We didn't find any post-inauguration sales, but there are plenty of coupons from Raley's, 48-hour budget-stretchers from Safeway and Save Mart celebrating its 57th anniversary with prices to match.
Here are the highlights:
It took me a minute to figure it out, but check the SAVE MART ad because it is so creative. Every price on the front - except for the fresh pork spareribs (at $1.37 a pound) end in .57. So you have London broil for $2.57lb; a case of Crystal Geyser spring water for $3.57; an 18oz. carton of blueberries for $3.57 and peanut butter for $1.57. Other items worth note (inside the circular) include: fresh ground round for $2.99lb; petite Argentine scallops $3.99lb and Foster Farms ground turkey breast $3.99lb. More on that ".57 theme:" Sunny Select cereal for $1.57; a 12-pack of Dad's root beer or Pepsi products for $2.57 and Sunshine Krispy crackers for $1.57. S&W beans are $1 a can and C&W veggies are 2/$5. In produce, there's apples and pears for 99-cents a pound; packages of hearts of Romaine 2/$4 and leaf lettuce for 79-cents a head.
RALEY'S will have you clipping again with coupons for Post cereal ($1.57 a box); Tide detergent ($4.99); Pugliese bread in the bakery ($2.59) and BOGO Jeannie-O Turkey Store bacon or sausage. They are also having a mix and match 10 for $10 sale. Items include: Golden Grain pasta; Fresh Express bagged salads; broccoli; Raley's ketchup or mustard. Renuzit air freshener and Scotch-Brite sponges are also $1 each,
The sale also includes many items in produce, where it's 10 pounds for $10. Check out the apples, navel oranges, Roma tomatoes, green bell pepper and zucchini.
A large container of Sunnyside Farms cottage cheese is $3.99 and Danish Creamery butter is $3.99 a pound. The Raley's brands sale continues with an 18-pack of large eggs for $2.50; instant oatmeal for $1.99; fruit or vegetable juices 2/$5 and canned fruit for 99-cents.
SAFEWAY'S 48-hour Saturday/Sunday sale includes bags of frozen boneless/skinless chicken breasts for $1.79lb; BOGO fresh strawberries and Hunt's canned tomatoes for 77 cents. I get dissed for recommending sales on bottled water, but at Safeway you can get a case of Dasani, Aquafina, Arrowhead or Refreshe for $3.33. The Safeway 10 for $10 sale includes Fresh Express bagged salads; fresh yellow peaches; Fuji apples; oranges; zucchini; roma tomatoes, Iceberg lettuce and Cara Mia Marinated artichoke hearts. Also, Rosarita refried beans.
They have a great price ($1.79lb) on Rancher's Reserve boneless cross-rib roast; and fresh Tilapia fillets at $4.99 a pound (at the Madison Ave. store; $5.99 everywhere else).
In the BOGO category, there's Breyer's ice cream; Ritz crackers and Chips Ahoy!; Smithfield smoked sausage; Foster Farms variety pack lunchmeats; Progresso canned soups or Healthy Choice Microbowls and Lysol cleaning products.
In the bakery, fresh donuts are 25-cents each and in the deli Homestyle Meatloaf is the $5 Friday special.
If you have Super Bowl Sunday plans, Ruffles or Tostitos chips are buy 2, get 2 free. It's the same for 12 packs of 7-UP and A&W root beer.
FOODS CO. has fresh white corn 3/99-cents; Fuji apples 2lbs/99-cents and large avocados for 67 cents each. Campbell's chicken noodle or Tomato soup is 58-cents a can; Western Hearth bread is $1.58 a loaf and Layton Farms English muffins are 98-cents a pack. In the meat dept., fresh whole chicken is 97-cents a pound. Dairy deals include a 16oz mozzarella ball for $2.98; Sunnyside farms yogurt for 50-cents a carton and Kroger OJ for $3.98 a gallon.
At VIC'S in FOLSOM, they have a recipe for "Easy, Classic, Chicken Stir Fry" along with a sale on boneless/skinless chicken breasts $1.79lb; long grain rice for $1.69 a bag; C&W bagged veggies 3/$5 and Kikkoman sauce for $1.29. Sirloin roast is $2.99lb; London broil steak is $2.99lb and fresh Bay scallops are $3.99lb. American Beauty or Ronzoni pasta is 99-cents a box; Del Monte ketchup is 99-cents in the squeeze bottle; Bush's Best beans are 79-cents a can and Del Monte spaghetti sauce is $1.09 a can. In produce, Tangelos are 89-cents a pound; strawberries are $2.99 a pound and fresh yellow onions are 39-cents a pound.
And if you need a haircut, check out the Great Clips coupons for $5.99 and $7.99.
Come back Thursday (after your haircut) for more recipes.