Before we get to the groceries, I'm sure all you Kings' fans saw the new naming decision on Arco Arena (Power Balance Bracelet). Dang, I was hoping for the Shop Cheap Arena! Kind of fits the place, don't you think?
OK, back to what I know best - shopping. How's that healthy eating thing going? I lived up to my end of the bargain and I'm going to try it again this week. But first, there are a couple of surprises in The Bee's Wednesday inserts that I need to share.
Noah's has coupons worth mentioning - even for the calorie conscious. Get a free BagelThin and light shmear (225 calories) with any beverage purchase. How about an Aidell's chicken/apple sausage bagel dog (300 calories) or BOGO Bagel Fridays? The second surprise: A large insert for groceries at Target and a coupon for a free loaf of bread (Simply Balanced sandwich bread) with $25 food purchase. I've checked Target's grocery prices and they are comparable to the supermarkets. Eggs $1.59 a dozen; Kellogs Special K, $2.50 a box; Yoplait yogurt 10/$5 and Jennie-O Lean turkey breast for $2.99lb. At Target, it's all about the convenience.
We're hitting Save Mart first this week because they have oranges for 37-cents a pound and Campbell's tomato or chicken noodle soup for 50-cents a can. Their weekend sale has London broil for $1.99lb and bags of Romaine hearts for 87-cents. Hormel fully cooked entrees are BOGO and cooked salad shrimp meat is $3.99lb.
In produce, Earthbound Farm salads are BOGO; eggplant is 97-cents each and roma tomatoes are 89-cents a pound. Driscoll's blackberries and blueberries are BOGO and petite baby carrots are $1.50 a bag.
Buy 4 boxes of Kellogg's Special K bars or cereal for $10 and get a free 35-pack of Sunny Select drinking water. Hunt's diced tomatoes are $1 a can; Barilla pasta is $1 a box and Sunny Select pasta sauce is $1.79 a jar. Tia Rosa tortillas are $1.99 a package and Arrowhead or Nestle drinking water is $3.33 a case. Nature's Pride bread - which just got a mention in Consumer Reports as a good value - is $2 a loaf.
Sunnyside Farms eggs in the 18-count carton are $2.79 and 16oz cottage cheese is $1.99. Weight Watchers muffins, cake or cookies are 2/$5 and their yogurt is 50-cents.
Coupons worth clipping include Eggo Waffles 2/$3; Oscar mayer lunchmeat for $1.99 and 50-cents off bakery bagels.
Safeway is advertising a Mix&Match meat sale. The buy one, get one free offer includes cross rib roast; lean ground beef; chicken parts and pork chops. Dungeness crab is back at $3.99lb. Friday-Monday only sale items include Foster Farms lean ground turkey for $2.49 and avocados for 77-cents each.Safeway variety breads are $1.29 a loaf; Nature's Pride is $2 a loaf.
The best deals are in produce where blackberries are $1 a carton and apples are 57-cents a pound. Produce has a 10 for $10 sale, which means bags of baby carrots, bunches of celery, eggplant and mangos all for $1. Roma tomatoes, minneolas and yellow onions are all $1 a pound.
Select Quaker and Kellogg's cereals are $2 a box and a 64-ox jug of Odwalla OJ is $5.99. A case of Arrowhead drinking water is $3.50 and a Signature Cafe garden salad is $3.99. You can take a friend to lunch at the Safeway deli and get a hoagie sandwich for $1.99 (when you buy 2).
Safeway coupons are plentiful, including Lucerne eggs (18-count) for $1.99; Progresso soups for $1.11; Sargento shredded or sliced cheese for $1.99 and Lipton teas for $3.99 in ther 12-pack. Palmolive dish detergent is $2.
The $5 Friday only specials, while not very calorie conscious, are quite the deal. Primo Taglio meats and cheeses are $5 a pound; a 2lb bag og Talipia fillets is $5 and bouquet of flowers is $5, too. Once again, they have that Bistro cake. This week it's strawberry and it's only $5.
Raley's is your produce place with a 3lb. bag of clementines for $2.97; cameo apples for 77-cents a pound and BOGO blueberries. Foster Farms fresh whole chicken is 77-cents a pound and cross rib roast is $2.47lb. You can get a BBQ tri tip in the deli for $9.99.
An 8-oz container of cottage cheese (perfect for lunch with those blueberries) is $1; Dannon Light & Fit yogurt is 50 cents and Skinny Cow ice cream is $3.99. Krispy saltines, Keebler cookies or Murray sugar-free cookies are $1.69 a package when you buy 4 or more.
Raley's whole grain white or wheat bread is $1.98 a loaf; maple syrup is $2.98 and a case of R Everyday water is $3.28.
That's it for this week. Come back on Thursday and we'll give you recipes that match what's on sale..