‘CVS’ Articles

CVS Deals ~ 11/27/14 – 11/29/14 ~ Preview (Black Friday)

Preview . . . . Preview . . . . Preview . . . Preview . . . . Preview . . . . Sale starts THURSDAY!

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 before you shop.

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

Hershey’s Single Candy Bars, Starburst, Skittles or Necco Wafers (Kit Kat, Reese’s….)   79¢
79¢ ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

CVS AA or AAA Batteries (4 pack)   $4.19
$4.19 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

Orbit Gum (14 pack)   $1.00
$1.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

Viva Vantage Paper Towel (single roll)   $1.99
$1.99 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

GUM Toothbrush (2 pack)   $2.00
$2.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/2 GUM Oral Care Products 10/05/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/30/14)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

Revlon Nail Color   $4.99
$3.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 6, What are ECB?)
$2/1 printable (any Revlon, watch video, CVS coupon)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in) (This is the same offer as earlier in the week.  If you did it before, the limit was 1.  Now, it is a limit of 6, so you can do it five more times. If you are unsure, you can compare the reward number that’s listed in the ad to see if it’s different or the same as earlier in the week.)

Dawn Dish Soap (9 oz)   $1.00
$1.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$0.25/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.25/1 printable
Final price:  25¢ each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in)

Bumble Bee Chunk White Albacore Tuna (5 oz) 66¢ (limit 6)
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Pepsi, 2 Liters 69¢ (limit 6)
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Progresso Soup   $1.25
$1.00 ECB when you buy 4 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$0.25/1 Progresso Vegetable Classics Soup 11/02/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/27/14)
$0.50/2 Progresso Product 11/02/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/27/14)
$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
Final price:  75¢ each when you buy 4 (after ECB factored in)

Multi Grain Cheerios (12 oz)   $1.88
$1.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/2 printable
Final price:  As low as 88¢ when you buy 1 or use coupon and get 2 for 88¢ each (after ECB factored in)

Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick Deodorant   $2.88
$2.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/1 Coupons.com (Gear, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, if included)
Final price:  88¢ (money maker if Gear included) (after ECB factored in)

NYX Lip Balm   $3.88
$3.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  88¢ (after ECB factored in)

Wet N Wild Nail Polish Set (9 colors)   $3.88
$3.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  88¢ (after ECB factored in)

Softsoap Hand Soap (7.5 oz)   $1.88
$1.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  88¢ (after ECB factored in)

Xtra Liquid Detergent (30 loads)   $1.99
$1.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/2 off Xtra Liquid or Sure Shot Paks Laundry Detergent 11/09/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/20/14)
Final price:  As low as 99¢ (after ECB factored in)

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Stick   $6.99
$4.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/1 printable (any Revlon, watch video, CVS coupon)
Final price:  99¢ (after ECB factored in)  (This is the same offer as earlier in the week.  If you did it before, it won’t work again. If you are unsure, you can compare the reward number that’s listed in the ad.)

Hershey’s Kisses or Miniatures (7.8-8.5 oz)   $3.00
$2.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 8, What are ECB?)
$1/2 Hershey’s Kisses Bags 11/16/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/31/14)
Final price:  $1.50 each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in) (This is the same offer as earlier in the week.  If you did it before, it won’t work again. If you are unsure, you can compare the reward number that’s listed in the ad.)

M&M’s Holiday Candy  (8-12.6 oz)   Buy One / Get One Free
$1/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  Unsure each when you buy 2 (CAN use coupon towards free item)

Lay’s Chips   $2.49
$0.50 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  $1.99 (after ECB factored in)

Gold Emblem Danish Butter Cookies (12 oz)   $2.49
50¢ ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  $1.99 (after ECB factored in)

Just the Basics Paper Towels (8 pack)   $4.99
$2.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  $2.99 (after ECB factored in)

Merry Brite Light Sets (100 count) $4.99, Buy One / Get One Free
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Fragrance Gift Sets Buy One / Get One Free (start at $9.99)
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Select Toys Buy One / Get One Free
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CVS Vitamins   Buy One / Get One Free
$2 off when you scan your CVS coupon at the coupon center (red machine at front of store)
Final price:  Varies

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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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Saving Star Friday Freebie ~ Celeste Pizza for One

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SavingStar has a new Friday Freebie.  You only have until Sunday, 11/23 to buy this offer.

