‘Safeway’ Articles

Ortega Seasoning Packets and Taco Shells Only 49¢ at Fry’s (and other new printable coupons)

We have lots of new printable coupons! Go here to check them out. We have Mexican food at least once a week, so I’m loving deal!

♥ ♥ Ortega Taco Seasoning Packet   9 (reg. price)
Ortega Good Grain Blue Corn or Corn & Lentil Taco Shells  (10 ct)  99¢ (thru 9/4)
Ortega Taco or Tostada Shells or Fiesta Flats  (10-12 ct)  99¢ (thru 9/4)
Ortega Diced Green Chiles  $1.24 (thru 9/11)
Ortega Taco Sauce  $1.25 (thru 9/11)
$1/2 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link) NEW
$1/2 Fry’s digital (can’t use w/ paper coupon)
Final price:  As low as 49¢ each when you buy 2

Click on any of the pictures below and it will take you right to the coupon. I only put pictures of some of the new coupons, so go take a look here for everything.


on any TWO (2) ORTEGA Products
any TWO (2) Happy Baby or Happy Tot snacks
On Any TWO (2) Welch's Fruit Snacks, Fruit ‘n Yogurt™ Snacks or Fruit Rolls (8oz or larger bag or 6ct or larger box)
One (1) pint of Breyers delights
on any (1) AVEENO Face Moisturizer, Cream or Treatment product (excludes trial/travel and clearance products)
On ONE (1) Psssst! Dry Shampoo full size (Available at Walmart)
on any ONE (1) Phillips Colon Health product (24ct or larger)
on any COSEQUIN Joint Health Supplement for Dogs
on any COSEQUIN Joint Health Supplement for Cats
on any TWO Kellogg's Special K Protein Meal Bars and/or Protein Shakes
on any ONE (1) 13 oz. Butterball Turkey Smoked Sausage (any variety)
on ONE (1) 12 oz. Butterball Regular Turkey Bacon
on any OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Lower Sodium Product
on ONE (1) Hidden Valley Ranch Item (excludes 1oz Dry Packets) Redeemable at Walmart
ONE Pantene Shampoo AND ONE 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner (excludes 6.7oz and trial/travel size)
any ONE (1) wet n wild Face product
On Any One (1) Maybelline New York Face Product
on any one (1) BIC Flex™ or BIC Hybrid 3 Comfort Razor Pack (excludes trial and travel sizes)
on the purchase of any one (1) BIC Soleil Disposable Razor Pack (excludes trial and travel sizes)
any ONE (1) wet n wild Mascara
any ONE (1) MegaLast Lip Color
on any one (1) Pine-Sol multi-purpose cleaner, 40oz or larger.
off any one (1) Clorox Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner or Clorox Bleach Foamer
on any TWO Clorox Clean-up, Disinfecting Wipes 32ct.+, Liquid Bleach 55oz.+, OR any Manual Toilet Bowl Cleaner products

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Safeway Arizona Grocery Deals & Coupon Match Ups ~ 8/16/17 – 8/22/17

Look for the Big Book of Savings at your store.   The best deals, with coupons, are on the list below.  It has month long deals, in-ad coupons, and sometimes a couple manufacturers’ coupons.  You can pick it up at the service desk if you don’t see them out.   The book is good at both Safeway and Albertsons.  Some of the in-ad coupons are also available to download to your Safeway card.

Get up to $75 when you transfer a prescription to their pharmacy.  See Pharmacist for details.

Score Great Deals ~ Buy $15 in participating products, get a code at checkout. Enter code here to win prizes.

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

♥ ♥ = We love this deal!  We doubt it will go much lower than this.  Stock up!
♥  = This is a great deal.  If you use this product, get it!

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

Deals with Coupons Matched:

♥ ♥ Buddig Lunchmeat (2 oz)   50¢ (FRIDAY only)
$1/5 Buddig Original Packages 05/07/2017 SS Insert (exp 11/30/17)
$1/6 Buddig Original Products 08/13/2017 SS Insert (exp 9/17/17)

Final price:  As low as 30¢ each when you buy 5

♥ ♥ Pillsbury Crescent, Cinn. Rolls or Biscuits or Minute Maid Punch   99¢ (limit 6, w/ ad coupon or Safeway digital)
$1/2 Coupons.com (crescent, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$1/2 printable (crescent)
Final price:  As low as 49¢ each when you buy 2

