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Safeway Arizona Grocery Deals & Coupon Match Ups ~ 12/17/14 – 12/25/14

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

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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.

Save 30% on all wines over $20 plus an extra 10% when you buy six or more bottles (Check digital coupons.  There are a lot of wine coupons).

Get 15% off Instantly when you buy $30 in iTunes Gift Cards through 12/23.   See Store for details.

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Deal With Coupons Matched:

Bounty Basic Paper Towels (single roll)   99¢ (thru 12/23)
$0.25/1 Bounty Towel or Napkin 11/30/2014 P&G Insert (exp 12/31/14) (worth 99¢)
$0.25/1 printable (register, worth $1)
Look for previous printables.
Final price:  FREE

Carmex (.25 oz jar or .35 oz tube)   $1.29 (reg price)
$0.30/1 Carmex Original Lip Balms 10/19/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/31/14) (Do not Double)
$0.30/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1)
$0.30/1 printable (worth $1)
Final price:  As low as 29¢

Libby’s Vegetables (14.5-15.25 oz)   59¢
$1/4 Libby’s Vegetable Product 11/16/2014 RP Insert (exp 1/31/15)
Final price:  34¢ each when you buy 4

Betty Crocker Cake or Brownie Mix (15.25-16.25 oz cake or 18.5-10.5 oz brownie)   99¢ (limit 4 , w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)
$0.75/2 Coupons.com (use zip 85225 if not in yours, worth $1)
$0.75/2 printable (worth $1)
$0.75/2 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price:  49¢ each when you buy 2, (or possible future savings)

Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa (8 or 10 ct )   $1.49 (limit 2, w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)
$1 off Hot Chocolate wyb (2) packages of Keebler Cookies Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  49¢ plus the cost of 2 packages of Keebler Cookies

Carnation Evaporated Milk (12 oz)   99¢ (limit 4, w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)
$0.55/2 Carnation Evaporated Milk 11/02/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/31/14) (worth $1)
$0.55/2 printable (worth $1)
Final price:  49¢ each when you buy 2

Dole Pineapple (20 oz can)   $1.09 (limit 4 , w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)
$0.50/2 printable (worth $1)
Final price:  59¢ each when you buy 2

7-UP (2 liter)   88¢ (when you buy 4)
$1/3 Coupons.com (use zip 85225 if not in yours)
Final price:  63¢ each when you buy 4

Renuzit Adjustable Air Freshener Cones   99¢ (thru 1/3)
B2G1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/3 printable
Final price:  As low as 66¢ each when you buy 3

C & H Granulated Sugar (4 lb)   $1.67 (Friday 12/19 ONLY)
$0.40/1 C&H Sugar 11/02/2014 RP Insert (exp 1/3/15) (worth $1)
$0.75/2 Redplum (worth $1)
Final price:  As low as 67¢

C& H Brown or Powdered Sugar (2lb)   $1.67
$0.40/1 C&H Sugar 11/02/2014 RP Insert (exp 1/3/15) (worth $1)
$0.75/2 Redplum (worth $1)
Final price:  As low as 67¢

Prego Pasta Sauce (14.5-24 oz.)   $1.67 (Friday 12/19 ONLY)
$0.40/1 Prego Alfredo or Cheese Sauce 10/05/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/31/14) (worth $1)
$0.40/2 Prego Italian Sauce 10/05/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/31/14) (worth $1)
Final price:  As low as 67¢

Pillsbury Crescent or Cinnamon Rolls (8 oz crescent, 12.4-13.9 oz cinnamon)   $1.69 (limit 3 , w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)
$0.40/1 printable (crescent rolls, Pillsbury weekly coupons, worth $1)
$0.40/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls or Grands! Crescent Dinner Rolls 11/23/2014 SS Insert (exp 2/14/15) (crescent rolls, worth $1)
$0.40/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls 11/02/2014 SS Insert (exp 1/24/15) (crescent rolls, worth $1)
$0.40/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls 11/09/2014 SS Insert (exp 1/31/15) (crescent rolls, worth $1)
$0.40/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls or Grands! Crescent Dinner Rolls 12/07/2014 SS Insert (exp 2/28/15) (crescent rolls, worth $1)
$0.75/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1)
$1/3 SavingStar eCoupon (crescent rolls , future savings)
$0.40/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands! Sweet Rolls or Cinnabon Bakery Inspired Cinnamon Rolls 11/23/2014 SS Insert (exp 2/14/15) (Cinnamon rolls, worth $1)
$0.40/2 Pillsbury/Cinnabon Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands! Sweet Rolls or Cinnabon Bakery Inspired Cinnamon Rolls 11/09/2014 SS Insert (exp 1/31/15) (Cinnamon rolls, worth $1)
$0.40/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands! Sweet Rolls or Cinnabon Bakery Inspired Cinnamon Rolls 11/02/2014 SS Insert (exp 1/24/15) (Cinnamon rolls, worth $1)
$0.40/2 Coupons.com (Cinnamon Rolls, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1)
$0.40/2 SavingStar eCoupon (Cinnamon rolls, future savings, worth $1)
Final price:  As low as 69¢ for Crescent Rolls (or possible future savings)

