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This is for bologna lovers and non-lovers. I don’t like bologna. I’ve never tried the all beef bologna, so maybe I need to give that a shot, but I can’t make myself swallow this stuff. BUT … my dogs love it. :) When it’s super cheap, I cut it in thin strips and throw it in a plastic container so it’s ready to be used for treats or to mix in dry food. It freezes really well, too.
Head to Food City, this upcoming Friday- Sunday, for this deal. Or, you can ad match at Target or Walmart. (It’s much easier at Walmart, but you can take your ad to customer service at Target also.)
It’s rare to find a pound of dog treats for 36¢, so …. give it a try!
Bar S Bologna (16 oz) 69¢ (Food City, limit 4, Sept. 4 – 7; Fri – Sun)
$1/3 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price: 36¢ each when you buy 3
** Note: Many coupons will disappear and reset tomorrow. Print this today, in case it’s gone. And …. you may get to print again tomorrow and stock the freezer.
Check back throughout the week. Deals are added all week.
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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.
******THIS WEEK’S AD- 8/30 has two in-ad TARGET coupons for Star Wars purchases. These coupons are NOT Valid until 9/4 when Target will be having a special Force Friday event starting at 12:01 a.m and continuing on thru Saturday 9/5….. the following AZ stores are participating in the 12:01AM opening
1800 E Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, AZ 85281-2266
Peoria Far North
24890 N Lake Pleasant Pkwy
Peoria, AZ 85383-1348
Tucson El Con Mall
3699 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85716-5400
There will be a giveaway and a chance to win a 4 foot tall Chewbacca!
They are also advertising that the fun will continue on Saturday 9/5 where there will be photo ops and demos of new Star Wars toys and more. Everyone will be able to use these in-ad coupons starting on Friday the 4th of September…
**$10 Off Star Wars Purchase of $50+ In-Ad TARGET Coupon Valid 9/4 to 9/12
**$25 Off Star Wars Purchase of $100+ In-Ad TARGET Coupon Valid 9/4 to 9/12
(or text FORCE10 or FORCE25 to 827438 for mobile versions). You will also be able to use online at Target.com with Promo Code FORCE (also valid 9/4 – 9/12). These coupons and codes exclude Star Wars Lego Toys and clearance.
**$10 Off $40+ Kids Apparel & Accessories Purchase In-Ad TARGET COUPON Valid 8/30 to 9/5 (or text KIDS to 827438 or use online w/code KIDS)
*Includes Kids, Infants & Toddler and excludes shoes, socks & underwear
$100 Gift Card & $0 Down with Verizon Edge, AT&T Next or Sprint Easy Pay when you buy iPhone*
*iPhone 6 Plus 16GB $199.99 *iPhone 6 16GB $99.99
*Get at least $100 trade-in Value of your Working Smartphone
Starbucks Iced Coffee $1.99 (reg. price) NEW
40% Target Cartwheel (exp.9/7 save 80¢-Details, use w/ coupon below)
$1 Ibotta (phone app, future cash back)
Final price: 19¢ + possible Ibotta cash back
KC Masterpiece 18 oz Barbecue Sauce $1.00 (sale thru 9/5)
$0.75/1 KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce or Marinade 06/28/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/31/15)
Final price: 25¢
Snack Pack Pudding $1.02 (reg. price)
25% Target Cartwheel (exp.9/13 save 26¢-Details)
$0.45/3 Snack Pack Pudding, Super Snack Pack or Juicy Gels 08/02/2015 SS Insert (exp 9/13/15)
Final price: 61¢ each when you buy 3
Playtex 16 or 18 ct Ultra-Thin Pads or 54 ct Liners $3.99 (sale thru 9/12) NEW
$5.00 Target gift card when you buy 3
$2/1 Target prinable (tampons, liners, or pads, use w/ coupon below)
$1/1 Playtex Sport Tampons, Pads, Liners or Combo Packs 08/23/2015 SS Insert (exp 10/3/15)
Final price: 66¢ each when you buy 3 after gift card factored in
Price is using 2 TARGET STORE Coupons, some stores may not allow both, if you have multiple devices you could print 3 and if you have more inserts, you could make money on these.
