Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Load up on snacks for the Super Bowl for less


Super Bowl Sunday is almost here--and that means you will need to stock up on plenty of snacks. Here are some deals to keep you munching all throughout the game without breaking the bank.

*Costco

Kirkland Signature tortilla strips manufactured by Mission 3-pound bag: $3.69

Townhouse flatbread crackers 25.5-ounce box: $6.49

Snyder of Hanover snaps pretzels 50-ounce canister: $5.69

Chex traditional snack mix 43-ounce bag: $6.39

Stacy's Simply Naked pita chips 28-ounce bag: $5.49

Cheeze-It crackers 3-pound box: $7.89

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers: $8.49

Frito-Lay Ruffles potato chips 28-ounce bag: $5.29

Nabisco Triscuit crackers 38-ounce box: $6.49

Nabisco Wheat Thin crackers 40-ounce box: $6.79

Keebler Entertainment crackers 35.1-ounce box: $7.59

*Sam's Club

Cheez-It crackers 3-pound box: $7.88

Chex Original snack mix 31-ounce bag: $3.98

Pepperidge Farm Gold Fish crackers 66-ounce box: $9.98

Ritz crackers 45.2-ounce box: $6.58

Stacy's Simply Naked pita chips 24-ounce bag: $4.88

Sensible portions veggie straws 20-ounce bag: $4.98

UTZ cheese balls 35-ounce barrel: $5.98

Frito-Lay chips: Choose any two for $5.98

Chi-Chi's 64- ounce medium salsa: $3.98

Pace medium picante sauce, 2-38-ounce bottles: $5.58

Frito-Lay assorted 15-ounce dips 3-pack: $6.98

On the Border 47-ounce medium salsa: $4.72

*GFS Marketplace
GFS potato chips original, rippled, BBQ rippled, sour cream and onion rippled, or salt and vinegar 19-20 ounce bag: $2.79

Doritos nacho cheese chips 17-ounce bag: $4.99

Azteca bite-size tortilla chips 30-ounce bag: $3.99

GFS blue corn tortilla chips 16-ounce bag: $3.99

GFS restaurant-style corn tortilla chips 24-ounce bag: $2.49

GFS pretzel twists 20-ounce bag: $3.29

GFS mini-pretzel twists or sticks 32-ounce bag: $2

Stacy's Simply Naked pita chips 18-0unce bag: $4.99

Cheese-It 48-ounce snack mix: $8.99

GFS pretzel rod 40-ounce barrel: $7.49

Chex Mix Bold or Traditional party blend 31-ounce bag: $5.49

Sensible Portions Garden Veggie, Sweet BBQ, or Smooth Cheddar 20-ounce bags: $5.79

Brickman's Mesquite Kettle Crunch potato chips 16-ounce bag: $3.99

Nabisco Original Wheat Thin crackers 40-ounce box: $7.49

Nabisco Entertainment Four Star Collection crackers: $8.79

Keebler Club original crackers 32-ounce box: $3.99

Keebler Townhouse Flatbread crisp crackers: $7.99

Ritz crackers 2-pound, .57-ounce box: $5.99

Kebbler Toasteds Party Pack 40-ounce box: $8.99

*Aldi
Southern Grove football snack mix 20 to 22-ounce tray, selected varieties: $3.99 (Special buy)

Clancy's vegetable chips 7.5-ounce bag: $1.69

Clancy's baked potato crisps original or barbecue 9-oounce bag: $1.99

Clancy's kettle style mesquite barbecue or salt and cracked pepper potato chips 9-ounce bag: $1.99

Clancy's original, wavy, sour cream & onion, barbecue or salt & vinegar potato chips 11-ounce bag: $1.39

Clancy's pretzel rods or honey wheat 32-36-ounce tubs: $3.99

Clancy's cheddar,traditional, bold or honeynut party mix 15-ounce bag: $2.19

Clancy's sea salt, Parmesan, or garlic & herb pita chips 9-ounce bag: $1.99

Clancy's blue corn or mult-grain tortilla chip 9-ounce bag: $1.69

Clancy's corn chips 9.25-ounce bag: $0.99

Clancy's cheese puffs 8.5-ounce bag: $0.99

Clancy's crunchy cheese curls 8.5-ounce bags: $0.99

Clancy's pretzel sticks 16-ounce bag: $1.29
Clancy's white rounds tortilla chips 13-ounce bag: $1.19

Clancy's guacamole or spicy salsa tortilla 12-ounce bag: $2.19 (Special buy)

Clancy's buttery or white cheddar popcorn 8-ounce bag: $1.49 (Special buy)

Clancy's onion snack rings 7-ounce bag: $1.19 (Special buy)

Casa Mamita Salsa Con Queso 15.5-ounce jar: $2.29

Savoritz original buttery round crackers 16-ounce box: $1.69

Savoritz roasted vegetable round crackers 15.5- ounce box: $1.79

Savoritz orignal or reduced fat baked woven crackers 8.5-9.5-ounce box: $1.39

Savoritz thin wheat or reduced fat crackers 9-10-ounce box: $1.29

Savoritz orignal gourmet crackers 16-ounce box: $1.19

Savoritz saltines 16-ounce box: $0.89

Southern Grove jumbo salted in-shell peanuts 16-ounce bag: $1.99 (Special buy)

