Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ultra Foods - Great deal on Pillsbury/Betty Crocker!

Through Wednesday, Ultra Foods (a Chicagoland grocery store chain) is running a General Mills promotion where you get $3 off your order when you buy 6 participating products. The $3 coupon is a store coupon, which means you can also use manufacturer coupons in addition to that (I checked with customer service at our store, and they said they were indeed doing it that way).

The best deals I saw in this promotion were the Pillsbury Grands biscuits and the Betty Crocker pouch potatoes:

Buy 6 Pillsbury Grands @ $1 = $6
Use (3) $1/2 printable coupons (you will need to sign up for the Pillsbury e-newsletter if you haven't already, or sign in if you have)
Use $3 store coupon (on pg. 3 of the ad; also found on tearpads in stores)
Final cost = Free + tax

Buy 6 Betty Crocker Pouch Potatoes @ $.79 = $4.74
Use (6) $.40/1 or $.25/1 coupons from 9/13 insert
Use $3 store coupon (on pg. 3 of the ad; also found on tearpads in stores)
Final cost = -$.66 to $.24 for 6 (depending on what coupons you have)

You can also mix & match the products, which you may want to do, depending on what you need or what coupons you have. And, if your order will create overage (like if you buy 6 potato pouches with 6 coupons), make sure you have something else in your order that will absorb the overage, or you'll probably have problems at check-out.

Also, in case you are only an occasional Ultra shopper (like me), many stores are now restricting their use. There was a sign at the register last night that said they now only accept coupons up to 30 days after the expiration date. I don't shop there very often, so I'm not sure how recent the change is, but it might require a shift in shopping strategy if you're used to using any and all expireds there.

No comments:

Post a Comment