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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Happy Ad Thursday

Yes, we’re rolling with calling this Thursday.

I started the post on Thursday, and it’s not like there’s a blog police. I mean, I belong to a blogger association, but they’re mostly about happy hours and asking me to not blog about stuff I got for free without mentioning I got it for free (Note: if you want to send me free crap, I will blog about whatever free crap I got. And make it clear it was free. For my blogger peeps.).

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Finally, we hit the Easter sales, which are all about the pig. Fiesta has all the parts on sale, and everyone else has decent ham prices. I collected the best ones and suggest you sock one away because there’s nothing simpler than feeding a crowd with a large cut of pig.

Blue Bell is cheap this week, but I understand if you still haven’t forgiven them for the disastrous handling of the contamination problem.  Strawberries are just $1.25, which is good, but normally they’ve hit 99c by now. I’m not buying for the freezer quite yet, but I’m wondering if they’re going to get lower this year at all.  Watermelons are cheap as hell at Sprouts and you can freeze it for making agua frescas later. 

 

Fiesta

russet potatoes, 5lb bag                                    $1.29/ea

Hass avocados                                                      50c/ea

Sugardale smoked ham portions                    $1.49/lb

Owens sausage rolls, 16oz                                buy one, get one free ($2.99 reg)

pork loin center cut chops                               $1.77/lb (family pack)

pork country style ribs                                      $1.77/lb (family pack)

pork spare ribs                                                   $1.97/lb (family pack)

chicken leg quarters, jumbo bag                        57c/lb

Blue bell half gallons                                          $3.87/ea (limit 2 w/$20 purchase)

 

Randalls

raspberries, 6 oz                                               $1.50/ea

Hormel Cure 81 spiral sliced ham                $1.59/lb

Libby’s canned vegetables, selected              59c/ea (buy 4 or more)

Imperial sugar, 4lbs                                         $1.88/ea

Gold Medal flour, 5lbs                                     $1.88/ea

Blue Bell half gallons, selected                      $3.99/ea (buy 2 or more)

$5 Friday

     Lucerne block or shredded cheese, 32oz      $5

     Cal-organic fresh rainbow baby carrots       $5 (yes, ridiculous. but so cute!)

 

HEB

strawberries, 1lb.                                                    $1.25/ea

organic Gala apples, 2lb bag                                $2.98/ea

Smithfield Premium Ham                                    $1.28/lb (shank portion)

Eckrich or HCF smoked sausage, 30-42oz         $5/ea

HEB Prime 1 beef brisket                                      $2.89/lb

(NOTE: The ad says, ‘HEB Prime 1’. Meat grading is a weird land of twisty passages, all alike. The two HEB’s I’ve been in this week have labels saying ‘Prime’, not ‘HEB Prime 1’. I’m not sure if this is a situation where their particular ‘store grade’ was supposed to be on sale, or if some stores threw prime meat out at this price.  Look at your brisket and make a call to the best of your ability. Either way, I think it’s cheap beef.)

 

Sprouts

seedless watermelons                             $1.98/ea

sweet potatoes                                           50c/lb

organic D’Anjou or Bartlett pears         $1.48/lb

celery                                                           50c/ea

organic baby peeled carrots                   98c/ea

organic kale                                              98c/ea

boneless skinless chicken breasts         $1.88ea

Sprouts frozen vegetables, 16oz.            99c/ea

 

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Happy Ad Friday!

Here we are with another week of sales!  While I’ve been out and about I’ve seen cherries on a Manager Special for $1.99/lb and brisket for $2.49/lb at Randalls, and a bunch of bagged salad marked down at the HEB of Broken Dreams (Oltorf & South Congress).  weeklyads

Remember, if you see a good deal at your store, let me know and I’ll share on FB and twitter!  

My first week of Shipt shopping is going well. It’s not a cheep way to get your groceries, but if you give it a go and are south you might get me as your shopper. Let me know if you order!

 

HEB

Pink Lady apples                                                     88c/lb

blueberries, pint                                                     $1.50/ea

 

 

Randalls

green seedless grapes                                              97c/lb

Simply Orange Juice, 59oz                                       $1.99/ea (must buy at least 2)

cheesesale

If you ate all your cheep cheese, here’s more.

