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Grocery deals 12/1

Posted December 1, 2010

Here are the grocery deals for the week. Don't miss the .19 Breakstone's sour cream and $1.77/lb boneless chicken breast at Lowes Foods, Buy 2 Get 3 Free deals at Harris Teeter and Kroger 10 item mega event! Links to the printable coupons can be found in the coupon box to the left. Click the MORE tab to see all the links.

Please post your great deal finds and let us know how much you saved this week!


Lowes Foods
December 1 – December 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!

Fresh Rewards Cash (FRC) Deals: (remember, Fresh Rewards do not print out at the register until you have accrued $5 in Fresh Rewards)

Murray sugar free cookies and Keebler right bites
Sale: $2.50
FRC: Buy 4 and earn $3.00
MQ: $1.00 off 2 coupon for Murray sugar free cookies from 11/7
Total for 4 at register with 2 coupons = $8.00
Total after FRC = $5.00 ($1.25 each)

Hershey’s pieces candy
Sale: $3.00
FRC: Buy 4 and earn $4.00
MQ: .50/1 from 9/12
Total for 4 at register with 4 coupons (if you still have any left) = $8.00
Total after FRC = $4.00 ($1 each)


Green cabbage .39/lb

Cucumbers .69 each

Roma tomatoes .99/lb (good price for this time of year)

Danjou pears .99/lb

Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, 6 oz BOGO

Navel oranges, 4 lb bag or sunburst tangerines, 3 lb bag $2.87


Southern style ribs $1.67/lb

Sanderson farms boneless chicken breast, value pack $1.77/lb

London broil $2.47/lb (a pretty good price)

Ground round beef, 85% lean $2.77/lb

Dairy & Frozen

Breakstone’s sour cream, 16 oz $1.29 - .55/1 coupon from 11/14 = .19 each (an excellent deal!)

Yoplait yogurt .50 - .40/6 or .50/8 from 11/14

Kraft cheese, 6.4 – 9.6 oz BOGO - $1/2 coupon from the Penguin coupon displays found in grocery stores now = $1.14 each (a pretty good price) – If the Kraft with a tough of philly cream cheese is on sale, use the $1 coupon from 11/21 for a great deal. It wasn’t listed in the Lowes to go prices so I can’t confirm until I head to the store.

Crab Classic 7-10 oz BOGO for $1.50 - $1 coupon = .50 each

Pet ice cream, 56 oz $2.50

Jose Ole taquitos, 18 – 22 oz, $3.99 - $1 coupon from 10/10 = $2.99


Lowes Foods hot chocolate mix, 10 count .97

French bred from the deli BOGO for .99

7Up products, 2 ltr $1.00

Comet rice 28-32 oz BOGO for .99

Prego pasta sauce $1.88 - .75/3 coupon from 10/3 = $1.38 each

Nabisco saltines, 11-16.5 BOGO for $1.50 - $1/2 coupon from 11/14 = $1 each


Lowes Foods aluminum foil, 25 sq ft BOGO for .80

Blue Dog treats, 20 oz BOGO for $2.38 - $1 printable coupon = $1.38 (a good price)

Tide $5.99 - $1 coupon from 11/28 = $4.99

Purina dog chow 18-20 lb bag $8.99 - $2 printable coupon = $6.99

Pampers diapers jumbo pack $8.99 - $1 coupon from 11/28 = $7.99


Harris Teeter
December 1 – December 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. If there is a Buy 2 Get 3 sale, you can only use coupons on the 2 you are buying (not on the other three free ones). With Buy 2 Get 3 sales, you must buy all 5 to get the sale price.

Meal Deal of the Week:
This week the meal deal is a breakfast special. Buy any 3 of the following Kellogg's cereals and/or Nutrigrain bars and get 5 additional items for free (listed below):
Kellogg’s 14 oz Frosted Flakes - $3.19
Kellogg’s 11-14 oz Special K - $3.29
Kellogg’s 15-18 oz Frosted Mini Wheats - $3.29
Kellogg’s 10.4 oz Nutrigrain bars - $2.99

MQ: $1/2 Nutrigrain printable and $1/2, $1/3 printable cereal coupons

Buy any 3 of the above and get the following FREE:

Dannon Activia 4 pk.
Eggland’s Best Large Eggs Dozen
Tropicana OJ 59 oz.
Harris Teeter English Muffins 6 ct.
Simply Hashbrowns 20 oz.

Total for 3 Cereals at $3.29 each and all the freebies with $1 coupon = $8.87 ($1.10 per item)

I am working this deal a little differently. I happen to have a BOGO rain check on the Frosted Mini Wheats from many months ago. I also have a coupon for any FREE Kellogg’s product from the Corn Pops recall a few months ago. So, I will be paying $2.99 for 1 Nutrigrain, 2 cereals, and the 5 freebies for a total of .37 per item. Now that’s a good deal! That’s a good example of matching rain checks with deals. Even with just the rain check (without the free product coupon) it would still have been only .79 per item. So, remember to get your rain checks!

