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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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Albertsons Arizona Grocery Deals & Coupon Match Ups ~ 3/25/15 – 3/31/15

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Monopoly continues!  Play through 5/19.  Good luck!

Buy $100 in select Gift Cards, get a $10 coupon off your next grocery purchase of $20 or more.  Cards include:  AMC, Regal, iTunes, Google Play, Mastercard and Visa.

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

**Buy 4, Save $2 Sale~ Mix and match, no limits.  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 deals.  See ad/store for more details.

** Jimmy Dean Bowls or Sandwiches   $1.99 / $2.49 (bonus monopoly)
$0.75/1 Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Product 03/15/2015 RP Insert (exp 4/26/15)
Final price:  $1.24 / $1.74 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Red Baron Classic Crust Pizza     $2.99 / $3.49 (bonus monopoly)
$1/2 printable
Final price:  $2.49 / $2.99 each when you buy 2 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Pam Non-Stick Cooking Spray   $2.99 / $3.49 (bonus monopoly)
$0.30/1 Pam Cooking Spray 3/22/2015 SS Insert (exp 5/3/201515) NEW
$0.25/1 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price:  $2.69 / $3.19 (or possible future savings) (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Eight O’Clock Coffee (11-12 oz)   $3.99 / $4.49
$1/1 printable
Final price:  $2.99 / $3.49 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Starbucks Coffee or KCups (10-12 oz or 10 count)   $5.99 / $6.49
$1.50/1 Starbucks K-Cup Pack 02/08/2015 SS Insert (exp 3/31/15)
$2/1 printable (Single Origin variety)
Final price:  As low as $3.99 / $4.49  (Buy 4, Save $2)
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** Quaker Popped Snacks 79¢ / $1.29 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Essential Everyday Brown or Powdered Sugar (1 pound) 79¢ / $1.29 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Goldfish Crackers $1.29 / $1.79 (bonus monopoly, Buy 4, Save $2)

** Clorox Bleach (55-64 oz) $1.49 / $1.99 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Essential Everyday Peanut Butter (18 oz) $1.49 / $1.99 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Essential Everyday Apple Juice or Cider (64 oz) $1.49 / $1.99 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Essential Everyday Cereal (12-18 oz) $1.49 / $1.99 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Pillsbury Brownie Mix or Frosting $1.49 / $1.99 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Essential Everyday Granulated Sugar (4 pounds) $1.88 / $2.38 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice (64 oz) $1.99 / $2.49 (bonus monopoly, Buy 4, Save $2)

** Minute Maid OJ (59 oz, not from concentrate) $1.99 / $2.49 (bonus monopoly, Buy 4, Save $2)
  check for previous $0.75/1 printable, no longer available

** Tony’s Pizza $2.49 / $2.99 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Thomas’ Bagels (6 pack) $2.49 / $2.99 (bonus monopoly, Buy 4, Save $2)

** Dreyer’s Ice Cream or Fruit Bars $2.88 / $3.38 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Culinary Circle Pizza $3.99 / $4.49 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Dunkin Donut or Folgers K Cups Coffee (11-12 oz/ 12 pack) $5.99 / $6.49 (Buy 4, Save $2)

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Deals Matched with Coupons:

Reynolds Baking Cups (32-50 count)   50¢
$0.55/2 Reynolds Baking Cup Product 02/01/2015 RP Insert (exp 4/30/15)
$0.55/2 Reynolds Baking Cups, any 3/22/2015 RP Insert (exp 5/31/15)
$1/2 printable
Final price:  As low as 2 for FREE

Essential Everyday Pasta (12-16 oz)   75¢
$1/2 printable
Final price:  25¢ each when you buy 2

Michelina’s Zap’Ems Entree   50¢
$1/5 printable
Final price:  30¢ each when you buy 5

