Our local grocery stores are serious about sales this week. Safeway has free breakfast coupons and Kohl's Rewards. Save Mart will give you a free turkey when you spend $99.99 or more and Raley's is making it easy to host Thanksgiving dinner with holiday meals for every taste and price range.
Here's the skinny:
Safeway is taking a page from Raley's playbook by offering free breakfast items (eggs, bacon, OJ and English muffins) when you purchase $50 in groceries on Saturday and Sunday. Safeway also has teamed up with Kohl's from Nov. 4-8. For every $50 you spend on groceries, you get a $10 Kohl's reward card.
And there's no reason not to have turkey with prices as low as $6.77 for a frozen bird (with $20 minimum purchase).
But before we sit down for Thanksgiving dinner, there's this week to consider. Safeway has fresh Eating Right boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thighs or combo pack for $1.97lb; whole boneless top sirloin is $1.99lb. (and Safeway butchers will "gladly slice it for free," the ad says) and whole Foster Farms chickens are 99-cents a pound. Nathan's Famous beef franks, Evergood smoked sausage and Farmer John sliced bacon are all BOGO.
Betty Crocker cake mix or frosting is buy 2 get 3 free; Cheez-It or Keebler Chips deluxe are BOGO. Progresso 100% natural broth is BOGO, too. Spend $25 on basics like Safeway granulated sugar; Bush's beans, Lipton Onion soup & Dip Mix; Gold medal flour, etc., and get a $5 reward coupon.
And the hits just keep on coming!
Jumbo pomegranates are BOGO; green or white asparagus is 99-cents a pound; tomatoes on the vine are 79-cents a pound; red bell peppers are $1.99lb; Eating Right baby carrots are BOGO and raspberries or blackberries are 2/$6.
Safeway butter top breads are $1.29 a loaf; Ruffles potato chips are $1.88 a bag and be sure to clip the coupon for Thomas' Mix'n'Match sale. English muffins or bagels are $1.99 a pack. Artisan breads are 25% off in the bakery and Lucerne natural cheese slices are $2.99.
In the deli, the $5 Friday special is meatloaf or BBQ pork loin. Signature Cafe soups are still $3.99 and the deli chicken salad is $4.99lb.
Save Mart is giving away the free birds when you spend $99.99 in a single purchase. You can get started with New York steak in the Max Pak for $2.99lb; whole Foster Farms young chicken for 99-cents a pound and Master Cut premium pork chops are $1.99lb.
Guerrero white or yellow corn tortillas are $1.49 a package; Sunnyside Farms bread is $1.50 a loaf; Earth Grains 100% natural breads are $1.99 a loaf and S&W beans are $1 a can.
In produce, large Russet baking potatoes are 19-cents a pound; Pacific Coast salads are 2/$4; Driscoll's raspberries or blueberries are 2/$5; large oranges are 69-cents a pound and a 4-pack of avocado is $2.49 a bag.
12-packs of Coke products are buy 2, get 2 free; and a large container of Folgers coffee is $6.88. Gatorade is $1 a bottle.
Sunnyside Farms natural sliced cheese is $2.50 a pack; Thomas English muffins or bagels are $1.99 a pack.
Raley's is the first store out of the gate with Thanksgiving dinners. You can choose from the premium turkey dinner; butternut squash ravioli squash dinner; ham or prime rib dinners. Prices range from $99.99 for the entire meal to $49.99. If you order online, you save $5 per order.
This week, Raley's has boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $1.77lb; cross rib roast for $2.99lb and natural ground beef - 90% lean - for $3.99lb.
12-packs of 7-UP and A&W are 4/$10; a case of Crystal Geyser spring water is $3.33 and liters of Pepsi products are 88-cents each - when you buy 4. Gatorade is $1.
Fuji apples are 99-cents a pound; Russett potatoes are 3lbs for 99-cents; blueberries are back at $3 a carton and Bartlett pears are 99-cents a pound. Large Hass avocados are $1 each and a 3lb. bag of organic yams or sweet potatoes is $3.49 each.
Yoplait yogurt is 50-cents a carton (when you buy 10); a dozen extra large eggs is $1.59; a 32oz. container of Sunnyside Farms cottage cheese is $3.99 and Sunnyside ice cream (the pumpkin pie flavor has arrived) is $2.69.
Oroweat whole wheat bread is $1.99 a loaf; Pillsbury cinnamon rolls are $2.50 and Chicken of the Sea white Albacore tuna is 99-cents.
Come back on Thursday for recipes from the Shop Cheap Kitchen.