Monday, November 2, 2009

Safeway Has Lower Prices and I have a Giveaway!

Remember my post from last week about Safeway's new Everyday Low Prices Program? Last week, Safeway very generously sent me a $50 gift card to head to Safeway with and test out their new program!
So Safeway has lowered the price on thousands of items throughout the 198 stores in Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Montana! You can spot these new prices by the yellow tags. They show you the price before the drop, the new low price and then if the item is on sale, the club card price. Here is a photo I took in the store of Safeway's brand of flour; this 5 lb bag was originally $3.99, the new low price is $2.69 and it was on sale last week for $1.99! That is a great price for not using any coupons!

When I went shopping last week, I went with the goal to stock up on baking supplies for the holiday season: flour, brown sugar, ev. milk, choc. chips, etc. Then I figured that the rest could be spent on every day items that our family uses a lot like cheese, butter, produce, meat, etc. What I came away with is in the photo below:



I bought 5 lbs of flour, 2 lbs of brown sugar, 2 lbs of butter, 2 cans of ev. milk, yogurt, sour cream, spaghetti seasoning, spinach, bananas, apple juice ($.88!), 2 bags of chocolate chips, 2 lbs of cheddar cheese (new low price of $2/lb!), 2 large chicken breasts on markdown 50% and a couple of splurge items! My really big splurge was a jar of fancy teryaki sauce for $5.45. Yikes I know, but it is SO tasty!

I only used 4 coupons in this trip which is a smaller amount than usual but my grand total ended up only being: $41.19! Normally this would have cost me well over $60-$70. I noticed on a lot of items that the new lower prices are actually now falling into my stock up price. For instance, I love Safeway's brand of spaghetti seasoning. Normally it would have been $1.19 per packet so I never bought it unless it was on sale for $1.00 or less. Now the new price is only $.69 all the time! I am excited to see what it goes on sale for!

All in all, I really like the new Everyday Low Prices Program!! While a lot of the items with the new low prices are the store brands, I find that most of the time the base items I buy like flour and cheese are just the same as any other brand and now they are substantially cheaper than the name brands.

Now on to the fun part!! My first FABULE$$ Giveaway!! Safeway also sent me 3 additional $50 gift cards to giveaway to my readers!

Here is how you enter:

- Leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite grocery store splurge is! Make sure you also include your email address so that if you win I can contact you!

Want up to 2 extra entries?

- Become a follower or subscribe to this blog/feed and leave a separate comment letting me know that you are a subscriber or follower. Please also include your email in this comment.

- Post about this giveaway on your own blog! Once you have blogged, leave a 3rd comment and include a link to your post where I can find it!

You have until 12:00 PM on November 9th to enter. Any comments received after that time will not be counted. I will use a random integer generator to choose 3 winners that afternoon and the winner will be announced on the evening of November 9th. Winners will have 24 hours to respond with their address or another winner will be chosen.

Good Luck!!

45 comments:

  1. My favorite grocery store splurge are those Skinny Cow ice cream bars! They're pricey but oh so yummy :)

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  2. I subscribe w/Google Reader!

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  3. My favorite grocery splurge is sweets like brownie mix. Its not expensive but I have to keep it out of the house!

    Oh. Or Ben and Jerrys of course.

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  4. I added you as a follower in my blogger account

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  5. Hey! Happy Birthday! I guess one of my favorite splurges is ice cream! I usually only buy it when it's on sale for under $3, but I definitely get Clay and I our own cartons! (mine doesn't last as long as his does!)

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  6. my favorite grocery store splurge is homemade pico de gallo...which sounds odd, but it's because avocados are super expensive most of the time, and i like putting LOTS of avocados in there!!!

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  7. i'm following with google reader!! i thought i was before but apparently i wasn't, oops! and it has my name listed as xtreme. odd. but this is michelle, and i am a dork. :)

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  8. I splurge on Organic items... not the cheapest but I think they are worth the extra $$$

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  9. I tweeted your give away! Does this help towards my count? ;)

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  10. My favorite splurge is Mrs Smiths Carrot cake with real cream cheese frosting....love that stuff and it's harldy ever on sale.

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  11. Expensive seafood, like crab legs and lobster tail. It's cheaper to make at home than in a restaurant, and we have "special" seafood dinners once or twice a year!

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  12. I would have to say my biggest splurge is fresh seafood! Love it when Logan asks for salmon for dinner! Then go to the store and find it's not on sale...ugh!

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  13. My favorite grocery splurge would be magazines. I would love someday just to grab and buy every magazine up front at the check out to catch up on all that hollywood gossip!

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  16. My favorite grocery store splurge would definitely have to be Haagen Daaz ice cream!

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  17. I just became a follower!

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  18. I splurge on Soda. Diet Coke, Specifically!

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  19. My biggest grocery store holiday splurge is on Dryer's Peppermint ice cream...OMG its SOOOooooo good! The creamy pink peppermint ice cream and crunchy peppermint bits are heavenly!!! But it is only around during the holidays, so I usually stock up...is 3 gallons too much for one freezer? =)

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  20. I love to splurge in the gourmet cheese section. So yummy!

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  21. i splurge on hearts of palm. so expensive and so quickly eaten, but sooo good.
    emily
    leavesareyummy@ix.netcom.com

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  22. I splurge on DiGiorno or Freschetta pizzas to give me a night off from cooking every now and then.

    melissasbargains at gmail dot com

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  23. I splurge on gourmet cheese and crackers. Oh, and a nice bottle of Port to go with them. :)

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  24. I added your feed to my reader.

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  25. My favorite splurge is ice cream. Breyers ice cream in particular. ;)

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  26. I follow you on blogger :)

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  27. My favorite splurge is Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia ice cream.

    norcalmom@hotmail.com

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  28. My favorite splurge is Ben and Jerry's Chubby Hubby.

    silantrosquirrel AT aol DOT com

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  29. My favorite splurge would be the sugar-free popsicles. When I'm in the mood for something sweet, I grab one of these :) My only problem is, they usually are big sale items during summertime so it's rare to get them on sale now.

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  30. blogged! http://superpoweredstuff.blogspot.com/2009/11/win-safeway-gift-card.html

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  31. My splurge is chips. I love the new lower prices too!
    Lynette


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  32. My favorite splurge is Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream. I try not to splurge too often though.

    Mindy
    Mindolla@gmail.com

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  33. Lindt coconut and white chocolate candy bar. :)

    Muppet
    muppethifi@gmail.com

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  34. My favorite splurge is Vlasic Dill Pickles! If it is not summer then I am doomed to pay full price!

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  35. I subcribe through Google Reader!

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  36. I don't have many grocery shopping splurges as I am probably just a frugal as you LOL; however, one thing I love to buy is ice cream! We always have it in the freezer!

    Thanks so much for posting it on my "Giveaways Galore" page! http://thefrugalkennedys.blogspot.com/2009/06/givaways-galore.html

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  37. My favorite splurge is jumbo shrimp...I can eat a bag of them in a couple of days:)..I don't, but I could:) I don't buy them very often so I try to savor them for a week or so!
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    Pam Olmstead

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  38. follow the website regularly, Sam..It's fun and I love reading the comments!
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    Pam

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