Spent: $15.06 on a gift card, saved $26.00, got back $17 in catalinasThe cashier was a little bit confused because, as he said, "it looks like you made money there" and I did! I would have done better if I had bought one more stick of butter but this was a quick trip and I wasn't thinking clearly. You might be wondering how I did this? The ICBINB sticks count for Safeway's Home For The Holidays promo (spend $25, get $5 back). I needed bread, but if you do just the butter, it works out like this:
13 butters @ $1.99 each = $25.87
used 13 $1 coupons
pay $12.87, get back six $2 catalinas and one $5 catalina
that's a $4.13 moneymaker! If I had added one more butter and used one more coupon, it would have been a $5.14 moneymaker, but I suppose I can't complain about making money on something I'd buy anyways! The only thing you need to watch is those ICBINB catalinas expire one week after they're issued- not the standard 2 week expiration date.
P.S. If you're a local, there's still plenty at the Safeway on Callow but I can't say the same for either of the other two locations in the area.