Kidz Zone Perfect Multipacks $3.99 (sale thru 9/12) NEW
(These are with the healthcare items, not with the other granola bars that are by the food.)
$5.00 Target gift card when you buy 3
10% Target Cartwheel (exp. 9/5 save 40¢ each box-Details, use w/ coupon below)
$1.00/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2.50/2 printable (register)
Final price: As low as 76¢ each when you buy 3 after gift card factored in
Garnier Fructis Shampoo or Conditioner $2.99 & Stylers $3.49 (sale thru 9/12)
$5.00 Target gift card when you buy 4
There was a endcap display at my store, saying it had to be products there.
2/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner, or Stylers 08/30/2015 RP Insert (exp 9/26/15) (didn’t get in AZ)
$1/1 Garnier Hairce 08/09/2015 RP Insert (exp 9/5/15)
$1.00/1 Coupons.com (hair product, can print 2, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1.00/1 Coupons.com (stylers, can print 2, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price: 87¢ each when you buy 3 + 1 styler after gift card factored in
Heniz Ketchup 38 oz (Buy Ketchup get Heinz Mustard 14 oz FREE) $2.54
$1/3 Heinz Ketchup 32 oz or larger Target-Coupon exp 10/10 (Search Heinz, use w/ coupon below)
$1 off Heinz Tomato Ketchup AND Yellow Mustard 08/23/2015 RP Insert (exp 9/20/15)
$0.25/1 Heinz Tomato Ketchup or Simply Heinz 08/23/2015 RP Insert (exp 9/20/15)
Final price: 90¢ each when you buy 6–3 Ketchups and 3 Mustards that are ‘free’ (w/ all three coupons above)
Less if have more $1 coupons. Warning: Not all stores accept a coupon for a free item and may consider the $1 coupon going towards the mustard, which is free.
Oscar Mayer Weiners $1.52 (reg. price) NEW
15% Target Cartwheel (exp. 9/12, save 46¢-Details)
$0.75/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price: 92¢ each when you buy 2
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $1.50 (thru 9/26) NEW
$0.50/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks 08/02/2015 SS Insert (exp 9/26/15)
Final price: $1.25 each when you buy 2
Skittles or Starburst (14 oz) $1.88 (thru 9/5) NEW
$1/2 Skittles or Starburst 08/30/2015 RP Insert (exp 11/22/15)
$1/2 Coupons.com (use zip 85225 if not in yours, manf. coupon can use anywhere)
Final price: $1.38 each when you buy 2
Del Monte Fusions (4 pk) $2.42 (reg. price) NEW
$1/1 Del Monte Fusions 08/30/2015 SS Insert (exp 11/12/15)
Final price: $1.42
Pearls Black Pitted Olives To Go (4 pk) $2.69 (thru 9/12) NEW
Other types are $3.14
10% Target Cartwheel (exp. 10/3, save 27¢-Details)
$1/1 Pearls Olives To Go! 08/23/2015 SS Insert (exp 10/31/15)
Final price: $1.42
Lance Crackers (8-pk) $1.99 (sale thru 9/5)
$1/2 printable (very bottom, middle)
Final price: $1.49 each when you buy 2
Febreze Air Effects 9.7 oz, Car Vent Clip 1 pk, Set & Refresh Starter Kit 1 pk $2.99 (sale thru 9/5)
B1G1 Febreze Product 08/30/2015 P&G Insert (exp 9/13/15)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (Car Vent Clip, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (Set & Refresh, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
75¢/1 Coupons.com (Air Effects, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.50/1 Febreze Fabric Refresher, Air Effects or Noticeables 08/30/2015 P&G Insert (exp 9/26/15)
Final price: $1.50 each when you buy 2
Jimmy Dean Sausage Roll $3.99 (reg. price) NEW
