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!
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