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FREE Yoplait Light Yogurt ~ Almost Anywhere!

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Make sure you don’t miss the coupon that’s good on a Weight Watcher’s endorsed product.

You should be able to pick it up, almost anywhere, for FREE.  I think everyone starting price isn’t any higher than 75¢.  If it’s higher, wait for a sale or go somewhere else!

Yoplait Light Yogurt (under 75¢ most anywhere)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (Weight Watchers branded product, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link )
Final price:  FREE

The Yoplait Greek Light yogurt is also included and it’s often around $1.00.  The only price I know of is Safeway, $1.00 (reg. price).

Here’s a list of the Weight Watcher’s branded products.

$0.75 off Weight Watchers branded product
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NEW & RESET Printables ~74¢ Star Wars (Lucky Charms) Cereal & 99¢ Others

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We have a bunch of new printable coupons.  Many that I printed yesterday have already reset, too!

Go here to browse and see what you can find.  Or, click an image below (except the Dreyer’s) and it will take you right to that coupon.

Don’t miss this one, that I found in my zip 85225.

dreyersIt’s on sale at Bashas’ or Albertsons …

Dreyer’s Ice Cream or Outshine or Nestle Frozen Novelties   $1.97 at Albertsons, $1.99 at Bashas’ (must buy 4, mix & match, limit 1 reward at Alb.)
$0.75/2 Nestle Bars, Sandwiches, Drumstick or Push-Up Frozen Snacks 05/17/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/10/15)
$1/2 Dreyer’s Slow Churned Light Ice Cream or Grand Ice Cream 05/17/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/15/15)
$1/2 Coupons.com (use zip 85225 if not in yours)
Final price:  As low as $1.47 each when you buy 4

We’re busy adding the coupons to the lists, but here are a couple nice cereal deals at Fry’s, to get us started . . .

** Star Wars Cereal  (Lucky Charms-like)  $1.49 / $1.99
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  74¢ / $1.24 (Buy 6, Save $3)

** Lucky Charms, Honey Nut Cheerios, Orig. Cheerios, Cinn. Toast Crunch, Reese’s Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Star Wars   $1.49 / $1.99
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (orig. Cheerios, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/2 Coupons.com (Cinn. Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Cookies Crips, & more, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  99¢ / $1.49 (Buy 6, Save $3)

** Mix & match.  Pay lowest price when you buy in multiples of 6.  See the full list here.

Click an image below and it will take you right to the coupon you select.  There are many more than these.  Browse when you get there.


$0.50 off any Old El Paso Refried Beans
$0.50 off ONE Puffs Softpack
$0.25 off ONE Puffs Product
$0.50 off ONE Bounty Basic Paper Towels
$0.75 off any TWO Yoplait products listed
$0.50 off any FIVE cups Yoplait Yogurt
$1.00 off any TWO General Mills cereals listed
$0.75 off ONE BOX Golden Grahams cereal
$0.50 off ONE BOX Original Cheerios cereal
$1.00 off ONE BOX Chex™ Clusters™ cereal

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Senior Day is Wednesday, July 1st at Albertsons, Bashas’, Fry’s and Safeway

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Just a reminder that tomorrow (Wednesday, 7/1) is Senior Day at the following locations:

Albertsons ~ get 10% off your grocery purchase.
See the weekly Albertsons deals here.

Bashas’ ~ get 10% off your grocery bill (sometimes there is a min. purchase amount).
See the weekly Bashas’ deals here.

Fry’s ~ get 10% off your grocery purchase.
See the weekly Fry’s deals here.

Safeway ~ get 10% off your grocery purchase.
See the weekly Safeway deals here.

Some exclusions apply (cigarettes, liquor, lotto, etc…) See store/ad for details.
Seniors are anyone 55 or better!

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Albertsons Arizona Grocery Deals & Coupon Match Ups ~ 7/1/15 – 7/7/15

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Senior Day is Wednesday, July 1st  ~ Seniors 55 and better save 10% on their grocery purchase.  Some restrictions apply.

