Albertsons Double Coupons 5/22-5/24 {More than 20 Free After Double Deals}

May 20, 2011 120 Comments | Disclosure

Albertsons Double Coupon Deals (or TWICE THE VALUE) for May 22 – May 24

TIPS for shopping with double coupons at Albertsons:

  • Don’t forget that you can make a shopping list right from the site! Watch Monica’s video on how to make this post your personal shopping list!
  • Are you taking your doubles to Walmart? Find out why we recommend using your coupons at Albertsons!
  • Remember that you can only double THREE coupons in one transaction. Often times, you’ll see us only use 3 coupons in one transaction, double all three coupons, and pay a very small “out of pocket”. And we’ll do this three times in a row!
  • If your double coupon creates “overage” on the product, the double value will be adjusted down to make the product free. Most Albertsons register systems have been upgraded and will automatically do this as this aligns with Albertsons Coupon Policy.
  • Where to find the doubles: You can get Albertsons doubles in the Sunday paper and from your store. Most stores keep them right at the registers.
  • New at this? Make sure you understand all the rules with Albertsons Double Coupons.
  • Are you an Idahoan? Sometimes we list coupons for our WA, OR, CA, and UT readers that you won’t find in the inserts. You can verify by looking at this master list of Idaho coupons database.

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    No star: Good price, you may as well pick it up if you’re there (if you need it).
    ★- means prices are better than generic/wholesale/mass store prices, buy a few if you need it!
    – means this is when we stock up!!! aka Extreme Couponing


    Albertsons Coupon Match-ups

    Lloyds Meat Tubs $7.49 BOGO Free 18oz pkg
    Use (1) $0.75/1 from 5/15 Smart source Insert
    Double (1) $0.75/1 from 5/15 Smart source Insert
    Final Price $5.24 for 2 or $2.62 each If this deal confuses you read up on the Offical Albertsons Twice the Value Policies.

    Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs Angus Beef $3.00
    Double $1/2 Oscar Mayer Hot Dog coupon Printable or from 5/15 Smart Source
    Final Price $2.00 when you buy 2

    Ball Park Meat Franks  $4.59 BOGO Free
    Double $0.75/2 Ball Park Products 5/1/2011 Red Plum
    or $1/2 Ball Park Products 5/1/2011 Red Plum
    or $0.75/2 Ball Park Coupon
    Final Price low as 2 for $3.59 or $1.80

    Yoplait Light Yogurt $.50 each 6oz
    Double $1/10 from 5/8 SS
    or $0.40/6 Yoplait Yogurt Cup coupon
    Final Price as low as $.30 each

    Sabra Hummus $2.99 each 10oz
    Double $1/1 Sabra Hummus COUPON
    Final Price $.99

    Dean’s Dips $2.00 6oz
    Double $1/2 Dean’s Dips Coupon or $1/2 Dean’s Dips coupon
    Final Price $1.00 each

    Ronzoni Pasta $1.00
    Use $1/2 Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta and here
    or $1/2 Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta and here
    or $1/2 of Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta and here or $1/1 Ronzoni Pasta Coupons from 5/15/2011 SS Insert
    Final price  FREE

    Hostess Cup Cakes $2.50
    Double $1/2  Hostess Cupcakes Coupon (if you already printed it)
    Final Price $1.50

    Snapple Tea or Fruit Drinks $4.99 12pk, or 6pk
    Double $1/1 Snapple Tea 4/3/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/30/2011)
    or $1/1 Snapple Tea or Juice Drink coupon
    Final Price $2.99 FREE AFTER REBATE

    Look for rebates on your stores display!


    Sizzlin’ Summer Giveaway Deals

    On Monday Cathy told us about the new game coming to Albertsons! Here are some deals that will earn you game pieces for the game!

    Emerald Breakfast On the Go $1.99 7.5oz
    Double $1/1 Emerald Breakfast on the Go Coupon
    or $1/1 Emerald Products 5/1 Red Plum
    or $1/1 Emerald Breakfast Printable Coupon
    Final Price FREE  plus game ticket

    Coffee-Mate Flavored Coffee Creamers $3.50 32oz
    Double $0.50/1 Coffee-Mate Liquid or Powder Coupon
    or $0.55/1 Coffee-Mate Coupon
    or $0.75/2 Coffee-Mate Coupon
    Final Price low as $2.45

    Kraft Salad Dressing $1.50 {limit 4} 14oz
    Double $.55 Kraft printable coupon
    or $1/2 Kraft Dressing coupon from the 5/15 RP {Not in Idaho} Kraft Dressing Coupon on eBay
    or $1.50/2 Kraft Dressing coupon from the 5/15 RP {Not in Idaho}
    Final price as low as .40 In the past these have been free during the summer, so you may not want to stock up too much. We will see if we can get them free again this year.

    Kraft Real Mayo or Miracle Whip $1.99 {limit 4}  22oz or 30oz
    Double $.75/1 Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip 5/15 RP Insert {Not in Idaho}
    Final Price $.49

    Buy 10 product mix and match save $5 instantly! First price listed is the sale price, second price listed is the price if you buy 10 items!

