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Just the Basics best deals 5/24

Posted May 24, 2012

Just the Basics

 

Here is your weekly list of good sale prices for the basics at our various grocery & drug stores including milk, meat, produce, coupon items & more. This list includes deals from the sales ads, with a few regular priced items included.

Kroger, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens deals are valid through 5/26.

Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Food Lion and Aldi deals are valid through 5/29.

Abbreviations used below include:

HT = Harris Teeter
LF = Lowes Foods
FL = Food Lion
RA = Rite Aid
WG = Walgreens

Please post any other favorite basics deals in the comments section below!

Milk

WG: Milk, 1 gallon, $2.99, limit 2 (a good price!)

 

Bread

Aldi: White hamburger or hot dog buns, 12 oz., .79

Aldi: Kaiser buns, 20 oz., $1.49

Kroger bread and buns. $1.00

LF: Merita or Wonder hot dog or hamburger buns, BOGO for $1.25 each


Eggs

Aldi usually has a good everyday low price on eggs. My buy price for eggs is .97/dozen and I stock up on 3 or 4 dozen when it hits this price (as it did 2 weeks ago at Harris Teeter)

 

Produce

Aldi: Vidalia onions, 2 lb bag, .69!

Aldi: Cantaloupe, .99 each!

Aldi: Strawberries, 1 lb, .99!

Aldi: Sweet corn, 20 oz or 4-pack, .99

Aldi: Blueberries, pint, $1.49

Aldi: Seedless watermelon, $2.99

FL: Yellow or white corn, 10 for $2 (.20 each – best price this week)

FL: Cabbage, .45/lb

FL: Cucumbers, .69 each – good price

FL: Green peppers, .69 each – good price

FL: Russet potatoes, .77/lb

FL: Sweet onions, .87/lb

FL: Celery, .99

FL: Cluster tomatoes on the vine, $1.49/lb

FL: Whole mushrooms 8 oz., $1.59

HT: Organic green onions, .89/bunch

HT: Zucchini or yellow squash, .99/lb – good deal

HT: Green peppers, .99 each

Kroger: Texas 1015 sweet onions, .59/lb

Kroger: Green beans, .99/lb

Kroger: Yellow zucchini or squash, .99/lb

Kroger: Mini peeled carrots, 16 oz., .99

Kroger: Tasti-lee tomatoes, 16 oz., $1.49/lb

Kroger: Broccoli bunch, $1.50

LF: Limes, 4 for $1

LF: Green cabbage, (ad indicates locally grown) .49/lb

LF: Sweet potatoes or russet potatoes, .89/lb

LF: Sweet Vidalia onions, (ad indicates locally grown), .99/lb

LF: Yellow peaches from South Carolina, $1.27/lb – good price

Target: Corn, .25/ear

 

Meat

Aldi: Ground beef, 80/20, $2.89/lb

Aldi: Ground beef, 85/15, 3 lb package, $8.99 ($2.99/lb)

Aldi: Kirkwood fresh chicken drumsticks, 3 lb average weight, .99/lb

Aldi: Krkwood fresh chicken thighs, 3.5 lb average weight, .99/lb

Aldi: Kirkwood frozen chicken breasts, 48 oz., $5.49 ($1.83/lb)

Aldi: Kirkwood fresh chicken tenderloins, $2.29/lb

Aldi: Parkview bun length wieners, 3 lb package, $2.99

Aldi: Parkview jumbo franks, 16 oz., .99

Aldi: Parkview classic cheese dogs, 16 oz., $1.79

Aldi: Parkview cheddar, stadium or smoked brats, 14 oz., $1.99

FL: Whole smoked pork picnics, $1.49/lb

FL: Holly Farms boneless chicken breasts, $1.99/lb

FL: Whole pork spare ribs $1.99/lb

FL: Ground chuck, value pack, $2.49/lb

FL: Food Lion shrimp, 16 oz., BOGO, limit 2

FL: Ball Park meat or beef franks, 16 oz., BOGO - .75/2 coupon from 5/6 RP

HT: Split chicken breasts, .99/lb

HT: Boston butt pork roast, $1.49/lb

HT: Ball Park meat and turkey franks, 16 oz, BOGO for $1.49 - .75/2 coupon from 5/6 RP = .74 each

