My husband loves the Oatmeal Squares cereal and eats it every morning. A 24 oz box at Walmart costs $2.98 (13 cents an ounce). I eat Chewy bars every day -- they somehow became my go-to snack. And peanut butter chocolate chip are my preferred choice. They normally go for $2.25 on average (about 23 cents a bar). My daughter eat the Quaker oatmeal packets and loves apple cinnamon as well as maple and brown sugar. On average a box of goes for $2.50 (average 25 cents a packet).
Now, I can usually get a $1/2 coupon for chewy bars every once in a while. I also can find a $1/2 for the oatmeal, too. Matched up with double coupon day and a sale I can get a pretty good deal. Oatmeal Squares cereal hardly ever goes on sale or has coupons.
The sale was buy 5 Quaker products for $10. This makes each box worth $2 before
coupons. Here's what I purchased today:
- 2 boxes oatmeal (each had 2 extra packets -- making that 24 packets of oatmeal)
- 4 boxes of chewy bars
- 4 boxes of Oatmeal Squares cereal (16 oz)
- 1 box of Life cereal
Total before coupons = $22 (with the sale)
1 $1/2 for oatmeal (doubled to $2)
2 $1/2 for chewy bars (doubled to $4)
1 $3/1 for purchasing 5 Quaker products (not doubled, but used for the cereal)
With the coupons I saved another $9, making the total $13 for 11 boxes of Quaker products. That is $1.18 a box. That just slashes the average prices that I normally find. We should be stocked up for a little, too.