Shop Cheap

Sharing the best prices on groceries and other stuff in the Sacramento region.

March 31, 2010
Time to hop to it, shoppers

The sun might not be shining on Easter but the flowers are in full bloom and there are plenty of bargins to keep you hoppin' this week. Here's the deal!

You've got to love Save Mart's coupon's this week. A dozen eggs for 59 cents; Best Foods mayo for $1.89; a 3lb-pack of patties for $5.99 and a buy two fridge packs of soda, get two free. That will save you serious bucks at the checkout.

They have Easter ham for 99-cents and $1.29 a pound, depending on the cut; Master Cut frozen turkeys are $7.99 each; Foster Farms fresh turkey is $1.29lb; leg of lamb is $4.99lb. and a 5lb. bag of potatoes is just 67 cents. Salad shrimp is $3.99lb.

Baseball season is starting and Bar S meat franks are 77 cents each; Hebrew National and Nathan's are $3.99. Lay's chips are BOGO and Sunnyside buns are $1.29.

Michelina's entrees are $1 each; Mission flour tortillas are $1.99; Rica A Roni or Pasta Roni is $1 a box; Dole fruit is $1 a can and Green Giant canned veggies are 59 cents. Bohemian Hearth bread is $1.79 a loaf and Gallo salame is $4.99 a package.

Aquafina drinking water is $3.99 a case 7-UP, Sunkist or A&W drinks are $2 for a 6-pack of bottles and Simply Apple or Orange juice is $2.99. Martinelli's sparkling cider is $2 a bottle.

Cool Whip is 99-cents; Sunnyside Farms ice cream is $2.50 and Dunkin' Donuts coffee is $6.99.

In produce, a 2lb container of strawberries is $2.67; pineapple is $2.97 each; grapes are $1.97lb and avocado are still $1 each. Asparagus is $1.97lb; Iceberg lettuce is 97-cents a head and tomatoes on the vine are $1.97lb.

In the bakery, strawberry Boston cakes are $6.99 and cinnamon rolls are $2.99 for 8.

Hopping over to Raley's, check out the spiral sliced ham for $1.57lb. Salad shrimpmeat is $2.99lb and get a free dozen eggs when you buy 2 packs of Johnsonville sausage for $6.

Juicy strawberries are BOGO and fresh Del Monte pineapple is $1.57 each. Blackberries or raspberries are 2/$5 and a fresh-fruit wheel is $7.99. Asparagus is $1.97lb and a 5lb. sack of Sierra Gold potatoes is $2.47, plus you get a free jar of Marie's Potato Dressing. Radishes or green onions are 2/$1.

If you're having a large family gathering, fresh apple pies are just $3.97 when you buy 3 or more; fruit cheesecake is $9.99; fruit tart or ladyfinger cake is $12.99 and Easter Egg cookies are $3 for two dozen.

Martinelli's Sparkling Cider is $1.89 a bottle and Crystal Geyser spring water is 88-cents a gallon and Minute Maid OJ is $2. A case of Arrowhead water is $3.50.

There's still time to order your holdiay meal at Raley's. Lobster ravioli is $59.99; Maple Glazed Ham is $59.99 and Rack of Lamb is $79.99.

If Safeway is your store, ham prices are 97-cents and $1.67 a pound. Whole tri-tip is $2.97lb and fresh turkey is $1.29lb.

Strawberries are 2lbs/$3 and fresh pineapple is $1.97 each. In the veggie dept. jumbo artichokes are $2.50 each; Fresh Express or Eating Right salads are $1.97; bunches of radishes or green onions are 50 cents.

Cheerios or Life cereal is $1.88 a box; fresh baked turnovers in the bakery are $2.99 and a fruit tart from the bakery is $12.99

Aquafina water is $3.99 a case;  Coke, Pepsi or 7-UP is buy 2-12 packs, get 2 Free.

The $5 Friday special is roasted turkey breast; deli counter salads are $3.99. .

Once you finish Easter dinner, get ready to play ball with BOGO Hillshire Farm smoked sausage or bratwurst and Ball Park meat franks. Mt Olive pickles and Lay's chips are BOGO, too..

.Come back Thursday for Easter made Easy from the Shop Cheap Kitchen. 


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About Shop Cheap

Pam Dinsmore is The Bee's Community Affairs Director. When she's not working, she's shopping. The goal of this blog is to help you save time and money at the grocery store. She's pretty good at it but she can't do it alone. That's where you come in, sharing your tips and secret methods for saving money. You can either respond to the blog or email her at

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