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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Scenario's and Rolling Catalina's

Just wanted to make sure everyone understands how to roll a catalina! No, we are not talking about bread and salad dressing. If you need a review on what a catalina is you may want to start by clicking here.


The final OOP is not as low as I could go. I could certainly do better! The point here is to show you well rounded scenario's with a variety of items you WILL USE!


I am going to use the fabulous promo going on at Albertsons right now as an example:


In this promo you spend $20 on participating items you will get $5 back.

TRANSACTION #1
Buy
3 Yo-Plus Yogurt $1.49
DOUBLE 3 $1/1 from GM 1/3


5 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $1.88
Use 1 .50/1 from 1/3GM
Use 2 .40/1{Coupons.com} and 2 .40/1 from {smartsource}
Buy (5) or more get $3.50 catalina for your next order


3 Nature Valley Nut Clusters $2.49
Use 3 $1/1 coupons two at {Coupons.com} and one more at {smartsource}
Buy 3 get $1.50 coupon for next time.

Total 21.34 before coupons
Savings with coupons: $8.10
Savings with Double $3
OOP: $10.24
Recieve $10 catalina's ($1.50, $3.50, $5.00)



TRANSACTION #2

Progresso Vegetable Classic Soup $1.00
Use (4) $1.10/3 print two at {Coupons.com} and two more at {smartsource}

DOUBLE (3) .50/2 from GM1/3


Total: $20 before coupons
Coupon Savings: $5.90
Double savings: $1.50
Use $10 of catalina's from previous transaction
OOP: $2.51
Recieve $5 Catalina


TRANSACTION #3


Bisquick 40 oz $2.99
USE (2) .60/1

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers $1.49
USE: (4) $.50/1 (DND) two at {Coupons.com} and two more at {smartsource}

General Mills Cereals $1.88

14 oz Cheerios, 12.25 Honey Nut Cheerios, 9 oz Multi-grain Cheerios, 12.8 oz Cinnamon Toast Crunch, 11.8 oz Cocoa Puffs, 12 oz Golden Grahams, 16.2 oz Fiber One
Buy 5


Use 3 $1/3 from 1/3GM DOUBLE THESE
Use 2 .55/1 on Cheerios print two at {Coupons.com}

Total: 21.34



Coupons Savings $7.30
DOUBLE SAVINGS: $3.00
Use $5 Catalina from previous transaction
OOP: $6.04
Receive $5 catalina

Now you could use your $5 catalina to buy the .99/lb pork and do the Darigold promo.

TRANSACTION #4:


4 Sour Cream $1.50
Use (4) $.40/1 from 10/11 SS or $.40/1 internet printable
2 Cottage Cheese $2.00
Use (2) $.40/1 from 10/11 SS or $.40/1 internet printable
DOUBLE 3 .40/1 COUPONS

2 lbs of pork $1.98

TOTAL $11.98 before coupons
Coupon savings: $2.40
Savings with double: $1.20
Instant savings when you spend $10: $2
Use $5.00 Catalina from previous transaction
OOP: 1.38


TOTAL OOP: $19.97 for $74.66 worth of food






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2 comments:

JLPierce Ohana said...

That's so awesome- I wish stores in my state even doubled! We get some catalinas/rewards but I love reading about those deals and how you put them together.

Julie said...

I wasn't sure that the General Mills catalinas would roll like that, so I've just been doing two transactions in a row, one where I do the General Mills promo deals and then one right behind that where I use another set of doubles and get other stuff, paid for with the catalinas. Five bags of nut clusters and five boxes of fruit snacks has been a particular favorte (it's $21.85 -$5 for nut clusters coupons -$1.50 for fruit snacks coupons which equals $15.35 and then you get $12 in catalinas ($5 for being over $20 and $3.50 each for the nut clusters and fruit snacks). Then with my $12, I use a new set of doubles to get other stuff (Carnation evaporated milk, Pompeiian olivextra oil, and Hormel refrigerated entree with a free Compleats today). It just gives such a little thrill, and we can't usually afford those nut clusters, but we like them a lot.

Anyway, I don't think I've ever commented here before, but thanks so much for all you do (and I'm glad you make money doing it!). This is the most helpful blog for me, and I read you everyday.