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January 13, 2009
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The "Year of the Coupon" continues at Raley's this week. And if you are trying to live a healthier lifestyle, berries are ripe and on sale this week. Here are the highlights:

RALEY'S: We'll start with the coupons for bath tissue ($5.49 for 12 double rolls); Kleenex (89-cents a box) and Suave shampoo or contitioner for 88-cents. In the food aisle, there's a family pack of dinner rolls for 99-cents; BOGO on Kern's nectar and a meal deal on Tri Tip (buy the beef and get mashed potatoes and gravy free).

Raley's also has a Kellogg's sale. Buy 4 boxes of cereal and save $6 (final price per box is $1.50). Eggo waffles ($1.99) and syrup ($2.49) are also on sale. Boneless beef chuck roast is $1.98lb and Raley's has a  BBQ beef recipe,too. Fresh Express salads in the bag are 2/$4 and Cameo apples are 99-cents a pound. Raley's makes a pretty tasty pico de gallo and it's on sale for $2.49/7 oz size. Stores are gearing up for the biggest snack day of the year - Super Bowl Sunday. There's everything from salsa ($2 a jar); to chips ($2 a bag); to a 24-pack of Aquafina water ($3.99); to green chilis (89-cents a can).

Large eggs are $2 a dozen; Sunnyside cottage cheese is $1.99 and sourdough rounds in the bakery are 99-cents each.

SAVE MART has the berries for 99-cents for a 6oz. container and Fuji apples for 89-cents a pound. Bohemian Hearth bread is $1.99 a loaf; Campbell's chicken noodle or tomato soups are 49-cents a can. Foster Farms chicken breasts are $1.49lb and Sunny Select drinking water is $3.34 a case. Sunnyside farms large eggs are $3 for the 18-count container; shredded cheese is $1.99 a package; Kashi dinners or pocket bread is BOGO. Eggo Waffles are $2.79 a carton.

In produce, there's tomatoes for $1.49lb; avocado for $1 each; Romaine hearts for $1.99 a bag and apples are 99-cents a pound.

Over at SAFEWAY, they are having a 48-hour "Game Day Sale." (Conference Championships Sale just doesn't have a good ring to it). Either way, on Saturday and Sunday you can stock up on Tyson Hot & Spicy cooked chicken wings for $2.99; avocado for 88-cents each or DiGiorno pizza for $3.99.

The berries at Safeway are 2/$3; apples are $1.50 a pound; Navel oranges are $3.99 for a 10-pound bag and whole or sliced white mushrooms are $1 a pound. You can put those mushrooms to good use on Rancher's Reserve London broil ($2.29 a pound) or boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thighs or combo pack ($1.99lb); or boneless pork loin ($1.99 lb).

If you do Ragu, it's buy 2 get 3 free and Barilla pasta is $1 a package. Safeway Italian sausages are $3 a pack; and 93% lean ground beef is $3.99lb. A bakery baguette is $1.79. Foster Farms ground turkey breast is BOGO and Jeannie-O Turkey Italian sausage is BOGO, too.

Post cereals are $1.88 a box; Pillsbury cake mix is $1 a box and pineapple is $1 a can.

In the beverage category, a case of Refreshe water is $3.77; 6-packs of Coke in the bottle are $2; Lucerne Milk is 2 gallons for $4.59 and Florida's Natural OJ is BOGO.

The Friday special is a good one - a pound of sliced Primo Taglio pan roasted turkey for $5.

Vic's in Folsom has jumped on the berry bandwagon with blueberries and blackberries for $1.50 per container. Kellogg's cornflakes are $1.66 per box and Crystal orange juice is $4.99 for a gallon jug. Navel oranges are 59-cents a pound; artichokes are 99-cents each and Iceberg lettuce is 99-cents a head. Progresso soups are 3/$5 and Pillsbury rolls are 3/$6.

FOODS CO. has a Mix'n'Match 10 for $10 sale. Items for $1 include Creamette pasta; Kroger oats; Van de Kamp's bread; paper towels; Colgate toothpaste and Suave deodorant.

Other good buys at Foods Co. include fresh oranges for 37-cents a pound; fresh broccoli for 98-cents each; chicken breasts for 98-cents a pound and Mission corn tortillas for $1.98. 

Come back tomorrow for some tasty 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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