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December 20, 2011
Short and sweet - happy holidays from Shop Cheap

Greetings holiday shoppers. Got a quick look at the Safeway and Raley's ads before taking off to do my own holiday shopping. Here's what you have to look forward to.

Safeway has specials running each day Wednesday-Saturday.  They have everything from cake and ice cream on Thursday to sausage and eggs on Saturday. Best deal: 99-cents for a dozen eggs on Saturday. Their spiral sliced ham is $1.79lb; Oscar Mayer bacon and Nabisco crackers are BOGO.

Dungeness crab is $5.99lb; lobster tails and Ahi tuna steaks are $8.99lb. The Mix & Match beverage sale is still on. Buy 8 of any combination of SoBe drinks, Lucerne eggnog, Dunkin' donuts coffee, Pepsi, OJ, and Martinelli's sparkling cider and get 50-cents off each.


Raley's has their spiral sliced ham for $1.67lb; Sutter sirloin roast for $3.99lb and Diestel Ranch free range turkey for $2.49lb. Dinner rolls are buy 2 packs, get 1 free. 9-inch pies are the same.

Lots of good produce on sale. Oranges are 59-cents a pound; green beans are 99-cents a pound; pineapple is $2 and blue or blackberries are BOGO. Lemons or limes are 5/$1. Radishes, green onion or cilantro are 2/$1.

There's still time to order your holiday dinner. Pickup is Dec. 21-24.

Get a dozen eggs free when you purchase Johnsonville sausage 2/$6. Raley's boneless ham is $3.99lb and whole turkey breast is $2.79lb.

Be sure to check the store's hours. Safeway will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day until 5 p.m. Raley's is open Christmas Eve from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. They will be closed on Christmas Day.

Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping



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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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