Who doesn't love a bargain? Come on, even folks with gads of disposable income get a kick out of a good deal. In this recurring feature, we'll root out some of the bargains in the Modesto area -- coupons, sales, regular features -- and maybe even warn you of the occasional red herring.
Today's tip comes from the pages of The Bee's Wednesday advertisements. Safeway is offering a Mix & Match special: Buy any 10 of the selected items on sale and get $5 more off at the checkout. There's a solid list of products to choose from, such as $1.25 cans of Rosarita refried beans, Chicken of the Sea tuna and four-roll packs of Angel Soft tissue (all 75 cents after additional discount) to $2.50 packs of Ball Park franks ($2 after discount).
Deals must be tested and, yes, it took some gumption to walk up to the register with nothing but 10 packs of toilet paper and a smile, but investigative journalism knows no embarrassment.