Lucerne large eggs, dozen                                       69c/ea (must buy at least 2, limit 4)

Lucerne cheese, 8oz, selected                                $1/ea

Red Baron pizza, 14.76-23.45oz, selected          $1.99/ea (must buy 3 or more)

 

Fiesta

Georgia peaches                                                      97c/lb

limes                                                                            15/$1

pork sirloin chops, bone-in                                 97c/lb (5lbs or more)

pork country style ribs, family pack                  $1.47/lb

chicken drumsticks                                                  44c/lb

Fiesta sugar, 4lbs                                                      $1.49/lb

 

Sprouts

red seedless grapes                                                    88c/lb

red bell peppers                                                           50c/ea

mangos                                                                           33c/ea

boneless pork loin cops or roast                            $1.79/lb

boneless skinless chicken breasts                         $1.79/lb

 

Fri-Sat-Sun ONLY:

     mini seedless watermelons                                                     $1/ea

     Campari tomatoes, 1lb pkg                                                      $1/ea

     pork spare ribs                                                                             $1.79/lb

     bulk flax seeds, brown, golden or meal                                99c/lb

     Sprouts frozen fruit, 12oz.                                                        $1.50/ea

     sunflower seed kernels                                                              $1.99/lb

 

 

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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!

 

Sprouts

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

 

HEB

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.

 

Randalls

Red Delicious apples                                                  99c/lb

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

Safeway bacon, 3lbs                                                   $8.97/ea            

 

Fiesta

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

 

 

 

 

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Happy Ad Friday!

Weekend shoppers, I’m here! Have no fear!

Midweek shoppers, I totally let you down. I want to blame the opera, because that sounds super cultured and educated, but it was more I wanted to watch Blacklist and Scandal. I will try to grow up.

This will be a quick and dirty sum up of the best sales.  This weeks highlights: mangos, ground turkey, cantaloupes, grapeschicken & pork butt.

 

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These showed up in the mail today, so apparently I was  supposed to be late this week.

Fiesta

Ataulfo mangos                                 33c/ea

medium crawfish                             $1.99/lb ($1.69/sack)

chicken drums & thighs                77c/lb  (Fiesta limit)

pork sirloin chops                           97c/lb (Fiesta limit)

bulk pinto beans                               33c/lb

Fiesta vegetable oil, 24oz.             99c/lb

Fiesta tomato sauce, 8oz can        20c/ea

Ole Carolina Bacon, 16oz pkg          $1.97/lb (Fiesta limit)

 

Sprouts

red seedless grapes                                  88c/lb

cantaloupes                                                88c/ea

bscb                                                              $1.69/lb

organic Russet potatoes, 5lb sack      $1.98/ea

colby jack cheese, bulk cut                   $2.99/lb

 

HEB

Gala apples                                                                               $1/lb

kiwi                                                                                             25c/ea

assorted pork chops                                                               $1.99/lb

HEB Natural ground turkey, 16oz, 80% lean, frozen    $1/lb

HCF split breasts                                                                      $1/lb

bone in pork butt                                                                      $1/lb

 

Randalls

bone in pork butt                                                                        99c/lb

ground beef, 80%                                                                       $2.49/lb

Hormel pork tenderloins, 1.15-2lbs                                   $5/ea

Blue Bell, selected varieties                                                      $3.99/ea (buy 2 or more)

 

 

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Happy Ad Friday!

I’m in before the weekend and we’re just going to call it good.

I’m typing on my son’s laptop, which seems to have the mouse that a dragon might need,

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        It looks angry.

(along with a touchscreen that I seem to touch for NO REASON) so I’m ON FIRE with deals. But I’m not going all Scott Elder, so don’t worry on that score.  It’s not like Cheepie is in a nickle pickle or anything.

 

We’re inching toward the time where fruit gets dopey cheap and I start getting a bit hyper about corn (so far, I’ve seen 3/$1, but I know 6/$1 is coming so I don’t bother)(that’s still pretty cheap though)(If you make corn casserole invite me). The big BBQ meat cuts also start going on sale, so there’s stocking the freezer sales.  With luck, there will be another $1.99/lb brisket sale!

This week we’ve got blackberries for their rock-bottom price. They freeze dead easy and are great to make into smoothies, cobbler, or just cover them with sugar and tell the kids they’re a new kind of cereal.

Also cheap this week: tomatoes, cucumbers, cheddar cheese, cantaloupes and eggs. Potatoes and mangos are also at stock-up lows. Mango freezes well once you have it diced, and potatoes will keep if you keep them dark and cool.

