Friday, August 5, 2011

Western Beef: Amazing deals on eggs and cheese

Besides a fridge-filling trip to ALDI yesterday, I also ran up to the local Western Beef supermarket. I went primarily because of two great deals I saw in their weekly ad:

  • Medium eggs, 50¢ per dozen (limit 4)
  • Iberia canned beans, 33¢ each (limit 6 with additional $10.00 purchase)
Now I usually use large eggs, but I had to get that great deal - ALDI sells large eggs for $1.29 per dozen, and that's the cheapest price in town.  I looked up the equivalency between egg sizes.  I found that for recipes using 1, 2, or 3 large eggs, you can use the same number of medium eggs as large eggs.  For recipes using 4, 5, or 6 large eggs, add one more medium egg than the recipe calls for.

I purchased black beans and kidney beans at the last Western Beef bean sale, but I didn't have any white beans in stock.  So I picked out a bit more than $10.00 in produce and eggs (and a few bagels as treats for the kids), and got 6 cans of white beans.

After I picked up the eggs, I was ambling down the rest of the dairy aisle when some orange discount tags on shredded cheese bags caught my eye.  The tags were on 8 oz packages of Kraft pizza cheese (a mixture of mozzarella and cheddar).  All of the packages were marked down to 69¢ each!

What a great deal!  I checked to make sure that they weren't on sale because they were going bad, but the sell-by date was several days away. I restrained myself from clearing them out, but I did get eight packages.  Shredded cheese freezes well, so I'll have a couple months' supply of cheese for my homemade pizza, quesadillas, chili, and lots of other recipes.

Here's the rundown of the deals:

4 dozen medium eggs @ 50¢ = $2.00
6 Iberia white beans @ 33¢ = $1.98
3 bagels @ 63¢ = $1.89
8 Kraft pizza cheese @ 69¢ = $5.52
1 iceberg lettuce @ $1.19
0.96 lb tomatoes @ 69¢/lb = 63¢
1 romaine lettuce @ $1.29
1.95 lb grapes @ 99¢/lb = $1.93
1.38 lb green pepper @ 69¢/lb = $1.09
2.09 lb bananas @ 39¢/lb = 82¢

Total spent: $18.23

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4 comments: August 5, 2011 at 5:12 PM  

Wow! What a great deal on Cheese! Your Awesome! You always find the best deals.

J Rodney August 5, 2011 at 10:17 PM  

Now those are some great deals. I have been thinking about trying out Western Beef, but I kind of thought those good deals would be gone the first day. How have your experience been with that?

Thank you for linking up your savings at the Weekly Savings Linky @ Frugality Is Free.

Unknown August 5, 2011 at 10:39 PM  

@SavingsIsFree: Thanks!

@JRFrugalMom - There were plenty of eggs to be had when I went (the second day of the sales cycle). The cheese was just a clearance sale I happened upon - the other cheeses were full price. Some of the varieties of beans were a little low, but there were still several varieties.

I've occasionally found empty shelves on a few products there, but they do tend to be well-stocked for the most part. I'd say that they're not quite as good as Publix in having stock of sale items, but a heck of a lot better than Walgreens or CVS.

Hope this helps!

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