‘Target’ Articles

FREE Yoplait Light Yogurt ~ Almost Anywhere!

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Make sure you don’t miss the coupon that’s good on a Weight Watcher’s endorsed product.

You should be able to pick it up, almost anywhere, for FREE.  I think everyone starting price isn’t any higher than 75¢.  If it’s higher, wait for a sale or go somewhere else!

Yoplait Light Yogurt (under 75¢ most anywhere)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (Weight Watchers branded product, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link )
Final price:  FREE

The Yoplait Greek Light yogurt is also included and it’s often around $1.00.  The only price I know of is Safeway, $1.00 (reg. price).

Here’s a list of the Weight Watcher’s branded products.

$0.75 off Weight Watchers branded product
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Target Deals with Coupon Match Ups 6/28/15 – 7/4/15

                

Check back throughout the week.  Deals are added all week.

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

Get a Target RedCard!  You can choose a debit or credit card to give you an automatic 5% savings in addition to all savings.  It will also give you 5% off online purchases, with free shipping!

These are “open” coupons that give you great flexibility!  Make sure the minimum total is hit BEFORE other coupons come off.  It’s within Target’s written policy (see FAQ section).  I always hand these category-type coupons over first, just to be sure it scans correctly and that the register doesn’t give me an angry beep.

Note:  No “open” coupons this week.  :(

Women’s B1G1 50% Off All Shorts* *excludes Clearance

Air Wick Scented Oil Gadget   97¢+- (reg. price)
$1.25/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  FREE

Purina Fancy Feast Gourmet Cat Food (3 oz)   57¢ (reg. price)
$3.50/25 Coupons.com (Target coupon, use w/ manf. coupons, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$3.50/25 Fancy Feast or Friskies Single Cans Wet Cat Food @Target 06/21/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/19/15) (use above or if you got this w/ coupons below)
20% Target Cartwheel (exp. 7/4, save 46¢ on 4-Details)
$1/20 Purina Fancy Feast Gourmet Cat Food 04/26/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/31/15)
$0.75/6 Purina Friskies Wet Cat Food Cans 05/03/2015 RP Insert (exp 8/30/15)
B2G1 Purina Wet Cat Food Cans 06/21/2015 RP Insert (exp 9/21/15)
Final price:  35¢ each when you buy 25
Using the $1/20 & B2G1. If have more B2G1, even better. Or, you can use the $0.75/1 & get one extra.

Barilla Pronto Pasta (12 oz)   $1.34 (reg. price)
10% Target Cartwheel (exp. 7/30, save 13¢ -Details)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (use zip 90808 if not in yours)
Final price:  46¢

Dove Advanced Shampoo or Conditioner 12 oz   $3.99  NEW
Suave Infusium Shampoo/Conditioner   $2.89
(sale thru 7/11 )
$5.00 Target gift card when you buy 4 (mix/match Unilever products)
$3/2 Dove Hair Shampoo or Conditioner Products 06/21/2015 RP Insert (exp 7/19/15)
$3/2 Suave Professionals Gold Infusion Hair Items 06/21/2015 RP Insert (exp 7/19/15)
$2/2 Suave Professionals Shampoo or Conditioner 06/21/2015 RP Insert (exp 7/19/15)
$3/2 SavingStar eCoupon (Suave Professionals, future savings)
$3/2 SavingStar eCoupon (Dove, future savings)
Final price:  69¢ each when you buy 4 after gift card factored in (or possible future savings)
Deal buying 2 Dove Shampoo and/or conditioners
buying 2 Suave Professionals
Using $3/2 and $3/2 coupons
Get $5 gift card back

Simply Ade Juices 59 oz   $2.00 (thru 7/4)
20% Target Cartwheel  (punch, tropical and berry) (exp. 7/11, save 40¢ -Details)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (NEW, large ad prints under coupon if you only choose this coupon to print, so choose another!)
Final price:  85¢

Glade Carpet & Room Deodorizer   $1.94 (reg. price)
$1/1 Glade Product 06/14/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/26/15)
Final price:  94¢