Buy a $100 Visa Gift Card, get coupon for $10 off your next purchase of $25 or more.  Gift card has activation fee.  See ad/store for more info.

Spend $100, get $10 off w/ in ad coupon.

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

4 day only sale ~ Wednesday, 7/1 – Saturday, 7/4

Corn on the Cob 25¢ (limit 8, WED – SAT only)

Gatorade (32 oz) 58¢ (must buy 15, limit 15, WED – SAT only)

Lay’s, Lay’s Kettle Cooked, Fritos or Cheetos $1.77 (limit 4, WED – SAT only)

Pepsi, Coke or 7Up, 12 Packs $2.22 (must buy 4, limit 4, w/ min. $25 purchase, WED – SAT only)

Apple Pie (8 inch) $2.99 (WED – SAT only)

Ribeye or New York Steaks (bone-in, family pack) $6.77 / lb (WED – SAT only)

Nathan’s Hot Dogs (10.5-14 oz) $6.99, Buy One / Get Two Free (= $2.33 each, limit 1 reward, WED – SAT only)

12 Piece Fried Chicken (from the deli) $7.99 (limit 1, WED – SAT only)

Pork Loin Back Ribs $8.99 / lb, Buy One / Get Three Free (= $2.24/lb, limit 1 reward, WED – SAT only)

Dos Equis, Beers of Mexico, Blue Moon or Smirnoff Ice (12 pack bottles) $9.99 (limit 2, WED – SAT only)

Wild Caught Jumbo Colossal King Crab Legs $14.99 / lb (WED – SAT only)

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Buy 4 Save $2, Mix and Match ~ The first price assumes you buy in groups of 4.  The second price is if you don’t.  There are more items included in this sale.  I listed the best in the ad.  See ad/store for more items.
(This sale is almost identical to the sale and prices as Safeway this week)

** Chobani Yogurt (5.3 oz)   88¢ / $1.38
$1/3 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  55¢ / $1.08 each when you buy 3 if Flip is included

** Herdez Salsa (16 oz)   $1.49 / $1.99
$0.55/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.55/1 Herdez Salsa Product 06/28/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/24/15)
Final price:  94¢ / $1.44 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Francesco Rinaldi Pasta Sauce (23.5 – 24 oz)   99¢ / $1.49 (Buy 4, Save $2)
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** Essential Everyday Pasta (12-16 oz) 99¢ / $1.49 (Buy 4, Save $2)
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** Vlasic Pickle Chips, Spears, or Stackers (24 oz)   $1.99 / $2.49
$1/2 Vlasic Pickles, Peppers or Relish 05/10/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/31/15)
$1/1 printable (Bold)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link) NEW
Final price:  As low as 99¢ / $1.49 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Chili’s Entrees (10.35-15 oz)   $1.88 / $2.38
$1/2 printable
$1/2 printable
Final price:  $1.38 / $1.88 each when you buy 2 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Kraft Salad Dressing (16 oz)   $1.99 / $2.49
$0.75/2 Kraft Salad Dressings 06/14/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/9/15)
Final price:  $1.49 / $1.99 each when you buy 2 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Essential Everyday Apple Juice or Cider (64 oz) $1.49 / $1.99 (Buy 4, Save $2)
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** Heinz Ketchup (38 oz )   $1.99 / $2.49
$0.25/1 Heinz Tomato Ketchup 06/21/2015 RP Insert (exp 8/15/15)
$1 off Heinz Tomato Ketchup AND Yellow Mustard 06/21/2015 RP Insert (exp 8/15/15)
Final price:  As low as $1.74 / $2.24 (Buy 4, Save $2)(Mustard is $1 not on the buy 4)

** Capri Sun Juice (10 pk)  $1.99 / $2.49 (Buy 4, Save $2)
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** Essential Everyday Honey (12 oz) $1.99 (Buy 4, Save $2)
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** Nabisco Oreo Cookies, Ritz Crackers or Honey Maid Grahams (7-14.4 oz)
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Products 06/28/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/8/15)
$1/2 Honey Maid Grahams 06/28/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/8/15) (14 oz+)
Final price:  As low as $1.99 / $2.49 each when you buy 2   (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Purex Laundry Detergent (50 oz liquid or 18 count packs) $1.99 / $2.49 (Buy 4, Save $2)
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** Albertsons Water (24 pack) $1.99 (Buy 4, Save $2)

