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January 25, 2011
Let's BOGO

While we wait for all the Super Bowl grocery hype, let's take a week and just BOGO. That's what Raley's has for us this week - lots of items where we can double our money.

For example: Blackberries, blueberries, chicken parts, London broil, a coupon for focaccia bread or sliced cheese and sesame chicken skewers in the Wok are all buy one, get one free. If that doesn't appeal to your shopping sense, how about asparagus for $1.67lb; Tesoro tomatoes in the bag for $1.97 and rotisserie chicken in the deli for $4.98 - when you buy 2. Bags of baby potatoes are 2/$5 and bell peppers are 97-cents each.

If you're clippin' check out the coupons for Prego pasta sauce - $1.79; Fress Express iceberg salad - 77-cents; Bumble Bee tuna for 65 cents and Doritos for $1.69.

Minute Maid OJ is 2/$5 and 12 packs of Coke are $2.99 each when you buy 4 or more. Simply Lemonade with Raspberry and Limeaid are 2/$5 and a case of Crystal Geyser is $3.28..

Hitting the street and heading to Safeway where we find London broil back in the affordable category at $1.79lb. Whole Foster Farms chickens are 79-cents a pound and boneless port sirloin chops are $1.99lb. General Mills cereals are $1.88 a box; 12-packs of coke are $2.49 and Tropicana OJ is 2/$5. Safeway is also advertising a 4-day sale (Fri.-Mon.) with Marie Calendar's or Healthy Choice frozen meals for $1.89; Classico pasta sauce for $1.69; Kraft Mac&Cheese for 69-cents; Bath tissue or paper towels for $4.88 and Ruffles or Lay's Kettle chips for $1.88.

In produce, red bell pepper is 2/$1; Roma tomatoes are 99-cents a pound; Texas grapefruit is 4/$1 and Fuji apples are 77-cents a pound. Mandarins are 99-cents a pound; seedless grapes are $1.99lb; and Kiwi fruit is 3/$1.

Want coupons? Lucerne eggs are $1.99 for 18; Dairy Glen butter is $2.49; Bertolli dinner for 2 is $4.49 and facial tissue is 89-cents.

That single item $5 Friday only special is a 4-day, 5 item special this week. For $5 you have a choice of a whole roasted chicken in the deli; Safeway party size Italian meatballs; Stouffer's family size meals or a Boston cream cake in the bakery.

We're moving on to Save Mart where they are having a 3-day sale (Fri-Sun.) which includes Roma tomatoes for 37-cents; chuck roast for $1.99lb; and chicken tenders in the deli for $4.99. In the regular ad, you can get oranges for 37-cents a pound; a 3lb. bag of Clementines for $3.97; Italian squash for 97-cents and Brussels sprouts for $1.29lb.

Foster Farms fresh ground turkey breast is BOGO. A whole spiral ham is $10.

Simply Orange juices are $2.99 a jug; Pepsi and Dew in the 2-liter bottle is $1 when you buy 4; a case of Aquafina is $3.99. Prego pasta sauce is $2 a jar; Sunny Select pasta is 79-cents; Sun Chips are $2.50 a bag and Bush's beans are 79-cents a can.

The back page of coupons includes: Johnsonville ground sausage for $1.99; Foster Farms breasts strips for $1.99; Ramen 10/$1 and La Mexicana salsa is BOGO. The soda coupon has Coke products - buy 2, get 3 free.

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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