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Grocery deals 9-1

Posted September 1, 2010


It's almost Labor Day and that means there are lots of deals on grilling and picnic items including chicken, hot dogs, condiments, buns, soda and more!

The big battle seems to be for the lowest price on chicken breasts, this week. Here are the contenders:

Food Lion enters the ring with Holly Farms chicken breasts on sale for $1.97/lb

Food Lion also sends in some Holly Farms chicken breast tenders for $2.17/lb

Just to be sure we got the message, Food Lion is also entering the frozen chicken breast in a 2.5 lb bag on sale BOGO

But wait – is that Walmart throwing the knock out punch? Yes, yes it is. This week’s chicken breast win goes to Walmart at $1.78 per pound!

If you are really looking for even more frugal chicken, Kroger has some good deals as well:

Kroger chicken leg quarters .59/lb

Tyson Split chicken breasts .99/lb

Lowes Foods
September 1 – September 7


Lowes Coupon Policy Basics:

Doubles coupons .99 or less everyday

Doubles up to 20 coupons per day

Doubles up to 4 identical coupons (must have required product to go with each coupon)

BOGO sales ring up at half price. If you just buy one, it still rings up at half price and you can still use a coupon on it! I love that policy!


Cabbage .49/lb

Grapes .97/lb a good price!

Peaches .99/lb

White potatoes, 5 lb bag $2.99


Lowes Foods premium bratwurst $1.99/lb

Ground beef, 80% lean $2.49/lb

Oscar Mayer meat and beef franks BOGO for $1.65 to $2.35 each - $1/2 from 8/22 = $1.15 to $1.85 each

Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage, 12-16 oz $2.50 - $1.00/2 from 6/13 = $2.00 each

Mama Lucia meat balls, 25.6 oz. BOGO for $3.50

Beacon Light flounder, salmon, and mahi mahi fillets, 12 oz. BOGO for $3.00 (same as $4/lb – a good price for fish, especially salmon. This is the salmon we will be having for dinner this week)

Contessa Shrimp BOGO

Dairy & Frozen

Lowes Foods shredded cheese, 8 oz BOGO for $1.25 – a good price

Lowes Foods Yeast Rolls, 1 oz., BOGO for $1.30

Turkey Hill Iced Tea or Lemonade, 64 oz $1.50 - $1.00/2 from 8/28 = $1.00 each


Texas Pete chili sauce, 10 oz .50 each - $.50/3 from 5/23 = .17 each

Kraft BBQ sauce BOGO for .75 - .25 peelie coupons on bottles recently = .25

Arnold’s Breads, 24 oz BOGO for $1.85 - .55/1 coupon from 8/15 = .75 ( a great price for Arnold’s – you know I am picking up 4 loaves on Wednesday and sticking 3 in the freezer!)

Kraft salad dressing, 16 oz $1.88 - .55/1 from 8/29 = .78

Pepsi products 2 lts $1.00

French’s mustard, 20 oz $1.69 - .30/1 from 6/20 = $1.09 (there are also some coupons on

Cheez-It crackers BOGO for $1.55 - $1.00/2 from 8/29 = $1.05 each

Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, cocoa krispies, honey smacks, or crispix BOGO for $1.62 and up - $1.00/3 from 8/1, $1/3 printable coupon = $1.28 and up

Lowes Foods Peanut Butter, 18 oz $1.79 PLUS buy 2 and earn $1 fresh rewards

Lay’s potato chips, 10.5 – 11 oz BOGO for .99 PLUS buy 4 and earn $2 fresh rewards


Wisk Laundry Detergent, 32 loads $4.99 - $3 coupon from 8/29 = $1.99 – a great price!

Harris Teeter
September 1 – September 7

Harris Teeter Coupon Policy Basics:

Doubles coupons .99 or less everyday

Doubles up to 20 coupons per day

Doubles up to 3 identical coupons (must have required product to go with each coupon)

BOGO sales ring up at half price. If you just buy one, it still rings up at half price. The policy states that you can only use ONE coupon on a BOGO deal. So, if you buy 2 items that are BOGO, you can only use one coupon total.

