A bit late, but I was distracted by trying to decide if I needed the AC or the heat on recently. I also had to laugh at the corner store trying to sell three sticks of firewood for $5.99. Are they magic sticks?
It got cold, so I wanted to cook a bunch, then it got warm and I didn’t. So now I have this big list of food I want to make but not until it’s cold. And I have a list of Thanksgiving things I want to make. And then there’s a list of things I want to make next month. I may have a list problem. Happily, that works in your favor, because here’s your list of grocery deals! Check out the turkey list after the individual stores.
- sweet potatoes 14c/lb
- McIntosh or Granny Smith apples 87c/lb
- Boston butt pork roast $1/lb (limit 2)
- Libby’s canned green beans, corn, peas 44c/ea (must buy 6)
- Blue Bell half gallons $4.99/ea (must buy 2)
- organic Granny Smith or Fuji apples $1.27/lb
- fresh wild jumbo sea scallops U/10 ct $14.99/lb
(a splurge yes, but it’s $12/lb off!)
- russet potatoes, 5lbs. $1.50/ea
- split chicken breasts, family pack 87c/lb
- Betty Crocker cake mix $1/ea
- Fiesta frozen vegetables, 16oz 89c/ea
- raspberries or blueberries, 6oz $1.67/lb
- large pomegranates $2/ea
- Hass avocados 50c/ea
- red or black seedless grapes 98c/lb
- organic celery $1.48/lb
- Cuties brand mandarins, 5lb box $3.98/ea
- HEB fresh turkey, 10-24 lbs. $1.48/lb
- Free Riverside frozen turkey up to 12lbs. (or credit on a larger turkey) with purchase of an HEB bone-in or boneless spiral cut ham.
- Free frozen Honeysuckle White or Signature Farms turkey with $100 purchase, or 49c/lb with $25 purchase
- Butterball frozen turkeys, 10lbs & up 99c/lb
- Honeysuckle White fresh turkeys, 10lbs & up $1.49/lb
- Butterball fresh turkeys, 10lbs U up $1.99/lb
- Mary’s free-range non-gmo natural fresh turkey $2.49/lb
- Mary’s free-range certified organic fresh turkey $3.49/lb
- Mary’s Heritage fresh turkey $6.49/lb
- fresh natural turkeys $1.49/lb (limit 4)
- fresh organic free-range turkeys $2.99/lb (limit 4)
- Jenni-O frozen turkey, 12-20 lbs. 47c/lb
Fiesta also has everything for making tamales ‘on sale’. I don’t think these prices are much lower than the usual for most of the basics, but if you want a whole pork leg, this is a good price.
Links to the weekly ads:
It’s certainly Turkey Time, y’all. At the end, I’ve listed this ad week’s turkey deals. I always get one to make now and one for the freezer. Sometimes I get one extra because I love turkey. I have an old cookbook called Simple Fare that was the first cookbook I bought for myself that had a section called ‘Dine a Dozen on a Shoestring’ and the basis for the meal was a turkey. I still agree with the author that a turkey is an excellent way to feed a crowd, despite turning more often to a pork shoulder these days.
Remember, getting those ‘free’ turkeys in reasonable sizes is a trick. People like me are stocking up and the middle-of-the-road sizes that fit in an ordinary roasting pan. Stopping by the butcher counter to ask when they restock can give you a fighting chance.
- avocados 50c/ea
- green bell peppers 50c/ea
- organic red seedless grapes $1.98/lb
- organic Gala or Fuji apples, 2lbs $2.98/ea
- russet potatoes, 5lb $1.88/ea
- bulk spices 35% off
- organic bulk coffee $7.99/lb
- Autumn Glory or Smitten apples 97c/lb
- Boston Butt pork roast $1/lb
- HCF bone-in split chicken breasts $1/lb
- Hass avocados, 6ct bag $2.94/ea
- boneless skinless chicken breasts $1.69/ea
- red, yellow, or orange bell peppers 99c/ea
- Barilla pasta, 12-16oz. 88c/ea (buy 4, mix & match)
- Lucerne cream cheese, 8oz. 88c/ea (buy 4, mix & match)
- granulated sugar, 4lbs. 99c/ea (until Monday, limit 2)
- all-purpose flour, 5lbs. 99c/ea (until Monday, limit 2)
- avocados, small 5/97c (note, these often have large pits)
- white onions 29c/lb
organic fresh turkeys $2.99/lb (limit 4)
fresh whole turkeys $1.49/lb
Jennie-O frozen turkey, 10-20lbs. 47c/lb
Free frozen 12lb RiverSide turkey (up to 12lbs) when you buy a HEB Half/Whole ham, or spiral sliced ham. They will also credit 12lbs toward a larger turkey.
Butterball frozen turkeys 99c/lb
Free frozen turkey with $100 purchase. With a $25 purchase, turkey is 49c/lb. The price of turkey doesn’t count toward total, limit 1.
