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Grocery deals 3-17

Posted March 17, 2010

There are some great deals with the Kroger March to Savings promo as well as lots of produce, meat and cheese sales this week at all the stores. I love the Dannon e-Vic special - 20 cents for 6 oz singles with sale and coupon! Milk is a great price at Lowe's Foods ($1.99/gallon!) and at HT with e-Vic ($2.29/gallon).  Happy shopping this week! Please share any other deals you find.

Harris Teeter
March 17 – March 23

E-VIC Specials for the week (remember you have to be signed up with e-Vic on to get these prices)
HT Milk, 1 gallon (excludes organic) $2.27, limit 1 – good price!
Non E-VIC price 2.47

Light or Regular Dannon Yogurt singles, 6 oz., 10/$3, limit 10 - $1.00/10 coupon from 3/14 = .20 each – a good deal!
Non E-VIC price 10/$4

18 ct. HT Eggs 1.57, limit 1
Non E-VIC price 1.99

Purina Puppy Chow or Dog Chow, 17.6- 20 lb., 6.99, limit 1
Non E-VIC price 8.99


6 oz. Blueberries BOGO

Cantaloupe BOGO

Red Grapefruit 5 lb. bag $2.79

Organic Green Onions 2/$1

White Mushrooms 1.89

Sweet Potatoes .79/lb

Russet Potatoes, 5 lb.bag, $3.00 each

Hass Avocados 4/$5


Ground Beef, 80% lean 1.47/lb

White Shrimp, 31-40 ct. 4.99/lb

Smithfield Boneless Pork Loin 1.99/lb

Trident Frozen Seafood (battered cod or panko tilapia), BOGO

Sea Pak Popcorn Shrimp BOGO - .75/1 from March All You Magazine

Catfish Nuggets 1.99/lb

Hillshire Farm Ultra Thin or Hearty Sliced Lunchmeat 2/$7 - .35/1 from 3/14 = $2.80

Dairy & Frozen

Kraft Shredded Cheese BOGO - $1.00/2 blinkie coupons found on shelves or BOGO coupons found on shelves

Pillsbury Breadsticks 3/$5 - .40/2 from 1/21 = $1.26 each

Birds Eye Frozen Veggies BOGO

Jose Ole 16-20 oz. Meals B1G2 Free (buy 1 get 2 free) - $1.00/1 coupon from 3/7 insert. Per their policy, you can only use $1 coupon for the one you are buying. You cannot use coupons for the other 2 that are “free”.

McCain Sweet Potato Fries 2/$6 - .75/1 coupon from 2/28 = $1.50

Totino's Pizza Rolls BOGO - .60/3 from 2/7

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel 3/$5 - .55/2 from 3/7 = $1.11 each

DiGiorno Pizza and Breadsticks (box includes both items) $6.00 - $1 store coupon in sales ad = $5.00 (which could make for a frugal meal if you add free Steamfresh veggies from recent sales)

Miscellaneous Food

Progresso Soup BOGO - .50/2 from 2/21

Classico Pasta Sauce BOGO - $1.00/2 printable

Nature's Own Honey Wheat Bread BOGO

Pepsi 2 liters 10/$10

Diet 7UP or 7Up 2 liters 2/$2

HT Cola 12 packs 2.47



Lowe’s Foods
March 17 – March 23

3-Week Coupons are still good through March 23 and include the following deals:
You can use a manufacturer’s coupon with these store coupons for even better deals! Here are my favorites from the 3-week coupons:

Steamfresh Frozen Veggies, various 10-12 oz. $.97 with coupon - .35/1 coupon from 2/28 = .27 after store and manufacturer’s coupon.

Dannon Light and Fit yogurt 3 for .99 with coupon, limit 9 - $1.00/10 coupon from 3/14 = .23 each – a good price

Sargento Cheese, 5-8 oz $1.49 with coupon - .40/2 from 1/31 = $2.18 for 2 ($1.09 each – a very good price for 8 oz cheese these days)

Lowe’s Foods Chunk Cheese 8 oz $1.49 with coupon (a pretty good price – much better than full retail just about anywhere!), Limit 4

Butter quarters, 16 oz $1.77 with coupon (a good price for 1 lb butter), limit 2

Lowe’s Foods thin crust frozen pizza $2.49 with coupon

Sunny D 48-64 oz .99 with coupon - .25 coupon from 2/7 = .49 each


Better Valu Oranges, 8 lb bag, $4.99 (.62/lb)

White or Red Potatoes, 5 lb bag $2.99

Crown Broccoli $1.99/lb


London Broil $2.39/lb – a good price

Sanderson Farms Whole Fryers .59/lb

Baby Back Ribs $2.99/lb

Carolina Large Shrimp $4.99/lb

Fresh Catfish Fillets $3.99/lb

Various Gorton’s breaded seafood products including fish sticks, fillets and shrimp BOGO - .40/1 from 2/21 inserts

Oscar Meyer Thin Sliced Meats, 10 oz on sale for 2 for $4 - $1/2 from 3/7 = $3.00 for 2 ($1.50 each)

Dairy & Frozen

Milk, 1 gallon $1.99 – a very good price!

