Shop Cheap

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

February 22, 2011
Let's shop while the sun's still shining

Enough already with all the rain. The sun is out so let's pretend - for a few days anyway - that Spring is here. How are we going to do that, you ask. We are going to buy fresh fruit. Strawberries at Save Mart; blueberries and apples at Safeway and Mandarins at Raley's.

Here's what else we're buying this week.

Raley's has a 3 pound bag of Mandarins for $2.97; Cameo apples for 87-cents a pound and kiwi fro 97-cents a pound. Their coupon offerings include Slim Bear Klondike ice cream bars for $2.49; Rold Gold pretzels for $1.25 and Quilted Northern bath tissue for $5.99.

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are $1.97lb; Sutter sirloin stead is $4.99lb and fresh cooked Dungeness crab for $4.99lb. A 5lb. bag of Idaho potatoes is $1.97 and large hot-house tomatoes are 1.77lb.

In the natural foods aisle, Good Earth teas are $2.99 a box; Luna bars are $1 each and organic gala apples are $3.99 for a 3lb. bag. In the deli, Cajun flavor rotisserie chicken is only $4.98 when you buy 2 or more.

Over at Save Mart, there's a deal on strawberries. Buy one container and get 2 free. The weekend sale includes oranges for 27-cents a pound; Rotisserie chicken for $5.99 and shredded cheese for $1.79.

Boneless pork loin roast is $1.99lb and boneless, skinless chicken breasts are $1.77lb in the max pak. London Broil, Foster Farms fresh ground turkey and Jennie-O turkey bacon are all BOGO.

Dole juices in the carton are 2/$4; Florida's Natural OJ is 2/$5 and Dannon yogurt is 10/$5. An 18-pack of eggs is $2.50 and Knudsen cottage cheese is $2.49 for a container.

In produce, large hot house tomatoes are 97-cents a pound; green onions, radishes, cilantro or parsley is 50-cents a bunch; blueberries or blackberries are 2/$5 and jumbo cantaloupe is $2.50. Washington state apples are 97-cents a pound.

Bohemian Hearth bread is $1.99 a loaf; Milton's breads are $2.99 a loaf. A case of Crystal Geyser water is $2.99; a gallon is 89-cents.

In the coupon category, check out  Foster Farms lunchmeat for $1.99; La Brea breads for $1 off; Gallo salame for $3.99; non-dairy creamer for $1.39 and jugs of soda for $1.

Safeway is coming at you with a 4-day sale featuring BOGO turkey franks and smoked sausage; a 5lb. box of Mandarins for $4.99; Post Honey Bunches of Oats 3/$5 and a 6-pack of Lucerne yogurt for $1.99.

The various Safeway brands are on sale this week including, BOGO premium sandwich breads; canned fruit for 88-cents; and a 3lb. bag of apples for $3.49.

In produce, blueberries are $1.99; Jazz apples are 99-cents a pound; green onions are 50-cents a bunch and sliced portabella mushrooms are 2 packs for $5.

Foster Farms split chicken breasts are 99-cents a pound; London broil is $2.47lb; Saag's sausages are $3.99 and Alaskan cod filets are $5.99lb.

Open Nature 100% natural breads are BOGO; Safeway English muffins are $1.29 and check this out: Buy 4 6-packs of refreshe soda and get a FREE case of refreshe water and two bags of chips. Challenge spreadable butter is $1.99.

If you're clippin', check out Lucerne sliced cheese for $1.99; Ben & Jerry's ice cream for $2.49; Kleenex for 99-cents and Safeway dish detergent for $2.49.

Doritos are BOGO; Progresso soups, S&W beans and Power or Clif bars are all $1.

The Friday only sale lasts until Monday this week. for a 5-spot you can get 8-piece Signature cafe chicken; DiGiorno or California Pizza Kitchen frozen pizza; and one of those yummy Boston cream cakes with the thick chocolate frosting.

Come back on Thursday and we'll share some 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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