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Just the Basics weekly deals

Posted May 28, 2015

Just the Basics

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

Sale Dates

CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreen, Dollar General, and WalMart deals are valid through May 30, 2015. These deals run Sunday through Saturday.

Carlie C’s deals are valid through May 31, 2015. These deals run Monday through Sunday.

Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Food Lion, Aldi, Kroger and Publix deals are valid through June 2, 2015. 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

PB = Publix

WM = WalMart

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

BREAD

Aldi: L’oven Fresh whole wheat bread, 100%, 20 oz, $1.39

CC: French bread from bakery, $1.17

CC: Bolillo rolls, 8 count, $1.99

DG: Clover Valley hamburger or hot dog buns, 8 count, $1.00

HT: Cobblestone bagels, 6 count, $1.99 - .55/1 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link above = .89

HT: Harris Teeter Naan bread, 8.8 oz, BOGO for $1.40 each

HT: La Banderita soft taco flour tortillas, 16 oz, BOGO for $1.44 each

FL: Sara Lee Honey Wheat Bread, 20 oz, BOGO for $1.50 each

LF: Arnold bread, 24 oz, BOGO for $2.15 each - $1 printable coupon = $1.15

Publix: Nature’s Own bread, honey wheat, BOGO for $1.20 each - .55/2 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link above (use zip code 19102 to find this coupon)

DAIRY & FROZEN

HT: Harris Teeter light yogurt, singles, 3 for $1

HT: Kraft shredded cheese, select, 7 – 8 oz., BOGO for $1.97 each - $1/2 coupon from 5/10 SS or 4/26 SS = $1.47 each

Ibotta: .30/1 ibotta cash back offer for any brand of cheese

HT: Harris Teeter butter, 16 oz, $2.50

HT: Pictsweet frozen vegetables, select, 24 oz. – 32 oz., BOGO for $1.84 each

Kroger: Yoplait yogurt, 4 – 6 oz, .39

Kroger: Kroger sour cream or dip, 16 oz, $1.00 – good price for sour cream

Kroger: Kroger frozen vegetables, 10 – 12 oz, $1.00

Publix: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, various, BOGO for $1.28 each - $1 coupon from 5/17 RP = .28

DRINKS

CC: Donald Duck orange juice, 59 oz, $1.79

CVS: Just the Basics bottled water, 24 pack, $2.22

DG: Clover Valley bottled water, 24 pack, $2.50

DG: Maxwell House Wake Up Roast Coffee 30.65 oz or McCafe k-cup 12 count or 12 oz various

Sale: $5.95

Coupon: $1 DG digital coupon or $1 McCafe coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link above

Total after $1 coupon = $4.95

FL: McCafe Coffee, 12 oz or 12 count k-cup, $6.99 - $1.50 coupon from 5/3 SS or $1 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link above or Food Lion digital coupon = $5.49 after $1.50 coupon

FL: Gevalia Coffee, select 6 – 12 count or 12 oz bag, $6.99 - $1 coupon from in-store kiosk = $5.99

HT: Silk Milk, select, 64 oz, 4 for $10 (must buy 4 to get sale price)

Coupon: .75/1 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link above, $1 printable coupon for any Silk half gallon

Total after 3 of the .75/1 coupons and 1 of the $1 coupons = $1.12 each – great deal

HT: Harris Teeter orange juice, 1 gallon, $3.97 – .30/1 ibotta cash back offer for any brand of orange juice

HT: Lipton Tea, family size, 24 count bags, BOGO for $1.69 each - .75/1 coupon from 5/17 RP = .19 each

Kroger: Seattle’s Best coffee, 12 oz bag, $4.99 - $1 coupon from 5/17 SS or $2 printable coupon

LF: McCafe Coffee, 12 oz or 12 count k-cup, $6.99 - $1.50 coupon from 5/3 SS or $1 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link above or Food Lion digital coupon = $5.49 after $1.50 coupon