 

** Gevalia Coffee (12 oz or 12 ct k-cups)   $5.99 / $6.49
$1/1 Coupons.com (use zip 85225 if not in yo
Final price:  $4.99 / $5.49 (Buy 4, Save $2)

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Deals Matched with Coupons:

Yoplait Light Yogurt unsure of price, but under 75¢, I think NEW
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (Weight Watchers branded product, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link )
Final price:  FREE

Frank’s RedHot Sauce (12 oz)   $1.50
$1/1 Frank’s Redhot Sauce 05/10/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/1/15) (Limit 2)
$0.35/1 Frank’s RedHot Sauce 05/10/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/1/15) (Limit 2)
$0.30/1 printable (register)
Final price:  As low as 50¢

Heinz Yellow Mustard (14 oz)   $1.00 (20 oz is $1.50)
$0.50/1 Heinz Yellow Mustard 06/21/2015 RP Insert (exp 8/15/15)
$1 off Heinz Tomato Ketchup AND Yellow Mustard 06/21/2015 RP Insert (exp 8/15/15)
Final price:  As low as 50¢

Dannon Light & Fit or Greek Yogurt (5.3 oz)   $1.00
$1/3 printable (Triple Zero, is pictured)
Final price:  66¢ each when you buy 3

Jet-Puffed Marshmallows (10 oz)   $1.00
$0.20/2 Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows 06/28/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/2/15)
Final price:  90¢ each when you buy 2

Hefty Foam Plates, Bowls or Cups (16-60 count)   $1.50
$1/2 Hefty Foam 05/17/2015 RP Insert (exp 7/31/15)
$1/2 Redplum (foam Hefty)
$0.50/1 Betty Crocker (cups, register) 
$0.50/1 Tablespoon (cups, register)
$1/2 printable (plates or cups)
$1/2 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price:  $1.00 or possible future savings

Shamrock Farms Sour Cream or Cottage Cheese (12-16 oz)   $1.99
$0.75/1 Shamrock Farms Sour Cream 12 oz+ 06/21/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/2/15)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (sour cream, use zip 85225 if not in yours)
$0.50/2 printable

Final price:  As low as $1.24

Tillamook Cheese, 7.2-8 oz (sliced, shredded or chunk)   $2.48
$1/1 Tillamook Cheese 06/28/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/16/15)
$1/1 Smartsource
Final price:  $1.48

Nabisco Snack Crackers or Ritz Toasted Chips (Wheat Thins and Triscuits shown)   $1.87
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Products 06/28/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/8/15)
Final price:  $1.50 each when you buy 2

Dreyer’s Ice Cream or Outshine or Nestle Frozen Novelties   $1.97 (must buy 4, mix & match, limit 1 reward)
$0.75/2 Nestle Bars, Sandwiches, Drumstick or Push-Up Frozen Snacks 05/17/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/10/15)
$1/2 Dreyer’s Slow Churned Light Ice Cream or Grand Ice Cream 05/17/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/15/15)
$1/2 Coupons.com (use zip 77477 if not in yours) NEW
Final price:  $1.53 each when you buy 4

