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Plasma Car Deal (as low as $34.99 Shipped) + MANY TOY Deals Online at Kohl’s


You can get some super toy deals at Kohl’s right now!  (Thanks, Mandy!)

Here are some codes that you can stack together for super savings!
TOYLIST10 gets $1o off $50 in toys (exp. 10/26/14)
TRICK30 = 30% off for Kohl’s charge customers (exp. 10/26/14)
OCT20CC = 20% off for non-Kohl’s charge customers (exp. 11/14/14)
SAVINGS20 = 20% off $100 (exp. 10/26/14)
FREE4MVC= free shipping, no minimum, for Kohl’s customers
(exp. 10/26/14)
OCT50SHIP = free shipping for anyone with total over $50 (10/19 only?)

Another non-toy code:  FALLBT10   = $10 off $30 Men’s Big & Tall purchase (exp. 10/26)

If you find any of these codes don’t work or the dates are different, please let us know.  If you know of others, we’d love to hear about them!

You will also get $10 in Kohl’s cash for every $50 you spend!  (I’m not positive what the ending date is.)

Here’s just one deal you might want to tuck away for Christmas:  (THERE ARE MANY MORE!  THIS IS JUST SOMETHING THAT CAUGHT MY EYE!)

Go here to get right to the Plasma car deal, here for toy dept.  (Read below, to save even more and start with Ebates.)


Use these codes:
TOYLIST10 gets $1o off $50 in toys (exp. 10/26/14)
TRICK30 = 30% off for Kohl’s charge customers (exp. 10/26/14) or OCT20CC = 20% off for non-Kohl’s charge customers (exp. 11/14/14)
FREE4MVC= free shipping, no minimum, for Kohl’s customers
(exp. 10/26/14)
OCT50SHIP = free shipping for anyone with total over $50 (10/19 only?) (will need to get something else to use code on this car)

Before tax, the total will be only $34.99 if you’re a Kohl’s charge customer.  It will be more, if you’re not.  Keep in mind that you’re also very close to getting $10 in Kohl’s cash, if you do this deal.  You might want to spend another $15.01 to get $10!

Save even more . . .

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.  A couple months ago, the promotion was still going.)

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.

And, don’t forget the new program we told you about recently  . . . .

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For every $1 you spend, you get 1 point.
For every 100 points you earn, you can redeem $5.
You also get 8 savings offers a year, a special birthday gift, and specials to earn more points.

To sign up, all you need is to create an account at Kohls.com or go in store.

If you already have a Kohl’s account just log in, click to view your account and open the Yes2You Rewards tab.
You can select to have a card sent to you in a few weeks.

It looks like you will receive 100 points for the email or card activation.
A free $5 instantly!
(I haven’t received an email since I want the card, but it might take up to 24 hours to receive it.)


To earn  points, show them the Yes2You card.
They can also look up your account with your phone number or email.
If you pay with your Kohl’s Charge Card, you’ll instantly earn Yes2You points if you’re enrolled.
If you have the Kohl’s app, the card number will be in your ‘mobile wallet’.

Points will be posted to your account 24-48 hours after the transaction has processed.
After all discounts, your total is rounded to the nearest dollar amount for points earned.
See my order below for an example.

All points are earned after all Kohl’s Cash, discounts, coupons, offers, and any other rewards are applied.
You cannot earn points through purchasing gift cardd.
You can earn points if you pay with a gift card.

All points expire in 12 months.

Points accumulate throughout each month.
At the end of each month, you will be emailed a Yes2You Rewards Certificate for the previous months points.
Print it out and redeem at the register.
To redeem online, give the 15-digit barcode and PIN when asked at checkout.

It doesn’t state about redeeming and earning points in the same transaction, but I assume you can.

You can also choose to share points with others who are enrolled in the program.
Or you can donate your points to children’s health and education programs.

If you return an item, you will lose the points you earned from it.
If you’ve already redeemed those points, you can get a negative points balance in your account.

Here are the terms & conditions of the program.


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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


Thanks for checking us out.  We hope you stick around and save a bunch!

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Free Ice Cream Cone at American Discount Foods in Mesa (Saturday) ~ & Some Great Sales


American Discount Foods (in Mesa, west of Alma School, on Southern) is giving everyone a free ice cream cone on Saturday, September 20th, from 8am – 6:30pm.

There is construction at the major intersection by their store, so they want to encourage you to come.  Here’s a map of how you can get in.

 1360 W Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85202


I received an email about it, that you can see here.  No coupon is needed, one per person.  There are a few other good deals, so check out the link!

If you live nearby and haven’t checked them out, it might be the perfect time.  They have some great prices on all sorts of things.  A word of caution — many items are near or beyond expiration date.  Depending on the item, it can bother me or I don’t care.  Just be aware to look at dates.

Here’s their weekly ad, if you want to check it out.  You’ll also find many other deals, if you wander around.


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AZ Coupon Class ~ September 2014


There  are some free coupon classes coming up in Mesa, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Phoenix, sponsored by the AZ Republic.  They will be offered from September 17 – 29, 2014.

I can’t endorse them since I don’t know anything about them.  I guess I’m a little skeptical since they have someone from a national website doing them.  But, if you want to know some general coupon/saving information, I’m hoping she’ll do a great job.   If you want the nuts and bolts of local policies and how to maximize your savings in Arizona, you may be disappointed, but ??

To register, go here for details.

If you have questions about local policies, I would encourage you to dig around the website.  Read the bottom of each shopping list and check out the top menu bar.  If you are still confused, ask us!  We reply to every email — check your spam, every once in awhile, something goes there.   :(  We are here to help you!

Or, even better . .  . ask over on the Bargain Believer Facebook page.  Even over there, we try to respond to everything in a very timely manner and others can also jump in and help.  We have some great people around here who are willing to help you learn!


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Lowe’s $10 Gift Card when you Spend $25 of P&G Products


Through October 31, you can get a $10 Lowe’s gift card when you spend $25 on P&G products.  The products include Tide, Bounty, Mr. Clean & Duracell.

You can submit the rebate online or through the mail.

They accept coupons, but I’m not sure if you’ll have to remain at $25 after those come off or not.

The 8/31 P&G insert has coupons for all those products.
There’s one more coupon for Mr. Clean you may also want:
$0.50/1 Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle, Liquid or Spray 09/14/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/31/14)

And, all those products have coupons on Coupons.com.

If you need any of these brands and shop at Lowe’s, it’s a great deal.

(Thanks for the pic & deal alert, Erika!)


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


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



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!


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

10,000 Facebook Friends!
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 . . .


#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)


#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!


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)

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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