Happy Ad Thursday

Yes, we’re rolling with calling this Thursday.

I started the post on Thursday, and it’s not like there’s a blog police. I mean, I belong to a blogger association, but they’re mostly about happy hours and asking me to not blog about stuff I got for free without mentioning I got it for free (Note: if you want to send me free crap, I will blog about whatever free crap I got. And make it clear it was free. For my blogger peeps.).

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Finally, we hit the Easter sales, which are all about the pig. Fiesta has all the parts on sale, and everyone else has decent ham prices. I collected the best ones and suggest you sock one away because there’s nothing simpler than feeding a crowd with a large cut of pig.

Blue Bell is cheap this week, but I understand if you still haven’t forgiven them for the disastrous handling of the contamination problem.  Strawberries are just $1.25, which is good, but normally they’ve hit 99c by now. I’m not buying for the freezer quite yet, but I’m wondering if they’re going to get lower this year at all.  Watermelons are cheap as hell at Sprouts and you can freeze it for making agua frescas later. 

 

Fiesta

russet potatoes, 5lb bag                                    $1.29/ea

Hass avocados                                                      50c/ea

Sugardale smoked ham portions                    $1.49/lb

Owens sausage rolls, 16oz                                buy one, get one free ($2.99 reg)

pork loin center cut chops                               $1.77/lb (family pack)

pork country style ribs                                      $1.77/lb (family pack)

pork spare ribs                                                   $1.97/lb (family pack)

chicken leg quarters, jumbo bag                        57c/lb

Blue bell half gallons                                          $3.87/ea (limit 2 w/$20 purchase)

 

Randalls

raspberries, 6 oz                                               $1.50/ea

Hormel Cure 81 spiral sliced ham                $1.59/lb

Libby’s canned vegetables, selected              59c/ea (buy 4 or more)

Imperial sugar, 4lbs                                         $1.88/ea

Gold Medal flour, 5lbs                                     $1.88/ea

Blue Bell half gallons, selected                      $3.99/ea (buy 2 or more)

$5 Friday

     Lucerne block or shredded cheese, 32oz      $5

     Cal-organic fresh rainbow baby carrots       $5 (yes, ridiculous. but so cute!)

 

HEB

strawberries, 1lb.                                                    $1.25/ea

organic Gala apples, 2lb bag                                $2.98/ea

Smithfield Premium Ham                                    $1.28/lb (shank portion)

Eckrich or HCF smoked sausage, 30-42oz         $5/ea

HEB Prime 1 beef brisket                                      $2.89/lb

(NOTE: The ad says, ‘HEB Prime 1’. Meat grading is a weird land of twisty passages, all alike. The two HEB’s I’ve been in this week have labels saying ‘Prime’, not ‘HEB Prime 1’. I’m not sure if this is a situation where their particular ‘store grade’ was supposed to be on sale, or if some stores threw prime meat out at this price.  Look at your brisket and make a call to the best of your ability. Either way, I think it’s cheap beef.)

 

Sprouts

seedless watermelons                             $1.98/ea

sweet potatoes                                           50c/lb

organic D’Anjou or Bartlett pears         $1.48/lb

celery                                                           50c/ea

organic baby peeled carrots                   98c/ea

organic kale                                              98c/ea

boneless skinless chicken breasts         $1.88ea

Sprouts frozen vegetables, 16oz.            99c/ea

 

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Happy Ad Wednesday

Sure, by the time you read this it’ll be Thursday, but I started it on Wednesday and we’re all just going to agree to let me have this win, okay? I’m easing back into things. It’s a process. If pretending I hit ‘Publish’ on Wednesday makes me feel better I’m going to roll with it. I had to drive practically the entire length of Lamar during rush hour and there were a lot of people who I will call ‘lackadaisical drivers’ because all my other words for it are all really bad ones.

So let’s get to the important stuff, and for the love of god will you all promise to use blinkers and not travel in the turn lane? Thank you.  Shop on, Cheepsters!

 

Sprouts

on-the-vine tomatoes                          98c/lb

organic celery                                       98c/ea

boneless skinless chicken thighs      $1.69/lb

bulk brown or white rice                     69c/lb

Fri-Sun only:

     corn                                                  25c/ea

     pineapples                                       $1/ea

     colby jack bulk cut cheese            $2.99/lb

 

Fiesta

Ataulfo mangos                                                  33c/ea

bone in country style ribs                               1.17/lb (family pack)

Fiesta frozen vegetables, 16oz.                        88c/ea

 

Randalls

 You’re not going to believe this, but they’re upping their ‘effing Randalls’ quotient more than usual.  That is an actual tag that I use. Stuff like that is why people keep asking about my SEO, I think.  Back to effing Randalls: 

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HEB

cantaloupes                            88c/ea

strawberries, 1lb                  1.47/ea

boneless pork loin,               1.99/lb

 

Trader Joe’s

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Yes,  that last one is non-grocery, but you know what makes people happy? 20 flowers. For 150 pennies you can make someone feel like they’re important to you. Go crazy, spend $3 and get 20!

