2/5/09

Great Deal at the Meijer...


I was waiting to post this until I could personally confirm it ... But the Meijer catalina deal:
Buy 5 Items, get $8 Catalina works for items priced @ .99
Basically you pay around $5, and get back $8 - making a $3 profit each time... Some transactions I used fillers like soda 12pks and fuze or red bulls. others I used a more expensive meijer brand item like the feminine wipes to bring the total closer to the $8 - while still getting something free. After the first transaction of $5 + tax, no transaction was higher OOP than $0.37!!!

So I purchased the items pictured... and paid less than $7 total for everything!

First transaction of 5'ish bucks kicked off the rolls... Buried behind the cotton balls is 6 12pks of Sunkist. I also used $1/1 peelies and used the overage to pay for them!!

6 12pks of Sunkist
3 Fuze Drinks
2 Red Bulls
14 liquid hand soap
4 Feminine wipies
11 Dental Floss
26'ish cotton balls
(i think i'm gonna make a doggy bed w/these!)

18 comments:

Kate said...

Cool! So give what items are 99 cents???

cheapsk8mom said...

The items I purchased that were .99 were dental floss (don't get the .97 cent ones though), hand soaps, and cotton balls. the foaming soap also works, but it's like 1.69, and the feminine wipes were 2.19

Kate said...

Okay... wish me luck. I'm going with my 1 & 3 year olds!

cheapsk8mom said...

Oh my... good luck!
Cottonballs are in the H&B side of my Meijer, but the handsoap was all the way in the back on the grocery side - in the same aisle as the dish soap and laundry detergents.

Kate said...

Ahh yes, I did remember that about the soap... free milk, here I come! This is too much fun! (As long as the Meijer Coupon Nazi isn't working the self-check!)

Shannon said...

I assume you were able to roll the Catalina?

Thanks for all this info. I can't wait to try this at Meijer!

lerinleigh said...

Wow great job! How many transactions did that take?

krog said...

It says in the ad the items need to be more than 2.97, but it worked with the $.99 items? Were you able to roll the Catalina's and still get the new Catalina to print? Thanks for your help, I am heading out tomorrow to the Carmel Meijer to stock up! Love the blog! It is nice to know that this is working for someone in the Indy area.

cheapsk8mom said...

Yes, I was able to roll the catalina... And I'm willing to admit that it was in the neighborhood of 10+ transactions. I'd have to dig out my receipts!!

And yes, the .99 items worked... but be careful!! There were dental flosses for .97 that DiD NOT work, but the .99 (on sale) DID. so weird!

xbabymakes3x said...

Thank you so much for this! I went tonight and ended up with 18 hand soaps and 2 cotton balls plus a few groceries for $10 out of pocket and $8 coupon left to spend!
I love your blog and we live close. I'm from Kokomo.
Thanks for the work you do.

LouAnn said...

questin - I'm new to this! I'm going to Meijer (n-ky) today anyway, so thought I'd try this. I'm not familiar with what you mean by "roll"? Do you actually split up your cart and just check out some things, then check out again? Don't the people behind you get furious? I don't want to tork anyone off. LOL

cheapsk8mom said...

ok!!
rolling means taking the catalina coupon from transaction 1, and using it to pay for transaction 2. I do split my items into separate orders, but try not to do more than 4, and I use the Self Checkout...

LouAnn said...

Thanks for the answers - you can use self-checkout with coupons?!?!?! wow, I sure have a lot to earn! :D

Beth said...

Long story short...I tried two transactions today after checking that the catalina machine was working. I didn't get a cat either time. Once was my own fault (picked up the 97 cent floss), the other transaction was 5 of the 99 cent cotton balls. Any thoughts on what went wrong? I had a friend go to the same store (Chicago area) yesterday and the cotton balls worked for her!! Is it possible they "fixed" the machines to only print for higher priced items? Was anyone successful with lower priced items today? I'm debating going back and trying again on Monday. Thanks!

cheapsk8mom said...

Gosh well I know that silly .97 floss doesn't work... My only guess would be that they've fixed it, or your catalina machine was wonky, although I can't confirm that yet. I am hoping to shop again today...

Sashafras said...

The 99 cent items didn't work for me either. :-(

cheapsk8mom said...

I just went tonight and did 3 transactions, all produced catalinas.
1. 5 unwaxed floss (red lettering) @ $1.00

2. 1 floss, 3 handsoap, 1 nail polish remover ($1.99)

3. 5 hand soaps

Did all on Self Checkout... about 6pm

Beth said...

Finally managed a few transaction that worked...bandages, guaze pads, toothbrushes and ibuprofen. Tried the hand soaps again...didn't work. Oh well, I'm happy with my take. Thanks for the tip!

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