Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Save On Your Thanksgiving Dinner Even Though Prices Are Going Up! (As Seen on CBS 5 News)

I want to help you live life better for less! I hope you'll take a look around my blog to find some great savings you might not have known about. You can pay less at restaurants, at the grocery store, on gifts, on prescription drugs, on fun stuff to do, on just about everything!

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Turkey prices are up 30%, but you can still shop around and save big this Thanksgiving!

Here are three tips to make sure your get the best deals:

1. Check those grocery store ads (or check my blog every Wednesday). They deeply discount the products on the front page, you'll almost always get great prices on those items. If you're willing to shop around, you can really get some great prices. Walmart Supercenter will match any price in any ad. Make sure to bring those ads with you! I'll include my favorites this week at the bottom of this post. :-)

2. Know the coupon policies. Some stores, like Fry's, will take competitors coupons, like this one for $10 off any $50 purchase at Fresh and Easy. http://www.freshandeasy.com/Content/pdfs/coupons/fne10off50coupon_20101122.pdf
Print it out and save a cool $10. At Safeway, all coupons are worth at least $1.00 (even if their face value is $.10). If you start using several coupons a trip, the savings will really add up.

3. Figure out how much food you need ahead of time. We usually have 40 people at our house on Thanksgiving so I know about buying in bulk! I decided last year to really sit down and figure out how much food we would use and I bought a lot less. We still had some leftovers but not nearly as many as in years past. It was easier to prepare, cost less, and in the end, everyone was very happy!

Here are the grocery store prices good through tomorrow (check back on Wednesday for the new ads):

This week is a great time to stock up on wine, pie, and turkey. :-)


Albertsons will match turkey prices! I love the coupon on the front page of their ad for a free honeysuckle white frozen turkey when you spend $100 or more. You can use that in addition to the 10% discount on everything Sundays when you wear your Cardinal's jersey! 

More great deals:

California Navel Oranges: $.38/lb.
Pepsi products: 4 12-packs for $10 (must buy 4 for that price)
Blue Bunny Ice Cream: $2.27/56 oz. container
Marie Callender's Fruit or Creme Pies: $3.99
Gold Medal Flour: $.99/limit 2
Shrimp ring 10 oz. with cocktail sauce: Buy one ($9.99) get one free!
McCormick spices: 50% off
Pork Loin Chops: $.97/lb.
Bottom Round or Cross Rib Roast: $1.99/lb.
Yoplait Yogurt: $.50/each when you buy 10
All Chicken of the Sea products: 33% off!

Bashas has two great shocker coupons of the front page of their ad! The first is a Sara Lee fruit pie for $1.68, the second is a 1.5 qt. container of Dreyer's ice cream for $1.68. These are worth bringing in!

Pork Spareribs: $.99/lb.
Large Slicing Tomatoes: 2 Lbs. for $1.
Bashas' Drinking Water: $2.49/24 pack
Fresh 100% Pure Ground Chuck: $1.77/lb.

Fresh & Easy:

Don't forget to use the $10 off coupon! http://www.freshandeasy.com/Content/pdfs/coupons/fne10off50coupon_20101122.pdf
Jennie-O Turkey Store Premium Basted Frozen Turkey: $.37/lb.
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts: $1.97/lb.
Post Honey Bunches of Oats cereal: 2 for $5 when you buy multiples of 2
Pepsi 12-packs: 4 for $9 when you buy 4 (the cheapest I've found)
Fresh and Easy Milk: $1.98/gallon
Herb or Bistro Salad: 2 for $3 when you buy multiples of 2
Mini Seedless Watermelons: 2 for $4 when you buy multiples of 2
Fresh & Easy Spiral Sliced Ham: $1.47/lb.
50% off Fresh & Easy A-Z Spices, Salt, or Pepper


Boneless, skinless chicken breast: $1.77/lb.
Super lean ground beef: $1.97/lb.
Red seedless grapes: $.88/lb.
Fry's large eggs: $.99/dozen
Fry's milk: $1.67/gallon
Buy six bottles of wine, get 25% off
Butterball frozen turkey: $.99/lb.
Grade A private selection turkey: $.59/lb.

It's the 10 item Mega Event! Save $5 when you buy 10 Participating items:
(final prices after $5 discount)
Quaker Cap'N Crunch Cereal: $1.49
Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, or Millstone Coffee: $6.49/each
American Beauty Pasta: $.79/each
Tyson Anytizers: $1.78
Red Baron Classic or Thin Crust Pizza: $2.49/each
32 oz. gatorade: $.49
Stove Top Stuffing: $.75/each
Planter's Peanuts: $1.99
Sargento Shredded or Deli Thin Sliced Cheese: $1.99
Annie's Macaroni and Cheese: $.49
Nestle Cookie Dough: $1.99/each


Safeway turkey: $.39/lb.
Honeysuckle white turkey: $.89/lb.
Safeway spiral sliced ham: $1.99/lb.
Fresh Cranberries: 2 for $5/12 oz. packages
Betty Crocker Specialty Potatoes: Buy 2 get 2 free
Safeway Select Sparkling Apple Cider: $1.79
Boneless beef top round london broil: $1.99/lb.
Hass avocados: $.68/each
Ruffles potato chips: Buy 1 get 1 free
Oscar Mayer deli shaved lunchmeat: Buy 1 get 1 free

Hope you score some great deals this week!

-Alicia :-)