Argo Corn Starch (16 oz)   $1.99 (thru 12/23)
$0.40/1 Fleischmann’s Yeast or Argo Corn Starch 11/10/2013 RP Insert (exp 12/24/14) (worth $1)
$0.50/1 Argo Starch Product 12/07/2014 RP Insert (exp 1/10/15) (worth $1)
$0.40/1 Fleischmann’s Yeast or Argo Corn Starch 11/10/2013 RP Insert (exp 12/24/14) (worth $1)
Final price:  99¢

C&H Granulated Sugar (4 lb)   $1.99
$0.40/1 C&H Sugar 11/02/2014 RP Insert (exp 1/3/15) (worth $1)
$0.75/2 Redplum (worth $1)
Final price:  As low as 99¢

Campbell’s Meal Starter Sauce (9-13 oz.)   $1.67 (Friday 12/19 ONLY, slow cooker shown)
$0.75/2 Campbell’s Slow Cooker, Skillet or Oven Sauces Product 10/05/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/31/14) (worth $1)
Final price:  $1.17 each when you buy 2

Reynolds Foil  or Parchment Paper (35-75 sq ft foil or 45 sq ft parchment paper)   $2.49 (limit 2 , w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)
$0.55/1 Reynold’s Wrap Foil 12/07/2014 SS Insert (exp 1/31/15) (worth $1)
$0.75/1 printable (foil, worth $1)
$1/1 printable (parchment, worth $1)
Final price:  $1.49

Pillsbury Pie Crusts (14.1 oz)   $1.99 (limit 3 , w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)
$0.50/2 Pillsbury Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crusts 12/14/2014 SS Insert (exp 3/7/15) (worth $1)
$0.50/2 Pillsbury Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crust 12/07/2014 SS Insert (exp 2/28/15) (worth $1)
$0.50/2 Pillsbury Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crusts 11/09/2014 SS Insert (exp 1/31/15) (worth $1)
$0.50/2 Pillsbury Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crusts 11/16/2014 SS Insert (exp 2/7/15) (worth $1)
$0.50/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1)
$0.50/2 printable (worth $1)
$0.50/1 printable (Gone – use if previously printed, worth $1)
$0.75/2 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price:  As low as $1.49 each when you buy 2 or 99¢ if you have the $0.50/1 print (or possible future savings)

Eating Right Tea or Nature Valley Chewy Granola Bars (12 ct bags or 6.7-7.44 oz bars)   $1.99 (limit 2 , w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)
$0.50/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars 10/26/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/20/14) (Nature Valley, worth $1)
Final price:  As low as $1.49 each when you buy 2 granola bars

Kettle Potato Chips or Snyder’s Pretzels (8.5 oz c hips or 16-19.2 oz pretzels)   $1.99 (limit 4 , w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)
$1/2 Coupons.com (Kettle Chips, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  $1.49 each when you buy 2

Swanson Broth (32 oz)   $2.00 (when you buy 2, limit 4, w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)
$0.40/3 Swanson Broth or Stock 11/09/2014 SS Insert (exp 1/31/15) (worth $1)
$1/2 printable (worth $1)
Final price:  $1.50 each when you buy 2

Nestle’s Baking Morsels (10-12 oz)   $2.00
$0.50/2 printable (worth $1)
Final price:  $1.50 each when you buy 2

Nabisco Snack Crackers (3.5-9.1 oz)   $2.00 (wheat thins and rice thins shown)
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Products 12/14/2014 SS Insert (exp 1/24/15) (Do Not Double)
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Product 11/09/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/31/14) (Do Not Double)
Final price:  $1.63 each when you buy 2li

Halos Mandarin Oranges (3lb bag)   $2.77
$0.50/1 Wonderful Halos 11/16/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/16/14) (worth $1)
$0.50/1 Wonderful Halos 12/14/2014 SS Insert (exp 1/14/15) (worth $1)
$0.50/1 printable (worth $1)
Final price:  $1.77

