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Saving Star Friday Freebie ~ Rolos (buy and request rebate thru Sunday)

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SavingStar has a new Friday Freebie.  You only have until Sunday, 2/1 to buy this offer and submit for your rebate.

Saving Star Friday Freebie ~ Rolos, 1.7 oz
FREE SavingStar eCoupon (future savings, exp. 2/1)
Final price:  FREE after full rebate, cash out when hit $5 (see note below for changes to Saving Star)

UPDATE:  As of October 1, Saving Star has made some changes.  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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Albertsons Arizona Grocery Deals & Coupon Match Ups ~ 1/28/15 – 2/3/15

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Wear your favorite Football team jersey on Sunday’s through 2/1 and save 10% off your entire grocery purchase.

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

Buy 4, Save $2 Epic 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 over 970 participating items in this sale.  I listed the best in the ad.  See store/ad for more details.

Buy 4, Save $2 Deals Matched with Coupons:

** Tabasco Sauce   (2 oz)  99¢ / $1.49
$1/1 Tabasco Product 01/04/2015 RP Insert (exp 2/15/15)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.50/1 printable
Final price:  As low as FREE / 49¢ (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Hefty Foam Plates, Cups or Bowls (16-60 count)  99¢ / $1.49
$1/2 Redplum 
$1/2 Hefty Foam Product 01/25/2015 RP Insert (exp 3/31/15)

$1/2 Hefty Foam Plates or Bowls 11/16/2014 RP Insert (exp 2/28/15)
$1/2 printable
Final price:  49¢ / 99¢ each when you buy 2 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Jolly Time Microwave Popcorn (3-4 pack)   99¢ / $1.49   NEW
$0.65/1 Jolly Time Healthy Pop Microwave Popcorn 01/11/2015 RP Insert (exp 2/15/15) (if included)
$1/2 printable
$1/2 printable
$0.50/1 printable
Final price:  As low as 49¢ / 99¢ (less if Healthy Pop included) (Buy 4, Save $2)

** French’s Yellow Mustard (20 oz)   $1.49 / $1.99
$0.50/1 French’s Mustard 01/18/2015 SS Insert (exp 4/15/15)
$0.75/1 printable (register, also $0.50/1)
Final price:  As low as 74¢ / $1.24 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Ragu Pasta Sauce   $1.27 / $1.77
$0.75/2 Ragu Product 01/25/2015 RP Insert (exp 2/22/15)
$0.20/1 Ragu Product 01/04/2015 RP Insert (exp 2/1/15)
Final price:  As low as 90¢ / $1.40 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Campbell’s Chunky Soup   $1.25 / $1.75
$0.50/3 Coupons.com (Chunky, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.50/2 printable (Chunky)
$0.50/4 Campbell’s Chunky Soup 1/11/2015 SS Insert (exp 3/31/15)
Final price:  As low as $1.02 / $1.52 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Frank’s Redhot Sauce   $1.49 / $1.99
$0.35/1 Frank’s Redhot Sauce 01/18/2015 SS Insert (exp 3/31/15)
$0.30/1 printable
Final price:  As low as $1.14 / $1.64 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Sargento Sliced, Shredded or Tasting Cheese (3.25-8 oz)   $1.99 / $2.49
$0.75/1 Sargento Tastings Cheese 01/25/2015 SS Insert (exp 3/22/15)
$0.50/2 Sargento Sliced Natural Cheese 01/25/2015 SS Insert (exp 3/8/15)
$0.50/2 Sargento Shredded Natural Cheese 01/25/2015 SS Insert (exp 3/1/15)
$0.55/1 printable (slices)
Final price:  As low as $1.24 / $1.74 (Buy 4, Save $2) (slices $1.44 / $1.94)