General Mills Cereal 8.7-13 oz or Nature Valley or Fiber One Bars 5-6 ct   $2.50 (FREE gallon of milk (up to $3.99) when you buy 4 participating General Mills Products )
$1/2 General Mills Big G Cereal 6/28/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/8/15)
$0.50/1 Cheerios Original Cereal 06/07/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/18/15)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (Cinn. Toast Crunch, gone-use if previously printed)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (Lucky Charms,gone-use if previously printed)
$1/2 Coupons.com (any, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Protein Cheerios, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/2 printable (Cheerios)
$0.50/1 printable (Cinnamon Toast Crunch)
$0.50/1 SavingStar eCoupon (Cinnamon Toast Crunch, future savings)
$1/2 SavingStar eCoupon (Cheerios, future savings)
$0.50/1 SavingStar eCoupon (Lucky Charms, future savings)
$0.75/1 Betty Crocker (Honey Nut Cheerios, register)
$0.75/1 Tablespoon (Honey Nut Cheerios, register)
$0.75/1 Pillsbury (Honey Nut Cheerios, register)
$0.50/1 Fiber One Chewy Bars, 90 Calorie Products, Protein Chewy Bars, Streusel Bars or Cheesecake Bars 06/07/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/1/15)
$0.50/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars, Nut Crisp Bars, Granola Thins, Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares, Fruteria or Simple Nut Bars 06/07/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/1/15)
$0.50/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars Nut Crisp Bars, Granola Thins, Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares or Breakfast Biscuits 05/10/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/4/15)
$1/2 Coupons.com (Cinn Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link) NEW
$0.50/1  Coupons.com (Orig Cheerios,, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link) NEW
$0.75/1  Coupons.com (Golden Grahams, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link) NEW
$0.75/1  Coupons.com (Star Wars, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link) NEW
$0.75/1 SavingStar eCoupon (Star Wars, future savings)
$0.50/1 SavingStar eCoupon (Orig Cheerios, future savings)
$0.75/1 SavingStar eCoupon (Golden Grahams, future savings)
$0.50/1 SavingStar eCoupon (Cinnamon Toast Crunch, future savings)
$0.50/1 SavingStar eCoupon (Fiber One Bars, future savings)
Final price:  As low as $1.75 for cereal each when you buy 4 (or possible future savings) + FREE gallon milk

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Milk (half gallon)   $2.99
$1/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  $1.99

Mott’s Apple Sauce (6pk or 48 oz)   $2.50
$1/2 Mott’s Juice or Sauce 06/28/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/31/15)
Final price:  $2.00 each when you buy 2

Kingsford or Match Light Charcoal (11 – 15.4 pound bag)   $6.99
$1.50/1 Kingsford Original Charcoal Briquets or Match Light 06/28/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/31/15)
Final price:  $5.49


Deals without coupons
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Maruchan Instant Lunch 3 / $1.00

Essential Everyday Canned Veggies (14-15.5 oz) 69¢

Essential Everyday Canned Beans (15 oz) 88¢

Essential Everyday Whipped Topping or Frozen Juice Concentrate $1.00

Essential Everyday Pinto Beans, Brown or White Instant Rice, Sloppy Joe Sauce or Specialty Potatoes $1.00

La Banderita Tortilla (8 inch, 8 count) $1.00

7Up or Pepsi, 2 Liters $1.00

Albertsons Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns $1.00

Totinos Pizza Rolls or Party Pizza $1.00

Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce (18 oz) $1.00

Essential Everyday Olives (5.75-6 oz) $1.00

Essential Everyday Frozen Veggies (14-16 oz) $1.00

Essential Everyday Plates, Cups, Cutlery or Aluminum Foil (40 ct / 20 ct / 24 ct / 25 sq ft) $1.00

Essential Everyday Canned Fruits (15 oz) $1.00

Essential Everyday Napkins (120 count) $1.00

Mezzetta Peppers, Green Chiles or Jalapenos $1.25

Whole Seedless Watermelon $1.88 (limit 2)

Doritos Chips $1.99 (must buy 3, limit 1 reward)

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (any size package) $1.99 / lb

Boneless Sirloin Chops $1.99 / lb

Albertsons Gallon Milk $1.99 (limit 2)

Essential Everyday Frozen Potatoes (20-32 oz or 10 count) $2.00

Land O Frost Deli Shaved Lunch Meat (9 oz) $2.00

Albertsons Large Eggs (18 count) $2.88 (limit 2)

Jennie O Ground Turkey (90% lean, 16 oz chub) $2.99

Atlantic Salmon Fillet $4.99 / lb

Boneless Beef Chuck Fillets (any size package) $9.99, Buy One / Get Two Free (= $3.33/lb, limit 1 reward)

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+ Check out their weekly ad.
+ They take coupons at face value.
+ Get 5¢ off for each reusable bag you bring in and is used.
+ Confused?  Abbreviations & Albertson’s Store policies
+ Multiple manufacturers’ coupons are listed, but you can only use one for each product purchased
+ All listed coupons with dates come from Sunday newspaper inserts.
+ Get coupons in the Arizona Republic for $1 per week (3 months, then cancel or pay full) HERE!  (Wed. & Sun. delivery)
+ They do not accept eCoupons.
+ To get a Upromise Keytag that works for Saving Star, call 877-932-7948. Register your Upromise # in your SavingStar account as the loyalty card number for Albertsons.