Mezzetta Peppers (16 oz)   Buy One get One Free
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1)
$0.50/1 printable (worth $1)
Final price:  Unsure each when you buy 2 (can’t use a coupon on a free item)

Tide Pods or Gain Flings (16 ct )   $3.99 (limit 2, w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)
$2/1 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables, Bounce Bursts or Gain Fireworks 12/14/2014 RP Insert (exp 1/31/15)
$3/2 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables, Bounce Bursts or Gain Fireworks 12/14/2014 RP Insert (exp 1/31/15)
$2/1 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables, Bounce Bursts or Gain Fireworks 11/16/2014 RP Insert (exp 12/31/14)
$3/2 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables, Bounce Bursts or Gain Fireworks 11/16/2014 RP Insert (exp 12/31/14)
$10/$30 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price:  As low as $1.99 (or possible future savings)

Nabisco Oreo or Nutter Butter Cookies (10.5-16 oz)   $3.00
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Products 12/14/2014 SS Insert (exp 1/24/15) (Do Not Double)
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Product 11/09/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/31/14)
Final price:  As low as $2.00 for oreos

Minute Maid 100% Juice Boxes (10-ct)   $3.50 (thru 12/30)
$1/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 printable
$1/1 Ibotta (phone app, future cash back)
Final price:  $2.50 + Ibotta cash back

Cascade Dish Detergent (14-21 ct pacs or 75 oz gel or powder)   $3.99 (limit 2, w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)
$0.25/1 Cascade Product 11/30/2014 P&G Insert (exp 12/31/14) (worth $1)
Final price:  $2.99

 Vlasic or Farmer’s Garden Pickles (16-26 oz)   Buy One / Get One Free
$1/2 Vlasic Pickles, Peppers or Relish 11/16/2014 SS Insert (exp 1/31/15)
$0.50/1 printable (Farmer’s Garden, worth $1)
Final price:  Unsure when you buy 2 Farmer’s Garden or 4 Vlasic, can’t use a coupon on a free item

Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausage (8-16 oz.)   $3.99
$0.55/1 Jimmy Dean Breakfast Product 12/07/2014 RP Insert (exp 1/4/15) (excludes fully cooked, Do Not Double)
$0.75/1 Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Product 12/07/2014 RP Insert (exp 1/4/15) (Do Not Double)
Final price:  As low as $3.24

Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage (12 oz)   $3.99
$1.50/2 Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage 11/16/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/31/14)
$1/1 Johnsonville Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage 11/16/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/31/14)  (included at Susan’s store thru 12/30)
Final price:  $3.24 each when you buy 2

Ghirardelli Holiday XL Candy (14.37 or 18.59 oz.)   $5.00 (Friday 12/19 ONLY)
$1/1 printable
Final price:  $4.00

Charmin Basic (12 Double Rolls)   $5.00 (Friday 12/19 ONLY)
$0.25/1 Charmin Product 11/30/2014 P&G Insert (exp 12/31/14) (worth $1)
Final price:  $4.00

Bounty Basic (2 Huge, 6 Big or 8 reg. rolls)   $5.00 (Friday 12/19 ONLY)
$0.25/1 Bounty Towel or Napkin 11/30/2014 P&G Insert (exp 12/31/14) (worth $1)
Final price:  $4.00

Deals without Coupons:

Green Onions 50¢

Red Radishes 50¢

Powerade (32 oz) 69¢ (w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)

Banquet Brown’N Serve Links or Patties (6.4 oz.) 99¢ (limit 4, w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)

Honeysuckle White Whole Turkey Breast (Frozen, Bone-In) 99¢ / lb (limit 4, while supplies last)

Safeway Farms Turkey (12-16lb, Frozen) 99¢ / lb (while supplies last)

Fresh Green Beans $1.48 / lb

Russet Potatoes (10 lb bag) $1.48

Mission Flour or Whole Wheat Tortillas (10 ct) $1.49 (limit 4, w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)

Cape Cod Chips or Late July Chips (5.5-8.5 oz) $1.67 (Friday 12/19 ONLY)

Safeway Smoked Shank or Rump Half Ham (Bone-In) $1.89 / lb (limit 1, while supplies last)

Pantry Essentials Milk (1 Gallon) $1.97

Safeway Spiral Half Ham (Bone-In) $1.99 / lb (limit 1, while supplies last)

Gold Pineapple $1.99

Gold Medal flour (5lb) $1.99

Safeway Kitchens Potatoes (20-32 oz.) $1.99 (limit 3, w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)

Reddi-Wip Whipped Cream (6.5 oz) $1.99 (limit 4, w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U)

