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  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
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Commissary Deals 7/23-8/5

on 7.27.2009 at 7:00pm
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I am so excited to bring this list to Southern Savers! I have a special place in my heart for anyone in the military, and I am glad to be able to do something for you and help you use the commissary system even better. Thanks to Lauren, a military wife in Charleston SC, for helping with coupons and deals.

A few notes about this list:

  1. I do not have authorization to list actual prices because the commissary is not a traditional grocery store. So instead of prices you will see a percent off. If you want to see the full list of what is on sale with prices you can go here and log in.
  2. This list also follows the same guidelines as other lists on Southern Savers, only items that will be at least 40% will be listed. Remember to stock up on these items by getting 6-8 weeks worth this week.
  3. The list will run for two weeks so look for a new list every other Wednesday/Thursday.

If you find any deals in the store not listed let us know! If you find any new military coupons share that too!!
Coupon Policy:

  • Commissaries DO NOT double or triple coupons. Rarely the commissary will run a special promotion allowing you to use two manufacture coupons on one item. This is the DeCa form of “super double coupons”.
  • Commissaries DO NOT accept other store coupons.
  • Commissaries WILL accept Internet printed coupons.
  • ***Please note that the commissary will not accept a Procter & Gamble internet printable***

Hot Weather Heavy Specials Promotion
Effective July 23- August 5, 2009

Kellogg’s Raisin Bran/ Raisin Bran Crunch, 18.2-10oz box, 42% off
-$1.50/2 Kellogg’s Frosted MiniWheats or Raisin Bran printable
-$2 off Ocean Spray products wyb (2) Kellogg’s Raisin Bran “Fuel for School” booklet
(under $1 per box after coupon)

Quaker Cap’n Cruch Cereals, 15-18.2ox box, 45% off
-$1 off Quaker Cereals coupon on select boxes

Post Grape Nuts, 24oz box, 40% off
-$1/2 Post Grape Nuts SS 7/26

Ralston Crunchy Granola Cereal, 50% off

Kraft Deli Sliced Cheese, 37% off
-$1 off Deli Siled Cheese wyb Oscar Meyer Deli Meat- Parents Mag 8/09
-$1 off Deli Sliced Cheese coupon found in some dairy cases
(around $1 a package with either coupon)

Breakstone Cottage Cheese Doubles or Live Active 24% off
-$1 off Kraft Dairy Products Family Circle or Ladies Home Journal Mag 6/09
(makes it FREE)

I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter (price not listed)
-$1.25/1 I can’t Believe it’s Not Butter Soft Spread RP 6/28
-$1 off I can’t Believe it’s Not Butter Sticks printable (IE) or printable (FF)

Dannon Danimals 6pk 18.6oz (price not listed)
-$1 off Dannon Danimals SS 7/26 or “Smart Summer Savings” booklet

Coleson Tilapia Fish Fillets 40% off

Keebler Ice Cream, Sugar & Waffle Cones, 1.5-4oz box, 28% off
-$1 off Keebler Cones coupon on select boxes
-$3/3 Keebler Cones coupon on select boxes

(under $1 a box with with either coupon)

Planters Peanuts 16oz, 22% off
-$1/2 Planters Peanuts coupons on select boxes
-$1.50/2 Planters products SS 6/28
-$1/2 Planters products SS 6/28

Austin Peanutbutter Crackers 11oz 16% off
-$2 off fresh fruit wyb (2) Keebler or Austin Crackers “Kellogg’s Fuel for School” booklet

Quaker Granola Bars 38% off
– .75/2 Quaker Chewy Bars RP 6/21
(less than $1)

Heinz 40oz Ketchup 39 % off
Pasta Roni 44% off
Del Monte Pasta Sauce 26.5 oz, 40% off
Gatorade 32oz 33% off

Hellmanns Mayo 30oz, 38% off
-.60/2 Helmann’s Mayo RP 6/28
-$1/1 Helmann’s Mayo RP 6/28
-.60/1 Helmann’s Mayo RP 6/28

Pompeian Olive Oil 16oz, 25% off
-$1 off Pompeian Oil printable

Kelloggs Pop Tarts, 24% off
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Pop Tarts 8 ct, inside select packages
-.55/1 Kellogg’s Pop Tarts RP 6/7
-$1/1 Kellogg’s Pop Tarts Tearpad
(makes it under $1)

Breyers Ice Cream 48oz, 40% off
-$1/2 Breyers product printable

Klondike Novelty Ice Cream, 41% off
-$1/2 Klondike products printable

PopSicles Novelty Ice Creams 33% off
$1 off Popsicles products “Family is it’s own Reward” booklet at Publix (manufacturer coupon)
(makes it much less than $1 ea)

Michelinas Penne Pollo 9oz entrée 31% off
-$1/5 Michelina’s Entrees printable

Alexia Fries 24oz 12% off
-.75/1 Alexia Sweet Potato Fries printable
-$1/1 Alexia Crunchy Snacks, Any SS 6/14
-$1/1 Alexia Crunchy Snacks, Any All You Mag 6/09
(Just over $1 for a healthy snack option)

