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Just the Basics weekly deals: Eggs, milk and cheese deals!

Posted April 7, 2016

Just the Basics

Here's your weekly list of the best basic grocery deals including milk, produce, eggs, meat, bread, cheese and more.

Kroger has a Buy 10 items get $5 off at the register promotion this week.

Harris Teeter will be offering Super Doubles starting on Wednesday, April 13th!

See the details of both promotions at the links above.

Sale Dates

CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Dollar General deals are valid through April 9, 2016. These deals run Sunday through Saturday.

Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Food Lion, Aldi, Kroger and Carlie C’s deals are valid through April 12, 2016. These deals run Wednesday through Tuesday.

Abbreviations used below include:

CC = Carlie C’s

HT = Harris Teeter

LF = Lowes Foods

FL = Food Lion

RA = Rite Aid

WG = Walgreens

DG = Dollar General

Please post any other favorite basics deals in the comments section below!


FL: Arnold Country Classic breads, BOGO - .55 coupons from 3/6 and 2/7 SS

HT: HT French bread, small, BOGO for .94 each

HT: Thomas’ English Muffins, 12 – 13 oz, BOGO for $2.14 each - .55/1 coupon from 2/7 SS (DND) = $1.04 if your store allows it to double

HT: Harris Teeter flour and corn tortillas, 12 – 27 oz, select, $1.50

HT: La Banderita flour tortillas, 22 – 25 oz, select, BOGO for $1.59 each

Kroger: Kroger bread, select, 20 oz, $1.25

Kroger: Thomas’ English muffins, $2.99 - .50 discount (when you buy 10 participating items) AND .55 coupon from 2/7 SS = $1.94


Carlie C’s: Borden shredded, chunk 0r natural sliced cheese, 6 – 8 oz, $1.66

Carlie C’s: Borden cheese singles, 12 oz, $1.66

FL: Birds Eye Steamfresh vegetables, 10 – 10.8 oz, $1.00

HT: Harris Teeter shredded cheese, 6 – 8 oz, Buy 2 Get 3 Free = $1.27 each when you buy 5 – great price, stock up!

Ibotta: .25 ibotta cash back offer for shredded cheese

HT: Harris Teeter frozen vegetables, 12 oz, $1.00

Kroger: Kroger cheese, select, 12 – 16 oz, $3.79


HT: Evic: Harris Teeter apple juice, 64 oz, .97, limit 2

HT: E-Vic: Harris Teeter premium orange juice, 59 oz, $1.97, limit 2 - .25 ibotta cash back offer for orange juice

WG: Nice orange juice, 59 oz, $1.99


Kroger: Kroger milk, ½ gallon, $1.00 – great deal!

RA: Milk, 2 %, 1 gallon, $3.39

WG: Milk, 1 gallon, $2.89


HT: Evic: Harris Teeter eggs, large, 1 dozen, .97, limit 2 – very good deal!



Special Meat Buy: Fresh pork sirloin roast, $1.99/lb

Assorted pork chops, fresh, $2.19/lb

Skirt steak, fresh, $6.79/lb

Carlie C’s

Whole Boston Butt pork roast, .98/lb – great price

Ground beef, family pack of 5 lbs or more, $1.58/lb (I am guessing this is 73% lean)

Boneless chicken breast fillets, $1.68/lb – great price

Butterball ground turkey, 1 lb 85% lean, $2.39 (95% lean is $3)

Whole boneless sirloin tip, $2.98/lb

Sirloin tip roast, $3.48/lb

Boneless sirloin tip steaks, family pack, $3.68/lb

Whole boneless ribeye, $5.98/lb

Boneless ribeye steaks, family pack, $6.48/lb.