♥ ♥ Bic Cristal Pens  (10 ct)   $1.00 (thru 9/3)
$1/2 BIC stationery products 8/6/17 SS Insert (exp 9/2/17)

Final price:  50¢ each when you buy 2

♥ ♥ Alberto V05 Shampoo or Conditioner (12.5 oz)   88¢
$0.50/2 Alberto V05 Shampoo or Conditioners 08/13/2017 SS Insert (exp 9/10/17)
$0.50/2 printable
Final price:  63¢ each when you buy 2

Annie’s Mac & Cheese   $1.00   (4X gas points)
$0.50/2 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link
$0.50/2 printable
$0.50/2 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price:  75¢ each when you buy 2, (or possible future savings)

Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad   $1.00  (4X gas points)
$0.50/2 Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad 07/09/2017 SS Insert (exp 9/2/17)
$1/4 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$1/4 printable
$0.50/2 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price:  As low as 75¢ each when you buy 2 (or possible future savings)

♥ ♥ Twizzlers , Flipz Pretzels or Trolli Stand Up Bag Candy   $1.25 (limit 6, w/ ad coupon or Safeway digital)
$1/2 Twizzlers or Jolly Ranchers 06/25/2017 SS Insert (exp 8/20/17)
Final price:  As low as 75¢ each when you buy 2

Ken’s Salad Dressing or New York Texas Toast Croutons   $1.67 (limit 4, w/ ad coupon or Safeway digital)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (Ken’s Simply, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
Final price:  92¢

Garnier Whole Blends Shampoo or Conditioner (12.5 oz)   $3.00
$2/1 Garnier Whole Blends Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment 07/30/2017 RP Insert (exp 8/26/17)
Final price:  $1.00

Gerber Organic Baby Food (3.5 oz pouch)   $1.25
$1/6 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$1/6 Safeway digital (can’t use w/ paper coupon)

Final price:  $1.08 each when you buy 6

♥ ♥ Del Monte Fruit Cups, Welch’s Grape Jam or Jelly or Signature Kitchens Peanut Butter (4 pack / 30 oz / 18 oz)   $1.88 (limit 4, w/ ad coupon or Safeway digital)
$1.50/2 Del Monte Fruit Cup 08/06/2017 SS Insert (exp 10/14/17)
$1.50/2 printable  (Del Monte)
Final price:  As low as $1.13 each when you buy 2

♥ ♥ Ziploc Brand Containers   $1.67 (FRIDAY only)
$1/2 Ziploc Brand Containers 07/30/2017 SS Insert (exp 9/15/17)
$1/2 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link)
Final price:  $1.17 each when you buy 2

Kellogg’s Cereals, Eggo Waffles or Pop Tarts   $1.67 (must buy 3, limit 2 rewards, 4X gas points)
$1/3 Kellogg’s Cereals 07/23/2017 RP Insert (exp 9/2/17)
$0.50/1 Kellogg’s Krave Cereal 07/09/2017 RP Insert (exp 8/20/17) (if included)
$0.50/1 Kellogg’s Cinnamon Frosted Flakes 07/09/2017 RP Insert (exp 8/20/17)
$0.50/1 Kellogg’s Disney Princess Cereal 07/09/2017 RP Insert (exp 8/20/17) (if included)
$1/3 Coupons.com (any cereal, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
$0.50/1 printable (Corn Pops, Apple Jacks or Krave)

$0.40/1 printable (Froot Loops, Mini Wheats and several available to print)
$1/3 Kellogg’s Pop Tarts 07/23/2017 RP Insert (exp 9/2/17)
$0.40/1 printable (Jolly Rancher Pop Tart, get higher value coupon if you have points)
$1/3 Coupons.com (Pop Tarts, gone if not on top, after clicking link)

Final price:  As low as $1.17 each when you buy 3

♥ ♥ Nabisco Oreo, Nutter Butter, Premium Crackers, Honey Maid Grahams or Newtons   $1.67 (must buy 3, limit 2 rewards)
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Products 08/13/2017 SS Insert (exp 9/22/17)
$0.75/2 Honey Maid Grahams 07/09/2017 SS Insert (exp 8/19/17)
Final price:  $1.42 each when you buy 3

Zest Fruit Boost Shower Gel (10 oz)   $1.99
$0.50/1 Zest Fruitboost Shower Gel or Body Scrub 07/09/2017 SS Insert (exp 8/21/17)
Final price:  $1.49

