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AZ Walmart Ad Matching List ~ 7/29/15 – 8/4/15

Helpful links:
Price matching policy & tips
Online price matching policy
Walmart Savings Catcher program

Notes : (Keep in mind that your store many vary from another store & you can’t count on getting everything on this list.)

  • Your store may no longer match the Hispanic market prices, including Food City.  (It doesn’t seem to be very widespread, at this point.)
  • Your store may only match store locations that they consider close to them.
  • Policy says they will not match store brand prices, but the majority report their store will.
  • Walmart sells some produce individually, not by the pound.  Their policy says they won’t match those items, unless the ad shows the same (lb to lb, or each to each).  Many stores will do it.
  •  Meats are hard to match.  Most stores are strict about same size packaging, cuts, brands, etc.  We include more than you’ll probably be able to find at your store since selection may vary.
  • Milk can vary from store to store.  Most seem to carry Price First brand for $1.99.  If not, that seems to be the brand most stores want you to get when matching.

Some items below need coupons, many don’t.  Click the green plus signs to make your own personalized shopping list!  (When you do, it will be categorized for easier shopping.)

Ad Matching Possibilities:

See separate Back to School list here.

Corn on the Cob 8 / $1.00 (about 12¢ each, Albertsons; 6/$2 at Fry’s)

Cucumbers 6 / 99¢ (El Super; 33¢ at Food City)

Carrots 5 lbs / 99¢ (El Super, WED only; 33¢/lb at Food City)

Watermelon 5 lbs / 99¢ (El Super, WED, SAT and SUN only)

Cantaloupe 4 lbs / 99¢ (El Super; 3 lbs/99¢ at Los Altos)

Green Cabbage 4 lbs / 99¢ (Los Altos, WED and THURS only)

Mangos 25¢ (limit 8, Food City, FRI – SUN only; 3/$1 at Sprouts, WED only; 50¢ at Sprouts rest of week)

Granny Smith Apples 25¢ / lb (limit 8 pounds)

Plums 33¢ / lb (Food City, WED only, limit 6 pounds)

Roma Tomatoes 33¢ / lb (Food City, WED only, limit 6 pounds; 79¢/lb at Albertsons and Smart & Final)

Iceberg Lettuce 33¢ (Food City, WED only, limit 6 heads)

Yellow or Brown Onions 33¢ / lb (Los Altos, WED and THURS only)

Bananas 33¢ / lb (Food City, WED only, limit 6 pounds; 33¢/lb at El Super, WED only; 2 lbs/99¢ at Los Altos WED and THURS only)

Grapefruit 33¢ (Food City)

Red Delicious Apples 33¢ / lb (El Super, WED only)

Limes 33¢ / lb (El Super)

Chicken Leg Quarters  37¢ / lb (El Super, THURS only; $3.70 for 10 pound bag, limit 2 at Food City, THURS only; 69¢/lb at Smart & Final)

Powerade Drinks (32 oz) 48¢ (when you buy 15, limit 15, Bashas; 69¢ at El Super)

White Onions 49¢ / lb (Food City)

Limes 49¢ / lb (Food City)

Peaches 2 lbs / 99¢ (El Super, WED only; 68¢/lb at Sprouts; 69¢/lb at Los Altos; 75¢ at Fry’s)

Round Tomatoes 2 lbs / 99¢ (El Super; 2 lbs/99¢ at Los Altos WED and THURS only)

Pineapple 2 lbs / 99¢ (El Super)

Jalapenos 2 lbs / 99¢ (El Super; 2 lbs/99¢ at Los Altos WED and THURS only)

Tomatillo 2 lbs / 99¢ (El Super)

Granny Smith or Golden Delicious Apples 2 lbs / 99¢ (El Super)

Bartlett or Bosc Pears 50¢ / lb (Sprouts; 2 lbs/99¢ at El Super for Bosc)

Red or Black Plums 99¢ (Los Altos)

