‘CVS’ Articles

Facebook Problems? ~ Get Bargain Believer to Show Up in Your Feed!

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I’ve received quite a few emails recently, asking how to get Facebook updates from Bargain Believer to show up in your news feed.

The very best way seems to “like,” comment, and share posts regularly.  The people that do that say they see all the updates.  As a bonus, Facebook shows the posts with the most love, more often.  So, we love all of you that interact with our page!  It helps those who want to get the updates, but choose to remain quiet.

If you are opposed to that, hover over “liked” and make sure “following” is checked.  You have hope, but it doesn’t seem like much.  Most likely, you’ve already done that and nothing has changed.  :(

Lastly, you can check to “get notifications,”  which is an option under the “like” button.  Some love get notifications, some don’t.  Try it for awhile and see what you think.  You can always uncheck it later.

If Facebook won’t show you the love, there are other ways to follow.

Email - One email per day, usually around 3pm — good way to quickly look & see what you missed

RSS

Twitter

You could give one of those a shot or just stalk the website page each day.

Anyone have any other insight about getting your “liked” pages to show up?

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CVS Deals ~ 9/14/14 – 9/20/14

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

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

Saving Star Friday Freebie ~ Kraft Mac & Cheese or Velveeta Shells & Cheese Cups
FREE SavingStar eCoupon (future savings, exp. 9/14)
Final price:  FREE after full rebate, cash out when hit $5

Alberto V05 Shampoo or Conditioner (12.5 oz)   77¢
$0.50/2 Alberto V05 Shampoo, Conditioner or Body Wash 08/03/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/14/14)
$1/4 printable
Final price:  52¢ each when you buy 2

7 Up, A&W, Canada Dry or Sunkist, 2 Liter   99¢
$0.30/1 coupon when you scan your CVS Card at the Coupon Center (red machine at front of store, limit 1)
Final price:  69¢

Colgate Enamel Health Toothbrush or Toothpaste   $2.99
$2/1 Colgate Enamel Health or Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste 09/14/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/27/14) (future, if we get it)
$2/1 Colgate 360 Enamel Health Toothbrush or Colgate Optic White Toothbrush Whitening Pen 09/14/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/20/14)
Final price:  99¢

Progresso Soup   $1.49
$0.50/1 coupon when you scan your CVS Card at the Coupon Center (red machine at front of store, limit 1, can use w/ coupons below if you want more than one)
$0.50/2 Progresso Product 09/07/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/1/14)
$1/4 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.50/2 printable
Final price:  As low as 99¢

Kellogg’s Cereals (8.7-13.7 oz)  $2.00
$1/2 Kellogg’s Cereals 08/03/2014 RP Insert (exp 9/14/14)
$0.50/1 printable (Rice Krispies, others available to print)
$1/3 Kellogg’s Krave, Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Honey Smacks, or Frosted Mini Wheats Little Bites 09/07/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/19/14)
FREE Gallon of Milk wyb (4) Kellogg’s Cereals 09/14/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/26/14) (Note:  There was a typo in the database — it’s the RP, not SS that was listed before Sun.)
$1/2 Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats 09/07/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/19/14)
Final price:  As low as $1.50 (Gallon milk also as a $1 ECB this week, so that may be the best deal/coupon if you want 4 cereals)

Pine-Sol (24-28 oz)  $2.00
$1/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  $1.50 each when you buy 2

Herbal Essences or Aussie Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler   $3.00
FREE Herbal Essences Conditioner or Styler Product wyb Herbal Essences Shampoo 09/14/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/28/14)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Herbal Essence Sham. or Cond, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Herbal Essence Styler, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 Aussie Styler or Hairspray 09/14/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (Aussie Styler, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (Aussie Sham. or Cond, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as $1.50 each when you buy 2

M&M’s  (9.9-12.6 oz)  $2.50  (limit 10)
$1.50/2 M&M’s Chocolate Candies 08/10/2014 RP Insert (exp 9/21/14)
Final price:  $1.75 each when you buy 2

