Shop Cheap

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

July 28, 2008
The Sunday inserts

Did you check out the Sunday inserts? In addition to lots of back-to-school stuff, there were plenty of  other items worth mentioning.

Longs has Kellogg's cereal for $2 a box. Anderson's split pea soup Campbell's chicken noodle and tomato soups are 12 cans for $10. Also 12 for $10 (or 83 cents a can): Bells chipped or sliced olives and Kraft easy mac cups. Pepsi products are 3-12 packs for $10 and Aquafina water is $3.99 a case. In the BOGO department, there's cosmetics (with coupons); kids vitamins and batteries (with coupon). Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches or fudge bars are $3.99.

RiteAid is holding a "stock up" sale that includes Mennen (teens, men and women) deodorant products for 99-cents as well as Colgate toothpast. An additional coupon gives you even more savings. Other 99-cent items include Irish Spring soap (3-pack); Softsoap liquid hand soap and Alberto VO5 shampoo or conditioner. Covergirl products, Clearasil items, Kleenex tissues, Planters Nuts and RiteAid vitamins are BOGO.

Walgreens goes BOGO in a big way with Maybelline products, vitamins, post cereal, school backpacks, Planters nuts and Dreyer's ice cream. Inside the ad, you will find coupons for bottled water; chicken broth, mac&cheese, tomato sauce and tuna. Walgreens is also the place to get a head start on back to school shopping. The supplies are one better than BOGO. They are buy one get two free. Guess that's BOTWO! On the back you will find coupons for spring water ($2.99 a case) Angel soft tissue ($4.99 for 12-double rolls) and Tide or Gain detergent $5.49.

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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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