Red Potatoes 2 lbs / 99¢  (Los Altos; 50¢/lb at Sprouts)

Russet Potatoes 2 lbs / 99¢ (Los Altos; 50¢/lb at Sprouts)

Red or Green Leaf Lettuce 50¢ (Sprouts; 78¢ at Bashas, limit 4)

Yellow Onions 50¢ / lb (Sprouts, WED only)

Small Hass Avocados 50¢ (Bashas; large Hass 89¢ at El Super)

Chicken Drumsticks 55¢ / lb (Los Altos, WED, THURS, SAT and SUN only)

Gatorade (32 oz) 58¢ (must buy 12, limit 12, Albertsons and Safeway)

Organic Bananas 68¢ / lb (Sprouts, WED only)

Blueberries (6 oz) 68¢ (Sprouts; 75¢ at Fry’s, limit 4; 99¢ at El Super)

Nectarines 68¢ / lb ( Sprouts; 69¢/lb at Los Altos; 75¢ at Fry’s)

Strawberries (1 pound) 77¢ (Sprouts, WED only; 98¢ at Bashas, limit 4; 99¢ at Fry’s, limit 2; 99¢ at El Super, WED only)

Papaya 77¢ / lb (Los Altos, SAT and SUN only)

Crush, RC or Hawaiian Punch (2 liters) 77¢ (must buy 4, El Super)

Iceberg or Romaine Lettuce 78¢ (limit 4, Bashas)

Hatch Green Chiles 79¢ / lb (Fry’s)

Fanta (2 liters) 79¢ (must buy 3, El Super)

Cluster Tomatoes 79¢ / lb (Los Altos)

Bumble Bee Tuna or Snow’s Chopped Clams (5 oz / 6.5 oz) 79¢ (limit 3, Walgreens thru 8/1)

Fanta (2 liters) 79¢ (must buy 3, El Super)

Russet Potatoes (10 pound bag) 87¢ (El Super, WED only; $1.77 at Los Altos)

7Up, Squirt or RC, 2 Liters 88¢ (Food City)

Cauliflower 88¢ (Sprouts)

Celery 88¢ (Sprouts)

Hot House Cucumbers 88¢ (Sprouts)

Red Bell Peppers 88¢ (Sprouts)

Red Seedless Grapes 89¢ / lb (El Super, WED only)

Green Seedless Grapes 97¢ / lb (El Super)

Organic Baby Peeled Carrots (1 pound bag) 98¢ (Sprouts, WED only; 99¢ at Los Altos)

Eggplant  99¢ (Fry’s)

Imperial Spread (16 oz) 99¢ (Bashas)

Dole Classic Iceberg Salad (12 oz bag) 99¢ (Food City)

Red Ripe Grape Tomatoes (1 pint ) 99¢ (limit 4, Safeway)

Ground Beef, 70% lean (family pack) 99¢ / lb (Los Altos, WED and THURS only; $1.59/lb the rest of the week at Los Altos)

Banquet Brown’N Serve Sausage Links (6.4 oz) 99¢ (Bashas)

Popsicles (8 ct ) 99¢ (Bashas)

Chicken Breast (bone-in, tray pack) 99¢ / lb (El Super)

Pepsi, 2 Liters $1.00 (must buy 5, limit 10, Food City)

Bagged Russet Potatoes (5lbs) $1.50 (Bashas)

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.69 / lb (limit 3 packs, Food City; $1.77/lb at Sprouts; $1.99/lb at Albertsons)

Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs (value pack) $1.69 / lb (Sprouts, WED only)

Boneless Pork Half Loin (sold whole in the bag, cut & wrapped free) $1.77 / lb (Fry’s)

Store Brand Water, 24 pack $1.88 (Fry’s)

Organic Red or Green Seedless Grapes $1.88 / lb (Sprouts)

Ground Beef, 73% lean (value pack) $1.97 / lb (limit 2 packs, Food City, THURS only)