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Help! We Need Your Catalina Notifications! ~ (& Juli’s Luck …)

If you get any Catalina notifications, please send them our way because . . .

There is a serious conspiracy against me getting Catalina notifications!  I joke that the only way I get them is to reach in trash cans or bend down in dark, wet parking lots.  No joke — almost.  I may get a notification every couple months.  That’s it.

Well, I did my usual . . . reached in a trash can on the way out the door at Fry’s today.  (Yes, I’ll stoop that low — just for you!)  :)

Here’s what I got . . .  I can’t read dates, products, etc.  There are lines going through it.  Figures.

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Here’s what Allison had already sent me last night . . . Why do I bother trying?

allison_catAnd, I got this “bonus” . . .

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I’m not sure if it’s an exclusive offer or one we can all get.  It looks like it’s adding up all the Minute Maid drink purchases and spiting out a coupon, at some point.  It’s not the typical Catalina offer.  They are only 88¢ / $1.38 starting Wed. at Fry’s, so . . .  if I had all the details, it might reveal a better bargain.  But, I don’t.  Those types are usually only for select people, but ??  I’ll buy one tomorrow and see if I get the printout — sure!  If you get any details, let us know!

If you see an offer on the master Catalina list and it doesn’t thank someone … it means Gina, Susan, or Allison got it.  Without them or you … that list would be blank!

Catalinas are a great way to maximize your savings.  If you don’t know what they are, read here.

If you want to see the most current list, go here.

I hope to add some more.  Send us pics of your notifications!!  THANKS!

juli @ bargain believer .com  or gina @ bargain believer .com (take out spaces)

Or, you can post them over on the Bargain Believer Facebook page.  Thanks so much!

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Crock-Pot Chicken Pasole Recipe ~ With Sale Ingredients!

recipe_contestWe have a recipe contest going on.
Details are here, please enter!

Lisa just submitted the recipe below, after seeing Herdez salsa is only 14¢ at Fry’s this week.

Start by saving . . .

Herdez Salsa (7 oz can)   6 (thru 6/23) (Fry’s – or 99¢ reg. price at Safeway)
Not all stores carry the cans anymore, but most seem to.
$0.55/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.55/1 Fry’s digital (can’t use w/ paper coupon)  NEW
Final price:  14¢

You can also get chicken on sale this week.  (Sales run through 6/23)

Whole Chicken Breast $1.17 / lb (El Super)

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (value pack) $1.59 / lb (Food City, Thurs. ONLY)

Foster Farms Boneless Chicken Breasts, Thighs or Tenders $1.99 / lb (Fry’s)

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (any size pack) $1.99 / lb (Albertsons)

 

Now, get cooking!

Crock-Pot Chicken Posole

2-3 Chicken tenderloins, or 1-2 Chicken breasts (Can use thighs if you prefer dark meat)
1 can (7 oz) of Herdez Salsa Verde
1 large can or 2 small cans of hominy aka posole-do not drain. (I buy the large cans for $1 at Dollar Tree)
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1/2 tsp onion powder

Place all ingredients in Crock-Pot and cook on high 6 hours or until chicken is tender and is easily shredded.  Shred the chicken and spoon posole into bowls.  Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.

(Thanks, Lisa Samson!)

$0.55 off any one (1) HERDEZ Salsa product
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Recipe Contest ~ Win a $50 Safeway Gift Card!

