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September 16, 2008
Coupons, weekend sales and more

The only thing better than regular coupons is clipless coupons and that's what Raley's/BelAir has this week. Safeway is continuing its 48-hour weekend sale with great deals and SaveMart has fresh values on produce. Let's cut to the chase:

Raley's/BelAir is introducing a branding campaign that identifies products as "our brands," "ad special," "terrific value," "best seller," "bargain buy" or "new." They are calling it "your ticket to savings." Here's what you get for your "ticket." Ground beef patties for $3.49 a pound; a case of Arrowhead water for $3.99 and Campbell's Soup at Hand at $1 each.

Even better, there's clipless coupons that include Campbell's select soups for 99-cents a can; Sara Lee breads for $1.99 a loaf; Post cereals for $1.99a box; Powerade for 69-cents and Dannon yogurt 10/$5. Other good buys include green or white asparagus for $1.99 a pound; fresh shrimp meat $4.99lb; boneless, skinless chicken breasts (including a recipe for Cold Noodle Salad with Chicken) for $1.77lb; Knorr Lipton sides for $1 each and Luna bars for $1. Fresh green beans are $1.49lb; strawberries or raspberries are 2/$5; grapes are 97-cents a pound and European style bread in the bakery is $2.99 a loaf.

Over at Safeway, the weekend 48-hour sale includes the All-American sub sandwich for $5 (that's the huge loaf-size sub that will feed hungry football fans); gala apples (bought some last week and they're tasty) for 77-cents a pound; 32-oz. Gatorade for 59-cents and Oreo cookies for $1.88. The $5 Friday special  is a pound of Primo Taglio pan-rasted turkey or Black Forest ham (you can get half-pound of each). Safeway also has coupons for Brawny paper towels or Northern bath tissue for $5.49 and Post Honey Bunches of Oats 2/$3.

Other good stuff includes BOGO Tree Top apple juice, Tropicana orange juice; fresh strawberries; Jeannie-O Turkey Sausage; Nathan's beef franks; Tyson sliced bacon; Pop Secret microwave popcorn; Quaker instant oatmeal; Safeway Select ice cream and Eating Right Kids' frozen pancakes or waffles. In produce the BOGO offerings are plentiful, including Del Monte fruit naturals, Mariani dried fruit, Sun-Rype fruit strips, baby peeled carrot snack packs; pistachios and Litehouse caramel dips.

Arrowhead water is $3.99 a case and Zone or Balance bars are $1 each. Fresh asparagus is $1.79lb and Bartlett pears are 49-cents a pound.

If you're shopping SaveMart this week be sure to check out the boneless roast at $2.99 a pound, the 2-pound container of strawberries for $3.99 and jumbo cantaloupe 2/$3. Other fresh produce items include tomatoes on the vine for $1.49lb; bagged romaine hearts 2/$4; raspberries 2/$5 or 12oz for $3.99; assorted fresh herbs are 2/$4 and broccoli is 99-cents a pound. Fresh shrimp meat is also $4.99lb and 85 percent lean ground beef is $2.99lb. Dannon yogurt is 10/$5 and Challenge spreadable butter is $1.79. Campbell's soups are $1 a can; 7-UP, root beer and RC Cola is $1 for a 2-liter bottle. In the bakery department, SaveMart is advertising all kinds of cakes, including decorated birthday cakes for kids. They also have whole grain or roasted garlic bread for $2.99.

The Vic's markets have Progresso soups for $1.50 a can; General Mills cereals for $2 a box; bell peppers for $1.29 a pound and a special on pork at the Fulton Avenue store.

Foods Co. continues to have some of the best deals on groceries. This week is no exception with fresh white corn 3/99-cents; seedles grapes at 87-cents a pound; fresh chicken breasts at 97-cents a pound and Western Hearth bread at 2/$3. They also have a 28-pack of Arrowhead water for $3.98 and six rolls of Kroger paper towels for $3.98. In produce, cilantro and green onions are 4 bunches for $1 and fresh broccoli is 98-cents a pound.

Rainbow Foods has boneless chuck steak or roast for $2.49 a pound, fresh shrimp meat for $3.99 a pound and Fajita or Pork stew meat for $2.59lb. Produce values include bell pepper 2 pounds for $1; fresh corn 4/$1 and Bartlett pears for 79-cents a pound. Newman's Own products are on sale with salsa, pasta sauce and marinade at 2/$5. Newman's salad dressing is 2/$6. If you need facial tissue, the Puffs brand is 99-cents a box and Crystal Geyser water is $3.29 for a case.

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for recipes to go with the beef roast, asparagus and strawberries.

 

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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 pdinsmore@sacbee.com

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