*Giant Eagle
Doritos or Sun Chips 9-11.5-ounce bags, selected varieties: 2 for $6

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers 6.6-8-ounce selected varieties: 4 for $8-$2 off instantly=4 for $6

Nabisco Ritz crackers 12-16-ounce box, select varieties: 4 for $10-$2=4 for $8

Kebbler snack crackers 4-10-ounce box, select varieties: 2 for $5

Shearer's Kettle cooked, or Tangos tortilla chips 8.5-12.5-ounce bag, select varieties: 2 for $6

*Kroger
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers 6.6-8-ounce bag, selected varieties: $1.49 ($0.99 when you buy any 10 participating items)

Lay's Kettle cooked potato chips 8.5-ounce bag, selected varieties: $2.79 ($2.29 when you buy any 10 participating items)

Lay's potato chips 10-10.5-ounce bag, selected varieties: $2.79 ($2.29 when you buy any 10 participating items)

Cheez-It crackers 9.75-14-ounce box, select varieties: $2.99 ($2.49 when you buy any 10 participating items)

Tostitos tortilla chips 9-13-ounce bag, select varieties: $3.29 ($2.79 when you buy any 10 participating items)

Nabisco snack crackers 5.5-10-ounce boxes: $2.75 ($2.25 when you buy any 10 participating items)

Frito Lay natural snacks 8-9-ounce bags, select varieties: $2.49 ($1.99 when you buy any 10 participating items)

Garden of Eatin' tortilla chips 7.5-8.1-ounce bags, selected varieties: $2.19 ($1.69 when you buy any 10 participating items)

*Meijer
Nabisco Wheat Thins or Triscuit 5.5-9-ounce box, select varieties: 3 for $5

Ritz crackers 6-15-ounce box, select varieties: 3 for $5

Lay's potato chips 10-10.5-ounce bag, select varieties: Buy one-get one free

Pringles Super Stack potato chips 5.71-6.73-ounce can: 3 for $4

Snyder's pretzels 10-13.5-ounce bag, select varieties: $1.99

Snyder's tortilla chips 16-ounce bag, select varieties: $1.99

Sunshine Cheez-It crackers 11.5-13.7-ounce box, select varieties: 2 for $5

Town House crackers 9.5-13-ounce box, select varieties: 2 for $5

Club Crackers 11-15-ounce box, select varieties: 2 for $5

Orville Redenbacher's microwave popcorn 4.9-8.7-ounce box: Buy one-get one free

Planters peanuts 16-ounce jar: 2 for $5

Planters canned peanuts 12-ounce, select varieties: 2 for $5

Happy Shopping!

Laurie Dixon

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Meat, poultry, and seafood deals around town



Many cooks agonize as to whether to choose chicken breasts with bones or those without. The fact is that the method of cooking will probably determine which is best for your recipe. Chicken breasts that will be sautéed in a shallow pan on top of the stove should be of the boneless variety. These can be sautéed whole or cut in strips or chunks for recipes like stir-fry or salads.

Chicken dishes that call for chicken to be cooked in the oven usually work best with boned chicken.  Leaving the skin on while roasting will result in a juicier meat, but if you prefer not to eat the skin, you can discard it before serving. Here are some of the meat, poultry, and seafood deals for the week of Monday, January 30.

*Carfagna's (Columbus)
Bacon wrapped Filet Mignon steak - 2 for $10 (8 oz. each)
Boneless New York strip steak - 2 for $10 (9 oz. each)
Boneless Rib-eye Delmonico steak - 2 for $10 (9 oz. each)
Boneless chicken breasts - $1.98 lb (Plain or choose from 11 marinades)
Prices effective 01/30 - 02/05

*The Andersons Market (Columbus)
Bacon wrapped beef tenderloin fillets - $2.69 (6 oz. each)
Center cut pork steak - $1.59 lb
"Bag O' Chicken" - $1.19 lb (7 breasts, 7 drums, and 7 thighs)
Center cut boneless chuck roast - $3.99 lb
Prices effective 01/29 - 02/04

*Kroger (central Ohio)
USDA Choice T-Bone or Porterhouse steaks - $6.99 lb
Boneless pork sirloin roast or spareribs - $1.99 lb
Kroger Value chicken drumsticks or thighs - $1.19 lb
USDA Choice boneless bottom round roast - $3.99 lb
Prices effective 01/30 - 01/05

*Giant Eagle (central Ohio)
Giant Eagle split chicken breasts, thighs, or drumsticks value pack - $1 lb
92% lean ground beef - $3 lb (3 pound or more value pack)
All natural bone-in pork loin country style ribs - $2 lb
Candian Atlantic salmon - $7.99 lb
Prices effective 01/26 - 02/01

*Meijer (central Ohio)
Meijer fresh boneless skinless chicken breasts - $1.77 lb
Center cut half boneless pork loin - $1.99 lb
USDA Choice T-Bone or Porterhouse steak family pack - $6.99 lb
USDA Choice chuckeye roast or family pack steaks - $3.99 lb
Prices effective 01/29 - 02/04

