If you have any pectin coupons lying around waiting to be used, now is the perfect time. They are expiring on 6/7, so don’t wait too long.
Here is the perfect scenario. At Fred Meyer, pectin is on sale 2/$4. Buy 4 of them and use 4 $1 coupons making your total $4. On display, there is a tearpad for upto $2 in free sugar when you buy 2 pectins…so use 2 of those tearpad coupons and get 2 4lb Fred Meyer sugars ($1.89 each). Then there is a Fred Meyer coupon, in the aisle where they have the supplies to make homemade jam, for a free 5lb Fred Meyer sugar when you buy 4 pectins. After you pay, you should get a $3 catalina (buying 4 pectins triggers this) to use on your next purchase.
So, when all is said and done, for $1 you should get 4 boxes of pectin, two 4 lb bags of sugar and 1 5 lb bag of sugar…that is a pretty great deal!
FYI, the expiration date on the pectin boxes I got tonight were 2012.