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WRAL SmartShopper

Grocery deals 3-24

Posted March 24, 2010
Updated March 25, 2010

Of course the big news this week is Harris Teeter Triple Coupons! I went this morning and bought lots of items we use for very little $$. I’ll be chatting about my receipt and showing pictures of the items I purchased on the noon news during the 12:30 segment on Thursday. Kroger is still running the March to Savings sale this week so lots of good deals to be found there on items like cheese and tuna. Lowe’s has a great buy on Breakstone’s sour cream and 2 lb bags of Steamfresh veggies. Overall – a good week all around!

Lowe’s Foods
March 24 – March 30

Cantaloupe BOGO for $1.74 each

Better Valu Red Delicious Apples 5 lbs $3.99

French Bread from the Deli BOGO for .99

Turkey Breast .99/lb (limit 2 per household with additional $25 purchase)

Lowe’s Ground Beef 80% Lean $1.99/lb

Sanderson Farms Split Chicken Breasts and Perdue Drumsticks or thighs .99/lb

Trident frozen seafood including salmon burgers (hurray! – we love these), battered fillets, fish sticks

Jennie-O White Turkey Burgers, 2 lb box $7.99 - .55/1 coupon from 2/21 = $6.89 ($3.45/lb)

Breakstone’s Sour Cream, 16 oz $1.39 - .55/1 = .29 (a very good deal and cheaper here than with triples at Harris Teeter)

FRC (Fresh Rewards Cash) Deal on Kraft Deli Deluxe Cheese, 8 oz
Sale: $2.50
FRC earned: $2.00 when you buy 4
MQ: $1 from 3/21
Scenario: Buy 4 at $2.50 each = $10.00, use 4 coupons for $1 each and total paid at register = $6.00
Earn $2.00 FRC so total after FRC, sale and 4 coupons = $1 each

Heluva Good Cheese $2.00 - .50/1 printable = $1 (click on bottom right of Heluva Good homepage to print coupon – link to homepage is in box above)

Green Giant Veggies, 7-10 oz frozen boxed $1.00 each - .60/3 coupon from 3/1 = .60 each ($1.80 for 3) or $1.00/4 printable coupon

Birdseye veggies 32 oz BOGO (not Steamfresh variety) for $1.75 each - .50 coupon from 3/21 = .75 each (.37 per lb – a good deal!)

Kozy Shack Pudding BOGO for .87 - .40 coupon from 2/7 = .07 each

Kelloggs Cereals BOGO (including raisin bran, frosted flakes, corn flakes, mini wheats) for $1.80 each - $1/2 from 3/7 = $1.30 each (or use $1.50/2 printable for an even better deal)

Lowe’s Foods Tortilla Chips, 9-10 oz .97 each

Gain Detergent $4.99 - $1 coupon from 3/21 = $3.99

Lowe’s Foods 2X liquid detergent 32-48 loads BOGO for $2.50 each

Lowe’s Foods Fabric Softener Sheets, 40 count BOGO for .89 each

FRC (Fresh Rewards Cash) Deal on Purina Dog Treats
Sale: $2.99 each
FRC earned: $3.00 when you buy 4
MQ: BOGO Beggin snacks coupon from 1/31 (expires 3/28)
Scenario: buy 4 for $11.96, use 2 BOGO coupons and total paid at register = $5.98
Earn $3.00 FRC so total after FRC, sale and coupons = $2.98 (.74 each)

FRC Deal on Friskies Party Mix treats, Fancy Feast appetizers or Whisker Lickins
Sale: $1.25 for Party Mix
FRC earned: $1.00 when you buy 4
MQ: BOGO Party Treats coupons from 1/24
Scenario: buy 4 for $5.00, use 2 BOGO coupons and total paid at register = $2.50
Earn $1.00 FRC so total after FRC, sale and coupons = $1.50 for 4 (.37 each)

Harris Teeter
March 24 – March 30

It’s Triples time!! As I posted earlier in the week, HT is running triple coupons this week and there are lots of great deals. The triples list can be found on the blog and at the link in the gray box above. Hope you are all finding some great deals! Be patient if they have already run out of your favorites – that’s just the way it is with triples. There will always be another good sale next week.

North Hills Harris Teeter is still running grand opening sales. Highlights include:
Avocados .79 each
7-Up 2 lts .79 each
Lobster Tails for $2.99
Tropicana OJ $1.79 - $1/2 coupon from 2/21 = $1.29 each

Regular Weekly Sale (yes, it’s not just about triples this week – they do have a regular ad as well!)

e-Vic Special: Tide, 50 oz $4.77 - $1 coupon from 3/7 = $3.77 ( a very good price for Tide)
Non e-Vic member price $6.99

Strawberries Buy 1 get 2 free

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Buy 1 Get 2 Free (each package ends up being about $2.99 for approx 1.8 lbs = $1.66/lb – a very good deal)

EZ Peel White Shrimp BOGO

Tilapia Fillets $3.99/lb

Oscar Mayer bacon, 12 – 16 oz $4 - .75/1 coupon from 3/21 = $1.75 after triples coupon

Kraft Cheese Brick, 4.5 – 8 oz BOGO for $1.59 each – BOGO coupon found on Food Lion shelves in the red blinkie coupon boxes = $1.59 for 2 (.79 each)

Country Crock BOGO - .40/1 coupon from 3/7

Sara Lee Soft and Smooth Whole Grain White Bread BOGO for $1.19 - .55/1 coupon tripled from 2/21

Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn BOGO - $1.00/2 printable coupon after you play a goofy recession payback game

Quaker Quakes $1.50 - .75/1 coupon from 2/14 = Free

McCormick Vailla BOGO - .75 coupon (see triples list for details on Catalina deal as well)

French’s Classic Mustard, 14 oz $1.50 - .30 coupon from 3/21 tripled = .60

French’s Spicy Brown Mustard $1.50 - .50 coupon from 3/21 tripled = FREE

Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats BOGO - $1.00/2 coupon from 3/7 or $1.50/2 printable coupon

Coke 6 pack .5 ltr BOGO

Osteo Bi-Flex BOGO - $5 printable coupon

Solo Cups $2 - .75/1 from 1/24 = FREE

March 21 – March 27

Kroger’s March to Savings promotion is running again this week and 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

Ronzoni 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! If you have the BOGO coupons from the red coupon boxes found at Food Lion it’s also an excellent deal!

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

Pop Secret $1.99 - .50/2 coupon from 2/21

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:

Pride of the Farm bone-in Turkey Breast .99/lb

Tyson boneless, skinless chicken breast $1.99/lb (cheaper at HT this week with B1G2 free deal)

Kroger Value Russet Potatoes 10 lb bag $2.49

Kroger Value Onions 3 lb bag $2.49

Strawberries, 16 oz $1.88/lb – a good price right now

Secret deodorant $1.88 - .50 coupon from 3/7 = .88


Food Lion
March 24 – March 30

Apples (lots of varieties) .99/lb

Red Grapefruit 5 lb bag $2.99

Yellow Squash or Zucchini $1.49/lb

Mangoes .99 each

Broccoli Crowns $1.69 each

White Potatoes 5 lb bag $2.49

Boston Butt Pork Roast .96/lb

Ground Beef Value Pack 93% Lean $2.79/lb

Food Lion Extra Jumbo Raw Shrimp, 16 oz BOGO - $13.99 for 2

Seapack BOGO - $1 from 2/7

Dannon Activia 4 pack $2 - $1 coupon from 2/28 = $1

Bird’s Eye Steamfresh Veggies BOGO for $1.35 - .50 coupon from 3/21

Mrs Smith’s Fruit Pies BOGO - .75 coupon from 3/21

Post Cereals BOGO - $1/2 coupon from 3/14

Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn 6 regular or 10 mini packs BOGO for $2.44 each - $1.00/2 printable coupon after you play a goofy recession payback game

Emerald Nuts 9-11.5 oz BOGO - $1.50/2 from 3/14

Del Monte Canned Fruit BOGO - $1.00/8 coupon from 3/21

All Laundry Detergent $3.99 - $2 coupon from 2/7 = $1.99

There is a Buy More Save More deal on Glad, Quilted Northern, Brawney, 409, Clorox Spray and Wipes and Pinesol. Buy 3 get 20% off, Buy 4 get 30% off, Buy 5 get 50% off. There are coupons for some of the items but none is an amazing deal even with the 50% off.






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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 26, 2010

    Great ideas Karen! Thank you for sharing them. :-)

  • KLW Mar 26, 2010

    kitty...I grab a paper ream box from work. It has the handle holes and a lid. We've filled up three boxes so far and usually only pay about 10-15% of what the value of the food is, thanks to couponing and sales. And I have always tried to purchase the light and reduced sodium items for myself and my husband, and the food pantry that we donate to has LOTS of clients who have dietary restrictions, so that's what we donate too. The director of the program said they set aside those items when they're lucky enough to get donations of it, because there's a high demand.

  • Amomoftwo Mar 25, 2010

    I love reading about all the deals everyone has pickedup! I have been out of town but am ready to hit HT early in the AM and get stocked! KLW, great to see the donation box idea..I usually store mine in a bag but think a box would be sturdier and easier to transport.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 25, 2010

    teacher - thanks for answering the doubling question!

    dkg - it may help you to read the info from the post I made a while ago about coupon policies for area stores. Just copy and paste the link into your browser:

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 25, 2010

    ashtonbeth - here is the link to the blog post with the triples deals - I'll get it added to the box today - sorry about the confusion! Just copy and paste this link into your browser. Happy Shopping!

  • teacher101 Mar 25, 2010

    Lowe's doubles coupons up to 99 cents

  • dkg0502 Mar 25, 2010

    Faye- Lowe's doubles coupons up to .50 or .75?

  • j3434 Mar 25, 2010

    Only saved 40% today, but considering I got Tide, Bounce, Hefty trash bags, kid toothpaste, and a 3-pack of Kleenex, that's not too bad. French's has the spicy brown and the yellow for 2/$3, so I stocked up on both. Also got come cups and plates for upcoming bday parties. Last but not least, free Mueller's bowtie pasta from a Q I have been holding for a long time sent directly from the manufacturer when I inquired about the intricacies of Whole Wheat and Whole Grain and the slight differences in the coupons. :)

  • Nancy Mar 25, 2010

    ashtonbeth, you can see the ad on Harris Teeter's website directly and sign up to have weekly emails from HT when the new ad is released too!

    As a matter of fact, you can do that with all the local grocery and drugs store companies :)

  • ashtonbeth Mar 25, 2010

    Hi, Faye - I was looking for the HT triples info, but didn't see it in a grey box you had mentioned. Please advise - I might be blind! Thank you, and great job, KLW!