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Just the Basics weekly deals

Posted October 8, 2016

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 10/8/16. These deals run Sunday through Saturday.

Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Food Lion, Aldi, Kroger and Carlie C’s deals are valid through 10/11/16. 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!


Aldi: L’oven Fresh Hawaiian Sweet rolls, 12 oz, $1.79

Carlie C’s: Birds Eye Steamfresh veggies, 10 – 16 oz select, $1.00

FL: Food Lion English Muffins, 12 oz, $1.99 - .25 quarter back discount = $1.74

FL: Old El Paso refried beans or taco shells

Sale: .99

Coupon: $1/3 coupon from or Food Lion digital coupon

Total after coupon = .66 each

Kroger: French or Italian bread from Kroger bakery, 16 oz, $1.00

LF: Old El Paso taco shells, select 10 – 12 count, BOGO for .99 each


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

FL: Food Lion natural cheese slices, 8 oz., $2 - .25 quarter back discount

FL: Food Lion shredded cheese or chunk cheese, 8 oz, $2.00 - .25 quarter back discount

FL: Food Lion frozen vegetables, 24 – 32 oz, $1.98 - $1.99 - .25 quarter back discount

HT: Sargento sliced natural cheese, 8 oz, $2.50 - .40/1 coupon from 8/28 SS or .55/1 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link recently

Harris Teeter string cheese, 10 oz, BOGO for $2.14 each

HT: Green Giant vegetables, 7 – 10 oz., $1.00

HT: Birds Eye boxed vegetables in sauce, 9 – 10 oz, $1.00

Kroger shredded or block cheese, 8 oz., $1.66 each

Kroger: Kraft singles, 12 oz, BOGO for $1.74 each

Publix: Green Giant frozen vegetables, 7 – 10 oz, select, BOGO for .99 each


Carlie C’s: IGA orange juice, 64 oz, $2.25


Aldi: Friendly Farms Almondmilk, 64 oz, $1.99

FL: Nature’s Place almond milk, 64 oz, $2.50

Kroger milk, ½ gallon, $1.25

Kroger: Simple Truth Almond or Coconut milk, 64 oz, $1.88


Aldi: The Garner Aldi has eggs for .99/dozen (not sure if other stores are offering the same price since the eggs are not listed in the sales ad)

Walgreens: Nice eggs, large, 1 dozen, $1.29, limit 2



Chicken breasts, fresh family pack, 5 lb average, $1.49/lb

Pork Chops, $1.99/lb

Boneless pork country style ribs, $2.39/lb

Maple Leaf whole duck, 5.25 lb, frozen, $2.49/lb

Pork Chops, boneless, thick cut, $2.99/lb

Chuck roast, $2.99

Backyard Grill bacon cheddar beef burgers, 1.33 lb package, $5.29

Ribeye steak, $7.99/lb

Appleton Farms pork sausage, 16 oz, $1.99

Park View Angus Beef franks, 14 oz, $2.99

Lunch Mate deli meat, 16 oz, $3.99

Carlie C’s

Whole Boston butt pork roast, $1.28/lb

Boston Butt pork roast, $1.48/lb

Pork Shoulder blade steaks, family pack, $1.68/lb

Fresh ground beef, 4 lb package or more, $1.78/lb

Chicken breast fillets, boneless, $1.88/lb

Beef chuck roast, boneless, $2.98/lb

Chuck steaks, boneless, $3.18/lb

Whole boneless ribeye, $5.48/lb

Nature’s Best seafood swai fillets, 2 lb, $5.79

Cooked ham, Smithfield, $2.99/lb at the deli

Sugardale hot dogs, 12 oz., .79

Armour meat hot dogs, 12 oz, .98

Carolina Pride bologna or hot dogs, 12 oz, $1.00

Carolina Pride sliced bacon, 12 oz, $2.50

Food Lion

Pork chops, assorted bone-in, $1.59/lb

Food Lion boneless chicken breast, family pack, $1.99/lb (every day price)

Pork chops, center cut, bone-in, $1.99/lb

Food Lion chicken wings, family pack, $2.29/lb.

85% lean fresh round turkey, 20 oz, $2.99

Taste of Inspirations pork loin filet, 16 oz, $2.99/lb.

