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Saving Star Friday Freebie ~ Mentos Chewy Mints

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SavingStar has a new Friday Freebie.  You only have until Sunday, 8/24 to buy this offer.

Saving Star Friday Freebie ~ Mentos Chewy Mints
FREE SavingStar eCoupon (future savings, exp. 8/24)
Final price:  FREE after full rebate, cash out when hit $5

This is different from the Fry’s Friday Freebie.  After you click “I Want This” on the offer, you’ll pay full price at the register.  In about 2-22 days, you’ll get a credit for the amount you paid  in your Saving Star account.

Note:  Other stores are now accepting SavingStar.  Sign up and then download their mobile app.  For stores without a loyalty card (like Target) you will need to submit a receipt through the app.

Plus, check out all the other great coupons.   This is a click, click, click job for me.  I just go click what I think there’s a chance I’ll ever buy.  Then, I wait for money to accumulate into my account.  You can cash out once you have $5.  More details are below.  Go load ‘em up!

They have a new deal called “Healthy Offer of the Week”.  Every Tuesday a new coupon is available to load.  Check back every Tuesday for a new offer.   My Saving Star account has never seen so much activity between the Healthy Tuesday offer and now the Friday Freebie!  Love it!

If you don’t know what it is, here’s more information:

With SavingStar, you can save eCoupons to your grocery store loyalty cards and automatically get credited when you swipe your card at checkout.  The savings doesn’t come off at the register, it gets credited to your SavingStar account.  You can request your payment via Paypal, bank deposit, or gift card when you reach $5.

I just load what I have a chance of buying and then forget about it.

The Arizona stores that participate are Fry’s, Bashas, and CVS.  Albertsons is included too, but there isn’t a loyalty card for that store.   They said you could get a Upromise keytag, but when Juli and I asked at customer service, they had no clue what we were talking about.  Josh from Saving Star gave us the info!    “Contact the stores’ customer support team at 877-932-7948. Please let them know that you use SavingStar and you will need to be issued a “Upromise keytag”. Customer support will ask for your information and you will then be sent a keytag in the mail which you can register in your SavingStar account as the loyalty card number for ACME, Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, or Shaw’s.”  I called earlier this week and the rep knew exactly what I was talking about and my Upromise keytag is in the mail.  Thanks again Josh!

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

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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CVS Deals ~ 8/24/14 – 8/30/14 ~ Preview

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

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

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

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

Colgate Max, Total, 2 in 1 or Optic White   $3.00
$2.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 2, What are ECB?)
$1/1 Colgate Enamel Health, Total, Optic White, Max Fresh or Sensitive Toothpaste 08/24/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/6/14) (future, if we get it)
Final price:  As low as FREE (after ECB factored in)

Saving Star Friday Freebie ~ Mentos Chewy Mints
FREE SavingStar eCoupon (future savings, exp. 8/24)
Final price:  FREE after full rebate, cash out when hit $5

Cesar Dog Food Trays   70¢
$1/2 Cesar Product 08/24/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/18/14) (future, if we get it)
$1/3 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as 20¢ each when you buy 2

Nature Made Adult Gummies   $8.29
$5.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$3/1 Nature Made Adult Gummies Product 07/27/2014 SS Insert (exp 8/27/14) (future, if we get it)
$2/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as 29¢ (after ECB factored in)

Gold Emblem Red Bag Candy or Gold Coins   99¢
$0.25/1 when you scan your CVS Card at the Coupon Center (red machine at front of store, limit 1)
Final price:  74¢

Total Home Paper Towel, Single Roll   $1.29
$0.50/1 when you scan your CVS Card at the Coupon Center (red machine at front of store, limit 1)
Final price:  79¢

Bumble Bee Solid White Tuna 97¢
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Bausch + Lomb Renu Fresh or Sensitive Solution (12 oz)   $7.99
$5.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/1 Renu Fresh or Sensitive 08/24/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/24/14) (future, if we get it)
$2/1 printable
Final price:  99¢ (after ECB factored in)

Stayfree Pads (14-24 count)   $2.99
$1.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/1 Stayfree Product 08/24/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/5/14) (future, if we get it)
$1/1 Stayfree Product 07/27/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/7/14)
$0.50/1 printable
Final price:  99¢ (after ECB factored in)

