Fine print: Louisville grocery deals for the week of 6.6.10

I’m considering changing the publication date of Fine Print. How do you feel about seeing the week’s grocery deals on Monday?

Here’s what I’m thinking:

  • Most people have slipped into a mild depression by Sunday night because of the looming Monday and aren’t really interested in grocery deals.
  • Some folks are still cuddled up with their families on Sunday.
  • I’m doing both of the above.

Let me know what you think in the comments, or e-mail me.

CVS Pharmacy (All savings require CVS card)

  • Gold Emblem dried fruit: Three bags for $5
  • Gold Emblem soup, broth, beef ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs and elbow macaroni or spaghetti: 88 cents each
  • Jif peanut butter or Mott’s for Tots apple beverage:  Two for $5 (Call me crazy, but I don’t trust apple “beverage.” Real juice, please.)
  • Ben & Jerry’s or Haagen-Dazs ice cream: $2.88 each

Kroger (All savings require Kroger card)

  • Perdue ground turkey: $1.97 per pound
  • Peaches: 97 cents per pound
  • Corn on the cob: 10 for $3
  • Kroger-brand large eggs: 98 cents per dozen
  • Blackberries, blueberries and raspberries: Two packages for $4
  • Kraft cheese: $1.99 each
  • Lean Cuisine entrees: $1.88 each
  • Yoplait yogurt: 10 for $5
  • Sun Chips or Tostitos tortilla chips: $2.79 per bag
  • Tropicana orange juice or Trop50 juice: $2.99 per carton
  • Naturally Preferred organic milk:  Two half gallons for $5
  • Silk soy milk: Two half gallons for $5


Fine print: Louisville grocery deals for the week of 5.30.10

How was your Memorial Day?

I spent mine bargain shopping and not blogging. My bad.

So onward with this week’s deals.

Big Lots (New addition this week)

  • Lay’s potato chips: $1.95 per bag
  • Prego pasta sauce: $1.90 per jar

CVS Pharmacy (All savings require CVS card)

  • Lay’s potato chips: Buy one bag, get one free
  • Milk: $2.49 per gallon
  • Goldfish crackers: Buy one, get one free
  • Gold Emblem canned vegetables: 88 cents per can
  • Minute Rice: $1.99 per box

Dollar General

  • Lay’s or Tostitos chips: Two bags for $4
  • Apple Jacks, Rice Krispies or Special K Red Berries: Two boxes for $5
  • Kraft American singles: Two for $5
  • Kraft barbecue sauce: $1 per bottle
  • Kraft salad dressing: $2 per bottle
  • Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip (squeeze bottle): $1.75 per bottle
  • Grill Mates steak or chicken seasoning: $2 per bottle (I can vouch for these. My mom uses them, and it makes meat delicious.)
  • Lipton family-size tea bags (24 pack): $1.75
  • Pringles: Two cans for $3


Finding grocery deals means finding patience

Sometimes I have the patience of a four year old on a car ride to Disney World.

I want it, and I want it now. And don’t even try to placate me with something shiny. It won’t work.


My Impatience Monster came out in full force on Friday when I went grocery shopping at Kroger with my mother.

There were a few items I was completely out of that, unfortunately, weren’t on sale.

My stomach could no longer wait for my strawberries or veggie burgers. My mini fridge had been missing those items for about three weeks.  I needed them. I wanted them. And I was going to have them.

Flash forward to Sunday evening. While compiling the list of weekly grocery sales in Louisville for Ashlee Eats, I discovered that my strawberries and veggie burgers were on sale. Double frick.

There are few things I hate more than missing a sale (those things include Cameron Diaz in any movie and beets). Had I just waited three days, I would have been able to save a few bucks on my favorite foods.

Could my stomach have waited? Yes. If I had a hankering for a veggie burger, I could have actually made a real meat burger with some frozen meat I had in the refrigerator. And if I needed some strawberries, I could have substituted my craving for some fruit cocktail I scored at Aldi.

Now, I will try to be a big girl and wait for my favorite products to go on sale. Times are tight, and I can’t afford to be impatient.

Fine print: Louisville grocery deals for the week of 5.23.10

Most people I know are doing two things right now — watching Lost and desperately avoiding the Internet for fear of spotting a spoiler.

However, my TV is off so I can digest this week’s grocery deals.

Since Memorial Day is coming up, there are a bunch of deals on all things barbecue.