RA: Rite Aid bottled water, 24 pack, 2 for $5

WG: Nice orange juice, 59 oz, $1.99

WG: McCafe ground coffee 12 oz or k-cups, 12 pack, $5.99 - $1 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link above

Milk:

HT: Highland Crest milk, 1 gallon, $2.99 – every day price

Kroger: Kroger milk, gallon, $2.50 – very good price

LF: Better Valu milk, 1 gallon, $2.99

EGGS

HT: Harris Teeter Eggs, 1 dozen, $1.25 – .30/1 ibotta cash back offer for any brand of eggs, 1 dozen = .95 – great deal

HT: Harris Teeter eggs, 30 count, $3.67 – every day price

Kroger: Kroger large eggs, 18 count, $1.99 (same as paying $1.32 per dozen)

MEAT

Carlie C’s:

Fresh fryer chicken leg quarters, 10 lb bag, .58/lb – good deal!

Whole boneless pork loin, $2.18/lb

Half boneless pork loin, $2.28/lb

Bone-in beef chuck roast, $3.48/lb

Bone-in chuck steak, $3.58/lb

Foster Farms value pack chicken, 28 – 33.6 oz, select, $4.99

Whiting fillets, $2.78/lb

End Cut pork chops, $2.78/lb

Center Cut pork chops, boneless, $2.98/lb

Salmon fillets side, 1.25 lb, $5.99

Armour meat hot dogs, 12 oz, .68

Ball Park hot dogs various Finest, Beef and Meat franks, BOGO - .55/1 coupon from 5/17 RP

Butterball turkey sausage, 14 oz, $2.50 - .75/1 coupon from Butterball.com = $1.75

Armour beef hot dogs, 12 oz, $2.69

Dollar General: Armour hot dogs, 12 oz, $1.00

Food Lion:

Pork Boston Butt, $1.29/lb

Country style pork ribs, value pack, $1.49/lb

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

Chuck eye or Denver steak, $4.99/lb

Ground beef, 93% lean, $4.99/lb

Bottom round roast, $4.99

Beef country style ribs, value pack, $5.49/lb

Nature’s Place hand trimmed chicken, 25% off

Gwaltney Great Dogs, 16 oz, $1.00

Oscar Mayer meat hot dogs, 16 oz, $2.50

Gwaltney bacon, 16 oz, $2.99

Harris Teeter:

Smithfield Boston Butt pork roast, $1.97/lb

Harris Teeter chicken breast, BOGO for $2.49/lb

Ground turkey, 93% lean, 20.8 oz package, $3.99

Ground beef, 93% lean, $4.99/lb

NY strip or steakhouse roast, $8.99/lb

EZ Peel shrimp, 2 lb bag, BOGO for $17.99 each

Gwaltney hot dogs, select, 16 oz, .97 - .75/2 coupon from 5/10 SS = .22 each

Johnsonville breakfast sausage, 12 oz, $3.33 - .75/1 coupon from 3/29 SS = $1.83

Steak-umm sandwich steaks, 9 oz, BOGO for $2.74 each

Lloyd’s BBQ, 18 oz, BOGO for $3.24 each

Steak-umm sandwich steaks, 21 oz, BOGO for $5.89 each

Kroger:

Tyson split chicken breasts, bone-in, .99/lb – good price

Heritage Farm chicken drumsticks or thighs, or whole fryer, .99/lb – good price

Assorted pork chops, value pack, $1.99/lb

Heritage Farm boneless chicken breasts, or thighs, $1.99/lb

Beef London broil, $2.99/lb – very good price

Pork back ribs, $2.99/lb

Center cut pork chops, bone-in, value pack, $3.49

Fresh ground chuck, 80% lean, 3 lb package, $3.99/lb

Tilapia fillets, and Cod fillets, $5.99/lb

Extra large white shrimp, raw, 2 lb bag, $7.99/lb

Strip steaks, bone-in, $7.99/lb

Kroger smoked sausage, 13 – 14 oz, $2.50

Kroger breakfast sausage, 12 – 16 oz, $2.50

Oscar Mayer bacon, 12 – 16 oz, $3.49

Land O Frost, 16 oz, $3.99 - .75/1 coupon from 5/17 SS

Hebrew National beef franks, select, $3.99

Lowes Foods:

