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Bashas’ Arizona Grocery Deals & Coupon Match Ups ~ 1/18/17 – 1/24/17


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.

Buy 4, Save $2 Sale ~ Mix and match.  Must buy in groups of 4 (4, 8, 12, 16, etc…).  The first price assumes you buy in groups of 4. The second price is if you don’t. There are more items included in this sale.  I listed the best in the ad. See ad/store for more items.

♥ ♥ ** I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter (8-15 oz)   $1.99 / $2.49
$0.55/1 printable (worth $1)
Final price:  99¢ / $1.49 (Buy 4, Save $2)

♥ ♥ ** Best Foods Mayo (20-30 oz)   $2.49 / $2.99
$0.50/1 Best Foods or Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, Squeeze, Organic or Vegan Carefully Crafted 01/01/2017 RP Insert (exp 1/28/17) (worth $1)
Final price:  $1.49 / $1.99 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Country Crock Spread   $2.49 / $2.99
$0.55/1 printable (worth $1)
$0.55/1 printable (worth $1)
Final price:  $1.49 / $1.99 (Buy 4, Save $2)

♥ ** Keebler Sandwich Crackers or Cookies   $1.99 / $2.49
$1/2 Keebler Crackers 12/11/2016 RP Insert (exp 1/22/17)
$1/3 Checkout 51 (Cookies, phone app, future cash back)
Final price:  $1.49 each when you buy 2 + possible Checkout 51 cash back if you buy cookies (Buy 4, Save $2)
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** Smart Water or Vitamin Water (20 oz) 79¢ / $1.29 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Famous Amos or Cheez-It (3 oz cups) 79¢ / $1.29 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Food Club Fudge or Drunksters Sandwich Creme Cookies $1.49 / $1.99 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Mother’s Cookies $1.99 / $2.49 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Gold Peak Tea $1.99 / $2.49 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Breyer’s, Klondike, Magnum or Popsicle $2.49 / $2.99 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Gatorade (8 pack) $3.99 / $4.49 (Buy 4, Save $2)

** Food Club Coffee (22-34 oz) $5.99 / $6.49 (Buy 4, Save $2)

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Deals with Coupons:

S&W Beans (15 oz)   89¢
$1/4 printable
Final price:  64¢ each when you buy 4

Kleenex Facial Tissue  (50 count)  $1.00
$0.50/3 Kleenex Facial Tissues 01/01/2017 SS Insert (exp 2/11/17) (worth $1)
$0.75/3 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link, worth $1)
$0.50/3 printable (worth $1)
$0.50/3 printable (worth $1)

Final price:  As low as 67¢ each when you buy 3

Progresso Traditional or Rich & Hearty Soup   $1.25
$0.50/2 Progresso Products 12/04/2016 SS Insert (exp 1/28/17) (worth $1)
$0.50/2 Progresso Products 01/08/2017 SS Insert (exp 3/4/17) (worth $1)
$1/4 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price:  75¢ each when you buy 2 (or possible future savings)

♥ ♥ Van’s Waffles (8 oz)   $2.00
$1.25/1 printable (register)
Final price:  75¢

Hefty Cups, Plates or Bowls (16-60 count)   $1.79
$1/2 Hefty Foam Plates 11/13/2016 RP Insert (exp 1/31/17)
$0.50/1 Hefty Easy Grip Cups 11/13/2016 RP Insert (exp 1/31/17) (worth $1)
$1/2 printable
$1/2 Redplum (cups)
Final price:  As low as 79¢

♥ ♥ SuperPretzel   $2.00
$1/1 SuperPretzel 1/22/2017 RP Insert (exp 3/22/17) (future, if we get it)
Final price:  $1.00

Flav-R-Pac Veggies (12-16 oz)   $2.00
$0.35/1 Smartsource (worth 70¢)
Final price:  $1.30

Keebler Townhouse or Club Crackers or Chips Deluxe Cookies   $1.67 (must buy 3)
$1/2 Keebler Crackers 12/11/2016 RP Insert (exp 1/22/17)
$1/3 Checkout 51 (Cookies, phone app, future cash back)
Final price:  $1.33 each when you buy 2 + possible Checkout 51 cash back if you buy cookies

Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, Pops or Apple Jacks Cereal (12-15 oz)   $1.67 (must buy 3)
$1/3 Kellogg’s Cereal 1/8/2017 RP Insert (exp 2/19/17)

$1/2 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$1/2 printable (several available to print)
Final price:  As low as $1.34 each when you buy 3

