This is the week we focus on the sweet savings. If you are crunched for time, not to worry. The Big 3 - and all the other stores, too - have everything you need to fix a special meal for that special someone...or at least get her some flowers!
Seriously, you can get everything from chocolate-dipped strawberries to a bouquet of roses or a complete dinner for 2 while filling your cart with the weekly essentials. Here's what we like this week:
Raley's has a 4-pack of delicious looking hand-dipped strawberries for $10. They also have hand-dipped caramel apples but I don't get the love there. Too hard to eat. Other sweets for your sweetie includce decorated cookies for $4.29 and cupcakes for $5.99. Then there's the mousse cake for $7.79 and a single layer Valentine cake for $5.99. Want to set the mood? Duraflame logs are $17.99 with coupon.
New York steak is $5.99lb; lobster tails are $6.99 each. Or you can order the complete meal for $59.99 - salad; sides; dessert and filet mignon or chicken ravioli ($39.99).
Whole Foster Farms chicken is 89-cents a pound. To go with, there's asparagus for $1.99lb; bell peppers for 99-cents each; Idaho potatoes, 5lbs for $1.99 and Haggen-Dazs for $2.99 with coupon.
Shop Cheap is sure you had your fill of chips on Sunday so we are going with the Quaker rice Quakes for $1 a bag. Mix & Match 10 items (General Mills cereal, Betty Crocker pancake mix, Chex Mis; Old El Paso taco shells and Progresso) and they will cost you $1.50 each. Otherwise, it's $2.
If you want to make it real simple, grab an already-cooked rotisserie turkey breast for $6.99 and a Taylor Farms chopped salad for $3. Dove chocolates and Hershey's kisses are $3 a bag.
Over at Save Mart, ribeye steaks are $5.77lb; boneless, skinless chicken breasts are $1.67lb and boneless cross rib roast is $2.49lb. Over in the bakery, Strawberry Boston cakes are $8.99 and Dove chocolates are $2.50 a bag.
In produce, fresh berries are BOGO; seedless grapes are 97-cents a pound and sweet pears are 97-cents a pound, too. Red or green bell peppers are 69-cents each; apples are 97-cents a pound and asparagus is $1.97lb.
Buy 3 boxes of Kellogg's cerea; amd get 3 boxes free - works out to $1.50 each. Sunnyside Farms eggs are $2.29 for 18; Crystal Geyser water is $3.33 a case and 2-liter jugs of Pepsi, Dew or Dr. Pepper are 4/$4. Sunny Select brands are a good buy. Canned tomatoes are 79 cents; beans are 89 cents and string cheese is $2.99.
If you're clippin', Sunny Select chicken noodle soupe is 2/$1; Old Orchard juices are 2/$3 and Uncle Ben's ready rice is 2/$3. Gallo salami is $4.99.
Safeway has your Valentine covered with their own hand-dipped strawberries for $6.99; decorated cupcakes for $6.99 and a fruit tart for $12.99. A chocolate torte topped with berries is $9.99 and a tiramisu bar cake is $10.99.
Rancher's Reserve ribeye steak is $4.99lb; whole Foster Farms chicken is 89-cents a pound and ground turkey is BOGO. If you like to Mix & Match, Safeway has a BOGO sale for you. There are 12 items that you can buy one and get one free, including: Johnsonville smoked Brats; Oscar Mayer lunchmeat; sliced bacon; beef franks and Foster Farms grilled chicken strips.
Dungeness crab has gone up in price to $7.99lb but you can buy an 8oz container of Waterfront bistro lump meat for $8.99.
Oroweat breads are BOGO; Safeway Kitchen sandwich bread is $1.50 a loaf. Refreshe water is $3.33 a case.
But when it comes to shopping for your sweetie, you best bet is probably the daily specials at Safeway. From Friday through Valentine's Day, lobster tails are $5 each. On Friday, the $5 specials include Boston Cream cakes (strawberry or chocolate); whole roasted chicken; an 18oz container of blueberries or blackberries and 128 ounces of Minute Maid OJ.
Add in the Friday-Sunday specials and you're talking asparagus for 99-cents a pound; Red Velvet cake for $6.99 and Froot Loops or Frosted Flakes for $1.99.
On Monday, there's a special Valentine bistro cake for $6.99; baby back ribs for $5 and PF Chang's or Bertolli dinner for 2 for $5.
Cheetos and Fritos are BOGO, Milano cookies are, too. In the coupon catergory, check out the Nestle cookie dough for $1.99; 18 Lucerne large eggs for $2.49; Minute Maid OJ $3.99 for 89-ounces and Lean Cusine meals for $1.99.
In produce Lady Alice apples from Washington are $1.99lb; hot house tomatoes are $1.99lb; broccoli is 99-cents a pound and strawberries are $3.99 for 2 pounds.
Have a sweet week..xxoo