** Snyder’s Pretzels (16 oz)   $1.77 / $2.27
$1/2 Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzels, Tortilla Chips, or Cape Cod Potato Chips 01/11/2015 SS Insert (exp 4/15/15)
Final price:  $1.27 / $1.77 each when you buy 2 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Nabisco Ritz, Snack Crackers or Chips Ahoy Cookies   $1.77 / $2.27
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookies or Crackers 01/18/2015 SS Insert (exp 2/28/15)
Final price:  $1.40 / $1.90 each when you buy 2 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Trop50 Juice (59 oz)   $2.49 / $2.99
$1/1 Trop50 Orange Juice Beverage 01/11/2015 SS Insert (exp 3/15/15)
Final price:  $1.49 / $1.99 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Vlasic Pickles   $2.49 / $2.99
$1/2 Vlasic Pickles, Peppers or Relish 11/16/2014 SS Insert (exp 1/31/15)
$1/1 Vlasic Bold & Spicy Pickles 01/18/2015 SS Insert (exp 3/31/15)
Final price:  As low as $1.49 / $1.99 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Cheez-It Baked Snack Crackers   $1.99 / $2.49
$1/2 Keebler Crackers or Cheez-It Baked Snack Crackers 01/25/2015 RP Insert (exp 3/22/15)
Final price:  $1.49 / $1.99 each when you buy 2 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Pace Salsa or Picante Sauce   $1.79 / $2.29
$0.50/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.40/2 Pace Products 01/18/2015 SS Insert (exp 3/31/15)
Final price:  As low as $1.54 / $2.04 each when you buy 2 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Red Baron Singles or Pizza   $2.49 / $2.99
$1/2 Red Baron 01/18/2015 SS Insert (exp 2/28/15)
$1/2 printable
$1/2 printable
Final price:  $1.99 / $2.49 each when you buy 2 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Hillshire Farms Lil Smokies Cocktail Links   $2.99 / $3.49
$0.55/1 Hillshire Farms Lil Smokies Cocktail Links 01/25/2015 RP Insert (exp 3/8/15)
Final price:  $2.44 / $2.94 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip   $2.99 / $3.49
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.50/1 Kraft Mayo 01/18/2015 SS Insert (exp 2/15/15)
$0.50/1 Kraft Miracle Whip Dressing 01/18/2015 SS Insert (exp 2/15/15)
Final price:  $2.49 / $2.99 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Country Crock Spread (45 oz)   $2.99 / $3.49
$0.35/1 Country Crock Spread 01/25/2015 RP Insert (exp 2/22/15)
Final price:  $2.64 / $3.14 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Secret Clinical Strength Antiperspirant or Deodorant   $4.99 / $5.49
$2/1 Secret Clinical Strength Antiperspirant or Deodorant 01/25/2015 P&G Insert (exp 2/28/15)
$1.50/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as $2.99 / $3.49 (Buy 4, Save $2)

Buy 4, Save $2 Deals without Coupons:

** Kraft Mac & Cheese 69¢ / $1.19 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Flipz Chocolate Pretzels $1.00 / $1.50 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Bar S Bologna, Meat Hot dogs or Cacique Beef $1.00 / $1.50 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Challenge Cream Cheese $1.49 / $1.99 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Lay’s Chips $1.77 / $2.27 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Capri Sun or Kool Aid Jammers $1.88 / $2.38 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Quaker Cereal or Bars $1.88 / $2.38 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Sara Lee Bread or Ball Park Buns $1.99 / $2.49 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Albertsons Water (24 pack) $2.27 / $2.77 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Mt. Olive Kosher Dills or Pepperoncinis (80 oz or 32 oz) $2.49 / $2.99 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Dreyers’s Ice Cream or Novelties $2.88 / $3.38 (Buy 4, Save $2)

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

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Deals Matched with Coupons:

7UP or Pepsi, 2 Liters   $1.00
$1.50 off two 7UP 2 liters and 1 Pringles or CheezIt Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  25¢ each when you buy two 7 UP + cost of Pringles or Cheez Its (Cheez Its are $1.99 / $2.49 part of epic sale)

Vlasic Relish  (9-10 oz)  $1.00
$1/2 Vlasic Pickles, Peppers or Relish 11/16/2014 SS Insert (exp 1/31/15)
Final price:  50¢ each when you buy 2

Shamrock Farms Sour Cream or Cottage Cheese (12-16 oz)   $1.00
$0.50/1 Shamrock Farms Cottage Cheese 1/25/2015 SS Insert (exp 3/8/15)
$0.50/1 Shamrock Farms Sour Cream 1/25/2015 SS Insert (exp 3/8/15)
$0.50/1 printable
Final price:  50¢

Dawn Dish Soap (9 oz)   $1.00
$0.25/1 Dawn Product 12/28/2014 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/15)
$0.50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal, Power Clean, Bleach Alternative or Oxi Product 12/28/2014 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/15)
Final price:  As low as 50¢

Hormel Chili Product  $1.00
$0.55/2 Hormel Chili Product 01/04/2015 SS Insert (exp 3/2/15)
$0.55/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.55/2 printable (register)
Final price:  73¢ each when you buy 2

Totino’s Pizza Rolls or Party Pizza   $1.00
$0.75/3 Coupons.com (Rolls, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.75/3 printable (Rolls)
$0.75/3 printable (Rolls)
$0.75/3 printable (Rolls)
$0.75/3 printable (Rolls)
Final price:  75¢ each when you buy 3

Bounty Paper Towel (single roll)   $1.00
$0.25/1 Bounty Product 12/28/2014 P&G Insert (exp 1/31/15)
Final price:  75¢ (The new Bounty coupons in the 1/25 P&G exclude single rolls.)