Chex Mix or Gardetto’s   $2.00
$2.00 ECB when you buy 3 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$0.50/2 Chex Mix 08/03/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/27/14)
$0.50/2 Chex Mix Regular, Muddy Buddies. Popped or Xtreme 06/29/2014 SS Insert (exp 8/23/14)
$0.50/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.60/2 printable
$0.50/2 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price:  $1.16 each when you buy 3 (or possible future savings) (after ECB factored in)

General Mills Cheerios, Cinn. Toast Crunch or Cocoa Puffs Cereal, 11.25-13.1 oz  (Honey Nut shown, so probably most Cheerios included) $1.97
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (Cinnamon Toast Crunch,gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (Multi-Grain Cheerios, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link) 
$0.75/1 printable (Multi Grain, worth $1 and $1/2 Cheerios)
$1.10/2 printable (Cheerios)
$1.10/2 printable (Cheerios)
$1.10/2 printable (select Cheerios, register)
$1/2 Big G Cereal 8/3/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/13/14)
$1/3 General Mills Big G Cereal 08/17/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/27/14)
$0.75/1 SavingStar eCoupon (Multi Grain Cheerios, future savings) 
$0.50/1 SavingStar eCoupon (Cinn. Toast Crunch, future savings) 
Final price:  As low as $1.22

Kool Aid Jammers or Capri Sun Juice (10 pack)   $2.50
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (Kool Aid, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/2 Capri Sun Product 08/03/2014 RP Insert (exp 9/28/14)
Final price:  $2.00

Platex Tampons (Sport or Gentle Glide)   (36 pack priced at $8.49 online)
$3.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$3/1 Coupons.com (Sport or Gentle Glide 32+ pack, gone, use if printed)
Final price:  As low as $2.49 (after ECB factored in)

Bic Disposable Razor (3-10 count)   $6.99
$2.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/1 Bic Disposable Razor 08/24/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/21/14)
$2/1 printable (Soleil Glow)
Final price:  $2.99 (after ECB factored in)

Nature Made Vitamins (excludes gummies)   Buy One / Get One Free
$2/2 Nature Made Product 07/27/2014 SS Insert (exp 8/27/14)
$2/1 Nature Made Fish Oil Product 07/27/2014 SS Insert (exp 8/27/14)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Fish Oil, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 printable
Final price:  Varies

CVS Protective Undergarments   $8.99
$3.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 3, What are ECB?)
Final price:  $5.99 (after ECB factored in)

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Get $10 CVS gift card when you spend $30 on select cosmetics and other products.  See ad/store for all items included.

** Renuzit Adjustable Air Fresheners   99¢
$10.00 CVS gift card when you spend $30.00 (can mix and match w/ other items in store)
B2G1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/3 Facebook
$1/3 printable
Final price:  67¢ each when you buy 3 (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

** Caress Bars or Body Wash (2-8 pack or 18 oz)   Buy One / Get One Free (Body Wash is $5.99 online)
$10.00 CVS gift card when you spend $30.00 (can mix and match w/ other items in store)
$0.75/1 Caress Bars or Body Wash 08/24/2014 RP Insert (exp 9/21/14) (future, if we get it)
$1/1 Caress Bars or Body Wash 07/27/2014 RP Insert (exp 8/24/14)
Final price:  $2.12 each when you buy 2 (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

** Planters Peanuts (16 oz)   $3.00
$10.00 CVS gift card when you spend $30.00 (can mix and match w/ other items in store)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/2 Planters Nuts or Peanut Butter 08/24/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/15/14) (future, if we get it)
$1/2 Planters Nuts or Peanut Butter 06/29/2014 SS Insert (exp 8/31/14)
Final price:  As low as $2.25 (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

** Hershey’s Kisses or Miniatures   $3.00
$10.00 CVS gift card when you spend $30.00 (can mix and match w/ other items in store)
$1/3 Hershey’s Miniatures, Hershey’s Kisses Chocolates, Rolo, Reese’s Minatures or Kit Kat Miniatures 08/17/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/12/14)
Final price:  $2.66 each when you buy 3 (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

** Tresemme Hair Care  Buy One / Get One 50%  (Shampoo/Conditioner is $5.49 online, Stylers start at $6.29)
$10.00 CVS gift card when you spend $30.00 (can mix and match w/ other items in store)
$2/1 Tresemme Styling Product 08/24/2014 RP Insert (exp 9/21/14) (future, if we get it)
$2/1 Tresemme Shampoo or Conditioner 08/24/2014 RP Insert (exp 9/21/14) (future, if we get it)
Final price:  $2.64  each when you buy one Styler and one Shampoo or Conditioner (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

