‘Bashas’’ Articles

Bashas’ ~ Halloween Party in Store Saturday, Oct. 25th


Head to Bashas’ on Saturday, October 25th, from 10am – 2pm for a Halloween party.

Here’s what it will include:

  • Trick-or-Treating in the store
  • Free cookies & apple cider
  • $3 to decorate taffy apple
  • $5 to decorate 8″ single layer cake

This was on the Bashas’ Facebook page a few days ago, so it should be at all locations.


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Saving Star Friday Freebie ~ Cadbury Screme Egg


SavingStar has a new Friday Freebie for one Cadbury Screme Egg .  You only have until Sunday, 10/26 to buy this offer.

Saving Star Friday Freebie ~ Cadbury Screme Egg
FREE SavingStar eCoupon (future savings, exp. 10/26)
Final price:  FREE after full rebate, cash out when hit $5 (see note below for changes to Saving Star)

UPDATE:  As of October 1, Saving Star has made some changes.  If you shop at Bashas’, Albertsons or CVS, you will still use your loyalty or Upromise card to get the savings.  If you shop at Fry’s, Safeway, Walmart, Target, Kmart, Costco, Sams Club, Walgreens, Dollar General, Family Dollar and Winco, you need to sign up and then download their mobile app.  You will need to take a picture of your receipt with and submit it for the savings.

If you don’t know what it is, full details are here.


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Bashas’ Grocery Deals & Coupon Match Ups ~ 10/22/14 – 10/28/14


Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

Enter to win $2,500 in Groceries.   Every time you purchase three (3) or more participating frozen food items with your Bashas’ Thank You Card, in a single transaction thru 11/4, you will be automatically entered.  Look for the participating tags.

In Store Halloween Party, Saturday 10/25 – 10 AM – 2 PM.   Trick or Treat throughout the store, Free Cookies and Apple Cider, Decorate your own Taffy Apple for $3 or an 8 inch single layer Halloween Cake for $5.

Deals with Coupons Matched:

7-Up (2 Liter)   99¢
$1/1 printable (TEN , if included, when you share)
Final price:  As low  FREE  (If TEN flavors are included

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel (11.5 oz.)   $2.00
$1/2 in AD Store Coupon (use w/ coupon below)
$0.75/1 printable (worth $1, look for banner on the side.   Refresh if you don’t see it.   They are having problems so if it doesn’t work, check back later) NEW
$0.50/2 Toaster Strudel, Toaster Scrambles or Pillsbury Pancakes 09/14/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/6/14) (worth $1)
$0.50/2 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price:  As low as 50¢ each when you buy 2, (or possible future savings)

Land O’Lakes Butter Spread (7-8 oz)   $1.59
$0.35/1 Land O Lakes Butter Spread 08/10/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/31/14) (Do Not Double)
$0.50/1 printable (worth $1)
Final price:  As low as 59¢

Campbell’s Spaghetti or Spaghettios (14.75-15 oz)   99¢
$0.40/3 Spaghettios Pasta 09/07/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/15/14) (worth 80¢)
$0.40/3 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth 80¢)
$0.50/3 printable (worth $1)
Final price:  As low as 66¢ each when you buy 3

Yoplait Greek or Yoplait Greek 100 Yogurt   $1.00 (thru 11/23)
$1/3 printable
$1/3 printable
$1/3 printable
$1/5 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/5 printable
$1/5 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price:  As low as 66¢ each when you buy 3 (or possible future savings)

Kleenex Facial Tissues (70-85 ct )   99¢
$0.50/3 Kleenex Facial Tissue 09/14/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/25/14) (worth $1)
Final price:  66¢ each when you buy 3

Fleischman’s Yeast (3-pk)   $1.69 (thru 2/15)
$0.40/1 Fleischman’s Yeast Product 09/14/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/11/14) (worth 80¢)
Final price:  89¢

Pictsweet Vegetables (10-12 oz.)   $1.50
$1/2 in ad Store coupon (limit 1 coupon per transaction)
Final price:  $1.00 each when you buy 2

