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Just the Basics weekly deals

Posted October 29, 2015

Just the Basics

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

Sale Dates

CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreen, Dollar General, and WalMart deals are valid through October 31, 2015. These deals run Sunday through Saturday.

Carlie C’s deals are valid through November 1, 2015. These deals run Monday through Sunday.

Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Food Lion, Aldi, Kroger and Publix deals are valid through November 3, 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!


DG: Clover Valley white bread, 20 oz, $1.00

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

HT: Arnold bread, select, 24 oz, BOGO for $2.14 each - .55/1 coupon from 10/18 SS or 8/23 RP (exp 10/31)

LF: Flatout flatbread, BOGO - .50/1 coupon from recently


FL: PictSweet vegetables, 22 – 28 oz, $2.00

HT: Sargento cheese, 8 oz, 5 for $10

Coupon: .50/1 coupon for Ultra Thin slices from 10/25 SS, .55/1 and .75/2 coupons from Smart Shopper coupons link recently

Kroger: Kroger sliced, shredded or singles cheese, select, $1.99

Kroger: Kroger or Green Giant boxes frozen veggies, select, $1

LF: Kraft shredded cheese, 16 oz, BOGO for $3.39 each


HT: Highland Crest milk, 1 gallon, $2.99

LF: Better Valu milk, 1 gallon, $2.99


HT: Harris Teeter eggs, 1 dozen, $1.50 – great price



Fresh center cut pork chops, $2.79/lb

Fresh baby back pork ribs, $2.99/lb

Fresh thin sliced center cut pork chops, boneless, $3.69/lb

Sea Queen frozen breaded fish fillets, 19 – 24 oz, $2.99

Bremer or Fit & Active meatballs, 32 oz, $4.39

Carlie C’s:

Fresh fryer leg quarters, 10 lb bag, $3.80 (.38/lb – good deal)

Family pack ground chuck, $2.48/lb

Beef chuck roast, bone-in, $2.98/lb

Flankin style short ribs, $3.38/lb

John Morrel meat franks, 12 oz, .88

John Morrell Smoked sausage, 7 oz, $1.00

Food Lion:

Ground beef, 73% lean, value pack, $1.99/lb – good price

Pork chops, center cut, bone in, $2.99/lb

Inland Market Tilapia fillets, 10 oz, $2.99/lb

Food Lion fish fillets, 12 oz, $3.99/lb

Food Lion fish fillets, 12 oz, $3.99

Bottom round roast, beef, $4.99/lb

Boneless top sirloin steaks, value pack, $6.49/lb

Sirloin fillet, $6.99/lb.

Food Lion raw shrimp, 16 oz, $6.99/lb

Food Lion cooked shrimp, $8.99/lb

25% off Nature’s Place meat & seafood, all

Smithfield sliced bacon, 16 oz, $3.99 – coupon for $2 off when you also buy any marinated fresh pork product from 10/4 SS

Pumpkin Spice or Apple Cinnamon pork sausage, 20 oz, $3.99/lb

Food Lion original meatballs, 28 oz, $4.99

Food Lion chicken wings, 2.5 lbs, frozen, $5.99

Harris Teeter:

Smithfield whole Boston Butt pork roast, .99/lb, limit 2 – good deal

Harris Teeter chicken thighs, value pack, $1.27/lb

Pork Butt steaks, value pack, $1.29/lb

Perdue oven stuffer roaster, $1.49/lb

Pride of the Farm frozen turkey breast, $1.97/lb (my buy price for frozen turkey breast is $1/lb and usually we see that price in mid-November)

Ground chuck, 80% lean, $2.99/lb, limit 4

Harris Teeter center cut, bone-in, hardwood smoked ham steaks, $3.67/lb

Tilapia fillets, $4.99/lb

Boneless Ribeye steaks or roast, $7.99/lb

Tyson grilled chicken strips, 6 oz, $2.50 - $1 coupon from 10/4 SS = $1.50

Johnsonville breakfast links, 12 oz, $3.33 - $1 coupon from 9/13 SS = $2.33

Hillshire Farm smoked sausage, select, 14 oz, $3.33 - .75/2 coupons from 10/4 RP

Ball Park beef and turkey franks, 14 oz, BOGO for $3.24 each

Smithfield sliced bacon, 16 oz, $BOGO for $2.99 each – coupon for $2 off when you also buy any marinated fresh pork product from 10/4 SS

Cooked Perfect meatballs, 28 count, $2.47 - $1.50/1 coupon from 8/30 SS (exp 10/31) = .97


Honeysuckle turkey, frozen, 12 – 24 lb, .79/lb with additional $35 purchase (good deal but we usually see them a little lower priced as we get closer to Thanksgiving)

Perdue boneless chicken breasts, $1.88/lb

Pork Chops, tenderloin or back ribs, $2.99/lb

Ground chuck, 80% lean, value pack, 3 lb package, $3.99 per lb

Boneless sirloin tip roast, $4.99/lb

Stew beef or cubed steak, boneless, $4.99/lb

Tilapia fillets, $4.99/lb

Jamestown bacon, 16 oz, $1.99

Ball Park franks, 15 oz, select, $1.50

Kroger smoked sausage or cocktail smokies, 13 – 14 oz, $1.99

Hebrew National beef franks, 11 – 12 oz, $3.99

Sea Cuisine crusted seafood, select, 8.5 – 10 oz, BOGO

Kroger breaded shrimp, 9 – 20 oz

Lowes Foods:

