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Bashas’ Arizona Grocery Deals & Coupon Match Ups ~ 6/22/16 – 6/28/16


Bashas’ is the last store in Arizona that is doubling coupons, up to $1 full value.
25¢ = 50¢, 50¢ = $1.00, 75¢ = $1.00

Through September 6th, purchase 5 select items, get one of those item free.  You do not have to buy 5 in one transaction.  Your progress will track on your receipt.  See ad/store for more details.

Check your “Personal Thank You” offers.  They are different for everyone and can be paired with a paper coupon.  Regular “Thank You” offers will be available for everyone.

♥ ♥ = 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!

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

Deals with Coupons:

Bar S Meat Franks or Bologna   $1.00
$0.55/2 Coupons.com (franks, gone if not on top, after clicking link, worth $1)
Final price:  50¢ each when you buy 2

Buddig Deli Meat (8-8 oz)   $1.99
$0.50/1 Smartsource (worth $1)
Final price:  99¢

Colgate Toothpaste or Wave Toothbrush (8 oz)   $1.99
$0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste 06/12/2016 SS Insert (exp 6/25/16) (worth $1)
$0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste 06/26/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/9/16) (worth $1, future, if we get it)  NEW

Final price:  99¢

Speed Stick Deodorant (2-3 oz)   $1.99
$0.50/1 Speed Stick Lady Antiperspirant/Deodorant 06/05/2016 SS Insert (exp 6/25/16) (worth $1)
$0.50/1 Speed Stick Antiperspirant/Deodorant 06/05/2016 SS Insert (exp 6/25/16) (worth $1)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link)  (worth $1)

Final price:  99¢

Clorox Bleach (55-64 oz)   $1.89 (must buy 2)
$1/2 Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Triple Action Dust Wipes or Liquid Bleach 05/01/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/1/16)
Final price:  $1.38 each when you buy 2

Blue Bunny  Ice Cream (46-56 oz)   $2.88
$1/2 Blue Bunny Premium Ice Cream or Novelty Cartons 06/12/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/23/16)
$0.75/1 printable (worth $1)
$0.75/1 printable (worth $1)

Final price:  As low as $1.88

Blue Bunny Swirls or Sandwiches, Klondike, Magnum, Outshine, Drumsticks, or Weight Watchers Novelties (3-20 count)   50% off
$1/2 Blue Bunny Premium Ice Cream or Novelty Cartons 06/12/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/23/16)
$1/1 Weight Watchers Ice Cream Novelty Carton 05/22/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/31/16)
$0.75/1 printable (Blue Bunny, worth $1)
$0.75/1 printable (Blue Bunny, worth $1)
$5/$25 SavingStar eCoupon (Nestle Drumsticks, future savings) NEW
 

Final price:  Varies

C&H Granulated Sugar (4 pounds)   $2.50
$0.75/2 Smartsource (worth $1)
Final price:  $2.00 each when you buy 2

Tillamook Gelato (15 oz)   $3.33
$1/1 Tillamook Ice Cream, Extra Creamy Ice Cream, Frozen Custard or Farmstyle Gelato 06/05/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/24/16)
Final price:  $2.33

Best Foods Mayo (20-30 oz)   $3.39
$1/1 Best Foods Mayonnaise Jar, Squeeze, Organic or Carefully Crafted Product 06/19/2016 RP Insert (exp 7/17/16)
$1/1 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link)
Final price:  $2.39

Pam Cooking Spray (5 oz)   $2.99
$1/2 Pam Cooking Spray 06/19/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/31/16)
$0.30/1 printable (worth 60¢)

Final price:  As low as $2.39

 

Deals without Coupons:

♥ ♥ Honey or Tropical Mangos 33¢

Summer Variety Melons (casaba, canary, galia, orange flesh honeydew, hami or santa clause) 49¢ / lb

Corn on the Cob 50¢

♥ ♥ Gatorade (32 oz) 57¢ (must buy 12)

Food Club Canned Veggies, Tomatoes or Mandarin Oranges (11-15oz) 69¢

Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna (5 oz) 69¢

Van Camp’s Pork and Beans 69¢

Sanderson Farms Whole Fryer or Leg Quarters 99¢ / lb

Apricots or Pluots 99¢ / lb

Bashas’ Sandwich Bread (20 oz) 99¢

Red, Gold, Orange or Green Bell Peppers $1.00

7Up, Canada Dry or RC, 2 Liters $1.00

Lunchables (basics, 3 oz) $1.00

Flav-R-Pack or Birds Eye Frozen Veggies (10-16 oz) $1.00

Bashas’ Cottage Cheese or Sour Cream (16 oz) $1.25

Hunt’s Ketchup (24 oz) $1.29

Red Cherries $1.47 / lb (limit 4 pounds)

