Deal Diva

Going to The Grocery Store - Here are the Best Deals of the Week

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Best Deals of the Week

          I had a great comment from a reader this week about comparing stores on items, and if one store was still higher even with sales. The key to shopping around for prices is to make sure you compare true “apples to apples”.  Is it really fair to compare the price of a  store brand of cereal at one store and the price of Kellogg’s at another? If you are brand loyal to certain products, be sure to cut out those coupons and wait until you see that product on sale (I usually look for 35-50% or more off the typical price) and then buy as many of them as you have coupons for the item.

On similar items on sale at various stores this week – consider these comparisons. Price indicated is with store loyalty care and possible recent coupon.

All Detergent 50 oz

Harris Teeter         $2.99

Food Lion                 $1.99

Coke Products, 2 L.,

Food Lion                 74¢

Bi-Lo                         75¢

Green Bell Peppers

Harris Teeter         99¢

Bi-Lo                         79¢

Purina One Dog Food, 18 lb. bag

Harris Teeter         $14.88

Bi-Lo                         $16.99

Tidy Cats Cat Litter,

Bi-Lo                         10 lb.  for $1.64

Harris Teeter         20 lb . for $1.94 – twice as much!!

Fresh Corn

Bi-Lo                         34¢ an ear

Harris Teeter         40¢ an ear

Going to the Grocery Store… here are a few deals to make note of…

Need Bread?

Food Lion                 Food Lion Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns, 8 ct., 99¢

Bi-Lo                         Thomas’ Deluxe Bagels, 22 oz., $1.99

Harris Teeter         Thomas Bagels, 6 ct., $1.99

Need Cleaning Products?

Harris Teeter         All Detergent, 50 oz. $2.99

Food Lion                 All Liquid Detergent, 50 oz.,$1.99

Bi-Lo                         Domestix Sponges, 2-4 ct., 73¢

Harris Teeter         Gain or Cheer, 100 oz. $7.99

Bi-Lo                         Glass Plus Trigger, 32 oz., 57¢

Bi-Lo                         Purex Laundry Detergent, 24-32 loads, $2.28

Bi-Lo                         Southern Home Clean Spray Window Cleaner, 32 oz., $1.24

Bi-Lo                            Southern Home Supreme Clean Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner, 2 ct., 99¢    

Need Pet Stuff?

Harris Teeter         Friskies Cat Food Cans 38¢

Bi-Lo                         Iams Cat Food, 3 oz. can, 96¢

Bi-Lo                         Meow Mix, 3.15-4.2 lb., $1.14

Harris Teeter         Purina One Dog Food, 18 lb. bag, $14.88

Bi-Lo                         Purina One Dog Food, 18 lb. bag, $16.99

Bi-Lo                         Southern Home, Butter-Me-Nots Biscuits, 5 ct., 35¢

Bi-Lo                         Tidy Cats Cat Litter, 10 lb., $1.64

Bi-Lo                         Tidy Cats Liners, 4 pk., 96¢

Harris Teeter         Tidy Cats Litter, 20 lb. $1.94

Need Dairy Items?

Food Lion                 Dean’s Dips, 12-16 oz., $1

Harris Teeter         Heluva Good Cheese, 8 oz., $1

Food Lion                 Land O Lakes Spreadable Butter, 7-8 oz., 79¢

Harris Teeter         Pillsbury Golden Layers or Grands 70¢

Harris Teeter         Yoplait Splitz, 4 ct., 50¢

Bi-Lo                         Smart Balance Sour Cream, 16 oz., 50¢

Need General Grocery Items?

Harris Teeter         Allens Italian Beans or Veg All, 14.5 oz., 50¢

Harris Teeter         Barilla Whole Grain Penne Pasta, 13.25 oz., 50¢

Bi-Lo                         Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, 6-10 ct., 74¢

Harris Teeter         Campbell’s Chunky Soups 50¢

Food Lion                 Del Monte Fruit Bowls, 4 pk. 4 oz., $1

Bi-Lo                         French’s Honey Mustard, 12 oz., 29¢

Harris Teeter         Keebler Town House Crackers 99¢

Harris Teeter         Newman’s Own Salsa 16 oz.,FREE

Bi-Lo                         Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn, 2-4 pk., 45¢

Harris Teeter         Rice a Roni or Pasta Roni 66¢

Food Lion                 Ronzoni Pastas, 16 oz., 34¢

Harris Teeter         Snyder’s Tortilla Chips $1

Bi-Lo                         Southern Home Bread Crumbs, 15 oz. canister, 72¢

Bi-Lo                            Southern Home Mac & Cheese or Spiral Mac & Cheese, 6-7.25 oz., 49¢

Bi-Lo                         Southern Home Seltzer or Tonic Water, 1 L, 49¢

Bi-Lo                         Texas Pete Hot Sauce, 3 oz., 50¢

Bi-Lo                         Texas Toast Croutons, 5 oz., 15¢

Food Lion                 Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain Rice, 4.4-5.3 oz., 69¢

Bi-Lo                         Vlasic Dill Spears, Stackers, Relish or Dill Chips, 9-24 oz., 56¢

Need Breakfast Stuff?

