Sunday Funday!

Randalls and Sprouts, the biggest loss-leaders in town,  are having weekend sales. I didn’t get my weekly post out, but you’ve still got today to hit up some pretty great deals.  This is 19145826_10154737072833366_4527451420091252150_na quick-n-dirty sum up, and anything else I think is a good deal I’ll try to add on.

Remember: If they are out of something you showed up to purchase at a certain price, all you have to do is ask for a raincheck. They will give you a little slip of paper saying you get to purchase X at price Y until date Z (usually about a month off).  This is not a big deal and cashiers are totally used to people like me doing this all the time.

Here’s the hit list:

 

Randalls

raspberries, 6 oz.                       $1.50/ea

Blue Bell pints                            99c/ea (must buy 3 or more)

coke, 7up, or pepsi 12pks       $2.97/ea (must buy 4 or more)

 

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red mangos                                25c/ea

seedless watermelons             $3.99/ea

bulk dried cranberries           $1.99/lb

bulk Turkish apricots             $1.99/lb

thick-sliced bacon                    $2.99/lb (at deli counter)

 

Berries and mangos both freeze well. Bacon keeps a long time, and dried fruit is basically the epitome of ‘storage food’.  All of these are stock-up items at stock-up prices.

Cheep on!

 

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Happy Ad Saturday

A few things seem missing this summer. Of course, I’ve missed two weeks of posts, so that’s one thing missing.   Corn seems like it should still be on sale. Berries should be cheaper, especially blueberries which don’t seem to have hit a sale price all season.  Watermelons had a briefer heyday than usual.  It’s possible this is me just having a cranky old lady moment, but I feel like these are accurate observations.

In good news, cheap meat!  Less grackle HEBs have top sirloin, Prime 1, $5.99/lb at HEB. Prime 1, while not being a USDA grade, is in fact prime grade meat, so if you’re splurging, this is a great option.  Weirdly, Central Market prime top sirloin for $9.99/lb at Central Market. The CM flyer mentions aging for 14 days, so maybe that’s the difference.  Meat science can be baffling. Don’t get me started on things I’ve seen labeled ‘London Broil’.

Mangos are also having a nomenclature problem this week. Three different ads have mangos that are 3/$1. One is Ataulfo mangos, one is yellow honey mangos, and the other is Ataulfo honey mangos. I tried to research, but found this site saying they’re the same. My only comment beyond that is that all the other mangos have guy names, which makes me want to invent a mango and call it the Jen-go.

 

I will stop rambling.  There is food on sale: blackberries, oats, chicken and eggs are all cheep this week. Happy Shopping!

Sprouts

blackberries                                      88c/ea

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No way! ALL of these are vegan? Zowzers.

green bell peppers                           33c/ea

eggplants                                           98c/ea

yellow honey mangos                     33c/ea

organic Red Delicious apples         98c/lb

bulk oats                                             69c/lb

Monterey Jack cheese                    $2.99/lb

 

HEB

kiwis                                                                            33c/ea

Ataulfo mangos                                                         33c/ea

HEB fajita boneless chicken, thighs or breasts   $1.99/lb (more grackle only)

HEB Prime 1 top sirloin                                           $5.99/lb (less grackle only)

 

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Randalls

Skinner brand pasta, 12oz.                           49c/ea

Signature Farms chicken:

     split breast, thighs, drums or leg 1/4s    97c/lb

sugar, 4lbs.                                                       $1.49/ea

Lucerne eggs, dozen                                      69c/ea

 

Fiesta

Ataulfo Honey mangos                                 33c/ea

pork loin half, bone-in, pre-sliced              $1.47/lb

store brand long-grain rice, 4lbs                $1.50/ea

store brand eggs, dozen                                69c/ea (limit 4)

 

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Happy Ad Sunday

I’m just going to get to it here, since I’m so late. Believe me, I feel badly that I haven’t told you about the 69c/lb chickens at Randalls. Because that’s a smoked chicken taco party on the cheap, right there.  I was distracted. There was the whole Hundred Days thing, and I think that meant we were all gonna die? And then there was all this parenting to do.  So I got delayed.  Because I also spent a non-zero amount of time laughing at this:

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It’s funny once you’re not in charge of diapers.

Here we go:

Fiesta

cucumbers                                           33c/ea

limes                                                      10c/ea

bone-in pork sirloin chops              87c/lb  (family pack)

chicken leg quarters, bagged          47c/lb  (10lbs & up)

 

Randalls

Gala or Fuji apples                             99c/lb

Signature Farms whole chicken      69c/lb

Signature farms drums, thighs        69c/lb

Lucerne lg eggs, dozen                       88c/ea

 

HEB

cantaloupe                                             88c/ea

Ataulfo mangos                                     33c/ea

 

Sprouts

Hass avocados                                  50c/ea

Gala or Opal apples                          98c/lb

boneless skinless chix breasts       $1.77/lb

 

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Happy Ad Wednesday!

After a five month hiatus, I’m back. Just under the wire!

Lest I lose momentum amusing myself with pre-list snark, I’m going to just get to it after one comment: Seriously, there are about a hundred of you out there who checked in every week. I really appreciate it. It made me feel happy when I went to write tonight and saw that. I’m also a little worried for you, so please get out in the sunshine and get some of that Vitamin D working, okay?

