‘Safeway’ Articles

Saving Star Friday Freebie ~ Trident Gum

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SavingStar has a new Friday Freebie for one  .  You only have until Sunday, 11/2 to buy this offer.

Saving Star Friday Freebie ~ Trident Gum
FREE SavingStar eCoupon (future savings, exp. 11/2)
Final price:  FREE after full rebate, cash out when hit $5 (see note below for changes to Saving Star)

UPDATE:  As of October 1, Saving Star has made some changes.  If you shop at Bashas’, Albertsons or CVS, you will still use your loyalty or Upromise card to get the savings.  If you shop at Fry’s, Safeway, Walmart, Target, Kmart, Costco, Sams Club, Walgreens, Dollar General, Family Dollar and Winco, you need to sign up and then download their mobile app.  You will need to take a picture of your receipt with and submit it for the savings.

If you don’t know what it is, full details are here.

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Best Pumpkin Prices 2014 ~ + Extra 20% Off

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If you’re out and about, can you check pumpkin prices and come back and leave a comment on Facebook or here?

I’ll get the list started & would love to add more:

All are large, unless otherwise noted.

Albertons:  $4.99
Bashas’:  39¢/lb (Thanks, Ann!) 99¢ for small decorative type (Thanks, Meghan!)
CVS:  $5 (large), $2 (small) (Thanks, Lindy!)
Lowe’s:  $1 (found on clearance, may be everywhere?) (Thanks, Beverly!)
Note:  You can go to Lowe’s website and type pumpkin in the search bar. You can find which stores have it available. You can also go ahead and pay for it and pick it up in store later in the day. I am not sure how many stores still have them left.
Fry’s:  $4.99
Safeway:  $5
Trader Joe’s:  $2.99 (Thanks, Angelica!)
Walmart:  $3.48 (was cheaper last week, but up to that this week)
I also saw them for $2.98 on 10/29, but they were really picked over — at a different location.
Note:  At my store, Fanta 2-liters ($1.00) had hangtags of them for $1 off when you buy Fanta and a pumpkin.  Be on the lookout!
Winco:  $3.50 (give or take a few cents, can’t remember exactly)
99¢ Only Store$1.99 (5-6 lb smaller pumpkins)  (Thanks, Krista!)

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There’s also a Saving Star 20% off digital coupon you can load.  You’ll have to scan your receipt to get the 20% back.  There are many other coupons available.  You can cash out when your account hits $5.

There is also a discount with Checkout 51.

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Safeway Arizona Grocery Deals & Coupon Match Ups ~ 10/29/14 – 11/04/14

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

NoteJust for U coupons are not available until Wednesday.  Besides the ones listed below, check out your personalized deals each week.

Buy Select Pepsi products and earn 50¢ per item towards NFL Gear.  Sign up here.

Starting 10/1, Safeway is participating in Saving Star.  If you are new to Saving Star, sign up here and then download their mobile app.  You will need to submit a photo of your receipt and upload the picture to the mobile app.lucern

Save 50%  on select wine and spirits plus an extra 10% off when you buy 6 bottles or more through 12/2

Get 2 FREE Tickets to Nationwide Series Race on 11/8/14 when you buy 2 participating Budweiser Items.  See Store for Details.

Save $5 Instantly when you purchase a $20 Domino’s Gift Card.   Limit 1.   Exp 11/4/14.   Load digital coupon to your card here.

Deals with Coupons Matched:

Coca-Cola or 7-Up (2 liter)   99¢ (when you buy 5)
$0.25/1 printable (7UP Ten Flavors, worth $1)
$1/1 printable (TEN flavors, if you share)
Final price:  FREE if you have a combination of 5 of the above coupons

Colgate Toothpaste (4.6 oz.)   $1.25
$0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste 10/26/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/8/14) (worth $1)
Final price:  25¢

Dawn Dishwashing Soap  (10.3 oz)  $1.39 (reg. price) (Thanks, Catherine!)
$0.25/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1)
Final price:  39¢

Driscoll’s Raspberries (6 oz.)   $1.50
$0.50/1 printable (register, worth $1)
Final price:  As low as 50¢

Progresso Vegetable Classics Soup (18-19 oz.)   $1.00
$0.50/2 Progresso Product 10/19/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/13/14) (worth $1)
$0.50/2 Progresso Product 09/07/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/1/14) (worth $1)
$1/4 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.50/2 printable (worth $1)
Final price:  As low as 50¢ each when you buy 2

