‘CVS’ Articles

New Month = New Printable Coupons

It’s the first, which means we woke up to lots of new printable coupons.

We got all the grocery lists updated with the current coupons, so be sure to check those out too:

Go here for the full Fry’s list.
Go here for the full Safeway list.
Go here for the full Abertsons list.
Go here for the full Bashas list.

Just click on any of the pictures below and the coupon will be “clipped” for you and ready to print.


$0.50 off (1) pepper sauce from TABASCO brand
$1.00 off 2 Gerber or Graduates Yogurt Blends
$2.00 off 1 Aleve-D product
$1.00 off any 3 Gerber Graduates Meals or Sides
$2.00 off Sundown Naturals Adult Gummy Product
$1.00 off any 3 Gerber Graduates Puffs
$0.50 off 1 HORMEL NATURAL CHOICE Deli Meat
$2.00 off 1 Aleve 40ct or larger
$0.75 off 1 Jimmy Dean Pancakes & Sausage
$1.50 off ONE Always Discreet Incontinence Liner
$1.50 off ONE Always Discreet Incontinence Pad
$1.50 off Always Discreet Incontinence Underwear
$2.00 off ONE bottle of Flonase Allergy Relief
$3.00 off 2 Vicks DayQuil, NyQuil, Severe products
$1.00 off 1 Vicks DayQuil, NyQuil, Severe product
$10.00 off (2) Zantac Maximum Strength
$5.00 off (1) Dulcolax 50 ct or 100 ct
$0.25 off ONE Dawn Product
$0.50 off any (1) Color Scents scented trash bags
$1.00 off Disney, Marvel, Star Wars Gummy Vitamin
$1.00 off (2) Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Products
$0.50 off (1) Clorox Liquid Bleach
$0.50 off (1) Clorox Clean Up Spray
$0.50 off (1) Clorox Manual Toilet Bowl Cleaner
$3.00 off ONE Tide PODS 31ct or larger
$0.35 off ONE Charmin Ultra Soft or Strong
$0.25 off ONE Charmin Basic 4ct or larger
$2.00 off any 1 Quilted Northern and bath tissue
$1.00 off any 1 Quilted Northern and bath tissue
$1.50 off any up&up baby diaper boxes
$0.50 off (2) Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks
$0.50 off ONE BOX Fiber One™ Chewy Bars
$0.50 off 1 box Fiber One Cheesecake Bars
$1.50 off ONE Pampers Cruisers Diapers
$1.00 off any 2 Kettle Brand items 4oz or larger
$0.75 off Food Should Taste Good products
$1.00 off Totino's Blasted Rolls
$0.50 off any TWO Chex Mix™, Bugles or Goardetto's
$0.75 off ONE box of Nature Valley™ Bars
$0.75 off 3 Larabar,Uber, Alt bars, RENOLA Pouches
$0.55 off two Castleberry's Hot Dog Chili Sauce
$2.50 off 1 multipack of BOOST Nutritional Drink
$1.00 off any one HORMEL ALWAYS TENDER Meats
$0.50 off any Old El Paso Refried Beans
$1.00 off THREE Old El Paso™ products
$0.50 off TWO Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad™ Pasta
$1.00 off any Glad Food Protection Item
$0.60 off THREE CUPS Liberte Mediterranee yogurt
$1.00 off TEN CUPS any variety Yoplait Yogurt
$0.75 off TWO any flavor Yoplait Kids Yogurt
$0.50 off (1) Honey Nut Cheerios cereal
$1.00 off 2 General Mills Big G Cereals
$0.75 off one box Cocoa Puffs cereal
$1.00 off ONE box Chex™ Clusters™ cereal
$0.75 off ONE BOX Trix cereal
$0.50 off Pillsbury Toaster Pastries or Pancakes
$1.00 off ONE Nature Valley™ Toasted Oats Muesli
$1.50 off 1 Hefty Trash Bags
$1.00 off 1 Seattle's Best Coffee K-cup packs
$1.00 off 1 Seattle's Best Coffee bag
$1.00 off any 2 KRAFT String Cheese or Twists
$1.10 off 2 Horizon Mac and Cheese
$1.10 off 2 Horizon snack time favorites
$1.00 off two PLANTERS Products
$1.00 off 2 JELL-O Ready-to-Eat Gelatin or Pudding
$2.00 off (1) SheaMoisture Bath & Body product
$2.00 off (1) SheaMoisture Hair product
$1.00 off 1 Horizon Single Serve
$0.55 off 1 bag Meow Mix Irresistibles Cat Treats

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Many Coupons Disappear Tonight! PRINT NOW

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Many coupons from Coupons.com will disappear tonight.  Make sure you’ve checked out the lists you’ll be using and have all your coupons printed.  You don’t want to be sad tomorrow … August 1!  How is it August!?!?!?

Thanks for using the links we provide to print your coupons.  You’re helping support this site and keep us going!

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CVS Deals ~ 8/2/15 – 8/8/15

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

Get $3 ECB when you download their app and link your Extra Care Card.  Go here for details.

