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carrie isaacWelcome to Springs Bargains, now a service of our real estate business, The Circa Group at RE/MAX Properties! I'm still sharing Colorado Springs’ best bargains, including cheap and family-friendly events and things to do, weekly grocery deals, and more.

Safeway Weekly Deals (10/15-10/21): All Detergent, Snuggle for $1.99 + Good Deals on Post Cereal, Cheerios, Tillamook Slices

Safeway has All detergent and Snuggle fabric softener for $1.99 after manufacturer’s coupon and store coupon, several varieties of Post cereal that rarely go on sale for $1.49 with a cereal + free milk deal, Cheerios for $0.67 after coupon on Friday, and Tillamook sliced cheese for $1.50 on Friday.

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Sprouts Weekly Deals (10/15-10/21): Wild Salmon for $5.99/lb + Strawberries, Olive Oil, Organic Apples on Sale

Sprouts has wild-caught salmon for $5.99/lb this week – a great price for wild.  (If you get there on Wednesday, the Coho salmon is still on sale for $6.99/lb).  They also have a great deals on strawberries for this time of year, and a couple of varieties of organic apples are on sale for $0.99.

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My Latest & Greatest Idea for Menu Planning

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I’ve started planning menus three days at a time/twice a week, and grocery shopping twice a week for those meals.  It is working so well for me, and a few of my friends have asked how it’s going so I thought some of you might be interested, too.

(Now, this is definitely my latest and greatest solution that is working for me as of October 2014.  Catch up with me in six months or a year and it’s likely changed.  And you can assume that anything I wrote about being the latest and greatest thing ever as of a year ago is probably long gone!)

Here’s why I’m liking it:

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What Are the Best Deals at Trader Joe’s?

A couple of readers have emailed me and asked if I’d be doing a Trader Joe’s list each week like I do for the other stores.  Trader Joe’s doesn’t have sales or weekly specials, so I won’t be regularly featuring them.  But, one reader also asked if they have any amazing deals in general, so I thought I’d start a post where you can list the deals that you find at Trader Joe’s.

So, what are your favorite things to buy at Trader Joe’s?  And what items are good deals compared to the regular or sale prices at our other local stores in Colorado?  (I’m differentiating between those two questions because I know that lots of people have Trader Joe’s products, but I haven’t heard much in the way of how their prices on basic staples that you can buy anywhere compare to other stores’ prices on the same types of items.)

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Albertsons Weekly Deals (10/14-10/21): 10-Lb Bag of Potatoes for $0.99, Tide for $3.99

Albertsons has ten-pound bags of russet potatoes for $0.99, Tide laundry detergent for $3.99 after coupon, shrimp (26-30 ct) for $5.99, and a great deal on Planters flavored peanuts starting Wednesday!

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The grocery store sales in Colorado Springs run Wednesday-Tuesday. (At Sprouts, ad cycles run Wednesday-Wednesday.) We generally publish the weekly grocery deals and coupon matchups for Albertsons and King Soopers on Tuesday mornings. Sprouts' and Safeway's weekly deals and coupon matchups are published on Wednesday morning.

Click here to view past grocery deals. Here is information on store coupon policies and how our ratings system works.

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