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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Albertsons Cool Savings Rewards - Don't let them expire!

When I first heard about the Cool Savings promo that Albertsons has been doing, I wasn't really excited about it. You got a 5% off coupon for every $250 you spent in store through the 31st of March. Then I found out that, like the gas rewards, your total spent is before coupons! And with all the awesome catalina sales that have been going the last month, I racked up quite a few of them. Maybe you have too! Just be sure to use them because they expire on April 12th. You can combine up to four in one transaction, so 20% off one transaction. If you didn't get very many, check with your friends to see if they want to combine for a better savings!

Then I wasn't sure when to use it because most of my transactions are really small and that doesn't make sense to waste it (ex: on 5 boxes of Post cereal for $1.99, savings: 39 cents). Then I had an idea! I am always wanting to stock up on meat for a good price. Why not use the 20% off on meat?!?
Albertsons had meat on sale last week and I bought $1.99/lb hamburger, $1.88/lb chicken, $1.88/lb pork, and $1.99/lb bacon - all at 20% off! That made it $1.60/lb for hamburger, $1.51/lb for boneless skinless chicken breast, pork and bacon. I only wish they'd been having all of the meats on a better sale to begin with to maximize my savings. I still have more cool savings coupons and am hoping for a better sell on chuck roast before the cards expire!

Does anyone have any other great ideas of what to use them on???