‘CVS’ Articles

CVS Deals ~ 7/20/14 – 7/26/14

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

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Benadryl or Aveeno Anti-Itch   $3.49 online price for Benadryl anti-itch
$5.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$3/2 Benadryl Children’s or Adult Product 06/08/2014 SS Insert (exp 7/20/14) (SUNDAY ONLY)
$1/1 Benadryl Children’s or Adult Product 06/08/2014 SS Insert (exp 7/20/14) (SUNDAY ONLY)
$2/2 printable (register, Benadryl or Aveeno)
Final price:  FREE + $1.02 money maker on Sun. — still +2¢ using $2/2 after Sun. (after ECB factored in)

Sally Hansen Cosmetics (excl. clearance)   (Xtreme Wear Nail Polish online price = $3.19)
$5.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/1 Sally Hansen Nail Color 07/13/2014 RP Insert (exp 8/13/14)
$1/1 Redplum
Final price:  62¢ MONEYMAKER when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in)

Just The Basics Paper Towel (single roll)   79¢
$0.79 when you scan your CVS Card at the Coupon Center (red machine at front of store, limit 1)
Final price:  FREE

Keebler or Cheez-It Snack Cup (2.2 – 3.0 oz.)     NEW
FREE SavingStar eCoupon (future savings, exp. 7/20)
Final price:  FREE after full rebate, cash out when hit $5

Aquafina FlavorSplash Sparkling or Gatorade (16.9 oz / 32 oz)   88¢ (limit 6)
B1G1 Aquafina FlavorSplash Sparkling 04/13/2014 SS Insert (exp 7/30/14)
Final price:  44¢ each when you buy 2

Dial Bar Soap (3 pk) or Complete Hand Wash (7.5 oz)   $2.00
$2.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/2 Coupons.com (Liquid Hand Soaps, Foaming Hand Soap, or Bars, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/2 Coupons.com (Complete Foaming Hand Soap, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 Ibotta (if available, Dial Bars, phone app, future cash back)
Final price:  50¢ each when you buy 2 + possible Ibotta cash back, (after ECB factored in) (possibly both FREE after Ibotta & ECB!)

Hershey’s or Nestle Snack Size Bars / Mars Chocolate Fun Size Bars (6 pk)   $1.00
$1/2 Hershey’s Milk Chocolate 06/22/2014 SS Insert (exp 8/2/14)
$1/2 printable (Hershey’s 6 pk)
Final price:  50¢ each when you buy 2

Hersheys or Mars Chocolate Bars, Starbursts or Skittles, Necco Wafers, Mentos Rolls or Airheads Xtremes (singles, 1.08 – 2.17 oz)   77¢  (limit 6)

Gain (9 oz), Ajax (14 oz), Just The Basics (20 oz) Dish Liquid   88¢ (limit 6)

Gold Emblem Sparkling Water (1 L), Sparking Fruit Water (17 oz), or Ginger Ale (2 L)   88¢

Bumble Bee Solid White Tuna (5 oz)   99¢ (limit 6)

Gold Emblem Red Bag Candy or Gold Coins (2 – 7 oz / 1.5 oz)   starting at 99¢

Select Gold Emblem Snacks (5 – 18 oz)   99¢

Trident or Stride Gum (12-18ct / 14 ct)   99¢

Select Stationary Items (Filler Paper, 1-Subject Notebooks, Tape, Glue shown)   $1.00

Dial Body Wash or Bar Soap (16 oz / 6 ct), Right Guard or Dry Idea Antiperspirant/Deodorant, or Total Defense Body Wash (16 oz)   $3.00
$2.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/2 Coupons.com (Dial Body Wash, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/2 Coupons.com (Bar Soaps, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/2 Facebook (Dial Body Washes or Bar Soaps)
$1/1 Ibotta (Body Wash, if available, phone app, future cash back)
$1/1 Ibotta (Bar Soap, if available, phone app, future cash back)
$2/2 Right Guard Total Defense 5 or Xtreme Antiperspirant or Deodorant 07/13/2014 RP Insert (exp 8/10/14)
$1/2 Facebook (Right Guard)
Final price:  As low as $1.00 each when you buy 2 + possible Ibotta cash back (after ECB factored in) (FREE after Ibotta & ECB!)

