It's a great week for deals at the grocery stores with some blockbuster sales that just might entice you to take a break from tax-free weekend shopping. My top deal of the week has to be the milk priced below $3 at both Lowes Foods and Harris Teeter.
Lowes Foods also has free granola bars, 48-cent Cheez-Its, $1.99-a-pound chicken breasts and a killer General Mills cereal deal. With the right coupons, you can score three boxes for free.
Harris Teeter has six e-vic specials on necessities such as toilet paper, laundry detergent and dish soap. Split chicken breasts are also on sale for 99 cents per pound.
At Food Lion, a 5-pack of Allegra medicine is free after rebate. Bing cherries are $1.99 per pound, chicken breasts are $1.99 per pound, and Michelina frozen dinners are just 68 cents each after coupon when you buy five.
Aldi has terrific prices on produce with bananas at 44 cents per pound, blueberries for $1.49 per pint and cantaloupe just $1.29 each.
Read on for a store-by-store breakdown of all the best deals I spotted this week. And, as always, feel free to chime in with the great deals you found. It's always great to hear your great deals.
At Harris Teeter:
Milk: $2.97 a gallon. A great price, though 20 cents more than Lowes Foods, which has a 3-day sale on milk for $2.77.
Six e-vic deals this week:
Bounty paper towels (8 rolls): $6.77 - .25/1 coupon doubled (7/31 P&G) = $6.27. Limit 2.
Hefty Trash Bags: $3.77. Limit 2.
All laundry detergent (32-50 oz.): $3.77. Limit 2.
Scott bath tissue (8 rolls): $3.77. Limit 2.
Palmolive dish liquid (25 oz.): $1.77 - .25/1 coupon doubled (7/24 Smart Source) = $1.27. Limit 2.
Clorox bleach (82-96 oz.): $1.17. Limit 2.
More good deals:
Breyers ice cream: Buy 2, Get 3 Free. (Regular price: $6.99) Use two .75/1 coupons from the Breyers Facebook page and these end up being $2.20 each. A decent price. Without the coupons, they are $2.80 each, which is really not all that great of a deal. (Must buy all five.)
Solo paper plates: BOGO or as low as $3.19 for two - $1/2 coupon (6/19 Red Plum) = $2.19 for two.
Garnier Fructis hair care: $2.99 - $1/1 coupon (7/24 Red Plum) = $2.
Stacy's pita chips: BOGO or $2.24 each - .55/1 coupon (6/26 Smart Source) = $1.14 each.
Deals without coupons:
Split chicken breasts: 99 cents per pound.
Jennie-O turkey burgers: BOGO or as low as $4.49 per package.
Cantaloupe: BOGO or $1.99 each. A decent price but Aldi has them for $1.29 each.
Green peppers: 99 cents each.
Vintage tomatoes: $2.49 per pound.
Grape tomatoes: $2 per pint.
Crystal Springs Water (12 pack): Buy 2, Get 3 Free. (Regular price: $4.69) After deal, $1.88 each. (Must buy all five.)
Hostess Twinkies and Cupcakes: BOGO or $2.14 each.
Store-brand ice cream sandwiches: BOGO or $2.19 each for a 12-count box or a 16-count box of mini sandwiches.
Store-brand frozen peaches or blueberries (16 oz.): BOGO or $1.94 each.
Hot Pockets: $2.
Lean Cuisine dinners: $2.
4-count package of CFL bulbs: BOGO or $5.99 each.
At Lowes Foods:
A Friday-Saturday-Sunday sale to lure you away from tax-free weekend:
Milk: $2.77 per gallon. A fabulous deal and the lowest price we've seen in awhile. Limit 2.
Tide laundry detergent (50 oz.): $4.99 - $1/1 coupon (7/31 P&G) = $3.99, a great price if you're brand loyal to Tide. Limit 2.
Brawny paper towels (8 rolls): $4.99 - .50/1 coupon doubled (5/15 Red Plum) = $3.99, another great price. Limit 2.