40% Target Cartwheel (exp. 9/12, save $1.60 –Details)
$0.55/1 Jimmy Dean Breakfast Product 08/02/2015 RP Insert (exp 8/30/15)
$0.55/1 Jimmy Dean Breakfast Product 08/30/2015 RP Insert (exp 9/27/15)
Final price: $1.84
Nature Valley Protein Bars 4 to 6 ct, select $2.99 (sale thru 9/5)
10% off Target Cartwheel (exp.9/5 save 30¢-Details, use w/ coupon below)
$0.75/1 Nature Valley Protein Crunchy Granola, Toasted Oats Muesli or Protein Soft Baked Granola Bites Bag 08/30/2015 SS Insert (exp 10/10/15)
$0.75/1 printable (Bettycrocker)
$0.75/1 printable (Tablespoon)
$0.75/1 printable (Pillsbury)
$0.75/1 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price: $1.94 (or possible future savings)
Aussie Shampoo or Conditioner 29.2 oz, Herbal Essences Shampoo or Conditioner 13.5 oz , Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner 13.5 oz, Olay Body Wash 23.6 or 24 oz, Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner 20 or 21.1 oz $4.99 (sale thru 9/5)
$5.00 Target gift card when you buy 4 (mix/match)
$1/2 Aussie Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Products 08/23/2015 SS Insert (exp 9/19/15)
$1/2 Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Products 08/23/2015 SS Insert (exp 9/19/15)
$3/2 Head & Shoulders Full Size Products 08/30/2015 P&G Insert (exp 9/26/15)
$2/2 Olay Body Wash, Bars or In-Shower Body Lotion 08/30/2015 P&G Insert (exp 9/13/15)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Olay Body Wash, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.75/1 Olay Body Wash, Bar or In-Shower Body Lotion 08/30/2015 P&G Insert (exp 9/13/15)
$5/3 Pantene Products 08/30/2015 P&G Insert (exp 9/26/15) (Must include SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER)
$2/2 Pantene Products 08/30/2015 P&G Insert (exp 9/26/15) (SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER)
$2/2 printable (Pantene Shampoo or conditioner)
Final price: As low as $2.24 each when you buy 4 after gift card factored in
Deal figuring using the Pantene $5/3 coupon (must have at least one Shampoo and Conditioner) and a $1/1 Coupons.com for Olay Body wash
King’s Hawaiian Rolls or Buns $2.75 (thru 9/5) NEW
$1/2 Select King’s Hawaiian Products 05/17/2015 RP Insert (exp 9/30/15)
$1/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price: $2.25 each when you buy 2
Tide Pods 35 ct, Bounty Paper Towel Giant roll 8 pk, Clorox Disinfecting Wipes 75 ct 3 pk $9.49 *Bounce Sheets 240 ct, Downy Liquid 150 load, Gain Flings 72 ct $17.99 *Gain Flings 35 ct , Puffs Facial Tissues 124 ct 6 pk, $9.99 (sale thru 9/5)
$10.00 Target gift card when you buy 3 (mix/match)
$3/3 Tide Detergents or Downy Products 08/30/2015 P&G Insert (exp 9/26/15)
$1/1 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Fresh Protect, Bounce Bursts, Dreft Blissfuls or Gain Fireworks 08/09/2015 RP Insert (exp 9/5/15)
$2.50/2 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Fresh Protect, Bounce Bursts, Dreft Blissfuls or Gain Fireworks 08/09/2015 RP Insert (exp 9/5/15)
3/1 Coupons.com (TIDE PODS 31ct+, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2/1 Coupons.com (TIDE PODS 31ct+, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link) NEW
$2/1 printable (TIDE PODS 31ct+ P&G Everyday)
$0.50/1 Bounty/Charmin Basic Product 08/30/2015 P&G Insert (exp 9/26/15)
$0.25/1 Bounty Product 08/30/2015 P&G Insert (exp 9/26/15)