CVS Pharmacy (All savings require CVS card)

  • Pepsi cans (four pack): 99 cents
  • Lay’s chips: Buy one bag, get one free
  • Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, Corn Flakes, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks, Froot Loops, Cocoa Krispies or Rice Krispies: $1.66 per box
  • Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers: Two for $6
  • Smucker’s preserves or fruit spread: $2.99 per jar
  • Ragu pasta sauce: Three for $5
  • Eggs: $1.49 per dozen

Dollar Tree (All of the following items are just $1, natch)

  • Eight-pack jumbo hot dogs
  • Eight-pack hot dog buns
  • Three-ounce ribeye steaks
  • Minute Maid lemonade
  • Tortilla chips
  • Salsa
  • Six-pack Crystal Geyser bottled water
  • Duncan Hines brownie mix

Kroger (All savings require Kroger card. Also, someone in my house has misplaced the larger Kroger ad, so this is all I have for now.)

  • Five-pound bag of Vidalia onions: $3.99
  • Santa Cruz organic lemonade: Four for $5
  • Mangoes: 77 cents each


  • Ground beef from chuck: $1.49 per pound
  • Florida sweet corn on the cob: 5 for $1
  • Lay’s chips: Buy one, get one free
  • Blackberries: Five containers for $5 (Dang it — bought these for $2 per container. This is when patience comes in handy.)
  • Meijer-brand white hot dog buns or hamburger buns: 88 cents per package
  • Jumbo cantaloupe: Two for $4
  • Strawberries: $2.99 per two-pound container
  • Jennie-O turkey bratwurst, Italian sausage links, or ground turkey: Two packages for $6
  • Lean Cuisines: Five for $10
  • Kraft cheese singles: Three for $5
  • Pillsbury family brownies: Four for $5
  • Post cereal: $1.99 per box
  • Meijer-brand kettle chips: $2 per bag

Rite Aid

  • Kellogg’s cereal: Buy one, get one free
  • Lay’s chips: Buy one, get one free
  • French’s mustard, Kraft barbecue sauce or Lindsay olives: Two for $3

Target (not going to lie, this week’s ad was disappointing)

  • Sun Chips and Baked Lays: Two for $6
  • Capri Sun 20 pack: $3.99
  • Heinz ketchup or Kraft mayo: $1.59 per bottle
  • Morningstar spicy black bean burger: $2.99 per box (Blast — I just bought these, and they weren’t on sale. I knew I should have waited.)

ValuMarket (New addition this week)

  • Kraft barbecue sauce: 88 cents per bottle
  • Bunny hamburger buns: Buy one, get one free
  • Lay’s chips: Buy one, get one free (This is a pretty popular deal this week.)
  • Kraft salad dressing: Three bottles for $5
  • Cherries: $2.99 per pound
  • Navel oranges: 88 cents per pound
  • Sargento sliced cheese: Buy one, get one free (Wow. This is an impressive deal.)


  • Oscar Mayer lunch meat and Kraft American cheese single: Two for $5
  • Oscar Mayer hot dogs: Buy one, get one free
  • Kraft Velveeta Shells and Cheese or Hamburger Helper: Two for $3
  • Tropicana orange juice: $2.99 per carton (with coupon)
  • Kraft Miracle Whip or Mayo: $2.49 per jar
  • Kraft Macaroni and Cheese: 69 cents per box

Fine print: Louisville grocery deals for the week of 5.16.10

This week’s deals are a little late, but offers are still good until Saturday. Happy shopping.


  • Mushrooms: 69 cents per pack
  • Green peppers: $1.99 for three
  • Crunchy Granola Raisin Bran cereal (fake Raisin Bran Crunch): $1.99 per box (I already bought two boxes. This off-brand cereal is one of my favorites.)

CVS Pharmacy (all savings require CVS card)

  • Heinz ketchup or Miracle Whip: Two for $5
  • Kraft barbecue sauce or Gold Emblem mustard: Buy one, get one free
  • Tostitos chips: Two for $6
  • Nabisco Triscuits, Wheat Thins, Honey Maid graham crackers: Two for $5

Dollar General

  • Cheetos or Doritos: $2 per bag
  • Prego pasta sauce: $2 per jar (Great deal. I recommend the chunky garden combo variety.)
  • Capri Sun or Kool-Aid Jammers 10 pack: $2 per pack
  • Reese’s Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Trix and Cocoa Puffs: $2 per box

Kroger (all savings require Kroger card)

  • Smart Ones entrees: $1.88 each
  • Kashi GoLean Cereal or TLC Granola Bars: $2.49 per box
  • Kroger milk: $1.88 per gallon
  • Ruffles or Lay’s potato chips: $1.98 per bag
  • Green Giant or Kroger frozen vegetables: 88 cents per bag
  • Arnold Sandwich Thins: Two for $5
  • Perdue Ground Turkey, 16 ounces: $2.49 (Healthier than beef and on sale.)
  • Florida sweet corn: Six ears for $2
  • Kroger yogurt: Three for $1
  • Tropicana orange juice, Trop50 or Dole juice: $2.38 per carton
  • Naturally Preferred Organic Milk or Private Selection milk: Two half gallons for $5
  • Blackberries or blueberries: Two containers for $4

Rite Aid

  • General Mills cereal: Buy one, get one free
  • Lay’s potato chips and dip: Two for $5
  • Fiber One bars and Nature Valley granola bars: Two for $5 (This sounds like a great deal, but I usually hold out until the Fiber One bars are two boxes for $4. It happens every two weeks or so at Kroger.)
  • Frosted Flakes and Rice Krispies: Buy one, get one free


  • Thomas’ English muffins: $2.04 per package
  • Dunkin’ Donuts coffee: $6.99 for an 11- or 12-ounce bag (This coffee kicks Starbucks in the butt. Buy two bags.)