Mazola Oil (40 oz) $1.97 (must buy 2, El Super)

Mountain Dairy Chocolate Milk (gallon) $1.99 (limit 2, Fry’s)

Center Cut Pork Loin Roast or Chops $1.99 / lb (Sprouts, WED only)

Mission Tortilla Chips (24 oz.) $1.99 (when you buy 2, limit 1 reward, Safeway and Albertsons)

Lay’s or Lay’s Kettle Chips $1.99 (must buy 3, limit 1 reward, Albertsons and Safeway)

Store Brand Gallon Milk $1.99 (limit 2, Albertsons, Fry’s, Safeway; Walmart may not match since their Price First brand is always $1.99)

Bone-in Center Cut Chuck Steaks (value pack) $2.88 / lb (limit 2 packs, Food City)

Coke, Pepsi or 7-UP (12 pack, 12 oz cans) $2.50 (when you buy 4 with additional $25 purchase. Limit 1 reward per transaction, Safeway and Albertsons)

Strawberries (2 pounds) $2.69 (limit 4, Smart & Final)






Ad Matching w/ Coupon Possibilities:

See separate Back to School list here.

Fry’s has a buy 5, save $5 mega sale.  Walmart will match those deals if you buy in groups of 5.  See the Fry’s list here.
Safeway has a buy 4, save $2 sale.  Walmart will match those deals if you buy in groups of 4.  See the Safeway list here.
Albertsons has a buy 4, save $2 sale.  Walmart will match those deals if you buy in groups of 4.  See the Albertsons list here.

Yoplait Yogurt (4-6 oz)   50¢  (Fry’s, Safeway and Albertsons)
$0.50/5 Yoplait Yogurt Cups 07/12/2015 SS Insert (exp 9/5/15)
$0.50/5 Yoplait Yogurt Cups 06/07/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/1/15)
$0.40/2 printable
$0.40/2 printable
$0.50/5 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.50/52 printable
Final price:  As low as 30¢ each when you buy 2

Butterball Turkey Bacon (6 oz)   $1.29  (Walgreens, thru 8/1)
$0.75/1 printable
$0.75/1 printable
$0.55/1 printable
Final price:  54¢

Mars, Nestle, or Hershey’s King or Share Size Candy   3 / $3.33 or $1.49 each (Walgreens, thru 8/1)
B1G1 Facebook (Snickers, register, print 5 per computer)
Final price:  56¢ each when you buy 6

Kelloggs Cereal (9.3-15 oz, Froot Loops, Froot Loop Bloopers, Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks and Corn Pops shown)   $1.49 (must buy 4, limit 8, Food City) ($1.50 at Bashas;)
$1/3 Coupons.com (Kellogg’s, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link) 
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (Frosted Flakes w/ Energy Clusters, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.50/1 printable (Frosted Flakes)
$1/2 printable (Mini Wheats, register, if included)
$1/3 printable
$0.70/1 Kelloggs Froot Loops Bloopers Cereal 7/12/15 RP Insert (exp. 8/23/15)
$0.70/1 Kelloggs Frosted Flakes with Energy Clusters Cereal 7/12/15 RP Insert (exp. 8/23/15)
$0.70/1 Kelloggs Jif Peanut Butter Cereal 7/12/15 RP Insert (exp. 8/23/15) (if included)
Final price:  As low as 94¢  each when you buy 4

Nabisco Chips Ahoy Cookies (9.5-13 oz)   $1.99 (Smart & Final)
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookie or Cracker Products 06/28/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/8/15)
Final price:  $1.62 each when you buy 2

Land O’Frost Premium Lunch Meat (16 oz, ham and chicken)   $3.99  (Fry’s)
$0.75/1 Land O’Frost Premium, Bistro Favorites or Canadian Bacon 07/26/2015 SS Insert (exp 9/30/15)
$0.75/1 Land O’Frost Premium, Bistro Favorites or Canadian Bacon 06/28/2015 RP Insert (exp 8/29/15)
$0.55/1 printable (register)
Final price:  As low as $3.24


