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Amazon ~ 60% Off Logitech Products Today Only (Tuesday)

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Amazon is offering 60% off Logitech products today.  Get a wireless mouse for $9.99 or a wireless keyboard for $15.99.  These products have great reviews!

If you spend $35, you’ll get free shipping with Amazon, or if you have Amazon Prime, it will be free.

Remember, we put an Amazon search box on the top right of the website.  We’d love for you to use it and help support this site.  THANK YOU!

Note:  Amazon prices can change at any time.

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Free Trial of Pley (Rent Lego Sets)

This is a really cool idea that I had never heard of.

You know the drill, you buy a lego set for $20-$40, your child puts it together and then what?

It either sits on the shelf collecting dust or gets played with to the point of destruction and all the Legos end up in a tote.

Here’s another idea:

Get a free trial of Pley!

  • Pay as low as $9.99/month and you can rent unlimited sets of Legos!
  • You are allowed one set out at a time.
  • Shipping is free both ways.
  • Sets are cleaned and sanitized after each use.
  • Lose a piece?  They won’t charge you.
  • Cancel anytime.

A great idea is to take a picture of you child when they finish the set.  After they have done enough sets, gather the pictures into a photobook.

Seeing that one set of Lego’s runs $20-$40.  This could be a huge savings for kids that are Lego lovers.

Get a free trial of Pley, they will ship you one set to try for free!

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Amazon Prime Only $72 (Today Only)

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Today only, get Amazon Prime for a year for only $72.

Here are some more benefits of Prime:

  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items
  • Unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs
  • Instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Video
  • Free unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive
  • Read free books each month through Kindle First and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

After your first year, your Prime membership will renew for $99/year. Cancel anytime.

If you don’t want Prime, today only, you can watch all 10 episodes of the Golden Globe winning show Transparent.

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40% off Shoes at Target TODAY ONLY (1/23)

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Get 40% off shoes for the whole family at Target (limit 4 pairs) — TODAY (1/23) ONLY!

Load the Cartwheel coupon and print out the barcode or use their app in the store.  It’s really easy.

There’s a limit of 4 and it includes all these brands:
C9 by Champion®, Cherokee, Circo, Converse One Star, Genuine Kids from OshKosh, Mad Love, Merona®, Mossimo Black, Mossimo Supply Co., S SPORT BY SKECHERS, Xhilaration

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Look around at other Cartwheel offers.  There’s also a 20% off women’s clearance that you can load.

If you have the app, you can scan everything you put in your basket to see if there’s an offer.  Sometimes, it’s a big discount, sometimes small, something nothing.  Kids love it!  Train them to be your bargain scanner while you’re there.

More details here, if you’re not familiar with Cartwheel.

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Amazon Search Box Added ~ Thanks for Using It!

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The one on the top right of the website does.

We added an Amazon search box to the top right of the website.  We’d love for you to use it, to start your Amazon search and help support this site.  Even if you don’t end up buying the exact item you begin your search for, we receive a small percentage of what you spend.  It adds up and makes a huge difference, allowing us to continue what we do, without charging you.  THANK YOU!

Plus, who doesn’t like Amazon?  Even if I don’t end up purchasing the item from Amazon, I always like to start there, for a comparison.  The majority of the time, I end up making my purchase from them.  They are very competitive, even during the holidays.  As Christmas approaches, we seem to see an Amazon package on our doorstep every couple days . . . and they aren’t gifts from anyone or even for anyone, quite often.  Merry Christmas, to us!  :)

Thank you for being here and trusting us to bring you great deals, while supporting our site at the same time.  It’s truly appreciated!

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Lower Cell Phone Bill & Other Monthly Expenses ~ Possibly Just Ask! (Juli’s Cox Success Story!) :)

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I haven’t posted this for awhile.  My success this morning prompted me to do it again.  Here’s my story, if you have time to read it . .    :)

My husband has started working from home a lot.  This morning, he asked if I could call and bump our internet speed up.  I took that as a challenge to increase our speed AND pay less.  :)

I called Cox and told them I was shopping around and wanted to know the lowest rates they could offer.   I said that I felt like I was paying too much and it wasn’t very fast.  They acted like they couldn’t work with me since we don’t have cable (or want it).  Bottom line, I could bump up my speed but it would cost me $5 more per month.  I told them I was still shopping around.  Part of me was thinking $5 wasn’t bad, but I also felt like the guy wasn’t fully engaged or caring about digging deeper for rates.

I hung up and called the same number again, right away.  I gave the next guy the same spiel.  It was a short call and I’m paying just about $2 less each month, instead of paying $5 more.  That’s not a huge savings, but I’ll take an extra $7 in my pocket each month.

Gina had some significant positive results when she called around recently.  I highly recommend you do the same.

Here’s what I’ve posted before.  I’m just going to copy it . . .

Call all the places where you pay a monthly service.  Tell them you are trying to lower your monthly bills and that you’re calling around to get rates.  Tell them you want the lowest price they can give you, so you can do a comparison.  You’ll be surprised that you may get it lowered!