♥ ♥ Kellogg’s Pop Tarts   $1.67
$1/3 Kellogg’s Pop Tarts 01/08/2017 RP Insert (exp 2/19/17)

$1/3 printable 
Final price:  As low as $1.34 each when you buy 3

Lean Cuisine or Stouffer’s Entrees   $1.69
$1/3 Lean Cuisine Entrees 01/01/2017 SS Insert (exp 3/31/17)

Final price:  $1.36 each when you buy 3

Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner (24 oz or 4 count gel)   $2.50
$0.50/1 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner 01/01/2017 SS Insert (exp 2/8/17) (worth $1)
Final price:  $1.50

Nabisco Nilla Wafters or Nutter Butter Cookies  $2.99
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Products 12/11/2016 SS Insert (exp 1/28/17) (worth $1)
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Products 1/15/2017 SS Insert (exp 2/25/17) (worth $1)

$1/2 Checkout 51 (Snack crackers or cookies, phone app, future cash back)
Final price: $2.49 + possible Checkout 51 cash back if you buy 2

♥ ♥ Land O Frost Premium Lunchmeat (16 oz)   $3.99
$0.75/1 Land O’Frost Premium, Bistro Favorites or Canadian Bacon 1/22/2017 SS Insert (exp 2/19/17) (worth $1, future, if we get it)
Final price:  $2.99

M&M Valentine Candy (9-11 oz)   $3.50
$1/2 Mars Valentine’s Products 1/22/2017 RP Insert (exp 2/14/17) (future, if we get it)

$1/2 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link)
Final price:  $3.00 each when you buy 2

Hefty Trash Bags (18-80 count)   $6.99
$1.50/1 Hefty Large Black Trash Bags 01/01/2017 RP Insert (exp 2/28/17)
$1.50/1 Coupons.com (Hefty, gone if not on top, after clicking link) 

$1.50/1 printable
Final price:  $5.49

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Deals without Coupons:

♥ ♥ Maruchan Ramen Noodles 20¢

♥ ♥ Avocados 25¢ (FRI – SUN only)

Yoplait Yogurt 50¢

♥ ♥ Red, Green, Gold or Orange Bell Peppers 50¢

Pepsi or 7Up, 2 Liters 77¢ (limit 5, FRI – SUN only)

American Beauty Pasta 79¢

Bartlett Pears 89¢ / lb

Navel Oranges 89¢ / lb

Large Gala or Braeburn Apples 89¢ / lb

RC, 7UP or Canada Dry, 2 Liters 99¢

Ragu (16-24 oz) 99¢

Red Seedless Grapes 99¢ / lb

Large Tomatoes 99¢ / lb

Broccoli 99¢ / lb

Green Beans 99¢ / lb

Red or Green Leaf or Romaine Lettuce 99¢

Celery 99¢

Organic Black, Red or Green Kale 99¢

♥ ♥ Assorted Pork Chops (value pack) $1.19 (limit 2)

Mezzetta Peppers (16 oz) $1.25

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

♥ ♥ Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (in service case) $1.39 / lb (FRI – SUN only)

Tree Top Apple Juice (64 oz) $1.49 (must buy 2)

Dole Salad Blends (5-10 oz) $1.50

♥ ♥ Grower’s Pride OJ (59 oz) $1.50 (limit 2, FRI – SUN only)

Organic Grape Tomatoes (pint) $1.50

Hostess Donettes $1.67

Rice Krispies Treats or Kellogg’s Fruit Snacks $1.67

Fritos, Cheetos, Ruffles or Cantinas Chips $1.99 (must buy 3)

Blueberries or Blackberries (6 oz) $2.00 (if Driscoll’s brand, coupons available, more info here)

J. Campione Texas Toast $2.00

SuperPretzel $2.00

♥ ♥ Ground Chuck (80% Lean, value pack) $2.37 / lb (limit 2, FRI – SUN only)

Villa Roma Sausage (16 oz) $2.49

Bashas’ Homestyle Bread (24 oz) $2.49

Freschetta or Palermo’s Pizza (14-30 oz) $3.99

T-Bone Steak or Boneless Top Sirloin (value pack) $4.97 / lb (limit 2)

Dozen Donuts $4.99 (SAT and SUN only)

Fleischmann’s Vodka (1.75 liter) $8.99 (FRI – SUN only)

Bud, Millers, Coors or Tecate (30 pack) $19.99

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Deals Listed Before (still valid):

