Food: Grocery deals in Summit County

Ward off those winter colds with plenty of fresh fruit, including pineapples, on sale for $2.99 each at City Market.

Check out the specials with the Mobile Chef

By Tom Castrigno

SUMMIT COUNTY — Some of this week’s grocery deals make perfect Secret Santa gifts that everyone will want to trade for including bags of Starbucks coffee at Safeway, on sale for $6.88 on Thursday only, as well as a 20-ounce bag of pistachios at $5 (Friday only).

You can also save at the register this weekend (Dec. 16 to Dec. 18) with the $10 off coupon on purchases of $75 or more. Remember to split your order into two parts and you can use the coupon right away.

Also at Safeway, stock your pantry with  Barilla pasta sauces at $2 each and jasmine rice at $5.99 for a five-pound bag. Kuner’s canned vegetables are $.89 each. Remember these if you’re asked to bring food bank items to a social function.

At City Market you’ll find a 10 pound bag of grapefruit for $3.99. Fresh cranberries are $1.99 for 12-ounce package. Whole pineapples, perfect for Thai pineapple fried rice, are $2.99 each. All three are great sources of Vitamin C to help fend off colds. Shelled walnuts are $4.99 per bag, Bartlett pears are $.99 per pound, and organic baby spinach is $2.99 for a 5 ounce package. Together these three items all add up to a spectacular salad.

In the meat department boneless pork tenderloin, fantastic on the grill, is $3.99 per pound. Boneless skinless chicken breasts are $2.79 per pound. And New York strip steaks are $7.99 per pound. You’ll also find prime rib for only $5.99 per pound.

So for dinner tonight, chef’s pick is chicken breast prepared piccata style along with a spinach salad. Round out the meal with brie cheese ($3.99 at City Market) topped with fresh raspberries.

Tom Castrigno lives in Frisco, CO where he is known as The Mobile Chef. Learn some of his secrets for healthy eating and find great recipes on his blog at


2 thoughts on “Food: Grocery deals in Summit County

    1. Thanks for tuning in. This post comes out each week when the grocery stores release their sales special.
      Tell me, what do you like about the feature most? Meal suggestions, sale item pricing?

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