E-Vic deal this week: Harris Teeter All Natural Ice Cream, 48 oz $1.77, limit 1 (non-e-vic member price $2.50)


Corn on the cob 8 for $2 (.25 per ear)

Cantaloupe BOGO

Red Potatoes, 5 lb bag $3.49


Pork baby back ribs $2.99/lb

Whole beef tenderloin $7.99/lb

Snow crab clusters $3.99/lb

Ball Park hot dogs BOGO - .75/2 from 8/1

Trident Salmon burgers BOGO for $2.99

Dairy & Frozen

Del Monte fruit smoothis Buy 1 Get 2 Free - $1 printable coupon

Yoplait Greek Yogurt, 6 oz $1 - .30/1 from 7/11, $1/2 printable = .40 each with .30 coupon doubled

Activia Desserts $1.50 - $1 coupon from 8/29= .50

Shedd’s Spread Country Crock BOGO - .40/1 printable coupon or .40/1 coupon from All You Magazine, August 2010

Pillsbury grands BOGO for $1.00 - .40/3 from 8/8, $1/2 printable coupon

Deans Dip $1.50 - $1/2 printable = $1 each

Eggo Waffles $1.66 - $1/2 from 7/25 = $1.16 each

Amy’s veggie burgers BOGO for $2.87

Palermos pizza BOGO for $3.49 - $1 printable coupon


Newmans Own salsa is BOGO again this week for $1.49 - .75/1 printable coupon

Muellers spaghetti, 16 oz BOGO for $.69 (although it isn’t listed on the Express Lane, it is in the ad as BOGO) - .55/2 coupon from the Muellers calendar I posted late last year. They sent a calendar with a coupon to use each month for a year. If you still have your coupon, this will be a good deal!

Kraft BBQ sauce $1 - .25 peelie found on some bottles = .50

HT soda, 2 ltr .69 – a good price

HT flour tortillas on sale BOGO for .64 - $1.24 depending on variety

HT hamburger and hot dog buns .99

Ken’s Dressings, 16 oz Buy 2 Get 3 Free, Must buy 2 to get 3 free, First 2 items charged at full retail - $1/2 coupon from 8/15. Regular price is $3.19 so you will pay $6.38 for 5 - $1/2 coupon = $5.38 for 5 ($1.08 each)

Ken’s Marinade BOGO for $1.67 - $1 coupon from 8/15

Hellman’s Mayo, 30 oz, any variety BOGO - .75 printable coupon

Quaker chewy bars $2 - .75/2 coupon from 7/25 = $1.25 each

Campbell’s soups, selected varieties $1.00 - $1/4 and .50/2 printable coupons

Pop Secret popcorn BOGO - .50/2 from 8/29 or $1/2 printable

Eight O’Click coffee, 11 – 12 oz BOGO for $2.87 - $.75 coupon from All You Magazine, September 2010

Kellogg’s Cereal (froot loops, frosted flakes, apple jacks) BOGO for $1.72 - $1.50/2 printable or $1/3 coupon from 8/1

Truvia sweetener $2.99 - $1 printable or $1/1 from 6/13 = $1.99

Wheat Thins or Triscuit crackers BOGO - .75/2 from 8/8

Cheez-It crackers BOGO - $1/2 from 8/29

Emerald Nuts, 10 oz BOGO for $3.24 - $1.50/2 from 8/15

Slim Fast 3-2-1 6 pack $4.99 - $1.75 coupon from 8/29 (if you drink this anyway, this seems like a good price)

Coke products, 12 pack 12 oz cans BOGO

Ocean Spray Cranberry Cocktail or Grapefruit Juice (and other varieties are on sale as well) BOGO - $1 printable for Blueberry juice drinks (which are on sale for $1.94 each)


Oral B Advantage toothbrush $1.99 - .75 coupon from 8/29 = .49

Gillette body wash, 12 oz $2.99 - $2 coupon from 8/29 = .99

Hefty One Zip Bags BOGO - $1/2 printable

Tide laundry detergent, 50 oz $5.99 - $1 coupon from 8/29 = $4.99


Food Lion
September 1 – September 7

Food Lion Coupon Basics

Food Lion does not double coupons

They have no limits on number of coupons they will take, unless specified in the ad

BOGO items ring up at half price so if you only buy 1, it rings at half price. You can use a coupon on each BOGO sale item.