** Puff Plus Lotion or Puffs Basics (124 ct / 180 ct)   $1.50
$5.00 ECB when you spend $20.00 on select Charmin, Bounty, or Puffs products (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$0.25 off Puffs Item 07/06/2014 P&G Insert (exp 7/31/14)
Final price:  $1.42 each when you buy 3 (+ possible ECB)

Starbucks Frappuccino, Refreshers, Iced Coffee, or Double Shot (singles)   $1.50
$1/1 SavingStar eCoupon (Iced Coffee, future savings)
$1/2 SavingStar eCoupon (Refreshers, future savings)
Final price:  $1.50 (or possible future savings) (As low as 50¢ after SavingStar)

Hershey’s Minis or Kisses (10.5-15 oz)   Buy One / Get Second For 25¢ (limit 6)
$1/2 Hershey’s York, Kit Kat, Reese’s or Rolo Minis; Hershey’s Milk Chocolate or Cookies ‘n Creme Drops; Hershey’s Milk Chocolate With Almonds, York, Almond Joy or Reese’s Pieces 06/15/2014 SS Insert (exp 8/10/14)
Final price:  Unsure

Drops or Water Enhancers (shows MiO, Nestea, and Arizona)   $2.99
FREE Ice Canyon 16.9 oz Water when you buy 1
$1/1 Dasani, Powerade, Minute Maid or Vitaminwater Drops Flavor Enhancer 06/22/2014 SS Insert (exp 8/17/14)
Final price:  $1.99 + free bottle of water

Nestea 12 oz cans (12 pk) or Nestle Pure Life Purified Water 12 oz (12 pk)   $2.99
$1 off Nestea Iced Tea 06/22/2014 RP Insert (exp 8/3/14)
Final price:  $1.99

Haagen-Dazs, Nestle Dibs, Klondike or Snickers singles (2.8 – 7.5 oz)   $1.99

Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Products (12.6 oz / stylers 5.7 – 11.5 oz)   $3.67
$2/2 Coupons.com (Shampoo, Conditioner, Styler, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (Sheer Volume, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (Smooth & Sleek, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (Daily Moisture Renewal, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (Repair & Protect, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Styling product, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$5/3 Pantene Product 07/06/2014 P&G Insert (exp 7/20/14)
$3/2 Pantene Product 07/06/2014 P&G Insert (exp 7/31/14)
Final price:  As low as $2.00 each when you buy 3

Tropicana or Ocean Spray, Naked Juice Smoothie or Muscle Milk (59-64 oz / 14-15.2 oz)   $3.00
$0.50/2 Coupons.com (Tropicana Twisters 59 oz, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, if included)
$1/1 printable (Naked Juice 15.2 oz)
$1/1 Shopmium (Naked Juice) (future rebate, use referral code GCCGAUVL to get a free offer for Lindt Chocolate) (read more about it here)
Final price:  As low as $2.00 on Naked Juice + possible future cash back

** Johnson’s, Desitin, or Aveeno Baby Products
$10.00 ECB when you spend $30.00 OR $15.00 when you spend $40.00 on select baby items (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (Johnson’s No More Tangles, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 printable (Johnson’s No More Tangles or Extra Conditioning)
$0.75/1 printable (Johnson’s Baby Powder)
$1/1 Facebook (Johnson’s Baby No More Tangles)
$1/1 Facebook (Johnson’s Baby Powder)
$0.75/1 printable (Johnson’s Head-to-Toe Was 15 oz)
$0.75/1 printable (Desitin Diaper Rash Relief)
$0.75/1 printable (any Desitin)
$1/1 printable (Desitin Rapid Relief Cream)
$1/1 printable (Desitin Multi-Purpose Ointment)
$1/1 printable (any Aveeno)
$2/2 printable (any Aveeno)
Final price:  Unsure (+possible ECB)

Coca-Cola 12-pack 12-oz cans   $3.50 (limit 4)
$1.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  $3.00 each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in)

CVS Vitamins   Buy One / Get One Free
$2.00 when you scan your CVS Card at the Coupon Center (red machine at front of store, limit 1)
Final price:  Unsure

