Shop Cheap

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

April 5, 2011
BOGOs are the bargain this week

Anyone notice how late Easter is this year? We really should have been planning our menu by now. But it's going to be another couple of weeks - April 24 to be exact. In the meantime, we shopping for bargains and this week they are coming in the form of the BOGO. Here's what we like:

Safeway is cornering the market on BOGOs this week - especially in produce. Check it out: strawberries, grapefruit, grape tomatoes, Ready Pac cut fruit,  broccoli, cauliflower, snap peas, mushrooms and mangos are all buy 1, get 1 free. Out of the produce aisle, you can get BOGO bargains on Tostitos chips; Jack Daniel's sauce or Safeway marinades; Tyson breaded chicken nuggets or grilled breast strips; Nathan's Angus sausage andSeaPak Seafood selection.

Other produce bargains include Fuji apples for 79-cents a pound; red ripe tomatoes for 99-cents a pound and a 5lb box of Clementines for $3.99.

Campbell's chicken noodle or tomato soups are 60-cents a can; Prego pasta sauce in $1.67 a jar and Sargento shredded or sliced cheeses are $1.99 a package.

A case of Arrowhead water is $3.33; V8 or V8 Fusion is $2.50 and a 4-pack of refreshe flavored sparkling water is $1.67.

The Friday Only $5 special lasts four days this week (Friday-Monday) and includes Primo Taglio Black Forest ham; Jennie-O fresh ground turkey and waterfront Bistro tilapia fillets. If you love chocolate and want to try one of Safeway's Bistro cakes, this is your weekend. The Artisan chocolate chewie cake is only $5. Save me a slice.

Heading over to Save Mart, we continue to BOGO with a twist. Driscoll's blackberries are buy 1, get 2 free. Shop Cheap loves the produce prices at Save Mart and this week is no different. medium size artichokes are 69-cents each; baby lemons or limes are 6/96 cents and oranges are 69-cents a pound. A pound of Driscoll's strawberries are $2.99 and a 3-pack of romaine hearts is $1.97.

The weekend sale at Save Mart includes fresh cooked shrimp meat for $2.99; tomatoes on the vine for 77-cents a pound and Progresso soups for $1. A case of Nestle drinking water is $2.98;a  liter of Lipton iced tea is $1 and Sunny Select apple juice is $1.79.

Mission tortillas are 99-cents; Hormel chili is $1 a can; Athenos nonfat Greek yogurt is $1 a cup and Eggo waffles or pancakes are $2 a box. Get a free box of Skinny Cow desserts when you buy 6 Lean Cusine entrees. If you're clippin' El Monterey taquitos are $3.99 a bag; Busseto sliced salami is $3.99; Evergood sausage links are $3.49; and Land O Lakes butter is $2.99

Raley's has a special on its Sutter sirloin steak at $3.97lb and Foster Farms fresh whole chicken is 88-cents a pound; Ball Park franks are $2 a package. But 2 or more Rotisserie chickens and pay just $4.98 each.

In produce, tomatoes on the vine are $1.97lb; large artichokes are $1.50 each and baby iceberg lettuce is 2/$1.47. Six limes will cost you 96-cents; and green onions or cilantro are 3/99-cents. The weekly coupons include Florida's Natural OJ for $2.39 and a single layer cake in the bakery is $4.99.

Ortega taco shells are $1.50 a box; Daisy sour cream is $1.79 and Langers cranberry or pomegranate cocktail juice is $1.99. A case of R Everyday water is $3.28 and coke 12-packs are buy 2, get 2 free. Buy 4 packs of Keebler cookies or crackers and pay $1.69 each. Kozy Shack pudding is $2.49 and Michelina's budget gourmet entrees are just 79-cents each.

Shop Cheap has been invited to visit the new Sprouts Farmers Market in Roseville. The grand opening is Wednesday but she's getting a preview. Come back Wednesday afternoon for the 411 on what they have to offer. 





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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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