♥ ♥ Sanderson Farms Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.49 / lb (limit 2)

Calidad Tortilla Chips (11 oz) $1.50

Dole Premium Classic Salads and Coleslaw (8-14 oz) $1.50

Blueberries (pint) $1.50 (if Driscoll’s brand, coupons available, more info here)

Tomatoes on the Vine $1.77 / lb

♥ ♥ Smithfield Boneless Pork Loin (sold whole in the bag) $1.77 / lb (limit 2)
  $5 will come off your receipt when you buy a Smithfield boneless pork loin!

♥ ♥ Bashas’ Gallon Milk $1.89 (limit 2)

Peaches or Nectarines (white or yellow) $1.97 / lb

Purex Laundry Detergent (43-50 oz) $1.99

Cheez It or Keebler Sandwich Crackers $1.99

Food Club Woven Wheats (9.5 oz) $1.99

Chompie’s Bagels (20 oz) $1.99

Red or Green Seedless Grapes $1.99 / lb

Donald Duck OJ (59 oz) $1.99

Mushrooms (white cup 8 oz / baby portebello 6 oz, whole or sliced) $1.99

Food Club Cheese Snacks or Corn Chips (9-13 oz) $1.99

Strawberries, Raspberries or Blackberries (16 oz / 6 oz) $2.50 (if Driscoll’s brand, coupons available, more info here)

Smithfield Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops or Roast (value pack) $2.99 / lb

Red Baron Pizza (18-23 oz) $3.33

Pepsi or Mountain Dew (12 pack cans) 3 / $10.00 (= $3.33 each, must buy 3, limit 6)

Farmland Bacon (12 oz) $3.99

Tillamook Cheese (1 pound chunk or 12 oz slices) $3.99

Ground Sirloin (value pack) $3.99 / lb

Eckrich Turkey (oven or honey roasted or mesquite, sliced in the deli) $5.99 / lb

Ribeye Steak (bone-in, value pack) $6.97 / lb

Bud, Miller or Coors (18 pack bottles or cans or Pabst, 24 pack cans) $12.99

Bud, Coors, Miller or Mich Ultra Beer (24 pack bottles or cans) $17.99 (free Cheez Its (7 oz) w/ purchase)

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Deals Listed Before (still valid):

Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue   $1.29 (thru 7/3)
$0.45/1 Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue 06/12/2016 RP Insert (exp 7/13/16) (worth 90¢)

$0.45/1 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price:  39¢ (or possible future savings)

Carefree Liners (20 ct)   $1.29 (reg. price)
$0.50/1 printable (worth $1, hasn’t reset recently)
Final price:  29¢

This post may contain one or more affiliate links.  We appreciate you using them and supporting this site.  Thank you!
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Check out their weekly ad.
+ Bashas’ doubles coupons.
+ Confused?  Abbreviations & Bashas’ 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 double coupons that say “Do not double.”
The databases we use do not state which ones those are.
Keep that in mind when you’re deciding if you want to pay the listed price.
We’re assuming your store will double all manufacturer’s coupons.

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Bashas’ Arizona Grocery Deals & Coupon Match Ups ~ 6/15/16 – 6/21/16


Bashas’ is the last store in Arizona that is doubling coupons, up to $1 full value.
25¢ = 50¢, 50¢ = $1.00, 75¢ = $1.00

Through September 6th, purchase 5 select items, get one of those item free.  You do not have to buy 5 in one transaction.  Your progress will track on your receipt.  See ad/store for more details.

Check your “Personal Thank You” offers.  They are different for everyone and can be paired with a paper coupon.  Regular “Thank You” offers will be available for everyone.

♥ ♥ = 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!

