Easy ways to save big on summer barbecue essentials

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In an effort to help consumers’ wallets, stores are offering big savings on summer barbecue essentials. From rollback pricing to price reductions across the aisles, every store is looking to capture consumers’ spending dollars.

Food costs continue to be a hot conversation with consumers. From battles over the quick service restaurant value meal to cutting back on splurge items at the grocery store, everyone is being a more spend conscious.

Recently, several brands have announced reductions to popular summer barbecue essentials. Whether it is stocking up for a big party or just the weekly grocery shop, consumers appreciate the help to their budget. It might not necessarily get them to add extra food to the cart, but it could influence them to pick one store over another.

Where to shop to save on summer barbecue essentials?


Rollback pricing has been part of Walmart’s strategy. Ahead of the summer season, the company announced various food and beverage savings. The items include both brand names as well as private label options.

Here are a few items from their list:

Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners Hot Dogs, 10 ct Pack ($5.68) 

Wonder Bread Classic Hot Dog Buns, White Bread Hot Dog Buns, 8 Count ($4.94) 

Great Value Tomato Ketchup, 24 oz ($1.08) 

Great Value Yellow Mustard, 20 oz Squeeze Bottle ($0.98) 

Fresh Seedless Watermelon ($4.68) 

Fresh Sweet Corn on the Cob, 4 Count Tray ($2.98) 

Great Value Assorted Flavor Freedom Ice Pops, 19.8 fl oz, 12 Count (Frozen) ($1.87) 


Recently, Target announced price reductions on “5,000 frequently shopped items.” From food to household items, the list is quite inclusive. The price reductions are meant to help consumers maximize their budgets.

As Rick Gomez, executive vice president and chief food, essentials and beauty officer, Target said, "Our teams work hard to deliver great value every day, and these new lower prices across thousands of items will add up to additional big savings for the millions of consumers that shop Target each week for their everyday needs."

Here are some examples of the price reductions:

Good & Gather Unsalted Butter (1 lb) now $3.79 (was $3.99)

Good & Gather Organic Baby Spinach (5 oz) now $2.99 (was $3.29)

Jack's Frozen Pepperoni Pizza (14.3 oz) now $3.99 (was $4.19)

Thomas' Plain Bagels (20 oz) at $3.79 (from $4.19)

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Cheddar Flavor Blasted Crackers (6.6 oz) at $2.79 (from $2.99)


Feeding a big group on a budget is never easy. Kroger offered several suggestions on how to feed a group for as low as $4 a person. Burgers, condiments and more will keep the table full of food options.

Here are some options:

KrogerBrand Lean Ground Beef Chuck Homestyle Hamburger Patties

Kroger Brand Sliced Cheese Singles available in American, Pepper Jack, Swiss and Four Cheese Blend

Kroger Brand Hamburger Buns available in White, Whole Wheat, Sesame and Rich’n Honey

Kroger Brand Classic Garden Salad Bag

Bakery Fresh White Frosted Sugar Cookies

These food savings are just a small sampling of the options available at various stores. With a little planning, the grocery budget can stay on track.