Thursday, January 20, 2011

Albertsons Rave!

I took the kids and made a trip into Albertsons today. I usually don't make a special trip into town for deals but I just felt like I/we needed to get out of the house for a bit today. I hit the bank and post office to make my trip worthwhile and off we went!

We went to the Albertsons off of Mississippi and Tower and I have NOTHING but good things to say about my trip. First of all, when I have both kids with me we always get a car cart to help keep Nora wrangled in. God bless the person who invented those.
On our way into the store, the cart attendant started chatting with me and asking if I needed help. I mentioned we were getting a car cart and she offered to get one for us. We couldn't find one upon entering the store but I saw someone pushing one in from the parking lot. The attendant went over and got it for us! I didn't catch her name but she was so nice and helpful.

Here are the deals I grabbed this week...

The Finish dishwasher soap is on sale for 3.99. Take the $2.25 coupon from the paper a couple weeks ago and you have a pretty good deal. Not as good as some deals from a couple weeks ago, but still not bad.

The hotdogs were on sale for $1.25 - not fabulous considering the quality of the hotdog but we needed some.
Hamburger Helper - on sale with in-ad coupon for .89 each (limit 6 at that price). Pair that with the .75/off 3 coupon and that makes them .63 each. They are on sale at King Soopers this week for $1 so it's sort of a toss up on which is really a better deal. Since Kings doubles coupons and Albertsons usually doesn't, the HH would be .66 this week at King Soopers. I decided to go ahead and save .18 and get them at Albertsons.

The Kettle Chips are on sale 2/$5 this week and I had a $1 off coupon so that's $1.50...not bad for those.

You can't really tell what the small bottles are but they are Taco Bell taco sauce. They are on sale for $1 and I had a $1/2 coupon so those were .50 each.

The apple juice wasn't a great sale...$1.67, but we needed some so I grabbed one bottle. Same with the apple sauce. It was $1.29 so I grabbed a couple of those.

The peppers (on the far right) was a really good deal! I wish I had more coupons for those but my coupon came out of my All You magazine so I only had one. They are normally $3+ at stores and they are on sale for $1 this week. I had one .50 coupon so I snagged it for .50!

Ok, so here's the deal with the Jamba Juice smoothies. A couple weeks back they advertised the Yoplait smoothie mixes for $1.99. I had a bunch of $1 coupons for those so I thought that .99 for smoothie mix would be great (considering Nora loves them). I had to get a raincheck because they were out (I couldn't even find a spot where they were supposed to be). I went in this week and STILL couldn't find them. I happened to see a worker on the floor and asked him about it. Come to find out he is the asst. store director (I think that's what his tag said). He couldn't find it either but he told me that he would honor my Yoplait coupons for the Jamba brand mix! That's AWESOME! I've never had someone do that before. He hoped on a register and ended up scanning a different frozen food item that cost $1 (what my cost after coupon would have been) and then gave me back my Yoplait coupons!! Seriously, I have NEVER had someone who was willing to work with me so much. Jesus J (yes, his name was Jesus) rocked my world.
I will definatly make sure and shop that Albertson's whenever I can. It means so much when you know a store is couponer friendly. He went above and beyond and that means alot (and yes, I did mention to him how nice and helpful the cart attendant was to me)!

I'll be hitting Kig Soopers tomorrow. Nothing aMAzing this week but I'm still waiting for Jennie at Bargain Blessings to get her match ups done to make sure I didn't miss anything.


  1. Can I pay you like $5 to do my shopping?! I am excited I just ordered All You magazine. I had no idea they had coupons until I saw a post about it the other day. And I have had a manager at Kings honor a coupon of a different brand on a product - it was great! Glad you had a good shopping trip.

  2. lol Annie. I LOVE All You! I found out about a few years ago when I saw it in a public library. Obviously I couldn't cut the coupons out so I decided to get a subscription. Besides all the great coupons, I really love the magazine. It has really great practical (affordable) advice on clothes, makeup, jewerly, etc (they frequently feature Avon and mark products). Plus the recipes are great as well as the craft ideas!

    That's awesome about the King Soopers deal! Woohoo!