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Wednesday grocery deals, Dec. 19-24

Look for stellar deals at the supermarket this week on lots of items likely to be on your holiday grocery list: ham, frozen vegetables, potatoes, yeast rolls, canned vegetables, Cool Whip, sour cream, storage bags and more.

There are also good bargains on baking ingredients, including free brown sugar and confectioner's sugar, and super cheap deals on cinnamon, vanilla and cookie dough.

Food Lion has super cheap prices on Clementines and apples. And Aldi has its bargain pineapple for 99 cents, along with several other great produce buys.

Keep reading for a long list of bargains at Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Food Lion and Aldi. And please post any good deals you spot so we can all save more.

Wednesday grocery deals, Dec. 12-18

Look for great grocery store deals this week on baking supplies just in time for holiday baking. Among the highlights:

  • Free Dixie Crystal sugar at Lowes Foods.
  • Free Keebler pie crust at Harris Teeter.
  • Nestle Toll House morsels for just $1.38 at Lowes Foods.
  • Harris Teeter brand chocolate chips for $1.37.
  • McCormick pure vanilla extract for 75 cents per bottle at Harris Teeter.

There are also stock-up prices on holiday hams, Birds Eye Steamfresh veggies, ground beef, Breakstone sour cream, Cheez-It crackers, Carnation Evaporated milk, Ragu pasta sauce, Butterball turkey bacon, Stove Top stuffing, Kellogg's Pop Tarts and more.

And my favorite deal for the week is Aldi's 99 cent price on fresh pineapple. Get them while they last because they typically fly off the shelves.

Keep reading for the top grocery deals at Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Food Lion and Aldi. Be sure to post your favorite deals in the comments section below.

Wednesday grocery deals, Dec. 5-11

Before you head to the grocery store this week, check out my list of the top deals at Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Food Lion and Aldi. Among the highlights:

Harris Teeter has stock-up prices on milk, eggs and chicken leg quarters, as well as nice bargains on baking basics like sugar, flour and pure vanilla extract. And for just 2 cents, you can snag a package of McCain Sweet Potato Fries.

Lowes Foods has nice deals on Russet potatoes, ham, Lance crackers, and Xtra laundry detergent.

Food Lion has good deals on Red Delicious apples, Hershey's baking chips and Angel Soft toilet paper, along with many BOGO deals.

Both Lowes Foods and Food Lion have gift card promotions.

And finally, Aldi has its usual good produce deals, along with stellar prices on baking products, especially the baking morsels for $1.29 per package.

Keep reading for each store's top deals, along with coupon match-ups. Please add your best finds in the comments section below.

Wednesday grocery deals, Nov. 28-Dec. 4

The grocery stores are offering some nice deals this week at stock-up prices. Among the highlights:

At Harris Teeter, be sure to pick up free Dawn dish liquid, 54-cent Mueller's spaghetti, 24-cent Progresso soup, $1 pizza dough balls and BOGO HT ice cream sandwiches

At Lowes Foods, milk is just $2.88 per gallon (limit 2). There's also a nice Fresh Rewards E-Offer on K-Cups, a stellar deal on Cabot Creamery cheese for $1.17 each and a stock-up deal on Sanderson Farms chicken breasts for just $1.97 per pound.

At Food Lion, you can score 25-cent Crest toothpaste (Friday only), and some nice deals on Charmin, Bounty and Tide Friday through Sunday. Gala apples are also a good price at 99 cents per pound.

Aldi, as usual, is offering several outstanding produce deals, including 49-cent avocados, grapefruit for $1.69 per 5-lb. bag and tangerines for $1.49 per 3-lb. bag.

Keep reading for all the top deals at Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Food Lion and Aldi. Remember, these are the bargains that jumped out at me. Please help your fellow coupon shoppers and post the deals you found.

The 'coupon penguin' has been spotted


The "coupon penguin" has been spotted in Triangle grocery stores.

I saw it for myself at the Harris Teeter on Highway 55 in Apex and a reader reported seeing one at the Apex Lowes Foods, also on Highway 55.

You'll find four different coupons and several recipes this time around:

In today's Chapel Hill News


Here's a look at today's local headlines:

JAGUARS MAKE FINAL: With Douglas Parrish scoring two touchdowns and the Jaguars’ defense shutting down the Monarchs’ strong running game, Carrboro came away with a 21-14 victory to advance to the NCHSAA 2AA state championship game. The team, in just its sixth year, is 15-0. Read the story here.

