Shop Cheap

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

December 7, 2010
If you dig Dungeness, this is your week to Shop Cheap

Shop Cheap promises to get off the crab bandwagon but it's really hard with such great prices and abundant supply. So for the last time, if you dig the Dungeness, it's really the time to buy. At Raley's crab is $2.97lb; at Save Mart $2.99lb and BOGO at Safeway.

Now, here's what else we like this week, starting at Raley's. How about a crab salad? Avocado is $1 each; garden salad is 97-cents a bag and roma tomatoes are 97-cents a pound. Cucumbers are 47-cents each. Blueberries and blackberries are BOGO; Yukon gold or red potatoes are 57-cents a pound.

Want a quick meal for a crowd or a potluck, a whole rotisserie chicken is $4.98 when you buy 2 or more. Whole pork roast is 97-cents a pound and Jennie-O turkey store ground turkey or Italian sausage links are $3.50 a pack.

A 3lb. bag of Clementines is $3.97; large pomegranates are $1.77 each and postachios are $2.97 a bag. Fresh baguettes ar e $1.78 in the bakery.

Heading over to Safeway, we like their seafood sale. In addition to the BOGO crab, there's cooked shrimpmeat for $3.99lb and snow crab clusters for $6.99lb.

Their Friday-Monday specials include BOGO bacon; blueberries 2/$3 and Post Honey Bunches of Oats 3/$5.

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are $1.88lb; whole pork shoulder roast is 99-cents a pound and lean ground beef is $2.99lb. The "Buy 5, Save $5" includes Cheese Nips, Ritz crackers and Stoned Wheat crackers. Safeway breads are $1.29 a loaf (must buy 2) and Pepsi 12-packs are buy 2, get 3 free.

Golden Grain pasta is $1; Classico sauce is buy 2, get 1 free. Newman's salad dressing is $2.99 and to complete the "Italian" themed meal, Pellegrino water is $3.99 for a six-pack. Nestle hot chocolate is BOGO; Nestle drinking water is $3.50 a case.

In the coupon category, Lucerne cream cheese is 99 cents; Pillsbury cookie dough is $1.99 and Lucerne ice cream is $1.99. Claim Jumper pies are $4.99 and Coffee-mate is $1.99.

The $5 Friday specials include 8-piece fried chicken; Primo Taglio lunch meats and artisan party cakes in the bakery.

In produce, Braeburn apples, navel oranges; bell peppers, eggplant; squash, yellow onions and mangos are all a $1 a pound.

Last stop - Save Mart, where the crab is $2.99lb this weekend only. Also, a 5lb box of tangerines for $3.99.

Other stuff: Pork butt roast for 99-cents a pound; Bohemian Hearth bread for $1.99 a loaf and BOGO Earthbound Farm Salads. Shrimpmeat is $3.99lb; and fresh mussels or clams are $2.99lb. Foster Farms split chicken breasts are BOGO.

In produce, pomegranates are 2/$3; tomatoes are 97-cents a pound; celery is 69-cents and berries are 2/$5. Radishes, cucumbers, green onions and cilantro are all 2/$1.Red or white onions are 79-cents a pound.

Lots of Knorr, S&W and Ortega items are $1 each, including beans, diced chilis, evaporated milk and pasta side dishes. Kikoman soy sauce is 99-cents. Tropicana juices are $2.50.

The back page coupons include a BOGO Grab & Go hoagie sandwich from the deli; 12-packs of 7-UP, A&W or Sunkist for $2.99; Old Orchard juices for 99-cents; Starbucks coffee for %6.99 and BOGO mashed potatoes.

Come back on Thursday for holiday treats 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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