‘CVS’ Articles

CVS Deals ~ 11/2/14 – 11/8/14 ~ Preview

Preview . . . . Preview . . . . Preview . . . Preview . . . . Preview . . . . Sale starts Sunday!

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

This is just a preview that I do listing what coupons databases say will be in the paper and they aren’t always 100% correct.  I usually make needed adjustments by late Sunday afternoon, so it’s best to come back to look over the final list if you shop later in the week.

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

Zantac150, 24 count or Zantac75, 30 count   $8.99
$4/1 Zantac Product 11/02/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/31/14) (future, if we get it)
$4/1 Zantac Product 09/07/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$4/1 printable
$8.99 mail in rebate (should be available on 11/2)
Final price:  FREE (after mail in rebate)

7Up, A&W, Canada Dry or Sunkist, 2 Liters   99¢  (limit 4)
Scan your CVS Card at the coupon center (red machine at front of store) for $0.30/1 coupon (limit 1)
Final price:  69¢

Kleenex Facial Tissue   3 / $4.00
Scan your CVS Card at the coupon center (red machine at front of store) for $1/3 coupon (use w/ coupon below)
$0.75/3 printable (share to get higher value coupon)
$0.40/3 printable
Final price:  As low as 75¢ each when you buy 3

Halls Cough Drops (25-30 count)   $1.50
$1/2 Halls Drops Single 11/02/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/13/14) (future, if we get it)
$1/2 printable
$1/2 Checkout 51 (phone app, future cash back)
Final price:  $1.00 each when you buy 2 + possible Checkout 51 cash back (only 50¢ a bag after cash back!)

Progresso Soup   Buy One / Get One Free  (limit 10)
$0.50/2 Progresso Product 10/19/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/13/14)
$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
$0.50/2 printable
$1/4 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price:  Unsure when you buy 2 (or possible future savings)

Right Guard or Dry Idea Deodorant   Buy One / Get One Free (Right Guard is $4.49 online, Dry Idea is as low as $4.29)
$2/2 Right Guard Clinical Clear, Total Defense 5, Xtreme Deodorant 10/26/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/15/14)
$2/2 Right Guard Xtreme, Clinical Clear or Total Defense 5 Product 10/05/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/2/14)
$2/2 Dry Idea Deodorant 10/26/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/15/14)
$2/2 Dry Idea Antiperspirant or Deodorant Product 10/05/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/2/14)
$2/2 Redplum
Final price:  As low as $1.15 each when you buy 2 (CAN use coupon towards free item)

Jif Peanut Butter or Smuckers Preserves $2, Folgers or Cafe Bustelo Coffee 10-11 oz $3.50, Folgers Instant Coffee 8 oz $4, Folgers K Cups 12 count $5.99
$4.00 ECB when you spend $12.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  As low as $1.33 each when you buy 6 Jif or Smuckers (after ECB factored in)

General Mills Cheerios (11.25-13.1, Original shown, but other varieties included)   $1.88
$1/2 General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Honey Nut Cheerios 09/21/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/1/14)
$0.50/1 Cheerios Original Cereal 09/28/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/8/14)
$1/2 General Mills Big G Cereals 09/21/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/1/14)
$1/3 Coupons.com (use zip 85225 if not in yours)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (Cheerios, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.50/1 printable (Cheerios)
$0.50/1 SavingStar eCoupon (Cheerios, future savings, download app or online, submit pic of receipt, details here)
$0.25/1 Ibotta (any cereal, exp 11/2, phone app, future cash back)
Final price:  As low as $1.38 (or possible future savings) + possible Ibotta cash back

Hershey’s Holiday Kisses or Miniatures (7.8-8.5 oz)   $3.00
$3.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  $1.50 each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in)

Kotex U Liners, Pads or Tampons (50-60 count liners, 14-18 count pads or 18 count tampons)   $3.99
$2.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/2 Kotex U Security Pads and Tampons or U Lightdays Liners 10/12/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/22/14)
$0.25/1 Kotex U Product 10/12/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/22/14)
Final price:  As low as $1.74 (after ECB factored in)

Garnier Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler   $2.99
$1/1 Garnier Fructis Style 11/02/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/29/14) (future, if we get it)
Final price:  $1.99

Tresemme Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler (8-32 oz)   $4.00
$2/1 Tresemme Wash & Care 11/02/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/30/14) (future, if we get it)
Final price:  $2.00

Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler   $4.00
$2/1 Pantene Styler or Treatment 10/26/2014 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/14)
FREE Pantene Conditioner or Styler wyb Pantene Shampoo 10/26/2014 P&G Insert (exp 11/9/14)
$1/1 Coupons.com (shampoo or conditioner, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2/2 Coupons.com (shampoo or conditioner, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 Coupons.com (styling product, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as $2.00 each when you buy 2