Betty Crocker Specialty Potatoes (4.5-5 oz)   99¢
$0.50/2 Betty Crocker Box or Pouch Potatoes 09/07/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/1/14) (worth $1)
$1/4 Betty Crocker Potatoes 10/26/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/20/14)
Final price:  As low as 50¢ each when you buy 2 (watch expiration date on coupon)

Bush’s Best Variety Beans (152-16 oz.)   $1.00
$1/3 Bush’s Chili Beans 10/12/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/15/14) (if included)
Final price:  66¢ each when you buy 3 if chili beans are included

Hormel REV Wraps   $1.67 (thru 11/11)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (AM wraps, if store carries, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1)
$1/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as 67¢

Dannon Creamery (5.3 oz.)   $1.89 (reg price)   NEW
$0.50/1 printable (worth $1, register)
Final price:  89¢

Tillamook Greek Yogurt (5.3-6 oz)   $1.39 (reg. price)   NEW
Buy 2 Get 1 Free Just for U digital (exp. 12/30/14)
Final price:  93¢ each when you buy 3

General Mills Original Cheerios 12 oz. or Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Bars 7.4-10.4 oz   $1.99 (limit 4 , w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)
$0.50/1 Cheerios Original Cereal 09/28/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/8/14)
$0.50/1 SavingStar eCoupon (cheerios, future savings)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (cheerios, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1)
$0.50/1 printable (cheerios, worth $1)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (Fruit and Oat Bars, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1, if included)
$1/2 printable (Nutri-Grain Bars)
Final price:  As low as 99¢ for Cheerios (or possible future savings)

Fleischmann’s Yeast or Argo Corn Starch   $1.99
Argo thru 12/23; yeast thru 12/2
$0.40/1 Fleischmann’s Yeast or Argo Corn Starch 11/10/2013 RP Insert (exp 12/24/14) (worth $1)
Above is an ancient coupon, but we may be getting one soon.
$0.40/1 Fleischmann’s Yeast Product 10/12/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/8/14) (worth $1)
Final price:  99¢

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Puffs (7 oz.)   $1.99 (thru 11/2)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1)
Final price:  99¢ (This coupon did not automatically double for Arnold.  It does not state Do Not Double, but you may have to point it out to your cashier.  Thanks, Arnold!)

Zest Bar Soap (3ct )   $1.99 (thru 11/14)
$0.50/1 Zest Bars 09/28/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/9/14) (Do Not Double, , future, if we get it)
$0.50/1 Facebook (worth $1)
Final price:  As low as 99¢

Old El Paso Bold Nacho Cheese Taco Shells  (10 ct )   $1.99 (thru 11/4)
$0.50/1 Old El Paso Bold Nacho Cheese Flavored Stand ‘N Stuff Taco Shells or Dinner Kit 09/07/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/1/14) (worth $1)
$0.60/3 Coupons.com (worth $1, gone if not first coupon show after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as 99¢

Reames Egg Noodles (12 oz)   $1.99 (thru 12/30)
$0.50/1 Reames Egg Noodle Product 10/12/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/12/14) (worth $1)
Final price:  99¢

Febreze Air Effects or Set & Refresh (9.7 oz or 1 ct)   $2.99
$0.50/1 Just for U digital (avail. after Wed., , use w/ coupon below)
$0.50/1 Febreze Product 10/26/2014 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/14) (worth $1)
$1.50/2 Febreze Product 10/26/2014 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/14)
B1G1 Febreze Set & Refresh or Candle 10/26/2014 P&G Insert (exp 11/9/14)
$1/2 Febreze Products 09/14/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$5/$25 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings, exp 10/31)
$1.50/2 Febreze Product 09/28/2014 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/14)
Final price:  As low as 99¢ when you buy 2 using in ad coupon and B1G1 coupon, (or possible future savings)

Food Should Taste Good Pita Puffs  or Tortilla Chips (4 oz)   $2.00 (thru 11/30)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1)
$1/1 Facebook
$1/1 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings, download app or online, submit pic of receipt, details here)
Final price:  $1.00 (or possible future savings)

Gerber Graduates Meals or Sides   $1.39 – $2.00 (thru 4/15)
Pick Ups & Breakfast Buddies = $1.39; Lil’ Entrees = $2.00
$1/3 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as $1.06 each when you buy 3

Kellogg’s Froot Loops Cereal (9.1 oz.)   $1.67 (Friday 10/31 ONLY)
$1/3 Kellogg’s Cereal 10/26/2014 RP Insert (exp 12/7/14)
$1/3 Kellogg’s Cereal 10/05/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/16/14)
$1/3 printable
Final price:  $1.34 each when you buy 3

