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 Wednesday!

All the stores have gone Full Pumpkin this week, with all the ads having at least an entire column if not an entire page devoted to making sure you’ve got pumpkin options in every aisle.

This is what I picture TJ's board meetings look like.

    This is what I imagine TJ’s board meetings look like.

If you can keep it together and get past the pumpkin mayhem, there are some great buys this week.

Pork loin is a staple at Chez Cheepie. I buy these when they get under $2/lb and portion each into three roasts. They’re really versatile: you can go savory or sweet, portion into chops, or cube for a curry. Other meats I’ll stock up on this week are ground pork and whole chickens.

Apples of all kinds are on sale, I’ve listed a few varieties that are on sale in case you’ve got a favorite.  Sprouts has avocados, carrots and tomatoes all at super-cheap prices. Head over there before the avocados all have thumbprint dents in them!

Last, if you’ve got someone to cheer up, bribe, or woo, Sprouts has got roses on sale for just $5.99 per dozen!


whole boneless pork loin                        $1.79/lb

country style pork ribs                             $1.49/lb (Fri-Sun only)

TreeTop apple juice, 64oz.                         2/$3 (must buy 2)


Hass avocados                                     48c/ea

raspberries, 6oz                                    $1.50/ea

organic red grapes                                    $1.98/lb

celery                                                      98c/ea

Sunset Campari tomatoes, 1lb                   98c/ea

organic carrots, 5lb sack                           $2.98/lb

organic Lady in Red apples                        $1.50/lb

bscb                                                       $1.88/lb

Lärabar                                                      88c/ea

dozen rose bunch                                    $5.99/ea


red seedless grapes                                              87c/lb

sweet potatoes                                                      50c/lb

organic Fuji or Red Delicious apples                   $1.77/lb

Texas Grapefruit, 5lb                                           $1.77/ea

HCF whole chicken                                              77c/lb (limit 2)

Butterball turkey bacon                                          B1G1

ground pork                                                    $1.97/lb (grackle only)


Roma tomatoes                                           44c/lb

lemons                                                          20c/ea

large pomegranates                                     $1.69/ea

pork shoulder roast                                     $1.17/lb (Fiesta limit)

seasoned chicken leg quarters                      79c/lb (limit 10lbs)

bone in chicken breast, family pack        $1.29/lb (Fiesta limit)

Progresso soup                                                       99c/ea

bulk pinto beans                                                       25c/lb

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

Fiesta box mac and cheese                                     33c/ea


organic Ambrosia apples                                   $1.99/lb

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

Knudsen organic juice, selected                       $3/ea

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Happy shopping, Cheepsters!

Happy Ad Wednesday!

Did you miss the Fiesta deal on pork loin last week?  Randalls pork loin is at the normal low this week, so if you’re kicking yourself you can console yourself with some pork that is still very reasonably priced. Do you find yourself sad about missing anything meat-ish that was 99c/lb? Then head over to HEB for the 97c/lb pork butt.  Happiness is yours!

The back-to-school deals are in full swing, with various breakfast, lunch, and snack deals.  I’ll write them up separately tomorrow so they’re all together, but for now, if you’re hoping to stock up the pantry with cereal, you might as well hit that aisle.

Asparagus is cheap at Sprouts this week. Note on asparagus–don’t buy that whole dang bunch. That’s too much. It’s perfectly fine to pull some out of the blue rubber band and put it in a sack, just don’t make a big mess of the display.  Same with grapes–you don’t have to buy the pre-bagged amount. Take as much as you want, and leave the display neat.

This week I’ve also got some seafood listed. I don’t buy seafood at Fiesta, but at these prices it’s something to consider–lobster and crabs are not often this inexpensive.


large Prima peaches                                                    99c/lb (DD)

whole pork loin                                                           $1.99/lb 

Honeysuckle whole turkey breast, frozen, bone in       99c/lb

Snack Artist potato chips, 7.5-14oz                           $1/ea

Florida’s Natural orange juice, 59oz                        $2.50/ea

Safeway flour, 5lb                                                     $1.69/ea

Campbell’s tomato or chicken noodle soup               75c/ea


asparagus                                                            $1.49/lb (C15)

bscb, value pack                                                  $1.88/lb

walnuts                                                                 $3.99/lb

hothouse cucumbers                                            49c/lb (DD)

green leaf lettuce                                                  48c/ea

honeydew melons                                                 88c/ea

Fuji or granny smith apples                                98c/lb (DD)

cantaloupe                                                         88c/ea(C15)

organic kale                                                       88c/bunch (DD)

wild mahi mahi filets                                          $4.99/lb

french bread                                                     $1.29/ea


black seedless grapes                                           77c/lb (DD)

Fuji apples & Minneola tangelos                              97c/lb (DD)

Hatch chile peppers                                                78c/lb

personal pineapple                                                 97c/ea(C15)

organic strawberries                                               $2.48/lb (DD)

organic pears, 2 lb sack                                          $2.48/ea

Boston butt pork roast, whole in bag                         97c/lb

HCF chicken drums or thighs. value pack               $1/lb (less grackle)

County Post chicken drums or thighs, value pack     77c/lb (grackle)


peaches                                                           69c/lb (DD)

large avocados                                                79c/ea(C15)

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

pork blade steak, family pack                        99c/lb (Fiesta limit)

beef back ribs, family pack                        $1.49/lb (Fiesta limit)

live Texas wild blue crabs                             $2.99/lb

live Maine wild lobster, 1.25-1.5lbs                $6.99/lb

Doguet’s long grain rice, 2lbs                         89c/ea

Nature’s Own honey wheat bread                   99c/ea (limit 2)


organic brown flaxseeds                                        $1.69/lb

organic White Avalanche potatoes                          79c/lb (DD)

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That’s the round up. Happy shopping!  Cheep Cheep!

Happy Ad Wednesday!

Corn! 8/$1! I love 25c corn, and what’s even better is when it’s half that!! I’ll freeze some, and make corn pudding, and have ears of corn at both Saturday and Sunday supper. Yay corn!

Organic grapes are $1.98/lb (Sprouts)–a great price for a Dirty Dozen item. Conventional are 99c (Fiesta), though, so it’s a budget item for a lot of us.

Fiesta’s got the bone-in ribeye that I love at $6.99/lb. Yes, a splurge they’re advertising for Father’s Day (Dads like steak!), and there’s a Fiesta Limit in effect, so only two with a $10 purchase. Given the normal price is $10.29/lb, I feel it’s worth mentioning here, even though it’s not cheep.

Randalls has the big cheese pizza that feeds my three kids and one extra kid for $5 on Friday.  Yes there is tons of better pizza out there, and if your kids deserve it you might buy it for them.  At $5 this is the pizza my kids will be eating while we argue about what to rent on Amazon and how they might more effectively earn my love.

Don’t Forget: Double Ad Wednesday at Sprouts–last week’s and this week’s specials in effect!


corn                                                                       8/$1 (C15)

Pantry Essentials milk, gallon                             $1.99/ea

sourdough bread                                                 99c/ea

$5 Friday

Safeway bacon, 12 oz.                                                 $2.50 ($3.33/lb–not bad for bacon!)

Breyer’s ice cream, 1.5 qt.                                           $2.50/ea

Bush’s baked beans, 16oz                                           $1/ea

Nature Valley crunchy or chewy granola bars, 8 ct.       $1.67/ea

Quaker Life or Captain Crunch Crunchberries               $1.67/ea


cherries                                                                          $1.98/lb

blueberries, 6 oz.                                                             98c/ea

organic red or green seedless grapes                          $1.98/lb (DD)

organic grape tomatoes, pint                                         $1.98/ea (DD)

organic green curly kale                                                   98c/ea (DD)

organic tortilla chips, 10oz                                                 $2/ea

baby back ribs                                                                    $2.99/lb (limit 3 pkgs)

thick cut bacon                                                                   $2.99/lb


large pineapple                                                               $1.47/ea (C15)

Gala apples                                                                      88c/lb (DD)

organic Fuji apples                                                          $2.48/lb (DD)

green pears                                                                       88c/lb

baby back ribs, half rack, in bag                                     $2.97/lb

HCF split chicken breasts                                                $1.27/lb


red or green seedless grapes                                            99c/lb

peaches                                                                              99c/lb

pork spare ribs                                                                   $1.99/lb (Fiesta limit)

whole cry-o-vac brisket                                                      $2.69/lb (Fiesta limit)

beef tri-tip                                                                            $3.99/lb (Fiesta limit)

long grain or parboiled canilla rice, 3 lb sack                     $1.49/ea

Tree Top apple juice, 64 oz                                                    99c/ea (limit 2)


organic pluots                                                                         $1.49/lb

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Happy Ad Wednesday!

Hope everyone enjoyed the last gasp of winter, and is ready for the start of summer produce deals!  One of my favorite summer meals is a steak from the freezer, accompianied by corn on the cob and watermelon bought on sale.  We go through a lot of berries for smoothies and turn all kinds of fruit into freezy pops at this time of year, also. Well, not yesterday. Yesterday was Winter, and I made a casserole.  Crazy Mother Nature.

I also stock up on things that will freeze well–lots of watermelon for agua frescas, corn off the cob, all the berries, diced mango, and green beans are examples of summery produce I will seal up for the freezer.

This week’s got blackberries and corn, and chicken leg quarters (read here for notes about that) on great deals.  Avocados and potatoes aren’t too shabby either.

Sprouts has ended their amazing weekly cheese sale, but Randalls has their 32oz bricks and bags of shredded cheese for $5.99 (usually $8.99). So there’s that. As always, that’s the card price, though–as always the stupid Randalls prices are the stupid card prices.  The Wheatsville prices are the non-member prices, and there are no coupons involved with any of the prices in the Happy Ad Wednesday post.

Here we go!


