Albertsons and Safeway both ran a special for specific name-brand cereals for $1.88 each. A couple of weeks ago, I had clipped coupons for $1.00 off any 3 General Mills cereals (Albertsons), and although I didn't have any coupons for Post cereals (Safeway) it's rare to beat a $1.88 price.
|The cereal shelf in my stockpile.|
So Retail would have been around $40.00 for the 10 boxes that I picked up. But I paid:
$18.80 Sale Price
- $2.00 Coupons
$16.80 OR $1.68 each
Then I headed over to Safeway to round out my cereal offerings with some Honey Bunches of Oats, Honey Roasted. I was only going to get 3 boxes, but while at the store I checked the Clearance rack in the back and found three Honey Bunches of Oats w/Strawberries that were not only on sale for $1.88, but were ALSO 50% off due to having ripped boxes from shipping. The bag inside the boxes were fully intact, so I snagged those, too. These cereals also normally retail for around $4.00 each.
Retail, the six boxes I picked up would have cost around $24.00. But I paid:
- $2.82 for damaged boxes
$8.46 OR $1.41 each
So, $25.26 later I've got myself a stockpile of cereal that will last us roughly 6-8 months (we only eat cereal a couple times a week). That gives us enough time to consume the goods before the "Best By" dates printed on the packages, and saved me a total of $38.74 on my 6-month grocery bills plan.
These cereal deals are really frequent throughout the spring (I picked up Kix and Trix on a similar sale last week), and almost all grocery stores do them. Make sure you watch your ads - and if you've got an Albertsons or Safeway near you, these prices are good through Tuesday, April 8th!