‘CVS’ Articles

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 and automatically 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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Aveeno Only $1.32 Each at CVS


$3.00 off any two AVEENO products  I’ve been a couponer for years, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen Aveeno products this low.   I thought the deal was good before, but now we have a new coupon!  Print this coupon for $3.00 off any two AVEENO products and score this super deal at CVS this week.  If they are out, just ask for a raincheck!  CVS is always so nice about giving those out.

Aveeno Facial Cleanser, Wipes/Pads, Lotion, Hand Cream, Body Wash or Bath Treatment   $5.99
$10.00 ECB when you buy 3 (limit 1, What are ECB?) (other Aveeno included in ECB, but priced higher)
$3/2 Coupons.com (any, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link) NEW
$2/1 Coupons.com (Eczema Hand Therapy Creme, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, may be priced higher) NEW
$1/1 Aveeno Product 08/24/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$2/2 Aveeno Product 08/24/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Body Wash, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2/2 printable
$1/1 printable
Final price:  $1.32 each when you buy 3 (after ECB factored in) (You’ll need one of the $3/2 coupons and one of the $1/1.)  (You may want to print the $2/1 in case that is included with the $5.99 items to get an even better deal!)

You can see all the CVS deals here.

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CVS Deals ~ 9/28/14 – 10/4/14

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

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

Crest Sensitive Toothpaste, Rinse or Brushes   $4.79
$3.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 2, What are ECB?)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Rinse, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2/2 Coupons.com (Rinse, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Toothpaste, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1.50/1 Crest Sensi-Relief, Sensi-Namel or Sensi-Repair and Prevent Paste 09/14/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$1/1 Crest BE, Sensi-Relief, 3D White Brilliance Toothpaste or 3D White Booster 08/31/2014 P&G Insert (exp 9/30/14)
Final price:  As low as 29¢ (after ECB factored in)

Colgate 360 Manual Toothbrush   $3.49
$2.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 2, What are ECB?)
$1/1 Colgate 360 or Slim Soft Manual Toothbrush 09/28/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/18/14)
Final price:  49¢ (after ECB factored in)

Earth Essentials Bath Tissue or Just the Basics Paper Towels (single roll) 50¢
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Campbell’s Spaghettio’s   88¢
$0.40/3 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.50/3 printable (register)
Final price:  71¢ each when you buy 3

Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditione or Stylers   $3.00
$2/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner, Treatment or Styling Product 09/07/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/4/14)
Final price:  $1.00

Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick Deodorant   Buy One / Get One Free ($3.49 online)
$0.50/1 Speed Stick Lady Antiperspirant/Deodorant 09/21/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/11/14)
$0.50/1 Speed Stick Men’s Antiperspirant/Deodorant 09/21/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/11/14)
Final price:  $1.25 each when you buy 2 (CAN use coupon toward free item)

Aveeno Facial Cleanser, Wipes/Pads, Lotion, Hand Cream, Body Wash or Bath Treatment   $5.99
$10.00 ECB when you buy 3 (limit 1, What are ECB?) (other Aveeno included in ECB, but priced higher)
$3/2 Coupons.com (any, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link) NEW
$2/1 Coupons.com (Eczema Hand Therapy Creme, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link) NEW
$1/1 Aveeno Product 08/24/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$2/2 Aveeno Product 08/24/2014 SS Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Body Wash, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2/2 printable
$1/1 printable
Final price:  As low as $1.32 each when you buy 3 (after ECB factored in) (You’ll need one of the $3/2 coupons and one of the $1/1.)  (You may want to print the $2/1 in case that is included with the $5.99 items to get an even better deal!)

Xtra Laundry Detergent (30 loads) $1.44 (limit 6)
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Tresemme Shampoo or Condtioner, 32 oz or Stylers, 8-11 oz   $4.00
$5/2 Tresemme Product 09/28/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/26/14)
Final price:  $1.50 each when you buy 2

Nutella Spread   $2.50
$1/1 Nutella Hazelnut Spread Jar 08/17/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/15/14)
Final price:  $1.50