32oz chunk or shredded cheese                  $5.99/ea

bscb                                                                 $1.99/lb


Hass avocados                                            33c/ea (C15)

green beans                                                 98c/lb

bscb and thighs                                           $1.99/lb

raw almonds                                                 $4.99/lb

organic carrots,5lb sack                               $2.98/lb

Fri-Sun only:

sweet cherry tomatoes, 1 pint                        98c/ea (DD)


chicken leg quarters, jumbo bag                49c/lb (Fiesta Limit)

medium whole live crawfish                         $1.69/sack $1.99/lb 

pork blade steak, family pack                       $1.49/lb (Fiesta Limit)

beef short ribs                                                  $2.99/lb (Fiesta Limit)

red seedless grapes                                        $1.49/lb (DD)

limes                                                                    10/$1

russet potatoes, 10lbs                                      $2.49/lb (DD)


NOTE: This week, I’ve tried to accommodate the two different flyers HEB has for their stores. I’m adding the links to the different flyers here–if your HEB is modern, clean, and only moderately grackled, this is likely your flyer. If it’s small, older, and fully gracklefied, this is likely your flyer. Apologies if you looked for and couldn’t find something.  I’d stopped checking because they’d been the same for weeks, but now they’re different again.

canteloupe                                                         97c/ea (older only) (C15)

blackberries, 6 oz.                                             77c/ea

corn on the cob                                                 20c/ea (C15)

Ataulfo mangos                                                 25c/ea (C15)

organic Fuji or Red Delicious apples            $1.77/lb (older) OR $1.47/lb (newer) (DD)

HCF chicken thighs or drumsticks                 $1/lb

Campari tomatoes. 1lb pack                             $1.50/ea (older)

green beans                                                          98c/lb

largeHass avocados                                           97c/ea (newer) (C15)

organic blackberries,6oz                                   $2.47/ea (newer)

Central Market

PEI black mussels,2lb sack                              $8.99/ea

Trader Joe’s

TJ’s extra virgin olive oil,1L                              $6.99/ea


organic cucumbers                                           79c/lb (DD)

Central Market is having a Greek-fest, with many interesting looking Greek specials on wine, meat, meals, dips, cheese and more. I cannot deal with their blue and white ad, though, because the Central Market ad should be green and white, which might be my own personal OCD trappings kicking in. I need my grocery ads to stay the same, and the new Fiesta ad was enough for me to cope with for one week. Generally, these CM pushes come with lots of free tastings, so if you’re hungry and out of pocket, swing by.

Cheep Cheep!

Happy Ad Wednesday!

Cheepie is happy to announce yet another week of sales!  Cheese continues to be a bargain at Sprouts, with this week featuring pepper jack as the $1.99/lb winner.  Strawberries aren’t as cheap as last week, but you can still get a pound for less than a buck at HEB, so that’s nice.  

Corn is still not in at the prices I like to see (10/$1) and I’m also waiting for watermelons to be cheap after that one weird week about a month ago where they were on sale.  


strawberries, 1lb.     97c/ea (DD)

red bell peppers      50c/ea (DD)

organic Gala apples     $1.77/lb (DD)

Fuji apples     88c/lb (DD)

Ataulfo mangos     33c/ea (C15)

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assorted bone-in pork chops     $1.97/lb

shrimp, large, farm-raised, 2lb sack     $6.47/ea


split chicken breasts      99c/lb

assorted bone in pork chops   $1.99/lb

many Annie’s products     B1G1


red seedless grapes     88clb (DD)

tomatoes on the vine     88c/lb

hot pepper jack cheese  $1.99/lb

walnuts     $4.99/lb

organic kale      $1.50/bunch (DD)

and don’t forget last week’s ad is still in effect for Wednesday only.


crawfish                 $1.79/lb ($1.59/lb for a full sack)

pork country style ribs      $1.29/lb (Fiesta limit)

Jonagold or Cameo apples    59c/lb (DD)

russet potatoes, 5lb sack     $1.29/lb (DD)


Annie’s Pasta and Cheese dinner     $1.50/ea

Luna Bars    $1/ea

Central Market

pineapples     $1.99/ea (C15)

organic kale     $1.50/bunch (DD)

Whole Foods, as ever, is holding their ad until the last possible moment for reasons that elude me. No sale before its time!  I’ll post tomorrow if there’s anything great. They have started their big media push about re-thinking prices (much like Goodwill, which is amusing to ponder) and I’m going to have a Grocery Theory post about Whole Foods soon.

This week’s got some fun things. There’s the cheese, but also pineapple (which can be frozen for smoothies). If you’ve never been, this is a good week to visit Fiesta. The store is just a lot of fun to wander through. The international aisle is stunning, and I really enjoy the whole place.  This week they’ve got potatoes, apples and pork all on loss-leader sale prices, and I can think of four dinners I could make based on those ingredients. Give it a go. If you then don’t know what to make, let me know, and we’ll talk.

Cheepie will be buying strawberries, peppers, mangoes, pepper jack and walnuts.  What will you be buying?