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June 12, 2012
Let's shop for Pop

Let's celebrate Dad this weekend. He's easy to shop for; easy to cook for; easy to please. Just wants to be around family, take a nice bike ride and after a good dinner fall asleep in the chair watching House Hunters or one of those remodeling shows. If you know anyone like that give him a hug and say "Happy Father's Day!"

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Now about that special dinner. Lots to choose from the "thrill of the grill" to "Father's Day favorites." Here goes:

Raley's has tri tip for $3.49lb; baby back ribs for $3.99lb and country style strips for $2.49lb. Pops needs his fruit and veggies and cantaloupe is BOGO; strawberries are $3.99lb; cherries are $2.99lb; sweet corn is 3/99-cents and tubs of cherry tomatoes are BOGO, too.

If Dad is a cook, buy a Bialetti easy pan for $19.99 and get breakfast for free - a dozen eggs, bacon, OJ and bagels.

Coupons worth clipping include a case of R Everyday water for $2.99; Peet's Coffee for $7.99 and Ruffles for $2.49. Also, buy Kingsford charcoal ($4.99) and get $2 off packaged meat; save $2 when you buy 2 Clorox products and get a jug of bleach free when you buy Clorox stain fighter and All detergent or Snuggle fabric softener.

In the deli, you can get a free loaf of San Joaquin Gold Cheese bread when you buy a pound of Nob Hill ham for $7.99lb.

And for dessert, cheesecake in the bakery is BOGO.

Save Mart has Father's Day grilling possibilities with a steak sale. From New York at $6.99lb to cross-rib at $2.99, there's something for most budgets. Pork spareribs are $1.79lb; Foster Farms fresh chicken breasts are BOGO and BBQ shell-on oysters are 2/$1.

White corn on the cob is 4/$1; berries are BOGO and vine ripe tomatoes are 99-cents a pound. Grapes are $1.99lb; cucumbers and bell peppers are 69-cents each. If you are clippin', Taylor Farms garden salad is free with a $25 purchase. If you'd rather have Powerade, a 6-pack is free with $25 grocery purchase.

The 7-daily deals are back. Beginning Wednesday and continuing until next Tuesday, everything from watermelon to eggs and bananas are on sale.

Lay's chips are BOGO; Arrowhead or Nestle water is $3.33 a case and Minute Maid punch is $2.88 for the 128oz. jug.

If Dad is a chocolate lover, check ou the Double Fudge cake for $7.99 or fudge brownies for $4.99.

And, finally, if you want to have a meal for Dad but have absolutely no time to cook, there's the 8-piece chicken meal with a side and bread for $9.99.

Safeway is promoting a 3-day sale for Dad with Hillshire Farm smoked sausage (3/$7)  BOGO Hormel Pepperoni or lunchmeat; corn on the cob 8/$2 and a coupon for Kingsford charcoal for $6.99.

In the meat dept., Rancher's Reserve boneless top sirloin steak is $3.99lb and cross rib steak is $2.99lb. Signature Cafe baby back ribs are $5.99 in the deli.

Strawberries and raspberries are BOGO. Raisin Bran and Frosted Flakes are $1.99 a box.

The $5 Friday specials include the All-American sub sandwich; 8-piece chicken; Ball Park fully cooked beef patties; Tiramisu cake and 50-bakery cookies.

The Friday-Sunday offerincs include 2-liter sodas for 98-cents; BOGO bagels or English muffins and pasta sauce for 99-cents.

A case of refreshe water is $3.33; Arrowhead is $3.79. Doritos and Lay's chips are buy 2, get 2 free. Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies are BOGO and a 6-pack of Vitamin water is $3.99.

Clip-worthy coupons include Pillsbury Grands! for 99-cents; Sargento cheese for $3.99 and Dreyer's fruit bars for $2.79.

And lastly, spend $75 this weekend and get a $10 reward coupon at checkout.

If you're looking for great prices on produce, check out Sunflower Farmers  Market - one in Roseville; one in Land Park and one in Modesto. They have cherries for $1.47lb; apricots for $1.77lb and berries 2/$4. Green onions, radishes, cilantro, parsley and carrots are 2/$1 and avocados are 88-cents each. Seedless watermelon is 4lbs/$1.

Enjoy your day, Dads!

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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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