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? )


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


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



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



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!

Here we go. But first:img_5823

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.




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!)



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


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




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



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


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


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Happy Ad Thursday!

This will be short and sweet because Cheepie’s got a date!  I’m going downtown to meet up with a ton of other food bloggers at the BlogHerFood conference.  I feel somewhat like an interloper, since I focus on groceries (after that Family Dinner experimental phase) and everyone else is cooking/eating out/being famous on twitter, but I blog about food so off I go!  

Randalls has mangled their ad so much that I didn’t even try to decipher much past the meat loss-leaders. Betweeen the FAB5!, limits, minimums and $5 FRIDAY!!!, it’s pretty much as chaotic as a weekly grocery sale can be.  Sure, something you want is likely on sale, but you might have to buy only between 2-4 of them, possibly only on Friday. This is why my blog has a tag for ‘effing Randalls’.

This week’s highlights: pork loin, asparagus, apples both organic and not.

NOTE: The chicken on sale at HEB this week is Hill Country Fare brand. I’m pretty sure these are the ‘enhanced with solution’ kind. If this matters to you, make sure to read the label!



boneless pork loin, whole in bag                        $1.69/lb

London broil, choice                                                $2.49/lb



asparagus                                                                  99c/lb

organic celery                                                            98c/ea

bulk organic coffee beans                                    $6.88/lb

boneless skinless chicken thighs                      $1.79/lb

         Fri-Sun only:

         whole seedless watermelon                                 $2/ea

         thick-sliced bacon                                                   $2.99/lb



organic Gala apples                                 $1.49/lb

organic kale                                                $1.50/ea



Gala or Fuji apples                                   77c/lb

black seedless grapes                             77c/lb

Texas oranges, 4lb bag                           $2.98/ea

pork tenderloin, whole in bag                $2.97/lb

HCF chicken legs or thighs, bone in      99c/lb (value pack)


Listing frozen pizza under this doesn’t make me think ‘delizioso’




limes                                                                      20/$1

skirt steak, family pack                                 $3.77/lb (for 2.5lbs or more)

pork picnics                                                       77c/lb

Jack O Lantern pumpkins                               $3.99/ea

         Sat/Sun/Mon ONLY:

         beef brisket                                           $1.77/lb

         Blue Bell half gallons                          $3.99/ea (limit 2)


        Iago’s cousin, right?


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Happy Ad Wednesday!

Here’s this week’s round up.  If you haven’t been to Fiesta, and think grocery shopping on Friday night is in your future, this is a good week for a visit to them.  They’re having a Friday night sale, with good deals on basics like eggs, sugar and pork loin.

Apples, peaches and bell peppers are all at good prices this week, as well.  Sprouts has mangos and pineapples for sale over the weekend. Stock the freezer for tropical smoothies!  Meat is cheap at Fiesta, but as always you need to make a personal call on what you are happy to buy there.  

And remember, it’s fall so:


   Thank you, Trader Joe’s for the reminder.

Happy Shopping!



seedless red or green grapes                            99c/lb

peaches                                                                   88c/lb

beef shoulder roast                                           $1.97/lb (2.5lbs & up)

pork spareribs, cry-o-vac pkg                       $1.57/lb

boneless skinless chicken breast                  $1.47/lb  (4lbs & up)

Friday, 4pm-midnight ONLY:

                  pork loin half, bone-in, presliced                 97c/lb (8lbs & up)

                  Fiesta eggs, dozen                                              79c/ea

                  Imperial sugar, 4lbs                                           99c/ea (limit 2)

                  iceberg lettuce                                                     50c/ea

                  Red Delicious apples                                           50c/lb

                  jalepenos                                                                3lbs/$1




thick cut applewood bacon                                  $3.49/lb  (at meat counter)

boneless skinless chicken breast                       $1.88/lb  

Lucerne cheese, 8oz, chunk or shredded         $1.25/ea



organic grapes                                                     $1.98/lb

red or green bell peppers                                 50c/ea

mini seedless watermelons                             $1.99/ea

organic romain hearts, 3pk                              $1.98/ea

Fri-Sun ONLY:

                  pineapples                                               $1/ea

                  jumbo mangos                                        $1/ea

                  pork loin roasts, boneless                    $1.88/ea

                  Sprouts organic broth, 32oz                $1.50/ea



Gala apples                                                                 77c/lb

Barlett pears                                                             77c/lb

xl peaches                                                                   88c/lb

Red Delicious apples, 5lbs                                   $2.98/ea

St. Louis style pork spareribs                              $1.97/lb

HEB fajita seasoned chicken thigh meat          $1.97/lb  (value pack)



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Happy Ad Wednesday!

If your freezer is a bit low in the meat department HEB is here to help you this week. They’ve got enough poultry and pork on sale to get you squared away for the next six months, easy.  Sprouts has $2 brisket for the last day today, so get over there if you need some beef.  

