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Not very long ago the only time I had to mention limits was when Fiesta had their meats on such a deep discount that they required ‘limit 2 w/$25 or more additional purchase’. I specifically avoid dealing with HEB’s Combo-Locos, or anything involving coupons because I want this to be very simple:

List of cheap stuff, buy these if you want.

If you glance down at the list this week, you’ll see I’ve got three of five stores with limits on their loss-leaders.  This is a pesky trend, and one I hope abates.  Limits make it harder to do what I suggest, which is walk in to a store, buy the thing on sale and walk out–which is of course what they’re trying to stop.  If it continues to expand I’ll have to address it somehow. It’s one thing to go buy two pork shoulders at Fiesta and also get milk, tortillas, produce (stuff I would need for the week anyway) and call it good, it’s another to work with having to buy five (Randalls new favorite thing).

On to the sales!

If you want to make tamales, Fiesta has you covered this week with pork and masa both rock-bottom cheap. Avocados are just a buck a few places.  HEB has blackberries and seedless cucumbers for $1. Citrus is still on sale, but watch out on mandarins–they are not at their best prices this week.

Last, Fiesta has their chicken leg quarters at 28c/lb. This is very, very cheap. You have to be ready to cope with this bag of chicken though, as you can’t just toss it in the freezer–you’ll want to portion it out and vacuum seal it, or at least bag/wrap it well in single meal portions.  They also tend to have some backbone section incorporated, which is great to cut off and make stock out of, but if you’re not that sort of person you’re paying for weight you won’t use.  So use your best judgment once you get a look at what you’re buying. Throwing away a 10lb ice cube of chicken leg quarters next time you defrost the freezer is not what Cheepie likes to see!



navel oranges                                                      33c/lb

Braeburn or Pink Lady apples                        98c/lb

mild cheddar cheese, bulk cut                       $2.99/lb

French bread                                                       $1.49/ea



oranges, 5lb bag                                                      $1.99/ea

pineapples                                                                $1.50/ea

pork sirloin roast or chops                                      87c/lb (Fiesta limit)

chicken leg quarters, jumbo bag                           28c/lb

Tortimasa masa mix, 4.4lb                                     99c/ea (limit 2)

Fiesta vegetable oil, 24oz                                         $1/ea

Fiesta chicken noodle soup, 10.5oz                       33c/ea

Fiesta tomato sauce, 8oz can                                  20c/ea



large Hass avocados                                                                      $1/ea

blackberries, 6oz                                                                            $1/ea

hot house cucumbers                                                                    $1/ea

ground pork, value pack                                                              $1.97/lb

H-E-B Seasoned boneless skinless chicken leg meat       $1/lb (limit 2, value pack)



split chicken breast, bone-in                                                    88c/lb

pork shoulder blade roast                                                           99c/lb (limit 4)

LucerneAA Large eggs                                                                 $1.25/ea (limit 4)

Oak Farms Ice cream, half gallon, selected                         $2.99/ea  (must buy 2)

Fri-Sun Only:

      80% lean ground beef, value pack                    B1G1 (save up to $3.99/lb)

      large Hass avocados                                              $1/ea

      quaker Cap’n Crunch or Hot Cereal                   $1.39/ea (must buy 4 or more)



organic Russet potatoes, 5lbs                                                          $3.49/ea  (good for organic                                                                                                                                    NOT ordinary potatoes)

R.W. Knudsen Simply Nutritious Juice, 32oz                              $2.50/ea

organic brown flaxseeds, bulk                                                         $1.99/lb


Happy shopping Cheepsters!  Let me know what you think about limits, and if you find a deal I haven’t listed be sure to let me know.  Cheep cheep!


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Fiesta Limit, Going Viral

Fiesta has long had the ‘limit 2 with additional $10 purchase’ meat specials. I’ve used those sales to stock my freezer for years.  Recently Randalls had one, with brisket super-cheap and a limit of 2. 

Now HEB is joining in.

 Which is great. I love meat sales where I can fill up the deep freeze. This is the cheapest pork butt I’ve seen in a while, keeps in the freezer forever, and can be used in so many dishes.

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Cheaper than tin foil and twice as tasty!

It’s also the simplest way I know to feed a crowd–make it ahead, pull it, and warm it up before people show. Put out rolls, coleslaw, tortillas, and pickled onions and you’ve fed 15-20 people for about $25.  

This deal starts tomorrow, so you’ve got time to rearrange your freezer.

Cheep cheep!