‘CVS’ Articles

Saving Star Friday Freebie ~ Ortega Taco Seasoning

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SavingStar has a new Friday Freebie for Ortega Taco Seasoning.  You only have until Sunday, 10/19 to buy this offer.

Saving Star Friday Freebie ~ Ortega Taco Seasoning
FREE SavingStar eCoupon (future savings, exp. 10/19)
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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CVS Deals ~ 10/19/14 – 10/25/14

Final price is after you calculate future savings with Extra Care Bucks (ECB).

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

CVS Easy Fiber plus Coffee Creamer   $9.99 (located in healthcare w/ fiber products)
$9.99 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

Durex Lubricant   $9.99
$4.99 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$5/1 Durex Lubricant 10/19/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/30/14)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

Conair Hair Appliances   start at $8.49 according to CVS.com, but your store may not have lower priced items
$9.99 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in) (The one inch curling iron seems to be the best deal priced at around $10 if you can find it.  Other items are more expensive.)

Wet N Wild Cosmetics   Buy One / Get One 50%
$1/1 Wet N Wild or Fergie Product 10/19/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/1/14) (did not get this in AZ)
Final price:  Varies 

VO5 Shampoo or Conditioner (12.5 oz)   75¢
$0.50/2 VO5 10/19/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/16/14)
Final price:  50¢ each when you buy 2

Progresso Soup   $1.50
$1.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$0.50/2 Progresso Product 10/19/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/13/14)
$0.50/2 printable
$1/4 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/4 printable
$1/4 printable
$1/4 printable
$1/4 printable
$1/4 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings, download app or online, submit pic of receipt, details here)
Final price:  75¢ each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in)

Coke, 2 Liters   99¢ (limit 4)
$0.24/1 scan your CVS card at the Coupon Center (red machine at front of store, limit 1)
Final price:  75¢ (for one, you can buy up to 4 at 99¢ each)

Total Home Facial Tissues (80-160 count) 88¢
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Bumble Bee Solid White Tuna (5 oz) 88¢ (limit 10)
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Palmolive Dish Liquid (10 oz) 89¢ (limit 10)
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Cheez It, Keebler Club or Nabisco Cookies or Crackers (3.7 oz)   $1.19
$0.20/1 scan your CVS card at the Coupon Center (red machine at front of store, limit 1)
Final price:  99¢

Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler   $2.99
$1.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/1 Garnier Fructis Style Product 10/05/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/1/14)
$1/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment 10/05/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/1/14)
Final price:  99¢ (after ECB factored in)

Colgate Mouthwash (500 ml)   $3.99
$2.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 2, What are ECB?)
$1/1 Colgate Mouthwash or Mouth Rinse 09/28/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/25/14)
Final price:  99¢ (after ECB factored in)

Colgate MaxClean, MAxWhite or MaxFresh Toothpaste (6 oz)   $3.00
$2.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 2, What are ECB?)
$1/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, print 2)
Final price:  $1.00 each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in)

Mars, Hershey’s or Nestle Fun Size Candy, 8.8-12 oz or Twizzler Twists, 22 oz  $3.00
$5.00 ECB when you buy 5 (limit 1, What are ECB?)  (can  mix & match with other candy, see ad/store for details)
$1.50/3 Hershey’s Reese’s, Kit Kat, Hershey’s, York, Almond Joy, Mounds, Payday, Milk Duds or Whoppers Snack Size Bags 10/19/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$1.50/3 Twizzlers or Jolly Rancher Snack Size Bags 10/19/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$1.50/3 Mars Fun Size Bags 09/14/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$1.50/3 Mars Fun Size Bags 10/05/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$1/2 Nestle Fun Size Bags 10/12/14 RP Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$1.60/2 Coupons.com (Twizzler, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/2 Smartsource (Mars)
$1/2 Coupons.com (Mars, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1.10/2 Coupons.com (Hershey’s, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 Snap Groupon app (future savings, cash out when you hit $20)
Final price:  $1.38 each when you buy 5 (2 Twizzler and 3 Mars) (after ECB factored in)2 + possible Snap cash back

Xtra Laundry Detergent (30 loads) $1.49
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M&M’s Chocolate Candy (9.9-12.6 oz, loose, not in little packs)   $3.00
$1.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1.50/2 printable
Final price:  $1.75 each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in)

Bic Disposable Razors (3-10 count)   $6.99
$2.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/1 Bic Disposable Razor 10/19/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/16/14)
$2/1 Smartsource
$2/1 printable (Soleil Glow, if included)
Final price:  $2.99 (after ECB factored in)

Just the Basics Laundry Detergent or Dryer Sheets (64 loads, 80 sheets) $2.99
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CVS Vitamins Buy One / Get One Free
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Spend $20 on select Huggies products, get $5 ECB.  You need to be at $20 before coupons for the ECB to print.

