Happy Ad Wednesday!

Hopefully you’ve finished off the last of the roast beast and are ready to shop!

Lobster tails are everywhere, with HEB/CM coming in cheapest. Get your bisque on, Cheepsters! ( I feel like that’s not a saying that will catch on. Doesn’t mean you shouldn’t see if you can work it into your everyday conversations).  There are also good deals  on boneless chicken, black eyed peas, and citrus.

This week’s got Randalls continuing the Fab!5 sale, where you need to buy five of certain items to get $1 off each. There are many to mix and match, the ad shows them in surprising combinations–cornbread mix and bottled water? If you want five, they’re 59c/ea!  There are also some odd choices. Do you need five French Baguettes? Even the photo they’re using to advertise couldn’t deal with five, but if you want them, they’re at Randalls.  Possibly on sale, but the ad indicates ‘Everyday Price’, as well as ‘Buy 5 save $1’ so it’s a mystery.

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On to the sales! Remember to let Cheepie know if you find a great deal–you can find me on Facebook and Twitter in the sidebar.  


green cabbage                                      25c/lb

Key Limes, 2lb bag                             97c/ea

large avocados                                      99c/ea

bscb, family pack                             $1.49/lb (Fiesta limit)

pork shoulder                                       97c/lb (Fiesta limit)

Fiesta tomato sauce, 8oz                   20c/ea

Fiesta vegetable oil, 48oz                $1.99/ea

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You stay you, Fiesta. Never change.



bscb                                                             $1.77/lb

blackberries                                               97c/lb

eggs                                                              $1.67/doz (must buy 3)



avocados (no size noted)                                                    48c/ea 

dry black eyed peas, bulk                                                   99c/lb

Navel oranges                                                                       48c/lb

Braeburn or Pink Lady apples                                           88c/lb

boneless skinless chicken thighs                                   $1.59/lb

organic Red or Golden Delicious apples                       98c/lb



large avocados                                                                      98c/ea

small grapefruit                                                                    8/$1

HCF split chicken breasts                                               $1.27/lb


lobster tails, 4oz                                                                   $5.97/ea

HEB sausage                                                                          $2.97/lb



Central Market

lobster tails, 4oz                                        $5.97/ea


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Xmas Break!

Hi Cheepsters!  In the interest of sanity I’ll be taking a break this week.  Christmas Crazy has taken hold here and that’s using up all my brainpower.

I wish you all a happy holiday of your choosing, and very much hope that you survive any parking lots you happen to enter.  People be ANGRY out there, so remain calm and try to stay out of their way!

Cheep Cheep!


Happy Ad Wednesday!

It’s another roast week, with pork being the big winner.  If you’ve got a smoker, you can feed a lot of people on the cheap this week with a pork shoulder. If you’re more of an oven-roasting sort, pork loin roasts, both bone-in and bone-out are under $2/lb.  

Helpfully, apples are also on sale so you can serve a traditional combo:

Happy shopping Cheepsters!



pork shoulder roast                    87c/lb (Fiesta limit)

large avocados                             69c/ea

bscb, family pack                       $1.27/lb (Fiesta limit)

Blue Bell                                        $4.99/ea

limes                                               10c/ea

Fiesta bacon, 40oz                     $7.99/ea (Fiesta limit)

Crisco vegetable oil, 48oz.        $1.77/ea (Limit 2)



bone-in pork loin roast                                     $1.99/lb

Blue Bell                                                         $4.88/ea (must buy 2)



pineapples                                                             98c/ea

blackberries, 5.6oz                                              98c/ea

Russet potatoes, 5lb                                            88c/ea

bulk raisins                                                          $1.99/lb

bulk rolled oats                                                      69c/lb

organic Red or Golden Delicious apples       $1.50/lb



boneless pork loin roast                          $1.97/lb

beef brisket, packer, whole                   $1.97/lb

semi boneless leg of lamb                       $4.97/lb

blackberries, 6oz                                         98c/ea

mangos                                                           50c/ea

organic Fuji or Pink Lady apples            $1.77/lb


Remember, if you see a great sale, post a comment or let me know about it on the Facebook page/twitter. Especially with the holidays we’re all looking for great ways to save!


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Happy Ad Wednesday!

Randalls entire front page this week is roasts, none of which hit a price point I’d suggest buying.  Usually they’re more on the ball with their loss-leaders, since it’s the only reason sensible people walk in the door!

Fiesta’s got a hog head in the freezer if you need one, 99c/lb. Please share your photos with Cheepie if you decide to do this! It’s good for tamales, and if this is why you go buy one, I’m happy to taste-test. Just let me know where and when.

Berries and apples are the fruits my kids will be eating this week. I’ll also be buying pork tenderloin for a dinner this week and for the freezer. At Fiesta I’ll be getting spare ribs and black beans to stockpile.  The bulk sale at Sprouts will be a great way for me to stock up on some of the things I need for cookies and granola bars: nuts, seeds, fruits.

I hope some of these sales are for things that you need for the pantry or freezer. Here’s the full list!