Get a free CVS bag when you fill it with CVS branded items and save 30% on those items.  Does not include sale items.  Limit 1 free bag per CVS card.  You need to scan your CVS card at the coupon center to get coupon.  Some items are not included, so you need to look for items that are tagged for 30% off w/ bag.

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

Pay Anywhere   $9.99
$9.99 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

Renuzit Adjustables Air Fresheners   88¢
B3G3 Renuzit Adjustables Air Fresheners 08/02/2015 RP Insert (exp 8/15/15)
$3/6 Redplum NEW

Final price:  As low as 38¢ each when you buy 6 (using printable coupon)

Dawn Dish Soap (9 oz)   99¢
$0.25/1 Dawn 07/05/2015 P&G Insert (exp 8/2/15)
$0.30/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.25/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)  NEW

Final price:  As low as 69¢

Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna 69¢
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Colgate 360 or Floss Tip Toothbrush   $3.00
$4.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 2, What are ECB?)
$0.50/1 Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush 07/26/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/15/15)
Final price:  75¢ each when you buy 2 (less if you have two coupons) (after ECB factored in)

Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap  (7.5 oz)  $1.88
$1/1 when you scan your CVS card at the coupon center (red machine at front of store, limit 1)
Final price:  88¢

Powerade (32 oz) 88¢
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Pepsi (2 liters) 99¢ (limit 5)
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A&W, Canada, 7Up, Sunkist (2 liters) $1.00 (limit 3)
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Kellogg’s Mini Wheats, Corn Pops or Frozen Cereal (8.4-18 oz)   $2.50
$2.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/3 Coupons.com (Kellogg’s, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/2 printable (Mini Wheats, register, if included)
$1/3 printable
(Kelloggs)
$1/2 Kellogg’s Cereals 08/2/2015 RP Insert (exp 9/6/15) 
$1/3 Kellogg’s Krave, Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Honey Smacks, Jif or Frosted Mini Wheats Little Bites 07/26/2015 RP Insert (exp 9/6/15)
$1/2 Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Cereal 07/26/2015 RP Insert (exp 9/6/15)
Final price: As low as $1.00 each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in)

Dial Bar Soap (3 pack)   $2.00
$1.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/2 Dial, Dial For Men or Tone Bar Soap or Dial Complete Foaming Hand Soap, and Refill Hand Soap 08/02/2015 RP Insert (exp 8/22/15) 
Final price:  $1.00 each when you buy 2 (like 33¢ per bar) (after ECB factored in)

Right Guard Deodorant or Body Wash   $3.00
$2.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/2 Right Guard Antiperspirant/Deodorant Product 08/02/2015 RP Insert (exp 9/2/15) 
$2/2 Right Guard Body Wash Products 08/02/2015 RP Insert (exp 9/2/15)
$1/2 Facebook
Final price:  $1.00 each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in)

Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler   $4.00
$2.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1.25/1 Coupons.com (Styling, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)

$2/2 Coupons.com (Shampoo/Conditioner, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$4/2 Pantene Products 08/2/2015 P&G Insert (exp 8/29/15)

$5/3 Pantene Products 07/05/2015 P&G Insert (exp 8/2/15)
$3/2 Pantene Products 07/05/2015 P&G Insert (exp 8/2/15)
$5/3 Pantene Products 07/26/2015 P&G Insert (exp 8/22/15) 
$2/2 Pantene Products 07/26/2015 P&G Insert (exp 8/22/15)
$2/1 Pantene Styler or Treatment Product 08/02/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/29/15)
$1.50/1 Pantene Styler or Treatment 07/05/2015 P&G Insert (exp 8/2/15)

$2/2 printable (register, shampoo/conditioner)
$1.25/2 printable (register, styler)

Final price:  As low as $1.00 each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in)

Expo Dry Erase Markers or Sharpie Fine or Ultra Fine Marker (4 ct / 8 ct)   $3.99
$1.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/1 Expo Dry Erase Marker Product 07/26/2015 SS Insert (exp 9/20/15)
$0.75/1 Sharpie Permanent Marker Product 07/26/2015 SS Insert (exp 9/20/15)
Final price:  As low as $1.99 (after ECB factored in)

Bic Disposable Razor (3-10 count)   $6.99
$2.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$3/1 Bic Disposable Razor 08/02/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/29/15)
$2/1 Bic Disposable Razor 07/12/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/1/15)
$2/1 printable (Soleil)
Final price:  $1.99 (after ECB factored in)

Total Home Bleach or Dryer Sheets (55-64 oz / 80-100 count) $1.99
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Pepsi, 12 Pack Cans   3 / $10.00
$2.00 ECB when you buy 3 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  $2.66 each when you buy 3 (after ECB factored in)

7Up, Canada Dry, A&W or Sunkist, 12 pack can   3 / $11.00
$3.00 ECB when you buy 3 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  $2.67 each when you buy 3 (after ECB factored in)

