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Bashas’ Arizona Grocery Deals & Coupon Match Ups ~ 9/21/16 – 9/27/16


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

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:

♥ ♥ Hormel Chili w/ Beans (15 oz)   99¢
$0.55/2 Hormel Chili Product 09/11/2016 SS Insert (exp 11/7/16) (worth $1)
Final price:  49¢ each when you buy 2

Campbell’s Chicken Noodle and Tomato Soup   88¢
$1.20/4 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$0.40/4 Campbell’s Conednsed Chicken Noodle, Tomato or Cream of Mushroom Soup 9/11/2016 SS Insert (exp 11/5/16) (worth 80¢)

Final price:  As low as 58¢ each when you buy 4

Kleenex (85 count)   $1.00 
$0.50/3 printable (worth $1)

Final price:  67¢ each when you buy 3

Alpo Dog Food (13 oz can)   89¢
$1/6 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$1.25/8 Purina Alpo Wet Dog Food 07/31/2016 RP Insert (exp 10/31/16)
Final price:  72¢ each when you buy 6

♥ ♥ Campbell’s Chunky Soup   $1.25
$0.50/2 Campbell’s Slow Kettle, Homestlye or Chunky Soup 9/11/2016 SS Insert (exp 11/5/16) (worth $1)

$1.20/3 Coupons.com (Chunky, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as 75¢ each when you buy 2

Honey Nut Cheerios, Trix, Cinn. Toast Crunch or Tiny Toast Cereal (10-12 oz)   $1.77 (must buy 4)
$1/2 Coupons.com (Trix, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Tiny Toast, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$1/2 Coupons.com (any, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$1/1 printable  (Tiny Toast, others available to print)

$0.75/1 printable (Trix, worth $1)

$0.75/2 any Cheerios 9/18/2016 SS Insert (exp 10/29/16) (worth $1)
$1/2 Cheerios Boxes 08/14/2016 SS Insert (exp 9/24/16)
$1/3 General Mills Cereals 8/7/2016 SS Insert (exp 9/17/16) 

$1/3 General Mills Big G  Cereal 8/28/2016 SS Insert (exp 10/8/16)
$1/1 SavingStar eCoupon (Tiny Toast, future savings; plus other cereal offers)

Final price:  As low as 77¢ each when you buy 4 (or possible future savings)

Colgate Toothpaste (8 oz, basic varieties)   $1.99
$0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste 09/11/2016 SS Insert (exp 9/24/16) (worth $1)
Final price:  99¢

Speed Stick Men’s or Lady Deodorant (2.3-3 oz)   $1.99
$0.50/1 Speed Stick Men’s Antiperspirant/Deodorant 09/18/2016 SS Insert (exp 10/8/16) (worth $1)
$0.50/1 Speed Stick Lady Antiperspirant/Deodorant 09/18/2016 SS Insert (exp 10/8/16) (worth $1)
Final price:  99¢

Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap Premium Pump (8-10 oz)   $1.99
$0.50/1 Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap Premium Pump or Refill 09/18/2016 SS Insert (exp 10/8/16) (worth $1)
Final price:  99¢

Suavitel Fabric Softener   $2.49
$1/1 Suavitel Fabric Softener. 50 oz+ 9/18/2016 SS Insert (exp 10/8/16)
Final price:  $1.49

Blue Diamond Shelf Stable Almond Breeze Almondmilk (32 oz)   $2.00
$1/2 Blue Diamond Shelf Stable Almond Breeze Almondmilk 07/24/2016 SS Insert (exp 9/25/16)
Final price:  $1.50 each when you buy 2

♥ ♥ Oroweat Bread (country white, buttermilk or potato, 24 oz)   $2.50
$0.55/1 Oroweat Bread Product 06/19/2016 SS Insert (exp 9/30/16) (worth $1)
$0.55/1 Oroweat Bread Product 08/21/2016 SS Insert (exp 11/30/16) (worth $1)
$0.55/1 Oroweat Bread Product 09/11/2016 SS Insert (exp 12/31/16) (worth $1)

Final price:  $1.50

Activia, YoCrunch or Danimals Yogurt (4-6 pack)   $2.00
$1/2 Activia 09/11/2016 SS Insert (exp 11/10/16)
$1/2 YoCrunch Products 07/24/2016 SS Insert (exp 9/30/16)
Final price:  $1.50 each when you buy 2

Old Orchard Healthy Balance Juice (64 oz)   $2.00
$1/2 printable
Final price:  $1.50 each when you buy 2

Kellogg’s Pop Tarts (22 oz)   $2.50
$1/3
Pop Tarts 08/28/2016 RP Insert (exp 10/9/16)
$0.40/1 printable  (worth 80¢)
Final price:  As low as $1.70

Townhouse or Club Crackers   $2.50
$5/$30 SavingStar eCoupon (Kellogg’s cereal, Keebler, Pringles, Eggo and more, future savings)
Final price:  $2.50 (or possible future savings)

Gevalia Coffee  (bag or kcups)  $6.99
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link) (worth $1)
Final price:  $5.99

Chock Full O’Nuts Coffee (26 oz)   $6.99
$1/1 Chock Full O’Nuts Coffee Package 08/21/2016 SS Insert (exp 9/30/16)
Final price:  $5.99

