It's one of those weeks when it's tough to think about grocery shopping, especially with much of the world focusing on what happened 10 years ago and remembering the 9/11 tragedies. With that in mind, we congratulate Raley's for making a small, but kind, gesture to all military, police, firefighters and paramedics this weekend - a free cup of coffee.
Moving forward, we do have specials to mention. Starting at Raley's, there's a Mix & Match sale on everything from Bisquick to General Mills cereal and Chex Mix. Buy 10 and each item will cost you $1.50. For 99-cents a pound, you can get seedless grapes, pears, vine-ripe tomatoes and broccoli.
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are $1.99lb and cross-rib steak or roast is $2.99lb. Raley's has a new take-and-bake family size stuffed crust pepperoni pizza for $9.99 and garlic and cheese breadsticks for $3.99. Sliced Italian salame is $4.49 and a 2-pack of sweet or sourdough Frenchettes is $1.88.
If you're clipping, Dreyer's fruit bars are $2.50; DiGiorno pizza is $3.99; Iron Kids bread is $1.69 a loaf and Powerade is 69-cents. A 1-pound container of strawberries is $2.50 and a 4-pack of artisan lettuce is $1.99.
If you're craving chocolate cake, a single layer Fudge Supreme is $5.99.
Safeway has a lot going on, a little too much in Shop Cheap's opinion. There's the Buy 5, Save $5 Mix & Match sale. Then there's the $5 Friday only sale and the 2-Day, Saturday and Sunday sale. Then you've got your coupons!!!
Here are the highlights: Foster Farms whole chickens are 89-cents a pound; Signature Cafe whole roasted chicken is $5.99. Blueberries and raspberries are BOGO; nectarines are 99-cents a pound; bananas are 69-cents a pound and Dulcinea melons are $3.99 each. Roma tomatoes are 99-cents a pound.
Lucerne light yogurt is 10/$5; Yoplait Greek yogurt is 4/$5 and Open Nature cream top yogurt is 69-cents. A 12-pack of Activia yogurt is $4.99.
If you're couponing, here are some hot ones: Welch's grape juice for $1.99; bakery cookies for $2.49; large containers of Maxwell House or Yuban coffee for $7.99; 18 large eggs for $2.99 and Lucerne sliced cheese for $2.49. Household items include Gain dish soap for $1.99; Cascade dish detergent tablets for $4.99 and Mennen or Lady Speed Stick deodorant for $1.49.
The $5 Friday offerings include a family size Signature Cafe pizza; a pound of Primo Taglio ham or turkey breast; Safeway Select extra virgin olive oil; a bouquet of flowers or Northern bath tissue and Thirsty paper towels.
That 2-day sale includes buy 2 jars of Ragu, get 3 free; Planters peanuts for $3.99; Oreo cookies for $1.99 and a single layer cake for $3.99.
There's a new soup in town, Autumn Harvest Butternut Squash for $3.49.
In the bakery, a 4-pack of muffins is $2.50 and a loaf of artisan dinner or focaccia bread is $2.99.
If you're packing lunches, PowerBars are 99-cents each; a case of refreshe water is $3.33 and Safeway Kitchens or Butter Top breads are $1.99 a loaf.
Save Mart has boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $1.99 a pound; petite sirloin roasts for $2.49lb and frozen turkeys for $5.99 each.
In produce, whole seedless watermelon is $2.97 each; raspberries are BOGO; grapes are $1.67lb; corn is 3/$1; bell peppers are 50-cents each; iceberg lettuce is 97-cents each and tomatoes are 97-cents a pound.
If you're clippin', 6-packs of Powerade are 2/$3; Busseto sliced salame is $3.99 and Oscar Mayer lunchmeat is $2.49 a pack. Get Chips Ahoy! cookies for $1.99 Friday-Sunday.
Golden Grain pasta is $1 a box; Sara Lee breads are $2.50 a loaf and MJB coffee is $6.99 for a jumbo tin.
Be sure to check out the recipes in the Save Mart ad. This week they are featuring Enchilada Skillet; a kid's calzone and Balsamic Roasted Baby Carrots.
Sprouts simply has the best produce prices around. Check it out: seedless grapes for 88-cents a pound; large cantaloupe for 69-cents each; peaches and nectarines for 69-cents a pound; avocado for 99-cents and bell peppers or cucumbers 3/$1.