7 Up, Coke or Pepsi (2-liters)   88¢ (when you buy 5)
$0.55/1 Coupons.com (7-Up, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, print two)
$0.55/1 Coupons.com (Blackberry Canada Dry, didn’t see at two stores I went to, but just in case you want it, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/2 Coupons.com (Canada Dry, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  37¢ each when you buy 5 (using two $1/2 Canada Dry and one 55¢/1 7 Up)

Dole Canned Pineapple, 15.25 oz    88¢
$0.50/1 Del Monte Canned Fruit 01/11/2015 RP Insert (exp 3/29/15)
$0.50/2 Dole Canned Fruit 02/01/2015 SS Insert (exp 4/30/15)
$0.50/2 Dole Canned Fruits 3/22/2015 SS Insert (exp 5/31/15)
$0.50/2 printable
$0.50/1 Snap Cash Back (future savings)
Final price:  As low as 38¢ + possible Snap cash back

White Rain Shampoo or Conditioners   75¢
$0.50/2 printable (register)
$0.25/2 Ibotta (phone app, future cash back)
Final price:  50¢ each when you buy 2, + possible Ibotta cash back

Purina Friskies Wet Cat Food (5.5 oz)   50¢
$0.75/6 Purina Friskies Tasty Treasures Wet Cat Food Cans 03/08/2015 RP Insert (exp 6/8/15) (if included)
Final price:  55¢ (43¢ if Tasty Treasures variety included)

Halls Cough Drops (19-30 count)   $1.49
$1/2 printable
Final price:  99¢ each when you buy 2

Dannon Activia Greek Yogurt (4 pack)   $2.00 (bonus monopoly)
$1/1 printable
Final price:  $1.00

Pagoda Express Appetizers   $2.79
$1/1 Pagoda Snack Product 01/25/2015 SS Insert (exp 4/4/15)
$1/1 printable
Final price:  $1.79

Land O Lakes Butter (16 oz, sticks)   $2.50  (limit 4)
$0.40/1 Land O Lakes Butter Spread Tub Product 03/08/2015 SS Insert (exp 5/31/15)
$0.50/1 Smartsource (Land O Lakes, half sticks) NEW
$0.35/1 printable (should have Real CA Seal)
Final price:  $2.15

Jennie-O Oven Roasted or Smoked Turkey Breast (sliced fresh in the deli)   $3.99 / lb (limit 2 pounds)
$1/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 printable
Final price:  $2.99 / lb

American Greetings Cards   $2.99 and up
In store coupon for buy 3 cards, get FREE Easter Bunny Figurine
Final price:  $2.99 each when you buy 3 + free figurine

Land O’Frost Premium Lunch Meat (10-16 oz)   $3.99
$0.75/1 Land O’Frost Premium, Bistro Favorites or Canadian Bacon 03/01/2015 SS Insert (exp 4/1/15)
Final price:  $3.24

 

Deals without coupons:

