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

April 12, 2011
We're cashing in on the sales this week

There's a lot going on this week, shoppers. 4-day sale at Safeway; 3-day sale at Save Mart and some great coupons at Raley's. We're going to cut right to the chase 'cause time's a wastin'.

Starting out at Raley's, you've got to love the coupons for Aquafina water - $2.99 a case; General Mills kids' cereal - $1.99 a box and Dannon Light & Fit yogurt - 40-cents a cup. Ragu pasts sauce is 99-cents and Golden Grain pasta is 99-cents, too.

Baby back ribs are $2.97lb; split chicken breasts are $1.17lb. Strawberries and blackberries are BOGO; red onions are 77-cents a pound and fresh tomatoes on the vine are $1.27lb. Jazz apples are 87-cents a pound and asparagus is $1.97lb.

Skinny Cow ice cream treats are $3.99; Beryer's, Ben & Jerry's or Starbucks ice cream is 2/$6. French bread in the bakery is $1.88 and sandwich rolls are 4/$1.79. A 4-pack of filled croissants is buy 2, get one free.

And Raley's is now taking orders for their Nob Hill Trading Co. fire glazed ham. It's $39.99 and serves 8-10. If you'd rather have the entire meal, glazed ham is $59.99 and includes mashed potatoes, green beans, carrots, rolls and apple pie. If you'd rather have lobster ravioli, it's the same price but comes with apricot-stuffed Brie, salad, asparagus, rolls and cheesecake.  Order online and save $5.

Movin' on to Save Mart, the 3-day (Fri-Sun) sale includes fresh snapper for $3.88lb; a package of Romaine hearts for 87-cents and Minute Maid OJ for $1.88

All week long you can get Bohemian Hearth bread for $1.88 a loaf; London broil for $2.77lb and fresh spareribs for $1.59lb. Jennie-O ground turkey breast and turkey bacon are BOGO.

In produce, blackberries and grape tomatoes are BOGO; radishes, green onions and cilantro are 50-cents a bunch and baby lemons and limes are 10/$1. Medium sized artichokes are 69-cents each.

For $1 you can get Rice A Roni, Rosarita refries; Crystal Geyser sparkling water. For less than $1, you can get S&W tomatoes; Sunny Select canned veggies or soups. Michelina's frozen dinners are 79-cents each.

Buy 4 boxes of General Mills cereal and pay $1.49 a box. If you're clipping coupons, Johnsonville Italian sausage is $2.99; Jif peanut butter is $1.49; International Delight coffee creamer is 99-cents and Quaker instant oatmeal is BOGO.

Safeway's 4-day sale includes Seattle's Best coffee for $5.99; a 4-lb bag of boneless, skinless chicken for $1.99 a pound and jumbo cantaloupe for 39-cents a pound.

Trimmed boneless tri tip is $3.99lb; whole Foster Farms chicken is 99-cents a pound and in the Seafood dept., Alaskan cod, snow legs or cooked shrimp are all $5 a pound.

If you are into healthy eating, check out Fage yogurt for $5.88 for a 35 oz. container or a case of Dasani water for $3.33. In produce, there's a 10 for $10 sale. It's either 10 items or 10 pounds of oranges, pears, cucumbers, baby carrots, onions, zucchini, mangos or fruit cups. If you like Safeway soups, they are $2.99 (with coupon). Red seedless grapes are 99-cents a pound and jumbo 'chokes are 2/$3

This week's Friday Only $5 sale includes whole roasted chicken; waterfront BISTRO meals; Safeway coffee and a dozen cupcakes.

Shop Cheap got her hands on a Nugget Market ad this week and has a few recommendations. Free range chickens are 99-cents a pound; Quaker Life and General Mills cereal is $1.99 a box; Dole juice blends are $2 a carton and Cascade yogurt cups are 3/$1. {rp[e; fotmess water os 2/$1; Nature's Pride bread is $2.50 a loaf and Lay's chips are $1.99 a bag. They also are featuring 2-day sales that run from April 13-April 19.

Come back on Thursday as we get hoppin' with some holiday brunch suggestions.

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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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