Just in case you missed it when I mentioned this yesterday, this Friday, November 15th, Whole Foods will have their take-and-bake cheese pizzas for 50% off from 3 to 7 PM only! They will also have their New York Strip Steaks for $8 off per pound (the steak deal is all day long). I’m not sure of the regular price of these items.
Grocery Deals and Coupon Matchups for Colorado Springs
The grocery store sales in Colorado Springs run Wednesday-Tuesday. (At Sprouts, ad cycles run Wednesday-Wednesday with ads overlapping on Wednesday.) We generally publish the weekly grocery deals and coupon matchups for Albertsons, Sprouts, and King Soopers on Tuesday mornings. Safeway's weekly deals and coupon matchups are published on Wednesday morning.
Whole Foods is running a deal on Pamela’ Gluten-Free Baking Mix today (Wednesday) only – it’s on sale for $6 off! Unfortunately, I’m not sure what size package this is or how much the regular price is, but it seems like it’s a pretty good discount!
They also have their Robusto cheese for $8 off per pound, Wednesday only.
This Friday, November 15th from 3 to 7 PM only, their take-and-bake cheese pizzas will be 50% off and New York Strip Steaks will be $8 off per pound (the steak deal is all day long). Again, I’m not sure of the regular price of these items.
What do you buy at Ranch Foods exactly? I live in Highlands Ranch and would love a healthy meat option that doesn’t break the bank. I also do tons of freezer cooking and good meat is important!
Here’s my reply to Marci:
The one thing I consistently buy there is their 85/15 ground beef bundle, which is around $3.99/lb when you buy it in a 20-lb box of one-lb packages. I love the flavor of their meat, and because it tastes so much better than everything else and is also hormone-free and antibiotic-free, I’m fine with paying $4/lb for it. I’ve had some of the “healthier” options out there that don’t taste any different than traditional meat and frankly, I have a hard time paying more for things if I can’t taste a difference, even if they are supposed to be healthier. I can’t afford to buy the best of everything, so I choose what to pay more for based on both health and taste.
In the two years since I’ve started buying my ground beef there, I’ve only bought one package of ground beef elsewhere – I’d rather go without than get “regular” ground beef! Their steaks are amazing, but are rarely in my budget. :) I do buy roasts and other meat elsewhere. I’d buy it all at Ranch Foods if I could!
Ranch Foods Direct has a retail store in Colorado Springs at 2901 N. El Paso and in Denver at 200 Santa Fe. Find out more on their website.
Do you shop at Ranch Foods Direct? What do you buy there?
I’ve listed what I think are the best deals at Sam’s Club before, but they were difficult to find so after receiving a few requests, I thought I should update the list and make it easier to find.
I’ve had my Sam’s Club membership since January 2013, and you can read more about why I finally broke down and bought one here. Now that I’ve started using Click n’ Pull, Sam’s Club has become the easiest store for me to shop, so I’m shopping there more and more.
Here’s my the best deals at Sam’s Club. Items marked with an asterisk (*) are often on sale for less at the grocery store (on sale, not regular prices!), but I buy them at Sam’s sometimes out of convenience and because my family of seven goes through enough of it that it’s hard to stock up with enough when it goes on sale.
Some of these deals pretty consistently beat the sales at the grocery store, and those are not marked with anything. True, there are always isolated sales that will beat some of these prices, but they are a rare exception rather than the rule. (There used to be a lot more of these items that were frequently beat by the other grocery stores, but that’s become much rarer in the past couple of years.)
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You’ll notice there are very few frozen foods on this list. My family eats very little prepared food, so those are generally not on my radar. However, I do know frozen food prices fairly well because I track them for this site, and many items (frozen pizzas, for example) are consistently on sale for less than they sell them at Sam’s.
I don’t buy a lot of meat at Sam’s Club. I’ve consistently bought ground beef at Ranch Foods direct for a couple of years now, and prefer its taste (and the fact that it’s hormone- and antibiotic-free). Sam’s Club does have some good deals on meat, and it’s generally pretty good meat. You can usually meet or beat the prices by watching sales at other grocery stores, but it is a good place to buy meat if you aren’t buying what’s on sale elsewhere or want a cut that isn’t often on sale.
I will point out that the last time I bought boneless, skinless chicken breasts at Sam’s, I noticed that it had an added solution to enhance flavor – which means there’s liquid added that you are paying for. Most of the chicken breasts I buy elsewhere do not have anything added, so while the chicken breasts at Sam’s are a good price, you are paying for some added water.
So, that’s my list! I’m going to keep this updated as I add or subtract things from this list.
What do you find to be a good deal at Sam’s Club?
We should see coupons for Nabisco cookies and crackers, Betty Crocker mixes, Barilla pasta and sauce, Swiss Miss hot cocoa, Karo syrup, Rhodes bread, and more. Coupons vary by region, but what’s in the links above usually matches up pretty closely to what’s in the Denver Post (the best newspaper to buy for couponers, since it has a much larger number of coupons).
Here’s another hot deal at King Soopers – my apologies for not posting it sooner, and thanks to Melissa for reminding me about it!
Huggies Diapers (jumbo pack, select) – $8.99
Plus, receive a catalina for $5.00 off your next order when you buy two
$1.50/1 Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers printable
Net cost at checkout: $7.49
Net cost after catalina: $4.99 each when you buy two and use two coupons
I did this deal last week and got the $5 catalina plus another one for $5 off a $20 diaper purchase! Find more King Soopers deals here.
My apologies for the math error on this post – I did the math three times before I published it, but somehow I got it into my head that the $5.24 price was for two packages, not for the single package. So the great deal is not really that great.
There’s a new catalina deal for Cottonelle toilet paper at King Soopers:
From November 4-December 1, 2013, purchase Cottonelle 12-pack toilet paper and receive a coupon for your shopping order: buy two, receive $2.00 off your next order; buy three or more, receive $3.00 off your next order.
There is a digital coupon that makes this a great deal:
Update: The $2.50 off two coupon is no longer available, but here are some alternatives (not quite as good, but pretty close):
Cottonelle Toilet Paper (12 pack) – $7.49 (according to King Soopers’ Home Shop website)
$2.50 off two Cottonelle toilet paper – King Soopers ecoupon (no longer available)
Net cost at checkout: $6.24 each when you buy two
Net cost after catalina: $5.24 each when you buy two ($0.44/roll)