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Best deals for your holiday dinner

THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Happy holidays!

Is it time to eat yet?

I just love holiday feasts, so I've listed your best  Southern California specials, which are mostly good until  Saturday, Dec. 25 (2010).  And let me know what time to come over!

Click here to see a separate breakout listing your holiday prime rib and roast deals. Yum.

To see the entire flyer for each store, go to the second page of this blog and click on the blue supermarket names to go directly to their weekly ads.

My favorite holiday food deals this week:

  • Sweet yams 4 lbs. for 99 cents at Super King Market Anaheim
  • Beef ribeye roast $3.77 lb. with coupon at Albertsons
  • USDA Choice Presidential Cut standing rib roast natural $5.99 lb. at Sprouts
  • USDA Select standing rib roast bone-in $4.99 lb. at Ralphs
  • Fresh prime rib roast or steaks $3.99 lb. at Superior
  • Natural cut Angus standing prime rib beef roast $5.99 lb. at Henry's
  • Fresh oranges 7 lbs. for 99 cents at Superior
  • Cutie tangerines 3-lb bag for $2.99 at Albertsons
  • Fresh Atlantic salmon fillet $5.99 lb. at Superior
  • Atlantic salmon steaks $3.99 lb. at Super King Market Anaheim
  • Half ham 77 cents lb. at Fresh & Easy
  • Fresh pork shoulder picnic roast 77 cents lb. at Food4Less
  • Farmer John spiral cut sliced ham $1.39 lb. at Smart & Final with $25 purchase
  • Foster Farms fresh whole roasting chicken 79 cents lb at Smart & Final
  • Challenge unsalted butter 1 lb. $1.79 at Super King Market Anaheim
  • Chino Valley cage-free eggs 2 dozen for $5 at Sprouts
  • Whole onions 6 lbs. for 96 cents at Food4Less
  • Fresh artichokes 88 cents each at Henry's
  • Maseca corn masa mix 4.4 lb. bag $1.78 at Food4Less
  • Entenmann's boxed pastries $1.98 at Food4Less
  • Duncan Hines cake mix 78 cents at Food4Less
  • Swanson canned broth 59 cents each at Albertsons
  • Campbell's cream of chicken or mushroom soup 69 cents at Albertsons
  • Fresh whole cooked Dungeness crab wild caught $3.99 lb. at Albertsons

And, if you know of a good deal, let us all know in the comments at the bottom! If there's a market you particularly like, tell me why!

And here's a link to my list of 5 ways to save at the grocery store!

STORE-BY-STORE LISTINGS AND LINKS TO GROCERY STORE SPECIALS PAGES

Albertsons (all specials require free loyalty card)

  • Albertsons beef ribeye roast $3.77 lb. with flyer coupon
  • Farmer John full half ham $1.27 lb.
  • Cutie tangerines 3-lb. bag $2.99
  • Kraft various cheese 2 for $5
  • Philadelphia cream cheese $1.19 limit 4
  • Daisy sour  cream 10 tubs for $10
  • Campbell's cream of chicken or mushroom soup 69 cents can
  • Challenge butter 2 lbs. for $5
  • Tropicana or Dole juices 2 for $5
  • Del Monte or Albertsons canned vegetables 2 cans for $1
  • Folgers coffee 28-34 oz. $6.99
  • Pillsbury cinnamon or crescent rolls 3 pkgs for $5
  • Fresh whole cooked Dungeness crab wild caught $3.99 lb.
  • 3 oz. wild caught lobster tails $5.99 each
  • Boneless fresh Atlantic salmon fillets $7.99 lb. farm raised
  • Mix & Match deals 10 for $10: Carnation evaporated milk
  • Mix & Match deals 10 for $10: Albertsons graham cracker pie crust
  • Mix & Match deals 10 for $10: Albertsons stuffing
  • Mix & Match deals 10 for $10: Albertsons pitted olives 6 oz. can
  • Mix & Match deals 10 for $10: Albertons bottled gravy
  • Mix & Match deals 10 for $10: Frozen vegetables
  • Mix & Match deals 10 for $10: Cool Whip
  • Apple, Dutch apple or pumpkin pies $3.99 each
  • Swanson canned broth 59 cents each

