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Just the Basics weekly deals

Posted March 17
Updated March 18

Just the Basics

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

Sale Dates

CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Dollar General deals are valid through March 19, 2016. These deals run Sunday through Saturday.

Carlie C’s deals are valid through March 20, 2016. These deals run Monday through Sunday.

Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Food Lion, Aldi, Kroger deals are valid through March 22, 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

PB = Publix

WM = WalMart

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

BREAD

Aldi: L’oven Fresh cinnamon raisin bread, 16 oz, $1.49

HT: Arnold bread, BOGO for $2.14 each - .55/1 coupon from 3/6, 2/7 or 1/3 SS

Ibotta: .25 ibotta cash back offer

Kroger: Nature’s Own honey wheat bread or Wonder white bread, 20 oz, $1.49

LF: Thomas’ bagels, 19 – 20 oz, BOGO for $2.25 each - .55/1 coupon from 2/7 SS (DND)

DAIRY & FROZEN

Aldi: Happy Farms cream cheese or Neufchatel , 8 oz brick, .89 – great price

Aldi: Countryside Creamery butter, 16 oz, $1.99 – great price

Aldi: Season’s Choice steamed broccoli florets, 12 oz, frozen, .99

CC: Borden cheese singles, 12 oz, $1.66

CC: Borden shredded cheese, 8 oz., $1.66

HT: E-Vic deal - Harris Teeter butter, 16 oz, $2.57, limit 2

HT: Sargento shredded cheese, 8 oz, BOGO for $1.99 - .25/1 ibotta cash back offer for any cheese and .50/1 Checkout51 cash back offer

Kroger: Kroger shredded cheese 8 oz, natural slices 6 oz, singles 16 count, $1.99

Kroger: Birds Eye or Kroger frozen vegetables, select, 8 – 16 oz, $1.00

LF: Activia yogurt, 4 pack, $2 - .75/1 coupon from 3/6 SS = .50

DRINKS

CC: IGA orange juice, 64 oz, $2.00

DG: Orange Juice, various brand, ½ gallon, $2.00

MILK

CVS: Milk, 1 gallon, $3.49

Kroger: Kroger milk, 1 gallon, $1.99 – this is the best price this week!