Dannon Yogurt 6 oz, on sale .49 - $1.00/10 from 3/14 = .39 each

Kraft Phili Cream Cheese brick, 8 oz $1.29 - $1.25/3 coupon found on tearpad in stores in last couple months = $2.62 for 3 (.87 each)

Miscellaneous Food

Pepsi 2 liters $1 each

Lay’s Potato chips BOGO - $1.00 coupon for All Natural Lay’s chips from 3/14 (if included in BOGO sale)

Nature Valley Granola Bars $2.50 - .40/1 printable = $1.70

Betty Crocker Brownie Mix .68 each

There are 6 Fresh Rewards Cash deals this week but none stand out as great. The post deal is ok if you are out of cereal and love the included Post cereals.

Post Cereal FRC Deal for raisin bran, honey comb, fruity or cocoa pebbles
Sale Price: $2 each
FRC Deal: Buy 3 and earn $1 FRC
MQ: $1/2 Post cereals for any and for kids cereals from 3/14 and 2/28
Total for 3 boxes with FRC and 1 coupon for $1/2 = $4 ($1.33each)
Total for 4 boxes with FRC and 2 coupons = $5.00 ($1.25 each)



Wisk 32 loads BOGO - $1.00 coupon from 3/14 = $2.49

March 14 – March 20

Kroger’s March to Savings promotion this week gives you $4 off when you buy 8 qualifying products. The $4 comes off instantly at the register when you buy the 8 items. There are some excellent deals with this promo if you have the right combo of coupons!

Here are some of the qualifying items that yield great deals after the promo discount and coupons:

Bumble Bee Tuna for .49 after discount - use .55 coupon from 2/21 = Free

Rozoni Healthy Harvest Pasta .49 after discount - $1.00/2 printable = Free

Kraft shredded or bar cheese 8 oz .99 after promo - $1.00/2 blinkie coupon found on shelves at many grocery stores = .49 each – a great deal!

Irish Spring bar soap 3 pack $1 after discount - .50/2 coupon from 3/14 = .50 each

Classico Pasta Sauce $1.49 after discount - $1.00/2 coupon = .99

Coke, Diet Coke or Sprite 2 ltrs .69 after promo discount


Regular Weekly Sale

Strawberries, 16 oz $1.88 – a good deal

Cameo, Empire or Fuji Apples $1 per pound (they are part of the 10 for $10 sale but you do not have to buy 10 items or lbs to get each for $1.

Anjou Pears $1.00 per pound

Whole or Sliced White Mushrooms 8 oz $1.50

Cabbage 3 lbs for $1

Kroger Corned Beef Brisket $2.99/lb

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.99/lb – a good deal

Boneless Chick Roast $1.99/lb

Chicken leg quarters, 10 lb bag $4.90 (.49/lb) – a good deal

Tyson chicken drumsticks or thighs .99/lb

Pork Spareribs $1.99/lb

Oscar Meyer Deli Fresh Lunchmeat 2 for $5.00 - $1/2 from 3/7 = $2 each

Smithfield 4 x 6 lunchmeat, 10 oz. on sale for $2.50 each - .55/1 coupon from 2/28 = $1.95

Kroger buns or bread $1.00 per package

Food Lion
March 17 – March 23

New Sham-Rock Game: Once you play the goofy game you can print out a coupon for $1 off 3 Food Lion Canned Mixed Veggies and $1 off ANY purchase of ground beef (no size requirement!)