Boston Market, Chili’s or Eat! Entrees   $1.99 (limit 6, w/ ad coupon or Safeway digital)
$1/2 printable (Chili’s)
Final price:  $1.49 each when you buy 2

Mott’s Applesauce or Juice (6 ct / 64 oz or 8 pack)   $2.00
$1/2 Mott’s Juice or Applesauce Multipack Single Serve 07/30/2017 SS Insert (exp 9/12/17)
Final price:  $1.50 each when you buy 2

Lucerne Shredded or Chunk Cheese or Philadelphia Cream Cheese Tubs (6-8 oz)   $1.87 (limit 4)
$0.35/1 printable
(if have CA seal, scroll to bottom right) 

Final price:  As low as $1.52

Nabisco Snack Crackers or Good Thins   $1.99 (limit 4, w/ ad coupon or Safeway digital)
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Products 08/13/2017 SS Insert (exp 9/22/17)
$1/2 Triscuit crackers 7.6oz+ 8/20/2017 SS Insert (exp 9/30/17) (future, if we get it)
$0.60/1 Checkout 51 (Good Thins, phone app, future cash back; Thanks, Arnold!) NEW

Final price:  $1.62 each when you buy 2 + possible Checkout 51 cash back

♥ ♥ Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh or Carving Board Lunchmeat or Beef Hot Dogs (7-9 oz / 14-15 oz)   $2.49  (limit 4, w/ ad coupon or Safeway digital)
$0.75/1 Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Lower Sodium Lunchmeat 07/30/2017 SS Insert (exp 9/9/17)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (lower sodium, gone if not on top, after clicking link) NEW

Final price:  $1.74

Oroweat Bread or Muffins, CoffeeMate Creamer or Capri Sun   $2.49 (limit 6, w/ ad coupon or Safeway digital)
$0.55/1 Oroweat Bread 08/13/2017 SS Insert (exp 11/13/17)
$0.55/1 Oroweat Bread Products 06/11/2017 SS Insert (exp 9/11/17)
$0.55/1 Oroweat Buns 05/21/2017 SS Insert (exp 8/21/17)
Final price:  $1.94

Keebler Club or TownHouse Crackers or Graham Pieces or Fudge Shoppe Cookies   $1.99 (limit 6, w/ ad coupon or Safeway digital)
$1/2 Checkout 51 (Club, phone app, future cash back)
Final price:  $1.99 + possible Checkout 51 cash back

Sargento Snack Bite Cheese or Balanced Breaks (6 oz / 3 pack)   $2.99 (limit 6, w/ ad coupon or Safeway digital)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (snack bites, gone if not on top, after clicking link)
Final price:  $2.24

Challenge Butter (1 pound)   $2.99 (Score Great Deals participating item)
$0.50/1 printable 

$0.50/1 printable 
Final price:  $2.49

Snyders Pretzel Pieces (8-12 oz)   $2.99
$1/2 Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzels 07/30/2017 SS Insert (exp 9/30/17)
$1/2 Checkout 51 (phone app, future cash back)

Final price:  $2.49 each when you buy 2 + possible Checkout 51 cash back

Daisy Cottage Cheese or Sour Cream (24 oz)   $2.99 (Score Great Deals participating item)
$0.50/1 printable (cottage cheese)
Final price:  $2.49

♥ ♥ Green Mountain, Signature Select or O Organics Coffee (10-12 oz / 12 kcups)   $3.99
$2/2 Green Mountain Coffee k-cup pods 10ct+ boxes 8/13/2017 SS Insert (exp 10/13/17) 

Final price:  $2.99 each when you buy 2

El Monterey Taquitos, Freschetta or Signature Select Pizza   $3.99 (limit 4, w/ ad coupon or Safeway digital)
$1/1 printable (El Monterey)
Final price:  As low as $2.99

Seattle’s Best Coffee or Starbucks Via Instant Coffee (12 oz or 10 kcups / 8 ct)   $4.99
$1/1 printable
Final price:  $3.99

Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers   $6.99 (limit 2, w/ ad coupon or Safeway digital)
$1.50/1 diapers, $0.50/1 wipes printable (register)
$2/1 diapers or $1/2 wipes printable (register)

$2/1 Safeway digital (can’t use w/ paper coupon)
Final price:  As low as $4.99

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Deals without Coupons:

♥ ♥ $5/$50 purchase (FRIDAY only, w/ Safeway digital)

♥ ♥ Powerade (32 oz) 44¢ (must buy 6, limit 3 rewards)

