We really don't want to start with the turkey talk but we have no choice. The birds are out there; the sales have started and it's just two weeks until Thanksgiving.
Here's what we have so far:
Safeway has frozen turkeys for $7.99; $9.99; $10.99 and $13.99. If you don't want to stress, buy the bird now and plop it in the freezer. One per customer!
They also have the complete meals for $39.99 (turkey); $49.99 (ham); and $69.99 prime rib. You can pre-order at the store, on the phone or online.
Save Mart has frozen turkeys for 49-cents a pound.
Raley's has the complete pre-order meals for $59.99 (traditional turkey); $89.99 (all natural turkey breast); and the Diestel dinner for $109.99. They also have the alternative to turkey: Ham for $59.99; butternut squash ravioli for $59.99 and prime rib for $89.99.
If you want to wait until next week here's what we like:
Raley's has a coupon for $10 off your next purchase when you spend $75 this weekend. (Guess you could use the coupon for the holiday dinner if you pick up your meal on Sunday, Nov. 20!) Other stuff we like: A big container of blueberries for $6.99; grapefruit 5/$2; portabella mushrooms 2/$5 and pears 99-cents a pound.
A case of R Everyday water is $3.48. Dole juice blends are $2 a carton; Eggnog has arrived at $1.79 a quart and eggs are $1.48 a dozen.
Save Mart has large pomegranates for 87-cents each. Get a free bag of Doritos when you buy 3-12 packs of soda for $10.98. Coupons worth clipping include Sunny Select broth 2/$1; Tropicana OJ for $2.99; Farmer John ham steaks for $1.49 and Nestle hot cocoa, buy 1, get 2 free.
There's a chicken meal deal in the deli. For $9.99 you get either rotisserie or fried chicken; a pound of salad and bread.
In produce, navel oranges or tangerines are 79-cents a pound; Fuji apples are 97-cents a pound and berries are 2/$5. Earthbound Farms organic salads are BOGO. There's also a nice recipe for Fresh Tomato Salsa.
We are going to swing over to Safeway for boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $1.99lb; French bread in the bakery for $1.79; and BOGO Oroweat bread and English muffins.
Tried a sample of Dave's Killer Bread but at $3.99 a loaf the killer is the price.
Safeway is promoting its produce this week. Broccoli for 77-cents a pound; ruby red grapefruit 3/$1; O Organics baby carrots for $1 a bag; organic celery for 99-cents a bunch; Roma tomatoes for 99-cents a pound and avocado for 77-cents.
$5 Friday specials include roasted turkey breast; family size pizza; Fage or Chobani Greek yogurt and a tasty looking Bistro cake in the bakery.
Added to the $5 Fridays this week are the Fri-Sun specials. Shop on Friday and score twice with BOGO fresh baked muffins and berries; a case of refreshe water for $2.99; Minute Maid OJ 2/$5 and Farmer John bacon for $3.99.
Clip-worthy coupons include C&H sugar for $2.49; Safeway sparkling cider for $1.79' brptj fpr 99-cents and Nestle baking morsels for $1.99.
Kraft marshmallows and Jello-O gelatin or pudding are BOGO.
At Sprouts Farmers Market, asparagus is $1.49lb; tomatoes on the vine are 99-cents a pound; apples are 88-cents a pound and avocados are 88-cents each. Spend $30 or more and get $5 off your bill.
Over at Sunflower, Texas grapefruit is 6/$1; tomatoes on the vine are 49-cents a pound; avocados are 2/$1 and seedless grapes are $1.49lb.
Be sure to come back next week for everything you need to Shop Cheap on Thanksgiving.. .