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Today’s Dillon’s Shopping Trip

We also stopped at Dillon’s and got a few great deals. Since pasta was just $0.39 per box after coupons and sale, we stocked up on enough to last us for the next three or four months (we typically go through an average of 3/4ths of a box of pasta per week). This is a great example of how we practice the Buy Ahead principle.

Dillon’s Shopping Trip

3 cartons of strawberries — marked down to $1.29 each

2 packages of sliced turkey breast — $2.99 each

1 package of sliced cheese — $2.19

Vitaminwater — $0.49

2 Pure Protein bars — $1, used 2 $1/1 coupons = free after coupons

12 packages of Healthy Harvest and Smart Taste pasta — on sale for $0.89 when you bought 10 participating items, used 6 $1/2 coupons = $0.39 per package after coupons

Triscuits — on sale for $1.99 when you bought 10 participating items, used 2 $1/1 coupons = $0.99 per box

Annie’s Mac & Cheese — on sale for $0.49 per box when you bought 10 participating items

My total after coupons was $23.99.

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  • We have Smiths with a similar sale, but our healthy pasta was only .49 each when you buy 10. I didn’t look if the triscuits were on sale, I need to see if they are!

  • Sarah says:

    Our Kroger affiliate had the pasta for $0.49 if you buy 10….FREE pasta. wohoo! Amazing to have some better prices than the midwest! (in AZ)

  • Chandler says:

    Yea, I hope Kroger is running Annies on sale. I picked up some coupons for these .75/1.

    • Candice says:

      I L-O-V-E Annie’s Mac and Cheese! Where did you pick up coupons for them?

    • willy says:

      I would also like to know where you got the coupon from… i love annies mac and cheese too!

      • Chandler says:

        I picked up my coupon a couple of weeks ago at Kroger. It was on a tear pad display at the end of the organic isle. I remember seeing on MSM where this had run cheap one week so I thought I’d get a couple and put away. Yea, going tonight to Kroger. Hope its on sale!

  • Jessica says:

    My Ralphs trip looked very similar today! Only, lo and behold — the pasta was cheaper here in CA, which never EVER happens. I didn’t have many coupons, but it was 49 cents a box to start out with! 😉 I also got laundry detergent for $2.49 a bottle which is a killer deal here.

    Living the same life — sorta — only 2000 miles away. Miss you!

    • Crystal says:

      There are lots of printable coupons available, so if you’re making a trip back there, be sure to print them so you can get free pasta!

      Miss you, too!

      • Jessica says:

        Yes, I printed a ton last night when I saw this post. Thanks for the links. That was super helpful and will result in lots of free pasta as long as Ralph’s hasn’t made up another new coupon rule.

  • chelsea says:

    Thanks for the pasta link! I was able to print several coupons for the same pasta. We eat lots of pasta around here, and I try to make sure its the healthy kind!

    Does anybody know where to find the Garden Delight variety? I always look but neither the Target or Lowe’s Food in this area carries it.

  • Andrea says:

    That is a great price on strawberries. I can never find any that cheap even if they are marked down. The average sale price in my area is $2.50 and the cheapest I have been able to find them marked down was $2.00.

  • Catherine says:

    How do you go through 3/4 of a box? I have to make a whole box just to feed me and my husband dinner. Actually, he can easily eat a whole box of spaghetti by himself, so I have to provide a side dish to stretch it to feed me and our 19 month old too.

    • Crystal says:

      I’m just averaging it out. 🙂 Meaning, some weeks, we don’t eat any pasta, some weeks we eat two boxes. But it seems to average out to about 3/4ths box per week over a 3-4 month period.

    • Kristine says:

      My husband is seven feet tall and could eat one box of pasta by himself, too. I usually have to cook two boxes per meal in order to have enough for the whole family.

  • Michelle says:

    Looks like my shopping trip at Kroger, where we apparently had slightly better deals. With all my coupons, I got 16 boxes of pasta for free! I also stocked up on Honey Bunches of Oats and Fiber One bars, two favorites in my house.

    • Renee says:

      Where do you find all these coupons? I only get 1 Sunday paper, is that where you get them? Kind of new at this, so any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks So Much!

  • Karen says:

    Our Kroger was having the pasta deal, but they were out! I got a rain check, though, so I’ll go back to snag it! I did get the Annie’s deal though! 🙂

  • Caroline says:

    I got 12 boxes of pasta free at our Kroger last week. I actually ordered more coupons from Coupons by Dede so I’d have more for this week. I was also really excited to find peelies on the Classico alfredo sauce (part of the mega deal) for $1/2 bottles of sauce plus $1/2 Ronzoni healthy harvest. Looks like I’ll be getting a lot more pasta this week. Our church served a spaghetti dinner to the local shelter on Saturday so I volunteered to bring 6 boxes! Strawberries were on sale for $1.88/lb but I had to get a rain check since there weren’t any left. I wish I had Annie’s coupons because I bought one box and both boys ate it better than they do Kraft and asked when we could have it again!

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