Beyond that, a favorite of mine is Republic WirelessTheir 3G plan that has unlimited everything is only $25 per month!!  I can’t believe what people pay for cell service.  It blows my mind.  (Their fine print says if you use more than 5GB of data in a month, they’ll slow you down.  They’ll also “forgive” you once every 6 months.”)

My husband uses their $10 per month plan and loves it.  He has unlimited calls and texting.  For that plan, you won’t have 3G, but you can connect to any wireless network.  The best part is that you can switch to the 3G (or any plan) and get a pro-rated rate, whenever you need it.   That’s true with any of their plans.  I know the $10 plan isn’t for everyone, but it also may be just what someone is looking for.  You can see their various plans by clicking “plans” on the top menu bar at this link.

Currently, I use Virgin Mobile, but I really can’t recommend them, due to several customer service issues I’ve had with them over the past two years or so.  But, they have similar pricing.  Be prepared to pay for your monetary savings in time on the phone and frustration, though.  :(

Both require you to purchase the phone, but don’t have any contracts.  (I will probably switch to Republic sometime, but I can’t rationalize paying for a new phone when mine is fairly new and works fine for what I need.)

Most of you are probably under contract now, but tuck the information away for the future.  I’ll try to remember to remind you from time to time.  :)

Note:  There are similar plans the above out there, but thee are the ones we have the most have experience with.

And . . . don’t forget to call your other monthly service providers . . . insurance, TV, home phone, internet, cell phone, energy provider (SRP or APS), newspaper, gym membership, and ??  You’ll know what they are — the ones that kill you to keep paying more than you like . . . every single month!

Note:  Kelly, reminded me . . . ask APS or SRP if you think you might qualify for a discount, due to low income.  It’s worth asking and seeing if you qualify! (Thanks, Kelly!)

Note:  As I finished this post, it hit me that I might be able to become an affiliate with Republic Wireless.  I looked and they have a program.  I just wanted you to know that I will receive a commission if you sign up with my link, but that was not my original intent in sharing this information.  I’m still amazed that I can share so many deals that I think are awesome — and get paid!  Thanks for using my links.  It helps support everyone who works hard on this site.  It’s the only way I can keep all this going — too much work for me to do alone!  Your support is appreciated!

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Welcome Channel 5 Viewers! ~ Helpful Links for You (and others!) :)

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If you saw the segment, let’s just say you’ve been up and moving longer than I have.  Thankfully, there are such things as recorded television & scheduling blog posts.  :)   I’m not a morning person.

Since you were up so early,  if you need a cup (or another cup?) of coffee to keep you going, read this post FREE today today (Monday)!  :)

Here’s a link to a bunch of other helpful links.  I’ll just send you there instead of putting them all in this post.

Here’s the current Walmart ad matching list I showed you that you can get produce for a super price.  Please note that some prices are only valid on certain days of the week, so you can’t get them all today.  But, we’ll have a new list up on Tuesday night.  It’s a super simple way to save big!

Here are the deals that were shown (assuming they were — I’m still in bed . .  remember that non-morning thing and the scheduling thing!?!)  :)  You can get them all FREE with printable coupons this week.  If your store is out, ask for a raincheck!

Almost always, you can print two of each coupon, from each printing device you have.  It’s illegal to photocopy them, so don’t do that!  You can bookmark this coupon page and find great coupons anytime.

At Fry’s: (See full list of Fry’s coupon match ups here.)

Ivory Bar Soap, 3 pack   $1.00 (thru 9/30 at Fry’s)
This was not in their ad, so your store will probably not give you a raincheck.  Warning:  Most stores seem to be out now.  :(
$0.25/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1)
Final price:  FREE

Angel Soft Bath Tissue (4 pack)   $1.00 (thru 9/30 at Fry’s)
In ad, get raincheck if store is out.
$0.45/1 printable (worth $1, has not reset, but it may work if you haven’t printed in awhile, Thanks, Lisa!)
Final price:  As low as FREE

Carefree Liners (20-22 count)   $1.00 (reg. price at Fry’s)
$0.50/1 printable (worth $1)
Final price: FREE

Brawny Paper Towels   $1.00 (thru 9/30 at Fry’s)
In ad, get raincheck if store is out.
More details on this coupon/experience here, if you want to read it and be prepared.  We’ve also heard that all stores got a memo that it’s valid, so you may have better luck this week.
$0.55/1 printable (worth $1)
Final price:  FREE

And, one I didn’t show (from Fry’s) . . .

Angel Soft Facial Tissue (72-ct)   $1.00 (thru 9/30 at Fry’s)
$0.50/1 printable (worth $1, has not reset, but it may work if you haven’t printed in awhile, Thanks, Lisa!)
Final price:  FREE

At Safeway: (See full list of Safeway coupon match ups here.)

Bounty Basic Paper Towel (single roll)   99¢ (thru 10/14 at Safeway)
$0.25/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1)

Final price:  FREE

Carefree Liners (20-22 count)   99¢  (thru 11/7 at Safeway)  NEW
$0.50/1 printable (worth 99¢)
Final price: FREE

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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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AZ (Phoenix Area) Fundraiser Idea = Sell Pogo Passes!