HT: Ball Park beef and smoked white turkey franks, 16 oz. BOGO for $1.99 to $2.47 (depends on variety) - .75/2 coupon from 5/6 RP = $1.24 and up

HT: Hillshire Farm smoked sausage, $3.50 - .55/1 coupon from Smart Shopper Coupons link in box above = $2.40

Kroger value chicken leg quarters, 10 lb bag, .69/lb

Kroger: Tyson chicken split breasts, drumsticks or thighs, .99/lb

Kroger: Ball Park franks, select (excludes beef and cheese), $1.25 - .75/2 coupon from 5/6 RP = .88 each

LF: Boneless chicken breast, Sanderson Farms, value pack, $1.97/lb – this is a good price

LF: Mrs. Paul’s frozen fish, 7.2 – 33.6 oz., BOGO for $3 and up - .75/1 coupon from 4/15 SS = $1.50 and up

LF: Oscar Mayer hot dogs, all varieties, BOGO. The Selects Beef variety is BOGO for $2.75 - .75/2 from 4/15 SS = $2 each (The non-beef are BOGO for $2 but there is not a coupon out for that variety)

LF: Ball Park meat franks, 16 oz., $2.50 - .75/2 coupon from 5/6 RP = $1.75


Dairy & Frozen

Aldi: Happy Farms, American or Swiss cheese singles, 12 oz., $1.49

HT: Breakstone’s sour cream, 16 oz., BOGO for $1.07

HT: Bird’s Eye Steamfresh veggies
Sale: BOGO for $1.19 and up
Coupons: .50 printable coupon for Chef’s Favorites variety HERE
and .30 printable coupon for whole grain blend HERE
Total = .19 and up (if whole grain blend is included in the $1.19 BOGO sale – the Express Lane was not clear about that)

HT: Cool Whip, .99 - .50/2 coupon from 5/6 SS = .49 each (same price at Lowes Foods)

HT: Breyers ice cream, $2.50 - .75/1 coupon for the Blasts varieties from their Facebook page HERE = $1.00 – a great price on Breyers!

HT: Luigi’s Italian ice, BOGO for $2.00 - .75/2 coupon from 5/13 RP AND .75/2 ZVR Harris Teeter digital e-coupon = .88 each (this is a 6 pack so they are .15 per treat!)

Kroger sour cream or dip, 16 oz. $1.00 (this is a good price for 16 oz. sour cream)

Kroger cheese singles, 16 count, $1.50

Kroger vegetables, frozen, 10 – 12 oz., $1.00

LF: Kraft shredded cheese, 7 – 8 oz., Buy 2 Get 3 FREE (regular price is $3.79) = 5 for $7.58 ($1.52 each – a good price)

LF: Cedar’s hummus, 12 oz., $1.99

LF: Cool Whip, .99 - .50/2 coupon from 5/6 SS = .49 each

LF: Mayfield ice cream, 48 oz., BOGO for $3.00 - $1 coupon from 5/6 SS = $2 each – a good deal


Misc. Grocery

CVS: Vlasic homestyle relish, $1 - .75/1 coupon from 4/1 SS = .25

CVS: Heinz ketchup, $1.00 (no size given in ad) - .50 coupon from 5/20 SS = .50

FL: Hunt’s pasta sauce, 26 oz, $1.00 ($1 is my buy price for pasta sauce)

HT: Ragu pasta sauce, 24 – 26 oz, BOGO fo.99 - .55/1 coupon from Lowes Foods coupon booklet found in stores recently = FREE (even if you don’t have the coupon booklet, my buy price for pasta sauce is $1 or less…but free is better)
There is also a coupon for free Taco shells when you buy Ragu pasta sauce from All You magazine (exp 05/27) – haven’t seen these taco shells but this would be a great deal if they have them.

