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!



Pink Lady apples                                                     88c/lb

blueberries, pint                                                     $1.50/ea




green seedless grapes                                              97c/lb

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


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)



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



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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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,


        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:


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



cantaloupe                                                    99c/ea

Ataulfo mangos                                           33c/lb


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)



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



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!

Happy November Cheepsters! We’re here, we’re cooking, we’re ready to turkey!


Cranberries look like this before Ocean Spray                        jams them in a can!

I just want to make it clear I’m kind of a fan of all things turkey and Thanksgiving. I will find the turkey deals. I will tell you about them. I will obsess about cranberries and the yam/sweet potato wars.

In the meantime, Sprouts is all over the applewars with a 88c/lb for 14 varieties sale. 14! Surely you like one of those, so get over and stock up.  

Other deals I like this week are avocados, vegetable oil and ice cream. Let me know what you like, too!


Hass avocados                                                            50c/ea (no size indicated)

Honeycrisp apples                                                      $1.47/lb

green cabbage                                                             33c/lb (grackle only)

organic Fuji apples                                                      $1.97/lb

Country Pride chicken leg quarters, 10lb bag     29c/lb (limit 2)


Roma tomatoes                                                                       44c/lb

bscb                                                                                         $1.49/lb (Fiesta limit)

Texas juice oranges, 5lbs                                                          $2.49/ea

Thurs & Fri ONLY:

pork shoulder, whole cry-o-vac pack                                      87c/lb (Fiesta limit)

Fiesta vegetable oil, gallon                                                         $3.99/ea

pineapples                                                                                         99c/ea

russet potatoes, 5lb                                                                                 99c/ea

onions, 3lb                                                                                               88c/ea

Gold Medal AP flour, 5lb                                                                       $1.33/ea

Tortimasa masa mix, 4.4lb                                                                    88c/ea (limit 2)


Honeysuckle turkey, 8-24lbs, frozen                              59c/lb

bscb                                                                                     $1.69/lb

russet potatoes, 5lb. bag                                                 $1.49/lb

Oak Farms ice cream, half gallon                                   $2.99/ea

Cereal/Fruit Snacks/Granola bars, buy 4                        $1.69/ea  (check ad for brand info)


apples, 14 varieties                                                                88c/lb

eggplant                                                                                 99c/ea

Halos mandarins, 2lb                                                         $2.48/ea

HassAvocados                                                                     48c/ea

chicken breast tenders                                                         $1.77/lb

assorted pork chops, bone-in                                                $1.77/lb

organic carrots, 5lb bag                                                      $2.98/ea

organic Russet potatoes, 5lb bag                                       $2.98/ea

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I’m close to putting a zero-purchase rule in place for straight-up carbs. My pantry is jammed full of pasta, the breadbox is full, and I’ve got to stop ‘stocking up’ and start ‘eating this stuff I’ve already bought’.

Rice and potatoes are super cheap at Fiesta this week, though, so, you know, we’ll see how that works out.  Maybe I switch Taco Tuesday (already adapted to include sandwiches, the Yankee Taco) to Baked Potato Tuesday?  Maybe.

Cheap fruits this week are grapes, raspberries and limes.  Onions, canned tomatoes, and kale are good veggie deals.  I mean, it’s still kale, even if it’s on sale, but maybe you’re on the Kale Train.  I tried, but my Ninja blender doesn’t turn kale into a lovely blended drink, but instead yields a weird green froth-slime that seems like more of a punishment than a healthy morning beverage strictly needs to be.

I’ve listed salmon here, which isn’t at my usual meat price point, but for wild caught salmon it’s a good deal. Split chicken breasts, pork chops and cheese round out the good protein options this week.

Someday I'll start

Someday I’ll start getting my ads on Tuesday again. That’s the dream…


red seedless grapes                                                               88c/lb

boneless skinless chicken thighs                                       $1.59/lb

Gala or Granny Smith apples                                               98c/lb

wild Pacific salmon filets                                                      $4.99/lb


raspberries, 6oz.                                                                          88c/ea

limes                                                                                              10c/ea

kale, red/green/romaine lettuce                                                 88c/ea

organic kale                                                                                    98c/ea

organic Gala or Red Delicious apples or pears, 2lb              $2.77/ea

boneless center cut pork loin chops, value pack                  $1.97/lb (limit 2)


