Safeway: Frozen Food Deals

by Brittany from Frugal Living NW on March 19, 2012

Here are a few ideas if you are stumped on how to use that frozen food Catalina.

Buy 2 Digiorno Pizza Dipping Strips on sale $5 (possibly use $4.49 in ad coupon and add $1.02 of frozen items)
Spend $10, Get $5 Frozen Food Catalina
Use $5 Frozen Catalina
Pay $5, Get $5 “New” Frozen Food Catalina plus $2.50/2 Digiorno Catalina
$2.50 each after Catalina

Buy 2 Digiorno Pizza Dipping Strips on sale $5 (possibly use $4.49 in ad coupon and add $1.02 of frozen items)
Spend $10, Get $5 Frozen Food Catalina
Use $2.50/2 coupon
Use $5 Frozen Catalina
Pay $5, Get $5 “New” Frozen Food Catalina plus $2.50/2 Digiorno Catalina
$1.25 each after Catalina

Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom Novelties on sale $3.50
Buy 3
Spend $10, Get $5 Frozen Food Catalina
Use (3) $1/1 peelies (possibly not in your store)
Use (3) Safeway doubles (-$1.50) (I haven’t seen if these coupons say DND)
Use $5 Frozen Catalina
Pay $1, Get $5 “New” Frozen Food Catalina
$.33 each after coupon & Catalina ($.83 each without doubles)

Stouffers Farmers Harvest Steam Bags on sale $2.50
Buy 4 plus $1 of other food for overage
Spend $10, Get $5 Frozen Food Catalina
Use (4) $1/1 coupons from 3/18 SS insert
Use (4) Safeway doubles (-$2)
Use $5 Frozen Catalina
Pay $0, Get $5 “New” Frozen Food Catalina
FREE after coupon & Catalina

Alexia Skillets on sale $4.29
Buy 2 plus $1.42 other frozen food
Spend $10, Get $5 Frozen Food Catalina
Use (2) $1/1 coupon
Use $5 Frozen Catalina
Pay $3, Get $5 “New” Frozen Food Catalina
$1.50 each after coupons & Catalina

Kashi Steam Meal on sale $3
Buy 3 plus $1 other frozen food
Spend $10, Get $5 “New” Frozen Food Catalina
Use (3)  $1/1 couponPay $2, Get $5 “New” Frozen Food Catalina
$.67 each after coupon & Catalina

 Thanks for the deals and the picture, CouponConnections!

If you don’t have a Catalina to start, here is a scenario that would get you started

Buy 6 Lean Cuisine Meals on sale $2
Buy 2 Skinny Cow Frozen Treats (4-6 ct)
Buy 1 Nestle Pure Life Water (6pk)
Buy 6 Lean Cuisine Meals, Get Nestle Pure Life Water (6pk) & Skinny Cow Frozen Treats (4-6 ct) FREE (unadvertised, look for signs in the store in case the computer doesn’t take off the free items)
Use Buy 5 Lean Cuisine & Nestle Pure Life, Get 1 Skinny Cow Frozen Snack coupon
Pay $12, Get $5 “New” Frozen Food Catalina
$7 or $.78 each after coupon & Catalina

Thanks TheFrugalFind!

Make sure you check the current list of Catalina promotions before you plan your deals. See more Safeway deals here.

Most of these deals use a Safeway double coupon, which is available at Oregon & SW Washington (Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Clark, Skamania & Klickitat Counties) Safeways only. You can double up to 4 manufacturer’s coupons per transaction, up to $.50 each. You may not double a coupon marked with “Do Not Double” or an internet printable coupon. The double coupon is found in the weekly ad at the bottom of the middle page and look’s like this:

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Janelle March 24, 2012 at 8:51 am

I discovered a great deal last night at the safeway on 181halsey. The digorno full size cheese pizza with cinnamon sticks was also only 5.00 (this is the only store I have seen this at) but when I did one of those with one of the dipping strips TWO cats printed out: 3.00/2 digorno cheese pizzas witg cinnamon sticks AND 2.50/2 digorno dipping strips Plus the 5.00 off frozen. This is a .50 money maker in the end!

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Byron March 20, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I did the lean cuisine deal tonight, and receives a $2/8 catalina in addition to the $5 “New” catalina.

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Jan March 20, 2012 at 6:08 pm

I just got a slip showing that there is a $5 Cat WYB 5 Stouffer’s Farmers’ Harvest meals and it tracks on your club card. The slip showed that I had bought 2 already, so I went back in and bought 3 more and some ice cream (to get my total over $10), cashed in my $5 new frozen food Cat and got another $5 new frozen food Cat and a $5 off my next shopping order Cat! So my 2nd purchase cost me only $0.49 after Cats. I didn’t have the Stouffer’s coupons with me, but oh well, I’m happy.

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Dina March 21, 2012 at 9:33 am

so if i got 5 Farmers Harvest Meals = 12.50 and used my $5 frozen food cat. i would pay 7.50. and get back another $5 frozen cat AND an additional $5 cat courtesy of Sourffers? that would be a great money maker.. could this roll? or since is it tracking your purchases is it limited?

