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Just the Basics best deals 10/4

Posted October 4, 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 10/6.

Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Food Lion and Aldi deals are valid through 10/9.

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!


HT: EVIC: Harris Teeter milk, 1 gallon, limit 2, $2.77


Aldi: Hot dog buns, 12 oz., .89

Kroger bread or buns, .88


According to Nancy, there should be an egg deal at Harris Teeter this weekend as part of an e-Vic special - thanks Nancy!


Aldi: Yellow onions, 3 lb bag, .89

Aldi: Green peppers, 3-pack, $1.49

Aldi: Roma tomatoes, 20 oz., $1.19

Aldi: Pineapple, whole, $1.19 each – great deal!

Aldi: Cantaloupe, $1.29 each – very good price

Aldi: Gala apples, 3 lb bag, $2.79

FL: Limes, 5 for $1

FL: Kiwi, 2 for .88

FL: Green onions, 2 for $1

FL: Tangy lemons, .50 each

FL: Avocados, .89 each

FL: Peeled baby carrots, 1 lb bag, BOGO

FL: Golden delicious apples, 3 lb bag, $2.50

HT: Valencia oranges, 2 for $1

HT: Green bell peppers, .99 each

KrogerL Avocados, .77 each

Kroger: Red Delicious Apples, NC grown, .99/lb

Kroger: Zucchini and squash, local, .99/lb

LF: Limes, 4 for $1

LF: Gala apples, VA grown, .97/lb

LF: Roma tomatoes, .97/lb

LF: Garden salad, 12 oz., .97

LF: Yellow onions, sweet, .97/lb

LF: Mushrooms, 8 oz., .97

LF: Bell peppers, .97

LF: Green snap beans, VA grown, .97/lb


FL: Holly Farms chicken drumsticks and thighs, value pack, .99/lb

HT: EZ Peel shrimp, 2 lb bag, frozen, BOGO for $9.99 and up ($5 and up per lb)

HT: Hebrew National beef franks, 11 – 12 oz., BOGO for $2.44

HT: Land O Frost deli meat, 16 oz., $4 - $1/2 coupon from 8/19 SS = $3.50 each

Kroger Value boneless chicken breast or thighs, value pack, $1.87/lb – a good price

Kroger: Boneless pork loin, $1.97/lb

LF: Boneless bottom round roast, $2.97/lb

LF: Butterball turkey franks, 16 oz., BOGO for $1.60

LF: Cooked Perfect meatballs, 14 oz., BOGO for $1.50

Dairy & Frozen

HT: Yoplait Simplait yogurt, $1.00 - .40 printable coupon on = .20

HT: Sorrento Stringsters string cheese, 12 oz, BOGO for $2.49 - $3/2 coupon from 8/26 RP = .99 each – great price for string cheese!

Harris Teeter cream cheese bar, 8 oz., BOGO for $1.14 – a good price

Kroger: Kroger cream cheese bricks, 8 oz, $1.00 – good deal

LF: Dole Fruit Smoothie shakers, 4 oz., $1.50 - .75/1 coupon from 9/9 SS = FREE

LF: General Mills cereal, select, BOGO for $1.85 for Multi-grain Cheerios, $1.93 for Cocoa Puffs
Coupons: .75/1 Multi-grain Cheerios coupon from Smart Shopper coupons in box above, .60/1 Cocoa Puffs from HERE , .50/1 Cocoa Puffs coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link in box above
Total for Multi-grain Cheerios with .75 coupon = .35
Total for Cocoa Puffs with .60 coupon = .73
There is also a .50 Cocoa Puffs e-coupon credit available

Misc. Grocery

HT: Golden Grahams cereal, 12 oz., BOGO for $1.49 - .75/1 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link in box above = FREE!

HT: Cascadian Farm organic cereal, 10 – 17 oz., $2.99 - .85/1 coupon on AND .75/1 HT e-Vic digital coupon = .54 at the register
AND there is also a .75/1 SavingStar e-coupon credit available making it FREE after credit is applied to your account!

HT: Honey Nut Cheerios, 12.25 oz., $2.50 - .60/1 printable coupon on AND .50/1 HT e-Vic Digital coupon = .80 at the register
There is also a .50/1 Savingstar e-coupon credit available making it only .30 after all discount!