Nissin Top Ramen or Maruchan Instant Lunch 25¢

Essential Everyday Tomato Sauce (8 oz) 25¢

Tina’s Burritos (4 oz) 25¢

Essential Everyday Cream, Tomato or Chicken Noodle Soup 50¢

Essential Everyday Canned Tomatoes, Veggies or Beans (1.5-15.25 oz) 50¢

Yoplait Yogurt (4-6 oz) 50¢

Carlita Diced Green Chiles (4 oz) 50¢

Dannon Yogurt (6 oz) 50¢

McCormick Taco Seasoning Packet 50¢

Arizona Tea or Arrowhead Water (20 oz/1 lter) 50¢

Gatorade Drink, Chews or Pre Game Fuel (32 oz/1 oz/4 oz) 75¢

Cyrstal Geyser Water (gallon/128 oz) 75¢

Kool Aid Burst (6 pack) 75¢

Chicken of the Sea Chunk Light Tuna (5 oz) 75¢

Cucumbers 75¢

Cantaloupe 75¢

Casa Fiesta Refried Beans 75¢

Voskos Greek Yogurt (6 oz) 75¢

Kraft Easy Mac Cups 75¢

Banquet Pot Pies (7 oz) 75¢

Tomatoes on the Vine 99¢ / lb

Carlita Salsa or Taco Shells $1.00

Hunt’s Pasta Sauce $1.00

Albertsons Bread (16 oz) $1.00

Pillsbury Cake Mix (15.25 oz) $1.00

Bar S Jumbo Franks, Bologna or Cotto Salami (8-16 oz) $1.00

Farmland Bologna, Olive Loaf, Cotto Salami or Pimento Loaf (6 oz) $1.00

Essential Everyday Mustard, Marinades or Worcestershire (14 oz/12.25 oz/10 oz) $1.00

Essential Everyday Waffles (10 pack) $1.50

Tostitos or Ruffles Chips $1.88 (must buy 3, limit 1 reward)

Albertsons Eggs, 18 count $1.99 (limit 2)

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

Sugardale Bacon (12 oz) $2.48

Albertsons Water (24 pack) $2.50 (limit 4)

Essential Everyday Bath Tissue, 12-24 rolls or Paper Towels, 8 rolls $3.99 (limit 2 each)

Essential Everyday Liquid Laundry Detergent (100 oz) $3.99 (limit 2)

Large Raw Shrimp $4.99 / lb

Ribeye or New York Strip Steak $5.97 / lb

Folgers Ground Coffee (27.8-33.9 oz) $7.99 (limit 2, bonus monopoly)

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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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Stay Active on Facebook or You’re Missing Out!

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Are a Facebook user, who likes to see all the updates from pages you have “liked,” like the Bargain Believer page?  (I think that sentence had too may “likes” in it!)

Ughhh . . . it’s so frustrating when I don’t see things I want to.  I feel like when I “like” a page, I’m telling Facebook I want to see their updates.  If I don’t want to see them, I’ll “unlike” them.  Facebook sees it differently.  :(

You need to get/stay active to see what you want on the Bargain Believer Facebook page!  We posts extra deals on Facebook from time to time.  You’ll want to see them, even if you get the email or stalk the website.

When you “like,” share, or comment … you are telling Facebook that you value the page and want to see posts.  You are also making it a more popular post, which will increase the likelihood that those who aren’t as active, will see the post.  Pretty please … like or comment on posts when you think they’re beneficial!

If you are active for awhile and you’re still not seeing everything, don’t forget … you can get daily emails.  Note:  You will not get them until you click on the confirmation email that you receive.  You will get an email almost every single day.  I realize that’s not for everyone.  If it annoys you enough, you can unsubscribe at any time.  We promise not to spam you, once you unsubscribe.  Well, we’ll never “spam” you, but you’ll get that one email each day.  :)

If all else fails … we have a website!  Check it often.  :)

Thanks for being here and giving us an outlet to share the deals we find.  We like finding bargains and it’s much more fun to share them!

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Albertsons (some) Bought by Haggen ~ Plus 3 Safeway Locations in AZ

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Just a heads up for some changes that are coming our way for some Albertsons locations (and a few Safeways) throughout Arizona.

A northwest grocery, Haggen, is purchasing 146 stores, 10 in Arizona.  They plan on converting the locations below to Haggen, during the first half of 2015.  I hope it will add competition and keep our prices low.  We are lucky to be in a state where the competition is high and grocery prices are low, in comparison to some areas of the nation.

We’ll all have to learn their coupon policy, among other things.  I haven’t even heard of Haggen, but I guess we’ll be learning soon!

You can read more details here(Thanks, AZ Central!)

Current brand Location
Albertsons 1416 E. Route 66, Flagstaff
Albertsons 11475 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale
Albertsons 34442 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Albertsons 1350 N. Silverbell Road, Tucson
Albertsons 174 E. Sheldon, Prescott
Albertsons 7450 E. Highway 69, Prescott Valley
Albertsons 1980 McCulloch Blvd., Lake Havasu City
Safeway 3655 W. Anthem Way, Phoenix
Safeway 8740 E. Broadway, Tucson
Safeway 10380 E. Broadway, Tucson

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How Does Saving Star Work? ~ Changes Coming October

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I just wanted to remind everyone that changes are coming to Saving Star, starting October 1st, 2014.  There are two major parts to their change.

