If you get a chance to stop by Acme today you still have time to take advantage of a killer Catalina promo going on right now.
If you purchase $25 in select products you earn $10 back in Catalina coupons (in the form of (2) $5 coupons). What makes this deal even sweeter is that the $25 is based off of shelf price and NOT sale price (unless the item is on Knock Down, then it's based on the KD price).
Here's my score from this morning:
(5) Danimals drinkable yogurt smoothies, shelf $3.59, sale $2
(3) Activia yogurt, shelf $2.99, sale $2
Shelf price: $26.92 (I hit the $25 mark)
Sale price: $16
Coupons: (5) $1 Danimals & (3) $1 Activia Sunday paper manufacturer coupons
Total Out of Pocket: $8
Earned back: $10 in Catalinas!
(and I got a $2 survey coupon at the bottom of my receipt - SCORE!)
In the end, with the Catalina promo I wind up ahead of the game by $2. And if I didn't have all the manufacturer coupons, I'd still only be paying $8 out of pocket for 8 yogurts; $1 each is CHEAP!
A few other scenarios I did earlier in the week using the same Catalina promo (last page of circular):
(4) Hebrew National Reduced Fat Beef Hot Dogs, shelf $6.59, sale $3
Shelf price: $25.96
Sale price: $12
Total Out of Pocket: $12
Earned back: $10 in Catalinas! ($.50/pk of "real" hot dogs!)
(2) Brawny 8 pk Paper Towels, shelf $10.99, sale $5.99
(1) Danimals drinkable yogurt smoothies, shelf $3.59, sale $2
Shelf price: $25.57
Sale price: $13.98
Coupons: $1/2 Brawny & $1 Danimals Sunday paper manufacturer coupons
Total Out of Pocket: $1.98 (rolled $10 in Catalinas from Trans. #1)
Earned back: $10 in Catalinas! ($1.98 for 16 p. towel rolls & 1 pkg of yogurt!)
(2) Quilted Northern, shelf $10.99, sale $5.99
(1) Marie Calendars frozen meal, shelf $5.19, sale $3
Shelf price: $27.17
Sale price: $14.98
Coupons: $1/2 Quilted Northern Sunday paper manufacturer coupon
Total Out of Pocket: $3.98 (rolled $10 in Catalinas from Trans. #2)
Earned back: $10 in Catalinas! ($3.98 for 24 rolls of t.p. and a frozen dinner)
In the end, I still had $10 in Catalinas left from Transaction #3 so I used them towards my 4th Transaction. It consisted of our weekly haul of fresh fruit & veggies, meats, and milk.
With or without coupons, it's still a good idea to try and fit Acme into your schedule today!