Swiffer Wet Jet Refill or Sweeper Dry or Wet Cloths (1.24 L / 12-16 ct)   $4.49
$1/1 Coupons.com (Wet Jet Refill, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Sweeper Refill, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.40/1 Swiffer Refill, Solution or Dust & Shine 07/06/2014 P&G Insert (exp 7/31/14)
$1/2 Swiffer Refill, Solution or Dust & Shine 07/06/2014 P&G Insert (exp 7/31/14)
$2/3 Swiffer Refills, Solutions or Dust & Shine 07/06/2014 P&G Insert (exp 7/31/14)
Final price:  As low as $3.49

Revlon Cosmetics (excl. lashes and clearance)   Buy One / Get One 50% (limit 6) ColorBurst Lipgloss online price = $7.99
$2/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2/1 Revlon Foundation, Powder, Concealer, Primer, Blush, BB or CC Cream 07/13/2014 SS Insert (exp 8/17/14)
Final price:  As low as $3.99 each when you buy 2

CoverGirl Cosmetics (excl. clearance)
$5.00 ECB when you spend $15.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/1 Coupons.com (Outlast Lip, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$4/2 CoverGirl Lip Product 07/06/2014 P&G Insert (exp 7/31/14)
$3/1 CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara 07/06/2014 P&G Insert (exp 7/31/14)
$3/1 CoverGirl + Olay Product 07/06/2014 P&G Insert (exp 7/31/14)
Final price:  Varies (after ECB factored in)

Oral-B Stain Erasing Soft or Medium Toothbrush + Crest 3D Whitestips Value Pack   $9.99
$4.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/1 Crest or Oral-B 3D White Whitening Duo 06/29/2014 RP Insert (exp 7/31/14)
Final price:  $3.99 (after ECB factored in)

Crest Dental Care
Pro-Health (7.8 oz), 3D White Luxe (4.1 oz) or Clinical (4-5.8 oz) Toothpaste
Pro-Flex single toothbrush
Pro-Health Complete or Clinical Rinse (473-500 mL)
Sensi-Relief Regimen items
$5.00 ECB when you spend $10.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Pro-Health Rinse, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Pro-Health Rinse, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2/2 Coupons.com (Sensi-Relief Toothpaste, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel 07/13/2014 RP Insert (exp 8/31/14)
$0.50/1 Crest Toothpaste, Crest Rinse, Oral-B Glide Floss or Glide Floss Picks 07/06/2014 P&G Insert (exp 7/31/14)
$1/2 Crest Toothpaste, Crest Rinse, Oral-B Glide Floss or Glide Floss Picks 07/06/2014 P&G Insert (exp 7/31/14)
$2/3 Crest Toothpaste, Crest Rinse, Oral-B Glide Floss or Glide Floss Picks 07/06/2014 P&G Insert (exp 7/31/14)
$1/1 Crest Rinse 06/15/2014 RP Insert (exp 7/31/14)
$1/1 Crest Rinse 07/13/2014 RP Insert (exp 8/31/14)
Final price:  Unsure (after ECB factored in)

Planters Deluxe Mixed Nuts, Whole Cashews, or NUT-rition (8.75 oz / 8.5 oz / 9.75 oz)   $5.00
$1/1 Coupons.com (NUT-rition, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/2 Planters Nuts or Peanut Butter 06/29/2014 SS Insert (exp 8/31/14)
$0.50/1 printable
Final price:  As low as $4.00

Colgate Optic White Dental Care (excl. trial/travel and clearance)
$10.00 ECB when you spend $20.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$3/1 Coupons.com (Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1.50/1 printable (Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen)
Final price:  Varies (after ECB factored in)

** Similac Ready-To-Feed (32 oz / 6-8 pk)   online price $7.99
$10.00 ECB when you spend $30.00 OR $15.00 when you spend $40.00 on select baby items (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/1 Similac Ready-To-Feed 04/27/2014 SS Insert (exp 7/24/14)
Final price:  $5.99 (+ possible ECB)