Schick Quattro Midnight 44% off
-$4/1 Schick Quattro for Women All You Mag 8/09
-$4/1 Schick Quattro Titanium Razor SS 7/26

Suave Women’s Deodorant 20% off
-$1/2 Suave Deodorant RP 5/17
(less than .50¢ ea)

Soft Soap 8.5oz 21% off
-$1 off Soap Soap Liquid Hand Soap printable (zip code 45435)

Dial Liquid Soap 22% off
-.35/1 Dial Multi Pack Liquid Hand Soap SS 5/17
– $1/3 Dial Multi Pack Liquid Hand Soap SS 5/17

Finish 20ct gelpac or tabs 36% off
-$2.50 off Electrasol/Finish Dish Detergent SS 7/12
much less than $1 each after coupon)

Solo Cups 30ct 35% off
-.75/1 solo Cups SS 6/21
(makes it under $1)

Ziploc Containers 21% off
-$1.50/2 Ziploc Containers SS 7/26
-$1 off Ziploc Containers tear pad
-$1/2 Ziploc Containers found on Pepperdge Farm Bread
-$1 off any Ziploc Containers “Smart Summertime Savings” booklet at Publix (manufacturer coupon)
(under $1 a package after coupon)

Bounty Everyday Napkins 200ct, 37% off
-$1/2 Bounty Napkins PG 6/5
-.25/1 Bounty Napkins PG 6/5
-$1/2 Bounty Napkins PG 6/5

Shout Stain Remover 22oz 20% off
-.55/1 Shout Stain Remover SS 6/07
-$1/2 Shout Stain Remover SS 6/07
-.35/1 Shout Stain Remover SS 6/07

Posted in the Grocery Gathering at BeCentsAble.

    • Dale

      WOW! Thanks, Jenny!

    • Delores

      Again, your work is fantastic, Jenny. But, I have a question that I have often thought about: is it cheaper to shop at the commissary? I wonder if others could/would comment on this. I have access to it, but it is a ways away. I know the prices are cheaper at times, but after gas and the “surcharge” I am just not sure it is worth it. Any thoughts on it? Thanks!

    • Teresa

      Also, can military folks use expired coupons at the commissary?

    • Stacy

      Thanks so much! I’ve been struggling with figuring out where everything is the cheapest!! I do know that when they run a case lot, you can get stuff WAY cheap even w/o Qs! I find on meat and canned goods it’s especially worth it!

    • Stacy

      The C we go to doesn’t accept expired q’s. They are STICKLERS about ALL coupons!

    • lauren

      Hi-
      Delores, I asked myself this same question before I made the first list. And I think that sometimes it’s worth the trip. I’ve found that it’s definitely worth a log on to the site to see what’s on sale for what price- then compare the SS deals and get a shopping plan together. While I won’t go into specific prices here- I do know this week I’ll be stocking up on Olive Oil because the price w/q is cheaper than it was on sale the other week b1g1 w/q at publix. Meat, dairy, fruits and veggies are also usually cheaper at the commissary. So are the large boxes of diapers (huggies or pampers).

      Continental US Commissaries WILL NOT take expired coupons. Overseas Commissaries will (up to 6months expired) and Jenny has a program that collects coupons and sends them overseas.

    • Ang

      Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this. I almost exclusively shop the commissary and being new to using coupons I wasn’t sure if maybe I was missing out by shopping there.

    • MarySC

      The big difference is that the commissary can’t have “loss leaders” like the civilian stores. The price you pay is the actual cost of the product. There are good time-limited deals, but it’s because the manufacturer or distributor discounted the item, not the commissary. The only exception is for discontinued or soon-expiring stuff.

      The commissary is usually cheaper for paper products, canned goods, baby stuff and some produce and dairy. (For example, bananas have been 54 cents a pound forever (good price) but milk is way over $3 (horrible price). I get absolutely all my beef and pork in the “old meat” case (where they place meat that has been frozen and marked down because it will expire soon.) As for the rest, it is often cheaper to buy on sale at the civilian stores, especially when you can double coupons. I look at the sale ads and make my shopping list, then buy everything else I need at the commissary.

      Another thing to consider is the surcharge at the commissary. It is 5%, so the “tax” is much higher than on food and lower on non-food items than at civilian stores (in SC).

      Your savings would definitely be reduced if you had to drive any distance to get there… I am lucky and literally drive past the base twice a week!

    • Jenny- I’m excited you now have the commissary on your list! I always get the commissary connection sent to me when prices change but I often forget to log in to see what else has dropped or will be a good deal.

      Delores- I love shopping at the commissary. I am within a 20 minute drive and the fiance also works there so it isn’t too out of the way for me. Most things are cheaper there all around, but if you find a great sale somewhere else, take advantage of that.