+  Walmart will match competitor’s prices — details HERE.
+  If you don’t live near a store listed above, you can’t ad match those prices.
Walmart’s coupon policy
+ Multiple manufacturers’ coupons are listed, but you can only use one for each product purchased
+ If you want to know what abbreviations mean, go HERE.
+ Coupons listed without a link are from previous coupon inserts in the AZ Republic.
+ Get coupons in the Arizona Republic for $1 per week (3 months, then cancel or pay full) HERE!  (Wed. & Sun. delivery)


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How to Ad Match at Walmart ~ Look What You Can Get!!

walmart_ad_matchSee the current AZ ad matching list here.

I got everything pictured above for $13.14 TOTAL!  I also got almost $1 back, through cash back programs. 

  • Plums (about 3 lbs = $2.15)
  • Red Delicious Apples (about 3.5 lbs = 90¢)
  • Watermelon ($3, reg. price, no ad match)
  • Cucumbers (4 = 80¢)
  • Bananas (about 2.5 lbs = 83¢)
  • Celery (49¢)
  • Potatoes (10 lb bag = 87¢)
  • Carrots (2lbs bag, $1.48, reg. price – wanted them and didn’t have ad match baby carrots in stock)
  • Refried Beans (2 = $1.98 minus two 50¢ coupons)
  • French Bread ($1 reg. price, no ad match)
  • Onions (about 3 lbs = 97¢)
  • Tomato (34¢)
  • Strawberries (four 16 oz containers = $3.08 + $4 taken off in coupons!)
  • Blackberries (four 6 oz containers = $3.88 + $4 taken off in coupons!)
  • Cabbage (about 1.5 lbs = 37¢)

I submitted for a the following for cash back.
$0.50 SavingStar eCoupon (refried beans)
$0.25 Checkout 51 (carrots, new offers now)
$0.20 Ibotta (carrots, not sure if still there or not)

I used eight $1 Driscoll’s berries coupons.  Seriously, do the simple surveys to get coupons!!  They paid me to get all these blackberries & strawberries!!  Read more here.

Helpful links:
Price matching policy & tips
Online price matching policy
Walmart Savings Catcher program

They didn’t have everything on my list and/or some things just didn’t look good enough to buy.  I skipped those or got something else.   Often, I hear that people don’t like to ad match at Walmart because their produce isn’t good.   I won’t defend all their produce all the time, but I will say I get some great produce there.  If you absolutely need a cucumber, it may not be the place to go.  If you can live without cucumbers if they don’t look good, you’ll save a bunch!  I’m pretty flexible (almost always) on what produce I want/need.  It usually doesn’t bother me if I end up with more carrots instead of broccoli for one week.  If I really need it and it doesn’t look good, I just have to get it somewhere else.  I prefer to huge savings, to the occasional “need” that doesn’t get met.

Below is my list looked like.  (Use our current AZ Walmarat list and click the green plus signs in front of the items you want on your list.)

Food (other)

  • Old El Paso Refried Beans, Enchilada Sauce or Taco Shells (10-16 oz or 12-12 ct )   99¢  (Safeway)


