There are a lot of really good turkey deals happening at the stores this week, but one that caught my eye was Albertsons “buy one, get one free turkey with $35 purchase” promotion.
Next to the frozen turkeys I found these 2-liter bottles of Dr Pepper with hang tag coupons that read “FREE (up to $1.79) Dr Pepper with one turkey purchase.” BOOYAH! Since I knew I’d be doing the buy one, get one free turkey deal – I knew I could also add (2) 2-liters of pop to my cart. Mind you, the pricing of the 2-liters was $1.99 at my store. After the coupon, I did pay $0.20 per 2-liter – so not quite free (but still a really great deal in my book!).
The frozen turkeys range in size from 12 – 22 lbs, but I found lots more at the higher end vs the lower end of that range. The price is $1.19/lb, so after the buy one, get one bit is factored in, you end up paying $0.59/lb per pound total! That is $0.10/lb under my 2014 per-pound goal price!
Of course, the caveat is you have to spend $35 or more to get this deal (not including the price of the turkey). While the fine print doesn’t leave restrictions, I checked with my store manager and she’s pretty sure that things like gift cards and booze don’t count. (Which is too bad, because I could’ve stocked up on the 30% off sparkling wine sale they had going….)
I do have a few other ideas for you, lottery scratch tickets and cigarettes aside. One of the best values in the store always seems to be meat. I found lots of meat on markdown today. Two pounds of seasoned chicken legs for $2.10? Sure!
I also found meat on markdown that was also on sale for buy one, get one free. As some of these were running close to dates, I’ll just check ’em in the freezer. Problem solved!
Down the soda aisle I spotted this Vintage Soda Sale! Buy 5, get one free! There are over 30 to choose from, and they are all priced at $1 each. That works out to just $0.80 each.
Also, check the clearance items!
I picked up several of the items I found in this week’s ad with store coupons. The powdered and brown sugar (2 lb) for $0.99 each, canned veggies for $0.50 each, and 10 lb bag of potatoes for $0.99 are all stock-up prices in my book.
Of course, after I took the first picture, I realize I neglected to include my markdown meat! (I didn’t want to put it on the floor lest my Shih Tzu get into it.)
All told, I spent $64.89 and saved $55.35 – a savings rate of 46%! I’m quite pleased with that considering all the meat I got as well as a huge thing of organic greens, the potatoes, and several pantry stock-up items.
I’d love to know if you’ve done the turkey deal at Albertsons or have other tips for reaching that $35 threshhold!