The deals are plentiful this week with lots of good sales. But, if I were forced to pick one store to shop at this week, it would have to be Harris Teeter, which has tons of BOGO, B1G2 and B2G3 deals. Many of the bargains have a back-to-school theme with lots of breakfast and easily-packed lunch foods on sale. But there's also a lot of meats and seafoods on sale, too, for you folks who don't like the packaged products.
At the other stores, I especially like the $1.99 butter e-offer at Lowes Foods as well as its 3-day sale over the weekend. And if you have the .55/1 coupon, the Almond Breeze milk is a good deal at $1.40. At Food Lion, chicken leg quarters are 59 cents per pound and store-brand 2-liters of soda are just 73 cents each. And finally, at Aldi, the prices on summer produce continue to be good with peaches, plums and nectarines all under $1 a pound.
Read on for a store-by-store breakdown of good deals. And remember, these are just the deals that caught my eye. Please chime in with the bargains you spotted. Couponing is definitely a team sport!
At Harris Teeter:
The e-vic special: 5 oz. Starkist solid white tuna: 77 cents. Limit 2.
Buy 2, Get 3 Free deals:
Northland Cranberry Juice (64 oz.): $8.78 for 5 - $1/2 printable coupon = $7.78 or $1.56 each, a super deal.
Ocean Spray Craisins (6 oz.): $5.78 for 5 or $1.16 each, another great deal.
Emerald Nuts (10-11 oz.): $12.98 or $2.60 each, a great deal.
Ruffles chips (9-9.5 oz.): $8.58 or $1.72 each, another super price.
Coca-cola 12-packs: $12.78 or $2.56 each, a decent deal, though just a few months ago I was holding out for $2 a 12-pack. Sigh.
Tuttorosso Tomatoes (28-35 oz.): Express Lane has these priced at 79 cents each so you may not need to buy all five to get the deal. It's definitely worth asking.
The Lunch Deal:
Buy one 8-9 oz. Hillshire Farm Thin Sliced lunch meat, one 20 oz. store-brand old-fashioned bread, one 12 oz. store-brand sliced cheese and one 10-pack Minute Maid juice boxes for $6.99. Use the .35/1 coupon on the Hillshire Farm lunch meat (8/14 Red Plum) and a $1/1 printable coupon on the Minute Maid to bring the price down to $5.29 for all four products. This is a great deal and gives you a huge start on packing lunches.
More good deals:
Kozy Shack puddings: BOGO. The CowRageous 6-packs are $1.59 each - .75/1 (3/27 Smart Source 1) = 9 cents!
Smart Balance popcorn (12-14 oz.): BOGO or $1.64 each - .75/1 coupon (7/10 Smart Source) = 14 cents!
Eight O'Clock coffee: BOGO or $3.34 each. Buy 2 - $2/2 coupon (6/5 Smart Source) = $2.34 each. A terrific price.
Lender's Bagels: BOGO or $1.09 each. Buy a tub of Shedd's Country Crock Spread along with the bagels and use the $1 coupon from the August All You magazine for a better deal.
Land O'Lakes buttery spread with cinnamon sugar: $2.45 - .75/1 coupon (8/7 Smart Source) = 95 cents.
Sargento cheese: BOGO or as low as $1.79 each - $1/1 coupon from the Penguin display = 79 cents. A great deal.
Kellogg's Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops and Frosted Flakes: BOGO or $1.64 each - $1/2 coupon (8/7 Red Plum) = $1.14 each when you buy 2.
Hunt's Snack Pack puddings: BOGO - .45/3 coupon.
Nabisco Chips Ahoy cookies: BOGO for $3.79 - .75/2 coupon (8/7 Smart Source) = $2.29 for 2. A good solid price.
Ziploc containers: BOGO for $3.79 - $1.50/2 coupon (7/24 and 8/7 Smart Source) = $2.29 for 2. A very good price if you use these.
Purex laundry detergent (50 oz.): BOGO or $2.74 each - .50/2 coupon (8/7 Red Plum) = $1.74 each. A terrific price, but hurry. The coupon expires Saturday!
Purina Dog Chow or Puppy Chow (17.6-20 pounds): BOGO or $8.49 each - $2/1 printable coupon = $6.49, a terrific price.
Cetaphil Lotion or Cleanser: $8.99 - $2/1 printable coupon = $6.99, a very good price.
Deals without coupons:
Fresh boneless chicken breasts: BOGO or $2.49 per pound, an OK price, though I usually like to pay $2 per pound.
Fresh pork sausage: BOGO.
Harris Teeter pre-sliced deli meats and cheeses: BOGO or $2.39 for an 8-ounce package. Not bad for deli products.
London Broil: BOGO or $2.98 per pound. A little higher than I like to pay but a decent price. I'll be looking for markdowns on Sunday!
Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops: BOGO or $2.74 per pound.
