BOGOs, coupons, $5 Fridays...so much shopping, so little time.
Let's start at Safeway because we can't stay away from those $10 reward coupons. Here's how Shop Cheap is going to spend the $75 it takes to get $10 off next week's grocery bill.
BOGO berries and melon; Braeburn apples for 79-cents a pound and bell pepper for $1 each. Italian sausage for $3.49; Safeway pasta sauce for $2.49 and BOGO Golden Grain pasta.
For a treat, Klondike bars are $2.99; Breyer's ice cream is $2.99 and eggo waffles are $2.50 a box. Oroweat English muffins and Sara Lee bagels are BOGO.
Coupons worth clipping include Safeway syrup for $2.99; Challenge butter for $2.99; Quaker mini rice cakes for 99-cents; Chex Mix for $1.77; 30% off Kashi products; Jif peanut butter for $2.49; 18 eggs for $2.49 and Kleenex for 99-cents.
The $5 Friday only specials are: whole Signature Cafe roasted chicken; sliced turkey, Black Forest ham and Provolone in the deli; 128oz jug of Minute Maid OJ and Tiramisu cake in the bakery.
This week, there's a 5-day sale, too, Wednesday-Sunday. Lay's kettle chips are BOGO; fruit pies are $2.99 and Nabisco snack crackers are $1.99.
Over at Raley's - where you should have your $10 off coupon from last week - there's BOGO strawberries; personal size watermelon for $2.50; baby potatoes 2 bags/$5 and oranges for 69-cents a pound.
In the meat dept., there's a Mix&Match BOGO sale, including pork, beef, chicken and fish.
If you clip, Raley's hearty bread is $1.79 a loaf; a case of Crystal Geyser water is $2.99 and a family size box of Kellogg's Raisin bran or Mini-wheats is $2.99. Coke is buy 2-12 packs, get 2 free.
In the bakery, muffins are buy 2, get 1 free. And something called Mousse cake is $6.99. Skinny Cow bars are $3.99; Dreyer's fruit bars are $2.99 and Dreyer's ice cream is $3.50.
Save Mart continues to have the best prices on produce. This week, it's corn on the cob 3/99-cents; Romaine hearts, 97 cents a bag; artichokes for 69-cents each; grape tomatoes 2/$3 and BOGO Earthbound Farm organic salads. Fuji or Gala apples are 97-cents a pound.
The daily deals are back at Save Mart: Wednesday=eggs for 69-cents a dozen; Thursday=salmon fillets for $3.99lb; Friday=boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the max pack for $1.49lb; Saturday=Sunny Select soda 2/$1; Sunday=Frito-Lay variety pack for $1.79; Monday=bananas for 39-cents a pound and Tuesday=extra lean ground beef for $1.69lb.
Fresh Foster Farms whole chickens are 88-cents a pound.
Coupons worth clipping include: Barilla pasta for 88-cents; Farmer John ham steaks for $1.49; Sunny Select tomato sauce 5/$1 and Classico pasta sauce for $1.69.
Sunnyside Farms OJ is 2/$4; dog or burger buns are 2/$3; Bayside Farms English muffins are 98-cents and Powerade is 79-cents a bottle.
Got a couple of great produce buys at Sprouts this week. Asparagus is 99-cents a pound; corn, bell peppers or celery are 49-cents each and large tomatoes or avocados are 99-cents each. The first watermelon of the season is coming in and it's 19-cents a pound.
One last tip for the week. Target is giving away 1.5 million reuseable bags on Sunday, which is Earth Day. Better get there early and be sure to check the insert in Sunday's paper to confirm locations!