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The Houston-area grocery store deals you need to know about before heading back to school

Coupon Contessa reveals her secrets to saving big this week at the grocery store


HOUSTON – Before you go to the grocery store this week, you might want to check your mailbox!

That's because local stores send out weekly mailers with details on great in-store savings and deals. 

Nora Kapche, Coupon Contessa, tracked down some of her top picks and shared them on "Houston Life." 

Find Nora's top deals below:

H-E-B 

Check out the BOGO free deals happening at H-E-B this week.

If you buy Betty Crocker mug treats, you can get a free carton of milk or if you buy a 12-pack of Hot Pockets, you can get a 5-count free.

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Stock up and save $3 per pound with boneless beef top sirloin steaks for $2.97 per pound. 

Pork tenderloin or pork chops are on sale for $2.47 per pound.

A carton of strawberries is $.65 each this week. 

Check out H-E-B's meal deals to get free items.

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Buy 2 Tyson breaded boneless chicken tenders and get 3 items FREE - Mac and Cheese, Broccoli Florets and Honey Mustard (With In Store Coupons).

KROGER

Look for special "buy 5 save $5" deals on a variety of items, from barbecue sauce to toilet paper. 

The items included in the sale will feature in-store tags.

Remember, to buy in increments of five to get in on this offer. 

  •  Example: Coffee Creamer, La Croix, Chips, Coffee and Cereal
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There's also a huge "buy one, get one free" sale on Breyers Ice Cream, Pepsi, Coke or 7 Up Products, Viva Paper Towels, Sara Lee Bread and Simple Truth Natural Chicken.

It's not often that you get free chicken, so stock the freezer! 

The following items will be on sale with digital coupons on Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17.

During the weekend sale, large shrimp is $4.77 per pound, Kroger cheese is $.99 and a 12-pack of Gatorade is $3.99. 

There's also a special sale on boneless chuck steak for $2.97 per pound and ground turkey for $2.99 ground turkey. 

SPROUTS

Shopping for plant-based products? Sprouts is offering 35-percent off plant-based brands like So Delicious, Horizon Organic and Silk.

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Peaches are on the sale for $.48 per pound.

There is also a special buy one, get one free deal on all natural chicken breast.

During their 72-hour sale happening Friday, Aug. 16 - Sunday, Aug. 18, the following items will be on sale.

Mangos and pears are three for $1.

St. Louis style ribs are $1.99 per pound and veggie chips are $.99. 

FIESTA

Head over to Fiesta on Wed., Aug. 14 for special deals on fresh produce. 

Cantaloupes, yellow onions and cilantro are all priced under a dollar. 

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Beef shoulder steak is on sale for $2.47 per pound.

Pork sirloin chops or split chicken breasts are on sale for $.77 per pound.

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Boneless skinless chicken breasts will be on sale for $.87 per pound on Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18.

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