Yes, an old photo. My mailman still doesn’t like me.


blackberries                                                         97c/ea

Red Delicious apples                                         97c/ea

HCF chicken drums/thighs                            $1/lb

HEB Prime 1 top sirloin steaks                       $4.97/lb (less grackle)

HCF hickory smoked spiral cut ham             $1.49/lb (more grackle)

pork tenderloin, whole                                      $2.97/lb



green cabbage                                               25c/lb

Cello carrots, 1lb                                          50c/lb

bscb                                                                  $1.97/lb

pork picnic, whole                                       97c/lb (Fiesta limit)

beef shoulder roast                                      $2.97/lb (Fiesta limit)

pork spare ribs                                               $1.79 (Fiesta limit)

Libby’s canned corn,peas, beans              33c/ea (limit 6)

Parade frozen vegetables, 28-32oz            $1.79/ea

black beans, dry, 1lb bag                                99c/ea



medium avocados                                            50c/ea

Cook’s whole or half ham, bone in        $1.49/lb



Navel oranges                                                 33c/lb

Fuji & Braeburn apples                                98c/lb

organic black seedless grapes                  $1.98/lb

organic Golden Delicious apples              98c/lb

organic Russet potatoes                              98c/lb

all bulk items                                                   25% off

Sprouts extra virgin olive oil, 1L                $5.99/ea


Central Market

Holiday or Christmas Crunch grapes       $1.98/lb

cauliflower                                                         $1.98/ea


As a last note:

HEB has a weird thing going on with shrimp at the grackle vs. non-grackle HEBs. I’ll write it up for tomorrow. I’ll leave it as an exercise for the reader in the meantime. I know you Cheepsters love a puzzle!

Happy Shopping. Cheep Cheep!

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Free Holiday Fun

The Trail of Lights goes live today, with free nights until Dec. 15th.  The free nights are likely to be crowded, but given how much you might spend on a shuttle/admission/funnel cake/ferris wheel combo, braving the crowds is the frugal option!


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Other free holiday fun links:


They’ve got a light show on the hour from 6-11pm.


The Wimberley Trail of lights is at the Emily Ann Theater and is free.


The Minor Mishap Marching Band will have absolutely no holiday music to share as they celebrate the holiday season as only they can!


Minor Mishap is also holding a lantern parade on Dec 21st. Location is TBA so follow the event on Facebook to join in the fun.


The Central Presbyterian Church has a long-running free concert series every Thursday at noon. This month is all holiday themed, with this week’s performers The Austin Handbell Ensemble. It’s a short, lovely concert, perfect for families, and you can order up lunch for just a $5 donation ($3 kids).


A light show, carriage rides, and carolers are all scheduled nightly at the Domain.


Have you got a free holiday link to share! Let Cheepie know!

Kiwi Talk

I am fairly certain that I did an actual double-take when I saw this. 

This is twelve times what I look to pay for a  kiwi.  

Who is buying these kiwis? I feel like Randalls will end up tossing them and the best case scenario is a  lucky dumpster diver gets a treat of mushy kiwi.
I do not understand pricing sometimes. Was there a kiwi blight?

Happy Ad Wednesday!

Many happy returns of the day, Cheepsters! I hope you’ve all had a great holiday weekend and are looking forward to a December full of merriment.

I’m here to make sure you can feed the people that show up at your place for said merriment. This week is thin on the ground, because stores are trying to recoup during the brief lull between Thanksgiving and Winter Holiday of Your Choosing.  Grocery stores don’t actually work on a large markup but more on a tiny markup on volume, so it’s time for them to recover from all the deals on turkeys, potatoes and cranberries.

What I am looking forward to is eggplant, pears, rice and avocados, which are all easily turned into lovely snacks for when friends stop by.



eggplant                                                        48c/ea

Halos mandarins. 2lb bag                        $1.98/ea

pears, many varieties                               88c/lb

organic Red Delicious apples                 98c/lb



Fuji apples                                                   87c/lb

Red pears                                                      87c/lb

mangos                                                         68c/ea

HEB fresh sausage                                      $2.97/lb



onions                                                            25c/lb

Gala apples                                                    5/$1

large Hass Avocados                                   69c/ea

bscb                                                                 $1.19/lb (Fiesta limit)

pork shoulder roast                                    97c/lb (Fiesta limit)

Ole Carolina sliced bacon, 16oz.             $1.79/ea (Fiesta limit)

Progresso soup                                               99c/ea   (limit 6)

Green Giant vegetables, selected             33c/ea

Fiesta long grain rice, 4lb bag                    $1.50/ea

Imperial Brown Sugar, 2lb bag                    $1.50/ea



assorted pork loin chops                                     $1.79/lb

3 day sale, Fri-Sun ONLY!:

Sanderson Farms fresh whole fryers                69c/lb (limit 4)

Beefsteak tomatoes, 4 pack                                 $1.50/ea

They’re also having something called a ‘Fab!5 sale’ which involves a lot of products and you should check the ad if you shop there.


Central Market

organic Russet potatoes                                   $1.47/lb

broccoli crowns                                                    97c/lb



organic pomegranates                                      $1.50/ea



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Take care and stay tuned for the holiday specials. Please add any great deals you see on baking goods, trees, or anything else holiday related!


Let’s get our Advent on!  Cheep cheep!