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Just the Basics weekly deals

Posted September 30

Just the Basics

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

Sale Dates

CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Dollar General deals are valid through October 1, 2016. These deals run Sunday through Saturday.

Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Food Lion, Aldi, Kroger and Carlie C’s deals are valid through October 4, 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!

BREAD

Carlie C’s: Fresh baked Italian bread, 16 oz, .99

FL: Food Lion white sandwich bread, 20 oz, $1.54 - .25 quarter back offer when you buy 4

FL: French bread from the bakery, $1.50

HT: Band of Bakers baguette, 1 count, BOGO for $1.24 each

HT: La Banderita flour tortillas family pack, 22.5 oz, BOGO for $1.49 each

HT: Thomas’ bagels 20 – 22 oz, BOGO for $2.24 each

DAIRY & FROZEN

Aldi: Season’s Choice steamed vegetables, 12 oz frozen, .85

Carlie C’s: Borden shredded cheese 6 – 8 oz, or singles, 12 oz, $1.66

FL: Food Lion natural cheese slices, 8 oz, $2 - .25 quarter back offer when you buy 4

FL: Food Lion soft cream cheese, 8 oz, $2 - .25 quarter back offer when you buy 4

HT: Harris Teeter shredded cheese, 8 oz, Buy 2 Get 3 Free, limit 10 = $1.27 each – great deal!

HT: Palazzina cheese mozzarella balls, 8 oz, Buy 1 Get TWO free! = $1.99 each – super deal for these

Kroger natural cheese slices, 6 oz, $1.99 - .50/1 Kroger digital coupon = $1.49

Kroger butter, 16 oz quarters, $2.50 (a good price but my buy price is $2 or less which we usually find as we get closer to holiday baking sales)

DRINKS

Carlie C’s: Donald Duck orange juice, 59 oz, $1.50

MILK

Carlie C’s: IGA milk, 1 gallon, select, $2.48

EGGS

DG: Eggs, 1 dozen, large, $1.00 – good deal!

LF: Eggland’s Best eggs, extra large, 12 count, $2.00 - .55/1 coupon from 9/11 RP = .90 – super price for these!

MEAT

Aldi

Boneless skinless chicken thighs, $1.29/lb

Ground beef chub, 73% lean, 5 lb package for $8.95 ($1.79/lb)

Pork loin, $1.79/lb

Pork sirloin roast, $1.99/lb

Fit & Active ground turkey, 93% lean, 19.2 oz, $2.99

Skirt Steak, $5.49/lb

Simply Nature organic 100% grass fed 85/15 ground beef, 1 lb, $5.49

Carlie C’s: Fresh fryer leg quarters, 10 lb bag for $3.80 (.38/lb.)

Pork picnics, whole, $1.18/lb

Half boneless pork loin, $1.68/lb

Whole boneless pork loin, $1.58/lb

Catfish nuggets, $1.78/lb

Pork chops, end cut, boneless, $2.38/lb

Butterball ground turkey, 1 lb, 85% lean, $2.39

Ground chuck, beef, family pack, $2.48/lb

Boneless shoulder roast, beef, $2.48/lb

Pork chops, center cut, boneless, $2.58/lb

Top Blade roast, boneless beef, $2.68/lb

Prairie Fresh sirloin roast, seasoned, $2.68/lb

Shoulder steak, boneless beef, $2.88/lb

Stew beef, family pack, $2.88/lb

Top blade steak, family pack, boneless beef, $2.98/lb

Carlie C’s Own meatloaf, $2.98/lb

Garner Only Deal: Better value beef boneless sirloin steak, $2.98/lb

Better value beef boneless sirloin steak, $3.28/lb

Angus beef Boneless sirloin steak, $3.98/lb

Nature’s Best salmon fillets, 16 oz, $4.78

Bar-S meat franks or bologna, 12 oz, $1.09

Sunnyland jumbos franks, 16 oz, $1.49

Food Lion

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

Turkey breast, frozen, $1.59/lb

Pork back ribs, $1.99/lb

Food Lion hickort smoked ham steak, bone-in, cooked, $2.49/lb

Chuck roast, boneless, $2.99/lb – very good price

Pork tenderloin, whole, $3.49/lb

93% fresh lean ground beef, $3.99/lb

Inland seafood Atlantic salmon, 10 oz, $6.99 each

Beef t-bone steaks, $7.99/lb

Nature’s Place meat & seafood, 25% off

Smithfield breakfast sausage patties, links or rolls, 12 – 16 oz, 2 for $6 - $1/2 coupon from in-store kiosk

