Hi Shoppers. We've got BOGO with a twist this week at the major supermarkets. Some sales are better than BOGO, other's not so much. Check it out.
Raley's is adding lots of extras this week. Examples: buy two jars of Ragu and get a free pound of Golden Grain pasta. Get free OJ when you spend $10 on Jimmy Dean breakfast. Buy two bags of Ore-Ida potatoes, get the third free. Get a free baguette with purchase of O-Line & Co. Olive oil and buy two packs of fresh sushi, get the third free.
Over at Save Mart, it's all about the coupons. Gallo salame for $3.59; VO5 shampoo or conditioner for 69-cents and 12 packs of soda - buy 2 get one free. Post Cereal is $1.69 a box when you buy 4.
At Safeway, you'll earn a coupon for $10 off if you purchase $25 or more on Procter & Gamble products. If that sounds like a lot, consider that P&G makes everything from Oil of Olay to Pampers. And taking a page from the 99-cents store, Safeway has everything from Mac&Cheese to Braeburn apples for 99-cents.
Here's the other stuff we like this week:
Raley's is introducing the first corn on the cob of the season at 27-cents each; tri-tip roast for $2.47lb and coupons on everything from All 2x detergent ($2.99) to Lindsay olives (89 cents a can). Pepperidge Farm cookies are $1.77 when you buy 3; 2-liter Coke is 88-cents when you buy 4. Yoplait yogurt is a real bargain this week at 45-cents a container. A carton of 18 large eggs is $1.99 and a big tub of cottage cheese is $3.99.
In the hard-to-resist category, Sun Chips are $2.50 a bag; Chex Mix is $2 a bag and Post Cereal is $1.99 a box. If you need potatoes - lots of them - this is the week to buy. 5-pound bags or Idaho Spuds are BOGO. Cucumbers are 59-cents each and Fresh Express salads are 97-cents a bag.
Over at Save Mart, red seedless grapes are 87-cents a pound; jumbo artichokes are $1.50 each and avocados are still only $1. Doritos or Lay's chips are 3 bags for $6 (must buy 3); Campbell's soups are 50-cents each and Bayview Farms OJ is $1.50 for a big jug.
Foster Farms whole chickens are 99-cents a pound; and pork spareribs are $1.99lb. BOGOs include Tyson chicken nuggets; Nathan's beef franks; and Armour LunchMakers. Just in time for the bake-off, Pillsbury crescent rolls, cinnamon rolls and biscuits are 99-cents. Sargento shredded cheese is $2.50 a bag and Dole juices are $2.50. Hansen's Apple Juice is $1.50 for a large bottle; a case of Crystal Geyser is $2.99 and Capri-Sun or Kool-Aid Jammers are $2 a box.
Hitting the aisles at Safeway, boneless, skinless chicken breasts are $1.67lb; cross-rib roast is $1.99lb and a weekend seafood sale includes salad shrimp for $2.99lb.
In produce, jumbo 'chokes are $1.50 each; blackberries are BOGO and large cantaloupe is just 39-cents a pound. Cucumbers are 79-cents each; cocktail tomatoes are $2.50 per container and a 5-lb bag of Idaho potatoes is $2.50. Cases of Arrowhead or Nestle water are 3/$10. Prego pasta sauce is $1.50 a jar; Lucerne shredded cheese is $1.88 and Florida Natural OJ is $2.50 a carton. In the coupon category, Lucerne natural sliced cheese is $1.99; cream cheese is 99-cents.
12-packs of 7-UP or A&W are buy 2, get 2 free. Doritos tortilla chips are BOGO and 6-packs of Top Ramen are $1.25 each.
You know spring has arrived when the $5 Friday meal is the All-American sub. And springtime signature salads are $2.99lb in the deli. Safeway select breads are $2 a loaf and hot dog or burger buns are $1.29
Safeway has a full-page "menu" and coupons for their Signature Cafe. They are introducing new salads - Asian chicken and chicken Caesar - and sandwiches, both $3.99 with coupon. Signature soups are only $2.99 this week. They also have ready-to-eat entrees that serve a family of 3 or 4 for less than $10.
Come back on Thursday for recipes from the Shop Cheap Kitchen. .