  • Cucumbers 5 /99¢ (El Super; 33¢ at Food City)
  • Cilantro 5 / 99¢ (Los Altos, WED and THURS only)
  • Kiwi 20¢ (Food City; 5/99¢ at El Super)
  • Cabbage 4 lbs / 99¢ (Los Altos, WED and THURS only)
  • Red Delicious Apples 25¢ / lb (limit 8 pounds, Food City, WED only; 33¢/lb at El Super, WED only)
  • Brown or Yellow Onions 33¢ / lb (Los Altos, WED and THURS only)
  • Iceberg Lettuce 33¢ (limit 6, Food City)
  • Bananas 33¢ / lb (El Super, WED only; 33¢/lb at Food City, limit 6 pounds, FRI – SUN only; 39¢/lb at Bashas, limit 6 pounds; 2 lbs/99¢ at Los Altos, WED and THURS only)
  • Large Red or Green Bell peppers 48¢  (Bashas)
  • Peaches 2 lbs / 99¢ (El Super, WED only; 69¢/lb at Los Altos, WED and THURS only; 78¢/lb at Bashas; 79¢/lb at El Super, 99¢/lb at Fry’s))
  • Celery 2 / 99¢ (Los Altos, WED and THURS only)
  • Bartlett Pears 50¢ / lb (Sprouts; 2 lbs/99¢ at El Super)
  • Large Salad Tomatoes 59¢ / lb (Smart & Final)
  • Green Seedless Grapes 69¢ / lb (Albertsons; 78¢/lb at Bashas for green or red; 89¢/lb at El Super for red or green)
  • Strawberries (1 pound) 77¢ (Sprouts; 97¢ at Safeway)
  • Yellow Nectarines 77¢ / lb (Wed. ONLY Sprouts, 78¢/lb at Bashas, 79¢/lb at El Super, 99¢/lb at Fry’s)
  • Plums 78¢ / lb (Bashas)
  • Russet Potatoes (10 pound bag) 87¢ (El Super, WED only; 99¢ at Los Altos)
  • Blackberries (6 oz) 97¢ (limit 4, Albertsons)
  • Organic Baby Peeled Carrots (1 pound bag) 98¢ (Sprouts)
  • Mini Peeled Carrots (16 oz) $1.00 (Fry’s)

I shopped last Wednesday, and I’m just finding time to post this.  So, you can’t go out and get all these deals today and stores vary, but … you can have similar results each week.   If you don’t ad match at Walmart, give it a try!


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Back to School Deals ~ 7/26/15 – 8/1/15


Back to School deals are here!

Here’s the best of what is advertised this week . . .

All sales below are valid July 26 – August 1, 2015.

Office Max / Office Depot)

Other items in ad, but these are some of what I thought were the best.
No rainchecks on most items, while supplies last.

Office Depot Wood Pencils (12-ct) (limit 3, w/ $5 purchase, Office Max/Depot)

Office Depot Plastic Rulers (limit 3, w/ $5 purchase, Office Max/Depot)

Office Depot 6″ Protractor (limit 3, Office Max/Depot)

Office Depot Compass (limit 3, Office Max/Depot )

Sharpies 25¢ (limit 3, w/ $5 purchase, Office Max/Depot)

Office Depot Mechanical Pencils (6-ct) 25¢ (limit 3, Office Max/Depot)

Poly Cover 1-Subject Notebook 25¢ (limit 3, Office Max/Depot)

Ticonderoga Wooden Pencils (12-ct) $1.00 (Office Max/Depot)

Scholastic Colored Pencils (12-ct) $1.00 (Office Max/Depot)

Highmark Gallon & Sandwich Bags (15 gallon & ? sandwich) $1.00 (Office Max/Depot)

Elmer’s Glue Sticks (6ct + 2 bonus) $2.00 (Office Max/Depot)

Medium Binder Clips (24-pk, 1 1/4″) $2.00 (Office Max/Depot)

Sharpie Accent Tank Style Highlighters (4-pk) $2.00 (Office Max/Depot)

Trading Card Binder Pages (aka – coupon holders for those who organize with binders, 10-pk) $2.00 (Office Max/Depot)



During Back to School season (thru 9/19), they have a 110% guarantee.  They’ll match the competitor’s price and beat it by 10% — not sure if it’s 10% of the difference or on the whole thing.

Other items in ad, but these were the best, to me.

