$9.14 Pete’s shopping and cheap finds

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Took my mom to the airport today, so we stopped by Pete’s Fresh Market for plane snacks this morning first. (Yes, we did do more on her visit than go to grocery stores, lol…) Here’s what I picked up plus a couple cheap finds — loving those $.10 produce sales!

Garam marsala, $1.79.
3 avocados, $1.17.
Rotel, $1.49. Used FREE Rotel wyb three avocados from Mexico in the 9/21 SS.
4 onions, $.40.
7 Idaho baking potatoes, $.70.
3 lemons, $.30.
3 small grapefruit, $1.00.
Honeycrisp apples (which I notice rang up as Gala at $.89/lb instead of Honeycrisp at $1.00/lb, oops), $1.34.
Meat ends, $2.26.

Paid $9.14.

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Some varieties of Food Should Taste Good chips were on sale for $2.00. Print $.75/1 here to get them for $1.25.

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Galbani fresh mozzarella balls, $1.99. Tubs, $2.50. Unfortunately the printable on the Galbani site says “coupon program has ended,” so hopefully they’ll update that at some point. President 8 oz round brie, $3.99. Print $1.00/1 President on Facebook.

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For those of you trying to avoid BPA, Cirio boxed tomatoes were $.79 — great price for the boxes!

Top Ten Pete’s Fresh Market deals week of 10/22/14 – 10/28/14

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Here are the top ten Pete’s Fresh Market deals and coupon matchups I see for the week of 10/22/14.

Top Ten Pete’s Fresh Market deals

  • Value pack chicken leg quarters, $.69/lb. Whole chickens, $.99/lb. Pinwheels family pack, $.99/lb. Boneless skinless chicken breast family pack, $1.99/lb.
  • Mexico avocados, $.39 each. Use free Rotel when you buy three in the 9/21 SS.
  • Apples: Locally grown red delicious apples, $.39/lb. Locally grown Jonathan, $.10 each. Washington Fuji or Honeycrisp, $1.00/lb.
  • These are $.10 each: Jonathan apples, Mexico lemons or limes, Idaho potatoes, or USA yellow onions.
  • California celery, $.50.
  • California organic romaine hearts, $1.00 each.
  • Canada 8 oz whole mushrooms, $1.00.
  • 5 lb red potatoes, $1.00.
  • USA cabbage, $.25/lb.
  • Florida grapefruit, 3/$1.00.

Top Ten Pete’s Fresh Market deals week of 10/15/14 – 10/21/14

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Here are the top ten Pete’s Fresh Market deals and coupon matchups I see for the week of 10/15/14.

Top Ten Pete’s Fresh Market deals

  • Honeycrisp apples, $.99/lb.
  • 12 ct Eggland’s Best large eggs, $1.99. Use $.35/1 in the 9/14 SS and get $1.00 back from Shrink.
  • Family pack boneless skinless chicken breast, $1.99/lb.
  • Bone-in chicken thighs family pack, $.89/lb. Drumsticks value pack, $.79/lb. Perdue quarters, $.99/lb.
  • Large pumpkins, $1.99 each.
  • 8 oz organic white or Bella mushrooms, $1.99. 8 oz conventional white mushrooms, $.99.
  •  Bunch organic kale, $.99.
  • Michigan Jonathan apples, $.29/lb.
  • Bunch spinach, $.99.
  • 32 oz RiceSelect white, jasmati, or calrose, $3.99. Print $1.50/1 on Facebook.

Top Ten Pete’s Fresh Market deals week of 10/8/14

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Here are the top ten Pete’s Fresh Market deals and coupon matchups I see for the week of 10/8/14.

Top Ten Pete’s Fresh Market deals

  • California red seedless grapes, $.99/lb.
  • $.10 produce sale: Mexico lemons, California Spanish onions, and Idaho potatoes are all $.10 each.
  • Chicken deals: Leg quarters family pack, $.69/lb. Pinwheels family pack, $.99/lb. Bone-in breast family pack, $1.29/lb. Perdue leg quarters, $.99/lb.
  • Pete’s homemade ground turkey, $1.89/lb.
  • Michelina’s Zap ‘Ems, $.59. Print $1.00/5 here.
  • 19 oz bonus size Ajax dish liquid, $.59.
  • Cuisine de France Bouchon rolls, 5/$1.00.
  • California cauliflower or broccoli, $.79/lb.
  • Michigan Gala, Golden Delicious, or Red Delicious apples, $.48/lb.
  • Mexico Avocados, $.48 each. Rotel tomatoes 10 oz. Can FREE when you purchase any 3 avocados from Mexico in the 9/21 SS.
  • Bonus deal number 11: Mexico limes, 15/$.99.

Top Ten Pete’s Fresh Market deals week of 10/1/14 – 10/7/14

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Here are the top ten Pete’s Fresh Market deals and coupon matchups I see for the week of 10/1/14.

Top Ten Pete’s Fresh Market deals

  • Locally grown green cabbage, $.18/lb.
  • 5 lb USA red potatoes, $.98.
  • Idaho baking potatoes, $.28/lb.
  • Chicken drumsticks family pack, $.89/lb. Bone-in thighs family pack, $.99/lb.
  • In ad store coupon: Save $4 instantly wyb ten participating Red Gold products. 10-15 oz tomatoes, $.39 each wyb 10. 28 oz tomatoes, $.89 each wyb 10. 16 oz salsa, $.99 each wyb 10.
  • Washington Bosc pears, $.48/lb.
  • Hamilton dozen large eggs, $.99.
  • California cantaloupe, 3/$1.99.
  • Palermo’s classics pizza, 6/$10.00.
  • Alkhyam pita bread 12 ct, $.99.

