RVA Deals

Ukrop’s days are numbered, and our bargain-hunter has tracked down some steals on their clearance items. See what she scored along with other great deals around town this week.

The Final Countdown (dun-Dun-DUN)

Ukrop’s days are numbered, single-digit numbers in the case of the Short Pump location at which I shopped yesterday. It’s part the first wave of 4 stores scheduled to close at 6pm this Saturday for a week-long transition to MARTIN’S. Inside, change was already beginning, as evidenced by aisles teeming with staff taking inventory and re-arranging.

Doing my best to avoid hit-and-running my race car shopping cart into the employees stationed every two feet, I browsed the aisles looking for clearance deals (as much as browsing is possible with a two-year-old in the cart and a Dum-Dum lollipop as my secret weapon). Not surprisingly, the best prices were on Ukrop’s brand items: Food Club, Full Circle, Top Care, and Joe’s Market. There were also scattered brand name items marked down that MARTIN’S must not carry.

While I didn’t see a clear-cut system for spotting clearanced products, I observed that many were tagged with larger-than-standard yellow or orange tags that said “THIS STORE ONLY” under the price. Some price tags were hand-written instead of computer printed.

Here are some of the deals I found:

  • American Greetings cards 50% off (try to combine with circular coupon for $2 off a 3 card purchase)
  • Top Care diapers $2.99/pack (reg. $7.99-$8.99)
  • Food Club pleated sandwich bags 150-ct $.25 (reg. $1.67)
  • Food Club 4-ct toilet paper $.50 (reg. $1.99)
  • Food Club aluminum foil, plastic wrap, and wax paper 50% off
  • Full Circle non-clorine bleach $.99 (reg. $2.99)
  • Joe’s Market 4-pk limeade $3.29 (reg. $6.59)
  • Top Care memory insole $1.97 (reg $7.89)
  • Top Care nasal strips $.87 (reg. $3.49)
  • Top Care antacid/acid reducer 50-ct tablets $3.74 (reg. $14.99)
  • Yoga DVD’s 75% off
  • Hoover vacuum bags 75% off
  • Red Mill organic flaxseed meal $4.50 (reg $8.99)
  • Wesson 48-oz vegetable oil $2.00 (reg. $4.29)
  • Kraft barbecue sauce $.50

Let me know what you’ve scored!

*While stocking up on Ukrop’s deals, remember to use the circular coupon for $.30 in bonus fuelperks rewards when you spend $50*

Meat Top Pick

Ham is standard Easter fare with my folks – Cumberland Gap whole semi-boneless ham $.99/lb at Kroger (limit 1) and Sugardale spiral sliced half ham $1.68/lb at Ukrop’s

(Also, Ukrop’s frozen turkeys 16 lbs+ are $.48/lb while supplies last)

Veggie Top Pick

Asparagus $1.99/lb at Whole Foods, Ukrop’s, and Kroger

(Also, Birds Eye Steamfresh frozen vegetables are $1 at Kroger, free after $.50 coupon from 3/14 SmartSource)

Fruit Top Pick

Whole pineapple $1.99 at Kroger

Dairy Top Pick

Breakstone’s 16-oz sour cream $.99 at Ukrop’s. Use $.55 coupon from 3/21 Smart Source or $.60 printable online to get it for free (today only) or $.44-$.39 other days.

Staples Top Pick

$4 off when you buy 4 participating Post cereals and Quaker granola bars at Kroger – final price $1.39 each. Use coupons: $.75 off 2 Quaker granola bars 2/14 Red Plum, $.75 off Quaker True Delights granola bars 2/14 Red Plum, $1 off 2 Post cereals 2/28 SmartSource, $1 off 2 Honey Bunches of Oats 3/14 SmartSource

(Also Food Club canned olives $.50 at Ukrop’s!)

Snacks & Sweets Top Pick

Stouffer’s Family Size frozen entrees $3.99 at Kroger. If you get Good Housekeeping or All You magazines, there were $1 off coupons in the April issues.

Beverage Top Pick

Crystal Light and Crystal Light on the Go $2.50 at Ukrop’s. Combine with $1 off coupon from 3/21 SmartSource.

Household Top Pick

Band-aid bandages 30-60 ct $.99 at Ukrop’s. Use $.50 coupon from 3/14 RedPlum, which doubles to make them free today only or $.50 during the rest of the week.

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

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Alison Brown

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