*Save-A-Lot (Columbus locations)
Oscar Mayer wieners - 10 for 10 (16 oz.)
Butterball turkey bacon - 10 for $10 (6 oz.)
Carolina ground turkey chub - 10 for $10 (12 oz.)
Banquet Brown 'N Serve sausage - 10 for $10 (6.4 oz. links, patties, or maple & brown sugar links)
Prices effective 01/30 - 02/11

*Aldi (Ohio)
Tyson fresh St. Louis spare ribs - $2.89 lb (Wednesday special meat buy day)
Simms hickory or Italian summer sausage - $2.99 (16 oz.)
Prices effective 01/29 - 02/04

*Marc's (Columbus)
Split chicken breasts - $1.19 lb
Boneless pork chops - $3.99 lb
85% lean ground round - $3.49 lb
Beef rib-eye or strip steaks - 2 packages for $10 (Each pack contains 2 steaks)
Prices effective 01/25 - 01/31

*Nick's Market (Columbus)
USDA Choice boneless sirlion steak - $3.99 lb
81% lean ground beef - $2.49 lb
Split chicken fryers - $1.29 lb
Bone-in pork sirloin chops - $2.69 lb
Prices effective  01/30 - 02/05

*Cook's IGA (Columbus)
USDA Choice New York strip steaks - $7.99 lb
Whole boneless pork loins - $2.19 lb
Wholey salmon fillets - $5.49 lb (IQF)
USDA Choice stew beef - $3.99 lb
Prices effective 01/30 - 02/5

*Hometown Market (Utica, Centerburg, Wadsworth, Canton, Richwood Cardinal)
Johnsonville fresh brats - $3.49 (19 oz.)
Gerber split chicken breasts - $1.49 lb
USDA Choice T-Bone steak - $9.99 lb
Farmland split spare ribs - $2.99 lb
Prices effective 01/29 - 02/04

*Bay's Carnival Foods (Heath, Lancaster, and Circleville)
Pork loin western style spare ribs - $1.48 lb
Frozen boneless chicken breast - $1.68 lb
USDA Select boneless whole New York strip - $3.98 lb (Sliced free)
Fresh bone-in split chicken breast - $1.38 lb
Prices effective 01/30 - 02/05

*Community Markets (Marysville,Greenfield, Chillicothe, Hillsboro, Washington Court House)
Porterhouse or T-Bone steaks - $5.99 lb
Assorted pork loin chops - $1.99 lb
Boneless skinless chicken breasts - $1.79 lb
Baby back ribs - $3.49 lb
Prices effective 01/29 - 02/04

*Kmart Super Center (central Ohio)
Pork western ribs big buy - $1.69 lb
Tyson boneless skinless chicken breasts big buy - $1.69 lb
T-bone steak or whole beef tenderloin big buy - $5.99 lb
Amish Valley spiral sliced ham - $1.69 lb
Prices effective 01/29 - 02/04

*Target
80% lean ground beef - $2.49 (1 lb pkg.)
Hormel Always Tender baby back ribs - $2.99 lb
Hebrew National beef franks - $3.49 (11-12 oz. pkg.)
Tyson Any'tizers buffalo style boneless hot wings - $5.99 (25.5 oz.
Prices effective 01/29 - 02/04

*GFS Marketplace (central Ohio)
1/8 pound all-beef franks - $9.99 (5 lb bag)
Deluxe meatballs - $6.99 (1/2 oz. or 1 oz.  4-lb bag)
Taco filling - $7.99 (5 lb bag fully cooked beef with spices)
Hickory-smoked pulled pork or chicken BBQ - $13.99 (5 lb tray)
Prices effective 01/29 - 02/04

*Valu King (Reynoldsburg)
Whole boneless center cut pork loin - $1.97 lb
Whole chicken fryer - $0.99 lb
Ground beef 5-pound value pack - $1.99 lb
Everday prices


Walmart (central Ohio)
Frozen salmon - $8.98 (2 lb fillet or 1.75 lb side)
Great Value frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts - $6.98 (3 lb bag)
80% lean ground beef - $6.68 (2.25 lb pkg.)
Prices remain fairly static


*Sam's Club (Columbus)
USDA Choice chuck roast - $3.88 lb
Assorted pork loin chops - $1.88 lb
Boneless spiral cut ham with honey glaze - $2.99 lb
Boneless rib eye roast - $8.98 lb
Members Mark boneless chicken breast - $1.97 lb

Wholesale clubs keep pricing fairly static


*Costco (Columbus)
Chuck roast - $3.29 lb
Pork loin tenderloin - $3.99 lb
Boneless skinless chicken breasts - $1.99 lb

Wholesale clubs keep pricing fairly static


*Whole Food Market (Columbus)
90% lean ground sirloin - $4.99 lb
Bone-in pork loin roast or chops - $4.49 lb
Chicken breast cutlets - $5.99 lb
Prices effective 01/25-01/31


*The Fresh Market (Columbus)
Wild cod fillets - $7.99 lb
Whole chicken - $1.69 lb
Prices effective 01/25-01/31

*Trader Joe's (central Ohio)
Hot smoked wild sockeye salmon - $17.99 lb
Fully cooked, bone in pork loin roast - $5.99 (2.5-3.5 lb average)
Prices remain fairly static.

