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  • Shopping Update: Ralphs and Vons/Pavilions/Safeway {free cereal!}

    I had a truly lovely morning with my oldest son, who’s out of school but not in summer camp yet. He was a good sport about stopping at Ralphs and Vons, where we got some great deals.


    I’m especially excited about the free cereal deal at Vons/Pavilions, which may well be available at Safeway stores nationwide:

    Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Cereal $2.99 {sale price}
    Use $0.70/1 Crunchy Nut Cereal printable, which “doubles” to $1
    Pay: $1.99
    Receive: Catalina coupon for $2 off your next purchase
    FREE after coupon & Catalina
    Catalina should print through 7/20, but sale price is good through 6/28

    You can also get FREE Maruchan Yakisoba:
    Maruchan Yakisoba $0.99 {regular price at my store}
    Use $0.50/1 Maruchan Yakisoba from 5/20 Smart Source (exp 7/31), which “doubles” to $0.99
    FREE after coupon

    Other good deals at Vons right now:

    Challenge Butter $2.99 with in-ad coupon
    $1/1 Challenge Butter printable
    $1.99 after coupon

    Bananas $0.47/lb {Just for U personalized price}

    A note about the $5 off $20 Just for U coupon that I mentioned this morning: My total was just over $20 before coupons but the $5/$20 coupon didn’t come off. When you look at the Just for U coupon online, it says “standard exclusions apply,” and those often include milk – so I’m guessing the gallon of organic milk I bought didn’t count toward the $20.


    At Ralphs, Juicy Juice catalina deal is still going strong. It’s such a great stock-up price that I’m running out of room in my garage, LOL. The boxes I bought today don’t expire until February 2013, so they’ll be perfect for school.

    Also, I was at a Fresh Fare, which had a sample table of P&G products. The Always samples in particular were substantial, and there were also samples of Pantene, Old Spice, Crest, and Downy Unstoppables. Some of the samples came with coupons as well.

    Happy Shopping!

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