I know grocery gurus mean well, but how about just one sale that lasts all week? Can't handle the Friday Only this and the Saturday-Sunday that. The only day that doesn't have a special sale designation is Tuesday. Time to simplify the savings, please.
Safeway is the store with a special just about every day. There's the Wednesday ad; the 3-day (Friday-Sunday) specials; the $5 Friday only specials; the Monday Madness specials and the Wednesday-Sunday $10 reward coupon for shopping. How is a busy shopper suppose to keep it all straight? Here goes:
For the weekly specials we like the Mix & Match meat sale. Buy 1 item, get another free...the classic BOGO. Choices are London broil; bonelss skinless chicken parts; boneless pork chops and 93% lean ground beef. In the regular BOGO buys, there are blueberries and blackberries; Fresh Express salads; Open Nature breads; Safeway apple juice; brown rice; Post Honey Bunches of Oats; 3lb bags of apples and Safeway Kitchens whole wheat bread.
The $5 Friday specials include Whole Roasted Chicken; Boston Cream Cake in the bakery; 24-pack of Pepsi and a box of California Clementines. Add to that the Friday-Sunday specials and you can pick up Progresso soups - buy 2, get 3 free; Yuban or Maxwell House coffee for $7.99; sliced turkey or cheese in the deli for $5.99lb; Lucerne butter for $2.50 and BOGO Quaker Oats. When $5 Monday comes around, there's a 20-pack of Coke; Signature Cafe pizza; Snapple and Jumbo Diapers!
There are plenty of coupons, but no outstanding bargains.
Over at Save Mart, there's a Mix and Match 5 for $25 meat sale. Items include Foster Farms boneless breast fillets; ground turkey and skinless chicken breasts. Also, lean ground beef; boneless New York steaks; boneless pork chops and ribs. Sounds like a pretty good deal.
Other stuff we like at Save Mart: BOGO strawberries and single serve salads. Bell peppers and cucumbers are 3/99-cents; tangerines are 69-cents a pound and baby lemons or limes are 6/96-cents. 5 pound bags of apples are $3.97. Tomatoes on the vine are $1.99 for a 14oz package.
Sunnyside Farm yogurt is 10/$5; Oroweat sandwich thins are BOGO and Nabisco saltines are 3/$5.
Save Mart has an interesting BOGO offer, which challenges shoppers to purchase a name brand item and get the same item in their brand for free. Choices include a Colgate toothbrush; Quaker instant oatmeal and Quaker Oats.
Bohemian Hearth bread is back under $2 a loaf. On Mondays, you can get chicken tenders in the deli for $3.99lb.
Raley's 2-day weekend sale includes cherries for $2.49lb; Fresh Express salads for 50% off and Russet potatoes 4lbs for $1.
Weekly specials that we like: boneless skinless chicken breasts for $1.88lb and boneless pork chops for $2.99lb. Progresso soups are $1 a can; Nob Hill gourmet soups are $4 in the deli.
An 18oz container of blueberries is $4.99 and large oranges are 79-cents a pound.
Skinny Cow ice cream treats are $3.99 a box. Coupons worth clipping include Jif peanut butter for $2; Lean Cuisine for $1.88 and Lunchables for $1.69.
That's the skinny on this week's ads. Hopefully, it won't be so complicated next week.