E-Vic deal this week: Family size Tostitos chips $1.97, limit 1


Navel oranges 5 for $3.00

Grapefruit .79 each

Mangoes .99 each

Green bell peppers .99 each

Blackberries and blueberries, 12 oz BOGO for $3.49


Top round roast or London broil BOGO for $2.74/lb

Perdue fit and easy boneless chicken breast BOGO

EZ Peel White shrimp, 2 lb bag Buy 1 Get 2 Free, regular price $17.98 = $5.99 each bag ($3 per lb – a good deal)

Gorton’s grilled salmon fillets BOGO - .50/1 printable coupon

Dairy & Frozen

Dannon yogurt .50 - $1/10 coupon from 10/31 = .40 each

Dannon danimals or coolision $2.00 - $1 coupon from 10/10 = $1.00

Palermo’s pizza 13-32 oz Buy 2 Get 3 Free (on sale for $6.99 each) - $1 printable coupon (you can use 2 coupons) = $11.98 ($2.39 each). These are $2.33 after coupon at Food Lion so if you don’t really want to buy 5, you can just get one at Food Lion for $2.33)

Totino’s pepperoni pizza rolls, 19.8 oz BOGO - .50/4 coupon from 10/17, $1/2 coupon from 9/12 (exp 12/4), .50/2 printable coupon

Edy’s ice cream BOGO - $1/2 coupon from All You Magazine October


Mueller’s elbow macaroni or spaghetti BOGO for .75 - $1/2 coupon = .25 each (a good deal and also a good donation item for the food bank)

Jolly Time popcorn Buy 2 Get 3 Free (on sale for $2.69) - $1/2 printable coupon = $4.38 (.87 each – a good deal)
PLUS, get a free reusable bag with 3 proof of purchase from Jolly Time popcorn.

Newman’s Own pasta sauce BOGO for $1.57 - .50/1 coupon from 10/24 (exp 12/4) or .50 or 1.50/3 printable coupons

7Up or Canada Dry BOGO for .84 each

Libby’s pineapple, 20 oz BOGO for .92

Pepito tortillas BOGO

Tuttorosso tomatoes, 28 oz can BOGO

Kellogg’s cereals (Corn pops, fruit loops, apple jacks) BOGO for $1.59 - $1.50/3 printable coupon = $1.09 each

Emerald nuts, 10-11 oz BOGO for $3.24 - $1.50/2 coupon from 11/14

Cracker Sale: Town House Toppers and Flipsides, Club crackers, Toasteds, Wheatables Nut Crisps
Sale: $2.50
MQ: $1/2 Club coupons and Town House coupons in Kellogg’s Ultimate Guide to Savings booklet found in stores recently. There are also coupons in that booklet for $2 off produce when you buy 2 Wheatable and $2 off deli purchase when you buy 2 Toasteds.
Mail in Rebate: $10 rebate when you buy 10 participating items. The rebate is in the Harris Teeter ad and includes the Town House, Club and Toasted crackers as well as Nutrigrain bars and some other items. Buy the crackers with coupons and Nutrigrain bars with coupon (which qualify for the weekly meal deal) and then submit for the $10 rebate!
Total with $1/2 coupons = $2.00 each and then after rebate of $1 per item (if you buy 10 qualifying items) = $1 each.


Kleenex BOGO - .50/3 from 11/7

Harris Teeter batteries, various Buy 2 Get 3 Free

Purina dog or puppy chow BOGO for $7.99 each - $2 printable coupon

P&G Sale: There is a whole page of P&G items on sale as well as a link to a $20 mail in rebate when you buy $50 worth of Olay, Venus, Covergirl, Secret, Pantene, Herbal Essences and/or Clairol in multiple transactions between 11/28/10 and 12/31/10. Rebate info can be found at Link can be found in coupon box above. There were coupons for most of the sale items in the 11/28 insert.


Food Lion
December 1 – December 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.

3 Day Sale: Starts Friday at 8 AM

Bounty, 6 big rolls $5.97 - .25 coupon from 11/28 = $5.72

Charmin, 6 mega or 12 bog rolls $5.97 - .25 coupon from 11/28 = $5.72

Tide 50 oz or powder 67-71 oz $5.47 - $1 coupon from 11/28 = $4.47


Kiwi 2 for $1

White mushrooms, 8 oz $1.79

Cluster tomatoes on the vine $1.99/lb

Navel oranges 4 lb bag BOGO for $2.50

Red or yellow potatoes 5 lb bag $2.99

Clementines, 3 lb bag $3.79


Country style pork ribs $1.57/lb

Holly farms boneless chicken breasts $1.79/lb ($1.77/lb at Lowes Foods this week) - a good price

Holly Farms breast tenders $1.99/lb

Chuck roast $2.48/lb

Food Lion cooked or raw shrimp BOGO, 16 oz.

