Fall is taking its time this year! Thankfully, we are used to a sizzling September. And this week, the supermarket prices match the weather - HOT!
How about 48-cents a pound for bananas at Safeway?
Iceberg lettuce for 48-cents a head at Save Mart.
And Fuji apples for 99-cents a pound at Raley's.
We're starting our shopping at Safeway this week for the bananas alone. But that's not all! Raspberries are 99-cents a container; whole Foster Farms chickens are 79-cents a pound, Rancher's Reserve London broil is $1.79lb and fresh Coho salmon fillets are $5.99lb.
The 72-hour sale includes those raspberries, Tyson fuly cooked chicken wings for $2.99lb; Oreo cookies for $1.99 and a giant jug of Tropicana OJ for $2.98.
A 35-pack of Crystal Geyser Spring water is $3.99 and milk has dropped in price a bit - $2.29 a gallon when you buy two.
Mix & Match items are cart-worthy this week. The 10 for $10 deals include Starkist tuna; Kraft Mac&Cheese; 2-liter Pepsi products; Safeway rice cakes and Gatorade. Buy 10 bottles of Gatorade and get 5 bottles of Propel free. Buy 4 cartons of Lucerne yogurt, get 4 more free.
Mix&Match extends to produce, where apples, Bartlett pears, eggplant, broccoli, zucchini, cucumbers, yellow onion, Fresh Express salads and Iceberg lettuce are all either $1 a pound or $1 each.
In the deli, the $5 Friday special is Roasted Turkey Breast; soups are $3.99 and Signature Cafe Pizza is $5.49. In the bakery, Home Pride or Nature's pride bread is $2 a loaf; brownies are $3.99 and Safeway Select cinnamon rolls are 6 for $1.99.
Aquafresh toothpaste and Suave hair products are 88-cents each; and Safeway bath tissue or paper towels are $4.88 with coupon.
Save Mart is advertising "Crazy 8 Dayz," with many of their items ending in an "8"!!!
For example, that Iceberg at 48-cents a head; tomatoes on the vine for 88-cents a pound; boneless crossrib roast for $1.88lb and shark fillets for $3.98lb. Their idea for "Under $10 meal solutions" is a good one. Buy one 5lb. chub of ground beef and divide it into 5- 1lb. packages.
With that ground beef you can make cheeseburgers, tacos, spaghetti, chili and hamburger helper - all for less than $10 per meal.
A case of Arrowhead Spring water is $3.98; Oroweat, Thomas', Cinnabon or Entemanns' breakfast foods are $1.98 and Krusteaz pancake or waffle mix is $2.68. Pillsbury Grands! biscuits are $1.25 each; garlic bread in the bakery is $1.98 a loaf and a 5lb. bag of Hinode rice is $2.48.
Over in produce, you can still get strawberries - 2lbs. for $3.99; seedless grapes for $1.69lb and pears for 99-cents a pound. Large green bell peppers are 2/$1 and green onions, cilantro or radishes are 50-cents each.
You could mistake Raley's for the 99-cent store this week. Among the 99-cent items, you'll find Yoplait smoothies and Haagen-Dazs ice cream cups; 7-Up, Gatorade or Propel; S&W tomatoes or Farmhouse pasta and rice products. There's a 2-lb bag of Blue Ribbon rice; Ranch Style Beans and lots of cleaning products including Softsoap, Dial Basic soap and Glade air freshener.
Chicken drumsticks, thighs or leg quarters are 87-cents a pound; Sutter sirloin steak is $3.99lb and fresh cod fillets are $5.99lb. Kellogg's Special K breakfast items are $1.99 each when you buy 4; Sunnyside Farms yogurt is 49-cents a carton and Sunnyside Farms ice cream is $2.79
The back page of the Raley's ad has lots of interesting deals, including fresh Atlantic salmon fillets for $6.99lb and a whole Black Angus bottom round for $1.97lb. If you are having a dinner party or family over, Raley's dinner rolls are $2.99 for 36. Bakery cookies are $6.99 for more than 3 dozen.
In produce, seedless grapes are $1.99lb; zucchini is 99-cents a pound; white corn on the cob is 5/$2 and bell pepper is 99-cents a pound.
If you're in a hurry, Raley's take-and-bake pizza is 2/$10. A case of Crystal Geyser Spring water is $3.33.
And, finally, a few BOGOs. Calistoga sparkling mineral water in the 6-pack; sparkling mineral juice in the 4-pack; 8-pack Arrowhead in the mini-bottles and Nestle candy bars.
Come back on Thursday for some tasty recipes.