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

August 31, 2008
The Sunday savings

There's lots of savings in the Sunday paper. Let's start with Safeway.

SAFEWAY: Stop the presses right now!!! Remeber when the price of eggs was off the charts? Good things come to shoppers who wait because now Lucerne large eggs at Safeway are 88 cents a dozen. Bring on the omelets! Other highlights include Minute Maid orange juice for $2 a carton and Safeway Butter Top breads for 99-cents a loaf. If you are back to packing lunches this week, grab some Chips Anoy! for $1.77 and Bartlett Pears for 49-cents a pound. There's a two-page spread of coupons that includes Mission soft taco tortillas for 89-cents; Skippy peanut butter for $1.50 and a 1-pound bag of mini-carrots for 99-cents. If you need to stock up on the staples, Charmin bath tissue is $5.99 for 6-or 12 rolls; Kleenex tissue at $1 a box and Crest toothpaste is $2. There's also another ad from Safeway that focuses on health care products. The prices are good but they get even better when you  combine them with the P&G brand coupon saver that's also in the paper. Some examples: Gillette Mach3 or Venus shavers are $6.99 in the ad. But there are coupons in the P&G Saver for $2 off.  Old Spice deodorant is $3.99 in the ad and there's a $1 off coupon Same for Secret deodorant - $3.99 and a $1 off coupon. And, finally, that soda promotion - buy two 12-packs; get three free.

Over at Longs: Aquafina water is $3.99 a case; Sun Chips are $2 a bag and Planters nuts are BOGO.Back to those lunches again - Capri Sun drinks are $1.88  a pack and Pringles are $1. Sara Lee buns are $2 a package and Bumble Bee tuna or chicken salad is $1 a can. If you're out of Red Vines, the big tub is $6.99.

Walgreens has a bunch of BOGOs: vitamins; Cover Girl products; Kleenex and batteries. On the fun side, there's Life Savers and Whoppers; Werther's and Riesen. They've got the coupons, too. Northern tissue at $5.99; Arrowhead water at $3.99 a case; Pringles for 99-cents and Tuf paper towels for 59-cents. Still lots of back-to-school bargains like a BOGO coupon on filler paper; six folders for $1; and no-coupon BOGOs on Crayola pencils or crayons; Post-it notes; Bic pens and notebooks.

If you live closer to a Rite Aid, get on over for a great cereal offer on Kellogg's Rice Krispies, Rasin Bran and Fruit Loops for $1.99 a box. Olay skin care products are on sale and there's a coupon in the P&G saver for up to $2 on some products. Sharpie markers are BOGO as are vinyl binders.The Old Spice deodorant is $3.50 (remember that coupon).

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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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