Hershey’s Snack Size Candy or Twizzlers Twists (8.8-22 oz)   $3.00
$3/3 when you scan your CVS Card at the Coupon Center (red machine at front of store,, use w/ coupon below)
$1.50/3 Hershey’s Reese’s, Kit Kat, Hershey’s, York, Almond Joy, Mounds, Payday, Jolly Rancher, Milk Duds, Whoppers or Twizzlers Snack Size Bags 09/28/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/18/14)
Final price:  $1.50 each when you buy 3

Physicians Formula Cosmetics   (concealer stick is $6.99, 2-in-1 concealer is $8.49)
$5/$15 any cosmetics purchase when you scan your CVS card at the Coupon Center (red machine at front of store)
$7.00 ECB when you spend $10.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
Final price:  $1.74 each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in) (There are several products priced at $9.99.  The ECB will print if you are 1¢ short, so you could pick up just one item for $2.99 if you want.)

Dimetapp 4 oz, Children’s Advil 24 count or 4 oz liquid, Robitussin 16-20 count or 4 oz liquid, Advil Allergy & Congestion Relief 10 count, or Advil Cold & Sinus 20 count   $4.99
$3/1 Redplum (Robitussin, Dimetapp or Children’s Advil) NEW
$3/1 Dimetapp Product 09/28/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/6/14)
$3/1 Robitussin Children’s Product 09/28/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/6/14)
$3/1 Robitussin Product 09/28/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/6/14)
$3/1 Advil Congestion Relief, Allergy & Congestion Relief, Cold & Sinus or Allergy Sinus Product 09/28/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/6/14)
Final price:  $1.99

Aleve PM (20 count)   $4.99
$3/1 Aleve PM Product 09/28/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/18/14)
$5/$25 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price:  $1.99 (or possible future savings)

Red Baron Pizza Singles   $3.00
$1/2 printable (singles)
Final price:  $2.50 each when you buy 2

Milk Bone Dog Treats   $3.50
$1/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  $3.00 each when you buy 2

L’Oreal Ever Products   $5.99
$3/2 L’Oreal OleoTherapy, EverPure, EverStrong, EverSleek, EverCreme or EverCurl Shampoo or Conditioner 09/07/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/4/14)
$2/1 L’Oreal OleoTherapy, EverPure, EverStrong, EverSleek, EverCreme or EverCurl Treatment 09/07/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/4/14)
Final price:  $3.49 each when you buy 2 (only $1.99 for one if the Treatments are included)

Dunkin’ Donuts Ground Coffee (11-12 oz)   $6.99
$1.50/1 Dunkin’ Donuts Ground Coffee 09/28/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/26/14)
Final price:  $5.49

Nature’s Bounty Vitamins (select varieties)   Buy One / Get One Free
$2/1 Nature’s Bounty Product 09/14/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/14/14)
$2/1 Nature’s Bounty Hair Skin Nails 09/14/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/14/14)
$2/1 Nature’s Bounty Optimal Solutions Product 08/03/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/2/14)
$2/1 Nature’s Bounty Optimal Solutions Hair, Skin & Nails Product 08/03/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/2/14)
$1/1 Nature’s Bounty Vitamin or Supplement 08/03/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/3/14)
$2/1 Nature’s Bounty Dual Spectrum Product 08/03/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/3/14)
$3/1 Nature’s Bounty Fish Oil or CO Q-10 08/03/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/3/14)
Final price:  Varies

Crest Sensi-Stop Strips (6 count)   $19.99
$2.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 2, What are ECB?)
$3/1 Crest Sensi-Stop 09/28/2014 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$3/1 Crest Sensi-Stop 09/14/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$2/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as $14.99 (after ECB factored in)

 

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Spend $25 on select P&G products, get $5 ECB.  There are more items included in this sale.  I listed the best deals from their ad.  See ad/store for more details.  You need to be at $25 before you hand over your paper coupons.

