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Best Deal on AZ Republic Home Delivery 2016!


The Arizona Republic is celebrating their 126th birthday with a super low price of $1.26 per week!

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday home delivery for $5.42 per month for the first 6 months.

Go here to get this amazing offer now through May 10th.

Sunday papers normally cost $2.  If you’re lucky, you can find them at Dollar Tree for a buck, but they often run out and not all stores have them.  And … you often get the “diet” version … skinny without all the coupons home delivery offers.  I love having my paper show up on my doorstep (okay, the end of my driveway) with full coupon inserts.

You need to cancel, if you want, at the end of the 6 month promotion period or you will be auto-billed the full rate.

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Albertsons Coupon Match Ups & Sales (Arizona) ~ 4/27/16 – 5/3/16


Monopoly is back!    Collect & Win Game prizes thru May 3, 2016.    Look for Bonus Ticket Item labels through out the store.    You can use the same pieces at Safeway.

Look for the Big Book of Savings at your store.   It has month long deals, in ad coupons and sometimes a few manufacturer’s coupons as well.  You can pick it up at the Service Desk if you don’t see them out.   The book is now good at both Safeway and Albertsons.

Get a $25 gift card with your new or transferred prescription AND get $50 gift card when you five additional prescriptions and fill your prescription stamp card with in ad coupon (thru 6/30/16).  See pharmacist for details.

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

♥ ♥ = We love this deal!  We doubt it will go much lower than this.  Stock up!
♥  = This is a great deal.  If you use this product, get it!

Buy 4, Save $2, Mix and Match, No Limit:

** Progresso Light Soup (18.5-19 oz)   99¢ / $1.49
$1/3 printable
Final price:  66¢ / $1.16 each when you buy 3 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Pepsi or 7-UP (2 liter)   99¢ / $1.49 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Nabisco Premium Saltine Crackers (16 oz)     99¢ / $1.49 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Ragu Pasta Sauce or Signature Kitchens Pasta (12-24 oz)   99¢ / $1.49 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Skippy Peanut Butter, Nutella Hazelnut Spread or Signature Kitchens Grape Jelly or Strawberry Preserves (12-18 oz)   $1.99 / $2.49
$0.55/1 printable (Skippy)

Final price:  As low as $1.44 / $1.94 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Sara Lee Butter Bread or Whole Wheat Bread (20 oz)   $1.99 / $2.49
$1/2 Sara Lee Snack Cakes, Bread or Bagels 04/17/2016 SS Insert (exp 8/31/16)
Final price:  $1.49/$1.99 each when you buy 2 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Signature Farms Grape Tomatoes (11 oz)   $1.49 / $1.99 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Bar-S Jumbo, Bun Length Franks, Bologna or Cotto Salami (8-16 oz)    $1.49 / $1.99 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Ken’s Dressing or Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce (16 oz)   $1.49 / $1.99 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Signature Kitchens Cranberry or Apple Juice (64 oz)   $1.49 / $1.99 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Nabisco Snack Crackers, Good Thins, Chips Ahoy! or Ritz (3.5-15.1 oz)   $1.88 / $2.38
$0.75/2 Chips Ahoy! Cookies 03/13/2016 SS Insert (exp 4/30/16)
$0.75/2 Ritz Crackers Boxes 04/10/2016 SS Insert (exp 5/21/16)

Final price:  $1.51 / $2.01 each when you buy 2 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Kellogg’s Cereal (12.2-18 oz)   $2.49 / $2.99 (Apple Jacks, Frosted Flakes and Froot Loops Pictured)
$0.40/1 Coupons.com (Raisin Bran, gone if not on top, after clicking link, if included)
$0.50/1 printable (Frosted Flakes)
$0.50/1 printable (Rice Krispies, if included)
$1/2 printable (Frosted Mini Wheats, if included)
$1/2 printable (Raisin Bran, if included)
$1/3 printable
$0.50/1 printable (Crispix, if included)

Final price:  $1.99 / $2.49 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Sara Lee Bagels (6 ct )   $2.49 / $2.99 (n)
$1/2 Sara Lee Snack Cakes or Bagels 04/17/2016 SS Insert (exp 8/31/16)
Final price:  $1.99 / $2.49 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Oroweat Potato Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns (8 pk)   $2.49 / $2.99
$0.55/1 Oroweat Bread Products 03/06/2016 SS Insert (exp 6/30/16)
Final price:  $1.94 / $2.44 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Kraft Miracle Whip or Mayonnaise (22-30 oz)   $2.49 / $2.99
$0.50/1 Kraft Mayo 03/20/2016 SS Insert (exp 5/15/16)
$0.50/1 Kraft Miracle Whip Dressing 03/20/2016 SS Insert (exp 5/15/16)
Final price:  $1.99 / $2.49 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Hillshire Rope or Link Sausage or Lunchmeat (12-14 oz or 7-9 oz)   $2.99 / $3.49
$0.55/1 Hillshire Farm Smoked Dinner Sausage Product 04/10/2016 RP Insert (exp 5/22/16)
$0.55/1 Coupons.com (Litl’ SMokies, gone if not on top, after clicking link)

