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Just the Basics best deals 6/14

Posted June 13, 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, eggs, bread, coupon items & more. This list includes deals from the sales ads, with a few regular priced items included. Please add any other great deals on basics that you find!


Kroger, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens deals are valid through 6/16.
Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Food Lion and Aldi deals are valid through 6/19.

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!


HT: Milk, 1 gallon, $2.77
Kroger: Milk (1%, 2%, 3.25%, Skim, Lowfat buttermilk, Chocolate Milk), gallon, $2.69 (a great price!)


Aldi: Hot dog or hamburger buns, .79
HT: Harris Teeter hamburger or hot dog buns, 8 count, .99
Kroger bread or buns, $1.00
Italian bread, 16 oz, $1.00


HT: EVIC deal this week is Harris Teeter Eggs, 1 dozen, .97, limit 2 – great price!
LF: Lowes Foods large eggs, 3-dozen, $3.49, limit 2 with in-ad coupon in ad last week


Aldi: Peaches, 2 lb package, $1.89
Aldi: Cantaloupe, $1.29 each
Aldi: Bananas, .44/lb
Aldi: Kiwi, 16 oz., .99
Aldi: Red or green grapes, 2 lb package, $2.58
Food Lion: Limes 5 for $1
FL: Lemons 2 for $1.00
FL: Cucumbers 2 for $1
FL: Yellow or white corn 10 for $3 (.30 per ear – a decent price)
FL: Sweet potatoes, .67/lb – good price
HT: Corn, 5 for $2.00
HT: Lemons, 2 for $1
HT: Oranges, 2 for $1
HT: Cucumbers, .69 each
HT: Red Grapes, $1.29/lb
Kroger: Sweet corn, 3 for $1.00
Kroger: Bell peppers, red, yellow or orange, $1 each
LF: White or yellow sweet corn, GA grown, 5 for $2
LF: Vine ripe tomatoes, SC grown, .97/lb – good price!
LF: Green snap peas, VA grown, .97/lb
LF: Zucchini or yellow squash, SC grown, .97/lb
LF: Green bell peppers, SC grown, .97/lb


Aldi: Parkview jumbo franks, 16 oz., .99
Aldi: Fresh chicken drumsticks, 3 lb average weight, .99/lb
Aldi: Fresh chicken thighs, 3.5 average weight, .99/lb
Aldi: Fresh chicken breasts, 1.75 average weight, $1.99/lb
Aldi: Fresh chicken tenderloins, 1.5 average weight, $2.29/lb
FL: Holly Farms chicken drumsticks and thigh value pack, .99/lb
FL: Pork riblets, 10 lb box, $1.39/lb
FL: Semi-boneless ribeye steaks, $4.99/lb
HT: Chicken leg quarters, value pack, .69/lb
HT: Smithfield bacon, 12 – 16 oz., $3.33 - $1 coupon from 6/10 SS = $2.33
Kroger: Pilgrim’s Pride boneless chicken breasts $1.99/lb

Dairy & Frozen

HT: Simply Potatoes, BOGO for $1.19 to $1.64 - $1/2 coupon from 6/3 RP = .69 to $1.14 each after coupon
HT: Harris Teeter All Natural ice cream, Buy 2 Get 3 Free, regular price is $5.39 each, Sale price is $2.16 each when you buy 5 in same transaction
LF: Lowes Foods butter, 16 oz., $1.99 with in-ad coupon in ad last week, limit 2 (this is a good price and butter freezes well)
LF: Borden cheese singles, 12 oz., $2 each AND buy 2 and earn a 20 cent fuel bonus reward AND there was a .55/1 coupon in the 6/10 SS making them only .90 each - a good deal!
LF: Lowes Foods ice cream, 64 oz, BOGO for $1.39 (great price!)

