‘Walmart’ Articles

AZ Walmart Ad Matching List ~ 10/7/15 – 10/13/15

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.
  • Sometimes, there are price variations from store to store, especially Smart & Final.  See your local ad for exact price.
  • 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:

Los Altos Ranch Market deals are added on Wed. am.  Their ad isn’t available online until late Tues. night.

Safeway & Albertsons both have a buy 10, mix & match sale.  For those items, see the full list.  As long as you’re buying in multiples of 10, Walmart should honor the lowest price.

Cucumbers 5 /99¢ (El Super; 25¢ at Food City)

Brown Onions 5 lbs / 99¢ (Wed. & Thurs. ONLY, Los Altos Ranch Market; 33¢/lb at Food City)

Kiwi 5 / 99¢ (El Super)

White Onions 4lbs / 99¢ (El Super; 2lbs/99¢ at Los Altos Ranch)

Bulk Carrots 4lbs/ 99¢ (Wed. ONLY, El Super; 33¢/lb at Food City)

Pinto Beans (bulk) 3lbs / 97¢ (El Super)

Bananas 33¢ / lb (Fri. – Sun. ONLY, Food City or Wed. ONLY at El Super or Wed. & Thurs. ONLY at Los Altos Ranch; 39¢/lb any day at Safeway)

Fuji Apples 33¢ / lb (Food City, limit 6 lbs; 79¢/lb at Smart & Final; 98¢/lb at Bashas’)

Bartlett Pears 33¢ / lb (Albertsons; 2lbs/99¢ at El Super; 77¢/lb Sprouts, WED. only, 99¢ /lb at Fry’s)

Gold Potatoes 33¢ / lb (Food City)

Roma Tomatoes 33¢ / lb (Wed. ONLY, limit 6 lbs at Food City; 50¢/lb, limit 25 lbs at Smart & Final; 77¢/lb at El Super; 99¢/lb at Fry’s)

Italian Squash 33¢ / lb (Wed. ONLY, limit 6 lbs, Food City or 79¢/lb at Sprout on Wed. – also yellow squash)

Mexican Papaya 33¢ / lb (Wed. ONLY, limit 6 lbs, Food City; 2 lbs / 99¢ Wed. & Thurs. ONLY at Los Altos Ranch)

Limes 33¢ / lb (Wed. ONLY, limit 6 lbs, Food City; 2lbs/99¢ at El Super/ 67¢/lb at Los Altos Ranch)

Has Avocados 33¢ (Wed. ONLY, El Super; 59¢ at Smart & Final; 88¢ Food City)

Round Tomatoes  3lbs / 99¢ (Wed. ONLY, 2/99¢ Sat. & Sun. ONLY, both at El Super; 2/99¢ at Los Altos any day)

Red Delicious Apples 3lbs / 99¢ (Wed. & Thurs. ONLY, Los Altos Ranch; 2 lbs / 99¢ at El Super)

Granny Smith Apples 3lbs / 99¢ (Wed. & Thurs. ONLY, Los Altos Ranch)

Chicken Leg Quarters (10 lbs bag) 37¢ / lb (Thurs. ONLY, limit 2, Food City)

Libby’s Vienna Sausage 39¢ (Fri. – Sun. ONLY or 50¢ any day, Food City)

Acorn, Butternut, or Spaghetti Squash 48¢ (Sprouts)

Jonagold Apples 48¢ (Sprouts)

Radishes (bunch) 48¢ (Sprouts)

Green Onions 48¢ (Sprouts)

Cilantro 48¢ (Sprouts)

Powerade 49¢ (must buy 10, limit 10 at Bashas’; 58¢ when you buy 15, limit 15 at Safeway and Albertsons)

Gala Apples 2lbs / 99¢ (Wed. ONLY, El Super; 79¢/lb at Los Altos Ranch)

Serrano Peppers 2lbs / 99¢ (Wed. ONLY, El Super)

Jicama 2lbs / 99¢ (Los Altos Ranch)

Yams 2lbs / 99¢ (El Super; 67¢/lb at Los Altos Ranch)

Kale 50¢  (Smart & Final)