*Buehler's Fresh Foods (Delaware)
All Park Farms chicken - Buy one package at regular price - get one package of equal or lesser amounts free)
Top sirloin steak - $6.99 lb
Stuffed pork chops - $3.99 lb
Eye of round roast in-bag - $4.49 lb
Prices effective through 01/31




Use this as a guide, not a guarantee. Some stores change pricing mid-week. I will update as I get more information.

Happy Shopping!

Laurie Dixon





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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Produce deals around town



*Kroger (central Ohio)
Blackberries - 10 for $10 (6 oz.)
Blueberrries - $2.99 (Pint)
Mandarin oranges - $2.99 (3 lb bag)
Red or white seedless grapes - $1.58 lb
Hass avocados - 4 for $5
Navel oranges - 4 for $2
Private Selection campari tomatoes on the vine - 2 for $4
Fresh Selections Cole slaw - 4 for $5 (16 oz.)
Organic green D'Anjou pears - $1.28 lb
Organic Private Selection salad blends - $2.88 (Select varieties, 5-9 oz. bags)
Wonderful pistachios - 2 for $7 (Roasted and salted 8-oz. bag)
Kroger vegetable tray or Aunt Mid's fruit tray - $9.99 (32-40 oz.)
Prices effective 01/30-02/05

*Giant Eagle (central Ohio)
Red Delicious, Gala, or Granny Smith - $1 lb
Farmers Market Sno-White mushrooms - $1 (8 oz. pkg.)
Farmers Market baby-cut carrots - $1 (1 lb bag)
Celery - $2
Broccoli - $2
Farmers Market or Fresh Express Italian, American, or flat leaf spinach - $2
Farmers Market red potatoes - $3 (5 lb bag)
Blackberries - $3 (6 oz.)
Blueberries - $3 (Pint)
Sunkist Navel oranges - $3 (3 lb bag)
Farmers Market vegetable fruit or vegetable tray - $7.99 to $17.99 (24-64 oz.)
Prices effective through 02/01

*Meijer (central Ohio)
Texas red grapefruit 15 pound bag - $4.99
Avocados - 5 for $5
Homegrown round white potatoes - $2.49 (10 lb bag)
Organic red grapefruit - $3.99 (4 lb bag)
Organic navel oranges - $3.49 (4 lb bag)
Navel oranges - 2 for $4 (4 lb bag)
Red or Golden Delicious, Braeburn, or Jonagold apples - $0.99 lb
Earthbound Farm organic baby greens, spinach or half & half - $3.99 (1 lb container)
Meijer organic sliced portabella 6-ounce, baby bella 12-ounce, or grill caps mushrooms 6-ounce - 2 for $5
Organic Russet potatoes - 2 for $4 (5 lb bag)
Organic yellow onions - 2 for $4 (3 lb bag)
Strawberry pineapple mix, strawberry kiwi mix or triple treat cup - $3.49 lb
Prices effective 01/29-02/04

*Aldi (Ohio)
Avocados - $0.59 each
Baby carrots - $0.49 (1 lb bag)
Grape tomatoes - $0.69 (Pint)
Broccoli - $0.99 per pack
Green peppers - $0.99 (14 oz. pack)
Red seedless grapes - $1.44 lb (Sold in 2 lb clamshell)
Prices effective 01/29-02/04

*Save-A-Lot (Columbus locations)
Red or yellow peppers - 10 for $10
Vine ripe tomatoes - 10 for $10 (3-pack)
Yellow cooking onions - 10 for $10 (3 lb bag)
Gold Delicious, or Jonathan apples - $2.99 (3 lb bag)
Apples/oranges mixed - $4.49 (4 lb bag)
Haas avocados - $1 each
Bananas - $.49 lb
Broccoli - $1.99
Green cabbage - $.45 lb
Mini carrots - $1.29 (1 lb bag)
Celery - $1.39
Cilantro - $.50
Cucumbers - $.99 each
Red grapefruit - $1.99 (3 lb bag)
Kiwi - $.50 each
Lemons - $.50 each
Limes - $.44 each
Mangoes - $1.69 each
Mushrooms - $1.79 (8 oz. pkg.)
White, red, or sweet jumbo onions - $.99 lb
Green onions - $1.00 (2 pack)
Navel oranges - $5.99 (8 lb bag)
D'Anjou pears - $1.49 lb
Green peppers - $.99 each
Red, oranges or yellow peppers 3 pack - $3.99
Pineapples - $3.49
Russet potatoes - $3.49 (8 lb bag)
Sweet potatoes - $.79 lb
Classic Iceberg salad - $1.29
Tomatoes on the vine - $1.49 lb
Grape tomatoes - $1.99 (Pint)
Roma tomatoes - $1.49 lb
Prices effective 01/29-02/11

*Marc's (Columbus)
Ruby red grapefruit - 2 for $4 (5 lb bag)
Idaho potatoes - $1.99 (5 lb bag)
Dole Greener Selection or Classic Romaine - 2 for $3 (9-12 oz. bags)
Red, yellow, or orange peppers - $2.49 lb
Darling clementines - 2 for $8 (5 lb box)
Prices effective 01/25-01/31

