Combining a Sale With a Coupon – Or How I Got 49 Bags of Cereal for Free

Did you know that you can combine a hot sale with a hot coupon for even more savings? Just because an item is on sale, or on clearance (unless there are some unusual exclusions) doesn’t mean you can’t use a coupon. In fact, this is a great time to do so to maximize your savings!

I was able to combine coupons with a hot one day sale at Hy-Vee today and scored 49 bags of Malt O’ Meal cereal for free. The cereal was on sale for $0.50 and I had a big stack of $0.50 off coupons, which meant all 49 were free.

So what do you do with 49 bags of cereal? We love sharing our extras with family and friends, and we also donate to local charities — who always appreciate it, no matter what you pay!


  1. RiversideCouponLady says:

    OMG THat is GREAT!!!! I hope one of my stores will have Cereal on sale cuz I am almost out of it.

  2. Super Coupon Lady says:

    WOW! That is an amazing deal! I've never seen that cereal marked down so low. I will have to keep my eye out for that. Thanks! :)

  3. 2 Kids and a Coupon says:

    It was a one day sale, so unfortunately it is back to regular price today. I just found the tear pad coupons the day before — so it was excellent timing!

  4. Saving A Bundle says:

    Impressive! That's great that you choose to share with others! Thanks for linking at The Savers Bungalow!

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