Harris Teeter         Carnation Instant Breakfast, 4 pk., $3.50

Food Lion                 Food Lion Cereals $1.25

Bi-Lo                         General Mills cereals, 10-12oz, $1.44

Harris Teeter         Kellogg’s Smart Start or All-Bran Cereal, 15.5-17.5 oz.,

Harris Teeter         Post Raisin Bran or Pebbles Cereal $1.16

Need Beverages?

Food Lion                 Coke Products, 2 L., 74¢

Bi-Lo                         Coke, 2 L., 75¢

Food Lion                 Deer Park Water, 3 L, or Kool-Aid Bursts, 6 ct. 6.75 oz., $1

Food Lion                 Food Lion Soda, 2 L., 69¢

Bi-Lo                            Hershey’s Milkshakes Chocolate and Cookies ‘n Cream, 12 oz., 30¢

Bi-Lo                         New England Coffee, 8-12 oz., $1.99

Bi-Lo                         Ocean Spray Juice Cocktails, 46 oz. or 4 pk., 76¢

Harris Teeter         Pepsi Products, 12 pk. cans, $2.47

Food Lion                 Pepsi Products, 6 pk. 16 oz., $2

Harris Teeter         Powerade, 32 oz., 94¢

Need Baking Stuff?

Bi-Lo                         Betty Crocker Cake Mix, 18-18.4 oz., 94¢

Bi-Lo                            Betty Crocker Warm Delights or Warm Delights Minis, 2.46-3.35 oz., 67¢

Bi-Lo                            Bisquick Shake ‘n Pour, 5.1 oz., 25¢

Need Meat and Fish?

Food Lion                 73% Lean Ground Beef Value Pack $1.47 lb.

Bi-Lo                         Assorted Pork Loin Chops $1.79 lb.

Bi-Lo                         Bar-S Franks, 12 oz., 49¢

Bi-Lo                         Boneless Beef Chuck Roast $2.14 lb

Bi-Lo                         Boneless Sirloin Steak $3.99 lb.

Bi-Lo                         Butterball Turkey Franks, 12 oz., 99¢

Bi-Lo                         Fresh Lakehouse Catfish Fillet $4.99 lb.

Harris Teeter         Head-On Gulf White Shrimp, 13-17 ct., $5.99 lb

Food Lion                 Holly Farms Split Chicken Breast 86¢ lb.

Harris Teeter         HT Boneless Chicken Breast, 2.5 lb bag, $4.99

Bi-Lo                         Plumrose Sliced Bacon, 16 oz., $2.99

Harris Teeter         Rancher Beef Boneless Ribeye Steak $5.99 lb

Harris Teeter         Smithfield Premium Bacon $2.75

Bi-Lo                         Southern Home Fresh Whole Fryers 99¢ lb.

Bi-Lo                            Southern Home Frozen Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts or Tenderloins, 40 oz., $5.49

Bi-Lo                         T-Bone Steaks $6.99 lb.

Food Lion                 Tyson Thighs or Drumsticks, small pack, 98¢ lb

Harris Teeter         Wild Caught North Atlantic Lobster Tails $2.99

Need Produce?

Bi-Lo                         Broccoli Bunch $1.24

Harris Teeter         Eastern Peaches 99¢ lb.

Bi-Lo                         Fresh Sweet Corn 34¢

Bi-Lo                         Ginger Gold New Crop Apples, 3 lb. bag, $1.99

Harris Teeter         Green Bell Peppers 99¢

Bi-Lo                         Green Peppers 79¢

Harris Teeter         Hunt’s Tomatoes, 14.5 oz., $1

Harris Teeter         Lemons 50¢ ea

Food Lion                 Mangos 99¢ ea.

Bi-Lo                         Organic Peaches or Nectarines $1.79 lb

Bi-Lo                         Red or White Potatoes, 5 lb. bag, $2.99

Harris Teeter         Seedless Green Grapes 99¢ lb

Food Lion                 Seedless Green Grapes or Red and Black Plumbs 99¢ lb.

Food Lion                 Snack Pack Carrots, 2.25 oz., $1.50

Harris Teeter         Sweet Corn 40¢ ea

Bi-Lo                         Yellow Onions, 3 lb. bag, $2.99

Need Paper Stuff?

Bi-Lo                         Angel Soft Bath Tissue, 6 Double Rolls, $1.39

Bi-Lo                         Chinet Casuals Lunch Plates, 36 ct., 77¢

Harris Teeter         Hefty One Zip Storage Bags, 13 ct., 99¢

Harris Teeter         Quilted Northern 9 or 12 rolls $5.99

Bi-Lo                         Southern Home Foam Plates, 50 ct., $1.09

Need Health and Beauty Items?

Bi-Lo                         Dial Foaming Soap, 7.5 oz., 57¢

Bi-Lo                         Dial Liquid Hand Soap, 1.5-9.37 oz., 30¢

Bi-Lo                         Dial Liquid Soap Refill, 20 oz., 57¢

Bi-Lo                         Dial or Tone Bar Soap, 2-3 ct., 57¢

Harris Teeter         Schick Disposable Razors, 3-10 ct., 94¢