♥ ♥ Signature Kitchens Canned Veggies, Tomatoes or Beans 49¢ (limit 6, w/ ad coupon or Safeway digital)

♥ ♥ Papa Cantella’s Grilling Sausage 50¢ each (FRIDAY only)

Chobani Flips or Fage Greek Yogurt 88¢ (limit 10, w/ ad coupon or Safeway digital)

Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna or Campbell’s Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup 88¢ (limit 6, w/ ad coupon or Safeway digital)

RoTel or Hunts Tomatoes or Pasta Sauce 88¢ (limit 6, w/ ad coupon or Safeway digital)

Progresso Light or Heart Healthy Soup 99¢ (limit 6, w/ ad coupon or Safeway digital)

Bartlett Pears 99¢ / lb

Hatch Chiles 99¢ / lb

Sanderson Farms Chicken Thighs, Drums or Leg Quarters (bone-in, jumbo pack) 99¢ / lb

Whoopie Cakes (2 count) $1.00

Signature Kitchens Ketchup or Mustard (20 oz / 14 oz) $1.00

Farmer John Breakfast Sausage Links, Armour Lunchmakers or Cacique Beef or Pork Chorizo $1.25

Bar S Smoked Loop Sausage or Deli Shaved Lunchmeat $1.49 (limit 4, w/ ad coupon or Safeway digital)

Broccoli Crowns or Cauliflower $1.49 / lb

Pork Country Style Shoulder (bone-in, family pack) $1.49 / lb

Mini Seedless Watermelon $1.50 (limit 2)

Lucerne Whipping Cream (8 oz) $1.50

Signature Kitchens Tea (128 oz) $1.50

Fritos, Cheetos or Frito Bean Dip (8.75-10.25 oz / 9 oz) $1.67 (limit 3, w/ ad coupon or Safeway digital)

♥ ♥ Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts or Thighs (from the butcher) $1.67 / lb

Doritos, Ruffles, Tostitos Tortilla Chips $1.77 (must buy 3, limit 1 reward)

Signature Select or Open Nature Ice Cream or Lucerne Ice Cream Sandwiches $1.87 (limit 6, w/ ad coupon or Safeway digital)

Refreshe Soda (12 pack) $1.88 (must buy 3, limit 1 reward)

♥ ♥ Lucerne Gallon Milk $1.89 (limit 2)

Fresh Express Salad Kits $1.99 (limit 2, w/ ad coupon or Safeway digital)

O Organics Mini Carrots (1 pound) $1.99

Organic Red, Green or Romaine Lettuce $1.99

Kettle Brand Chips or Cape Cod Chips (8.5 oz / 6-8.5 oz) $1.99 (4X gas points)

Nestea Iced Tea or Arrowhead Spring Water (6 pack / 6-12 pack) $1.99 (must buy 2)

Signature Kitchens Oatmeal or Cereal (10 ct or 18 oz / 12=18.7 oz) $2.00

Lucerne Yogurt, Cottage Cheese or Sour Cream (24 oz) $2.00

Refreshe Water (24 pack) $2.49

Boneless Center Cut Pork Loin Chops $7.99 / lb, Buy One / Get Two Free (= $2.66/lb, limit 1 reward)

Ground Beef, 85% Lean (sold in packs of 3+ pounds) $2.77 / lb

Dave’s Killer Bagels (5 count) $3.99

Signature Farms Tilapia, Swai, Cod or Salmon Fillets (16 oz, frozen) $3.99 (limit 2, w/ ad coupon or Safeway digital)

Signature Home Bath Tissue, Paper Towels or Brightly Paper Towels (6 mega, 9 or 12 double rolls / 6-8 rolls) $4.99 (limit 4)

Oscar Mayer Bacon (12-16 oz) $4.99

Pepsi (24 pack) $5.00 (FRIDAY only)

Primo Taglio Chicken Breasts or Provolone Cheese $5.00 / lb (FRIDAY only)

Firefly Ridge Wines (750 ml) $5.00 (FRIDAY only)

Beef T-Bone or New York Strip Steak (bone-in, family pack) $5.77 / lb

Primo Taglio Pan Roasted, Peppered, Honey, Mesquite Turkey or Provolone Cheese (sliced in the deli) $5.99 / lb

Sterling Vintner’s Collection or Chateau St. Jean Wine (750 ml) $5.99 (must buy 3)

Jumbo Raw Grilling Shrimp (21/25 ct) $6.99 / lb

Bud, Coors, Miller or Tecate (30 pack cans or Mich Ultra 24 pack bottles or cans) $18.88 (limit 2)

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Deals from Big Book of Savings:
Found at front of store.  Some you need the coupon in the book and others are just listed in the book and no coupon is needed.  If you need a coupon, they’re also available digitally here.

