Even grocery stores use Mother’s Day to push sales, so take advantage of some of the better deals to pick up a little something for your mom while you do your shopping this week. (Great grocery giveaway inside!)
GIVEAWAY ALERT! Last week, the folks at Kroger invited our bargain hunter and other bargain bloggers out for evening to talk deals. Attendees were given three $25 gift cards — one to keep and two to give away. Alison will be giving one away on her blog soon, but she’s graciously passed the other on to RVANews to raffle off. Enter to win the$25 Kroger gift card here. The contest closes at noon on Friday!
Even grocery stores use Mother’s Day to push sales, so take advantage of some of the better deals to pick up a little something for your mom* while you do your shopping this week.
The best card buy is using the store coupon in MARTIN’S circular for “Buy one Expressions from Hallmark card, get one free.”
For roses, head to Kroger to get one dozen long-stem for $9.99. (If you’re buying Freschetta pizza – see Snacks & Sweets – hold off on buying the roses because a Catalina coupon prints at the register for $1 off a flower purchase, or $3 off when you buy two, or $5 wyb three pizzas.)
And as a budget flower option, consider alstroemeria – it’s pretty, lasts a long time, and never costs a lot. Last week’s MARTIN’S circular advertised bunches of alstroemeria for $2.50 as “the flower of the month.”
Meat Top Pick
Whole pork shoulder roast $.99/lb or king crab legs (fully cooked, frozen or thawed) $7.99/lb at MARTIN’S
Veggie Top Pick
Ears of corn $.29/ea at Kroger
Fruit Top Pick
$.99/lb on-the-vine tomatoes at Kroger
Dairy Top Pick
18-ct eggs $1.67 at Kroger
Staples Top Pick
Betty Crocker boxed potatoes $1 at Kroger. Use 3/28 SmartSource coupon for $.50 off ($.25 doubles).
Snacks & Sweets Top Pick
Pizza: Freschetta $4.99 at Kroger and California Pizza Kitchen $4.99 at MARTIN’S. There was a $1.25 Freschetta coupon in the 3/7 SmartSource, and $1 off California Pizza Kitchen in last Sunday’s SmartSource.
Beverage Top Pick
Tropicana orange juice $2.38 at Kroger. Use “$1 off 2” coupon from 4/25 RedPlum coupon insert.
Household Top Pick
Purex laundry detergent $1.99 at MARTIN’S, combine with $.35 coupon from 4/18 RedPlum to get it for $1.29.
Find more deals by accessing the stores’ weekly ads online:
- Prices valid 5/2-5/8: Kroger, Ukrop’s, Target, Walgreen’s, CVS, MARTIN’S
- Prices valid 5/5-5/15: Tom Leonard’s, Whole Foods, Fresh Market
Monthly ads online:
*And for your wife if your kids are too little to get her something yet. My husband and I disagree on this.