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Safeway has given me a $50 gift card to give away.  (More to come!).  They won’t value our coupons at $1 anymore (in AZ), but I’m confident we’ll still find good deals.  We just need to watch the sales and carefully match them with coupons, as we always have.  Like you, I wish we could get that added savings, but …. let’s stretch our budgets where we can.  It can still be done!

One way to save big is to make sure you’re cooking & baking with items that are on sale.
  You don’t want to be at the mercy of a random recipe and have everything overpriced the day you need it!  Develop a good stock of common non-perishables, freeze meat when it’s at a rock bottom price, and jump on the fresh items when they’re on sale.  The fresh stuff is what inspires most of my cooking.  If I can get it cheap, I want to use it with the other items I already have on hand.  Sometimes, something as insignificant as sour cream can be all I need to be inspired.  It makes a great beef stoganoff and I may have everything else on hand.

I want to tap into the creative, bargain loving brains out there.  I hope to share some recipes with you all, using items that commonly go on sale, when they’re on sale. 
I know many of you love a bargain as much as I do and plan your meals around the common sale items.So, here it goes … Honestly … I’m hoping this doesn’t flop!  If it does … just be the one person who enters and you’re set … a $50 Safeway gift card is up for grabs!  :)I’m looking for recipes using common items that we get coupons for or items that go on sale.  Think of meats you may get during a sale week or that you have stocked up in your freezer.  Consider all the great fruits and veggies that often go on sale.  Remember all the staples you have stocked in your pantry, so you don’t have to wait for a sale.


What does your family love?  What do you make, that everyone asks for your recipe?  What are you inspired to make, after XYZ goes on sale? 

Requirements & how winner will be chosen . . .

1)  Get two entries for each original recipe (slight tweaks are fine), just not a link to another recipe or a recipe copied from somewhere.  Get one additional entry, if you submit a photo(s).  (Up to three entries per original recipe.)

2)  Get one entry for each recipe that references another recipe you’ve found somewhere, but have tried.  These are only accepted if you submit your own picture.  (So, you can use a published recipe, but snap a good quality pic when you make it and send it along with the recipe.)

3)  Up to three recipe submissions per person (max would be 9 entries).

4)  Use common ingredients we see in the grocery ads or get coupons for.
5)  Winner will be chosen by random.org, after numbering all entries.

How to enter . . .

1)  Read & follow guidelines above.

2)  Submit in “recipe ready” format — list of ingredients with short directions below.  You can have other narrative, but also include an easy “copy & paste” recipe for us.

3)  Email your submission to juli @ bargain believer . com (take out spaces)

4)  Let us know if it’s an original recipe or give proper credit.

5)  Attach original recipe pictures (if any)  Do not copy from somewhere!

6)  Give us your name (credit will be given if we publish).

7)  By submitting a recipe, you’re agreeing that it’s either your own recipe or you gave appropriate credit.  And, you’re giving us permission to publish your recipe and picture (if submitted).

8)  Submissions must be received by Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 8pm  midnight or before I wake up and choose.  :)

9)  Winner will be notified by email, by July 2, 2015.
I hope to be inspired to save more and provide some tasty food for my family!

(Thanks, for the gift card Safeway!  We’ll still find plenty of bargains at your store.  I’m confident of that!)

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Is Couponing Worth It?

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I was asked (after hearing Safeway will probably be accepting coupons at face value in AZ soon, more here) …

Is couponing worth it?

If you want the short answer … yes, for me.

If you want the long answer, grab your coffee (maybe it’s a smoothie this time of year?) and snuggle up to your computer or mobile, as I share my thoughts.

When, I say “couponing,” I mean using paper coupons (printable, from Sunday paper, & misc. coupons that may show up) or digital coupons you can load directly to your shopping cards.

I only use coupons for products I will use or have a specific purpose for (donating, giving to friends, etc).  I’m not a true “extreme couponer.”  I’ve only seen a couple of the TLC shows, but I’m nothing like what I’ve seen.  I like to call myself an “intentional couponer.”  I use them wisely and save a bunch of money!  I don’t need a trailer to get my groceries home and one bottle of mustard will usually last us until it expires, around my house.

