Here’s my plan to take advantage of the GM Buy 4, Save $4 Promo at Safeway.  There was a Catalina on Apple Cinnamon Cheerios that ended 7/14.  I edited the post to reflect the current deal, since the sale goes on all week.

For every 4 items you purchase, you’ll get one free Nature Valley Granola Bars.  We’re purchasing 8 items and getting 2 granola bars for free.  All of the items below will be priced $1.00 higher on the shelf.  When you buy 4 or more, you’ll save $1.00 per item and the prices will be as they are indicated below.

Buy 2 Apple Cinnamon Cheerios $1.99
Buy 2 Cheerios, Original $1.99
Buy 2 Honey Nut Cheerios $1.99
Buy 1 Cocoa Puffs $1.99
Buy 1 Golden Grahams $1.99
Buy 1 Nature Valley Sweet & Salty $1.99
(will be totally free)
Buy 1 Nature Valley Granola bars, any $1.99
(will be totally free)
Load $0.75/1 – GM Frosted, Apple Cinnamon, Banana, Fruity or Chocolate Cheerios, eCoupon – (shortcuts.com)
Load $0.55/1 – GM Cheerios, original, eCoupon – (shortcuts.com)
Load $0.55/1 – GM Honey Nut Cheerios, eCoupon – (shortcuts.com)
Load $0.75/1 – GM Golden Grahams, eCoupon – (cellfire.com)
Load $0.55/1 – GM Cocoa Puffs, eCoupon – (cellfire.com)
Load $0.50/1 – Nature Valley Granola Bars, eCoupon – (cellfire.com)
And load $0.75/2 – Nature Valley Granola Bars, eCoupon – (shortcuts.com)
And load $0.50/1 – Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Granola Bars, eCoupon – (shortcuts.com)
Use $1.00/2 General Mills Various, including Golden Grahams and Cocoa Puffs from SS 7/11
$0.75/1 – Cheerios, Honey Nut – (honeynutcheerios.com) (have to play the game, click “enter now”)
Use 3 $1.00/1 – Cheerios, Original – (cheerios.com) (sign up and receive 4 emails each with $1.00/1 coupons, within a couple days)
Use $1.00/2 – Cheerios, Any – (smartsource.com)
Use $0.50/1 – Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Granola Bars – (smartsource.com)*
And Use $0.50/1 – Nature Valley Granola Bars – (smartsource.com)*

Final Price: $4.52, or $0.45 per item

*Thanks to Patricia for reminding me about Safeway’s new policy NOT to accept coupons on “Free” products from any offer.  You’ll have to see what your store does and does not allow.  I’m having the hardest time remembering this new rule!  The stores will be fully reimbursed if they do accept the coupon, but we’ll want to make sure we only use them if allowed.  Thanks!