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Just the Basics best deals 10/11

Posted October 11, 2012 9:00 a.m. EDT

Just the Basics

 

Here is your weekly list of good sale prices for the basics at our various grocery & drug stores including milk, meat, produce, eggs, bread, coupon items & more. This list includes deals from the sales ads, with a few regular priced items included. Please add any other great deals on basics that you find!

Kroger, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens deals are valid through 10/13.

Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Food Lion and Aldi deals are valid through 10/16.

Abbreviations used below include:

HT = Harris Teeter
LF = Lowes Foods
FL = Food Lion
RA = Rite Aid
WG = Walgreens

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

Milk

Kroger milk, ½ gallon, $1.59 (a decent deal if you only buy ½ gallons – not a good deal per gallon)


Bread

Kroger bread or buns, $1.00

LF: French bread at bakery, BOGO for $1.00

LF: Nature’s Own Whitewheat bread, 20 oz., $1.25


Eggs

If you know of an egg deals this week - please post it in the comments section below.

 

Produce

Aldi: Sweet potatoes, 3 lb bag, .99 (great deal!)

Aldi: Pears, 3 lb bag, $1.49, (.50/lb is a great deal for pears!)

Aldi: Red or green grapes, 2 lb bag, $1.98 (.99/lb - good deal)

Aldi: Pumpkins, $2.99 each

Aldi: Happy Harvest cut sweet potatoes, 29 oz., $1

FL: Garlic, 2 for $1

FL: Tomatoes on the vine, .99/lb – great price!

FL: Dole or Fresh Express garden salad, 12 oz., $1.00

FL: Yellow onions, 3 lb bag, $1.79

FL: Russet potatoes, 5 lb bag, $2.50

FL: Navel oranges, 3 lb bag, $3.49

HT: Green cabbage, NC grown, .59/lb

HT: Green onions from SC, .69/bunch

HT: Green peppers, NC grown, .99

HT: Green acorn, butternut or spaghetti squash, $1.29/lb

HT: Strawberries, BOGO for $1.74 each

HT: Fresh Express spinach, 9 oz., $1.99

HT russet potatoes, 5 lb bag, $3.79

Kroger: Grapes, $1.29/lb

Kroger: Gala apples, $1.29/lb

Kroger: Red tomatoes on the vine, $1.29/lb

Kroger: Organic Bartlett pears, $1.39/lb

Kroger: Florida tangerines, 3 lb bag, $2.99

Kroger: Kroger gold or red potatoes, 5 lb bag, $3.99

LF: Sweet juice oranges, 4 lb bag, $1.97

LF: Russet potatoes, 10 lb bag, $2.97 – good price!


Meat

FL: Chicken leg quarters, .69/lb – good price

FL: Boneless skinless chicken breast, value pack, $1.99/lb (same as Lowes Foods Sanderson Farms)

FL: The Great Fish Co Tilapia Fillets, 3 lb bag, $9.99

HT: Tilapia fillets, $3.99/lb – good deal

HT: EZ Peel white shrimp, $4.99/lb

HT: Oscar Mayer franks, meat, beef or turkey varieties, BOGO for $1.64 - $2.27 each

Kroger: Split chicken breasts, .99/lb – good price

Kroger: Bar-S franks, 16 oz., $1.00

LF: Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, Sanderson Farms, $1.99/lb – very good price!

LF: Ground beef, 80% lean, 2 lb package, $2.67/lb

LF: Boneless top sirloin steaks, $4.99/lb

LF: Butterball turkey bacon, 12 oz., $2.00 - .55/1 coupon from 9/9 RP = .90


Dairy & Frozen

HT: Yoplait yogurt, 6 oz.
Sale: .50 each
Coupon: .40/6 or .50/8 coupons from 10/7 SS
HT coupon: .40/6 T digital coupon
SavingStar: .40/6 Savingstar e-coupon credit
Total after all discounts = .23 each