    Stouffer’s Farmers Harvest $2.27 /$1.77
    Double $1/1 Stouffer’s Farmers’ Harvest Entree All You Apr 2011 (exp 5/31/2011)
    or $1/2 Stouffer’s Farmers’ Harvest Meals All You Apr 2011 (exp 5/31/2011)
    Final Price as low as $.27

    Stouffer’s Farmers Harvest Single Serve Meal $2.27/$1.77
    DOUBLE: $1/1 Stouffer’s Farmers Harvest Single Serve Meal
    Final Price: FREE

    Nestle Pure Water $3.99/$3.49 24pk .5lt
    Double $1/2 from 5/1 Smart Source
    Final Price $2.49

    Nestle Drumsticks Ice Cream Cones $2.99/$2.49 4ct
    Double $1/2 from 5/1/2011 Smart source
    Final Price $1.49

    Juicy Juice $2.49/$1.99 64oz
    Double $1/2 Nestle Juicy Juice coupon
    Final Price $.99

    Nestle Fun Size or Mini Bags $2.49/$1.99
    Double $1/2 Wonka or Nestle Candy Coupon
    Final Price $.99

    Nestle Fun Size or Mini bags  $2.49/$1.99 10-12.5oz bags
    Double  $1/2 Wonka or Nestle Candy Coupon
    Final Price $.99

    Wonka Fun Size 1$2.49/$1.99 2-13oz pkg
    Double $1/2 Wonka or Nestle Candy Coupon
    Final Price $.99


    all Laundry Detergent $3.99
    DOUBLE: $1.00/1 all Laundry Detergent from 04/10 RP

    Stack with: Manufacturer coupon found in ad- Free Snuggle Liquid Fabric Softener 32oz or Dryer sheets 70-80ct when you buy any one all 2x Liquid Laundry Detergent 50 oz or Small & Mighty 32oz.

    Final Price: $1.99 plus FREE Snuggle Softener

Albertsons Coupon Deals Not in The Ad

Lawry’s Marinade $1
Double $.50/1  Lawry’s Marinade Coupons on eBay or  5/15/2011 RP Insert
Final Price FREE

Franks Hot Sauce $1.49
Double .75/1 Franks Hot Sauce Coupons on eBay or 5/15/2011 SS Insert
Final Price FREE

Duncan Hines Family Style Brownie Mix $1.00
Double $.50/1 Duncan Hines Family Style Brownies from the 4/10 SS
or $.50/1 Duncan Hines Brownies Coupon (print twice!)
Final Price: FREE

Mrs Dash $3.09
Double $1/1  wyb beef from 5/8/2011 SS  (exp 6/30/2011)
Final Price $1.09

Hormel Pepporoni $2.49 3.5 oz
Double .50/1 Hormel printable coupon
Final Price $1.49

Propel Vitamin Water $1
Double $1/2 from 02/13 SS (exp 5/31)
Final Price FREE

Ocean Spray Blueberry $2.49
Double .55/1 from 05/15 RP (exp 8/31)
Final Price $1.39

STP Power Steering Fluid $2.49
Double $1/1 printable STP coupon
Final Price .49

STP Gas Treatment $2.99
Double $1/1 printable STP coupon
Final Price .99

STP Break Fluid $2.99
Double $1/1 printable STP coupon
Final Price .99

Chinet White Plates $2.50
Double $1/1 printable Chinet coupon
Final Price .50

Aquafresh Kids Toothpaste $1.50
Double $1/1 Aquafresh Kids’ Toothpaste 4/17/2011 SS  (exp 5/31/2011) {Not in Idaho}
Final Price FREE

Aquafresh $1.50
Double $1/1 various printable Aquafresh Coupons
Final Price FREE

Sundown Folic Acid $3.49 BOGO
Buy 2
Use (1) $1/1 various printable and insert Sundown coupons
Double (1) $1/1 various printable and insert Sundown coupons
Final Price .49 for 2 or .24 each

Sundown Acidopholus or Vit D 3 $5.99
Buy 2
Use (1) $1/1 various printable and insert Sundown coupons
Double (1) $1/1  various printable and insert Sundown coupons
Final Price $2.99 or $1.49 each

Stayfree Pads $2.09
Double $1/1 from 05/08 SS (exp 6/30)
Final Price .09

Bestlife Buttery Spread $1.99
Double $1/1 Bestlife Buttery Product 4/3/2011 SS {not in Idaho}
Final Price FREE

Tropicana Trop 50 Lemonade $2.79
Double  $0.50/1 Tropicana Trop50 Lemonade
Final Price: :  $1.79

Filippo Berio olive oil $5.99
Double $1/1 Filippo Berio Olive Oil
Final Price: $3.99

Darigold Sour cream 16 oz $1.79
Double $.40/1 Darigold Sour Cream
Final Price: $.99

Bagelfuls $2.69
Double $.55/1 Bagelfuls
Final Price: $1.59

Athenos 5.3 oz $1.29
Double $.75/2 Athenos Greek Yogurt
Final Price: $.59

5® Gum $1.00
Double  $1.00/2  15-stick packs of 5® gum
Final Price: FREE

Crystal light $3.29
Double $1/1 Crystal Light Drink Mix
Final Price: $1.29

Lysol wipes $2.50
Double $1.00/2 LYSOL® Disinfecting Wipes
Final Price: $1.50

Mahatma 2 lb bag $3.19
Double $.75/1 package of Mahatma Whole Grain Brown Rice
Final Price: $1.69

Fuze $1.29
Use $1/2 Fuze or Fuze Slenderize 4/10 SS Insert {not in Idaho}
Final Price .29

Kikkoman Soy Sauce $1.49
Double: $1/1 Kikkoman Product
Final Price: FREE!

