Quaker Oatmeal Cereal Coupon: 160 Boxes of Cereal for $1.97

I continue to be the coupon king of cereal (now if I can just learn to expand this to other foods needed by food banks) by utilizing a bunch of rainchecks I received last week. A wonderful reader who wants to stay anonymous said that she could provide me with as many $1 off coupons for Quaker Oatmeal cereal as I needed which were available from a Sunday paper insert a few weeks ago. Safeway had the Quaker Oatmeal cereal on sale for $1 a box last week meaning that the cereal with the coupon was free. Since I couldn’t get the coupons before the sale was over, anytime I went to a Safeway, I checked to see if the Quaker Oatmeal cereal was in stock. If it wasn’t, I asked for a raincheck. This week I took the rainchecks and the coupons to get 155 boxes of Quaker Oatmeal cereal (a $618.45 retail value) for free:

150 boxes of cereal



total savings 100 percent

I also made a trip to CVS where I was able to get 5 large boxes of Multi-Grain Cheerios for $1.97 after coupons and using a raincheck. That meant that all together I purchased $640.90 worth of food for $1.97 and immediately took it to the Milpitas food pantry (since I didn’t feel like living in a room full of cereal again)

Quaker oatmeal cereal trunk

quaker oatmeal cereal car

quaker oatmeal cereal pile

This cereal will be added to the ever growing Penny Experiment food purchased master list. As a group, couponers have been able to purchase $6322.72 worth of food for $402.77. This is another tiny step toward the Penny Experiment goal of $1 million worth of food to food bank and leaves $993,677.28 to go…

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4 Responses to Quaker Oatmeal Cereal Coupon: 160 Boxes of Cereal for $1.97

  1. Cara Riggles says:

    Amazing! And the raincheck tip is one that I would not have considered. It just had not ever occurred to me to ask for a raincheck at a grocery store! Silly me!

    I did finally score some freebies and low-cost items for my local food pantry, but I haven’t posted it on my blog yet. I’m waiting for a larger stock of items to take to the food bank before I bombard them with information and picture-taking scenarios. LOL!

  2. Bill Phillips Jr says:

    Great post! Listen, I love Quaker Oats cereal & so does my family. I have a daughter that is starting college this year and another one that just had her entire large intestine removed. To make a long story short….where can I find these coupons and any others that will provide me with savings like the one you posted about?


  3. admin says:

    This deal was about a year ago so the coupons for it at that time are long gone. Just keep your eyes open for them — Quaker seems to issue coupons on a regular basis.

  4. Bill Phillips Jr says:

    Thanks! Your site is very inspiring & offers insight into how we can go and get all of this “free stuff!”

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