Summer - yes, it is summer despite the crazy weather - is a delicious time of year and this week is a perfect example of why. Fresh fruit and veggies are everywhere - from the supermarket to the farmer's market. Here's what Shop Cheap likes at the supermarkets.
Raley's has something called "Amaize" sweet white corn that they are selling for 3/99 cents. It's locally grown and looks like it's worth a try. Tomatoes are 77-cents a pound; seedless watermelon is $3.49; berries are 2/$5 and seedless grapes are $1.49lb.
Raley's natural chicken thighs, drumsticks or leg quarters are 99-cents a pound; London broil is $2.99lb and fresh salmon fillets are $6.99lb. If you haven't tried Nob Hill Trading Co. artisan breads or rolls, there's incentive. Buy a loaf of Ciabatta, olive, garlic or whole grain and get a free container of Alouette cheese. A loaf is $2.99; rolls are the same.
Barilla pasta or Knorr rice or pasta sides are $1 each; Aquafina water is $3.99 a case; General Mills cereals are $1.49 a box when you buy 4 or more and Gatorade is $1 for a 32oz jug.
If you're clippin', Tostitos chips are $1.89; Nathan's beef franks are $2.99; Dreyer's ice cream is $2.89 and Pepsi, Dr. Pepper or 7-UP is 99 cents.
And if you shopped Raley's last week and got your $10 offf coupon, don't forget to use it!
Over at Save Mart, produce prices are worth noting. White corn is 4/$1; blueberries are $4.97 for 2lbs and red bell peppers are 4/$1. Seedless green grapes are 97-cents a pound; personal-size watermelon is $1.97 and the green onion/cilantro/radish trio is 3/99-cents.
Save Mart has switched up its 7 Days, & Ways to Save promotion. The highlights: Baview Farms sandwich bread for 59-cents (Thursday); Fresh Atlantic salmon fillets for $3.99lb (Saturday); a case of Sunny Select water $1.68 (Sunday) and bananas for 39-cents a pound (Monday). Minimum purchase is $5.
They are also having a mix & match BOGO meat sale, featuring London Broil and sirloin chops.Turkey breasts are BOGO, too. Yoplait yogurt is 50-cents a cup; Arrowhead or Nestle water is $3.33 a case and Gatorade is 89-cents for a 32oz jug.
Get free spinach ($15 minimum purchase) and a free Sunny Select pizza ($25 minimum purchase) with coupons on the back of the ad.
Over at Safeway, they are promoting the "just for U" app. Thought I signed up for that one last year!!! Turns out, it's easier for Shop Cheap to use the ad and make a list - the old-fashioned way.
Topping the list this week: red cherries for $1.99lb; roma tomatoes for 99-cents a pound and organic blueberries - 18oz for $4.99. Locally grown corn is 3/99 cents; squash is 99-cents a pound and green leaf lettuce is 99-cents a head.
Doritos and Lay's chips are buy 2, get 2 free. Nabisco snack crackers are BOGO. If you're buying cookies for the office or the kids' play group, a container of 50 is just $5. Deli counter ham, turkey or American cheese is $4.99lb. Kellogg's Raisin Bran and Corn Flakes are $2 a box. Oscar Mayer bacon or franks are BOGO.
In the coupon category, there are coupons for $2 off most soda and 89-cents for a liter of smartwater. If you like those little ice cream cups, they are 59-cents and Lucerne butter is $2.49.
The $5 Friday only specials are Black Forest ham; honey turkey or Muenster cheese; Signature Cafe meatloaf; a 5lb. bag of clementines and Neapolitan bar cake.
The 4-day sale items include BOGO Hillshire Farm lunchmeat; 89oz Florida's Natural OJ for $4.99 and Viva paper towels or Cottonelle bath tissue for $5.99.
Sprouts has the best price on grapes - 88-cents a pound. Cantaloupe is just 77-cents each and all berries are 2/$4. White corn and bell peppers are 3/$1.
And if you have a family of milk drinkers, Shop Cheap found the best price at Winco where a gallon of fat free is $2.10.