Okay, I've seen the ad and I'll be blunt.
At first glance I was totally peeved that I was told this was awesome.
Then... I had a change of heart.
People, this sale is a nasty, convoluted mess. There are some things that totally threw me off. But, now I get it and I love it.
I am not making you scenarios until I've tested them (and that might not be for a few days, sorry), but this is what I STRONGLY advise you to do. Go on ebay, find coupons for Betty Crocker fruit snacks, pillsbury grands and progresso soup. Feel free to get coupons for other items such as: toaster strudels, pillsbury ready made cookies, betty crocker warm delights or frosting... but, the first items, I would get fo sho.
If you go to the Idaho Falls Broadway Store at 4am tomorrow, have fun and be prepared for a long line. If you don't want to buy coupons, this is the way to do it. I will not be there, so good luck.
This sale works basically like this:
Buy 10 participating items, get $10 on your next order (yep, one of those)
Remember, this means LOTS of transactions, so be patient, let people go in between your transactions if they are just shopping and not a crazy couponer (think of how frustrated you would be) and be patient. I WOULD NOT take little kids to this if at all possible as this looks to be a 2 hour wait in line type of sale.
Organize your transactions ahead of time and be prepared for things to be out of stock. Use betty crocker cake mix as your filler as it's only $.25 a package of cake when you are done and everyone needs cake mix.
Remember, this is one of those sales that the cardinal rule of couponing goes into effect: DO NOT stray from the LIST! (unless your items are out of stock and then you need to use the Betty Crocker cake mix like I said. Cake mix is your saving grace!) Don't do it. Obey the list or face certain grocery budget doom.
I suggest putting your coupons together with paper clips for each transaction and maybe even labeling them so you aren't confused (you know, trans 1, trans 2, etc.)
Go slow, double check each transaction AS they are ringing it through so you don't slow anyone down and remember to BE NICE!
There is a lot of prep in a sale like this, but it will be worth it if you get it done.
Now, here is one deal that my friend Melanie told me that is great.
*This is contingent on getting enough progresso coupons to cover it.
Lets say you buy 100 cans of Progresso soup. They will be $.50 a can, but then you have 50 coupons for $.50/2 cans of Progresso. That makes them $.25 a can and your total for 100 cans $25 Wow!
Now, really think. If you are a small family, you could buy 356 cans WITH purchasing coupons and your overall total would be UNDER $100! That is a years supply of dinner (or lunch) for less than $100! 1/3 of your food storage!
Why in the world would you NOT do that? Cans keep forever, the soup is really healthy... This one is a no brainer. Even without the coupons it is an excellent deal, but with... amazing.
This is an opportunity to put a huge dent in your food storage and I cannot urge you enough to do so. Take your tax return, take $200 and go nuts.
Okay, when I go shopping I will let you know what I do. Don't feel stressed to shop right this second, this sale goes until next week. (Unless you want the free coupons at Broadway Albies, then you need to get up and be there by 3:30, promise).
Also, remember, anything fridge or frozen in this sale will keep a long time in the freezer, so shop with that in mind.
Good luck, feel free to ask questions in the comments or email me. Coupon group is today at 10am and this is ALL we are doing.
This is going to be fun! Eeeeee!