Fine print: Louisville grocery deals for the week of 6.20.10

Bear with me, folks.

I’m going to try something new with this entry.

I want to make it simpler to find grocery deals¬† in Louisville. So instead of doing a long run-down, I’m going to highlight the best deals on certain products.

If you like this format, let me know. Contact me if you don’t.

The Cheapest…

  • Milk: Kroger, $1.98/gallon (with Kroger card)
  • Bread: ValuMarket, 99 cents/loaf (Bunny bread)
  • Raspberries: Meijer, Five containers for $5
  • Peaches: Kroger, 88 cents/pound (with Kroger card)
  • Grapes: Meijer, 88 cents/pound
  • Minute Maid Orange Juice: ValuMarket, $1.99/carton
  • Cantaloupes: Meijer, Two for $3
  • Top sirloin steak: ValuMarket, $3.99/pound
  • Kellogg’s cereal: ValuMarket, Five boxes for $10

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


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