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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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CVS Deals ~ 4/20/14 – 4/26/14

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

Make sure you scan your CVS card at the Coupon Center (red machine at front of store).  If you want to see what CVS coupons will print for you, go to their webpage and login.  You can then send the offer to your card, print it at home or it will print when you scan your CVS card at the coupon center.

CVS will be open on Easter Sunday.

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths (10 count)   $3.99
FREE Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths 04/13/2014 SS Insert (exp 4/30/14)
Final price:  FREE

Poligrip Super
FREE Poligrip Super 04/06/2014 RP Insert (exp 5/6/14)
Final price:  FREE (If you don’t need this product, it’s great to donate. It would also make a cute addition to a gag gift for someone turning 40 or 50.)

Speed Stick Gear Deodorant   2 / $8.00
$3.00 ECB when you buy 2 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, print 2)
$1.50/1 Speed Stick Gear Antiperspirant/Deodorant 04/06/2014 SS Insert (exp 4/26/14)
Final price:  As low as 50¢ each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in)

Powerade (32 oz)   $1.57
$1/$1 CVS Coupon when you scan your CVS Card at the Coupon Center (red machine at front of store) (limit 1)
Final price:  57¢

Ajax Dish Liquid (14 oz)   88¢ (limit 5)
$0.25/1 Ajax Dish Liquid or any Ajax Auto Dish Pacs 04/13/2014 SS Insert (exp 5/3/14)
Final price:  63¢

Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, Krave, Raisin Bran Crunch or Honey Smacks Cereal (11-18.2 oz)   $2.49
$1.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$3/3 Coupons.com (any cereal, gone use if printed)
$1/3 Kellogg’s All-Bran, Frosted Mini-Wheats, Special K Smart Start, Mueslix, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran or Fiber Plus Cereal 04/06/2014 RP Insert (exp 5/18/14)
$1/3 printable (any, register)
$1/2 printable (Raisin Bran, register)
$1/2 printable (Frosted Flakes, register)
$3/3 printable (register)
Final price:  As low as $1.49  when you buy 1 (after ECB factored in) (If you use coupon, it’ll be the same price since you won’t get 2 ECB’s, but you’ll get 2 boxes for $1.49 each.)

Almay Cosmetics   (single eye shadows is $4.99, lip balm or makeup remover is $5.99)
$3.00 ECB when you spend $10.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$4/1 Almay Cosmetic Product 04/13/2014 SS Insert (exp 4/27/14)
Final price:  As low as $1.99 each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in) (free if  you have 2 coupons)

Wisk Laundry Detergent (32 loads liquid or 24 load packs)   $4.99
$1.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1.50/1 Wisk Item 03/09/2014 RP Insert (exp 4/20/14)
$0.50/1 Redplum
Final price:  As low as $2.49 (after ECB factored in) (This price on Sunday only as coupon expires.)

Maybelline Cosmetics   (Great Lash Mascara is $5.99, Baby Lips Lip Balm is $4.49)
$3/$15 CVS Coupon when you scan your CVS Card at the Coupon Center (red machine at front of store) (use w/ coupons below)
$3.00 ECB when you spend $10.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$1/1 Maybelline New York Lip Product 04/13/2014 RP Insert (exp 6/7/14)
$1/1 Maybelline New York Mascara 04/13/2014 RP Insert (exp 6/7/14)
$1/1 Maybelline New York Mascara 03/02/2014 RP Insert (exp 4/26/14)
$1/1 Maybelline New York Color Show Nail Lacquer 03/02/2014 RP Insert (exp 4/26/14)
$1/1 Maybelline New York Face Product 03/02/2014 RP Insert (exp 4/26/14)
Final price:  As low as $2.49 each when you buy 3 (when you buy two mascara and one lip balm) (after ECB factored in) (There are lots of other ways to work this deal.  That’s just an example of some of the lower priced items.)

Physicians Formula Cosmetics   (Several products are $9.99 and $10.99, like mascara and eyeliner)
$10.00 ECB when you spend $20.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$3/$15 CVS Coupon when you scan your CVS Card at the Coupon Center (red machine at front of store)
Final price:  $2.99 each when you buy 2 (after ECB factored in) (buy one item that’s $9.99 and one for $10.99.)

