Cheese Explosion!

Can you tell we LOVE cheese in this house? Super deal alert…can you believe I got all that pictured above for a $1? Well I did! I stocked up on cheese with the buy 5 save $5 kraft promotion going on at Albertson’s this week (this is here in so cal…we have different sales here, so check your local ad) combined with this $5 off 5 coupon from Kraft you get free cheese, yes you read that right free cheese! Remember to hit your back button and refresh the page to print 2 coupons per computer. The hot dogs, which are turkey and nitrate/nitrite free ones, are also in the kraft promotion and there was a $1 off 2 oscar mayer coupon in the smart source Sunday coupon insert from 8/22/10. I had 3 copies of that coupon so I got all 6 packs of hot dogs for $1. My freezer is now full of shredded cheese and hot dogs and the brick cheeses are good until December.

This deal is a catalina deal, which means that the register will print a $5 off coupon off your next purchase from that store and only one coupon will print per transaction. So, I did three transactions 5 cheeses (at $2 each), 5 cheeses and 6 packs of hot dogs (at $1.50 each) using the coupons cheese coupons and hot dog coupons with each transaction. I paid a total of $16 out of pocket and came out with $15 in catalina coupons to spend, meaning I really only spent a $1 on all of that! I then went back in and purchased what I needed anyway….milk and boneless skinless chicken breast (on sale for $1.79/lb) with my catalina coupons. *You can use all the catalinas together in one transaction when purchasing things with them. Don’t forget to scan you Albertson’s card to get the sale prices! I never have my card and it’s hooked to an old phone number that I can’t remember, but my parents number hasn’t changed in over a decade, so I just punch their number in! A bonus…I am going to go and get more cheese tomorrow! Since we have 2 computers I was able to print 4 coupons. Good thing I have an extra freezer in the garage!

This, my friends, is an example of how I stockpile and keep my grocery budget low! Now I just need to get on the ball and get my September menu finished. I have been slacking this summer with my menu planning!