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Just the Basics best deals 6/21

Posted June 21, 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 6/23.

Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Food Lion and Aldi deals are valid through 6/26.

Carlie C’s deals (for the Garner store only) are valid through June 24.

There are a bunch of deals with the Harris Teeter Super Doubles promotion and you can see them all at the link in the box above.

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!


Smart Balance Milk, 64 oz., $3 - $1.50/1 coupon from 6/3 SS (which does indicate DND) = FREE! (as long as your HT doubles it)

Kroger Milk, ½ gallon 1% or skim, $1.39

Kroger Milk, ½ gallon 2%, 3.25% lowfat buttermilk or chocolate, $1.49


FL: My Essentials hamburger or hot dog buns, 8 count, .96

Harris Teeter bread, old fashioned white, 20 oz., .87

Harris Teeter hamburger or hot dog buns, 8 count, .87

Kroger bread or buns, select, $1.00


Kroger: Eggs, 12 count, $1.00 – good price

Lowes Foods large eggs, 3-dozen, $3.49, limit 2 with in-ad coupon from 2 weeks ago

WG: Eggs, 1 dozen, limit 3, .99 – a good deal!


Aldi: Avocados, .69 each

Aldi: Strawberries, 16 oz., $1.29

Aldi: Blueberries, pint, $1.49

Aldi: Cantaloupe, $1.49 each

Aldi: Sweet corn, 20 oz 4-pack, $1.49 (.37 per ear)

Aldi: Peaches, plums or nectarines, 2 lb package, $1.99
Carlie C’s IGA in Garner: Yellow squash, .99/lb
Yellow onions, 3 lb bag, $1.99
FL: Green onions, 2 for $1

FL:Garlic, 2 for $1

FL: Vidalia onions, .79/lb

FL: Tomatoes on the vine, .99/lb – a good deal
HT: Sweet potatoes, NC grown, .89/lb
HT: Green bell peppers, .99 each
Kroger: Tomatoes, .99/lb

Kroger: Mini peeled carrots, 16 oz., $1.00

Kroger: Iceberg lettuce, $1.00 per head

Kroger: Whole pineapple, $1.50 – a good price

LF: Limes 5 for $1.00

LF: Green cabbage, NC grown, .47/lb

LF: Sweet potatoes, NC grown, .67/lb (good price)

LF: Yellow squash, SC grown, .97/lb

LF: Vidalia onions, .97/lb


Aldi: Kirkwood frozen chicken breasts, 48 oz bag, $5.49 ($1.83/lb – a good deal)

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

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

Aldi: Parkview bun length wieners, 3 lb package, $2.99 ($1 per lb)

Aldi: Kirkwood chicken thighs or drumsticks, .99/lb

Aldi: Kirkwood fresh chicken breasts, $1.99/lb

Carlie C’s IGA in Garner: Fresh split fryer breast, .98/lb

FL: Holly Farms bone in chicken breasts, .99/lb – good deal

FL: Smithfield center cut ham slices, $2.49/lb

FL: Top round London Broil, $2.99/lb – a decent deal

FL: Ocean Eclipse flounder, tilapia or salmon, 4 oz., $1 (same as paying $4 per lb – a decent deal)

FL: Food Lion fresh deli cooked ham, $2.99/lb

Kroger: Kroger Value pack of boneless skinless chicken breasts, $1.79/lb – good price!

Boneless pork loin, $1.99/lb

LF: Butterball turkey franks, BOGO - $1/2 coupon from All You Magazine June

Dairy & Frozen

FL: Sabra Hummus, 10 oz., $2.99 - $1 coupon from = $1.99

HT: Cabot cheese, 8 oz., BOGO for $1.48 - $1/2 coupon from  = .48 each

Harris Teeter cream cheese bat, 8 oz., $1.00

Harris Teeter cheese slices, 8 oz. BOGO for $1.32 (a good price)

Harris Teeter butter quarters, 16 oz., $2.00 (a good price and you can freeze butter)

Kroger cream cheese, 8 oz. bar., $1.00

Kroger cheese singles, 12 count, $1.00

LF: Lowes Foods shredded cheese, 8 oz., $1.50 with in-ad coupon in 6/20

LF: Lowes Foods chunk cheese, 16 oz., $2.99 with in-ad coupon from ad 2 weeks ago, limit 4

LF: PictSweet deluxe vegetables, 12 – 16 oz., BOGO for $1 each, limit 6 free

WG: Nice! Or Deerfield Farms butter, 16 oz., Buy 1 for $3.99 and get q for Free (makes each lb $2 – a good price)