Russet Potatoes 50¢ / lb (Sprouts, WED. only)

Green Bell Peppers 50¢ (Sprouts, WED. only; 59¢ Fry’s & Bashas’)

Red Bell Peppers 50¢ (Sprouts, WED. only)

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

Powerade Sports Drink (32 oz.) 58¢ (when you buy 15, limit 15)   (Safeway and Albertsons)

Chicken Drumsticks (value pack) 59¢ / lb (Wed. & Thurs. ONLY, Los Altos Ranch)

Red Seedless Grapes 67¢ / lb (Food City; 77¢/lb at Albertsons; 89¢/lb Wed. ONLY at El Super; 89¢/lb at Los Altos Ranch)

Libby’s Canned Vegetables, Starkist Chunk Light Tuna or Safeway Kitchens Pasta 69¢ (limit 6, Safeway and Albertsons)

Hershey’s Candy 69¢ (limit 6, Walgreens, thru 10/10)

Red, Green or Black Seedless Grapes 77¢ / lb (Sprouts, WED. only)

Gala or Jonathan Apples 77¢ / lb (Sprouts, WED. only)

Fuze, Fanta, Minute Maid, or Barq’s  (2 liters) 79¢ (when you buy 4, Los Altos Ranch)

Del Monte Canned Tomatoes or Fruit (14.5-15.25 oz) 88¢ (limit 6, Albertsons)

Pepsi Products  (2 liters) 88¢ (limit 6, Albertsons, Fri. – Sun. ONLY or $1 when you buy 5 any day Food City; 89¢ at Los Altos Ranch; 99¢, must buy 4 or 8 at Smart & Final)

Annie’s Mac & Cheese (6 oz) 88¢  (Safeway and Albertsons)

Tomatoes on the Vine 88¢ / lb (Bashas’)

Sweet Onions 88¢ / lb (Bashas’)

Red, Yellow, or Orange Bell Peppers 88¢ (Sprouts)

Italian Squash 88¢ / lb (Sprouts)

Cauliflower 88¢ / lb (Sprouts)

Whole Chicken Fryers 88¢ / lb (limit 2, Food City)

Honeycrisp Apples 97¢ / lb (Fry’s, 98¢/lb at Bashas’)

Sirloin Cut Pork Chops (bone-in) 98¢ / lb (limit 3, Food City — won’t match, but Food City will also give you free 72ct Food City corn tortillas; 99¢/lb at Los Altos Ranch)

Green Beans 99¢ / lb (Wed. ONLY, El Super)

Green or Black Seedless Grapes 99¢ / lb (limit 12 lbs, Smart & Final)

Yellow Peaches 99¢ / lb (Fry’s)

Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, Red, or Golden Delicious Apples 99¢ / lb (Fry’s)

Broccoli 99¢ / lb (Fry’s)

Sweet Yellow Onions 99¢ / lb (Fry’s)

Pomegranates 99¢ (Smart & Final & Los Altos Ranch)

Celery 99¢ (Sprouts)

Foster Farms Chicken Half Breasts (bone-in, family pack) 99¢ / lb (limit 4, Smart & Final)

Whole Pork Loin or Sanderson Farms Split Chicken Breasts (loin whole in bag, chicken value pack) 99¢ / lb (limit 2, Bashas’)

Store Brand Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns (8-ct) 99¢ (limit 2, Bashas’)

Store Brand Sandwich Bread  99¢ (Food Citiy)

Arm & Hammer or Arrid Deodorant  99¢  (Walgreens, thru 10/10)

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers (6.6-8 oz) 99¢ (limit 4, Safeway and Albertsons)

Store Brand Apple Juice or SunnyD Punch (64 oz) 99¢ (limit 2, Safeway and Albertsons)

Coke Products (2 liters) $1.00 (Friday 10/9 ONLY, Safeway)

Strawberries (16 oz) $1.00 (Fri – Sun ONLY, Sprouts; $1.50 El Super any day; $1.50 Wed. & Thurs. ONLY Lost Altos Ranch)

Red Bell Peppers $1.00 (Safeway and Albertsons)

