Happy Ad Wednesday!

Cheepie is back on patrol!  

If you’ve been celebrating summer with friends, your freezer might be looking a bit sparse. Have no fear–Fiesta is here to fix that with sales on ground beef, pork chops and chicken drumsticks. They’re all on stock-up Fiesta limit prices, so even if Fiesta isn’t on your usual shopping rotation you might stop by this week. They’ve also got potatoes for the goofily cheap price of 10c/lb!

Two good buddies, both on sale!

Two good buddies, both on sale!

Nectarines and grapes are on sale all over, so those are great choices this week. 50 cents for a cantaloupe is a good reason to hit Sprouts. Randalls has london broil for $2.49/lb, which is an excellent price for that cut of beef.  Lots of tasty things on sale this week!


nectarines                                                           88c/lb (DD)

organic Gala apples/green grapes/peaches    $2.48/lb (DD)

Pink Lady apples                                                98c/lb (DD)

green pears                                                        98c/lb

spinach or kale bunch                           98c/ea (grackle only) (DD)

pork butt steaks                                         $1.97/lb (grackle only)


red grapes                                    98c/lb (DD)

avocados                                       49c/ea (C15)

canteloupe                                     50c/ea (C15)

nectarines or peaches                   98c/lb (DD)

bscb                                               $1.88/lb

ending today:

strawberries, 1lb                           98c/ea (DD)

mangos                                         33c/ea (C15)


pineapples                                        99c/ea

white potatoes, 5lb sack                   49c/ea

red grapes                                           99c/lb (DD)

Bartlett pears                                        25c/ea

pork sirloin chops,family pack            96c/lb (Fiesta limit)

ground beef, 75/25, family pack        $1.99/lb (Fiesta limit)

drumsticks, large sack                        49c/lb (Fiesta limit)


large seedless watermelon                              $2.98/ea

london broil                                                  $2.49/lb

fresh baguettes                                          50c/ea

Gatorade, 32oz                                            59c/ea

Sabra hummus, 10oz                             buy one get one free


organic red grapes                                       $2.49/lb (DD)

organic Pink Lady apples                            $1.99/lb (DD)

organic celery                                          79c/lb (by the lb, weirdos)(DD)

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Happy shopping–Cheep Cheep!


Oh, Fiesta

Fiesta, you know how to make me laugh. That’s why I can’t quit you. That and the occasional week of 25c avocados.

What's not to love?

What’s not to love?

Cheepie is back on patrol, and will be back to the regular posting schedule.  So look forward to $10 dinners, store reviews, and all the deals!

Cheepie at Rest

This week I’m taking a break. After nearly a year, it’s time for a cheepiecation! 

I’m going to be back in two weeks, hopefully with an improved format, and as always, all the deals. 

If you spot a great deal, feel free to comment.  If you’ve got any thoughts for the blog in general I’d love to hear those too. 

Thanks everyone! Cheep cheep!



Pot ‘O Bacon

Yeah, I’m cooking up a pot of bacon. Why, what are you doing with your day that’s so smart?

This is what happens when bacon is on sale, tomatoes are in the garden, and I want a sandwich or three. 


Happy Ad Wednesday!

Have you ever made a Key lime pie? It’s dead easy. It’s so simple I taught one of my kids to make it so I could have it whenever I wanted without having to stop reading the internets.  What I think of as the traditional recipe is here, and Key limes are 99c for 2lbs, which is enough for at least two pies.  Get a sack, and make yourself a great summer dessert!  Or get my kid to do it for you!

Grapes are at a wonderful price again this week, and cantaloupes are under a buck at the right HEBs. Sprouts has strawberries for not the lowest they get, but organic and regular are the same so get the organic if you’re there.  Avocados aren’t a quarter this week, but 48c isn’t enough to have me pass them up, either. Guac on!  

Guac On should clearly be a song by Gwar

Outside of produce, I’ll be stocking up on frozen vegetables and rice at Fiesta, and the pork tenderloin from HEB.  Look for a couple of $10 dinner posts later this week.

Here’s the list–


pineapples                                           $1.49/ea (C15)

Key limes, 2lbs                                         99c/ea

green bell peppers                                   33c/ea (DD)

Parade frozen vegetables, 28-32oz.     $1.88/ea

Canilla rice, 5lb sack                             $1.99/ea

pork loin center cut pork chops            $1.79/lb (Fiesta limit)


organic Fuji apples                               $1.99/lb (DD)

Safeway farms peeled carrots, 2lbs     $1.99/ea

General Mills cereal                               $2/ea (free gallon of milk w/4)

Sanderson Farms whole chicken            88c/lb

Gatorade, 32oz                                        79c/ea

Yoplait yogurt, 6 oz, selected varieties     50c/ea


seedless red grapes                                     88c/lb (DD)

Hass avocados                                             48c/lb (C15)

eggplant                                                        48c/ea (C15)

nectarines and peaches                               98c/lb (DD)

organic nectarines and peaches               $1.98c/lb (DD)

organic strawberries                                  $2.50/ea (DD)

strawberries                                               $2.50/ea (DD)


Texas peaches                                           97c/lb (DD)

cantaloupe                                                 98c/ea (more grackle only)(C15)

pork tenderloin, whole in bag                     $2.97/lb

roses                                                          dozen/$6.99   2 dozen/$12


organic curly green kale                            $1.50/bunch (DD)

Central Market

organic peaches                                          $1.98/lb (DD)

Reminder: the C15 and DD labels are to let you know it’s on the Environmental Working Group’s list of either heaviest pesticide load (DD) or lightest (C15). The full lists are available here, and I try to label them so if you’re not up for paying all-organic-all-the-time (like me) you can make informed choices about when you might get the organic because it’s in your price range, or is an item your family eats very often.

