Shop Cheap

Sharing the best prices on groceries and other stuff in the Sacramento region.

February 21, 2012
Shop like it's Spring

It's entirely possible that we'll be breaking out the shorts and tennis shoes this weekend. Good thing there's plenty of fruits and veggies on sale to go along with the springlike weather that's coming. Here's a taste of what's on sale:

Save Mart is tempting us with BOGO berries. You can mix & match strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. They also have a pretty good 7-day sale with different items from Wednesday to the following Tuesday. Our favorites are: A dozen large eggs for 69 cents on Wednesday; Bayview Farms OJ for 99-cents on Friday; Kellogg's corn flakes or Frosted Toast Crunch for $1.49 on Saturday; and bananas for 39-cents a pound on Monday.

Other stuff we like: Boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the max pak for $1.99lb; fresh Dover sole for $5.99lb and cooked prawns for $4.99lb. Campbell's soups are $1 a can; Nabisco saltines are $1.99 and Yoplait yogurt is 10/$6. Sunny Select drinking water is $2.99 a case; Sunny Select tortillas are $1.99 a bag and fruit on the bottom cottage cheese is 79-cents.

If you're clippin', Johnsonville ground Italian sausage is $2.48; Foster Farms lunchmeats are $2.49; Sunny Select broth is 2/$1 and Sue Bee honey is $1.98.

In produce, Grimmway peeled baby carrots are $1.29 a bag; Roma or vine ripened tomatoes are 79-cents a pound; iceberg lettuce is 97-cents a head; oranges are 69-cents a pound; cucumbers and bell peppers are 2/$1.

 Raley's has boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $1.88lb; boneless pork chops for $1.99lb. and sirloin steak or roast for $3.99lb. Buy 4 or more boxes of Kellogg's cereal and pay just $1.99 a box; Quaker cereals are $2 a box.

Large eggs are always $1.48 a dozen. Coupons include Campbell's chunky soups for $1.25; C&W frozen veggies for $2; Ore-Ida potatoes for $2.69 and Krusteaz waffles or pancakes for $2.

Dreyer's ice cream or frozen yogurt is $3.33; Drumsticks are $3 a box.

In produce, strawberries are $3.99 for 2 pounds; tomatoes on the vine are $1.49lb and asparagus is $1.29lb. Large lemons or limes are 4/$1 and jumbo 'chokes are $2 each.

Safeway is the produce king this week, with BOGO berries; asparagus for 99-cents a pound and Fresh Express salads for 99 cents

Jennie-O lean ground turkey is $3.99 a package; country style pork ribs are $1.99lb and Pacific snapper fillets are $5.99lb.

In the BOGO Dept. you will find, Safeway Kitchens wheat sandwich bread; Ritz crackers and Fig Newtons. The $5 Friday specials include 8-piece fish; Tiramisu bar cake; 20-pack of Coke and Deli counter turkey breast. The 4-day (Friday-Monday) sale includes: BOGO Farmland bacon; Angel Food Cake for $1.99; Tide detergent for $5; Post and Quaker cereals for $1.99 and saltines or Chips  Ahoy! for $1.88.

In the stretch your dollar dept., items a $1 or less include Michelina's frozen meals; S&W canned beans; Golden grain pasta and Pantry Essentials breads. For $2 or less, there's Pantry Esssentials mayo; a 6-pack of Cup Noodcle; Cheeze-Its and Safeway bleach.

A case of refreshe water is $3.33. And for all you Safeway clippers, Kraft sliced cheese is $2.49; Stouffer's or Lean Cuisine meals are $1.99 and Lucerne Lactose free milk is $2.99.

Shop Cheap visited Sunflower Farmers Market on Monday to check out their produce and came away with a bag full of fresh fruit and veggies. This week, check out avocados 3/$1; onions 2lbs/$1; grapes and cherry tomatoes for 77-cents and grapefruit 4/$1. The store, in the Roseville Square Shopping Center, also has some pretty tasty Salt Water taffy!

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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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