Food4Less

  • Fresh whole chicken 77 cents lb.
  • Fresh pork shoulder picnic roast 77 cents lb.
  • Whole onions 6 lbs. for 96 cents
  • Fresh pineapple 3 lbs. for 99 cents
  • Navel oranges 4 lbs. for $1
  • Wesson cooking oils $1.98 for 48 oz. bottle
  • 8-inch fresh apple or pumpkin pies 2 for $5
  • Maseca corn masa mix 4.4 lb. bag $1.78
  • Banana leaves 98 cents lb.
  • 4 lb. Farmer John tub of lard $4.48
  • 10 lb. bag of chicken leg quarters 59 cents lb.
  • 1 lb. bag of corn husks $3.98
  • Minute Maid juices 2 for $4
  • 80 Guerrero corn tortillas $1.98
  • Entenmann's boxed pastries $1.98 limit 4
  • 3 lbs. red yams for 99 cents
  • 4 fresh cucumbers for $1
  • Fresh celery bunch 68 cents
  • Radishes or cilantro four bunches for $1
  • Triple cleaned pinto beans 2 lbs. 98 cents
  • 2-lb jumbo rotisserie chicken $4.98
  • Zacky Farms fresh young turkey $1.28 lb.
  • Duncan Hines cake mix 78 cents
  • Blue Bonnet margarine sticks 2 lbs. for $1
  • Gold Medal flour 5-lb bag $1.48

Fresh & Easy

  • Half ham 77 cents lb. limit 1
  • Spiral sliced ham $1.47 lb. limit 1
  • Fresh & Easy pecan pie $3.99
  • Cool Whip 99 cents each
  • Russet potatoes 10-lb bag for $1.99
  • 6-lb. bag of navel oranges $2.49
  • Fresh & Easy cranberry cocktail 2 for $4 limit 4
  • Jennie-O fresh whole turkey $1.29 lb. limit 2
  • Fresh & Easy boneless New York steaks $4.99 lb. limit 4
  • 1 lb. pack of fresh red cherries $2.99
  • Fresh & Easy boneless beef rib roast $4.99 lb.
  • Fresh & Easy 80/20 ground beef $1.99 lb.
  • El Guapo 6 oz. pkg of corn husks $1.99
  • Maseca corn flour $2.99 for 4.4 lb. bag
  • Romero's prepared massa dough 5 lbs. $3.69
  • Fresh & Easy fresh soups $1.99 for 20 oz. container

Gelsons

  • USDA Choice all natural prime rib $10.99 lb.
  • Sabra hummus $2.99 pkg
  • Tropicana orange juice $2.99
  • Haagen-Dazs $4.99 pint
  • Organic naval oranges $1.49 lb.
  • Fresh cooked large shrimp $17.99 lb.

Henry's Farmers Market (shopping at work warning: Site makes annoying sounds and is hard to navigate)

  • Note that Henry's has double ad Wednesdays, where they honor last week's and this week's ad both!
  • Natural cut Angus standing prime rib beef roast $5.99 lb.
  • Tropical mangos 49 cents each
  • Hass avocados 49 cents each
  • Satsuma tangerines 97 cents lb.
  • Fresh artichokes 88 cents each
  • San Pellegrino water 99 cents bottle
  • Premium butter $2.99 lb.
  • Horizon organic eggnog $2.99 a quart
  • Henry's apple or pumpkin pies $2.99 each
  • Mixed nuts with peanuts $3.99 lb.

Mothers Market

  • These deals are good until Dec. 21, not until Christmas
  • Organic flour $1.89 to $4.49
  • Organic sugars $2.99 to $3.39
  • HeavenScent festive cookies 2 for $5
  • Diestel range grown turkey $2.49 lb.
  • Grateful Harvest organic turkey $3.69 lb.
  • Straus organic ice cream $3.69 pint
  • Locally grown organic navel oranges 99 cents lb.
  • Organic Oregon russet potatoes $1.99 for 5-lb. bag
  • Organic large Hass avocados $1.29 each
  • WhiteWave silk nog soy eggnog product $2.19 for 32 oz.

Northgate Markets (Gonzalez Northgate) (prices start Thursdays and go to following Wednesdays)

Pavilions (all specials require free loyalty card)

  • Farmer John smoked shank half ham 88 cents lb limit 1 with $25 purchase
  • Safeway spiral sliced half ham limit 1
  • Fresh 80/20 ground beef $1.97 lb.
  • Boneless beef chuck pot roast $1.97 lb.
  • Boneless beef cross rib roast $2.47 lb.
  • Beauregard or Garnet yams 48 cents lb.
  • Broccoli crowns 88 cents lb.
  • Navel oranges 3 lbs. for 99 cents
  • Birds Eye Steamfresh or C&W frozen vegetables 2 pkgs for $3
  • Take a look at the daily deals from now until Dec. 18!
  • Rancher's Reserve beef ribeye roast $4.99 lb.
  • Rancher's Reserve boneless beef New York strip roast $4.99 lb.
  • Boneless whole pork loin $2.49 lb.
  • Semi boneless whole leg of lamb $4.49 lb.
  • Challenge butter $2.99 lb.
  • Lucerne eggnog 64 oz. carton $2.99
  • Imperial margarine sticks 79 cents lb.

Ralphs (all specials require free loyalty card)

  • Note that Ralphs is offering DOUBLE COUPONS right now for coupons up to $1.00 for a limited time only
  • Boneless New York roast $3.99 lb. limit 2
  • Farmer John full half ham 88 cents lb. with $25 purchase
  • USDA Select standing rib roast bone-in $4.99 lb. limit 2
  • Ocean Spray juice cocktails $1.77 bottle limit 4
  • 5-lb box Cuties tangerines $3.88
  • Eggo waffles 99 cents box limit 4
  • Birds-Eye Steamfresh or CW vegetables 99 cents bag limit 4
  • Red Globe grapes 99 cents lb.
  • Whole defrosted lobster tails $6.99 each for 5 oz. tail
  • Jumbo lobster tail defrosted $9.99 each for 8 oz.
  • Wild caught large King Crab legs $9.99 lb. defrosted
  • Frozen Tendergold or Honeysuckle turkeys 99 cents lb.
  • Red yams 69 cents lb.
  • Minute Maid orange juice 2 cartons for $5

Smart & Final * You don't need a card here anymore for the deals

  • Farmer John spiral cut sliced ham $1.39 lb. (with $25 purchase)
  • Fresh red yams 2 lbs. for $1
  • First Street vegetables 2 cans for $1
  • Maseca corn flour 4.4 lb. bag $1.99
  • Ocean Spray cranberry cocktail 64 oz. bottle $1.88
  • First Street young turkey 79 cents lb. (limit 2)
  • Fresh boneless leg of lamb $5.99 lb.
  • Fresh boneless leg of pork $1.49 lb.
  • Carnation evaporated milk 99 cents can
  • Boneless beef ribeye roast $6.99 lb.
  • Bay Harbor tail-off shrimp or cooked tail-on shrimp $11.98 for a 2-lb. bag
  • Foster Farms fresh whole roasting chicken 79 cents lb. limit 4

Sprouts

  • Fresh pineapple 97 cents each
  • Navel oranges 49 cents lb.
  • Cukes, radishes, green onions or cilantro 49 cents bunch
  • Hass avocados 88 cents each
  • Roasted almonds $3.99 lb.
  • USDA Choice Presidential Cut standing rib roast natural $5.99 lb.
  • Boneless skinless chicken thighs $1.49 lb.
  • Sliced ham off the bone or Black Forest ham $4.99 lb.
  • Almond Breeze almond milk 2 cartons for $5
  • All Sprouts sliced breads 30% off
  • Sprouts apple and pumpkin pies with no trans fats $2.99 each
  • Sprouts butter $2.99 lb.
  • Chino Valley cage-free eggs 2 dozen for $5
  • Fresh free-range whole turkey $1.99 lb. all natural
  • Fresh Atlantic salmon fillets $6.99 lb. (pin bones removed)
  • Sprouts hummus $3.99 for 16-oz carton
  • Note that Sprouts also has double ad Wednesdays, shop the new and old ads both!

Stater Bros

  • Spiral sliced half ham $1.17 lb. with $25 minimum purchase limit 1
  • Beef rib-eye roast $3.99 lb.
  • Honeysuckle fresh young turkey 99 cents lb.
  • Full half ham water added 77 cents lb. with $25 minimum purchase
  • Five varieties of roast for half price
  • Fresh green beans 69 cents lb.
  • 3-lb. bag of Cuties $1.99
  • Minute Maid orange juice $1.99 for 64 oz. carton
  • Bailey's Irish Cream $9.99 bottle must buy four
  • Fresh yams 59 cents lb.
  • Fresh pineapple 59 cents lb.
  • Hass avocados 4 for $5
  • Celery 99 cents bunch
  • Kraft mix and match, buy 6: Cool Whip 49 cents
  • Kraft mix and match, buy 6: Stove Top stuffing 99 cents
  • Kraft mix and match, buy 6: Shredded cheese $1.99 bag
  • Kraft mix and match, buy 6: Philadelphia cream cheese 99 cents brick
  • Kraft mix and match, buy 6: Oscar Mayer sliced bacon $2.49
  • Ocean Spray juice cocktails $1.99 for 64 oz.

Super King Market Anaheim (these special run through Dec. 24)

  • Sweet yams 4 lbs. for 99 cents
  • Fornella Panettone cakes $2.99
  • Challenge unsalted butter 1 lb. $1.79
  • Fancy dry mixed nuts or fruits $2.99 lb.
  • Honeydew melon 4 lbs. for 99 cents
  • Satsuma tangerines 69 cents lb.
  • Fresh or marinated chicken leg meat 89 cents lb.
  • Lean ground beef 85% $1.99 lb.
  • Foster Farms smoked turkey breast $2.69 lb.
  • Mazola cooking oil $1.99 bottle
  • Atlantic salmon steaks $3.99 lb.
  • 5-lb bag of Gold Medal flour 2 bags for $3
  • Bulgarian feta cheese $2.29 lb. in the service deli
  • Swiss or Mozarella cheese $2.69 in the service deli

Superior Grocers (look at the flyer for the awesome Wednesday-Thursday-only specials!)

  • Sweet potatoes 2 lbs. for 99 cents
  • Fresh prime rib roast or steaks $3.99 lb.
  • Fresh pork shoulder picnic roast 57 cents lb. (limit 2 pkgs)
  • Fresh boneless skinless chicken breasts $1.47 lb.
  • Oranges 7 lbs. for 99 cents
  • Fresh mangos 3 for 99 cents
  • 4 lb. bag of sugar $1.69 (limit 2)
  • Mazola cooking oils 48 oz. bottle $1.99 (limit 2)
  • Farmer John smoked half hams $1.49 lb.
  • Frozen Grade A turkeys 99 cents lb.
  • Fresh Atlantic salmon fillet $5.99 lb.
  • Fresh celery 2 for 99 cents

Trader Joes *

* Trader Joes does not have weekly specials but here's a link to the website and Fearless Flyer when it comes out.

Vons (all specials require free loyalty card)

  • Farmer John smoked shank half ham 88 cents lb limit 1 with $25 purchase
  • Safeway spiral sliced half ham $1.38 lb. limit 1
  • Ranchers Reserve whole tri-tip $2.47 lb.
  • Boneless beef chuck pot roast $1.97 lb.
  • Boneless beef cross rib roast $2.47 lb.
  • Beauregard or Garnet yams 48 cents lb.
  • Broccoli crowns 88 cents lb.
  • Navel oranges 3 lbs. for 99 cents
  • Birds Eye Steamfresh or C&W frozen vegetables 2 pkgs for $3
  • Rancher's Reserve beef ribeye roast $4.99 lb.
  • Rancher's Reserve boneless beef New York strip roast $4.99 lb.
  • Boneless whole pork loin $2.49 lb.
  • Semi boneless whole leg of lamb $4.49 lb.
  • Challenge butter $2.99 lb.
  • Lucerne eggnog 64 oz. carton $2.99
  • Imperial margarine sticks 79 cents lb.

Whole Foods (click here for printable Whole Foods coupons)

  • These deals run Thursday-Wednesday

Wholesome Choice

99 Ranch Market (these deals change on Thursdays)

A reader has suggested I write about the Sieu Thi Thuan Phat markets in Little Saigon, so I'm passing that tip along. I can't go see them myself right now due to broken foot, and I can't find a Web site for them, but if anyone has any knowledge or suggestions, let us know!

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