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June 14, 2011
Shopping for Pop

Let's celebrate Dads this week, especially on Sunday. Dad is the guy who appreciates everything we do - from a simple smile to a great meal. So, let's get out there and Shop Cheap for Dad!

With that in mind, here's what we like this week.

At Raley's you can cook Dad breakfast for free when you buy a $12.99 saute pan. Every Dad wants a saute pan, right? How about the breakfast? Bacon, eggs and English muffins free with pan purchase. Add some OJ for $3 and hash browns for another $3 and you've got a great Father's Day breakfast for less than $20.

If breakfast isn't Dad's favorite meal, how about tri tip roast for $2.99lb; spareribs for $1.99lb or crispy fried chicken for $9.99. Corn on the cob is 5/$2. A sampler tray of cheesecake is BOGO and brownies are $3.99.

Kellogg's cereal or bars are $1.99 a box when you buy 4; Sunnyside Farms fruit on the bottom cottage cheese is buy 2, get 1 free and Powerade is buy 10, get 5 free. A case of Crystal Geyser spring water is $3.49; Keebler cookies and crackers are $1.69 a box when you buy 4 or more and Raley's charcoal is BOGO.

In produce, personal size watermelons are 2/$5 2lbs of blueberries are $5.97 and tomatoes on the vine are $1.97lb.

Over at Safeway, the weekend sale (Friday-Monday) has $4 off Rancher's reserve beef; BOGO Hillshire Farm sausage or Ball Park franks; and a coupon for Kingsford charcoal. Other sale items include, Nabisco snack crackers for $1.88; burger or dog buns for $1.50; corn on the cob 8/$2 and Signature Cafe chicken wings for $6.99.

In the Deli, there's a Dad's Day meal deal: Ribs, salad or beans and a 2-liter Coke for $12.99. There's garlic bread in the bakery for $1.49 and Breyer's ice cream for $2.49.

Dasani, Arrowhead, Nestle or Aquafina water is $3.77 a case.

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are $1.99lb; lean fround beef is $3.99lb and Jennie-O ground turkey is BOGO..Thomas' English muffins are BOGO, too.

In produce, berries and cantaloupe are BOGO; Roma tomatoes are $1 a pound.

In grocery, Sun Chips, Tostitos, Milano cookies and pillsbury cake mix are all BOGO.

Be sure to get your Dad's Day dessert on Friday because one of the $5 specials is an artisan whipped cream cake.

Last stop on the hunt for Dad specials is Save Mart where you'll want to hit the weekend sale. Top sirloin steaks are $2.47lb; peaches are 77-cents a pound and a carton of large eggs is free when you buy 2 jugs of Tropicana juice.

Blueberries and strawberries are BOGO; seedless grapes are $1.97lb; watermelon or Tuscan melons are $2.97 each and Fuji apples are $1.29lb.

Tri-tip roast is $2.97lb and pork spareribs are $1.97lb. If you want to splurge, fresh cooked lobster is $9.99lb. 

Newman's pasta sauce is $2 a jar; Sunny Select salsa is $1.99 and Oreos or Nutter Butters are 2/$5. Crystal Geyser is $3.33 for a case; Santa Cruz lemonade is BOGO.

In the bakery, Strawberry Bostons are $7.99; filled croissants are $1.99 and strawberry cream pie is $8.99.

Come back on Thursday for recipe ideas for Dad's Day.

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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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