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January 10, 2012
Shop smart and save $20 this weekend

Want to save a nice chunk of change this week? 1. Don't forget to use your $10 rewards coupon that you got at Safeway last week. It's good through Sunday. 2. Shop Raley's this weekend and earn another $10 rewards coupon when you spend $75 or more. That coupon is good until next Sunday, Jan. 22.

Here's what tops the list this week:

Safeway has Foster Farms fresh whole chickens for 89-cents a pound; boneless crossrib roast for $2.49lb.

In produce, an 18-oz basket of blueberries is $3.99; avocados are 88-cents each; Gala or Granny Smith apples are 88-cents a pound and Iceberg lettuce is $1.50 a head. Mann's snack trays are $1 each.

Those crazy weekend sales include: $5 Friday - Signature Cafe chicken wings and pizza; Star olive oil; Hormel pork tenderloin and Bertolli dinner for 2. The 3-day, Friday-Sunday specials include Bing cherries for $1.99lb; BOGO bakery muffins and Foster Farms lean ground turkey; and an 8-pack of Yoplait yogurt for $3.77. The " $5 Monday Madness" includes frozen salmon fillet; Wrights hickory smoked sausage; Signature Cafe soups (2-15oz cups); and a 20-pack of Coke.

If you're clippin', Quaker cereal and chewy granola bars are $1.88; Hormel lunchmeat is $2.49; a 12-pack of Lipton teas are $3.99 and a 24-oz container of soup is $3.49. Kraft Philly cream cheese is BOGO with coupon.

A crazy thing is happening with cereal. Cheerios now come in a whole lot of flavors like chocolate, banana nut and dulce de leche. Cinnamon toast crunch is now frosted and Kellogg's has introduced a cereal called "Krave" that is shredded wheat filled with chocolate. They all are going for $2.99 a box.

To earn that $10 off coupon at Raley's here's a few suggestions. Their 2-day Sat. & Sun. sale has Fresh Express garden salad for 79 cents and a 3lb bag of Clementines for $2.79.

Boneless pork sirloin or chops is $1.99 and a BBQ beef tri tip in the deli is $9.99. Coupons worth clipping include 12-pack of Coke for $3.33; Del Monte canned veggies for 79-cents and Eggo waffles or pancakes for $1.99.

A case of Arrowhead water is $3.99; Nestle water is $3.49 a case when you buy 2.

In produce, apples are 69-cents a pound; green bell peppers are 2/$1; blood oranges are 99-cents a pound and blueberries are BOGO.

Buy 2 stir fry entrees in the Wok and age a third free.

Save Mart has a 3-day sale that includes 49er sausage or fresh bratwurst for $2.99; party wings in the deli for $4.99lb and avocado at 3/99-cents.

Campbell's chicken noodle or tomato soup is BOGO; Prego pasta sauce is $1.88 a jar. Foster Farms chicken breasts are BOGO as is Al Fresco chicken sausage.

They are continuing with their brands challenge. If you buy a national brand item, Save Mart will give you one of their brands free. Buy La Victoria salsa and get Sunny Select salsa free. Buy a can of Rosarita refries, get a can of Sunny Select refries free. Buy 3 jugs of Pepsi or Dew and get a bag of Doritos free.

In produce, berries are BOGO; leaf lettuce is 69-cents a head; bell peppers are 3/99-cents and Roma tomatoes are 97-cents a pound. Fuji apples are 97-cents a pound and bagged spinach is 2/$3.




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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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