Lay’s Potato Chips (9.5-10 oz) Buy One Get One Free

7-UP (12 pack, 12 oz cans) Buy 2 get 3 Free (Limit 6 free)

Coca Cola or Pepsi (12 pack, 12 oz cans) Buy 2 Get 2 Free

Snapple (6 pack, 16 oz.) $3.99 (w/ ad coupon or digital Just for U, look for $1/2 peelies on product)

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Current Deals Listed Last Week:

 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) (Harold’s store has these marked $1 again!)
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:  FREE – 25¢

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)
$1/5 Buddig Original Package 11/02/2014 SS Insert (exp 2/28/15)
$1/5 Buddig Original Packages 12/07/2014 SS Insert (exp 3/31/15)
Final price:  49¢ each when you buy 5

Nissin Chow Mein (4 oz)   $1.00 (reg price)
$1/3 Nissin Chow Mein 11/02/2014 SS Insert (exp 1/4/15)
Final price:  66¢ each when you buy 3

Dole Canned Mandarin Oranges (11 oz)   $1.25 (thru 12/31)
Tropical Fruit = $1.50
$0.75/2 Dole Mandarin Oranges or Tropical Fruit Cans 11/16/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/31/14) (worth $1)
Final price:  As low as 75¢ each when you buy 2

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

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

Snapea Crisps – Harvest Crisps (3.3 oz)   $1.99 (reg. price)  (special holiday flavors $2.99)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, worth $1)
Final price:  99¢

Nature Valley Protein Oatmeal (5 oz.)   $1.99 (thru 1/11/15)
$0.50/1 Nature Valley Protein Oatmeal 11/09/2014 SS Insert (exp 12/20/14) (worth $1)
Final price:  99¢

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

Pillsbury Frosting   $1.67 (thru 12/25)
$1/2 Pillsbury Baking Mix or Frosting 11/2/2014 RP Insert (exp 12/31/14)
Final price:  As low as $1.17 each when you buy 2

Karo Syrup (16 oz)   $2.99 (thru 1/10)
$0.50/1 Karo Syrup Product 12/07/2014 RP Insert (exp 1/10/15) (worth $1)
Final price:  $1.99

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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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More FREE Bounty Paper Towels at Safeway!

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Over on Facebook, Melanie let us know there’s a Bounty printable under zip 77477 on Coupons.com.

Go here, and enter the zip 77477.  I sorted by “household” and it was the first coupon.

Print two and grab them the next time you’re in Safeway.  If they’re out, ask for a raincheck!

(There’s another printable below, that we told you about yesterday.)

Bounty Basic Paper Towels (single roll)   99¢ (thru 12/23)
$0.25/1 Bounty Towel or Napkin 11/30/2014 P&G Insert (exp 12/31/14) (worth 99¢)
$0.25/1 Coupons.com (use zip 77477 if not in yours) (Thanks, Melanie!) NEW
$0.25/1 Printable (register) NEW
Final price:  FREE

See the full Safeway match ups for the week here.

(Thanks, Melanie!)

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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!

bargain_believer_logo   So many ways to save!
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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Input, Please? ~ Bargain Believer App & Upgrades Coming!

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Long story short . . . My husband and I are going to be kid-less this weekend.  We were going to get away, but decided to stay home and work on Bargain Believer upgrades.  Don’t worry, we’ll throw in a movie or two and dinners out, also.  I decided I’m not cooking and will pretend we’re on vacation!   Do you think dinners out are tax deductible, as a business expense?   :)

What functionality do you want an app for Bargain Believer or the website to have, that it doesn’t already?  And/or, what do you love and not want to lose?  (I doubt there will be much disappearing, but some tweaking.  Additionally, it would help me clarify what is of the most value to you.)

Dream big!  My husband is an amazing programmer and most of the “crazy” ideas I’ve given him, he hasn’t thrown out.  :)  In fact, he’s said, “Well, why not have it do more?”  Amazing stuff . . . but some are way in the future since they’re . .  well, crazy good and crazy time consuming!  :)

The list we have is very long, but I don’t want to be missing anything simple or complex that you might be thinking of.  I won’t respond to each suggestion, but I promise to read them all and consider them.  I hope to add to the list and/or make my vision more clear, knowing that you want what we’ve already thought of.

Please comment below or over on the Bargain Believer Facebook page.

By the way . . . this will take hours and hours and hours, so I can’t promise when there will be any visible changes or anything tangible.  We might roll a few things out slowly — not sure yet!

Thanks so much for your input!!  It will really help us.  ~ Juli

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