Mamma Bella Bread or Toast (12-14 oz., New York cabiatta Rolls or Five Cheese Toast 10-13 oz.)   $2.50
$1/2 in Ad Store Coupon (use w/ coupon below)
$0.50/1 Mamma Bella Frozen Product 09/07/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/15/14) (worth $1)
$0.50/1 printable (worth $1, look for the banner/ad on the right side)
Final price:  As low as $1.00 when you buy 1 Mamma Bella’s Garlic Bread and 1 New York Toast

Totino’s Pizza   $1.40 (thru 11/30)
$1/4 Coupons.com (gone- use if previously printed)
$1/4 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price:  $1.15 each when you buy 4 (or possible future savings)

Hershey Fun Size Candy   $2.00 (when you buy 4)  (Thanks, Suzie!)  NEW
$1.10/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, use two)
Final price:  $1.45 each when you buy 4 (use two coupons, must buy 4 to get $2 price)

Earthbound Farm Organic Vegetables (9-10 oz.)   $2.00
$1/2 in Ad Store Coupon
Final price:  As low as $1.50 each when you buy 2

Breyers Ice Cream (1.5 qt)   $2.88
$1/1 (In Ad Coupon, manf. coupon, can use anywhere, exp 11/4/14, Maximum 2 coupons used per shopping trip)
Final price:  $1.88

 Magnum or Fruttare Novelties (3-6 pack)   $2.88
$1/1 (In Ad Coupon, manf. coupon, can use anywhere, exp 11/4/14, Maximum 2 coupons used per shopping trip)
Final price:  $1.88

Popsicle or Klondike Novelties (3-6 pack)   $2.88
$1/1 (In Ad Coupon, manf. coupon, can use anywhere, exp 11/4/14, Maximum 2 coupons used per shopping trip)
Final price:  $1.88

Jose Ole Taquitos, Tacos or Chimis (18-22.5 oz.)   $3.99
$1/1 in ad Store coupon (use w/ coupon below, limit 1 coupon per transaction)
$1/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 printable
Final price:  $1.99

Farm Rich Appetizers (18-28 oz.)   $3.99
$1/1 in Ad Store Coupon (use w/ coupon below)
$0.75/1 printable (register, worth $1)
$1.50/2 Coupons.com (use zip 85225 if not in yours)
$1.50/2 printable
$1.50/2 printable
Final price:  As low as $1.99

Ore Ida Potatoes or Onion Rings (16-32 oz.)   $2.50
$1/2 in ad Store coupon (1 coupon per transaction)
Final price:  $2.00 each when you buy 2

Sara Lee Oven Fresh Fruit Pies (27-34 oz.)   $3.99
$1/1 in ad Store coupon  (1 coupon per transaction)
Final price:  $2.99

 Deals without Coupons:

Halloween Carving Pumpkins (Medium or Large) 29¢ / lb

Yellow Onions 39¢ / lb

Hunts Tomato Sauce (8 oz) 50¢

Maruchan Bowls or Yakisoba (3.1-4.27 oz) 50¢

Small Hass Avocados 50¢

Cucumbers 77¢

Large Green Bell Peppers 77¢

Sanderson Farms All Natural Whole Chicken or Bashas’ Hometown Grocery Leg Quarter 88¢ / lb (limit 4)

Green Giant Klondike Potatoes (Red or Gold, 3 lb bag) 99¢ (limit 4)

Imperial Spread (16 oz Quarters) 99¢

Celery 99¢

Baby Carrots (1 lb) 99¢

Food Club Whipped Topping (8 oz) 99¢

Coca Cola Products (2 liter) $1.00 (when you buy 5)

Asparagus $1.47 / lb (limit 4 lbs)

