Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter Grocery Deals

I thought I'd do just a quick roundup of last minute Easter grocery deals this week.

At pretty much every grocery store, look for the best prices of the season on the following items:  (These deals are so ubiquitous that it doesn't seem worth it to list every price.)
- Hams (Capitally Frugal has a roundup of ham prices in the DC area)
- Pineapples
- Asparagus
- Strawberries
- Sweet potatoes
- Eggs
- Butter (although the egg and butter deals have been disappointing this year, in my opinion)

There's also still time for some new and better deals from the stores with new ads starting tomorrow (such as HT, Safeway, and Bloom) or even Friday (Giant).

And here are your last minute candy deals for this week:

At Walgreens last night, I was excited to get Life Savers Jelly Beans for $1.00/bag - after sale, April coupon book coupon, and $1.00/2 from 4/3 SS insert.  Easter M&M's were also $1.00/bag after sale, coupon book coupon, and $1.00/2 from 4/10 RP insert or printable.

At CVS, the $1.97 M&M sale included non-Easter pretzel M&M's, so I used $1.00/1 coupon from the 3/13  RP insert to get these for $.97.  My CVS has also had some Gold Emblem candy (in the regular candy section) as much as 75% off the past two weeks, so keep an eye out for that.  Through today at CVS, you can get a Easter egg dying kit and a package of Easter grass free after ECBs.

Target has $.25 Easter grass and $.65 bags of a dozen plastic eggs this week.  Their candy prices are fairly competitive, although not quite as good as the drugstores.

Keep in mind that the week after Easter can be a great time to pick up discounted candy at least 50% off.  However, some of this week's deals are probably going to beat the 50% off regular price, between sales and coupons.  The majority of the Easter candy coupons expire on Easter, with the exception of the Life Savers/Starburst jelly beans coupon.

What Easter deals have you seen this week?

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