Rimmel Cosmetics   Buy One / Get One 50% (nail polish starts at $2.99)
$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)
Final price:  As low as $1.75 each when you buy 2 (less if you have 2 coupons)

Mars Fun Size Candy (9.78-11.5 oz)   $3.00
$2.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1.50/3 Mars Fun Size Bags 09/14/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/31/14)
Final price:  As low as $1.83 each when you buy 3 (after ECB factored in)

Colgate Total Mouthwash (1 liter)   $5.99
$2.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 2, What are ECB?)
$2/1 Colgate Mouthwash or Mouth Rinse 09/14/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/11/14)
Final price:  $1.99 (after ECB factored in)

L’Oreal Advanced Haircare Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler   2 / $8.00
$4/2 L’Oreal Advanced Haircare Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment Product 09/14/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/11/14)
$1/1 L’Oreal Advanced Hairstyle Product 09/14/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/11/14)
Final price:  $2.00 each when you buy 2

Tide Simply Clean & Fresh Laundry Detergent (25 loads)   $3.49
$1/1 Tide…. 09/14/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$1/2 Tide… 08/17/2014 RP Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$0.50/1 Tide… 08/17/2014 RP Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$2/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as $2.49

Nabisco Honey Maid Grahams, Belvita, Nutter Butter or Newtons (12-16 oz)   $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

Cascade Dish Detergent  (gel, powder or pacs)  $4.99
$1/1 Cascade with Clorox 08/31/2014 P&G Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$0.55/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as $3.99
Submit for up to $5 Visa card rebate here (Thanks, Kristin!)

Clairol Natural Instincts, Nice N Easy or Root Touch Up Hair Color   $6.00
$3/2 Clairol Hair Color 08/24/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/30/14)

$2/1 Clairol Hair Color 08/24/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$2/1 Clairol Hair Color 08/10/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$1.50/1 Coupons.com (Nice N Easy Root Touch Up, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1.50/1 Coupons.com (Nice N Easy, 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:  As low as $4.00

CoverGirl Cosmetics
$5.00 ECB when you spend $15.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (any, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2/1 Coupons.com (+ Olay, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1.50 off Coupons.com (Gloss Balms or XL Nails, coupon shown after clicking link)
$2.50/2 CoverGirl Nail Products 08/31/2014 P&G Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$2/1 CoverGirl Outlast Lipcolor Product 08/31/2014 P&G Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$1/1 CoverGirl Eye Product 08/31/2014 P&G Insert (exp 9/30/14)
Final price:  Varies  (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.

** Palmolive Liquid Dish Soap (10 oz)   99¢
$0.50/1 Palmolive Liquid Dish Soap 09/14/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/4/14)
Final price:  49¢ (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

** Johnson’s Baby Products   $3.99
$3/1 Facebook (gone, use if printed, Head to Toe body wash, others also available, but less value)
$0.75/1 Johnson’s Baby Product 09/14/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/9/14)
$0.75/1 Johnson’s No More Tangles Hair Care Product 09/14/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/9/14)
$0.75/1 – $1.50/2 printable (register)
Final price:  As low as $3.25 (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

** Softsoap Brand Body Wash   $3.50
$0.75/1 Softsoap Brand Body Wash 09/14/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/4/14) (worth $1)
Final price:  $2.75 (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

** Poise Pads, 16-30 count or Liners, 44-48 count   $4.99
$2/1 printable
$1.50/2 Poise Pads or Liners 08/17/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/27/14)
$1/1 Poise Pads or Liners 08/17/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/27/14)
$1/1 printable
Final price:  As low as $2.99 (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

** Kotex U Tampons 18 count, Pads 14-18 count or Liners 50-60 count   $4.49
$2/2 printable (register, share to get coupon)
Final price:  $3.49 each when you buy 2 (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