Ronzoni Pasta $1.00
Double: $1/2 Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta
or $1/2 Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta
or find more Ronzoni coupons
or (no need to double) $1/1 Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta from 5/15 SS (not in Idaho)
Final Price: FREE

French’s Worcestershire $1.59-$1.99
Double: $.50 off any FRENCH’S® Worcestershire Sauce
Final Price .59-.99

Franks Red Hot Sauce $1.49
Double: $.50 off any Franks Hot Sauce Coupon Printable
Final Price .49

Franks Red Hot Sweet Chili Sauce $3.79
Double: $.75 off any Franks Hot Sauce Sweet Chili Coupon Printable or 5/15/2011 SS Insert {not in Idaho}
Final Price $1.29

Yoplait Greek 4 pk $2.99
Double: $1/1 from 3/27/2011 SS  or  4/17/2011 SS
Final Price .99

★Coffee Mate $2.79
Double: $.50/1 Coffee Mate Coupon
Final Price $1.79

Special K Protien Bars $4.99
Double: $.70/1 Special K Bars Coupon
Final Price $3.59

Newmans Own Dressing $4.29
Double: $1/1 Newmans Own Dressing Coupon
Final Price $2.29 good price if you are brand specific or use organic

Taco Bell Refried Beans $1
Double: $.75/2 Taco Bell Coupon {if you printed at the beginning for the month}
Final Price $.25 each

Heinz Gravy $2.39
Double: $1/2 Heinz Gravy Coupon
Final Price $1.39 each

Crisco Olive Oil $6.99
Double: $1/1 Crisco Olive Oil 4/17/2011 RP
Final Price $4.99

Oreo Cookies $2.69
Double: $1/1 wyb milk coupon {if you already printed}
Final Price .69

Milano Melts $3.79
Double: $1/1 Milano Melts Coupon
Final Price $1.79

Cheez-it $3.99
Double: $1/1 Sunshine® Cheez-It® Baby Swiss Cracker coupon
Final Price $1.99

International Delight Coffee Creamer $1.99
Double: $.55/1 printable Creamer coupon
Final Price .89

Maruchan Yakisoba Noodles $1.00
Double: .50/1 from 3/13 SS (expires 5/31)
Final Price FREE

Better Oats Oatmeal $1.25 {If your store carries this}
Double: $1/1 Oatmeal Coupon
Final Price FREE

Carefree Pantiliners $1.49-2.09
Double: $1/1 from 5/8 SS or $1/1 printable Carefree coupon
Final Price FREE -.09

Snuggle Fabric Softener $3.99
Double: $1/1 printable Snuggle coupon
Final Price $1.99

Jell-O Temptations $4.19 6 pk $3.29 3 pk BONUS TICKET ITEM
Double: $1/1 printable Jell-O coupon
Final Price $2.19 or $1.29

Ortega Green Chilis $1.29
Double: $1/2 printable Ortega coupon
Final Price .59

Balance Bars $1.25
Double: $1/3 printable Balance Bar coupon
Final Price .59 each

Look for these peelie coupons in your Albertsons Store…

.50/1 coupon for Pompeian Red Wine Pomegranate Vinegar $1.99 only .99 after double! BONUS: or print this .50/1 Pompeian Red Wine Vinegar Coupon!

Look for $1/1 Fresh Gourmet Crouton Coupons and get croutons for only .29 after double!


Double Welch’s peelie to get jelly for $1.69

Dixie Plates only .29 after double and peelie wyb napkins!

Look for these organic coupons on Organic products you love!


Don’t forget to look for  Hormel Always Tender Pork, double 2 of your $1/1 from 05/08 SS to get some fab deals on pork! You can even have the Hormel Pork packaged in smaller sizes in the meat dept. I spotted pork coupons in the grocery store as well.



  1. Did Idaho get the $1/10 yoplait coupon? I don’t think I did….

  2. Stephanie says:

    I don’t think the kraft dressing is part of the promo, the special tag was not on the shelves and there wasn’t a logo on it in the ad.

    • Maryhelen says:

      but it’s in the picture on the front of the ad. I wondered the same thing. I’d be willing to fight for the game piece if it doesn’t come up that I earned them with the purchase.

      • I agree show them the ad. If it does not trigger they are sure to give you your game piece. Albertsons has excellent customer service. I do not think you will have a problem though because it is also pictured on the front of the giveaway booklet game board pamphlet.

    • I bought 2 of them today and got game pieces for them:)

  3. Theresa says:

    Wouldnt the Lloyds meat use 2 coupons & doublers and be $4.49 for 2? I thought you could use a coupon and doubler on a free item? No? Thx for clarifying this for me!

    • I was wondering the same thing. I read the article and am still confused.

    • Yes! Albertsons coupon policy will allow you to use 2 manuf coupons and 2 doublers on a buy 1 get 1 promo.

    • Yes, you can use two doublers on two coupons. Their policy says you can use one manufacturer coupon per item even if one of the items is free. So if you’re getting two items that is two manufacturers coupons you can use AND double! Just did it this last weekend with the Hormel pork deal!

      • You can use two coupons on a bogo, as displayed in the policy I linked to, but I think YMMV on them doubling both coupons since they would be giving you an additional store discount on the the item they were already giving you for free. I displayed my match-up this way as to error on the side of caution. I bet this will vary by cashier.

  4. My Albertsons would not let me use two coupons when it was bogo. The cashier said I could only use it on the one I was paying for. Five mile and overland.