♥ ♥ Horizon Cheesy Mac (6 oz)   $1.00 (thru 8/22)
$0.55/1 printable
Final price:  45¢

Bai Drinks (18 oz)   $1.67  (thru 8/22)
$1/3 Bai Products 06/18/2017 SS Insert (exp 8/31/17)
Final price:  $1.34 each when you buy 3

♥ ♥ Nutella Hazelnut Spread (13 oz)   $2.99 (thru 8/22)
$1.50/1 Nutella Jar or Mini Cups Package 07/30/2017 SS Insert (exp 9/30/17)
Final price:  $1.49

Joy Ice Cream Cones (24 count)   $1.99 (thru 8/22)
$0.35/1 printable
Final price:  $1.64

♥ ♥ Frigo Cheese Heads  (12 oz)  $3.00 (thru 8/22)
$1/1 Frigo Cheese Heads 05/07/2017 SS Insert (exp 11/30/17)
$1/1 Frigo cheese heads snack cheese 8ct+ 7/30/2017 SS Insert (exp 9/15/17)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (gone if not on top, after clicking link)

Final price:  $2.00

International Delight One Touch Latte (12 oz)   $3.49 (thru 8/22)
$1/1 International Delight One Touch Latte 07/23/2017 RP Insert (exp 8/31/17)
Final price:  $2.49

Olive Garden Dressing (16 oz)   $3.99 (thru 8/22)
$1/1 Olive Garden Dressing 05/14/2017 SS Insert (exp 8/31/17)
Final price:  $2.99

Galbani Mozzarella Ball or Ciliegine Cup (8 oz)   Buy One / Get One Free (thru 8/22)
$1/1 printable
Final price:  Unsure
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ALL DEALS ARE VALID THRU 8/22.

♥ ♥ Lucerne Yogurt (6 oz) 3 / $1.00

Sun Rype Fruit Strips (.5 oz) 50¢

Refreshe Ice or Sparkling or Seltzer Water (17 oz / 1 liter) 79¢

Refresh Soda (12 liter) 79¢

Signature Kitchens Peg Bag Candy (7-10 oz) $1.00

Signature Home Freezer, Storage, Snack or Sandwich Bags (15-50 ct) $1.00 (limit 6, w/ coupon in monthly book of savings, thru 8/22)

Signature Kitchens Frozen Veggies (12-16 oz) $1.00

Signature Kitchens Limeade, Lemonade or Punch (12 oz) $1.00

Signature Kitchens Marinade, Olives or Croutons (12 oz / 5.75-6 oz / 5 oz) $1.25

Value Corner Bleach (60 oz) $1.27 (limit 4, w/ coupon in monthly book of savings, thru 8/22)

Signature Kitchens Ketchup, BBQ Sauce or Worcestershire Sauce (32 oz / 18 oz / 10 oz) $1.50

Lucerne Sour Cream or Cottage Cheese (16 oz) $1.50

Signature Select Garlic Toast or Bread (10-11.25 oz) $1.99

Signature Kitchens Frozen Potatoes (20-32 oz) $1.99

Signature Kitchens Apple Sauce (23.5-24 oz) $1.99

Signature Kitchens Chocolate Chips (11.5-12 oz) $2.00

Lucerne Creamer (32 oz) $2.50

Signature Select Ice Cream (48 oz) $2.50

Value Corner Laundry Detergent (75 oz) $2.99 (limit 6, w/ coupon in monthly book of savings, thru 8/22)

Hershey’s Chocolate, Signature Kitchens Marshmallows and Graham Crackers (6 bars / 10-10.5 oz / 14.4 oz) $5.00 (must buy all 3 items, w/ coupon in monthly book of savings, thru 8/22)

Signature Kitchens Frozen Fruit (32 oz) $5.99

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+ need Safeway Club card to get savings (free grocery shopping card)
+ weekly ad & monthly Big Book of Savings here
+ load digital coupons here
+ JustforU program explained here
+ digital coupons are one-time use, for one offer, unless otherwise stated
+ can use a paper or digital manufacturer’s coupon (will state on coupon) with another digital coupon
+ accepts the higher value manufacturer’s coupon (digital or paper), not both
+ Big Book of Savings coupons don’t need to be cut; can be loaded here
+ abbreviations we use listed here
+ Multiple manufacturers’ coupons may be listed, but you can only use one for each product purchased.
+ All listed coupons, without printable links, come from Sunday newspaper inserts.
+ Exclusive deal for the Arizona Republic here… $1/week!  (Wed. & Sun. delivery)
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$4 Neutrogena Make-Up Coupon ~ And More!

any ONE (1) Neutrogena Cosmetics Face product (excludes makeup removers, trial sizes, and clearance products)There are some new printable coupons out.

