Friday, April 1, 2011

Update on Albertson's Cereal + Milk Deal

The investigative skills of some of the bloggers I read have turned up some bad news about the Albertson's cereal and milk deal I posted about earlier this week. Looks like the Kellogg's rebate was not intended for wide distribution and is only available to AARP members (oh, how I wish I was retired!). You can read the response Melody from This Beautiful Frugal Life received from Kellogg's here.

I apologize for posting this deal and getting you pumped up without all the details. You have a couple of options:

* Submit the rebate form anyway. The form does not say it is only for AARP members, so you could take a chance that they will honor your rebate.

* Team up with an AARP member on the deal. (Hello, Grandma?).

* Do the deal without the rebate. You could buy 6 boxes of cereal and get 2 gallons of milk for $4.02. The milk catalinas will probably expire in 2 weeks, so this deal may end up being more practical for many of you. Additionally, you would not be limited to the 3 kinds of cereal that were included in the rebate. You could purchase any Kellogg's cereal that is on sale for $1.67.

Buy (6) Kellogg's Cereal ($1.67/each)
Use (3) $1/2 coupons
Use (3) Albertson's Twice the Value Coupons
= $4.02
Receive (2) catalinas for FREE milk (up to $3.99)

* Scrap the cereal deal and use your doublers on a different deal. The Healthy Choice steamers are a great deal with doublers this week as well.

Buy (4) Healthy Choice Steamers ($4/5)
Use (2) $1/2 coupons (printable here. Enter the code 63829897 to access the coupons)
Use (2) Albertson's Twice the Value Coupons
= $1.00 or $0.25/each

1 comment:

  1. It is a bummer about the rebate, but it's still a fantastic deal without! Plus, you're right, you can choose from any of the participating cereals, so you don't have to worry so much about stock.

    I went to my local store today to check a few things and some of the Kellogg's boxes had peelie coupons for $1 off fresh fruit wyb two boxes or free M&Ms wyb two boxes, makes the deal even sweeter!