Tips for taking advantage of post-Christmas sales, a few New Year’s specials, coupons benefiting Special Olympics, and (of course) our picks for the best deals around town this week.
As the holiday season wraps up, I think most folks are sick of shopping and don’t want to hear me say this… but it’s time to start stalking post-Christmas sales in the grocery store general merchandise section.
The Kroger I visited on Monday already had everything except candy marked 50% off – Lights, ornaments, decorations, housewares, and some toys. At least some of those items will probably make it to 75% off in the upcoming weeks, and that’s the time to pounce on everything you need for next Christmas, as well as bargains on products that aren’t exclusively Christmas-related.
THEN you can rest, and look forward to doing less shopping next December!
Food freebie: On Friday 1/1, stop by Whole Foods Short Pump for a free cup of Allegro coffee.
Meat Top Pick
Whole boneless pork loins $1.88/lb at Ukrop’s; half boneless pork loin $1.88/lb at Kroger.
Veggie Top Pick
Dole blend salads $1.99 at Ukrop’s.
Fruit Top Pick
8-lb bag of Texas Red Grapefruit $4.88 at Ukrop’s.
Dairy Top Pick
$1.88 Dannon yogurt at Kroger, and there was a $1 coupon in the 12/16 SmartSource insert.
Staples Top Pick
Mueller’s pasta is $.99 a box at Ukrop’s
Freschetta frozen pizza $3.99 at Kroger. Sign up for $1 printable coupon here.
Beverage Top Pick
A few New Year’s Eve sales: Today only at Whole Foods, Martinelli’s organic sparkling cider is “Buy One, Get One Free,” and all week, 1L Food Club mixers and tonics are $.33 at Ukrop’s.
Household Top Pick
This week and next, Kroger’s running a Proctor & Gamble promo of “Buy $25 in participating items, save $5 at checkout.” Products include Dawn (10.1-24oz $2), Bounty paper towels (8 regular rolls $7), Tide (40-64 load liquid $11), Charmin ($10 for 9 mega rolls), Pantene ($3.33), and Iams pet food ($13 cat, $16 dog.
Last Sunday’s Proctor & Gamble coupon insert included savings on many of these items, not to mention $.03 donated to Special Olympics for every coupon redeemed. Tide Stain Release only costs $2 for an 18-pack after the $3 off coupon. And finally, through December 31, you can also redeem loaded P&G eSAVER coupons for many of the products. (Sadly the eSAVER/Kroger relationship is being terminated at the end of this year).
Find more deals by accessing the stores’ weekly ads online: