Before we get to this week's sales, Shop Cheap needs to share a scoop. Last week we wrote about Raley's having the lowest milk prices around - $4.29 when you buy two gallons of Bayview Farms. This week, Raley's is getting around to promoting its milk prices in their ad, Dairy Days Sale. Check it out: "Bayview Farms Milk" - the lowest price in the state for 2 gallons. But we know you read it here first!
Speaking of dairy, egg prices are back where they belong. At Raley's you can get an 18-pack of Large eggs for $2. If you live near the Safeway at Madison Avenue in Fair Oaks, head over on Friday to get a dozen large eggs for 88-cents. In addition to the eggs, the Madison Avenue Safeway store is holding a "grand re-opening celebration." Other 12-hour sale items on Friday include, 5-pounds of C&H sugar for 99-cents; Quilted Northern tissue for 99-cents and Nabisco saltines for $1.29.
Here's this week's store-by-store breakdown:
Raley's: Good stuff this week, especially the Dairy Days Sale. In addition to the eggs and milk, Yoplait yogurt is 10/$5; Sunnyside Farms cottage cheese is $1.99 for a carton; and ice cream is 2 quarts for $6. Black Angus London broil is $2.47 a pound; Kellogg's cereals are $2 a box and soups - Campbell's cream of mushroom, chicken or celery - are 69-cents a can while Swanson's broth is 60-cents a can. If you like San Luis Sourdough sliced bread it's $3 a loaf. Still a little pricey, but one slice makes a good-sized sandwich. Arrowhead bottled water is $3.99 a case; and Bush's canned beans are 80-cents a can. In produce, zucchini is 99-cents a pound. (Here's a link to last week's recipe for Zucchini Chips. http://www.sacbee.com/static/weblogs/shop_cheap/2008/10/016010.html) Raley's is promoting Apple Hill with Barsotti's fresh apple juice at BOGO prices. Barsotti's is based in Placerville. They also are having a 2-week natural foods sale with liters of Crystal Geyser sparkling water for $1; Kettle chips and Lundberg rice chips at 2/$3. Clif bars are $1 each and kid's ZBars are 5/$3.
Over at Safeway, the Saturday/Sunday weekend sale has a case of Refresh drinking water for $2.88; large Hass avocados at 77-cents each and Tyson hot & spicy cooked chicken wings at $2.99 a pound. Rancher's Reserve London broil is 50% off. BOGOs are plentiful this week with raspberries, Eating Right salads; Hillshire Farm smoked sausage; Tropicana orange juice; Foster Farms grilled chicken strips; Safeway Select ice cream; Safeway wheat breads and Eating Right Kids bread; and lots of household cleaning items. Packaged Knorr Lipton rice or pasta sides are $1 per package. Balance, Clif and Luna bars are $1 each. In produce, pumpkin prices range from $6.99 for a large gourd to $2.99 the small ones. Pomegranates are $1.50 each and my favorite BOGO of the week - Caramel Apples!
The $5 Friday meal deal is the "All American" sub sandwich and the new Monday only dinner deal is the $5 Cafe Pizza.
Savemart has boneless, skinless chicken breasts (here's a link to the Chicken & Pear recipe http://www.sacbee.com/static/weblogs/shop_cheap/2008/10/016010.html) for $1.99 a pound; a dozen large eggs are $2 and Carnation chunk light tuna in water is $1 a can. Get boneless roast for $2.99 a pound; 85% lean ground beef is $2.99 a pound; and S&W beans are $1 a can. Arrowhead drinking water is $3.99 a case. Driscoll's berries are 2/$5 and avocados are $1 each.
Foods Co. has the best price on Gala apples - 67-cents a pound. Western Hearth bread is $1.50 a loaf and Donald Duck orange juice is $1.98 a carton. Zacky Farms ground turkey is $2.50 a pound and Kroger buns are 98-cents a pakage.
Rainbow Foods has an insert this week. Boneless tri-tip roast is $3.77 a pound. Produce prices are good at Rainbow with gala or Fuji apples at 99-cents a pound; large stalk celery is 89-cents each; lemons are 4/$1 and Russett potatoes are $1.50 for a 5-pound bag. If you want a free reusable grocery bag, just purchase 5 General Mills products like cereal, Progresso soups, ready to bake cookies or Betty Crocker cake mix. The free-bag offer is a "buy prink" promotion. Arrowhead for $3.99 a case is available at Rainbow, too. Angel soft tissue - 12-roll pack - is $2.99; Gatorade is $1 a jug and Yoplait yogurt is 50-cents a carton.
Come back tomorrow for new recipes.