EGGS

No egg deals in the ads this week

MEAT

Aldi

Special Meat Buy: Chicken thighs, family pack, 4.75 ave. weight, .49/lb

Special Meat Buy: St. Louis style spareribs, fresh, $2.49/lb

Appleton Farms smoked ham-shank portion, .79/lb

Appleton Farms smoked ham-butt portion, .99/lb

Butterball turkey, frozen, $1.19/lb

Appleton Farms spiral sliced half ham, $1.49/lb

Spiral cut double glazed brown sugar ham, $1.79/lb

Cattleman’s Ranch corned beef brisket, flat cut, $4.39/lb

Boneless lamb leg roast, unseasoned or rosemary and garlic, $6.49

Kirkwood boneless turkey breast, 48 oz frozen, $8.99

Parkview Bratwurst, 19 oz, $2.99

Carlie C’s

Whole Boston Butt, .98/lb

Pork Shoulder Blade Steaks, family pack, $1.38/lb

Boneless chicken breast fillets, $1.78/lb

Carlie C’s fresh bulk sausage, $2.18/lb

Garner Only Deal: Boneless beef cubed steak, 3 lbs or more, $2.98/lb

Garner Only Deal: Boneless beef sirloin steak, $3.28/lb

Boneless bottom round roast, $3.38/lb

Boneless full cut round steak, $3.48/lb

Boneless beef rump roast, $3.48/lb

Boneless beef sirloin steak, family pack, $3.68/lb

Boneless beef cubed steak, $3.68/lb

Boneless sirloin steak, $4.48/lb

Snow crab clusters, $5.98/lb

Armour meat hot dogs, 12 oz, .88

Valleydale Old Fashion hot dogs, 12 oz, $1.19

Center cut ham slices, Sugardale, bone in, $2.98/lb

Sugardale center cut bacon, 12 oz, $3.29

Food Lion

Food Lion shank portion ham, .77/lb, limit 2

Smithfield shank portion ham, .99/lb, limit 2

Food Lion chicken drumsticks or thighs, value pack, .99

Food Lion spiral ham, $1.37/lb, limit 2

Turkey breast, frozen, $1.59/lb

Pork tenderloin, $2.99/lb

Corned beef brisket flats, $3.99/lb

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

Nature’s Place 94% lean ground turkey, 16 oz, $3.99

Nathan’s beef franks, 11 – 14 oz, $2.99

Johnsonville breakfast patties or links, 9.6 – 12 oz, $2.99

Smithfield bacon, 16 oz, $3.49 - $1/2 coupon from 1/24 SS = $2.99 each

Nature’s Place bacon, 12 oz, $3.99

Harris Teeter

Chicken leg quarters or bone-in thighs, value pack, .39/lb – great price

Boston Butt pork roast, $1.97/lb

Smithfield Whole Boneless pork loin, $1.99/lb

Boneless pork loin chops, $2.77/lb

Pork chops or center cut roast, $2.99/lb

North Atlantic lobster tails, $4.99 each

White shrimp, EZ Peel, $4.99

Corned beef brisket, $4.99/lb

Snow crab clusters, $6.97/lb

Salmon fillets, $6.99/lb

NY Strip Steak or Steakhouse roast, $6.99/lb

Butterball Natural Inspirations breakfast sausage, 8 oz, $2.97 - .55/1 coupon from 1/3 SS (DND)

Perdue frozen (but in the meat dept) breaded chicken nuggets, tenders and patties, select, 18 – 29 oz, BOGO for $3.99 each

Coupons: $1 coupon from 3/13 RP, .75/1 coupon for Simply Smart from 3/13 RP

Total after .75 coupon = $2.49

Steak-Umms, 9 oz BOGO for $2.74 each

Steak-Umms, 21 oz, BOGO for $5.89 each

Kroger

Tyson split chicken breasts, drumsticks or thighs, .99/lb

Private Selection Spiral sliced ham, honey or smokes, bone-in, $1.49/lb, limit 2

Cumberland Gap whole semi-boneless ham, $1.89/lb

Boneless or bone-in pork chops, value pack, $2.99/lb

Pork back ribs, or tenderloin, $2.99/lb

Fresh ground chuck, 80% lean, value pack, 3 lb package, $3.49/lb

Boneless bottom or eye of round roast, beef round or shoulder roast, $3.99/lb

Tilapia fillets, or Cod, $4.99/lb

Kroger chicken wings, 2.5 lb bag, frozen, $5.99

T-bone or ribeye steaks, bone-in, or beef rib, value pack, $7.99

Bar-S hot dogs, 16 oz, $1.00

Hillshire Farm smoked sausages, 12 – 14 oz, $2.50 - $1/2 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link above = $2 each

Hillshire Farm Lit’l Smokies, $2.50 - .55/1 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link above = $1.95

Kroger meatballs, or dinner sausage, 16 – 18 oz, $2.99

Tennessee Pride breakfast sausage, 16 oz, $2.99

Wright bacon, 24 oz, $6.99

Lowes Foods

Sanderson Farms drumsticks or thighs, family pack, .99/lb.

Smithfield brown sugar spiral half ham, $1.57/lb - $2 Lowes Foods coupon in the ad = $1.37/lb after coupon (based on a 10 /lb ham)

Frick’s smoked ham portions, $1.99/lb

Southern Style pork ribs, family pack, $2.99/lb

Sanderson Farms boneless chicken breasts, $2.99/lb

Smithfield pork tenderloins, $3.99/lb

Smithfield boneless pork chops, $3.99/lb

80% lean ground beef chubs, 1 lb, $3.99/lb

Colorado premium corned beef flat, $4.47/lb

Grass fed corned beef brisket, $4.99/lb

Meat coupon in ad: $1.50 off any Springer Mountain Farms fresh tray pack or whole chicken, expires 4/30/16

Raw Argentine jumbo shrimp, BOGO for $8.24/lb

Johnsonville fully cooked breakfast sausage, 9.6 oz, BOGO for $2.25 each - $1/2 coupon from 1/24 SS

MISCELLANEOUS GROCERY

CC: StarKist chunk light tuna, 5 oz can, .68

CC: IGA creamy peanut butter, 40 oz, $2.99

CVS: Kellogg’s cereals, select, 8.7 – 13.7 oz.

Sale: $1.88

Coupons: $1/1 coupon from Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com when you redeem 850 reward points, $1/3 coupon from 2/28 RP, various coupons from Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com in the Coupons tab

Total after $1 coupon = .88

DG: Clover Valley chunk light tuna in water, 5 oz, 2 for $1

FL; Food Lion canned vegetables, 14.5 – 15.25 oz, 2 for $1

HT: Harris Teeter canned vegetables, select, 14.5 – 15.3 oz, .60

HT: Harris Teeter black beans, kidey beans or pinto beans, 14.5 – 15.5 oz can, .60

HT: Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, select, 13.5 – 18.7 oz

Sale: BOGO for $1.87 each

Coupons: $1 coupon from Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com when you redeem 850 reward points, $1/3 coupon from 2/28 RP, $1/2 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link above recently

Total after $1 coupon = .87

HT: Kellogg’s Apple Jacks, Corn Pops and Froot Loops cereals, 12.2 - 12.5 oz,

Sale: BOGO for $1.99 each

Coupons: $1 coupon from Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com when you redeem 850 reward points, $1/3 coupon from 2/28 RP, .50/1 coupon from Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com in the Coupons tab