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martha March 21, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Tried this today in Portland and didn’t get the Stouffer’s catalina :-(

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Jan March 23, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I just did it again this morning.
Stouffer’s Farmer’s Harvest single serve frozen bag meals on sale for $2.50
These qualify as a new product, so you can use your $5 Cat
Buy 5 and get a $5 Cat good on any future Safeway purchase (this one tracks on your club card, so you don’t need to buy them all in one transaction, but I’m going to show the deal that way for simplicity)
Buy 5 Stouffer’s Farmer’s Harvest bags = $12.50
Buy $2.50 in any frozen food products except meat or seafood = $2.50 (The registers seem to track the frozen food price AFTER manufacturer coupons, so I make sure I am spending $10 after coupons by adding another item. The computer seems to be ignoring doublers.)
Use 5 $1/1 from the 3/18 Smartsource = -$5
Use 4 ($0.50) doublers = -$2.00
Use $5 Catalina good on NEW purchase (from previous frozen food purchase)
Pay $3.00
Get back $5 Catalina good on any NEW product and $5 Catalina good on any store purchase.
A $2.00 money maker!!!
I’ve done this deal twice so far. Don’t know if there is a limit to how many times you can do it.
I wonder if they are only doing it for certain customers or at certain stores. I did mine at the Coos Bay store.

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Jan March 23, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I’ll post a picture of the catalina and the ad for the deal on the FB site.

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Stephanie March 20, 2012 at 4:20 pm

I had a coupon for a free Frechetta pizza, used it along with 3 boxes of Lucerne ice cream cups and filled it with some Lucerne cheese. Used the free coupon plus the $2/$10 and it ended up being $7, got the $5 CAT back. Yay!

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Allison March 20, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Just FYI I found a tear pad for California Pizza kitchen $1 off one at the new OC Safeway. I used the $4.49 in store plus 2 coupons and a doublers. Then a catalina printed for $1 off next order makine the pizzas $2.49 after cat and coupons…not so bad:)

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gloria March 20, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Interesting..I thought maybe the CPK cat was over. I bought three at a time, two other days and got a $2 cat for 3 CPKs, with the $4.49 deal. Today, I did it again and nothing printed, except another $5 frozen. Still an OK deal, but maybe they’re limiting the number of times the cat prints. Does anybody know?

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Jacki March 20, 2012 at 12:44 pm

So, I tried to do the lean cuisine/skinny cow/water deal at the gresham safeway. I was careful to only select the lean cuisines that said”new” on the package. The register would not take my 5.00 “new frozen food items” cat, and the clerk refused to push it. This makes no sense to me. I did, however, get a new 5.00 cat out of the register. I then did the blue bunny ice cream deal but I also added a 1.00 frozen item and this time the register took the 5.00 cat and also gave me a new 5.00 cat.

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Carrie March 20, 2012 at 7:58 am

I asked my store manager yesterday to help me identify what was included as “new.” He said to look for the items listed in the ad, those marked with a tag for the frozen food cat promo, items whose price tag said “new item”, or anything with packaging that said “new.” Sounds like a lot of choices but given most of the items that qualified were full/over-priced, I had a difficult time making my selections. In the end I went with some Healthy Choice steamers entrees that were on sale for $2.99, a new frozen green bean brand, & some Lucerne ice cream cups that also worked for my $2/$10 Lucerne coupon. When I got to checkout, the cashier told me I wasn’t supposed to redeem more than 1 frozen food catelina at a time but she was nice enough to run it
through manually for me. What a pain this promo has been! I was almost disappointed when that new catelina printed for another $5 off new frozen items. Oh, & be careful they expire only a week after printing so use them quickly!

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Angela Kruger March 19, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Just did 3 trans at safeway tonight, last trans with Digiorno stix didn’t print $5 cat but did print manf qpn for 2.50/2 stix. customer service at store said because only allowed one catalina per customer? should I not have used my club card is that how it is tracked?

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John March 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Does this catalina print multiples? So if i but $20 of frozen food in one transaction will it print 2 $5 off cats; $30 and 3 cats; etc.?

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Susan March 19, 2012 at 6:50 pm

one per transaction

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Heather March 19, 2012 at 5:17 pm

The $1 peelie blue bunny coupon IS doubleable.

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Breanna March 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm

The $1 dreyers/ben and jerrys ice cream cups make great fillers ;)

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Lisa March 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Thanks for the options! There are no signs in my store on what items qualify!

How long are these $5 new food catalinas going to keep printing for?

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brittany March 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Until 3/31 See the comments of this week’s Double coupon deals. A reader listed all the “new” foods from Safeway’s facebook page!

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Howard March 19, 2012 at 4:15 pm

That list is very helpful. An “expert” friend of mine told me Sunday that the $5 cat is good on ANY frozen food, not just the ones on the list. I’m not testing that, though.

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Jan March 20, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Not so. I bought $10 worth of frozen food, of which only $4.99 was “New” and it wouldn’t take it. Canceled the transaction and went back and made sure I had over $5 in “new” items and it worked.

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gloria March 20, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Same here, over a week ago.

Leisa March 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I did the lean cuisine deal the other day and my store had several lean cuisines in clearance for 50% off. Super sweet deal!

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susan March 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I did the stouffers farmers harvest deal as described above and did not get a new $5 frozen food coupon. I did this yesterday (Sunday)

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Meekin Bruemmer March 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Thank you for these updates i greatly appreciate it

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