** Maybelline New York Mascara   Buy One / Get One 50% (Great Last is $5.99)
$10.00 CVS gift card when you spend $30.00 (can mix and match w/ other items in store)
$2/1 Maybelline New York Mascara 08/03/2014 RP Insert (exp 8/30/14)
Final price:  $3.49 each when you buy 2 (less if you have more coupons) (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

** Wisk Laundry Detergent (33 loads liquid)   $4.99
$10.00 CVS gift card when you spend $30.00 (can mix and match w/ other items in store)
$1/1 Wisk Item 08/24/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/5/14)
Final price:  $3.99  (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

** St. Ives Spray or Lotion (6.5 oz or 20.3 oz)   Buy One / Get One 50% (spray is $7.99 and lotion is $6.49 online)
$10.00 CVS gift card when you spend $30.00 (can mix and match w/ other items in store)
$3/$10 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2/1 Coupons.com (hydration spray lotion, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  Varies (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

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+ Remember, final price is after you calculate future savings with Extra Care Bucks (ECB).
+ View your local CVS ad I don’t highlight all deals,  just what I think are the best.
+ Multiple manufacturers’ coupons are listed, but you can only use one for each product purchased
+ If you want to know what abbreviations mean, go HERE.
+ Coupons listed without a link are from previous coupon inserts in the AZ Republic.
+ Get coupons in the Arizona Republic for $1 per week (3 months, then cancel or pay full) HERE!  (Wed. & Sun. delivery) _______________________________________________________________________________
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CVS Deals ~ 8/17/14 – 8/23/14

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

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

Arizona Tea or Shaq Drink 50¢ (limit 10)
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Coke, 2 Liters   99¢ (limit 4)
$0.24/1 coupon when you scan your CVS Card at the Coupon Center (red machine at front of store, limit 1)
Final price:  75¢

Caliber Stationary School Supplies 77¢
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Bumble Bee Solid White Tuna 88¢ (limit 10)
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Hershey’s King Size or Twizzlers   $1.49
$0.50/1 coupon when you scan your CVS Card at the Coupon Center (red machine at front of store, limit 1)
Final price:  99¢

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste, Toothbrush or Rinse (3.5 oz, 1 count or 8 oz)   $3.99
$2.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 2, What are ECB?)
$0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste 08/10/2014 SS Insert (exp 8/23/14)
Final price:  $1.49 (after ECB factored in)

Dial Body Wash, 16 oz or Bar Soap, 6 pack   2 / $7.00
$2.00 ECB when you 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/2 Dial Body Wash or Bar Soap 08/03/2014 RP Insert (exp 8/30/14)
$2/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/2 Facebook
$1/1 Ibotta (phone app, future cash back)
Final price:  $1.50 each when you buy 2 + possible Ibotta cash back (after ECB factored in) ($1 each after ibotta factored in)

Kool Aid Jammers Juice (10 pack)   $2.50
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  $2.00

Tide Simply Clean & Fresh (25 loads)   $2.94
$0.50/1 Tide, Era, Cheer, Downy… 08/17/2014 RP Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$1/2 Tide, Era, Cheer, Downy… 08/17/2014 RP Insert (exp 9/30/14)
Final price:  $2.44 (other Tide coupons and the Tide rebate all exclude Simply Clean variety)

Nabisco Oreo or Lorna Doone Cookie   $3.00
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Product 08/10/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/20/14)
Final price:  $2.62 each when you buy 2
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Just the Basics Laundry Detergent (64 loads) $2.97
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CVS Vitamins Buy One / Get One Free
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Opti-Free or Clear Care Solution   $9.99
$5.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$3/1 Opti-Free Product 08/17/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$3/1 Clear Care Cleaning & Disinfecting Solution 08/17/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$1.50/1 Opti-Free Formula 06/29/2014 SS Insert (exp 8/23/14)
$1.50/1 Clear Care Solution or Opti-Free Formula 07/27/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/5/14)
$1.50/1 Coupons.com (Opti Free or Clear Care, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as $4.49 each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in)

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Get $10 CVS gift card when you spend $30 on select cosmetics and other products.  See ad/store for all items included.

