WRAL SmartShopper

WRAL SmartShopper

Just the Basics best deals 9/20

Posted September 20, 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 9/22.

Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Food Lion and Aldi deals are valid through 9/25.

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

Kroger is having a 10 for $10 sale and each item rings up at $1.00. If you only buy 1 of a 10 for $10 item, it still rings up at only $1.00.

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!


If you know of any milk deals this week, please post them!



HT: Nature's Own WhiteWheat bread, BOGO for $1.42 (better deal at Lowes Foods)

Kroger buns and bread, $1.00

Kroger: Nature’s Own honey wheat bread or Roman Meal, $1.66 each

LF: Nature’s Own whitewheat bread, BOGO for $1.25



No good egg deals this week. Glad I bought a bunch last week when they were .97 at Harris Teeter!



Aldi: Baby carrots, 16 oz, .69

Aldi: Yellow onions, 3 lb bag, .79

Aldi: Cabbage, .89 each

Aldi: Cauliflower, .99 each

Aldi: Broccoli, 14 oz package, .99

Aldi: Red potatoes, 5 lb bag, $1.29

FL: Bulk yellow onions, .79/lb

FL: Mangoes, .89 each

FL: Avocados, .99 each

FL: Iceberg lettuce, .99

FL: Yellow or white peaches, $1.25/lb

FL: Fuji apples, $1.39/lb

FL: Strawberries, 1 lb., $1.88

FL: Red potatoes, 5 lb bag, $2.99

HT: EVIC: Harris Teeter bagged salad, 10 – 16 oz., $1.97

HT: Sweet potatoes, .79/lb

HT: Green acorn, butternut or spaghetti squash, .99/lb

HT: Cabbake or Bok Choy, .99/lb

HT: Mangoes, $1 each

HT: Baby carrots, $1.00

HT: Cantaloupe, BOGO for $1.49

Harris Teeter Yukon gold potatoes, 5 lb bag, $3.50

Kroger: Fresh Selections garden salad, $1.00

Kroger: Starfruit, $1.00 each

Kroger: White seedless grapes, $

LF: Limes, 4 for $1

LF: Green snap beans, .97/lb

LF: Baby carrots, 2 lb bag, $1.77 (good price for baby carrots)

LF: Yellow onions, 3 lb bag, $1.77

LF: Russet potatoes, 10 lb bag, $2.77 (.27/lb – good price!)


FL: Holly Farms chicken fryers, .89/lb

FL: Whole pork spare ribs, 1 piece, previously frozen, limit 4 while supplies past, .99/lb

Food Lion ground turkey, 20 oz., $2.99 (part of the Super Sale)

FL: Boneless chuck roast, $2.99/lb

FL: Boneless stew beef, value pack, $2.99/lb

HT: Stew meat, BOGO for $2.49/lb – a good price

HT: EZ peel white shrimp, 2 lb bag, BOGO for $5 to $7 (depends on size shrimp you get)

Kroger boneless chicken breasts or thighs, value pack, $1.89/lb

Kroger Boneless pork loin $1.99/lb

Kroger Pork spareribs, $1.99/lb

Kroger ground beef, 75% lean, 3 lb roll, $2.29/lb

LF: Ground beef, 80% lean, 2 lb packages, $1.97/lb

LF: Assorted bone-in pork chops, $2.47/lb

LF: Boneless chuck roast, $2.97/lb

LF: Oscar Mayer meat bologna, BOGO for $1.40

Dairy & Frozen

HT: Yoplait yogurt, 6 oz., .50 each - .40/6 and .50/8 coupons from 8/5 GM insert AND .40/6 e-coupon credit

Harris Teeter sour cream, 8 oz., .77

Harris Teeter pizza dough balls in the deli section, $1.00 – this is a very good price for these and they freeze well!

Harris Teeter cottage cheese, 16 oz., BOGO for $1.07

Harris Teeter cheese, 8 oz, Buy 2 Get 3 FREE (must get all 5 in same transaction for sale price), regular price $2.75, Total for 5 = $5.50 ($1.10 each – an excellent price – stock up!), limit 10

Kroger cottage cheese, $1.00

Lowes Foods chunk cheese, 8 oz., BOGO for $1.40 (good price for 8 oz cheese)

Misc. Grocery

FL: My Essentials pasta sauce, 26 oz., .99 (part of Super Sale)

HT: Truvia sweetener, 40 packets, BOGO for $1.99 - $2 coupon from 9/16 RP AND .75 e-coupon credit AND .50 HT ZVR eVic coupon = FREE plus overage!

HT: Barilla spaghetti, 16 oz., Buy 2 Get 3 FREE (must get all 5 in same transaction for sale price), regular price $1.55, price for 5 = $3.10 (.62 each)

HT: Various General Mills cereal, fruit snacks and granola bar deals – see the full HT deals list for all the details – some products are free after all the promotions and coupons available

LF: Lance Cracker Creations, $2 - .75 coupon from 9/9 SS = .50

LF: Mahatma rice mix, 5 oz., .69

LF: Lowes Food Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 17 oz BOGO for $2.48

Walgreens: Nice! Salt 26 oz or baking soda 16 oz., .59 with in-ad coupon


CVS: Coke, 2 ltr., .99

FL: My Essentials soda, 12 pack cans, 4 for $10 (part of Super Sale)

HT: Harris Teeter cola, 2 ltr, .80

HT: Coke products, 6 pack, bottles, Buy 2 Get 3 FREE (must get all 5 in same transaction for sale price), regular price $4.69, Total for 5 = $9.38 ($1.88 each)

Kroger: Pepsi or 7 UP, 2 ltr., $1.00

Kroger: Big K soda, cans, 12 pack, $2.50

LF: Pizzaz soft drinks, 2 ltr, .88




CVS: Colgate Total, MaxFresh, MaxClean toothpaste or manual toothbrushes single pack
Sale: $2.99
Extrabucks: $2.00, limit 2
Coupon: $1 360 toothbrush coupon from 9/9 SS, $1 Total Advance coupon from 9/9 SS
Total after Extrabucks and coupon = FREE!

HT: Dawn dish soap, 9 oz, $1.25 - .50 coupon from 8/26 PG AND .50 HT ZVR digital coupon making it FREE with overage

RA: Scope mouthwash, 710 ml
Sale: $4.29
+UP: $2.00 reward, limit 2
Coupon: $1.50 coupon from 8/26 PG
Total after coupon and +UP = .79

Walgreens: Blistex Moisture Melt Lip Care, .35 oz., $2 - $2 Register Reward = FREE

Pet Care

FL: Alpo Prime Cuts dog food, 16 lb., $7.99

HT: Purina Dog Chow, BOGO - $1.50/1 coupon from 7/29 RP

LF: Paws cat litter, 20 lb, $2.69

LF: Paws dog food, 17.6 oz., $8.49



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  • blbsion Sep 20, 2012

    What a blessing to have you do this for us, Faye!

  • theCouponDiva Sep 20, 2012

    faye youre the best, thanks so much for posting these deals!

  • nakabi Sep 20, 2012

    thank you Faye! I appreciate all the time you put into making this list for us!
    aren't the hamburger/hotdog buns at HT .87? wouldnt that be cheaper than Krogers $1 price?

  • Packy Sep 20, 2012

    awesome, thanks, faye!

  • mhdeland Sep 20, 2012

    Thank you!