  1.   The savings at Fry’s will no longer be automatic.  You will need to scan your receipt to get the credit into your account, starting 10/1/14.
    Register and then you can submit receipts/UPC images online or through their app.  You will also need the product’s barcode.

And, there are a bunch of retailers added, that will take scanned receipts.

  1.   The Arizona stores that participate are Fry’s, Safeway, Bashas, Food City, Albertsons, Walgreens, CVS, Target, Kmart, Dollar General, Family Dollar, WinCo, Costco, & Sam’s Club.  There’s a complete list here.

Here’s the general information, if you haven’t used Saving Star before.

With SavingStar, you can save eCoupons to your grocery store loyalty cards or to your Saving Star account and get credited when you swipe your card at checkout or when you submit your receipt online or through their app.  The savings doesn’t come off at the register, it gets credited to your SavingStar account, within a week or two.  (Their official time is 2 – 22 days. )  If you scan your receipt, you have until three days after the offer expires.  You can request your payment via Paypal, bank deposit, or gift card when you reach $5.

The only “automatic” stores in Arizona are CVS and Bashas’.  You will enter the store’s loyalty card number once and savings will trigger whenever you use your card and buy the specified products.

There is a “Healthy Offer of the Week.”  Every Tuesday a new coupon is available to load for fresh produce.

They also have one item each Friday that you’ll get 100% cash back!  You have through Sunday to make your purchase.

The Arizona stores that participate are Fry’s, Safeway, Bashas, Albertsons, Walgreens, CVS, Target, Kmart, Dollar General, Family Dollar, WinCo, Costco, & Sam’s Club.

Before the receipt scanning was needed, I just loaded everything and considered anything I received a bonus.  Now, it will take more effort and planning.  It will be easiest to head to CVS or Bashas’ for the Friday freebie, if that’s convenient and you need other items there.

Saving Star savings is not meant to be combined with paper coupons.  Here’s their official statement on that:

SavingStar eCoupons will work whether or not you combine them with other services’ coupons, but they are not intended to be used this way.  Generally, manufacturers state that it is against their policies for shoppers to redeem more than one manufacturer’s coupon for the same purchase.  Using in-store coupons in combination with SavingStar eCoupons is not a problem.  In the future, we may implement mechanisms to limit the combination of SavingStar eCoupons with other manufacturer coupons.

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Facebook Problems? ~ Get Bargain Believer to Show Up in Your Feed!

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I’ve received quite a few emails recently, asking how to get Facebook updates from Bargain Believer to show up in your news feed.

The very best way seems to “like,” comment, and share posts regularly.  The people that do that say they see all the updates.  As a bonus, Facebook shows the posts with the most love, more often.  So, we love all of you that interact with our page!  It helps those who want to get the updates, but choose to remain quiet.

If you are opposed to that, hover over “liked” and make sure “following” is checked.  You have hope, but it doesn’t seem like much.  Most likely, you’ve already done that and nothing has changed.  :(

Lastly, you can check to “get notifications,”  which is an option under the “like” button.  Some love get notifications, some don’t.  Try it for awhile and see what you think.  You can always uncheck it later.

If Facebook won’t show you the love, there are other ways to follow.

Email - One email per day, usually around 3pm — good way to quickly look & see what you missed

RSS

Twitter

You could give one of those a shot or just stalk the website page each day.

Anyone have any other insight about getting your “liked” pages to show up?

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Homeschool Convention Handout ~ Helpful Notes for Everyone!

bargain_believer_logo   So many ways to save!
Super Simple & Beyond . . .

