Dominick’s Got Cheaper – $50 Giveaway to Dominick’s/Safeway/Von’s!!

Remember me telling you that Dominick’s had lowered their prices? Well the kind PR folks over there sent me a gift card to go prove that theory. I have to admit I was skeptical. I know that all grocery stores are having to slash prices across the board but this was one that although it has great produce and nice loooking items, there prices were traditionally a little more. So I headed out, coupons and sales flyer in hand and here’s what I found. A week’s worth of groceries for around $100! I bought the staples (eggs, creamer, coffee, meat, produce, diapers) and even threw in some fun stuff like fondue for a date night, batteries and a coloring book. I was happy to be proved wrong and thought I’d share the video of my trip with you. Here’s what else I found:

  • They have generic medicines for only $4.
  • Their staples like eggs, milk and bread were cheap.
  • They have an amazing organic section and a line called Eating Right which was not only reasonable but very healthy.

I’ve also been given some $50 gift cards to give away so for this week’s giveaway and a chance to win one you need to answer this question: My total grocery bill was between $90 and $110. The person who guesses the closest amount will win the $50 gift card which is not only good at Dominick’s but other Safeway related stores.

**So how do you win? All you’ve got to do is leave a comment below telling me how much you think I spent in dollars and cents.
**Want more ways to win? Blog about the contest on your site or tweet about it and lemme know. That’s TWO more entries!!!
** Want yet one more way? Subscribe to my email feeds or follow me. Any new readers between now and 9/27/09 will be entered one more time.

Contest closes on Sunday September 27th at midnight and the winner will be picked randomly (by and announced on Monday September 28th. Don’t forget to leave a way for me to contact you!

I blog with integrity: I was not monetarily compensated to try Dominick’s but was given a gift card for free and am offering one to my readers.


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  2. Derya O'Keefe says:

    I'm gonna guess $92.28. 🙂

  3. Mommy Brain says:

    97.23 is my guess. Mommybrain

  4. windylindyjo says:

    I love your tips on saving. I was laid off a little over 1 year ago and so I have had to cut back. I love, love, love, saving money. I believe you spent $99.76 on your groceries and stretched every penny. Clair, you ROCK!!

  5. You got alot of great buys! My guess is $97.63.
    Have a blessed day!
    Sheila G

  6. 97.48, thanks for the chance to win!

  7. 95.18

  8. I'll guess $98.34.

    kathryneriffel at sbcglobal dot net

  9. My guess is @101.12

  10. Hi Clair!
    I'm thinking you spent $95.82.
    Am I right?
    Love your blog….

  11. My guess is $98.57. It's good to know that Dominicks has jumped on the wagon with all other food stores:)

  12. $98.56 is my guess!

  13. My guess is $103.27… based on the amount I paid at Dominick's this week.

    ledemko at gmail dot com

  14. I am a new subscriber.

    Thank you!

    ledemko at gmail dot com

  15. I'm going to guess $97.38. : ) thanks for the contest!

  16. $98.74, I haven't been to
    Dominicks in ages, maybe it's time to check it out again.

  17. I am going to guess 104.39

  18. Joel and Amy Haldeman says:


  19. My guess is $92.37. I also stay away from Dominick's assuming their prices are too high. Good to know they have come down.

    jennaraymond @

  20. Michelle Silva says:

    I am guessing that you spent $93.27

    Michelle Silva

  21. My guess is you spent $102.49.
    Thanks,Pam S. (

  22. i'm going to guess that you spent 93.64

    j_bdules at hotmail

  23. i just newly subscribed to your email updates…

    j_bdules at hotmail

  24. samanthajbii says:

    I believe that you spent $99.57 on the groceries. contact info:

  25. Yea! I am first. My guess is $93.15. Email me at alleykat20 @ hotmail dot com.

  26. I am going to say it was about $100.50. I hope I am close, this would come in handy.

  27. How fun! I say $102.64. krisnstevep at

  28. My guess is $98.77…

  29. VIA EMAIL: My name is Cathi Grzych and I think you spent $91.00

  30. Did you spend $101.01?
    Chris at

  31. Wow, Clair, this is GREAT news! I'm always looking for a bargain. I love reading your blog because it gives me so many great ideas for saving money AND getting more for the money I have to spend. I'm guessing $99.11

  32. $91.55 is my guess.

    mjctv at yahoo dot com

  33. My guess would be 92.59

  34. 99.29 is my guess.

