Real Food Deals September 18 – 24

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Looking for “real food” sales? Here’s a quick round-up of specials you might find on the west coast. To find specials in other parts of the country, check out the store deals database at Money Saving Mom.

I’ve scanned through the grocery ads to highlight the unprocessed or minimally processed items that I see as good deals this week. I have certain target prices, so what the store may call a “sale” price is not necessarily what I call a deal.

Check with your local store and ad to confirm the sale prices I list. Consider these special prices for stock-up opportunities available in Southern California stores:



Fresh produce

  • red or green seedless grapes $0.88/pound
  • cantaloupes2/$1
  • Italian squash or roma tomatoes $0.88/pound
  • red or green bell peppers 2/$1
  • gala, pink lady or granny smith apples $0.98/pound
  • Australian navel oranges $0.98/pound
  • yellow, white or red onions 2 pounds/$1
  • broccoli crowns or cauliflower $0.88/pound
  • white sweet corn 3 for $1
  • organic bunched broccoli or cauliflower $1.50/pound
  • organic gala or fuji apples $1.50/pound
  • organic cucumbers $0.88/pound

Meat and Fish

  • pork tenderloin $2.49/pound
  • boneless pork shoulder roast or country-style ribs $1.77/pound
  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts $2.49/pound
  • 100% grass fed organic ground beef $4.99/pound


Fresh produce

  • yellow peaches or nectarines $0.99/pound
  • fuij, gala, granny smith or red delicious apples $0.99/pound
  • organic gala apples $1.49/pound
  • navel oranges or minneola tangelos $0.99/pound
  • Bartlett pears $0.99/pound
  • iceberg, romaine, green or red leaf lettuce or organic kale $0.99 each
  • hass avocados or green bell peppers $0.69/each

Meat and Fish

  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts $1.88/pound
  • ground sirloin $2.99/pound



Fresh Produce

  • CA-grown Barlett pears $0.99/pound
  • CA-grown white corn 3 for $1

Meats and Fish

  • Foster Farms whole chicken $0.88/pound
  • boneless, beef chuck pot roast $2.99/pound



(The shiny paper is gone but the ad looks like junk mail.)

Fresh Produce

  • mini seedless watermelon $1.99 each
  • white corn on the cob 5/$1
  • New crop gala apples $1.29/pound
  • hass avocados $0.99/each
  • large bartlett pears $0.99/pound
  • large red, yellow, or orange bell peppers $0.99/each

Meats and Fish

  • Foster Farms split chicken breasts $0.99/pound – limit 2



Stater Brothers

Fresh Produce

  • green seedless grapes $0.99/pound
  • red delicious or fuji apples $0.99/pound
  • cauliflower $0.99/pound
  • Italian squash $0.99/pound
  • cantaloupe $1/each

Meats and Fish

  • Randall Farms chicken leg breasts $1.99/pound
  • Pork country-style strips $1.99/pound
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  1. Meredith_in_Aus says:

    Australian Navel Oranges 0.98/pound! At first I thought it was funny ’cause we can buy Californian Navel oranges, but then I realised that you pay half what we pay for our own oranges. Crazy! Your produce prices are an absolute steal.

  2. Jessica B says:

    Wow, your produce is insanely cheap compared to anything I have EVER see in New England. The cheapest I can get a cantaloupe is usually $2.50 at BJs, at the grocery store they are often 3.99. I just bought cauliflower today for $3 a head, one avocado for $2, pink ladies are usually$ 2.50 lb, Pretty much everything you have listed is about double to triple here. I can’t even buy grapes if they aren’t on sale (for 1.99) Seeing this really makes me realize how you can feed your family organic! Organic usually costs another 50% more. This is why we eat a lot of bananas…

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