Bausch & Lomb Alaway Allergy Eye Itch Relief Product   $9.99
$3.00 ECB when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$4/1 Alaway Allergy Eye Itch Relief Product 03/30/2014 SS Insert (exp 5/31/14)
$2/1 printable
Final price:  As low as $2.99 (after ECB factored in)

OxiClean Laundry Detergent (60 oz)   $5.99
$2/1 OxiClean Laundry Detergent 03/30/2014 SS Insert (exp 5/30/14)
$2/1 printable
Final price:  $3.99

Nature Made Vitamins   Buy One / Get One Free (limit 6, mix and match)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Vit. B or D, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 printable (several available to print, register)
Final price:  Varies (CAN use coupon towards free item.)

Nature’s Bounty Vitamins   Buy One / Get One Free (limit 6, mix and match)
$1/1 Nature’s Bounty Vitamin or Supplement 03/02/2014 RP Insert (exp 5/3/14)
$2/1 Nature’s Bounty Fish Oil or CO Q-10 03/02/2014 RP Insert (exp 5/3/14)
$2/1 Nature’s Bounty Optimal Solutions Product 03/02/2014 RP Insert (exp 5/3/14)
Final price:  Varies (CAN use coupon towards free item.)

Huggies Diapers, Pull Ups, GoodNites or Little Swimmer Jumbo Packs   $8.99 (wipes $2.99)
$5.00 ECB when you spend $20.00 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/2 printable (Diapers and Wipes, This coupon is a CVS coupon and can be used with manf. coupon. However, it doesn’t show up on Chrome for me, only in IE. Search under baby to make it easier to find.)
$1.50/1 printable (Diapers, This coupon is a CVS coupon and can be used with manf. coupon. However, it doesn’t show up on Chrome for me, only in IE. Search under baby to make it easier to find.)
$0.50/1 printable (wipes, if you printed this already, it won’t be available again)
$3/1 printable (Snugglers, print 2)
$1/1 printable (Share to get $2.50/1, Slip On)
$1/1 Huggies Little Swimmers Disposable Swimpants 04/13/2014 SS Insert (exp 5/10/14)
Final price:  As low as $5.97 for all 2 diapers and 1 wipe! (after ECB factored in)
Deal idea:  Buy 2 Huggies Snugglers ($8.99 each) and 1 Huggies Wipes ($2.99) = $20.97
Use one $2/2 CVS coupon and one $1.50/1 coupon
Use two $3/1 Snugglers manf. coupon printables
Use one $0.50/1 Wipes manf. coupon printable
Pay $10.97, get back $5 ECB, making all three items only $5.97 after ECB factored in

+ 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 month (3 months, then cancel or pay full) HERE!  (Wed. & Sun. delivery)
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Are We Going to Charge for Bargain Believer? No! ~ How Can You Support Us?


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:

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!


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)

Checkout 51 Home

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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Shopping List Maker — BETTER Than you Think (Unless you already think it’s amazing, of course!!) :)


Yes, really … the list making function on Bargain Believer is unlike anything else out there.  You’re going to love it!  I get so many emails from people saying they love it and don’t know what they did without it.  I’m using it, right with you, and totally agree!

Did you know that there’s an super simple way to make your shopping list each week?  I realize that people either don’t know about this or just don’t think it’s wonderful.  It is!  I have heard from quite a few people who started using it later and emailed me to say they can’t believe they waited.  Personally, that’s how I make my own shopping list each week.

If you haven’t been clicking on the green plus signs to make your personalized shopping lists, you’re missing out!  It’s not your typical list maker.  Try it!!  There are many amazing things about it, but one is that it will categorize all your items, to make shopping easier.   Here’s a video explaining it, if you want to learn more.  You’ll probably figure most of it out by just clicking around.  However, many people that watch it tell me they learned something new.  I have to warn you that it’s about 10 min. long, though.  Sorry, I’m a babbler.  For me, that was short and sweet.  :)

Even people who don’t use coupons have told me they like making their shopping list with it.  They can quickly add sale items without having to write everything down.

Oh — If you like to have it on your mobile, email it to yourself.  Or, save it in Google Drive or another web based program.  Sorry, there’s no mobile app yet.


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Bargain Believer Blog Button ~ To Share the Logo/Link ~ THANKS!

I posted this a long time ago, but it’s been long buried.   I’m going to be lazy and just copy the same post below.  :)

Bargain Believer

If you don’t have a blog/website, you may not have any clue what a “blog button” is.  I was with you, a couple years ago, before starting this website.

It’s the image above.  Basically, it’s the little logo “thing” that you can paste onto a website, with the computer code included (also called a widget).