FIVE NOW WANT COUNCIL SEAT: We reported last week how former member Sally Greene wants to finish outgoing Chapel Hill Town Council member Penny Rich's term. Today, staff writer Tammy Grubb reports there are four other contenders, with more possible until the council deadline. Find out who they are here.  And tell us, is it important for the now 6-2 male-female council to appoint a woman to the seat? (Send your comments to

BROWN BACK AT IT. : He's the face of downtown, or at least down Chapel Hill's buildings. Hometown artist Michael Brown (left) is back on the ladder, which it where associate editor Dave Hart found him last week painting his latest mural. See it here.

You love your Harris Teeter, the University Mall store anyway. In today's letters, two readers respond to columnist Carol Henderson's recent remarks about the supermarket. The Carrboro aldermen have recommended three sites for the county's new southwest branch library.  Builder Chad Collins is thankful for his home.

And a whole lot more. All in today's Chapel Hill News, reaching 38,000 homes between Fearrington Village and Hillsborough.

Thanks for reading,


Wednesday grocery deals, Nov. 21

This Wednesday's deals are short and sweet.

Last week's sales at Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods and Food Lion are good through Thanksgiving Day.

Click HERE to see the complete list.

Only Aldi is starting new sales today. Click HERE to view the best deals, which are valid through Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Coming up on Friday, the grocery stores will start new sales.

But Lowes Foods is giving us a sneak peek in today's paper. The single-page ad contains12 store coupons that make for some nice deals.

The coupons are valid Friday, Nov. 23, through Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Here's a sampling:

Updated: Grocery deals through Thanksgiving Day

I've bumped this post up to the top for folks who still need to make a grocery run before Thanksgiving.

If you haven't done your Thanksgiving shopping yet, you're in luck. This week's supermarket sales, which run through Thanksgiving Day, offer bargains on just about anything you might need -- turkeys, North Carolina-grown sweet potatoes, apples, canned and frozen vegetables, broth, spices and extracts, cranberries, pumpkin, foil, paper plates and plastic wrap.

There are also good deals on soda, snack foods, ice cream, coffee, cheese and much more.

Lowes Foods is offering a special promotion on Kraft products that instantly shaves $5 off your order when you buy 10 participating products. You can also pick up sweet potatoes for 27 cents per pound and a 10-lb. bag of Russet baking potatoes for $2.97. In addition, Lowes Foods has got a holiday promotion that rewards you with a $10 coupon when you buy $75 in gift cards to select retailers.

At Harris Teeter, many McCormick spices, seasonings and extracts are BOGO. Harris Teeter is also offering Buy 2, Get 3 Free deals on Coke brand 12-packs and Lay's potato chips. The E-Vic special is on Dunkin Donuts Coffee, the price dipping below $4 per bag with coupons.

Over at Food Lion, you can snag fresh cranberries for $1.50 per bag, apples for less than $1 per pound and sweet potatoes grown in North Carolina for 27 cents per pound. There's also a Unilever promotion, offering instant savings.

The special turkey promotions continue at Lowes Foods and Food Lion, but you missed your chance at Harris Teeter. The price on Harris Teeter frozen turkeys jumped back up to 99 cents this week.

Don't forget: This week's grocery deals are good through Thanksgiving Day.

Keep reading for all the top deals at Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Food Lion and Aldi -- with and without coupons.

One reader wins $25 grocery gift card

Dueling Super Doubles events at Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods are now but a memory, which means it's time to pick a winner in our $25 gift card giveaway.

Thanks to everyone who entered. Based on your comments, it sounds like despite some empty shelves, most of you scored impressive savings.

The winner, chosen using, is:

Wednesday grocery deals, Nov. 7-13

Deals on Thanksgiving turkeys and all the holiday fixings dominate this week's supermarket circulars. Each of the grocery stores is trying to lure shoppers in with low-price turkeys and sales on canned fruits and vegetables, cranberries, potatoes, dinner rolls, paper plates, vanilla extract, flour, sugar and more.

Harris Teeter also has a killer deal on cereals for 25 cents each and milk for $2.97 per gallon. Lowes Foods is offering bonus gasoline rewards. Food Lion has some worthwhile BOGO deals. And Aldi is offering its $1 whole fresh pineapple along with other stellar produce deals.

Read on for all the best deals at Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Food Lion and Aldi.

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