Y’all I now understand why some people have the shopping “high”! I just scored thirty-one boxes of Annie’s Organic Cereal for $10.30. That’s right thirty-one boxes! No, I’m not talking about the home based business of Thirty-One bags. So, for the price of TWO boxes of cereal I bought thirty-one boxes. (Let’s see how many times I can type thirty-one)! The crazy thing is that I did this without the aid of coupons!!!! How did I score this amazing deal without coupons? I’m so glad you asked!
It all started because my fuel gage hit E as I left work on the first day of Kroger’s Mega Sale (Wednesdays for those not in Kroger-land). Now I like to plan my shopping trips, especially when they are having the huge mega sales. What started as an innocent thing, turned into a mega find! I had only planned on running in and grabbing the tri-fold circular that told what was part of the mega sale, but alas they were out of them at the Kroger close to my work. So, I thought I would do a quick perusal of the store to get an idea of what was part of the mega sale. I didn’t even grab a cart as this was a reconnaissance mission. No coupons, no cart, just my purse. While I saw a lot of good sales and made plans to link them with my coupons, nothing jumped out and screamed at me until I walked through the organic section. Here the little blue Mega Sale sign jumped out like it was lit up with neon lights! Annie’s Organic Cereal, originally $5.59/ box was on sale for $0.70 and on the Mega Sale for $0.30! I ran and grabbed a cart and loaded every single box on the shelf in the cart. I dashed to the checkout, and gleefully waited as they began scanning my haul. But the total wasn’t around $10 like I had calculated, but $118 and some change!!!! I internally freaked out a little bit! No way, was I going to spend that much when the sign clearly said $0.30 (plus $0.70 for one)! I told the cashier that the sign had said $0.70 with a mega sale price of $0.30. So she called her manager over and had the manager check. When her manager came back, it was with the signs I had said. Yes, it was a typo; but they were honoring their sign and giving me the boxes for $0.30/ box and one for $0.70. It was amazing to see the total go from $118 and change to $10.30! Plus, I had 6 Catalina print off for 20 Box Tops each! Not bad for a 15 minute run through the store.
Now before some of you gasp at the sheer amount of cereal we would have to eat! Or complain that we emptied the shelf, I gave 2/3 of the cereal away to a local shelter and felt excited to do it.
What did this haul teach me? That I need to check the tags because sometimes you’ll find amazing deals! Also, if I had brought my coupons in I would have been able to buy the cereal for $6.30 as I had 4 of these $1 off on ONE box of Annie’s Organic Cereal. That would have been crazy! But I wasn’t going to worry about that, I still felt like a winner as I danced out of the store with my thirty one boxes of cereal!