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!"
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!