Shop Cheap

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

March 22, 2011
So much shopping, so little time

Shop Cheap's got to make it quick today because she's busy as a, well, a bee, a Sacramento Bee. So much to do, so little time. The mayor's press conference on Sacramento's 3rd Grade Reading initiative in the morning; an arts funding symposium panel in the afternoon. And on top of all that, Shop Cheap only has Raley's and Safeway ads to work from. Will catch up with Save Mart later on Wednesay.

Here's what we like this week:

Safeway has a 4-day sale, Friday-Monday, that features BOGO Jennie-O ground turkey; a 5bl box of Clementines for $4.99; Starbucks coffee for $6.99 and Doritos chips 3/$5. They are also featuring breakfast foods this week. An 18-pack of large eggs is $2.50; Hormel Black Label sliced ham is $3.99 and Thomas' English muffins are $2 a pack. Minute Maid OJ is $2.50 and a big tin of Yuban or Maxwell House coffee is $7.99.

Pork chops are $1.99lb; Foster Farms whole chickens are 99-cents a pound and Rancher's Reserve pot roast is $1.99lb. New York style Italian sausages are $3.49 a pack; and the Signature Cafe lasagne family meal is $6.99.

In produce, broccoli crowns are 49-cents a pound; yellow onions are 99-cents a pound and red or large russet potatoes are 99-cents a pound. Kiwi fruit is 3/$1; Ruby Red grapefruit is 2/$1; Gala apples are 49-cents a pound and cantaloupe is 29-cents a pound.

A case of Nestle drinking water is $3.50; 12-packs of Pepsi or 7-UP are buy 2, get 3 free; and a 6-pack of Pepsi in 16.9oz bottles is 4/$10.

Lean Cuisine frozen meals are $1.88; and Lucerne shredded or chunk cheese is 2/$4.

There's a 10 items for $10 promotion that includes: Clif Bars, S&W beans; Filone breads in the bakery; Rosarita refries and toothpaste. Now, that's variety.

If you're clipping, Kingsford charcoal is $3.99; Lucerne butter is $2.99 and All detergent or Snuggle softener is $3.49.

If you are going to do some baking this weekend, Nestle baking morsels are $2.49 a bag; Safeway cooking oil is $2.49 and Pillsbury cake or brownie mix is 79-cents.

The $5 Friday only specials include Signature Cafe whole roasted chicken; a 3-lb container of strawberries adn the Artisan Bistro cake - white with strawberry filling.

Over at Raley's, fresh blackberries are BOGO; a 3lb. bag of clementines are $2.97 and Fuji apples are 97-cents a pound. Bananas are 68-cents a pound; zucchini squash is $1.47lb. Special K cereal is $1.99 a box when you buy 4. A case of Crystal Geyser is $3.29 and a 12-pack of Coke is $2.99 when you buy 2 or more. R Everyday apple juice is $1.99 and a gallon of Minute Maid OJ is $5.98.

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are $1.97lb; Jennie-O ground turkey or Italian sausage links are $3.99.

Sunnyside Farms butter is $2.98lb; French bread in the bakery is $1.88 a loaf and Newman's Own pasta sauce is 2/$5. Tostitos scoops are $1.99; Rojo's salsa is 2/$5.

Skinny Cow ice cream treats are $3.99 a box.

Colgate toothpaste is 99-cents and Era 2X laundry detergent is $2.99.

Come back on Thursday for something special from the Shop Cheap recipe file.

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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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