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.