Perdue thighs or drumsticks, .99/lb

Jennie-O frozen turkey breast, BOGO for $1.34/lb

Perdue oven stuffer roaster, $1.49/lb

Boneless pork chops, family pack, BOGO for $2.99/lb

Butterball Fresh ground turkey, 85% lean, $2.99/lb - .55/1 coupon from recently

Ground chuck, 3 lb package, $3.47/lb

Whole eye of round boneless roast, BOGO for $3.99/lb

Fresh Atlantic salmon fillets, $6.99/lb

Fresh rainbow trout fillets, $6.99/lb

Raw extra large jumbo shrimp, BOGO

Legal seafood, 9 – 10 oz, BOGO

Oven Cravers chicken, select BOGO

The Philly Steak, 21 oz, BOGO

Oscar Mayer bologna, 16 oz, select, BOGO

Carolina Pride red hot dogs, 12 oz, $1.25

Ball Park meat franks, $2.00

Perdue chicken frozen, select, $4.99 - $6.99 - .75/1 coupon from 8/23 RP


DG: Libby’s canned vegetables, 14.5 – 15 oz, 2 for $1

DG: Clover Valley cranberry sauce, 14 oz, $1.00

DG: Clover Valley flour, 5 lb bag, $1.75

HT: Barilla Pronto pasta, 12 oz, $1.50 - .75/1 coupon from 9/13 RP = FREE!

HT: Hanover beans, canned, select, 15.5 oz, .80

HT: Harris Teeter sugar, 4 lb bag, $1.77         

HT: Pillsbury flour, 5 lb bag, $1.97

HT: Crisco vegetable oil, 48 oz, $1.97

HT: General Mills Cheerios, various

Sale: 6 for $10 (must buy 6 to get sale price)

Coupons: $1/2 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link above, $1/3 coupon from 10/25 SS or 9/27 SS

Savingstar: $1/2 Savingstar cash back offer

Kroger: General Mills cereal, select

Sale: $1.88

Coupons: $1/3 coupons from 10/25 or 9/27 SS, .50/1 Lucky Charms, $1/2 Cheerios and $1/2 Chex Mix Kroger digital coupons, $1/2 coupons from Smart Shopper coupons link above, .50/1 Lucky Charms coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link above recently, .50/1 Chex cereal coupon possibly in 11/1 SS

Savingstar: Various Savingstar cash back offers for Lucky Charms, Chex Cereal and Cheerios

Kroger: Chex cereal, select, $1.99 - $1/2 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link above or .50/1 coupon possibly in 11/1 SS = $1.49

LF: Peter Pan peanut butter, 13 – 16.3 oz, $1.88



Pomegranates, .59 each

Gala apples, .79/lb (sole in 3 lb bag)

Pears, .79/lb (sold in 2 lb bag)

Red or green grapes, $1.29/lb (sold in 2 lb package)

Blackberries, 6 oz, $1.99

Carlie C’s:

Florida juice oranges, 3 for $1

Sweet potatoes, NC grown, .79/lb

Avocados, $1 each

Fresh Express salads, 12 oz garden or 8 oz shredded, $1.79

Red potatoes, 5 lb bag, $2.79

Food Lion:

Cucumbers, .69 each

Green peppers, .69 each

Lemons, .69 each

Hass avocados, $1.29 each

Dole Iceberg lettuce, 12 oz, $1.29 each

Organic carrots, 2 lb bag, $1.29 – good price

Food Lion yellow onions, 3 lb bag, $1.49 – good deal

Food Lion white potatoes, 5 lb bag, BOGO for $1.49 each – good deal

Food Lion Gala Apples, 3 lb bag, BOGO for $1.84 each – very good deal

Fresh Express flat spinach, 8 oz bag, $1.99

Grape tomatoes, pint, $2.49 each

Organic red grapes, seedless, $2.49/lb

Harris Teeter:

Navel oranges, seedless, .80 each

Celery, extra large, bunch, .99

Hass avocados, extra large, $1.25 each

Yellow or zucchini squash, $1.49/lb

Red peppers, large, $1.50 each

Seedless red grapes, $1.79/lb

Fresh Express American Salad blend, 11 oz, BOGO for $1.84 each

Beefsteak tomatoes, $1.99/lb

Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine, 9 oz, $1.99

Fresh Brussel Sprouts, 1 lb, $1.99


Acorn, Butternut or spaghetti squash, .99/lb

Gala, Granny Smith, Red or Golden Delicious apples, .99/lb

Bartlett pears, .99/lb

Hass avocados, .99 each

Pomegranates, $1 each

Raspberries, 6 oz, $1.50 – good deal

Cantaloupe, $1.99 each

Florida navel oranges, 4 lb bag, $3.99

Organic fall squash, $1.49/lb

Organic honeycrisp apples, $2.99/lb

Organic Simple Truth salad, 5 oz, $2.99

Lowes Foods:

Red tomatoes on the vine, $1.48/lb

Fresh Express spinach, 8 oz, $1.98

Organic apples, carious, $1.99/lb

Honeycrisp apples, $2.29/lb

White potatoes, 5 lb bag, $2.99

Red grapefruit, 5 lb bag, $3.99/lb


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