Russet potatoes, 5lb bag                                  $1.29/ea

yellow onions                                                        33c/lb

plum tomatoes                                                     44c/lb

Gala apples, 3lb bag                                          $2/ea

Jack o’ lantern pumpkins                                  $2.99/ea

chicken leg quarters, jumbo bag                     37c/lb (Fiesta limit)

pork shoulder cubes, large                                $1.29/lb (10lb limit)

Fiesta vegetable oil, 24oz.                                    99c/ea

Fiesta diced tomatoes, 14.5 oz can                   50c/ea

Fiesta mac & cheese                                              33c/ea

Sarita long grain rice, 3lb bag                              $1/ea

Fiesta peanut butter, 16.3oz                                  $1/ea


extra meaty pork back ribs or spare ribs                                     $2.49/lb

Sanderson Farms split chicken breast, value pack                    99c/lb

Safeway Kitchens bread                                                                   99c/ea

Honeycrisp apples                                                                             $1.59/lb

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

Blue Bell half gallons, selected                                                          $4.99/ea


Muir Glen organic tomatoes, 28oz.                                               $2/ea

Knudsen organic juice, selected                                                    $3/ea

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Last, did you see my congee post? It’s great. Includes a photo not by me, so it looks super professional. The post is the first in my new plan to post a flexible, budget-friendly meal that uses up some of the never-ending parade of leftovers our refrigerators see come and go (and go all to often into the trash bin) once a week.  

If you’ve got suggestions for the weekly recipe, let me know! I’m hoping the list will become a useful resource.

Happy shopping, Cheepsters!

Happy Ad Wednesday!

I cannot contain my excitement. I read a LOT as a kid. Tons. All kinds of stuff. I loved the older books, Cheaper by the Dozen, Nancy Drew, the intrepid Boxcar Children. You know what kids in those books often had? Green Stamps. Booklets, and stamps, and the store was involved, and you saved for stuff. Sisters fought with brothers over roller skates vs. microscopes.  I remember wishing that somehow my grocery store would give me a microscope for collecting things.  

Got a kid? This book is a riot.

Got a kid? This book is a riot.

It’s possible the stamps were part of the war effort and my horrendous history education is confusing fiction with the era of women drawing lines on the back of  their calves to emulate stockings. It’s possible romance novels have played too large a part in my history education.  I’m still happy.

Screen shot 2015-09-16 at 12.55.39 AMRandalls is bringing back green stamps!  For knives and stuff. I can’t believe I spent $80 there today and the damn thing starts tomorrow. More on that later. There was a reason, I swear.  If you’re also now very excited, every $10 gets you a stamp. Stamps get you stuff. That’s all I know at this point because I’m a tiny blogger and Randalls isn’t sending me press releases (though they should, since I’m one of the few that hate them in a mocking way, rather that just hate them).

Yes, I know it’s not a solid investment, But as someone that spends dollars at Randalls, between this and the gas rewards I’m amused by the weird way grocery pricing works.

Here are the deals. Nothing too striking, just a few swipes at the Apple Wars to come.  I hope you’ve stocked up on meat, since we’ve got a dry spell heading into the poultry bonanza of November. Cheep Cheep!


large avocados                                                            69c/ea (C15)

Fiesta long grain rice, 4lb sack                                  $1.50/ea

chicken drumsticks, large bag                                  39c/lb (Fiesta limit)

center cut pork chops, bone in, value pack           $1.79/lb (Fiesta limit)


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

Pantry Essentials milk, gallon                                            $1.99/ea 

Campbell’s condensed soup, selected varieties           50c/ea


red seedless grapes                                                  87c/lb (DD)

Gala, Fuji or Pink Lady apples                                  77c/lb (DD)

organic Gala apples                                                $1.97/lb (DD)

whole pork butt or country style ribs                       $1.27/lb


seedless grapes                                                      88c/lb (DD)

cantaloupes                                                               88c/ea (C15)

organic Gala apples                                                  98c/lb (DD)

bulk oats                                                                     69c/lb

frozen organic fruit/veg, selected, 12-16oz             $2/ea

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Happy Ad Wednesday!

With the holiday weekend, there is a lot of meat on sale out there.  It’s not a Randalls Brisket Lunacy Week (seriously, $1.99???), but under $3 isn’t too shabby these days for brisket.  Also, someone at HEB was hoarding corn, and is throwing it out there for 12.5c per ear. I *love* this guy. Yay corn!

Other highlights include bacon, tomatoes, avocados and spareribs, and organic apples for under a buck a pound!

Some of you might have seen a truncated version of this post. Sometimes, ‘preview’ and ‘publish’ are just too similar. Sorry about that. 

