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CVS Deals ~ 6/26/16 – 7/2/16 ~ Preview

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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.

♥ ♥ = We love this deal!  We doubt it will go much lower than this.  Stock up!
♥  = This is a great deal.  If you use this product, get it!

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

Coke or Dr. Pepper, 2 Liter   99¢
$0.24/1 when you scan your CVS card at the red machine at front of store (limit 1)
Final price:  75¢

Renuzit Cones 77¢
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Ajax Dish Liquid (12.6 oz) 77¢
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Mars Choolate Fun Size or Nestle (6 pack) 99¢
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Total Home Facial Tissue (70-160 count) 99¢
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Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditiioner or Sytler   $2.99
$2.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/1 Garnier Whole Blends Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment 06/05/2016 RP Insert (exp 7/2/16) (if included)
$1/1 Garnier Whole Blends Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment 06/26/2016 RP Insert (exp 7/23/16) (if included, future, if we get it)

$1/1 Coupons.com (Whole Blends, gone if not on top, after clicking link, if included)
Final price:  99¢ (less if Whole Blends variety is included) (after ECB factored in)

♥ ♥ Revlon Nail Polish   $3.99
$3/1 Revlon Nail Care 6/26/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/31/16) (future, if we get it)
Final price:  99¢

Colgate Total Mouthwash (500 ml)   $3.99
$1.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 3, What are ECB?)
$1/1 Colgate Mouthwash 06/05/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/2/16)
$2/1 Colgate 6/26/2016 SS insert (exp 7/23/16) (future, if we get it)
$1/1 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$0.75/1 printable
Final price:  As low as 99¢ (after ECB factored in)

French’s Yellow Mustard or Fran’s Red Hot Sauce (14 oz / 12 oz)   2 / $3.00 or $1.67 each
$0.50/1 printable (mustard and $0.30/1 Franks)
Final price:  $1.00 each when you buy 2 mustard

Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick Deodorant   2 / $5.50 or $2.99 each
$2.50 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link)
Final price:  $1.00 each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in)

Xtra Laundry Detergent (51 oz) $1.49
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Ziploc or Hefty Slider Bags   2 / $6.00 or $3.29 each
$2.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/2 Coupons.com (Ziploc any bags, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$1/2 Coupons.com (Ziploc slider bags, gone if not on top, after clicking link, if included)
$1/2 Coupons.com (Hefty slider bags, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$0.50/1 Hefty Slider Bags 04/24/2016 RP Insert (exp 6/30/16)
$2/3 Hefty Slider Bags 04/24/2016 RP Insert (exp 6/30/16)

Final price:  $1.50 each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in)

Twizzlers or Jolly Rancher Candy (12-17.6 oz / 13-15.4 oz)   2 / $4.00 or $2.99 each
$1/2 Twizzlers or Jolly Rancher Candy 05/15/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/10/16)
$1/2 Twizzlers or Jolly Rancher candy 6/26/2016 SS Insert (exp 8/21/16) (future, if we get it)
Final price:  $1.50 each when you buy 2

Palmolive Dish Soap (25 oz)    $2.49
$0.25/1 Palmolive Dish Liquid 06/12/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/2/16)
$0.50/1 Palmolive Dish Liquid 06/12/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/2/16)
Final price:  As low as $1.99

All or Snuggle (32-60 oz / 32 oz)   2 / $6.00 or $4.99 each
$1/1 All Product 05/15/2016 RP Insert (exp 6/26/16)
$2/2 All or Snuggle 6/26/2016 RP Insert (exp 8/7/16) (future, if we get it)
$1/1 Redplum (All)
Final price:  $2.00 each when you buy 2

Arm & Hammer Liquid Detergent or Ultra Power Paks (43-50 oz / 21 count)   Buy One / Get One Free
$0.75/2 Arm & Hammer liquid detergents 6/26/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/26/16) (future, if we get it)
Final price:  Unsure

General Mills Cereal (11.25-13.1 oz; Honey Nut and Cinn. Toast Crunch shown)   2 / $5.00 or $3.99 each
$1/3 General Mills Big G Cereals 05/15/2016 SS Insert (exp 6/25/16)
$1/3 General Mills Big G Cereals 05/22/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/2/16)
$0.50/1 Chex Cereal 06/05/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/16/16) (if included)
$1/2 Cheerios Cereals 06/05/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/16/16)
$1/3 General Mills Big G Cereals 06/12/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/23/16)
$0.50/1 printable (Chex, if included, register)
$0.50/1 printable (Chex, if included, register; new coupons will come out Thursday)
$0.50/1 printable (Chex, if included, register)