Farmland Country Style Ribs (Value Pack) $1.77 / lb

Honey Crisp Apples $1.99 / lb

Mission Tortilla Chips (13-25 oz) $1.99

Mission Tortillas (13-25 oz) $1.99

Krusteaz Pancakes, French Toast Sticks or Belgain Waffles (12.5-19 oz) $1.99

Fritos, Cheetos or Doritos Chips (8-11 oz. ) $2.99, Buy 2 Get 1 Free ($1.99 each when you buy 3, limit 6)

7-UP, RC Cola or Canada Dry Products (6 pack, 1/2 liter bottles or 12 pack, 12 oz cans) $2.50 (when you buy 4, limit 4)

Bashas’ Milk (1 gallon) $2.50 (limit 2)

Organicgirl Salads (5-8 oz) $2.99

Lloyd’s Baby Back Ribs (1.5 lb) Buy 1 Get 1 Free

Sirloin Tip or Cross Rib Roasts or Steaks Buy 1 Get 1 Free

Farmland Extra Tender Pork Picnic Roast Buy 1 Get 1 Free


Check out their weekly ad.
+ Bashas’ doubles coupons.
+ Get 5¢ off for each reusable bag you bring in and is used.
+ 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.


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How Does Saving Star Work? ~ Changes Coming October


I just wanted to remind everyone that changes are coming to Saving Star, starting October 1st, 2014.  There are two major parts to their change.

  1.   The savings at Fry’s will no longer be automatic.  You will need to scan your receipt to get the credit into your account, starting 10/1/14.
    Register and then you can submit receipts/UPC images online or through their app.  You will also need the product’s barcode.

And, there are a bunch of retailers added, that will take scanned receipts.

  1.   The Arizona stores that participate are Fry’s, Safeway, Bashas, Food City, Albertsons, Walgreens, CVS, Target, Kmart, Dollar General, Family Dollar, WinCo, Costco, & Sam’s Club.  There’s a complete list here.

Here’s the general information, if you haven’t used Saving Star before.

With SavingStar, you can save eCoupons to your grocery store loyalty cards or to your Saving Star account and get credited when you swipe your card at checkout or when you submit your receipt online or through their app.  The savings doesn’t come off at the register, it gets credited to your SavingStar account, within a week or two.  (Their official time is 2 – 22 days. )  If you scan your receipt, you have until three days after the offer expires.  You can request your payment via Paypal, bank deposit, or gift card when you reach $5.

The only “automatic” stores in Arizona are CVS and Bashas’.  You will enter the store’s loyalty card number once and savings will trigger whenever you use your card and buy the specified products.

There is a “Healthy Offer of the Week.”  Every Tuesday a new coupon is available to load for fresh produce.

They also have one item each Friday that you’ll get 100% cash back!  You have through Sunday to make your purchase.

The Arizona stores that participate are Fry’s, Safeway, Bashas, Albertsons, Walgreens, CVS, Target, Kmart, Dollar General, Family Dollar, WinCo, Costco, & Sam’s Club.

Before the receipt scanning was needed, I just loaded everything and considered anything I received a bonus.  Now, it will take more effort and planning.  It will be easiest to head to CVS or Bashas’ for the Friday freebie, if that’s convenient and you need other items there.

Saving Star savings is not meant to be combined with paper coupons.  Here’s their official statement on that:

SavingStar eCoupons will work whether or not you combine them with other services’ coupons, but they are not intended to be used this way.  Generally, manufacturers state that it is against their policies for shoppers to redeem more than one manufacturer’s coupon for the same purchase.  Using in-store coupons in combination with SavingStar eCoupons is not a problem.  In the future, we may implement mechanisms to limit the combination of SavingStar eCoupons with other manufacturer coupons.


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$3(ish) Lloyd’s BBQ Tubs at Bashas’ or Walmart


You might find more coupons on the product, but don’t count on it.
I didn’t look, but they may say “do not double.”

Get Lloyd’s BBQ tubs for around $3 at Walmart or Bashas’.

Here are the exact prices (at least at my Walmart, might vary slightly) . . .

