Happy Ad Wednesday!

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


     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)

 Go home, Fiesta! You're drunk.

Fiesta!  You’re drunk.

russet potatoes, 5lb bag                                                 $1.29/ea (DD)

roma tomatoes                                                               44c/lb

limes                                                              15/$1


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

*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.


2 thoughts on “Happy Ad Wednesday!

  1. Brenda Caissie says:

    Hi Cheepie! First of all I love that you do this! Have turned of friends + family to you. Found you on Reddit.   Your question on Salmon…….DON”T eat farmed salmon.  It is LOADED with poop. Yes seriously dear Cheepie poop, antibiotics, chemicals and other nasty nasty stuff.   FS is high in Omega 3 the fat we don’t want.  Darlin it is also really bad for the environment.  Huge salmon farms kill of other fish in the area. Well if its killing other living things, eating it??  Hmmmm doesn’t sound like a good idea to me. I wouldn’t feed it to my family. It IS the DD of the ocean. Here is a link to assist with some basic research from the Cleveland clinic. I make my case, of course we all have to decide for ourselves. Fish Faceoff: Wild Salmon vs. Farmed Salmon – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic

    |   | |   | |   |   |   |   |   | | Fish Faceoff: Wild Salmon vs. Farmed Salmon – Health Ess…You want the benefits of fish such as salmon — but what about the risks? Find out whether wild fish or farmed fish is better for your health. | | | | View on health.clevelandclinic.org | Preview by Yahoo | | | |   |

    From: cheepieaustin To: b.caissie@yahoo.com Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:56 PM Subject: [New post] Happy Ad Wednesday! #yiv8624842022 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv8624842022 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv8624842022 a.yiv8624842022primaryactionlink:link, #yiv8624842022 a.yiv8624842022primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv8624842022 a.yiv8624842022primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv8624842022 a.yiv8624842022primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv8624842022 WordPress.com | CheepieAustin posted: “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, $3.9” | |


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