    • Kelly T says:

      Mine said the same but then called a manager who okayed it

    • They are wrong! It states in the coupon policy that you can use 2 coupons and 2 doublers on a bogo item! check the albies website for the latest coupon policy!
      Search by Keyword

      Twice the Value Coupon Guidelines
      · We allow 3 transactions in a row
      o Customers may use a Catalina from the first order on the 2nd and 3rd orders
      · We accept all “Do not Double” coupons with TTVs (Twice the Value)
      · TTVs (Twice The Value) can we take them with another store coupon?
      o No – TTVs say “store Coupon” on them and we cannot take them with another store coupon
      o Example – 11/14 ad – Tillamook Cheese 3.99 on store coupon, can use a manufacturer coupon with this, but not a TTV coupon
      · Cash back will not be given for items
      · Can we take 2 manufacturer coupons on a buy one get one free promotion?
      o Yes – one manufacturer coupon per item-even if the one coupon says free, or there is a big BOGO promotion
      Thank you for putting your coupon policy online!!

    • My FAVORITE Albertson’s is the Vista/Overland store. The managers are super nice and the cashiers are super sweet. I have never shopped at a store with such courteous and knowledgeable employees. The store is always clean and well stocked. This is the only one I will go to when I am shoping for my deals. Couponing can be a little stressful at times when calculating, checking sizes and requirements, double checking coupons, and making sure you grabbed the right items. (Not to mention the looks from non-couponers who just don’t understand yet.) The last thing you need is an employee who doesn’t know the policies or isn’t friendly to couponers. Vista/Overland store. Give them a try. I think you will be very pleased!

      • They are the best!!! I wish I still lived on that side of town. I might make the trek for this big week.

        • I moved 20 miles away and I will STILL make the trek to my favorite Albie’s. It is worth every penny in gas!

      • I live smack in the middle of overland/vista and overland/orchard albertsons and will ALWAYS choose overland/vista store. They know me by name and I agree, the best and nicest employees! And always stocked.

  5. Thank you SO MUCH for getting this all together. It is so RAD!!! Love from Montana!

    • Hi Robyn –

      Where in MT are you from? I’m near Billings and am wondering what policies you have found where you live?

    • FrugalMT says:

      I’m in Great Falls – and have found that although I live just a couple blocks from the one on 10th – i much prefer the one on NW Bypass. They will do all 3 transactions at once now.

    • Janica Beckler says:

      It’s nice to see people from Montana on here!! I am from Lewistown so things are really expensive here. If it wasn’t for the twice the value coupons, I couldn’t afford to shop at Albertson’s here.

    • frugalsally says:

      I am in the billings area too! I typically shop at albertsons on 6th. shopped on Thurs and saved %80 and recieved 12 game tickets.

      • I’m in the Bozeman area. I NEVER shopped at Albertson’s before I started to use coupons recently. I LOVE it. Yeah for Montana Pride!

        • I did 6 transactions last week, and 4 the next day. The cashiers were great and patient. My friend who lives here also said that you are allowed 9 transactions at one time. Is that in the policies online anywhere. I want to be able to take it with me because I have a lot of transactions for this upcoming week!

  6. KRISTEN says:

    Anyone have any idea when doublers come to Albertsons in SoCal? I feel like were so out of the loop over here. LOL : )

    • It is totally random. I wish I had more info. If i get more I will be sure to post for our SO CAL PEEPS!

  7. you mentioned having the pork packaged for instance you can ask to have one split into two, making it more likely to use the coupons and doubles for free/cheaper meat? I have two of those coupons..sounds like a deal to me!

    • I think you can go to the meat counter and have them custom package it for you from their supply that isn’t packaged yet. :)

      • Yup, you can and they are happy to do it. Also, the pork in the meat counter is the same so you can have them just package up what you want from there too. I did this last week when it was B1G1

  8. Has anyone sent in a Snapple rebate and received it yet? I sent some in late Feb. early March and haven’t received anything yet. Am I just being impatient?

    • I was wondering the same thing so I contacted them last friday and they said that the Rebate was scheduled to be sent out on Monday. I have not received anything yet though…

      • I’m impressed that you even knew who to call. I send rebates in and then forget about them. Usually if I don’t receive the rebate I figure I did something wrong in the process. Like forgetting to circle the price on the receipt! I love getting rebates. I feel like it’s found money!

    • Same here…at least I know we are all in the same boat and I didn’t goof and do something wrong! Phew! :)

    • Lachelle says:

      I second you ladies; I was wondering the same thing!

      • woo crotto says:

        Same here magically called to check on the rebate last week. And by coincidence they said we are mailing them out Friday. I did receive all 5 checks I had requested after calling to check on them. I recommend calling to check and see if this doesn’t warrant some success.

    • I sent my rebated in to and I still haven’t recieved anything.

    • Yes, I have, I want to say two weeks ago? Maybe 3. I know there’s a number to call, but I can’t remember where to find it.

    • Heather says:

      I didn’t get mine on time either, so I emailed Snapple, they replied with a number for the company that processes those rebates. I called the number, got a live person, she looked up my rebate and said oh it is going out on Friday, which was the day after I called. I have since received my rebate. I think if you plan on getting it, you better plan on contacting them.

  9. Tamara- Go to this link and print it out and bring it with you. ( I’d possibly even bring in your receipt and explain that your cashier wouldn’t allow you to use the other coupon, but according to Albertsons policy it’s totally allowed. I printed this out and brought it with me and I’m so glad I did because the cashier tried to tell me I couldn’t’ do that either until I showed her the policy.