Hey, Circular Editor: this is a lot, and the font is supertiny. Do better.
Here’s a quick list in case you’re stopping by a store today! Full list for the next ad week will post tomorrow. Cheepie on a roll!
- large pomegranates $1.67/ea
- red seedless grapes 88c/lb
- Cento canned tomatoes, 28oz. $2/ea
- Gala apples 87c/lb
- Bosc/Bartlett pears 87c/lb
- raspberries or blackberries,6oz $1.50/ea
- Hass avocados, 6ct bag $2.94/ea (49c/avocado, but LOOK at them all!)
- boneless skinless chicken breast $1.49/lb (only at butcher counter)
- Persian limes 20/$1
- large avocados 87c/ea
- large pomegranate $1.50/ea
- bone-in chicken breast, family pack 79c/lb
- Fiesta large eggs, dozen 79c/ea
Well. I certainly had plans for Cheepie this year, demonstrated by the last post. Look at that lovely list of ideas. I still like ’em all, but have managed to accomplish exactly zero of them! Not even my weekly lists. I have been posting on Facebook and Instagram more often, but not here. 2019 has been a year of refocusing, and I think I’m finally ready to get back to my small contribution to the internet.
That’s my planner, and while it’s now full-up after a scheduling session, very little of the time blocked off is anything I’d choose–it’s mostly stuff for other people. This blog has always been one of the things I do just because I like to, so this week I’m making time for it. Hopefully every week, but we’ll start with this one step.
So, what have I been doing lately on the budget-friendly front?
- I’ve been on a push to eat what we’ve got in the freezer, always a way to trim a bit from the grocery budget.
- I’ve made a lot of soup stock, turning it into gumbo (leftover chicken & leftover sausage), carrot ginger soup (Sprouts had that 3lb bag of organic carrots on sale) and something we’ll just call ‘Need to Eat This Up Now with noodles’ soup.
- The kids eat a lot of granola, so I started making it. Teen Boy is fond of it on yogurt and Tiny prefers bars. Tiny also wants all granola to have chocolate chips, and I’ve found that I can use the tiny chips and that way use less and make the bag last longer.
- The day-old bread rack is one of my favorite things. I made a breakfast bread pudding with bacon and cheese and a marble rye. I was out of crackers, and a sourdough made a ton of little toasts to eat with dip when friends came over. A cheese focaccia can be sliced in half and turned into a pizza in no time.
I’ll post a couple last-minute deals you can catch tomorrow later on tonight. In the meantime, I hope you’re glad to see me posting! Cheep cheep!
Yes, these are only good for tomorrow and Wednesday, but I’ve got some time, and maybe you do too! Hours for tomorrow are normal at all four stores I’ve listed.
Don’t forget the black eyed peas for luck, and the greens for wealth! I know I need all the help I can get. Evidence: this gift from a friend. It’s a rock to help bring me wealth. It has a manual. Which I am totally going to read.
So here’s the short list for this week. Happy Shopping, and Happy New Year!
HEB Prime 1 brisket $2.99/lb
seasoned chicken drumsticks or thighs 99c/lb
avocado, 6 ct $2.34/ea
pork butt roast $1.69/lb
Yes, a splurge, but it’s so good!
mandarins, 2lb bag $1.88/ea
organic Fuji or Gala apples $1.48/lb
Chameleon Cold brew, 32 oz $6.99/ea
red seedless grapes 99c/lb
red mangoes 50c/ea
chicken drumsticks, large bag 37c/lb
Weekly Flier Links:
You know me, I don’t do the coupons. But if you’re not on the mailing list, you will miss this, so I’m sharing.
I just called, and it’s perfectly fine to use on items that are on sale this week, or on a Manager’s Special, or on the clearance rack (!), according to the person I spoke to at South Lamar. So if you need to stock up on something they’ve got on sale, bonus time!
I’m really hoping to get the ad roundup posted this week–I know I’ve been slacking. Hopefully you know how to boil water and didn’t need me there to tell you to not freak out and buy eleventy million cans of LaCroix because you forgot how to work a pot, and I’ll give you a list of stuff to buy and cook with a minimum of SFW (Scary Flood Water).
You should just be able to show this on your phone and get the discount, so find some great deals and get the extra discount! Cheep cheep!
Randall’s has been doing $5 Friday specials for years now. Usually I don’t bring them up because they’re not stupendous. This week I decided to, mostly because I’ve been wanting to make shrimp and grits.
This week’s that I might stop by for:
That’s about as cheap as shrimp get that aren’t in a can. Let me know if you’ve got a shrimp and grits recipe you think I should use.
Those pork tenderloins are in 24 oz. packages, which makes for $3.33/lb, not too shabby. They had a wide variety of flavors at the Randalls I was in.
The Cornish hens, well, They seem like they’d be fun, but I never do end up buying them. If you do, tell me how they turn out!
Happy shopping, Cheepsters!