      Mary SC- I think it depends on the commissary for prices. My commissary is almost always cheaper for paper products, many canned goods, produce and dairy. I do buy produce other places when a sale hits. I only buy my yogurt, eggs and milk at the commissary. They are always cheaper. I pay roughly 70 cents for eggs and 90 cents for a half gallon of milk. Meat is usually bought at the commissary, again unless I find another deal that beats it out which is rarely. I also find pasta and spaghetti sauce is usually cheaper on post. Usually the surcharge for me is better than if I buy with no tax in a civilian store.

    • Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    • Jacki

      Thanks so much for posting this. I really appreciate it :)

    • Kim C

      This is a wonderful addition to this site ! I do not have access to the commissary, but have many friends in the military. The information for them is MUCH appreciated. I do have a comment about the expired coupons though. Just recently the one in my city (in Florida) started accepting them. So it might be on an individual basis. It never hurts to ask if they will accept them.

    • Lynn

      I keep a list of meat prices from the commissary here at Ft Jackson, so when I look at prices at the civ. grocery stores I can compare them to see if it’s a good deal or not. I go and stock up on meats every month and combine trips to there and to get prescrips refilled. Also, the frozen foods are almost always a good bargain, too. Again, I keep a master list on how much I want to pay for things. Keeps me within my budget.

      I remember one time I went and was in the dairy section, another woman and I were trading coupons to get the yogourt we each wanted. She was a couponer, too, lol. They also have coupons just for commissary use which are handed out as you enter.

    • Jenni

      Thank you so much from a working military wife and a mother of a 10 month old. I had been getting groceries at the supermarkets and meat and produce at the commissary because I just didn’t have the time to match the coupons to the deals at the base. Now I can double my saving power! Thank you so much for all you do!!!

    • shelley

      Hey, does anyone have the website to send expired coupons to the military? I have heard about this but do not have the address.
      Thanks,
      Shelley

    • Erin

      I just want to say THANK YOU to all the families serving in our military!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Meghan

      Thank you thank you!! I have been hoping someone would do this. I am so excited and can’t wait to tell my military friends!

    • Thanks! Love the commissary. It’s my main shopping place. It’s much much cheaper than any other store around here. You can only use expired coupons if you are over seas. But commissaries do let you have overage!

    • Julie

      Thank you Jenny! This is so awesome. I just started so I have based my beginning price book on commissary prices. When I find something on sale for lower I know to buy it in civilian stores. This is such a great list. Thanks for all you do!

    • Angela

      Somebody mentioned that Jenny has a program that collects coupons and sends them overseas. Where can I find out more information on this? I hate to see coupons go to waste, and if they can take expired coupons I would love to let them make use of them.

      • Jenny

        Angela,

        Look on the right hand side bar and you will see “Great Links” coupons for the troups is in there. I send them over twice a month in big batches. Just email me to get my address.

    • Emily

      Wow, Jenny, this is great. I am not military myself, but I love to see this when there seem to be so many in our country today without patriotism or an appreciation for those who defend our freedom. It makes me even prouder to support your site.

    • Jamey

      Thanks for doing this Jenny…what a great idea!

      Just a note about how my commissary works (shaw afb) with internet coupons, they will only accept them if they scan without beeping. I know that some coupons have a code that makes them always beep…well they will reject them.

      Jenny, thanks for thinking of us military folks! The commissary does have some great deals, but I agree with the other posters here…if you pay attention you can do better with Jenny’s tips at the supermarket, especially on pantry goods!

    • Allison

      Thanks for adding this! I had been confused about whether to buy from the commissary or from the civilian stores, but after working with this site, I must agree with MarySC ” it is often cheaper to buy on sale at the civilian stores, especially when you can double coupons. I look at the sale ads and make my shopping list, then buy everything else I need at the commissary.” That is exactly what I do!

      So, after being at this couponing thing for a few months, I figured out that with the B1G1 sales, using coupons that double ends up being cheaper. With a higher value coupon that doesn’t double, it is usually better at the commissary (the “half” price offered by civilian stores usually equals the normal price at the commissary).

    • From a Navy wife(NAS JAX) who loves to save, I can not thank you enough!! Adding this section has made me soooo HAPPY!!!

    • Tricia

      Hi, I just have a question, I was wondering if you can stack a military store coupon with a manufacture coupon, I always forget to ask, but most military store coupons are a lot less than man Qs.

    • Thank you soo much for doing this!! This will so help this week with shopping!

    • Jenni

      AWESOME!! THANKS SO MUCH LAUREN!!

    • HM

      Thank you SO much Lauren and Jenny! My husband is going to basic in late September, and I had been wondering about commissary prices and coupon policies. Also was just stuck for a brief spell in “Bluestown” this evening over the upcoming military commitment – literally right before I logged on and saw you were doing this and it picked up my spirits! Thanks SO much again!

    • Kristen

      My understanding is that you cannot stack military coupons with manufacturers coupons at the commissary. However, I asked at Publix last night and they let me use and stack my military store coupon that was about to expire. I asked before I gave it to the cashier and they were real nice about it.