My (1st) Ralphs Haul – Net $15.80, Saved $154.21!

I picked up my older boys from school today and I couldn’t wait to get to Ralphs!  You’re looking at my *FIRST* Ralphs haul of the week.  I have several coupons left, and I have plans to make a run to the Food Bank.  If any of you are interested in going with me… please leave me a comment or contact me!   I’m planning to go to the Food Bank in Irvine, just in case you’re interested.

I picked up 65 items today!

10 Betty Crocker Potatoes – $1.00 Each
12 Betty Crocker Mac & Cheese – $1.00 Each
9 Betty Crocker Helper Meals – $1.50 Each
3 Old El Paso Taco Shells – $1.25 Each
6 Old El Paso Taco Shells & Tortillas – $1.25
10 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel 0 $2.00 Each
5 Totino’s Pizzas – $1.25 Each
5 Betty Crocker Cake Mix – $1.25 Each
2 Cocoa Puffs – $2.99 Each
2 Honey Nut Cheerios 0 $2.99 Each
1 Golden Grahams – $2.99
Subtotal: $94.20
USED: (5) $0.50/2 Betty Crocker Potatoes
AND: (3) $0.75/3 Hamburger Helper
AND: (3) $0.60/3 Old El Paso
AND: (2) $0.85/3 Toaster Strudel
AND: (2) $0.50/2 Toaster Strudel
AND: (2) $0.60/1 Cocoa Puffs
AND: (2) $0.60/1 Honey Nut Cheerios
AND: (1) $0.75/1 Golden Grahams
AND: (1) $1/5 Ralphs e-Coupon Totino’s
Paid: $80.80, Got Back $65 in Catalinas
Net: $15.80!!!

Not bad!!!  My boys LOVE the toaster strudel and the pizzas so those won’t last long around my house.  I couldn’t find any of Totino’s boxes marked for the $5 Cash Back promotion, but I’m going to keep looking.  The potatoes are actually a money maker with the coupon, so I’m using the overage to absorb the excess on the cereal.  (I don’t like to pay more than $1 for cereal, but my guys have been asking for Cocoa Puffs…).  I will likely keep a couple of these boxes of potatoes, but the rest (plus the others I plan to buy) will be going to the food bank.  I’ve never tried the Helper Meals, but the chicken fried rice one sounded pretty good… worth trying for $0.25!  I couldn’t find the tortillas or refried beans, but I now have enough taco supplies to last quite awhile!  Several of these will be donated too.  I’ll be donating all the mac and cheese because my pantry is still full from an Albertsons deal not too long ago.

Tip – If you’re needing to balance out your groups of 5, just toss in either the Mac & Cheese or Potatoes since they’re FREE after the Catalina.

Be sure to check out all of This Week’s Ralphs Deals HERE before you head out!  There are lots of printable coupon options as well as a couple of different inserts to pull from – mainly the 9/9/12 Smart Source and the 10/7/12 General Mills insert.  Have fun!  And send in your haul to share in the Bragging Lounge on Facebook!

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  1. denise says

    I couldnt find the refried beans either.I asked where they were. They were in the with the other old el paso products down on the bottom shelf. They are not in with the other refried beans section.I also noticed the old el paso enchilada sauce was part of the catalina group. It is the 10oz. size and is clearly marked on the signage. It is the same price as the refried beans. Has anybody else seen any additional items that havent been listed? I live in southern calif.

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