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10 Giveaway Winners! ~ Thanks to Sponsors & Everyone Who Entered!

10,000 Facebook Friends!
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We are so grateful that you’re here!

Thanks for being here and for participating in the 10,000 Facebook friends giveaway!  If you haven’t liked Bargain Believer on Facebook, do it now!  We share a few extra deals over there and it’s more interactive.  We’d love for you to be part of a great community of bargain seekers.

Every single giveaway was donated, so please show some love to the sponsors below.  Follow them on Facebook, check out their websites, and/or support their business.  They are all great places for your family to use/enjoy!

The winners are listed below each graphic below . . .

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#1 Bashas’:  $25 gift card
Art (aho . . @cox.net)

big_surf#2 Big Surf:  5 tickets
Meli (xa . . . @gmail.com)

bookmans#3 Bookman’s: $50 gift card (two winners!)
Jamie D: (jj . . . @cox.net)
Evelyn R: (eo. . . @yahoo.com)

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#4 Culver’s:  4 value basket coupons
Heather (heather . . . 9@gmail.com)

DL6_20100813_00967-Final (1)#5 Disney: 4 tickets to Disney Live! show
Cathy E: (wc . . . @hotmail.com)

flipside#6 Flipside:  4 three-hour attraction passes
Ana: (sig . . . @yahoo.com)

frys_logo#7 Fry’s:  $50 gift card
Debbie P: (djp . . . @q.com)

jesterz#8 JesterZ Improv Comedy:  4 tickets (3 winners!)
See discount code, at link above, if you want to go!
Jodi: (j2 . . . yahoo.com)
Emily H: (em . . . 1@gmail.com)
Elizabeth: (liz . . . . 4@msn.com)

organ_stop_pizza_logo#9  Organ Stop Pizza (Mesa):  Family Fun pack
Promotion through 8/31 listed in post.  Go visit soon, if you didn’t win!
Valerie A.: (gem . . . 4@hotmail.com)

pogo_logo#10 Pogo: 2 passes
Sherrie C: (sher . . . er@gmail.com)

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Laminator (Good Reviews!) ~ $17.99!

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There is a super deal on a Scotch Thermal laminator on Amazon.  It’s only $17.99 (reg. $80.49, though I don’t fully believe that.)  It gets great reviews!

Shipping is free if you have Amazon Prime or if you find some other things to add up to $35, you’ll get free shipping.

When you go to the link above, you’ll also see links to the refills, down below.  You could add in some of those to get to $35, if you don’t have anything else you need.

Prices on Amazon can change at any time.  If you want it, jump on it while it’s low!

(Thanks, Jen!)

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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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Sam’s Club Membership = $45 w/ $45+ Back in Gift Cards & Free Food!

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Today (7/25) is the last day to purchase this . . .

It’s a super time to get a Sam’s Club membership!  You can go directly to Groupon and make the purchase, or if you have/want an Ebates account, start there!  You’ll gt 6% cash back, into your account!  Below are the details on how to use Ebates.

$45 for a Sam’s Club Savings Membership package ($91.23 total value) – NEW MEMBERS ONLY

  • One-year Sam’s Club Savings Membership (a $45 value)
  • Complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household member
  • $20 gift card valid for any in-club, online or fuel purchases
  • Four Fresh-food vouchers, redeemable at the time of membership activation through Monday, October 27, 2014 (a $26.23 value), including:
    • Sliced oven-roast turkey (22 oz. – $7.98 value)
    • Ciabatta rolls (8 ct. – $3.99 value)
    • Black bean five-layer dip (28 oz. – $7.98 value)
    • Apple pie (10” – $6.28 value)
  • As an added bonus, all new Sam’s Club members will receive $80 in special members-only savings on select popular items.¹ These savings are valid 30 days after membership activation

Ebates instructions . . . .

The best way to do it is to start at Ebates.   That way, you will earn an additional 3% rebate (to cash out when you hit $10).  Even better . . . I also think you will earn a $10 Target (or other) gift card, if you are a new customer, placing an order over $25.  (I can’t verify this since I’m an existing customer.  If you verify, please let us  know.)