  10. I have a question, seperate from the above, but I was hoping someone could help me with this… I went to fred meyer tonight and found a couple bottles of franks hot sauce on clearance for $.49 and I had a couple $1.00 off coupons. They said I couldn’t use them or have them adjusted to match clearance price becasue they were higher and they were on clearance . Does anyone have any insight on Fred Meyer policy? I hadn’t brushed up on their policy or didn’t know any different; but wanted to ask some pros for their insight :) Thank You! Elaina

    • Fred Meyer’s coupon policy is a bit vague and does not address this issue. I know our store here (Spokane Valley, WA) would not adjust coupons in the past, but now they do. Their policy basically says that it is up to the manager. This is one of those YMMV situations.

  11. Does Albertsons in Colorado springs CO have this same upcoming doublers?

  12. Does anyone know if the new Ball Park Deli Style Beef Franks are covered under the B1G1 $4.59 deal?

  13. Thanks for the list but I think I found a mistake

    Jell-O Temptations $4.19 6 pk $3.29 3 pk BONUS TICKET ITEM
    Double: $1/1 printable Jell-O coupon
    Final Price .50

    Wouldn’t they be $2.19 6pk and $1.29 3pk. I know they have been .50 for awhile and wish they were again as I have $1.0 coupons and am going on a road trip to my Grandfathers memorial next week.

  14. lorrie mc. says:

    Im in WA. and we just had dblrs I think it was tues. i went… Are there more again?!? Wish I had saved some of my food$s for month!LOL I will work it!hehe

  15. When I was at Albertson’s this past week I noticed at the checkout stand that 5 gum was on sale for $1.00 per pack. There is a printable coupon at for $1.00/2. Double it and 2 would be free! Haven’t tried this gum but I might if its free.

  16. How many total transactions can one shopper have in a row? My friend says nine. Is that written in the policies anywhere? I want to be able to take it with me because I have a lot of transactions for this upcoming week!

    • It’s 3 consecutive transactions and it is officially stated in the new Twice the Value coupon policy found on the Albertson’s website. I think it’s awesome that they took the time to put it in writing, that way none of us should get hassled about doing 3 transactions! Anyways, I’m going to chat with my manager and see if its okay to fo 3 transactions and then go put my stuff in the car so that I can come in and do 3 more, etc. I feel like this should be fair since the policy says 3 consecutive transactions…We’ll see what she says! Hope this helps!

      • lorrie mc. says:

        This is TOTALLY off subject but, HEY, Eri(k)aLynn is my daughters name!LOL Now back to subj. w/ ‘consecutive’ in there, Im doing 2*two*, 3 con. trans. TY!

    • You may do three transaction in a row per Albertsons policy. Just get back in line and do another set of transactions. This is only fair to other shoppers behind you. I know my Albertsons only ever has a couple cashiers at a given time (often only 1 cashier) and the lines back up quick.

  17. Does anyone know if Sweet Baby Rays bbq sauce is on special for $1.00 this week? It’s not in my flyer but I think I spotted it Thursday in the 10/$10 section of the store. I might have my weeks messed up but if it is on special the $1./1 coupon is tomorrows (or the early edition today) paper will make another freebie :)

  18. Don’t forget to pick up their fresh summertime coupon booklet.

    For those of you who like beef and wine, you might get a nice deal with the $10 off coupon inside.

    This coupon will give you $10 off when you buy TWO bottles of Beringer or Chateau St Jean wine AND beef. Beef purchase must be at least $10.05.

    So what you can do is, look for 2 cheap Beringer wines and get beef that’s very close to the price of $10.05 and you can get it basically for free.

    I did the beef & wine deal twice today:

    1) Albertsons So Cal

    2 Bottles Beringer wine 9.98
    1 package of Round Steak (3 lbs) 6.65
    1 Ground beef (1 lbs) 3.44
    Subtotal 20.07

    Coupon 10.00

    TOTAL 10.07

    So my 4 lbs of beef/ground beef were basically free.

    2) Vons So Cal

    2 Bottles Beringer wine 8.86
    1 package London Broil (5.44 lbs!!!!!) 10.72
    Subtotal 19.58

    Coupon 10.00

    TOTAL 9.58

    Again, the beef was almost free, just a few cents.

    This is also a great coupon to use at WINCO, because they currently sell Beringer wine for only 3.98

    • I’ve looked through my summertime book twice and it’s not in ours here in Oregon :( Sounds like an awesome deal. Perfect for upcoming holidays bbq’s.

    • Where can you get the summertime book? Do they have them in the store?

  19. The Emerald Breakfast on the Go coupon from the 5/1 RP states on it “Do Not Double” so this only works with the printable coupons.

    ★Emerald Breakfast On the Go $1.99 7.5oz
    Double $1/1 Emerald Breakfast on the Go Coupon
    or $1/1 Emerald Products 5/1 Red Plum
    or $1/1 Emerald Breakfast Printable Coupon
    Final Price FREE plus game ticket

  20. I didn’t see it listed, so I thought I would share. Bagel Bites 9 ct is on sale 2 for 4. I used the $1/1 printable and used a doubler and got them for free.

