The weekly grocery ads are delivered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, in my area, and one of the things I like to do on a Thursday evening is go through the ads to see what's on special this week. I make note of the best deals and then decide what I'll buy. I make my meal plans based on what I buy and what's in the freezer and pantry.
I'm lucky enough to have several grocery stores within a two-mile radius of my house or on my way home from work. But I tend to shop at two or three stores, for the most part. So, I only look at the grocery ads for those stores and ignore the rest.
This week's deals include:
Pork shoulder picnic roast at $.89/lb.
Bacon, 12 oz. pack @ $2.50
Cooking oil, 40 oz. @ $1.99
Potatoes, 10 lb. bag @ $.99
Ataulfo Mangoes, @ $.33
Cantaloupe, @ $.33/lb.
Strawberries, @ $.99/lb.
I will not buy any meat this week, since I still have most of what I bought last week and I have some bacon in the freezer.
I don't need any oil, either, since I have two bottles in my pantry, and that's plenty for me. I am tempted to buy the potatoes; I've come to the end of my current bag of potatoes and the few that are left are starting to sprout!
I will definitely buy some mangoes and probably a cantaloupe. They, with the oranges from my garden, will be my fruit for next week.
I will be keeping an eye out for a bargain on eggs. I am down to the last four eggs in my container of free (with coupon) eggs which I picked up in January. I generally eat 1-2 eggs a week, so those four eggs will last me for another couple of weeks. By which time, eggs should be going on sale.
Do you check the grocery ads to get the best deals?