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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Lunch Break Albies Run- For Newbies

First I wanted the say thanks to all of the Fab ladies who attended our Fabuless class last night. We had a lot of fun! Welcome to our site.

Ok, so I am going to try make this Albies post easy for the newbies. You will need to find the coupon bar here.

Need help with some of my lingo? Click on the little lingo button at the top of the page!

(Update - Cathy here! We had a question from one of our readers, so I've added a tiny bit more to this post to clear it up!)

Get this ad out of your Wednesday newspaper (or you'll be able to find it in the store - some have them out when you first walk in, others will have them behind the customer service desk. To maximize savings, you'll want to have multiple ads so you can do more than one transaction!):



If you look at the bottom, you will see THREE "TWICE THE VALUE" coupons (aka: "Doublers" or "Doubles"). So when we say "DOUBLE" - you have to use one of these babies in conjunction with your MC (manufacture coupon) to get "double" the value of the MC you are redeeming. (This should answer your question fabuless newbie reader marta!)

You can only use three of these PER TRANSACTION. Some cashiers/stores will let you do three transactions in a row (one right after the other, and you pay seperately each time), other cashiers say "NO WAY", and you may have to go out to your car and come back in to do another. OR - go to another Albertsons. (Yes, it's worth the drive - just wait til you see what Monica does here!)

Ready? Here we go! (Back to Monica!)

Transaction #1



Planter's Peanuts 2/$4 You do not have to buy two to get the price
Use $1/1 printable coupon from the coupon bar
DOUBLE
FREE

Ritz Baked Cracker $1.99
Use $1/1 printable coupon from the coupon bar
DOUBLE
FREE

Premium Saltine Crackers $2.69ish sorry I threw away my receipt
Use $1/1 printable coupon from the coupon bar
DOUBLE
.69ish

Total .69ish plus tax

Transaction #2

Baby Rays BBQ 10/$10
Use $1 on 2 from 5/10SS
DOUBLE
FREE

Wheat Thins $1.47
Use $1/1 printable coupon from the coupon bar
DOUBLE
.53 OVERAGE get paid to buy crackers!

Triscuits
Use $1/1 printable coupon from the coupon bar
DOUBLE
.53 OVERAGE get paid to buy crackers!

Hernandez 1.29 (needed for a recipe bought it as a filler to cover the overage)

Total: .20 plus tax


Transaction# 3


Wishbone Salad Dressing (2) 2.50
Used 1.OO off from 5/17 insert on spritzer
Used .75 off from 5/17 insert on original
DOUBLE
WYB 2 you save $2 instantly
Final Price .50 overage

French's Mustard 2/$3 You do not have to buy two to get the price
Use .75 coupon from 5/17 insert (the one where the honey is picture says for ANY)
FREE

Baby Ray's $1.00
had no coupon just bought it to absorb the overage and it is the best!

Final Price .50 plus tax

Transaction #4

Wishbone Salad Dressing (2) 2.50
Used 1.OO off from 5/17 insert on spritzer
Used .75 off from 5/17 insert on original
DOUBLE
WYB 2 you save $2 instantly
Final Price .50 overage

Planters Peanuts 2/$4
Used $1/2 from in store display
DOUBLE
$1.00 each

I did the planters to absorb the overage again, but you can use a $1 off from the coupon bar and get them for FREE!

Total $1.50 over did the absorbing of overage this one was high ;)

Total for everything......$2.89ish plus tax (Those McCormick spices pictured above work out to be free using the .75 off 1 from a newspaper insert)

Keep in mind there is a limit of one print on the coupon bar coupons right now. So if you already printed these you will not be able to print them again unless they get re-set. Which could happen.

Also I only did three transactions per trip and the store was dead when I was doing this so no one was being held up in line behind me. I tried to stick to printable coupons for you newbies because you may not be taking the paper yet. To start check out our paper deal!

8 comments:

Ben said...

Has anyone found Albies that are letting you do more than one transaction at a time with the doublers? The one in Eagle is really cracking down. Only one set of doublers per family per day.

kimberly said...

Overland and five mile let me today do three seperate doubler transactions/ and Overland and orchard let me do the same on tuesday.

kimberly said...

I loved the deal for the smorses..One six pack of hersey's chocolate bars, 1 pack of honey maid graham crackers and 1 bag of Kraft Jet-puffed marshmallows. They have a display of all three items together in the alb's store. On the display is a coupon for $1.00 off when you buy all three. The sale's price is $3.49, then I doubled the $1.00off coupon and my total was $1.49 plus tax. What a great treat for the kids.

marta said...

thank you for the newbie posts.. i am trying to get better at coupon cutting and you've helped me a great deal! i am really really new and inexperienced.

when you say DOUBLE, does that mean print two coupons? sorry, i need all the help i can get with this coupon language. i've never broken it into two transactions, so this is all new. thank you for breaking it down for me.

Steven & Becky Heumann said...

I need to steal my moms coupons and go back tomorrow. WOW!!!

Cathy said...

Marta - I added to the post, so read above and it may clear the whole "DOUBLE" thing up for you! We've forgotten what it's like to be a newbie at times and forget to add some crucial details! :)

Monica - FAB POST!

Everyone - I'm craving smores now!

Monica said...

Cathy- Thanks for clearing things up. I came home from work tonight and was trying to get this up before my v-ball game. After doing all the pics ad match-ups I got a little lazy and forgot to make it more newbie friendly. I was so excited to get it up!

Kylene said...

Awesome! I'm doing an Enrichment Super Saturday about coupon clipping! Thanks for sharing the wealth of knowledge you ladies have! You're helping everyone save some $!