According to Scarborough Research, the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto market is one of the worst for redeeming grocery coupons. Got to change that attitude because there are plenty of coupon savings this week. Check out the highlights:
Raley's/BelAir has an entire sheet of savings. Everything from shredded cheese,($7.99 for 32oz); Johnsonville grillers sausage ($2.99); hot fried chicken ($5.99); Fresh Express salad (89-cents!) to Pop Tarts (99-cents) and bakery mini-muffins (2/$5).
Safeway's coupon savings include marinated pork tenders ($4.69 each); large raw shrimp ($3.99lb); Iceberg lettuce (49-cents each); Nabisco cookies ($1.99) and those PopTarts or granola bars (99-cents).
SaveMart has the "more you spend, more you get free" coupon promotion. It goes like this: Spend $25 get a free loaf of bread; spend $50 and get the bread and sliced cooked ham; spend $75 and you get the bread, the ham and iced cinnamon rolls. Finally, spend $100 and you get all of the above plus a 5 lb. bag of Fuji apples.
So, come on, Sacramento. Start clipping and start saving!
Now, for the rest of the bargains.
Continuing with SaveMart, they have Bohemian hearth bread 2/$4; Driscoll's berries 2/$4; BOGO on Oscar Mayer hot dogs; buns are $1. Sunnyside Farms ice cream 2/$6 and all the sundae fixins' - cones 99-cents; whipped topping 99-cents; syrups $1.99. Sunnyside large eggs (18-count) are 2/$5; Rotisserie chicken salad is $4.99lb and fresh garlic bread is $1.99 a loaf. In produce, peaches and nectarines are 99-cents a pound; broccoli is 99-cents a bunch and vine ripened tomatoes are $1.29lb.
In addition to all the coupons, Raley's/BelAir has tri tip roast at $3.77lb; and fresh baked baguette for $1.99 each. Dreyer's fruit bars and Dibs are 2/$5. Fritos, Rold Gold pretzels or Cheetos are 3/$6. Their split chicken breasts are $1.69lb and St. Louis style spareribs are $2.99lb. White Ruffy Swai Fillets are $3.99lb. Whole seedless watermelon is $3.47.
Once again, the Howe Avenue and Sierra College Boulevard Safeway stores have the coupons to clip for. This week it's Safeway breads for 99-cents; chunk or shredded cheese at $4.99 for 32oz.; and the best deal of all - Refreshe water for $2.99 a case. Also part of the special sale is Kellogg's frosted flakes and raisin bran for $1.88 a box and Rancher's Reserve London broil for $1.99. For the berrie-lovers, blueberries are $5.49 for 2.5 lbs. Watermelon at Safeway is $3.99 each; large green bell peppers are 2lbs. for $3; and yellow or white corn is 5/$2.
Did you try Safeway's Friday special last week? (The whole-loaf sub sandwich). I did and it was well worth the $5. This week they have 8-pieces of fried chicken for $5. A couple of BOGOs worth mentioning: Foster Farms thighs or drumsticks; Hillshire farms smoked sausage; Tyson chicken strips; Safeway sodas; Lucerne ice cream novelties and Safeway Select vitamins.
One last item worth the cart: Fresh baked cookies at $2.99.
Our independent markets continue to be a great source for bargain shopping. The highlights:
Foods Co.: How about a pound of strawberries for 99-cents; fresh split chicken breasts for 97-cents a pound; large peaches for 38-cents a pound; 7*Up or Sunkist soda for 88-cents; Fritos or Cheetos $1.78 and everyone's favorite Top Ramen (12 pack) or Cup Noodles (6 pack) 2/$3. Tropicana fruit punch is $1 for a 64oz. carton. Navel oranges are 98-cents a pound; green onions are 2/78-cents and red bell pepper is $1.98lb.
Rainbow Foods: Tri tip roast is $3.79lb; whole seedless watermelon is $2.99; nectarines are 99-cents a pound; Youplait yogurt is 50-cents a carton and Crystal Geyser water is $3.99 for a case.
Vic's on Fulton and S. Land Park Drive have similar items on sale. Fresh corn is 3/$1; bell peppers are $1.59lb; Fuji or Gala apples are $1.59lb and cherries are still $3.99lb.
Over at Vic's in Folsom, you might want to grab a tri tip roast at $3.97lb; Arrowhead bottled water for $3.99 a case; Crystal yogurt 2/89-cents and Jif peanut butter at $1.99 a jar. Whole cantaloupes are 99-cents each; fresh green beans are $1.29lb; and fresh sliced mushrooms are $1.69 a package.
That's it for another week. Happy shopping!