Nothing says spring like hearing the crack of the bat on the ball, signaling the end of a dreadful winter. Who doesn't love the smell of freshly mowed grass and hope for another winning season? Spring also brings more grillin' and chillin' with friends and neighbors. There's also a noticeable change in the supermarket offerings. This week is a good example.
Raley's is telling us to "Fire up the grill" and earn some "Grand slam savings." Giddyup!
First off, Raley's has tri tip for $2.97lb; pork spareribs for $1.97lb and premium ground beef for $2.58lb. Ball Park franks are $2 a package; buns are $1.58 and Giants or A's branded peanuts are $1.50 a bag. To help with the BBQ, Kingsford charcoal is $6.99 for a 16.6 pound bag.
In produce, hot house tomatoes are $1.50lb; oranges are 47-cents a pound and broccoli is 97-cents a pound. Large cauliflower is $2 and mangoes are 77-cents each.
Quaker (rice) Quakes are $1 a bag; Clif bars are $1 each and a 3lb bag of organic apples is $2.49. A case of Arrowhead spring water is $3.99 and Minute Maid lemonade or punch is $1.50 a carton. Michelina's entrees are $1 each.
Over at Safeway, you can earn $10 off your next shopping trip by spending $75 this week. They have a 4-day sale (Friday-Monday) that features Johnsonville brats or Italian sausage for $3.49 a pack; Golden Grain pasta for 88-cents; personal-size watermelon for $2.99 and a 32oz package of cheese for $5.99.
Kellogg's cereals are $1.88 a box and frozen waffles are $1.88 (with coupon).
The soda & cracker special is kind of fun. Buy 2-12 packs of Coke and you'll get two more free, plus two boxes of Nabisco snack crackers. 2-liter jugs of 7-UP and Pepsi are 88-cents and an 8-oz bag of pistachios are $2.99.
Safeway is pushing its "Well and Good" nutritional items. This week it's Chobani Greek yogurt for $1; Mountain High yogurt in the 32oz carton for $2.50 and $5.99 for a bag of Jennie-O turkey burgers.
If you're planning for game day, lean ground beef is $3.99lb; Bar S jumbo franks are $1 a package and Oscar Mayer lunchmeats are BOGO. Safeway buns are $1.29. Deli counter potato salad is $3.99 for a large container. Dennison's Chili is BOGO.
In produce, asparagus is 97-cents a pound; fresh green beans are 99-cents a pound and zucchini or yellow neck squash is $1.49lb. Oranges are 39-cents a pound.
Langers cranberry drink is BOGO; Aquafina or Arrowhead is $3.50 a case; Safeway refreshe soda is 3/$2 and Safeway pickles are BOGO.
The Friday Only $5 special includes 8-piece chicken; Hormel pork tenderloins; a 3-lb container of strawberries and pineapple upside down pie!
Shop Cheap's favorite deal of the week can be found at Save Mart. Green onions, radishes or cilantro for 20-cents a bunch. Other favorites: boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $1.99lb; lean ground beef or $1.99lb and BOGO London Broil. In produce - after you load up on the green onions and cilantro - grab some Iceberg lettuce for 97-cents a head; a 5lb bag of Fuji or Gala apples for $3.97 and tangerines for 79-cents a pound.
Bohemian Hearth bread is $1.99 a loaf. You can earn $5 off your next shopping trip when you purchase $20 worth of Kraft products. That $20 will add up quickly because the items include Nabisco crackers for $1.99 a box; cheeses for $2.50 and Crystal Light for $2.
Barilla pasta or S&W Tomatoes are $1 each; and Melita coffee filters are BOGO.
In the coupon section, Lunchables are 99-cents; Coffee-Mate creamer is $1.99 and Hormel Compleats meals are BOGO.
Come back on Thursday for Game Day recipes from the Shop Cheap kitchen.