HT: Ortega refried beans, 16 oz., $1.00 - $1 coupon from All You Magazine May or .50/2 from 4/15 SS = Free with All You coupon or .50 each with 4/15 coupon

HT: Mueller’s macaroni, 8 oz., .75 - .55/2 coupon from 5/20 SS = .20 each

HT: Maruchan Yakisoba noodles, BOGO for .59 - $1/2 coupons from 5/20 and 3/11 SS = 9 cents each

HT: Ken’s Marinade, 16 oz., BOGO for $1.62 each - $1 coupon from 5/6 SS = .62 each

HT: Lipton family tea bags, 24 count, BOGO for $1.44 - .40/1 coupon from 5/20 RP = .64

HT:Honey Bunches of Oats Fruit Blends, $2.50 - .80/1 printable from CouponNetwork.com HERE = .90 (good price for cereal)
There is also a $1 coupon on coupons.com making them $1.50

HT: Heinz ketchup, 32 – 36, $2.00 - .50 coupon from 5/20 SS = $1.00

HT: Hellman’s mayo 30 oz, BOGO for $2.57 - .75/1 coupon from the Lowes Coupon booklet found in stores recently or $1 coupon from 5/20 SS = $1.07 with Lowes coupon ($1.57 with $1 coupon – still a good deal)

Kroger: Heinz Ketchup, 32 – 40 oz., $1.99 - .50 coupon from 5/20 SS = .99

Kroger: Kraft salad dressing, 16 oz., $1.67 - $1/2 coupon from 5/20 SS = $1.17 each

Kroger: Hellman’s mayo, 30 oz., $2.99 - $1 coupon from 5/20 RP = $1.99

LF: Jell-O gelatin or pudding mix, .79 - .50/2 coupon from 5/6 SS = .29 each

LF: Kraft BBQ sauce, 17.5 – 18 oz., BOGO for .80 each - $1/2 from 5/6 SS = .30 (good deal!)

LF: Hunt’s pasta sauce, 24 – 26.5, $1.00 ($1 is my buy price for pasta sauce)

LF: Ritz Crackerfuls BOGO for $1.85 - $1/2 from 4/1 SS = $1.35 each

LF: Kraft mayo or Miracle Whip, 30 oz., $2.99 - .55/1 coupon from 5/13 SS = $1.89

LF: Heinz ketchup, 40 oz bottle, $2.49 - .50/1 coupon from 5/20 SS = $1.49 (if you have the Lowes Foods 3-week coupon that was in the ad a couple weeks ago, it makes the ketchup .99 after store and manufacturer coupons)


Drinks

CVS: 7UP, A&W, Canada Dry, Sunkist 2 ltr bottles, BOGO, limit 4

CVS: Pepsi, 2 ltrs products, .99, limit 5

CVS: Pepsi 12 oz cans, 12 pack, selected varieties, 3 for $10 - $2 Extrabucks when you buy 3
Coupon: $1 printable coupons for Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Next and Pepsi Max from commonkindness.com HERE
Total with 1 coupon and +UP = $2.33 each
Total with 2 coupons (you can print 1 of each coupon) and +UP = $1.99 each (a good price)
Total with 3 coupons (you can only print each coupon every 180 days) and +UP = $1.66 (great price!)

FL: My Essentials soda, 2 ltr., .83

FL; My Essentials soda, 12 pack cans, 4 for $10

Harris Teeter soda, 2 ltr, .80 each

Kroger: Coke soft drinks, 6 pack bottles, 5 for $10

LF: Pizzazz soft drinks, 12 pack cans, 5 for $10 ($2 per 12-pack – a good deal)

RA: 7 UP, 2 ltr, 4 for $5 - $2 +UP Reward when you buy 4 = .75 each

WG: 7UP, A&W, Sunkist, Canada Dry, Hawaiian Punch, $1.00, limit 3


Non-Food

CVS: Suave ECB: $4 Extrabucks when you spend $12 on participating Suave products including Suave Naturals Body Lotion, Suave Professionsals shampoo, conditioner, and body wash, Suave Naturals or Kids, Suave Keratin Infusion shampoo or cinditioner, Suave Invisible
Coupons: Various coupons from 5/20 RP including a possible BOGO for Suave body lotion (which is on sale for $3)
Scenario: Buy 4 Suave Naturals body lotion, use 2 BOGO coupons and total after ECB and 2 coupons = $2.00 for 4 (.50 each!)