Huggies Baby Wipes   $2.99
$5.00 ECB when you spend $20.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$0.50/1 Huggies Baby wipes 32ct + 10/19/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/15/14)
$0.50/1 printable (register, I did not have a wipe coupon, but some people might, depends on when you printed)
$1/1 Snap Groupon app (One & Done, future savings, cash out when you hit $20)
$1/1 Snap Groupon app (Soft Skin, future savings, cash out when you hit $20)
$1/1 Snap Groupon app (Simply  Clean, future savings, cash out when you hit $20)
$1/1 Snap Groupon app (Natural Care, future savings, cash out when you hit $20)
Final price:  $1.99 + possible Snap app cash back (The Snap app offers seem to disappear and come back, so make sure it’s there before you buy it.)

Huggies Diapers, Pull Ups, GoodNites   $8.99
$5.00 ECB when you spend $20.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1.50/1 Huggies Diapers 10/19/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/15/14)
$2./1 Huggies Little Snuggler, Little Mover or Overnites Diapers 10/19/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/15/14)
$3/1 printable (register, share to get higher value coupon, others available to print)
$3/1 Snap Groupon app (Little Snugglers, future savings, cash out when you hit $20)
$3/1 Snap Groupon app (Little Movers, future savings, cash out when you hit $20)
$3/1 Snap Groupon app (Overnites, future savings, cash out when you hit $20)
Final price:  As low as $5.99 (spend $20, save $5)+ possible Snap app cash back (The Snap app offers seem to disappear and come back, so make sure it’s there before you buy it.)

Buy 2 diapers and 1 wipe = $20.97
Use two printable $3/1 diaper coupons and $0.50/1 wipe coupon – $6.50
Pay $14.47, get back $5 ECB, like paying only $9.47 for 2 packs of diapers and 1 pack of wipes.

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+ Remember, final price is after you calculate future savings with Extra Care Bucks (ECB).
+ View your local CVS ad I don’t highlight all deals,  just what I think are the best.
+ Multiple manufacturers’ coupons are listed, but you can only use one for each product purchased
+ If you want to know what abbreviations mean, go HERE.
+ Coupons listed without a link are from previous coupon inserts in the AZ Republic.
+ Get coupons in the Arizona Republic for $1 per week (3 months, then cancel or pay full) HERE!  (Wed. & Sun. delivery) _______________________________________________________________________________
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CVS Deals ~ 10/12/14 – 10/18/14

Final price is after you calculate future savings with Extra Care Bucks (ECB).

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

Colgate Enamel Health Toothpaste, Toothbrush or Total Paste, Rinse, or Pro Relief or Floss Tip Toothbrush   (Enamel Health Toothpaste is $5.49 online)
$5.00 ECB when you spend $10.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/1 printable (Enamel Health Toothpaste, CVS coupon, use w/ coupon below)
$1/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link) NEW
$1.50/1 Coupons.com (Enamel Health Toothpaste, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, gone, use if printed)
$2/1 Colgate Mouthwash or Mouth Rinse 10/12/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/8/14)
$1/1 Colgate Enamel Health, Total, Optic White, Max Fresh or Sensitive 09/28/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/11/14)
$1/1 Colgate Mouthwash or Mouth Rinse 09/28/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/25/14)
Final price:  As low as 49¢ each when you buy 2 Enamel Health Toothpaste (after ECB factored in) (use two of the $1/1 CVS coupons and two of the $1.50/1 printable)

Friskies Canned Cat Food (5.5 oz)
$1/24 Friskies Canned Cat Food 09/07/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/7/14)
Final price:  50¢ each when you buy 24

AZ Tea or Shaq Soda 50¢ (limit 10)
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Campbell’s Condensed Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup   77¢
$0.40/4 Campbell’s Condensed Chicken Noodle, Tomato or Cream of Mushroom Soup 09/07/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$0.40/4 Campbell’s Condensed Chicken Noodle, Tomato or Cream of Mushroom Soup 10/12/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/31/14)
$1/5 printable
Final price:  As low as 57¢ each when you buy 5

Dawn Dish Detergent (9 oz)   99¢
$0.25/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  74¢

Bumble Bee Chunk Albacore 88¢
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Lancaster Soft Cremes Candy (8 oz)   $3.99
$2/1 CVS coupon when you scan your card at the Coupon Center (red machine at front of store, limit 1, use w/ coupon below)
$1/1 Lancaster Soft Cremes 09/14/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/9/14)
Final price:  99¢

Trident Unwrapped Gum Cup (50 pieces)   $2.99
$1.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1 off Trident Item 10/12/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/22/14) (future, if we get it)
Final price:  99¢ (after ECB factored in)

Starbucks Frappuccino, DoubleShot, Refreshers or Iced Coffee $1.50, large Doubleshot or Frappuccino $2, 4 packs Frappaccino or Double Shot $5
$2.00 ECB when you spend $10.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/1 printable (Refreshers, print 2)
$1/1 printable (Iced Coffee, print 2)
$5/$20 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price:  Varies (or possible future savings) (after ECB factored in)
Deal idea:  Buy 2 Refreshers = $3, 2 Iced Coffee = $3 and two of the bigger Refreshers or Iced Coffee = $4
Use the four printable coupons, pay $6 at the register, get back $2 ECB, like paying $4 for 6 drinks.  You can make this deal better by buying $20 in products and getting the $5 Saving Star future savings.