  21. stephanie says:

    HOORAY!!! Albertsons will no longer be taking “SPECIAL ORDERS” for upcoming sales. Those of you who special ordered the breakfast 2 go in my book you are hoarding. My local albertsons had 8 boxes to put on their shelf and are holding over 1,000 for those that special ordered. Do you really think you are sharing when no one else is able to get the same deal. How is that not considered hoarding when no one is allowed to buy them because you did a SPECIAL ORDER. As of May 27th you will no longer be able to special order for this exact reason. Hope you can live with that since now you abused it so now you will lose it. I am so glad that albertsons is taking a stand and will no longer be allowing you to haul case after case out of the store while alll the other shoppers have to go without. I only wanted two to take on a road trip to feed my kids for snacks and am now going without for those of you that had to special order your 1,000 boxes. I hope you are proud of yourself.

    • I’m sorry, but I find this post to be rude. I have only placed one special order before (for pasta) and when I spoke with the store manager at my Albertson’s, he said that all special orders placed were IN ADDITION TO the order already being made for that product. So, if they were planning on ordering 100 things of pasta and I placed an order for 40, that they would then order 140 things of pasta. And, I’m sorry, but claiming that all special orders are hoarding is wrong. You do not know the people in which your speaking to, nor do you know their life circumstances. I, for one, will not have to buy pasta for at least half a year, and neither will my mother (because we split the order), and I planned it that way. It’s not like I’m ordering 40 things of pasta every month simply because it goes on sale. THAT would be hoarding. So please, before you start pointing fingers and saying “ha ha ha” to everyone simply based on the conclusion that you’ve jumped to, really stop and think about what you are saying and how you say it, because coming across all rude and snooty towards everyone who has ever placed a special order is just plain old wrong.

      • stephanie says:

        Ordering special so others are not able to get the deal is rude also. Not all special orders are above and beyond the store order or else there would be product on the shelf. Coming from my store manager he is glad there will be no more special orders because they are the sole reason for the not getting the order they need to meet demand. Keep in mind that if you need to order 1,000 boxes that even if you are sharing them with other families you are keeping more families from getting the few they need to feed their own. Im glad you are able to follow the rules and are probably the exception but you are also talking about ordering only 40 boxes and sharing these people have ordered 1,000. There is no need to hoard 1,000 boxes even if you are sharing. Make different orders then. Everyone know the warehouse is even out. So therefore one person ordering 1,000 boxes is hoarding when the store is not able to put them on the shelf for everyone since it is special. I have every right to voice my opinion just like you. You don’t have to like it but I am entitled and am glad that the special orders are going to stop.

        • First, I would like to say I’m sorry- I let my irritation with your post guide what I wrote the first time. Please forgive me.
          Now, I do agree, wholeheartedly, that a 1,000 things of Emerald nuts between 3 people is way excessive. Yup, it’s a great deal, and I was lucky to buy my 5 boxes. =) I would much rather though that, instead of potentially stopping special orders (as I don’t know if that’s local to you or if it’s chain wide) that they would make an “order limit” or something. In situations like these, in which new products are being introduced and don’t have the product build up (like Tide or something that has been around for a long time), it would avoid the manufacturer running dry and having a lot of people miss out on a great thing.

    • kimberly says:

      when you special order they then order those items just for you. That is the purpose of it. You are not taking from anyone else. Then they place there order for the open stock. It’s not hoarding. Managers encourage it and ask that you do it that way.

      • i’m sad to hear albertson’s will be stopping special orders. i have not done this but have talked to managers at three differant stores. they assured me that it is above what they order for the store. i think this will only make the shelves empty faster.

    • Kelly T says:

      My albies loves that I special order and it is above and beyond- your manager doesn’t know what they are doing. Be mad at them, not us

      • I have to say that this seems to be a store issue, not a couponer issue. The issue really lies with the store manager who allowed the special order without stocking the stores shelves first!!

    • ben tatro says:

      Special orders are what keep the shelves stocked…..instead of somebody coming in and clearing the entire shelf at every store in your city. If you need a large quantity, special orders ARE the responsible way to do it.

      You should be mad at your store manager for letting such a large group of orders take priority over stocking the store shelves first. Many, many businesses use special orders to get products cheaper at stores like Albertsons than at the warehouse stores or restaurant suppliers. I think your store manager may have actually been embellishing the truth. Did you ask him to show you the pallets of product in the back of his store? Sounds like he screwed up and wants to blame it on someone else.

    • Sorry, but I have special ordered in the past; I don’t feel I have abused it. I am glad Albertsons has let me do it to as I don’t shop on Sunday and would still like to get in on the deals. I don’t mean to be mean but just trying to make a point.

  22. Emma S. says:

    I found a great deal on sprite 2 Lt bottles. Some of the bottles had save $1 dollar on the purchase of 3 cpns attached to them. Buy 3 at $.99 cents, double the dollar off cpn and end up paying $.99 for all three!

  23. There was $1 off CAT that printed when I bought 2 Dean’s Dip. Made me so happy! :)
    Also, it was my understanding that when you want large quantities that you are supposed to special order? I have only special ordered once at Fred Meyer. It was easy and they were super nice about it. I’ve never special ordered at Albertson’s but they are so good about everything else why not that? I just thought it was the polite thing to do so not to clear the shelves.

    • stephanie says:

      When you special order you are condisered clearing the shelves because they hold that product for you so no one else can have it. My albertsons has empty shelves and is holding over 1,000 boxes of emerald breakfast to go because 3 people special ordered them. How is it not clearing the shelves if they hold it for you? No one is able to get the deal because of special orders. I am glad that you will no longer be able to special order. I also think it is wrong that instead of placing those boxes on the shelf for everyone since the warehouse is even out of stock. The store managers and cashiers have to deal with angry customers because you are hoarding the product with your special order so therefore the 50 other people that would like just 2 boxes are denied. I consider that hoarding and am glad they are putting a stop to it.

