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Homemade Soup for $.15! Almonds for Half the Price!
Deals on Blue Diamond almonds and canned soup are plentiful at CVS, Walgreen’s and Rite Aid this week.
These sound like good deals, and are highlighted on money saving websites. They are weekly deals, but I will save more money in the long term by getting almonds for much less elsewhere and cooking my own pot of soup.
I decided not to shop for them or include them in my Weekly Drugstore Deals List. And here’s why:
Evaluating the Almond Deals:
Blue Diamond Almonds (5 to 6 oz. can) are on sale at several drugstores this week. The final price for these deals range from $2.12 to $2.50 per can. When I calculate the cheapest final price per pound ($2.12 divided by 6oz. multiplied by 16oz.) I determine the price per pound is $5.65/lb. Further, If you didn’t have the requisite 2 coupons needed for the deal, the price per pound would be $6.65/lb. This is not the lowest price I can pay for almonds, so I skip this deal.
Instead, I know almonds come up for sale regularly at my local Sprouts for $2.99/lb. I will stock up on those when they go on sale instead of doing deals like the one above, which cost about twice as much. I will buy enough to last until the next sale, storing any surplus in my fridge or freezer.
Evaluating the Soup Deals:
Canned Soup deals range anywhere from $.75 to $1.50 this week, after sales and coupons. However, a big batch of soup can easily be made at home, and portioned into single containers for a fraction of the cost. I batch cook a pot of soup every week, and the entire pot (about 16 servings) costs around $2.50, only $.15 per serving! (A serving is at least the equivalent of one can of soup).
I have about 6 soups in my rotation, and will share those recipes soon!
Happy Saving! 🙂