Mini Seedless Watermelon $1.25 (limit 4, Fry’s)

Dole Premium Classic Salads & Spinach (8 – 12 oz) Buy 1, Get on Free (save up to $2.49 = $1.25 each) (Bashas’)

Store Brand Sandwich Bread or Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns (24 oz, 8 pk buns) $1.25  (Albertsons)

Store Brand Frozen Potatoes or Waffles (10 ct or 20-32 oz) $1.49 (limit 4, Albertsons; $1.50 for waffles at Bashas’)

Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs (value pack) $1.49 / lb (Fri – Sun ONLY, Sprouts)

Store Brand Cottage Cheese (16 oz) $1.50 (Bashas’)

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.57 / lb (value pack, El Super; $1.79/lb at Los Altos Ranch; $1.99/lb at Albertsons)

Cheez-It or Keebler Fudge Shoppe or Simply Made Cookies (6-12.5 oz) $1.67 (when you buy3 , limit 3 at Albertsons; Safeway on Friday only no need to buy 3 and no limit)

Nabisco Crackers Packs (8 pk) $1.67 (Friday 10/9 ONLY, Safeway)

Mother’s Cookies (12-16 oz) $1.67  (Safeway)

Store Brand Garlic Texas Toast (11.25 oz) $1.67   (Albertsons)

73% Lean Ground Beef (value pack) $1.79 / lb (Thurs. ONLY, limit 2, Food City)

Store Brand Shredded or Chunk Cheese (6-8 oz) $1.88 (limit 4, Albertsons)

Asparagus $1.97 / lb (Bashas’)

Cheetos or Fritos (8.5-9.75 oz) $1.97 (El Super)

Wesson Cooking Oil (48 oz) $1.97 (El Super)

Crisco Cooking Oil (48 oz) $1.99 (limit 10, Smart & Final)

Eggs (dozen) $1.99  (Smart & Final, limit 4; Sat. & Sun ONLY at Los Altos Ranch, no limit)

Store Brand Natural Sliced Cheese (8 oz) $1.99 (limit 4, Albertsons)

Hungry-Man, Boston Market or Chili’s Entrees (8-15 oz) $1.99 (limit 6, Safeway and Albertsons)

Store Brand Soda or Water (12 pk, 12 oz cans, 24 pk, 16.9 oz bottles water)) $1.99 (limit 2, Albertsons) (Soda only Safeway)

Nabisco Ritz Crackers, Premium Saltines or Toasted Chips (4.5-16 oz) $1.99 (limit 3, Safeway and Albertsons)

Nabisco Ritz Crackers (Ritz & Wheat Thins shown) (8.1-9.5 oz) or Chips Ahoy or Nilla Wafers (6-15 oz) $1.99 (must buy in multiples of 4, Smart & Final)

Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Cocktail (64 oz) $1.99 (Smart & Final)

Store Brand or Turkey Hill Ice Cream $1.99 (Fry’s)

Seedless Clementines (2 lb bag) $1.99 (limit 4, Fry’s)

Store Brand Milk  (gallon) $1.99 (Fry’s includes chocolate milk,  Bashas’, Albertsons, Safeway, or Smart & Final, limit 2)

Lays Family Size, Kettle, or Sabritas Chips (6.5 – 10.5 oz) $1.99 (must buy 3 or 6, Food City)

Boneless Pork Loin Roast or Chops $1.99 / lb (Sprouts, WED. only)

Raw Shrimp (71-90 ct) $2.49 / lb (limit 3 boxes, Food City)

Shamrock Farms Milk (gallon) $2.50 (Sat. & Sun. ONLY, Los Altos Ranch)

Fresh Ground Chuck (value pack) $2.77 / lb (limit 2, Bashas’)

Carving Pumpkins (16 oz) $3.00 (Fri – Sun ONLY, Sprouts)

Boneless Chuck Steaks or Roast  $3.99 / lb (Smart & Final)

Top Siroin Steak (value pack) $4.99 / lb (Los Altos Ranch)

Tecate, Modela, or Victoria Beer (12 pk) $8.88 (limit 4, Fri. – Sun. ONLY, Food City)