Land O Frost Premium lunch meat, 16 oz, $3.99 - .50/1 coupon from 8/28 SS

Harris Teeter

Smithfield Whole Boston Butt Pork Roast, $1.29/lb

HT split chicken breast, BOGO for $1.34 each/lb

Cod, wild caught, $5.99/lb

EZ Peel White Shrimp, $5.99/lb

Cooked Perfect meatballs, 28 count, $2.50 - $1.50 coupon from 8/28 SS = $1.00

Smithfield ham steak, 8 oz, $1.99

Perdue Short Cuts, 9 oz, $2.50 - $1/2 coupon from 8/21 RP

Harris Teeter Italian sausage, 18 oz, BOGO for $2.49 each

Ball Park hot dogs, 14 – 15 oz, Buy 2 Get 3 Free, limit 10, $3.99

Kroger

Heritage Farm chicken leg quarters, 10 lb bag, $4.90 (.49/lb) – very good deal

Pork Boston Butt, bone-in pork shoulder, $1.79/lb

Heritage Farm chicken wings, fresh, $1.99/lb

Perdue boneless chicken breasts, fresh, $1.99/lb

Boneless pork loin, ½ loin, $1.99/lb

Kroger ground turkey, 85% lean, 16 oz, $2.50

Kroger dry-rubbed pork ribs, $2.99/lb

Boneless beef chuck roast, shoulder roast or London broil, $2.99/lb – very good price

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

Boneless pork chops, value pack, $3.49/lb

Tilapia fillets, or Cod, $4.99/lb

Gwaltney hot dogs, or bologna, 12 oz, $1.00

Kroger Brats or Italian Sausage, 16 – 18 oz, 2 for $5

Buy 2 Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage for 2 for $6 and get a Free Kroger eggs, large, 12 count

Coupons: $1 fresh sausage coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link recently, $1 off frozen breakfast item possibly in 10/2 RP

Hormel Black Label Bacon, or Natural Choice select 12 – 16 oz, $4.99 - $1 Kroger digital coupon = $3.99

Hillshire Farm lunch meat, $5.49 - $1 Kroger digital coupon = $4.49

Lowes Foods

Perdue fresh chicken leg quarters, .89/lb

Smithfield St Louis style pork ribs, $2.88/lb

Springer Mountain 100% all natural chicken breast fillets, BOGO for $2.99/lb

Sonoma Grille spiral ham with pumpkin glaze, $2.99/lb

80% lean ground beef, 3 lb pack, $2.99/lb

Boneless bottom round roast or steak, BOGO for $4.49/lb

Boneless chuck steaks, family pack, $5.99/lb

Raw Carolina Shrimp, BOGO for $6.49 each

Tilapia fillets, fresh, $6.99/lb

Butterball turkey sausage, 14 oz, $2.50 - .75/1 coupon from Butterball.com = $1.00

Frick’s Natural Choice butt or shank cut ham, $1.39/lb

Cooked Perfect meatballs, 20 – 24 oz, BOGO for $3.99 each - $1.50 coupon from 8/28 SS = $2.49

Sausageworks sausage, BOGO for $2.49/lb

Land O Frost Premium sliced meats, 16 o, $3.99 - .50/1 coupon from 8/28 SS = $2.99

Carolina Pride bacon, 12 oz, $2.99

Greenfield hot dogs or smoked sausage, 12 oz, $2.99

Greenfield Applewood bacon, 12 oz, $3.99

The Philly Cheese Steak, 21 oz, BOGO

MISCELLANEOUS GROCERY

Aldi: Northern Catch chunk light tuna in water, 5 oz, .49

Aldi: Dakota’s Pride beans, select kidney or chili, 15.5 oz can, .49

Aldi: Happy Harvest stewed or diced tomatoes, 14.5 oz, .49

Aldi: Happy Harvest crushed tomatoes, 28 oz, .79

Aldi: Reggano penne pasta, 16 oz, .79

Aldi: Reggano pasta sauce, various, 24 oz, .99

Carlie C’s: IGA beans, 15 – 16 oz, .58

Luck’s beans, 15 oz, .58

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

DG: Clover Valley canned corn, green beans, sweet peas or mixed vegetables, select, 2 for $1

DG: Kellogg’s cereal, select, kids varieties

Sale: $1.95

Coupons: $1/1 coupon from Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com when you redeem 850 reward points, $1/3 cereal coupon from 8/28 RP, $1/3 cereal coupon from 9/11 RP, various coupons from Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com and Smart Shopper coupons link

Total after $1 coupon = .95

DG: Peter Pan creamy peanut butter, 28 oz, $3.50 - $1 promo discount when you buy 5 = $2.50

FL: Food Lion Long Grain Rice, 16 oz, .69

FL: Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes cereal, 15 oz, $2

Coupons: $1 coupon from Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com when you redeem 850 reward points, $1/3 coupon from 8/28 RP, $1/2 coupon from Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com in the coupons tab

Total after $1 coupon = $1.00

HT: Mueller’s pasta, select spaghetti or penne, 16 oz, Buy 2 Get 3 Free, limit 10 = .63 to .70 each when you buy 5

HT: Cheerios, Original, 8.9 oz, BOGO for $1.74 each - .50/1 coupon from 9/11 SS = .74

HT: Kellogg’s Fruit Loops or Frosted Flakes, 8.7 – 10.5 oz

Sale: $2.00    

Coupons: $1/1 coupon from Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com when you redeem 850 reward points, $1/3 cereal coupon from 8/28 RP, $1/3 cereal coupon from 9/11 RP, various coupons from Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com and Smart Shopper coupons link

Total after $1 coupon = $1.00

Kroger: Kroger canned tomatoes or beans, select 14.5 – 15.5 oz, .59

Kroger: Kroger peanut butter, 15 – 16 oz, $1.50

LF: Hanover red kidney beans, 40.5 oz can, $2.00

WG: Campbell’s chicken noodle or tomato soup, 10.75 oz.