** Clean & Clear Facial Cleanser or Astringent   Buy One / Get One 50%
$10.00 CVS gift card when you spend $30.00 (can mix and match w/ other items in store)
$1.10/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 Clean & Clear Product 07/27/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$1/1 printable
$1/1 Checkout 51 (phone app, future cash back, I used mine, not sure if it’s still there for others?)
Final price:  Varies (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

** Nestle Pure Life Water (24 pack)   $2.79
$10.00 CVS gift card when you spend $30.00 (can mix and match w/ other items in store)
$1/1 printable (CVS coupon, limit 1, use w/ coupon below)
$1.50/2 printable
Final price:  $1.54 each when you buy 2  (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

** Rimmel Cosmetics   Buy One / Get One 50% (Rimmel shadow sticks are $4.49)
$10.00 CVS gift card when you spend $30.00 (can mix and match w/ other items in store)
$1/1 Rimmel London Eye Product 08/10/2014 RP Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$1/1 Rimmel London Eye, Face or Nail Product 08/10/2014 RP Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$1/1 Redplum
Final price:  Varies (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

** Neutrogena Facial Cleanser  Buy One / Get One 50%
$10.00 CVS gift card when you spend $30.00 (can mix and match w/ other items in store)
$2/2 Neutrogena Skincare or Cosmetics Product 07/27/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$1/1 printable
Final price:  Varies (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

** St. Ives Spray or Lotion (6.5 oz or 20.3 oz)   Buy One / Get One 50% (spray is $7.99 and lotion is $6.49 online)
$10.00 CVS gift card when you spend $30.00 (can mix and match w/ other items in store)
$3/$10 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2/1 Coupons.com (hydration spray lotion, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  Varies (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

** Tresemme Hair Care  Buy One / Get One 50%
$10.00 CVS gift card when you spend $30.00 (can mix and match w/ other items in store)
$1.75/1 printable
Final price:  Variess   (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

Deal idea:
Buy St. Ives Spray Lotion (buy one, get one 50%, one is $7.99, second would be $4) = $23.98 for all 4
Buy Rimmel Shadow Stick (buy one, get one 50%, one is $4.49, second would be $2.25) = $6.74 for both
Total would be $30.72
Use two $3/$10 Coupons.com (St. Ives) and any two $1/1 Rimmel
Miuns off $8 in coupons and $10 for gift card
Get 4 spray lotions and 2 shadow sticks for $12.72!  There are lots of other ways to work this deal, see what works for you.

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+ Remember, final price is after you calculate future savings with Extra Care Bucks (ECB).
+ View your local CVS ad I don’t highlight all deals,  just what I think are the best.
+ Multiple manufacturers’ coupons are listed, but you can only use one for each product purchased
+ If you want to know what abbreviations mean, go HERE.
+ Coupons listed without a link are from previous coupon inserts in the AZ Republic.
+ Get coupons in the Arizona Republic for $1 per week (3 months, then cancel or pay full) HERE!  (Wed. & Sun. delivery) _______________________________________________________________________________
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Homeschool Convention Handout ~ Helpful Notes for Everyone!

bargain_believer_logo   So many ways to save!
Super Simple & Beyond . . .

This is the outline I used when I spoke at the homeschohol convention on Saturday, July 12th.  I’ve added links for things I can take you right to, for full information.  It should be helpful for everyone, not just people who attended the convention … hopefully!

You will be amazed how much you can save on everyday essentials and family fun!

I’ve received emails saying people have been able to quit part-time jobs, can donate extra money & other resources, have money for vacations or other fun, etc.  The savings can be BIG!!

Show up

  • Museums (many free days)
  • National Parks (free weekends)
  • Special days (National “whatever” days, store anniversaries, etc.)
  • Ask! (teacher discount?, coupons?, lowest price?)

Minimal planning

Spend $$ Up Front

  • Memberships
  • Pogo Pass ($39.98, code BARGAIN)
  • Gift card perks (gas, extra value)
  • Bulk foods (Zaycon Foods)

Change

  • Call about monthly bills (cell phone, cable, home phone, insurance, etc)
    Republic Wireless – cell phone option
  • Buy & sell used (Craigslist, garage sales, etc.)
  • Meal plan around sales (especially meat!)

Click (Online, Apps, Mobile)

Shop

Use Sunday Inserts & Printable Coupons

Drugstores

Possibly the most difficult

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

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

They have a new deal called “Healthy Offer of the Week.”  Every Tuesday a new coupon is available to load for fresh produce.

