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Tonight’s Dillon’s Shopping Trip: Spent $10.40, Saved $36.70

I made a quick run to Dillon’s tonight with Kathrynne to take advantage of the Mega 10 event. Here’s what we bought:

10 cans of Hunt’s tomatoes — $0.49 each after Mega 10 discount, used 2 $0.40/2 coupons (doubled), used 2 $0.60/3 coupons (“doubled” to $1 0ff) = averaged out to $0.13 per can after coupons

6 half gallons of Blue Diamond Almond Milk — $1.99 each after Mega 10 discount, used 6 $0.55/1 blinkie coupons (“doubled” to $1 off) = $0.99 per half gallon after coupons. (There are also $1/2 coupons available here.)

4 boxes of Mom’s Best Cereal — $0.99 each after Mega 10 discount, used 2 $1/2 Mom’s Best coupons = $0.49 per box after coupons

Total with tax: $10.40

See the full list of deals at Dillon’s this week here.

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44 Comments

  • Frugal Jen | Frugal, Freebies and Deals says:

    I’m glad I saw this post of yours.. will be going to Ralphs tomorrow for the Almond milk!!

    jen

  • Catherine says:

    Math is off re milk – just FYI

  • Laura says:

    That’s a lot of milk. Do you plan on freezing some of it?

    • Crystal says:

      Yes, though we’ll see if we need to. Most of them didn’t expire for 3 1/2 weeks.

      • Kate says:

        Do you have two refrigerators, or are you just better at economizing space than I am? 😉

        • Crystal says:

          I just have one refrigerator, but it’s fairly large–I was able to fit three of the half-gallons in the side door and three on the top shelf.

          • Frugal Jen | Frugal, Freebies and Deals says:

            My store is a Ralphs (same as Dillons) so I don know if the deal is the same but they are also suppose to have the shelf stable kind on sale.

  • Kelly says:

    The Kroger/Dillon’s deals have lost their thrill for me. No more double/triple coupons in Texas. My son would love that much almond milk in our house. He’s addicted.

  • Bonnie says:

    Great deals! Way to go, mom!

  • Brandy says:

    I love Dillons Mega Events I just posted about my Mega Event score in my shopping trips breakdown!

    http://brandy-momonamission.blogspot.com/2012/01/shopping.html

  • Michelle @ Willing Cook says:

    I took advantage of the same sale at my local Kroger last week and this week. I bought about 20 half gallons of Almond Milk. I used both the $1.00/2 and $0.55/1 (doubled) for all of them. I saved over $40! You can’t beat that price, even on cow’s milk. My friend gives me their Almond Milk coupons (they buy 8 newspapers). When I told them how much I saved, they got a big smile.

  • Kelli @ Holistic Sisters says:

    Wow! I love this deal! Wish I could get it here!

  • Look at all that almond milk! Love that stuff!

  • Karla says:

    I already hit up that sale once this week, however it usually runs 2 weeks so I will be able to do it again! My best score was 4 boxes of Cool Touch Kleenex that they payed me a penny a piece to take!!

  • Ann says:

    How do you get so many copies of each coupon when you do deals like this?

  • liz says:

    Would love to know if you end up freezing some of the milk. I froze almond milk once and it turned out terrible, but would love it if it works for someone else and I can try it again. Maybe I didn’t thaw it out correctly??

  • lyss says:

    Totally jealous….wish I had a Dillons!

  • amber says:

    I also went to kroger yesterday. I don’t think mine carries the almond milk, I could not find it. I was able to get some shrimp buy one get one free. They also had turkey hill ice cream on sale coupon it was $1.99.

  • Melissa says:

    I have been taking advantage of this almond milk deal as well,(this is the second time I have seen it run) and froze some last time around, and it split open the container, so make sure you take some off the top before freezing! My family won’t drink it (they only want rice milk), but I use it for baking.

  • Meg says:

    I wish people didn’t clear the shelves of this milk when Kroger’s runs this sale. I’d rather it never be on sale and pay full price then have to drive all around to find the only kind of “milk” my kids can/will drink. When it’s a dietary need for some but just a “cheap deal” for others, I get a bit frustrated 🙁

    • Martha Artyomenko says:

      I know the feeling! I try when there is a great deal to think of others! We live in a smaller town and they don’t refill the shelves as often as some stores, so when the shelves are empty, they may be empty for a couple of days.

  • Tonya says:

    Oh, how I wish I could get my Almond milk that cheap!! Our Kroger no longer doubles. I think ours was also only on sale for $2.50 with the Mega 10. 🙁

  • Theresa says:

    I was excited to see Almond Breeze come out with that combo almond/coconut milk. What do you think of it? I think it has some coconut flavor, which isn’t bad but we usually buy So Delicious coconut milk, which does not have a coconut flavor.

  • amanda says:

    I went to the blue diamond website and got $1.00 of 1 coupons, then there were some peelies for $1.00 off 1 too, my Owens (Kroger) had the blinkies too, but doesn’t double anything over $.50.

  • AnnaLisa says:

    ok – what are blinkies?

    • Penny T. says:

      Blinkies are the little machines you see near displays or on shelves in the grocery stores that “blink” and have coupons in them.

  • Mallory C says:

    This may be a silly question but can you use almond milk for baking in place of cow’s milk? Or in place of cow’s milk for anything else

  • phaedra says:

    I follow clean eating and Diet Solution…I’ve read It’s fairly easy and more healthy to may your own coconut and almond milk…I think clean eating does soy diet solution does not. I haven’t tried almond milk because I hear it can be a challenge to find a healthy version…no added sugar or chemicals.

  • Carolynn @ mylittlebitoflife.com says:

    Thanks for all the comments, I just picked up some last night and was wondering if it could be frozen. I tried it with my Carnation and I liked it at first, but it doesn’t dissolve the powder like regular milk does. Next time, I’ll try just a little almond milk. My son seems to not mind it! 🙂

  • Penny T. says:

    I just went on the Blue Diamond website to see if they offered an organic version… they do not. There’s good info. there. They do not recommend storing almond milk on refrigerator doors and they do not recommend freezing it. I’d feel better if they had an organic version but they do mention that they will eventually have a version that does not contain soy so that elimination may make me consider buying that version in the future.

  • Emmie says:

    Your post make me wish there was a Dillion’s here! Can you send the double coupons down this way lol. Nice run as always smashing good job. Thanks for all the updates to help everyone save money!

  • Martha Artyomenko says:

    Those are some good deals! Smiths is the same type of store, but we do not have double coupons!

  • lisa says:

    I am kicking myself after seeing you found MOM’s coupons. I bought some at the kroger event for .99 and sad that I could have saved an extra dollar and bought some more of this yummy stuff!

  • Heather Smith says:

    Great job Crystal! There are no stores that do double coupons in Alaska 🙁 Oh well, the Lord always makes a way for us to save money anyway. An idea for your almond/coconut/rice milk if you don’t get around to consuming it in time is to freeze it in ice cube trays and use for smoothies. It might not taste good thawed, but it’s great in smoothies. Our coconut milk runs over $4 a half gallon. Whenever I can find it on clearance, I buy it, freeze in ice cube trays and then store in ziploc bags. We throw that in with our fruit for yummy smoothies. 🙂

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