Store-brand water (24 pack): $2.49. Limit 2.
Deals all week long:
Eat. Think. Smile granola bars: BOGO or 85 cents each - $1/1 coupon (6/26 special insert) = FREE.
Kellogg's cereal deal: $2 a box on select varieties. Buy the gluton-free Rice Krispies or the Crunchy Nut cereal - .70/1 coupon (7/10 Red Plum) = 60 cents for a box of cereal. (If you buy 10 products with the Kellogg's, Eggo, Keebler, Murray or Famous Amos labels, you'll get $5 off instantly at check out.)
I like the General Mills cereal deal better for its simplicity:
Get $3 off your order instantly when you buy 3 boxes of Cheerios, Golden Grahams, Cocoa Puffs, Trix or Reese's Peanut Butter Puffs at $2.50 each.
- Deal idea:
- Buy 3 boxes of Cocoa Puffs: $7.50 - $3 off instantly - two .85/1 printable coupons doubled on the Cocoa Puffs - one .75/1 printable coupon available here and here on the third box. After the coupons double, they're all FREE.
If you'd like to go the healthier route with three boxes of Cheerios, use three .50/1 coupons from the 6/26 Smart Source and you'll pay 50 cents a box.
Cheez-It crackers: $1.88 - .70/1 printable coupon on Colby variety = 48 cents.
Michelina's dinners: $1 each. Buy 5 - $1/5 printable coupon = 80 cents each. A decent price but not as good as Food Lion.
Lance Cracker Creations: $2 - $1/1 coupon (6/5 Smart Source) = $1.
Edy's ice cream: BOGO or $5.99 for 2 - $1/2 coupon (6/12 Smart Source) = $2.50 each when you buy 2.
Deals without coupons:
Boneless chicken breasts: $1.99 per pound.
Collard greens: 98 cents per pound.
Sweet potatoes: 88 cents per pound.
Green peppers: 98 cents each.
Roma or vine-ripe tomatoes: $1.48 per pound.
Blueberries (pint): BOGO or $2.50 each.
Raspberries (6 oz.): BOGO or $2 each.
Pepsi (6 pack): BOGO or $2.25 each.
Arnold breads: BOGO or $2.15 each.
Pepsodent toothpaste (6 oz.): 79 cents.
Fresh rewards e-offer: Hot Pockets: 4/$5 or $1.25 each. Regular price is $1.69 each.
At Food Lion:
Allegra allergy medicine (5 count): $5.99 - $2/1 printable coupon - Try-Me-Free rebate (7/31 Smart Source) = FREE.
Freschetta pizza: Buy 2, Get 1 Free - $1/1 printable coupon. And don't forget, you can try your hand at getting a coupon for a free pizza during a giveaway on Thursday at 11 a.m. Click here to get all the details.
Michelina's frozen dinners: 88 cents each. Buy 5 - $1/5 printable coupon = 68 cents each.
Hostess Twinkies and Cupcakes: BOGO. If 100-calorie packs are included, click here to print a $1/1 coupon.
General Mills cereals: BOGO. Limit 2 free. Print the high-value coupons on pillsbury.com and coupons.com while they are still available.
Edy's ice cream: BOGO - $1/2 coupon (6/12 Smart Source).
Deals without coupons:
Bing cherries: $1.99 per pound. A very good price.
Nectarines: 99 cents per pound.
Mushrooms: $1.79 for 8 oz. package.
Chicken breasts: $1.99 per pound.
Tiapia filets: $3.79 per pound.
Food Lion pasta sauce: $1.19.
Lance crackers: BOGO.
Ritz crackers: BOGO.
Lloyd's Barbeque: BOGO.
Store-brand laundry detergent (50 oz.): $1.99.
Store-brand ketchup (14 oz.): 89 cents.
Store-brand toaster pastries: $1.50 each.
Bananas: 44 cents per pound.
Blueberries: $1.49 per pint.
Cantaloupe: $1.29 each.
Strawberries: $1.49 for a 16 oz. package.
Red grapes: $1.29 per pound.