$0.25/1 Coupons.com (Bounty paper towels, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.25/1 Coupons.com (Puffs, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price: $3.66 each when you buy 3 after gift card factored in
Deal figuring using 3 $3/1 printables and buying the PODS 35ct
Scott Bath Tissue 1000 sheet 24 pk (Buy two and get FREE Kleenex Facial Tissues 4 pk) $15.99 (sale thru 9/5)
$3/2 Cottonelle Bath Tissue, Scott 1000 Bath Tissue, Viva Paper Towels or Kleenex Facial Tissue TARGET 08/30/2015 SS Insert (exp 10/3/15) (use w/ coupon below)
$1/1 Cottonelle, Scott 1000 15 pk+, Viva or Kleenex, Select TARGET Coupon 8-30-15 SS x10/3 (use w/ coupon below)
$3/2 Cottonelle, Scott, Viva Towels or Kleenex, select TARGET Coupon 7-12 SS exp 8/31 (use w/ coupon below)
$1/1 Cottonelle, Scott, Viva Towels or Kleenex, select TARGET Coupon 7-12 SS exp 8/31 (use w/ coupon below)
5% off Target Cartwheel (exp.10/3 save $1.45off two w/$3/2 TARGET coupon .80 each without-Details, use w/ coupon below)
$0.30 off Kleenex 08/09/2015 SS Insert (exp 9/5/15)
Final price: $13.49 each when you buy 2 AND FREE 4pk Kleenex
Technically the Kleenex are FREE–however, if you have anther TARGET $1/1 coupon and the .50 printable–they might allow you another $1.50 off–each store varies.
Huggies Super Pack, Luvs Value Pack, Pampers Super Pack (Little Movers and Swaddlers pictured) $24.99 (sale thru 9/5)
$10.00 Target gift card when you buy 2
$1/1 Huggies Boxed Diapers Target printable [Excludes Goodnites and Pull-ups] (use w/ coupon below)
$1.50/2 Huggies Boxed Diapers wyb Huggies Boxed Wipes Mobile TARGET (OFFERS to 827438) exp 9/2 (use w/ coupon below)
$1.50/2 Huggies Boxed Diapers & Boxed Wipes Baby Mobile TARGET (BABY4 to 827438) exp 9/9 (use w/ coupon below)
$4.00/2 Coupons.com (Huggies, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Save $1.50 on any one (1) package of Huggies® Little Snugglers Diapers
Save $1.50 on any one (1) package of Huggies® Little Movers Diapers
$1.00/1 Coupons.com (Huggies, use zip 85225 if not in yours)
$3/1 Huggies Diapers 08/16/2015 SS Insert (exp 9/12/15)
$3/1 Huggies Little Snugglers, Little Movers or Overnites Diapers 08/16/2015 SS Insert (exp 9/12/15)
$2/1 Huggies Little Snugglers, Little Movers or Overnites Diapers 08/16/2015 SS Insert (exp 9/12/15)
$1.50/1 Huggies Diapers 08/16/2015 SS Insert (exp 9/12/15)
$1 off Luvs Diapers 08/30/2015 P&G Insert (exp 9/26/15)
$1 off Luvs Diapers 08/09/2015 RP Insert (exp 9/5/15)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (Luvs, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$3 off Pampers Diapers or Pants 08/30/2015 P&G Insert (exp 9/26/15)
$2 off Coupons.com (Pampers Cruisers, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2.00/1 Coupons.com (Baby Dry Diaper, use zip 75040 if not in yours)
$2.00/1 Coupons.com (Pampers Swaddlers, use zip 77477 if not in yours)
$1.50/1 Coupons.com (Pampers Cruisers , use zip 68130 if not in yours)
$1.50/1 Coupons.com (Pampers Baby Dry, use zip 25701 if not in yours)
Final price: $16.24 each when you buy 2 after gift card factored in
Deal figuring Buying Huggies and using a Target Mobile for $1.50/2 and two $3/1 Huggies coupons
These are deals listed before, but still valid:
Dawn Ultra Dish Liquid 9 oz Bottles 97¢ (reg. price)
25¢/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.20/1 Ibotta (phone app, future cash back) (Thanks, Lara!)