Happy Ad Wednesday!

After a five month hiatus, I’m back. Just under the wire!

Lest I lose momentum amusing myself with pre-list snark, I’m going to just get to it after one comment: Seriously, there are about a hundred of you out there who checked in every week. I really appreciate it. It made me feel happy when I went to write tonight and saw that. I’m also a little worried for you, so please get out in the sunshine and get some of that Vitamin D working, okay?

Here we go:

HEB

HEB Bella mandarins, 5lbs            $4.98/ea

Texas grapefruit, 5lbs                      $2.50/ea

St. Louis pork ribs                             $2.49/lb

 

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Fiesta

cucumbers                                                                          25c/ea

Ataulflo mangos                                                                33c/ea

Hass avocados                                                                    33c/ea

 

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Sprouts

blackberries, 5.6oz                                                             88c/ea

organic rolled or quick oats                                              99c/lb

hothouse cucumbers                                                          98c/ea

green bell peppers                                                              33c/ea

organic carrots, 5lb bag                                                    $2.98/ea

boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs                 $1.77/lb

 

Randalls (all prices need card)

SF* chicken legs, thighs or leg quarters                      69c/lb (value pack)

SK* pasta, 12-16oz                                                            59c/ea

Value Corner milk gallons                                           $2.50/ea

daffodils, 10 stem                                                          $1.99/ea

*(SF=Signature Farms, SK=Signature Kitchen, these are Randalls’ store brands)

 

Wheatsville

organic Pink Lady apples                                               $1.49/lb

 

Changes since way back when: Whole Foods is on the same Wed-Tue sale cycle as everyone else now. This makes me more likely to include their deals. Also, I’m apparently being really harsh on the ‘only report the lowest prices’, because look at HEB.  They’ve got nothing this week, despite my love.  Hopefully it’s just a one-off and next week they’ll be back ON FLEET. My teenager said I shouldn’t ever type that so I’m pretty sure I’ll be super-popular tomorrow.

Cheep on, Cheepsters! I’m glad to be back.

Happy Ad Friday! 

Ho there Cheepsters! I’m late but checking in before the weekend, so let’s call it a win.  Before I lose momentum let’s get to the list, I can entertain you with silly photos from the Randalls circular later.

You should know, though, that for about $3 and the stuff in your pantry you can probably make exactly what’s in that photo, which is a pretty decent cobbler. Recipe tomorrow, ok? 

(Does using the word ‘circular’ mean I’m old? Is it a Yankee thing I learned from my mom, like eating Triscuits? Or is it just old people talk for junk mail? )

HEB

asparagus                                                                                                        98c/lb

Blackberries, 6oz.                                                                                        97c/ea

Golden & Red Delicious, and Granny Smith apples                          77c/lb

Boston butt pork roast.                                                                              $1/lb

HEB natural ground turkey, 16 oz., frozen.                                           $1/ea

HEB seasoned boneless chicken leg meat for fajitas, value pack.   $1/lb

HCF split chicken breasts.                                                                              $1/lb

Fiesta

Limes                                                                                              12/$1

Red or green seedless grapes.                                                 99c/lb

Chicken drums, jumbo bag.                                                    39c/lb

Beef boneless shoulder roast.                                                $1.97/lb

Sliced beef shank.                                                                      $1.79/lb

FieSta tomato sauce, 8oz can.                                                6/$1 limit 12

Goya pinto, black, garbanzo beans, 47oz can.                  $1.50/ea

Fiesta bacon, 12oz.                                                                      $2.69/ea

Fiesta pan ladle mix, 32os.                                                       $1/ea

Fiesta frozen vegetables, 16 oz .                                              $1/ea

 

Randalls 

Seriously nothing. They’ve got a buy one turkey or turkey breast get one free deal going , with a $20 purchase (excluding the turkey, alcohol and other things) so I guess they feel ok. The only deals worth stocking are the $5 Fridays below.

$5 Friday

     Lays Family size chips.  $1.67/ea

     Signature Cafe family size cheese pizza. $5/ea

     Eckrich bulk sausage, 42oz.     $5/ea

 

Sprouts

sweet corn                                                  25c/ea

cucumbers.                                                 50c/ea

green bell peppers                                    50c/ea

pork spare ribs, whole in bag.               $1.69/lb

Sprouts wafers or snaps, 14oz.               $1.50/ea  (these are great for filling up a cookie jar!)

