 bags of Nature Valley Nut Clusters for $2.49 each. I then used 2 coupons for $1.00 off/2 boxes of fruit snacks, 1 coupon for 40 cents off/1 box of fruit snacks, 3 coupons for $1 off/1 package of nut clusters/granola bars, & 1 coupon for $1 off/2 packages of nut clusters/granola bars.

This brought my total down to $15.45 & that is what I paid. However I received $12 in Catalina’s off my next shopping trip at Albertsons, so that is a net of $3.45 spent. I thought I had 5 $1/1 coupons so I had expected my total to be $2.45, but hey….it was only $1 more, so I can’t really complain. Oh, & the clerk told me that I could have used 3 doublers to bring my total down to a whopping 45 cents! I was so mad at myself because I had the doublers at home but I didn’t even think to try them because my coupons all clearly stated “do not double” on them. The clerk told me it was up to their discretion! I will not make THAT mistake again & always at least try.

I don’t normally shop at Albertsons (only when they have doublers), but now have $12 to spend in Catalina’s there & 3 doublers to use by Jan. 12th, so I will have to see how far I can stretch those. I will have to add the $3.45 to my Eat From the Pantry Challenge budget total, which is somewhat annoying to me, since we don’t even use these products, but hey, it was for a good cause.

And of course, now my child wants to eat the non-organic but shaped like Scooby Doo fruit snacks. Oh vey.


  1. Heather I also did the box tops. I purchase 4 yogurts, 4 fruit snacks and 4 boxes of cereal. After coupons I paid $8.90. I got two cats that came to $7.50 and then on my receipt for doing a 2 minute survey on the phone I got an ADDITIONAL $2.00 off my next shopping trip... so in the end.... I made $.60!!!!!!! Oh might I mention I got the build a dino and build a bug fruit snacks because there were two bonus box tops on each box... so each box gave you THREE box tops as opposed to ONE!!!!!

  2. Awesome deal! I got two boxes of the fruit rollups that each had 3 box tops too. Gotta love a bonus like that!


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