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, technically it’s Friday, but I started on Thursday and I still think that’s a valid reason to keep the post name the way it is.  If you take offense I’ll thumb wrestle you when you see me.

There are a few fun things on sale this week. My favorite is what Rancho del Cheepie calls ‘Babysitter Pizza’. We bought this pizza when the kids were little and it was something the babysitter could cook and they would eat. Now we get it for nights when we leave them to fend for themselves like cave children while we go out to talk to other adults about the choices that have led us to the peculiar times we now live in.  Because the kids are now teens it takes two pizzas to feed them, but at three bucks a pie, I’m a-ok with that. So hit up Randalls for some frozen pizza and train ’em young is my suggestion.

Prime top sirloin is $9/lb at CM, if you’re looking for a splurge. Their meat is always worth it, and steak for less than $10 there is a deal.  Sprouts 40% off many gluten-free items, so it might be a good time to stock up if you’re a gluten-free person.

Highlights this week: corn, tomatoes, mangos and mandarins; pork ribs, country and spare. 

And lest we forget the loving grocery art of the Trader Joe’s flyer, here’s a challenge!

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Randalls

boneless skinless chicken breast                    $1.69/lb

chicken leg quarters, 10lb bag, frozen                       $4.90/ea

signature Select Pizza 12-33.oz, selected varieties   $2.99/ea

 

HEB

corn                                          6/$1  (limit 12)

tomatoes on the vine             67c/lb

HCF chicken drums or thighs         99c/lb

pork baby back ribs                         $2.97/lb

 

Sprouts

mandarin oranges, 5lbs                   $3.98/ea

green bell peppers                                50c/lb

zucchini squash                                     50c/lb

organic baby carrots                             98c/lb

organic Red Delicious apples              98c/lb

 

Fiesta

Ataulfo mangos                           25c/ea

limes                                                10/$1

seedless watermelons               $3.97/ea

pork country style ribs         $1.47/lb

pork spare ribs                           $1.97/lb

Tyson drumsticks                      97c/lb

boneless skinless chicken breast        $1.47/lb

 

 

Wheatsville

organic Gala apples                               $1.79/lb

 

Happy shopping, Cheepsters!

 

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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 Wednesday!

Many happy returns of the day, Cheepsters! I hope you’ve all had a great holiday weekend and are looking forward to a December full of merriment.

I’m here to make sure you can feed the people that show up at your place for said merriment. This week is thin on the ground, because stores are trying to recoup during the brief lull between Thanksgiving and Winter Holiday of Your Choosing.  Grocery stores don’t actually work on a large markup but more on a tiny markup on volume, so it’s time for them to recover from all the deals on turkeys, potatoes and cranberries.

What I am looking forward to is eggplant, pears, rice and avocados, which are all easily turned into lovely snacks for when friends stop by.

 

Sprouts

eggplant                                                        48c/ea

Halos mandarins. 2lb bag                        $1.98/ea

pears, many varieties                               88c/lb

organic Red Delicious apples                 98c/lb

 

HEB

Fuji apples                                                   87c/lb

Red pears                                                      87c/lb

mangos                                                         68c/ea

HEB fresh sausage                                      $2.97/lb

 

Fiesta

onions                                                            25c/lb

Gala apples                                                    5/$1

large Hass Avocados                                   69c/ea

bscb                                                                 $1.19/lb (Fiesta limit)

pork shoulder roast                                    97c/lb (Fiesta limit)

Ole Carolina sliced bacon, 16oz.             $1.79/ea (Fiesta limit)

Progresso soup                                               99c/ea   (limit 6)

Green Giant vegetables, selected             33c/ea

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

Imperial Brown Sugar, 2lb bag                    $1.50/ea

 

Randalls

assorted pork loin chops                                     $1.79/lb

3 day sale, Fri-Sun ONLY!:

Sanderson Farms fresh whole fryers                69c/lb (limit 4)

Beefsteak tomatoes, 4 pack                                 $1.50/ea

They’re also having something called a ‘Fab!5 sale’ which involves a lot of products and you should check the ad if you shop there.

 

Central Market

organic Russet potatoes                                   $1.47/lb

broccoli crowns                                                    97c/lb

 

Wheatsville

organic pomegranates                                      $1.50/ea

 

 

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Take care and stay tuned for the holiday specials. Please add any great deals you see on baking goods, trees, or anything else holiday related!

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Let’s get our Advent on!  Cheep cheep!