This is the outline I used when I spoke at the homeschohol convention on Saturday, July 12th.  I’ve added links for things I can take you right to, for full information.  It should be helpful for everyone, not just people who attended the convention … hopefully!

You will be amazed how much you can save on everyday essentials and family fun!

I’ve received emails saying people have been able to quit part-time jobs, can donate extra money & other resources, have money for vacations or other fun, etc.  The savings can be BIG!!

Show up

  • Museums (many free days)
  • National Parks (free weekends)
  • Special days (National “whatever” days, store anniversaries, etc.)
  • Ask! (teacher discount?, coupons?, lowest price?)

Minimal planning

Spend $$ Up Front

  • Memberships
  • Pogo Pass ($39.98, code BARGAIN)
  • Gift card perks (gas, extra value)
  • Bulk foods (Zaycon Foods)

Change

  • Call about monthly bills (cell phone, cable, home phone, insurance, etc)
    Republic Wireless – cell phone option
  • Buy & sell used (Craigslist, garage sales, etc.)
  • Meal plan around sales (especially meat!)

Click (Online, Apps, Mobile)

Shop

Use Sunday Inserts & Printable Coupons

Drugstores

Possibly the most difficult

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Make Shopping List from Mobile Device ~ You Can! (Hopefully!)

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My husband recently informed me that you can make a personalized shopping list from most mobile devices, using the handy dandy green plus signs on Bargain Believer shopping lists.  (I know that some newer devices don’t have problems.)  I told him, “Nope, tried it.”  I discovered there is a slight glitch on my phone, so that’s why I didn’t know.  (I’ll explain below.)  Did you know this!?!  I’m so excited and can’t believe I didn’t know about it.

First of all, if you don’t use the green plus signs, you’re missing out.  The items are listed by price on the sale lists, but when you click on what you want, it will categorize for you — and a whole lot more than that!  You can watch this video for more details or just click around and figure it all out.

You will need to turn off the mobile view.   The green plus signs will appear and you can click away!  A new window will pop up and you’ll have to go back and forth between them.  For Gina (iphone) and my husband (Android) that’s all they had to do.

For me (iphone), nothing appears on the list after clicking the first green plus sign.  It pulls up an empty list.  I have to click back on the store’s deal list and then back to the shopping list that opened.  It magically appears and kicks it in gear for the future green plus signs I click.

This is still not ideal.  We have bigger and better plans and my husband is working on it, but this is better than nothing.  I will be using my mobile sometimes, but will still prefer using my laptop to make lists.  Using a mobile is a slower process since you have to go back and forth between windows.

All mobiles seem to have their own issues and the plus signs weren’t really designed for mobile devices.  So, this may not work for everyone.  But, give it a shot!

Some of you have probably been doing this “forever.”  But, I’m hoping it will be news for some of you — like it was for me!!  :)

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Arizona Coupon Blog (Beyond Just Coupons!) ~ Helpful Links & Info for Newcomers

Links for You . . .

If you’re new, welcome!  If you’re not, please pass this along to those who you want to help save BIG!  :)

If you ever have questions, you can comment below a post, send us and email (juli@bargainbeliever.com or gina@bargainbeliever.om), or leave a comment on the Bargain Believer Facebook page!

In addition to highlighting super discounts for places in Arizona and nationals deals, Bargain Believer covers . . .

We do the lists each week, before the new sales even start.  We also add deals that aren’t in the ad, later in the week.  Be sure to keep checking back.

You can either scroll through the website (www.BargainBeliever.com) or click the name of the store you want to shop at, on the top of the website.  That will get you the deals you want.

Make sure you click the GREEN PLUS SIGN to make your personalized shopping list!!  I like to call them “magical.”  They will categorize all your items to make your shopping easier.  You click what you want and it goes on your list.  It will categorize everything and give you other great options for making your organizing and shopping more simple.