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Are you or your kids in a group or school that does fundraisers?  Pogo Pass might be perfect!  The group gets a $5 commission for each pass sold — which can add up since they are usually bought as a family or with a group of friends.

Bonus — There’s nothing for you to deliver!  You just print flyers and hand them out.  Or, you can post the information electronically on Facebook pages, emails, and newsletters.  All purchases are made online, with your unique tracking code or discount code.

So many people have told me that this is the best $40 they’ve spent.  I agree.  The value is amazing.  I love the fact that a fundraiser can be for something that is a good value to the people buying it and not an overpriced item, just to generate funds.

If you are interested, send me an email and I can get you the full details.  (juli@bargainbeliever.com)

I hope some of you have connections to the perfect group this can benefit!

What is a Pogo Pass?  (Just in case you don’t know . .  )  :)

  • Another high value venue is coming soon . . . stay tuned!
  • Sunsplash (ONE visit anytime, valid 2014 season ending 9/14, not sure about next season)
  • Sea Life Aquarium (TWO visits, anytime)
  • Phoenix Zoo (TWO visits, anytime)
  • Diamondbacks Games (TWO games – last game this season is 9/12)
  • Rattlers Games (THREE games, dates will be added throughout season)
  • i.d.e.a. Museum (TWO visits anytime, except opening weekends – three weekends per year)
  • ASU Sporting Events (women’s basketball, soccer, wrestling, volleyball, gymnastics, track and field)
  • Enchanted Island (FOUR visits, Fridays & Saturdays, most rides included)
  • Jump Street (TWO visits, Monday & Wednesdays, Chandler or Glendale)
  • Stratum Laser Tag (TWO visits, dates and times listed)
  • Phoenix Rock Gym (TWO visits, gear is $5, if needed)
  • Tempe Paintball (TWELVE visits, one per month, not Saturdays, includes gun rental, air & 100 paintballs!)
  • National Comedy Theatre (THREE visits, Fri. and Sat., with occasional Thurs. Seating is limited. Call to reserve seating.)
  • Skateland & Great Skate (TWO visits per month, skate rental not included, but can bring your own)
  • Brunswick Zone (TWO visits per week, shoe rental not included, excludes Sat. and some other special days)

To purchase:  Go to the Pogo Pass website (That link should get you the $39.98 rate.  If not, use the code BARGAIN.)

** Each person needs one, unless they’re 2 or younger.  Most places won’t charge admission and it’s not worth buying them one.  If you have a three year old, check the venues you will use and see what their policy is for three year olds.

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It is Well . . . (Personal Note from Juli)

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This was taken in Hawaii (in Oct), where Mom took us (with our families)
after being told she had a short time to live.

We had a trip of a lifetime, filled with great memories!
I am on the left, with my two sisters on the other side.
Here’s a link to her obituary.

I realize it’s not for everyone.  Be assured that I’m still here to bring you bargains from Arizona, not just ramblings that you may not agree with.  But, for those of you who want to read . . . keep going.

It is Well!

This was written on July 22nd, “in the middle of the night,” as I couldn’t sleep — about 30 hours before she died on July 23rd, 2014.

My mom is dying.  Cancer is taking her.  I don’t like it.

I can’t help but think of Hortio G. Spafford’s story.  He wrote the hymn “It is Well with my Soul” after his four daughters had drowned.  His wife survived the shipwreck and remembered a friend saying, “It’s easy to be grateful and good when you have so much, but take care that you are not a fair-weather friend to God.”

So, I am thankful to God now . . . right now, in the midst of tears and a broken heart.  I am a friend of God in the good times and the bad.  My life is full of blessings.  Life will never be the same without my mom, but it will still be the perfect life God has for me.  That doesn’t seem possible right now, but I will trust.

I’ve been here before, with the heavy burden of death lurking.  Our newborn son lived only five weeks, never leaving the hospital.  Going through that pain and still being in love with God and with the life He has given me, produced a firm confidence.  I will not only survive, I will thrive!  I have a peace and joy that can’t be taken from me.

There will be days when I need to dig for the deep joy I have, when I’m not able to count on the surface happiness to get me through.  I will need that true joy since I will feel pain that I don’t want to feel.  I’ll experience anguish that, at moments, will feel unbearable.  I will have small regrets.  I’ll cry so much that my head will hurt for days.  I’ll feel the emptiness of daily tasks that will make doing them seem wrong.  I will make friends and even strangers feel uncomfortable as I shed a tear at a seemingly random time.  It’s the “little stuff” that will get me most, which really makes up the “big stuff” in life.  I have so many “little stuff” memories with my mom that will be cherished and remembered, often.

Hopefully, it won’t take me long to look beyond my own hurt and wonder what everyone else at the grocery store (or wherever!) is dealing with.  Then, I can hope that the wonder will turn into an opportunity for me to listen to or encourage someone who needs it.  That’s what my mom would have done.  There’s pain all around us and nobody is immune.

My mom will be fine, beyond fine!  She believes Jesus is her savior and is forgiven and ready to be welcomed into heaven.  I truly believe that.  So, I need to change my thinking.  Cancer is not taking her.  God is taking her home.  It is well with my soul . . . past, present, and future!

“When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.”

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