RVA Deals

Tips on what to do if a sale item is out of stock, the 411 on where you can get canned foods for nothing, and (of course) you’re regularly-scheduled, money-saving finds around Richmond.

With the holidays coming up, expect to see lots of bargains on baking essentials and canned goods. There are truly too many great prices to list this week — stock up!

What if a sale item is out of stock?

Check the endcaps (shelves at the end of each aisle). sometimes there are extra quantities of promotional items displayed there. MARTIN’S additionally has side endcaps where it stocks promotional goods. At Kroger, the seasonal aisle also often contains additional supplies of sale merchandise.

Get a raincheck. If it’s an advertised sale, just go to customer service and tell them the item you want to purchase. They’ll issue you a raincheck valid for up to a certain quantity at the sale price.

If you’re desperate, try to find an employee who can check in the back for you and/or who knows when the store might receive its next shipment.

Kroger has some amazing deals in its 10-item Mega Event running this week and next — save $5 when you purchase 10 or more participating items (mix and match).

Meat Top Pick

Tyson boneless, skinless chicken breasts $1.99/lb at Kroger

Veggie Top Pick

Kroger canned vegetables $.50

Fruit Top Pick

Apple season is winding down with $.99/lb Braeburn, Cameo, or Jonagolds at Kroger, and $.99/lb Gala’s at MARTIN’S

Refrigerated Top Pick

Dannon yogurt 32 oz $1.49 at Kroger when buying 10 participating Mega Event items. Print a coupon from Coupons.com for $1 off, making the final price $.49

Staples Top Pick

Can-stravaganza in Kroger’s Mega Event (prices listed are when you buy any 10 participating items; see store for complete list):

Kroger canned fruit $.49

Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom or Chicken Soup $.49

Del Monte Canned Tomatoes $.49 (use $1 off 5 coupon from 9/19 RedPlum insert)

Swanson broth $.49 (use $.75 off 5 coupon from 9/26 SmartSource insert)

PET or Carnation Evaporated Milk $.59 (Get Carnation cans for only $.09 when you use the $.50 off 2 coupon from 9/26 SmartSource)

Campbell’s Chunky or Select Harvest Soup $.99 (use 10/10 SmartSource $1 off 2 coupon to make them $.49 each)

Snacks & Sweets Top Pick

Mrs. Smith’s or Sara Lee frozen pumpkin pies $2.50 at Kroger with $1.99 Turkey Hill ice cream from MARTIN’S

Beverage Top Pick

Perfect for the suddenly cold weather: Nestle hot cocoa $.49/box at Kroger when buying 10 participating Mega Event items

Household Top Pick

Seems like just about everyone in Richmond has a cold right now – Ricola cough drops $.49 at Kroger when buying 10 participating Mega Event items. Combine with $1 off 2 coupon from the 10/17 SmartSource insert to get two bags for free!

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

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