** Dawn Dish Soap (9 oz, Hand Renewal shown)   99¢
$0.50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal, Power Clean, Bleach Alternative or Oxi 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:  As low as 49¢

** Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler   $3.33
$2/1 Pantene Styler or Treatment 09/14/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$3/2 Pantene Product 09/14/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$2/1 Pantene Styler or Treatment Product 09/28/2014 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$2/2 Pantene Products 09/28/2014 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$5/3 Pantene Product 09/28/2014 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$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)
$2/1 Coupons.com (Styler, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$4/2 Coupons.com (any, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as $1.33 (Spend $25, get $5 ECB)

** CoverGirl Cosmetics   Buy One / Get One 50%
$5/$15 any cosmetics purchase when you scan your CVS card at the Coupon Center (red machine at front of store, use w/ coupons below)
$2.50/1 CoverGirl +Olay Product 09/28/2014 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/14) 
$1.50/1 CoverGirl Face Product 09/28/2014 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$2/1 CoverGirl Outlast Lipcolor Product 08/31/2014 P&G Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$2.50/2 CoverGirl Nail Products 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)
$1.50/2 Coupons.com (XL Nail, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1.50/1 Coupons.com (Lash Blast Mascara, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 Coupons.com (shadow or liner, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1.50/2 Coupons.com (Gloss Balm or XL Nail, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (any, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  Varies (Spend $25, get $5 ECB)

** Clairol Natural Instincts, Nice N Easy or Root Touch Up Hair Color   $6.00
$5/2 Clairol Hair Color 09/28/2014 P&G Insert (exp 10/12/14)
$2/1 Clairol Hair Color 09/28/2014 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$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 $3.50 each when you buy 2 (Spend $25, get $5 ECB)

** Pampers Diapers   $8.99 (wipes are $2.99)
$2 off Pampers Diapers or Pants AND Wipes 09/28/2014 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/14) (future, if we get it)
$1.50 off Pampers Diapers or Pants 08/31/2014 P&G Insert (exp 9/30/14)
$2/1 Coupons.com (Easy Ups, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as $6.99 (Spend $25, get $5 ECB)

Deal idea:  Buy 7 Pantene (4 shampoo/conditioner, 3 stylers) and 2 Dawn =  $25.31
Use two $4/2 Coupons.com, three $2/1 Styler coupons, plus the $0.50/1 and $0.25/1 Dawn
Pay $10.56 at the register, get back $5 ECB.
Like paying only $5.56 for 7 Pantene and 2 Dawn!!!!!

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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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Changes to Saving Star

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Saving Star is making some changes.  If you have logged in to your Saving Star account recently, you’ve probably seen the big box on top explaining things.

If not, here it is:

Important Account Change: Kroger

The way you save at Kroger stores will soon change. Starting on October 1, Kroger will transition from an “automatic” (loyalty card) retailer and instead participate as a receipt-scanning retailer. This means that you will redeem SavingStar offers at Kroger stores by submitting a picture of your receipt, instead of linking SavingStar offers to your Kroger card. This change impacts all Kroger stores, including: Kroger, Dillons, Baker’s, Gerbes, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, JayC, King Soopers, City Market, PayLess, Owen’s, QFC, Ralphs, and Smith’s. This was a corporate decision made by Kroger.

All SavingStar offers redeemed at Kroger-owned stores using your loyalty card must take place by September 30 (rewards will post to your account on or before October 9). Starting October 1, all redemptions will be credited when you submit a picture of your receipt, either through the SavingStar app or SavingStar.com.

New Retailers

We are pleased to announce that also starting in October, you’ll be able to redeem SavingStar offers at new stores – Safeway, Vons, Food 4 Less and H-E-B – by submitting a picture of your receipt using the SavingStar app (or submitting it through SavingStar.com).

Other recently added retailers include: Walmart, Target, Kmart, BJ’s, Costco, Sam’s Club, Walgreens, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Meijer, and WinCo.

If you are new to Saving Star, sign up here and then download their mobile app.  For stores without a loyalty card (like Target) you will need to submit a receipt through the app.

So for now if you shop at CVS, Albertsons or Bashas, you will still get automatic savings via your loyalty card or Upromise keytag at Albertsons.

Starting October 1st, you will now need to take pictures of your Fry’s receipts and submit it via the app to get your savings.  Safeway is also being added, so that’s a bonus, but you’ll have to take a picture of your receipt.  With the app, they cover most stores.  But, it’s just another step for us now.  I kind of liked not having to take pictures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RSS

Twitter

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

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

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Homeschool Convention Handout ~ Helpful Notes for Everyone!

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

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

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

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

Show up

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

Minimal planning

Spend $$ Up Front

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

Change

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

Click (Online, Apps, Mobile)

Shop

Use Sunday Inserts & Printable Coupons

Drugstores

Possibly the most difficult

Don’t miss a deal!

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Click on verification link that you’ll receive.

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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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