85% lean ground round, $3.49/lb

Food Lion fish fillets, 12 oz, select, $3.99

Beef cubed steak, $4.99/lb.

Inland Market Atlantic salmon fillet, 10 oz, $4.99 each

Ribeye steaks, boneless, $6.99/lb

Spiced apple rotisserie chicken, family sizes, $6.99

Bar-S jumbo franks, 16 oz, $1.00

Nature’s Place fully cooked chicken sausage, 12 oz, $2.49 each

Eckrich smoked sausage, 10 – 14 oz, $2.50

Harris Teeter

Whole fryer chicken, .69/lb – limit 4 – super price!

Pork baby back ribs, BOGO for $2.99/lb

Bottom round roast, boneless, $3.99/lb

Porterhouse or t-bone steak, $5.99/lb

North Atlantic lobster tails, 4.2 oz min, $5.99 each

Wild caught Argentine shrimp, $6.99/lb

Land O Frost Canadian Style Bacon, 6 oz, $1.99 - .50/1 coupon from 8/28 SS = .99

Al Fresco chicken sausage, 12 oz, BOGO for $2.94 each - $1 coupon from 9/11 RP or $1 coupon from = $1.94

Oscar Mayer meat franks, BOGO for $1.99 each

Oscar Mayer beef franks, BOGO for $2.99 each

Oscar Mayer Angus Beef franks, 14 oz, BOGO for $3.24 each


Perdue Oven Stuffer or drumsticks or thighs, .88/lb

Pork loin, boneless, $1.59/lb

Kroger ground sirloin, 90% lean, 16 oz roll, $2.99

Pork Chops, Center Cut, bone-in, value pack, $2.99/lb

London broil, Sirloin tip, Bottom or eye of round roast, $3.49/lb.

Pork back ribs, $3.49/lb

White shrimp, jumbo, 2 lb bag for $9.98 ($4.99/lb – good price!)

T-bone steaks, bone in, value pack, $5.99/lb

Catfish fillets, $5.99/lb

Tyson boneless chicken breast 3 lb bag, $5.99

Gwaltney bacon, or Kroger breakfast sausage, 12 – 16 oz, $1.99

Kroger smoked sausage, 13 – 14 oz, $1.99

Land O’Frost Premium lunch meat, 16 oz, $3.99 - .50/1 coupon from 8/28 SS = $3.49

Lowes Foods

Perdue jumbo chicken drumsticks or thighs, family pack, .99/lb

80% lean ground beef, 3 lb package, $5.94 ($1.98/lb)

Perdue Jumbo chicken wings, family pack, $2.49/lb

Perdue ground chicken, 16 oz, BOGO for $2.74 each

St. Louis style pork ribs, $2.88/lb

Chuck roast, $3.97/lb

Boneless beef whole eye of round, $3.99/lb

Butterball antibiotic free 93% lean ground turkey, 16 oz, $3.99

Raw Argentine shrimp, BOGO for $8.29/lb

Hormel seasoned taco meats, 12 oz, BOGO for $2.99 each - $1 coupon from and $1 ibotta cash back offer = .99

Lowes Foods center cut bacon, 12 oz, BOGO for $2.99 each

Mama Mancini’s meatballs, 16 oz, BOGO for $3.50 each


Pork Boston Butt Roast, $1.99/lb

Sirloin tip roast, $3.99/lb

Boneless top sirloin steaks, $4.99/lb

Tilapia fillets, $6.99/lb

Public large white shrimp, 24 oz package, BOGO

Smithfield ham, fully-cooked, 8 oz, BOGO for $1.65 each

Barber Foods stuffed chicken breasts, 10 oz, BOGO for $2.74 each - $1/2 coupon from

Hormel Black Label bacon, 12 or 16 oz, BOGO for $3.99 each

Perdue chicken breast strips, 25 or 26 oz package, BOGO for $4.49 each - $1.50/2 coupon from


Carlie C’s: Creamette or Skinner pasta, 7 oz, .58

Carlie C’s: Peter Pan peanut butter, 13- 16.3 oz, $1.50

Carlie C’s: Skippy peanut butter, 15 – 16 oz, $1.78

CVS: Bumble Bee chunk light tuna, 5 oz can, .77

Dollar General: Bumble Bee tuna in water, chunk light, 2 for $1

HT: Mahatma rice, 5 oz mix, .75 - .50/1 coupon from 9/11 RP = FREE!

