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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Albertsons Double Deals 11/8-11/10

You will find DOUBLES
in your Sunday Paper!

So what to do
with all those

First a little
"Twice The Value"
(aka: Doublers/Doubles)

What are they?

You can use THREE "Doubles" per transaction. This will allow you to double three of your coupons. The coupons must be $1.00 in value or less.

Where can I find them?

When we have them (and it seems that we get them nearly every week), they will either come out with the Wednesday ad (in the newspaper and TMC), or more commonly, they are in the Sunday paper. Most often in a slick one page advertisement as shown above, but we have also seen them in the actual print section of the newspaper, and one time they were in with the coupon inserts!

You will also be able to go to customer service in your store and request an ad that contains the doublers. 99.9% of the time, they will only give you one ad (which contains three doubles). So if you want to do multiple transactions (the most effective way to build your stockpile), you'll need to make multiple shopping trips. This is why we strongly suggest getting a Newspaper Subscription where you receive multiple copies of the coupons and ads. In just one Sunday, you'll pay for your subscription with the value of all the sets of doubles you'll receive!

Sometimes the doubles come in the Wednesday ad and last the entire week. When this happens, we usually have some readers who have connections to the TMC and willingly share the extra doubles they end up with!

When Can I Use Them?

When they are in the Wednesday paper, they are valid for the entire sale week (Wed-Tues). When they are in the Sunday paper, they are valid for the last three days of the sale (Sun-Tues). Usually, when it is a fab sale, we will do three transactions in a row. We will use one set (a "set"contains 3 doubles) per transaction, and almost always do three transactions in a row! Many of the stores are "cracking down" and not letting you double the coupons that say "Do Not Double". So be aware of this as you are planning your shopping trip. (I'm not going to waste a whole paragraph explaining why I think this is silly, since it is ALBERTSONS that is paying for the value of the "double", not the manufacturer).

What is the best way to use them?
To get the most bang for your buck, double the ones valued at $1.00! But do be aware that there may be times the cashier will adjust the value of the double down. This would be the case if you were to purchase a box of crackers that was on sale for $1.75. If you doubled a $1/1 coupon, you would be "making" $.25 off the product. While you would always have other items that would absorb the cost, many cashiers will just adjust the coupon down to $.75 so you would get the crackers FREE (still not bad!) vs. getting paid to buy the crackers.

Sometimes I'll just get enough items to maximize my doubles. This is when I leave the store paying $2 or less for a number of items.

Other times, I'll use them in conjunction with a promo. When doing this, I'll just make sure I have three "$1.00 off" coupons to double and then I'll plan on my total out of pocket being an additional $3.00 less.

So here are a few items
that you can get
when doubling your coupons.

LifeSavers $1
Look for specially marked packages with $1 coupon inside.
I am still spotting these at Albertsons!

Nestle Toll House Cookies $2.99
Use $1/1 from SS-10/11 or RP-11/1

Wholly Guacamole 7 oz. $2.99 Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
Buy 2
Use 2 $1/1 FROM SS 10-25

Rhodes Warm N Serve Rolls $2.89 (sometimes marked down to $2.69)
USE $1/1 from 8/16 SS and 9/20 SS

Suave Shampoo or Conditioner $1.00
USE $1/2 from 10/25 SS

Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables or Rice $1.00
USE $.35/1 from 10/18 SS

Kelloggs Cinnabon bars $2.00
USE $1/1 or $1/1

Old Orchard Healthy Balance Juice $2.29
USE $1/1

Lindsay Ripe Olives $1.09
Buy 2
USE: $1/2
$.18 for TWO

What are some of
great finds?!?!

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Brandy said...

Here's a crazy cereal scenario:
In today's paper there was a coupon for $1.00 off TWO GM cereals.. SO, if you bought 16 boxes of cereal, used 8 of those $1.00 of two coupons, used the $15.00 off coupon from your last purchase, then doubled 3 of those $1.00 coupons you would end up spending around $4.00 plus tax for SIXTEEN BOXES of cereal! That's roughly a quarter a piece for cereal! AWESOME DEAL!

Brandy said...

of course you'd have to have 8 sunday papers to do this.

Cathy said...

Nice Brandy! We love CHEAP cereal!

Emilee Wolters said...

I was going to do the guac deal but the coupon says do not double. I have notice that alot of coupons are saying that lately. What is the deal? Now with Albertson's cracking down, I wonder what am I going to use the doublers on? Anyone else feel that way?

the screwface shabba said...

There was a printable coupon for the guacamole on I think smartsource for 1.00 off. It doesn't say do not double so you should be able to still do your deal with that one. HTH.

MacLerran Family said...

Where were the GM Coupons?? Red Plum, Smart Source?

Monica said...

smart source

Missy said...

Can't you still use the Albies coupons on a do not double manufacturer? Because the Albies says Twice the Value, which is technically not doubling?

Cheryl_hiccups said...

The Mini wheat Little Bites work for the Kellogg's milk promo. If you can print from three computers, you can do this:

Buy 3 Little Bites @ $2.50 ea
Use 3 $1/1 Little Bites from coupons.com and 3 doublers

Spend $1.50 + tax, get free milk cat


cotncandy said...

I had a $1 off viva towels from All you so I doubled it and got free paper towels (you could do that w/the promo but I forced myself to end it there), also the guerrero tortillas are 2.69 and I had a $1 printable from a long time ago so got those for .69. The bertolli olive oil is $5, doubled the $1 from smartsource.com and got it for $3. Also they had the nestle crunch and butterfinger fun size bags for $2, so you could double the $1 printable and get those free!

Cheryl_hiccups said...

Here's another good one!

Go to coupons.com & use zip 44256
Print $1/1 Thai Kitchen Product

Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk is on for $1.99 = FREE after doublers :D

There are other Thai Kitchen products that would be cheap with the coupon as well.

(Of note for locals, Cherry & 10 Mile don't carry the coconut milk for this brand, but Fairview & Meridian and Eagle & McMillan do.),

Samiam3 said...

I got 4 six packs of Danimals smoothies, 3 boxes of Kelloggs mini wheats, 3 bags of birds eye frozen veggies, 2 things of wholly guacamole, 1 loaf of bread (the checker was giving them away at Hillcrest), & 1 gallon of milk all for a grand total of....$2.20.
This was 3 transactions, and in the first transaction I received the $2.00 off your next purchase if you complete their survey.
Woo hoo!!!!!!

Cathy said...

NICE Sam!!! Yippee!