Frys: *HOT* General Mills Buy 5 Save $5 (Many FREE, Cheap or Moneymaker Items!)


This week at Fry’s you can find a really fun promo – that is not advertised in the ad. Super fun!  You’ll earn a $5 catalina coupon on your next order when you buy 5 participating items.

Even better……many of the items are $1.00 – and we have coupons – making it a pretty nice opportunity to stock up and even donate to our shelter – or help out a friend. The list of prices:

  • Nature Valley Protein Bars $2.50
  • Fiber One Bars $2.50
  • Pillsbury Grands Frozen Breakfast Biscuits or Scramblers $2
  • Pillsbury Cookies, Refrigerated $2.50
  • Betty Crocker Frosting $1.25
  • Betty Crocker Potatoes $1
  • Betty Crocker Cookie Mix $2.50
  • Hamburger Helper $1.25
  • Totino’s Pizza $1.25
  • Chex Mix $2
  • Old El Paso Taco Shells $1.00
  • Bisquick Complete Pancake Mix $2.99
  • Betty Crocker Cake Mix $1.25
  • Betty Crocker Muffins – Trix, Reeses, $2.99
  • Honey Nut Cheerios $2.50
  • Betty Crocker Muffins $3.29
  • Betty Crocker Mac and Cheese $1
  • Gold Medal Flour $2.39

You can see the Fry’s Matchups for all the coupons associated with each item. Here are just a few simple ideas of what is possible:

Deal Idea:
Buy 4 Betty Crocker Frosting $1.25
Buy 1 Pilslbury Scramblers or Biscuits $2
= $7
Use 2 – $0.75/2 Betty Crocker Frosting, 10/07/2012 GM (exp 12/01)
Use 1 – $0.55/1 Pillsbury Frozen Egg Scrambles or Grands! Biscuit Sandwiches 08/05/2012 GM (exp 10/27)
= $4.00  & Earn $5 ONYO
Making all 5 items FREE


Deal idea: Buy 5 Betty Crocker Potatoes $1 ea.
= $5
Use 2 –
$0.50 off two Betty Crocker boxed Potatoes
= $3.00 | Earn $5 ONYO
Making all 5 items FREE

You can mix and match and you can get multiple catalinas in one transaction – you can use those $5 catalinas to buy more and you will receive another catalina coupon.

Because this is not a promotion listed in ad, you may not be able to request a raincheck for the items – so keep that in mind if you are looking at ordering coupons.

  • RydersOma

    I don’t see the matchups in the current week…

  • Desiree Byrne

    Is there a limit to the number of catalinas you can get in one transaction?


      I just went spent $15.19 and still have 3 catalinas left $15. I saved $116.30 (not including the catalinas I have left. The max I tried was 3 catalinas in 1 transaction. I paired up the hamburger helper with the betty Crocker potatos coupon because it equals 5 items, so they are all free + overage. I also used the old el paso coupons for beans and taco shells (those transactions were also free + overage). I paid at the self checkout :)

      • sherylcuevas

        You did AMAZING!

  • Lauren Turner Guthery

    I really want to encourage we do this deal for the food banks and especially now with Thanksgiving near. I plan to try to get the potatoes for sure.

    • sherylcuevas

      Absolutely. I’m puzzled why there are people saying that they dont think this is a great deal. It is a HUGE opportunity to help the food bank.

      • Maureen Freaper

        Totally agree!!! went to FRYS this morning, and while I am always posting I LOVE FRYS, they actually were extremely rude and told me I could only do five transactions- five sets of five items to get the catalina- they said I was quote “CHEATING THE SYSTEM”- I said no, I am working the system and gonna donate 95% of it anyway so why r u giving me a hard time? You put the signs up in front of one dollar items stating buy 5-get 5- don’t get mad at me cuz I want to do your deal!!!!

        • Maureen Freaper

          guess I will go every day and do five transactions!

          • sherylcuevas

            You need to tell Fry’s this. It’s garbage.

          • Nicole M

            I bought 10 items and got two catalinas… and it wasn’t a problem at all. Sometimes, it’s just the cashier not understanding the policy. If nothing else, the cashier should have politely said something like “As far as I understand our policy…” You should report this, because accusing you of fraud etc is against their own policy (I recently had a cashier tell me I was committing fraud by using BOGO coupons, and the store manager was so bothered that it had happened.)

  • Holly Sanders Helms

    Are GM cereals included in this or just cheerios? Also what about totinos pizza rolls? Or is it just the pizza?

    • sherylcuevas

      Everything that was tagged is what I posted – hope that helps.

      • Holly Sanders Helms

        Thanks! My Fry’s had different GM cereals marked, but not the pizza rolls.

  • Raeanna Smith

    Went tonight, shelves were cleared. I’ll go back tomorrow! Hopefully I can get some stuff for the FoodBank. My hubby’s work does a food drive, and his team always wins! :)

    • sherylcuevas

      Ditto for me, my store cleaned out too :(

  • Raeanna Smith

    I went this morning to get some more Mac N Cheese. I purchased 35 in one order and only FOUR (4) Catalina’s spit out. We counted the items on the reciept, went to customer service, they didn’t understand what was going on. So I am not sure, but perhaps they are putting a limit on the number of items/catalina’s per order now? Anyone else having a problem today?
    P/S these are all getting donated to St. Mary’s Food Bank
    P/S/S- Customer Service just gave me back 3 of my Cats that I paid for this order with.