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

Kroger: General Mills cereals, select, 8.9 – 13 oz, $1.88

Coupons: $1/3 coupon from 9/25 SS or 8/28 SS, .50/1 Original Cheerios from 9/11 SS, $1 Tiny Toast coupon from 9/11 SS, $1/2 select cereals from Smart Shopper coupons link above, .50/1 Lucky Charms from Smart Shopper coupons link above, .75/1 Tiny Toast from Smart Shopper coupons link above, .75/1 Cheerios coupon from 9/19 SS

Savingstar: $1/2 Savingstar cash back offer for multiple GM cereals, .75/1 Tiny Toast offer

Total after .50 coupon = $1.38

LF: Barilla pasta, 12 – 16 oz, $1 - .55/2 coupon from 8/14 RP (exp 10/9) = .45 each

Walgreens: Chicken of the Sea chunk light tuna, 5 oz, limit 2, .69 with in-ad coupon



Onions, .33/lb (sold in 3 lb bag for .99)

Carrots, .39/lb (sold in 2 lb bag for .78)

Celery, .69 each

Mushrooms, whole 8 oz package, .69

Yukon Gold potatoes, 5 lb bag, $1.99

Pumpkins, $2.99 each

Carlie C’s

Green cabbage, .39/lb

Rutabagas or turnip roots, .79/lb

Yellow onions, 3 lb bag, $1.38

Red seedless grapes, $1.48/lb

Fresh Express garden salads, 12 oz select, $1.48

Eastern red apples, 3 lb bag, $2.99

Food Lion

Lemons, .79/lb

Butternut, spaghetti or acorn squash, .99/lb

McIntosh apples, .99/lb

Gala apples, .99/lb

Roma tomatoes, .99/lb

Red or green leaf lettuce, .99/lb

Dole Iceberg lettuce, 12 oz bag, $1.29

Green seedless grapes, large, $1.49/lb

Romaine lettuce, $1.49/lb

Organic peeled baby carrots, 1 lb, $1.49

Broccoli crowns, $1.59/lb

Food Lion white potatoes, 5 lb bag, $2.00

Organic grape tomatoes, pint, $2.69

Sweet onions, 5 lb bag ,$3.99

Harris Teeter

Russet baking potatoes, .89/lb

Acorn, butternut or spaghetti squash, $1.29/lb

Asparagus, $1.99/lb – very good deal

Strawberries, 1 lb, BOGO for $2.49 each

Navel oranges, 3 lb bag, $2.99


Red, yellow or orange peppers, .99 each

English cucumbers, .99 each

Broccoli crowns, .99/lb – 20% Savingstar cash back offer

Bartlett pears, .99/lb

Peaches, $1.49/lb

Strawberries, 16 oz, $1.67

Sweet Tango apples, $1.99/lb

Organic seedless grapes, $2.49/lb

Raspberries or blackberries, 6 oz, $2.50

Organic Honeycrisp apples, $2.99/lb

Organic red or gold potatoes, 3 lb bag, $3.99

Pumpkins, medium or large, BOGO

Lowes Foods

Limes, .33 each

Green cabbage, .59/lb

Ginger Gold apples, .69/lb

Sweet potatoes, NC grown, .99/lb

Yellow cooking onions, 3 lb bag, $2.00

Organic cauliflower, $2.50

All purpose white potatoes, 5 lb bag, $2.99


Bananas, .59/lb

Sweet onions, .99/lb.

Bartlett pears, .99/lb

Red or Bosc pears, .99/lb

Broccoli crowns, .99/lb – 20% Savingstar cash back offer (through 10/10)

Pie Pumpkins, .99/lb

Publix spinach, 9 oz, BOGO for $1.25 each

White seedless grapes, $1.49/lb

Honeycrisp apples, $1.99/lb.

Organic Gala apples, $1.99/lb

Russet potatoes, 5 lb bag, $3.49

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