Shop Cheap

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

October 12, 2010
Stores are big on BOGOs this week

Shop Cheap gives the nod to Safeway this week for what's on sale. From the boneless, skinless chicken breasts at $1.88lb (they are a penny cheaper at Raley's and 11-cents cheaper at Henry's) to the avocados for 77-cents each and the 4-day weekend sale, they pretty much have it covered. If only they had BOGO raspberries like Raley's and Henry's or Fuji apples for 47-cents a pound like Save Mart!  A girl can dream, right?

Here's what else we like at Safeway: At the 4-day sale (Friday-Monday), you can get bacon for $3.77, seedless green grapes for 99-cents a pound; Lucerne or Safeway Select ice cream for $2.50 and Lay's chips for $1.79. If you're clippin', check out Progresso soups for 88-cents; Powerade for 69-cents; Mission flour tortillas for $1.29 and Multi-grain Cheerios for $1.99.

If you are thinking about grillin' dogs over the weekend, Hebrew National franks are BOGO and Foster Farms franks are 99-cents a packabe. There at 10 for $10 sale that includes liters of 7-UP and Pepsi; Barilla pasta; Dennison's chili and sliced peaches.

Safeway butter-top breads are $1.50 a loaf; Honey Nut Cheerios and Quaker chewy granola bars are $1.88 and Campbell's Tomato or Chicken Noodle soups are 50-cents each. Vitamin water is 88-cents; Safeway Select OJ is $2.50 a jug and Lucerne large eggs (18 count) are BOGO.

That ever-expanding $5 Friday special this week includes the All-American Deli sandwich, Dino chicken breast nuggets, a pound of Primo Taglio turkey, ham or Havarti cheese and Almond Bistro Cake from the bakery.

Over at Raley's, where we are grabbing those BOGO raspberries. We're also are picking up broccoli for 97-cents a pound; fresh pineapple for $2.47 and oranges for 77-cents a pound. The boneless, skinless chicken breasts are $1.87lb; rump roast is $2.99lb and 8 pieces of fried chicken in the deli is $4.99.

Buy two jars of Ragu pasta sauce ($1.49 each) and get a free box of Golden Grain pasta

A case of Crystal Geyser spring water is $3.33; those Lundberg rice chips are still on sale for 99-cents; and Kellogg's family size boxes of cereal are $2.99. Yoplait yogurt is 50-cents; 2-liter Coke is 99-cents when you buy 4 and Tree Top apple juice is 2/$4 plus you get a free 6-pack of apple sauce. There's a $2 coupon for Ore-Ida potatoes.

Moving on to Save Mart, be sure to check out the cross rib roast for $1.99lb and the recipe for "Marinated Beef Cross Rib Roast" from Laura McIntosh. Save Mart also has rump roast for $2.69lb and bonelss portk chops in the Max Pak for $1.67lb. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the Max Pak are $1.99lb and Foster Farms split chicken breasts are BOGO.

Save Mart is a great place for produce. Red seedless grapes are 77-cents a pound and fuji apples are only 47-cents a pound. Fresh limes are 10/$1; cantaloupe or honeydew melons are 2/$5. Strawberries and raspberries are BOGO. Be careful with the strawberries, Shop Cheap has had to toss recently-purchased berries because they got soft and moldy quite quickly.

The 10 for $10 sale includes Bumble Bee tuna; Mrs. Cubbisons coutons; S&W beans and Farm House side dishes. Buy a jar of Best Foods mayo for $2.99 and get a free can of tuna.

Post cereals are $1.99 a box; Sunshine crackers are 2/$4 and a case of Crystal Geyser water is $3.33.

Michelina's frozen entrees are 79-cents each. Hard to beat that price anywhere! Sunnyside Farms large eggs are $1.50 for 18 and Breyer's ice cream is $2.98.

Shop Cheap finally got over to Henry's Farmers Market in Elk Grove. Great store that's a smaller version of a Whole Foods. Lots of organic, bulk items and fresh produce. This week, there's asparagus for 98-cents a pound; cantaloupe 4lbs/$1; BOGO raspberries and avocado. Oranges are 88-cents a pound; D'Anjou pears are 88-cents a pound and Italian squash or sweet onions are 88-cents a pound. Organic bananas are 77-cents a pound.

Henry's is big on the BOGO this week. Items include Cascade yogurt; Newman's cookies; Boulder Canyon chips; Lundberg risotto; Muir Glen organic pasta sauce; Annie's Naturals salad dressing; Breyer's ice cream and Balance energy bars. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are $1.77lb in the family pack and pork baby back ribs are $2.99lb in the family pack..

Come back on Thursday for 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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