They also have one item each Friday that you’ll get 100% cash back!  You have through Sunday to make your purchase

The Arizona stores that participate are Fry’s, Bashas, CVS, and Albertsons.  (Since we don’t use loyalty cards for Albertsons, you have to go to customer service and get a special card.)

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

SavingStar eCoupons will work whether or not you combine them with other services’ coupons, but they are not intended to be used this way.  Generally, manufacturers state that it is against their policies for shoppers to redeem more than one manufacturer’s coupon for the same purchase.  Using in-store coupons in combination with SavingStar eCoupons is not a problem.  In the future, we may implement mechanisms to limit the combination of SavingStar eCoupons with other manufacturer coupons

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Make Shopping List from Mobile Device ~ You Can! (Hopefully!)

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My husband recently informed me that you can make a personalized shopping list from most mobile devices, using the handy dandy green plus signs on Bargain Believer shopping lists.  (I know that some newer devices don’t have problems.)  I told him, “Nope, tried it.”  I discovered there is a slight glitch on my phone, so that’s why I didn’t know.  (I’ll explain below.)  Did you know this!?!  I’m so excited and can’t believe I didn’t know about it.

First of all, if you don’t use the green plus signs, you’re missing out.  The items are listed by price on the sale lists, but when you click on what you want, it will categorize for you — and a whole lot more than that!  You can watch this video for more details or just click around and figure it all out.

You will need to turn off the mobile view.   The green plus signs will appear and you can click away!  A new window will pop up and you’ll have to go back and forth between them.  For Gina (iphone) and my husband (Android) that’s all they had to do.

For me (iphone), nothing appears on the list after clicking the first green plus sign.  It pulls up an empty list.  I have to click back on the store’s deal list and then back to the shopping list that opened.  It magically appears and kicks it in gear for the future green plus signs I click.

This is still not ideal.  We have bigger and better plans and my husband is working on it, but this is better than nothing.  I will be using my mobile sometimes, but will still prefer using my laptop to make lists.  Using a mobile is a slower process since you have to go back and forth between windows.

All mobiles seem to have their own issues and the plus signs weren’t really designed for mobile devices.  So, this may not work for everyone.  But, give it a shot!

Some of you have probably been doing this “forever.”  But, I’m hoping it will be news for some of you — like it was for me!!  :)

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Arizona Coupon Blog (Beyond Just Coupons!) ~ Helpful Links & Info for Newcomers

Links for You . . .

If you’re new, welcome!  If you’re not, please pass this along to those who you want to help save BIG!  :)

If you ever have questions, you can comment below a post, send us and email (juli@bargainbeliever.com or gina@bargainbeliever.om), or leave a comment on the Bargain Believer Facebook page!

In addition to highlighting super discounts for places in Arizona and nationals deals, Bargain Believer covers . . .

We do the lists each week, before the new sales even start.  We also add deals that aren’t in the ad, later in the week.  Be sure to keep checking back.

You can either scroll through the website (www.BargainBeliever.com) or click the name of the store you want to shop at, on the top of the website.  That will get you the deals you want.

Make sure you click the GREEN PLUS SIGN to make your personalized shopping list!!  I like to call them “magical.”  They will categorize all your items to make your shopping easier.  You click what you want and it goes on your list.  It will categorize everything and give you other great options for making your organizing and shopping more simple.

Here’s a  video explaining the shopping list function (aka “Magical Green Plus Signs!)  Try it, you’ll like it!  :)

The other links will help you get to some of the important information.  Also, don’t forget that there is a Facebook page!  We post additional offers over there, mostly Facebook only deals and ones we think will be gone very quickly.  You can also ask questions over there.   Plus, it’s just more interactive and I love seeing your little faces and interacting with you.   :)

Here are some links for you (in no particular order) . . .

Arizona Republic Newspaper, $12 for 3 months — home delivery on Sundays & Wednesdays, cancel at end if you don’t want to pay full price

Saving Star — future savings, 100% cash back on one item every Friday, & weekly “Healthy Offer”

Checkout 51Ibotta, Shopmium — mobile apps that give you money back for certain items

Safeway JustforU – explains everything you need to know

Organizing coupons — list of categories, etc.

Pogo Pass — annual pass for family fun around the Valley — a serious good deal!!

Zaycon Foods  — for buying bulk meats, especially boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Birthday freebie list  — over 100, sign up so freebies roll in soon!

Store policies — print out policies for store you shop at

Here are some other general links to help jog your memory.