Buy a backpack, get 25% off school supplies (some exclusions apply, see ad/store for details)

Staples Dual Dome Pencil Sharpener 25¢ (limit 5)

Staples 1 Subject Notebook 25¢ (limit 20)

Staples Ruled 3×5 Index Cards (100 pack) 48¢ (limit 30)

Staples Pencil Box 50¢ (limit 5)

Staples Poly Cover Composition Book 50¢ (limit 5)

Pentel RSVP pens (5 count) 50¢ (limit 5)

Staples School Glue (4 oz, with stick) 50¢ (limit 30)

Crayola Crayons (24 pack) 50¢ (limit 30)

Staples Yellow Pencils #2 (12 pack) 68¢ (limit 30)

Crayola Markers or Colored Pencils (10 pack) 97¢ (limit 30)

Staples Composition Book (ruled) $1.00

Westcott Blunt Tip Scissors (5 inch) $1.00 (limit 30)

BIC Mechanical Pencils (5 pack) $1.00 (limit 30)

BIC Round Stic Ball Point Pen (10 pack) $1.00 (limit 30)

Staples Hand Sanitizer (8 oz) $1.69 (limit 30)

Staples USB 2.0 Flash Drive, 16 GB $6.49 (limit 5)

Purell Hand Sanitizer (8 oz)   $2.49
$1/1 Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Bottle or Hand Sanitizing Wipes 07/26/2015 SS Insert (exp 9/20/15)
$1/3 Purell Products 07/26/2015 SS Insert (exp 9/20/15) (future, if we get it)
Final price:  $1.49

Expo Dry Erase Marker (4 pack, fine tip)   $3.00
$1/1 Expo Dry Erase Marker Product 07/26/2015 SS Insert (exp 9/20/15)
Final price:  $2.00

Kleenex Facial Tissue (4-pk)   $3.99
$0.50/1 Kleenex Bundle Pack Facial Tissue 07/12/2015 SS Insert (exp 8/8/15)
$0.75/1 printable ($0.50/1 if you don’t share)
Final price:  As low as $3.24



 $5 Gift Card with a $25 School Supplies Purchase — text SCHOOL to 827438

B1G1 50% Off Kids Character Apparel, Backpacks, School Supplies, Toys, Bedding & More (excl. Sleepwear, Underwear, Socks) (* *Star Wars *Disney Frozen *Minions *Minecraft *My Little Pony *Marvel Avengers)


Wexford 2-Pocket Paper Folder 10¢ (limit 10)

Pencil, Wexford Highlighter or Stick Notes (single / single / 180 or 280 sheets) 6 / $1.00 (limit 6 w/ ad coupon on p. 7 or digital)

Wexford Schol Glue or Jumbo Glue Stick, Plastic Compass, or Scissors 39¢ (limit 4 w/ ad coupon on p. 7 or digital)

Wexford 1-Subject Notebook or No. 2 Pencils 8 pk 39¢ (limit 6 w/ ad coupon on p. 7 or digital)

Wexford Mechanical Pencils or Index Tab Dividers (3 pk / 5 pk) 49¢ (limit 4 w/ ad coupon on p. 7 or digital)

Scotch Tape (2 pk .75X200″ / .75X120″ w/ Color Dispenser) 69¢ (limit 4 w/ ad coupon on p. 7 or digital)

Wexford Retractable Gel Pens or Filler Paper (4 pk / 130 sheets) 79¢ (limit 4 w/ ad coupon on p. 7 or digital)

Wexford Binder or Sheet Protectors (1 inch / 50 pk) 99¢ (limit 6 w/ ad coupon on p. 7 or digital)

select Sharpie Markers, Uniball Gel Pens, Paper Mate Flair Pens, Inkjoy Pens, Mechanical Pencils (single or 2 pk / 2 pk / 2 pk / 8 pk / 5 pk) 99¢

Expo Dry Erase Markers (4 pk) $2.99 (limit 4 w/ ad coupon on p. 7 or digital)

Backpacks Buy One / Get One Free (reg. $10.99)

See the full Walgreens list here.

