Happy Ad Thursday!

It’s late, so I will forego the witty banter and just get right to the sales.  Lots of great deals this week!


white seedless grapes                    97c/lb

Pink Lady apples                            77c/lb

Red Delicious apples, 3lb            $1.98/ea

red or black plums                           98c/lb

boneless pork loin                         $1.97/lb

HCF split chicken breasts             $1/lb


Safeway split chicken breasts             99c/lb

black seedless grapes                        $1.49/lb

Pantry Essentials milk, gallon             $1.99/lb

Safeway sandwich bread                    99c/ea


ground chuck                             $2.37/lb (Fiesta limit)

pork sirloin chops                          96c/lb (Fiesta limit)

chicken drumsticks, large bag    37c/lb (Fiesta limit)

Tyson whole fryer                       87c/lb (Fiesta limit)

Maine lobster, 1.25-1.5lbs           $6.99/ea

Pioneer pancake mix, 32oz          $1/ea

bulk pinto beans                           25c/lb

Fiesta long grain rice, 2lb bag      79c/ea


seedless watermelon                 $1.98/ea

cauliflower                                      48c/lb

Pink Lady or Gala apples               98c/lb

organic seedless grapes                $1.98c/lb

Fri-Sun only:

corn                                              6/$1

boneless skinless chicken thighs    $1.49/lb

walnuts                                            $3.99/lb

Is this your milk? Find $2 and get some more!

Is this your milk? Find $2 and get some more!

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Happy Ad Wednesday!

Did you miss the Fiesta deal on pork loin last week?  Randalls pork loin is at the normal low this week, so if you’re kicking yourself you can console yourself with some pork that is still very reasonably priced. Do you find yourself sad about missing anything meat-ish that was 99c/lb? Then head over to HEB for the 97c/lb pork butt.  Happiness is yours!

The back-to-school deals are in full swing, with various breakfast, lunch, and snack deals.  I’ll write them up separately tomorrow so they’re all together, but for now, if you’re hoping to stock up the pantry with cereal, you might as well hit that aisle.

Asparagus is cheap at Sprouts this week. Note on asparagus–don’t buy that whole dang bunch. That’s too much. It’s perfectly fine to pull some out of the blue rubber band and put it in a sack, just don’t make a big mess of the display.  Same with grapes–you don’t have to buy the pre-bagged amount. Take as much as you want, and leave the display neat.

This week I’ve also got some seafood listed. I don’t buy seafood at Fiesta, but at these prices it’s something to consider–lobster and crabs are not often this inexpensive.


large Prima peaches                                                    99c/lb (DD)

whole pork loin                                                           $1.99/lb 

Honeysuckle whole turkey breast, frozen, bone in       99c/lb

Snack Artist potato chips, 7.5-14oz                           $1/ea

Florida’s Natural orange juice, 59oz                        $2.50/ea

Safeway flour, 5lb                                                     $1.69/ea

Campbell’s tomato or chicken noodle soup               75c/ea


asparagus                                                            $1.49/lb (C15)

bscb, value pack                                                  $1.88/lb

walnuts                                                                 $3.99/lb

hothouse cucumbers                                            49c/lb (DD)

green leaf lettuce                                                  48c/ea

honeydew melons                                                 88c/ea

Fuji or granny smith apples                                98c/lb (DD)

cantaloupe                                                         88c/ea(C15)

organic kale                                                       88c/bunch (DD)

wild mahi mahi filets                                          $4.99/lb

french bread                                                     $1.29/ea


black seedless grapes                                           77c/lb (DD)

Fuji apples & Minneola tangelos                              97c/lb (DD)

Hatch chile peppers                                                78c/lb

personal pineapple                                                 97c/ea(C15)

organic strawberries                                               $2.48/lb (DD)

organic pears, 2 lb sack                                          $2.48/ea

Boston butt pork roast, whole in bag                         97c/lb

HCF chicken drums or thighs. value pack               $1/lb (less grackle)

County Post chicken drums or thighs, value pack     77c/lb (grackle)


peaches                                                           69c/lb (DD)

large avocados                                                79c/ea(C15)

chicken leg quarters, jumbo bag                    37c/lb (Fiesta limit)

pork blade steak, family pack                        99c/lb (Fiesta limit)

beef back ribs, family pack                        $1.49/lb (Fiesta limit)

live Texas wild blue crabs                             $2.99/lb

live Maine wild lobster, 1.25-1.5lbs                $6.99/lb

Doguet’s long grain rice, 2lbs                         89c/ea

Nature’s Own honey wheat bread                   99c/ea (limit 2)


organic brown flaxseeds                                        $1.69/lb

organic White Avalanche potatoes                          79c/lb (DD)

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That’s the round up. Happy shopping!  Cheep Cheep!

Whole Foods Freakout!

They must have heard about the other meat sales this week, because Whole Foods is having a heck of a sale on roti chickens.

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That should make Friday night a pretty simple meal, if you’re a WF kind of shopper!