$1/3 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)

Final price:  As low as $2.00 each when you buy 2 (or possible future savings) (look for previous $1/1 Honey Nut printable)

Lay’s Chips Buy One / Get One Free (I think they are about $4.19, so $2.10 each)
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Just the Basics Water (24 pack) $2.22
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♥ ♥ Coke or Dr. Pepper, 12 pack cans   4 / $12.00 or $4.99 each
$2.00 ECB when you buy 4 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  $2.50 each when you buy 4 (after ECB factored in)

M&M’s (8-14 oz)   2 / $6.00 or $3.79 each
$0.75/1 M&M’s Chocolates 06/19/2016 RP Insert (exp 7/31/16)
Final price:  $2.62 each when you buy 2 (less if you have two coupons)

Oreo Cookies   2 / $6.00 or $3.99 each
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker 05/22/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/2/16)
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker 6/26/2016 SS Insert (exp 8/6/16) (future, if we get it)

Final price:  $2.63 each when you buy 2

Tropicana OJ (59 oz)   $3.69
$1.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  $2.69 (after ECB factored in)

Schick Disposable Razors (excludes Hyrdro, Silk and Xtreme)   $6.99
$3/1 Schick women’s disposables, excludes 2 and 6ct 6/26/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/17/16) (future, if we get it)
$5/2 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link)
FREE Movie Ticket wyb $10 of participating Schick or Skintimate Women’s Shave Products
Should be able to buy two packs and get the $10 movie cash!

Final price:  As low as $3.99

Starbucks Coffee (12 oz, or 10-12 count kcups)  $6.99
$4/3 Coupons.com (k-cups, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$2.50/2 Coupons.com (k-cups, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$4/3 Coupons.com (bags, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$2/2 Coupons.com (bags, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as $5.66 each when you buy 3

Hefty Trash Bags (Cinch Sak 28-80 count)   $6.99
$1/1 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$1/1 Hefty tall kitchen trash bags 6/26/2016 RP Insert (exp 8/31/16) (future, if we get it)

$1/1 Ibotta (phone app, future cash back)
Final price:  $5.99 + possible Ibotta cash back

This post may contain one or more affiliate links.  We appreciate you using them and supporting this site.  Thank you!

_____________________________________________________
+ Coupon policy here.
+ Remember, final price is after you calculate future savings with Extra Care Bucks (ECB).  More about ECB’s here.
+ View your local CVS ad We don’t highlight all deals,  just what we 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 the lowest price we know of right now, on the Arizona Republic here.  (Wed. & Sun. delivery)

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CVS Deals ~ 6/19/16 – 6/25/16

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

♥ ♥ = We love this deal!  We doubt it will go much lower than this.  Stock up!
♥  = This is a great deal.  If you use this product, get it!

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

Download the CVS app and get $10 savings on any $30 cosmetics purchase.  Must download app to get savings, limit 1 offer.  This can be combined with other coupons.

♥ ♥ Almay Cosmetics
Almay single Shadow Softie  $5.29 and  Almay Get Up & Grow Mascara $8.99 online prices
$4.00 ECB when you spend $12.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$10/30 CVS app (any cosmetics, download app to get savings; only available w/ their app, limit 1 offer, use w/ coupons below; would need to purchase more cosmetics)

B1G1 Almay Mascara wyb Almay Cosmetic Product 06/05/2016 SS Insert (exp 6/19/16)
Final price:  As low as 65¢ each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in)

Maybelline Cosmetics   (Colossal and Volume Express are $7.99 online)
$5.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 3, What are ECB?)
$10/30 CVS app (any cosmetics, download app to get savings; only available w/ their app, limit 1 offer, use w/ coupons below; would need to purchase more cosmetics)

$3/1 Maybelline New York The Colossal Spider Effect Mascara, any 6/19/2016 RP Insert (exp 7/16/16) 
$2/1 Maybelline New York Volum Express Mascara, any 6/19/2016 RP Insert (exp 7/16/16) 
Final price:  As low as $2.99 each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in)