Swedish Fish or Sour Patch Candy (8 oz)   $1.71 (sale thru 7/4)
$1/2 Sour Patch/Swedish Fish 06/14/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/25/15)
Final price:  $1.11 each when you buy 2

Lipton Iced Tea Bags (24-ct)   $1.97 (sale thru 7/18)
$0.40/1 Lipton Tea Bags, K-Cup, Liquid or Powdered Iced Tea Mix Product 06/21/2015 RP Insert (exp 7/19/15)
Final price:  $1.22

Glade Candles 3.8 oz, Aerosols 9.7 oz or Wax Melts 2.3 or 3.1 oz   Buy Three / Get One Free $2.99 (sale thru 7/4)
$1/2 Target (Summer Collection Item, use w/ coupon below)
$1/2 Coupons.com (Wax Melts Refills, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 Glade Product 06/14/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/26/15)
$1/2 Glade Wax Melts Refills 06/14/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/26/15)
$1/2 Glade Jar Candles 06/14/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/26/15)
$5/$30 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price:  $1.25 each when you buy 4
Deal figuring, using two Target $1/2 coupons (not all stores will do this) and Two $1/2 coupons

Wish-Bone Dressing (16-oz)   $1.99 (reg. price)
$0.75/1 Wish-Bone Bottle or Dry Mix 05/10/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/10/15)
$1/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  As low as $1.25

Friskies Dry Cat Food (3.15 lbs)   $4.00 (sale thru 7/25)
B1G1 Friskies or Cat Chow Dry Cat Food TARGET COUPON 06/21/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/19/15) (use w/ coupon below)
$1/1 Purina Friskies Dry Cat Food Bag 05/03/2015 RP Insert (exp 8/30/15)
Final price:  $1.50 each when you buy 2

Soft Scrub   $2.51 (sale thru 7/4)
$1/1 Soft Scrub Product 06/14/2015 RP Insert (exp 7/5/15)
$1/1 printable (register)
Final price:  $1.51

Mitchum Lady Deodorant, select   $2.99 (sale thru 7/4)
$1/1 Mitchum Product 05/31/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/4/15)
Final price:  $1.99

Outshine Bars Fruit 6 or 12 pk or Yogurt bars 4 pk, select   $2.99 (sale thru 7/4)
$1/2 Target (use w/ coupon below)
$1/1 Outshine Frozen Snacks Multi-Pack 05/03/2015 SS Insert (exp 6/30/15)
Final price:  $1.99 each when you buy 2

Seventh Generation Liquid Dish Soap 25 oz   3 / $8 or $2.66 each (sale thru 7/4)
$1/1 Seventh Generation Dish Liquid 04/26/2015 RP Insert (exp 6/30/15)
$1/1 Ibotta (phone app, future cash back)
Final price:  $1.66 + possible Ibotta cash back

Hormel Bacon   $3.94 (reg. price)   NEW
20% off Target Cartwheel (exp.7/4 save 79¢-Details)
$1/1 printable
Final price:  $2.15

L’Oreal Paris Expertise Haircare, Frizz Ease, Renpure Haircare, Organix Argan Oil Shampoo   $5.99 (sale thru 7/4 )
$5 Target gift card when you buy 3 (limit 1, What are ECB?)
$2/1 L’Oreal Advanced Haircare Shampoo or Conditioner 06/14/2015 RP Insert (exp 7/11/15)
$2/1 Coupons.com (L’Oreal, can print 2, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 printable (Frizz Ease)
Final price:  $2.33 each when you buy 3 L’Oreal (w/ 3 coupons) after gift card factored in

Revlon ColorSilk Hair Color   $3.00 (sale thru 7/4)
$1/2 Revlon Colorsilk or Colorsilk Luminista 06/28/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/1/15)
Final price:  $2.50 each when you buy 2

32ct Seventh Generation Diapers   $8.09 (sale thru )   NEW
$3/1 Target (use w/ coupon below)
10% off Target Cartwheel (exp.7/11 save 51¢-Details, use w/ coupon below, use w/ coupon below)
$2/1 Laundry OR Diapers– must sign up
Final price:  $2.58

