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Just the Basics best deals 9/6

Posted September 6, 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 9/8.

Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Food Lion and Aldi deals are valid through 9/11.

Food Lion Store Brand Super Sale: September 5th – October 2nd, buy Food Lion store brand items and receive a coupon to use on your next transaction. It’s basically like getting back .25 per item after the coupon prints out.

Buy 4 items, Save $1 (via a coupon that prints out for use on your next transaction)
Buy 6, Save $1.50
Buy 8, Save $2
Buy 10, Save $2.50
Buy 20, Save $5.00
Buy 40, Save $10.00

Lowes Foods: Bonus Fuel Rewards: Purchase participating products and earn cents off your per gallon gas cost at Lowes Foods gas stations and Wilco Hess stations. See the Lowes Foods deals list posted on 9/5 for the specific deals and coupon match-ups.

Kroger: What a Deal Mega Event Promotion: Buy 10 participating items and save $5 at the register. Basically, you are getting 50 cents off each item. There will be more participating items marked in the store so look for the yellow shelf tags. You have to buy in multiples of 10 to get the discount.

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, 128 oz., $2.97

Kroger: Silk Almond Milk ½ gallon, $2.99 - $1 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link in box above = $1.99


Kroger: Kroger buns or bread, $1.00


No great egg deals this week in the sales ads. Please share if you found one. My buy price for eggs is $1 or less per dozen. Fortunately, I still have a rain check from Walgreens for .99/dozen from a couple weeks ago so I’ll be getting eggs there this week.


Aldi: Bananas, .44/lb

Aldi: Red or green grapes, .99/lb

Aldi: Peaches, .99/lb

Aldi: Plums, .99/lb

Aldi: Nectarines, .99/lb

Aldi: Cantaloupe, $1.29 each

Aldi: Valencia oranges, 4 lb bag, $1.99

FL: Kiwi fruit, 2 for .88

FL: Sweet onions, .89/lb

FL: Carrots, 2 lb bag, .99 (.50/lb - good price!)

FL: Yellow or white peaches, $1.27/lb

FL: Roma tomatoes, $1.29/lb

FL: Granny Smith apples, 3 lb bag, $2.50 (only .83/lb – good price!)

FL: Russet potatoes, 5 lb bag, $2.50

HT: Red potatoes, bulk, .79/lb

HT: Red or White grapes, .99/lb – great price!

HT: Bartlett or Bosc pears, $1.29/lb

HT white potato, 5 lb bag, $3.79

HT Yukon gold potato, 5 lb bag, $3.99

Kroger: Mangoes (organic or conventional), .77 each

Kroger: Red tomatoes on the vine, .99/lb

Kroger: Red, yellow or orange bell peppers, 4 for $5

Kroger: Golden delicious or gala apples, VA grown, $1.29/lb

Kroger: Organic tomatoes on the vine, $1.49/lb

LF: Limes, 4 for $1

LF: Green bell peppers, .97 each

LF: White seedless grapes, $1.27

LF: Beefsteak tomatoes, $1.27

LF: Peeled baby carrots, 1 lb, $1.27

LF: White potatoes, 4 lb bag, $1.27




FL: Whole Boston Butt 1 piece, $1.59/lb

FL: Country style pork ribs, value pack, $1.79

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

HT: Chicken leg quarters, value pack, .97/lb

HT: Ground Beef, 80% lean, limit 2, $1.99/lb

HT: Smithfield pork spareribs, $2.77/lb

Kroger: Kroger value boneless chicken breast, $1.88/lb

Kroger: Boneless pork loin, $1.99/lb

LF: Perdue boneless chicken breast, $1.97 – good price

LF: Boneless pork chops, $2.97/lb

LF: Pork steaks, value pack, $2.99/lb

LF: Pork spareribs, $2.99/lb

LF: Bar S meat franks, 16 oz., $1.25

LF: Carolina Pride cooked ham, 10 oz., BOGO for $1.80

Dairy & Frozen

FL: Blue Bunny ice cream, 56 oz, BOGO - $1 printable coupon on their website

HT: Yoplait Greek Yogurt singles, 5.3 oz., $1 - .50/2 coupon from 8/19 SS AND .50/2 e-coupon credit AND there is also a .50/2 Harris Teeter digital coupon available for some (I did get this one so this is a fabulous deal!)
Total after coupon and HT digital coupon = FREE (it’s a money maker after SavingSTar credit is added to SavingStar account!)

HT: Dannon Danimals Crunchers, 14 oz., $2 - .75/1 coupon from 8/26 SS = .50

HT: Sorrento string cheese or cheddar sticksters, 10 – 12 oz., BOGO for $2.49 - $3/2 coupon from 8/26 RP = .99 each – a great deal!

