Friday, July 29, 2011

Great Deal on Flour

I love when I can get flour on sale, especially bread flour. I use my bread machine a lot, so I go through flour pretty fast. These packages are good until October 2012, so I'll store them in a huge ziploc bag to keep them fresh.

  • 4 Gold Medal Bread Flours $3.89 each
  • Gold Medal All Purpose Flour $2.79
  • 3 Betty Crocker Potatoes $2.19 each
  • 5 Betty Crocker blueberry muffin mixes $1 each (must buy 5)
  • 4 Cascade Action Pack Dishwasher Detergents $4.99 each, used four $1 coupons (7/3 P&G) = $3.99 each
  • 4 Nature Valley Granola Thins $3.99 each, used four $0.75 coupons (6/26 SS) = $2.49 each *These look really good!
  • 6 Twizzlers $1.77 each, used two $1 off 3 coupons (6/26 SS) = $1.43 each
  • $50 ShopRite Gift Card
  • Total was $115.86
I don't count gift cards as "costing" money because I'm just moving $50 in cash (or $50 on a credit card that earns reward points and I'll pay off right away) to $50 on a gift card. Its still $50. So that means I spent $65.86. I qualified for a $25 gas card because I purchased $75 of qualifying items (everything I bought except for the SR gift card counted). This brings the cost down to $40.86.

I'll also send away for a $25 Amstel NBPR rebate WYB $100 of groceries (purchases have to be made on the same day). I'm taking a bit of a gamble on this rebate because I only purchased $77 worth of food (before coupons). I picked up the gift card to bring my post-coupon total to $100+. I've never done this before but I've read about people doing this when the post-coupon total is lower than the rebate amount needed. This is a bit different but I'm betting the rebate processors won't be going through and adding up the price of each item. I bet they'll just look at the overall amount spent. I'm debating whether or not I should black out the line on the receipt that lists the gift card or if I should just send the receipt in as-is. I've never blacked out items on receipts before but I hear of folks doing it all the time. Any suggestions?

Assuming all goes well and I get back the $25, my total for this transaction will be $15.86. Considering the flour alone was $3.89 a bag, that's not bad at all!


Sheila said...

I cannot wait till Shoprite comes to town ;) Nice job & good luck w/the Amstel rebate...haven't attempted it yet...maybe I should wait till yours goes through? LOL

Elizabeth said...

Last month I did a $15 rebate where I needed at least $100 in grocery store spending (can't remember if it needed to be only one receipt); this receipt was over $100, but in giftcards ONLY. Since it didn't say no giftcards or in anyway specify what to spend the $100 on,I sent it in.
I just got the $15 rebate check:-)

frugalsuz said...

I hope you get a SR soon too, their deals are great!

You're right, if it doesn't specify no gift cards, I don't see how they could deny it. I've got my fingers crossed that I don't have any problems.

Minjenah said...

To keep your flour fresh, put the bag in the freezer overnight. I think some bags come from the manufacturer "buggy". I buy 50 pounds at a time and since I started doing that, I have had no problems. I make pizza once a week.

frugalsuz said...

The freezer kills any bugs that might be in there? That's a good tip, thanks!