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

June 22, 2010
It's going to be a grape week

Hi Shoppers. I hope you like seedless grapes because they are the one fruit that all three supermarkets have on sale this week. Red and green seedless for 87 cents a pound at Raley's; green seedless at Safeway for that same 87-cents a pound and black seedless at Save Mart for 97-cents a pound.

In addition to the unique variety of grapes, you'll find lots of other bargains at Save Mart this week. Here's what we like (lots of it in produce). Iceberg lettuce 3/99 cents; BOGO berries (all varieties); eggplant $1.49 each; limes 10/$1; peaches 97-cents a pound and avocado for $1.

Pork roast, lean ground beef and boneless skinless chicken breasts are $1.99lb in the Max Pak. General Mills cereal is $1.88 a box and Simply Juice is 2/$6. bohemian Hearth bread is $1.79 a loaf. Coupons (which require a minimum grocery purchase of $25) include Bar S jumbo meat franks for 49-cents; Kraft BBQ sauce for 59 cents and 12-packs of Coke/Sprite are buy 2, get 2 free.

In dairy, Sunnyside Farm eggs are $1.99 for 18; Simply Potatoes are 2/$5 and Dannon Light & Fit yogurt is 10/$5. Michelina's budget gourmet meals are 89 cents each and Eggo pancakes are 3/$5. Aquafina drinking water is $3.99 a case.

In the deli/bakery, ham off the bone and Butterball turkey is $5.99lb; sourdough bread is $1.49 a loaf and their Chicken Meal Deal is $7.99.

The Grape escape continues over at Raley's with red or green seedless for 87-cents a pound. Also in produce: tomatoes on the vine for 77-cents a pound, mangos 2/$1 and all berries are 2/$4. If you're clippin', check out the Aquafina drinking water for $3.33 a case; Keebler cookies and crackers for $1.88; Clorox bleach for $1.49; Kleenex for 89-cents a box and Pepsi or Pepper - buy 2, get 2 free.

In the deli, Nob Hill Trading Co. cheeses in the container are BOGO and oven-roasted turkey breast is $4.99lb.

Sutter Sirloin steak is $3.99lb and premium ground beef (80%) is $2.79lb.

Eggs are $1.49 a dozen. Michelina's gourmet meals are 89 cents each. Raley's own brands are quite the bargain this week. Pasta is 99-cents; tomato sauce is 3/99-cents; salsa is $1.89; green chiles are 75-cents a can and refries are 89-cents.

If you need snacks, Fritos, Cheetos and Rold Gold pretzels are 2/$3; Thomas' English muffins are $1.79 and Nob Hill Trading Co. coffee is $5.99.

Safeway's got the grapes, too. Green seedless for 87-cents a pound. They also have tomatoes on the vine for 77-cents a pound; packaged mushrooms for 99-cents each; 1-lb Eathing Right baby peeled carrots for 99-cents a bag and Fresh Express salads are 99-cents, too.

The Safeway weekend sale - designed to get you into the store on Saturday & Sunday - includes Goldfish for 88-cents; Gorton's seafood selections for $2.99; Ocean Spray cocktail drinks 2/$3; Freschetta Naturally Rising pizza for $3.99 and Primo Taglio turkey in the deli for $6.99lb.

Whole Foster Farms chickens are 79-cents a pound; whole roasted Signature Cafe chicken is $5.99. Foster Farms lunchmeat or chicken selections are BOGO. Nathan's Famous beef franks are BOGO, too. In the coupon dept., Eggo waffles (remember when they were hard to find?) are $1.77; Lucerne butter is $1.99; Tide Detergent is $5.99 and Soft Scrub cleanser is $1.99.

In the "less than $1 category," there's Bumble Bee solid white tuna; Safeway canned veggies; liters of 7-UP or A&W root beer; Lunchables; cream cheese; gatorade and Barilla pasta. In the bakery, cake slices are 99-cents each and Filone breads are less than $1, too.

Lots of necessities are 99-cents, including Colgate toothpaste; Softsoap; Right Guard deodorant; Chap Stick and Power Bars.

In produce, large cantaloupe is BOGO; cucumbers are 79-cents each and multi-color bell peppers are 2/$3.

Kellogg's cereals are $1.99 a box; Tostitos are BOGO; Safeway chunky salsa is $1.79; Ragu pasta sauce is $1.49 a jar and Kraft salad dressing is $1.49.

The $5 Friday special is Signature Cafe roasted turkey breast or turkey pot roast. In the bakery, Oroweat, Thomas' or Franciscan breads, bagels and muffins are BOGO.

Come back on Thursday for some summer recipes 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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