Carolina Pride all meat bologna, $1.00

Jamestown pork sausage, 16 oz, $1.50

Ball Park meat franks, $2.50 - .55/1 coupon from 4/3 or 3/6 RP

Carolina Pride smoked sausage, 14 oz, $2

Carolina Pride beef sausage, 13 oz, $2.50

Carolina Pride sliced bacon, 12 oz, $3.00

Smithfield bacon, 12 oz, $3.50 0 $1/2 coupon from 3/13 SS = $3 each

Food Lion

Food Lion chicken leg quarters, 10 lb bag, .59/lb

Food Lion Chicken breasts, boneless, value pack, $1.99/lb

Pork back ribs, $1.99/lb

Chuck roast, boneless, $2.99/lb

Whole fresh pork tenderloin, $2.99/lb

Inland Market Tilapia fillet, 10 oz, $2.99

Nature’s Place 85% lean ground turkey, 16 oz, $3.49

Nature’s Place pork loin filet, $3.99/lb

93% lean ground beef, value pack, $4.39/lb

Boneless top sirloin steaks, value pack, $4.49/lb

Food Lion salmon fillet, 16 oz, $4.99

Nature’s Place Angus beef chuck roast, $4.99/lb

Lemon pepper rotisserie chicken, family size, $6.99 in the deli

Ball Park meat franks, 15 oz, $2.00 - .55/1 coupons from 4/3 and 3/6 RP = $1.45

Food Lion cooked ham, $3.99/lb

Harris Teeter

Harris Teeter split chicken breast, BOGO for $1.34/lb

Perdue oven roaster, $1.49/lb - $2/1 printable coupon

Smithfield boneless whole pork tenderloin, BOGO for $3.14/lb

Smithfield St Louis pork spare ribs, $3.97/lb

Whole boneless eye round roast, $4.97/lb

Porterhouse or T-Bone steaks, $5.77/lb

Porterhouse or t-bone steak, $5.99/lb

EZ Peel shrimp, 2 lb bag, Buy 2 Get 3 Free, limit 5

Ball Park meat franks, 15 oz, Buy 2 Get 3 Free (regular price is $3.99) - .55/1 coupon from 4/3 or 3/6 RP (DND)

Total after 3 coupons (if your store allows them to double) = $1.15 each

Total after 3 coupons (if your store does not allow them to double) = $1.37 each

If you actually have 5 of the coupons, you can use 5 and 3 will double (if your store allows it) and 2 will be accepted for .55 each

Limit 10

HT Fresh Foods Market sliced meats, 8 oz, BOGO for $2.74 each

Harris Teeter ground sausage, 16 oz, $3.00


Tyson boneless chicken breasts or tenders, $1.99/lb

Simple Truth organic whole chicken, $2.49/lb

Boneless chuck roast, $2.99/lb

Boneless pork chops, ribs or tenderloin, $2.99/lb

Fresh ground chuck, 80% lean value pack, 3 lb package for $10.47 ($3.49/lb)

Simple Truth natural pork back ribs, $4.99/lb

Lobster tail, 4 – 5 oz, $4.99

Catfish fillets, $5.99/lb

T-bone steaks, $6.99/lb

Oscar Mayer bologna, 12 oz, $1.00

Bar-S hot dogs, 16 oz, $1.00

Johnsonville breakfast sausage, 9.6 – 12 oz, $2.99 - $1.50/2 coupon from 3/20 SS

Lowes Foods

Springer Mountain Farms Boneless chicken breast, BOGO for $2.99/lb

Smithfield boneless pork chops, BOGO for $2.99/lb

Butterball 85% lean fresh ground turkey, 16 oz, $2.99

Boneless sirloin tip roast, $4.99/lb

Argentine jumbo shrimp, raw, BOGO for $8.24 each

Oscar Mayer bologna, 12 oz, BOGO for $1.49 each

SausageWorks sausage, BOGO For $2.49/lb


CC: Garner Only Deal: Dixie Crystals sugar, 4 lb bag, .99 - .55/1 coupon from 3/13 SS = .44 (limkit 1)

CC: Dixie Crystals sugar, 4 lb bag, $1.68 - .55/1 coupon from 3/13 SS = $1.13

CVS: Bumble Bee chunk white tuna, 5 oz, .88

HT: E-Vic: Harris Teeter sugar, 4 lb bag, .97, limit 2 – very good deal!

HT: Mahatma brown rice, 10 oz, $1 - .50/1 coupon from 1/31 RP = FREE!

HT: Mahatma rice mix, 5 oz, .75 - .50/1 coupon from 1/31 RP = FREE!

HT: Harris Teeter corn, peas or green beans, 14.5 – 15.25 oz, .60

HT: Barilla Pronto pasta, 12 oz, $1.78 - .55/1 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link above = .68

HT: Mahatma long grain rice, 32 oz, $1.99 - .50/1 coupon from 1/31 RP = .99

Kroger: Kellogg’s cereals, select, 10.6 – 18 oz

Sale: $2.38 - .50 discount when you buy 10 participating products

Coupons: $1/1 Kellogg’s coupons from when you redeem 850 reward points, various Kellogg’s coupons from in the Coupons tab, $1/3 Kellogg’s coupon from 2/28 RP, $1/2 Rice Krispies coupon from 3/13 RP, .40/1 Frosted Flakes coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link above

Total after $1/1 coupon and discount = .88

Kroger: Kroger peanut butter, 15 – 16 oz, $1.49

RA: Kellogg’s cereal, select, Rice Krispies Treats and Pop Tarts

Sale: $1.97

Coupons: $1/1 Kellogg’s coupons from when you redeem 850 reward points, various Kellogg’s coupons from in the Coupons tab, $1/3 Kellogg’s coupon from 2/28 RP, $1/2 Rice Krispies coupon from 3/13 RP, .40/1 Frosted Flakes coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link above, $1/3 Pop Tarts from 3/13 RP