Sensodyne Toothpaste 4 oz   $4.99 (sale thru 7/18)   NEW
$5.00 Target gift card when you buy 3 (Sensodyne, Pronamel, Biotene or Poligrip thru 7/18)
$1/1 printable (print 2 (or if you have multiple devices, print 3))
Final price:  $2.66 each when you buy 3 after gift card factored in

Playtex Products   $6.99 (sale thru 7/4)
$5.00 Target gift card when you buy 3
Playtex Sport Ultra Thin Pads (36-ct), Combo Tampons (18-ct), Ultra Thin Pads (14-ct)
Looks for previous BiG1 printbles, if you have them.
$2/1 Coupons.com (Gentle Glide, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link, if included)
$1/1 printable (Gentle Glide or Sport tampons)
$1.50/1 printable (Sport pads, liners, or combo)
Final price:  $3.49 each when you buy 3 (using two $2/1 & one $1.50/1) after gift card factored in
Ad says other varieties included. I’m assuming Gentle Glide is included. If not, will be more for others.

Purina Tidy Cats Litter 35 lb and/or Purina Cat Chow Complete Dry Cat Food 16 lb   $11.99 (sale thru 7/4)
$5.00 Target gift card when you buy 2
Tidy cat coupons
$1/1 Target (use w/ coupon below)
$1.05/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 Purina Tidy Cats Cat Litter 04/26/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/31/15)
Cat Chow Coupons
B1G1 Friskies or Cat Chow Dry Cat Food TARGET COUPON 06/21/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/19/15) (use w/ coupon below)
$1/1 Purina Cat Chow Cat Food Bag 04/26/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/31/15)
Final price:  $8.99 each when you buy 2 Cat Chow after gift card factored in
Deal using Target B1G1 Coupon (will get gift card)plus $1 SS coupon

 Charmin Mega plus 12 pk or Double plus 24 pk   $12.99 (sale thru 7/4)
$10.00 Target gift card when you buy 3
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (Ultra or Strong gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.35/1 printable
Final price:  $9.04 each when you buy 3 after gift card factored in
Using two .75/1 coupons and 1 .35/1 coupon

Munchkin LATCH BPA-free Bottles 3 pk   $24.99 (sale thru 7/4)
$5.00 Target gift card when you buy 1
Final price:  $19.99 after gift card factored in

Enfamil Powder Refill System 32.2 or 33.2 oz   $36.99 (sale thru 7/4)
$10.00 Target gift card when you buy 2 (mix/match brands)
$5.00/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  $29.49 each when you buy 2 after gift card factored in

   These are deals listed before, but still valid:

Purex Powershot (45 oz)   $3.99 (reg. price)
TRY ME FREE $3.99 Mail IN Rebate (exp. 6/30)
Final price:  FREE

Altoids Smalls   97¢ (reg. price)
5% Target Cartwheel (exp. 7/4, save 5¢-Details)
$0.50/1 Altoids Tin, Smalls Tin or Arctic Tin 05/03/2015 RP Insert (exp 8/2/15)
Final price:  42¢

Werther’s Original Caramels 2.35oz (in the ONE spot, dollar section)   $1.00 (reg. price)
$1/2 Werther’s Original Caramels 04/19/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/31/15)
Final price:  50¢ each when you buy 2

Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk) (11.1oz)   $1.99 (reg. price)
20% Target Cartwheel (exp.7/19 save 40¢-Details)
$1/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  59¢

Skittles or Starburst   $1.83 (thru 7/18)
$1/2 Target printable (use w/ Cartwheel & coupon below)
10% Target Cartwheel (exp. 7/4, save 27¢ on two -Details)
$1/2 Skittles, Starburst, or Life Savers Gummies Bags 06/07/2015 RP Insert (exp 9/5/15) (Thanks, Rhonda!)
Final price:  70¢ each when you buy 2

Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce   $1.02 (reg. price)
25% Target Cartwheel (exp. 7/4, save 25¢-Details)
Final price:  77¢

