Shop Cheap

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

June 19, 2012
Hello, Summer!

It's the first day of summer and you know what that means....grillin', chillin' and shoppin'! And  we're exactly 2 weeks from July 4th, which is on a Wednesday this year. Some stores, like Safeway, already have specials that continue through the Fourth.

Don't worry about this week, because we've got it covered - especially in the produce department. If you want to stock up on the extras, it might be a good time to do that, too.

Here's what we got: Safeway has a mammoth ad, complete with the $5 Friday specials, plus other savings that go from Friday-Tuesday. There's at least a page of coupons! There's nothing that's too exciting in the meat/poultry dept. so we're skipping over that and heading right to produce where raspberries are buy 1, get 2 free. Vine ripe tomatoes are 99-cents a pound and mini watermelon or Tuscan cantaloupe is $2.99 each. Kiwi is 3/$1. Corn on the cob is 2/$1; bell peppers are 99-cents each; mini-carrots are 99-cents a bag; and avocado is 99-cents (Fri.-Tues only).

Dannon 4-pack yogurt is $1.88; Quaker Life cereal is $2 a box.

Looking for BOGOs? Here's a list: Arm & Hammer laundry detergent; Smithfield sliced bacon; Sabra hummus; pickles; olives; buns; salsa; hot sauce; BBQ sauce; ketchup and mustard.

Clip-worthy coupons: Klondike bars for $2.49; deli salads for $1.99; 7UP or A&W for 88-cents; Ball Park franks for $5; Mission flour tortillas for $1.49 and Coppertone sun care for $5.99.

The Friday $5 specials: stuff for s'mores; deli counter ham and Swiss cheese; Boston cream cakes; strawberries and chicken tenders.

The 5-day sale stuff: BOGO doritos; Honey Nut Cheerios for $1.99; Signature Cafe pizza for $4.99 and Ritz  crackers for $1.99.

Other stuff we like: Classico pasta sauce for $1.79; bagged salads for 99-cents; Pineapple upside down cake for $3.99; fresh herbs for $1.79; and Florida OJ for $4.99.

And, finally, don't forget to use your $10 off coupon if you got one last week!

If you are a Raley's shopper, here's what we like there: BOGO raspberries; roma tomatoes for 99-cents a pound; green beans for 99-cents a pound; corn on the cob 5/$2 and donut peaches for $1.99lb. Coupons worth clipping: Martinelli's sparkling cider for $1.99 and Santa Cruz lemonade for $1.25.

London broil is $2.99lb; boneless pork loin is $1.99; chicken thighs and drumsticks are 99-cents a pound.

8-piece roasted chicken is $4.99; sweet baguettes are $1.88 each and deli salads are 2/$5.

Arrowhead or Nestle water is $3.99 for a case; 7UP is 99-cents for a 2-liter jug. Stagg chili with beans is 3/$5.

Get a jump-start on the Olympics with Kellogg's USA Olympic Team cereal for $1.99 a box; Special K is $1.99 when you buy 4 or more.

And in the bakery, single layer cakes are $5.99 and brownie bites are $3.49.

Save Mart is mixing up the daily specials a little bit. Wednesday is personal size watermelon for $1.49; eggs are 69-cents a dozen on friday and bananas are still 39-cents a pound on Monday.

London broil or pork sirloin chops are BOGO; fresh leg quarters are 68-cents a pound. Master cut turkey breasts and Foster Farms chicken sausage are both BOGO.

Post cereals are $1.77 a box; Bohemian Hearth bread is $1.98 a loaf. Michelina's Zap'ems are 79 cents each; a case of Crystal Geyser water is $2.99 and a dozen jumbo eggs are $1.99.

In produce, peaches are 97-cents a pound; peppers are 4/$1; corn on the cob is 3/99-cents and all berries are BOGO. Green onions, radishes and cilantro are 3/99-cents.

The "FREE" coupons on the back of the ad are: a 16-oz. chub of Harris Ranch ground beef (with $25 purchase) and Smucker's preserves (with $10) purchase.

Come back next week for the scoop on pre-Fourth of July shopping.

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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 pdinsmore@sacbee.com

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