Mars, Nestle or Hershey’s Fun or Snack Candy   $2.50
$1.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1.50/3 Select Hershey’s Candy 09/28/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/18/14)
$1/2 Coupons.com (Mars, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1.10/2 Coupons.com (Hershey’s, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2 off all 4  Coupons.com (two Mars candy & two select soda, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/2 Nestle Fun Size Bag Candy 10/12/14 RP Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$1.50/3 Mars Fun Size Bags 09/14/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$1.50/3 Mars Fun Size Bags 10/05/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$1/1 Snap Groupon app (future savings, cash out when you hit $20)
Final price:  As low as $1.45 each when you buy all 2 (after ECB factored in) + possible Snap cash back

Tresemme Shampoo or Conditioner, 32 oz or Stylers, 8-11 oz   $4.00 (limit 6)
$5/2 Tresemme Product 09/28/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/26/14)
$2/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link) NEW
Final price:  $1.50 each when you buy 2

Crest Sensitive Toothpaste, Brushes, Rinse or Glide Sensitive Floss   $4.79
$2.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 2, What are ECB?)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Rinse, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2/2 Coupons.com (Rinse, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.50/1 Oral-B Glide Floss or Glide Floss Picks 09/28/2014 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$1/2 Oral-B Glide Floss or Glide Floss Picks 09/28/2014 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/14)
Final price:  As low as $1.79 (after ECB factored in)

Tide Pods or Gain Flings Detergent (14 count)   $3.94
$2/1 Tide Pods, Gain Flings… 10/12/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$3/2 Tide Pods, Gain Flings… 10/12/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$1/1 Tide, Gain… 9/14/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$2.50/2 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables, Bounce Bursts or Gain Fireworks 09/14/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$2/2 Coupons.com (Tide or Gain, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as $1.94

Just The Basics Water (24 pack) $2.22 (limit 3)
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CoverGirl Cosmetics (excludes clearance)   (Lash Blast is $8.99 online)
$5.00 ECB when you spend $15.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2.50/1 CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara 10/12/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$3/2 CoverGirl Lip Product 10/12/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$5/3 CoverGirl Lip Product 10/12/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/30/14)

$1.50/1 CoverGirl Face Product 09/28/2014 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$2.50/1 CoverGirl +Olay Product 09/28/2014 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$5/3 CoverGirl Lip Product 10/12/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/26/14)
$1.50/1 Coupons.com (Lash Blast Mascara, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1.50/2 Coupons.com (XL Nail, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 Coupons.com (shadow or liner, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1.50/2 Coupons.com (lip gloss, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (any, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  $4.49 each when you buy 2 Last Blast Mascara (after ECB factored in, using one printable and one insert coupon) (Other ways to work this deal, that’s just one idea.)

Garnier Nutrisse Haircolor   $6.99
$2/1 Garnier Nutrisse Haircolor or Color Styler 10/12/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/8/14) (future, if we get it)
Final price:  $4.99

CVS Total Home Trash Bags or Food Storage Bags
$3.00 ECB when you spend $10.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  Varies (after ECB factored in)

CVS Vitamins (excludes A, C, E and Iron) Buy One / Get One Free
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Nature’s Bounty Vitamins   Buy One / Get One Free
$1/1 Nature’s Bounty Vitamin or Supplement 10/05/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/4/14)
$1/1 Redplum
Final price:  Varies (CAN use coupon towards free item)

Huggies Diapers, Pull Ups or Goodnites (big pack)   $17.99
$10.00 ECB when you spend $30.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2.00/1 Coupons.com (Little Movers, use zip 77477 if not in yours)
$2.00/1 Coupons.com (Little Snugglers, use zip 77477 if not in yours)
$2.00/1 Coupons.com (Snug & Dry, use zip 77477 if not in yours)
$2.25/1 Coupons.com (Pull Ups,use zip 90210 if not in yours)
$1.50/1 Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers Diapers or Overnites Diapers 09/14/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/14/14)
$2/1 printable
$2/1 printable
Final price:  As low as $10.74 each when you buy 2 for Pull Ups, Diapers just $10.99 each (after ECB factored in)

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+ Remember, final price is after you calculate future savings with Extra Care Bucks (ECB).
+ View your local CVS ad I don’t highlight all deals,  just what I think are the best.
+ Multiple manufacturers’ coupons are listed, but you can only use one for each product purchased
+ If you want to know what abbreviations mean, go HERE.
+ Coupons listed without a link are from previous coupon inserts in the AZ Republic.
+ Get coupons in the Arizona Republic for $1 per week (3 months, then cancel or pay full) HERE!  (Wed. & Sun. delivery) _______________________________________________________________________________
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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.   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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Facebook Problems? ~ Get Bargain Believer to Show Up in Your Feed!