Saving Star Friday Freebie ~ Celeste Pizza for One
FREE SavingStar eCoupon (future savings, exp. 11/23)
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 ~ 11/23/14 – 11/26/14

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

This is the same thing that happened last year.  The four days before Black Friday are actually better than the Black Friday ad.  I’ll have those match ups in a few days, but this ad is smokin’ hot!  Make sure you pay attention to the limits on the ECB.  Several have a limit of two!  It’s usually best to buy a few of the free ECB items, and then use those ECB’s to buy the next items and so on.  That way, you don’t end up with a ton of ECB money in the end.

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

Listerine Floss, Pocket Packs or Mouth Wash, 500 ml   $2.99
$2.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 2, What are ECB?)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Floss, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 printable (Floss)
Final price:  2 for FREE (after ECB factored in)

Green Giant Canned Vegetables (11-15.25 oz)   99¢
99¢ ECB when you buy 1 (limit 2, What are ECB?)
Final price:  2 for FREE (after ECB factored in)

Kraft Mac & Cheese   99¢
99¢ ECB when you buy 1 (limit 2, What are ECB?)
Final price:  2 for FREE (after ECB factored in)

Tricalm Hydrogel (anti itch, 2 oz)   $9.99
$9.99 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 2, What are ECB?)
Final price:  2 for FREE (after ECB factored in)

Robitussin Medi-Soothers (cough drop, 4 count)   $1.49
$1.49 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 2, What are ECB?)
Final price:  2 for FREE (after ECB factored in)

Revlon Nail Color   $4.99
$3.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/1 printable (any Revlon, watch video, CVS coupon)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

Colgate Max, Total, 2in1 or Optic White Toothpaste   $2.99
$2.49/1 when you scan your CVS Card at the Coupon Center (red machine at front of store, limit 1, use w/ coupon below)
$0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste 11/23/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/6/14)
Final price:  FREE

Hershey’s Single Candy Bars (Kit Kat, Reese’s….)   79¢
79¢ ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

Mars Single Candy Bars (Snickers, Twix, M&M’s….)   79¢
79¢ ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

5 Gum (15 count)   $1.00
$1.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

Sour Patch Gum (14 count)   $1.57
$1.57 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

Swedish Fish or Sour Patch Kids Theatre Box Candy   $1.67
$1.67 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/2 Swedish Fish or Sour Patch Kids Soft and Chewy Candies 10/26/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/5/14)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

Combos (6.3 oz)   $1.50
$1.50 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

Migralex (for tough headaches, 4 count)   99¢
99¢ ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

Advil (film coated, 4 count)   99¢
99¢ ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

CVS Ultra Soft Cleansing Wipes (12-20 count)   99¢
99¢ ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

CVS Training Pants (2 count)   99¢
99¢ ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

CVS Pantiliners (20 count)   99¢
99¢ ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

Vitamin Water (20 oz)   $1.50
$1.50 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

Starbucks Double Shot (6.5 oz)   $1.50
$1.50 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

Rescue Gum (stress relief, 17 count)   $5.79
$5.79 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

Total Home Laundry Detergent (20 oz)   $1.79
$1.79 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

Renuzit Adjustable Air Freshener Cones   88¢
$1/3 Printable
$0.55/3 Renuzit Adjustables Air Fresheners 11/09/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/23/14)
Final price:  As low as 54¢ each when you buy 3

Alberto VO5 Shampoo or Conditioner (12.5 oz)   79¢
$1/4 printable
Final price:  54¢ each when you buy 4

Kleenex Boxes (70-85 count)   99¢ (limit 5)
$0.50 off Kleenex Boxes or Bundle Pack 11/09/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/6/14)
$0.75/3 printable (gone, use if printed)
Final price:  As low as 74¢ each when you buy 3

Starbucks Refreshers  (12 oz)  Buy One / Get One Free
$1/1 printable (print 2)
Final price:  Unsure (CAN use coupon toward free item)

Colgate 360 Toothbrush   $3.49
$2.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 2, What are ECB?)
$0.50/1 Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush 11/23/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/13/14) (future, if we get it)
Final price:  99¢ (after ECB factored in)

Cheetos or Doritos (single serve, small bag)   $1.49
$0.50/1 when you scan your CVS Card at the coupon center (limit 1)
Final price:  99¢

Kraft Parmesan Cheese (8 oz)   $3.99
$3.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  99¢ (after ECB factored in)

Chex Mix or Gardetto’s   $1.99
$1.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$0.50/2 Chex Mix Regular, Muddy Buddies, Popped or Xtreme 11/16/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/10/15)
$0.50/2 Chex Mix 10/26/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/20/14)
Final price:  99¢ (after ECB factored in)

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Stick   $6.99
$4.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/1 printable (any Revlon, watch video, CVS coupon)
Final price:  99¢ (after ECB factored in)