This week Food Lion has a number of different promotions that allow you to earn something when you buy the right products. There is a cleaning one that earns you $5 off at the register when you $20 worth of products. The details are below in the Non-Food section. Here are two more promos:

Buy any 5 participating brands and receive $4.00 off of Pork Spare Ribs. The participating items include Coke 2 ltrs for .99, Dixie napkins BOGO, KC Masterpiece $2.50, Betty Crocker suddenly salad $1, Betty crocker muffin or brownie mix $2.00. Basically, if you are Coke drinker and buy the stuff anyway, it’s a good week to get 5 2 ltrs on sale for .99 each and then get 2 lbs pork spare ribs for free (they are on sale for $1.99/lb this week).

Buy any 5 participating General Mills Box Tops for Education products from 9/1 though 9/7 and get 20 bonus box tops (a $2 value). Check out www.bettycrocker.com for printable coupons for many of these items listed in the ad.

Here’s another one: Between September 1 and September 29, get $1 back on every 4 Healthy Accents or Home 360 items purchased. Save up to $10 on your next shopping trip. It would be helpful if the coupon kiosk spit out some Home 360 or Healthy Accents coupons this week to go with the promo.

Weekly Food Lion Coupons

Sign up for the newsletter at www.FoodLion.com to have the weekly coupons sent to your e-mail every Wednesday.

This weeks coupons:

$1.00 off Seattle’s Best Coffee, 12 oz
$1.00 off New Butterfinger Snackerz Fun Size Candy
.50 off one 2 liter of 7-UP
$1.00 off NesQuik, 56 oz

All the coupons are store coupons and expire on September 7, 2010. The link for the coupons can be found in the box above.


Hass Avocados .79 each

Cantaloupe .99 each – very good price

Peaches .99/lb

Roma tomatoes $1.49/lb )$1/lb at Walmart this week)


Ground beef 73% “lean” :-) $1.99/lb

Holly Farms chicken breasts $1.97/lb

Pork Spare Ribs $1.99/lb

Holly Farms chicken breast tenders $2.17/lb

Ribeye steak, value pack $4.88/lb

Food Lion jumbo shrimp, 16 oz BOGO

Great American Seafood 12 –16 oz BOGO

Food Lion Chicken Breasts frozen, 2.5 lb bag BOGO

Oscar Mayer meat or beef franks BOGO, limit 2 free - $1.00/2 coupon from 8/22

Food Lion fresh deli cooked ham $2.99/lb

Dairy & Frozen

Food Lion cheese, 8 oz BOGO, limit 2 free

Heluva Good Dip $1.50 - .50/1 printable coupon = $1.00

Simply potatoes BOGO for $1.25

Ore-Ida potatoes BOGO for $1.35

Breyers ice cream BOGO for $2.70 each, limit 2 free


Food Lion soda, 2 ltr .69 – a good deal for 2 ltr soda

Food Lion hamburger and hot dog buns .99

Coke products 2 ltr .99

7-up, A & W, Canada Dry, 2 ltr .99

Emerald peanuts $2.50 - $1.00/2 from 8/15 = $2.00

Pepsi products, 12 pack 12 oz cans, 4 for $9 ($2.25 per 12 pack – a very good price for name brand soda)


Cleaning item promotion: Buy $20 of the following and get $5.00 off your purchase, limit 1 offer per transaction

Clorox clean up spray $2.50 - $1.00/2 from 8/22
Clorox Wipes $2.50 - .25/1 from 8/22
Pine Sol $2.50 - $1.00/2 from 8/22
Formula 409 $2.50 - .50/1 from 8/22
Glad trash bags, 40-85 count $9.99