If you want the daily emails, sign up here.  (Make sure you click on the confirmation email that you’ll receive.)

Facebook or Twitter — great way to stay connected, if you’re on there a lot

If I missed something important or you have a question, just leave a comment below.  Thanks! ~ Juli

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Are We Going to Charge for Bargain Believer? No! ~ How Can You Support Us?

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I’ve been asked if I will charge a fee for the upgrades/app my husband is working on.  No!  Unless there is a reason our income drops, we can afford to keep going the way we are.  Thankfully, my husband works for dinner (when I make it!) and doesn’t expect more.  :)

I pay four people to help with this site:  Gina, Susan, Cherie, Karen.   Let me assure you that none of them are getting rich and they all deserve more for what they do!  When there’s “extra,” I make money.  When there’s not, I don’t.  Thankfully, overall I do.  I have additional ideas for improvements, but they all take time.  Since I don’t have more of that precious commodity, it would mean hiring additional people to help.  I’m always afraid to take that leap since my income goes up and down and I’m not willing to lose money by running this website.  But, up to this point, it’s always worked out.

I’ve also been asked what you can do to thank us or help support the site.  First of all, by asking that or telling us how the site has helped you . . . you’ve brought a smile to my face and probably the other gals.  Thank you!  Beyond that, my basic answer is . . . . use this site and tell others about it, if you find value in it!

Something even more tangible that you can do is bookmark the Coupons.com page on the site:
http://www.bargainbeliever.com/blog/coupons-com-printables/

Whenever you print coupons from there (or any direct link we give), I get paid.  When you type in Coupons.com and go to their site, I don’t.  From time to time, I get paid for other links I give you, but that is one of the main ways I make money and we can continue to make the site free.

Another consistent source of income is from Google ads, as you probably know.  When you see something of interest and click on it (or just come to the site), they pay me a small amount.  It adds up!

So, please use the links we provide!  Many won’t bring me any revenue, but some do.  I try very hard not to post things just because I’ll get paid for them.  In fact, I just had a IM conversation with Susan a couple days ago, hesitating to post something because it made me money.  When I make money, I often give it extra thought — just to make sure that’s not what is motivating me to publish it.  I don’t want this site to become like so many out there . . . selling you one “bargain” after another just to make a buck or two.   I’m very firm on this.

Again, this link is a great one to bookmark and use . . . it has a value to you and to all of us who work behind the scenes.  Thank you!
http://www.bargainbeliever.com/blog/coupons-com-printables/   It’s also on the top menu bar, if that’s easier.

Thank for being here and trusting us to bring you deals we find value in!

~ Juli

P.S.  My husband is slowly working on the upgrades, but there is not a target date.  It just gets a couple hours here and there, as he can find time.  The biggest change (that will probably roll out first) will be for you to be able to move from device to device, being able to work on or pull up your completed lists.  I’m very excited and can’t wait to use it myself!

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Input, Please? ~ Bargain Believer App & Upgrades Coming!

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Long story short . . . My husband and I are going to be kid-less this weekend.  We were going to get away, but decided to stay home and work on Bargain Believer upgrades.  Don’t worry, we’ll throw in a movie or two and dinners out, also.  I decided I’m not cooking and will pretend we’re on vacation!   Do you think dinners out are tax deductible, as a business expense?   :)

What functionality do you want an app for Bargain Believer or the website to have, that it doesn’t already?  And/or, what do you love and not want to lose?  (I doubt there will be much disappearing, but some tweaking.  Additionally, it would help me clarify what is of the most value to you.)

Dream big!  My husband is an amazing programmer and most of the “crazy” ideas I’ve given him, he hasn’t thrown out.  :)  In fact, he’s said, “Well, why not have it do more?”  Amazing stuff . . . but some are way in the future since they’re . .  well, crazy good and crazy time consuming!  :)

The list we have is very long, but I don’t want to be missing anything simple or complex that you might be thinking of.  I won’t respond to each suggestion, but I promise to read them all and consider them.  I hope to add to the list and/or make my vision more clear, knowing that you want what we’ve already thought of.

Please comment below or over on the Bargain Believer Facebook page.

By the way . . . this will take hours and hours and hours, so I can’t promise when there will be any visible changes or anything tangible.  We might roll a few things out slowly — not sure yet!

Thanks so much for your input!!  It will really help us.  ~ Juli

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

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

Here’s what they say about their program:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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