Apples, both organic and conventional are at good prices this week, as are peaches, pomegranates and potatoes.  Sprouts has that 5lb sack of carrots for $2.50 again.  (mmmm…carrot cake!) Fiesta has cheap tomatillos and cilantro, if you felt like making some verde sauce.

Finally, HEB has a dozen roses for $7.99. Your mom is good people and you should bring her some roses for putting up with you and your particular brand of crazy. No? Just me?  Fine then. Go. Stock the freezer while I linger here a bit in the floral department. I see how it is.

It’s double-ad day at Sprouts, so there are several good deals for today only, check it out. Here’s the list!


red seedless grapes                                                77c/lb


xl California peaches                                            88c/lb

HCF split chicken breast, value pack               $1/lb

Boston Butt pork roast, whole, bone-in          $1/lb

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

HEB natural ground turkey, 1lb chub                 $1/ea

HCF chicken thighs or drums                                99c/lb   

HEB Hummus, 16oz                                                  $3.98/ea



cilantro                                                                       25c/ea

Iceberg lettuce                                                           89c/ea

tomatillos                                                                   69c/lb

bulk pinto beans                                                        33c/lb

Goya pinto, black or garbanzos, 29oz can         $1/ea (limit 5)

Oscar Meyer turkey bologna or salami, 16oz     $1/ea

pomegranates                                                              99c/ea

russet potatoes, 5lb bag                                           $1.50/ea



pork loin, whole                                                     $1.79/lb

Gala apples                                                               87c/lb

Bartlett pears                                                          87c/lb

broccoli crowns                                                       87c/lb

Blue Bell, half gallon                                             $3.99 (must buy 2)

   (note: Blue Bell has a new recall, read here for details)

Fresh French bread                                                99c/ea

Lucerne eggs, dozen                                              79c/ea

$5 Friday

                 12 oz Coke cans, 20pk                     $5/ea

                 Lou Ana vegetable oil, 128 oz        $5/ea

                 Bertolli olive oil, 25.5 oz                  $5/ea

                 Eckrich rope sausage, 42oz            $5/ea



             I use a lot of these things. Maybe you do too. Stock up.



seedless grapes                                                      88c/lb

red, yellow or orange bell peppers                   98c/ea

organic Honeycrisp apples                                  $1.98/lb

eggplant                                                                   98c/ea (my guess is this is an error, and they meant /lb)

russet potatoes, 5lb bag                                      $1.50/ea

organic carrots, 5lb bag                                      $2.50/ea

hot house cucumbers                                           98c/ea


Today ONLY:

                 strawberries, 1lb                      88c/ea

                 Honeydew melons                  88c/ea

                 cantaloupes                               88c/ea

                 beef brisket                               $2/lb

                 pork or chicken sausage        $2/lb




organic pomegranates                    $1.49/ea


Trader Joe’s

white peaches                                     59c/lb


Appletastic Time is here! Central Market has everything apple, a recipe contest, and all sorts of things to taste.  While I don’t spend a ton of my grocery $$$ there, it’s fun to visit during their ‘festivals’, so you might give it a try.


Happy Shopping, Cheepsters!


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Happy Ad Friday!

After a brief hiatus I’m back.  I’m hopefully going to be back on a normal Wednesday posting schedule starting next week.  Let’s say summer heat addled my brain, and after a solid regimen of Einhorn Berliner Weiss I’m ready to re-enter the world. If you’d like to contribute to my Berliner Weiss habit I’m not going to argue, just tell me in the comments which places have it on tap and I’m a happy gal.

This is going to be fast, and not terribly entertaining, because I feel like if I let one more week go by I’ll start scrapbooking. Heavens to Betsy!  Here we go:


red seedless grapes                                              97c/lb

pork loin                                                                  $1.79/lb

Fri-Sun ONLY (buy 2 or more):

     Lucerne eggs, dozen                                                   69c/ea

     Sandwich bread, store brand                                  69c/ea 


Lucerne yogurt                                                     19c/ea  (buy 5)

Maruchan lunch                                                   19c/ea (buy 5)



pork sirloin chop                                            97c/lb (buy 4lbs or more)

pork spare ribs, family pack                     $1.97/lb

Five for $5:

     Nestle La Lechera condensed milk              

     Fiesta Flour, 5lbs.

     Fiesta Vegetable Oil, 24oz



corn                                                                                      7/$1

organic bunched celery                                                   98c/ea

blueberries, 6oz                                                                 98c/ea

organic cantaloupes                                                          98c/ea

boneless skinless shicken breasts                             $1.88/lb

          Fri-Sun ONLY:

                         Hass avocados                                            50c/ea

                         California Valencia oranges                   25c/lb


red plums                                                                            88c/lb

Boston butt pork roast                                                 $1/lb

HEB natural ground turkey. 1lb chub                        $1/ea (see prior for discussion)



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