Final price:  As low as $2.44 / $2.94 (Buy 4, Save $2)

♥ ♥ ** Signature SELECT, O Organics, Don Francisco’s, Kauai , CHock Full o Nuts, Entenmann’/s or Peet’s Coffee (10-12 ct )   $4.99 / $5.49
$1.50/1 Don Francisco’s Coffee Family Reserve Bag or Family Reserve Single Serve Box 04/24/2016 SS Insert (exp 6/5/16)
$2/1 printable (this hasn’t reset for me in a long time)
$2/1 Peet’s Coffee K-Cup Pack or Bag 03/20/2016 RP Insert (exp 4/30/16)
Final price:  As low as $2.99 / $3.49 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Brookside Dark Chocolate Covered Fruit or Clusters (5.47 oz)   $2.99 / $3.49
$1/2 Brookside Chocolates 04/17/2016 SS Insert (exp 6/12/16)
Final price:  $2.49 / $2.99 each when you buy 2 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Johnsonville Brats or Dinner Sausages (19 oz)   $3.99 / $4.49
$1/2 Johnsonville Sausage 04/24/2016 SS Insert (exp 6/19/16)

Final price:  $3.49 / $3.99 each when you buy 2 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Gatorade Sports Drink (8 pk, 20 oz)   $3.99 / $4.49 (Buy 4, Save $2)


Deals with  Coupons Matched:

♥ ♥ ♥ Blue Bunny Ice Cream (5.5 oz)   $1.00 (thru 7/7)  (in ad this week so you can price match at Walmart)
$1/1 Blue Bunny Ice Cream or Novelty 04/24/2016 SS Insert (exp 5/31/16)
Final price:  FREE

♥ ♥ Maruchan Bowl or Yakisoba Noodles   50¢ (thru 4/28)   
$1/2 Maruchan Bowls 4/24/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/31/16) 
$1/3 Maruchan Yakisoba products 4/24/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/31/16) (future, if we get it)
Final price:  As low as 2 for FREE

Oscar Mayer Walking Taco Uploaded (3.8-1.5 oz)   $2.00
$1.50/2 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link)
Final price:  $1.25

Jenny O Lean Ground Turkey (85% Lean, 16 oz)   $2.99
1.50/2 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$1/1 printable

Final price:  As low as $1.99

Farmer John Bacon (12 oz)   Buy 1 Get 2 Free (Reg. Retail $9.99 each)
$0.75/1 Farmer John Bacon 03/13/2016 SS Insert (exp 5/13/16)
Final price:  $3.08 each when you buy 3, can’t use a coupon on a free item

Jimmy Dean   25% off Regular Retail (Select Varieties)
$0.75/2 Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausage Items 04/17/2016 RP Insert (exp 6/12/16)
$0.75/2 Jimmy Dean Roll Sausage Items 04/17/2016 RP Insert (exp 5/15/16)
$1/1 printable (Fully Cooked Product)
Final price:  Unsure

♥ ♥ Shamrock Farms (Select Varieties)   40% off Regular Price
$0.50/2 Shamrock Farms Products 04/10/2016 SS Insert (exp 5/29/16)
Final price:  Unsure


Deals without Coupons:

♥ ♥ Sweet Corn 17¢ (limit 6)

Dannon Fruit on the Bottom or Lucerne Yogurt (4-6 oz) 50¢

♥ ♥ Powerade Sports Drink or Cascade Ice Water (32 oz or 17.2 oz) 58¢ (when you buy 6, limit 3 rewards per transaction)

♥ ♥ Pork Picnic Roast (Bone-In, Sold in Bag) 99¢ / lb

Essential Everyday or Signature Kitchens Frozen Vegetables (12-16 oz) $1.00

Polar Treats Bars (6 ct ) $1.00

Signature Kitchens Specialty Potatoes or Brown Rice (5.25 oz or 16 oz) $1.00

Signature Kitchens Refried Beans, Taco Shells, Enchilada Sauce or Diced Green Chilis (16 oz/12 ct/10 oz/7oz) $1.00

Signature Kitchens Musatard, Marinade, Relish, Worcestershire Sauce, Ketchup or Olives (6-20 oz) $1.00

Signature Home Party Cups, Freezer, Storage or Snack Bags (15-20 ct ) $1.00

Hot or Lean Pockets or Signature Kitchens Frozen Potatoes (9 oz; 20-32 oz) $1.49 (limit 6, w/ad coupon )