Here’s a  video explaining the shopping list function (aka “Magical Green Plus Signs!)  Try it, you’ll like it!  :)

The other links will help you get to some of the important information.  Also, don’t forget that there is a Facebook page!  We post additional offers over there, mostly Facebook only deals and ones we think will be gone very quickly.  You can also ask questions over there.   Plus, it’s just more interactive and I love seeing your little faces and interacting with you.   :)

Here are some links for you (in no particular order) . . .

Arizona Republic Newspaper, $12 for 3 months — home delivery on Sundays & Wednesdays, cancel at end if you don’t want to pay full price

Saving Star — future savings, 100% cash back on one item every Friday, & weekly “Healthy Offer”

Checkout 51Ibotta, Shopmium — mobile apps that give you money back for certain items

Safeway JustforU – explains everything you need to know

Organizing coupons — list of categories, etc.

Pogo Pass — annual pass for family fun around the Valley — a serious good deal!!

Zaycon Foods  — for buying bulk meats, especially boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Birthday freebie list  — over 100, sign up so freebies roll in soon!

Store policies — print out policies for store you shop at

Here are some other general links to help jog your memory.

If you want the daily emails, sign up here.  (Make sure you click on the confirmation email that you’ll receive.)

Facebook or Twitter — great way to stay connected, if you’re on there a lot

If I missed something important or you have a question, just leave a comment below.  Thanks! ~ Juli

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Are We Going to Charge for Bargain Believer? No! ~ How Can You Support Us?

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I’ve been asked if I will charge a fee for the upgrades/app my husband is working on.  No!  Unless there is a reason our income drops, we can afford to keep going the way we are.  Thankfully, my husband works for dinner (when I make it!) and doesn’t expect more.  :)

I pay four people to help with this site:  Gina, Susan, Cherie, Karen.   Let me assure you that none of them are getting rich and they all deserve more for what they do!  When there’s “extra,” I make money.  When there’s not, I don’t.  Thankfully, overall I do.  I have additional ideas for improvements, but they all take time.  Since I don’t have more of that precious commodity, it would mean hiring additional people to help.  I’m always afraid to take that leap since my income goes up and down and I’m not willing to lose money by running this website.  But, up to this point, it’s always worked out.

I’ve also been asked what you can do to thank us or help support the site.  First of all, by asking that or telling us how the site has helped you . . . you’ve brought a smile to my face and probably the other gals.  Thank you!  Beyond that, my basic answer is . . . . use this site and tell others about it, if you find value in it!

Something even more tangible that you can do is bookmark the Coupons.com page on the site:
http://www.bargainbeliever.com/blog/coupons-com-printables/

Whenever you print coupons from there (or any direct link we give), I get paid.  When you type in Coupons.com and go to their site, I don’t.  From time to time, I get paid for other links I give you, but that is one of the main ways I make money and we can continue to make the site free.

Another consistent source of income is from Google ads, as you probably know.  When you see something of interest and click on it (or just come to the site), they pay me a small amount.  It adds up!

So, please use the links we provide!  Many won’t bring me any revenue, but some do.  I try very hard not to post things just because I’ll get paid for them.  In fact, I just had a IM conversation with Susan a couple days ago, hesitating to post something because it made me money.  When I make money, I often give it extra thought — just to make sure that’s not what is motivating me to publish it.  I don’t want this site to become like so many out there . . . selling you one “bargain” after another just to make a buck or two.   I’m very firm on this.

Again, this link is a great one to bookmark and use . . . it has a value to you and to all of us who work behind the scenes.  Thank you!
http://www.bargainbeliever.com/blog/coupons-com-printables/   It’s also on the top menu bar, if that’s easier.

Thank for being here and trusting us to bring you deals we find value in!

~ Juli

P.S.  My husband is slowly working on the upgrades, but there is not a target date.  It just gets a couple hours here and there, as he can find time.  The biggest change (that will probably roll out first) will be for you to be able to move from device to device, being able to work on or pull up your completed lists.  I’m very excited and can’t wait to use it myself!

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