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Bashas’ Arizona Grocery Deals & Coupon Match Ups ~ 2/3/16 – 2/9/16

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

Senior Day is Wednesday, 2/3.  Seniors (55 and better) save 10% on their grocery purchase.  Some restrictions apply.  See ad/store for details.

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

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

Buy 4, Save $2 Circle of Savings ~ Must buy in groups of 4.  The first price assumes you buy in groups of 4.  The second price is if you don’t.  No limit. There are more items included in this sale.  I listed the best in the ad.  See store/ad for more details.

** Jello-O Pudding or Gelatin (5 oz)  99¢ / $1.49
$1/4 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link) RESET!
Final price:  As low as 74¢ / $1.24 each when you buy 4 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Kraft BBQ Sauce (18 oz) 99¢ / $1.49 (Buy 4, Save $4)

** Kraft Marshmallows or Marshmallow Creme (7-10 oz) 99¢ / $1.49 (Buy 4, Save $4)

** Kraft Mac N Cheese 99¢ / $1.49 (Buy 4, Save $4)

** Kraft Salad Dressing (16 oz)   $1.99 / $2.49
$0.75/2 Kraft Classic Ranch Salad Dressing 01/24/2016 SS Insert (exp 3/20/16) (worth $1)
$0.75/2 Coupons.com (Ranch, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link) (worth $1)

Final price:  $1.49 / $1.99 each when you buy 2 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Keebler Crackers, Cheez Its or Mothers Cookies  $1.99 / $2.49
$1/2 Keebler Crackers or Cheez-It Crackers 1/31/2016 RP DiGiorrno Insert (exp 3/27/16) 
Final price:  $1.49 / $1.99 each when you buy 2  (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip (22-30 oz)   $2.99 / $3.49
$0.50/1 Kraft Mayo, 22+ oz 01/24/2016 SS Insert (exp 2/21/16) (worth $1)
$0.50/1 Kraft Miracle Whip, 22+ oz 01/24/2016 SS Insert (exp 2/21/16) (worth $1)

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

** Heinz Ketchup (38 oz) $1.99 / $2.49 (Buy 4, Save $4)

** Classico Pasta Sauce (8-24 oz) $1.99 / $2.49 (Buy 4, Save $4)

** Planter’s Peanuts (16 oz)   $2.99 / $3.49
$1/2 Planters Products 01/17/2016 SS Insert (exp 3/13/16)
Final price:  $2.49 / $2.99 each when you buy 2 (Buy 4, Save $2)

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Deals with Coupons:

Bic Pens (2-ct)   74¢ (thru 2/7)
$1/1 Bic Stationery Product 01/03/2016 SS Insert (exp 2/13/16)
Final price:  FREE (unsure of how overage or acceptance will work, please leave comment if you try)

Juicy Fruit Slim Pack (15 ct )   $1.39 (reg. price)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link) (worth $1)
Final price:  39¢

Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue   $1.29 (thru 7/3)
$0.45/1 Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue 01/03/2016 RP Insert (exp 2/3/16) (worth 90¢)
$0.45/1 printable (register, worth 90¢)
Final price:  39¢

Hormel Chili w/ Beans   99¢
$0.55/2 Hormel Chili Product 01/24/2016 SS Insert (exp 3/21/16) (worth $1)

$0.55/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1)
$0.55/2 printable (worth $1)
Final price:  49¢ each when you buy 2

Carmex Lip Balm   $1.19  (reg. price)
$0.30/1 Carmex Lip Balm Product 01/03/2016 SS Insert (exp 3/31/16) (worth 60¢)

$0.30/1 printable (worth 60¢)
Final price:  59¢

Jello-O Gelatin Sugar Free (.3 oz, small box)   88¢ (thru 3/27)
Jell-O Pudding (3.4 oz, small box) 99¢
Jell-O Gelatin Regular (3 oz, small box) $1.09 (reg. price)
$1/4 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link) RESET!
Final price:  As low as 63¢ each when you buy 4

C&W or Bird’s Eye Frozen Vegetables (10-16 oz)   $1.67
$1/1 C&W Vegetable Variety 01/24/2016 SS Insert (exp 3/13/16) 
Final price:  67¢

Zone Perfect Bars   $1.00 (thru 2/7)
$1/3 printable
Final price:  67¢ each when you buy 3

Jolly Time Microwave Popcorn (3pk)   $1.67 (thru 2/14)
$0.75/1 Jollytime Health Pop Microwave Popcorn 01/24/2016 RP Insert (exp 2/28/16) (worth $1)

$1/2 Jolly Time Popcorn 01/10/2016 SS Insert (exp 2/29/16)
$1/2 printable
Final price:  As low as 67¢

French’s Yellow Mustard   (20 oz)  $1.69
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1)

$0.70/1 printable (register, worth $1)
$0.50/1 printable (Classic Yellow, Spicy Brown, Honey or Dijon, register, worth $1)
Final price:  As low as 69¢