♥ ♥ Frito Lay Doritos, Fritos or Cheetos (9.5-11.5 oz) $1.49 (when you buy 3, w/ad coupon, limit 1 reward per transaction

Signature Kitchens Oatmeal, Cereal, or Eating Right Fruit Grain Mix Berry (10 ct/12-18.7 oz/10.4 oz) $1.49

♥ ♥ Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.57 / lb

Pork Loin Assorted Chops (Bone-In, Family Pack) $1.67 / lb

Pork Shoulder Roast (Bone-In, sold in bag) $1.69 / lb

♥ ♥ Pork Sirloin Roasts (Boneless, Sold in Bag) $1.69 / lb

Pork Shoulder Country Style Ribs (Bone-In, Family Pack) $1.79 / lb

♥ ♥ Albertsons Gallon Milk or Lucerne Large Eggs (18 ct) $1.89 (limit 2)

♥ ♥ Fresh 73% Lean Ground Beef $1.99 / lb (sold in 3lb chub for $5.97)

♥ ♥ Pork Shoulder Country Style Ribs (Boneless, Family Pack) $1.99 / lb

Fresh Pork Steaks (Bone-In, Family Pack) $1.99 / lb

♥ ♥ Fresh Pork Sirloin Chops (Boneless, Family Pack) $1.99 / lb

Signature Kitchens Sugar, Flour, Vegetable Oil, Spray or Chocolate Chips (4lb/5lb/24 oz/ 6 oz/ 11.5-12 oz) $1.99

Strawberries (1lb) $2.50

Nestle Pure Life Water or Arizona Tea or Juice (24 pk, 16.9 oz bottles or Arizona Tea or Juice) $2.50 (limit 4)

Coke ( 12 pk, 12 oz cans or 8 pk, 12 oz bottles) $2.67 (when you buy 3, w/additional $25 purchase, limit 1 reward per transaction )

Red Baron Classic Crust, Bon Appetiti or Signature SELECT Pizza (12-33.5 oz) $2.99 (limit 4, w/ad coupon )

♥ ♥ Hass Avocados (5 ct bag) $2.99 (limit 2, w/ad coupon ~ like paying 60¢ each)

Fresh 93% Lean Ground Beef $3.99 / lb

Tillamook Chunk Cheese (16 oz) $3.99 (limit 4, w/ad coupon)

♥ ♥ Lucerne Chunk or Shredded Cheese (32 oz) $5.00


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 the lowest price we know of right now, on the Arizona Republic 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 Albertson

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FREE Single Serve Blue Bunny Ice Cream at Albertsons!

Since the Albertsons near my house has “reopened”, I have been giving it some extra love this past week.    Now you can give them some love too when you stop by to pick up your FREE Blue Bunny Ice Cream.

blue bunny

♥ ♥ ♥ Blue Bunny Ice Cream (5.5 oz)   $1.00 (thru 7/7)   NEW
$1/1 Blue Bunny Ice Cream or Novelty 04/24/2016 SS Insert (exp 5/31/16)
Final price:  FREE

While you are there, don’t forget to pick up:

♥ ♥ Maruchan Bowl or Yakisoba Noodles   50¢ (thru 4/28)   NEW
$1/2 Maruchan Bowls 4/24/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/31/16) 
$1/3 Maruchan Yakisoba products 4/24/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/31/16) (future, if we get it)
Final price:  As low as 2 for FREE

♥ ♥ Land O’Lakes Spreadable Butter (7-8 oz)   $1.49 (limit 4,w/ Big Book of Savings Coupon, additional $1.99, thru 4/26)   NEW
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (w/canola oil, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as 99¢

♥ ♥ Ben & Jerry’s or Breyers Ice Cream, Klondike, Popsicle or Magnum Novelties
(1 pt/1.5 qt/ 3-20 pk)   $1.99 (when you buy 4, limit 2 rewards per transaction)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (Magnum, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as $1.24
for Magnum

Land O Lakes Fresh Buttery Taste Spread (15 oz)   $1.99 (thru 4/26)   NEW
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link)
Final price:  $1.49

You can see the rest of the Albertsons list here

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♥ ♥ Hearts on Lists! ♥ ♥ (Find Best Deals More Easily)

♥ ♥ = We love this deal!  We doubt it will go much lower than this.  Stock up!
♥  = This is a great deal.  If you use this product, get it!

This is pretty self-explanatory, but for those who haven’t noticed yet … we just started adding hearts to the coupon match ups.

As you can imagine, we don’t use every product we have on the lists.  We aren’t 100% sure what a good deal is on everything.  This is just a guideline to get you focused in on some of the best deals.  If you use a lot of something or specifically need a product, it doesn’t mean nothing else on the list is a good deal.  Don’t be afraid of the other deals.  :)

If you ever see something that’s an amazing deal, to you, and we missed marking it … let us know!  We’d love to make sure we highlight it for others, so they don’t miss out.