Ground beef, 80% lean, $2.97/lb

Boneless top sirloin steak, $7.97/lb

Argentine red shrimp, 2 lb bag, BOGO for $7 per lb

Gwaltney hot dogs, 12 oz, $1.25 - .75/2 coupon from 5/10 SS

Butterball turkey bacon, 12 oz., $2.79 - .75/1 coupon from Butterball.com

Butterball turkey dinner sausage, 14 oz., $2.99 - .75/1 coupon from Butterball.com

Mama Lucia meatballs, 25.6 oz, BOGO for $3.75 each - $2 coupon from 5/3 RP = $1.75

Perdue chicken nuggets, 12 oz, BOGO for $2.00 each

Land O Frost Simply Delicious lunch meat, 13 oz, $3.98 - .75/1 coupon from 4/26 SS = $2.48

Perdue Short Cuts, 9 oz, BOGO for $2.50 each

Hormel hot spice pork sausage, 16 oz, BOGO for $2.50 each

Gwaltney bacon, 12 oz, $2.98 - .30 ibotta cash back offer for any brand of bacon

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

Steak-umm sandwich steaks, 9 oz, BOGO for $3 each

Pub Classic beer battered cod, 10 oz, BOGO for $4.00 each

Butterball turkey burgers, 30 – 32 oz, $6.98 - $1 coupon from Butterball.com = $5.98

Publix:

Catfish fillets, $6.99/lb

Publix Tilapia fillets, frozen, 24 oz, $8.99

Armour meatballs, 14 oz, select, BOGO for $2.50 each

Ball Park Angus Beef Franks, or Finest hot dogs, 14 oz, $3.99 - .55/1 coupon from 5/17 RP

MISCELLANEOUS GROCERY

CC: Kellogg’s cereals, select, 8.4 – 12 oz, $2 -$1/1 coupon from Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com when you redeem 850 reward points = $1.00

CVS: Kellogg’s cereal and Pop Tarts, $1.99 - $1/1 coupon from Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com when you redeem 850 reward points = .99

CVS: Jif peanut butter, 16 oz, 2 for $4

DG: Clover Valley peanut butter, 16 oz, $1.75

FL: My essentials chunk light tuna, 5 oz, .78

HT: Ragu pasta sauce, various, BOGO for $1.29 each - .30/1 ibotta cash back offer for Ragu = .79

HT: Jif peanut butter, 16 oz, 5 for $8 (must buy 5 to get sale price) = $1.60 each – good deal

Kroger: Kellogg’s or Post cereal select, $2.00

Coupons: $1 Kellogg’s coupon from Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com when you redeem 850 reward points, various Kellogg’s coupons from Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com in the Coupons tab, $1/3 coupon from 5/3 RP

Total after $1 coupon = $1

Kroger: Kroger peanut butter, select, $1.79 – good deal

LF: Lowes Foods cereal, select 12 – 18 oz, $1.25

Publix; Peter Pan peanut butter, 13 or 16.3 oz jar, BOGO for $1.00 – great deal!

RA: Kellogg’s cereal and Pop Tarts, $2.00

Plenti: 100 reward points when you buy 2, limit 2 offers

Coupons: $1/1 coupon from Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com when you redeem 850 reward points, various coupons from Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com

PRODUCE

Aldi:

Bananas, .44/lb

Mangos, .59 each – great price

Vidalia onions, 2 lb. bag, .99

Cantaloupe, .99 each – great price

Red grapes, 2 lb bag, $1.19/lb – very good price

Sweet corn, 4 count, $1.49

Organic grape tomatoes, 10 oz, $1.99

Simply Nature organic spring mix, 5 oz, $2.49

Carlie C’s :

