Wednesday, August 26, 2015

This Week's Hot Grocery Deals (IMHO)

We have new sales starting today at our Boulder Sprouts and Whole Foods stores, and I need to check out what new might be happening at Vitamin Cottage. For the first two, here's what's looking good to me now.

Sprouts will be doing another of its 72 hour sales this Friday through Sunday, when avocado fans will be pleased to see Hass ones at three for $1. I'm also liking the 26/30 count previously frozen ez peel raw shrimp at just $4.99 a pound, limit 10 pounds (maybe get some that are still frozen and stock up).

In Sprouts regular sale today through September 2nd (September already!), I'm liking bone-in country style ribs (great on the grill) or shoulder roast for just $1.99 a pound, whole or split fresh chickens $1.69 a pound, Rosie organic chicken grill packs $3.49 a pound, chicken Italian sausage (pork also) $3.99 a pound, and chicken breast tenders are $2.49 a pound. In fish, fresh Copper River coho salmon fillets are $8.99 a pound, and we must be nearing the end of the fresh wild salmon season, so get it while you can UPDATE - see the post a couple above regarding Sprouts' typo on this one. It's basic coho, not Copper River, which make a whole lot more sense.  Back to the ad, huge 13/15 count previously frozen raw ez peel shrimp are $9.99 a pound, previously frozen wild Alaskan cod fillets are $8.49 a pound, and I'd be curious to check out the previously frozen wild swordfish at $5.99 a pound, as the last time I saw it there, it was domestic instead of the usual Indonesia or Singapore.

In produce, I usually only cover organic produce, but I have to mention Olathe corn at six ears for $1. Back to the organic produce, grape tomatoes are $2.50 a pint, Pink Lady apples are 98 cents a pound, red or green seedless grapes are $2.50 a pound, and three-packs of romaine hearts are $1.98 each. Elsewhere in the store, the focus is on a Sprouts brand sale, with lots of products on sale throughout grocery, dairy and frozen. I might just try Sprouts' own brand of extra virgin olive oil at just $6.99 for a liter (plus it's non-gmo certified), as Whole Foods yesterday was out of stock on the 365 brand I usually buy.

Whole Foods new sale lasts through September 15th, but this week's sale flyer pdf online is in a different format than they used to do, and it looks like fewer products are listed (looks might be deceptive though). I'm liking their great in-house brined pork loin chops at $5.99 a pound, Pine Manor's air-chilled split chicken breasts at $3.99 a pound, and made in house sriricha fried chicken looks dangerously tempting at $7.99 a pound. If the fresh Copper River coho at Sprouts doesn't grab you, Whole Foods is offering wild coho salmon fillets at $12.99 a pound (river not specified in the flyer, nor is fresh/frozen, but presumably fresh). Once Sprouts' one week sale on sweet corn is done, it's good to know that sweet corn will still be available for another two weeks at Whole Foods at the slightly higher but still excellent price of four ears for $1. This new flyer format doesn't show a whole lot else around the store, but made in house heirloom tomato and corn salad appeals at $7.99 a pound.

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