There's a bounty of bargains this week, shoppers. We are so lucky to live in an area where there's competition and so many options.
Here's what we like this week:
The headline on the Raley's ad says, "Amazing Super Sale" and headlines don't lie. For example: 50% off all fresh berries; 50% off Gallo sliced salame; 30% off Foster Farms chicken and 20% off beef roasts. 12-packs of 7-UP are buy 2, get 2 free. Coupons will get you Precious string cheese for $2.99 and Nathans beef franks for $2.49.
For 99-cents you can get, 2-liter Pepsi or Dr. Pepper; Raley's pasta; Bush's beans and Martha White blueberry muffin mix. And for 79-cents each, you get Michelina's Budget Gourmet frozen meals.
Breyer's ice cream bars or fruit bars are $2.99 a box and containers of ice cream are 2/$5.
In the natural food aisle, Crystal Geyser sparkling water is 88 cents; Lundberg rice chips are $1.49 and Gensoy snacks are $1.78 a bag.
There's a bounty in produce, too, with asparagus for $1.97lb; zucchini for 99-cents a pound and Fresh Express bagged salads for 30% off.
Over at Save Mart, Iceberg lettuce is 33-cents a head; tomatoes on the vine are 97-cents a pound and Yoplait light yogurt is 40-cents per cup but you must buy 10. Still, 10/$4 is a good deal! In coupon country, El Monterey Burritos are $1.99 a pack; Progresso soups are 99-cents and Coke products are buy 2, get one free.
Petite sirloin roast and fresh pork spareibs are $1.99lb. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are $1.99lb in the max pak; tilapia fillets are $4.99lb and country style ribs are $1.49lb. Ball Park franks are 2/$4 and Italian sausage for grilling is $2.99lb.
Sunny Select drinking water is $2.99 a case; a 2-liter jug of Pepsi, Dr. Pepper or Mtn. Dew is $1 and buy one gallon of Tropica Juice for $5.99 and get three reuseable shopping bags free. You'll need cereal with all that juice and General Mills products are on sale for $1.49 a box when you buy 4.
Get a jumpstart on Cinco de Mayo with Dennison's chili for 88 cents a can; Tostitos chips - buy 2 bags, get a free jar of salsa and Guerrero corn tortillas are $1.39.
In produce, oranges are 79-cents a pound; Driscoll's berries are 2/$5; 'Chokes are 2/$1 and bags of baby carrots are $1 each. If you like Odwalla bars, they're $1 each.
No time to cook? The chicken dinner deal at Save Mart looks appetizing. For $7.99 you get either a rotisserie chicken or an 8-piece fried chicken, macaroni or potato salad or cole slaw and a loaf of French bread or King's Hawiian rolls.
Bakery fresh baguetts are 99-cents each and turkey breast or pastrami is $5.99lb in the deli.
Safeway has a BOGO to buy for: Foster Farms whole chickens. Yep, buy one and get one free. Also, whole or sliced mushrooms in an 8 oz. package. The price of milk has come back down to Earth, with a gallon of Lucerne going for $2.25. There's a good Sara Lee Mix&Match promotion. Bet you didn't know that Hillshire Farm lunchmeats, Ball Park franks or Jimmy Dean products are all under Sara's umbrella.
Other stuff we like: Rancher's Reserve London Broil at $1.49lb.; BOGO Foster Farms chicken breasts strips and Nathan's beef franks. The weekend specials include 7-UP or Pepsi 2-liters for 69-cents; Golden Grain pasta for 79 cents; an 8lb. bag of oranges for $1.99 and Safeway Select sandwich breads for $1.50.
If you like Sun Chips in that new compostable bag, they are $2.99; Aquafina drinking water is $3.99 a case; and 12-packs of Coke are buy 2, get 2 free.
Krusteaz muffin mix is $2 a box and in the coupon corner O Organics OJ is $2.99; Safeway crescent or cinnamon rolls are 99-cents; Stouffers single serve meals are $1.99 and Safeway tissue or paper towels are $4.99.
In produce, Red Delicious apples, pears and squash are 99-cents a pound; cucumbers, leaf lettuce and baby peeled carrots are 99-cents each.
And for the $5 Friday special, it's Primo Taglio roasted turkey or Black Forest ham. If you buy 2 or more soups, they are $3.49 each and you get a free drink and chips with any regular size sandwich.
Come back on Thursday for recipes from the Shop Cheap kitchen.