Excedrin (24-30 count)   $4.99
$2.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/1 Excedrin, 24 + count 11/23/14 SS Insert (exp 11/29/14)
$1/1 printable (Mild)
$1/1 printable (Extra)
$1/1 printable (PM)
$3/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as 99¢ (after ECB factored in)

Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Toothbrush, 1 count or Pro Clean Bush Heads, 2 count   $5.99
$3.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 2, What are ECB?)
$2/1 printable (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2/1 printable
Final price:  99¢ (after ECB factored in)

Pepsi, 2 Liters 99¢ (limit 5)
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Classic Christmas Candy (Cella’s, Andes Mints, etc…) Buy One / Get One 50% Off
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Werther’s Original Caramels   $1.50
$1/2 Werther’s Original Caramels 10/05/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/1/14)
$0.50/1 printable
$1/1 Facebook (Sugar Free, if included)
Final price:  As low as $1.00

Nabisco Wheat Thins Popped or BelVita (4.5-8.8 oz)   $2.49
$1.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Product 11/09/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/31/14)
Final price:  $1.49 (after ECB factored in)

Dove Christmas Promies or Mars Chocolate Minis (7.94-11.5 oz)   $2.50
$1.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  $1.50 each when you buy 2

Hershey’s Kisses or Miniatures (7.8-8.5 oz)   $3.00
$2.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 8, What are ECB?)
$1/2 Hershey’s Kisses Bags 11/16/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/31/14)
Final price:  $1.50 each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in)

Lay’s Chips   $2.49
$0.50 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  $1.99 (after ECB factored in)

Hershey’s Pot of Gold (6.7-7.8 oz)   $3.99
$2.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 2, What are ECB?)
Final price:  $1.99 (after ECB factored in)

Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Bars   $2.50
$1/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/2 printable (register)
Final price:  $2.00 each when you buy 2

Nabisco Fig Newtons, Honey Maid, Nutter Butter or Fresh Stacks   $2.50
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Product 11/09/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/31/14)
Final price:  As low as $2.00

M&M’s Holiday Candy  (8-12.6 oz)   $2.50 (limit 10)
$1/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  $2.00 each when you buy 2

Just the Basics Water, 24 pack $2.44 (limit 3)
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Russell Stover or Whitman’s Boxed Chocolates (7-12 oz) Buy One / Get One Free (limit 10 items)
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Gevalia Coffee (12 oz)   $5.00
$5.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  $2.50 each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in)

Benefiber 28 stick, 62 dose, Gas X 48-50 ct or Prevacid 14 ct   $10.89
$5.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 3, What are ECB?)
$2/1 Coupons.com (Benefiber, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$3/1 printable (Benefiber)
$2/1 Coupons.com (Gas X, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$3/1 printable (Prevacid)
$1.50/1 Gas-X Product 11/16/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$4/2 Gas-X Product 11/16/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/30/14)
Final price:  As low as $2.89 (after ECB factored in)

Nescafe Taster’s Choice or Clasico Instant Coffee (7 oz)   $6.99
$2.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1.50/1 Nescafe Taster’s Choice 11/02/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/28/14)
Final price:  $3.49 (after ECB factored in)

Schick Hydro 3 or 5 Razor, 1 count or Hydro 5 Disposables, 3 count   (Hydro 5 Disposables are $12.99 online)
$4.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$4/1 Smartsource (Disposable)
$2/1 Coupons.com (Disposable, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$5/2 Coupons.com (Disposable, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2/1 Schick Hydro Men’s Razor or Refill 11/23/2014 SS Insert (exp 1/4/15)
$2/1 Schick Hydro Disposable 11/23/2014 SS Insert (exp 1/4/15)
Final price:  As low as $4.99 (after ECB factored in)

Turbie Towels, Travel Bags or Mirrors Buy One / Get One Free
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CVS Vitamins Buy One / Get One Free
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Cover Girl Cosmetics
$5.00 ECB when you spend $15.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2.50/2 CoverGirl Nail 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)
$3/2 CoverGirl Lip Product 10/12/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$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)
$1.50/2 Coupons.com (CG + Olay, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (any, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2/1 Coupons.com (Flip Stick Lip, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  Varies (after ECB factored in)

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lip Color   $11.79
$5.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/1 L’Oreal Paris Lip Product 11/09/2014 RP Insert (exp 12/6/14)
Final price:  $5.79 (after ECB factored in)

Gap Brand Gift Card (Old Navy, Banana Republic…)   $100.00
$25.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  $75.00 (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!)

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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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