Saturday, December 11, 2010

$50 worth of groceries for FREE


The loot. :)


Being frugal appears to be a full time job from what I see on various blogs. I have never had the time nor patience to pursue such frugal living. However, since I am headed into the world of one income living, I need to be better about taking the time to get good deals.

I saw this deal on a friends Facebook page:

$50 worth of FREE groceries delivered for FREE at Safeway.com

Too good to be true?

So I set forth to follow the simple instructions. The only thing is, the selection of groceries isn't *that* exciting. It only works out to be a good deal if you do the BOGO deals.

So here's what I got.....

Oscar Mayer Bacon Center Cut Smokehouse Thick Sliced......$7.69 x2 = $15.38
3lbs Ranchers Reserve Beef Chuck Pot Roast Boneless...........$14.37 x2=$28.74
Safeway Rice Crispy Cereal..........................................................$3.29 x2= $6.58

Grand Total........................................................................................................$50.70

Promo Code CJSAVINGS................................................................. $15.00 credit & Free Shipping
ShopatHome.com cash back..............................................................$9 PLUS $5 if it's your first time signing up!!! (Click on the ShopatHome.com link to sign up and give me a free credit of $5 pleaseandthankyou)
Buy One Get One Free Savings............................................................$25.35

Are you totally confused yet and/or slightly dizzy? I am....

Okay, so here's the math...

$50.70
-$15.00
-$14 (Shop at Home Cash Back)
-$25.35 (BOGO savings)
-----------------------------------
Grand Total of +3.65

I MADE $3.65 on this transaction!!! What the heck??!?!

Disclaimer to my husband...I might just get a little obsessed with this frugal living thing.

Now, the bottom line is the bacon was NOT a good deal, I mean over $7 for bacon in general is highway robbery. But it was free. There weren't a lot of things to choose from but I am stoked about the roasts and stoked about the bacon too really, we found a yummy way to cook it (recipe here) when we went on our Sunriver vacation and it will be great when we have friends or family over for breakfast.

I didn't *need* rice crispies but Emersyn likes them and I might make some rice crispy treats while my family is in town for the holidays since they are so yummy.

AND the groceries are being delivered for free. Crazy, huh?

1 comment:

Sue and Kevin said...

Savings Girl....good job!!
Pop loves Rice Krispy Treats!
Love you