Happy Ad Saturday!

File_001 (4)Here’s the list, and I think we’re in the between-seasons lull where all the stores are re-setting from summer to fall.  Yes, I know that the Halloween stuff is all out already, and some Christmas stuff, but the actual food is still peaches and watermelons slam up against pumpkin patches.  What I’m getting at is that deals are thinner on the ground than usual, but I’m here to walk you through it.

In addition, if you’re looking for a grocery diversion, you should really hit Central Market up.  Someone has seriously committed to the ‘Passport United Kingdom’ theme, and it’s possibly more extensive than the Hatch Chile Infestation.  There are banners, flags, and staff with brand new shirts.  If anyone splurges on the haggis ($12.99/lb) I officially request a report.

Here’s the list. Happy shopping, Cheepsters!

Randall

half sliced pork loin, bone-in                                          99c/lbFile_002 (1)

Lucerne cheese, 6-8oz                                                       B1G1

Kellogg’s cereals, selected varieties                               $2.50/ea  (limit 4)

Sat/Sun/Mon ONLY:

      Tropicana orange juice, 89oz                                           $3.99/ea (limit 2)

       Jenni-O 93% lean ground turkey, 1lb                              $2.50/ea

 

HEB

cucumbers                                                                           38c/ea

HEB smoked sausage rings, 13-14oz                             $1.99/ea

(y’all. I looked. This was seriously it. There were some ok sort of deals, but I’m Cheepie. I only list the dead low price.)

 

PocoLoco

boneless skinless chicken breast                           $1.77/lb

pork end for tamales (likely butt/shoulder)        98c/lb

 

Sprouts

red seedless grapes                                                   77c/lb

red bell peppers                                                        77c/ea

eggplants                                                                     77c/ea

rolled, quick, or steel cut bulk oats                       69c/lb

Sprouts brand tofu, 14oz                                         99c/ea

 

Fiesta

limes                                                                                15/$1

chicken leg quarters, jumbo bag                              47c/lb (usually at least 10lb)

beef ground chuck, family pack                               $1.97/lb

boneless skinless chicken breast                               97c/lb

Fiesta chunk cheese, 16oz                                            $2/ea

Sat/Sun ONLY

         Fiesta bacon, 12oz.                                                          $1.99/ea

         Fiesta shredded cheese, 8oz.                                         $1.25/ea

 

 

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Happy Ad Saturday!

Better late than never is my motto of the season, and my middle kid can testify to that as I completely forgot about him this week and left him stranded downtown.  I got him eventually, and that’s the important part.

There’s a varying range of sales this week. Whole fryers and country style pork ribs might be worth a trip to Fiesta if it’s not your usual haunt.  Randalls has Bluebell at it’s cheapest, if they’re not on your never-again list. Organic apples are under a buck a pound at Sprouts, which is a stock-up item if you’re an organic shopper.

File_001 (3)Also: Central Market has a very pretty looking Bundt cake for $7.99. Their bakery makes some lovely tasty things, most beyond my own wallet, but this is a pretty that’s within reach if you’re wanting a treat this weekend.

Happy shopping, Cheepsters!  And thanks for the encouragement to keep on keeping on.

Fiesta

beef bottom round roast                               $2.37/lb

chicken drumsticks, large bag                        37c/lb

country style pork ribs                                   $1.47/lb

Sunups medium eggs                                       50c/ea

Sat/Sun only:

       Tyson whole fryer chicken                           57c/lb

 

Randalls

Bluebell half gallons                                     $4.99/ea

Sarita rice, 2lbs                                               99c/ea

Sat/Sun/Mon only:

       pork babyback ribs                                           $1.99/lb  (limit 3)

       Simply Juice, 52oz                                             $1.99/ea (limit 2)

 

An unusual interruption here: Randalls is having a Buy One Get One Free sale this week that is fairly extensive.  I’m going to list products that I think are a good buy in this situation, based on my mental recollection of the prices.  Please look at the price on the shelf and make a call for yourself–it is Randalls, after all. I don’t have time to check them all out, so I’m making my best calls. I think the items listed below bring their prices down to match or beat their ordinary sale prices.

BOGO deals

Cereal: Life, Cheerios, Corn Flakes, Cap’n Crunch and more (select sizes and varieties)

PictSweet frozen vegetables (select sizes and varieties)

Signature frozen fruit (select sizes and varieties)

Signature Farms baby carrots, 1lb

Signature Farms yellow onions 3lb bag

 

HEB

red seedless grapes                                       98c/lb

organic red seedless grapes                       $1.98/lb

Gala apples or Bartlett pears                      87c/lb

HCF bone-in split chicken breasts             $1/lb

 

PocoLoco

cucumbers                                                          33c/ea

chicken drumsticks                                          48c/lb

boneless pork stew meat                                 98c/lb

‘pork roast for tamales’                                    98c/lb (most likely butt/shoulder)

 

 

Sprouts

Hass avocados                                               50c/ea

organic Gala apples                                      98c/lb

Sprouts spinach, 9oz.                                  $1.50/ea

Clementine mandarins, 2lb                       $1.98/ea

bulk beans                                                     25% off

Sat/Sun only:

        strawberries, 1lb                                         98c/ea

        cantaloupes                                                   98c/ea

        Larabar bars                                                 69c/ea

 

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Happy Ad Thursday!