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Blueberry Math!

Cheepsters, if you’ve been here a while, you know how I feel about unit pricing. This week we’ve got a great example: blueberries.

They freeze great, they work in smoothies, and can be eaten plain or in a dish. Blueberries are a great item to stock up on. Knowing the price to stock up on is key–and for that we need to be able to compare prices!

This week we’ve got–

Fiesta:        pint, $1.99.

Randalls:    pint $2.50.

HEB:           pint, 98c.

Sprouts:      18 oz., $1.98

I nearly made an error. I’d really thought the Sprouts deal was the best, and was going to put it on my Happy Ad Wednesday post. “$2 for more than twice as much,” that was my thinking.

But then my math brain kicked in, and started making noises about ‘how many ounces are in a pint’ and ‘just because a lot of berries are sold in 6 oz. units not all are’.

Turns out I’m not the only one that thinks about this, and it turns out that if you price it out by the ounce, HEB is the place for blueberries this week.

So stock up, Cheepsters, and have a wonderful, safe holiday with family and friends!

Happy Ad Wednesday!

Happy 4th of July! As with most summer holidays, the stores are celebrating by putting meat on sale!

Not gonna weigh in on the hot dog situation–all kinds are on sale from straight up 69c per packages of pureed tush and tails versions all the way to hand-ground with no-nitrates-or-fillers-or-stuff-that-isn’t-from-an-animal-that-lived-a-dang-happy life versions. In other meat news, pork butt is on deep sale at HEB, and beef brisket is at an amazing $1.59 at Randalls. There’s a limit, but at that price I’ll be stopping by a few times this week to pick up a couple each time.

Bacon remains in a weird low zone. Randalls has a 3lb package at $7.49 and Fiesta  has a 24oz package at $3.69. That puts Fiesta 3c lower per pound, but they’re both good prices.

Randalls has the 2lb cheese bricks and bags for $6.99. This isn’t as good as the $2/lb Sprouts specials, but those haven’t shown up for several weeks now. $3.50 isn’t a bad price, and it’ll get you some quick quesadilla meals. 


blueberries, pint                                          98c/ea

eggplant                                                      98c/lb (C15)

Boston Butt pork roast                                  $1.47/lb

Eckrich smoked sausage, 32-40oz                $5/ea  (~$2/lb for sausage!)

HEB seasoned bscb or thighs for fajitas       $1.97/lb


You don’t have a little teacup dish for your berries? : (


limes                                      12/$1

russet potatoes, 5lb sack        88c/ea (DD)

large Hass avocados              99c/ea (C15)

country style pork ribs           $1.59/lb  (Fiesta limit)

bscb                                      $1.79/lb (Fiesta limit)

pork spare ribs                       $2.47/lb

Kraft mayo, 30oz jar                $1.99/ea


corn                                                                             8/$1 (C15)

large Hass avocados                                                  99c/ea (C15)

Earthbound Farm Organic Salad tubs, 16oz             $5/ea (DD)

UDSA Choice beef brisket                                          $1.59/lb (limit 2 with $20 purchase)

bscb or thighs                                                             $1.88/lb

Safeway Farms thick cut bacon, 3lb package           $7.47/ea ($2.49/lb)

Imperial Sugar, 4lb sack                                                    $1.59/ea

Lucerne butter, 16oz                                                         $1.99/ea

Kettle potato chips, 8.5 oz                                                 $1.99/ea

Yoplait Yogurt, 6oz, selected varieties                               50c/ea

Lucerne chunk or shredded cheese, 32oz.                        $6.99/ea


plums, peaches or nectarines                                  98c/lb (DD)

Hass avocados                                                         48c/ea (C15)

red, yellow or orange peppers                                  98c/ea (DD)

red or green seedless grapes                                $1.98/lb (DD)

organic red or green seedless grapes                   $1.98/lb (DD)

Santa Cruz organic lemonade, 32 oz                         99c/ea

lamb shoulder chops                                              $2.99/ea


organic strawberries, 1lb                   $2.99/ea (DD)

organic peaches                                 $1.99/ea (DD)

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To wrap things up this week I’ve got an apology. I’d listed sugar last week ($1.99/4lbs) and now this week here it is at $1.59 for the same size.  If you stocked up last week, I’m sorry! Hopefully this week’s brisket deal saves you more than you’d spent.