$5 off 5 Items Promotion: Buy 5 participating items and get $5 off including Kraft cheese, Jello, Cracker Barrel cheese and Breakstone’s Sour Cream. The best deal with this promo is to buy 5 Kraft shredded or brick cheese for $2.50 each. Then use 2 of the $1.00/2 or BOGO blinkies from store shelves and then get the $5 off. If you have 2 coupons for $1.00/2 the total for 5 = $5.50 ($1.10 each – a good deal)

Cantaloupe $1.79 each

Navel Oranges 8 lb bag $3.99

Celery .99

Yellow Onions, 3 lb bag $1.79

Strawberries, 1 lb $2.50

Whole Boneless Beef Sirloin Tip - $1.87/lb

Whole Fryers .47/lb

Food Lion Shrimp BOGO

Catfish Nuggets $1.99/lb

Oscar Meyer Stack Pack Meat Bologna BOGO for $1.79 each - $1.00/2 from 3/7 = $2.59 for 2 ($1.29 each)

Hillshire Farm Smocked Sausage Links 2 for $5.00 - $1.00/2 from 1/31 = $2.00 each

Kellogg’s Raisin Bran BOGO - $1.00/2 from 3/7

Coke products 2 ltrs .99

Food Lion Soda 12 pack $2.50

Degree or Dove Deodorant $2.49 - $3/2 printable = $1.98 for 2 (.99 each) – these are a better buy at CVS with the ECB deal this week. See the drug store deals posted on Sunday for all the details.

Hamburger Helper is on sale for .88 - .75/3 coupon from 3/7 plus there is a Catalina (register coupon) available that prints out a coupon good on your next hamburger, chicken or tuna purchase. The deal is good through 3/21:
Buy 3 get 1.50
Buy 4 get 2.00
Buy 5 get 2.50





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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 18, 2010

    Happy - It is a happy day when you get double the coupons in your paper!! Thanks for sharing the other deals.

    wralfan - let us know what corporate has to say.

  • happy Mar 18, 2010

    Other great deals at Kroger. Whisker Lickens on sale for .89 but buy as part of the 8 = $4 and it is .49 each. Considering that I paid $1.50 at HT last week, I went ahead and bought 8 packages just to have in stock.

    Also, they have Hillshire Farms lunch meat 10/$10. Sunday's paper had a .35 coupon so after doubling, I got for .30 and I was lucky enough that my Sunday paper had two batches of the same coupons so I got two packs for that price.

  • wralfan1 Mar 18, 2010

    I went to the one on NC 55 in Apex Haddon hall place. I will try calling in the corporate.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 18, 2010

    wralfan - they should have taken the BOGO coupon. They took it for me just fine at the Kings Grant HT store yesterday. They should take off the cost of one of the bags at the sale price since they both ring up at 1/2 price. Did you speak with the manager? You may want to call HT corporate to inquire about the issue. I have never had a problem with BOGO coupon on BOGO sale at HT. I am curious - which HT was this that refused to take your legit coupon?

    dcec - welcome to the blog! For each coupon listed, I usually put the date that the coupon was in the Sunday paper or I indicate if it is a printable coupon. When I write that the coupon was from the 2/21 inserts it is from the coupon inserts that were in teh paper on February 21. For printable coupons, you can find the links in the gray box at the top of the post. For newspaper coupons from previous weeks, you can order them for a handling fee from sites like and ebay. Hope that helps!

  • wralfan1 Mar 18, 2010

    Yes In kroger I bought 24 items on sale and got 3 times 4$ taken off inthe same receipt. Make sure the items are in the sale list. Customer support at kroger are GREAT. If it did not take out dollars off, they refund. I would prefer Kroger over any other store for low price and easy organization but HT gets my business because of their double upto 99 cents.

  • reneeames Mar 18, 2010

    For the Kroger any 8 & save $4.00 ... if I buy 16 items, do I get an $8.00 savings?

  • wralfan1 Mar 18, 2010

    I went to Harristeeter Yesterday. Bought 2 kraft shredded cheese. Was told I cannot use BOGO coupon since it is already a BOGO. Is this correct?

  • dcec48 Mar 17, 2010

    I just joined Smart Shopper ---
    Where, for example on the Lowes list for 3/17 do I find the coupons referred to?

    Thank You

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 17, 2010

    Couple other quick deals I found today. I'll add them to the blog when I get back from juggling kids between eye dr, piano lessons and soccer practice!

    Harris Teeter:

    Barilla Picollini and Whole Wheat pasta on sale for $1.25 each - .50 coupon from recent insert) = .25 each

    No Yolks noodles still BOGO until 3/23 - .75 coupon = free

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 17, 2010

    You are welcome Honda!

    Thanks for sharing Allyson!

    Cokes - has a great coupon database with the inserts from the newspapers as well as printables and the info on where other coupons (like blinkies) may be found. Very helpful to me each week when figuring out which coupons match the weekly sales.