Tuesday, November 3, 2009

You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream for Ice Scream!

I wasn't able to get to my computer to blog about this deal over the weekend, but I wanted to share it with you guys anyway!

Jewel had Breyer ice cream on sale Buy One, Get TWO free.  The first one cost $6.69.  So 3 Breyers ice cream for $6.69 is a pretty good deal if you ask me!  There were also $0.75 coupons from a recent newspaper insert.  I only had 2 of those - but made sure to use them!

I had read online that if you bought 6 ice cream you'd get $15 back in catalinas!  So I started doing the math:

$40.14 = 6 ice cream at $6.69
-26.75 = instant savings of $13.38 X two
$13.90 = out of pocket cost (before tax)

Earn $15 in catalinas!  (To use on just about anything in the store!)

That meant FREE ice cream!  So my mom and went to Jewel in the morning and each did a transaction of 6 ice cream.  That would take care of us for quite a while! 

Later I read online that if you bough 9 ice cream, you'd get $30 in catalinas!!  So I did the math again and found that it would cost $20.07 (before tax) and I'd earn $30 back!  So I called the director at the food pantry to see if they could use any - she said YES - how about 36 of them!  Back to Jewel we went!  Once we delivered those - the pantry realized they could fit 27 more in the freezer!  So once again - back to Jewel!

When all was said and done:

93 ice cream
$100 in catalinas leftover (I had started the day with $24 and had bought some other things too)

This was done at 3 different Jewel stores, so we didn't wipe out any store of stock - but it was FUN!  Now I just have to find a way to resist eating it all so I still fit in my clothes for the holidays!  Unfortunately I didn't think to take a picture of the pantry's freezer!

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