Pace Picante Sauce or Salsa (16 oz)   $1.99
$0.50/1 printable (worth $1)
Final price:  99¢

Old Orchard Healthy Balance Juice (64 oz)   $1.99
$0.50/1 printable (worth $1, also $1/2)
Final price:  99¢

Superpretzels (9-13 oz)   $2.00
$1/2 Superpretzel Soft Pretzel Products 01/24/2016 RP Insert (exp 3/13/16)
$0.50/1 printable
(worth $1)

Final price:  As low as $1.00

Shamrock Farms or Oscar Mayer   40% off Regular Retail Price
$0.50/2 Shamrock farms Products 1/24/2016 SS Insert (exp 3/6/16) (worth $1)
$0.50/1 printable (sour cream or cottage cheese, worth $1)
$0.75/1 Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Honey Ham 01/31/2016 SS Insert (exp 3/31/16) (worth $1)
$1/3 P3 Portable Protein Packs 01/03/2016 SS Insert (exp 2/29/16)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Oscar Mayer dinner sausage, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)

Final price:  Unsure

Pringles   $1.50
$1.50/3 printable (2 Dr. Pepper + one Pringles or Cheez Its, unsure of cost of Dr. Pepper))
$1/4 Pringles 1/31/2016 RP DiGiorrno Insert (exp 3/13/16) 

Final price:  $1.25 each when you buy 4

Nabisco Snack Crackers or Chips Ahoy Cookies (Wheat Thins and Ritz shown)   $1.88
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Product 01/17/2016 SS Insert (exp 2/27/16) (worth $1)
Final price:  $1.38 each when you buy 2

Dean’s Dip (12-16 oz)   $1.88
$1/2 printable
Final price:  $1.38 each when you buy 2

InnovASIAN Fried Rice or Sticky Rice (18 oz)   $3.49 (thru 1/8/17 — wouldn’t believe that, though!)
InnovASIAN Entrees (18 oz)  $5 (thru 1/31/16)

$2/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as $1.49

Silk Almondmilk Half Gallon   $2.49
$0.75/1 Silk Half Gallon 12/13/2015 RP Insert (exp 1/31/16) (worth $1)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1)
Final price:  $1.49

Vlasic Pickles  $2.50
$1/1 printable
$1/2 Vlasic Pickles, Peppers or Relish 1/24/16 SS Insert (exp 3/15/16) 
Final price:  As low as $1.50

Frank’s Redhot Sauce (12 oz)   $2.50
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1)

$1/1 Franks RedHot, Slammin Sriracha Chili, RedHot Rajili Sweet Ginger, or RedHot Sweet Ginger 1/10/16 SS Insert (exp 3/31/16) (if included)
$0.35/1 Franks RedHot Sauce 1/10/16 SS Insert (exp 3/31/16)  (worth 70¢)
$0.40/1 printable (register, worth 80¢)
Final price:  As low as $1.50

Purex Liquid Laundry Detergent (43-50 oz)   $2.50
$0.50/1 Purex Liquid or Powershot Detergent 01/31/2016 RP Insert (exp 2/7/16) (worth $1)
Final price:  $1.50

Quaker Rice Cakes   $1.99
$1/3 Quaker Popped Rice Crisps or Rice Cake 1/10/16 RP Insert (exp 3/6/16) 
$1/3 Redplum
$1/2 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)

Final price:  $1.66 each when you buy 3  (or possible future savings)

Hillshire Farms Sausage (12-14 oz)   $2.99
$0.75/1 Hillshire Farm Lit’l Smokies or Smoked Dinner Sausage 1/31/15 RP DiGiorno Insert (exp 3/13/16) (worth $1)
Final price:  $1.99

Sargento Cheese (sliced or shredded shown, 6-8 oz)   $2.50
$0.40/2 Sargento Shredded Cheese 1/24/16 SS Insert (exp 3/6/16) (worth 80¢) 
$40/2 Sargento Sliced Cheese 1/24/16 SS Insert (exp 3/6/16) (worth 80¢)
$4/$16 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)

Final price:  $2.10 each when you buy 2

Country Crock Spread (45 oz)   $2.99
$0.35/1 Country Crock Spread 01/31/2016 RP Insert (exp 2/28/16) (worth 70¢)
Final price:  $2.29

M&M’s (11-14 oz) $3.00
$1/2 Select Mars Candy 01/24/2016 RP Insert (exp 2/14/16)
$1/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)

Final price:  $2.50 each when you buy 2

Digiorno Pizza  (17-32 oz)  $3.99
B2G1 Digiorno Pizzas 01/31/2016 RP Insert (exp 2/8/16) 

$1.50/2 Digiorno Pizzas 01/03/2016 SS Insert (exp 2/29/16)
$5/$30 SavingStar eCoupon (DiGiorno & other products, future savings) 