Update:  Paul said Fry’s now has these for $3.99, too.  (Thanks, Paul!)

Lloyd’s Barbeque Tub (15 -16 oz)   $3.99 (thru 10/26 at Bashas‘)
$1/1 Coupons.com (use zip 85225 if not in yours)
Final price:  $2.99

Lloyd’s Barbeque Tub (15 -16 oz)   $3.99 (reg price at Walmart)
$1/1 Coupons.com (use zip 85225 if not in yours)
Final price:  $2.98


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Facebook Problems? ~ Get Bargain Believer to Show Up in Your Feed!


I’ve received quite a few emails recently, asking how to get Facebook updates from Bargain Believer to show up in your news feed.

The very best way seems to “like,” comment, and share posts regularly.  The people that do that say they see all the updates.  As a bonus, Facebook shows the posts with the most love, more often.  So, we love all of you that interact with our page!  It helps those who want to get the updates, but choose to remain quiet.

If you are opposed to that, hover over “liked” and make sure “following” is checked.  You have hope, but it doesn’t seem like much.  Most likely, you’ve already done that and nothing has changed.  :(

Lastly, you can check to “get notifications,”  which is an option under the “like” button.  Some love get notifications, some don’t.  Try it for awhile and see what you think.  You can always uncheck it later.

If Facebook won’t show you the love, there are other ways to follow.

Email - One email per day, usually around 3pm — good way to quickly look & see what you missed



You could give one of those a shot or just stalk the website page each day.

Anyone have any other insight about getting your “liked” pages to show up?


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Bashas’ Personal Thank You ~ Register & Get a Free Dozen Eggs

bashasWe haven’t posted this since March, so it’s time for a reminder . . .  :)

Go here to register for a Bashas’ Personal Thank You account and get a free dozen eggs!  The offer will be loaded to you card and the amount will come off, the next time you purchase eggs.  Note:  It sounds like it will be there, from how it’s written after you register, but you may need to sign in an “activate” the coupon, to get it loaded to your card.

Update:  They did not come off for Arnold on 9/5.  He got the Hickman’s which the UPC is coded for.  Watch your receipt and go to customer service if you need to.  (Thanks, Arnold!)

You’ll need your 12 digit Bashas’ card number.

Here’s more info about it:

  • Enjoy FREE one dozen eggs as a special Thank You from us. They will be added automatically to your Bashas’ Thank You Card
  • Receive your Personal Thank You page by email every Wednesday morning
  • View unique collection of special offers and digital coupons created especially for you
  • Browse extraordinary in-store specials not featured in our regular weekly circular


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Homeschool Convention Handout ~ Helpful Notes for Everyone!

bargain_believer_logo   So many ways to save!
Super Simple & Beyond . . .

This is the outline I used when I spoke at the homeschohol convention on Saturday, July 12th.  I’ve added links for things I can take you right to, for full information.  It should be helpful for everyone, not just people who attended the convention … hopefully!

You will be amazed how much you can save on everyday essentials and family fun!

I’ve received emails saying people have been able to quit part-time jobs, can donate extra money & other resources, have money for vacations or other fun, etc.  The savings can be BIG!!

Show up

  • Museums (many free days)
  • National Parks (free weekends)
  • Special days (National “whatever” days, store anniversaries, etc.)
  • Ask! (teacher discount?, coupons?, lowest price?)

Minimal planning

Spend $$ Up Front

  • Memberships
  • Pogo Pass ($39.98, code BARGAIN)
  • Gift card perks (gas, extra value)
  • Bulk foods (Zaycon Foods)


  • Call about monthly bills (cell phone, cable, home phone, insurance, etc)
    Republic Wireless – cell phone option
  • Buy & sell used (Craigslist, garage sales, etc.)
  • Meal plan around sales (especially meat!)

Click (Online, Apps, Mobile)


Use Sunday Inserts & Printable Coupons


Possibly the most difficult

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Make Shopping List from Mobile Device ~ You Can! (Hopefully!)


