it’s time to reprioritize.

23 01 2010

that’s right shaw’s. i think it’s time for you to take into consideration the american obesity epidemic and the rampancy of heart disease before you decide to reward people with free stuff (namely free potatoes, onions, and carrots) when they buy a 3 POUND BEEF ROAST (pork roast is also acceptable). maybe you should consider giving people free veggies when they buy a meatless entree product or tofu?  or what about the fact that one of the participating products for the “eating well” magazine subscription giveaway is POTATO CHIPS!? that’s complete fucking madness!! anyway, i just thought it was time for us to have this little discussion. america is fat and sick, and you’re not helping.

also, i’m feeling a little left out this week. there’s very little that is inticing me:

i’m not a big juice drinker, but i do love grapefruits. if you buy two ocean spray juices @ 2/$5 (the have a couple of 100% juice options), you get a free 5 lb. bag of grapefruits. it doesn’t look like there are any current coupons for the juice, but i just joined something called the cranberry club, where ocean spray will send me promotions via email.

2 lbs of onions for $.99 isn’t so bad…

larabars are barely on sale for $1.39 (the lemon ones are AMAZING, and gluten free! and have a maximum of 5 ingredients, all of which are pronounceable!). i still have a couple of these buy 2 get 1 free coupons left (no longer available from coupons.com). there’s also a $1/ 2 coupon in the wild harvest mailer i got last week, making them each $.60. decent!

classico pasta sauce is pretty decent, and on sale for $1.99. you can also get a $1/2 coupon from their website, making them each $1.50.

old el paso crazy! fuck me for spending my $.55/1 coupons LAST WEEK (they do double)! this week they’re a $.10 money maker @ $1 each. hopefully i can grab a few more coupons and make back the money i spent last week!  ALSO, there was a $1/1 coupon in the 1/3 smartsource for any heat and serve side- and they also are on sale for $1 this week. freebie!

cheerios @ $1.75 when you buy four. print out a couple of these $1/1 coupons, and you’ve got yourself 4 boxes of cheerios for $3.

i’ve also got a $4/$15 wild harvest coupon that i got in the mail. i think i might try to work something with the larabars and maybe some produce.

let’s just say i’m underwhelmed this week shaw’s. if it wasn’t for the green chiles (and you better thank old el paso for that), i think i’d be asking for a little space right now.

* click on the map, and check out how the number of overweight people in the US has changed since 1985. it is jaw dropping.

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23 01 2010
Teresa

Hey Bess; Not playing devils advocate here but here’s a couple good finds I saw today:
Wild Harvest eggs, $3.19, use shaw’s $1 coupon and the $1 blinky = $1.19.
Wild Harvest frozen veggies $1.99 use $1 printable = $ .99 ea.

I stocked up on frozen broccoli & eggs. Quiche? 🙂
Teresa

23 01 2010
bessmarvin

thanks for the tip! i just wish that i those were the deals that they published in the flier. i can only imagine how much i miss just by not paying attention. oh, and i’m actually allie, not bess. bess marvin is a character from nancy drew that i like. i know, dork alert!

24 01 2010
Becky

I got a $3/$10 Wild Harvest Q in the mail last week (with their little book). I’m thinking of just picking up some boxes of pasta with it. The Wild Harvest tortilla chips are really good.

I’m trying to lose a little junk in my trunk these days. The first two weeks at Shaw’s this New Year was awesome for healthy crap, but now, it’s just slipping into the same old nasty junk food. Can’t wait until next week and the Super Bowl specials. Blah.

24 01 2010
bessmarvin

weird. i didn’t realize they were variable. i thought everyone got $4/$10. i considered the pasta, but i’m still working through a lot of ronzoni healthy harvest i got for free a while back (and i don’t have a ton of cupboard real estate). it seems like grocery stores only care about healthy food at the first of the year, and then it disintegrates to garbage pretty much immediately. it’s not that i don’t love junk food (probably too much)- but a little more balance would be nice! you’re right about super bowl specials- it’s gonna be grisly! (bring on the chips & dip!)

24 01 2010
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[…] fact of the matter is that i need to be more diligent with what i stuff in my cramhole. despite the disappointing fare in this week’s shaw’s flier, i did still manage to score a few good deals.  however, as the diet is to start tomorrow (and […]

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