For me, couponing will still be worth it, even if coupons are taken at face value.  (Keep in mind that most of the country can only redeem coupons at face value and many do it.)  There is still money to be saved.

I’m a firm believer that pennies add up to quarters, add up to dollars, add up to $20, etc.  I’ll even still bend down to pick up a penny.  The bonus is a little bit of exercise, if nothing else.  :)

On the other hand, I also value my time.  If I’m finding that saving $3 is taking me an hour, I won’t do it.  My time is worth more than $3/hour.  On the other hand, if it takes me an hour to get ready to go to the grocery store (or an extra hour to run somewhere else & look at ads, etc.) and I end up saving $30 (random number for example) … totally worth my time.  I should say … usually!  There are weeks when I don’t have an hour to spare to save $30, as much as I want to.  I value my sanity more than thirty bucks.

As much as I love the savings and the financial freedom it helps bring to my family, it’s not for everyone.  I have different time, priorities, and needs than you do.  Don’t blindly use coupons, without counting the cost.  There are costs.  I would never deny that!

  • Time — What “wages” are acceptable to you?  Remember, it’s tax-free “income.”
  • Space — How will you store surplus?  Do you have room or need to stick with basics?
  • Sanity — Does the extra clutter (coupons or treasures you get) drive you nuts?
  • Need — Do you need to do it to make ends meet?
  • Want — Do you enjoy using the savings for something else that makes the effort worthwhile?
  • Respect — Does your spouse value the fact that you do it or does it drive him/her nuts?
  • Cost — How much are you spending on newspapers, ink, paper, buying coupons, gas, whatever?

Take a serious inventory of the above list.  Ponder it and calculate it.  If you feel it’s more of a burden, stop — unless you feel it’s a necessity!  (Well, I don’t see how you can resist clicking and loading a few digital coupons.)  :)  Yes, I know I run a coupon website.  Well, I don’t fully see it that way.  I run a money saving website, that often involves coupons, but there’s much more!

Whatever you end up doing with your coupon usage, I hope you stick around Bargain Believer.  We’ll always share deals that have coupons, but we go beyond that.  We want you to have fun with your family, without spending a bunch.  We’ll point you to those deals and other bargains we just can’t seem to keep to ourselves.  As long as there are businesses competing, there will always be bargains out there and we’ll help you find them!  We may even tempt the non-coupon users out there to click and load a digital coupon or even print a coupon every once in awhile.  The coupon/non-coupon line can be crossed at any time.  :)

I was going to share some other ways to save, but I’m afraid you’re falling asleep now.  And, I’m out of time.  Stay tuned … more on saving (beyond coupons) soon!

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If you don’t get the Bargain Believer emails, you may want them.  You will receive one email between 3pm & 5pm, usually around 3pm.  (No, I’m not sitting at my computer at that exact time every single day.  They’re automatic and I never know the precise time they’ll go out.) :)

They will show you everything that was listed since the previous email went out.  It’s an easy way to glance over what was posted that day and make sure you didn’t miss anything.   Fair warning:  You’ll be bugged everyday around 3pm, but you can unsubscribe at anytime.   :)

If you’ve ever signed up to get the daily emails and you’re not getting them, you probably didn’t verify your email.  There is a significant number of people on the email list that haven’t.  Sign up again at this link and make sure to go to your email and click on the link.  It should come right away.

Of course, you can also follow other ways . . . Facebook gets a little extra love sometimes, with quickly disappearing deals, reminders, and just more interaction.  If you use Facebook, it’s another great way to follow.

Make sure “follow” is checked after you have “liked” Bargain Believer (beside the “liked” button).  Even better, hover over the “liked” button and check “get notifications.”  When you’re on Facebook, a little box will pop up when we post something and it will also be listed under your “notifications” tab on top.  As always, the best way to not miss anything is to comment or “like” posts on the Bargain Believer Facebook page …. often!

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Help, Please! ~ Send Us Your Catalina Notices

yoplait_catalina(Thanks, for this and other Catalina notices you always send us, Marisela!)