** Pampers Jumbo Pack   $8.99
$2/1 Coupons.com (Easy Ups, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2/1 printable (Easy Ups)
$1.50/1 printable (Cruisers)
$1.50/1 printable (Baby Dry)
$1.50 off Pampers Diapers or Pants 08/31/2014 P&G Insert (exp 9/30/14)
Final price:  As low as $6.99 (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

Deal idea:  Buy 3 Pampers and 1 Johnson’s = $30.96
Use three $2/1 Pampers coupons and one $0.75/1 Johnson’s couponSpend $24.21 out of pocket, get back $10 CVS gift card

Like spending only $14.21 for 3 packs of diapers and 1 Johnsons.  Easy, practical and cheap baby shower gift.

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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 ~ 9/7/14 – 9/13/14

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

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

Saving Star Friday Freebie ~ Kraft Mac & Cheese or Velveeta Shells & Cheese Cups
FREE SavingStar eCoupon (future savings, exp. 9/14)
Final price:  FREE after full rebate, cash out when hit $5

Mucinex Allergy (5 count)   $7.50
$5.50 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/1 Mucinex Allergy 08/10/2014 RP Insert (exp 9/21/14)
$2/1 Mucinex Allergy Product 09/07/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/19/14)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

Physician’s Formula Cosmetics   (concealer sticks and eyeshadow are $6.99 online)
$7.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  As low as FREE (after ECB factored in)

CVS Nicotine Stop Smoking Patch (7 patches)   $4.99
$4.99 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  FREE (after ECB factored in)

Saving Star Friday Freebie ~ Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
FREE SavingStar eCoupon (future savings, exp. 9/7)
Final price:  FREE after full rebate, cash out when hit $5

Glade Room Spray, 8-9 oz   $1.00
$1/3 coupon when you scan your CVS Card at the Coupon Center (red machine at front of store, limit 1)
Final price:  67¢ each when you buy 3

Ajax, Gain or Just the Basics Dish Soap (9-20 oz) 88¢ (limit 10)
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Bumble Bee Solid White Tuna 96¢ (limit 10)
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General Mills Cheerios, 11.25-13.1 oz   $1.88 (limit 6)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (Honey Nut, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1)
$1/3 General Mills Big G Cereal 08/24/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/4/14)
$1/2 Cheerios All Flavors 08/24/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/4/14)
$1/2 General Mills Big G Cereals 08/03/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/13/14)
$0.50/1 SavingStar eCoupon (Honey Nut, future savings)
Final price:  As low as $1.38 (or possible future savings)

Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner or select Stylers   $4.00
$5/3 Pantene Products 08/31/2014 P&G Insert (exp 9/14/14)
$2/2 Pantene Product 08/31/2014 P&G Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$2/1 Pantene Styler or Treatment Product 08/31/2014 P&G Insert (exp 9/30/14)

$2/2 Coupons.com (Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Product, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Product, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Styling Product, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as $2.00 for Styler

Purex Laundry Detergent, Ultra Packs or Crystals   $3.00
$2.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  $2.00 each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in)

Nabisco Oreo or Lorna Doone   $3.00
$1.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Product 08/10/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/20/14)
Final price:  $2.12 each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in)

Basics Water, 24 pack $2.22 (limit 3)
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M&M’s  (9.9-12.6 oz)  $3.00
$1.50/2 M&M’s Chocolate Candies 08/10/2014 RP Insert (exp 9/21/14)
Final price:  $2.25 each when you buy 2

Afrin Nasal Spray or Coricidin HBP   $5.99
$3/1 Afrin Nasal Spray 09/07/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/14/14)
$1/1 Afrin Nasal Spray 09/07/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/4/14)
$2/1 printable (Coricidin)
Final price:  As low as $2.99

Total Home Disinfecting Wipes (90 count) $3.00
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Clean & Clear Facial Products   Buy Two / Get Third FREE
$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
Final price:  Varies

Tena Product   Buy One / Get One 50%
$5/1 Tena Product 09/07/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/21/14)
Final price:  Varies

