She's Baaaaacck! Nothing like a week away to make you appreciate your local grocery stores. Although, Pavilions (an upscale version of Safeway) is a very nice place to shop. And some of our old favorites - like Ralph's and Albertson's - live on in Southern California.
But now it's back to reality and Shopping Cheap. Here's what's happening this week:
Let's start with Save Mart where you can stock up on beef backribs for 67-cents a pound and boneless chuck roast for $1.97lb. Fresh asparagus is a great deal at $1.47lb and broccoli is 97-cents a pound. Seedless grapes are reasonable again at $1.99lb. If you need drinking water, Sunny Select is $2.98 a case.
Saltine crackers are 99-cents a box and Campbell's tomato or chicken noodle soups are 50-cents a can. Foster Farms ground turkey breast is BOGO; ground round is $2.99lb.
Sunnyside Farms split top bread is $1.69 a loaf; Mission flour tortillas are $1.99 a pack and Sunnyside Farms shredded cheese is $1.99 a package. 2-liter bottles of sodas are 99-cents each; Juicy Juice is $2 a bottle and Simply Juice is $3 a bottle.
Save Mart has a great recipe for Italian Meatball Soup and all the fixins' are on sale, too.
Moving on over to Raley's, boneless, skinless chicken breasts are $1.97lb. Holiday seedless grapes are $1.47lb and Keebler cookies are $1.49 a pack when you buy 4. Post Honeycomb, Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles are $1.99 a box. If you like Hansen's Soda, a 6-pack is $2.
Raley's is having a special seafood sale on Saturday only. All seafood - fresh or frozen - is 50 percent off. A couple of Saturday sale examples: fully cooked snow crab clusters for only $3.50 a pound and Sockeye salmon fillets for $4 a pound.
Yoplait yogurt is 10 for $4 - but you must buy 10. Smart Ones entrees are $1.99; Sara Lee breads are $2.49 a loaf and Macaroni Grill dinner kits are $3.59 each. Bertolli meals are $5.99 a bag.
In produce, be sure to check out the winter squash for 47-cents a pound; red or Yukon gold potatoes for 99-cents a pound and Last Tango peaches for $1.47lb.
In the bakery, mix & match bagels, muffins or croissants are $5.99 for a dozen.
Safeway has the 72-hour sale this weekend with lean ground beef at $1.49lb.; fresh white or green asparagus for $1.49lb and Ken's salad dressing for $1.29.
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are $1.97lb; boneless top sirloin steak is $2.67 a pound and whole boneless pork loin is $1.67lb
Over in produce, Fuji apples are 88-cents a pound; Roma tomatoes are 58-cents a pound. Safeway has grapes for $1.99lb; pears for 99-cents a pound and zucchini for $1 a pound.
Coupons this week include: 18 large eggs for $1.49; Northern bath tissue or Brawny towels for $5.99 and Arm & Hammer laundry detergent for $2.99. If you need toothpaste, Aquafresh is $1.99 with coupon.
In the deli, the $5 Friday only special is Signature Cafe meatloaf or turkey pot roast. Signature Cafe pizza is $5.49 and soups are $3.99.
That's it for this week's savings. Come back on Thursday for recipes to match.