Harris Teeter diced tomatoes, 14.5 oz., .50 each

HT: Cheerios, original, 8.9 oz., BOGO for $1.59 - .50 coupon from 9/23 SS = .59

HT: Barilla pasta, 16 oz, (penne or spaghetti), Buy 2 Get 3 Free = .60 each when you buy 5 in the same transaction
There is a $1/2 coupon when you buy Barilla pasta and Barilla paste sauce but the sauce is not on sale, so not a good deal to buy the sauce just to use the coupon. Just buying the pasta is a good deal though for .60 per box.

HT: Wish-Bone salad dressing Buy 2 Get 3 Free = $1.20 each when you buy in 1 transaction
There is also a $5 Unilever SavingStar credit when you buy $20 worth of Unilever products and Wish Bone is included (they don’t have to be purchased in 1 trip to get the Savingstar e-coupon credit, but to get the HT Buy 2 Get 3 sale, they do have to be purchased in 1 transaction).

WG: Truvia, 40 packets, 2 for $5 - $2 coupon from 9/16 RP = .50 each with 2 coupons


CVS: Pepsi 2 ltrs, $1 - $1/2 coupon for Pepsi Next from 9/30 Pepsico insert, $1/3 coupon for Sierra Mist from 9/30 Pepsico insert = .50 and up

Kroger: Kroger Big K soft drinks, 2 ltr, .79


LF: Mardi Gras napkins, 250 count, $1.99 - .55 coupon from 9/16 RP = .89

LF: Luvs diapers, 23 – 50 count, $6.99 - $1/2 coupon from 9/30 PG insert

RA: Lysol, various
Sale: 2 for $6
+UP: $2 +UP when you buy 2, limit 2
Coupons: Various $1/2 coupons from 8/19 SS (expires 10/2)
Store coupon: $3/2 Rite Aid Video Values printable coupon
Rebate: There was a mail-in rebate in the 8/5 SS insert for Buy 2, get Lysol wipes free (it expires today so you have to buy them by today and then mail by the end of October)
Total after store and manufacturer coupons and +UP = FREE

WG: Cepacol sensations lozenges, 4 pack, $1 - $1 Register Rewards = Free after rewards!



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  • Kathy S. Oct 4, 2012

    HT: Kelloggs Frosted Mini Wheats $1.84 each (bogo). There is a coupon on for .70/1 touch of fruit raspberry making them .44 each.


  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Oct 4, 2012

    ilovelucy - the P&G bakeware set is available this week at Food Lion and Lowes Foods. Details about each promo are in the store deals lists from Wednesday. I have not done this promotion in the past and will not be doing it this year because I just don't buy that many P&G products and I don't need any more cookware. It is a really cute set though! There has been a lot of discussion about the promo in the Share the Deals section from Wednesday and in the Lowes Foods deals list for Wednesday.

  • ilovelucy31 Oct 4, 2012

    Has anyone done the new p&g breast cancer awareness cookware set this year?? They are doing it again!! Are you doing it Faye?? If you posted it I must have missed it somehow

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Oct 4, 2012

    Great deals, Goodone - thank you for sharing them!

    Thanks for the H & S shampoo reminder - I picked one up yesterday for .49 after coupon and ZVR- such a good deal!

    Nakabi - I think you are going to have to hit me over the head with the grapes before I can remember that deal! lol Thanks for the reminder. :-)

  • Goodone2 Oct 4, 2012

    Wanted to share my deals of the day-

    Harris Teeter:
    Keebler Cinn. cookies-$1.99 sale price. There is a .70 printable coupon I got from a company email I think that makes them .60 each when it doubles. Then there is a ZR coupon for 1.00 off 2. I got 2 boxes for .20.

    Then, Gwantly bologna is .97 a pack-There was a .45 coupon in last Sundays paper making them .07 a pack. I scored 3 for a total of .21

    Last, Earthbound website if you sign up with them, has a printable coupon for .75 off any organic product. The Spring Mix is BOGO at $3.69 or 2. Use the 2 printables and you get 2 for .69.

    Grand total was less then $2.00 with tax and all.

  • Packy Oct 4, 2012

    I agree with jdouglas... IDK how you do all of this.

    And don't forget about the Head & Shoulders at HT

  • jdouglas13 Oct 4, 2012

    Pulling this altogether and all this typing is such a huge job! Thanks, Faye, for all of your hard work!

  • nakabi Oct 4, 2012

    Don't forget the grapes at Aldi for .99/lb (comes in 2 pound bags)