Since the freezer is full, there wasn’t a lot of shopping to do this week other than milk, bread and produce.
But, thanks to a tip from a Facebook reader, I did head into Albertsons to take advantage of their gift card deal. I had commented that we’re trying to work out the budget so that we have planned take-out once a week. Well, this savvy reader pointed out the deal at Albertsons.
For every $100 in gift cards that you buy, Albertsons will give you a $20 coupon toward groceries. Since we were going to be eating out anyway, why not buy a ton of gift cards AND get free grocery money to boot!
This was a brilliant idea. And since I had gift cards for gifts that I wanted to buy as well, we stocked up. Sort of.
Thankfully, my husband knows how to read the fine print. You can only use one $20 coupon per order AND the coupons expire 12/24. That limited how many times we “did the deal.” I didn’t want to spend so much money that I had too many coupons to spend before Christmas Eve.
So, we settled for $200 in gift cards (some for gifts and some to keep) and now we have $40 in Albertson’s money to spend in the next few weeks.
I loved it that it was the exchange of ideas that brought this deal about, too. Thank you, Christine!