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Weekly Grocery Deals Thread – August 8th – August 14th [ON/East]

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Weekly Grocery Deals Thread – August 8th – August 14th [ON/East]

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Weekly Grocery Deals Thread – August 8th – August 14th [ON/East]

Hi everyone,

I remember a year or so ago there being a thread for weekly grocery deals and since I didn't see any pop up, I decided to start one last week. Feedback has been positive so here’s the third week’s lineup! Please share any suggestions for deals that I've missed. Here's this week’s lineup of deals:

And for those of you in the west, I’m looking forward towards posting the thread later this week. If anyone could quickly PM me with the basics (e.g. when flyer cycles start, what stores are reputable; price match policies with large grocers, which regions have different flyer cycles) that would really help a lot.

Produce – Fruits
[Food Basics]: Clementines, $2.88/2 lb bag
[Food Basics]: Blueberries, $1.88/1 pint
[Food Basics]: Raspberries, $1.88/170g
[Food Basics]: Red Mangoes, $0.67/ea
[FreshCo]: Sweet Corn, $0.10/ea (Thurs, Fri only) – shout out goes to the first RFDer who posts the corn video.
[Loblaws] President’s Choice Frozen Vegetables, $1.88/500 – 750g (Thurs, Fri, Sat only)
[Walmart]: Whole Seedless Watermelon, $2.66/11 lb average
[No Frills]: Farmer’s Market Yellow Peaches [Ontario Peaches] , $2.87/3 LB clamshell

[Real Canadian Superstore]: Celery, $1.68/ea

Meat
[Food Basics]: Fresh Bone-In Pork Combination Chops, $1.97/lb
[Loblaws]: Schneider’s Jumbo Wieners, $2.88/ea (Thurs, Fri, Sat only)
[Walmart]: Lean Ground Beef Value Pack [i.e. Family Size, Club Pack), $2.88/lb
[Your Independent Grocer]: Pork Side Ribs, $1.49/lb (Thurs, Fri, Sat only)

Dairy/Eggs
[Metro]: President Brie Cheese, $4.53[/b]/lb (50% off $9.05/lb)
[Real Canadian Superstore]: Gray Ridge/Prestige Large Eggs, $2.98/18 eggs

Drinks
[Food Basics]: Tropicana Orange Juice, $2.97/1.65L
[Sobeys]: B1G2 Free, Coca-Cola, Pepsi Soft Drinks, 1L/$1.69 - $1.79

Others
[No Frills]: No Name Oriental Noodles and Soup Mix (i.e. Instant Noodles), $0.10/ea – limit 24
[No Frills]: President’s Choice Thin Crust Pizza or PC Flatbread, $2.87/ea
[No Frills]: Tilda Basmati Rice, $9.97/10 lb
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No Frills - Tilda basmati rice - 10lb bag - $9.97

Update: RCSS for $9.98 as well.
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M1k3yRFD wrote: [Food Basics]: Fresh Bone-In Pork Combination Chops, $1.97/lb
Anyone know what a "combination chop" is?
I've never heard that term before and Google brings me back here.
[Walmart]: Lean Ground Beef Value Pack [i.e. Family Size, Club Pack), $2.88/lb
I'm not 100% sure, but I think Costco is cheaper than this.
Not to mention better.

EDIT: I lied. Regular price is $3.64/lb at Costco.

[Food Basics]: Tropicana Orange Juice, $2.97/1.65L
I thought this was cheaper at Costco (when not on sale) but it turns out this is $1.80/L vs Costco's regular price of $1.89/L.
Obviously cheaper if you compare sale to sale, but this is more a benchmark than anything.
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death_hawk wrote: Anyone know what a "combination chop" is?
I've never heard that term before and Google brings me back here. [...]
For the past 25 years, almost all bone-in pork chops that I saw offered in supermarkets in Ontario have always been "combination packs", with the meaning that "the pack will contain a combination of several rib-end chops (fattier) and several loin-end chops (leaner)".
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ahoroba wrote: For the past 25 years, all bone-in pork chops that I saw offered in supermarkets in Ontario have always been "combination packs", with the meaning that "the pack will contain a combination of several rib-end chops (fattier) and several loin-end chops (leaner)".
Oh... that's what that means.
I figured they named it weirdly or something.
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I don't think ground beef is cheaper at Costco. I believe it's $8 or so per kg, which works out to about $3.60/lb.

Your Independent Grocer has pork side ribs for $1.50/lb, only until Saturday.
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Lone_Prodigy wrote: I don't think ground beef is cheaper at Costco. I believe it's $8 or so per kg, which works out to about $3.60/lb.
Oh you're right, I for some reason thought it was $6/kg.
I'll edit my post.

I still stand behind the quality though.
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death_hawk wrote: ...
22086 posts?!?

22086 / 4734 days = nearly 5 posts every single day for the last dozen years! Wow.

I feel like "deal expert" isn't sufficient.
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canada_dry wrote: 22086 shit posts?!?
Fixed.
I feel like "deal expert" isn't sufficient.
@TomRFD Can I get a title of "Post *****?"
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canada_dry wrote: 22086 / 4734 days = nearly 5 posts every single day for the last dozen years! Wow.
In for a penny... in for a pound...

I have 5 posts in this thread alone which is pretty ridiculous when you consider that there's a total of 13.
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Longos has forn for $0.25 each if you'd rather not deal with chaos at FreshCo. I just bought a dozen, they're huge and look really good
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Thanks for all of the suggestions. Updated OP with some notable deals.
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In for eggs, price match at walmart
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death_hawk wrote: Oh you're right, I for some reason thought it was $6/kg.
I'll edit my post.

I still stand behind the quality though.
I picked up some ground beef from Costco a week ago, it was $7.49/kg, works out to be roughly about $3.4/lb. Yesterday, I saw a sign stated that there will be additional dollars off a pack, can't remember exactly how many dollars though.
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[Walmart]: Whole Seedless Watermelon, $2.66/11 lb average

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