Dairy & Frozen

Healthy Choice or Marie Callender’s
Sale: 4 for $10
Store coupon: $2 off 4 coupon printing at in-store coupon kiosks
MQ: $1/2 printable coupon for Healthy Choice
Total after store coupon and 2 printable manufacturer’s coupons = $1.50 each

Palermo’s thin crust or hand tossed pizza $3.33 - $1 printable coupon = $2.33 ( a good price for Palermos)

TGI Friday’s skillet meals, 24 oz BOGO for $4.25 - $2 coupon from 11/7 = $2.25


Del Monte canned pineapple, 15.25 – 15.5 oz BOGO for .70 each (.045 per oz)

Green Giant canned veggies BOGO for .72 each

Progresso soup $1 - $1/4 coupon from 11/21, 11/14, 10/24 = .75

Campbell’s chunky soup 18.6 – 19 oz select varieties $1.25 - .50/1, $1/2 and $2/4 printable coupons = .75 each

Food Lion pineapple, 20 oz .89 (.044 per oz)

Coke, 2 ltrs .99

Nestle morsels $2 - .50/2 printable coupon

Lays potato chips, 10.5 – 12.5 BOGO for $2.00 each

Pop Secret popcorn, 6 pack BOGO for $2.50 - .50/2 coupon from 11/14 = $2.25 each

Hershey chocolate 12 oz bags BOGO - $1/2 coupon from 11/14


Home 360 facial tissue .88



November 28 - December 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

10 item mega event this week. Buy any 10 participating items and get back $5 at the register!

Basically, you get a .50 per item discount with the promotion. I am sure there are other good unadvertised deals but these are the better ones from the ad. Please feel free to post others you find once you go shopping.

Here are some of the better buys:

Bumble bee tuna pouch .49 after discount - .55/1 from 9/12 = FREE

Nestle Carnation Evaporated milk .49 after discount - .50/2 coupon from 11/14 = FREE

Mom's Best Naturals cereals (in the healthy organic foods section) .99 after discount - .75 printable coupon = .24

Bestlife buttery spread $1.29 after discount - .50 coupon from 10/17 = .29

Pepsi soft drinks (incl Mt Dew) .79 after discount

Other good deals from the ad:

Apples, pears .99/lb

Clementines, 5 lb box or navel oranges 8 lb box $5.99

Kroger chicken lef quarters, 10 lb bag, .59/lb ($5.90 per bag)

Tyson boneless skinless chicken breast $1.99/lb

New York strip steak $4.99/lb

Green Giant frozen boxed veggies .88 - .60/3 coupon from 11/14

Michelina's entrees .88 - $1.00/5 printable coupon

Kroger buns, bread $1.00


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Dec 5, 2010

    April - here is the link to the Muellers website for th ecoupon:

    Yes, you can use your 3 FREE coupons and get everything else free! I enjoyed one of my free english muffins for breakfast this morning! :-)

  • boomer3145 Dec 3, 2010

    Kleenex at Krogers-part of mega deal-net price 99 cents. There is a 50 cents off 3 coupon out there. Alas the Krogers in Garner had none. Trying to wrap my fried brain around how you can buy 50 of an item but can only use 2 coupons.

  • aprilmiller Dec 3, 2010

    Which insert is the Mueller's $1/2 or is a printable?

  • aprilmiller Dec 2, 2010

    ooo - just saw it was and/or the nutrigrain bars. Can I really go in there with my 3 Kelloggs Free Cereal coupons and walk out with all that stuff for nothing???

  • aprilmiller Dec 2, 2010

    Faye - I've got a handful of those Kellogg Recall "free cereal" coupons... I was working on 5 free tickets to Toy Story 3 at the time :) Anyway, are you saying I can take these in now and just pay for the Nutrigrain bars --- the cereals will all count toward the deal?

  • Trickat Dec 2, 2010

    Thanks wild - I'll keep an eye on my FL, maybe it will happen soon. It would almost be weird to see them, like finding a white elephant.

  • wildfrenchrose Dec 2, 2010

    I just recently began seeing the Marcal products in FL--the one I have in mind is on Hwy 64 between the SuperWalmart & 540.

  • Nancy Dec 2, 2010

    jzka - the only place I have seen Marcal is at big box office supply stores :( And they don't carry the singles either.

    All the major grocery chains I go to don't have them. I keep clipping those coupons hoping someday to find them :)

  • Trickat Dec 2, 2010

    They keep putting the the Marcal Small Steps free item (towel, bath or facial tissue)coupons in the inserts, but I yet to find this item. Has anyone seen these?

  • triplettk Dec 1, 2010

    RCC - Sierra Mist is included - I bought the cranberry splash variety. And if I read my receipt correctly, it rings up even cheaper than .79! It starts out at $1, unlike the Pepsi I bought that started out at $1.29 - then after the promo of .50 off each item, the SM ends up being .50 and the Pepsi .79, which is what is advertised. I'll take it!