Total after .50/1 coupon = .99

HT: Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes cereal, 15 oz

Sale: BOGO for $2.24 each

Coupons: $1 coupon from Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com when you redeem 850 reward points, $1/3 coupon from 2/28 RP, $1/2 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link above recently

Total after $1 coupon = $1.24

Kroger: Kellogg’s cereals, select, 8.4 – 15.5 oz

Sale: $2.99 - $1 discount (part of Buy 3 Get $3 off promo)

Coupons: $1 coupon from Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com when you redeem 850 reward points, $1/3 coupon from 2/28 RP, $1/2 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link above recently, $1/2 Rice Krispies coupon from 3/13 RP, various .50 and $1/2 coupons from Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com in the Coupons tab

Total after $1 coupon and $1 discount = .99

LF: Tuttorosso tomatoes, 28 oz can, BOGO for .84 each - $1/3 coupon from 2/7 SS = .51 each – very good deal

LF: Progresso soup, select, 18 – 19 oz, BOGO for $1.39 each

Coupons: .50/2 coupon from 1/31 SS

Ibotta: .50/2 ibotta cash back offer

Total after ibotta and coupon = .64 each

WG: Chicken of the Sea chunk light tuna, 5 oz can, .59 with in-ad coupon, limit 4

WG: Kellogg’s cereals, Eggo waffles, select

Sale: $2.50

Points: 2000 reward points when you buy 2

Coupons: $1/1 coupon from Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com when you redeem 850 reward points, $1/3 coupon from 2/28 RP, various coupons from Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com in the Coupons tab

Total after 2 of the $1/1 coupons and reward = 2 for $1

PRODUCE

Aldi

Baby carrots, 16 oz, .69

Yellow onions, 3 lb bag, .87

Blackberries, 6 oz, .99

Cabbage, .99 each

Red potatoes, 5 lb bag, $1.45

Halos Mandarin oranges, 3 lb bag, $2.37

Carlie C’s

Zucchini squash, $1.49/lb

Fresh Express shredded lettuce or Garden salad, select, $1.79

Whole or sliced mushrooms, 8 oz, $1.79

Grape tomatoes, pint, BOGO

Jumbo cantaloupe, BOGO

Russet potatoes, 5 lb bag, BOGO

Food Lion

Kiwi, 4 for $1

Green cabbage, .39/lb

Sweet onions, .89/lb

Gala apples, .99/lb

Food Lion baby carrots, 1 lb, $1.29

Red or green leaf lettuce or romaine, $1.29

Green grapes, seedless, $1.49/lb

Mini cucumbers, 4 pack, $1.79

Fresh Express flat spinach, 8 oz, $1.99

Food Lion red potatoes, 5 lb bag, $2.99

Food Lion navel oranges, 8 lb bag, $5.99 - .25 ibotta cash back offer

Harris Teeter

Kiwi, 4 for $1

Green cabbage, .25/lb – great deal

Seedless navel oranges, .60 each - .25 ibotta cash back offer

Sweet potatoes, .89/lb

Red grapefruit, $1 each

Seedless green grapes, $1.49/lb

Tomatoes on the vine, $1.49/lb

Red grapefruit, 3 lb bag, $1.49

Eat Smart broccoli cole slaw, 12 oz, $1.50

Baby spinach, 5 oz, $1.99

Asparagus, $2.49/lb

Clementine Smiles, 3 lb bag, $2.99

Yukon Gold potatoes, 5 lb bag, $2.99

Kroger

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

Golden Nuggets oranges, 2 for $1

Hass avocados, .99

Mangos, .99

Kale, collard, mustard or turnip greens, .99/lb

Simple Truth Organic Russet Potatoes, 3 lb. bag, $1.99

Strawberries, 16 oz, $2

Personal size watermelon, $2.00

Organic lemons, 2 lb bag, $3.49

Red potatoes, 5 lb bag, $3.99

Mandarins, 3 lb bag, $4.99

Lowes Foods

New York State Pinata Apples, .99/lb

Organic baby carrots, 1 lb, $1.50

Cantaloupe, BOGO for $1.99 each

Mini Sweet Peppers, 8 oz bag, $2.00

Blackberries, 6 oz, $2.50

Russet potatoes, 5 lb bag, $2.99

Navel oranges, 4 lb bag, $3.99

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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 18, 2016

    GJan1 - thanks for the heads up! The FDA sent out their notice at 5 am this morning about it but I didn't see it until just a bit ago. There have been some great tuna sales lately so I hope nobody on the blog hast he recalled product.

  • GJan1 Mar 18, 2016

    Just saw a Bumble Bee Tuna Recall.