Nature’s Bounty Vitamin   50% Off
$1/1 Nature’s Bounty Vitamin or Supplement 08/07/2016 RP Insert (exp 9/30/16)
Final price:  Varies

Maxwell House Coffee (30 oz)   $7.99
$0.25/1 Maxwell House Coffee Product 08/28/2016 SS Insert (exp 10/9/16) (worth 50¢)
Final price:  $7.49

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Deals without Coupons:

Maruchan Ramen Noodles 20¢

Gatorade, Gatorade Chews or Propel 69¢ (must buy 12)

Chicken of the Sea Chunk Light Tuna (5 oz) 69¢

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

Russet Potatoes 69¢ / lb

Brown or White Onions 69¢ / lb

Red Seedless Grapes 85¢ / lb (limit 6 pounds)

O’Henry Utah Peaches 88¢ / lb

Pepsi, 2 Liters 88¢ (limit 4)

♥ ♥ Pork Country Style Ribs (bone-in, value pack) 89¢ / lb (limit 2)

Organic Acorn, Butternut or Spaghetti Squash 99¢ / lb

Red or Green Leaf or Romaine Lettuce 99¢

Celery 99¢

Sanderson Farms Chicken Drums, Thighs or Leg Quarters (value pack) 99¢ / lb

Quaker Popped Rice Cakes 99¢

Red, Gold, Orange or Green Bell Peppers $1.00

Tomatoes on the Vine $1.47 / lb

Food Club Potato Chips or Pop Chips $1.99

Breyer’s Ice Cream, Magnum, Popsicle or Klondike Novelties $1.99 (limit 4, w/ ad coupon)

Pork Loin End Chops (value pack) $1.99 / lb

♥ ♥ Ground Round, Whole Brisket, Cross Rib or Bottom Round Roast $2.39 / lb (limit 2)

Hillshire Farm Deli Select Lunch Meat (7-9 oz) $2.50

Food Club Butter (1 pound) $2.50 (limit 2)

Dole Salad Blends, Kits or Chopped (5-14 oz) $2.50

Florida’s Natural OJ (59 oz) $2.50

Strawberries (16 oz) $2.50 (if Driscoll’s brand, coupons available, more info here)

Arrowhead Water (24 pack 500 ml or 12 pack 700 ml) $2.77 (limit 2, w/ ad coupon)

Food Club Cheese (1 pound, block or shred) $2.88 (limit 3, w/ ad coupon)

Farmland Bacon (12 oz) $2.88 (limit 3)

Apple Pies, Pastries or Coffeecakes $3.49

Johnsonville Brats or Hot Links (12-14 oz) $3.50

Eckrich Ham (Virginia, honey or off the bone, in the deli) $3.99 / lb

Pepsi or Mt. Dew, 24 pack $4.88 (limit 2, w/ ad coupon)

Bashas’ Chicken Tenders $4.99 / lb (limit 2 pounds, w/ ad coupon)

Apothic Wine (750 ml) $7.99 (limit 4, w/ ad coupon)

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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¢

Jolly Time Microwave Popcorn   $2.00 (thru 1/8/17)
$0.50/1 Jolly Time Microwave Popcorn 08/14/2016 SS Insert (exp 9/30/16) (worth $1)
$0.60/1 printable (worth $1)
$1/1 printable

$1/2 printable
Final price:  As low as $1.00

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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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Printable Produce Coupon! ~ BOGO Avocado

avocado We have a rare printable coupon for avocados.
If you eat them, it’s probably worth printing!

While you’re there, look around since more new printables have popped up recently.

Here’s another good one . . .
$3.00 off any FIVE Kelloggs Cereals

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Thanks for Printing Coupons w/ Our Link ~ Please Bookmark This Page

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Printing from here (or many links we provide) is a huge help.
If you would bookmark it, we’d be very grateful!
(There’s also a link on the top menu bar of the website.)

I want to thank everyone who uses our links to print your coupons.  Even printing just one coupon every couple days helps keep the revenue coming in, so I can continue to pay people to help me.  Without their help, I definitely would have quit by now.  It’s just too much work for me to do alone.

 For those who don’t print from our links, please consider it, instead of just going directly to Coupons.com.  If everyone who used this site printed just one or two coupons a week … well, we’d be rich and we wouldn’t want to go anywhere, ever!  :)  We earn a small amount, but it sure adds up with all of you doing it!
If you have a spot to bookmark the link below and use it for coupon prints (that we don’t give you a link for), or when you want to browse.  It would really help!
http://www.bargainbeliever.com/blog/coupons-com-printables/
Thank you!
This post may contain one or more affiliate links.  We appreciate you using them and supporting this site.  Thank you!

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Daily Emails (Click on Verification Link!!) & Follow on Facebook!

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So many of you have signed up for daily emails from Bargain Believer.  Unfortunately, many of you are not getting them.  If you don’t click on the verification link they send you, you won’t get them.  Check your spam!

Here’s the link if you want to sign up or need the verification link sent again.

You’ll get an automated email every day around 1pm with links to all the posts we did in the previous 24 hours.  It’s a great way to make sure you haven’t missed anything good!

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For those not following on Facebook, that’s where we’re most active, so make sure you head over there and “like” our page.  If you want to see the updates in your feed, make sure you also hover over the “liked” on top of the page and check “See First.”  If you don’t, you won’t see most of our posts.
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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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