Tide or Gain Laundry Detergent (48 – 64 loads)   $10.94
$1.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Free $10 Mail-In Rebate printable (Spend $30 after coupons & discounts, will receive free $10 prepaid card via mail in 6-8 weeks)
$1.50/1 Coupons.com (Tide 40 oz+, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.50/1 Tide Detergent, Tide Boost, Tide To Go, Tide Washing Machine Cleaner, Downy or Bounce 07/06/2014 P&G Insert (exp 7/31/14)
$1/2 Tide Detergent, Tide Boost, Tide To Go, Tide Washing Machine Cleaner, Downy or Bounce 07/06/2014 P&G Insert (exp 7/31/14)
$2/3 Tide Detergent, Tide Boost, Tide To Go, Tide Washing Machine Cleaner, Downy or Bounce Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables, Bounce Bursts or Gain Fireworks 07/06/2014 P&G Insert (exp 7/31/14)
$0.50/1 Gain Detergent or Fabric Enhancer or Era or Cheer Detergent 07/13/2014 RP Insert (exp 8/31/14)
$1/2 Gain Detergent or Fabric Enhancer or Era or Cheer Detergent 07/13/2014 RP Insert (exp 8/31/14)
Final price:  As low as $8.44 + possible MIR cash back (after ECB factored in)

** Huggies Big Pack Diapers, Pull-Ups, Goodnights, or Huggies Wipes (132 ct)
$10.00 ECB when you spend $30.00 OR $15.00 when you spend $40.00 on select baby items (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$3/1 Pull-Ups Training Pants 07/13/2014 SS Insert (exp 8/9/14)
$2/1 Pull-Ups Training Pants 07/13/2014 SS Insert (exp 8/9/14)
$2/1 Huggies Little Snugglers, Little Movers or Overnites Diapers 07/13/2014 SS Insert (exp 8/9/14)
$1.50/1 Huggies Diapers 07/13/2014 SS Insert (exp 8/9/14)
$0.50/1 Huggies Baby Wipes 07/13/2014 SS Insert (exp 8/9/14)
$2/1 printable (Huggies Diapers)
$2/1 printable (Pull-Ups Night Time Training Pants, may not print if previously printed)
$1.50/1 printable (Huggies Diapers, may not print if previously printed)
$1/1 printable (Huggies Little Movers Slip-On Diapers)
$3/2 printable (Huggies Little Movers Diapers, may not print if previously printed)
$2/1 printable (Huggies Little Movers Diapers, may not print if previously printed)
$2/1 printable (Goodnights, may not print if previously printed)
Final price:  Varies (+possible ECB)

** PediaSure or SideKicks (6 pk / 6-8 pk)   online price $12.49
$10.00 ECB when you spend $30.00 OR $15.00 when you spend $40.00 on select baby items (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$3/1 printable (register)
$1/1 printable (register)
$3/2 PediaSure Product 06/01/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/7/14)
Final price:  As low as $9.49 (+ possible ECB)

** Charmin Ultra Strong or Ultra Soft (16 pk)   $9.99
$5.00 ECB when you spend $20.00 on select Charmin, Bounty, or Puffs products (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$0.25/1 Charmin Product 07/06/2014 P&G Insert (exp 7/31/14)
Final price:  $9.74 (+ possible ECB)

** Bounty Select-A-Size Towels (12 pk)   $14.99
$5.00 ECB when you spend $20.00 on select Charmin, Bounty, or Puffs products (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$0.25/1 Bounty Towel or Napkin 07/06/2014 P&G Insert (exp 7/31/14)
Final price:  $14.74 (+ possible ECB)

** Similac Powder (1 – 1.45 lb)   online price $28.99
$10.00 ECB when you spend $30.00 OR $15.00 when you spend $40.00 on select baby items (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/1 printable
$5/2 Similac Simplepacs 04/27/2014 SS Insert (exp 7/24/14)
Final price:  As low as $18.99 each when you buy 2 (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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Homeschool Convention Handout ~ Helpful Notes for Everyone!

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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

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What is Saving Star? (Digital Coupon Savings) ~ FAQ

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With SavingStar, you can save eCoupons to your grocery store loyalty cards and automatically get credited when you swipe your card at checkout.  The savings doesn’t come off at the register, it gets credited to your SavingStar account, within a week or two.  (I think their official time is 2 – 22 days. )  You can request your payment via Paypal, bank deposit, or gift card when you reach $5.

They have a new deal called “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, Bashas, CVS, and Albertsons.  (Since we don’t use loyalty cards for Albertsons, you have to go to customer service and get a special card.)

