It has to be a pretty big sale for me to load both my kids up (ages 5 and 2) and go on a BIG stock-up shopping trip. During the day when I’m home with the kids, I usually stick to the smaller trips, that don’t require me to count items (like mega sales) and won’t take me a long time. But I was dying to get to QFC to check out the deals – so the kids I went this morning. We survived and scored big!
I gave both kids four quarters before we left for the store. I said that every time they got the gimmies, whined or bickered, I got a quarter. If they had enough at the end of the shopping trip, they could pick something out. It worked out pretty good! They both ended up with $0.75 cents and were able to get a treat for after dinner tonight! Is this bribery? I don’t know – but it works better than my empty threats. (I’ve said it before, but I don’t give parenting advice. This was just my attempt at making it through the Mega sale with my mind still in one piece.)
Let’s talk deals. I got some MAJOR bargains. I spent about $70 on everything pictured above and I saved $170! Not too shabby if you ask me. We got a ton of lunch meat and Johnsonville sausages. And I got two 28 piece Rubbermaid sets that were regular priced at $19.99. My total would have been a lot lower but I did buy chips and a 50% off veggie tray since we are entertaining my parents from out-of-state this weekend.
Here’s how it all shakes out:
Honey Bunches of Oats cereal - $2.49, part of buy 5 promo
FREE after in-home mailer coupon from QFC
Egg Beaters 100% Egg Whites – $3.49, part of buy 5 promo
Download QFC e-coupon (must download today but you have awhile to redeem)
Final price = FREE
*E-coupon says up to $2.50, but then the full amount came off making it completely FREE
Fresh Express Salad - $0.99, manager markdown
Had store coupon that was mailed to me for $0.75 off?
Final price = $0.24 cents
Tillamook yogurt - $0.60 cents
Buy one, get one FREE coupon
Final price = $0.30 cents each
Activia yogurt, 4 packs - $1.49, part of buy 5 promo
$1/1 Activia, 4 pk 01/13/2013 SS Insert (exp 03/03/2013)
Final price = $0.49 cents
Hunt’s Tomatoes or Sauce 12-15 oz - $0.49
Barilla Whole Wheat Pasta, White Fiber Pasta - $1 (not part of buy 5 promo)
$1/2 Barilla Plus, Veggie, Whole Grain or White Fiber 01/06/2013 SS Insert (exp 03/02/2013)
Final price = $0.50 cents a box
Rotel Diced Tomatoes - $0.79
$0.50/2 RoTel Diced Tomatoes 01/20/2013 SS Insert (exp 03/03/2013)
Final Price = $0.54 each when you buy 2
Great for this Spanish Rice in the rice cooker!
Neon food color - $0.59, manager markdown in back of store
Got it for Easter eggs!
Pringles Super Stack – $0.99
$1/4 Pringles Full Size Cans 01/06/2013 RP Insert (exp 02/28/2013)
Final Price = as low as $0.75
Wholly Guacamole or Salsa – $1.99
$1/1 Wholly Guacamole Product 01/06/2013 SS Insert (exp 01/27/2013)
Final Price = $0.99
Goldfish - $0.99 cents
Eggs - $1 a dozen, no limit
2-liter Diet Coke - $1, part of buy 5 promo
Johnsonville Italian Sausage - $3.49, part of buy 5 promo
$2/1 Johnsonville Sausage printable coupons (no longer available, from ages ago!)
Final price = $1.49 each
*I need some tips for recipes – I have maybe bought these once or twice in my life. I have no idea what to make with them!
Columbus Deli Meat - $1.49, manager markdown (normally $5.99!)
Oscar Mayer Carving Meats – $2.99
$1/1 Oscar Mayer Carving Board Pulled Pork, or any Carving Board Meats
$1/1 Oscar Mayer Carving Board Meal 01/06/2013 SS Insert (exp 03/03/2013)
Final price = $1.99 each!
I also got bananas, a Dole Salad Kit on manager markdown for $1.79, a large deli/meat tray 50% off manager markdown,
And the BIG SCORE of the day. . .drumroll please
Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids 28-piece set - $4.49, part of buy 5 promo
$1/1 Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids, Produce Saver, Lock-its, Glass or Premier Container 01/06/2013 SS Insert (exp 02/15/2013)
or $1/1 Rubbermaid e-coupon
$1/1 Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids, Premier, Lock-Its or Produce Saver
Final price = $3.49 each! I got TWO, these are normally $19.99!
*stock up price – but I wouldn’t buy too many of these – let others get in on the deal, you can only use so much Rubbermaid!
*Now I don’t know if this will be available at all stores. I think it’s left over stock from the holiday season. Mine had a bunch in the back by the sodas and beverages. I would have completely missed the deal but my all-time-favorite cashier Linda gave me the tip. Make friends with your cashiers – they can help you save!!
Other deals you might like:
Reach floss - $1
$2/2 Reach floss
Final price = FREE!
Zatarains rice mixes - $0.99, part of buy 5 promo
$0.50/1 Zatarain’s Rice mix coupon (zip 33033)
Final price = $0.49 cents
*stock up price!*
Hershey’s Simple Pleasures chocolates - $3
$1.50/1 Hershey’s Simple pleasure coupon
Final price = $1.50
Imagine organic broths (cartons) - $1.67
Johnsonville breakfast sausage links - $2, buy 5 promo
$1/2 Johnsonville sausage products
Final price = $1.50
*stock up price*
*it doesn’t picture the breakfast sausage but it says any sausage product, so it should work!
What deal is your favorite? I think I did pretty good considering all the food I got. I filled a cart and then some. Have you been to QFC for the mega sale? I’d love to hear how your trip goes!