HT: Danimals or 4-pack Activia yogurt
Sale: $2 each
Coupon: .75/1 Danimals Crunchers coupon available recently on Smart Shopper coupons in link above, .75/1 Activia coupon that was available in other parts of the country (I ordered mine from thecouponclippers.com)
Total after coupon and dale = .50 per package

HT: Yoplait Greek yogurt, 12 – 16 oz, $2.50 - .75 coupon from 10/7 SS = $1.00 per package (good deal for Greek yogurt)

HT: Superpretzel, 13 oz., BOGO for $1.64 to $1.77 - .50 coupon for cinnamon pretzels from All You Magazine October, $1/2 coupon from 9/30 RP
Total after .50 coupon = .77 each
There is also a $1/2 HT digital e-coupon available for Superpretzels making them .27 each after HT coupon and 2 of the .50/1 coupons.

HT: Pillsbury Toaster Strudel
Promotion: Buy 3 and save $3 at the register
Price: $2.45
Coupon: .75/3 coupon from 10/7 and 9/9 inserts
HT coupon: .75/3 HT digital coupon
Savingstar coupon: .75/3 savingstar e-coupon credit
Total for 3 after promo discount, manuf coupon, HT coupon and savingstar coupon = .45 each

Kroger: Kroger butter, 16 oz., $2.50 (my buy price is $2 or less, but this is a decent price if you are in need)

LF: Yoplait yogurt with granola or Go-Gurt
Sale: $2.50
Store coupon: $1/2 from ad 2 weeks ago
Manufacturer coupon: .75/1 Light with Granola coupon from 9/23 SS, .75/2 Go-gurt coupons from 10/7 and 9/9 SS inserts
SavingStar coupon: .75/2 SavingStar e-coupon credit for Go-Gurt
Total for 2 of the Yoplait light with granola after store coupon and 2 of the .75/1 manufacturers coupons = .50 each

LF: Pictsweet Steamables, 10 – 12 oz., BOGO for $1.10

LF: Mrs. T’s Pierogies, 16 oz., BOGO for $1.60 - $1/3 coupon from All You Magazine October = $1.27 each


Misc. Grocery

FL: My Essentials pasta sauce, 26 oz., $1.00

FL: My Essentials flour, 5 lb bag, $1.87

FL: Campbells chicken noodle or tomato soup, 10.75 oz., 5 for $3 - .40/4 coupon from 10/7 SS

FL: Ragu pasta sauce, 45 oz (big jar), $2.50 - $1/2 coupon from Smart Shopper coupons link in box above = $2 each

HT: Kraft Foods Promotion: Buy any 5 participating items for $8.00
Participating items include various Planters peanut butter, Triscuit, Wheat Thins, Kraft mac and cheese (looks like the Deluxe), salad dressing, Velveeta
Offer valid from 10/10/12 – 10/16/12 with your VIC card. All 5 participating items must be purchased in the same transaction. Limit 1 offer per transaction (you can do it multiple times during the week as long as you do separate transactions).
If you buy less than 5, each one rings up at $2
Total when you buy 5 = $1.60 each (a decent buy for the Planters peanut butter)

HT: Old El Paso shells, tortillas and dinner kits, Buy 4 get $5 off at register
Price: The taco shells are $1.99, tortillas are $2.59
Coupon: .60/3 coupon from 9/9 SS
HT coupon: .60/3 HT digital e-coupon
Savingstar: .60/3 Savingstar e-coupon credit
Total for 4 boxes of taco shells after promotional discount, manuf. coupon and HT coupon = $1.16 at the register for all 4 boxes AND then you get a .60/3 savingstar discount making them .14 each after all discounts!

HT: Betty Crocker potatoes, boxed, $1.69 - .50/2 coupon from 10/7 or 9/9 SS AND .50/2 HT ditigal e-coupon AND $3 off 3 promotional discount (details on their website) = .19 each!