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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

RSS

Twitter

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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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)

Change

  • 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)

Shop

Use Sunday Inserts & Printable Coupons

Drugstores

Possibly the most difficult

Don’t miss a deal!

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

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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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Are We Going to Charge for Bargain Believer? No! ~ How Can You Support Us?

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I’ve been asked if I will charge a fee for the upgrades/app my husband is working on.  No!  Unless there is a reason our income drops, we can afford to keep going the way we are.  Thankfully, my husband works for dinner (when I make it!) and doesn’t expect more.  :)

I pay four people to help with this site:  Gina, Susan, Cherie, Karen.   Let me assure you that none of them are getting rich and they all deserve more for what they do!  When there’s “extra,” I make money.  When there’s not, I don’t.  Thankfully, overall I do.  I have additional ideas for improvements, but they all take time.  Since I don’t have more of that precious commodity, it would mean hiring additional people to help.  I’m always afraid to take that leap since my income goes up and down and I’m not willing to lose money by running this website.  But, up to this point, it’s always worked out.

I’ve also been asked what you can do to thank us or help support the site.  First of all, by asking that or telling us how the site has helped you . . . you’ve brought a smile to my face and probably the other gals.  Thank you!  Beyond that, my basic answer is . . . . use this site and tell others about it, if you find value in it!

Something even more tangible that you can do is bookmark the Coupons.com page on the site:
http://www.bargainbeliever.com/blog/coupons-com-printables/

Whenever you print coupons from there (or any direct link we give), I get paid.  When you type in Coupons.com and go to their site, I don’t.  From time to time, I get paid for other links I give you, but that is one of the main ways I make money and we can continue to make the site free.

Another consistent source of income is from Google ads, as you probably know.  When you see something of interest and click on it (or just come to the site), they pay me a small amount.  It adds up!

So, please use the links we provide!  Many won’t bring me any revenue, but some do.  I try very hard not to post things just because I’ll get paid for them.  In fact, I just had a IM conversation with Susan a couple days ago, hesitating to post something because it made me money.  When I make money, I often give it extra thought — just to make sure that’s not what is motivating me to publish it.  I don’t want this site to become like so many out there . . . selling you one “bargain” after another just to make a buck or two.   I’m very firm on this.

Again, this link is a great one to bookmark and use . . . it has a value to you and to all of us who work behind the scenes.  Thank you!
http://www.bargainbeliever.com/blog/coupons-com-printables/   It’s also on the top menu bar, if that’s easier.

Thank for being here and trusting us to bring you deals we find value in!

~ Juli

P.S.  My husband is slowly working on the upgrades, but there is not a target date.  It just gets a couple hours here and there, as he can find time.  The biggest change (that will probably roll out first) will be for you to be able to move from device to device, being able to work on or pull up your completed lists.  I’m very excited and can’t wait to use it myself!

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Input, Please? ~ Bargain Believer App & Upgrades Coming!

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Long story short . . . My husband and I are going to be kid-less this weekend.  We were going to get away, but decided to stay home and work on Bargain Believer upgrades.  Don’t worry, we’ll throw in a movie or two and dinners out, also.  I decided I’m not cooking and will pretend we’re on vacation!   Do you think dinners out are tax deductible, as a business expense?   :)

What functionality do you want an app for Bargain Believer or the website to have, that it doesn’t already?  And/or, what do you love and not want to lose?  (I doubt there will be much disappearing, but some tweaking.  Additionally, it would help me clarify what is of the most value to you.)

Dream big!  My husband is an amazing programmer and most of the “crazy” ideas I’ve given him, he hasn’t thrown out.  :)  In fact, he’s said, “Well, why not have it do more?”  Amazing stuff . . . but some are way in the future since they’re . .  well, crazy good and crazy time consuming!  :)

The list we have is very long, but I don’t want to be missing anything simple or complex that you might be thinking of.  I won’t respond to each suggestion, but I promise to read them all and consider them.  I hope to add to the list and/or make my vision more clear, knowing that you want what we’ve already thought of.

Please comment below or over on the Bargain Believer Facebook page.

By the way . . . this will take hours and hours and hours, so I can’t promise when there will be any visible changes or anything tangible.  We might roll a few things out slowly — not sure yet!

Thanks so much for your input!!  It will really help us.  ~ Juli

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