QFC: Select General Mills cereal $.50 each + FREE movie codes

by Angela Davis on November 1, 2010

UPDATE: QFC will give you a raincheck on this deal, so be sure to ask for one if your store is cleaned out. Thanks, Stephanie!

Surprise! I have confirmed this deal personally, which is a big deal since I rarely go shopping anymore. But Friday and today are our two homeschool days, so I was able to do this deal at two different QFC’s. Here’s the deal, which will work through tomorrow (11/2):

Buy 4 participating General Mills cereals at $2.50 each, Save $6 instantly when you use your QFC Advantage Card (Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Chex, Cinnamon Toast Crunch — maybe more)

****Deal Scenario****

Buy 4 = $10
Use (2) $1/2 coupons (-$2)
Get promo savings (-$6)
$.50 each after coupons & promo savings when you buy 4

Plus, some of the Lucky Charms boxes have the special movie code promo on the front of the box: Buy 2 boxes of GM cereal with the code promo on the front, get 1 FREE movie code. The box looks like this:

Thanks for the pic, Thrifty & Thriving!

****Movie Code Scenario****

Buy 4 Lucky Charms (make sure they have the advertisement on the front of the box) = $10
Use (2) $1/2 coupons (-$2)
Get promo savings (-$6)
Pay $2, Get 4 boxes of cereal and 2 codes for a FREE movie ticket

Available coupons:

Important detail: You will receive a $6 promo savings for each set of 4 cereals purchased, so you don’t have to do multiple transactions. I purchased 12 on Friday and 16 today.

While you’re there, make sure you grab some of the $1/2 Kellogg’s cereal blinkies and then walk through the dairy aisle for tons of Darigold coupons.

Both the Sellwood and E 55th & Burnside stores in Portland were well-stocked with all participating varieties.

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Dani November 2, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Went an hour ago and they didn’t have a SINGLE box left of any kind on sale. Got a rain check though, so I’m happy anyway. :)


Stephanie November 2, 2010 at 8:20 am

So I made my run to QFC this morning. Their stock came in last night, so they had lots of everything except Lucky Charms & Cinnamon Toast Crunch. When I was checking out, I sweet talked the checker into going into the back to check to see if they had any Lucky Charms (The perks of getting up and going to the store at 7am lol) and they had a box hidden in the back! So I ended up getting 16 boxes of cereal. I can confirm that at 7 this morning the Camas QFC was in stock of every cereal, that is part of the promo, except the Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I didn’t ask for it, so I don’t know if they do have some more in the back.
Good luck everyone!! Also, if they are running low, check the front of the store.. I spotted a cart with “go backs” in it, and there was probably 8 boxes of cereal in that cart.
I am now offically cut off (as my husband says) from buying anymore cereal for the rest of the year. We are now storing cereal under our dressers, as our pantry is full haha.


bonnie79 November 1, 2010 at 6:08 pm

I was just at the store at 55th and burnside. Pretty sure I got the last 4, FYI. But a rain check is a great idea!


PreachersWife November 1, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Stephanie – they are actually for 1 movie ticket for every 2 specially marked boxes of Lucky Charms! I got a couple of boxes myself and just looked at it…very nice deal indeed! Spend $1 for 2 boxes and get a free movie ticket…Sweet!


Stephanie November 1, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Here is the scoop everyone!

Deal is no good for Fred Meyers, I called the Grand central store in Vancouver, and their cereal isn’t even on sale. They are $3 a box and they have not heard about the $6 instant savings.
I did just off the phone with the QFC out in camas though, and they said they were wiped clean of all of their GM cereal, BUT I was told you can get a rain check for them, and they will honor the $6 instant savings for up to 30 days AFTER Tuesday, so don’t worry if your store is sold out, you can still get the deal, and will just have to check with your store when their shipment comes in.


Rebecca November 1, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Thanks for the groundwork on this, Stephanie!!!!


Stephanie November 1, 2010 at 3:40 pm

No problem! QFC is a drive for me now that we moved so I was worried they were going to sell out tonight if I didn’t get over to that part of town tonight, so I am glad I called to get the info!


Rebecca November 1, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Can anyone confirm whether this deal is going on at Fred Meyer too? I’d heard reports for QFC & Kroger but no mention of Fred Meyer. When I query locations for “QFC” in SW PDX on google maps, FM locations pop up. I understand FM is QFC’s “parent company” so I’m curious to know if anyone has seen anything at Freddy’s regarding this deal…..?


Stephanie November 1, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Are the codes good for Fandango? Or a machine like RedBox?


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