Shop Cheap is getting a little tired of the rain. At least it's raining bargains this week to offset the wet stuff outside.
The best deals this week are at Save Mart and here's why: Avocados, buy 1 get 2 free; asparagus 97-cents a pound; Iceberg lettuce 69-cents a head and oranges 69-cents a pound. In the coupon category, there's Michelina's Lean Gourmet for 88-cents; Progresso soups for 99-cents and Mac & Cheese for 33-cents a box.
Foster Farms chicken breasts are 99-cents a pound; boneless loin pork chops are $1.99lb in the max pak; petite sirloin steak is $1.99lb in the Butcher's Block and Pacific Snapper Fillets are $3.99lb.
Other stuff: Bohemian Hearth bread is $1.79 a loaf; a dozen Sunnyside Farms eggs are $1.50 each; Valu Time peanut butter is $1.50 a jar and Minute Maid OJ is $2.
In the essentials, Sun Burst laundry detergent is $1.99; Aquafresh toothpaste is $1.50 a tube and Ivory soap is $3.99 for 10 bars.
There's also a lot to like at Raley's this week. Boneless skinless chicken breasts are $1.67lb; fresh Dover Sole, Pacific Red Snapper or Catfish Fillets are $3.99lb and Black Angus chuck roast or steak is $2.47lb. Red seedless grapes are 97-cents a pound.
In the coupon corner, clip Pepsi for 88-cents; a case of R Everyday water for $2.99 and Langers Cranberry Juice Cocktail is $1.99 a jug. Get a free pound of Golden Grain pasta when you buy 2 jars of Ragu for $3 and get BOGO coffee cake in the bakery.
For 99-cents you can get Steamfresh veggies; Progresso soups; Minute Maid lemonade; Knudsen sour cream; Soft Soap and Glade Aerosol spray.
In the deli, chicken strips are $5.99lb; and Raley's cooked ham or oven roasted turkey breast is $4.99lb.
Safeway wants us to shop Saturday & Sunday so they are offering coupons for Jimmy Dean sausage or bacon for $1.99; bananas for 48-cents a pound; mac & cheese for 50-cents; Safeway Select frozen pizza for $2.99 and Doritos tortilla chips for $1.79.
Foster Farms whole chickens are BOGO; Waterfront bistro shrimpmeat is $3.99 in the 2lb. bag; and Dungeness crab is $4.99 a pound ($3.99 a pound at the Safeway on Madison in Fair Oaks.).
Safeway brands are on sale. A case of Refreshe water is $2.99; ButterTop breads are $1.50 a loaf; baby carrots are $2 a bag and turkey lunchmeat is $3.99 for 32 ounces.
Want coupons? There's Kellogg's Special K for $2; V8 Red or V-Fusion for $2.49; Prego sauce for $1.50 and Safeway Select party size meals for $6.99
In produce, Eating Right salads blends and grape tomatoes are BOGO; and a 5lb box of Mandarins is $3.97. Lucerne large eggs - 18 count - are BOGO. .
Knorr rice or pasta sides are 88-cents each (must buy 4); Golden Grain Pasta is $1 and Duncan Hines cake or brownie mix is $1.
The Friday only $5 special is Signature Cafe roasted turkey breast or turkey pot roast. Signature Cafe chicken salad is $4.99lb and Safeway variety breads are $1.50 a loaf..
Come back Thursday to see what's cooking in the Shop Cheap Kitchen.