Then, from Ebates, search “Groupon.”  Click through to the Groupon site, from Ebates, and you’ll do everything like you would if you went directly to Groupon.  Search “Sam’s Club” to find the deal.  (Make sure you are in the tab that opens up from Ebates or you may not get credit.)  Hopefully, you’ll see a $10 gift card show up in your account or mailbox soon!

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Whoa!! ~ KitchenAid 7-Cup Food Processor for only $29.67 Shipped!! (For Kohl’s Charge Customers)

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Think Christmas, weddings, birthdays, anything! . . .  if you already have one!  :) . . . . . . Get a KitchenAid 7-cup food processor (selling on Amazon for $84.00) for only $29.67 SHIPPED on Kohls.com if you’re a charge customer.

The best way to do it is to start at Ebates.   That way, you will earn an additional 3% rebate (to cash out when you hit $10).  Even better . . . I also think you will earn a $10 Target (or other) gift card, if you are a new customer, placing an order over $20.  (I can’t verify this since I’m an existing customer.  If you verify, please let us  know.)

Then, from Ebates, search “Kohl’s.”  Click through to the Kohl’s site, from Ebates, and you’ll do everything like you would if you went directly to Kohl.com.  (Make sure you are in the tab that opens up from Ebates or you may not get credit.)  Hopefully, you’ll see a $10 gift card show up in your account or mailbox soon!

If you don’t want to use Ebates, go directly to Kohls.com.

Then, search for “KitchenAid 7-Cup Food Processor.”

Then, use these codes:

HOMESALE10 = $10 off your $50 home department purchase (exp. 8/2)
JUST4U = $15 off your $50 purchase (unsure of ending date, assuming 7/20)
BEACH30 =  30% off for Kohl’s card customers (exp. 7/20)
JULYMVC = free shipping for for Kohl’s card customers (exp. 7/20)

End up paying only $29.67 including tax and shipping!!

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Believe me, there’s more you can find on Kohl.com right now!   See this post if you don’t know what I’m talking about and find more coupon codes.  There are super deals in the men’s department, too!

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:) Quadruple WOW! ~ Household & Men’s BARGAINS at Kohl’s.com w/ Codes Stacked

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I’ve posted this before, but there are new codes for the home department and I wanted to remind you to use Ebates to save an additional 3%!!  You can use up to four codes together, for AMAZING SAVINGS!  (Two codes are only for Kohl’s charge customers.)

There are some super deals you can get online at Kohl’s right now.   The best news is that you can stack codes and use them use them together!!

I’ve placed three orders so far and it just hit me . . . I wasn’t using Ebates!!  :(  If you start there, you’ll get 3% in your account, on top of all this!!  Read more about Ebates here.  I’m pretty sure you’ll also get at $10 gift card to select places (Target was included) when you make your first $20 purchase.  I can’t tell for sure, since I’m not new.  Note:  If you use Ebates, after you click through their link, don’t come back here and use any Kohl’s links in this post.  You need to make sure you’re shopping through them, not with one of my links.  If you don’t use Ebates, thanks for using my links since I get a small commission.

Let us know what bargain you find on Kohls.com!

Basically, you want to use two coupon codes for dollars off (men’s or household, especially WITH an open coupon off anything) and then the 30% off (for charge customers or 15% for non-customers) and the free shipping (for charge customers).

So, an example is to use the $10 off $30 OR $15 off $50 coupons (for anything) WITH a $10 off men’s coupon (if total is still at $30) and an additional percent off coupon, along with the free shipping!

Note:  If you’re on a mobile, it might only allow two codes.  (Thanks, Meghan!)  If you’re not, make sure you login and indicate how you will pay.  Once it “knows” it’s a Kohl’s charge, you can enter those codes.

GR8FINDS = $10 off your $30 purchase  (exp. 7/20) (This can’t be used with $15 off $50 code, but can with other specific $$ off codes.)

