Reader Shopping Trips: Acme Catalina Deal!

I know you guys are all anxious for some more Acme scenarios.  Well we have 2 right here for you to check out.

The first is from reader Amanda.  She did 4 transactions for a total out of pocket of only $3.71. She started with a $10 catalina from last week and still has a $10 catalina left over

Transaction #1
Cottonelle Most Wipes $3.19
Dutch Country Bread $1.50
4 BC Cake Mixes ($2.59) $1.00
4 BC Frostings ($2.49) $1.50
3 Lipton/Knorr Sides ($2.49) $1.00
2 Chex Mix Original ($3.39) $1.69

– $2.89 Cottonelle Wipes (max coupon value)
– (1) $0.75/Both BC cake & frosting
-(3) $0.50/Both BC cake & frosting
-(1) $1.00/3 Lipton Sides (blinkie in front of product)
-(1) $10 catalina from previous trip
Paid $0.68 OOP
Received $10 catalina & $3 catalina

Transaction #2
2 BC Pouch Potatoes (KD) $1.00
2 Progresso Soups ($2.49) $1.00
3 Multi-Grain Cheerios ($4.79) $2.00
2 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls ($2.99) $2.00
Bananas $1.56

-$1/2 Progresso Soups
-$1/3 Cheerios
-$.50/2 Crescent Rolls
-$10 catalina
-$3 catalina
Paid $.56 OOP
Received $10 catalina
*looks like they missed one of my $1 coupons but I would have needed a filler anyways..win some/lose some.

Transaction #3
1 BC Pouch Potatoes (KD) $1.00
1 Asian Helper ($2.69) $1.89 <– This apparently was not included in the sale
2 Chicken/Hamburger Helper ($2.49) $1.00
2 Cinnamon Toast Crunch ($4.39) $2.00
3 Old ElPaso Refried Beans ($1.79) $1.00
2 Progresso Soups ($2.49) $1.00
1 Yoplait Delights ($3.49) $2.50
Pears $1.37

-$1/2 Progresso Soups
-$1/3 Old ElPaso Products
-$0.75/3 Helper Meals
-(2) $0.55/1 CTC cereal
-$0.50/1 Yoplait Delights
-$10 catalina
Paid $1.06
Received $10 catalina

Transaction #4
2 BC Box Muffin Mixes ($3.29) $2.00
2 Green Giant Can Green Beans ($1.39) $1.00
1 Breyer Yogurt $3.59 (Thought I could stack Acme/Manu Q but couldn’t)
3 Yoplait Splitz ($3.29) $2.00
4 Totinos Pizza Rolls ($2.69) $1.25
10 Zone Nutrition Bars $1.00

-(2) $0.50/1 BC Muffin Mix
-$0.75/1 Breyer YoCrunch
-(3)$0.50 Yoplait Splitz
-(2) $0.40/2 Totinos
-(10) $0.55/1 Zone Bars (received $0.10 overage for each one)
-$10 catalina
Paid $1.49
Received $10 catalina

And next is from reader Rebecca who started with a $10 catalina from last week.  Spent $7.09 and has $13 in Catalinas leftover.

Transaction #1
4 boxes of Cinnamon Toast Crunch
2 boxes of Cheerios
1 pkg ground beef
1 Mini Italian bread

-4 .65/1 Cinnamon Toast Crunch,
-(2).55/1 Cheerios
-$10 cat from last week
Total OOP= .46 and got $10 Cat back

Transaction #2
1 Bisquick
4 BC Cake Mix
4 BC Frosting
2 Chex Mix
Bananas
1 3 pk Garlic
1 Green Bell Pepper
(forgot to put in the picture)
-(3) .75 off wyb cake and frosting,
1-(1).50 off wyb cake and frosting
-(2).50/1 chex Mix (I sadly couldn’t get my hands on a Bisquick coupon so I had to make due without the coupon booooooo)
-$10 cat from transaction 1.
Total OOP=$5.10 and got $10 + $3 cat for the double dipping on the frosting

Transaction #3
½ lb cheese
½ bologna
1 Old El Paso refried beans
2 Progresso bread crumbs
2 Pillsbury crescent rolls
1 Pillsbury sweet rolls
3 Yoplait splitz

-.50/1 Old el Paso
-(3).50/1 Yoplait splitz
-(1).35/1 Pillsbury sweet rolls
-(1).50/2 Pillsbury crescent rolls
-$10 cat from transaction 2.
Total OOP= $1.53 and got $10 cat

Way to go ladies.  You did amazing.

You can head over here to check out the Acme catalina deal.

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  • Ueen

    Thanks Amanda. Including those shelf price helped me plan my trip.

    Good job and I can not ignore those tiny hands on the picture. 🙂

    • Amanda S

      Glad I could help! There are so many products this week included….made my head spin trying to plan out my transactions! Hope to get back there and do a few more this week still.

      Oh, and those little hands get in to EVERYTHING! 🙂

  • Beth

    I can’t find the Old El Paso coupon(s). Does anyone know where I can find them? Thanks.

    • Amanda S

      The coupon I used ($1/3) was from the Better At Home booklet that was in the grocery stores recently. I thought I picked up more than one booklet but I guess not because I can’t find them. Go figure!

      • Beth

        I have that booklet … and the coupon. Yay! Thanks!

  • Stefanie

    I was going to post one of my shopping trips…..but I don’t even feel worthy. I spent $75.00 but saved $52 at CVS. I did get the Toy Story 3 for $3.99. I can’t seem to make my trips work out like all you other girls do. Does it just take lots of patience and practice? Does anyone have any good ideas for a first timer?

    • Cindy

      Stefanie, you are absolutely worthy of posting your trips. Saving $52 is huge. If you saved that every week it’s $2700 a year. Wow! You can’t judge it on the catalina deals. Deals like this get you so much for free and come around every now and then. You did great and should be proud of it.