Here’s the full list:

Sprouts

blackberries, 5.6oz                                        77c/ea

seedless watermelons                                 $2.88/ea

on the vine tomatoes                                   88c/ea

red, yellow or orange bell peppers          88c/ea

green beans                                                     88c/ea

thick sliced bacon (@meat counter)       $3.99/lb

mild cheddar cheese, bulk cut                  $2.99/lb

 

Fiesta

cantaloupe                                                    99c/ea

Ataulfo mangos                                           33c/lb

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You be you, Fiesta, come what may.

Russet potatoes, 5lb bag                            $1.69/ea

ground chuck                                              $2.29/lb (Fiesta limit)

pork shoulder roast                                  97c/lb (Fiesta limit)

chicken drumsticks, jumbo bag            59c/lb

live crawfish                                                $1.99/lb ($1.79/lb full sack)

Goya rice, 3lb.                                              99c/ea (limit 2)

Blue Bell, 1/2 gal                                          $3.99/ea (Fiesta limit)

 

HEB

cantaloupe                                                      97c/ea

hot house cucumbers                                  50c/ea

mangos                                                             50c/ea

blackberries, 6oz                                           88c/ea

kiwi                                                                    25c/ea

Campari tomatoes, 1lb                               $1.50/ea

HCF sliced bacon, 12oz                               $2.50/ea

Eckrich smoked sausage, 30-42oz          $5/ea

 

Randalls

dozen eggs                                                    99c/ea (must buy 2, limit 4)

assorted pork chops                                $1.69/lb

center cut pork loin chops                     $1.99/lb

 

Get out there and shop, Cheepsters!  Let me know if you find a great deal.

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Happy Ad Wednesday!

Berries! Daffodils!  Yes, it was Summer for a couple of days last week, but we’re back to Spring, which is my favorite season. Bluebonnets, everything turning green, & BBQ meat sales–all great Spring things!

This week asparagus, sausage, strawberries and mangos are all cheap.  Ham is cheap all over because it’s Easter, which is all about Jesus and ham.  Cheap citrus is gone, but a couple stores still have sacks of grapefruit if you want more.  

Also some big news:

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So celery is less than a buck at Sprouts! Get out and celebrate National Celery Month!

HEB

asparagus                                                              97c/ea

kiwi fruit                                                                25c/ea

HEB chicken for fajitas, value pack             $1.97/ea

Eckrich smoked sausage, 30-42oz               $5/ea

ground chuck, 80%, club pack                        $2.97/lb

HEB fresh sausage                                              $2.97/lb

 

 

Randalls

Hormel spiral sliced ham                                  $1.59/lb

Smithfield shank ham                                        $1.39/lb

bscb                                                                         $1.77/lb

Land O Lakes Butter, 1lb                                      $1.88/ea (must buy 2)

Lucerne brick or shredded cheese, 2lb            $5.99/ea

 

Sprouts

green seedless grapes                                           99c/lb

strawberries, 1lb                                                    $1.50/ea

spiral sliced ham                                                   $1.59/lb

cucumbers                                                                 50c/ea

red bell peppers                                                       50c/ea

celery                                                                          88c/ea

Sprouts organic broth, 32oz                                $1.50/ea

Sprouts salsa, select varieties, 16oz                  $2/ea

Sprouts frozen vegetables, selected, 16oz       $1.25/ea

 

Fiesta

Roma tomatoes                                                               67c/lb

cantaloupes                                                                     $1.50/ea

beef brisket, whole                                                        $2.77/lb (Fiesta limit)

Smithfield ham, butt or shank, bone-in                $1.47/lb (Fiesta limit)

boneless chicken breast or thighs, value pack     $1.29/lb (Fiesta limit)

chicken leg quarters, jumbo bag                                49c/lb (usually about 10lbs)

Blue Bell half gallon                                                     $4.49/ea (limit 2)

 

 

Central Market

extra large Hass avocados                                     97c/ea

 

Wheatsville

R.W. Knudsen juice, 32oz, selected                   $2.39/ea

organic carrots, 2lb bag                                         $1.99/ea

 

Trader Joe’s

TJ’s proscuitto, 4oz                                                 $3.99/ea

daffodils, 10 stems                                                   $1.49/ea

 

Whole Foods

Ataulfo mangos                                                          50c/ea

conventional-organic strawberries, 1lb              $1.50-$3.33/ea (yes, the ad is confusing)

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See? Confusing. They say it’s a GREAT DEAL, though.

 

 

 

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