Shop Cheap

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

June 23, 2009
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Get clipping, shoppers. Each supermarket has a set of coupons this week that will save you money - and that's what it's all about. There's also a 99-cent sale at Safeway; a Customer Rewards page in the Save Mart ad and a Buy 5, Save $5 promotion at Raley's.

Here's the skinny:

Safeway has the deals to match the temperature - HOT! There's the coupon for Oroweat breads or Francisco Rolls ($1.49); and a 99-cent sale on everyday items. But with the weather heating up, you might want to stock up on drinks - Arizona Ice Tea; Gatorade, SoBe, Fuze, Propel - all are 80-cents each when you buy 10.  For 99-cents you can get a loaf of wheat bread; a can of chunk white Albacore tuna; Mission white corn tortillas; frozen lemonade or punch; and all the essential condiments (stock up early for the Fourth!).

Foster Farms whole chickens are 79-cents a pound; Rancher's Reserve boneless cross rib steak is $1.87lb and fresh pork spare ribs are $1.97lb.  Be sure to pick up a 99-cent bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce for the ribs. Fresh produce specials include corn on the cob 8/$2; BOGO strawberries and melons; leaf lettuce for 99-cents and sweet red or yellow bell pepper for $1.99lb.

Never heard of "Turkey Pot Roast" but that's the Friday only $5 special this week. You can pair the $5 special with some Safeway Select corn bread for $1.49. Milk is still 2 gallons for $4.28 and Arrowhead or Nestle spring water is $3.99 a case. 2-liter Coke is buy 3, get 3 free and for you Peet's coffee lovers, a 12-oz bag is $8.99. Safeway's "Buy 5, Save $5" deal includes Kellogg's Pop Tarts/99-cents (hey, it's summer and the kids like them); Froot Loops, Rice Krispies Treats and Keeber Crackers $1.49 and Kellogg's Special K; Frosted Mini Wheats or Keebler cookies $1.99.

The "other" Safeway coupons include: Northern bath tissue or Brawny towels for $5.99; Arm&Hammer detergent for $2.99 and in the fun category - Glade sented candles for $1.49.

Save Mart has a "Customer Rewards" focus this week - with prices to match. Country style ribs in the max pak are $1.49 lb; boneless, skinless chicken breasts are $1.99lb and Butcher's Block Sterling Silver London broil is $2.99lb.

The Save Mart coupons are definitely clip-worthy, especially one from Gallo for $2 off salami (when you buy two packs).Selected varities are $4.99 a package. And we've got that great salami pasta salad recipe in the Shop Cheap archives. Other coupons include Kleenex tissue for 99-cents; Crest toothpaste for 99-cents; Cheer or Gain detergent for $3.50; Bar S franks for 77-cents (buns are 99-cents); Post Honey Bunches of Oats cereal 2/$4; and Sunny Select Mac & Cheese for 25-cents a box.

Crystal Geyser Spring water is $3.50 a case; Doritos are BOGO. Pillsbury brownie mix is BOGO, too.

In produce, peaches and nectarines are $1.49lb; limes are 10/$1; broccoli is 97-cents a bunch and berries are 2/$5.

Next stop, Raley's, where you will find a great deal on London broil at $1.97lb and a recipe, too. If you want to try a little Surf'n'Turf this week, add some Full Circle natural shrimp to your London broil meal. A bag of frozen, cooked shrimp is $6.99.

The Raley's Buy 5, Save $5 specials include Juicy Juice and Arrowhead Kid's water for $2.49; Dreyer's Fruit Bars, Raisinetes and Haagen-Dazs at $2.99 each and Buitoni Pasta, shredded cheese or pasta sauce for $2.99 also. Dairy deals include 18 large eggs for $1.49; a quart of Sunnyside Farms cottage cheese for $3.99 and Land O Lakes spread for 99-cents.

Pepsodent or Aim toothpaste is 88-cents a tube; Snapple drinks in the 6- or 12-pack are BOGO; Michelina's budget gourmet meals are 99-cents each; and Golden Grain pasta is 99-cents a box.

In produce, a personal size watermelon is $2.47; raspberries in the 12oz container are $3.99; cucumbers are 2/$1; Iceberg lettuce is 97-cents a head and red onions are 79-cents a pound. If you're in the mood for tropical, mangoes are 2/$1; papayas are 2/$5 and whole pineapple is $2.97 each.

The Raley's coupons worth clipping include Oroweat English muffins for $1.99; a 5lb. bag of C&H sugar for $1.99; Malt-O-Meal bagged cereal for $1.99; a gallon jug of Crystal Geyser Spring water for 78-cents; 2-liter Pepsi for 88-cents and a 12-pack of 7-UP for $2.99.

 And for all you Maybelline Great Lash Mascara fans, this one's for you. BOGO with the coupon.

Come back on Thursday for Summertime recipes and don't forget to check in next week as we Shop Cheap for  the Fourth of July weekend.

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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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