Got2B Styling Item   $4.99
$2/1 Redplum NEW

$2/1 Got2B Styling Item 08/02/2015 RP Insert (exp 8/29/15)
Final price:  $2.99

Clairol Nice ‘n Easy, Root Touch Up or Natural Instincts
$5.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/1 Clairol Hair Color 07/26/2015 P&G Insert (exp 8/22/15)

$2/1 Clairol Hair Color 07/05/2015 P&G Insert (exp 8/2/15)
$3/1 Clairol Hair Color 07/12/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/8/15)
$5/2 Clairol Hair Color 07/26/2015 P&G Insert (exp 8/9/15) 
$1.50/1 Coupons.com (Nice n’ Easy, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1.50/1 Coupons.com (Root Touch Up, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1.50/1 Coupons.com (Natural Instincts, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  Varies  (after ECB factored in)

Huggies Diapers, Pull Ups, Goodnites, Tru Fit or Little Swimmers $9.99
$10.00 ECB when you spend $30 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1.50/1 Huggies Diapers 07/12/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/8/15)
$2/1 Huggies Little Snugglers, Little Movers or Overnites Diapers 07/12/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/8/15)
$4/2 Coupons.com (Pull Ups, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$4/2 Coupons.com (any, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$3/1 Coupons.com (Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers, if they carry, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2/1 printable (Pull Ups, register)
$4 off 1 diaper and 1 pull up  (register,  others available to print)
Final price:  As low as $4.66 each when you buy 3 (after ECB factored in) (ECB will print if you are a few cents short)

Purex Liquid Laundry Detergents (150 oz)   $5.99 (limit 4)
$1/1 Purex Liquid, Ultrapacks or Powershot Detergents 08/02/2015 RP Insert (exp 8/9/15)
$1/1 Redplum NEW

Final price:  $4.99

Tide Liquid Detergent (92-100 loads)   $11.94
$3.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (37+ oz, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$3/3 Tide Detergent or Downy Products 07/05/2015 P&G Insert (exp 8/2/15)
$1/1 Tide Detergent 07/05/2015 P&G Insert (exp 8/2/15)
$1/1 Tide Detergent 07/26/2015 P&G Insert (exp 8/22/15) 
$3/3 Tide Detergent or Downy Products 07/26/2015 P&G Insert (exp 8/22/15)
$0.75/1 printable (register)

Final price:  As low as $7.94 (after ECB factored in)

Brita Pitcher or Filter Replacements, 3 pack   $17.99
$5.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$4/1 Brita Pitcher, Filter, Facet Mount or Faucet Mount Filter 08/02/2015 SS Insert (exp 10/30/15) 
Final price:  $8.99 (after ECB factored in)

Sundown Naturals Vitamin   Buy One / Get One Free
$1/1 Sundown Naturals Vitamin or Supplement 08/02/2015 RP Insert (exp 10/2/15)
Final price:  Varies

CVS Vitamins Buy One / Get One Free

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Spend $20 on select items, get a $5 ECB.  There are more items included in this deal.  I listed the best in the ad.  See store/ad for more details.  You need to be at $20 BEFORE you hand over your paper coupons.

** All or Snuggle Product   $3.50
$5.00 ECB when you spend $20 (limit 1, What are ECB?)

$2/2 All or Snuggle Product 08/02/2015 RP Insert (exp 9/13/15)
$1/1 RedplumNEW  (All)
$0.50/1 Redplum NEW
  (Snuggle)
Final price:  $2.50 each when you buy 2 (plus $5 ECB if you spend $20)

** Ziploc Food Storage Bags (14-90 count)   $3.00
$5.00 ECB when you spend $20 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/2 Ziploc bags  8/2/2015 SS Insert (exp 9/26/15)

$1/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/2 printable
Final price:  $2.50 each when you buy 2 (Buy 5, Save $5) (plus $5 ECB if you spend $20)

** Shout Stain Remover   $3.50
$5.00 ECB when you spend $20 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/1 printable (register, print 2)
$0.50/1 Shout Product 07/26/2015 SS Insert (exp 9/5/15)
Final price:  As low as $2.50  (plus $5 ECB if you spend $20)

** Scrubbing Bubbles Cleaner   $3.50
$5.00 ECB when you spend $20 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (bath cleaner, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.50/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaning Product 07/26/2015 SS Insert (exp 9/5/15)
Final price:  $3.00 (plus $5 ECB if you spend $20)

** Angel Soft or Quilted Northern Bath Tissue (9-12 rolls)   $5.00
$5.00 ECB when you spend $20 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$0.45/1 Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue 07/26/2015 RP Insert (exp 8/26/15)

$0.55/1 Facebook (Angel Soft)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Angel Soft mega roll, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, if included)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Quitled Northern 12 double rolls, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, if included) NEW

$0.25/1 Quilted Northern Ultra Plush Bath Tissue 07/26/2015 RP Insert (exp 8/26/15)
$0.55/1 Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong Bath Tissue 07/26/2015 RP Insert (exp 8/26/15)
$0.55/1 Facebook (Quilted Northern)
Final price:  As low as $4.44 (plus $5 ECB if you spend $20)

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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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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!

What do you think?

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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.   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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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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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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