Rubbermaid 2-Qt Beverage Bottle   $1.97 (reg. price)
$1/1 Rubbermaid Beverage 05/17/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/11/15)
Final price:  97¢

Classico Pasta Sauce (15 – 24 oz)   2 / $4.00 (thru 7/11)
$2/2 Target (gone if not coupon on top after clicking link)
$1.50/4 printable (register)
Final price:  As low as $1.00 each when you buy 2

Hot Pockets Snack Bites   $2.19 (reg. price) (Thanks, Eunice!)
$1/4 Target printable (use w/ coupon below)
$1/1 printable (print two, four if you have two devices)
Final price: $1.19 w/ just $1/1 coupon ($1.44 each when you buy 4 w/ both coupons, 94¢ if have two devices)

Nature Made Kids First Vitamins   $6.99 (thru 7/11)
$5.00 Target gift card when you buy 2
Vitamin C (80-ct) $6.99
Calcium (unsure of count) $7.49
$1/1 Target Printable
Final price:  $3.99 each when you buy 2, less if have second Target coupon & store allows it after gift card factored in

(Thanks for some added deals, Totally Target!)
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+  “sale thru” means item was in ad and will be everywhere
+  “price cut thru” deals can vary, but are usually close to the listed price
+  “reg. price” deals can vary, but are usually close to the listed price
+  View your Target weekly ad.
+  Full Target coupon policy
+  Target will match competitor’s prices — details HERE.
+  Target has printable coupons — combine with manufacturer’s coupons.
+ Multiple manufacturers’ coupons are listed, but you can only use one for each product purchased
Register for mobile coupons
+  Target pays 5¢ for each reusable bag you bring in and is used.
+ If you want to know what abbreviations mean, go HERE.
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New Simply Juice Coupon! (Only 85¢ at Target or $1.25 at Fry’s)

$0.75 off 59 fl. oz. Simply Juice Drink

Yes! We have a new coupon for $0.75 off 59 fl. oz. Simply Juice Drink.  My husband is addicted to the Limeade, and my daughter loves the raspberry lemonade.

Simply Lemonade (including blueberry & raspberry)   $2.00 (thru 7/4, at Target)
20% Target Cartwheel (exp. 7/11, save 40¢ -Details)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (gone, use if printed) RESET
Final price: 85¢

See the full Target deals here.  (Next week’s list coming soon.)

Simply Lemonade or Limeade (59 oz)   $2.00 (thru 9/8, at Fry’s)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (gone, use if printed) (An ad prints after the coupon, so either print more than one or be quick with the cancel button.)
Final price:  $1.25

See the weekly Fry’s deals here.

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Don’t Miss This Target Deal ~ Includes MOVIE TICKETS CHEAP!!

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Update:  The $3 Nivea Target coupon is gone.  (Thanks, Laura & Barbara!) The deal below, with two packs of razors, is still a great one.  Read through this post and you’ll know how

There’s a flexible offer at Target right now, through 6/20.  You’ll get a $5 gift card when you spend $20 on personal care items.  You can use the coupon in the Sunday Target ad or get it by texting “CARE” to 827438.  Items include:  Body wash, bar soap, deodorant, shave, oral care, sun care, hand and body Lotion, cotton, men’s fragrances & hair care. (Excludes feminine care, power dental, liquid hand soap, power shave.

There are many coupons out and a bunch of different ways to end up with a bargain, but here’s what I did . . .

I bought two body washes, which are a bargain by themselves . . .

Nivea Body Wash   $4.99 (reg. price)
$3/1 Target printable (gone, use if printed — Thanks, Laura & Barbara!) (use 2 w/ coupon below — states up to four allowed!)
$3/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  49¢ each when you buy 2

I also bought two shave gels …

Edge Sensitive Shave Gel (2-pk) $5.59 (reg. price)
Update:  Just found this coupon we got and I didn’t have with me — lower your price even more!!
$1/2 Edge or Schick Hydro Shave Gels 06/14/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/26/15)

 

Why overpriced shave gel without a coupon, you ask — smart!!  :)  When you buy two qualifying Schick items, you can submit for two free movie tickets, $20 in movie cash!  Shave gel was the cheapest item I could find, from their inclusion list, without having the right coupons with me.  I might have preferred the deal below, though!  Maybe I’ll go back and submit the offer for my husband.

