Going to the movies is so fun but pricey! Anytime, I see deals to save while at the movies I jump on them. Last week while at Walmart I noticed they had these specially marked Chex boxes. Okay so being totally honest. I didn’t even notice. My daughter Chloe did. She said,”Look and showed me the box.” I said, “Ohh that’s a good deal but we aren’t getting those today.” I thought to myself what a rip off. I wasn’t going to do that deal. I don’t know where my mind was that day. Then when we where by the frozen items it dawned on me that after the $5.00 back its only $2.50 for 3 boxes of cereal. This particular cereal I make into reindeer chow to gift. Which makes it an even better deal because I was going to need to buy some anyway.
My grocery budget was really tight last week. I could only get 6 boxes. I decided I would use my first gift card of the month from Swagbucks. You know the discounted one to do this deal. On 12/1, I cashed out 2,100 SB for a $25.00 Walmart gift card and waited patiently. Yesterday I got the email that the $25.00 gift card was ready! This morning I went by Walmart after dropping off the kids and picked up 12 Chex boxes. Last week I wasn’t at my local Walmart. I was at the one in the next town over. Today I went to my local Walmart. They had both a concession cash offer and a free movie ticket offer on specially marked boxes. Last week I got 6 with the $5.00 concession cash offer. I decided to get all 12 boxes with the free movie ticket offer since it was a higher value. That gave me 4 tickets to see Grinch!
There is only 5 of us that will go to the Grinch. I always go to the earliest showing of the day its only $6.75. When I have these movie offers they always apply the full value of the offer even if the ticket is less. You’re mileage may vary on that one but it has always been that way for me. That helps cover the cost of the person I will be paying for. We usually buy the huge popcorn and get 2 drinks to share. You know the ones with free refills! That makes for a very cheap outing. Below is a breakdown of what I expect to pay to go see Grinch after the codes from the Chex promotion.
5 Early bird Grinch ticket – $6.75 each or $33.75 total
Large Popcorn – $8.00
2 Large Drinks – $5.45 each or $10.90 total
Use 4, $8.00 Grinch Movie Cash certificates – $32.00
Use 2, $5.00 concession cash – $10.00
Total after discounts: $10.65
The best part is that I only paid $15.00 for the Chex mix with the concession cash! The rest of the boxes where purchased with my $25.00 Walmart gift card I earned from Swagbucks. Added bonus, I have more then enough Chex cereal for reindeer chow this year.
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