C&H Brown or Powdered Sugar (2 pounds)   $2.39 (thru 11/18)  NEW
$0.40/1 C&H Sugar 11/02/2014 RP Insert (exp 1/3/15) (worth $1, future, if we get it)
$0.40/1 C&H Sugar Product 09/07/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/30/14) (worth $1)
$0.75/2 C&H Sugar Product 09/07/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/30/14) (worth $1)
$0.75/2 Redplum (use zip 85225, worth $1)
$1/2 Smartsource (use zip 85225, worth $1)
Final price:  As low as $1.39

Campbell’s Soups for Easy Cooking (14.5 oz)   $2.49 (reg. price)
$0.40/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1)
$0.40/1 Campbell’s Soups for Easy Cooking 10/05/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/31/14)
Final price:  $1.49

Kraft Miracle Whip or Mayonnaise 30 oz. or Pam Cooking Spray 5-6 oz.   $2.49 (limit 4, w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U4)
$0.30/1 Pam Cooking Spray 10/05/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/16/14) (worth $1)
$0.75/1 printable (Mayo, worth $1)
Final price:  As low as $1.49

Pace Picante Sauce or Salsa (24 oz)   $1.99 (limit 4, w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)
$0.40/2 Pace Product 08/24/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/31/14) (worth $1)
$0.50/2 printable (worth $1)
Final price:  $1.49 each when you buy 2

Keebler Pie Shell (4-9 oz)   $2.00
$0.50/2 printable (worth $1)
Final price:  $1.50 each when you buy 2

Hershey’s Snack, Mars or Nestle Fun Size Candy (9-11.5 oz.)   $2.00 (when you buy 5)
$1.50/3 Hershey’s Reese’s, Kit Kat, Hershey’s, York, Almond Joy, Mounds, Payday, Milk Duds or Whoppers Snack Size Bags 10/19/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$1.50/3 Mars Fun Size Bags 10/05/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$1/2 printable (Mars Fun Size, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2 off (1) 8 oz cans or (2) 2 liter A&W, Sunkist and (2) bags of Mars candy printable (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  $1.50 each when you buy 5 (using $1.50/3 and $1/2)

Jolly Time Microwave Popcorn (3 pack)   $2.50 (thru 12/31)
$0.65/1 coupons.com (Health Pop, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1)
$1/2 Jolly Time Microwave Pop Corn 09/28/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$1/2 Jolly Time Healthy Pop Boxes 10/05/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$1/2 printable
Final price:  As low as $1.50

Betty Crocker Create N Bake Cookie Mix   $2.50 (thru 11/4)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1)
$0.50/1 printable (worth $1)
$1/2 printable
Final price:  $1.50

Dole Garden Soup (26 oz)   $2.00 (thru 11/4)
$1/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 printable
Final price:  $1.50

Yoplait Go-Gurt or Trix Yogurt (8 o ack, 2.25 oz or 4 pk, 4 oz cups)   $2.00
$0.75/2 printable (worth $1)
$0.35/1 SavingStar eCoupon (exp 10/31, future savings)
$0.75/2 printable (worth $1)
Final price:  $1.50 each when you buy 2, (or possible future savings)

Flipz Milk Chocolate Pretzels (5 oz.)   $2.00 (thru 11/11)
$1/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)

$1/2 Facebook
Final price:  $1.50 each when you buy 2

C&H Granulated Sugar (4 pounds)   $2.79 (thru 11/18)  NEW
$0.40/1 C&H Sugar 11/02/2014 RP Insert (exp 1/3/15) (worth $1, future, if we get it)
$0.40/1 C&H Sugar Product 09/07/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/30/14) (worth $1)
$0.75/2 C&H Sugar Product 09/07/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/30/14) (worth $1)
$0.75/2 Redplum (use zip 85225, worth $1)
$1/2 Smartsource (use zip 85225, worth $1)
Final price:  As low as $1.79

Jose Ole Taquitos/Mextremes (18 oz)   $3.99
$2/1 Facebook (gone, use if printed)
$1.50/1 Coupons.com (Mextremes, use zip 85225 if not in yours) NEW
$1/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2/1 Ibotta (phone app, future cash back)
Final price:  As low as $1.99 + possible Ibotta cash back (FREE after Ibotta rebate)

Campbell’s Slow Kettle Style Soup (15.5 oz)   $2.99 (thru 11/9)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1)
$0.50/1 Campbell’s Slow Kettle Style Soup 10/05/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/29/14) (worth $1)
$1/1 printable
Final price:  $1.99

