Last week a reader brought up the shrimp on sale at Fiesta. It’s true, there was cheap shrimp, and I didn’t report it. Reason? I’m still on the fence about their fish counter. It looks like mayhem with added fishy smell. This week there’s salmon, $3.99/lb for a whole, $5.99 for pieces. Which is cheap, it’s true. Does anyone out there shop the Fiesta fish counter regularly? Am I being fussy? Is all that advice about ‘clear bright eyes’ and ‘no fishy smell’ all just what clinically clean people think, and I should thank my lucky stars I live in a world where somehow people can farm salmon and send them to the middle of Texas for cheaper than steak?
Also this week, the Randalls entry was nearly very different. I considered typing, “There are a lot of pantry staples on sale, but you’ve got to buy six of things, and it’s Randalls, so, screw it.” Their site is only displaying the mobile version of the flyer, and buying six is pesky. Just put stuff on sale like normal people, Randalls! Because I care I went ahead and dealt with their nonsense. For you. Because I know you want those green stamps.
On to the sales! This week I’m going to be buying raspberries, whole chickens, potatoes, and limes. I’ll also be buying a couple dozen boxes of pasta at Randalls, so look forward to a ‘before’ and ‘after’ shot of reorganizing my pantry to accommodate that!
raspberries, 6oz. 97c/ea
Gala apples 77c/lb (DD)
Bartlett pears 77c/lb
ONLY AT GRACKLE HEBs *
HCF whole chicken 77c/lb (limit 2)
HCF seasoned chicken leg quarters 77c/lb
HEB seasoned boneless skinless chix thighs for fajitas $1.97/lb
raspberries, 6 oz 98c/ea
tomatoes on the vine 88c/lb
organic baby carrots, 1lb 98c/ea
green bell peppers 48c/ea (DD)
papaya 48c/lb (C15)
pork loin roast or chops $1.99/lb
blanched peanuts (bulk) $1.99/lb
organic broth, 32oz. $1.50/ea
pork loin chops, family pack $1.69/lb (Fiesta limit)
Tyson split chicken breast, family pack 97c/lb (Fiesta limit)
Earl Campbell sausage, 36 oz. $4.99/ea (that’s $2.21/lb)
russet potatoes, 5lb bag $1.29/ea (DD)
roma tomatoes 44c/lb
General Mills cereals, selected varieties $1.88/ea
Classico sauce, buy 6 99c/ea
Safeway pasta, 12-16oz, buy 6 49c/ea
Progresso soups, selected 88c/ea
Green Giant frozen vegetables, 7-10 oz. 88c/ea
Lucerne chunk or shredded cheese, 2lb $5 (Friday ONLY)
Weekly Flyer Links
- HEB: grackle less grackle
- Wheatsville: meat & produce everything else
- Central Market
- Trader Joes
- Whole Foods
*About the grackle HEBs–here’s the list. Yes, it’s not the sharpest. Apparently HEB doesn’t think anyone out there wants to read this information so it’s in a font size designed to make me feel squinty.
You can check the flyer in the front of the store, if you’re not sure. The general guideline is, as always, if the HEB is updated, large, and has a full butcher counter, it’s likely a ‘less grackle’ HEB. If the HEB is small, has a jewelry counter, and feels sketchy as hell, that’s probably a ‘more grackle’ HEB.