I’m going to start this post with a big apology for the crappier than usual cell phone photos. I’m still trying to figure out my new cell phone camera. Clearly with little success.
At any rate, this week has been a great week for Stop & Shop customers. They finally seem to have the gas points program sort of back. Well, halfway back at least. And I’ve been very busy filling my stockpile shelves with free after gas points Quaker oatmeal.
Between Target’s cereal sale last week and the Quaker deal at Stop & Shop this week, finding something for breakfast in this house will be pretty easy for months to come.
Besides free oatmeal, Stop & Shop is also having a killer freezer sale. Spend $20 on participating products and get $10 off. That’s pretty amazing when you look at what’s included…
Eggo Waffles, Friendly’s Ice Cream, Mama Rosie’s Pasta, Birds Eye, Ore-Ida. The list goes on and on. For my family, I’m stocking up on Eggo, Ore-Ida and various frozen treats because HOLY HECK, have you seen the price of ice cream lately?
So, it’s not the most nutritionally balanced cart around, but $1.25 for Friendly’s ice cream and $1.75 for Talenti? I’ll take the funny stares, thank you very much. It’s not like we would eat it all in one week. My hope is that it will take us straight through til summer.
And if all of that wasn’t enough to make a couponer happy, there’s more. Barilla for .50/box, $1.50 for Marzetti’s Simply Salad Dressing, .99 Cheezits, all after doubled coupons. And I bet you thought I wasn’t couponing anymore. Pssshaw. Once a couponer, always a couponer.
There’s also a Nabisco sale going on, but I didn’t need a single participating item. But for kicks, I checked to see if they had the springtime Oreos on the shelves yet. I have a baking project coming up that calls for them. While checking I found something very interesting.
See the package of Oreos above? They are a regular package at 15.35 ounces priced at $3.49 which comes to roughly .22 per ounce. Let’s look at the next package….
The family size Oreos that weigh in at 19 ounes at a cost of $4.99 (normal price) or about .26 per ounce. Interesting yes? Much like the marriage penalty with taxes, there’s a price penalty with family sized Oreos too.
Not to mention, how is an extra 3 ounces family sized? They clearly haven’t met my family or any other family for that matter. But it gets even more interesting…
At Market Basket the family sized Oreos weigh in at 1 lb 10 ounces for $3.99! Making these Oreos around .15 per ounce. That’s a much better deal and certainly fits the term family sized much better. Don’t you think? It’s crazy what you pick up on when you pay attention to the packaging and price per ounce stickers.
Sometimes the bigger packages aren’t a better deal. Sometimes they are. You have to read the packages and shelves to be sure. It doesn’t help that Oreo has “family sized” packages at varying weights.
So, the rest of this week I’ll be working on Stop & Shop. I made a quick run to CVS today even though there wasn’t anything spectacular in the sales ad. That silly red coupon spitter at CVS has been giving me $10/50 coupons left and right that make so-so sales pretty darn good.
How about you? What are you excited about this week?