My favorite is the $4 Neutrogena face product coupon.

Note:  Fry’s is giving you $5 off a $15 purchase.
Combine it with this coupon & you may score a deal!
I’m not 100% sure Neutrogena is included or when it ends.
Details on their website are very vague and so is their sign.  :(
(Thanks for pic, Susan!)

Below are some more recent, noteworthy ones.
Click the image to get right to the coupon.

Or, go here to browse more options.
any ONE (1) Neutrogena Cosmetics Lip or Eye product (excludes trial sizes and clearance products)
NERDS, SweeTARTS, GOBSTOPPERS, BOTTLE CAPS, SPREE, RUNTS, LAFFY TAFFY Concession Boxes (3.3-5oz)
on Any ONE (1) SweeTARTS, SPREE or LAFFY TAFFY peg bag (4.5-7oz)
on any ONE (1) Ronzoni SuperGreens™ pasta
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Updates Coming & Our New Adventure (Input Wanted!)

INPUT?

I’d love some input from you, for improving Bargain Believer!

Background first … my husband’s last day of work, as a software engineer, is this Wednesday.  It was his choice to leave and he isn’t looking for another job.  He wants to pursue some entrepreneurial & programming dreams he’s had for awhile.  For those curious, we’ve taken out a home equity loan to sustain us, after our savings is used up.  The current thought is to give it two years and see what happens.

I’m planning on starting another website called FuninAZ.  (I’m not sure when it will all come together, but I have set up a Facebook here & Instagram here & Twitter here . . .  if you want to be ready to see content as it’s created.)

I’m hoping to help people like you, as well as local businesses, while figuring out how to make a profit.  We’ll see how it all works, since I’m not a marketing master or business expert.  I “accidentally” started Bargain Believer and have never really focused on making it profitable enough to significantly contribute to my family’s income.  I have just been happy if I make enough to pay those who help me.  This will all be new to me!

My husband is going to help me get that set up and going, between projects he needs to work on.  But, before all this, my husband said he’d take a week to improve Bargain Believer!

I have a huge list of things!  Some of our dreams are pretty big, for what the functionality could be.  But, I want to hear from you … what would you like to see here?  Dream big and/or think of little things that annoy you.  You can also tell us what you love, so we don’t make that disappear!

I can’t promise anything, but a week of solid programming time can accomplish a lot.  Right now, I’m mostly focusing on usability and function, but I can add content type issues to the list, too.

You can leave the comment below, or over on Facebook here.

I’m looking forward to our new adventure and (hopefully!) making things better for you along the way!  ~ Juli
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Arizona Republic Discount Code (DBLOG) ~ $1 per week for Sun. & Wed. Delivery

I’m so excited about the offer The Arizona Republic has, exclusively for Bargain Believer followers!  We’re going back to the good old days … $1 per week!

Get the Sunday & Wednesday papers delivered for $4.33* per month, which is about $1 per week.  You can sign up here or call 602-444-1000 and mention code DBLOG.

Even better news … this is not an offer than ends and then you end up getting charged full price.

The same pricing will continue, until you cancel your paper!  This is unheard of, in recent times.  Recent offers have lasted 3, 6, or 12 months and then you ended up paying full price and/or having to remember to call and cancel.

That means full sets of coupons on Sunday and no running to the store to get a paper!  Sometimes stores get smaller packets of coupons or are missing an insert.  You may even get a little bonus every once in awhile, with a coupon insert thrown in a Wednesday paper.  It doesn’t happen often, but there’s been a nice surprise in there every once in awhile.

* Added notes:  You have to be a new subscriber to get this offer, 30 days or more since you got the paper delivered.  Tax brings the total to $4.64 per month.  The fine print says you’ll be charged for the Thanksgiving paper (can call to cancel, if not wanted) and $1 (four times) for four premium editions.  Print edition is not available in all areas, so if you live in a more remote area, you may want to call, to make sure you’re not going to end up with only the digital version.