Total for 8 products – 4 coupons for $1/2 = $16 - $5 promo discount = $11 ($1.38 per item – an ok deal)


August 29 – September 4

Kroger Coupon Policy Basics

Doubles coupons up to .50

Many Kroger stores only allow 2 identical coupons per day (check with your store about their limits)

No total limits of coupons doubled per day


This week’s promotion is for 2 FREE Sprint Cup Tickets to Air Guard 400 when you buy $145 in a single transaction at any area Kroger store August 29 through September 4 (while supplies last). Excludes fuel, pharmacy, alcohol, tobacco, and gift card purchases. Purchase must include any of a long list of participating items including Kraft mayo, Tostitos, Lipton Tea and much more. See the store or the ad online at www.kroger.com for all the details. The ticket voucher will print on your Kroger receipt and then you redeem the voucher by calling the number listed in the ad.


Olathe sweet corn .33 each

Organic bananas .49/lb

Cantaloupe .98 each

Slicer tomatoes .99/lb

Black seedless grapes $1.29/lb

Bartlett Pears $1.29

Broccoli $1.50 per bunch

Personal seedless watermelon $2.00


Kroger chicken leg quarters .59/lb ( a good price)

Tyson Split chicken breasts .99/lb

Kroger ground chuck $1.99/lb (sold in a 3 lb roll for $5.97)

Pork spareribs $1.99/lb

Kroger bratwurst or Italian sausage $1.99/lb

Flat Iron steak $4.99/lb

Whole boneless ribeye $4.99/lb

Tilapia $4.99/lb

Ball Park Meat Franks $1.50 each - .75/2 coupon from 8/1 = $1.12 each

Ball Park Beef Hot Dogs $2.99 - .75/2 = $2.61 each

Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon $2.50 - $1 printable coupon (I posted about this coupon last week so hopefully you printed it in case it runs out. I know it is still available as of right now because I just printed it.) = $1.50

Tennessee Pride sausage rolls or fully cooked links or patties $2.99 - $1.00 printable coupon = $1.99


Dairy & Frozen

Activia 4 pack yogurt $1.88 - $1 coupon from 8/8 and 8/29 (for Activia dessert) = .88

Kroger cottage cheese, 12 oz, $1.00

Kroger cheese, 6-8 oz $1.50 ( This is a pretty good price if you are out, but I usually try to wait until cheese is $1.00 per 8 oz or less)

Kroger Popsicles, 6-12 count $1.00

Lean Cuisine Entrees 4 for $8.00 plus get a free Lean Cuisine Market Creation when you buy 4 Lean Cuisine Entrees. All items must be purchased in the same transaction with Kroger card. There is also a BOGO coupon for the Market Creations when you Like them on Facebook. Not sure if your Kroger will allow you to use the BOGO coupon to get 2 free total when the one you are “buying” is already free with the Buy 4 Get 1 free promo. Can’t hurt to ask, though.

Tombstone pizza, select varieties $2.99 - $1/2 from 8/15 = 2.49


Van Camp’s Pork & Beans $1.00 - .50/1 from 8/1 = FREE!

Kroger Cheez snacks (like Cheetos, I think), 7 oz $1.00 - .20 Kroger e-coupon = .80

Quaker cereal, select varieties, 14 – 16 oz $1.98 - .50 Cap’n Crunch coupon from and a $1.00/2 printable coupon, $1/2 Life cereal printable coupon

Kroger singles , 16 count .99 each

Kroger hot dog and hamburger buns and bread $1.00

Kroger peanut butter $1.00

Kroger English Muffins $1.00

Doritos and Lay’s $1.99

Pepsi products 12 pack, 12 oz cans, Buy 4 Save $2, Final cost is 4 for $10.00 when you buy 4 in the same transaction. Limit 4