Rosarita Beans   $1.00
$0.55/3 Rosarita Beans 01/18/2015 SS Insert (exp 3/1/15)
$0.40/2 Smartsource
Final price:  As low as 80¢ each when you buy 2

Rotel Diced Tomatoes   $1.00
$0.40/2 Rotel Diced Tomatoes 01/18/2015 SS Insert (exp 3/1/15)
$0.40/2 Smartsource
Final price:  80¢ each when you buy 2

Orville Redenbacher Microwave Popcorn (3 pack)
In ad coupon for Buy 1 popcorn, get another popcorn free plus 2 free 7 Up 2 Liters
Final price:  Unsure

Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce (large, 28 oz)   $2.50
$1/2 Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce 01/18/2015 SS Insert (exp 2/28/15)
$1/2 Facebook
Final price:  $2.00 each when you buy 2

Lloyd’s Barbeque Tubs (15-16 oz)   $3.99 (thru 2/24)
$1/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 printable
Final price:  $2.99

Oscar Mayer Carving Board or Deli Fresh LunchMeat, 7-9 oz    $3.00
$1/2 Oscar Mayer Lunch Meat Packages 01/11/2015 SS Insert (exp 3/8/15)
Final price:  $2.50 each when you buy 2

Johnsonville Sausage or Brats (19 oz)   $3.99
$1/2 Johnsonville Sausage Packages 01/11/2015 SS Insert (exp 3/16/15)
Final price:  $3.49 each when you buy 2

Gevalia Coffee or KCups   $5.99
$1/1 Gevalia Coffee Product 01/11/2015 SS Insert (exp 2/22/15)
Final price:  $4.99

 

Deals without coupons:

Dannon Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt 50¢

McCormick Taco Seasoning Packet 50¢
$0.50/2 McCormick Taco Seasoning 1/25/2015 RP Insert (Thanks, Lisa!)

Powerade (32 oz) 58¢ (must buy 15, limit 1 reward)

Red Radishes or Green Onions 59¢ each

Macayos Green Chiles or Jalapenos 69¢

Large Red Delicious Apples 99¢ / lb

Large Hass Avocados 99¢

Large Cantaloupe 99¢

Albertsons Bread (16 oz) $1.00

Essential Everyday Cups, Plates, Napkins or Cutlery $1.00

Red Bell Peppers $1.25

Cafe Complements Creamer (32 oz) $1.99

Assorted Pork Loin Chops (bone-in) $1.99 / lb

Lay’s or Ruffles Party Size Bags $2.99

Chicken Leg Quarters $2.99 / lb, Buy One / Get Two Free (= $1/lb, limit 1 reward)

Tyson Bacon (16 oz) $3.99

Fresh Express Salad Kits $3.99, Buy One / Get One Free (= $2 each)

Armour Meatballs $5.99, Buy One / Get Two Free (= $2 per bag, limit 1 reward)

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

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

Coke, Pepsi or 7 Up, 12 Pack Cans 4 / $8.88 (must buy 4, limit 1 reward, w/ min. $25 purchase)

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

Boneless Petite Sirloin Steaks (any size package) $11.99 / lb, Buy One / Get Two Free (= $3.99/lb, limit 1 reward)

Bud, Coors, Miller, PBR or Tecate (30 pack cans) $17.47 (limit 2)

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You can find the monthly coupon book hanging around the store on chip clips or at customer service.  There are lots of deals in this booklet, I just listed a few of the best.

These are deals listed in their monthly coupon book, good through 2/24/15:
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Calita Diced Green Chilies or Jalapenos (4 oz) 50¢ (thru 2/24)

Fresh Express Salad Shreds (4.5-8 oz) 99¢ (w/ monthly ad coupon, limit 1, thru 2/24)

Essential Everyday Croutons (5 oz) $1.00 (thru 2/24)

Essential Everyday Facial Tissue (66-100 count) $1.00 (thru 2/24)

Essential Everyday All Purpose Eraser (2 pack) $1.50 (like Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, thru 2/24)

Essential Everyday Cat Litter (14 pounds) $3.99 (w/ monthly ad coupon, limit 1, thru 2/24)

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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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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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Input, Please? ~ Bargain Believer App & Upgrades Coming!

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Long story short . . . My husband and I are going to be kid-less this weekend.  We were going to get away, but decided to stay home and work on Bargain Believer upgrades.  Don’t worry, we’ll throw in a movie or two and dinners out, also.  I decided I’m not cooking and will pretend we’re on vacation!   Do you think dinners out are tax deductible, as a business expense?   :)

What functionality do you want an app for Bargain Believer or the website to have, that it doesn’t already?  And/or, what do you love and not want to lose?  (I doubt there will be much disappearing, but some tweaking.  Additionally, it would help me clarify what is of the most value to you.)

Dream big!  My husband is an amazing programmer and most of the “crazy” ideas I’ve given him, he hasn’t thrown out.  :)  In fact, he’s said, “Well, why not have it do more?”  Amazing stuff . . . but some are way in the future since they’re . .  well, crazy good and crazy time consuming!  :)

The list we have is very long, but I don’t want to be missing anything simple or complex that you might be thinking of.  I won’t respond to each suggestion, but I promise to read them all and consider them.  I hope to add to the list and/or make my vision more clear, knowing that you want what we’ve already thought of.

Please comment below or over on the Bargain Believer Facebook page.

By the way . . . this will take hours and hours and hours, so I can’t promise when there will be any visible changes or anything tangible.  We might roll a few things out slowly — not sure yet!

Thanks so much for your input!!  It will really help us.  ~ Juli

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