Hatch pepper time is here!  Hatch scones, Hatch salsa, Hatch tortillas, Hatch it all up!  It’s the high holiday season for the favorite pepper of grocery stores, so brace yourselves for roasters, bags of blackened peppers everywhere, and some ninny making Hatch limeade and cooling it off with artisanal ice cubes.

File_003It’s Hatch chile pepper time! The High Holy Season of the Pepper Most Favored by Grocery Stores, with Hatch scones, Hatch salsa, Hatch marinades, Hatch brownies, and Hatch tortillas.  Can you eat it? You can Hatch it up!  So prepare yourself when you head out for a shop for the wafting smoke from the roasters, the piles of bags of blackened peppers, and probably some ninny selling Hatch limeade with artisinal ice cubes. 

I joked in a Facebook post about making raisins in the front yard the week it hit over 110 degrees, but this week might be the week to actually give it a try, with the cheapest grapes I’ve seen in a long time.  Also spotted–Concord grapes and champagne grapes, which are both fun if you’ve got a fancy party or are just fancy all on your own.

20% off everything frozen at Sprouts.

It seems like half of Randalls is ‘buy four things and get lower prices’, in their ongoing effort to have you walk in the door.  You don’t have to purchase four of a single item–you can get a can of this, a box of that, some pickles and Ziploc bags and get the lower price on each item.  You might want to check their flyer out at the link below and see if any of your staples are on there at a stock-up price.  If you’re not sure, go ahead and ask me!

Sprouts

whole seedless watermelon                              $1.98/ea

green seedless grapes                                           98c/lb

large red mangos                                                    50c/ea

yellow and orange bell peppers                           98c/ea

organic celery                                                          98c/ea

organic Granny Smith apples                               98c/lb

rolled, quick or steel cut bulk oats                        69c/lb

pinto or black bulk beans                                       79c/lb

whole beef brisket                                                   $1.99/lb

 

Fiesta

peaches                                                                                         77c/lb   

Roma tomatoes                                                                            40c/lb 

pork loin chops, family pack                                                    $1.47/lb

boneless, skinless chicken beast, family pack                      $1.17/lb

Fiesta shredded cheese, 8 oz                                                    $1.50/ea

Lou Ana oil (corn,corn/canola,canola or veg), 128 oz          $7.99

 

Randalls

Blue Bell ice cream, selected 1/2 gal.                    $4.44/ea

 

HEB

black seedless grapes                                                67c/lb

Hatch peppers                                                            77c/lb

organic red or white seedless grapes                   $1.47/lb

blueberries, 18 oz.                                                     $1.88/ea

 

Remember it is tax-free weekend, so plan for crowds and lunatic actions in parking lots!

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Happy Ad Wednesday!

If you haven’t spontaneously combusted, congratulations! That’s really all I’m hoping for these days. That, and that the kids not burn themselves on the seat belts. Again.

Grocery sales are in full summer mode–watermelons, peaches and tomatoes, oh my!  It’s no time for turning on the oven, or even leaving a burner on for very long, so grab a propane tank refill and shop the sales and grill up dinner.  

It’s kind of a weird week, CM has the cheapest strawberries, Sprouts has organic apples for 99c/lb, and HEB is back to the different meat specials for more grackle/less grackle stores. My stock up items this week are: blueberries (if they’re pints, a LOT, they freeze fine), bacon, watermelon (also can freeze for blended drinks)(I’m saying blended drinks because someone once wanted to throw down about ‘aqua fresca’ v. ‘agua fresa’  and I don’t have that kind of time), dried cranberries and country pork ribs.

Happy shopping, Cheepsters!

HEB

red seedless grapes                                                      87c/lb

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clip from the ad! it says PINT

Ball Park hot dogs, regular or bun length               99c/ea

blueberries, pint                                                            87c/ea  (my guess is this is an error, and they mean the 6oz containers)

HCF split chicken breasts                                                   $1/lb (more grackle only!)

HCF hickory smoked bacon, 12oz                             $2.50/ea (more grackle only!)

HEB Prime 1 ribeye steaks, bone in                           $9.99/lb (less grackle only!)