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Why? Help! ~ Note from Juli

Why?

There are times I wonder what I’m doing, running this website.  Not only do I feel inadequate sometimes, but my life is full … of the good stuff, the bad stuff, and the busy stuff.  Yes, I make some money by doing this, but I could make more if I used my time and energy to invest in something else.  But, it’s not about money.  My husband makes enough money to keep us happy.  So, I always come back to:  Why do I want to add stress to my life?

There are three reasons I can’t escape, no matter how hard I try to convince myself that I’d prefer extra time in my life, to pursue other things . . .

  1.  All of you ~ especially those who email your story, comment, share posts, tag a friend on Facebook, etc.  By doing that, you’re telling me you value what we’re doing.  You become “real” and not just a click on my stat page.  I can quit on clicks, but it’s hard to quit on people who find value in what we’re doing.  Some of you have even shared how much you saved and what it has led to . . . . amazing stories that have made me shed a couple tears, the good kind.  It’s hard to walk away from impacted lives.
  2. Gina ~ super duper assistant who does most everything and makes me wonder what I do sometimes, but something sucks up my time!?!?  I stumbled on this email Gina sent me awhile back, prompting me to do this post.  Seriously, how can I not press on, when I doubt myself?!?“… Our vacations simply would not happen if it weren’t for you and the job you’ve given me.  There wouldn’t be extra money for that, and I love making those memories with my kids and taking them new places and exposing them to new experiences. I love that I can be here every day with my kids when they get home from school.  I love that I can take care of them when they are sick and still work.  I’m grateful that when company comes or my best friend, I can work around my work and enjoy life and them. So, thank you, thank you, thank you.  I truly thank you. You are a blessing to me and my family.
  3.  Me! ~ I really like interacting with you and I gain something from that.  It’s not a one-way thing.  I love bargains and keeping them to myself isn’t as fun.  I love having an outlet, when time and ambition line up at the same time.  :)

More honesty … my income has been decreasing, mostly due to reduced Google ad revenue and coupon printing revenue.  I wonder how long I’ll be able to sustain everything.  It would sadden me, but if I ever began to lose money, it would be clear that it would be time to stop.  That’s where you come in!

I’ve shared this before, but for those who are new, here’s what you can do to help…

  • Use the links we provide vs going directly to a coupon site or buying something we share online.  The majority don’t pay, but some do.  They aren’t huge amounts (many as low as $0.02), but they add up when everyone is using them.
    You can bookmark this for printing from Coupons.com:
    http://www.bargainbeliever.com/blog/coupons-com-printables/
  •  I love Amazon and I’m sure you do, too!  When making an Amazon purchase, use the search box on the top left of the website.  If you start there (no matter what you search for), whatever you end up buying will track and I receive a payment.  If you prefer bookmarking it, going through this link will also get me credit.
    http://amzn.to/2ozGAWw
  • Visit the website often.  Google ads count visitors and the more the merrier.  When you click on the ads, I receive more, but I TRULY only want you to click if interested.  I don’t think it’s fair for advertisers to pay unless you’re really interested.  But, Google matches ads pretty well, so if something comes up that you already searched for and plan to buy or you want more information, please click from there.
  • Tell people about the website … groups or individuals, publicly or privately.  I love seeing people tag their friends on Facebook.  I know you like what you see and value it enough to share it!

As Gina said, “So, thank you, thank you, thank you.  I truly thank you.  You are a blessing to me and my family.”  You really are!  Sure, we work hard, but we get the benefit of knowing that what we invest in isn’t meaningless.   My heart is full, though my days are sometimes sparse in time.  THANK YOU!  ~ Juli

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Don’t See Facebook Updates? ~ Fix It Now!


Many of you say that a lot of posts don’t show up in your Facebook feed.

A couple ways to fix that . . .

  1.  After “liking” the Bargain Believer Facebook page.  Hover over “Following” at the top of the page and make sure “See First” is checked.
  2. Comment and “like” posts often.  This is almost a guarantee (added to above directions) that you’ll see everything.

If you’re not a Facebook fan, there’s a daily email, Twitter, or an RSS feed you can follow.

If all else fails, check the website each day.  Not many days go by without us updating something.
www.BargainBeliever.com

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Please Read This . . . from Juli

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I would really appreciate it if you tell others about the Bargain Believer website or Facebook page or daily emails.

