January 25, 2013

*HOT*HOT* QFC Mega Sale – Check out my shopping trip, saved $170!!

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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

Quaker Cookies – $1.99, part of buy 5 promo
$0.75 cent peelies
Then I was shocked to see I also had a  Buy one, get one FREE e-coupon (not sure if still available?)
Final price = $0.24 cents each!

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!

Regular price was $19.99!

*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
*great price*

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!


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  1. I’m a little late on this but two more days to go – just wondering about the buy 5 promo – do you have to buy in groups of 5 or is it discounted 50 cents each AFTER 5 items?

  2. Beth Johnson says:

    Made the trip yesterday! I even remembered my free Breakfast Essentials, which I sent over to my brother, he loves the stuff! Also got the egg whites, 20 cans of beans, 6 packs of Johnsonville sausage, 11 cans of Hunt’s tomatoes, and 4 cans of Ro-Tel. Paid $25.11, saved $72.86. And got a congrats from the checker 🙂

  3. FYI on the free box of Carnation Breakfast Essentials at QFC (if you loaded it NLA)- you can use a coupon on this as well – so it was like a $1.50 money maker.
    I actually purchased the box and a four-pack pre-mixed pack. I used the free eCoupon, two $1.50/1 coupons from the paper, a catalina for $1 printed since I bought two Carnation products, and I had two ibotta for $1.50 for each product ($3.00 ibotta credit). I was “paid” $1.20 for taking both the box and four-pack home.
    Also, Peak Tea 54oz is on sale for $2.00. I had an ibotta for $0.75 – so only $1.25 for the big 54oz container). May want to check your ibotta account. (PS thank you I heart ibotta!)

  4. Caldwell Price says:

    This is a great soup for using your sausage.

  5. Gillian – That is so nice the manager gave you the reduced price based on my blog post!

  6. I live around the corner from the Lacey QFC and the rubbermaid is sold out. I even asked if there were any in the back… Thanks for the tip though Queen Bee.

  7. Shana Masterson says:

    You did so good! Love the manager markdowns!!
    With the Italian sausage I like to make a soup. It’s messy , but I take the skins off then pan fry till its nice and brown. One diced onion sauted. Then I add a can of drained white beans a can of diced tomatoes, box of chicken stock or 2. then at the last min I add a bag of baby spinach. Add some bread and you hane a healthy stockpile supper!

  8. Which QFC location, if you don’t mind me asking. TIA.

  9. Did the TNT not get the rubbermaid coupon? I’m not seeing it.

  10. Heather Richards says:

    Whoohoo Going there before work tonight to grab some of the free catfood I won and free egg beaters! I will pick up one of the rubbermail. I sure wish I could figure out how to get mailers for free products. I checked my contact info and my address is there…

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