Budweiser, Bud Light, Tecate, Tecate Light, MGD, Miller Light, Coors Light (30 pk) $18.49 (Sat. & Sun. ONLY, limit 4, El Super)

Ad Matching w/ Coupon Possibilities:

Vita Bone Dog Biscuits (24 oz)   99¢  (Safeway and Albertsons)
$1/1 Vita Bone Biscuits 06/21/2015 RP Insert (exp 10/31/15)
$1/1 Vita Bone Biscuits Box 09/13/2015 RP Insert (exp 1/31/16)
$1/1 Vita Bone Biscuits 08/02/2015 RP Insert (exp 12/31/15)
$1/1 printable
Final price:  FREE

Wishbone Salad Dressing (16 oz)   99¢ (limit 2, Albertsons)
$0.75/1 Wish-Bone Product 08/23/2015 SS Insert (exp 10/31/15)
Final price:  24¢

Balance Bar, Pure Protein, or Clif Spiced Pumpkin Pie, Iced Gingerbread or Pecan Pie Bars (1.58-2.4 oz)   77¢ (limit 8, Safeway and Albertsons)
$1/2 Balance Bar Singles 08/02/2015 RP Insert (exp 11/2/15)
$1/3 Facebook (Balance Bars)
Final price:  As low as 27¢ each when you buy 2

Yoplait Yogurt 44¢ (limit 12, Safeway and Albertsons)
$1/10 printable
$0.50/5 Just for U digital (can’t use with paper coupon, face value only)
$0.50/5 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.50/5 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price:  34¢ each when you buy 5 (or possible future savings)

Old El Paso Refried Beans or Taco Shells (16 oz; 4.6-6.6 oz shells)   88¢ (Safeway and Albertsons)
$0.50/1 printable (Beans, Thanks, Jen!)

$1/3 printable
$1/3 printable
Final price:  As low as 38¢

Betty Crocker Specialty Potatoes (4.5-5 oz)   88¢ (Safeway and Albertsons)
$0.50/1 printable (register)
Final price:  38¢

Bar S Franks (16 oz) or Bologna  (12 oz)  99¢ (Fry’s) (or 79¢ at Food City, limit 4)
Pay 49¢ w/ Fry’s digital  (limit 4)
This is like sale price and Walmart should match 49¢.
$1/3 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  49¢ or less  (Walmart may match the 49¢ price and then take paper coupon, but they may not.)

General Mills Cereal or Betty Crocker or Mott’s Fruit Snacks (9-13 oz, 6-18 ct snacks)   $1.49 (limit 4, Safeway and Albertsons)
Tagged at Susan’s Store:  Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs, Orig. & Honey Nut Cheerios, Golden Grahams, Multi-Grain Cheerios,  and Trix
$1/3 General Mills Cereals 09/27/2015 SS Insert (exp 11/7/15)
$1/2 Cheerios Cereals 09/13/2015 SS Insert (exp 10/25/15)
$1/2 printable (select cereal)
$1/2 Coupons.com (Cheerios, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 printable (Trix, register, if included)
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (Lucky Charms, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.60/2 printable (Fruit Snacks)
$1/2 SavingStar eCoupon (Cheerios, future savings, several others, exp 9/30)
$1/2 Coupons.com (Big G Cereals, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.50/2 Coupons.com (Fruit snacks, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
20¢ Ibotta (any cereal, phone app, future cash back)
$0.50/1 SavingStar eCoupon (Lucky Charms, future savings)
$0.50/2 SavingStar eCoupon (fruit snacks, future savings)
$1/2 SavingStar eCoupon (Cheerios, future savings)

Final price:  As low as 49¢ (or possible future savings)

Betty Crocker Cake Mix, Frosting or Brownie Mix (12-19.9 oz)   88¢ (Safeway and Albertsons)
$0.75/2 printable (cake mix & frosting)
Final price:  As low as 51¢ when you buy cake mix and frosting

Michelina’s Zap ’ems (4.5-7.5 oz,)   69¢ (limit 4, additional 88¢, Safeway and Albertsons)
$1/5 printable
Final price:  53¢ each when you buy 5

