Chicken and Turkey, of course.
Well, what else did you expect? It's November. But, count your lucky blessings, because November is a terrific month to start stocking up your pantry and freezer. If you can double your food budget this month, you probably won't go wrong. It's also the month that food banks need gargantuan piles of donations. Weather is colder, budgets are tighter, holidays are special but pricey. So, if you can toss in a few extra items to your cart that can be donated to the food banks, you'll be doing a very good thing.
That being said, there are some other great bargains out there, like T-Bone steak for $4.99 lb, strawberries BOGO, milk and more.
Just be sure to study the ads carefully, eat a little first and take a list with you to the store to help protect against impulse shopping.
Comparing Prices this Week - Turkey
Albertsons: They will match competitor prices, or give you a free turkey (up to 15.99 lb) if you spend $100 You'll need the coupon for the turkey, so pick up a sale flier when you go into the store if you don't have one.
Fry's: $.79 for Kroger frozen turkey.
Safeway: $.79 lb. For Safeway brand, 8-24 lb; $.99 for Butterball 10-24 lb. Minimum purchase of $25 or $30 may apply.
Best Deals on Marked-down Halloween Candy
Everybody has their Halloween candy at half price. So, that means whatever store started at the lowest original price, they'll have the best marked-down price.
So, WalMart has the lowest original price. However, it appears that Fry's has more variety, for example, they were the only one with Junior Mints.
Candy found at Albertson's
Candy found at Safeway
Fry's has a nifty chart for prices
Fry's has a great selection
WalMart has the lowest original prices on Halloween candy, and it's all 50% off
A reader also reported that Dollar General had markdowns on their candy, but only at 25%. However, since it's likely their prices started at a lower cost to begin with, it might be a very good place to check out.
Another thing to note is that WalMart is marking down all costumes and Halloween accessories by 75%. You might want to pick out your kids' costumes for next year now!
(Editor's note: For this comparison, we checked the Willow Creek Safeway and Fry's; Albertsons in Prescott and the WalMart on Gail Gardner way.)
Best Prices on Every Day Items
Milk: Fry's $.88 for half gallon; $1.77 gallon Safeway; $1.67/ gallon at Albertsons
Eggs: Safeway, $1.99/ 18 ct.; Albertson's $1.77/18 ct. (with coupon, Friday - Sunday only)
Best Bargains this Week
- $5 Friday and Saturday, Lobster tails, Tropicana orange juice; 20-pack Coke or Pepsi products
Meat and Seafood
- Smithfield Bacon or Jimmy Dean Sausage Rolls, BOGO
- T-Bone steak, $4.99 lb.
- Chicken breasts b/s $1.67 lb.
- Salmon fillets $4.99 lb.
- Grapefruit 3/$1
- Red seedless grapes $1.28 lb.
- Salad blends BOGO
- Avocadoes $.99
- Doritos, Lays Buy 2, get 2 Free
- Deli Counter ham or turkey
- Pumpkin pie
- Cereal, selected varieties $1.69
- Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Cinnamon Rolls or Grands! Biscuits Buy 2, Get 1 free
Special Sales -Spend $100 and get a free turkey. Buy any 8 participating items, get $4 back; 3 day sale - need coupons: Eggs $1.77/18; butter $1.97/lb; Selected Apple 2 3lb. Bag/$4
Meat and Seafood
- Chicken breasts b/s $1.99 lb.
- Petite Sirloin, boneless Buy 1, get 2 free
- Pork loin ribs, buy 1, get 2 free
- Whole cooked lobsters or 12 oz Bay Scallops $5.99 ea.
- Salmon Fillet $5.99 lb.
- Shark $3.99 lb.
- Fresh cut pineapple $3.99 ea. (20 oz)
- Zucchini or yellow squash $.99
- Jicama $.88 lb.
- Fresh mushrooms $1.99/8 oz.
- Deli meat, selected $5.99 lb.
- General Mills cereal, selected $2.99
- Tony's frozen pizza, 2/$4
Special Sale - Buy 10/Save $5 of selected items, C&H Sugar 4 lb; Pillsbury Cinnamon or Crescent Rolls; Marshmallows, Green Giant canned veggies; Campbells Cream of Mushroom or Chicken Soup, Cranberry sauce, Pasta, Kelloggs selected cereal; more
Meat and Seafood
- New York Strip steak (up to $11.99 lb.), BOGO
- Bottom Round Roast, (up to $6.99 lb.) BOGO
- Boneless chicken breasts $1.88 lb.
- Hamburger $2.29 lb. 73% lean
- Breakfast sausage 4/$5
- Asparagus $2.99 lb.
- Bananas $.57 lb.
- Avocados $.99 ea
- Broccoli or Cauliflower $.99
- Tomatoes on the vine $.98 lb.
- Doritoes, 2/$5
- Frozen veggies 10/$10
- Kroger frozen potatoes 3/$5
- Nabisco snack crackers, selected $1.99
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