Shop Cheap

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

March 23, 2011
Save Mart has a deal on blackberries

My Save Mart ad arrived special delivery today. And it was worth the wait for the deal on blackberries alone. Buy one container, get 2 free! You can use the berries to top the Dannon Light&Fit yogurt at 10/$5. And for the calorie conscious, Smart Ones frozen meals and desserts are $1.88 each.

The 3-day weekend sale includes Fuji apples for 37-cents a pound; Progresso soups for 99-cents a can and Kellogg's cereal for $1.49 a box.

Petite sirloin steaks are $2.99 a pound and Master Cut premium country style pork ribs are $1.67lb.

In produce, baby lemons are 10/$1; oranges are 69-cents a pound and pears are 97-cents a pound.

Newman's pasta sauce is $2 a jar; Ronzoni pasta is $1 a box. Thomas' English muffins and Oroweat Italian bread are both $2. La Tortilla Factory flour tortillas are $1.69 a package.

Sunny Select products are on sale. Ketchup is 99-cents; peanut butter is $1.99 and preserves, marmalade or jam is $1.99.

Minute Maid OJ is $2.50 and Eggo waffles are $2 a box. In the bakery, fresh baguettes are 99-cents.

In coupon country, Hillshire Farm smoked sausage is $1.99; a dozen extra-large eggs are $1.79 and Jennie-O turkey bacon is $1.69.

Come back Thursday for 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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