Sprouts deals & produce price comparison – 3/18-3/25


If you didn’t make it to Sprouts before the 17th or they were out of berries when you got there, you’re in luck…

Berries and pears are cheaper this week!

The Fuji apples are a bit more expensive than last week, but still a good price.

Just for fun, I’ve compared Sprouts to other local stores that have ads online or in the paper. This gives you a general idea where to shop for produce this week, but please keep in mind there are other produce specials at all the stores that I have not listed here.

I could not find an ad for Walmart, but when I was there earlier in the week, their prices were higher than sprouts for pears and strawberries. I didn’t check the other items. You can try a price match if you take the ad from another store in with you. I haven’t had many good experiences at Walmart, so I’d rather go to two or three stores than try to do a price match at Walmart.

These sale prices are for the Dallas area and in many cases the brand is not mentioned, so it may not be an apples to apples comparison (no pun intended – really). And = best price

FRUIT

Strawberries (1 lb.) – 2/$3
– Tom Thumb ad: 2 lbs. for $4.99
– Kroger ad: 2 lbs. for $5.00, but they’re Driscoll. The other stores do not mention the brand.
– Target ad: 2 lbs. for $5.00
– Albertsons ad: 2 lbs. for $5.49

Blackberries (5.6 oz) – 2/$3
– Albertsons ad: $3.99
– Central Market ad: $0.99 each

Bosc and Bartlett Pears – $0.77/lb.
– Whole Foods ad: $0.99/lb. – organic Red Anjou pears

Large Fancy Navel Oranges – $1.00/2 lbs.
– Tom Thumb ad: $3.88 for 8 lb. bag
Just slightly cheaper ($0.02/lb) at Tom Thumb if you want an 8 lb. bag!
– Kroger ad: $4.99 for 8 lb. bag
– Whole Foods ad – $0.99/lb. for Cara Cara navel oranges

Green Seedless Grapes – $5.00/4 lbs. ($1.25/lb)
– Central Market ad: $0.99/lb.
– Kroger ad: $1.79/lb. – green, white or red
– Albertsons ad: $1.99/lb.
– Tom Thumb ad: $2.49/lb.

Texas Red Grapefruit – 3 for $1

Fuji and Jonagold Apples – $0.77/lb.
– Albertsons ad: $0.99/lb for Fuji apples
– Whole Foods ad: $2.99 for 3 lbs ($0.99/lb) for ORGANIC Fuji, Granny Smith or Braeburn if you prefer organic!
– Tom Thumb ad: 2 lbs. for $3 – Fuji, Granny Smith, Red Delicious or Gala

VEGETABLES

Red Bell Peppers – 2 for $1

Hothouse Tomatoes – $0.77/lb
– Kroger ad: $0.99/lb
– Tom Thumb ad: $2.79/lb.

I used to waste a lot of money on fresh produce. I had no idea the prices could vary so greatly (I just didn’t pay attention), and some of the produce would inevitably go bad before we ate it. Money was being thrown down the drain! At Janet’s suggestion, I am going to try Fiesta this week and see how their produce prices look. I’ll report back if I can make it over there.

There are several deals at the grocery stores this week, but it takes me a long time to compile everything so it will be a few days before I post what I’ve found.

Looks like I’m going to have an awesome tool to help me speed up the matching process so I can post everything sooner and again at the end of the week when the new newspaper inserts come out. I’m very excited about it!!

If you need to get some grocery shopping done before I post the match-ups, you can grab many of the coupon match-ups at Couponmom.com or Hotcouponworld.com. I’ve spotted at least one deal that I haven’t seen listed anywhere else yet, but I need to work up some scenarios to share before I post it!



One Response to “Sprouts deals & produce price comparison – 3/18-3/25”

  1. March 19th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    SuperSavingSarah says:

    Thank you for this! I never imagined that Central Market could be the cheapest, whatever the item may be! And Sprouts cheaper than Walmart? Who could have imagined that? A great ‘eye opener’! Thanks again!

    SSS


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