CVS: Purex, 25-33 loads, or Ultrapacks 18 count, $2.50 - .50 = $2.00 (a decent price)

CVS: Huggies Little Swimmers, Buy 1 Get 1 at 50% off - $1.50 coupon from 5/20 SS

CVS: Sparkle paper towels, 8 pack, $4.99 - .50 coupon from 5/6 RP, $1 off March All You Magazine = $3.99 with $1 coupon

FL: Sparkle paper towels, 6-8 rolls, $4.99 - .50 coupon from 5/6 RP = $4.49

FL: Angel Soft bath tissue, 9 mega, 12 double or 24 regular rolls, $4.99 - .45 coupon from 3/25 RP or .25 coupon from 5/30 RP

FL: Cutter insect repellant, BOGO - $1 coupon from 5/20 RP

FL: Huggies Little Swimmers, 10 – 12 count, $6.99 - $1.50/1 coupon from 5/20 SS = $5.49

HT: Finish gelpacs or powerball tabs, $3.99 - .75/1 coupon from 4/22 SS = $2.49

Kroger: All laundry detergent, 28 – 40 loads, $2.99 - $1 coupon from 4/1 RP = $1.99 (my buy price)

Kroger: Angel soft bathroom tissue, 12 double roll, $4.99 - .45 coupon from 3/25 RP, .25 coupon from 5/20 RP = $4.09

Kroger: Coppertone sunscreen, $5.99 - $3/2 coupon from 5/20 SS = $4.49 each

Kroger: Huggies Little Swimmers, $6.99 - $1.50 coupon from 5/20 SS = $5.49
There is also a promotion on savingstar.com for a $5 SavingStar credit when you buy $35 worth of Huggies

RA: Xtra laundry detergent, 35 – 44 loads, $1.88 - .75/2 coupon from 5/6 SS = $1.50 each

RA: Tugaboos jumbo pack diapers
Sale: 2 for $15
SCR: $2 Single Check Rebate when you buy 2
Total after rebate = $6 each

RA: $10 +UP when you buy $30 worth of participating products including Kleenex, Scott, Depend, Huggies, various Rite Aid brand baby care.
Huggies Little Swimmers, baby wipes
Sale: Buy 1 Get 1 for 50% off
Coupon: $1.50 coupon from 5/20 SS
Saving Star credit: $5 SavingStar credir when you buy $35 worth of participating Huggies products
+UP: Also included in the +UP deal above

WG: U by Kotex tampons
Sale: $3.99
RR: $3 register rewards
Coupon: $1 coupon from 5/20 SS
Total after coupon and rewards = FREE!

WG: Sleep Sheets Strips, 10 count, $4.99 - $4.99 Register Rewards = FREE after rewards!

WG: Ajax cleanser, 14 oz., Buy 1 at .99 and get 1 Free = 2 for .99

WG: Huggies Little Swimmers
Sale: $6.99
Store coupon: $2 store coupon found in monthly coupon booklet in stores
Coupon: $1.50 coupon from 5/20 SS
Total after store coupon and manufacturer’s coupon = $3.49 (a good deal for these)

WG: Huggies Pull-Ups, Diapers, GoodNites
Sale: $8.99
Store coupon: $2 store coupon in monthly coupon book in stores
Coupon: $2 coupon from 5/20 SS
Total after store and manuf coupon = $4.99

 

Pet Care

HT: Pup-Peroni dog snacks, 5.6 oz., BOGO for $2.12 - $1.50/2 coupon from 5/13 and 3/11 RP = $1.37 each

Kroger: Kibbles n Bits dog food, 16 – 17.6 oz bag, $9.99 - $1 coupon from 5/13 RP = $8.99

LF: Alpo dog food, 16 lb, $6.99

 

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  • theCouponDiva May 27, 2012

    Yes Faye, we appreciate all that you do!

  • jdouglas13 May 24, 2012

    I can't begin to imagine how much time and effort it takes for you to put this list together. Please know how much I appreciate it, as I'm sure many of the others here do to! You rock :)

  • mrsgaskill May 24, 2012

    HT has Lipton Tean & Honey To Go 2/$5 in their Wed email ad; however it's not in the paper ad, in their system or on their shelves! I had a ZVR, a $1 coupon and a $.40 coupon!!! Went to Youngsville HT this afternoon, not in the store and he said it wasn't listed in their system. Anyone else run into that at other stores?

  • marybethmag May 24, 2012

    Regarding Hellmann's at HT, there's also a ZVR for 25c if you saved it -- every quarter counts! And I will love bragging to my mom that I got a 'quart' of Hellmann's for $1.32. :)

  • nakabi May 24, 2012

    thank you Faye for all you hard work!