$17 chicken parts shopping

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I want to try out a recipe with chicken parts, so ran by Pete’s for the $.69/lb chicken leg quarters today on the assumption that it’s better to spend just $2.37 on an experiment, lol. If it turns out well, I’ll share it with you! Also got honeycrisp apples for $.99/lb to make apple chips this afternoon, and then swung by Jewel for the cheap Silk milk.

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4 Silk soy and almondmilk, $10.00. Used four expiring $1.00/1 printables (NLA), but there’s also $1.00/1 in the 9/14 RP to drop those to $1.50 each.

Paid $6.18.

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2 lbs carrots, $.99.
Honeycrisp apples, $1.55.
Gala apples, $2.73.
Bananas, $.82.
Meat ends, $2.27.
Chicken leg quarters, $2.37.

Got $.05 off for bringing a bag and paid $10.87. Will get back $.50 from Checkout 51 ($.25 for apples, $.25 for bananas) for a net cost of $10.37.

Top Ten Pete’s Fresh Market deals week of 9/24/14 – 9/30/14

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Here are the top ten Pete’s Fresh Market deals and coupon matchups I see for the week of 9/24/14.

Top Ten Pete’s Fresh Market deals

  • Locally grown gala or golden delicious apples, $.69/lb.
  • 28 oz Dei Fratelli tomatoes, $.99.
  • Chicken Deals: Value pack leg quarters, $.69/lb. Family pack pinwheels, $.99/lb. Perdue quarters, $.99/lb.horizon
  • 16 oz select Flav-R-Pac veggies, $.79. Print the $.35/1 coupon here or use $.35/1 in the 9/21 SS.
  • Gallon Organic Valley milk, $5.99.
  • 12.6 oz Palmolive dish liquid, $1.00. Use $.50/1 in the 9/14 SS.
  • Horizon organic milk singles, $.69. $1.00/6 Horizon Organic Milk boxes. Just $.52 each after coupon!
  • Mexico lemons, 10 for $1.99.
  • Locally grown acron or butternut squash, $.29/lb.
  • California organic kale, $.89 each.

Punting on dinner shopping

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Do you ever just punt on dinner while you’re out shopping because you just don’t feel like cooking? Yeah, I admit it. I spent $10 + high prepared food tax at Pete’s today on a rotisserie chicken and Greek potatoes, so my contribution to this masterpiece of a dinner tonight will be: Salad, lol. And maybe some of these here grapes…

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2 lbs green grapes, $1.78.
Corn tortillas, $.33. (Still warm — the El Milagro truck was parked there again!)
Flour tortillas, $.85.
Low carb wraps, $2.29.

Paid $5.34.

Across the street at Pete’s

Rotisserie chicken, $5.99.
Greek potatoes, $4.03.
Limes, $.19.
Lemons, $.39.
3 lb onions, $.99.
Michigan golden delicious apples, $1.62.
Sourdough bread, $1.29.
Meat ends, $1.41.

Got $.05 off for bringing a bag, and paid $18.92. So, $24.26 all together.

Top Ten Pete’s Fresh Market deals week of 9/17/14 – 9/23/14

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Here are the top ten Pete’s Fresh Market deals and coupon matchups I see for the week of 9/17/14.

Top Ten Pete’s Fresh Market deals

  • California red grapes, $.98/lb.
  • Locally grown Gala apples, $.68/lb.
  • Barilla blue box pasta, $.88. Use $.55/2 in the 9/7 SS2.
  • 128 oz Centrella bleach, $.98.
  • Betty Crocker Helpers, $.88. Use $1.00/5 in the 9/7 SS2, $.75/3 in the 8/3 SS, or print $.75/3 here.
  • Ziyad 15.5 oz cans chick peas or fava beans, $.50.
  • Chicken deals: Value pack drumsticks, $.79/lb. Perdue leg quarters, $.99/lb. Bone-in thighs family pack, $.89/lb.
  • Cabot chunk cheese, $1.89. Print $1.00/2 here.
  • Chile lemons, 10 for $1.99.
  • Mexico limes, 15 for $.99.

Saving on deli meat with meat ends

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Here’s my favorite way to save on lunch meat: Pick up “meat ends” at your local produce store. At my local Pete’s Fresh Market, these random deli meat ends quite affordable: Prepackaged and priced at $1.99/lb every day. You never know quite what you’re going to get — today’s find looks like salami, ham, and turkey, but who knows what else might be hiding under there, lol. On lucky days, I find entire packs of roast beef and other treasure in there, too; on regular days it’s a mish-mosh like this. Either way, it’s generally cheaper and of better quality than prepackaged lunch meat, and a great deal if you’re not picky about the varieties of lunch meat you’ll eat.

The kids and MashupDad love the treasure hunt aspect of unpacking these, and they come in handy for school lunches and more. So take a look the next time you’re in your own local produce market, and see what you can find! I generally find the best pickings first thing in the morning, or later in the evening after the dinnertime rush is over.