The headlines this week:
EARN GAS REWARDS AT SAVE MART
SHOP HEALTHY AT SAFEWAY
TREAT YOUR GRAD TO A CELEBRATION FROM RALEY'S
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.