Jolene’s 99 Cents Store Shopping Trip 8/28 (Banana Boat Sunscreen!)

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Sunscreen only $1, no coupon necessary, at the 99 Cents Only Store!  Today’s trip to the Clayton Rd store has my heart pumping!  So many great deals — wish I had an extra pair of arms & eyes on the back-of-my-head to grab ‘em all!  Let’s start with the Sunscreen & then move on to Grocery:

Banana Boat brand Sunscreens in the Seasonal Aisle:
1.   Baby Faces, 8 oz. 50 SPF (exp. 5/2013)
2.   Sport, 6 oz. 85 SPF
3.   Ultra Defense, 6 oz. 85 SPF

Hawaiian Tropic brand Sunscreen and Tanning in the Seasonal Aisle:
1.   Sensitive Skin Stick, 0.5 oz. 50 SPF (exp. 12/2012)
2.   Tanning Lotion & Sunscreen, 8 oz. 4 SPF
3.   Tanning Creme Lotion, 6 oz. 2 SPF

My store was well-stocked on the sunscreen, but if you’re interested, shop earlier than later.  This is an exceptional deal & it’ll go quickly!  I tried to give you the expiration dates on the products when I could, hope that helps!  Also, there were tubs of Clear Zinc in 50 SPF but it was a brand I didn’t recognize.

On to the Grocery Deals!  Perfect timing for brown bag school lunches, hearty fall breakfasts, and Labor Day – today I stocked-up on:

1.    Boca Chicken Meatless Patties, 4 ct. frozen (not pictured)
2.    Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Chicken, 9 oz.
3.    Miracle Whip, 12 oz.
4.    Kraft Mayo, many varieties, 12 oz.
5.    Steel Cut Oats, 15 oz.
6.    Special K Granola Bars, 5 pk.
7.    Golden Grain Bow Tie Pasta, 12 oz.
8.    Colavita Linguine or Angel Hair Pasta, 16 oz.
9.    Minced Clams, 6.5 oz.
10.  Pillsbury Artisan Whole Wheat Pizza Crust, 13.8 oz.
11.  Whole Watermelon
12.  Strawberries 1 lb.
13.  Seedless Grapes
14.  Sally Hansen Complete Salon Nail Color

Okay, here’s why I wished I had an extra pair of arms & eyes behind-my-head!  Just missed grabbing String Cheese (large pack) — maybe you’ll have more luck — another shopper had them & they were much larger than the normal 3 pack.  The Boca Patties were put out as I was leaving, so I’m sorry I didn’t snap a photo!  My shopping strategy is to make two passes through the refrigerated/frozen aisle, since new items always pop-up.   Anyway, the Boca will be nice for quick dinners.  Another quick dinner will be Linguine with Clam Sauce using ingredients from today’s trip.  Awesome week for the 99 Cents Only Store!  Share what you’ve found, too!

This week’s shopping trip highlight was brought to you by Jolene, the  TFF 99 Cents Only Store expert! Find a 99 Cents Store location near you.  


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  1. When I went to the Salinas store yesterday, they had 16oz containers of Earthbound Farms Organic Mixed Baby Kale, 10.5 oz of golden grape tomatoes and 6 packs of Jello Mousse Temptations chocolate indulgence (sugar free!).

    • Peggy, great deal on the BIG 16 oz. Earthbound Farm Organic!! Isn’t it amazing that they offer the big 16 oz. size & the small 5 oz. size for the same price? The Earthbound Farm is actually in Carmel Valley, sort of close to Salinas? What’s your favorite way to prepare Baby Kale?

  2. Just stopped by this morning to grab some sand toys for our beach trip tomorrow and found only a couple of the Banana Boat sunscreens left (those went quick!) but hit the jackpot in the fridge section with the 16 oz. tub of Earthbound Farm Organic mixed greens/spinach combo, 4 packs of Yoplait yogurt, 16 oz tub of Mountain High plain yogurt, and 8 oz blocks of Kraft and Cracker Barrel cheeses (Mediterranean Herb–looked interesting!) and 1 lb bags of fresh green beans.

    • Barbie,
      Thanks for your update — I like your finds!
      Wishing you a lovely beach trip tomorrow :)
      You’ve tempted me to shop again this week @ 99!

      • Jolene-
        I’ve been by twice this week since I forgot the beach toys on my first trip…so no shame in going by again! :)

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