We are wanting to have an accurate list of available Catalina offers, but can’t do it without your help.  Personally, I don’t get them very often.  Seriously — the machine hates me.  I have to dig in trash cans or bend down in dark parking lots to find them.  It’s a joke between us, behind the scenes.  I don’t get any Catalina love!??!  Between all of us who work behind the scenes, we have a list, but still not a complete list.  Help!

We want to let you know about them, when they match with a great deal.  And, if we feel like we have enough, I’ll create a page on the website, that you can get to whenever you want.   So . . . help!

If you get a notification of a Catalina (usually a printout, at the register), will you send the information our way?  We would love a picture, just for double verification and to get all the details we need, but if you can’t do that, typing it out for us is better than nothing and we’ll take it!  Please let us know what store you got it at, the exact products listed, dates, and amounts.  I’m only looking for the ones that tell you what you can save, on a future purchase, if you buy a certain product.  If you get a wonderful coupon and know what you bought that triggered it, I guess those are good, too.  :)

Also, if we have a Catalina listed that says “haven’t tested” and you try it, please let us know.  Of, if you try it at a different store and it works, we’d love to hear about it.  Catalina printouts often come from one store, but work at more.  You just never know for sure, until it’s tested.

Email Gina or me — or comment below any post on the website (It’s better if it’s not on Facebook since sometimes we don’t see every comment there, though we try!  If you send us a private message on Facebook, we’ll get it, so that also works.)  If you can snap a pic — even better!

juli@bargainbeliever.com   or
gina@bargainbeliever.com

Not sure what a Catalina is?  Read more about it here.

Here are the ones we already know about right now . . .

Barilla Entrees
3/23/2015 – 4/12/2015 (printout from Fry’s; Thanks, Amanda!)
Buy 2 = $1.00
Buy 3 = $2.00
Buy 4 = $3.00

Clear Scalp & Hair Products
3/22/2015 – 4/22/2015 (printout from Fry’s; Thanks, Maria!)
Buy 2 = $3.00

Kimberly Clark Family Care Paper Products
Pictured:  Cottonelle, Viva, Kleenex, & Scott
3/3/2015 – 3/31/2015 (printout at Safeway)
Spend $20+ = $5.00

L’Oreal Advanced Haircare (excludes 1.7 oz and trial size)
2/28/2015 – 3/27/2015 (printout from Fry’s)
Buy 2 = $1.50
Buy 3 = $3.00

Nestea Iced Tea (.5 liter 12 pack bottles or 12 oz 12 pack cans, any flavors)
3/23/2015 – 4/19/2015 (printout from Fry’s)
Buy 1 = $1.00
Buy 2 = $2.50
Buy 3 = $4.50

Power Bar Products
3/23/2015 – 4/19/2015 (printout from Fry’s; Thanks, Kristin!)
Buy 6-9 = $2.00
Buy 10-14 = $3.00
Buy 15+ = $4.00

Plum Organics (select)
Thru – 3/25/2015 (shelf tag at Fry’s)
Buy 6 = $1.50

Shout, Pledge, Scrubbing Bubbles, Fantastik, or Windex
3/23/2015 – 4/19/2015 (received printout at Fry’s; Thanks, Marisela!)
Buy 2 = $1.00
Buy 3 = $2.00
Buy 4 = $3.00

Special K Cereal or Lowfat Granola (9.3 oz+)
3/27/2015 – 4/28/2015 (printout from Fry’s; Thanks, Nicol!)
Buy 2 = Coupon will print for $2 off Dannon Yogurt (4-ct+)

Special K Flatbread Breakfast Sandwiches (4-ct+)
Thru 4/19/2015  (printout from Fry’s; Thanks, Deb!)
Buy 1 = $2.00

Uncle Ben’s Rice Products
3/23/2015 – 4/19/2015 (received printout at Fry’s; Thanks, Deb!)
Buy 5-7 = $1.00
Buy 8+ = $2.00

Yoplait Yogurt Cups (any variety)
3/23/2015 – 4/19/2015 (received printout at Fry’s; Thanks, Marisela!)
Buy 15-19= $1.00
Buy 20+ = $1.75

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