*Walmart (central Ohio)
Marketside organic salad - $2.50 (5-oz.)
Prices effective 01/30-02/04

*The Andersons Market (Columbus)
Mini-carrots - $0.99 (1 lb bag)
Cucumbers - 2 for $0.98
Green onions - 2 for $0.98
Radishes - $0.99 (1 lb bag)
Green peppers - 2 for $0.98
Broccoli tops - $1.49 lb
Natural pistachios - $4.99 lb
Roasted salted peanuts in the shell - $1.49 lb
Prices effective 01/29-02/04

*Nick's Market (Columbus)
Pineapple - $1.99
Red or green seedless grapes - $1.19 lb
Hass avocados - 4 for $3
Broccoli - 2 for $4
Dole or Grimmway Farms baby carrots - 2 for $3 (1 lb bag)
Mushrooms - 2 for $4 (8 oz. pkg.)
Fresh Express premium salads - 2 for $4 (9-12 oz. bag selected varieties)
Fresh Express shredded lettuce - 2 for $4 (8 oz. bag)
Roma tomatoes - $1.29 lb
Prices effective 01/30-02/05

*Cook's IGA (Columbus)
Navel oranges - $4.99 (8 lb bag)
Fresh Express green & crisp salads - 2 for $4 (9-12 oz. bags)
Dole celery - 2 for $3
Dole mini carrots - 2 for 3 (1 lb bag)
Dole broccoli - 2 for $3
Avocados - 5 for $5
Hampton Farms roasted peanuts - 2 for $5 (20 oz. pkg.)
Prices effective 01/20-02/05

*Hometown Market (Utica, Richwood Cardinal, Canton, Wadsworth, Utica, Centerburg)
Red or green seedless grapes - $1.49 lb
Cantaloupes - $2.99
Navel oranges - $3.99 (4 lb bag)
Grimmway Farms baby carrots - 2 for $3 (1 lb bag)
Grape tomatoes - 2 for $5 (Pint)
Green onions - 2 pack for $1
Whole mushrooms - 2 for $4 (8 oz.)
Jumbo sweet onions - $0.99 lb
Bananas - $0.39 every Tuesday
Prices effective 01/29-02/04

*Community Markets (Marysville, Greenfield, Chillicothe, Hillsboro, Washington Court House)
Sweet onions - $0.99 lb
Dole celery - $1.38
Navel oranges - 5 for $2
Roma tomatoes - $0.88 lb
Dole baby cut carrots - 2 for $3 (1 lb bag)
Fresh Express cole slaw - 2 for $3 (1 lb bag)
Avocadoes - $0.88 each
Prices effective 01/29--2/04

*Bay's Carnival Foods (Heath, Lancaster, and Circleville)
Blackberries - $0.98 (6 oz. pkg.)
Bauman apples 3-pound bag - $1.98
Yellow onions - 2 for $5 (5 lb bag)
Whole or cored pineapple - 2 for $5
Baby carrots - 2 for $5 (2 lb bag)
Roma tomatoes - $0.88 lb
Avocados - $0.88 each
Red bell peppers - $1.98 lb
Strawberries - $2.98 (1 lb pkg.)
Navel oranges - $2.68 (4 lb bag)
Stuffer mushrooms - $2.98 (14 oz. pkg.)
Mann's cut veggies - 2 for $4 (12 oz. pkg.)
Prices effective 01/30-02/05

*Kmart Supercenter (central Ohio)
Broccoli - $0.99 lb
Red or green seedless grapes - $1.29 lb
Idaho potatoes - $2.99 (3 lb bag)
Iceberg head lettuce - $0.99 each
Clementine tangerines - $4.99 (5 lb box)
Mini carrots - $0.99 (1 lb bag)
Pascal celery - $0.99
Michigan apples - $1.79 (3 lb bag, select varieties)
Salted in the shell peanuts - 10 for $10 (1 lb bag)
Wonderful pisstachio's - $2.99 (8-oz. bag)
Prices effective 01/29-02/04

*Target (central Ohio)
Avocados - 2 for $3
Red seedless grapes - $2.99 (1.5 lb bag)
Prices effective 01/29-02/04

*Whole Foods Market (Columbus)
Yellow, red, or orange bell peppers - $2.99 lb
Organic Fuji apples - $1.79 lb
Organic juice oranges - $3.99 (4 lb bag)
Organic baby kale - $2.99 (5 oz.)
Kumato tomatoes - $2.99 lb
Large navel oranges - 4 for $3
Whole pineapple - 2 for $7
Brussels sprouts - 2 for $3 (1 lb bag)
Asparagus - $4.99
Vine ripe tomatoes - $3.49 lb
Organic juice carrots 25-pound carrots - $19.99
Seedless red or green grapes - $3.99 lb
Organic navel oranges - 3 for $2
Organic garnet or jewel yams - $1.69 lb
Prices effective 01/25-01/31

*Weiland's Gourmet Market (Columbus)
Strawberries - $2.49 (1 lb pkg.)
Red or green seedless grapes - $1.49 lb
Braeburn apples - $1.19 lb
Roma tomatoes - $0.99 lb
Prices effective 01/23-01/29