 

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Happy Ad Wednesday!

I know. I abandoned you to muddle through the Apple Wars alone.  I could blame my poor old broken-down minivan (You were a workhorse, Sally!). I could blame my kids (Eldest, Boy and Tiny really like to interrupt any coherent thought that might kindle in my brain). I could blame the air (ragweed, you ignorant slut!). 

Mostly to blame, though, is that I’m lazy. And  I watch too many of those little cooking Facebook videos. And the heartwarming videos. And then I take a nap. 

This week though, for you Cheepsters, I have closed several tabs on my browser and am getting down to brass tacks.  There are deals, and you shall know of them!

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Randalls, you know we’re not in Louisiana, right? I get it, they’re not Yankee crabs from Maryland. And Louisiana is closer, sure. But words mean things, and you can’t just slap ‘LOCAL’ on something because it’s from somewhere closer than it could be from.  Effing Randalls.

 

 

Sprouts

Golden Asian pears                                                  33c/ea

blackberries, 5.6 oz.                                                 98c/ea

pineapples                                                                   98c/ea

zucchinni or yellow squash                                       69c/lb

bulk rice, brown or white, short or long                50c/lb

bulk beans and lentils, selected var.                       99c/lb (don’t buy pintos here!)

 

HEB

red seedless grapes                                                          77c/lb

Fuji or Gala apples                                                            88c/lb

HEB Made in Texas Smoked Sausage, 13-14oz         $2/ea

HCF seasoned beef for fajitas, value pack                  $2.97/lb

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Do you want your house egged? This is how you get your house egged.

 

 

Fiesta

pomegranates                                                                         99c/ea

ground beef chuck, 4lbs or more                                     $1.97/lb

pork shoulder roast, 4lbs or more                                     97c/lb

bulk pinto beans                                                                      50c/lb

 

Randalls

whole boneless pork loin or sirloin roast                      $1.69/lb

Signature Kitchens apple juice, 64 oz.                            99c/ea

Friday ONLY:

     pomegranates                                                             $1/ea

     Sabra hummus, 17oz.                                                $5/ea

     Precious Blooms bouquet                                         $5/ea

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On Thursday, someone will do something nice for you. Get them one of these!

 

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Happy Ad Thursday!

This will be short and sweet because Cheepie’s got a date!  I’m going downtown to meet up with a ton of other food bloggers at the BlogHerFood conference.  I feel somewhat like an interloper, since I focus on groceries (after that Family Dinner experimental phase) and everyone else is cooking/eating out/being famous on twitter, but I blog about food so off I go!  

Randalls has mangled their ad so much that I didn’t even try to decipher much past the meat loss-leaders. Betweeen the FAB5!, limits, minimums and $5 FRIDAY!!!, it’s pretty much as chaotic as a weekly grocery sale can be.  Sure, something you want is likely on sale, but you might have to buy only between 2-4 of them, possibly only on Friday. This is why my blog has a tag for ‘effing Randalls’.

This week’s highlights: pork loin, asparagus, apples both organic and not.

NOTE: The chicken on sale at HEB this week is Hill Country Fare brand. I’m pretty sure these are the ‘enhanced with solution’ kind. If this matters to you, make sure to read the label!

 

Randalls

boneless pork loin, whole in bag                        $1.69/lb

London broil, choice                                                $2.49/lb

       

Sprouts

asparagus                                                                  99c/lb

organic celery                                                            98c/ea

bulk organic coffee beans                                    $6.88/lb

boneless skinless chicken thighs                      $1.79/lb

         Fri-Sun only:

         whole seedless watermelon                                 $2/ea

         thick-sliced bacon                                                   $2.99/lb

 

Wheatsville

organic Gala apples                                 $1.49/lb

organic kale                                                $1.50/ea

 

HEB

Gala or Fuji apples                                   77c/lb

black seedless grapes                             77c/lb

Texas oranges, 4lb bag                           $2.98/ea

pork tenderloin, whole in bag                $2.97/lb

HCF chicken legs or thighs, bone in      99c/lb (value pack)

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Listing frozen pizza under this doesn’t make me think ‘delizioso’

Fiesta

 

 

limes                                                                      20/$1

skirt steak, family pack                                 $3.77/lb (for 2.5lbs or more)

pork picnics                                                       77c/lb

Jack O Lantern pumpkins                               $3.99/ea

         Sat/Sun/Mon ONLY:

         beef brisket                                           $1.77/lb

         Blue Bell half gallons                          $3.99/ea (limit 2)

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        Iago’s cousin, right?

 

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