Want a tip on staying cool during our 100+ weather? Try the frozen food aisle at the grocery store. Or anywhere at the grocery store. It's always cool.
And to fit right in with the weather, Safeway is having a Red Hot Weekend sale! Sometimes things just work out. The red hot prices to match include Kraft salad dressing - buy one get 2 free; Safeway SELECT or Minute Maid OJ FOR $1.99; Oscar Mayer sliced bacon for $3.49; Cheez-It crackers foar $1.25 and Angel food cake in the bakery for $1.49.
Other stuff we like at Safeway: Whole Foster Farms chickens for 79-cents a pound; 80% lean ground beef for $1.99lb and BOGO Foster Farms lean ground turkey. Jones sliced Canadian bacon or ham is 2/$6; General Mills Lucky Charms or Honey Nut Cheerios are $1.99 a box and Safeway Select variety breads are $1.79 a loaf.
They also having a 99-cent event with Cloverhill Danish, 6-packs of Nestle flavored water; Lucerne cream cheese; Minute Maid lemonade and Aquafresh toothpaste for less than $1.
In produce, white peaches or nectarines are 99-cents a pound; jumbo cantaloupe is 67-cents each; oranges are 99-cents a pound; and mushrooms are $1 a pound. In the coupon corner, check out the dozen eggs for $1.29; Safeway salsa for $1.99 and Kellogg's Mini-Wheats for $1.99. The $5 Friday special is Roasted Turkey Breast or Turkey Pot Roast. Signature Cafe salads are $3.99; cole slaw is $2.49lb and deli style breads in the bakery are $2.49.
If you do chips and soda, Doritos are BOGO and 2-liter Pepsi or 7-UP is 88-cents.
Checking out the new Henry's in Elk Grove, we are liking the 2/$1 avocado; red & green grapes for 88-cents a pound; bell peppers ar 4/$1; gala apples 77-cents a pound and mini seedless watermelon 2/$3. Berries are 2/$4, cantaloupes are 2/$1 and a 2lb container of strawberries is $2.99.
Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are $1.29lb and boneless rib eye steak is $4.99lb. A case of Arrowhead spring water is $2.99; Dreyers fruit bars are BOGO and Brown Cow nonfat Greek yogurt is 89-cents. In Henry's kitchen, there's Black Forest ham for $6.99lb; Focaccia bread for $1.49 and Irish soda bread for $2.49.
Leaving Henry's and heading for Raley's we're definitely going to do Italian with Classico pasta sauce $2.50; Ronzoni pasta for 99-cents; grated parmesan $2.99 and a French baguette for $1.78. Other stuff we like at Raley's - their new Raley's Dailies. Low prices everyday on items like bananas 68-cents a pound; Zacky free range ground turkey for $3.38; and a 48oz. bag of boneless skinless chicken breasts for $6.98.
In produce this week, Raley's has nectarines for 77-cents a pound; seedless watermelon for $2.97; New Mexico Hatch peppers for 87-cents a pound and heirloom tomatoes for $2.97lb.
Soda lovers will like the buy 2, get 2 free 12-pack offer. Works out to $12 for 48 cans of Coke.
An 18-pack of Raley's large eggs is $1.98; a case of R Everyday drinking water is $3.28 and Bumble Bee light tuna is 49-cents a can.
Save Mart has the best price on green seedless grapes - 67-cents a pound; Bartlett pears are 29-cents a pound and nectarines are 97-cents a pound. Red or black plums are 99-cents a pound and hot house tomatoes on the vine are $1.97lb.
Cross Rib Roast is $1.99lb (includes a recipe for shredded beef sandwiches); Foster Farms savory servings chicken breasts are $3.99lb and Jeannie-O ground turkey is $2.99 a package.
Bread is a good deal at Save Mart. Bohemian Hearth brand is $1.99 a loaf; Sara Lee Soft & Smooth bread is $1.99 a loaf and La Tortilla factory tortillas are $1.59 a package. Aquafina drinking water is $3.50 a case; 12-packs of 7-UP, A&W or Sunkist soda are $3 and Gatorade is 88-cents. The Big 3 coupons include El Monterey Burritos for 49-cents each; free Kettle Chips when you spend $50 on groceries and buy 2, get 2 free 12-packs of Coke products.
There's also a Kellogg's/Keebler/Sunshine offer. Buy 10 participating items (lots to choose from) and get $10 off plus a $10 off coupon for next time.
Come back on Thursday for recipe tips from the Shop Cheap Kitchen.