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Sales, Menus & Recipes: Grocery Stores in the Digital World

25 April 2018  
The digital world extends all the way into our grocery carts.

This week might be a good time to explore the intersection of food and the online world. More and more stores are beginning programs to make shopping easier and more efficient by going online. Digital Coupons have been around for a few years and now many stores are adding online shopping. You can go to their websites (see below) to find out about the details of each store’s programs for shopping online. Some allow you to pick up your order at a special area in the parking lot, some will deliver your order to your home. Of course there is a price for these services, but for many the convenience will be worth it.

Fry’s this week has both a Buy Four Get $4 Off sale and a large number of Digital Coupons. There is also a Four Day Only sale from 4/46-4/29.

Safeway has a full page of Clip or Click coupons (nice for those of us who do not have smart phones.) 

Sprouts is featuring a 72 hour sale, from 4/27-4/19.

Head’s Up—Cinco De Mayo is next week, Pork Shoulder Roasts, suitable for Green Chili Stew, Pulled Pork, and Tamales are on sale this week at Fry’s, $.99/lb, 4 day sale; Safeway $.99/lb with Clip or Click Coupon.

Special Days this week:
4/25, Zucchini Bread Day
4/26, Pretzel Day
4/27, Prime Rib Day
4/28, Blueberry Pie Day and Sense of Smell Day (because smell and taste are intertwined)

4/29, Shrimp Scampi Day
4/30, Oatmeal Cookie Day

Links & Definitions:

All Store Coupons & Sales (on the Pillsbury site)
Fry’s Grocery Ad Fliers
Safeway Grocery Ad Fliers
Sprouts Grocery Ads 
BOGO: Buy One, Get One
O: Organic
B/S: Boneless, Skinless
AZ: Grown in Arizona

Day 1

Honey Garlic Chicken Breast
Green Salad
Zucchini Bread

Honey Garlic Chicken

Zucchini Bread

Have you ever tried mini chocolate chips in your zucchini bread?
You should!

Items On Sale

Chicken Breast, BS, Buy 1 Get 2 Free @Fry’s, $1.47/lb@ Safeway, $1.77 @Sprouts
Salad Greens, $2.49/box @Fry’s (wi digital coupon) $1.99/head @Safeway (organic)
Tomatoes, $2.50 @Sprout, (O Grape) $1.99/16 oz pkg @ Fry’s (Compari) $1.69/lb @Safeway
Cucumbers $$.50/each @ Sprouts 
Bell Peppers $.50/each@Sprouts $.99/each @Safeway
Zucchini $.98/lb @Sprouts

Day 2

Baked Salmon
Steamed Asparagus
Assorted Relishes
Dinner Rolls
Strawberries and Cream

Baked Salmon, Quick and Easy

Suggestions for Relish Plate
Celery Sticks (stuffed With a mixture of cream cheese and blue cheese), Carrot Sticks, Dill Pickle Spears, Olives (Black or Green, Stuffed or Not), Snacking Size Tomatoes, Mini Cucumbers (halved or quartered lengthwise, Roasted Mini Peppers, Marinated Artichoke Hearts or Mushrooms

Items On Sale

Salmon Fillets $7.99/lb @Safeway AND Sprouts, 9.99/lb @Fry’s
Asparagus $.98/lb @ Sprouts
Strawberries $1.88/2 lb pkg @Sprouts $2.50/lb @Safeway $2/lb @Fry,s
Celery $1.25/bunch $Sprouts



Day 3

Meatloaf
Potato Wedges
Caprese Salad
Ice Cream

Meatloaf

Potato Wedges

Caprese Salad

Items On Sale

Ground Beef 85% lean $2.77/lb @Sprouts $2.97 (Value Pack) @Safeway (pkg of 3 or more lb)
Ground Beef 80% lean $3.49/lb @Fry’s (sold in 3 lb pkg)
Russet Potatoes $$.88/lb @Safeway
Ice Cream $BOGO/48 0z @Fry’s (Turkey Hill) $2.50/10oz @Safeway(blue Bunny) $3.99/16 oz @Sprouts (Enlightened)

Day 4

Herb and Garlic Crusted Pork Chops
Corn on the Cob
Fruit Salad
Mini Blueberry Pies

Herb and Garlic Crusted Pork Chops

Mini Blueberry Pies

Items On Sale

Pork Chops $1.99 @Safeway 
Sweet Corn $3/four pack @Safeway 
Blueberries $3.99/6 oz @Safeway (O)  $2/6 oz @Fry’s
Blackberries $2/6 0z @Fry’s
Grapes $.77/lb @ Fry’s (red) AND @Safeway (red or green)
Pears $.99/lb @Fry’s
Bananas $1/ three lb @Sprouts (72 hr sale)

Day 5

Crispy Tofu Vegan Stir Fry
Steamed Rice
Tomato Aspic
Fruit Plate with Pineapple and Watermelon

Crispy Tofu Vegan Stir Fry

Tomato Aspic

Look for Vegan Gelatin

Items On Sale

Tofu $.99/each 14 oz @Sprouts
Veggies See Day 1 & Day 2
Pineapple $.97/each @Safeway  $2/each @Sprouts
Watermelon $.77/each @Fry’s 

Day 6

Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles
Garlic Bread
Green Salad
Oatmeal Cookies

Shrimp Scampi With Zucchini Noodles

I would cook the zucchini noodles separately, then drain and add. (They are a little wet)

Basic Oatmeal Cookies

Some Different Oats

Items On Sale

Shrimp $9.99/2 lb bag @Safeway (wi Coupon) (Frozen)  $9.99/lb @Sprouts 
Zucchini $.99/lb @Sprouts
Oats $.69/lb @Sprouts (in bulk)
Salad greens etc. See Day 1

A Bonus Recipe In Honor of Pretzel Day

Potluck? Kid’s Party? Try This.

 

 

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Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Founder and Editor of the eNewsAZ Network of websites. She asks a lot of questions! In her spare time, she loves photography, cooking and hanging out with her family.