The valuable “telling” comes when you specifically track down your friends and tell them they’re missing out because __________.

You fill in the blank with why you’re here.  Hopefully, there’s something we’ve helped you with and you believe someone else can benefit.  Helping people stretch their dollars and realize they may need less than they think to thrive, has been my goal since the day I started.

I didn’t mean to start a business, but realized I could send you to a print a coupon without getting paid or send you to the same one and get paid.  Hmmmm … pay me!  I say I accidentally started a business, but have to purposely pay taxes now.  True story.

This is work.  In reality, I don’t need a job.  I’m spoiled since my husband makes enough to maintain a lifestyle we’re comfortable living, without any income from me.  I often ponder if this website is worth the stress, but then I remember a heartwarming email or comment I received or a new one rolls in at just the right time, to encourage me.  So many of you are counting on me to help you save.  (Insert tears here … really, they’re flowing.  I get emotional about this.)   Sometimes, having this website can overwhelm me, and I want all the responsibility to disappear.  Other times, I can’t imagine life without it, in a good sort of way.   Some of you (most all, really!) have been amazingly supportive over the past 6 1/2 years.

Beyond me, Gina (my amazing helper!) and others along the way, have counted on extra income by helping me.  The reality is, Gina does waaaaay more than I do, for day to day things around here.  Sometimes, I wonder what I even do!  Just keeping up with emails and doing misc. stuff still can consume me, somehow.  But, when I think of quitting, I also think of her … she’s also poured her time/love into this site and the income really helps her family.

This isn’t a doom and gloom post.  I’m not planning on quitting next month, just processing some thoughts “aloud” and asking for your help, in taking some financial worries away.  The truth is that I can’t lose money, especially while also investing so much time in it.  It just doesn’t make sense.  (For the record, I’ve almost always made money.  I don’t want anyone to feel sorry for me!  I’ve just seen revenue drop considerably, over time, even while slowly growing in numbers.  Things are just changing.)

Besides telling your friends, family, and strangers about Bargain Believer, here are a few other specific ways you can help (that aren’t too tortuous, hopefully!)  :)

  • Print your coupons from here — Bookmark it, please!
    There is also a link on the top menu bar on the website.
  • If you do any Amazon shopping, start with our search box on the top left of the page.
    After that, navigate however you want on their site, snagging all the great deals they have!
  • Use any links we provide in posts.
    Some pay us when you buy/print something, others just for clicking.
  • Visit the website often!
    You’re helping in a small way, since you’re viewing Google ads.
    You’re also “telling” Google you love us and they should let our page show up when people search for certain things.

Some of you have been doing this for years.  THANK YOU!  For those of you who had no clue you could help in these ways or any of our back story … now you do.  :)  Thank you for reading all this!

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Thanks for Printing Coupons w/ Our Link ~ Please Bookmark This Page

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Printing from here (or many links we provide) is a huge help.
If you would bookmark it, we’d be very grateful!
(There’s also a link on the top menu bar of the website.)

I want to thank everyone who uses our links to print your coupons.  Even printing just one coupon every couple days helps keep the revenue coming in, so I can continue to pay people to help me.  Without their help, I definitely would have quit by now.  It’s just too much work for me to do alone.

 For those who don’t print from our links, please consider it, instead of just going directly to Coupons.com.  If everyone who used this site printed just one or two coupons a week … well, we’d be rich and we wouldn’t want to go anywhere, ever!  :)  We earn a small amount, but it sure adds up with all of you doing it!
If you have a spot to bookmark the link below and use it for coupon prints (that we don’t give you a link for), or when you want to browse.  It would really help!
http://www.bargainbeliever.com/blog/coupons-com-printables/
Thank you!
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Daily Emails (Click on Verification Link!!) & Follow on Facebook!

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So many of you have signed up for daily emails from Bargain Believer.  Unfortunately, many of you are not getting them.  If you don’t click on the verification link they send you, you won’t get them.  Check your spam!

Here’s the link if you want to sign up or need the verification link sent again.

You’ll get an automated email every day around 1pm with links to all the posts we did in the previous 24 hours.  It’s a great way to make sure you haven’t missed anything good!

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For those not following on Facebook, that’s where we’re most active, so make sure you head over there and “like” our page.  If you want to see the updates in your feed, make sure you also hover over the “liked” on top of the page and check “See First.”  If you don’t, you won’t see most of our posts.
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