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April 27, 2010
We've got all the Cinco de Mayo specials

Cinco de Mayo is starting early this year. The official day is next Wednesday, but the grocery stores want to make sure that you are stocked up for the weekend. Here's what we like:

We're starting with Save Mart because they have Calavo avocados at 3/99-cents (to be fair, Safeway has avocado at the same price); sweet, white corn 4/$1 and Gurrero tortillas for $1.79. Mission chips are $1.89 a bag and sour cream is $1.50. If you're thinking about making enchiladas with shredded beef, cross rib roast is $1.97lb; Las Palmas sauce is $1.99 for the large can; pork cubes for chile verde are $2.99lb and fresh cooked shrimp meat is $2.99lb. Top it all off with Bobby Salazar's Salsa for $1.99.

Pre-made Yucatan guacamole is 2/$5 and Kraft shredded cheese is $2.50 a package. Farmer John and Land O'Frost products are BOGO; Sunny Select beans are 89 cents a can and Bohemian Hearth breads are $1.89 a loaf.

Aquafina drinking water is $3.50 a case and clip the coupon for Ocean Spray juice cocktails for $1.98.

In produce, Fresh Express salads are BOGO; onions, radishes and cilantro are 50-cents a bunch; and limes are 4/$1. Driscoll's berries are $2.50 a container; broccoli is 97-cents a pound and personal size seedless watermelons are $2.50 each.

In the bakery, jalapeno bread is $2.99 and Margaritaville salsa and chips are $2.99 each. Fiesta chicken salad is $4.99lb.

The party continues over at Safeway where avocados are 3/99-cents; pork shoulder roast is $1.39lb; Wholly guacamole is $3.99; Lucerne sour cream is $1.50 and Pace salsa or picante is $2.50 a jar. Mission chips are $1.99 a bag.

Coupons are plentiful with 7-UP or A&W for 69-cents; Mission soft taco flour tortillas for 99-cents; Sargento shredded cheese for $1.69 and Deli salsa for $1.50. Silk Soymilk is $1.99 with coupon and Marie Callender's or Healthy Choice meals are $1.99 each.

If you're going for fish tacos, Tilapia fillets are $5.99lb. There's a BOGO/Mix&Match special that includes Jennie-O ground turkey breast, Johnsonville sausage, Lloyd's ribs; Farmer John bacon and Land O'Frost premium lunchmeat. Oroweat English muffins and breads are also BOGO. Lucerne large eggs (18-count) are BOGO, too.

Buy three 12-packs of Pepsi products for $7.98 and get a free bag of Tostitos. Kellogg's Rice Krispies and Froot Loops are $1.99 a box.

Saturday & Sunday specials include, Entenmann's pastry 2/$4; Angel Food cake for $1.99 and Lucerne or Safeway SELECT ice cream for $2.50. Medium raw shrimp are $2.99lb; Italian sausace is $1.99 for a 16oz package and Starbucks Coffee is $5.99 for a 12-oz bag. Signature Cafe chicken tenders are $3.99lb.

In produce, Eating Right salads are $2 a bag; berries are BOGO; fresh corn on the cob is 2/$1 and Mangos are $1 each. Cilantro, green onions or radishes are 50-cents a bunch.

The Friday $5 special is a 16-inch pizza..

Raley's is ready for Cinco de Mayo with limes 6/96-cents and a 99-cent coupon for Mission tortillas. Fresh in the deli are Tia Lupe Tamales for $3.99. Mission chips are $1.79 a bag. DeliMex taquitos are $3.99 with coupon; Rosarita refries are 88-cents a can; La Mexicana salsa is $2.29 and Las Palmas enchilada sauce is $1.99 a can.

In produce, seedless whole watermelon is $2.97; avocados are $1 each and fresh cilantro is 3/99-cents. Chili peppers are 97-cents a pound cocktail tomatoes are 2/$4 and corn on the cob is 2/$1.

Quaker products are $1.49 each when you buy 5; Gatorade is $3.99 for an 8-pack and R-Everyday water is $2.99 a case.

Bagels are BOGO and sandwich rolls in the deli are 4/$1.79.

Come back on Thursday for recipies to spice up your Cinco de Mayo. 

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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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