♥ Angel Soft Bath Tissue  (4 rolls)   $1.49 (reg price)
$0.45/1 Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue 01/08/2017 RP Insert (exp 2/8/17) (worth 90¢)
$0.45/1 printable (Angel Soft, worth 90¢)

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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Bashas’ Arizona Grocery Deals & Coupon Match Ups ~ 1/11/17 – 1/17/17


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:

♥ Puffs Facial Tissue (56 ct)  $1.00
$0.25/1 Puffs Product 01/01/2017 P&G Insert (exp 1/28/17) (worth 50¢)
$0.25/1 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link, worth 50¢)
$0.25/1 printable (register, worth 50¢)

Final price:  50¢

♥ ♥ Herdez Salsa (16 oz)   $1.50
$0.55/1 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link, worth $1)
Final price:  50¢

♥ Angel Soft Bath Tissue  (4 rolls)   $1.49 (reg price)
$0.45/1 Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue 01/08/2017 RP Insert (exp 2/8/17) (worth 90¢)
$0.45/1 printable (Angel Soft, worth 90¢)

Final price:  59¢

♥ ♥ Food Club Potato Chips (8-10 oz)   $1.88
89¢ Basha’s digital (avail. Wed., limit 4)
Final price:  99¢

Crest Toothpaste  (Pro Health and Complete shown) $2.99
$2/1 Crest Toothpaste, 3 oz+ 1/1/2017 P&G Insert
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (Pro Health, gone if not on top, after clicking link, worth $1)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (Complete, gone if not on top, after clicking link, worth $1)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (3D White, gone if not on top, after clicking link, worth $1)
$0.75/1 printable (register, worth $1)
Final price:  As low as 99¢

♥ ♥ Skippy Peanut Butter (15 oz)   $2.00
$0.75/2 Skippy Peanut Butter Products 11/13/2016 SS Insert (exp 1/9/17) (worth $1)
$0.55/1 printable (worth $1)
Final price:  $1.00

Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner   $2.99
$5/3 Pantene 01/01/2017 P&G Insert (exp 1/14/17)
$2/2 Pantene 01/01/2017 P&G Insert (exp 1/14/17)
Final price:  As low as $1.32 each when you buy 3

Kellogg’s Special K Cereal, Bars or Crackers   $1.69 (must buy 3)
$1/2 Kellogg’s Special K Nourish Chewy Nut Bars, Bites, Special K Protein Bars or Bites 01/08/2017 RP Insert (exp 2/19/17)
$1/3 Kellogg’s Cereal 1/8/2017 RP Insert (exp 2/19/17)

$1/2 printable (cereal)
Final price:  As low as $1.36 each when you buy 3 (or $1.19 each if you buy 6 and use 3 coupons)

Downy Fabric Softener (64 oz)   $2.49
$0.50/1 printable (worth $1)

Final price:  $1.49

Febreze Air Effects (9 oz)   $2.99
B1G1 Febreze Air Effects 01/01/2017 P&G Insert (exp 1/14/17)
Final price:  $1.50 each when you buy 2

Quaker Chewy Bars   $1.88
$1/3 Quaker Chewy Bars 1/1/2017 RP Insert (2/11/17)

Final price:  As low as $1.55 each when you buy 3

Cascade Dish Detergent (75 oz / 15-20 count)   $3.99
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (Platinum, gone if not on top, after clicking link, worth $1)
Final price:  As low as $2.99

Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip (22-30 oz)   $3.99
$4/$16 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price:  $3.99 (or possible future savings)

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Deals without Coupons:

Cucumbers 50¢

Green Bell Peppers 50¢

Michelina’s Entrees 83¢

♥ ♥ Blueberries (6 oz) 88¢ (if Driscoll’s brand, coupons available, more info here)

♥ ♥ Pineapple 88¢

Red, Gold or Orange Bell Pepper 88¢

English Cucumbers 88¢

♥ ♥ Bashas’ Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns (8 pack) 88¢ (limit 4, FRI – SUN only)

Italian or Yellow Squash 88¢ / lb

♥ ♥ Honeycrisp Apples 97¢ / lb (FRI – SUN only)

Broccoli 97¢ / lb

Green Beans 97¢ / lb

Organic Gala Apples 99¢ / lb

Barilla Pasta 99¢

Iceberg Lettuce 99¢

Country Style Pork Ribs (bone-in, value pack) 99¢ / lb (limit 2)

Sanderson Farms Chicken (drumsticks, thighs, leg quarters, value pack) 99¢ / lb

Coke, 2 Liters $1.00 (must buy 5)

