RVA Deals

On top of our regular deals, we’ve got some info on a great program (headed up by MARTIN’S) that helps you support local schools while you shop. Plus, the pumpkin price watch continues…

MARTIN’S is introducing a new way to support local schools through its A+Rewards program — choose a school to receive cash equal to 1% of your total MARTIN’S purchases made between October 10 and March 19!

Even for those folks without school-age kids, this is an easy opportunity to show Richmond children some love. Just log on to MARTIN’S website and designate a beneficiary school by entering its code. The list to look up codes is long, and includes schools in all states where MARTIN’S offers A+ Rewards, so I’ve pulled a few of the City of Richmond schools if you need suggestions (not all schools have registered for the program):

02851 Amelia Street School
02843 Armstrong High School
02852 Broad Rock Elementary School
02924 Chimborazo Elementary School
02889 ESH Greene Elementary School
02844 Fairfield Court Elementary School
02921 George Washington Carver Elementary School
02929 JB Fisher Elementary School
02873 Lucille M Brown Middle School
02857 Mary Munford Elementary School
02876 Open High School
02919 Swansboro Elementary School

Kroger is running a “Kick Off to Savings” promotion – Buy any 10 participating items and receive $5 off your purchase.

Pumpkin price watch:

The hands-down best pumpkin price I saw this week was $3.49 for some big beauties at Trader Joe’s!

Meat Top Pick

Tyson boneless, skinless chicken breasts $1.97/lb at Kroger

Veggie Top Pick

Red potatoes $.99/lb at Kroger

Fruit Top Pick

Kiwi fruit $.25 at MARTIN’S (The Kroger on Ridge was selling Fuji apples for $.49/lb, but they are advertised $.99/lb in this week’s circular)

Dairy Top Pick

1-dozen medium eggs $.50 at Kroger

Staples Top Pick

Progresso soups $1 at Kroger & MARTIN’S (MARTIN’S sale only includes Traditional varieties). Last Sunday’s General Mills insert had a coupon for $1 off 4, or load a “$.50 off 2” e-coupon from Shortcuts.com (only redeemable at Kroger)

Snacks & Sweets Top Pick

California Pizza Kitchen or DiGiorno frozen pizza $3.99 when buying 10 “Kick Off to Savings” items at Kroger. Use California Pizza Kitchen $1 coupon from 9/26 SmartSource insert to get a pie for $2.99.

Beverage Top Pick

Smartwater sport cap or Vitaminwater $.50 each, or Fuze drinks $.49, when buying 10 “Kick Off to Savings” items at Kroger

Household Top Pick

Scotties facial tissues $.79 at MARTIN’S. Use “$.50 off 3” coupon from 9/12 RedPlum to get 3 boxes for $.46 apiece.

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

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Alison Brown

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  1. Kristen on said:

    I need to stock up on pantry items for the fall & winter — beans, pasta, soups, baking items, etc. In your opinion, which of the area grocery stores would be the best to go to for these staples? I usually shop Martin’s, but it seems like Kroger might be cheaper (Wal-Mart would probably be the cheapest but then I would have to go to wal-mart).

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