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February 1, 2011
Snack on - it's Super Bowl Sunday

Want to have some real fun on Sunday? Check out the pre-game show at your local supermarket. It's definitely the place to be - or not - before the game. It's the one day of the year when men outnumber women - especially in the chip aisle. Shop Cheap isn't suggesting you do your shopping on Sunday, because it's definitely amateur hour and we are all professionals!

For another good show, check out the store around game time. No chips, no ripe avocado, no frozen pizza, no wings and very little soda. It's a sight to behold!

Serious shoppers, here's what you need to know to be ready for Super Sunday and the rest of the week.

If you want to snack your way through life, this is the perfect week for you. Take Save Mart for example: Pepsi or Dew 12-packs are buy 2, get 3 free. That's 12 bucks for 60 cans of soda. The only catch - you've got to spend $20 on groceries to get the deal. Here's how, you Snacker. Lays chips are $1.88; frozen pizza is $3.99 and Foster Farms franks are 77-cents. Shop the Fri., Sat., Sunday sale and get tri tip roast for $2.37lb; avocados 3/99-cents; sliced turkey breast  $4.99lb and free Reser's Salad when you buy chicken in the deli.

 Dungeness crab is $4.99lb; Foster Farms whole chicken is 99-cents a pound and fresh pork spareribs are $1.59lb. Want produce? Fuji apples are $1.99 for a 5lb. bag; Fresh Express salad blends and grape tomatoes are BOGO. Bunches of green onion, radishes, cilantro or parsley are 50-cents each; lemons are 6/$1.

Buns to go with those dogs are $1.29; Sunny Select baked beans are 2/$3 and Rosarita refries are $1 a can. S&W beans are 89-cents; Knudsen sour cream is $1.50 and the 89-oz jug of Tropicana OJ  is $3.99.

Want to clip & save? Check out the coupons for Hormel party trays - $7.99; Lloyd's baby back ribs - $8.99; Doritos or Tostitos - $1.69 and $1 off Brownie Bites.

Safeway has been pushing "The Joy of Football" for a couple of weeks. (Guess no one expected a snowstorm in Dallas!) The football-friendly sale goes through Sunday and it includes a soda coupon that's pretty amazing 4-12 packs for $9. There's also the frozen pizza- $3.99 for DiGiorno; $1.88 for Rold Gold or Lay's and don't forget the mayo - $1.99 a jar. On game day, you can get chips and salsa for $1.44. But remember to shop early!

In the deli, there's 8-piece chicken for $4.99; a pizza, wings and Coke deal for $9.99 and the All-American giant sub for $5.99.

Get out the scissors because Coupons Galore - (you remember her from the James Brand movie..hee-hee) has a cameo in this week's ad. Check out these items: Oscar Mayer franks for 99-cents; Artisan french bread for $1.29; Dennison's Chili for 89-cents and if you're watching your waistline - Eating Right Slenders for $1.89.

A case of Crystal Geyser is $3.99; and a 12-pack of Lipton Tea is $4.99.

In produce, avocados are $1; onions and Roma tomatoes are 99-cents a pound and Pistachios are BOGO. Clif or Power bars are 99-cents; Barilla pasta is 88-cents a box.

Dungeness crab is $4.99lb at Safeway, too. In the deli, you can get Signature cafe ribs or a family size pizza for $5 - Friday to Sunday only. The Friday only $5 specials include Primo Taglio sliced meats; waterfront Bistro crab cakes a 5lb box of clementines and something called the Almond Delight Bistro Cake in the bakery!

Our last stop on the Snack Train is Raley's where you'll be clippin' for chips - $1.69; Dryer's Ice Cream - $2.79 and Best Foods mayo - $2.99.

Their soda deal - 4-12 packs for $10 (but you must buy 4). 12-packs of 7-UP are 3/$9.

Want stuffed potato skins? Large potatoes are 47-cents a pound; tri-tip is $2.77lb and a 16-piece chicken meal is $9.98. Raley's has fresh mangoes - 77-cents each; and fresh pineapple - $2.47 each; and a recipe for Pineapple-Mango salsa. large avocados are $1 each. Fresh blackberries are BOGO. Radishes and green onions are 50-cents a bunch.

Rosarita refries and Stagg Chili are 99-cents a can; DiGiorni frozen pizza is $3.99 and Prospector's slow-cooked ribs in the deli are $7.99 each (when you buy 2).

And at Raley's you can finish off your Super Snack Sunday with a Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake for $10.99 because February is Chocolate Month!

Come back on Thursday for the best, darn Super Bowl Snack 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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