Shop Cheap

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

March 16, 2010
Coupons are the way to go this week

We've got more than weather heating up, shoppers. We've got good, old-fashioned competition heating up at our local grocery stores. You're going to want to get clipping (or downloading) this week this week because coupons will save you will a bundle at the checkout.

Check it out!

Safeway has that Kohl's deal going again. Spend $50 at Safeway, get a $10 voucher for Kohl's. The more you spend, the bigger the voucher. Flip over the ad and you'll find coupons for General Mills cereal $1.49; a case of Refreshe water $2.69; Safeway Select bread $1.49; a pound of butter $1.99; a loaf of French bread 99-cents and Safeway dish detergent 99-cents.

Head to the store on Saturday or Sunday and pay 50-cents for avocado; $1.99 for ground turkey; $1.49 for Kraft salad dressing and $1.49 for shredded or chunky cheeese.

How about asparagus for 86-cents a pound; Ruby Red grapefruit for 33-cents each; cukes for 79-cents each and red bell pepper for 99-cents each?

Shop Cheap can't go a week without mentioning chicken. Foster Farms split breasts are 99-cents a pound and Eating Right boneless skinless breasts are $2.99lb in the value pack. Get ready for baseball season with BOGO Nathan's Famous beef franks.

Jugs of Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Gatorade and SoBe Lifewater are 88 cents. The inside coupons feature Pillsbury Grands! biscuits for 99-cents; Safeway Select lasagne for $6.99 and Safeway bath tissue or paper towels for $4.99.

The Friday $5 special is Signature Cafe Turkey Pot roast; bagels in the bakery are $3.99 a dozen and deli counter meats and cheese are just $4.99lb. Just for fun, brighten your day with bunches of daffodils 2/$3.

If Spring cleaning is on your To-Do list, the mix & match sale includes Windex, Lysol, Clorox Clean-Up, Soft Scrub and sponges. Buy 3 or more for $1.99 each.

Raley's - making sure you don't fill out your bracket on a empty stomach - has a two-page March Madness spread that features Gallo Salame for $3.99; Sun Chips, Tostitos, Lay's and Ruffles for $2.99; S&W or Ranch Style Beans for 89-cents and Tombstone pizza for $3.50.

Once you're done, you'll want to get clipping. A 12-pack of coke is $2.88; a case of R Everyday purified water is $2.99; Raley's Pasta sauce is $1.19; steam in the bag veggies are $1.69 and paper towels are 69-cents.

In produce, asparagus is $1.27lb; tomatoes on the vine are $1.97lb; cukes are 69-cents each and pears are 97-cents a pound. Radishes, green onions or cilantro are 50-cents a bunch and a container of mini mixed organic sweet peppers is $2.99.

Buy two jars of Skippy peanut butter (2/$4) and get a free jar of Raley's grape jelly or jam. Michelina's budget gourmet entrees are 89-cents each; Stouffers meals are $1.99 each when you buy 5; Propel fitness water is 79-cents for a 24oz bottle and Clif, Luna or Mojo bars are $1 each. Good Earth tea is $2.50 a box.

Raley's is introducing Turkey Meatloaf. A twin pack is $5.99. Soft Iced cookies are BOGO in the bakery.

The clipping continues at Save Mart where Ramen is 10 packs for $1; Foster Farms grilled chicken strips are $1.99; a 5lb bag of Idaho potatoes is 97-cents and 12-packs of Coke are buy two, get one free.

Produce is the best deal at Save Mart. Bananas are 39-cents a pound; Driscoll's strawberries are buy one, get TWO free; Fresh Express salad blends are BOGO; and green onions, radishes, cilantro or parsley is 50-cents a bunch. Driscoll's blackberries are 2/$5 and big bags of baby carrots are $1.99.

Oscar Mayer hot dogs, Jennie-O turkey and Sunny Select apple juice are all BOGO; Tombstone pizza is 2/$5 and Birds Eye Voila meals are $3.99. Sunnyside Farms large eggs are $2.50 for 18; and Dannon Light & Fit yogurt is 10/$5.

Here's a deal: Buy 4 boxes of Kellogg's cereal for $12 and get free milk (64oz), eggs (a dozen) and bread (a loaf). Buy two bags of chips - Lay's or Doritos - and get a third bag free. S&W beans are BOGO, too.

Head to the deli this weekend and get a rotisserie chicken for $5.99; gourmet fruit salad for $4.49; Vienna rolls for $1.99 and some chocolate chip cookies for $2.50.

Come back Thursday for some Springtime recipes.



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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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