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June 16, 2009
It's all about Dad's day deals

It's Father's Day weekend and if you go strictly by the grocery ads,  Dad just wants beef, beer and chocolate cake. But, fear not, Shop Cheap shoppers, we won't fall into that trap. There's lots of good, healthy food out there for dear old dad to feast on.

SAFEWAY: They do have New York strip steak for $4.69lb but that might not be in the budget. Why not throw dogs and sausage on the grill for Pops. Ball Park franks and Johnsonville smoked sausage are both BOGO. Buns are $1.19 a bag. And there's a "must clip" coupon for Kingsford charcoal - $5.99 for a large bag. Other stuff dad might enjoy: seedless grapes are 99-cents a pound; corn on the cob is 5/$2; Signature Cafe chicken wings (already cooked) are $7.99 for 25 and the Friday only $5 special is the All-American sub sandwich.

For dessert, you might treat dad to the Safeway Select double fudge cake for $5.99 or a dozen jumbo cookies for $3.99. Dad's favorite Planters Peanuts are BOGO this week.

Other cart-worthy groceries include: Safeway Refreshe water for $3.49 a case; a 6-pack of 7-UP in 16.9 oz bottles  for $2; Vitamin water for 99-cents and Jose Ole taquitos for $3.99.

In produce, personal-size watermelons are BOGO; fresh broccoli is 2lbs/$3; fresh green beans are 2lbs/$3 and red Italian onions are $1 a pound.

If you want to contribute to the United Way's toilet paper drive, clip the coupon for Cottonelle bath tissue -  $5.99 for 12 rolls.

And after the day is done, don't forget to open up the Renuzit Adjustables - sweet smelling and only $1 each.

RALEY'S has dad covered with an entire 6-person meal for $89.99 (save $5 if you order online). It includes: 6 Filet Mignon Steaks with Demi-Glace Sauce and Shallots
  Â·Shrimp Skewers with Scampi Butter
  Â·Mashed Potatoes and Steamed Asparagus
  Â·Fruit and Cheese Platter
  Â·Spring Salad
  Â·Nob Hill Trading Co. Pugliese Bread
  Â·Double Dutch Chocolate Cake.

If you want to plan your own Dad's Day celebration, tri-tip roast is $3.47lb; corn on the cob is 3/99-cents; a 5lb bag of Idaho potatoes is $2.49 and a one-layer fudge cake is $4.99 in the bakery. If dad is more of a ribs guy, pork loin back ribs are $3.99lb; St. Louis style pork spareribs are $2.99lb and pork country style strips are $1.99lb.

Raley's charcoal is $2.99 for a 9lb. bag and a 32-pack of Aquarius Spring! water is $3.99.

Over in produce, strawberries are $1.57lb; tomatoes on the vine are $1.47lb; seedless watermelon is 29-cents a pound and green onions, radishes or cilantro are 2/$1.

SAVE MART has fresh pork spareribs for $1.49lb. Tri-tip steaks in the Max Pax are $4.99lb. Yellow peaches are 99-cents a pound; jumbo cantaloupe is BOGO and corn on the cob is 2/$1. Broccoli is 99-cents a bunch; tomatoes on the vine are $1.69lb and whole pineapple is $2.97 each. General Mills cereals are $1.88 a box; and you can get a free dozen eggs when you buy any 2 Jimmy Dean skillets, rolls, links or patties.

Coupon specials - with any $10 purchase - include raspberries for $1.29; Land O'Frost lunchmeat for $2.99; Zone Perfect bars for 89-cents and gallon jugs of Crystal Geyser water for 49-cents each.

If you'd rather plan a picnic for dad, sliced roast beef, pastrami, ham  or corned beef is $5.99lb. Deli cole slaw is $1.99lb; bakery rolls are $1.99 a dozen and a dozen cupcakes are $6.99.

Come back on Thursday for special Dad's Day 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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