Kroger: Kroger cheese, 12 – 16 oz., $2.99

LF: Yoplait Greek yogurt with granola, $2.50 - .75/1 coupon from 7/15 SS (expires 9/8) - $1.00 per 4-pack

LF: Old El Paso seasoning mix .75 - .60/3 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link in box above

LF: Old El Paso tortillas or taco shells or refried beans, $1.25 - .60/3 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link in box above = .85 each (as long as coupon doubles. Old El Paso coupons are notorious for not doubling). If it doubles , this is a good price for the tortillas or taco shells

LF: Old El Paso salsa BOGO for $1.85 - .60/3 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link in box above

Misc. Grocery

CVS: Gold Emblem spices, .49 – 8 oz., 3 for $2 (.66 each)

HT: Kellogg’s kids cereals, various, BOGO – carious printable coupons on including a .50/1 Frosted Flakes and Apple Jacks coupons = .72 after .50 coupon

Kroger: Kraft BBQ sauce, Easy Mac Cups or Velveeta Cups, .49 after promo discount - $1/3 Kraft BBQ sauce coupon from 8/19 SS = .16 each after coupon and promo! – This is the lowest price we will probably see on this BBQ sauce until next summer.

LF: .10 bonus fuel reward when you buy any 6 select Progresso Recipe Starter Mixes for $1.39 in a single transaction - .50/1 coupon from 8/19 SS or from Smart Shopper coupons link in box above = .39 each (for the first 4 since they have a limit of 4 coupons per product)
There is a .50/1 Progresso Recipe Starters e-coupon coupon credit on

LF: Fresh Rewards Offer: Lowes Foods hamburger or hot dog buns, 8 count, .88, limit 2


Harris Teeter soda, 2 ltr, .80

Kroger: Coke 2 ltrs, .89 after promo discount (a good price)

Kroger: Big K soft drinks, 12 pack cans, $2.50

Kroger: 7-up soft drinks, 6 pack, 4 for $10

RA: 7UP or Diet 7UP 2 ltrs, 4 for $5 - $2 +UP when you buy 4 = .75 each after reward

WG: A&W, 7UP, Sunkist, 2 ltrs, $1.00, limit 3


HT: Carefree liners, 20 – 22 count, $1 each - .50 coupon from 8/26 SS = FREE!

HT: V05 shampoo or conditioner, 15 oz., .89

Kroger: All laundry detergent, 28 – 32 load or Mighty Pacs 24 count, $2.99 after promo discount - $1 coupon from 7/29 RP = $1.99 (a good price)

RA: LA Looks, Labella stylers, Aqua Net, Rave or Condition hair spray, Prell
Sale: $2.99
+UP: $2 reward
Coupon: $1 LA Looks coupon from 8/19 RP
Total after reward and coupon = FREE!
Total with just reward (and no coupon) = .99

RA: Colgate Total Advanced, Total toothpaste or manual toothbrush Max, 1 ct
Sale: $2.99
Store coupon: $2 in-ad coupon on page 12
Coupon: .75/1 coupon from 8/26 SS
Total after both coupons = .24

WG: Scope Dual Blast or Outlast mouthwash 24 or 25.4 oz., Oral B complete toothbrush, Crest select toothpaste, Glide Floss
Sale: 2 for $6
RR: $3 reward when you buy 2
Coupon: $1.50 Scope coupon from 8/26 PG insert, .50/1 Crest toothpaste coupon from 8/26 PG
Total after 2 Scope coupons and RR = 2 for FREE!

WG: Crest Pro-Health mouthwash 33.8 oz, Pro Health Clinical Rinse or 3D Arctic Fresh Rinse 16 oz
Sale: $3.99
RR: $3 reward
Coupon: .50 coupon from 8/26 PG insert
Total after RR and coupon = .49

WG: Aussie or Herbal Essences hair care, 6 – 14 oz.
Sale: 2 for $6
RR: $2 Register Reward when you buy 2
Coupon: $3 off 2 coupon from 8/5 RP
Total after coupon and RR = .50 each – great price!

WG: Purex laundry detergent, 33 loads, $1.99 – good deal

WG: W jumbo pack of premium diapers, sleep pants or training pants, 2 for $10


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  • blbsion Sep 8, 2012

    This is my favorite thing you do, Faye! I love the "Just the Basics Best Deals" feature! You earn your pay! It makes me check WRAL! Keep it up. I need all the help I can get in this economy.

  • Packy Sep 6, 2012

    Faye, we don't have a Kroger near us at all... and the only way I get HT deals are if my fiance stops at the one that's in the town he works in. We have FL, Lowes and PW. That's it.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 6, 2012

    Well, it's a decent milk deal at HT this week, Packy but not as sweet as the $1.99 at Kroger a couple weeks ago. Maybe next week.....

  • Packy Sep 6, 2012

    nevermind saw it! :)

  • Packy Sep 6, 2012

    No milk deals :(

  • nakabi Sep 6, 2012

    the grapes from last week at HT were great! I'm hoping these ones this week are just as good!