I made a quick run to Safeway because the rest of my BOGO Special K coupons were expiring. I printed these about a month ago, so if you also printed them out, you can do this deal too!
I did 5 seperate transactions of 2 cereals with a filler of bananas or the 1.68 cheap strawberries (.68 after .50/1 Driscoll's produce IPQ!- no longer available). Each transaction looked roughly like this...
3.00 Special K cereal (2)
.63 bananas (1 lb @ .59/lb.)
-1/1 Kellogg's cereal MQ pink peelie found at Bashas
-BOGO Special K IPQ (auto deducted 3.99!)
-2.00 in-ad Q (deducted $2, $1 for each cereal)
-.26 total, cashier entered .26 grocery item to balance total
While I was at Safeway, I also found a $10 Frozen Foods cat in the parking lot! What a great find - that's just like a $10 bill lying in the street!
Good news for those of you still waiting to jump in on the Safeway P&G deal before it ends Tuesday - you waited for the right time! There is a 3 day sale (special insert was in Sunday's paper) which includes P&G products. The Bounty 12 pack of paper towel rolls and 24 pack of Charmin TP rolls (along other products) are ringing up for 9.99 wyb 2 items pictured in the ad. Here comes the good news... the shelf price (12.99 & 13.99) are counting towards the $25 cat requirements! This means you can buy 1 Bounty & 1 Charmin for $20 AND get the $10 cat! If you have coupons, this deal gets even better!
IMPORTANT- MAKE SURE THE REGULAR PRICES TOTAL UP TO AT LEAST $25. SOME PEOPLE ARE REPORTING THEIR BOUNTY & CHARMIN PRICES ARE 11.99 EACH WHICH WOULD ONLY TOTAL TO $23.98. IF YOU HAVE THE LOWER PRICES, ADD A SMALL FILLER (FEBREZE AIR EFFECTS OR DAWN SOAP) OR GO TO ANOTHER SAFEWAY.
Here is a sample transaction that will get you a $10 cat-
9.99 Bounty 12 pack paper towels
9.99 Charmin 24 pack TP rolls
19.98 + .78 tax = 20.76 subtotal
-1/1 Charmin eQ from PG e-saver
-1/1 Bounty eQ from PG e-saver
-.25/1 Bounty MQ 2/7 PG (quadrupled to $1)
-.25/1 Charmin MQ 2/7 PG (quadrupled to $1)
16.76 OOP, earn $10 cat
6.76 cost for 12 paper towels & 24 TP rolls!
I did this same transaction, but I also included 2 boxes of Special K (which was giving me .99 overage) so I had a subtotal of 15.77. I paid with the $10 Frozen Foods cat I found and the $4 cat from Honey Bunches of Oats. My total was 1.77 paid OOP & I earned the $10 PG cat.
More exciting news.... since it is March 1st, there are new, HIGHER VALUE PG e-saver eQs available to load onto your card - link on the right side of my blog. I loaded mine this morning, and I saw $3.00 off one Bounty 12 pk or larger & $3.00 off one Charmin 24 roll pk or larger. This means after your MQs and eQs come off, you will have a final cost of 2.76 after tax for both HUGE packs of Bounty & Charmin! Wowza! I haven't ever seen a deal like this on paper products - get to Safeway by the end of the sale on Tuesday! Here is my usual disclaimer- this deal worked for me, but may not work for you. Couponers beware! :)
SIDE NOTE- I received a comment (which I accidentally deleted, sorry!) letting me know that the fine print on the P&G cat says it is not to be used on more P&G products. I didn't see that restriction, because 99% of the time, cats only restrict the normal things like postage, lottery tickets, etc. Thanks for the heads up! END OF SIDE NOTE