My subtotal was $12.16 and I got back a $5 Target gift card, so like paying $7.16 for all four items PLUS two movie tickets — totally a bargain, to me!

Get there fast if you want Nivea to be in stock.  With the $3 Target coupon, it’s going to disappear quickly!

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Or, if you prefer razors, the other semi-cheap option would be to get these (to qualify for movie tickets):

Schick Xtreme 3 Sensitive (8-pk)   $9.99 – $11.49 (reg. price)  (Davis let us know they were $11.49 at his store — Thanks, Davis!)
$7/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link) BEST TO USE
$3/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$3/1 Schick Men’s Disposable Pack 06/14/2015 SS Insert (exp 7/26/15)
Buy razor, get Shave Prep Coupons.com (not as good, but just in case; gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  $6.49 each when you buy 2

You’ll still want to hit $20, to get your $5 Target gift card.  Don’t forget that!  If you buy two of these ($12.98 out of pocket), you’ll be 2¢ too short, so grab something else like 97¢ cotton balls, or something like that.

The good news is the $5 Target gift card will trigger when you hit $20 BEFORE coupons come off.  That bad news is that if you’re a penny short, it won’t.  Keep that in mind when doing your calculations.  Throw something like 97¢ cotton balls in.  (If you go for and Up & UP beauty product over $2, use this $0.50/1 coupon.  Note:  They don’t have (at least at my store) cotton balls over $2, but they have the cotton rounds and other similar products.)

Note:  If you’re not a Target shopper, you can do this deal at any store.

See the full Target list here.

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Is Couponing Worth It?

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I was asked (after hearing Safeway will probably be accepting coupons at face value in AZ soon, more here) …

Is couponing worth it?

If you want the short answer … yes, for me.

If you want the long answer, grab your coffee (maybe it’s a smoothie this time of year?) and snuggle up to your computer or mobile, as I share my thoughts.

When, I say “couponing,” I mean using paper coupons (printable, from Sunday paper, & misc. coupons that may show up) or digital coupons you can load directly to your shopping cards.

I only use coupons for products I will use or have a specific purpose for (donating, giving to friends, etc).  I’m not a true “extreme couponer.”  I’ve only seen a couple of the TLC shows, but I’m nothing like what I’ve seen.  I like to call myself an “intentional couponer.”  I use them wisely and save a bunch of money!  I don’t need a trailer to get my groceries home and one bottle of mustard will usually last us until it expires, around my house.

For me, couponing will still be worth it, even if coupons are taken at face value.  (Keep in mind that most of the country can only redeem coupons at face value and many do it.)  There is still money to be saved.

I’m a firm believer that pennies add up to quarters, add up to dollars, add up to $20, etc.  I’ll even still bend down to pick up a penny.  The bonus is a little bit of exercise, if nothing else.  :)

On the other hand, I also value my time.  If I’m finding that saving $3 is taking me an hour, I won’t do it.  My time is worth more than $3/hour.  On the other hand, if it takes me an hour to get ready to go to the grocery store (or an extra hour to run somewhere else & look at ads, etc.) and I end up saving $30 (random number for example) … totally worth my time.  I should say … usually!  There are weeks when I don’t have an hour to spare to save $30, as much as I want to.  I value my sanity more than thirty bucks.

As much as I love the savings and the financial freedom it helps bring to my family, it’s not for everyone.  I have different time, priorities, and needs than you do.  Don’t blindly use coupons, without counting the cost.  There are costs.  I would never deny that!

  • Time — What “wages” are acceptable to you?  Remember, it’s tax-free “income.”
  • Space — How will you store surplus?  Do you have room or need to stick with basics?
  • Sanity — Does the extra clutter (coupons or treasures you get) drive you nuts?
  • Need — Do you need to do it to make ends meet?
  • Want — Do you enjoy using the savings for something else that makes the effort worthwhile?
  • Respect — Does your spouse value the fact that you do it or does it drive him/her nuts?
  • Cost — How much are you spending on newspapers, ink, paper, buying coupons, gas, whatever?

