Shop Cheap

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

February 28, 2012
King-sized savings are a slam dunk

Shop Cheap knows that anything with "Kings" in the headline climbs to the top of the keyword charts, so we are jumping on that shopping cart while it's still hot. Who knows, the Maloofs are going to need to Shop Cheap so they can afford those arena payments. Gavin, Joe, George - start clippin'! The "Shop Cheap Arena" has a nice ring...don't you think?

But seriously, shoppers, there's lots to cheer about at the grocery store this week. It's a good time to buy breakfast items, meat and fresh produce. Here's what we like:

Save Mart is advertising a "5 packages of meat (chicken and fish included) for $25" sale. Examples: boneless New York steak; boneless pork ribs; ground turkey; boneless, skinless chicken breasts and raw prawns. Also on the table, rock cod fillets and Dover sole fillets for $5.99lb. Cooked shrimp meat is $4.99lb.

The "7 daily coupons" include eggs for 69-cents on Wednesday; OJ for 99-cents on Friday; Kellogg's and General Mills cereal for $1.49 on Saturday and bananas for 39-cents a pound on Monday. Other coupons worth mentioning: Sunny Select tomatoes 2/$1; Prego pasta sauce 2/$3; Barilla pasta 99-cents; Hansen's apple juice $1.99 and Farmer John ham steaks for $1.49.

Michelina's frozen entrees are 88 cents each; Weight Watchers Smart Ones entrees are buy 5, get 1 free and Sunny Select frozen waffles are $1.79.

Progresso soups and Tostitos chips are BOGO; Crystal Geyser water is $3.33 a case and Powerade is $1 a bottle. Sunnyside Farms has its own brand of Greek yogurt for $1 and regular yogurt for 50-cents a cup.

In produce, apples and pears are 97-cents a pound. Pints of grape tomatoes and packaged salad blends are BOGO. 'Chokes and bell peppers are 69-cents each; berries are 2/$5. Sierra gold or Sierra rose potatoes are $2.50 for a 5lb. bag.

Raley's has more than 1,900 daily deals. Some are good; others not so much. Our favorites are bananas for 68-cents a pound; fresh baguettes for $1.88 and a dozen eggs for $1.48.

They will also have you clippin' this week with Kellogg's kids cereal for $1.99; tortilla chips for $1.39; Dennison's chili for 89-cents and a case of Aquafina water for $3.49.

Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are $2.99lb; Raley's own brand of fresh pork - chops or roast - is BOGO; and cooked salad shrimp is $4.99lb.

In produce, a bag of Tesoro tomatoes is $2.49; broccoli is 79-cents a pound and strawberries are $1.99. Lemons and limes are 4/$1; bell peppers and cucumbers are 2/$1 and those Sierra Gold or Rose potatoes are the same price - $2.50 for 5 pounds.

Looking for a quick meal, chicken strips in the deli are $5.99; homestyle meatloaf is $6.98 and sesame chicken skewers and potstickers are buy 2, get 1 free.

If you're craving donuts and just a little one will do, donut holes are BOGO in the bakery.

Take a deep breath before plowing through the Safeway ad, or just let Shop Cheap do it for you. It's a 10-pager this week with 4-day sales; $5 Fridays; a page of coupons and a $10 reward coupon when you spend $75 or more.

First, the coupons. General Mills cereal for $1.99; 7-UP and Pepsi for 88-cents; Oscar Mayer lunchmeat for $2.49 and 4lbs of Safeway sugar for $2.49. Then there's the Mennen or Lady Speed stick for $1.49; $1 off PediaSure and Safeway tissue for 99-cents. Other clip-worthy coupons: Jiff for $2.49; mayo for $2.49; Lucerne sliced cheese for $1.99; Hunt's canned tomatoes or sauce for 89-cents; Kellogg's frosted mini wheats for $1.99 and Safeway salsa for $1.99.

Under the coupons, you'll find the BOGOs - verything from Safeway Kitchens wheat bread to Guerrero tortillas to brown rice for cooking and crispy rice for breakfast.

The Friday-Monday specials include BOGO bacon and Thomas' English muffins; Kellogg's cereals for $1.99; Yoplait 10/$6; Progresso vegetable soup for 99-cents; a 12-pack of Lipton tea for $3.99 and whole roasted chicken for $5.99.

If you're a $5 Friday shopper, put Signature Cafe pizza, a family pack of Activia yogurt, Hormel pork tenderloins and a cream pie from the bakery on your list.

Got cookie duty this week? A container of 50 cookies is $5 in the bakery. A package of Ghiaradelli baking chips is $3. You decide!

In produce, apples are 88-cents a pound; avocado is 77-cents; large lemon are 2/$1 and yellow onions are 99-cents a pound.

That's it for this week. Happy shopping.

 

 

 

 

About Comments

Reader comments on Sacbee.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Sacramento Bee. If you see an objectionable comment, click the "report abuse" button below it. We will delete comments containing inappropriate links, obscenities, hate speech, and personal attacks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. See more about comments here.

What You Should Know About Comments on Sacbee.com

Sacbee.com is happy to provide a forum for reader interaction, discussion, feedback and reaction to our stories. However, we reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments or ban users who can't play nice. (See our full terms of service here.)

Here are some rules of the road:

• Keep your comments civil. Don't insult one another or the subjects of our articles. If you think a comment violates our guidelines click the "report abuse" button to notify the moderators. Responding to the comment will only encourage bad behavior.

• Don't use profanities, vulgarities or hate speech. This is a general interest news site. Sometimes, there are children present. Don't say anything in a way you wouldn't want your own child to hear.

• Do not attack other users; focus your comments on issues, not individuals.

• Stay on topic. Only post comments relevant to the article at hand. If you want to discuss an issue with a specific user, click on his profile name and send him a direct message.

• Do not copy and paste outside material into the comment box.

• Don't repeat the same comment over and over. We heard you the first time.

• Do not use the commenting system for advertising. That's spam and it isn't allowed.

• Don't use all capital letters. That's akin to yelling and not appreciated by the audience.

You should also know that The Sacramento Bee does not screen comments before they are posted. You are more likely to see inappropriate comments before our staff does, so we ask that you click the "report abuse" button to submit those comments for moderator review. You also may notify us via email at feedback@sacbee.com. Note the headline on which the comment is made and tell us the profile name of the user who made the comment. Remember, comment moderation is subjective. You may find some material objectionable that we won't and vice versa.

If you submit a comment, the user name of your account will appear along with it. Users cannot remove their own comments once they have submitted them, but you may ask our staff to retract one of your comments by sending an email to feedback@sacbee.com. Again, make sure you note the headline on which the comment is made and tell us your profile name.

hide comments

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from sacbee.com. While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on sacbee.com and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.



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 pdinsmore@sacbee.com

October 2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31