Monday, March 26, 2012

Dominion Deals!

I picked up a few really good deals this week at Dominion.  

VH Indian Market sauces on sale for 2/$5 (a savings of $3.78).  If you clipped the coupons in the flyer inserts a few weeks back there was a coupon there buy 2 save $2.50.

Sale price + coupon saving = 
2 bottles for $2.50 and a savings of $6.28

Also a really good deal was the soy milk that I found discounted for 50% off in the Natural Value section.  Don`t always walk by the discounted merchandise because the expiry dates on stuff like this might surprise you.  It's not always for something that's about to expire in a day or so.  Often stores will have stock they need to clear out to make room for the new.  I'd say that's what happened here - the expirations were Aug-Oct 2012!

Price of the soy beverage = $1.12  (50% off)
rice for the 3 pack soy beverages = $1.50 (50% off)
PLUS we actually had a few coupons for the soy milks, so ended up paying only
$0.37 for some of the 946mL 
and $0.75 for the 3 pack!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Great Deals this Week for High Cholesterol

This week at Sobeys if you purchase a Becel Proactive margarine that's on sale you'll also get a free loaf of Compliments whole grain bread.

Did you know there is a difference between whole wheat and whole grain bread?  Yup, it's true.  Click here to learn more the difference.

Why is this good for cholesterol?  Plant sterols in the margarine and fibers in whole grains both, both help to lower bad cholesterol levels in the blood.

Becel ProActive margarine $4.99 -$2 online coupon (no longer available)
Free whole grain Compliments loaf value $3.19

Total paid for 3 loaves and 3 margarines:  $8.97
Total value of foods purchased: $27.54

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Using Mail in Rebates & Coupons Together

 I found this mail in rebate (MIR) for Tropicana at Dominion. Some MIRs you have to use at a particular store, but this one you can use anywhere. I decided to use it at Sobeys. Basically if you purchase 3 Quaker products you'll get a free Trop50 (Stevia sweetened juice beverage).

The great thing about MIRs is that you can use them with coupons to get even better deals. 

For example with mine I used:
Sobeys coupons included with flyers (2 weeks ago)
free Quaker product coupon (a facebook promotion some time ago)

Quaker One Minute Oats 2 x $3.59 - 2 x $.50 Sobeys coupons
Quaker Oatmeal $3.49- free with facebook coupon
Trop 50 $4.99 - free with MIR

= $6.18 paid for $15.66 worth of food
a 61% savings!  :)))

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bran is Good!

All Bran bars are on sale at Sobey's this week for $2.00.  You usually see them at a sale price of 2/$5 or $2.50 each, however this week it's an even better deal.  I had a ton of All Bran coupons saved up from cereal boxes and sites online like Websaver. Each coupon totalling anywhere from $1-$2.

All Bran bars:
$2 x 6 boxes
-$1 coupon from cereal box x 4
-$1.50 coupon from Websaver
-$2 coupon from Kellogg's holiday box

Total paid $4.50

Total saved with coupons and sale = $ 13.44

I've found that saving coupons until you get the best deal possible is really the way to go.  Sales and deals will come and go so don't be in a rush to use a coupon. Chances are another sale will on next week and the prices could be even cheaper. 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Cheap, cheap yogurt!

Did anyone grab hold of the Activia coupons the website was mailing out a while back?  I used mine for the first time this weekend.  No Frills had some great deals on their yogurt.  It wasn't advertised in the flyer though (just another reason to make sure you've always got those coupons handy) :)

Each of the yogurts were marked down $2. The prices below were from the receipt, but I'm sure the in store price was marked $4.49 for the 12 pack - I'll need to watch the register a little better next time. (Often times if the cash rings in a item that is higher than the advertised price you'll get that item for free, or $ discounted from your total - it depends on store policy, but that's usually how it goes).

With the Activia online coupons we paid:
2 x 12 pack $5.99 -$2 = $3.99
2 x dessert pack (4's) $2.99 = free when you buy a 12 pack

Total paid = $7.98 for 4 individual packs of yogurt
(or the same as $1.99 each)
SAVED $17.98!

This promotion ended a while back, but you can get a $1 Activia coupon here