(note dates!)
$5/$20 Fry’s digital (on school supplies)

Oxford Index Cards (3×5, 100 count) 49¢  (7/29 – 8/4)

Top Flight Composition Book (100 sheets) 49¢ (7/29 – 8/4)

Top Flight Filler Paper (150 sheets) 79¢ (7/29 – 8/4)

Avery Big Tab Insert Dividers (5 count) 99¢  (7/29 – 8/4)

Crayola Colored Pencils (12 count) $1.49  (7/29 – 8/4)

Elmer’s Glue Stick (6 count) $1.99  (7/29 – 8/4)


Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils (10-ct)   99¢ (thru 9/8)   NEW
$0.55/1 Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils 7/26/2015 SS (exp 9/20/15)
Final price:  44¢

Paper Mate Ball Point Pens (10-ct)   $1.00 (thru 9/8)   NEW
$0.55/1 Paper Mate Pens 7/26/2015 SS (exp 9/20/15)
Final price:  45¢

Expo Dry Erase Markers (4-ct)   $2.99 (thru 9/8)   NEW
$1/1 Expo Dry Erase Marker Product 07/26/2015 SS Insert (exp 9/20/15)
$1/1 Ibotta (phone app, future cash back)

Final price:  $1.99 + possible Ibotta cash back

7/22 – 7/28

Top Flight Spiral Notebook (70 sheets) 19¢ (limit 10, 7/22 – 7/28)

Oxford Index Cards (3×5, 100 count) 49¢  (7/22 – 7/28)

Crayola Crayons (24 count) 50¢ (limit 4 (7/22 – 7/28)

Elmers Glue (4 oz) 59¢  (7/22 – 7/28)

Office Works Kids Scissors (5 inch, blunt or point tip) 79¢  (7/22 – 7/28)

Top Flight Filler Paper (150 sheets) 79¢  (7/22 – 7/28)

Office Works Glue Sticks (3 pack) $1.00  (7/22 – 7/28)

Pencil Combo Pack (25 count) $1.49  (7/22 – 7/28)

Crayola Colored Pencils (12 count) $1.49  (7/22 – 7/28)

Top Flight 5 Subject Notebook (200 sheets) $1.99  (7/22 – 7/28)

Elmers Glue Sticks (6 count) $1.99  (7/22 – 7/28)

Office Works Multi Purpose Copy Paper (500 count) $3.49  (7/22 – 7/28)

Lunch Kits 25% off    (7/22 – 7/28)

Backpacks $9.99 and up  (7/22 – 7/28)


Albertsons or Safeway

Top Flight 1 Subject Notebook (70 sheets) 50¢ (Albertsons, 7/22 – 8/4)

Filler Paper (150 sheets) 50¢ (Albertsons, 7/22 – 8/4)

Esselte Index Cards (3×5, 100 count) 50¢ (Albertsons, 7/22 – 8/4)

Envelops (36-50 count) $1.00 (Albertsons, 7/22 – 8/4)

Avery Hi Lighter (4 count) $1.00 (Albertsons, 7/22 – 8/4)


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Get Facebook Page Updates to Show Up in Feed (New Way!)


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  . . .

Supposedly, Bargain Believer posts will show up at the top of your feed.  Give it a try and let us know what happens.



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Is Couponing Worth It?


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)


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!


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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Get a Free AMEX at Walmart to Double Savings Catcher Savings!


Below is a tip on how to maximize your savings with Walmart’s Savings Catcher program.

We’re hearing rumors that they will be stopping their ad matching program (possibly at the end of this year??).  I hope it’s not true, but I believe it’s coming.  :(   If you haven’t tried this program or know about it, it’s worth reading up on.  You can read the details here.

Reader, Karen, sent this to me . . .  (Thanks, Karen!)

“I was in Walmart on Tuesday, November 11th and they had the
American Express Bluebird Card for free, for a limited time (normally $5.00).
So, I put the min. amount on the card ($1.00).  I will be using it to put my
Savings Catcher amounts on it, which I will get double the cash back.”