They are not meant to be combined with paper coupons.  Here’s their official statement on that:
(Personally, I load everything I might buy and forget it.  When I hit $5, I cash out.)

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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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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Checkout 51 ~ New Way to Save (similar to ibotta)

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Have you checked out Checkout 51?  It’s a new way to save money, very similar to Ibotta.

Here’s what they say about their program:

Checkout 51 is the easiest way to save money on the brands you love! We’re currently saving over half a million Americans and Canadians money every day and have much larger plans for expansion!

All our members have to do is follow these simple steps:

  1. Browse the offers that are updated every Thursday
  2. Buy the products from any store
  3. Take a photo of your receipt to redeem your deal
  4. Get cash back!

It works on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.  You have to reach $20 in savings to get payout, and they will mail a check to you.  If you are a new member, the first receipt over $20 that you scan in will earn you $2 back!

I love that this works at Albertsons since they always have great milk deals (ibotta doesn’t work there yet).  Milk will be on sale at Albertsons for $1.87 starting tomorrow.  Checkout 51 has an offer for $1 back on a gallon of milk.  That’s like paying on 87¢ after you factor in your future cashback!

If both Checkout 51 and Ibotta have the same offer, let’s say for milk, you can do both offers with the same receipt.  Just remember ibotta doesn’t work at some stores.  So, for the milk, it might be better to price match at Walmart and go from there.

So, go here to sign up and start saving today!

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Shopping List Maker — BETTER Than you Think (Unless you already think it’s amazing, of course!!) :)

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Yes, really … the list making function on Bargain Believer is unlike anything else out there.  You’re going to love it!  I get so many emails from people saying they love it and don’t know what they did without it.  I’m using it, right with you, and totally agree!

Did you know that there’s an super simple way to make your shopping list each week?  I realize that people either don’t know about this or just don’t think it’s wonderful.  It is!  I have heard from quite a few people who started using it later and emailed me to say they can’t believe they waited.  Personally, that’s how I make my own shopping list each week.

If you haven’t been clicking on the green plus signs to make your personalized shopping lists, you’re missing out!  It’s not your typical list maker.  Try it!!  There are many amazing things about it, but one is that it will categorize all your items, to make shopping easier.   Here’s a video explaining it, if you want to learn more.  You’ll probably figure most of it out by just clicking around.  However, many people that watch it tell me they learned something new.  I have to warn you that it’s about 10 min. long, though.  Sorry, I’m a babbler.  For me, that was short and sweet.  :)

Even people who don’t use coupons have told me they like making their shopping list with it.  They can quickly add sale items without having to write everything down.

Oh — If you like to have it on your mobile, email it to yourself.  Or, save it in Google Drive or another web based program.  Sorry, there’s no mobile app yet.

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Bargain Believer Blog Button ~ To Share the Logo/Link ~ THANKS!

I posted this a long time ago, but it’s been long buried.   I’m going to be lazy and just copy the same post below.  :)

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If you don’t have a blog/website, you may not have any clue what a “blog button” is.  I was with you, a couple years ago, before starting this website.

It’s the image above.  Basically, it’s the little logo “thing” that you can paste onto a website, with the computer code included (also called a widget).

I was recently asked for it and I remembered that I never told you it was now on the website, if you ever want it.  (Go to “about” on the top menu bar and then “blog button.”)

I realize this won’t thrill most of you, but some of you have a personal blog or website and you like to share your favorite online websites with your readers.  If that’s you and you’d be willing to post a link to Bargain Believer — thank you very much!  It’s appreciated more than you know.

Here’s the code if you want to grab it from here:

<div align="center"><a href="http://www.bargainbeliever.com" title="Bargain Believer"><img src="http://www.bargainbeliever.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/bargain_believer_125_white.png" alt="Bargain Believer" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

Thanks to our friend, Gary, who made the logo!  It will appear on the website someday.  It doesn’t “fit” (in computer ways) and the website is waiting for a redesign — someday!  It’s been on the Bargain Believer Facebook page for a long time, but that’s as far as we got.  There’s always plenty on my “to do” list!  :)

Update:  It’s still on that list.  I’m slow!  :)

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