I was recently asked for it and I remembered that I never told you it was now on the website, if you ever want it.  (Go to “about” on the top menu bar and then “blog button.”)

I realize this won’t thrill most of you, but some of you have a personal blog or website and you like to share your favorite online websites with your readers.  If that’s you and you’d be willing to post a link to Bargain Believer — thank you very much!  It’s appreciated more than you know.

Here’s the code if you want to grab it from here:

<div align="center"><a href="http://www.bargainbeliever.com" title="Bargain Believer"><img src="http://www.bargainbeliever.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/bargain_believer_125_white.png" alt="Bargain Believer" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

Thanks to our friend, Gary, who made the logo!  It will appear on the website someday.  It doesn’t “fit” (in computer ways) and the website is waiting for a redesign — someday!  It’s been on the Bargain Believer Facebook page for a long time, but that’s as far as we got.  There’s always plenty on my “to do” list!  :)

Update:  It’s still on that list.  I’m slow!  :)


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CVS ~ Beauty Club Link ~ SIGN UP!


CVS ExtraCare members can earn double points.  You will need to sign up Have your Extra Care card number to fill out the short form.

The bonus will be given from September 16th – December 15th, but I’m not sure when the sign up deadline is, so do it right away.

They give you store credit (Extra Care Bucks) at the end of each quarter, based on your spending.  I think it’s 2%, but don’t hold me to that.  It’s just magical money that adds up, to me.  :)  It is nice to see four times a year.

While you’re there, sign up for the their Beauty Club You get $5 for every $50 you spend.  So many of their beauty deals end up being “free” (after ECB) anyway, so this is icing on the cake since those freebies go toward your total.  You’ll also get $3 on your birthday!


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New to Bargain Believer? ~ Shopping List, Facebook, Twitter, RSS, Email, Etc! :)


First of all, WELCOME!  I’m glad you’re here and hope you find ways to save for your family!  (Actually, I KNOW you will!)  :)  We focus on Arizona, though some deals are national.


If you’re active on Facebook, make sure you’ve “liked” Bargain Believer.  All updates are there right away and you have a better chance of seeing things before they disappear.  Plus, we post extra things over there sometimes, especially deals that are Facebook only deals or ones that we think will disappear very quickly.


I’m not a Twitter user, but the feeds automatically go there, so if you use Twitter, you can also follow there.  (No extras there, but all the updates on the website will be there.)  Note:  We’re having technical difficulties getting the feeds over there — hope to have it fixed soon!


Or, you can get email updates or see posts in your RSS feed.


Also, if you’re new or just never discovered the shopping list function, check it out.  You can make your own shopping lists, from the website.  (Sorry, can’t use it on mobile devices unless you have the newest iPad.  You can copy it and email it to yourself, if you want to pull it up on your mobile.)  You can customize it in many ways.  I use it myself and love it!

I made a video explaining how to use the new shopping list.  Among a few other things, it is sorted by category and so much more!!

Or . . . if you prefer to learn on your own, it shouldn’t be that hard.  Just click a green plus sign, from a shopping list on the website.  It’s fairly intuitive and you won’t have to listen to my ten minutes of babbling.  :)


And, Here’s a link to a previous post I did, that has some general information that you might find helpful.

Please ask any specific questions that you have!  You can ask on Facebook or email me:  juli@bargainbeleiver.com

Glad you’re here!


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Facebook Users ~ READ THIS!! ~ Keep Updates Showing in News Feed!


There’s good news for Facebook followers who are frustrated that they can’t see all the updates from your favorite Facebook pages, like Bargain Believer — hopefully!  :)

First of all, like” the Bargain Believer Facebook page!

Then, we have a better option to follow “pages.”  Hooray for that!

** Next, hover over “liked”and choose “Show in News Feed.”

** Don’t stop there!  If you want to see ALL UPDATES, you have to also go to “settings” (still hovering over the “liked” button) and choose “All Updates.”

I checked a couple pages I followed and I already had them to show in my feed, but not “all updates.”  I’m so happy that I don’t have to miss posts on my favorite pages and you don’t have to miss Bargain Believer updates — unless you want to.  I’ll give you a fair warning, if you don’t already know . . . we probably post 5 – 10 things per day.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you when you get sick of us!  :)  You can also choose “most updates” or “only important” if that’s more your style.

Thanks for sharing the Bargain Believer Facebook page with your friends!  So many of you have!!


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