Shop Cheap

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

November 9, 2008
Weekend update

Finally got the hang of that new Safeway gasoline promotion and guess what? I got change back when I filled up the tank on Saturday. Since I had spent more than $150 on groceries, I "earned"  30-cents off each gallon of gas, which translated into $2.21 a gallon.That calls for a Woo-Hoo in my book.

If your are already thinking about the holidays - it's hard not to since we went right from Halloween to holiday sales - and ways to save money, here's one: The Grocery Outlet has a 4-pack of Martinelli's sparkling cider (apple-cranberry) for $5.99. The very same sparkling cider is at Safeway for $2.89 a bottle. Here's a link to find an outlet in your neighborhood: www.groceryoutlets.com (Thanks to WaltnJulie for correcting this one!)

How about all those ads in the Sunday Bee. If you have young children on your list, be sure to  set aside the thick Target toy insert. Inside you will find a coupon book that offers $5, $10 and $20 off Playskool, Fisher-Price, Leapfrog and Lego items. There's also a $10 off coupon on a Tony Hawk, Mongoose or Schwinn bike. The coupons expire on Nov. 26.

If you are grocery shopping on Monday or Tuesday and Safeway is your destination, be sure to clip the $10 off coupon (on the purchase of $50 or more) on page A13 of Sunday's paper.

Walmart has an insert that focuses on holiday entertaining. It includes lots of party trays at reasonable prices and a great recipe for Sparkling fruit punch.

Longs Drugs has a great price on Campbell's cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soups - 69-cents a can. If you need eggs, a dozen large are $1.50. BOGOS include Progresso and Campbell's Select Soups; Max Factor makeup; Longs brand of Radiance vitamins and Mitchum or Almay deodorant.  

Over at Walgreens, you can get a 12-pack of Lipton Green Tea with citrus for $4.99. If you take the time to clip the coupons, you will save even more. Check out these coupon offerings: Progresso soup 4/$5; 5lb. bag of Domino sugar $1.99; Nabisco pie crust BOGO; Coffee mate creamer and Quaker oats are also BOGO coupons.

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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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