End of season clearance on swim accessories 50% off

Comforts Diapers jumbo pack $4.99

Huggies Diapers or Pull-Ups jumbo pack $8.99 - $1.50/1 coupons from 8/22 = $7.49

September 1 – September 7


Roma tomatoes $1.00/lb

Great Value hamburger buns, 8 count $1.00

****Fresh boneless skinless chicken breasts $1.78/lb – a very good price – doesn’t get much lower than this for boneless, skinless chicken breasts



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  • kpeele Sep 3, 2010

    I saw happy's post about the school supply markdown at the Garner Target (Timber and 70). I was also there Thursday afternoon and they still have lots of stuff. The other Garner Target at White Oak had most things marked down 30% and it looked like they were working on marking down to 50%. There are some nice BIG fabric covered notebooks at both stores for 50% off (about $10 now) if anyone needs to upgrade their couponing binder!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 3, 2010

    Great job cchapman!

    FYI - check your Harris Teeter e-vic e-mail today. On mine I got Bestlife butter for .99 and there are $1 coupons from the paper a few weeks ago. Also got BOGO Kraft cheese, limit 1 free. This will work well with the $5 Kraft coupon I posted abotu a couple days ago.

  • cchapman Sep 2, 2010

    I bought 5 Cokes and got $4.00 off the pork ribs (expected). I also got a catalina for $4.00 off future purchase on Saturday or Sunday (not expected). I also got a $.50 off 2 FL shredded cheese that coincided with the BOGO for their cheese. It made two of my bags $.75 each.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 2, 2010

    Thanks April. Sometimes I get a little cross-eyed looking at all these flyers. It helps to add a little humor.

    Elizjax - thanks again for the info on the Gain - I was able to get 2 of the small bottles free.
    Here are my HT totals today:

    Total before sale and coupons: $58.85

    Total Saved: $36.62

    Total spent: $22.23

    Total % saved: 62%

    Items purchased:

    2 Gain dish soap - Free with $1 coupon

    Newman's Own salsa BOGO = free with .75 coupon

    4 Muellers spaghetti, 16 oz - .14 each with coupon from calendar

    Hellmans mayo $2.50 - .75 coupon = $1

    2 HT hot dog buns, 1 hamburger bun package .99 each

    1.32 lbs hamburger patties 93% lean for Labor Day cookout

    2 boxes Salmon burgers BOGO for $2.99 each box

    1 Palermos pizza BOGO - $1 coupon = $2.49

    2 Pills Grands biscuits BOGO - .30/2 coupon

    2 Activia desserts yogurt - $1 coupon = .50 each

    AND I had an e-vic special in my Wednesday e-mail for a FREE chocolate chip cookie at Starbucks in HT. They were out, so I got a free scone instead!

  • aprilmiller Sep 2, 2010

    Okay, your chicken play by play cracks me up.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 1, 2010

    Not sure how I missed including the Palermos coupon, but I did. Sorry abotu that. Here is the link and I added the clickable link to the coupon box at the top of the page.

    Thanks for the clarification, elizjax - I will be looking for the smaller bottle.

    wildfrenchrose - I'll make sure I seal the foil super tight!

  • elizjax2000 Sep 1, 2010

    Faye- I believe the larger bottle is $1.69 but I just happened to see the smaller ones for 99 cents and picked it right up. This was at the Cameron Village store.

  • wildfrenchrose Sep 1, 2010

    You make sure all edges are well sealed. I was very careful, since my foil isn't heavy duty and I was afraid the bones would pierce it--but it was fine! If you take it off the bone after cooking (who eats an entire breast?) and put all the pieces on a plate, then you can shred and freeze any leftovers for chicken pot pie another day!

  • jdwsbutterfly5604 Sep 1, 2010

    Where is the link to the $1 printable for the Palermos pizza?

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 1, 2010

    Thanks elizjax! It does not show up on the Express Lane yet (probably since it's such a new product)and the ad indicates that it is $1.69, so I didn't include it on the list. Have you already seen it on sale today? Must be unadvertised - love free dish shoap!

    Thanks happymomma!

    Sounds good wildfrechroase! How do you keep the juices from running out of the foil packet when you turn it over to cook 20 minutes more?