Oxi Detergent or Stain Remover (60-150 oz. or 3lb)   $5.00
$3/1 Coupons.com (detergent, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 printable
$1/1 printable
$1/1 printable
Final price:  $2.00

Starburts or Skittles Halloween Candy (10.58-10.72)   $2.50 (while supplies last)
$1/2 Skittles or Starburst Laydown Bags 09/07/2014 RP Insert (exp 12/7/14)
$1/2 Starburst, Skittles, Life Savers Fun Size Bags 09/14/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/31/14)
Final price:  $2.00

Coffee-Mate Flavored Creamer (32 oz.)   $2.99 (limit 4, w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)
$1/2 Facebook
Final price:  $2.49 each when you buy 2

Nestle Toll House Delightfulls (9 oz.)   $3.49 (thru 12/26)
$1/1 Just for U digital (exp. 11/20/14)
$1/2 Nestle Toll House Morsels 09/28/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/30/14)
Final price:  As low as $2.49

Red Baron Classic Pizza (14.70-22.45 oz.)   $2.99 (limit 3, w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)
$1/2 Red Baron Product 10/05/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/15/14)
$1/2 printable
Final price:  $2.49 each when you buy 2

Secret Clinical Strenth Deodorant (1.6 oz)   $5.00 (Friday 10/31 ONLY)
$2/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2/1 Secret Clinical Strength Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant 09/28/2014 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$2/1 Secret Clinical Strength 10/26/2014 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/14)
Final price:  $3.00

Nestle Toll House Frozen Cookie Dough (16-18 oz.)   $4.79 (reg price)
$1/1 Nestle Toll House Frozen Cookie Dough 09/28/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/30/14)
Final price:  $3.79

Bagel Bites (22.8-44.5 oz Party Size)   $5.00 (Friday 10/31 ONLY)
$0.75/1 printable (worth $1)
Final price:  $4.00

Deals without Coupons:

Tina’s Burrito (5 oz.) 33¢

Red or Green Bell peppers 50¢

Del Monte Vegetables (14.5-15.25 oz) 59¢ (when you buy 4, limit 4, w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)

Gatorade, Powerade, Propel, vitaminwater of smartwater (20-32 oz or 500ml ) 69¢ (when you buy 10, Mix and Match)

Dr. Pepper or Fanta (2 liter) 79¢ (when you buy 3)

Arrowhead Sparkling water or Tradewinds Tea (1 liter or 28 oz.) 79¢ (w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)

Chef Boyardee or Knorr Sides (12-15 oz. or 4-5.7 oz sides) 89¢ (limit 6, w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)

Tomatoes on the Vine 99¢ / lb

Carmel Apple $1.00 (Friday 10/31 ONLY)

Quaker Life or Cap ‘N Crunch’s Crunch Berries Cereal (13 oz.) $1.67 (Friday 10/31 ONLY)

Safeway Kitchens Butter Top White or Wheat Bread (22 oz) $1.67 (Friday 10/31 ONLY)
$0.25/1 Ibotta (any sliced bread, phone app, future cash back)

Pantry Essentials Milk (1 Gallon) $1.97

Mt. Olive Pickles (24 oz.) $1.99 (limit 3, w/ad coupon or digital Just for u)
$0.25/1 Ibotta (phone app, future cash back)

Coca-Cola (6 pack, 16.0 oz bottles or 8 pack 7.5 oz cans) $2.49 (limit 4, w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)

Kraft Cheese (7-8 oz.) $2.50 (Friday 10/31 ONLY)

Fresh Express Salad Blends (10 oz clamshell) $2.50 (Friday 10/31 ONLY)

Pumpkin Pie (8 in) $2.50 (Friday 10/31 ONLY)

Pepsi (6 pk, 24 oz or 8 pk, 7.5 oz cans) $2.50 (limit 6, Friday 10/31 ONLY)

Pepsi or 7-UP (12 pack, 12 oz cans) Buy 2 get 2 Free

Signature Cafe Cheese Pizza (in the deli) $5.00 (Friday 10/31 ONLY)

Signature Cafe Bone-In Chicken Wings (12 ct ) $5.00 (Friday 10/31 ONLY)

Red or Green Seedless Grapes (3lb clamshell) $5.00 (Friday 10/31 ONLY)

Donut House or Peet’s K Cups (10-12 ct ) $5.00 (Friday 10/31 ONLY)

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Current Deals Listed Last Week:

