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Saving Star Weekend Freebie ~ Morton Salt


SavingStar has a new Friday Freebie.  You only have until Sunday, 4/26 to buy this offer and submit for your rebate.

Saving Star Friday Freebie ~ Morton Salt, 26 oz
FREE SavingStar eCoupon (future savings, exp. 4/26)
Final price:  FREE after full rebate, cash out when hit $5 (see note below for changes to Saving Star)

After this weekend, Saving Star is changing their Friday freebie.  From now on, instead of a freebie every Friday, it can appear at any time.  You can become a Premier Saver by redeeming 6 qualifying offers each calendar month.  Then, they will notify you when the following month’s freebies will be before they go live.

If you shop at Bashas’, Albertsons or CVS, you will still use your loyalty or Upromise card to get the savings.  If you shop at Fry’s, Safeway, Walmart, Target, Kmart, Costco, Sams Club, Walgreens, Dollar General, Family Dollar and Winco, you need to sign up and then download their mobile app.  You will need to take a picture of your receipt with and submit it for the savings.

If you don’t know what it is, full details are here.


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Mission Tortillas, Diet Dr. Pepper & More ~ Printable Coupons!

These are fairly rare coupons I wanted to tell you about …
$0.55/1 Mission tortilla coupon & $0.50/1 Diet Dr. Pepper 12-pk.

Take either to Bashas’ or Safeway and they’re worth a buck.

We’ll be on the lookout for the best place to use them, too.
With Cinco de Mayo coming, we’ll have a good sale somewhere!

$0.50 off one 12-pack cans of Diet Dr Pepper
$0.55 off 1 Package of Mission Soft Taco Tortillas

And, here are a few of the newest coupons available …
(Click on the image to get right to the coupon.)

$1.00 off (1) Quaker Select Starts Oatmeal
$0.50 off ONE Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel
$1.00 off any ONE Boogie Wipes Product
$1.00 off (1) Quaker Real Medleys™ Cereal
Buy 1 Cheez-It CHRUNCH'D™, Get 1 Pringles Free


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Albertsons Arizona Grocery Deals & Coupon Match Ups ~ 4/22/15 – 4/28/15


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

Buy $100 in select Gift Cards, get $10 coupon on your next grocery purchase of $25 or more. (Gift cards pictured: Chili’s, JcPenney, Lane Bryant, Macy’s, Sephora, Master Card/Visa; $10 coupon expires in 7 days.  See ad/store for more details.)

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

Deals Matched with Coupons:

Maruchan Bowls or Yakisoba Noodles   50¢
$1/2 Maruchan Bowls 02/01/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/31/15)
$1/3 Maruchan Yakisoba Product 02/01/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/31/15)
Final price:  As low as 2 for FREE

Bounty Basic Paper Towels (single roll)   50¢
$0.25/1 Bounty Product 03/29/2015 P&G Insert (exp 4/30/15)
$0.25/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  25¢

Pillsbury Sweet Rolls (7.3 oz)  $1.00
$0.50/1 printable
$0.40/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.40/2 printable
$0.40/2 printable
$0.40/2 printable
$0.40/2 printable
Final price:  As low as 50¢

Yoplait Greek Yogurt   75¢
$1/5 Yoplait Cup Greek, Greek 100 or Greek 100 Whips Yogurt 03/29/2015 SS Insert (exp 5/23/15)
$1/5 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/5 printable
$1/5 printable
$1/5 printable
Final price:  55¢ each when you buy 5

Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands! Jr. Biscuits (6 oz)   $1.00
$0.30/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands! Biscuits 03/29/2015 SS Insert (exp 6/20/15)
$0.40/1 printable
$0.40/1 printable
$0.40/1 printable
$0.40/1 printable
Final price:  As low as 60¢

Hormel Chili with Beans (15 oz)   $1.00
$0.55/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  73¢ each when you buy 2

Kleenex Facial Tissue (160 count)   $1.00
$0.75/3 printable (share to get coupon)
Final price:  75¢ each when you buy 3

Stouffer’s or Lean Cuisine Entrees or Hot or Lean Pockets   $1.88 (limit 6, bonus monopoly)
$1/2 Stouffer’s Single Serve Product 01/25/2015 RP Insert (exp 4/30/15)
$1/2 Stouffer’s Entree 04/19/2015 SS Insert (exp 6/30/15)
Final price:  $1.38 each when you buy 2

