Shop Cheap

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

April 3, 2012
Easy does it for Easter

Shop Cheap has decided to take it easy for Easter. If you want complicated, you won't find it here. We are going to scan the ads, tell you what's on sale and call it a day. Here goes:

If you shopped Safeway last week and spent $75 or more, you have a coupon for $10 off this week's groceries. Already, we're ahead of the game. If you're thinking ham, whole or half is 99-cents a pound. Packaged GreenLine green beans are BOGO; yams are 99-cents a pound and gourmet apple pie is $9.99 in the bakery. BOGO buys include Nabisco snack crackers and Lay's chips. Milanos and Cool Whip are BOGO, too.

In produce, strawberries are 2lbs for $3.99; blackberries are BOGO and hot house tomatoes are $1.99lb. Pineapple is $1.99 each.

Don't want to send anyone to the store on Easter, but if you go, double layer decorated cakes are $5.99 and Lucerne ice cream is $2.28.  Other bakery goodies include fresh fruit tart for $12.99 and bagels or donuts 2/$1.

For $5 on Friday, you can get a pound of deli turkey, Black Forest ham or provolone; a big pack of Lil Smokies; Signature Cafe 5-piece fish; and a 20-pack of Coke. The Wednesday-Sunday specials include: a 4-pack of muffins for $1.99; Gatorade for 88-cents; sour cream for $1.99; and Campbell's Cream of Chicken or Mushroom soup for 75-cents.

Coupons worth clipping: Eggo waffles for $1.99; Philly cream cheese for $1.99 and Simply Lemonade for $2.49.

Fage Greek yogurt is $5.99 for 32 ounces; Pillsbury holiday cookie dough or crescent rolls are 2/$4 and Safeway Kitchens sliced bread is $1.50 a loaf.

If you want to go upscale for your Easter ham, try Raley's spiral sliced for $1.99lb; their bone-in half ham is 99-cents a pound. Fresh asparagus is $1.99lb; dinner rolls are buy 2, get 1 free and fresh fruit tarts are $14.99.

Other stuff w like at Raley's: Del Monte pineapple for $1.99; BOGO berries and yams or Russet potatoes for 79-cents a pound.

If you just don't have time to prepare your Easter meal, Raley's has 2 options: Glazed maple ham with fresh sides and dessert for $59.99 or rack of lamb dinner for $89.99.

Martinelli's sparkling cider is $2 a bottle; Lay's chips are BOGO and get a free dozen eggs when you purchase 2 packs of Johnsonville sausage links or patties.

Gallo salami or pepperoni is $3.99; Lindsay olives are $1 a can and Oroweat Italian bread is $2.50 a loaf.

Kelloggs cereals are $1.99 a box when you buy 4 or more.

In the bakery, a dozen spring cupcakes or single layer cakes are $5.99.

Save Mart has smoked ham for 88-cents a pound; asparagus for $1.27lb and fresh coconut cakes decorated for Easter at $5.99. Cooked shrimp meat is $4.99lb. And what's Easter without colored eggs. Get 18, large from Sunnyside Farms for $1.79.

In produce, Roma tomatoes are 69-cents a pound; cucumbers are 79-cents each and red or white potatoes are 69-cents a pound.

Rainbow sandwich bread and Sara Lee bagels are BOGO; Pepperidge Farm and Nestle Toll House cookies are BOGO, too. Nabisco crackers are $1.99; Daisy sour cream is 2/$3; Danish creamery or Challenge butter is $2.50.

If you clip, Dole pineapple chunks are 99-cents a can; Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal is $1.88 and Farmer John's lilnks are 99-cents.

marinelli's sparkling lemonade is $1.88 and Sunny Select olives are 98-cents a can.

At Save Mart's weekend only sale, strawberries are $2.97 for a 2lb container and Tropicana OJ is $2.88 a jug.

Now, hop to it and have a Happy Easter!


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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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