Shop Cheap

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

September 14, 2010
So long to summer sales

The supermarkets aren't calling it "The End of Summer Sale" but it sure feels that way. We still have California-grown strawberries, grapes, peaches and corn but it won't last.

So one more time before we take the fall, here's what Shop Cheap likes for the last week of summer.

Raley's is grabbing the moment and celebrating Mexican Independence Day (Sept. 16) with pork roast for 97-cents a pound; roma tomatoes for 47-cents a pound cilantro 5/$1 and limes 10/$1. Tia Rosa tortillas are $1.99; green chilis are 89-cents and Herdex Salsa Verde is $2,29. Add to that mix corn on the cob 4/$1; honeydew melon 37-cents a pound and white peaches or nectarines for 87-cents a pound.

If you're clippin', there are coupons for Ore-Ida potatoes $1.99; Tostitos chips $1.69; Gatorade 79-cents and Aquafina drinking water $3.33 a case. Minute Maid OJ is 2/$5. 

If you are confused by the ups and downs of milk prices, stick with Raley's. Their Bayview brand is pretty consistent: $4.79 for 2 gallons of 1% or 2% and $3.89 for 2 gallons on non-fat.

Knorr sides are 99-cents each. Buy 3 Smucker's items (jam, preserves or marmalade) and get a free dozen eggs. A fresh baguette in the bakery is $1.78 If you have Soccer snack duty  this weekend, a dozen donuts are $4.98. Better yet, oranges are 97-cents a pound!

New guy, Henry's is still cranking out the specials. Strawberries at 77-cents a pound can't be beat. Other produce worth mentioning: ruby red grapefruit 4/$1; green seedless grapes 88-cents a pound; white corn 4/$1; oranges 88-cents a pound; and a 5lb bag of Russet potatoes for 88-cents.

Knudsen low fat cottage cheese is $2.50 for a container; and Mediterranean style (read Greek) yogurt is 3/$4.Glaceau Vitamin water or Tazo iced tea is $1 a bottle.

Boneless top sirloin steak is $2.99 in the family pack; natural chicken drumsticks are 69-cents a pound and extra lean ground beef is $2.99lb. Pepper Jack in the deli is $2.99lb.

Guess that Saturday, Sunday, Monday "3-Day Sales Event" at Safeway wasn't such a great idea because this week they are back to Friday, Saturday, Sunday. And they are giving us reason to shop: Ball Park franks for 99-cents; raspberries for $1.99 and Signatue Cafe pizza for $5.99.

Eating Right boneless, skinless chicken breasts are $1.88lb; ribs in the deli are $6.99 for a 26-oz package and Oscar Mayer ham or turkey lunchmeat is BOGO.

Safeway's brand of sparkling cider is 2/$4; their OJ is the same.

There's lots of clipping to do if you shop Safeway. Prego pasta sauce is $1.49; Lucerne natural cheese slices are $1.99 and a party-size lasagne is $6.99.

There's another unique promotion going on at Safeway. Buy 5 Kraft items, save $5 AND Kraft will donate 5 meals to Feeding America on behalf of local food banks. Examples: Nabisco crackers and Capri Sun for $1.49; Kraft salad dressing for $1.99; Oscar Mayer deli shaved lunchmeat for $2.49 and Kraft mayo or cheese slices for $1.99.

In produce, red or green bell peppers are 99-cents each; Kiwi is 2/$1 and yellow onions are 99-cents a pound.Seedless grapes are 87-cents a pound; broccoli is 97-cents a pound and corn on the cob is 5/$2.

Buy two cans of Rosarita refries and get a free pact of Mission tortillas. This week's $5 Friday special is Homestyle meatloaf or Signature Cafe Pasta Rigatoni

P.S. Safeway's 10-cents off a gallon promotion is back, too. This time it runs until Jan. 1.

Save Mart is the last stop on this week's shopping adventure. We start out with country-style pork ribs for $1.17 a pound and a recipe from Laura, star of the Bringing it Home show on News-10 each Sunday. Laura's Best BBQ Country Style Ribs sounds great.

Other items we like at Save Mart: Iceberg lettuce for 37-cents; avocados for $1; Fresh Express salads for 97-cents and tangerines for $1.49lb. Earthbound Farm organic salad is BOGO and Campari tomatoes on the vine are $1.99.

Foster Farms fresh chicken breasts are BOGO; boneless, skinless breasts are $2.49lb.

Sunny Select loaf bread is $1.69; apple juice is $1.99 and chunk light tuna is 3/$2. 2-liter jugs of 7-UP are 99-cents and a gallon of Crystal Geyser drinking water is 88-cents. Minute Maid OJ is $3.99 for an 89-oz jug.

Yoplait yogurt is 50 cents. Kellogg's Special K has a deal for you. Buy 4 items (4 for $10) and get a free 35-pack of Sunny Select drinking water. Clip the Save Mart coupons to get Frito Lay snack sacks for $4.99; and 12-packs of Coke - buy 2, get one free.

Come back Thursday for the Shop Cheap recipe roundup. 

 

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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 pdinsmore@sacbee.com

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