Sunday, April 18, 2010

Super Sweet Deal!

This is my coffee, the only kind I drink unless I'm totally desperate.  Meaning I'm sick I have no other choice and need something hot to drink.  To make a long story short, around 1985 I was a divorced mom of two working two jobs and going to college.  One morning I briefly fell asleep at the wheel and ran off the road and it scared the bee-gee-bees out of me.  I decided I needed to start drinking caffiene and I tried a Coke first thing in the morning (Yuck) - it didn't do the trick and since I couldn't stomach real brewed coffee I tried this and I've been drinking it ever since.  General Foods Internation Coffee.  I love all the flavors except for Chai.  The new Lattes are divine and I used to even enjoy the chocolate flavors back in the good old days.

Back to the deal.
This coffee is marked $3.28 a can.
$3.28 X 8 = $26.24  YIKES!  Expensive stuff.
It was on sale for $2.89. $2.89 X 8 = $23.12  Still to high.
Minus $.75 coupons, which Meijer doesn't double, so I can use as many as I want in one transaction.
$2.14 X 8 = $17.12  Getting better.
Now Meijer had a Catalina deal - Catalinas are the coupons that spit out of the cash register when you check out.  If you buy 2 or 3 cans, you get $1.00 back to spend on your next shopping trip.  If you buy 4 you get a coupon for $4.00 off your next trip.  Well I've never seen it work like this before, but I received 2 - $1.00 coupons and a $4.00 for a total of $6.00 back.  I went twice ( not an extra trip for me - I went before and after taking care of GT, so I had to go right by the store) and repeated the deal.

Ready for this.

My total cost for 8 contatiners of my favorite cofffee cost me.


Super Sweet Deal.  Very impressive when you look at the original price of $26.24.

1 comment:

Meghan said...

awesome, you will feel so good every time you drink a cup.