    • Contrary to the other post, yes, placing an order is the right thing to do. Just verify with the store manager that the order will be “in addition to” any order already being made and not items that will be withheld from the already existing order. =) Glad you got a rockin’ deal!

    • Stephanie, I’m not sure what’s going on in your store but my Albertson’s almost requires special orders instead of clearing shelves. I have a great relationship with my store manager and the young lady who does the grocery orders. I called and asked them about your post and they said the only reason that 1000 boxes would have been an issue is if they didn’t pre-pay for the order. In our store it helps to prepay because it shows the product isn’t sitting in inventory. I have worked in grocery and everything is a balance. Order, inventory, customer purchase, all of it works out in the end. My grocery girl said that when the order for the 1000 was placed whoever did the order probably forgot to order for the store as well. My Albies will still be doing orders. In my opinion a lot of these “issues” is creeping up because of that show Extreme couponing. I went to do my normal shopping stops today…keepin mind my stock pile has been done for a year now. I just fill in here and there when I see a good deal. They were cleared out of product by 8:45. My checker ladies said there were people waiting at the door at opening and argueing over who was getting what and they stormed the doors when they opened. I will gladly stand aside for the craziness and get my rainchecks. Which I LOVE!!! 😉 With all the new couponers clearing shelves and not really practicing coupon etiquette I think as vetern couponers were going to have to get used to using rainchecks to get what we want and need. Good luck to everyone and lets remember to take a good long deep breath before we get upset with each other.

      • Yes! I too love rain checks. 90% of the time I can get a better deal with them. I will be getting mine for the Breakfast to Go Packs. They will have doublers again.

  24. I just need to say that I was floored at how many people were out couponing this morning. I live in a very well to do area and almost every person at the Albertson’s I frequent had a binder or coupon box. I shop Albertson’s routinely on Sunday mornings and its never been like it was today.
    One benefit~ I did meet another FruGal in line behind me! Maybe we all need a way to identify one another? LOL Maybe a specific coupon envelope or something not obvious but if you’re a FruGal you’d know.

    Also, I stopped by Walgreens for some cheapies/freebies and every single item I was looking for was gone at 8:35am. Not good but thats the way the cookie crumbles sometimes. Made me wonder if they just weren’t stocked or if a mob of couponers had already beat me to the goods?

    I’m not complaining. Just observing. Times are tough and all of us know that couponing is a way to immediately save money through organizing and planning. No degree required. Just a willingness to learn. Couponing and sites like Fabulessly Frugal are a blessing and I am very thankful for rewards that it has provided my family.

    Happy couponing rewards to everyone!

    • I, too, noticed the craziness of doubles this morning. Like you, though, I talked with several ladies in the store and it was almost like teamwork! We all helped each other find certain products, verified prices because some were marked wrong, and guided “newbie” couponers. It was so fun! I think often times we assume everyone is out for themselves, but this morning was refreshing to see everyone helping out with a smile on their faces! :)

      • We too had a GREAT time at Albies this morning 😉 My Sister in Law and I were out at 8 and there were probably 10 other ladies in the store with us. We talked to a few and helped eachother find the “hidden” Emerald on the Gos. I am so glad that everyone was so happy this morning. Even the checkers were in good moods 😉

      • ben tatro says:

        I saw the same thing, but got some really weird looks from all the ladies. It was like I was offending them because I was doing the same thing……and I was a guy. Maybe it was because I had my wife’s pink binder???? Oh well, saving money with coupons is not just for the ladies.

  25. lindsay says:

    I have also noticed a lot more couponers and cleared shleves not by one person but just that the popularity of couponing has really increased! My store wont do rainchecks with doublers which is sad because you might as well not get a raincheck if you cant double it the ext time there are doublers.

    • I too noticed a lot more couponers out today. But I also noticed a couple of them complaining to managers and checkers because they were out of stock on certain items. As disappointed as I was that certain items were out of stock, oh well! I can wait for the next sale. I am afraid that everyone complaining and getting mad at stores and couponers are going to ruin it for everyone. I think everyone needs to try and be ethical, but also everyone needs to take a breath and relax. Oh well, you win some and you lose some. I have been couponing for almost two years and I have seen changes taking place because of complainers. That is more frustrating to me then the hoarders!

  26. McKenzie says:

    This morning I went to different Albertsons than usual and I had a really cranky cashier who was incredibly rude to me as soon as she realized I was doing multiple doublers. She told me I could only do three and I said, “Yes, I know. I only have three.” Then she nitpicked every coupon I had, wouldn’t let me stack an All Laundry coupon with the free Snuggle coupon, and complained about other couponers the WHOLE TIME. She even asked me how I had four print outs of online coupons when “she knows” that the print limit is two and she accused me of photocopying even though she could see right there that each one had a different validation number. She complained that so many people were photocopying that they were going to start limiting people to just two coupons of the same type. Apparently looking at the validation numbers to see if they’re different is too much work.

    I’ve been a cashier and I know it’s hard work, but this woman was awful!