Fine Print: Louisville grocery deals for the week of 5.9.10

This one is dedicated to all the mothers, aunties, play cousins, grannies and the other strong women who had a hand in everyone’s upbringing. Happy Mother’s Day.

Now, on to the sales.

CVS Pharmacy (all savings require CVS card)

  • Kellogg’s cereal: $1.88 per box
  • Gold Emblem canned vegetables: 49 cents per can
  • Kraft macaroni and cheese and assorted grocery items: 10 for $10
  • Healthy Choice fresh mixers: Buy one, get one free
  • Starbucks Via eight-pack: $5.99 per box

Kroger (all savings require Kroger card)

  • Kroger cheese: Two for $5
  • On the Border tortilla chips: Two for $4
  • Arnold Sandwich Thins: Two for $5
  • Kroger round-top bread or buns: 10 for $10
  • Cameo apples: 99 cents per pound
  • Perdue 93 percent lean ground turkey: $2.49 per package
  • General Mills cereal: $1.97 per box
  • Navel oranges: 68 cents per pound
  • Kroger fish fillets or scallops and Gorton’s shrimp: Buy one, get one free


  • Corn on the cob: Four for $1
  • Asparagus: $1.49 per pound
  • Angus ground beef from round: $2.29 per pound
  • California strawberries one-pound containers: Three for $5
  • Organic broccoli: Two for $4
  • Baby-cut carrots one-pound package: Five for $5
  • Vidalia onions: 69 cents per pound
  • Three-pound bag of Michigan Ida Red, Red Delicious, Jonagold and Jonathan apples: Two for $4
  • Frozen Tyson boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenderloins 40-ounce bags: $4.49
  • Kraft shredded cheese, cheese chunks, cubes or crumbles: Three for $6
  • Splenda products: 25 percent off
  • Healthy Choice complete meals or cafe steamers: $2.19
  • Aunt Millie’s family-style loaf and homestyle honey hamburger or hot dog buns: Two for $2
  • Rold Gold pretzels: Two for $4
  • All Bran and Wheatables crackers: $2.59 per box

Rite Aid

  • Post Cereal: Buy one, get one free
  • Mott’s Applesauce, Del Monte Pineapple and Sun Maid Raisins: Four for $5
  • Chicken of the Sea and Bumble Bee tuna: Four for $5
  • Franzia Wine (the boxed kind): $13.49


  • Lean Cuisine frozen entrees: $1.88 each
  • 12-ounce Starbucks coffee: $7
  • Market Pantry 13.5-ounce tortilla chips or 16-ounce salsa: Three for $5
  • Nine- to 13-ounce Tostitos: Buy two, get one Tostitos dip or salsa free
  • 16-ounce Market Pantry frozen vegetables: 99 cents each
  • Simply Orange juice: $2.99


  • Nature Valley bars: Two for $4
  • Skippy peanut butter and Ragu pasta sauce: Two for $3 (with coupon)
  • Lay’s potato chips or Indiana Kettlecorn: $1.99 per bag

Fine Print, week of 5.2.10

Dear Louisvillians,

Are you still hung over from the Kentucky Derby?

I thought so.

When you completely come to, check out these deals at grocery stores around town. I recommend the dozen eggs for 98 cents at Kroger.

CVS Pharmacy

  • Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Crunch, Frosted Flakes, Mini Wheats, and All Bran: Two for $5
  • Sun Chips, Baked Lays or Rold Gold: Two for $5 (with card)
  • Betty Crocker fudge brownie mix: Five for $5

Kroger (all sales require Kroger card)

  • Yellow sweet corn: Six ears for $2
  • Kroger milk: $1.78 per gallon
  • A dozen eggs: 98 cents
  • Lean Cuisine and Stouffer’s entrees: Five for $10
  • Arnold Sandwich Thins: Two for $5
  • Tropicana Orange, Trop50 or Dole juices: $2.38
  • Hass avocados, vidalia sweet onions and tropical mangoes: 10 for $10

Rite Aid

  • Special K or Smart Start cereal: Buy one, get one free


  • Dunkin’ Donuts coffee: $5.99