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

Deals with Coupons:

♥ ♥ Maruchan Yakisoba Noodles or Bowl   59¢
$1/2 Maruchan Bowls 04/24/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/31/16)
$1/3 Maruchan Yakisoba Products 04/24/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/31/16)
Final price:  As low as 09¢ each when you buy 2

Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue   $1.29 (thru 7/3)
$0.45/1 printable (register, worth 90¢, gone, use if printed, Thanks, Carol!))
$0.45/1 Redplum (worth 90¢, gone, use if printed, Thanks, Carol!)
$0.45/1 Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue 06/12/2016 RP Insert (exp 7/13/16) (worth 90¢)

$0.45/1 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings) NEW
Final price:  39¢ (or possible future savings)

American Beauty Pasta (16 oz)   99¢
$1/2 American Beauty Pasta Items 05/22/2016 SS Insert (exp 6/24/16)
$0.50/1 Ibotta (phone app, future cash back)
Final price:  49¢ each when you buy 2 + possible Ibotta cash back (♥ ♥ one FREE after Ibotta)

♥ ♥ Shamrock Farms Milk (32 oz), Sour Cream or Cottage Cheese (12-16 oz), Half & Half (16 oz)   $1.50
$0.50/1 printable (worth $1)
$1/2 printable (Thanks, J!)
$0.50/1 Shamrock Farms Sour Cream 05/22/2016 SS Insert (worth $1)

Final price:  As low as 50¢

S&W Canned Beans (15 oz)   79¢
$1/5 printable
Final price:  59¢ each when you buy 5

♥ ♥ Eggland’s Best Dozen Large Eggs   $1.99 (limit 2)
$0.50/1 Eggland’s Best Eggs 05/01/2016 RP Insert (exp 8/1/16) (worth $1)
Final price:  99¢

♥ ♥ Simply Potatoes  (20 oz) $1.99
Look for previous printables, no longer available.
$0.55/1 Simply Potatoes 05/22/16 SS Insert (exp 7/16/16) (worth $1)
Final price:  99¢

♥ ♥ Food Should Taste Good Chips   $1.99
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link, worth $1)
Final price:  99¢

Rave Fixatives   $1.99
$0.50/1 printable (worth $1)
Final price:  99¢

Zest Bar Soap (3 count)   $1.99
$0.50/1 printable (worth $1)
$0.50/1 Zest or Coast Bar Soap 05/15/2016 SS Insert (exp 6/25/16) (do not double)
Final price:  As low as 99¢

Dannon Activia, Light & Fit and Danimals Yogurt (4 pack / 6 pack Danimals)   $2.00
$1/1 Activia, 4 pack or Danimals, 6 pack 6/12/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/10/16)
Final price:  $1.00

Smucker’s Ice Cream Topping or Smucker’s Magic Shell (7.25-12.25 oz)   $2.00
$0.50/1 Smucker’s Ice Cream Topping 05/22/2016 RP Insert (exp 8/14/16) (worth $1)
Final price:  $1.00

Nature Valley Bars   $1.88
$0.50/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars or Backpacker Chewy Oatmeal Bites 06/12/2016 SS Insert (exp 8/6/16) (worth $1)
$0.50/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars 05/01/2016 SS Insert (exp 6/25/16)(worth $1)
$0.50/2 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link, worth $1)
$0.50/2 printable (worth $1)
$0.50/2 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price:  $1.38 each when you buy 2 (or possible future savings)

General Mills Original Cheerios, Golden Grahams, Cocoa Puffs or Trix Cereals (8-13 oz)   $1.88
$1/3 General Mills Big G Cereals 05/15/2016 SS Insert (exp 6/25/16)
$1/3 General Mills Big G Cereals 05/22/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/2/16)
$1/2 Cheerios Cereals 06/05/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/16/16)
$1/3 General Mills Big G Cereals  06/12/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/23/16)
$1/3 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$1/3 printable (register)

$1/3 printable (register)
Final price:  As low as $1.38 each when you buy 2

Juicy Juice (64 oz or 8 pack)  $2.50
Note:  There’s a $0.50/1 manf. coupon in the Safeway or Albertsons “Big Book of Savings” in-stores.
$0.55/1 Juicy Juice Product 05/22/2016 SS Insert (exp 8/31/16) (worth $1)
Final price:  $1.50

Nabisco Oreo or Nutter Butter Cookies   $2.50
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker 05/22/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/2/16) (worth $1)
Final price:  $2.00 each when you buy 2

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream (pint)   $2.88
$1/2 Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt 05/22/2016 RP Insert (exp 6/19/16)
Final price:  $2.38 each when you buy 2

Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausage Rolls (12-16 oz)   $3.00
$0.75/2 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link, worth $1)
$0.75/2 Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausage Items 05/01/2016 RP Insert (exp 6/27/16) (worth $1)
$0.55/1 Jimmy Dean Breakfast 05/22/2016 RP Insert (exp 6/19/16) (says “do not double”)
Final price:  As low as $2.45

Galbani Cheese (8-32 oz, string cheese shown)   $3.99
$1/1 printable
Final price:  $2.99

