Have you heard about the Hy-Vee Freezer Deal that is offered once a year in March? I hadn’t until my daughter tagged me in a Facebook post!
Every year in March Hy-Vee offers a deal where if you buy a deep freezer from them for $189.00 you receive a coupon book of free food items totaling $200.o0 USD.
Of course being a skeptic, I was hesitant. Questions flooded my mind.
What type of free food ideas does one receive when buying this freezer?
How long are the coupons good for?
What if the items are all sold out?
Are these even items I would really use?
Is the freezer any good?
and so on …
My husband and I discussed it and decided that we would go for it if one were still available the next day. We decided to let fate play a hand. If it was meant to be, there would still be a freezer left for us since neither of us felt like rushing out to get one.
The next day I went directly to the Customer Service counter to inquire. As fate would have it, there were four left.
I paid for mine right there at customer service and received my coupon book. A Hy-Vee staff member brought the freezer to the front of the store, then helped my husband load it into our van.
A little backstory: My husband and I had previously been interested in buying a small freezer. My husband and I order from Schwan’s sometimes and could use the freezer space. We also like to buy in bulk, and usually only go to the store once or twice a month. Personally, we have a need for a deep freezer. Unless you have a need for an extra freezer this deal may not be great for you. Then again, it never hurts to have one, and considering it is more or less free once you count the food coupons, it is a good deal!
Now yes, you can get a similar freezer for about $40 less if you buy it outright. So you have to really consider if you want to pay a little more for the food coupons. My husband and I love deals. We figure either way you look at it, we received either food or the freezer free, obviously not both since we did pay $189.00.
We could have spent around $149.00 and just came home with a freezer.
The freezer is a 5.5 cubic foot chest model. It has temp settings but is not self-defrosting.
The brand name is Commercial Cool. I found it on other sites listed for over $250.00!
What types of food coupons did we receive?
I was surprised to find that we did not only receive frozen food coupons!
Some items included in our booklet were:
Frozen Pizzas, frozen Dairy treats from ice cream bars to gelato, artisan bread, sauces, meatballs, chicken wings and thighs, veggies, frozen single meals, and so much more.
I was going to list out every coupon but there are simply too many. Besides next year they could be totally different. What I can say is that we both feel we got a great deal.
You can call your local Hy-Vee and see if there are any freezers left this year. If there are no more this year, this article may help you be more prepared for next year’s deal.
Today my husband and I are headed back out to the store to do our shopping and fill up the new freezer!