JUST4U = $15 off your $50 purchase (unsure of ending date, assuming 7/20)

BEACH30 =  30% off for Kohl’s card customers (exp. 7/20)

JULYMVC = free shipping for for Kohl’s card customers (exp. 7/20)

SUMMERMEN10 = $10 off your $30 Men’s purchase (exp. 7/20)

SUMMERBT10 = $10 off your $30 Men’s big and tall purchase (exp. 7/20)

HOMESALE10 = $10 off your $50 home department purchase (exp. 8/2)  NEW

LUGGAGE50 = $50 off your $200 luggage purchase (exp. 8/2)  NEW

BRITAX30 = $30 off select Britax carseats (exp. 7/31)

CANDIES15 =  15% off all Candie’s juniors apparel, accessories, jewelry and shoe (thru 8/9)

SEASHELLS = 15% off for non-Kohl’s card customers (unsure of ending date)

SUNNY = 15% off your order (exp. 7/20) (use 30% above, if you’re a charge customer)

Note:  Mandy said toys automatically take 10% off when you put them in your cart!  (Thanks, Mandy!)

If you find a code has stopped working, please leave a comment.

(Thanks, for the codes Alicia’s Deals & Rosie!)

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Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant ~ Trial & Full Sizes for $2.99

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If you use Secret Clinical Strength deodorant, this is a really good deal.

You pay $2.99 for shipping & handling and get a free trial size mailed to you, along with a coupon for a free full size one.

(Thanks, Susan!)

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WOW! ~ Kohl’s Codes Stacked = SUPER ONLINE DEALS!!

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There are some super deals you can get online at Kohl’s right now.   The best news is that you can stack codes and use them use them together!!

Update:  I’ve placed three orders so far and it just hit me . . . I wasn’t using Ebates!!  :(  If you start there, you’ll get 3% in your account, on top of all this!!  Read more about Ebates here.  I’m pretty sure you’ll also get at $10 gift card to select places (Target was included) when you make your first $20 purchase.  I can’t tell for sure, since I’m not new.  Also, see a few more codes & updated post here.

Let us know what bargain you find on Kohls.com!

I tested it and you can use the $10 off $30 OR $15 off $50 coupons (for anything) WITH a $10 off men’s coupon (either, if total is still high enough) and an additional percent off coupon, along with the free shipping!

Through July 16th, you also get $10 for every $5o you spend, so keep that in mind.  You total will have to remain at $50, after all discounts are applied.

GR8FINDS = $10 off your $30 purchase  (exp. 7/20) (This can’t be used with $15 off $50 code, but can with other specific $$ off codes.)

JUST4U = $15 off your $50 purchase (unsure of ending date, assuming 7/20)

BEACH30 =  30% off for Kohl’s card customers (exp. 7/20)

JULYMVC = free shipping for for Kohl’s card customers (exp. 7/20)

SUMMERMEN10 = $10 off your $30 Men’s purchase (exp. 7/20)

SUMMERBT10 = $10 off your $30 Men’s big and tall purchase (exp. 7/20)

BRITAX30 = $30 off select Britax carseats (exp. 7/31)

CANDIES15 =  15% off all Candie’s juniors apparel, accessories, jewelry and shoe (thru 8/9)

SEASHELLS = 15% off for non-Kohl’s card customers (unsure of ending date)

SUNNY = 15% off your order (exp. 7/20)

Time for me to go find some “real stuff” and not just test the codes on something I don’t want.  :)

My son needs workout/basketball shorts, so here’s what I got for him . . .

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Here are the discounts I was able to use:

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Here’s what I paid for 3 pairs of shorts, shipped to my doorstep . . . love it!

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(Thanks, Alicia’s Deals & Rosie!)

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Homeschool Convention Handout ~ Helpful Notes for Everyone!

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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

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Possibly the most difficult

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Spend $30, Get $10 Rebate on Tide, Gain, Downy and Bounce

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There is a new rebate offer to get $10 back when you spend $30 on select Tide, Gain, Downy and Bounce products.

Make sure you read all the details on the rebate form here.
The new Tide Simply Clean is excluded as are some Gain products.

The $30 is AFTER all coupons and discounts.

Make your purchases between 7/1 and 9/30.

Send in the original form here.

Write in UPC codes.

Send in original store receipts with products circled by 10/31/14.

You’ll get a prepaid credit card within 6-8 weeks.

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