Hope this makes your life a little easier and helps you save even more!


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Note from Juli . . .


Please tell everyone in AZ you know (or even strangers!) to check us out.  If they don’t already love you, they may start!  :)  Most of you know this, but just in case you don’t … I pay people to help me since I just don’t have time to spend on what is needed  to keep this site going.  I use affiliate links and advertising, to generate an income.  We get to continue because of those who use our links and help us grow by telling others about Bargain Believer​.

I want to be honest/clear … our #1 priority is to save you money, not make money.  But, for one to happen, the other needs to happen or we can’t continue.  I still refuse to post things that I hope a few of you might jump on, just to make a buck .. at the expense of wasting everyone else’s time & diluting the things I find valuable.  We really pick and choose what we feel is the best, especially for AZ residents, without becoming a site that just lists Amazon & other affiliate deals all the time.  That means the majority of our posts make us a whopping $0.   I get as excited to post those as I do the money making ones, if I know you will benefit.

With that said, sometimes I feel guilty for posting the things I make money on.  In some ways, it would be easier if I didn’t make/need money.  My guilt would be less.

Later this afternoon, I will put up a post about Pogo Pass.  I’m sorry for those of you who are sick of seeing it.  However, please realize that it’s extremely popular and I get thanked for sharing it all the time.  It’s an amazing value and I completely believe in it.  Also, keep in mind that we have new people come to the site each day and most people don’t see every post we do (shocking to a few of you loyal followers, I know)  :)  Honestly … we probably couldn’t afford to keep doing what we’re doing without Pogo’s generous commission.  I’d love for you to share or tag people on that post (or any!) if you think anyone would benefit.  Side note:  Pogo can also be used for fundraisers.  If you know a school or non-profit that needs to make some money, please send me an email (juli@bargainbeliever.com).  Or, it can even be a business that wants to put flyers on their counter.  They are a super company to work with.

Okay, this didn’t start out so long in my mind, but I’m a world-class rambler.  I’m glad you’re here and really don’t know how to fully express that to you, but just believe me … I love sharing deals and it’s much easier to share them, than keep them to myself.  Well … in some ways.  :)  THANK YOU!  ~ Juli


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Mexican Haystacks Recipe ~ Unique Dinner Using Waffles

We have a recipe to share with you.  Becca calls it Mexican Haystacks.  It’s almost too unique, not to try!
.Here’s what she says about it . . ..
“This is a recipe that my grandma used to make all the time when I lived with her in college.  I’m not sure where it came from but I grew up having it at her house and haven’t seen it anyplace else!  It’s my go to meal when I don’t know what else to make and I’m shopping my pantry!”

Give them a try and tell us what you and your family thinks!

Mexican Haystacks
1 small can chunk pineapple
1 cup small cubed chicken – fresh or canned
1 10.5oz can cream of chicken soup – cream of mushroom works also if you like mushrooms
1/3 cup milk
Frozen waffles – any variety
chow mein noodles – optional
slivered almonds – optional
salt & pepper – as needed
Combine cream of chicken soup, cubed chicken, & milk in large deep skillet on med-high heat until bubbling.  Turn down to medium and add pineapple until warm, liquids should be a thick, gravy-like consistency.  While cooking liquids, heat up frozen waffles in toaster oven.
Place cooked waffle on a plate and spoon chicken/pineapple mixture on top.  Add a sprinkle of chow mein noodles and/or slivered almonds on top for crunch.  Add salt & pepper to taste.
Serve and enjoy!
Makes approx 4-5 waffles.  Can double recipe for larger crowds.
(Thank you for submitting the recipe, Becca Holt!)


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Get Facebook Page Updates to Show Up in Feed (New Way!)


I just found a new (at least to me!) setting for pages you follow on Facebook.  One of the most common questions we get is how to see all Bargain Believer posts in your Facebook feed.  It’s frustrating when you want to see something and Facebook just doesn’t show it to you.

We know that commenting, sharing, and “liking” posts helps.  But, it looks like we may have a new option.  Hope this really works!!

Some deals go quickly, so it’s a great way to follow us, if you’re on Facebook a lot.  Plus, we post some added information or have a Facebook-only giveaway from time to time.

Assuming you want to see everything we post  . . .

Supposedly, Bargain Believer posts will show up at the top of your feed.  Give it a try and let us know what happens.



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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.


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

allison_catAnd, I got this “bonus” . . .


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

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

Lisa just submitted the recipe below, after getting a great deal on Herdez salsa.

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!)


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Is Couponing Worth It?


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!

What do you think?


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