Here’s a link with more information.  (Thanks, Kathleen & CindyLou!)

Great tip!  I haven’t verified that all stores carry this, but be on the lookout.


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Walmart Ad Matching Policy & Tips for Making it Simple

If you live in Arizona, we do an ad matching list each week.  I’ll give you some tips on how to use that, below.  It’s super simple!

They also have a new Savings Catcher program.  Read more about that here.  Right now, it’s had varying results.  I would stick with ad matching at the register and then submit your receipts for things you might have missed.  It can’t hurt!

You can read the full details of their official ad matching policy, but here are what I consider the main points:

Walmart WILL match:

  • Prices that are listed in a local ad (not clearly defined what “local” is)
  • Specific items with a specific prices (brand, size, quantity, “value pack” etc.)
    (Will only do B1G1 or % off if starting price is listed in ad)
  • Store coupons in ads, if price is listed
  • Prices without showing them the ad (I suggest having ads, though)
  • Pound for pound, each to each prices on same package size, type, etc.

They will NOT match:

  • Prices on items that don’t have a specific price listed.  (50% off, B1G1, etc)
  • Price after Register Rewards or Extra Care Bucks (Walgreens & CVS)
  • “Weird” sales (ie:  Buy 2, Get $5 gift card, but most seem to match the Buy 10 sales, if you’re buying 10 & similar sales)
  • Per pound to “each” prices & vice versa ($1.99 pineapple will not be matched if ad is $0.33/lb)
  • Store brands (Some stores will, but their official policy says they won’t.  We put them on the list since so many will.)
  • Double coupon promotions

Helpful Hints:

  • Use the ad matching list on BargainBeliever.com each week.  We have most of the best, though we don’t include “Buy 10″ sales and similar.
  • And/or use the lists on BargainBelieverc.com to make one list, select “all lists” and print (if local to AZ)**
  • Look at your local market-type ads you get for your area & add to list
    Especially if you get IGA ads — We don’t have those prices on the list.
  • Wednesday is often the best day to shop due to one day sales.
  • I place my non ad matching items on conveyor belt first (if any), giving me time to get ready to tell the cashier the prices I need to.
  • Tell the cashier the prices before items are scanned
  • Carry your ads, just in case (policy says not necessary, but nice to have for back up)

Meats:  I have a hard time finding meats that are packaged, branded, or labeled exactly the same as an ad, so I rarely do meats.  Experiment with your list until you find out what your store carries and/or will and will not do.

Produce:  I will readily admit that Walmart’s produce is not always the quality I want to purchase.  Don’t buy that item!  Go in with a flexible plan.  My thinking is that I usually want some great fruits and vegetables for my family, but I don’t necessarily care what they are that week.  I’m fine with getting extra of something that looks good and skipping something else.  On the rare occasion that not much looks good, I get what they have and rely on frozen vegetables and canned fruit for a short time, until I can get to a store that has a good produce sale.

General Foods & Household Items:  I don’t match prices on these items as often since I like the doubling value that most grocery stores give for coupons.  If you don’t use coupons — match away!  Great deals can be found!  If you do use coupons, there are some $1+ coupons that work well there and there are times when I’m not willing to drive to an extra store for the added, double savings.  Be on the lookout for travel size items for higher value coupons that don’t exclude travel sizes.  Of course, sometimes there are some great prices that don’t require a coupon.

**Note:  If an item is not advertised in their ad, they do not have to price match it.  We add many items to the Bargain Believer lists that are not in the ads, especially at Fry’s, Safeway, and Target (others sometimes, too).  Usually, if there is a date after the item “(thru date)” it is not an advertised price.  (Target’s list is difficult to use since many are price cuts and store coupons, so I would stay away from that one.)

I suggest printing their official price matching policy and carrying in with your coupons.  You might want to print their coupon policy, while you’re at it.  :)


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