    • Shelley says:


      • I totally agree about telling the manager. I had a cashier that was snappy at me in front of my coupon-excited teen girls ( I actually, instead of shopping in Spokane on my way home after working 12+ hrs as a nurse, picked them up (26miles) and took them to the Hayden Albertsons (10miles each way). I was super pleasant with her (again, being a nurse I deal with cranky people all day long :). 3 weeks later i had to go back there as the manager, who knows me, was holding a product for me. I told him about it and he said ‘are you the one that left that comment on the web (with receipt #) and I said ‘no, I wouldn’t do this to you, that is why I am telling you now’ and he said ” I wish you would have called me sooner, think how many people she treated this way and they will never come back to shop here”…..

    • Just curious was this in I.F. at 17th Street? If so, just don’t go to that one cashier. The other cashiers are fabulous!!! I’ve even waited in line extra time just to avoid her.

  27. Just an FYI to those that do lots of doublers. Albertsons is going to be making changes to the way the doublers work. Sounds like they are going to be limiting how many doublers you can use per trip or possibly per day. When I first started you were only allowed 3 transactions per trip. So if you wanted to do more than 3 you had to leave the store and return. You were not allowed to fill your cart and just go round and round through the line. New changes are coming. Hopefully they will benefit everyone.

  28. there were lots of couponers in my store too this morning. so I was very surprised when there was still a whole cardboard display full of the emerald breakfast to go left…

    there was a lady checking out in front of me and I saw that she was using a lot of the coupons from the Moments to save Insert, which all expired yesterday. I almost said something, but then I was too shy… :-) should I have said something? what would you guys do in a situation like that?

    • Just out of curiousity…did the cashier accept them anyways? Or did she not even notice and they went through? If it was me with the expired coupons, I would totally want someone to say something because it would be an inadvertant mistake and I would NOT want to do something against coupon policy :) I’m sure I would be embarrassed by the whole thing, but keeping my integrity would be worth it. If I were you, honestly, I may have chickened out, too 😉

      • the cashier didn’t notice… even though the coupons for the free sierra mist beeped and she had to write the amount on it….

  29. denise K. says:

    I have had a aweful experience with a paticular cashier at the albertsons in Bremerton, I even asked to speak with the GM and she was outta town and was suppose to call me back and i kept calling and she wasnt there and never returned my calls! I am soooo irriated with that store, just because you have coupons doesnt mean that your a bad person! My goodness we are all human and should not be put down for it or treated like crap! Let me remind all of you cashiers out there…..ITS YOUR JOB!!! you took on this job to stand there and let things beep as you bag them so no matter if we do 1 transaction or 3 , with or without coupons, GET OVER IT, AGAIN IT IS YOUR JOB!! if you dont like it then QUIT!! but please dont be a bitch about it!

  30. Justine says:

    Today I shopped Albertsons. Since the city I where my closest and only store is doesn’t have a sunday paper (coupons come in Saturdays paper) I can’t get doublers. But they always have them available in the store. This morning I couldn’t find them, so i asked a checker, she gave me ONE! I asked for more, she was hesitant, explained I could only use 3 per transaction, and only 3 transaction at a time (which I knew and had planned for).

    I seemed to get a bit of frustration from the checkers, as they weren’t sure I could use that many doublers, and do that many transactions (I did 13, did 3 at a time, and took them to my car, came back in did 3 more, etc).

    They said they didn’t know what their coupon policy said about it, I told them I wasn’t 100% (couldn’t find anything on it in my copy I had with me) Told them I follow your website and others that are VERY familiar with the policies, and serious about couponing ethics, and that I really didn’t want to do anything I wasn’t supposed to, and that wasn’t my intention.

    Do you know what their policy is? Is there a limit? I’ve shopped there many times, using lots of doublers in one trip and never had issues. Has anyone else had problems?

    I do think it’s annoying that they keep their doublers behind the counter now, though :(

    • I had them only give me 1 here in Central Point/Medford OR today too! They actually tried to tell me that there is a new corporate policy saying that they can only hand out ONE coupons doubler sheet per person per day. I checked and all three stores in my area are saying that as well. BUT drive 20 minutes away and they had them sitting out for the taking and didn’t care so I was able to do two transactions of three doublers each.

      Corporate told me via two methods (email and phone call) that there has been no change in corporate policy.

      I have the same question now though – is there a limit to the number of “shopping trips” I can make per day? I had corporate respond that I can do 3 doublers per transaction and 3 transactions per “shopping trip”. Well, can I take them out to my car and come back in for a separate shopping trip or even later in the day?

      These same local stores are trying to tell me that we can only do three transactions PER DAY, which I am not buying. Still waiting to hear from corporate on how many “shopping trips” per day are legit.

      Anyone have further insight??

    • From Albertson’s website:

      We allow 3 transactions in a row

      o Customers may use a Catalina from the first order on the 2nd and 3rd orders

      · We accept all “Do not Double” coupons with TTVs (Twice the Value)

      · TTVs (Twice The Value) can we take them with another store coupon?

      o No – TTVs say “store Coupon” on them and we cannot take them with another store coupon

      o Example – 11/14 ad – Tillamook Cheese 3.99 on store coupon, can use a manufacturer coupon with this, but not a TTV coupon

      · Cash back will not be given for items

      · Can we take 2 manufacturer coupons on a buy one get one free promotion?

      o Yes – one manufacturer coupon per item-even if the one coupon says free, or there is a big BOGO promotion

      Nothing about how many they will hand out to you though

  31. Say..The Ronzini Pasta special is 10 for $10. Can you just buy a few and nothing else? Do you have to purchase 10 of them?

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