RVA Deals

The 411 on weekly promos at Kroger and Ukrop’s AND how to make the most of Dollar Store deals (along with the best deals around town, of course!)

My husband is very loyal to Nature’s Own 100% Whole Wheat bread. The best sale prices I ever see are $1.89 a loaf, and it’s $3 full-price at Kroger. Guess how much the same loaf costs at the Dollar Tree?

That’s right, a buck (you all are so smart). And usually, the “sell by” dates are a week away.

The caveat, of course, is that availability varies. Some stores never have bread, and the ones that do carry it don’t always have the same kinds. It’s worth it to me to pick up a couple loaves when I find them and freeze extras.

Most Dollar Trees offer a large selection of grocery items, including dairy and frozen foods. Some of the products are generic or knock-off brands, while others are name brands in small-sized packages. Still others are discontinued varieties, etc. For a measly $1 investment, many of them are worth trying!

Weekly Promos:

  • Kroger – If you happen to spend $135 in a single transaction this week, be sure to redeem the ticket voucher on your receipt for 2 free tickets to the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 Sprint Cup Race (fine print: excludes alcohol, pharmacy & gift cards, and you must purchase at least one participating product as listed in the circular)
  • Ukrop’s – With coupon in circular, receive $.30 per gallon fuelperks when you spend $50

Meat Top Pick

Kroger 31/40 ct raw white shrimp (16 oz) “Buy One, Get One Free”

Veggie Top Pick

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers $1.28 at Kroger (in the frozen veggie section). Get a $.50 printable coupon (doubles) from Coupons.com.

Fruit Top Pick

Florida white grapefruit $1 at Whole Foods or Anjou pears $1/lb at Kroger

Dairy Top Pick

Kraft chunk or shredded cheese $1.67 at Ukrop’s. Look for “$1 off 2” coupons in blinkie dispensers in dairy case.

Staples Top Pick

Refrigerated Pillsbury cinnamon rolls, crescent rolls or Italian meal breads $1.25 at Kroger. Print “$.40 off 2” coupons from Coupons.com. Also load e-coupons at Shortcuts.com and Cellfire.com

Snacks & Sweets Top Pick

Breyers ice cream $2.99 at Ukrop’s, plus receive 5 cents per gallon savings in fuelperks bonus rewards for each purchased. Kroger has Edy’s ice cream for $2.99; use $1 coupon from 1/31 Smartsource

Beverage Top Pick

White House apple juice 64-oz $.99 at Ukrop’s, limit 10 with Savings Spot coupon

Household Top Pick

Duracell Batteries AA or AAA 4 ct, C or D 2 ct, or 9V are $1.99 at Kroger. Use $1 coupon from 2/7 Proctor & Gamble insert

Find more deals by accessing the stores’ weekly ads online:

Monthly ads online:

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Alison Brown

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