Misc. Grocery

Aldi: Hamburger or hot dog buns, .79

FL: My Essentials pasta sauce, 26 – 26.5 oz., .99 (a decent deal)

HT: Mott’s applesauce, 6 pack, $2 - $1.10 printable coupon on

HT: Hunt's pasta sauce 24 oz, $1.00

LF: General Mills cereal, select including Fiber One Nutty Clusters and Almonds, $2.50 - .75/1 Fiber One coupon and various $1/2 and $1/3 coupons on HERE
Total after .75 coupon = $1.00 (a good price for Fiber One)


Carlie C’s IGA in Garner: IGA apple juice, 64 oz., .99

Carlie C’s IGA in Garner: Coke products, 2 ltr, .69 - great deal if you drink Coke

Carlie C’s IGA soft drinks, Garner location, 2 ltr., .69

FL: My Essentials soda, 3 liter, $1.15

HT: Pepsi 12 pks, Buy 2, Get 3 Free (regular price is $6.39 each) – various $1 printables from (must buy all 5 in same transaction to get sale price). You can use a coupon on the 2 you are buying so the total for 5 of the 12-packs = $8.78 ($1.76 each after sale and coupons when you buy 5)

Kroger: Big K soft drinks, 2 ltr, .79

Pepsi or 7Up soft drinks, 2 ltr, $1.00

LF: Pizzazz soft drinks, 3 ltr bottle, .99 with in-ad coupon in 6/20 ad

WG: Pepsi products, 2 ltr., limit 4, $1.00


Carlie C’s IGA in Garner: White Rain body wash, 12 - 19.95 oz body wash, .59!

Kroger: Brut deodorant, 2 – 2.5 oz., $1.00 - $1 coupon from 6/10 SS = FREE!

Kroger: Dials hand soap, 7.5 – 9.38 oz
Sale: $1
Coupon: .35/1 coupon from 6/17 RP
SavingStar: .35 digital credit
Total after coupon doubled and credit = FREE!

LF: Lowes Foods aluminum foil, 25 sq ft., .88 with in-ad coupon in 6/20 ad

LF: Mardi Gras Napkins, $2.50 - .55/1 coupon from 3/18 RP = .89

Lowes Foods All-Purpose cleaner, regular or with bleach, 32 oz., BOGO for $1.13

RA: Colgate toothpaste, 6 oz
Sale: $2.99
+UP: $2.50 +UP, limit 3
Coupon: .75/1 coupon from 6/3 SS, .50 coupon from 6/17 SS
Total after either coupon = FREE!

RA: Huggies jumbo pack diapers, pull-ups, overnites
Sale: $9.99
+UP: $1 +UP reward
Coupon: $1 diapers coupon from 6/17 SS, $2 Little Movers or Little Snugglers or Overnites coupon from 6/17 SS
Total after $2 coupon and +UP = $6.99

WG: Colgate Total toothpaste, Gum Defense or Advanced, 4 oz.
Sale: $3
RR: $2.50 register rewards
Coupon: .50 coupon from 6/17 SS, .75 coupon from 6/3 SS
Total after RR and wither coupon = FREE!

Pet Care

Kroger: Purina Dog Chow $9.99 - $1 mega event discount = $8.99

LF: Purina Kit & Kaboodle cat food, 16 – 19.2 lb bag, BOGO for $7.00 - .50/1 coupon from 4/22 SS = $6.00



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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jun 21, 2012

    Nakabi - That's the location I go to when I finish the monthly radio segments in Raleigh and when I am in Fuquay, I go to that location. I'm not near an Aldi every week, but when I am, I definitely pick up their produce deals. I sure wish they would put one in Garner or Clayton!

  • nakabi Jun 21, 2012

    Faye-My children (2.5 & 1 yr old) love all things fruit and vegetables! Out of our grocery budget/month, $150 of it is fruit!!! Unfortunately fruit/vegetables are so expensive here in USA and I'm used to it being very cheap back home. But I would rather they eat the healthy food than so many processed things that so many children eat these days.
    Which Aldi do you go to? I work across the street (literally) from the one on Wake Forest Rd.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jun 21, 2012

    My kids are the same way, Nakabi! We go through berries like crazy. I am looking forward to getting some more on Monday when I'll be near the Aldi in N Raleigh.

  • nakabi Jun 21, 2012

    kudus (is that how you spell it in English?) to Aldi for their great fruit prices! Bought 10 things of blueberries the other week when they were on sale and they were gone in a week (I think my children are part rabbit).