Final price:  As low as $2.66 each when you buy 3

Nathan’s, Hebrew National and Ball Park Beef Franks (11-15 oz)   50% off
$1/1 printable (Nathan’s Cheddar)
$1/1 printable (Nathan’s Reduced Fat)
$0.55/1 Ball Park Hot Dog 1/31/16 RP DiGiorno Insert (exp 3/13/16) (worth $1)

Final price:  Unsure

 

Deals without Coupons:

Avocados 25¢ (FRI – SUN only)

Limes 25¢ (FRI – SUN only)

Star Kist Tuna (5 oz) 69¢

Pork Loin Country Style Ribs (bone-in) 77¢ / lb (limit 2)

Split Chicken Breasts or Leg Quarters (bone-in) 77¢ / lb (limit 2)

Red or Gold Potatoes 77¢ / lb

Sweet Onions 77¢ / lb

Organic Broccoli or Cauliflower 97¢ / lb

Navel Oranges 99¢ / lb

Large Braeburn or Red Delicious Apples 99¢ / lb

Large Hass Avocados 99¢

American Beauty Pasta (16 oz) 99¢

Bakery Crusty or Italian Bread or Baguette 99¢

Red or Green Leaf or Romain Lettuce 99¢

Mission Soft Taco Tortillas 99¢ (must buy 2)

Coke, 2 Liters $1.00 (limit 10)

Red or Gold Bell Peppers $1.25

Goldfish Crackers (6 oz) $1.25

Lay’s Chips $1.77 (limit 3)

Asparagus $1.87 / lb

Niagara Water (24 pack) $1.99 (limit 2)

Pepsi (6, 8 or 12 packs) $2.22 (must buy 4, w/ min. $25 purchase)

Fresh Ground Chuck $2.77 / lb (limit 2)

Breyer’s, Klondike, Popsicles, Magnum or Ben & Jerry’s $2.88

Pork Loin End Chops (bone-in) $2.99 / lb

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

T-bone Steaks (value pack) $5.77 / lb (limit 2)

Beef Tenderloin (sold whold in the bag, cut & wrapped free) $6.99 / lb (limit 1, FRI – SUN only)

Bud, Coors, Miller, Dos Equis or Mich Ultra Beer (24 pack cans or Bud bottles, Dos Equis or Mich 18 pack bottle) $16.99 (+ free 24 pack bottled water w/ purchase)

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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¢

Fleischmanns Simply Homemade Cornbread Mix   $2.29 (thru 2/21/16)
Other Fleischmanns Bread Mixes  $2.99
$0.55/1 Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade Mix 12/06/2015 SS Insert (exp 2/16/16) (worth $1)
Final price:  $1.29

Birds Eye Steamfresh Flavor Full (9.5 oz)   $2.79 (thru 6/26)
$1.50/1 Birds Eye Steamfresh Flavor Full Variety 1/10/16 SS Insert (exp. 2/28/16)
Final price:  $1.29

Birds Eye Protein Blends (11.5 oz)   $2.79 (thru 6/26)
$1/1 Birds Eye Steamfresh Protein Blends 1/10/16 SS Insert (exp. 2/28/16)
Final price:  $1.79

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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 coupons in the Arizona Republic for $1 per week (3 months, then cancel or pay full) HERE!  (Wed. & Sun. delivery)
+ They do not double coupons that say “Do not double.”
The databases I use do not state which ones those are.
Keep that in mind when you’re deciding if you want to pay the listed price.
I’m assuming your store will double all manufacturer’s coupons. 

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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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Verify Email Subscriptions! ~ Great Way to Follow (Also Facebook, Twitter, or RSS Feed)

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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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Stay Active on Facebook or You’re Missing Out!

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Are a Facebook user, who likes to see all the updates from pages you have “liked,” like the Bargain Believer page?  (I think that sentence had too may “likes” in it!)

Ughhh . . . it’s so frustrating when I don’t see things I want to.  I feel like when I “like” a page, I’m telling Facebook I want to see their updates.  If I don’t want to see them, I’ll “unlike” them.  Facebook sees it differently.  :(

You need to get/stay active to see what you want on the Bargain Believer Facebook page!  We posts extra deals on Facebook from time to time.  You’ll want to see them, even if you get the email or stalk the website.

When you “like,” share, or comment … you are telling Facebook that you value the page and want to see posts.  You are also making it a more popular post, which will increase the likelihood that those who aren’t as active, will see the post.  Pretty please … like or comment on posts when you think they’re beneficial!

If you are active for awhile and you’re still not seeing everything, don’t forget … you can get daily emails.  Note:  You will not get them until you click on the confirmation email that you receive.  You will get an email almost every single day.  I realize that’s not for everyone.  If it annoys you enough, you can unsubscribe at any time.  We promise not to spam you, once you unsubscribe.  Well, we’ll never “spam” you, but you’ll get that one email each day.  :)

If all else fails … we have a website!  Check it often.  :)

Thanks for being here and giving us an outlet to share the deals we find.  We like finding bargains and it’s much more fun to share them!

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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.   At many stores, the savings 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.  You can see the stores in your area, if you put in you zip code.

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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