Ensure Regular Shakes (6 pack)   $8.00
$6.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$3/1 printable
$3/1 printable
$3/2 Ensure Multipack 10/05/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$3/1 Ensure Active Multipack 10/05/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/30/14) (if included)
$3/2 Ensure Multipack 09/07/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/2/14)
$3/1 Ensure Active 09/07/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/2/14) (if included)
$3/2 printable
Final price:  As low as $3.50 each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in)

Physicians Formula Cosmetics   (many products are $9.99)
$6.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  As low as $3.99 (after ECB factored in, it will print if you are 1¢ short)

Cover Girl Cosmetics
$4.00 ECB when you spend $12 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$3/2 Cover Girl Eye Product 10/26/2014 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$2.50/2 Cover Girl Nail Product 10/26/2014 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$1/1 Cover Girl Product 10/26/2014 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$2.50/1  Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara 10/12/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$3/2 Cover Girl Lip Product 10/12/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$5/3 Cover Girl Lip Product 10/12/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/30/14)

$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:  Varies (after ECB factored in)

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)

CVS Vitamins (excludes A, C, E and Iron) Buy One / Get One Free

 

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Spend $30 on the participating items, get $10 CVS gift card.  You need to be at $30 before your coupons.  There are more items included in this promotion.  I listed the best in the ad.  See ad/store for more details.

** Just the Basics or Gain Dish Soap (9-20 oz) Buy One / Get One Free (limit 6 items, Spend $30, get $10 gift card)
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** M&M’s (8-12.6 oz)   $3.00
$1.50/2 printable
Final price:  $2.25 each when you buy 2 (Spend $30, get $10 gift card)

** Tostitos Chips or Salsa  $2.99
$1/1 Snap Groupon app (chips, future savings, cash out when you hit $20)
$1/1 Snap Groupon app (salsa, future savings, cash out when you hit $20)
Final price:  $2.99 plus possible Snap cash back (Spend $30, get $10 gift card)

** All Laundry Detergent  $3.99
$1/1 All Product 11/02/2014 RP Insert (exp 12/14/14) (future, if we get it)
$1/1 All Laundry Detergent 09/28/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/9/14)
$1/1 printable (All)
Final price:  $2.99 (Spend $30, get $10 gift card)

** Sparkle Paper Towels (8 pack)   $4.99
$0.45/1 Sparkle Product 11/02/2014 RP Insert (exp 12/2/14) (future, if we get it)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 printable
Final price:  As low as $3.99 (Spend $30, get $10 gift card)

** Huggies Diapers, Pull Ups, GoodNites or TruFit   Buy One / Get One 50% Off (reg. price is $12.49, so second pack would be $6.25)
$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)
$1.50/1 printable (register)
Final price:  As low as $7.62 each when you buy 2 using both insert coupons (Spend $30, get $10 gift card)

 

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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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Best Pumpkin Prices 2014 ~ + Extra 20% Off

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If you’re out and about, can you check pumpkin prices and come back and leave a comment on Facebook or here?

I’ll get the list started & would love to add more:

All are large, unless otherwise noted.

Albertons:  $4.99
Bashas’:  39¢/lb (Thanks, Ann!) 99¢ for small decorative type (Thanks, Meghan!)
CVS:  $5 (large), $2 (small) (Thanks, Lindy!)
Lowe’s:  $1 (found on clearance, may be everywhere?) (Thanks, Beverly!)
Note:  You can go to Lowe’s website and type pumpkin in the search bar. You can find which stores have it available. You can also go ahead and pay for it and pick it up in store later in the day. I am not sure how many stores still have them left.
Fry’s:  $4.99
Safeway:  $5
Trader Joe’s:  $2.99 (Thanks, Angelica!)
Walmart:  $3.48 (was cheaper last week, but up to that this week)
I also saw them for $2.98 on 10/29, but they were really picked over — at a different location.
Note:  At my store, Fanta 2-liters ($1.00) had hangtags of them for $1 off when you buy Fanta and a pumpkin.  Be on the lookout!
Winco:  $3.50 (give or take a few cents, can’t remember exactly)
99¢ Only Store$1.99 (5-6 lb smaller pumpkins)  (Thanks, Krista!)

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There’s also a Saving Star 20% off digital coupon you can load.  You’ll have to scan your receipt to get the 20% back.  There are many other coupons available.  You can cash out when your account hits $5.

There is also a discount with Checkout 51.

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CVS Deals ~ 10/26/14 – 11/1/14

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

Scan your CVS Card at the Coupon Center (red machine at front of store) for a $4/$12 purchase of any cosmetics.

