Shop Cheap

Sharing the best prices on groceries and other stuff in the Sacramento region.

June 20, 2008
The weekend update

Ah, summer. It's here and so is the scorching heat. If you are shopping on Saturday, take note:

1. SaveMart has great prices on Bing Cherries $3.99lb; whole seedless watermelon $4.99 each; jumbo cantaloupe 2/$3; green seedless grapes 99-cents a pound; avocado $1 each.

2. Safeway has cantaloupe for $1 each; organic berries are BOGO and Racher's Reserve Tri-Tip roast is 50 percent off. Cases of Refreshe water are $3.88. All prices are with club card discounts.

3. Raley's/BelAir had a great offer in Wednesday's food section. Two recipies for meals that feed four people for about $10. They list the ingredients and have an easy recipe to follow. If you have already recycled the newspaper, check out their website www.raley' Go to the Recipes/cooking tips section and look for Chicken and Summer Vegetable Kebabs or Chicken Taco Stuffed Potatoes. They are also highlighting the Northern Italian Chicken & Rice Salad. Stop in the freezer aisle and pick up some Dreyer's Fruit Bars 2/$6.

If you're waiting until Sunday to shop, take note of these deals:

Longs: Relish, mustard, olives Barilla pasta and Rice A Roni, all $1 each. All Detergent is $3.99 and a 9lb bag of charcoal is $4.99.

Walgreens: Good coupons on the front with Planters trail mix at 99 cents; Arizona ice tea at 2/$1 and Dasani water at $3.99 per case.2 liter soda (Dr Pepper, 7 Up, A&W, Canada Dry, Hawiian Punch or Sunkist) are 89 cents. Quilted Northern tissue is $4 for 9 big roles and Sun Laundry Detergent is $1.99.

RiteAid: Stop the presses. There's a cereal BOGO at RiteAid. Kellogs products, including Raisin Bran, Rice Krispies, Fruit Loops, Corn Flakes and Corn Pops. But, wait, there's more.

Check out the BOGO on sun care products, Doritos and Nature Made vitamins. If you buy Revlon products - makeup, lip color or nail polish - they are BOGO, too.

That's it for this week. Happy shopping!


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About Shop Cheap

Pam Dinsmore is The Bee's Community Affairs Director. When she's not working, she's shopping. The goal of this blog is to help you save time and money at the grocery store. She's pretty good at it but she can't do it alone. That's where you come in, sharing your tips and secret methods for saving money. You can either respond to the blog or email her at

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