Wednesday, March 2, 2016

This Week's Hot Grocery Deals (IMHO)

Good Wednesday morning, or maybe not so good, given the chaos that occurred yesterday evening at Boulder's overloaded caucuses. In any case, we have a new sale starting today at our Boulder Sprouts stores, while Whole Foods is looking largely like what I reported last week. And Vitamin Cottage's long-lasting sale ends this Saturday, the 5th, so heads up on that one. Here's what's looking good to me now.

Sprouts has a new sale starting today that runs through March 9th, but with their double ad Wednesdays, I'd say the primary thing would be to grab anything further you want today from the big BOGO sale they've been doing for the past three weeks. That has been a great opportunity, and it looks like today's the last day. Today's flyer that comes in the paper also has a coupon for $5 off a purchase of $30 or more. Past experience has been the flyers in the store don't have such coupon.

In that new sale through the 9th, I'm liking value packs of boneless skinless chicken breasts (thighs also) at $1.77 a pound, all chicken sausage (pork also) $3.99 a pound, pork spare ribs $1.99 a pound (great to bbq if the wind dies down), fresh whole or split chickens $1.29 a pound, and fresh ground chicken, chicken breast or pork for $2.99 a pound, so useful in Asian dishes. In fish, their surprisingly good fresh farmed Atlantic salmon is $6.99 a pound and fresh farmed tilapia fillets are also $6.99 a pound, but none of the other specials really catch my eye.

In organic produce at Sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower are both $1.50 a pound, six-ish ounce containers of blueberries or blackberries are $2.98 each, and four pound bags of Valencia oranges or grapefruit are $2.50 each. Elsewhere in the store, there's a plant-based sale, with all Silk, So Delicious, Earthbound Farm and Vega products all 35% off regular price. Some of my favorite Earth Balance buttery spreads (sticks also, and no cholesterol in either) are excellent at $2.99 each, some 15 ounce Odwalla juices are BOGO, Food Should Taste Good tortilla chips $2 a bag, the 15-ish ounce size of Muir Glen organic tomatoes $1.25 a can, Alexia frozen potato fries BOGO, and for a super easy dinner combined with some of that sale chicken breast, 6-ish ounce boxes of Lundberg rice or risotto mixes are $2 each (certainly cheaper if you do it all yourself, but the box is set with the right rice mix and herbs).

Whole Foods this week looks largely as I reported last week (look several posts down for that). The crostata with blackberries and blueberries is still calling to me at $7.99 each, even though that is only $1 off.

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