Final price: 72¢ + possible Ibotta
Cottonelle FreshCare Wipes 42-Count Tub $2.49 (reg. price)
20% off Target Cartwheel (exp.10/29 save 50¢-Details)
$1/1 printable (Register)
$0.50/1 Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths 08/09/2015 SS Insert (exp 9/12/15)
Final price: 99¢
Clorox Triple Action Dust Wipes 20 ct $2.69 (reg. price)
$1.50/1 Clorox Triple Action Dust Wipes 07/12/2015 SS Insert (exp 9/12/15)
Final price: $1.19
Playtex Sport Combo Pack or Sport Tampons, U by Kotex Regular Tampons 36 ct or Sleek 34 ct $6.99 (sale thru 9/12)
$5.00 Target gift card when you buy 3
$2/1 Playtex Tampons or • Liners or • Pads TARGET Coupon exp 10/3 (use w/ coupon below) NEW
$1/1 printable (Playtex)
U by Kotex SLEEK
20% off Target Cartwheel (U Kotex SLEEK 34ct. exp. save $1.10 after above coupon or $1.40 without-Details)
$0.50/1 Kotex U Product 07/26/2015 SS Insert (exp 9/5/15)
$1/2 Kotex U Products 07/26/2015 SS Insert (exp 9/5/15)
Final price: $3.33 each when you buy 3 Playtex after gift card factored in
(Thanks for some added deals, Totally Target!)
+ “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.
+ Get coupons in the Arizona Republic for $1 per week (3 months, then cancel or pay full) HERE! (Wed. & Sun. delivery)
I just found a new (at least to me!) setting for pages you follow on Facebook. One of the most common questions we get is how to see all Bargain Believer posts in your Facebook feed. It’s frustrating when you want to see something and Facebook just doesn’t show it to you.
We know that commenting, sharing, and “liking” posts helps. But, it looks like we may have a new option. Hope this really works!!
Some deals go quickly, so it’s a great way to follow us, if you’re on Facebook a lot. Plus, we post some added information or have a Facebook-only giveaway from time to time.
Assuming you want to see everything we post . . .
- Go to the Bargain Believer Facebook page
- Make sure you have “liked” the page.
- Hover over the “liked” button
- Choose “See First” from the drop down (highlighted in blue, below)
Supposedly, Bargain Believer posts will show up at the top of your feed. Give it a try and let us know what happens.
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?
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!
Don’t miss a deal!
Click on verification link that you’ll receive.
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!
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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!!
- Museums (many free days)
- National Parks (free weekends)
- Special days (National “whatever” days, store anniversaries, etc.)
- Ask! (teacher discount?, coupons?, lowest price?)
- Culture Pass (libraries)
- Library reading programs & Book It (read for freebies)
- Sign up for birthday freebies (huge list on website)
Spend $$ Up Front
- Pogo Pass ($39.98, code BARGAIN)
- Gift card perks (gas, extra value)
- Bulk foods (Zaycon Foods)
- 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)
- Fry’s weekly Facebook coupon (cash off)
- Fry’s Friday freebie (most Fridays)
- SavingStar Friday freebie (future refund)
- Digital coupons at Fry’s & Safeway (+ apps)
- Target Cartwheel (combine savings, online & app)
- Target mobile coupons (use with others)
- Ibotta, Checkout51, Shopmium (future savings)
- Online shopping & codes (percentage back & discounts, Ebates)
- Costco/Sam’s (worth it?)
- Walmart ad match policy (weekly list on website)
- Target ad match policy (brand specific)
- Store policies
- Make lists on website (green plus signs)
Use Sunday Inserts & Printable Coupons
- Get AZ Republic (two months free w/ one)
- Sunday papers $1 at Dollar Tree (limits)
- Coupons.com, RedPlum, SmartSource, etc. (don’t photocopy)
- Get coupons organized (several ways)
Possibly the most difficult
- Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Day (dress like a cow = memories & free food!) :)
Don’t miss a deal!
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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!! :)