Safeway Nearby? How Anyone Can Get $45 of Food for $3.50

I’m terrible with coupons, but this week I managed to get get $45.48 worth of food for $3.50 — if you have a Safeway (or Safeway affiliated) grocery store near you, I will show you exactly how to do it.

This week Safeway is offering Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-Ups for $1.00 each if you use your Safeway club card and you buy 4 of them.

safeway buy 4

You can print two “Save $1.00 when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups” You should be able to print two from your computer although it only let me print one from my second computer. You need two of these coupons.

Go into Safeway and buy 4 boxes of the whatever fruit boxes most appeal to you with your card and the two coupons:

Fruit Roll-Ups

They will ring up your purchase and it will come to $2.00 for a savings of 83%:

fruit roll-ups receipt

It gets better. With your receipt you will also get a register receipt $2.50 coupon off your next purchase. Walk out to your car and put the Fruit Snacks in the back seat and then grab the following coupons that you have also printed out:

Save $1.00 when you buy One box of Honeynut Cheerios. You should be able to print this coupon 2 times on your computer and since I have two computers, I had 4 coupons.

If you use Internet Explorer — Save $1.00 when you buy One box of Quaker Instant Oatmeal or Oats
If you use FireFox — Save $1.00 when you buy One box of Quaker Instant Oatmeal or Oats. You should be able to print out 2 coupons on each computer (for some reason, I could only print out one coupon on one of my computers, so I only had three — I was lucky and found a $1 off one box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch which is also part of the buy 4 deal).

Walk back into the store and you’ll end up with this:

Cereal and oats

Since all these items are on sale for $1.50 each when you buy 4, and you have $1 off each coupon, that reduces the price for the 8 items to $0.50 each, or $4.00. In addition, you use that $2.50 off your next purchase coupon that you just got for buying the Fruit Snacks making your total bill for the 8 items $1.50 — a 96% savings:

cereal and oats receipt

What you end up with is $45.48 worth of food for $3.50 out of pocket and a 92% savings:

food bank purchase

Seriously folks, if I can do this, anyone can. This deal is available until Tuesday 1/26 at Safeway so you still have time to get it. Use the food to fill your pantry and give a box or two of cereal to your local food bank. I guarantee you’ll walk out of the store with a smile on your face on the deal you got.

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7 Responses to Safeway Nearby? How Anyone Can Get $45 of Food for $3.50

  1. rob62521 says:

    Way to go!

  2. Natalie says:

    Awww, no Safeway in Louisiana.

  3. Lisa says:

    I tried, but the Cheerios coupons expired yesterday.

  4. Nate says:

    I tried, but the Cheerios coupons expired yesterday.

    You can do the same thing and just buy 4 oatmeals. Even if you just buy 4 Oatmeal packages, you will get them all for free plus have $0.50 left over to put toward something else.

  5. Gary says:

    This worked just now, except for the fruit rollups. I paid $4 for 8 boxes of cereal, pretty cool.

    Keep the deals posted

  6. kkas says:

    All junk food!! – where are the coupons for organic lettuce and chees?

  7. Anewtte says:

    I’m with kkas, unfortunately. This is why I have never gotten into couponing — it seems like coupons are almost always for processed junk.

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