If you’ve been around here long, I’m sure you’ve seem my many posts about my clearance finds at Target. I wanted to point out to everyone that the grocery stores have clearance sections too! If you don’t find it, make sure to ask customer service where it is.
I had to run out to the grocery stores this morning to pick up this week’s sales circulars since they didn’t find their way to my mailbox yesterday. I’ve had all (5) kids at home for the last few weeks (year-round school = fall break) and needless to say the older boys were starting to complain about me not having any ‘food’ in the house. (Their definition of ‘food’ consists of Pop Tarts, cookies, chips, candy and the like… all of which seem to disappear like lightning around here!) I decided to pick up a few items from Vons while I was there, just to tide them over.
I ALWAYS shop the clearance section. You never know what you might find. Sometimes the packaging has changed, sometimes the box is dented, other times it’s over-stock… you never know! This morning I found these boxes of Tide Free & Gentle 40-load on the clearance cart with 50% Off stickers on them. These were originally priced at $9.99, and $5.00 isn’t really a bargain in my book for laundry detergent. However, Tide is on SALE this week for $5.99. ALWAYS check to see what the prices are on the shelf because the item will scan at the sale price, AND you still will get the 50% discount off the SHELF PRICE!
My (3) boxes of Tide each scanned for $5.99, and an additional $3.00 came off each box from my 50% off stickers. $2.99 is a much better price. BUT… of course I had my coupon binder with me and I had (3) of the $2/1 Tide or Gain Powder Detergent (SS 9/11/11) coupons with me!
I got $29.97 worth of TIDE detergent for $2.97… or 90% SAVINGS!
How’s $0.99 each for 40-load boxes of Tide?