Sun Rype Fruit Source Bars   $1.00 (unsure of ending date) (Thanks, Tom!)
$0.50/1 Safeway’s Fresh Ideas Magazine (look for in produce dept., worth $1)
Final price:  FREE (if you can find coupon)

 Mahatma Yellow Saffron Long Grain Rice (5 oz.)   99¢ (reg price)
$0.50/1 Mahatma or Water Maid Rice 09/14/2014 RP Insert (exp 12/31/14) (worth 99¢)
Final price:  FREE

Knudsen Cottage Cheese Doubles (7.8 oz)   $1.25(reg. price, has real CA seal)
New, higher price.  (Thanks, Jeanene!)
$0.35/1 printable (scroll down and look for “coupon,” worth $1, coupon states Do Not Double but it scans up to $1 automatically — store may suppress it if, they want to, though)
Final price:  25¢

Carefree Liners (20-22 count)   $1.29 (reg. price)
Alli said she found them for 99¢, but Julie checked three stores and Juli checked one, so we’re covered on Juli(e) checks — $1.29 at all those.
$0.50/1 Carefree Liners 10/05/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/16/14) (worth $1)
$0.50/1 printable (worth 99¢)
Final price: 29¢

Larabars $1.33 (reg. price)
$0.50/1 printable (register, worth $1)
Final price: 33¢

Buddig Deli Meat (2 oz.)   69¢   (reg price)
$1/5 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  49¢ each when you buy 5

Balance Bar single (1.58 – 1.76 oz)   99¢ (thru 12/14)
$1/2 Balance Bar Singles 08/03/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/31/14)
Final price:  49¢ each when you buy 2

Temptations Tumblers Cat Treats (2.47 oz.)  $1.50 (thru 11/4)
$1/1 Temptations Tumblers Treats 10/05/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/16/14)
$1/3 printable
Final price:  As low as 50¢ 

Old El Paso Beans   $1.29 (thru 11/11)
$1/3 Old El Paso Product 09/07/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/1/14)
$0.35/1 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings, download app or online, submit pic of receipt, details here)
Final price:  95¢ each when you buy 3 (or possible future savings)

Snapea Crisps – Harvest Crisps (3.3 oz)   $1.99 (reg. price)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1)
Final price:  99¢

Tabasco (2 oz) $2.09 (reg. price)
$0.50/1 printable (worth $1, register)
Final price: $1.09

Hershey’s Yoplait Mix Ins (2- 6 oz)   $2.49 (reg price)
$0.25/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1)
$0.25/1 printable (worth $1)
Final price:  $1.49

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+ Check out  Safeway’s weekly ad.    I don’t list all deals, just the best I see. 
+ Details on Just for U program, combining coupons, etc.
+ Use a Safeway Club card to get savings (grocery shopping card).
+ They double manufacturer’s coupons, up to $1 total value.  Worth $1 for a limited time.
+ Confused?  Abbreviations & Safefway’s coupon policy
+ Multiple manufacturers’ coupons are listed, but you can only use one for each product purchased
+ All listed coupons with dates come from Sunday newspaper inserts.
+ Get coupons in the Arizona Republic for $1 per week (3 months, then cancel or pay full) HERE!  (Wed. & Sun. delivery)
+ Your store may not double coupons that say “Do not double.” The databases I use do not state which ones those are. Keep that in mind when you’re deciding if you want to pay the listed price. I’m assuming your store will double all manufacturer’s coupons.  If you find one, please leave a comment and I’ll put a note on the list.
+ Safeway accepts eCoupons loaded from Shortcuts and their website.
+ They will accept the higher value coupon (eCoupon or paper), not both.  The registers “know.”

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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 or to your Saving Star account and 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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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!

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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

Drugstores

Possibly the most difficult

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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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Safeway App Update & JustforU Program Explained (Coupon Stacking?)

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If you haven’t logged into your Safeway app recently, go check it out.  You’ll be prompted to do an update.  The biggest change is that you can now scan the barcode of an item to see if you have an offer for it.

If you don’t have the app, you may want to get it (free).  It’s one I like to have, mostly because I always doubt if I added what I think I did, when I’m in the store.  I can quickly double check or add a deal I forgot to add, when I see a shelf tag.  And (not that this EVER happens — I WISH!!), I can show them the coupons that should have come off, when they don’t.  :(

If you’re a Safeway shopper, be sure you’re read this post.  I explain how all the JustforU coupons work and the other aspects to their program.  I also tell  you which ones can be stacked with paper coupons. 

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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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