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

May 15, 2012
BOGOS and fresh bread highlight the week

Raley's is introducing new Artisan Breads this week but you can taste before you buy because they are offering free samples on Saturdays and Sundays through June 10.  And ifyou like what you taste, the breads are BOGO. I'm there. How about you?

Once you are there, check out the other BOGO on pork, chicken and beef. There's steak, roast, chops and boneless chicken. It's the perfect time to stock up for the 3-day weekend that's almost upon us.

Other stuff we like: Coupons for Dennison's chili, Ranch Style beans and VanCamps pork and beans, all $1. Kellogg's Special K cereal, crackers or breakfast bars are $1.99 a box when you buy 4 or more. Barilla Pasta is $1 a box; the sauce is $2 a jar.Add a Baguette from the bakery for $1.88 and you have dinner! Get a dozen cupcakes for the price of 6 - Friday only in the bakery.

Cherries are arriving but they're $4.99lb. Tomatoes on the vine are $1.49lb; broccoli crowns are 99-cents a pound and green bell pepper is 2/$1.

Over at Save Mart, you can BOGO your way through the store. London Broil, pork sirloin, chops and turkey breasts are buy one, get one free. Iceberg lettuce is 47-cents a head and white corn on the cob is 4/$1. Foster Farms variety lunch meat is 2/$5 and pastrami in the deli is $6.99lb.

Buy 10 Knorr sides and pay just 69-cents each. Keebler cookies are $1.99; Goldfish are BOGO and Crystal Geyser spring water is $3.33 a case. Birds Eye steamfresh veggies are 98-cents; Breyer's ice cream and Klondike bars are $2.49. Lindsay olives are 99-cents a can and Bull's-Eye or Kraft BBQ sauce is 99-cents, too. Buy a pack of Mardi Gras napkins or Ziploc sandwich bags and get the Sunny Select variety of each free.

In produce, berries are 2/$5; limes and baby lemons are 10/$1; seedless, personal size watermelons are $2.97 each and green onions, radishes and cilantro are 50-cents each. Grape tomatoes are BOGO. Remember, bananas are 39-cents a pound on Monday only.

And the coupon of the week is a free box of Malt-O-Meal frosted flakes when you spend $25 on groceries.

Thank goodness Safeway is promoting its Open Nature breads at $2.50 a loaf because Shop Cheap just doesn't spend $3 on a loaf of bread. That's what you'll pay for Oroweat.

Safeway is big on produce this week. Vine ripe tomatoes are 99-cents a pound; bagged salads and spinach are 99-cents and all that matches their 99-cents or less sale. White corn on the cob is 2/$1; cucumbers and celery are 99-cents each. Kiwi is 3/$1; and oranges are 99-cents a pound. Red or green bell peppers are $1 each. Blueberries and raspberries are still pretty high at $3.99 a container.

Arrowhead water is $3.33 a case. Coupons worth clipping include: Safeway OJ - 128oz. for $3.99; deli counter ham or turkey for $4.99; Bull's-Eye BBQ sauce for 99-cents; Safeway ice cream cups for 59-cents and Lucerne butter for $2.99.

The $5 Friday Only specials include the All-American sub sandwich; 8-piece chicken; Ball Park and Hillshire Farm sausage; Jif peanut butter; cookies and muffins. The 4-day, Friday-Monday sale includes Nabisco snack crackers for $1.99; Ocean Spray cranberry drinks 3/$5 and Lucerne chunk cheese for $2.99.

Safeway buns are $1.50 and their pizza dough is 2/$3.

Also, be sure to check your paper for a Safeway coupon flier. BOGO highlights: Planters peanut butter; Safeway apple juice; whole wheat bread; brown rice and crispy rice cereal. and  Lucerne eggs are 99-cens a dozen.

Come back next week for your Memorial Day shopping list.

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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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