Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Save-A-Lot Deals

Our town has only one Save-a-Lot. And it's in one of the most congested areas (as far as small towns go) so it's hardly ever worth it for me to drive over there. Once in a while though, I'll remember to go on to their website and see quite a few great loss leaders.

3lbs for $1 Bananas, limit 6 lbs (Wal-Mart's is $0.39/lb right now)
$0.50 Imperial margerine, limit 12
2 for $3 Citrus 3lb bag: oranges, tangerines, navel oranges
$0.88 baby carrots, 1lb
2lbs for $0.78 sweet potatoes
$0.99 Fresh Express garden salad mix, 12 oz
$0.99/lb Sugardale shank portion ham, 9lb average
$0.99/lb whole fresh picnic pork roast
$1.99/lb Hormel boneless pork loin roast, 2lb average
$3.99 Biggin's potatoes, 15 lbs

Sometimes, Wal-Mart will price-match these deals (even without a copy of the ad). It really depends on your cashier. It's been rare to find Save-A-Lot's ad in the paper lately. So if you prefer to shop at Wal-Mart and can grab a copy of Save-A-Lot's ad beforehand (or print a copy), that might be the safest way to price-match. If you decide to go to the actual store, please know that you have to bring your own plastic/reusable bags because they will charge you to use theirs. I've been there a few times and I liked it well enough. It's pretty clean and friendly and much less crowded than Wal-Mart!

Come to think of it, our area has other smaller grocery stores that do a fairly decent job staying competitive with Wal-Mart. Grocery Outlet off Fairfield and in Pace have their own butcher. Did you know Wal-Mart and Target are the only ones without one?) Also The Butcher Shoppe across from Grocery Outlet is famed for their meats. We might even have a Piggly Wiggly in Pace, too.

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