Here we go:

HEB

HEB Bella mandarins, 5lbs            $4.98/ea

Texas grapefruit, 5lbs                      $2.50/ea

St. Louis pork ribs                             $2.49/lb

 

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Fiesta

cucumbers                                                                          25c/ea

Ataulflo mangos                                                                33c/ea

Hass avocados                                                                    33c/ea

 

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Sprouts

blackberries, 5.6oz                                                             88c/ea

organic rolled or quick oats                                              99c/lb

hothouse cucumbers                                                          98c/ea

green bell peppers                                                              33c/ea

organic carrots, 5lb bag                                                    $2.98/ea

boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs                 $1.77/lb

 

Randalls (all prices need card)

SF* chicken legs, thighs or leg quarters                      69c/lb (value pack)

SK* pasta, 12-16oz                                                            59c/ea

Value Corner milk gallons                                           $2.50/ea

daffodils, 10 stem                                                          $1.99/ea

*(SF=Signature Farms, SK=Signature Kitchen, these are Randalls’ store brands)

 

Wheatsville

organic Pink Lady apples                                               $1.49/lb

 

Changes since way back when: Whole Foods is on the same Wed-Tue sale cycle as everyone else now. This makes me more likely to include their deals. Also, I’m apparently being really harsh on the ‘only report the lowest prices’, because look at HEB.  They’ve got nothing this week, despite my love.  Hopefully it’s just a one-off and next week they’ll be back ON FLEET. My teenager said I shouldn’t ever type that so I’m pretty sure I’ll be super-popular tomorrow.

Cheep on, Cheepsters! I’m glad to be back.

Happy Ad Friday! 

Ho there Cheepsters! I’m late but checking in before the weekend, so let’s call it a win.  Before I lose momentum let’s get to the list, I can entertain you with silly photos from the Randalls circular later.

You should know, though, that for about $3 and the stuff in your pantry you can probably make exactly what’s in that photo, which is a pretty decent cobbler. Recipe tomorrow, ok? 

(Does using the word ‘circular’ mean I’m old? Is it a Yankee thing I learned from my mom, like eating Triscuits? Or is it just old people talk for junk mail? )

HEB

asparagus                                                                                                        98c/lb

Blackberries, 6oz.                                                                                        97c/ea

Golden & Red Delicious, and Granny Smith apples                          77c/lb

Boston butt pork roast.                                                                              $1/lb

HEB natural ground turkey, 16 oz., frozen.                                           $1/ea

HEB seasoned boneless chicken leg meat for fajitas, value pack.   $1/lb

HCF split chicken breasts.                                                                              $1/lb

Fiesta

Limes                                                                                              12/$1

Red or green seedless grapes.                                                 99c/lb

Chicken drums, jumbo bag.                                                    39c/lb

Beef boneless shoulder roast.                                                $1.97/lb

Sliced beef shank.                                                                      $1.79/lb

FieSta tomato sauce, 8oz can.                                                6/$1 limit 12

Goya pinto, black, garbanzo beans, 47oz can.                  $1.50/ea

Fiesta bacon, 12oz.                                                                      $2.69/ea

Fiesta pan ladle mix, 32os.                                                       $1/ea

Fiesta frozen vegetables, 16 oz .                                              $1/ea

 

Randalls 

Seriously nothing. They’ve got a buy one turkey or turkey breast get one free deal going , with a $20 purchase (excluding the turkey, alcohol and other things) so I guess they feel ok. The only deals worth stocking are the $5 Fridays below.

$5 Friday

     Lays Family size chips.  $1.67/ea

     Signature Cafe family size cheese pizza. $5/ea

     Eckrich bulk sausage, 42oz.     $5/ea

 

Sprouts

sweet corn                                                  25c/ea

cucumbers.                                                 50c/ea

green bell peppers                                    50c/ea

pork spare ribs, whole in bag.               $1.69/lb

Sprouts wafers or snaps, 14oz.               $1.50/ea  (these are great for filling up a cookie jar!)

 

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Happy Ad Wednesday!

I know. I abandoned you to muddle through the Apple Wars alone.  I could blame my poor old broken-down minivan (You were a workhorse, Sally!). I could blame my kids (Eldest, Boy and Tiny really like to interrupt any coherent thought that might kindle in my brain). I could blame the air (ragweed, you ignorant slut!). 

Mostly to blame, though, is that I’m lazy. And  I watch too many of those little cooking Facebook videos. And the heartwarming videos. And then I take a nap. 

This week though, for you Cheepsters, I have closed several tabs on my browser and am getting down to brass tacks.  There are deals, and you shall know of them!

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Randalls, you know we’re not in Louisiana, right? I get it, they’re not Yankee crabs from Maryland. And Louisiana is closer, sure. But words mean things, and you can’t just slap ‘LOCAL’ on something because it’s from somewhere closer than it could be from.  Effing Randalls.

 

 

Sprouts

Golden Asian pears                                                  33c/ea

blackberries, 5.6 oz.                                                 98c/ea

pineapples                                                                   98c/ea

zucchinni or yellow squash                                       69c/lb

bulk rice, brown or white, short or long                50c/lb

bulk beans and lentils, selected var.                       99c/lb (don’t buy pintos here!)

 

HEB

red seedless grapes                                                          77c/lb

Fuji or Gala apples                                                            88c/lb

HEB Made in Texas Smoked Sausage, 13-14oz         $2/ea

HCF seasoned beef for fajitas, value pack                  $2.97/lb

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Do you want your house egged? This is how you get your house egged.

 

 

Fiesta

pomegranates                                                                         99c/ea

ground beef chuck, 4lbs or more                                     $1.97/lb

pork shoulder roast, 4lbs or more                                     97c/lb

bulk pinto beans                                                                      50c/lb

 

Randalls

whole boneless pork loin or sirloin roast                      $1.69/lb

Signature Kitchens apple juice, 64 oz.                            99c/ea

Friday ONLY:

     pomegranates                                                             $1/ea

     Sabra hummus, 17oz.                                                $5/ea

     Precious Blooms bouquet                                         $5/ea

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On Thursday, someone will do something nice for you. Get them one of these!

 

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