Celebrating Valentine's Day and the Centennial at the Grocery Store

08 February 2012  
Frys celebrates Valentine's Day and the Centennial with some great bargains. 

We all know that Tuesday, February 14 is Valentine's Day. But, it's all Arizona's 100th birthday, and Fry's grocery store is celebrating big time. As a matter of fact, you need to run, not walk to the store, because Fry's has some specific items it's selling at 1912 prices. These are all "buy one at today's price, get one at 1912 prices" deals. Of course, at Fry's, you need to assume that all prices will require your shopping card.

The prices below do not represent their entire ads, so you'll want to check out the online ads for more info. And remember, just because it's in their ad, it doesn't make it a great deal. Be sure to do some comparisons, even with the prices below.

BOGO: Buy one, get one free | B/S: Boneless, skinless


Fry's online ad

1 dozen Eggs - buy one at $1.70, get one for 26¢

1/2 gallon Milk - buy one at $1.58, get one for 18¢

Fry's Sandwich Bread - buy one at $1.89, get one for 5¢

Bar-S Franks - buy one at $1.87, get one for 12¢

Farmer John Bacon - buy one at $3.72, get one for 27¢

1 lb. Kroger Butter - Buy one at $3.49, get one for 36¢

5 lb. Russet Potatoes - Buy one at $2.79, get one for 10¢

3 lb. Yellow onions - buy one at $1.97, get one for 13¢

12 oz. bottle Coca-Cola - buy one at $1.25, get one for 7¢

Other Fry's deals

New York Strip Steak $4.67

B/S Chicken Breasts $1.87 lb

Salmon Fillet $5.99

Asparagus $1 lb.

Duncan Hines Cake Mix 3 /$4

Kraft or Sargento cheese (5-8 oz.), 2/$6

Kroger Cheese (12-16 oz.) $2.99

Kroger Canned Tomatoes 5/$3

Ambrosia Apples $.99

Broccoli or Cauliflower $.99 lb.

Kiwi 3/$.99

Navel oranges or D'Anjou pears $.99 lb.

Avocados $.99

Of course, there are flowers and chocolates available, too.

There are several products like PowerAde, Vitamin Water, etc.that if you purchase 10, you'll get 5 more free.


Focused on Valentine's Day, Safeway has lots of romantic offerings for you. Also, note, all coupons are worth $1 every day.

Safeway online ad

New York Strip or Ribeye steaks $4.99 lb.

Jumbo shrimp $7.99 lb

Boneless pork loin $1.99 lb.

Salmon fillets $7.99 lb.

Lobster tails $5 each, while supplies last only Friday - Tuesday

Asparagus $.97

Roma Tomatoes $.99

Cucumbers $.69 ea.

Fresh pineapple $2.99 ea.

Red, yellow or orange bell peppers, 2/$3 ea

8 oz. sliced cheese, 2/$5

Breyer's ice cream 2/$7

Oroweat Breads, BOGO

2 Liter Coke products, $1.19 each if you purchase 4

Kraft Mac'n'Cheese 10/$10

$5 Friday

Boston Cream Cakes

8 lb. bag oranges

20 pack of Coke products

3 Day Sale: Friday, Saturday, Sunday only

Froot Loops or Frosted Flakes $1.99

Frozen B/S chicken breasts or wings $1.99 lb. (4 lb. bag)

Red seedless grapes $.99 lb.

Mission Tortillas 10 ct. $1.49


Albertson's online ad

Ribeye steaks $4.77 lb.

Beef tenderloin $9.99 lb.

Red King Crab $9.99 lb.

Chicken Breasts $2.99 lb.

Salmon $6.99 lb.

Deli turkey breast $3.99 lb.

Premium Large Lobster Tails 8 oz, $9.99 ea

Strawberries, BOGO

Large red bell peppers $.99

Tomatoes on the vine $.99

Salad blends 2/$5

Gallon milk $1.57

Pillsbury cake mix 10/$10

Knorr rice or pasta sides 10/$10

Jif Peanut Butter 2/$6

mini-heart cakes $2.99 lb.

All the stores are offering flowers and chocolates, so be sure to take a look at those items.

On the Menu

Lobsters will be on many romantic menus this coming week, and both Safeway and Albertson's are offering special prices on tails. In case you've never prepared one, here's a video on lobster tail preparation:


If you decide to fire up that barbeque for some of those nicely-priced steaks, you might find this article helpful, "Top 10 Steak Grilling Tips" from the Steak Enthusiast website.


Of course, chocolate brownies are always a hit. Make these 'from-scratch' brownies for the entire family.

High Altitude Brownies

2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
7 Tablespoons unsalted butter
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup + 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup + 1 Tablespoon all purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts, optional
½ cup mini-chocolate chips, optional

Set the oven to 350F. Coat an 8 inch by 8 inch baking pan with baking spray or butter.

Melt the chocolate and butter together. Use a double boiler or melt in microwave using 30 second bursts, stirring after each burst, and stopping when there are a few small chunks of chocolate left. Stir until the chocolate melts. Set aside to cool.

In a small bowl, mix the flour and salt.

In a medium bowl beat the eggs until yolk and white combine, then add the vanilla and the sugar. Stir well. Add the cooled chocolate mixture. Fold in the flour and then the nuts and/or chocolate chips if using. Stir just until combined.

Spread in prepared pan and bake for about 20 minutes. Check to see if brownies are done—if you poke with a toothpick in the middle it should come out with a few crumbs. It’s much better to underbake brownies than to overbake them.

Cool in pan. Cut into chunks and serve. Or frost with chocolate frosting. Or serve with a scoop of ice cream.

This recipe has been adjusted for good results at about 5000 ft. altitude. If you live above 7000 ft. you may need to try reducing the sugar a little more, and or adding a little more flour. For more information about high altitude adjustments, try an internet search on high altitude baking. (from Cindy LaMaster)


Lynne LaMaster