Jimmy Dean or Tyson Bacon (1 pound)   $9.99, Buy One / Get Two Free
$0.55/1 Jimmy Dean Breakfast 05/22/2016 RP Insert (exp 6/19/16) (says “do not double”)
Final price:  As low as $3.15 each when you buy 3

Jimmy Dean or Jimmy Dean Delights Breakfast Sandwich (12-22 oz)   $5.00
$0.75/1 Jimmy Dean or Jimmy Dean Delights Sandwich 05/22/2016 RP Insert (exp 6/19/16) (worth $1)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (fully cooked, gone if not on top, after clicking link, worth $1)
Final price:  $4.00

Deals without Coupons:

Maruchan Ramen Noodles (3 oz) 20¢

♥ ♥ Seedless Watermelon 25¢ / lb

Van Camp’s Pork and Beans (15 oz) 50¢ (limit 6, FRI – SUN only)

Cucumbers 50¢

♥ ♥ Red Seedless Grapes 78¢ / lb (limit 6 pounds, FRI – SUN only)

RC Cola, 7Up or Canada Dry, 2 Liters 88¢ (limit 4)

Sanderson Farm Split Chicken Breasts or Leg Quarters (bone-in, value pack) 99¢ / lb

Food Club Sugar Ice Cream Cones (12 count) 99¢

Mangos $1.00

Red, Gold, Orange or Green Bell Peppers $1.00

Food Club Salad Dressing (16 oz) $1.25

Rinaldi Pasta Sauce $1.25

Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries or Strawberries (6-16 oz) $1.25 (limit 4, if Driscoll’s brand, coupons available, more info here)

Tomatoes on the Vine $1.77 / lb

Food Club Whipped Topping (6 oz, aerosol) $1.79

♥ ♥ St. Louis Style or Pork Back Ribs $1.87 / lb (limit 4, FRI – SUN only)

Food Club Cheese or Cream Cheese (shred or chunk, 8 oz) $1.88

Doritos, Cheetos or Fritos $1.99 (must buy 3)

Food Club Potato Chips, Dunksters Cookies or Graham Crackers $1.99

Hershey’s Syrup (22-24 oz) $2.00

Baskin Robbins Ice Cream (14 oz) $2.47

Breyer’s Ice Cream (1.5 qt) $2.47

Ground Chuck (value pack) $2.47 / lb (limit 2)

Bashas’ Homestyle Bread (24 oz) $2.49

Digiorno or California Pizza Kitchen Pizza (17-32 oz) $3.99

Cherries $3.99 / lb

Donuts (from the bakery) Buy Dozen / Get 6 Free (FRI – SUN only)

Pepsi, 24 pack cans $4.99 (limit 2, FRI – SUN only)

T-Bone Steak (value pack) $5.77 / lb (limit 2)

Fresh Atlantic Salmon Fillets $5.77 / lb

Simply Orange Juice (2.63 liter) $5.99

Healthy Ones Honey Ham or Honey or Oven Roasted Turkey Breast (sliced in the deli) $5.99 / lb

Corona, Heineken, Amstel Light, New Castle, Michelob, Landshark or Cervesas (12 pack bottle or cans) $11.99 (FRI – SUN only)

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Deals Listed Before (still valid):

Carefree Liners (20 ct)   $1.29 (reg. price)
$0.50/1 printable (worth $1, hasn’t reset recently)
Final price:  29¢

Carmex Lip Balm   $1.19  (reg. price)
$0.30/1 printable (worth 60¢, gone, use if printed, Thanks, Carol!))
Final price:  59¢

This post may contain one or more affiliate links.  We appreciate you using them and supporting this site.  Thank you!
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+
Check out their weekly ad.
+ Bashas’ doubles coupons.
+ Confused?  Abbreviations & Bashas’ 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 double coupons that say “Do not double.”
The databases we use do not state which ones those are.
Keep that in mind when you’re deciding if you want to pay the listed price.
We’re assuming your store will double all manufacturer’s coupons.

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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 . . .

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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!
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.Here’s what she says about it . . ..
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“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!”
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Give them a try and tell us what you and your family thinks!

Mexican Haystacks
Ingredients:
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
Directions
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!)

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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.

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

allison_catAnd, I got this “bonus” . . .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Is Couponing Worth It?

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

Is couponing worth it?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What do you think?

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

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

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

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

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

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Help, Please! ~ Send Us Your Catalina Notices

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

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

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

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

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

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

juli@bargainbeliever.com   or
gina@bargainbeliever.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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