*The Hills Market (Worthington)
Bosc pears - $.95 each
D'Anjou pears - $.99 each
Fuji, Gala, Golden or Red Delicious, Granny Smith apples - $1.25 each
Banana bunch of 5 - $2
Navel oranges - $1 each
Grapefruit - $1.89 each
Clementine tangerines - $8.99 (5 lb box)
Russet potatoes - $3.29 (5 lb bag)
Red potatoes - $3.49 (5 lb bag)
Green Giant petite gold or red potatoes - $3.99 (24 oz.)
Yukon Gold potatoes - $4.99 (5 lb bag)
Fresh Express hearts of romaine lettuce blend - $3.29 (10 oz.)
Prices remain fairly static

*The Fresh Market (Columbus)
Strawberries - 2 for $5 (1 lb pkg.)
Organic cherry or grape tomatoes - 2 for $5 (Pint)
Green or red seedless grapes - $1.98 lb
Premium almonds - $1 off per pound
Prices effective 01/25-01/31

*Buehler's Fresh Foods (Delaware)
California Blood Oranges - 2 for $1
Blueberries - 2 for $4 (6 oz. pkg.)
Strawberries - 2 for $4 (1 lb pkg.)
Broccoli - 2 for $3
Green Giant red potatoes - $2.99 (5 lb bag)
Iceberg head lettuce - $0.99 each
Ohio grown Fuji apples - $2.99 (5 lb bag)
Red Flame or Thompson seedless grapes - $1.49 lb
Sweet red bell peppers - 5 for $5
Navel oranges - $4.99 (5 lb bag)

Prices effective 01/25-01/31

*GFS Marketplace (central Ohio)
Idaho baking potatoes - $4.49 (10 lb bag)
Red potatoes - $8.29 (10 lb bag)
Jumbo Spanish onions - $4.79 (10 lb bag)
Red onions - $5.49 (10 lb bag)
Yellow onions - $2.29 (5 lb bag)
Gala apples - $5.99 (8 lb bag)
Navel oranges - $6.99 (8 lb bag)
Bananas - $1.79 (3 lb bunch)
Assorted apple-orange fruit mix - $6.99 (5 lb bag)
Granny Smith apple - $6.49 (5 lb bag)
Red Delicious apples - $4.99 (5 lb bag)
Limes - $2.99 (12 ct. bag)
Lemons - $2.49 (2 lb bag)
Romaine iceberg blend or American blend salad - $5.49 (5 lb bag)
Diced cabbage - $4.99 (5 lb bag)
Finely shredded lettuce - $3.49 (5 lb bag)
Green peppers - $7.99 (5 lb bag)
Multi-colored peppers - $9.99 (6 ct.)
Cucumbers - $5.99 (6 ct.)
Celery - $1.99 (2 stalks)
Carrots - $1.69 (3 lb bag)
Baby carrots - $1.69 (3 lb )
Petite carrots - $6.99 (5 lb bag)
Grape tomatoes - $3.79 (2 lb pkg.)
Restaurant quality service store. Open to public. Prices may flucuate gradually.

*Sam's Club (central Ohio)
Golden red potatoes - $5.98 (10 lb bag)
Russet potatoes - $3.18 (10 lb bag)
Gourmet medley potatoes - $2.98 (4 lb bag)
Baking potatoes - $6.98 (15 lb bag)
Buttergold potatoes - $5.98 (10 lb bag)
Avocados 5-count bag - $3.98
Clip top carrots - $2.98 (5 lb bag)
Sweet red onions - $4.48 (5 lb bag)
Sweet onions - $3.48 ($5 lb bag)
Yellow onions - $4.98 (10 lb bag)
Colossal garlic - $3.78 (2 lb bag)
Bananas - $`1.48 (3 lb bunch)
Strawberries - $5.98 (2 lb clam shell)
Blueberries - $5.98 (24 oz. pkg.)
Raspberries - $5.98 (12 oz. pkg.)
Blackberries - $2.98 (12 oz.pkg.)
Chilean cherries - $8.88 (2 lb pkg.)
Pomegranate arils - $7.98 (16 oz. pkg.)
Organic spring mix - $4.47 (1 lb clam shell)
Romaine hearts - 43.98 (6 count bag)
Artisan lettuce 6-head clam shell -$3.98
Dole chopped romaine salad - $2.97 (2.5 lb bag)
Dole iceberg tossed salad - $2.97 (3 lb bag)
Garden chopped salad - $2.58 (13 oz.)
Iceberg head lettuce - $1.88 (2 count)
Celery hearts - $2.48 (3 ct.)
Broccoli florets 3 pound bag - $4.98
Organic petite carrots - $3.98 ($3.98)
Vegetable medley 3 pound bag - $5.47 (Broccoli, cauliflower and baby carrots)
Large mushrooms - $3.87 (24 oz.)
Sliced mushrooms - $2.80 (18 oz.)
Dole Cole slaw - $2.98 (3 lb bag)
Fresh peeled garlic - $6.98 (3 lb container)
Vegetable tray - $9.98 (4 lbs with dip)
Roma tomatoes - $5.63 (3 lb clam shell)
Beefsteak tomatoes - $5.98 (6 count clam shell)
Gourmet Zima tomatoes - $4.98 (2 lb clam shell)
One Sweet Tomato - $5.68 (2 lb clam shell)
Green bell peppers - $6.48 (6 count bag)
Multi-colored bell peppers - $6.98 (6 count bag)
Ancient sweet peppers - $6.98 (2 lb bag)
Seedless cucumbers - $4.48 (3 count pkg.)
Cuties clementines - $5.98 (5 lb box)
Pineapple - $2.98
Navel oranges - $9.98 (10 lb bag)
Pacific Rose apples - $6.98 (4 lb bag)
Honeycrisp apples - $8.98 (4 lb bag)
Gala apples - $6.48 (5 lb bag)
Red Delicious apples - $6.98 (6 lb bag)
Ambrosia apples - $5.98 (4 lb bag)
Golden papayas - $6.98
Mini watermelon - $2.98 each
Yellow honeydew melon - $3.98 each
Kiwi - $5.48 (3 lb bag)
Medjool dates - $8.48 (2 lb container)
Honeycrisp apple cider - $3.98 (1 gallon)
Wholesale clubs keep their prices fairly static. Use this as a guide, not a guarantee.