Bashas’ Sandwich Bread (20 oz) $1.25

Large Hass Avocados $1.25

♥ ♥ Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (value pack, from the service case) $1.47 / lb

Boneless Country Style Pork Ribs (value pack) $1.49 / lb

Mission Tortilla Chips (13 oz) $1.50 (look for previous printable coupon)

Food Club Saltines (16 oz) $1.50

Lay’s or Tostitos $1.79 (limit 3, FRI – SUN only)

Bashas’ Gallon Milk $1.99 (limit 2)

Bottom Round Roast (sold whole in the bag) $1.99 / lb (limit 1, FRI – SUN only)

Bashas’ Sour Cream or Cottage Cheese (24 oz) $1.99

Tomatoes on the Vine $1.99 / lb

Florida’s Natural OJ (59 oz) $2.49

Simply Lemonade or Punch (59 oz) $2.49

♥ ♥ Ground Round, 85% Lean $2.49 / lb (limit 2, FRI – SUN only)

7Up, RC or Canada Dry (12 pack cans or 6 pack bottles) $2.50 (must buy 4, limit 4, w/ min. $25 purchase)

Blue Bunny Ice Cream, Tillamook Gelato or Weight Watchers Novelties (46-48 oz / 15.5 oz / 6-12 ct) $2.88

Red Baron Pizza 3 / $10.00

Ribeye Steak (bone-in, value pack) $5.77 / lb

Bud, Coors, Miller or Mich Ultra Beer (24 pack bottles or cans) $16.99 (FRI – SUN only)

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Deals Listed Before (still valid):

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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Please Read This . . . from Juli

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I would really appreciate it if you tell others about the Bargain Believer website or Facebook page or daily emails.

The valuable “telling” comes when you specifically track down your friends and tell them they’re missing out because __________.

You fill in the blank with why you’re here.  Hopefully, there’s something we’ve helped you with and you believe someone else can benefit.  Helping people stretch their dollars and realize they may need less than they think to thrive, has been my goal since the day I started.

I didn’t mean to start a business, but realized I could send you to a print a coupon without getting paid or send you to the same one and get paid.  Hmmmm … pay me!  I say I accidentally started a business, but have to purposely pay taxes now.  True story.

This is work.  In reality, I don’t need a job.  I’m spoiled since my husband makes enough to maintain a lifestyle we’re comfortable living, without any income from me.  I often ponder if this website is worth the stress, but then I remember a heartwarming email or comment I received or a new one rolls in at just the right time, to encourage me.  So many of you are counting on me to help you save.  (Insert tears here … really, they’re flowing.  I get emotional about this.)   Sometimes, having this website can overwhelm me, and I want all the responsibility to disappear.  Other times, I can’t imagine life without it, in a good sort of way.   Some of you (most all, really!) have been amazingly supportive over the past 6 1/2 years.

Beyond me, Gina (my amazing helper!) and others along the way, have counted on extra income by helping me.  The reality is, Gina does waaaaay more than I do, for day to day things around here.  Sometimes, I wonder what I even do!  Just keeping up with emails and doing misc. stuff still can consume me, somehow.  But, when I think of quitting, I also think of her … she’s also poured her time/love into this site and the income really helps her family.

This isn’t a doom and gloom post.  I’m not planning on quitting next month, just processing some thoughts “aloud” and asking for your help, in taking some financial worries away.  The truth is that I can’t lose money, especially while also investing so much time in it.  It just doesn’t make sense.  (For the record, I’ve almost always made money.  I don’t want anyone to feel sorry for me!  I’ve just seen revenue drop considerably, over time, even while slowly growing in numbers.  Things are just changing.)

Besides telling your friends, family, and strangers about Bargain Believer, here are a few other specific ways you can help (that aren’t too tortuous, hopefully!)  :)

  • Print your coupons from here — Bookmark it, please!
    There is also a link on the top menu bar on the website.
  • If you do any Amazon shopping, start with our search box on the top left of the page.
    After that, navigate however you want on their site, snagging all the great deals they have!
  • Use any links we provide in posts.
    Some pay us when you buy/print something, others just for clicking.
  • Visit the website often!
    You’re helping in a small way, since you’re viewing Google ads.
    You’re also “telling” Google you love us and they should let our page show up when people search for certain things.

Some of you have been doing this for years.  THANK YOU!  For those of you who had no clue you could help in these ways or any of our back story … now you do.  :)  Thank you for reading all this!

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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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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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