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

May 10, 2011
Here's what's hot at the grocery store this week

The headlines this week:




First, the gas cards. Looks like Save Mart has struck a deal with Shell to save you $$$ at the pump. For every $50 you spend on groceries, you can earn 5-cents off per gallon of gas. So let's help you spend that $50!

Driscoll's strawberries are $2.49 for a 2lb. container. You can add to that with some pretty good BOGO offerings: Bagged salads in produce; Thomas' English muffins or a 1lb container of blackberries. Minute Maid OJ is buy 2, get 1 free.

The 3-day weekend sale includes white corn on the cob: 5/$1; and a super sub sandwich for $7.99. Pork spareribs are $1.69lb and New York steak is $4.97lb.

Nestle or Arrowhead water is $3.50 a case; Pepperidge Farm cookies are $2 a bag and Sunnyside Farms bread is $1.99 a loaf. Sunnyside Farms butter is $2.99; sourdough rounds in the bakery are $2.99. 12-packs of Coke products are 3/$9.99; 2-liter jugs of 7-UP are 89 cents and Dole juices are $2. Johnsonville ground Italian sausage is $1.99.

Safeway is advertising its "Open Nature" brand of 100% natural products. Breads - with no high fructose corn syrup and only whole grains - are $2.79 a loaf. Refrigerated pasta is $3.79; sausage is $3.99 and boneless, skinless chicken breasts are $4.99lb. Lunch-size containers of Greek yogurt are 99-cents (Fage or Oikos brand are $1 each) and pure peanut butter is $2.99.

Their 4-day weekend sale includes an incredible price for corn on the cob - 10/$2. Large eggs in the 18-pack are $2.50 and Lays chips are $1.99. You can get a 2.5lb bag of frozen hamburger patties for $4.99.

In produce, Fuji apples are 59-cents a pound; broccoli is 39-cents a pound; cucumbers are 50-cents each and large bell peppers are $1 each. Roma tomatoes are $1.49lb.

Petit sirloin steak is $2.69lb; Foster Farms chicken breasts are $1.29lb. If you want a quick, easy and CHEAP dinner, check out the bakery french bread for $1.79; Johnsonville Italian sausage for $3.49 a package; and free pasta when you buy 2 jars of Classico sauce (2/$4). You're talking dinner for under $10.

Refreshe water is $3.33 for a case; and Tropicana OJ is 2/$6. The $5 Friday Only specials include: a pound of sliced turkey breast or black forest ham; Stouffer's family size meals; and Lemon Meringue Pie.

Over at Raley's you can plan your entire graduation celebration. Buy 2 or more deli trays and get a free 1/2 sheet cake for your grad. Get 2 sizzling wok or sushi trys and get a third one free. And you can even get a fresh orchid lei for $19.99.

Raley's also has strawberries - $4.97 for 4lbs. Heirloom tomaotes are $2.97lb and broccoli is 77-cents a pound. Corn on the cob is 3/99-cents and organic asparagus is $2.97lb.

Arrowhead or Nestle water is $3.50 a case. For $1 you can get Green Giant veggies or Totino's party pizza. For $2, there's Eggo waffles or Lean Cuisine and for $3, grab some Ben&Jerry's or Starbucks ice cream.

Sutter Sirloin steak is $3.97lb and Raley's natural thighs, drumsticks or leg quarters are 97-cents a pound.

The competition is heating up in Roseville as Sunflower Farmers Market opens today. Just last month, Sprouts Farmers Market opened just a couple of miles away. "Sunflower" is located in Roseville Square off Douglas near Trader Joes.

The grand opening prices are pretty impressive. Asparagus for 97-cents a pound; bell pepper and cucumbers are 2/$1; lemons are 3/$1 and raw almonds are $2.99lb.

Cage-free large eggs are $1.77; Simply Orange juices are 2/$5; large containers of Cascade fresh yogurt are 2/$3 and 64oz juices are 2/$4. They advertise a large selection of bulk items including raisins for $1.99lb and granola for $1.99lb. 

Shop Cheap will make a trip to "Sunflower" this weekend to check out the place. Watch for a report back on Monday....And be sure to come back on Thursday for seasonal 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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