ShopRite: Ben & Jerry’s Only $0.99

I think I have a lot of readers that love Ben & Jerry’s ice cream because whenever I post a coupon or a deal on it I get a lot of woohoos!  So how can I not point out a deal that reader Shannon reminded me of. And, since the new $1/2 Ben & Jerry’s coupon is out it makes for a SWEET deal.  🙂  Here is the deal starting on Sunday at Shoprite:

There is a catalina that is running through 9/5 is:
Buy 3 Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Pints get a $2.00 catalina

Deal ideas:

Buy 4 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream pints $1.99 each
-(2)$1/2 Ben & Jerry Printable
Pay: $5.96
Get a $2.00 catalina
$0.99 each after coupons & catalina

or

Buy 3 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream Pints $1.99 each
-(1)$1/2 Ben & Jerry Printable
Pay: $4.97
Get a $2.00 catalina
$0.99 each after coupon & catalina

(thanks Shannon!)

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  • Rob

    Catalina coupon’s can only be used on your “next purchase”. Your scenario is incorrect in the sense that you’re including that $2 catalina coupon into the order when in fact it will only affect your next purchase. I advertisements that state “it’s like you’re paying $$$” when in fact you really aren’t… it’s a gimmick. Bottom line is that you’re not paying $0.99 after coupon(s) because you can’t use the catalina on that order; you’re actually paying $1.49 AND you get a $2 off your “next order” coupon.

    Now if you break it up into transactions and pay normal price on your first transaction… sure, you’ll get them for $0.99. So in fact the scenario would look like this…

    Transaction #1
    Buy 2 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream pints $1.99 each
    -(1)$1/2 Ben & Jerry Printable
    Pay: $2.98+Tax
    Get a $2.00 Catalina

    Transaction #2
    Buy 2 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream pints $1.99 each
    -(1)$1/2 Ben & Jerry Printable
    -(1)$2 Catalina Coupon
    Pay: $0.99+Tax
    Get a $2.00 Catalina

    • Patti

      So I buy something next time and get that for free if it’s $2 or less…it all washes out in the end anyway…$2 off is $2 off whenever you get it, IMO.

      • Rob

        Well, I was actually wrong because I didn’t see you had to “buy 3” to get a $2 Off Catalina… and I was calculating a total of 2. So you actually don’t pay $0.99 at any time.

        Transaction #1
        Buy 3 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream pints $1.99 each
        -(1)$1/2 Ben & Jerry Printable
        Pay: $4.97
        Get a $2.00 Catalina

        Transaction #2
        Buy 3 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream pints $1.99 each
        -(1)$1/2 Ben & Jerry Printable
        -(1)$2 Catalina Coupon
        Pay: $2.97
        Get a $2.00 Catalina

        You now bought (6) pints for a total of $7.94. Divide the total ($7.94) by 6 and you paid $1.32 per pint… and that’s not including tax. Now that’s still a great deal because you got each one for under $1.50 AND you still have a $2 off your next purchase. But your argument of $2 off is $2 off whenever you get it is misplaced.

        Since you never, EVER get that $2 your first order, that calculation is indefinite. I’m not saying it’s not worth it… I’m just saying the concept isn’t exactly accurate. I’ll explain why…

        Let’s say I followed my scenario out exactly and got 3 each time. I’ll pay $4.97 on my first order and get a $2 Off Catalina. On my second order I’ll pay $2.97 after I use my coupon and Catalina, plus I’ll get another $2 Off Catalina. Now, lets say I purchase something that’s $2 and use that final $2 Off Catalina. Let’s add it up…

        $4.97 + $2.97 = $7.94 + 2 – 2 = $7.94 / 6 (pints) = $1.32 per pint

        Now, even that is technically flawed because we now bought 7 items and not 6; so… $7.94 / 7 = $1.13. Once you include taxes in the mix (I pay 7.5%) I’ll pay about $1.28 for each item.

        The flaw is the concept of taking that final $2 Off Catalina and applying it on the previous total amount AND taking it off the last transaction. You can’t use it twice. The only time you would get this to square away at $0.99 per pint is if someone paid you $2 for the $2 Off Coupon. Haha

    • Cindy

      My scenario is correct as I state exactly how much you need to pay out of pocket and then how much you will get with the catalina. Then I state how much the bottom line is for the product stating that it would be after all coupons & catalinas are taken into consideration.

      Catalinas are like cash. It’s like the store giving you $2.00 cash back. You can use it to buy whatever else you want in the store. It does not have to be used just to buy that item again. So if you pay $4.97 wyb 3 of them the store is giving you back $2.00 “cash” (in the form of a catalina).

      Actually your transaction #2 is assuming that these can be rolled. If they can then your second transaction will work however if they can not roll then you will not get a $2.00 catalina on the second transaction.

  • Taryn

    Cindy,

    Do you have any idea if Target will start offering catalinas? I know get printable Target coupons that look like the regular grocery store catalinas when I shop.

    Taryn

    • Cindy

      Some do now but the ones that do are only once in a while. I’m actually hoping that since they have just revamped most of their store that we will see it more. I’ll keep my eye out for it. And, of course will let you guys know if I found out anything.

  • Kate

    Just wanted to point out that when ShopRite puts Ben & Jerry’s on sale the Starbucks pints tend to go on sale for the same price. Last Sunday there were two Starbucks ice cream coupons — $1.50/1 coffee-free flavor and $1.00/1 coffee variety. Best case that means buy 3 for $5.97, use 3 of the $1.50/1 coupons, pay $1.47 and get $3.00 back — free ice cream plus a $1.53 moneymaker on each deal. I’ll be there bright and early on Sunday to check it out!

    • Rob

      I’m confused. If you buy 3 Starbucks pints for $5.97 and use your coupon’s $1.50 off each… you would pay $1.47. Where are you getting $3 back?

      • Cindy

        I think she probably meant $2. Same catalina may be working on the Starbucks. So you may get a $2.00 that you can use OYNO

        • Kate

          Sorry. Lost track of my deals for a moment. I meant the $2.00 catalina. I’ve found before that Starbucks and Ben and Jerry’s work on the same catalinas. No guarantee, but certainly worth checking.

          • shira

            Kate – did you check out the Starbucks deal? Wondering if you got the catalina!
            Also, my paper had $1.25 off coffee-free ice cream. Yours had $1.50? I wonder if that’s regional somehow.

  • JoeShmo

    Rob August 13, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    I’m confused …
    ——————–

    You got that right.

  • Don

    Cindy,
    Every time I try to print a Red Plum coupon, my computer closes internet explorer. Anyone else reported this?

    • Cindy

      Red Plum can be a pain sometimes. I only have luck printing while I’m on firefox.

  • andy

    $1 off 2 Ben and Jerry in RP 8-15
    Also catalina machine was spitting out various coupons for Ben and Jerry 0.75/1, 1.00/1 over the last month or two, so check if you saved those.

  • steph

    woohoo. was sooo excited to get the ben and jerry’s coupons in my papers this morning! (we will be getting a total of 8 pints!)
    cindy, thanks for posting such a great deal. i love those cats! (no matter what people say, if you shop at the store, its like cash back which is like getting ben and jerry’s for .99 or something a pint. which actually is a phenomenal price when you consider that turkey hill and edy’s aren’t even in half gallon sized containers anymore)

    anyway, can someone let me know if the starbucks deal works? thanks!!!!

  • Megan

    Does anyone know if I buy 6 if I will get 2 cats?