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July 14, 2008
The milk dilemma and weekend updates

Looks like we are going to have to wait a month before milk prices stabilize. My colleague, Business reporter Jim Downing, had an item Thursday saying that prices paid to farmers would drop in August. That should translate into 23-cents less per gallon, he reported. In the meantime, I shopped WinCo on Saturday hoping for a price break on two-gallons of non-fat. No such luck. Their own Hy-Top brand was $3.18 or $6.36 for two. Looks like Raley's/BelAir is still the place to go for when the kids ask, "Got milk?"

But there were some bright spots this weekend, especially at Longs Drugs and Walgreens. In case you missed the Sunday inserts, here's a short recap:

Longs Drugs: Get your BOGO going with Revlon, Maybelline and Rimmel cosmetics, Suave shampoo or conditioner, Nature Made and Longs brand vitamins, Hershey's candy and alkaline batteries. (Check out the coupons inside and on the wrap.Some are only for three days) There's Aquafresh toothpaste 2/$4, Adidas and Nivea products for men are BOGO and Longs still has a dozen eggs for $1.79.

Walgreens: Coupons are the highlight here. Alkaline batteries, Palmolive dish soap, spring water, All detergent and Charmin tissue. Sorry, kids, but we're already seeing "Back-to-School" ads. If you like to shop early, check out the folders, notebooks, pens and markers that are on sale. Another great buy - White Rain hair products at $1 each. If you like raisins on your cereal, you are in luck. General Mills cereal is 3/$7 and Sun-Maid raisins (or Sunsweet dried apricots) are $1.99

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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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