Everything is all red and flowery at the supermarkets this week. Quite a change from the rough and tumble Super Bowl savings. Here's what we like this week:
The 4-day sale at Safeway - Friday-Monday - includes Italian sausage for $1.99 a pack; asparagus for $1.27lb; Pepperidge cookies for $1.88 and Haagen-Daz ice cream for $2.79. And those Friday Only $5 specials include roasted turkey breast or turkey pot roast; Signature Cafe family meals; 32-oz. pack of Lucerne shredded cheese and a Penguin (black&white) Bistro Cake in the bakery.
Highlights of the weekly specials: Rancher's Reserve ribeye steak (bone-in) for $4.99lb; chicken parts for $1.09lb; and Dungeness crab for $4.99lb. Refreshe water is $3 a case; a 2-liter Coke is 99-cents and Tropicana OJ is 2/$6.
Lot's of BOGOs on the list: Jennie-O lean ground turkey; Safeway butter-top breads; Oscar Mayer bacon and carving board tubs of lunchmeat. Lucerne large eggs are BOGO (with the coupon). Kellogg's cereals are 3/$6; SnackWells cookies are $1.99 and Safeway pasta is $1 a box.
In produce, oranges are 99-cents a pound; bell peppers are 99-cents each. Cucumbers are 50-cents each and cantaloupe is 49-cents a pound.
Heading over to Raley's, bell peppers are 87-cents each; pears are 77-cents a pound and Fresh Express bagged salads are 2/$3. Boneless rib eye steak is $5.97lb; asparagus is $1.47lb and cross rib roast is $2.99lb.
Raley's has the best-looking sweets for your sweetie: Hand-dipped apples and strawberries. Chocolate-Raspberry Charlotte is $12.99 in the bakery and single serve desserts are 4/$10.
Buy 10 items in the Mix & Match sale and you end up paying $1.50 for General Mills cereals, Chex Mix; Bisquick; Old El Paso taco shells; and Progresso soups. Arrowhead and Nestle waters are $3.33 a case; Citrus soda - something new from 7-UP is $1.99 for a 12-pack; and Simply Juices are $3. A 2-liter Coke is 98-cents (must buy 4 or more).
In produce, large artichokes are 2/$3; apples are $1.27lb and a large container of blueberries is $4.97.
If you want a cozy meal without all the prep, try Raley's "Valentine's dinner for two." Your choice of filet mignon for $59.99 or chicken ravioli for $39.99. Get $5 off if you order online.
You'll find sweet savings at Save Mart, too. Their 4-day sale includes a free cake when you buy a "Chicken Dinner Deal"; grapes for 97-cents a pound and Master Cut turkey breast for $1.59lb.
Bonless pork loin roast doesn't scream "Happy Valentine's Day," but it is reasonable at $1.99lb. If you want to impress your date, filet mignon roast is $7.99lb and bone-in rib eye is $4.97lb. Sunnyside chicken parts are 99-cents a pound; Foster Farms ground turkey is $3.99 and cross rib roast is $2.99lb. Featured produce includes Roma tomatoes for 37-cents a pound; avocado for a $1 and baby lemons 10/$1. Asparagus is $1.97lb and a 3lb bag of fuji or gala apples is $2.99.
Quaker and Dole and mixin' and matchin'. Buy 5 items - everything from Life cereal to granola bars and juices - and you pay only $1.89 each. Arrowhead and Nestle drinking water is $3.33 a case; Simply Juices are 2/$6.
In the back-page coupons, clip the $1 off butter; 2-liter sodas for 99-cents; Hunt's Ketchup for 99-cents; Busset salami for $3.49 and a free tub of Hillshire Farm deli lunchmeat when you buy 2.
Be sure to come back on Thursday for recipes to treat your Valentine from the Shop Cheap Kitchen.