Total after $1 coupon = .97

WG: Bumble Bee chunk light tuna, 5 oz, .75 with in-ad coupon, limit 4

WG: Bumble Bee white albacore tuna, 5 oz can, .89 with in-ad coupon, limit 4

WG: General Mills cereal, select, 11.25 – 12.7 oz

Sale: $1.88

Coupons: .75/1 Honey Nut Cheerios coupon from, $1/1 Cocoa Puffs cereal from, $1/1 Wheaties cereal coupon from, $1/2 Cheerios coupon from 3/20 SS (and possibly in 4/3 SS), $1/3 cereal coupons from 3/20, 3/13, 3/6 SS, $1/2 coupon for select cereals (Chex, Fiber One, Oatmeal Crisp, Raisin Nut Bran) from 3/20 SS, $1/2 printable coupon for select kids varieties from Smart Shopper coupons link above, various coupons from, multiple GM cereal coupons from Smart Shopper coupons link above reently, various Savingstar cash back offers for Cocoa Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Golden Grahams, Trix, Superman and Barman cereal, Chex cereal



Organic bananas, .59/lb in 2 lb bag

Navel oranges, .59/lb in 4 lb bag

Baby carrots, .69/lb

Seedless cucumbers, .69 each

Cantaloupe, .99 each

Strawberries, 16 oz, $1.49

Tomatoes on the vine, 24 oz package, $1.79

Organic grape tomatoes, pint, $1.49

Carlie C’s

Kiwi, 3 for $1

Limes, 3 for $1

Fresh Express romaine, 9 oz, $2

Russet potatoes, 5 lb bag, $2.29

Red tomatoes, BOGO

White seedless grapes, BOGO

Food Lion

Green peppers, .69 each (every day price)

Fuji or pink lady apples, $1.29/lb

Roma tomatoes, $1.29/lb

Food Lion yallow onions, 3 lb bag, $1.49 (every day price)

Green grapes, seedless, $1.49/lb

Yellow or zucchini squash, $1.69/lb

Food Lion russet potatoes, 5 lb bag, $2.00

Strawberries, 1 lb, $2.00

Nabisco Lemon Oreo cookies, $2.99 - .75/2 coupon from 3/20 SS = $2.61 each

Raspberries, 6 oz, $2.99

Nature’s Place Organic gala apples, 24 oz, $2.99

Lemons, 2 lb bag, $2.99

Harris Teeter

English cucumbers, $1.00

Earthbound Farm Organic salads, 5 oz, BOGO for $1.99 each - .75/1 printable coupon when you sign up (DND)

Red grapes, seedless, $1.47/lb

Tomatoes on the vine, $1.49/lb

Broccoli crowns, $1.49/lb

Romaine hearts, 3 pack, $1.99

Strawberries, 1 lb, BOGO For $2.49/lb

Kale or collards, 1 lb bag, $2.50

White cauliflower, $2.99

Russet potatoes, 5 lb. bag, $3


Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, Red or Golden Delicious apples, 3 for .99

Limes .39

Gold nuggets oranges, 2 for .99

Green beans, .99/lb

Organic green cabbage, .99/lb

Virginia grown red tomatoes on the vine, .99/lb

Red, yellow or orange bell peppers, $1.25

Red, white or black seedless grapes, $1.68/lb.

Pork Boston Butt, bone-in, pork shoulder, $1.69/lb

Cantaloupe, $1.88

Baking potatoes, 4 count, $1.99

Organic blackberries, 6 oz, $2.99

Simple Truth Organic grape tomatoes, 10 oz, $2.99

Lowes Foods

Strawberries, NC grown 1 lb, $2.50

Russet potatoes, 5 lb bag, $2.99

Navel oranges, 4 lb bag, $3.99

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  • jdouglas13 Apr 8, 2016

    Thanks for the help with the Deer Park water, Dr D! I totally agree with free being our favorite price. I will definitely pick that up to drink. :)

    For breadmaking, I like to use spring water -- since there are so few ingredients in bread (homemade bread anyway!), the taste of each one becomes more important. A little stale flour or funny tasting water can ruin it pretty easily.

  • Dr D Apr 8, 2016

    My eyes are not seeing it in their ad, but in Kroger last night I saw a large display of the Deer Park 24 pk bottles in the back near the dairy cases, and the sale sign said $2.99 through 4/27.

    Finally, if you're able to visit HT on Sat (only), they have 1 liter of their store brand purified water for FREE, which of course is our favorite price. ;-)

  • Dr D Apr 7, 2016

    Or if you really wanted Deer Park, Food Lion has those 24 pks for $3.99 after a .50 kiosk coupon. Happy Bread Baking!

  • jdouglas13 Apr 7, 2016

    Thanks DrD! :)

  • Dr D Apr 7, 2016

    Not Deer Park, but Food Lion has the 24 pk of Nestle Pure Life water bottles for $2.99 this week.

  • jdouglas13 Apr 7, 2016

    Has anyone seen any deal on bottled spring water like Deer Park? I am almost totally out, and I like to use it when I make bread.