♥ ♥ ♥ Deal idea on Cosmetics:  (These are online prices, so price may vary slightly in store.)
Must go Sunday as Almay coupon expires on Sunday.
Buy 1 Maybelline Colossal Spider Effect Mascara $7.99
Buy 1 Maybelline Volum Express Mascara  $7.99
Buy 1 Almay single Shadow Softie  $5.29
Buy 1 Almay Get Up & Grow Mascara $8.99
Total at register = $30.26
Use: $10/30 CVS app (any cosmetics)
B1G1 Almay Mascara wyb Almay Cosmetic Product 06/05/2016 SS Insert (exp 6/19/16) (Get $8.99 taken off total)
$3/1 Maybelline New York The Colossal Spider Effect Mascara, any 6/19/2016 RP Insert (exp 7/16/16)
$2/1 Maybelline New York Volum Express Mascara, any 6/19/2016 RP Insert (exp 7/16/16)
Pay $6.27 + tax at the register, get back $4 ECB and $5 ECB = make $2.73 on all 4 items!!!!

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Assorted Candy Singles (Skittles, Kit Kat and M&M shown)   69¢
$0.50/2 Skittles, Starburst or Juicy Fruit Slimpacks 04/10/2016 RP Insert (exp 7/3/16)
Final price:  44¢ each when you buy 2

Arizona Tea 2 / $1.00 or 69¢ each
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♥ Kleenex Facial Tissue  3 / $3.00 or $1.37 each
$1/3 when you scan your CVS card at the coupon center (red machine at front of store, use w/ coupon below)
$0.30/3 Kleenex 05/15/2016 SS Insert (exp 6/25/16)
$0.50/3 printable
Final price:  As low as 50¢ each when you buy 3

Smartwater or Vitaminwater (700 ml / 20 oz)   4 / $5.00 or $1.57 each
$2.00 ECB when you spend $5.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  75¢ each when you buy 4 (after ECB factored in)

General Mills Cheerios (11.25-13.1 oz)  $2.88
$1/1 when you scan your CVS card at the red machine at front of store (limit 1, use w/ coupon below)

$1/3 General Mills Big G Cereals 05/15/2016 SS Insert (exp 6/25/16)
$1/3 General Mills Big G Cereals 05/22/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/2/16)
$1/2 Cheerios Cereals 06/05/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/16/16)
$1/3 General Mills Big G Cereals 06/12/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/23/16)
$1/3 Coupons.com (Cheerios gone if not on top, after clicking link)

$1/1 printable (any Cheerios, register)
$1/1 printable (any Cheerios, register)
$1/1 printable (any Cheerios, register)
$1/3 SavingStar eCoupon (select, future savings)
Final price:  As low as 88¢ (or possible future savings)

Bumble Bee Albacore Tuna 99¢
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Ziploc Bags   2 / $6.00 or $3.29 each
$3.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/2 Coupons.com (any bags, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$1/2 Coupons.com (slider bags, gone if not on top, after clicking link, if included)
$1/2 Ziploc Bags from 05/08 SS (exp 6/19/16)
Final price:  $1.00 each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in)

Honest or Gold Peak Tea (16.9-18.5 oz)   3 / $5.00 or $1.67 each
$2.00 ECB when you spend $5.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  $1.00 each when you buy 3 (after ECB factored in)

Starbucks Iced Coffee (11 oz)   Buy One / Get One Free
$1/2 printable (scroll to bottom left)
Final price:  Unsure

Kellogg’s Cereal (8.7-13.7 oz, Cocoa Krispies shown) or Pop Tarts (8 count)  $1.99
$1/2 printable (Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies, Apple Jacks, Raisin Bran; one for each, register)
$1/3 printable (any or Froot Loops, register)
$1/4 printable (Pop Tarts, register)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (Krave, gone it not on top, after clicking link, if included)
$1/3 Kelloggs Special K, Rice Krispies…any 9 oz or larger 5/8/2016 RP Insert (exp 6/19/2016)
$1/3 Kelloggs Cereal 6/5/2016 RP Insert (exp 7/17/16)
$1/2 Ibotta (Rice Krispies, any variety, phone app, future cash back, if included)
(Look for $1/2 coupon on Pop Tarts.  Thanks, Melissa!)