Sale: .79 with in-ad coupon, limit 4

Coupon: .40/4 coupon from 9/11 SS

Total after coupon = .59 each

WG: Chunk Light tuna, 5 oz can, .79 with in-ad coupon, limit 4

WG: Prego pasta sauces, 24 or 26 oz, 2 for $3 - .40/2 coupon from 9/11 SS = $1.30 each

WG: Skippy peanut butter, 16.3 oz, 2 for $4 - .50/1 coupon from 7/31 SS

PRODUCE

Aldi

Pomegranates, .69 each

Sweet potatoes, from NC, 3 lb bag, .99 (.33/lb)

Gala apples, 3 lb bag, $1.47 (.49/lb)

Red grapes, 2 lb bag, $1.58 (.79/lb)

Little Salad Bar garden salad, 12 oz, .99

Green peppers, 20 oz package, $1.29

Little Salad Bar Sweet Butter Salad, 6 oz, $1.99

Little Salad Bar Italian salad, 9 oz, $1.99

Navel oranges, 3 lb package, $2.49

Carlie C’s:

Limes, 4 for $1

Eastern apples, .89/lb

Fresh Express Spinach, 9 oz, $2

Russet potatoes, 10 lb bag, $2.50

Ripe grape tomatoes, pint, BOGO

Food Lion

Limes, 3 for $1

Green peppers, .69 each

Kale, .79/bunch (NC produce)

Mangoes, .99 each

Sweet onions, .99/lb

Apples, select, $1.29/lb

Yellow peaches, $1.49/lb

Bosc or red pears, $1.49/lb

Yellow or zucchini squash, $1.49/lb

Mountain Magic baby vine ripe tomatoes, 16 oz, $1.99 (NC produce)

Golden, Red Delicious or Gala Apples, 2 lb bag, $1.99

Fresh Express salad blends, 6 – 11 oz, $2.00

Grape tomatoes, pint, $2.29 each

Navel oranges, 3 lb bag, $2.99

Food Lion Gold Potatoes, 5 lb bag, $2.99

Romaine hearts, 3 count package, $2.99

Muscadine grapes, 20 oz, $2.99

Organic yellow onions, 3 lb bag, $3.29 each

Harris Teeter

Navel oranges, .60 each

Whole fresh carrots, 2 lb bag, .97

Extra large mangos, $1 each

Farmers Market yellow onions, 3 lb bag, $1.27

Green bell peppers, 2 pack, $1.27

Hass Avocados, 2 count bag, $1.67

Red, green or black seedless grapes, $1.69/lb

Spinach large bunch, $1.69

Farmers Market Fresh Garden Salad, 2 lb bag, $1.97

Sweet Golden Pineapples, $1.99 each

Beefsteak tomatoes, $1.99/lb

Farmers Market white mushrooms, 16 oz, $2.47

Harris Teeter Italian salad, 10 oz, $2.50

Russet baking potatoes, 8 lb bag, $2.77

Fresh Express salads, 5 oz , $3.00

Kroger

Green cabbage, .49/lb

Sweet potatoes, NC grown .99/lb

Gala apples, .99/lb

Head lettuce, .99

English cucumbers, .99 each

Acorn, butternut or spaghetti squash, .99/lb

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

Organic grapes, select, $2.49/lb

Organic honeycrisp apples, $2.99/lb

Simple Truth organic salad blends, 5 oz, $3

Mandarins, 3 lb bag, $3.99

Lowes Foods

Mini pumpkins, .79 each

Pie pumpkins, .99/lb

Hardy Fall squash, .99/lb

Sweet potatoes, NC grown, .99/lb

Fresh artichokes, $1 each

Organic cut and peeled carrots, 1 lb, $1.69

Broccoli crowns, $1.99/lb

Russet potatoes, 5 lb bag, BOGO for $1.99 each

Fresh Express salad mix, 9 – 11 oz, $2.50

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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 30, 7:19 a.m.

    Em2s - thank you!

  • Em2s Sep 30, 5:05 a.m.

    I'm finalizing my shopping list for an early run today and see you've so generously pulled together this list of basics for us. Thank you, Faye! In addition to the 9/11 SS insert coupon $.40/4 on Campbell's soups at Walgreens, I see there is also a SmartShopper printable coupon $1.20/4 for condensed Campbell's soups that looks applicable, too.