*Trader Joe's (Columbus)
Gala apples - $2.49 (2 lb bag)
Bartlett pears - $.69 each
Jumbo pomegranate - $1.99 each
Cremini mushrooms - $1.99 (10 oz. pkg.)
Bananas - $0.19 lb
Organic bananas - $0.29 lb
Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, or Pink Lady apples - $0.69 each
Tomatoes on the vine - $2.99 (20 oz.)
Mini pearl grape tomatoes - $2.99 (pint)
Trader Joe's keep their prices fairly, constant. I will update periodically to reflect changes.

*Costco (Columbus)
Ataulfo mangoes - $5.79 (6 ct.)
Pineapple - $2.79
Kiwi - $5.59 (4 ct.)
Bananas - $1.39 (3 lb)

Mangoes - $7.99 (6 ct.)
Baking potatoes - $9.99 (20 lb)
Small red potatoes - $6.59 (10 lb bag)
Gourmet medley potatoes - $6.79 (5 lb bag)
Jumbo yellow onions - $5.79 (10 lb bag)
Gold potatoes - $8.99 (10 lb bag)
Appalachian sweet onions - $6.99 (10 lb bag)
Red onions - $7.99 (8 lb bag)
Haas avocados - $6.99 (5 ct.)
Grape tomatoes - $5.99 (2 lb pkg.)
Campari tomatoes on the vine - $4.59 (2 lb bag)
Beefsteak tomatoes - $6.99
Braeburn apples - $7.99 (12 ct. box)
Gala apples - $7.99 (12 ct. box)
Fuji apples - $7.99 (12 ct. box)
Ginger Gold apples - $6.49 (12 ct. box)
Red Delicious apples - $10.99 (10 lb bag)
Oranges -10.99 (10 lb bag)
Tangerines - $3.99 (5 lb bag)
Limes - $5.79 (5 lb bag)
Lemons - $6.99 (5 lb bag)
Baby Bella mushrooms - $3.99 (24 oz. pkg.)

White mushrooms - $3.49 (24 oz.)
Mini sweet peppers - $4.29(2 lb bag)
Red bell peppers - $6.49 (6 ct.)
Mixed bell peppers - $6.99 (6 ct.)
Carrots - $6.49 (10 lb bag)
Organic baby carrots - $5.59(5 lb bag)
Shelled English peas - $4.99 (24 oz.)
Romaine hearts - $3.79 (6 ct.)
Organic spring mix - $4.49 (1 lb pkg.)
Organic baby spinach - $3.99 (1lb bag)
Spinach - $4.49 (2.5 lb bag)
Baby bok Choy - $5.79 (2 lb bag)
Grand Parisian salad - $3.79 (1 lb bag)
Iceberg salad mix - $2.89 (3 lb bag)
Living butter lettuce - $3.19
Artisan lettuce - $3.59 (red & green)
Asian salad kit - $4.59 (30 oz.)
French green beans - $4.99 (24 oz.)
Brussels sprouts - $4.99 (2 lb bag)
Asparagus - $6.39 (2.25 lb pkg.)
Baby cucumbers - $4.29 (2 lbs)
English cucumbers - $3.29 (3 ct.)
Sugar snap peas - $5.79 (2 lb bag)
Broccoli florets - $4.99 (3 lb bag)
Jumbo artichokes - $6.49 (4 ct.)
Dole celery stalks - $3.79 (4 ct.)
Bosc- $6.79 (6 lb bag)
Red or green seedless grapes - $6.79 (4 lb clamshell)
Black seedless grapes - $7.49 (5 lb clamshell)
Figs - $7.49 (2 lbs)
Husked sweet corn - $6.99 (8 ears)
Medjool dates - $8.79 (2 lbs)
Fruit bowl - $12.99 (4 lb)
Colossal garlic - $4.59 (2 lbs)
Wholesale clubs keep their prices fairly, static. I will update periodically.


Use this as a guide, not a gaurantee. I will update as I get more information.


