Shop Cheap

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

August 9, 2011
Who has time to shop?

Sometimes life even gets in the way of grocery shopping. So much to do at work; so much to do at home. It's a wonder we even find the time. That's why Shop Cheap is going to cut to the chase this week and give you the skinny on the best bargains. Here goes:

We're stopping at Save Mart for cantaloupe at 97-cents each; sirloin roast for $2.47lb; Yoplait yogurt 10/$6 and a 4-day sale on corn on the cob 6/96-cents. Other stuff we like: coupons for S&W beans 2/$1; Sunny Select apple juice 2/$3; Hormel lunchmeat $1.99 and an 8-pack of Gatorade for $3.99. 7-UP and Sunkist liters for 89-cents; Sun Chips for $2.50 and Chips Ahoy for $1.99. Cases of Nestle or Arrowhead spring water are $3.50 and a loaf of Sunnyside Farms sandwich bread is $1.59.

In produce, Fresh Express bagged salads are BOGO; green onions, radishes and cilantro are 3/99-cents; a pint of grape tomatoes are BOGO and berries are $2.97 a pint. If you need household items, Cascade dishwasher tablets are $4.99.

Safeway's 4-day weekend sale includes 18-count Lucerne eggs for $2.50; Doritos for $1.99; a case of refreshe water for $2.88 and a bag of frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $1.99lb.

In produce, seedless watermelon is $3.97 each; white peaches and red plums are 99-cents a pound and kiwi fruit is 3/$1.

A 6-pack of Lucerne yogurt is $2.29; Sara Lee Iron Kids bread is $2 a loaf; mix & match General Mills cereals and save $4.Deli counter salads are $1.99 each - but you must buy 2.

If you're looking to clip and save, check out coupons for multi-pack Dannon yogurt $1.49; lucky Charms and Kix for $1.99; Golden Grain pasta for 88-cents; string cheese for $3.99 and Nutri-Grain bars for $2.22.

The Friday Only $5 specials include whole roasted chicken or sliced lunchmeat; large packs of Skinny Cow ice cream treats and Tiramisu cake in the bakery.

Raley's has corn on the cob 3/99-cents; Bartlett pears for 59-cents a pound; cantaloupe or honeydew for $2 each and tomatoes on the vine for $1.29lb. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are $1.99lb. Rotisserie turkey breast is $6.99; a case of Crystal Geyser is $3.49 and Dreyer's ice cream is $2.99.

Clip-worthy coupons include a 12-pack of Coke for $2.99 and a variety pack of Frito Lay chips for $4.99. Lundberg rice chips are $1.50 a bag.

In the bakery, summer shortcake is $10.99 and a loaf of French bread is $1.88.

If you really want a deal on corn on the cob, check out Sprouts. They are selling white corn 12/$2; tomatoes for 88-cents a pound; peaches and nectarines for 88-cents a pound and green bell pepers 3/$1. Cantaloupe and seedless watermelon is 5lbs for $1.

That's all we have time for this week. Got to run! 

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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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