Shop Cheap

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

October 14, 2008
Basketfull of bargains

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. 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 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.






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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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