Yoplait Greek Yogurt  88¢ (thru 10/13) (Safeway and Albertsons)
$1/10 printable (register)
$0.50/2 Coupons.com (Plenti, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.50/2 SavingStar eCoupon (Plenti, future savings)
Final price:  63¢ each when you buy Yoplait Plenti (or possible future savings)

Progresso Traditional or Rich & Hearty Soup (18.5-19 oz)   98¢ (Safeway and Albertsons)
$0.50/2 Progresso Product 09/13/2015 SS Insert (exp 11/7/15)
$0.50/2 Progresso Products 10/04/2015 SS Insert (exp 11/28/15)  

$1/3 printable
$1/4 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/4 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price:  As low as 65¢ each when you buy 3 (or possible future savings)

Jose Ole Chimichanga   $1.49 each or 2 for $2.00 (Walgreens, thru 10/10)
B2G1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
For best deal, buy 6 with two coupons.  Or … Walmart may have similar reg. price, may not be necessary.

Final price:  67¢ each when you buy 6

Green Giant Vegetables with Sauce (7-12 oz)   88¢ (Safeway and Albertsons)
$0.80/4 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.80/4  printable 
$0.80/4 printable 
$0.80/4 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price:  68¢ each when you buy4, (or possible future savings)

Gardetto’s, Chex Mix or Bugles (7.3-8.75 oz)   98¢ (thru 10/13) (Safeway and Albertsons)
$0.50/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.50/2  SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price:  68¢ each when you buy 2 (or possible future savings)

Butterball Turkey Bacon (6 oz)   $1.29  (Walgreens, thru 10/10)
$0.55/1 Butterball Turkey Bacon printable
$0.55/1 Butterball Turkey Bacon printable
$0.55/1 Butterball Turkey Bacon printable
$0.55/1 Butterball Turkey Bacon printable
$0.55/1 Butterball Turkey Bacon printable
Final price:  74¢

Campbell’s Chunky Soup   $1.00 when you buy 10 or $1.49 each (Smart & Final)
$0.40/2 printable (register)

$0.50/4 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)

Final price:  As low as 86¢ each when you buy 10 (using two $0.50/4 & one $0.40/2- less if have more $0.40/2 coupons)

Puffs Facial Tissue (56 – 64 ct)   $1.00 (Bashas’)
$0.25/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  75¢

C&W (12 -16 oz) or Birds Eye (9.5 – 14.4 oz) Frozen Vegetables   $2.00 (Bashas’)
$1/2 in ad store coupon (use w/ coupon below)
Since there’s an in-store coupon, tell them they are $1.50 at Bashas’ — within policy to do that.

$1.50/1 C&W Vegetable Variety 08/23/2015 SS Insert (exp 10/23/15)
Look for previous printables
Final price:  75¢ each when you buy 2 or 50¢ for one w/o store coupon (2 FREE if have two $1.50 coupons)

Pantene Haircare (6.6 – 12.6 oz)   $2.50 (Bashas’)
$1.50/1 Pantene Styler or Treatments Product 09/13/2015 RP Insert (exp 10/10/15)
$1.50/1 Pantene Styler or Treatment Product 09/27/2015 P&G Insert (exp 10/24/15)
$2/2 Pantene Products 09/27/2015 P&G Insert (exp 10/24/15)
$5/3 Pantene Products 09/27/2015 P&G Insert (exp 10/24/15)
Final price:  84¢ each when you buy 3

 Campbell’s Chunky or Homestyle Soup (15.25-18.8 oz)   $1.27 (limit 6, Safeway and Albertsons) (See above for Smart & Final price on Chunky)
$0.50/2 Campbell’s Chunky or Homestyle Soup 09/13/2015 SS Insert (exp 10/31/15)
$0.50/4 Campbells Chunky Soup or Chili 10/04/2015 SS Insert (exp 10/31/15)
$0.75/2  printable (Honestyle)
$0.40/2 printable (Chunky)
$1/3 printable (Healthy Request Soups)
$0.50/2 Coupons.com (Homestyle, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.50/4 Coupons.com (Chunky, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$5/$15 SavingStar eCoupon (future savings)
Final price:  94¢  each when you buy 3 Healthy Request soups (or possible future savings)