Food Should Taste Good Chips (5.5 oz)   $2.50
$1/1 printable
Final price:  $1.50

Magnum Ice Cream Bars, Popsicle, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyer’s or Klondike   $2.49 (must buy 4)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (Magnum, use zip 85225 if not in yours, print 2)
Final price:  As low as $2.12 each when you buy 4 (less if you have another computer and print 4 of the Magnum coupons)

Fiora Bath Tissue or Paper Towel (12 rolls / 6-8 rolls)   $2.99 (limit 2)
$0.50/1 printable
$0.50/1 Facebook
Final price:  $2.49


Deals without coupons:

Essential Everyday Taco Seasoning or Tomato Sauce (1.25 oz / 8 oz) 25¢

La Moderna Pasta or Nissin Cup Noodles (7 oz / 2.25 oz) 25¢

Green Onions or Cilantro 25¢

Propel Fitness Water (24 oz) 49¢ (must buy 3, limit 3)

Essential Everyday Canned Veggies, Beans or Tomatoes (14.5-15.25 oz) 50¢

Corn on the Cob 50¢

Essential Everyday Mac & Cheese 50¢

Essential Everyday Water Chestnuts (8 oz) 50¢

Dannon Yogurt 50¢

Powerade (32 oz) 58¢ (when you buy 15, limit 15)

Macayo’s Diced Jalapenos or Green Chiles (4 oz) 69¢

Essential Everyday Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup or Canned Pasta 69¢

Hunt’s Pasta Sauce or Essential Everyday Pasta (24 oz / 12-16 oz) 75¢

Kool Aid Bursts (6 pack) 75¢

Knorr Sides, Van Camp’s Beans or Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna 75¢

Cucumber or Green Bell Pepper 75¢

Equaline Toothbrush, Floss or Love2Clean Latex Gloves 75¢

Mangos 75¢

Roma Tomatoes $1.00 / lb

Bird’s Eye Steamfresh Veggies (10.8 oz) $1.00

Popsicle Ice Pops (8 count) $1.00

Pepsi, Coke or 7 Up, 2 Liters $1.00

Albertsons Sour Cream (16 oz) $1.00

Essential Everyday Foam Plates, Cups or Cutlery $1.00

Essential Everyday Sandwich, Freezer or Snack Bags (15-150 count) $1.00

DaVinci Pasta (16 oz) $1.00

Albertsons Bread (16 oz) $1.00

Body Benefits Loofah $1.00

Arm & Hammer Deodorant or Softsoap Hand Soap (2.5-2.6 oz / 7.5 oz) $1.00

Foster Farm Lunchmeat (4 oz) $1.00

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

Extra, Trident or Wrigley Gum $1.00 (bonus monopoly)

Carolina Ground Turkey (12 oz roll, frozen) $1.00

Essential Everyday Cereal (11.5-18.7 oz) $1.50

Cheetos or Fritos $1.67 (limit 3)

Whole Seedless Watermelon $1.88 (limit 2)

Essential Everyday Shredded or Chunk Cheese (6-8 oz) $1.88

Albertsons Gallon Milk $1.99 (limit 2)

Albertsons Large Eggs, 18 count or Minute Maid Premium OJ, 59 oz $1.99 (limit 2, mix and match)

Farmer John Bacon (12 oz) $2.00 (must buy 2, w/ in ad coupon)

Welch’s Grape Jelly or Jam (20-30 oz) $2.00 (bonus monopoly)

Essential Everyday Laundry Detergent (50 oz liquid) $2.50

Finesse Shampoo or Conditioner (13 oz) Buy One / Get One Free

Sanderson Farms Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts or Thighs $5.99 / lb, Buy One / Get Two Free (= $2/lb, limit 1 reward)

Center Cut Boneless Pork Loin Chops $7.99 / lb, Buy One / Get Two Free (= $2.66/lb, limit 1 reward)

Pork Loin Back Ribs $8.99 / lb, Buy One / Get Two Free (= $3/lb, limit 1 reward)

Bud, Miller, Coors, Tecate or Modelo Especial (18 pack cans) $12.99 (limit 2)


+ 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, 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

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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Stay Active on Facebook or You’re Missing Out!


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


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


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!


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



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)


  • 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)


Use Sunday Inserts & Printable Coupons


Possibly the most difficult

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


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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