HT: Harris Teeter black beans or kidney beans, 15 – 15.5 oz., .50 each

HT: Fiber One Brownies and bars, Nature Valley granola bars, GM Milk & Cereal Bars and GM Treat bars
Promotion: Buy 3 and save $5 at the register
There are many coupons available for these including .50/1 Fiber One brownies coupon from 9/16 or 8/26 SS, .75/3 coupon for Nature Valley and Fiber One bars from 10/7 SS
There is also a .40 Savingstar coupon for Fiber One brownies and a .40/1 HT digital coupon for the Fiber one Brownies
Total for 3 boxes of Fiber One brownies (at $3.59 each) after the $5 promo discount, 3 of the.50/1 coupons, .40 HT coupon AND .40 Savingstar coupon credit = $1.97 (.66 each!)

HT: Any General Mills cereal
Promotion: Buy 4 and save $6 at the register
Coupons: Various .60/1 coupons (including Cocoa Puffs and Honey Nut Cheerios) from Pillsbury.com and Bettycrocker.com, $1/3 coupons from 10/7 and 9/9 SS,
HT coupons: .50/1 Cocoa Puffs HT coupon
Savingstar: .50/1 Honey Nut Cheerios savingstar.com coupon, .50/1 Cocoa Puffs savingstar.com coupon
Total for 2 Honey Nut Cheerios (12.25 oz on sale for $2.50) and 2 Cocoa Puffs (16 oz is $2.49) with 2 of the .60 coupons for cheerios and 2 of the .60 coupons for cocoa puffs AND $6 discount AND .50 Cocoa Puffs HT digital coupon = $2.28 (.57 each!)
Then you will also earn $1 in savingstar coupon credits making the total after all discounts .32 per box!

HT: Progresso soup, 18.5 – 19 oz., limit 10 total
Sale: Buy 2 Get 3 Free, regular price is $2.15 - $3.25 (must buy all 5 in same transaction)
Coupon: $1/4 coupon from 10/7 SS or 9/9 SS
HT coupon: $1/4 HT digital e-coupon (also known as ZVR)
SavingStar: $1/4 SavingStar e-coupon credit
Because you can only use this $1/4 manufacturers coupon when you actually buy 4, you have to get a total of 10 cans to use the $1/4 manuf coupon. You are buying 4 and 6 are free.
Total for 10 of the $2.25 cans after sale (where 6 are free and you only pay for 4) = $9
Total after sale, manuf coupon, HT digital coupon and savingstar coupon credt (once it is applied) = $6 (.60 per can – very good deal)
If you only get 5 cans and use just the HT digital coupon and savingstar coupon credit, the total is .63 per can (also a good deal)

HT: Mueller’s pasta, various, 12 – 17.6 oz., $1.00 - $1/3 coupon from 10/7 SS = .67 each (good deal)

HT: Muir Glen pasta sauce or tomatoes, 14.5 – 28 oz
Promotion: Buy 5 and save $5 at the register
Sale: tomatoes are $2.15 and pasta sauce is $4.19
Coupon: .60/1 coupon for any Muir Glen product on BettyCrocker.com
Total for 5 of the cans of tomatoes with 2 coupons (you can use up to 2 printables of same coupon) = $3.35 (.67 each)

HT: Truvia sweetener, 40 count, $2.99 - $2 coupon from 9/16 RP AND .50 HT digital coupon = .49 (great deal if you use this product!)

LF: Betty Crocker frosting or cake mix
Sale: Frosting is $1.50, Cake mix is $1.25
Store coupon: $2.00 off 2 from ad 2 weeks ago
Coupon: .75/2 coupon for frosting from 10/7 SS insert
Total for 2 frostings, after store and manufacturers coupons = 2 for FREE!
Total for 2 cake mixes after store coupon = .25 each!

LF: Betty Crocker desserts including cookie mix, brownie mix, dessert bars
Sale: $2.00
Store coupon: $2 off 2 from ad 2 weeks ago
Coupon: .75/2 coupon from 10/7 SS insert (same coupon as frosting coupon)
Savingstar coupon: .50/1 Betty Crocker cookie pouch Savingstar ecoupon credit
Total for 2 cookie mixes after store coupon and .75/2 coupon and savingstar coupon = 2 for FREE!
Total for 2 dessert mixes after store coupon and .75/2 coupon = .25 each!