Schick Disposable Razor   (Xtreme 3 4-pack is $8.99 online)
$3.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/1 Schick Xtreme3, ST2 or ST3, Slim Twin or Quattro For Women Disposable Razor 09/07/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/5/14)
$2/1 Schick Xtreme3, ST2 or ST3, Slim Twin or Quattro for Men Disposable Razor 09/07/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/5/14)
$3/1 Schick Xtreme3, ST2 or ST3, Slim Twin, Quattro or Quattro For Women Disposable Razor 08/10/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/7/14)
$4/1 Smartsource (Hydro Silk)
$4/1 Smartsource (Hydro 5)
Final price:  As low as $2.99 (after ECB factored in)

Swiffer Sweeper or Wet Jet Refills   $3.99
$1/1 Coupons.com (Sweeper, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Wet Jet, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  $2.99

Maybelline Cosmetics
$4.00 ECB when you spend $12.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/1 Maybelline Powder, Concealer or Blush Product 09/07/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/4/14)
$1/1 Maybelline Dream Wonder Foundation or any Face Product 09/07/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/4/14)
$1/1 Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer 09/07/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/4/14)
$1/1 Maybelline Lip Product 09/07/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/4/14)
$1/1 Maybelline Mascara 09/07/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/4/14)
Final price:  Varies (after ECB factored in).

CVS Vitamins   Buy One / Get One Free
$2/1 coupon when you scan your CVS Card at the Coupon Center (red machine at front of store, limit 1)
Final price:  Varies

Pampers or Huggies Diapers or Training Pants  $8.99
$2/1 Coupons.com (Easy Ups, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2/1 printable (Easy Ups)
$1.50/1 printable (Pampers Cruisers)
$1.50/1 printable (Pampers Baby Dry)
$1.50 off Pampers Diapers or Pants 08/31/2014 P&G Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$3/1 printable (Huggies, register, diapers)
$2/1 Smartsource (Huggies Pull Ups)
$1.50/1 printable (Huggies Little Movers)
$1.50/1 printable (Huggies Little Snugglers)
Final price:  As low as $5.99

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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.

** Pepsi, 2 Liters $1.00 (limit 3, Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)
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** Gain Laundry Detergent (19-32 loads)   $5.94
$2.50/2 Gain Detergent or Fabric Enhancer 08/10/2014 RP Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$1/1 Gain Detergent or Fabric Enhancer 08/10/2014 RP Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$1/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$10 Card MIR printable
Final price:  As low as $4.69 each when you buy 2 (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

** Tide Laundry Detergent (19-32 loads)   $5.94
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.50/1 Tide Detergents… 08/31/2014 P&G Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$1/2 Tide Detergents… 08/31/2014 P&G Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$2/3 Tide Detergents… 08/31/2014 P&G Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$1/2 Tide… 08/17/2014 RP Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$10 Card MIR printable
Final price:  As low as $5.19 (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

** Neutrogena Facial Care, Specialty Bath, Hand Cream or Men’s Products
$2/2 Neutrogena Skincare or Cosmetics Product 07/27/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$2/2 printable
Final price:  Unknown  (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

** Hefty Trash Bags or Slider Bags   25% off
$1.25/1 Coupons.com (Tall Kitchen bags, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1.50/2 Hefty Slider Bags 08/10/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$1/2 Hefty Slider Bags 07/13/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$1/1 Hefty Large Black Trash Bags 07/27/2014 RP Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$1/1 Hefty Tall Kitchen Trash Bags 07/27/2014 RP Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$1/2 printable
Final price:  Varies (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

** Charmin Bath Tissue (16 rolls)   $9.99
$0.25/1 Charmin Product 08/31/2014 P&G Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (Ultra Soft or Ultra Strong, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as $9.49 (Spend $30, get $10 CVS gift card)

** Bounty Paper Towels (12 rolls, select a size)   $14.99
$0.25/1 Bounty Towel or Napkin 08/31/2014 P&G Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$0.25/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  $14.74  (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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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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