Shop Cheap

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

January 18, 2011
Blueberries are bountiful (and cheap) this week

That shopping healthy promise is really hard to keep this week. Especially with the Super Bowl of snacking coming up in a couple of weeks. All the soda, chips and hot wings on sale. It's hard to stay lean and mean this time of year. But we're going to try.

Here's what we like this week: Blueberries. At Safeway and Save Mart, buy 1 carton, get 2 free. At Raley's, buy 1, get 1 free.

Now for the other stuff. Safeway has a 4-day sale that includes refreshe water for $2.77 a case. The other items don't fit into the "healthy category." Goldfish for 88 cents a package, hot & spicy wings for $4.99 and Safeway Select pizza for $2.99.

There are plenty of other items to keep the weight down. Campbell's Select Harvest soup is BOGO; Fresh Express salads in the bag are 99-cents; mushrooms are 99-cents; asparagus is $1.99lb and 99-cents or less will get you bell peppers, navel oranges; Braeburn apples, cucumbers and onions.

Foster Farms split chicken breasts are 97-cents a pound; whole boneless pork loin is $1.99lb and Evergood smoked sausage is BOGO. Kellogg's cereals are $2 a box; Golden Grain pasta and Rice A Roni is $1 a box and Lucerne shredded cheese is $2.99.

The $5 Friday only specials include: 8-piece chicken; Bertolli or P.F. Chang's frozen meals for 2 and a dozen cupcakes.

If you need laundry detergent, a big jug of Tide is $5.99.

We're clippin' at Raley's because they have coupons for a dozen eggs - 99-cents; Tropicana OJ - $2.39; gourmet soups in the deli - $3.99 and mini-muffins for $2.99.

Get ready for the upcoming snack attack with avocado for $1; Roma tomatoes for 67-cents a poundand refried beans for 88-cents.(You can practice this week for the Super Bowl of Snacking on Feb. 6).

Foster Farms split chicken breasts are also 97-cents a pound; Black Angus rib eye steak is $5.97lb. Get a free case of Aquafina water when you purchase 3 boxes of Kellogg's Special K cereal or cereal bars at $2.99 each.

A 9-inch apple pie in the bakery is $3.99. Michelina's budget gourmet entrees are 89-cents.

Volpi lunchmeat in the deli is BOGO. In produce, large cucumbers are 2/$1; red onions are 77-cents a pound and Fresh Express slaw or shreds are 2/$3.

Save Mart has boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $1.59lb; pork spareribs for $1.59lb and whole chickens for 59-cents a pound (Friday-Sunday, only). Also, during that weekend sale you can get asparagus for 97-cents a pound.

Bohemian Hearth bread is $1.99 a loaf. A case of Crystal Geyser drinking water is $2.99.

In produce, extra large avocados are 2/$3; Fuji apples are 97-cents a pound; a container of Campari tomatoes is $2.97 and green onions, radishes and cilantro are 50-cents a bunch.

Cook's or Hillshire Farm spiral sliced hams are $10 each and Foster Farms split chicken breasts are BOGO.

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 pdinsmore@sacbee.com

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