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel (11.5-11.7 oz)   $1.48 (Safeway and Albertsons)
$0.50/1 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel or Toaster Scrambles Pastries or Pancakes 08/30/2015 SS Insert (exp 11/21/15)
$0.50/1 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, Toaster Scrambles Pastries or Pancakes 09/27/2015 SS Insert (exp 12/19/15)
$0.50/1 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, Toaster Scrambles Pastries or Pancakes 08/02/2015 SS Insert (exp 10/24/15)
Final price:  98¢

Xtra Liquid Detergent (30 loads)   $1.49  (Walgreens, thru 10/10)
$1/2 Xtra Liquid Detergent 8/09/2015 SS Insert (exp 10/9/15)
Final price:  99¢ each when you buy 2

Food Club Frozen Waffles (12.3 oz)   $1.50 (Bashas’)
$1/2 in ad store coupon
Since there’s an in-store coupon, tell them they are $1.00 at Bashas’ — within policy to do that.

Final price:  $1.00 each when you buy 2

Old Orchard Juice (64 oz) or Frozen Concentrates   $1.50 (Bashas’)
$1/4 printable (register, concentrate)
$0.50/1 printable (register)
Final price:  As low as $1.00

Halls Drops Single Bags (25-30 ct)   $1.50  (CVS, thru 10/10)
$1/2 Halls Drops Single Bags 10/04/2015 SS Insert (exp 11/14/15)
$1/2 Checkout 51 (phone app, future cash back)

Final price:  $1.00 each when you buy 2+ possible Checkout 51 cash back

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste   $3.00 (Safeway and Albertsons)
$2/1 Colgate Total Daily Repair, Optic White Express White or Enamel Health Toothpaste 10/04/2015 SS Insert (exp 10/17/15)
$0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste 10/04/2015 SS Insert (exp 10/17/15)
$2/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  $1.00

Danon Activia or Light & Fit Yogurt (4 pk)   $2.00  (Safeway and Albertsons)
$1/1 printable (Activia, register)
Final price:  As low as $1.00

Hefty Foam Plates (50 ct)  $1.69 (Los Altos Ranch)
$1/2 Coupons.com (plates or bowls, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/2 printable
Final price:  $1.19 each when you buy 2

Pop Tarts (8 ct)   $1.88  (Food City)
$1/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/3 Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts Toaster Pastries 08/30/2015 RP Insert (exp 10/11/15)
Final price:  As low as $1.38 each when you buy 2

Kellogg’s Cereals  (12.1 – 18 oz)  $1.88 (Bashas’ or Food City)
Pictured at Bashas’:  Mini Wheats, Rice Krispies, & Frosted Flakes
Pictured at Food City:  Pops, Apple Jacks, Froot Loops Froot Loops Bloopers,  & Frosted Flakes
$1/2 Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats Cereal 08/30/2015 RP Insert (exp 10/11/15)
$1/3 Kellogg’s Cereals 08/30/2015 RP Insert (exp 10/11/15)

$1/2 printable (select)
Final price:  As low as $1.38

Oroweat Italian Bread   $2.00
$0.55/1 Oroweat Sliced Bread Product 09/13/2015 SS Insert (exp 12/31/15)
$0.55/1 Oroweat Sandwich Thins Rolls Product 09/13/2015 SS Insert (exp 12/31/15) 
$0.55/1 Oroweat Sliced Bread 08/23/2015 SS Insert (exp 10/31/15) 
Final price:  $1.45    (look for previous $1/1 Oroweat Prints)

Annie’s Organic Soup (17 oz)   $2.50 (Sprouts)
$0.75/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  $1.75

Breyer’s Ice Cream   $2.88 (Bashas’)
Use $1/1 in ad manf. coupon from Bashas’ ad.
Final price:  $1.88

Magnum (3 ct) or Fruttare (6 ct) Novelties   $2.88 (Bashas’)
Use $1/1 in ad manf. coupon from Bashas’ ad.
Final price:  $1.88