Happy shopping!

Laurie Dixon











Thursday, January 26, 2012

Free stuff by mail weekly round-up

Free samples are a great way to try new products.  Below is a list of current free samples you can request. They will typically take four to six weeks to arrive in your mailbox.

Request a free sample of Bio-35 health supplement


Request a free sample of MX Clone Gel hydroponic gardening product


Request a free sample of nail polish remover


Request a free sample of Wonka Nerds Rainbow candy


Request a free trial size of acne therapeutic sulfur mask


Request a free SoBe dog tag


Request a free subscription of American Baby magazine


Request a free sample of Continental Cup-a-Soup


Request a free sample of Swerve all natural sweetener


Request a free Eat Smart protein bar


Request a free Ginnero chocolate sample


Request a free sample from Golden Tea Company


Request a free sample of coffee


Request a free sample of Nectar Fuel drink mix


Request a free sample of Dove Nourishing oil care leave in smoothing cream


Request a free sample of BioPro whey protein


Request free Aminogenesis anti-aging samples

Request a free sample of Find Your Bliss aromatherapy bath/shower gel and body butter


Request a free sample of doTERRA essential oils


Request a free sample of Lemon Coffee body scrub


Request a free sample of Too Faced Lash Injection Pinpoint mascara by Sephora

For now happy shopping!

Laurie Dixon












Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Get free stuff for your birthday and more

Get free stuff for your birthday and more. It’s easy. Sign up for emails and offers from some of your favorite websites and they will send you offers and coupons on or around your birthday. My birthday is in January and my inbox is full of free perks and offers from places like Ruby Tuesday’s, Arby’s, Aunt Annie’s pretzels, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Fazoli’s, Dairy Queen, Spaghetti Warehouse and more.
For most of the offers listed above you do need to purchase an item to get the free offer. I have compiled a list of some other birthday offers to take advantage of. Please have proof of your birth date just in case they ask.
*Applebee's - Free dessert and song on your birthday.
*Baskin Robbins - Baskin Robbins will send you a coupon for a free 2.5 oz scoop of ice cream on your birthday plus other special promotions when you join the Baskin Robbins Birthday Club.
*Bob Evans - Sign up your child for their birthday club and they’ll get a free kids’ meal on their birthday at Bob Evans.
*Boston Market - Kids 12 and under will receive a birthday coupon good for a free kid’s meal, drink, and dessert at Boston Market.
*Buffalo Wild Wings - Get a coupon for a free dessert to celebrate your birthday at Buffalo Wild Wings.
*Burger King - Sign up your child to be a member of Club BK so they can get a free kid’s meal on their birthday.
*Caribou Coffee - Create an account and update it with your birthday. They will send you a coupon for a free coffee drink on your birthday.
*Cold Stone Creamery - Cold Stone Creamery will send you an email with a coupon for a free ice cream creation to enjoy on your birthday. Their website is currently changing the offer so check back if you are unable to sign up.
*Cracker Barrel - You can come into Cracker Barrel on your birthday and you will get a free dessert and song.
*Dairy Queen - Join the Dairy Queen Blizzard Fan Club and get a free ice cream cone on your birthday as well as a coupon for a blizzard when you join.
*Dave & Buster’s - Get a free $5.00 game card credit on your birthday.
*Hometown Buffet - Join the eClub and get a free birthday coupon in the mail.
*Joe’s Crab Shack - Go to Joe’s Crab Shack on your birthday and get a free piece of cake.
*Macaroni Grill - Get a free dessert plus a song.
*Noodles & Company - Join the Noodleville Noodlegram to get a coupon for a free dish on your birthday.
*Olan Mills Portrait Studios - Get a free Olan Mills portrait package that includes (1) 8X10, (2) 5X7 and (8) wallets when you join the birthday club.
*On the Border - Get a free appetizer on your birthday when you join On the Border’s Club Cantina. When you initially join you will get an instant coupon for a free bowl of queso or empanadas.
*Outback - Get a free dessert and a song on your birthday.
*P.F. Changs - Get a free dessert on your birthday.
*Red Lobster - Join the Overboard Club and they will email you a surprise for your birthday.
*Red Robin - Join the Red Robin eClub and get a coupon for a fee burger on your birthday.
*Ruby Tuesday - Join the So Connected club and you’ll get an email for a free burger on your birthday.
*Sephora - Sign up as a Beauty Insider and get a free gift from Sephora on your birthday.
*Sonic - Members of the Wacky Pack Kid’s Birthday Club will receive a coupon for a free Wacky Pack during the week of their birthday.
*Starbucks - Gives a free drink on your birthday
*Taco Bell - Get a free combo meal of your choice on your birthday at Taco Bell
*Texas Roadhouse - Become a Texas Roadie and you’ll get a coupon for a free dessert or appetizer on your birthday.
*TGI Friday’s - Receive a coupon for a free appetizer to use on your birthday when you sign up for Friday’s E-Club. You also get a coupon for a free appetizer just for signing up! You must be over 21 to get this birthday freebie.
*Toys R' Us - Children ages 2 - 10 will receive a birthday card and surprise gift from Geoffrey when you sign them up for Geoffrey’s Birthday Club.