Feb 212013
 

Target cereal deal

Today I headed to our local Target store to roll the gift card from the Target cereal deal earlier this week. Our pantry is now filled with cereals, but with three boys in the house I wonder how long it will last. It might be my first choice of cereal, but if there is something I have learned from experience, it is that it is better to have a little sweetness in the cereal and have the kids eat it than have stale cereal in the pantry.

 

Transaction 1:

5 x Fiber One Chocolate Cereals on sale at $2.50 each

– 5 x $1 Fiber Once Chocolate Cereal coupons

– 1 x $1/3 General Mills cereal Target coupon 

– $0.05 Target reusable bag discount

Total $6.45

– $5 Target gift card from previous cereal deal

Total out of pocket $1.45

Total saved $22.50

Received a $5 gift card back

 

 

Transaction 2:

4 x Fiber One Chocolate Cereals on sale at $2.50 each

1 x General Mills Peanut Butter Crunch cereal at $2.50

– $1 Fiber One Chocolate Cereal coupons

– 3 x SAVE 75¢ when you buy ONE BOX Fiber One® 80 Calories Chocolate cereal

– 1 x $0.75 General Mills Peanut Butter Crunch coupon

– 1 x $1/3 General Mills cereal Target coupon

– $0.05 Target reusable bag discount

Total $7.45

– $5 Target gift card from previous cereal deal

Total out of pocket $2.45

Total saved $22.50

Received a $5 gift card back

 

So, together with the Target cereal deal earlier this week I have spent $11.12 on 15 boxes of cereals, and I have received a $5 Target gift card back, which basically means $6.12 for 15 boxes or $0.41 per box)

  5 Responses to “Target Cereal Deal: 10 Boxes of Cereal For $3.90 + $5 Gift Card Back”

  1. Great job! I love good cereal deals. I bought a bunch of Kellogg’s cereal with some high value coupons I got through their rewards program when the coupons were marked down. I think I paid about 27 cents per box. I’d already done a GM cereal deal and paid less than $1 per box for several boxes and ended up with well over 50 boxes of cereal with expiration dates almost a year away. We’ve actually made a huge dent in it. It amazes me just how much my boys can eat. I think that when there’s a great deal and the expiration dates are far enough out, it pays to stock out. I once ran out and there were no good deals that week. I bought my boys generic Fruit Loops and they could taste the difference. It killed me to pay over $3 for a big bag of cereal that they didn’t even like.

    • I completely agree Amie, buying cereal at full price is ridiculous these days, especially since the boxes are getting small, has less content and are getting more expensive. Around here, it costs about $4 for a small box, which will last 2 or 3 days at our house.

  2. That Peanut Butter Toast Crunch looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it!

  3. Everyone was talking about this so much last week that I briefly considered doing it, too. Then I reminded myself that we have 8 boxes that are getting ready to expire in the next 2-3 months, and Elliott is the only one that eats cereal, and he only eats it 2-3 day a week.

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