Popsicles (9- 20 ct) or Klondikes (6 ct)   $2.88 (Bashas’)
Use $1/1 in ad manf. coupon from Bashas’ ad.
Final price:  $1.88

Farmland Bacon (12 oz)   $2.88 (limit 2, Bashas’)
$2/2 printable (register)
Final price:  $1.88 each when you buy 2

Mazola Corn Oil (40 oz)   $2.50 (Los Altos Ranch)
$0.55/1 Mazola Oil or Spray Product 09/20/2015 SS Insert (exp 11/7/15)
Final price:  $1.95

Seattle’s Best (12 oz, or 10-12 ct) or Kroger Coffee (24-35.5 oz)   $4.99 (Fry’s)
$1/1 Seattle’s Best Coffee K-Cup Pack 08/30/2015 SS Insert (exp 11/1/15) (don’t think we got this in AZ?)
$2/1 Facebook
Final price:  $2.99


+  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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47¢ Ivory Body Wash & $2 Rimmel Lip Balm ~ Walmart

$0.50 off ONE Ivory Body Wash OR ONE 3 Bar
My store was out of the cheaper size last night.  I wasn’t the only one checking on prices for this.  :(  The good news is that you can keep checking since it’s a reg. price and not a sale that ends soon.


Ivory Body Wash (12 oz)   97¢ (reg. price)   NEW
$0.50/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  47¢

And, I checked another unique coupon that popped up, while I was there …


Rimmel Keep Calm Lip Balm   $2.50 (reg. price)   NEW
$1/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  $2.00 each when you buy 2

See the Walmart ad matching list here.  Might as well pick up more bargains while you’re there!


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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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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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Walmart Online Price Matching Policy ~ Select Areas, Including Phoenix!


Walmart stores are ad matching online prices now, not just during the holidays!  The test markets are:  Phoenix, Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Northwest Arkansas.  I’m not sure what is defined as “Phoenix.”  You’ll need to ask your local Walmart if it’s not in Phoenix, I guess.

The details are here.  The list of retailers is pretty impressive!  This is great, since you can save shipping and go to the store and get your item right away.  I’m going to copy the details below and highlight the ones that I think are the most important.

Our Online Price Match Policy

We’re committed to providing low prices every day. On everything. So if you find a current lower online price on an identical in-stock product, tell us and we’ll match it. Right at the register.

Here are the details:

  • The customer must provide the online price and retailer
  • The item must be currently in-stock at the online retailer’s website
  • We reserve the right to verify the price of the identical, in-stock item at the online retailer’s website (i.e., size, model, quantity, brand, color)
  • The Store Manager has the final decision for matching an online price (My note:  Hope this doesn’t come into play often!!)
  • Where applicable, Walmart reserves the right to limit quantities and to exclude dealers

** Online retailers include, but are not limited to Walmart.com, Target.com, Bestbuy.com, Lowes.com, Staples.com, Sears.com, Amazon.com, Kmart.com, Toysrus.com, Officedepot.com, Academy.com, SportsAuthority.com, Basspro.com, Homedepot.com, Cabelas.com, Autozone.com, Petsmart.com, Petco.com, Dickssportinggoods.com, Walgreens.com, Dollargeneral.com, Bedbathandbeyond.com, Babiesrus.com, Jcpenny.com, Kohls.com, Tigerdirect.com, Newegg.com, Familydollar.com, Michaels.com, Oreillyauto.com, Pepboys.com

We do not match:

  • Membership clubs and Auction sites (e.g. eBay)
  • An online price that cannot be determined independent of other items, fees, or charges
  • Percent off or dollar off if the price cannot be determined independent of other items, fees, or charges
  • Bundle offers, Instant Rebates, Mail-in Offers, Offers that include financing
  • Clearance, Close out, Liquidation, Special Hour/Flash/Limited Quantity offers
  • Damaged, Used, or Refurbished items
  • Misprinted or inaccurate prices
  • Online price match is not available in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico
  • We will not offer rain-checks for items that are not currently in-stock in our store
  • Walmart One Hour Guarantee Items

(Thanks, Kelly!)


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