Fiesta Limit, Going Viral

Fiesta has long had the ‘limit 2 with additional $10 purchase’ meat specials. I’ve used those sales to stock my freezer for years.  Recently Randalls had one, with brisket super-cheap and a limit of 2. 

Now HEB is joining in.

 Which is great. I love meat sales where I can fill up the deep freeze. This is the cheapest pork butt I’ve seen in a while, keeps in the freezer forever, and can be used in so many dishes.

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Cheaper than tin foil and twice as tasty!

It’s also the simplest way I know to feed a crowd–make it ahead, pull it, and warm it up before people show. Put out rolls, coleslaw, tortillas, and pickled onions and you’ve fed 15-20 people for about $25.  

This deal starts tomorrow, so you’ve got time to rearrange your freezer.

Cheep cheep!

Happy Ad Wednesday!

It’s all hatch chile peppers all the time this week. Randalls is even offering free roasting if you buy 20lbs, when normally they’re a refuge for people that don’t want to smell like a garden burnt down around them.  

Aside from peppers, pork loin is a great deal at Fiesta. I haven’t seen in this cheap in a while.  They’ve also got sugar on the cheap. Grapes, peaches, cantaloupe and cauliflower are all at cheap summer prices, so stock up and freeze while we’re at these low prices!


nectarines                                                                            99c/lb(DD)

whole pork loin roast                                                          99c/lb (Fiesta limit)

fresh chicken tenders                                                         $1.99/lb (Fiesta limit)

Fiesta brand sugar, 4lb sack                                               99c/lb (limit 2)

Goya Canilla rice, long grain or parboiled, 3lb               99c/lb (limit 2)


hatch chile peppers, fresh                                            77c/lb (DD)

bscb or thighs                                                               $1.99/lb


white or red seedless grapes                                         87c/lb (DD)

Gala apples                                                                     97c/lb (DD)

strawberries, 1lb                                                              $1.17/lb (DD)

hatch chile peppers, fresh                                               78c/lb (grackle only)(DD)

organic peaches or Pink Lady apples                           $2.48/lb (DD)

County Post bscb, value pack                                       $1.99/lb


peaches                                                                             49c/lb (DD)

cantaloupe                                                                          49c/ea (C15)

cauliflower                                                                           88c/ea

Fuji apples or Bartlett pears                                             88c/lb (DD)

organic red or green seedless grapes                          $1.88/lb (DD)

Earthbound Farm organic salads, 1lb                            $4.98/ea

It's mail, it's mail, it's flat, it's paper, it's good!

It’s mail, it’s mail, it’s flat it’s paper, it’s good!

And look what came in the mail! People with me for a while know that my mail is erratic. This is two weeks in a row that my circulars showed up on Tuesday, just like they’re supposed to. Just like they did until I started this blog, and the universe decided my mail was not a priority.  I’m not getting my hopes up for next week, but would like to thank the universe for these two weeks of normal mail.

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Happy Ad Wednesday!

Grapes are less than a buck a pound everywhere, but Sprouts wins the race with 69c/lb green grapes. Given the forecast, if you want to try making raisins, this is your week!

It’s also Hatchapalooza time, with people jamming Hatch chili peppers into everything and anything.  Central Market’s flyer this week has ‘Hatch yellow onions’ listed as a special, with those words next to a photo of an ordinary yellow onion.  People just slap the word hatch in front of anything over at CM, I think. They’ve also got a Hatch chili cheesecake, I like chili peppers of all sorts, but this time of year CM cracks me up–click the link at the bottom to check it out yourself.

In other produce news, avocados are 25c and limes are 12/$1 at Fiesta, so that’s a good thing. Randalls has bone-in chicken breast and leg portions for 99c/lb and sourdough rounds for 99c, which you can put together and have most of a meal ready to go.


green seedless grapes                         68c/lb

avocados                                             33c/ea

Fuji or Granny Smith apples                  99c/lb

black plums                                             98c/lb


avocados                                                    25c/ea

peaches                                                    69c/ea

cucumbers                                                    33c/ea

limes                                                              12/$1

Hatch chili peppers                            79c/lb (38 1/2th st only)

country style pork ribs, family pack         97c/lb (Fiesta limit)

bscb, family pack                                   $1.58/lb (Fiesta limit)

Fiesta stack pack bacon, 24oz              $3.99/lb (Fiesta limit)

Ragu pasta sauce                                       99c/ea


split chicken breasts, drums or thighs          99c/lb

sourdough bread, 16oz loaf                          99c/ea

Skinner pasta, 12oz.                                       33c/ea

Ragu pasta sauce                                       99c/ea (limit 4)


black seedless grapes                              87c/lb

Fuji apples or large peaches                      88c/lb

red or black plums                                     97c/lb

xl tomatoes                                                  97c/lb

chicken drums or thighs, value pack          $1/lb

bone-in pork chops or ground pork             $1.97/lb (grackle)

center cut loin/rib pork chops or whole pork tenderloin    $2.97/lb (less grackle)

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local organic tomatoes                 $1.79/lb

organic kale                                $1.50/ea

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