  35. My guess is $103.50.

  36. Clair,
    I shared with all my FB friends!!

  37. $92.38

    Calshondra W.

  38. I am a subscriber.

    Calshondra W.

  39. My guess is 97.84. An FYI that is a great factor in shopping at Dominick's is that they take EXPIRED COUPONS! You could use ones from years past and they take them. Happy shopping 🙂

  40. Katie Friesen says:

    Katie Friesen
    onenonlyblondie at hotmail dot com

  41. $96.45

  42. I'm gonna guess 94.17

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. I think $87.10

  44. VIA EMAIL: Colleen Holley: My guess is: $105.64

  45. My guess is $96.72.
    Thanks, Becky

  46. I am guessing 91.17 for your total. How great is it that dominicks is lowering prices, I guess they need to stay in the competition.

  47. The Baker's says:


    carriejane at lycos dot com

  48. Oops! I just guessed $94.76 and forgot contact info. Mine is Thanks, Claire!

  49. $100.57 (

  50. 99.66 Fun contest!!

  51. I'm guessing 98.24… Thanks!

  52. $92.67

  53. I think you spent 98.43 on your groceries. I hope you did! jll2800 at

  54. I guess 67.89.

  55. I'm going to go with $100.22

  56. Jmokesson at gmail dot com

    My guess is 94.76


  57. My Guess is $95.00

  58. I love Dominicks (occasionally!) I did a really great coupon run there a couple of weeks ago! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂


  59. $103.33

  60. Subscriber!

  61. jroberts7605 says:
  62. I guess $104.02.

  63. Ok, I will guess $97.89

  64. I am a subscriber

  65. I posted this on my blog #1

  66. I posted this on my blog #2

  67. $105.76 (

  68. $91.60
    Posted on my

  69. $96.45
    I Facebooked it @ Jessica Kuechenberg

  70. says:


    Your Subscriber, Tina B

  71. I've liked shopping at Dominick's but it was always too expensive. It's good to know they are adjusting prices, too. My guess is $99.62

  72. Financially Fit Mama says:


  73. My guess is……98.77
    Thanks for all the great info!

  74. How about $99.19 as a total? It will be interesting to find out the total!!

  75. 100.56


  76. Julie Hanks says:

    My guess is $97.10 🙂

  77. 106.00
    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  78. 106.00
    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  79. $96.25 is my guess.


  80. I am going to guess 99.56

  81. My guess is 101.10

  82. I am a new email subscriber as of today 9/26 🙂

  83. $104.28

  84. Kittensqueak says:

    Hmmm…maybe 90.92!?

    Great Job!

  85. Lori Sifuentes says:


    surveys4lori at rocketmail dot com

  86. marywiltjer@yahoo said $92.31. Thanks for all your get help in shopping smart

  87. I'll guess $99.84

  88. $103.28?

  89. Hello Clair, i am pleased with all the deals i have gotten thanks to you! I am a single mom of 3 kids and every little cent helps. Thanks! I guess 90.99. Have a great day!

  90. $100.23

  91. The Morrells says:

    My guess is $96.51! Thanks for the giveaway!

  92. 90.11 🙂

    Thanks for the blog!

  93. Hi, my guess is $91! 😉 purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

  94. Tweeted:

    purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

  95. Subscriber!

  96. My guess? $98.44!


  97. Michele $99.35

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