*HOT* Safeway Cheese Sale + Stacking Catalina Deal!

March 7, 2012 · 36 comments

by Jennie
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Safeway is running a Cheese Mix & Match Buy One, Get One Free Event this week and it is really making for some fantastic deals. There also happens to be a stacking Kraft Catalina deal that lines up perfectly with this sale!

Catalina Details: Buy participating Kraft products between 3/2 and 3/18. Participating items include Cracker Barrel Natural Cheese, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Cooking Creme, or Pure Indulgence, Kraft MilkBite Bars, Kraft Singles, Kraft Fresh Take.

Buy 3, Get $2
Buy 4, Get $3
Buy 5 or more, Get $4

Remember, at Safeway you can only use a manufacturer coupon on the item that you are paying for in a BOGO sale.

Here are a bunch of scenarios to get you started. Please keep in mind that these prices may vary a little by region.

Buy (6) Philadelphia Cream Cheese Buy One at $2.79, Get One Free
-$4 Catalina
=.73 each! A

Buy (6) Philadelphia Cooking Creme Buy One at $3.49, Get One Free
-$1.50/2 Philadelphia Coupon
-.55 MQ (2/26 SS)
-$4 Catalina
=.66 each! A

Buy (6) Philadelphia Indulgence Spreads Buy One at $3.99, Get One Free
-(3) .75 MQ (2/26 SS)
-$4 Catalina
=.82 each! A

Buy (6) Kraft Singles or Velveeta Slices Buy One at $3.99, Get One Free
-$4 Catalina
=$1.33 each! A-

Buy (6) Kraft Fresh Take Buy One at $3.99, Get One Free
-(3) $1 MQs (2/26 SS) or .75 Kraft Fresh Take Coupon
-$4 Catalina
=.83 each! A

Buy (6) Kraft Milk Bites Buy One at $3.99, Get One Free
-(3) .75 MQs (2/26 SS)
-$4 Catalina
=.82 each! A

Buy (6) Cracker Barrel Chunk Cheese Buy One Buy One at $5.49, Get One Free
-$1/2 Blinkie Coupon (found in some stores)
-$4 Catalina
=$1.91 each wyb 6! A

There are also some very nice deals on items that are not participating in the catalina deal:

Buy (4) Kraft Shredded Cheese Buy One at $3.99, Get One Free (not included in the catalina deal)
-.50/2 Kraft Coupon  (zip 98520)
=$1.74 each! A-
*I'm not sure which sized bags this price is for, but either way it should make for a great deal! 

Tillamook Cheese Slices, 8 oz Buy One at $3.49, Get One Free
=$1.75 each! A

Sargento Shredded Cheese, 5-8 oz Buy One at $3.79, Get One Free
=$1.89! A-

Frigo String Cheese, 16 oz Buy One at $5.49, Get One Free
-.55 MQ (1/29 SS)
=$2.25 each! A

(Thanks Thrifty NW Mom!)

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{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Erica March 25, 2012 at 6:44 AM

There is a coupon for -$1/2 jars Francesco Rinaldi pasta sauce in the April issue of Family Fun magazine, making them $.50 each!


2 Fran March 19, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Thanks mommy kane- I didn’t relize it was the cheese but thanks for answering anyway, that is perfect i will have to go tomorrow and get me some goodies :)


3 Fran March 19, 2012 at 2:28 PM

I have a question can I buy 4 items @ 4for 10 use 4-1/MQ s and still get the 5.00off coupon for the frozen foods? Or will I have to buy another 4.00 in frozen food?


4 Mommy Kane March 19, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Hi Fran, I am a little confused since you posted under the cheese deal (which is now expired I think), but I will respond with an answer for the frozen foods deal which is what I think you are looking for.

I have done this a few times already. Basically you just need your total before MC, but after Safeway deals/coupons to be $10. Then you can use as many MC that apply to the items you are purchasing. You will receive a cat for $5 off your next frozen food purchase of $5 or more from the ‘new’ items. These all seem to have tags, I do wonder tho if these will also work on any frozen?
For instance, On Sat I bought a gal tub of ice cream and one of the new digorno pizza stix kits, which totaled $10.49, then I used a $5 frozen food cat from last week to pay. I then received another $5 off new frozen food cat and a cat for $2.50 off 2 Digorno printed as well. So today I took both those cat offers and bought 2 more digorno pizza stix for $10, used the cat for $2.50 off and the $5 off frozen and my total was $2.50, plus i got another $5 off frozen cat. This is a great deal!!
I hope that helps! :)


5 Hazel March 20, 2012 at 6:07 AM

Nope, it doesn’t. The wee fuzzballs want to know what time dinner is :)

With an appetizer of Milky Way Bunnies & Snickers Eggs, a main course of Pizza followed by ice cream – they’re packing their little “Going to HurriKane’s” bags and leaving me behind with a can of cat food.


6 Mommy Kane March 20, 2012 at 7:37 AM

I know right! I am having a hard time storing the pizza’s. Going to use them for a party, but I keep wanting to go cook them now. They come with garlic butter and marinara dipping sauce! Hazel you need to go get some!


7 Leslie March 12, 2012 at 9:16 PM

I just got in on these deals, woohoo! I did my transactions in 4′s as suggested by Tere. And the cooking cremes at my store were only 2.99, so I got 4 of them for $1 total! (5.98 minus 2 coupons that doubled, minus $3 catalina). Love the cheese, now i just have to figure out what fabulous things to make with my new finds!


