I found a great deal in a surprise place this week. I have never shopped at Save-A-Lot in my life. I know they have mostly off-brand items and I have just never had a reason to venture in there. When the weekly ads come out, I always toss the Save-A-Lot ad to the side and go straight for Kroger and Walgreens ads. This week my husband says, "So, does Save-A-Lot take coupons? They have Butterball turkey bacon on sale for $1." What? $1 for bacon?? I went through my catalog of coupons in my head and remembered that I had a coupon for Butterball turkey bacon...so I called Save-A-Lot and they DO take coupons!
I looked through the ad and saw that they also had Hamburger Helper for $1. I had coupons for that too.
I ran up there (there's one a mile or so from the house) and here's what I scored:
34 packages of Butterball turkey bacon - on sale for $1; I had 34 coupons for $0.65 off; final price - $0.35 per package
6 boxes of Hamburger Helper - on sale for $1; I used 2 coupons for $0.75 off 3 boxes; final price - $0.75 each. I have a lot more coupons for this, but we rarely eat Hamburger Helper and it's still $0.75 a box! It would need to be much cheaper for me to stock up...
1 bag of popsicles - no coupon but needed them for the kids to take to school; cost -$1.99
1 bag of French bread - we needed for dinner that night; cost - $1.99
Total cost - $22.92, savings of 78%. I just got 34 packages of bacon for less than $12. What in the world will I do with 34 packages of bacon, you ask?
Eat a lot of bacon.
I will now start checking the Save-A-Lot ad each week. While in there, I noticed they actually have quite a few name brand items for which I would have coupons, like Kellogg's cereal for example. The cashier also told me that if you go to their website and register, you will get a printable coupon for $5 off your next purchase of $25 (before coupons). I wish I had known that before I went, but I will definitely get it and hang on to it until the next deal comes around. Check it out for yourself!