EZ Peel White Shrimp (2 lb. bag, all sizes): BOGO or as low as $10.99 per bag.
Hormel Black Label Sliced Bacon (12-16 oz.): BOGO or $3.07 per package. A good price.
Eggs: BOGO or 99 cents a dozen. A good solid price.
Cantaloupe: Buy 1, Get 2 Free. Express Lane has these priced at $1.31 each so you may not need to buy all three to get the deal. It's definitely worth asking.
Arnold Wide Pan Breads (24 oz.): BOGO or $2.14 each, a great deal on healthy varieties.
White House applesauce (6 count): BOGO or $1.32 each.
Smuckers grape jelly (32 oz.): BOGO or $1.37 each.
Planters peanut butter (16.3 oz.): BOGO or $1.34 each.
Store-brand multivitamin gummies: BOGO or $2.99 each. Another great price.
Bertolli pasta sauce: BOGO or $1.44 each.
At Lowes Foods:
Fresh Rewards e-offer:
Store-brand butter (16 oz.): $1.99 each. Limit 2. A good price.
3-day sale (Friday, Saturday, Sunday):
Store-brand 12-packs of soda: $1.99 each. Limit 3. A good deal if you don't care about name brands.
Lipton iced tea (12-packs): Buy 2, Get 3 Free or $11.98 for all 5, making them $2.40 each. A good price.
Gatorade (32 oz.): 79 cents. Limit 12.
Fresh Express spinach (9 oz.): $1.77.
Store-brand sliced bacon (12 oz.): $2.77.
4-count sub rolls: BOGO or $1.44 per package.
Finish dish detergent: $2.99 - .65/1 printable coupon on the Powerball Tabs or Gelpacs = $1.70. Limit 3. There's also a $1/1 coupon at the same site.
Store-brand bleach (128 oz.): 99 cents. Limit 4.
Gravy Train dog food (17.6 lb.): $5.99. Limit 4.
Store-brand charcoal (18 lb.): $4.88. Limit 3.
More good deals:
Nature Valley Granola Thins: $2.50 - .75/1 coupon (6/26 Smart Source and 8/7 General Mills) = $1. A terrific price.
Almond Breeze milk (64 oz.): $2.50 - .55/1 coupon (8/7 Smart Source) = $1.40. A terrific price these days for a half-gallon of milk.
Deals without coupons:
London Broil: $2.97 per pound. The same price as HT. A little higher than I like to pay but a decent price.
All-purpose red potatoes (10 lb.): $2.97. A good deal.
Raspberries: BOGO or $1.99 each for a 6 oz. container.
Cantaloupe: BOGO or $1.99 each.
Green bell peppers: 98 cents each.
Sweet potatoes: 88 cents per pound.
Doritos: BOGO or $2.14 per bag.
Store-brand ice cream novelties: BOGO or as low as $1.09 each.
Pepsi 2-liters: $1 each.
Simply Potatoes: BOGO or as low as $1.35 each. A very good price.
Thomas bagels: BOGO or $2.24 a pack. A good price, particularly if it will keep you out of the bagel shops.
At Food Lion:
Buy 2 Duncan Hines cake or brownie mixes for $1.25 each and get a premium mix free with the coupon from the 6/5 Smart Source.
Betty Crocker fruit snacks: BOGO - .50/2 coupon (7/17 Smart Source and 8/7 General Mills).
Cocoa Puffs cereal: $1.89 - .75/1 printable coupon = $1.14.
Reese's Puffs cereal: $1.89 - .60/1 printable coupon = $1.29.
Ball Park Franks: BOGO - .75/2 coupon (8/7 Red Plum).
Gorton's Grilled Fish: BOGO - $1/2 printable coupon.
Playtex Sport or Gentle Glide Tampons: $2.99 - $2/1 coupon (8/14 Smart Source) = 99 cents. A terrific price.
Deals without coupons:
N.Y. Strip Steak: $5.98 per pound.
Chicken leg quarters: 59 cents per pound.
IQF Chicken breast halves or tenders: BOGO.
Store-brand jumbo shrimp: BOGO.
Fish fillets: BOGO.
Carrots: 79 cents for a 1-pound bag.
Baby Portabella mushrooms: $1.99 for 8 ounces.
White potatoes: $2.99 for a 5-pound bag.
Coke 2-liters: 99 cents each.
Pepsi 6-packs of 16 oz. bottles: $2.50 each. A great price and the cheapest I found for the week.
Store-brand 2-liters: 73 cents each.
Baked Lays chips: $3. A decent price, considering these are rarely on sale.
Store-brand cereals: BOGO.
Pepperidge Farm Garlic and Cheese Texas Toast: BOGO.
Pepperidge Farm cakes: BOGO.
Nectarines: 99 cents per pound.
Plums: 99 cents per pound.
Peaches: 99 cents per pound.
Seedless watermelon: $3.49 each.
Grapes: $1.29 per pound.