Final price: As low as $1.49 each when you buy 2 + possible Ibotta cash back

Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner or select Treatments   3 / $12.00 or $4.49 each
$2/3 when you scan your CVS card at the red machine at front of store (limit 1, use w/ coupon below)
$5/3 Pantene Products 06/19/2016 RP Insert (exp 7/2/16) 
$2/2 Pantene Products 06/19/2016 RP Insert (exp 7/2/16)
$1/1 Pantene Hairspray 06/19/2016 RP Insert (exp 7/2/16) 
$1/1 Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner or Expert Product 06/19/2016 RP Insert (exp 7/2/16) (future, if we get it, if included)
Final price:  $1.67 each when you buy 3

Planters Cocktail Peanuts (16 oz)   2 / $5.00 or $3.49 each
$1.25/2 Planters Products 06/12/2016 SS Insert (exp 8/7/16)
Final price:  $1.87 each when you buy 2

Just the Basics Water (24 pack)  $2.44
$0.50/1 CVS app (download app to get savings; only available w/ their app, limit 1 offer)

Final price:  $1.94

Purex Detergent or Crystals (43.5-50 oz / 18.5 oz) $1.99
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Eclipse or Orbit Gum (35-60 count bottles)   2 / $5.00 or $2.87 each
$1/2 Skittles, Starburst or Eclipse, Orbit or Juicy Fruit Gum Bottles 04/10/2016 RP Insert (exp 7/3/16)
Final price:  $2.00 each when you buy 2

Twizzlers (12-17.6 oz)   2 / $5.00 or $2.99 each
$1/2 Twizzlers or Jolly Rancher Candy 05/15/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/10/16)
Final price:  $2.00 each when you buy 2

Swedish Fish or Sour Patch Candy (14-16 oz)   2 / $5.00 or $3.79 each
$1/2 Swedish Fish or Sour Patch Candy 05/22/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/2/16)
Final price:  $2.00 each when you buy 2

Nabisco Chips Ahoy or Nilla Wafers   2 / $5.00 or $3.79 each
Nabisco Wheat Thins, Triscuits or Ritz  2 / $5.00 or $2.99 each

$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker 05/22/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/2/16)
$1/2 Triscuit Crackers 05/08/2016 SS Insert (exp 6/19/16)

Final price:  As low as $2.00 each when you buy 2

Lay’s Chips Buy One / Get One Free (I think these are $4.29 reg. price, so $2.15 each)
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Belvita Breakfast Biscuits   2 / $6.00 or $3.99 each
$1/2 Belvita Breakfast Biscuits 06/19/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/30/16)
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker 05/22/2016 SS Insert (exp 7/2/16)
Final price:  $2.50 each when you buy 2

Cottonelle Bath Tissue or Viva Paper Towels (6 rolls / 9 rolls)   $4.99
$0.50/1 CVS app (download app to get savings; only available w/ their app, limit 1 offer, use w/ coupon below)

$0.50/1 Cottonelle Toilet Paper 05/15/2016 SS Insert (exp 6/25/16)
$1/1 Viva Regular or Vantage Paper Towels 05/15/2016 SS Insert (exp 6/26/16)
$0.75 printable (Viva)

Final price:  As low as $2.99

IAMS Dry Cat or Dog Food (2.9-4 pounds / 3.3 pounds)   $5.99
$2/1 Coupons.com (cat, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$2/1 Coupons.com (dog, gone if not on top, after clicking link)

Final price:  $3.99

Just the Basics Laundry Detergent (100 oz) $3.99
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♥ Huggies Diapers, Pull Ups or Good Nites  $8.99
$10.00 ECB when you spend $30.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?) (Other items are included in this ECB, but Huggies is the best deal due to the high value coupons.  See ad/store for more items.)

$2/1 Coupons.com (any, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$2/1 Coupons.com (any, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$2/1 Coupons.com (Overnites, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$4/2 Coupons.com (Pull Ups, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$4/2 Coupons.com (diapers, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$2.50/1 Huggies diapers excluding 9ct or less 6/5/2016 SS Insert (exp 6/25/16)
$2.50/1 Huggies Little Snugglers or Movers diapers 6/5/2016 SS Insert (exp 6/25/16)
$1.50/1 Huggies Overnites Diapers 6/5/2016 SS Insert (exp 6/25/16)

$1/1 Checkout 51 (phone app, future cash back)
Final price:  As low as $4.24 each when you buy 4 (after ECB factored in) + possible Checkout 51 cash back

