Happy Ad Wednesday!

Mothers Day is for Meat, apparently. Steaks are on sale all over town. I didn’t see any great deals on prime, so choose your favorite cut and pick a store, it’s probably on sale.

HEB has their chicken fajitas (breast or thigh) for $1.97/lb, and the club pack 80% ground chuck for 2.77/lb.  These are near-permanent prices, so I’m deciding not to list them all the time.

Highlights this week: mangos, avocados, strawberries, bacon and Oak Farms ice cream.

Happy shopping, Cheepsters!



avocados                                   33c/ea

green bell peppers                  50c/ea

celery                                           88c/ea

Honeycrisp apples                  $1.98/lb

bulk oats                                    50c/lb

bulk organic coffee                 $6.99/lb

Brown Cow yogurt cups          69c/ea



strawberries, 1lb                                                                 98c/ea

corn                                                                                         20c/ea

small mangos                                                                      33c/ea

pork loin roast                                                                   $1.99/lb

HEB or Honeysuckle ground turkey, 1lb                   $1.97/ea  (more grackle only)

HCF vegetable oil, 128oz                                                 $5/ea  (more grackle only)

Our American Favorite Chicken Nuggets, 2lb bag frozen                       $2.97/ea


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                              Free Clamato? Combo Loco, indeed.



Red Delicious apples                                                  99c/lb

pork loin chops, bone-in, value pack                 $1.79/lb

Safeway bacon, 3lbs                                                   $8.97/ea            



cucumber                                                33c/ea

green cabbage                                       39c/lb

cilantro                                                    33c/ea

seedless watermelons                       $2.99/ea

Ataulfo mangos                                                     25c/ea

strip or top sirloin steak, family pack          $3.97/lb (Fiesta limit)

boneless skinless chicken breast or thigh   $1.49/lb (Fiesta limit)

boneless half pork loin, cy-o-vac pack         $1.49/lb (Fiesta limit)

live crawfish                                                            $1.99/lb (30c off for whole sack)

Oak Farms ice cream, 1/2 gal                              $3.99/ea


Central Market

organic green pears                                               $1.27/lb





Weekly Flyer Links:


Frozen Food Recall!

There’s a recall of a huge number of brands of frozen foods for a lot of different stores. Brands I recognize are at Fiesta, Target, Walmart, and Randalls. I’m sure there are others.

Click  to read the list.  There are a lot of larger sizes (30lbs of frozen corn is a lotta corn), but there are also many in the 10-16oz size I know I’ve got in my freezer. Dammit.

Here’s the list of types of products:

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That’s pretty much all the kinds of frozen stuff except mangos, right? You go, mango!

The risk is a listeria contamination.  It’s the same as the Blue Bell problem, and it is a risk mostly for the young, old, or immunocompromised. Given I did eventually toss my hoarded Blue Bell, I’ll certainly be checking my freezer and chucking any $1 bags of veggies.

From the link:

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I think they need better copywriters. I’m an expert, because I have a blog and use the word ‘lotta’ correctly, and I’m pretty sure that first and third sentences need a ‘The’ to start ’em up.

I also think that it’s weird to note Listeria was not the cause of death.  I get it, maybe they were already sick, and the Listeria made that get worse faster, and they really died of what they already had.  But when it comes down to it, we all die because our heart stops, whatever else is going on, and the Listeria was present and a factor. Unless they cured the Listeria completely, and then the person died? Does that happen?

I’ll leave it as an exercise for the reader, because it’s a nice day out and I’m going to throw out some frozen food and then go sit in the sun and read my book.

Stay safe, Cheepsters!