Misc. Grocery

LF: Mrs. Cubbison’s croutons, .99 - .55/1 coupon from 5/20 SS = Free if coupon doubles (.44 if it does not double)
LF: Garland Jack’s secret six BBQ sauce, 18 oz., BOGO for $1 - $1/2 coupon from 6/10 SS = .50 each


CVS: Pepsi 2 ltrs
Sale: $4 for $5
ECB: $1 when you buy 4
Total after ECB = 4 for $4

CVS: Pepsi 12 oz cans 12 pack
Sale: 3 for $12
ECB: $2 when you buy 3
Coupons: $1 coupons for various Pepsi products on
Total after 3 coupons = 3 for $7 ($2.33 each)

FL: Coke products, 2 ltr
Buy 4 and they are .99 each
Buy 3 and they are $1.09 each
Buy 2 and they are $1.25 each
Limit 4, Less than 2 and more than 4 and they are $1.49 each

HT: Harris Teeter colas, 2 ltr, .87
Kroger: Big K soft drinks, .79
RA: Simplify soda, 2 ltr, .88

RA: Pepsi & Pepsi products
Sale: 3 for $10.98
+UP: $3 +UP when you buy 3
Coupons: $1 coupons for various Pepsi products on including Pepsi Max, PepsiNext and Diet Pepsi
Total with 3 coupons (can only print out 1 of each coupon) = $1.66

WG: Pepsi 2 ltr, .99, limit 4


RA: Always Radiant, Infinity maxi pads, Tampax Radiant
Sale: $3.99
+UP: $2 +UP when you buy 1
Coupon: $1 coupon from 6/3 PG
Total after +UP and coupon = .99
(If you have the $2 coupons that were found inside some Tampax products recently, they will be free)


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  • kket02 Jun 18, 2012

    jma47, actually it is 1.39 I bought one over the weekend. The Premium LF brand is more like 2.80

  • luvstoQ Jun 15, 2012

    LF's ice cream is NOT $1.39 half price, more like $2.80 :-)

  • FlyingUnderTheRadar Jun 14, 2012

    aewagner87 -

    I got an email from Kellogs about a week ago that had a coupon for $1 off 3 Pop Tarts...not sure if it's on their website or not, but certainly worth a try :)

  • Dr D Jun 14, 2012

    aewagner87: There was a $1 off 3 coupon for Pop Tarts in the 5/13 Red Plum insert, exp date 6/24/12.

    Which reminds me: Aldi does not accept coupons, but the Aldi in Durham had a bunch of Pop Tarts for $0.89 per box a couple of weeks ago, mostly the Chocolate Chip flavor, but also some of the Choc Chip Cookie Dough flavor.

  • aewagner87 Jun 14, 2012

    anyone know of any poptart coupons?

  • 1LloydChristmas Jun 14, 2012

    ... assuming you're buying 4 packages.

  • 1LloydChristmas Jun 14, 2012


    As per Lowes' coupon policy they should manually double them. The coupon doesn't say DND. The problem is the upc barcode is coded to not double. (Starts with a 9)

    The .55/1 PET Ice Cream coupon from the same insert presents the same dilemma.

    It's best to just keep an eye out for coupons that are coded with the 9. But if they say DND, then Lowes isn't going to double them. (Although they should just have a blanket policy and double them anyway)

    When you go to checkout, have the cashier page the CSL/CSM to your register. Tell the CSL that you are going to need him or her to manually double these coupons because they most likely are not going to automatically double. They don't say DND. When you go to give the cashier your coupons, have those coupons scanned first. You can tell the CSL that the croutons are on sale for 99 cents, so they should only "double" 44 cents more. Ask the CSL to take off 1.76 (4 x .44).

  • nakabi Jun 14, 2012

    marybethwright-no had me excited though! lol..guess I'll continue getting the bananas at Aldi for .44/lb

  • marybethwright06 Jun 14, 2012

    Please accept my apologies ... I got to thinking that you all live in a different area than me so I checked the Raleigh area and your bananas and coke are priced differently than mine. Ignore my posts and I will be more careful next time ;)

  • skisx3 Jun 14, 2012

    The Mrs. Cubbison crouton coupons for LF do not double, I got them yesterday. .44 is still pretty good though.