Brita Pitcher or Filter Replacement (classic / 3 pack)   $17.99
$5.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$4/1 Brita Pitcher, Filter, Facet Mount or Facet Mount Filter 05/01/2016 SS Insert (exp 6/26/16)
Final price:  $8.99 (after ECB factored in)

Select Gift Cards (Applebees and Spa & Wellness shown)   $50.00
$10.00 ECB when you spend $50.00 (limit 2, What are ECB?)
Final price:  $40.00 (after ECB factored in)

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Mix & Match items below for: (more items included; I listed the best in the ad; see ad/store for more)
$10.00 ECB when you spend $30.00 (limit 1, mix & match w/ other items, What are ECB?)

** Mr. Clean Magic Eraser or All Purpose Cleaner (2 pack / 40 oz)   (no prices listed in ad)
$10.00 ECB when you spend $30.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?
$1/1 Coupons.com (eraser, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (all purpose cleaner, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$1.50/2 Coupons.com (any, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$1/1 printable (eraser)
$1.50/2 printable (any)
Final price:  Unsure + $10 ECB if you spend $30 (after ECB factored in)

** Charmin Toilet Paper (16 roll, ultra soft shown)   $9.99
$10.00 ECB when you spend $30.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?
$1/1 Charmin Toilet Paper Product 06/05/2016 RP Insert (exp 7/2/16)
$0.50/1 Bounty or Charmin Basic Product 05/29/2016 P&G Insert (exp 6/25/16)
$0.25/1 Charmin Product 05/29/2016 P&G Insert (exp 6/25/16)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Ultra soft, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Basic, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$1/1 printable
Final price:  $8.99 + $10 ECB if you spend $30 (after ECB factored in)

** Bounty Paper Towels (12 rolls)   $9.99
$10.00 ECB when you spend $30.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/1 Bounty Towel Product 06/05/2016 RP Insert (exp 7/2/16)
$0.50/1 Bounty or Charmin Basic Product 05/29/2016 P&G Insert (exp 6/25/16)
$0.25/1 Bounty Product 05/29/2016 P&G Insert (exp 6/25/16)
$1/1 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Basic, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$0.25/1 printable
Final price:  $8.99 + $10 ECB if you spend $30 (after ECB factored in)

Deal idea:
Buy 2 Bounty and 1 Charmin = $29.97 (ECB will print if you are a few pennies short)
Use three $1/1 coupons.
Pay $26.97 at the register, get back $10.00 ECB, like paying $16.97 for 24 rolls of paper towels at 16 rolls of bath tissue!

This post may contain one or more affiliate links.  We appreciate you using them and supporting this site.  Thank you!

_____________________________________________________
+ Coupon policy here.
+ Remember, final price is after you calculate future savings with Extra Care Bucks (ECB).  More about ECB’s here.
+ View your local CVS ad We don’t highlight all deals,  just what we 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 the lowest price we know of right now, on the Arizona Republic here.  (Wed. & Sun. delivery)

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♥ ♥ Hearts on Lists! ♥ ♥ (Find Best Deals More Easily)

♥ ♥ = We love this deal!  We doubt it will go much lower than this.  Stock up!
♥  = This is a great deal.  If you use this product, get it!

This is pretty self-explanatory, but for those who haven’t noticed yet … we just started adding hearts to the coupon match ups.

As you can imagine, we don’t use every product we have on the lists.  We aren’t 100% sure what a good deal is on everything.  This is just a guideline to get you focused in on some of the best deals.  If you use a lot of something or specifically need a product, it doesn’t mean nothing else on the list is a good deal.  Don’t be afraid of the other deals.  :)

If you ever see something that’s an amazing deal, to you, and we missed marking it … let us know!  We’d love to make sure we highlight it for others, so they don’t miss out.

Hope this makes your life a little easier and helps you save even more!

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Note from Juli . . .

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Please tell everyone in AZ you know (or even strangers!) to check us out.  If they don’t already love you, they may start!  :)  Most of you know this, but just in case you don’t … I pay people to help me since I just don’t have time to spend on what is needed  to keep this site going.  I use affiliate links and advertising, to generate an income.  We get to continue because of those who use our links and help us grow by telling others about Bargain Believer​.