 

Sprouts

seedless watermelon                                                   $1.99/ea

vine ripe tomatoes                                                          67c/lb

yellow or orange bell peppers                                     88c/ea

organic Granny Smith apples                                      98c/ea

organic carrots, 5lbs                                                    $2.50/ea

dried cranberries                                                         $2.99/lb

boneless skinless chicken thighs                                 $1.67/lb

         

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I can’t be the only one that is laughing at this. You do you, Fiesta, I love you.

Fiesta

cucumbers                                                                        33c/ea

peaches, plums, nectarines                                           97c/lb

chicken leg quarters, large bag (~10lbs)                     47c/lb

country style pork ribs, family pack                          $1.27/lb

sliced beef shank                                                             $1.77/lb

Fiesta shredded cheese, 8oz                                          $1.50/ea

Fiesta dry beans, black or pinto, 16oz                          67c/ea

 

Randalls

General Mills cereals, selected varieties                 $1.88/ea (must buy 4)

Fri only

      mangoes, 10ct case                                                     $2.50/ea

      Cornish hen, 2-pk                                                       $5/ea

Fri-Sun only

      pork loin half, sliced                                                   99c/lb

      Lucerne butter, 1lb                                                     $1.99/ea (limit 4)

 

Central Market

strawberries, 1lb.                                                           $1.47/ea

organic Russet potatoes                                                 87c/lb

 

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NOTE: Poco Loco is gone because I didn’t get a flyer in the mail, and their website thinks it’s May.  If they update, so will I.

 

Double Ad Wednesday!

Every Wednesday, Sprouts has overlapping ads.  Today these are all available!
 
Grapes                 88c/lb
bulk oats             69c/lb
cherries            $1.48/lb
corn                   20c/ear
Link to flyers!
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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 Friday

I’m starting this at 23:02. Yes, my computer is on military time. No, there is no good reason at all other than for my offspring to moan when they ask the time and I tell them it’s 18:42. The moaning means I’m parenting right.  That’s what the parenting books I don’t read say, I figure. 

In grocery news! CORN. 6/$1. It’s no 12/$1, but it’s still cheep and you know how I feel about corn.

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Remember that ’50 Ways to Cook Corn on  the Cob’ link I shared? And then I made like eight of them, and my family thought I was maybe on  the opposite of  the Atkin’s diet?  I’ll go dig that up tomorrow.  Tonight I’ve got a round-up to post.  To the circulars!

HEB

Jazz apples                                                                            $1.47/lb

Campari tomatoes, 16oz                                                      98c/lb

HEB pork italian sausage chubs, 16oz.                           $2/ea

HEB seasoned  chicken fajita leg meat                            $1/lb (value pack)

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

Note: Some Cheepsters have found quality issues with the ground turkey on sale this week.  Use your judgment, and maybe look closely if you choose to purchase it.

 

Sprouts

corn                                                                                        6/$118519869_10154653832118366_2581979419502218849_n

many kinds of melons                                                        98c/lb

Vidalia onions                                                                      50c/lb

whole seedless watermelon, organic                              $3.98/ea

bulk peanuts                                                                        $1.99/lb

bulk Thompson raisins                                                      $1.99/lb

 

Fiesta

whole seedless watermelons                               $3.97.ea

limes                                                                         12/$1

green bell peppers                                                 50c/ea

tomatillos                                                                 69c/lb

chicken leg quarters, jumbo bag                        47c/lb (usually ~10lbs)

pork country style ribs                                        $1.47/lb (great for carnitas in an Instantpot!)

bone-in pork sirloin chops                                  89c/lb

India Gate basmati rice, 10lbs                            $7.99/ea

        Sun-Mon ONLY:

        pork butt roast                                                         88c/lb (limit 2)

        Russet potatoes, 5lbs                                               98c/ea

        beef bone-in chuck steak                                       $1.97/lb

        beef back ribs                                                            $1.67/lb

Note: This is a lot of meat for a Fiesta list. The pork butt is at a serious stock-up price. The chuck steak is a good price, but I’m not doing pot roast for months so I’ll pass. Beef back ribs is not something I’m familiar with (we mostly just smoke pork ribs), but at that price I’ll make beef stock and maybe smoke a half rack to see what happens. The sacks of chicken legs need back portions removed (again, stock), so if you’re not one to process it’s not worth it.  And note, those pork chops are sirlion, not loin, and they’re always tougher.

                                       

Randalls

fresh French bread                                                             99c/ea

USDA choice beef brisket, whole in bag                         $1.97/lb (limit 2)

       Fri ONLY:

      selected Lucerne cheese , 32oz.                                        $5/ea

                  Fri-Sun ONLY:

                 raspberries, 6oz.                                                                  $1.50/ea

                 pork butt roast                                                                     99c/lb (limit 4. if you’re                          buying 4, though, just go to Fiesta)

Happy shopping, Cheepsters! I’m over an hour into Friday at this point so I’ll change the name of the post, but hopefully I’ll be back to Wednesdays soon. Wish me luck.

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