Yep. Saved 44% at Safeway last weekend. Got the $10 coupon for Kohl's; free bacon, eggs and OJ, too. If you don't believe me, ask my Mom. She was there!
This week the Safeway deals aren't quite as good but...avocado is 2/$1; blueberries and blackberries are BOGO and you can get a frozen turkey for $6.77. And I hope they are giving away free samples of the Pumpkin Chocolate Ganache pie because it sure sounds good. Price is $9.99 each.
The weekend (Saturday&Sunday) sales include Tostitos chips for $1.69lb; Quaker instant oatmeal for $1.50 a box; Ball Park Franks or Hillshire Farm smoked sausage for $1.99 (Safeway buns are 99-cents) and Gala apples for 79-cents a pound.
London broil is $1.79lb. (Remember, with the broil you can cut it up in stew or slice it for fajitas, too.) Safeway is advertising cooked shrimpmeat for $3.99 a pound but be forewarned, that's in a 2-lb. bag. If you want less that that, it's $4.99lb.
In produce, California oranges and Texas red grapefruit are 79-cents a pound; pears are 99-cents a pound and seedless grapes are $1.99lb.
If you want to stock up on 7-UP or Pepsi, a 2-liter jug is 88-cents. Making green bean casserole on Thanksgiving? Green Giant canned veggies are 49-cents each. Or, clip the coupon and get Birds Eye Steamfresh or C&W frozen veggies 4/$5.
Cases of Safeway brand drinking water are $3.49; Aquafina is $3.99.
All the ingredients for an easy Mexican meal are on sale: Fresh ground beef is $2.29-lb.; Mission tortillas are $1.99; Rosarita refries and Safeway diced tomatoes are $1 a can; olives and diced chilis are 99-cents each; Safeway corn taco shells are $1 a box and Fresh Express shreds are $1.50 a bag. Looks like milk is back up to $2.49 a gallon (when you buy 2).
The Friday only $5 special is oven roasted turkey breast; Signature Cafe soups are still $3.99 and cole slaw is $2.49-lb.
Inside the small Safeway ad, check out the Primo Taglio Mozzarella rolls for $4.99. Slice it up on crackers, add a bit of basil. Hello, tasty appetizer.
Raley's is once again advertising its Holiday Dinners, which range in price from the top-of-the-line meal at $99.99 (serves 12) to the deluxe turkey dinner, which serves 8-10. In between, there's Butternut Squash Ravioli ($59.99); glazed ham ($59.99); and Prime Rib ($79.99). You pick up these meals on the Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving and just follow the simple instructions. Order online and save $5.
This week, Raley's has cross rib roast for $1.87lb. Here's an interesting deal: Get 4 Progresso soups free when you buy 2 cartons of broth. That works out to $6.50 for the broth and the soup. But one carton of Imagine organic broth is $2. A case of R-Everyday drinking water is $2.99. And be sure to check out the Michelina's frozen meals for $1 each.
Some of our favorite crackers are on sale. Cheeze-It; Wheatables and All-Bran multi-grain are $1.69 a box. Wellington water crackers are $2 a box and Keebler grahams are $1.99. Skippy peanut butter is $1.59 a jar. In frozen foods, DiGiorno pizzas are $3.99; Marie Callender's pot pies are $2.79 and Krusteaz Healthy pancakes, waffles or French toast are $2.49.
In produce, large Hass avocados are BOGO a 3-lb. bag of Clementines is $3.99 and apples for baking are $1.29-lb. Stock up on Knudsen sparkling cider. It's $1.50 a bottle!
Want a free turkey? Shop Save Mart and purchase $99.99 in groceries. Save Mart also has heat-and-serve Thanksgiving meals. The complete Butterball turkey dinner costs $49.99 and includes all the trimmings, plus dinner rolls and pumpkin pie. Don't know who eats ham on Thanksgiving but a complete ham dinner is also $49.99.
This week's specials include lean ground beef for $1.99-lb; boneless London broil for $2.49-lb. and Master Catch cooked prawns in a 2-lb bag are $4.99-lb.
Kellogg's cereals are $1.25 a box when you buy 4; Coke products in the 12-pack are buy 2, get 2 free with coupon and Arrowhead Spring water is $3.99 a case.
Sunshine, Keebler or Kellogg's crackers are $1.67 a box; Dreyer's ice cream is $3 and Sunnyside Farms Premium egg nog is $1.50.
In the Save Mart deli, you'll find chicken tenders for $4.99 a pound and maple pecan sweet potato salad for $3.99-lb. Bakery turnovers and mini cream pies are 2/$5..
Save Mart produce is always plentiful and reasonable. This week there's oranges for 47-cents a pound; seedless grapes are $1.97-lb; the green onion, radish, cilantro trio is 3/99-cents and berries are 2/$5. Get your potatoes this week. A 5-lb. bag is $1.99; Roma tomatoes are 99-cents a pound and Taylor Farms complete salad kits are 2/$5.
Come back on Thursday for our Thanksgiving side dish recipes.