I want to be honest/clear … our #1 priority is to save you money, not make money.  But, for one to happen, the other needs to happen or we can’t continue.  I still refuse to post things that I hope a few of you might jump on, just to make a buck .. at the expense of wasting everyone else’s time & diluting the things I find valuable.  We really pick and choose what we feel is the best, especially for AZ residents, without becoming a site that just lists Amazon & other affiliate deals all the time.  That means the majority of our posts make us a whopping $0.   I get as excited to post those as I do the money making ones, if I know you will benefit.

With that said, sometimes I feel guilty for posting the things I make money on.  In some ways, it would be easier if I didn’t make/need money.  My guilt would be less.

Later this afternoon, I will put up a post about Pogo Pass.  I’m sorry for those of you who are sick of seeing it.  However, please realize that it’s extremely popular and I get thanked for sharing it all the time.  It’s an amazing value and I completely believe in it.  Also, keep in mind that we have new people come to the site each day and most people don’t see every post we do (shocking to a few of you loyal followers, I know)  :)  Honestly … we probably couldn’t afford to keep doing what we’re doing without Pogo’s generous commission.  I’d love for you to share or tag people on that post (or any!) if you think anyone would benefit.  Side note:  Pogo can also be used for fundraisers.  If you know a school or non-profit that needs to make some money, please send me an email (juli@bargainbeliever.com).  Or, it can even be a business that wants to put flyers on their counter.  They are a super company to work with.

Okay, this didn’t start out so long in my mind, but I’m a world-class rambler.  I’m glad you’re here and really don’t know how to fully express that to you, but just believe me … I love sharing deals and it’s much easier to share them, than keep them to myself.  Well … in some ways.  :)  THANK YOU!  ~ Juli

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Get Facebook Page Updates to Show Up in Feed (New Way!)

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I just found a new (at least to me!) setting for pages you follow on Facebook.  One of the most common questions we get is how to see all Bargain Believer posts in your Facebook feed.  It’s frustrating when you want to see something and Facebook just doesn’t show it to you.

We know that commenting, sharing, and “liking” posts helps.  But, it looks like we may have a new option.  Hope this really works!!

Some deals go quickly, so it’s a great way to follow us, if you’re on Facebook a lot.  Plus, we post some added information or have a Facebook-only giveaway from time to time.

Assuming you want to see everything we post  . . .

Supposedly, Bargain Believer posts will show up at the top of your feed.  Give it a try and let us know what happens.

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Is Couponing Worth It?

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I was asked (after hearing Safeway will probably be accepting coupons at face value in AZ soon, more here) …

Is couponing worth it?

If you want the short answer … yes, for me.

If you want the long answer, grab your coffee (maybe it’s a smoothie this time of year?) and snuggle up to your computer or mobile, as I share my thoughts.

When, I say “couponing,” I mean using paper coupons (printable, from Sunday paper, & misc. coupons that may show up) or digital coupons you can load directly to your shopping cards.

I only use coupons for products I will use or have a specific purpose for (donating, giving to friends, etc).  I’m not a true “extreme couponer.”  I’ve only seen a couple of the TLC shows, but I’m nothing like what I’ve seen.  I like to call myself an “intentional couponer.”  I use them wisely and save a bunch of money!  I don’t need a trailer to get my groceries home and one bottle of mustard will usually last us until it expires, around my house.

For me, couponing will still be worth it, even if coupons are taken at face value.  (Keep in mind that most of the country can only redeem coupons at face value and many do it.)  There is still money to be saved.

I’m a firm believer that pennies add up to quarters, add up to dollars, add up to $20, etc.  I’ll even still bend down to pick up a penny.  The bonus is a little bit of exercise, if nothing else.  :)

On the other hand, I also value my time.  If I’m finding that saving $3 is taking me an hour, I won’t do it.  My time is worth more than $3/hour.  On the other hand, if it takes me an hour to get ready to go to the grocery store (or an extra hour to run somewhere else & look at ads, etc.) and I end up saving $30 (random number for example) … totally worth my time.  I should say … usually!  There are weeks when I don’t have an hour to spare to save $30, as much as I want to.  I value my sanity more than thirty bucks.

As much as I love the savings and the financial freedom it helps bring to my family, it’s not for everyone.  I have different time, priorities, and needs than you do.  Don’t blindly use coupons, without counting the cost.  There are costs.  I would never deny that!

