Weekend Sales!

I realize I missed my ad roundup this week. You’ll just have to trust me that I was busy. If it helps you to know that I was busy for a darn good reason, you can go ahead and rest easy, because I was.

If it helps you to know that I also took a few more naps than usual, that’s true too, so I’ve got you covered there.

To make up for it I’ve got a couple weekend sales to post.

Randalls has an 8 piece fried or baked chicken tray for $5 Friday today, so if you don’t have a dinner plan yet that’s pretty easy. Though how easy depends entirely on the kind of checker you get. Sometimes you get a line there and it seems like maybe your checker is new to groceries. Good luck!

Sprouts has a whole weekend long sale with lots of great prices on chicken, almond milk and apples.

Fiesta, being Fiesta, has a Sunday/Monday sale. Because even something simple like when the weekend gets wonky once Fiesta gets a hold of it.  I mean look at this–they’ve even got weird Wonder Bread. Whole wheat Wonder Bread? That doesn’t even make sense!

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Here are the links:





Happy Ad Wednesday!

Last week a reader brought up the shrimp on sale at Fiesta.  It’s true, there was cheap shrimp, and I didn’t report it. Reason?  I’m still on the fence about their fish counter.  It looks like mayhem with added fishy smell.  This week there’s salmon, $3.99/lb for a whole, $5.99 for pieces. Which is cheap, it’s true.  Does anyone out there shop the Fiesta fish counter regularly? Am I being fussy?  Is all that advice about ‘clear bright eyes’ and ‘no fishy smell’ all just what clinically clean people think, and I should thank my lucky stars I live in a world where somehow people can farm salmon and send them to the middle of Texas for cheaper than steak?  

Also this week, the Randalls entry was nearly very different. I considered typing, “There are a lot of pantry staples on sale, but you’ve got to buy six of things, and it’s Randalls, so, screw it.”   Their site is only displaying the mobile version of the flyer, and buying six is pesky. Just put stuff on sale like normal people, Randalls!  Because I care I went ahead and dealt with their nonsense. For you. Because I know you want those green stamps.

On to the sales! This week I’m going to be buying raspberries, whole chickens, potatoes, and limes.  I’ll also be buying a couple dozen boxes of pasta at Randalls, so look forward to a ‘before’ and ‘after’ shot of reorganizing my pantry to accommodate that!


raspberries, 6oz.                                       97c/ea

Gala apples                                              77c/lb (DD)

Bartlett pears                                            77c/lb


     HCF whole chicken                                                                 77c/lb (limit 2)

     HCF seasoned chicken leg quarters                                      77c/lb

     HEB seasoned boneless skinless chix thighs for fajitas     $1.97/lb


raspberries, 6 oz                                                      98c/ea

tomatoes on the vine                                              88c/lb

organic baby carrots, 1lb                                       98c/ea

green bell peppers                                                 48c/ea (DD)

papaya                                                                   48c/lb (C15)

pork loin roast or chops                                       $1.99/lb

blanched peanuts (bulk)                                       $1.99/lb

organic broth, 32oz.                                               $1.50/ea


pork loin chops, family pack                                          $1.69/lb (Fiesta limit)

Tyson split chicken breast, family pack                          97c/lb (Fiesta limit)

Earl Campbell sausage, 36 oz.                                       $4.99/ea (that’s $2.21/lb)

 Go home, Fiesta! You're drunk.

Fiesta!  You’re drunk.

russet potatoes, 5lb bag                                                 $1.29/ea (DD)

roma tomatoes                                                               44c/lb

limes                                                              15/$1


General Mills cereals, selected varieties                          $1.88/ea

Classico sauce, buy 6                                                      99c/ea

Safeway pasta, 12-16oz, buy 6                                       49c/ea

Progresso soups, selected                                              88c/ea

Green Giant frozen vegetables, 7-10 oz.                        88c/ea

Lucerne chunk or shredded cheese, 2lb                        $5 (Friday ONLY)

Weekly Flyer Links

*About the grackle HEBs–here’s the list. Yes, it’s not the sharpest. Apparently HEB doesn’t think anyone out there wants to read this information so it’s in a font size designed to make me feel squinty.


You can check the flyer in the front of the store, if you’re not sure. The general guideline is, as always, if the HEB is updated, large, and has a full butcher counter, it’s likely a ‘less grackle’ HEB.  If the HEB is small, has a jewelry counter, and feels sketchy as hell, that’s probably a ‘more grackle’ HEB.

Oh, Fiesta

Fiesta, you know how to make me laugh. That’s why I can’t quit you. That and the occasional week of 25c avocados.

What's not to love?

What’s not to love?

Cheepie is back on patrol, and will be back to the regular posting schedule.  So look forward to $10 dinners, store reviews, and all the deals!

Fiesta Radio Ads

Did anyone else hear the radio ad this afternoon for pork butt at only 87c/lb at Fiesta until 7pm?

That’s the second time I’ve heard an ad like that–the previous one was for pineapples last month.

Hope some of you got to take advantage of that great deal!

Cheep cheep!