My husband recently informed me that you can make a personalized shopping list from most mobile devices, using the handy dandy green plus signs on Bargain Believer shopping lists.  (I know that some newer devices don’t have problems.)  I told him, “Nope, tried it.”  I discovered there is a slight glitch on my phone, so that’s why I didn’t know.  (I’ll explain below.)  Did you know this!?!  I’m so excited and can’t believe I didn’t know about it.

First of all, if you don’t use the green plus signs, you’re missing out.  The items are listed by price on the sale lists, but when you click on what you want, it will categorize for you — and a whole lot more than that!  You can watch this video for more details or just click around and figure it all out.

You will need to turn off the mobile view.   The green plus signs will appear and you can click away!  A new window will pop up and you’ll have to go back and forth between them.  For Gina (iphone) and my husband (Android) that’s all they had to do.

For me (iphone), nothing appears on the list after clicking the first green plus sign.  It pulls up an empty list.  I have to click back on the store’s deal list and then back to the shopping list that opened.  It magically appears and kicks it in gear for the future green plus signs I click.

This is still not ideal.  We have bigger and better plans and my husband is working on it, but this is better than nothing.  I will be using my mobile sometimes, but will still prefer using my laptop to make lists.  Using a mobile is a slower process since you have to go back and forth between windows.

All mobiles seem to have their own issues and the plus signs weren’t really designed for mobile devices.  So, this may not work for everyone.  But, give it a shot!

Some of you have probably been doing this “forever.”  But, I’m hoping it will be news for some of you — like it was for me!!  :)


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Arizona Coupon Blog (Beyond Just Coupons!) ~ Helpful Links & Info for Newcomers

Links for You . . .

If you’re new, welcome!  If you’re not, please pass this along to those who you want to help save BIG!  :)

If you ever have questions, you can comment below a post, send us and email (juli@bargainbeliever.com or gina@bargainbeliever.om), or leave a comment on the Bargain Believer Facebook page!

In addition to highlighting super discounts for places in Arizona and nationals deals, Bargain Believer covers . . .

We do the lists each week, before the new sales even start.  We also add deals that aren’t in the ad, later in the week.  Be sure to keep checking back.

You can either scroll through the website (www.BargainBeliever.com) or click the name of the store you want to shop at, on the top of the website.  That will get you the deals you want.

Make sure you click the GREEN PLUS SIGN to make your personalized shopping list!!  I like to call them “magical.”  They will categorize all your items to make your shopping easier.  You click what you want and it goes on your list.  It will categorize everything and give you other great options for making your organizing and shopping more simple.

Here’s a  video explaining the shopping list function (aka “Magical Green Plus Signs!)  Try it, you’ll like it!  :)

The other links will help you get to some of the important information.  Also, don’t forget that there is a Facebook page!  We post additional offers over there, mostly Facebook only deals and ones we think will be gone very quickly.  You can also ask questions over there.   Plus, it’s just more interactive and I love seeing your little faces and interacting with you.   :)

Here are some links for you (in no particular order) . . .

Arizona Republic Newspaper, $12 for 3 months — home delivery on Sundays & Wednesdays, cancel at end if you don’t want to pay full price

Saving Star — future savings, 100% cash back on one item every Friday, & weekly “Healthy Offer”

Checkout 51Ibotta, Shopmium — mobile apps that give you money back for certain items

Safeway JustforU – explains everything you need to know

Organizing coupons — list of categories, etc.

Pogo Pass — annual pass for family fun around the Valley — a serious good deal!!

Zaycon Foods  — for buying bulk meats, especially boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Birthday freebie list  — over 100, sign up so freebies roll in soon!

Store policies — print out policies for store you shop at

Here are some other general links to help jog your memory.

If you want the daily emails, sign up here.  (Make sure you click on the confirmation email that you’ll receive.)

Facebook or Twitter — great way to stay connected, if you’re on there a lot

If I missed something important or you have a question, just leave a comment below.  Thanks! ~ Juli


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