Take a serious inventory of the above list.  Ponder it and calculate it.  If you feel it’s more of a burden, stop — unless you feel it’s a necessity!  (Well, I don’t see how you can resist clicking and loading a few digital coupons.)  :)  Yes, I know I run a coupon website.  Well, I don’t fully see it that way.  I run a money saving website, that often involves coupons, but there’s much more!

Whatever you end up doing with your coupon usage, I hope you stick around Bargain Believer.  We’ll always share deals that have coupons, but we go beyond that.  We want you to have fun with your family, without spending a bunch.  We’ll point you to those deals and other bargains we just can’t seem to keep to ourselves.  As long as there are businesses competing, there will always be bargains out there and we’ll help you find them!  We may even tempt the non-coupon users out there to click and load a digital coupon or even print a coupon every once in awhile.  The coupon/non-coupon line can be crossed at any time.  :)

I was going to share some other ways to save, but I’m afraid you’re falling asleep now.  And, I’m out of time.  Stay tuned … more on saving (beyond coupons) soon!

What do you think?

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Verify Email Subscriptions! ~ Great Way to Follow (Also Facebook, Twitter, or RSS Feed)

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If you don’t get the Bargain Believer emails, you may want them.  You will receive one email between 3pm & 5pm, usually around 3pm.  (No, I’m not sitting at my computer at that exact time every single day.  They’re automatic and I never know the precise time they’ll go out.) :)

They will show you everything that was listed since the previous email went out.  It’s an easy way to glance over what was posted that day and make sure you didn’t miss anything.   Fair warning:  You’ll be bugged everyday around 3pm, but you can unsubscribe at anytime.   :)

If you’ve ever signed up to get the daily emails and you’re not getting them, you probably didn’t verify your email.  There is a significant number of people on the email list that haven’t.  Sign up again at this link and make sure to go to your email and click on the link.  It should come right away.

Of course, you can also follow other ways . . . Facebook gets a little extra love sometimes, with quickly disappearing deals, reminders, and just more interaction.  If you use Facebook, it’s another great way to follow.

Make sure “follow” is checked after you have “liked” Bargain Believer (beside the “liked” button).  Even better, hover over the “liked” button and check “get notifications.”  When you’re on Facebook, a little box will pop up when we post something and it will also be listed under your “notifications” tab on top.  As always, the best way to not miss anything is to comment or “like” posts on the Bargain Believer Facebook page …. often!

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Stay Active on Facebook or You’re Missing Out!

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Are a Facebook user, who likes to see all the updates from pages you have “liked,” like the Bargain Believer page?  (I think that sentence had too may “likes” in it!)

Ughhh . . . it’s so frustrating when I don’t see things I want to.  I feel like when I “like” a page, I’m telling Facebook I want to see their updates.  If I don’t want to see them, I’ll “unlike” them.  Facebook sees it differently.  :(

You need to get/stay active to see what you want on the Bargain Believer Facebook page!  We posts extra deals on Facebook from time to time.  You’ll want to see them, even if you get the email or stalk the website.

When you “like,” share, or comment … you are telling Facebook that you value the page and want to see posts.  You are also making it a more popular post, which will increase the likelihood that those who aren’t as active, will see the post.  Pretty please … like or comment on posts when you think they’re beneficial!

If you are active for awhile and you’re still not seeing everything, don’t forget … you can get daily emails.  Note:  You will not get them until you click on the confirmation email that you receive.  You will get an email almost every single day.  I realize that’s not for everyone.  If it annoys you enough, you can unsubscribe at any time.  We promise not to spam you, once you unsubscribe.  Well, we’ll never “spam” you, but you’ll get that one email each day.  :)

If all else fails … we have a website!  Check it often.  :)

Thanks for being here and giving us an outlet to share the deals we find.  We like finding bargains and it’s much more fun to share them!

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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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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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