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

Pepsi, 2 Liter or Kickstart, 16 oz   99¢ (limit 4)
$0.24/1 when you scan your CVS card at the coupon center (red machine at front of store, limit 1)
Final price:  74¢

Bumble Bee Chink White Tuna in Water (5 oz) 88¢ (limit 12)
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Speed Stick Gear Deodorant   $3.99
$1.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/1 Speed Stick Gear or Body Spray 10/26/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/16/14)
B1G1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as 99¢ (after ECB factored in)

Renu Fresh or Sensitive Solution (12 oz)   $7.99
$5.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/1 printable
Final price:  99¢ (after ECB factored in)

Softsoap Body Wash (15-18 oz)   $2.99
$1.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/1 Softsoap Body Wash 10/26/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/15/14)
Final price:  99¢ (after ECB factored in)

Band Aid Decorative (20-25 count)   $3.49 (Ad shows Princess and Frozen bandages! FUN!)
$2.50 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  99¢ (after ECB factored in)

Nivea Lip Care   2 / $5.00
$3/2 Nivea Lip Care 10/26/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/9/14)
Final price:  $1.00 each when you buy 2

Twizzlers, Mars, Neslte or Hershey’s Candy (fun and snack size bags)  $1.88
$1.50/3 Twizzlers or Jolly Rancher Snack Size Bags 10/19/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$1.60/2 Coupons.com (Twizzler, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$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 Starburst, Skittles, Life Savers Fun Size Bags 09/14/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$1/2 Smartsource (Mars)
$1/2 Coupons.com (Mars, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/2 Nestle Halloween Candy Fun Size Bag 10/12/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$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)
$1.10/2 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:  As low as $1.08 each when you buy 2 + possible Snap cash back

General Mills Cereal (10.6-14.1 oz)   $2.33  (Honey Nut and Orig. Cheerios shown)
$1.00 ECB when you buy 3 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/3 General Mills Cereal 10/26/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/6/14)
$1/2 General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Honey Nut Cheerios 09/21/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/1/14)
$0.50/1 Cheerios Original Cereal 09/28/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/8/14)
$1/2 General Mills Big G Cereals 09/21/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/1/14)
$1/3 Coupons.com (use zip 85225 if not in yours)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (Lucky Charms, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (Cheerios, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (Cocoa Puffs, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (Kix, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, if included)
$0.50/1 printable (Lucky Charms)
$0.50/1 printable (Cheerios)
$0.75/1 printable (Cocoa Puffs)
$0.50/1 SavingStar eCoupon (Lucky Charms, future savings)
$0.50/1 SavingStar eCoupon (Cheerios, future savings)
$0.75/1 SavingStar eCoupon (Kix, future savings)
Final price:  As low as $1.25 each when you buy 3 (after ECB factored in) (or possible future savings)

Just the Basics Water, 24 pack $2.22 (limit 3)
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CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara  $7.50
$2.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$4/$12 ANY cosmetics purchase when you scan your CVS card at the coupon center (red machine at front of store, use w/ coupons below)
$3/2 CoverGirl Eye Product 10/26/2014 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$1/1 CoverGirl Product 10/26/2014 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$2.50/1 CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara 10/12/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$1.50/1 Coupons.com (Lash Blast Mascara, 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:  As low as $2.50 each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in) (using one $2.50/1 insert coupon and one $1.50/1 printable coupon, even less if you have two $2.50/1 coupons)

L’Oreal Advanced Hair Care   $4.00
$3/2 L’Oreal Advanced Shampoo, Conditioner, Treatment, Hairstyle 10/26/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/22/14)
Final price:  $2.50 each when you buy 2
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Just The Basics Laundry Detergent (64 loads) $2.97

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Spend $25 on the following products, get $5 ECB.  Mix and match.  You need to be at $25 before your coupons.  There are more items included in this promotion.  I listed the best in the ad.  See ad/store for more details.

** Puffs Facial Tissue (48-96 count)   99¢
$5.00 ECB when you spend $25.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1.50/3 Bounty, Charmin, or Puffs Product 10/12/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$0.75/2 Bounty, Charmin, or Puffs Product 10/12/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$0.25/1 Bounty, Charmin, or Puffs Product 10/12/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$1.50/3 Bounty, Charmin, or Puffs Product 10/26/2014 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$0.75/2 Bounty, Charmin, or Puffs Product 10/26/2014 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$0.25/1 Bounty, Charmin, or Puffs Product 10/26/2014 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/14)
Final price:  As low as 49¢ each when you buy 3 (Spend $25, get $5 ECB)

** Dawn Dishwashing Soap  (9 oz oz)  99¢
$5.00 ECB when you spend $25.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$0.25/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  74¢ (Spend $25, get $5 ECB)

** Tide Detergent (19-32 loads)   $5.94
$5.00 ECB when you spend $25.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/1 Tide Detergent 10/26/2014 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$3/2 Tide Detergent, Tide Boost, Tide To Go, Downy or Bounce 10/26/2014 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$2/1 Tide Detergent 09/28/2014 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$1/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  $3.94  (Spend $25, get $5 ECB)

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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

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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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