It’s possible I like corn too much.


Safeway Farms bacon, 3lb pkg                                         $7.97/ea ($2.66/lb!)

whole brisket, choice                                                         $2.99/lb

General Mills/Betty Crocker random product sale        $2/ea


Hass avocados                                   48c/ea (C15)

on-the-vine cluster tomatoes            48c/lb

cantaloupes                                          98c/ea (C15)

yellow peaches                                     98c/lb (DD)

organic Braeburn apples                    98c/lb (DD)

organic carrots, 5lbs                              $2.98/ea 

Wymans’s frozen fruit, 15oz.              B1G1

bscb                                                         $1.88/lb

bulk seedless raisins                             $1.99/lb


Key Limes, 2lb sack                                            $1.29/ea

large avocados                                                     77c/ea (C15)

seedless watermelon                                          $1.99/ea

russet potatoes, 5lb sack                                      $1.49/ea (DD)

bscb, family pack                                                  $1.67/lb (Fiesta limit)

pork spare ribs, family pack                                 $1.77/lb (Fiesta limit)

beef skirt steak                                                        $3.97/lb (Fiesta limit)

chicken leg quarters, large bag                           37c/lb (Fiesta limit)

whole brisket                                                           $2.97/lb (Fiesta limit)

country style pork ribs                                              $1.49/lb

Kraft mayo or (shudder) Miracle Whip, 30oz         $1.99/ea


corn                                                                                         8/$1 (C15)

cantaloupe                                                                             98c/ea (C15)

red seedless grapes                                                                87c/ea (DD)

CM organics salad blends, 16oz                                            $4.98/ea (DD)

HCF chicken drums or thighs                                                  $1/ea

HEB boneless skinless chicken thighs for fajitas                     $1/97/lb

assorted pork chops or St. Louis style spareribs                     $1.97/lb

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Happy Ad Wednesday!

I know, I’m a bit late, but what great news I have for you!  Pork loins are on sale again!  I love this sale–$1.97/lb is definitely a stock the freezer price.  Portion them out and freeze them and they’re a super handy item to have for an easy weeknight supper.

Spare ribs are also on sale at Fiesta, along with something called ‘beef back finger ribs’.  If you get these, let me know what you did with them, because I suspect Fiesta of making up food again.

Happy shopping Cheepsters!


corn                                              20c/ea (C15)Screen shot 2015-06-03 at 1.25.10 PM

hot house cucumbers                  77c/ea (DD)

red bell peppers                           77c/ea (DD)

Pink Lady apples                          77c/lb (DD)

peaches                                        77c/lb (DD)

kale greens, bunch                         77c/ea (DD)

organic nectarines                            $2.98/ea (DD)

boneless pork loin, whole in bag      $1.97/lb 

HCF chicken drums or thighs           $1/lb (grackle only)


yellow onions, 3lb sack                         99c/ea (C15)

red or black plums                                $1.29/lb 

red bell peppers                                  79c/ea (DD)

green bell peppers                              33c/ea (DD)

cluster tomatoes                                   99c/lb 

pork loin chops, family pack             $1.99/lb (Fiesta Limit)

Fiesta bacon, 24 oz                           $3.99/ea (Fiesta limit)

pork spare ribs                                 $1.99/lb (Fiesta limit)

beef back finger ribs                         $1.69/lb

Fiesta long grain rice, 4 lb                 $1.50/ea


cherries                                                              $1.88/lb

strawberries, 1 lb                                                 99c/ea (DD)

mini watermelon                                                  $1.50/ea

Pantry Essentials milk, gallon                             $1.99/ea (limit 2)

bscb                                                                   $1.88/lb

Lucerne chunk or shredded cheese, 32oz          $4.99/lb

General Mills cereals, selected varieties             $1.99/ea

$5 Friday only:

raspberries, 6 oz                                                $1.67/ea

mini rose bouquet                                                  $5/ea


red or green seedless grapes             88c/lb (DD)Screen shot 2015-06-03 at 12.24.32 PM

organic red or green grapes              $2.98/lb (DD)

nectarines                                          $1.98/lb (DD)

organic peaches or nectarines                $2.98/lb (DD)

pineapple                                                   $1.98/ea (C15)

Beefsteak or Roma tomatoes                        88c/lb

red D’Anjou pears                                        48c/lb

pork tenderloin                                            $2.99/lb

Store Flyers:


Randalls:   weekly ad     $5 Friday


HEB:      more grackle  less grackle