  • Time — What “wages” are acceptable to you?  Remember, it’s tax-free “income.”
  • Space — How will you store surplus?  Do you have room or need to stick with basics?
  • Sanity — Does the extra clutter (coupons or treasures you get) drive you nuts?
  • Need — Do you need to do it to make ends meet?
  • Want — Do you enjoy using the savings for something else that makes the effort worthwhile?
  • Respect — Does your spouse value the fact that you do it or does it drive him/her nuts?
  • Cost — How much are you spending on newspapers, ink, paper, buying coupons, gas, whatever?

Take a serious inventory of the above list.  Ponder it and calculate it.  If you feel it’s more of a burden, stop — unless you feel it’s a necessity!  (Well, I don’t see how you can resist clicking and loading a few digital coupons.)  :)  Yes, I know I run a coupon website.  Well, I don’t fully see it that way.  I run a money saving website, that often involves coupons, but there’s much more!

Whatever you end up doing with your coupon usage, I hope you stick around Bargain Believer.  We’ll always share deals that have coupons, but we go beyond that.  We want you to have fun with your family, without spending a bunch.  We’ll point you to those deals and other bargains we just can’t seem to keep to ourselves.  As long as there are businesses competing, there will always be bargains out there and we’ll help you find them!  We may even tempt the non-coupon users out there to click and load a digital coupon or even print a coupon every once in awhile.  The coupon/non-coupon line can be crossed at any time.  :)

I was going to share some other ways to save, but I’m afraid you’re falling asleep now.  And, I’m out of time.  Stay tuned … more on saving (beyond coupons) soon!

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Verify Email Subscriptions! ~ Great Way to Follow (Also Facebook, Twitter, or RSS Feed)

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If you don’t get the Bargain Believer emails, you may want them.  You will receive one email between 3pm & 5pm, usually around 3pm.  (No, I’m not sitting at my computer at that exact time every single day.  They’re automatic and I never know the precise time they’ll go out.) :)

They will show you everything that was listed since the previous email went out.  It’s an easy way to glance over what was posted that day and make sure you didn’t miss anything.   Fair warning:  You’ll be bugged everyday around 3pm, but you can unsubscribe at anytime.   :)

If you’ve ever signed up to get the daily emails and you’re not getting them, you probably didn’t verify your email.  There is a significant number of people on the email list that haven’t.  Sign up again at this link and make sure to go to your email and click on the link.  It should come right away.

Of course, you can also follow other ways . . . Facebook gets a little extra love sometimes, with quickly disappearing deals, reminders, and just more interaction.  If you use Facebook, it’s another great way to follow.

Make sure “follow” is checked after you have “liked” Bargain Believer (beside the “liked” button).  Even better, hover over the “liked” button and check “get notifications.”  When you’re on Facebook, a little box will pop up when we post something and it will also be listed under your “notifications” tab on top.  As always, the best way to not miss anything is to comment or “like” posts on the Bargain Believer Facebook page …. often!

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Stay Active on Facebook or You’re Missing Out!

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Are a Facebook user, who likes to see all the updates from pages you have “liked,” like the Bargain Believer page?  (I think that sentence had too may “likes” in it!)

Ughhh . . . it’s so frustrating when I don’t see things I want to.  I feel like when I “like” a page, I’m telling Facebook I want to see their updates.  If I don’t want to see them, I’ll “unlike” them.  Facebook sees it differently.  :(

You need to get/stay active to see what you want on the Bargain Believer Facebook page!  We posts extra deals on Facebook from time to time.  You’ll want to see them, even if you get the email or stalk the website.

When you “like,” share, or comment … you are telling Facebook that you value the page and want to see posts.  You are also making it a more popular post, which will increase the likelihood that those who aren’t as active, will see the post.  Pretty please … like or comment on posts when you think they’re beneficial!

If you are active for awhile and you’re still not seeing everything, don’t forget … you can get daily emails.  Note:  You will not get them until you click on the confirmation email that you receive.  You will get an email almost every single day.  I realize that’s not for everyone.  If it annoys you enough, you can unsubscribe at any time.  We promise not to spam you, once you unsubscribe.  Well, we’ll never “spam” you, but you’ll get that one email each day.  :)

If all else fails … we have a website!  Check it often.  :)

Thanks for being here and giving us an outlet to share the deals we find.  We like finding bargains and it’s much more fun to share them!

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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.   At many stores, the savings 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.  You can see the stores in your area, if you put in you zip code.

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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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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