Wednesday, August 8, 2012

This Week's Hot Grocery Deals (IMHO)

We have new sales starting today at our Boulder Sprouts and Sunflower, while the current sale continues at Whole Foods through August 14th (click for prior report).  Here's what's especially appealing to me in the new sales.

Sprouts and Sunflower have been sharing meat and fish specials for several weeks as their merger progresses, and this week, that sharing has extended to all advertised specials except produce, which remains ornery with some differences.  In their shared meat and fish specials through August 15th, I'm particularly liking boneless center cut pork loin chops or boneless skinless chicken breasts (value pack) at $1.99 a pound.  Boneless New York steaks are $7.99 a pound, and whole or cut up chickens are $1.49 a pound.  In fish, Atlantic (read: farmed) salmon is $7.99 a pound, and I'm curious to check out the fresh, wild caught Hawaiian albacore tuna steaks for $9.99 a pound.  In dairy, both stores have my favorite Cascade Fresh yogurts at a very good 69 cents each.

In organic produce at Sprouts through the 15th, differences between the two stores can be noted with the broccoli, which is on sale for $1.49 a pound at Sprouts, but just 99 cents at Sunflower.  Organic produce looking good at Sprouts includes baby carrots at $1.25 a one pound bag, russet potatoes $3.99 for a five pound bag, celery 99 cents a bunch, one pound of strawberries for $2.50 (same at Sunflower), six ounces of blueberries also $2.50, red or green grapes $1.99 a pound, and red or black plums $1.29 a pound.  And Sprouts continues to offer their prepackaged organic specials, which I don't particularly favor, although a package of three organic beefsteak tomatoes for $2.50 sounds pretty good.

In organic produce at Sunflower through the 15th, broccoli is great at 99 cents a pound, leaf lettuce is $1.50 a head, green onions are just 50 cents a bunch, one pound of strawberries is just $2.50 (same at Sprouts), and six ounces of either blackberries or raspberries are also $2.50.  We're continuing to see the unwelcome march towards prepackaged organic produce, but I have to admit the a package of six organic romas is a pretty good deal at $2.50, since all the packages I've weighed so far have been about a pound and a half.

Those heading farther afield might be interested in fresh wild coho salmon for $9.99 a pound and large avocados $1 each with card at King Soopers through the 14th.

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