Vidalia onions, .79/lb

Red tomatoes, .99/lb

Mangoes, $1 each

Yellow squash, $1.29/lb

Mushrooms, 8 oz, $1.79

Fresh Express premium romaine or Green & Crisp salad, select, $1.90

All purpose white potatoes, 5 lb bag, $2.69

Food Lion:

Vidalia onions, .69/lb

Mangoes, .99 each

Yellow or Zucchini squash, $1.29/lb

Bellafina sweet baby bell peppers, 3 count, $1.29

Red seedless grapes, $1.49/lb – good deal

Red, green or romatine leaf lettuce, $1.49 each

White mushrooms, 8 oz, $1.59

Broccoli crowns, $1.59/lb

Cantaloupe, $2 each

Red Delicious apples, 3 lb bag, $2.99

Food Lion Gold Potaotes, 5 lb bag, $2.99

Cherries, $3.99/lb

Watermelon, 2 count small presealed bags, $3.99

Harris Teeter:

Green cabbage, from Georgia, .49/lb

Russet baking potatoes, .79/lb

Yellow Squash or zucchini, .99/lb – good price

Roma tomatoes, from Fl. .99/lb – good price

Green snap peas, from SC, .99/lb – good price

Organic green onions, .99/bunch

Harris Teeter lemons, 1 lb bag, .99

Red Delicious apples, .99/lb

Eastern peaches, $1.49/lb from SC, $1.49/lb – lowest price I have seen so far this season

Grape tomatoes, BOGO for $1.49 each

Organic large mango, $1.50

Earthbound Farm organic spring mix or spinach, 5 oz, BOGO for $1.99 each

Cantaloupe, BOGO for $1.99 each

Organic broccoli, $2.99/lb

Personal size watermelon, $2.99

Kroger:

Yellow peaches , .99/lb – very good price

Kale, collard, mustard or turnip greens, .99/lb – good deal

Yellow or zucchini squash, .99/lb

Mangos, .99 each

Raspberries, 6 oz, $1.25 – very good price

Organic broccoli, $1.49/lb

Cantaloupe, $1.50 each

Organic red tomatoes on the vine, grown in BA, $1.99/lb

Blueberries, pint, $2.50

Organic red seedless grapes, $2.99/lb

Organic blueberries or raspberries, 6 oz, $2.99

Red cherries, $4.99/lb

Lowes Foods:

Green cabbage, .59/lb

Vidalia onions, .78/lb

Russet potatoes, loose, .88/lb

Red Delicious apples, .98/lb – good price

Red bell peppers, .99 each – good price

Kale, .99 each

Red potatoes, .99/lb

Mangos, $1 each

Beefsteak tomatoes, $1.48/lb - .30 ibotta cash back offer for any tomatoes

Fresh Express Romaine, 9 oz, $1.88

Broccoli crowns, $1.99/lb

Fresh Express salads, select, $2.00

Yellow cooking onions, 3 lb bag, $2.00

Blueberries, NC, BOGO for $2.50 each

Baby Bella mushrooms, 8 oz, $2.50

Publix:

Sweet corn, .33 each

Seedless watermelon, sliced .59/lb

Sweet onions, .99/lb

Mango, $1 each

Vine-ripe tomatoes, $1.49/lb

Broccoli, $2.50/bunch

Asparagus, $2.99/lb

Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, select, $3

Cherries, $3.99/lb

Target: Whole seedless watermelon, $3.99 – good price

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  • ascherer May 28, 2015

    If you just add the cheapest dry and canned food for dogs and cats, that would be a big help. Sometimes drug stores have it cheaper than grocery stores. I miss those deals because we only get the Sunday paper.

    If you could do this without adding to much work - it would be awesome. Thank

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 28, 2015

    ascherer - I took out the non food deals a couple months ago because they were so time consuming and they were already posted in the store posts. I really just wanted to focus on the food essentials. I can add back in the pet food deals if you want. I guess food for the 4-legged family members counts, right? :-)

  • ascherer May 28, 2015

    Faye - At one point you were including the best pet food deals of the week. Are you going to add that back in? It is a huge help to us pet owners. Thanks