 

Drinks

CVS: Pepsi, 2 lts, .99 - $1/2 Pepsi Next 2 ltr coupon from 9/20 Pepsico insert = .49 each

FL: My Essentials Soda, 2 ltr., .83

Harris Teeter cola or ginger ale, 2 ltr, .80 each

Kroger: Pepsi, 2 ltr, $1.00 - $1/2 Pepsi Next coupon from 9/30 Pepsico insert = .50 each

RA: Simplify soda, 2 ltr, .88

 

Non-Food

CVS: Crest 3D White, Pro-health, w/Scope, 4 – 4.2 oz toothpaste or Pro-Health rinse 8-8.4 oz
Sale: $2.99
Extrabucks: $2.00, limit 2
Coupon: .50 toothpaste coupon from 9/30 PG
Total after coupon and Extrabucks = .49

CVS: Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor or styler kit
Sale: $9.99
Extrabucks: $5.00
Coupon: $4 coupon shuld be in 10/7 RP insert
Total after coupon and Extrabucks = .99 – good price!

CVS: Huggies diapers, jumbo pack
Sale: $9.49
Extrabucks: $1.00
Coupon: $1.50 coupon for Little movers from 9/16 SS, $1 Huggies diapers coupon from 9/16 SS
Total after Little Movers coupon and Extrabucks = $6.99

FL: Scott paper towels 6 mega rolls or Scott Extra Soft Beth Tissue 12 double rolls
Sale: $4.99
Coupon: $1 coupon for bath tissue from 9/16 SS, .75 coupon for paper towels from 9/16 SS
Total after $1 coupon = $3.99

HT: LA Looks hair gel BOGO for $1.49 - $1 coupon from 10/7 RP = .49 each

HT: Scott Naturals paper towels, 6 rolls. $4.99 - .75/1 from 9/16 SS = $3.49

Kroger: Crest toothpaste, select, $1.00 - .50 coupon from 9/30 PG insert = FREE!

LF: Lowes Foods regular bleach, 128 oz., $1.25

LF: Oxy Clean stain remover, 21.5 oz, BOGO for $2.35 - .50 coupon from 8/19 SS = $1.35

RA: Sani-hands kids, 40 count, $2.99 - $2.99 single check rebate = FREE after rebate

RA: ThermaCare patch, 1 count, $3 - $3 in-ad coupon, limit 1 = FREE

RA: Colgate Total Advanced 4 oz. or Total toothpaste 4.2 oz., or Total manual toothbrush 1 count, Crest 3D White Arctic Fresh toothpaste 4 oz., Clinical or 3D White rinse 237 ml, Oral-B 5 way clean manual toothbrush 1 count
Sale: $2.99
+UP: $2.00, limit 2
Coupons: .75 Colgate toothpaste and .40 Colgate toothbrush coupon from 9/30 SS, .50 Crest toothpaste coupon from 9/30 PG insert
Total after .75 coupon = .24 – good deal

RA: Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor
Sale: $9.99
+UP: $4 +UP reward
Coupon: $4 coupon from 10/7 RP
Total after +UP and coupon = $1.99

WG: Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief or Advanced toothpaste
Sale: $3.99
RR: $3 Register Rewards
Coupon: .75 coupon from 9/30 SS
Total after coupon and RR = .24 – good price!

WG: Scott paper towels 6 rolls or Cottonelle bath tissue 12 rolls
Sale: $5
Store coupon: $1 coupon in monthly coupon book in stores
Coupons: .75/1 Scott coupon from 9/16 SS, .55/1 Cottonelle coupon in Smart Shopper coupons in link above
Total after $1 store coupon and .75 manufacturer’s coupon = $3.25


Pet Care

HT yourpet dog biscuits, 26 oz., BOGO for $1.49