8 Joan March 12, 2012 at 6:38 AM

I tried to use Jennie’s link for the .75/1 fresh takes but it didn’t work. Is there another link? Please??? Thanks.

Tere–I guess every store just wants to do their own thing. It’s frustrating sometimes and other times it works in our favor. That’s just life.


9 Crystal March 12, 2012 at 9:43 AM

http://www.kraftfreshtake.com has coupons in their offer area if you are registered. :)


10 Tere March 11, 2012 at 4:54 PM

4. Coupons may not be applied against any free item received in any offer.

From their coupon policy, which you can find here: http://www.safeway.com/ShopStores/Justforu-CP-RL

I know it turns out better for you, but they still aren’t supposed to allow it. If they did, it would be really awesome!


11 Joan March 11, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Has anyone tried the Kraft Fresh Takes? Were they any good? Thanks!


12 Alaina March 12, 2012 at 8:32 AM

I just made the fresh takes last Sunday, it was really good and easy.


13 christina March 10, 2012 at 5:06 PM

you can mix and match! yesterday I did 3 transaction.

1st.. 4 cooking creams, 2 fresh take,..got $4.00 cat

2nd.. 4 shredded cheese.. got $3.00 cat

3rd.. 6 kraft singles.. got $4.00 cat!


14 Jamie March 10, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Could I do 4 cream cheese and 2 shredded and still get the cat or do they all have to be the same kind?


15 AMY March 9, 2012 at 10:38 PM

I just checked the list of Kraft items included in the Catalina deal and it says, “Kraft Natural Cheese (blocks, shredded, sticks, cubes, slices),” so it should make this deal even better:
Buy (4) Kraft Shredded Cheese Buy One at $3.99, Get One Free
-.50/2 Kraft Coupon (zip 98520)
-$4 Catalina
=$0.75 each!

My Kraft coupon expired yesterday, but even without the coupon the deal would be:
Buy (4) Kraft Shredded Cheese Buy One at $3.99, Get One Free
-$4 Catalina
=$1.00 each!

I haven’t tried it yet, but I will this weekend.


16 christina March 9, 2012 at 4:14 PM

So can I use a catalina that I got from the kraft deal to pay for another transaction and will another catalina print out? I want to make sure before I use them on more kraft deal! :)


17 Joan March 9, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Really? Are you sure? What if I am able to use 6 $1/1 coupons? Then wouldn’t it be a better deal to buy 6 products? I have a cashier that will let me do this. Thanks.


18 Tere March 9, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Yes, I am sure. The Safeway corporate coupon policy does NOT allow coupons to be used on items made free by a buy one get one free promotion. Although your cashier may allow it, it is not correct or ethical and they could risk getting in trouble for accepting coupons on the free item.


19 Joan March 11, 2012 at 8:58 AM

My store is allowing me to use 2 $1/1 coupons with the BOGOF. They tell me they are supposed to use two. :)


20 Tere March 9, 2012 at 7:48 AM

FYI – This Kraft catalina turns out to be a better deal if you buy in groups of 4 because of the bogo deal:

Buy 4, get $3 OYNO = $0.75 savings per item
Buy 6, get $4 OYNO = $0.66 savings per item

Sure, the original cat deal is buy 5, get $4 (savings of $0.80 per item), but since the items are bogo, you either have to buy 4 or 6. So, it turns out to be a better deal if you buy 4.


21 Faith March 9, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Thanks so much! Nice discovery! :) My math is terrible, so I would never have figured that out!


22 Stephanie March 8, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Mmmm :) Does Cream cheese freeze well we love it but Im not sure we could eat that much fast enough!


23 Ashley Savage March 9, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Cream cheese has a super long shelf life. It will be quite a while before they expire at all. I have heard that they freeze well, but I’ve never had to try it myself!


24 Robin March 8, 2012 at 1:04 PM

To Jodiann – Yes you can use the catalina to buy more cheese if you like. I did this at lunch today and received another $4.


25 Jodiann March 8, 2012 at 1:15 PM

thank you!!


26 kelly March 8, 2012 at 12:31 PM

I just went to Safeway and purchased 6 kraft singles and no Catalina printed out.

Also tried cream cheese, purchased 6 and no catalina? Do you have any suggestions?


27 Joan March 8, 2012 at 1:41 PM

I bought 6 of the soft cream cheese (the ones in the round tub) and got the cat. so I don’t know why you didn’t. Call the catalina company to get your cat. mailed to you.


28 Robin March 8, 2012 at 10:35 AM

This is $4 off your next shopping order.


29 Andrea March 8, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Is this a $4 off your next order cat or off your next Kraft purchase?


30 Jodiann March 7, 2012 at 4:23 PM

I’m wondering if anyone knows if the catalina will roll?


31 Jennifer March 7, 2012 at 3:58 PM

This is awesome! Thank you Thank you!


32 Becky March 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM

The Kraft shredded cheese included in the sale is 8 oz. I bought 4 today and got a $3 catalina.


33 Amy March 7, 2012 at 3:29 PM

I need Kraft Singles and I’ve been wanting to try the Milk Bites, which are both $3.99. Since they don’t take coupons for free items, if I buy 4 Singles and 2 Milk Bites, will they take 2 Milk Bites coupons? What determines which of the 6 items are the free items?


34 Angalee March 7, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Can you do more than one of these deals in one transaction and still get all the catalinas or will each transaction only print one catalina?


35 Jennie March 7, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Usually with deals like this you can only get one per transaction…so I would stick to just one to play it safe. That is unless any of you have tried more than one! :)


36 Mommy Kane March 7, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Oh My Cheese!


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