The Daily Digest for Thursday, 8/26

Banana Streusel vegan muffins cooling on rack

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The Daily Digest for Thursday: Make Muffins as Low as $.10, Safeway $5 Friday, More Sprouts Deals, Whole Foods Online Deals for Pickup or Delivery, + Much More for Less!

You can check out previous Daily Digests too, I keep a week’s worth of deals here.

I’ve changed the format of this a bit to make it easier for you to QUICKLY see the NEWEST Deals for the day (or Weekend Wrap-Ups.) I was struggling with how best to keep some of the previous deals around that were still good, without making it cumbersome to find that day’s New Deals. It seemed a shame to just delete some of the deals after a day that were still really good and long-term. But, I also want you to be able to quickly check on the newest ones, too! So, deals from the SAME day (or weekend wrap-up for 3-days) will be at the very top. Deals that you may want to reference later will follow.

In my Penny Pantry Facebook Group, I post many deals & info. throughout the day including freebies, deal updates & changes, Amazon Deals, meals & recipes, food discounts I run across + more! Some are more timely than others: the Amazon Warehouse Deals tend to come and go quickly, so Facebook is a good platform for me to let you know about those deals quickly.

Posts here on my website take longer to write and deliver, so I primarily use it for Weekly Grocery Deals, and other deals I think you may want to reference later. But, I’d like to bridge that gap as not everyone is on Facebook. Plus, it may be nice to have the Daily Deals together, as the Facebook feeds don’t run exclusively chronologically.

So, I’ll try this out and see how it goes! Please let me know if you think this will be useful as a companion to my Facebook posts. And, if you’re on Facebook and haven’t joined our group yet, I hope you will join and become part of our active, supportive vegan community! <3 Amy

Note on photos: Some may be illustrative of a product, but not the actual product. For example, I may use a general photo of apples I took to report on a sale on apples.

Happy Saving!

NEW Deals – Quick List!

The Daily Digest for Thursday, 8/26

  • Safeway $5 Friday is Tomorrow! Save on Large Avocados, O Organics Milks + More. Deals are advertised in my area in California, please check your flyers in other areas. See full list of included vegan deals at the very end of my Weekly Deals Post, link below.
  • WOW! We have some great new Safeway Online Order coupons that can be stacked. You may want to do this for the Quaker Cereal Sale and score some FREE cereal. I’ve put the offers and deal ideas here under “Pantry etc.” heading:
  • Sprouts – Lots More NEW Deals! I’m in the process of adding more from the Monthly Book and additional savings for the BOGO Sales. I still have some to add, but it’s getting late so I wanted to give you a heads up. Check back later for even more updates, such a great week (& month) of saving at Sprouts. We also still have the FREE Pickup Offer, details & promocode in my post.
  • New Members: Keeping a Price Book saves me the most money on my groceries. I only buy something if I know it’s the lowest price I’ll see. I started this habit 20 years ago, and it’s 2nd nature now.
  • Kohl’s: It’s Family & Friends Discount Time! Get 20% with promocode FAMILYSHOP thru 8/29. PLUS there is a $10 Kohl’s Cash Reward on every $50 spent. If you were planning on a big purchase, you can get a lot of Kohl’s cash back. Pickup is FREE at stores.
  • Whole Foods: has anyone tried this vegan tuna?! Whole Foods Market Fish-Free Tuna Salad, sold by the lb.
  • Whole Foods: the Daiya Cheese Sale is also online for Delivery or Pickup. Great price on this! A perk of Prime membership is FREE 1-hour Pickup or 2- hour Delivery. (with $35 orders)
  • Whole Foods: the Ben & Jerry’s Sale is also online. You can get this delivered if available in your geographical area.
  • Cooking from scratch with ingredients you’ve purchased at the lowest prices can dramatically lower your grocery expenses. Muffins were one of the 1st things I learned could be made as low as $.10 ea.! Here’s a yummy recipe for Banana Streusel Muffins I came up with for muffins I hope you’ll try:

  • Don’t miss My favorite Weekly Grocery Deals List
  • Deal on Hellmann’s Vegan Dressing and Spread, these are the squeeze bottle type. 11.5 oz, 3 Count.
  • Update: Price has been going up and down! Decent price on Swiss Miss Non-Dairy Chocolate Flavored Hot Cocoa Mix, 1.23 oz. 6-Count.
  • Deal of the Day for Thursday on Maud’s Coffees. regular and Decaf are included, different varieties. You will see them all at this link. Maud’s 9 Flavor Original Coffee Variety Pack (Original 9 Blends), 80ct. Solar Energy Produced Recyclable Single Serve Coffee Pods Variety Pack – 100% Arabica Coffee California Roasted, KCup Compatible.
  • There’s a 25% off S&S coupon for this SF Bay Coffee Pumpkin Spice 80 Ct Flavored Medium Roast Compostable Coffee Pods, K Cup Compatible including Keurig 2.0. Can easily cancel after it ships. Sometimes these discounts vary per acct., so if you don’t see it try a different device or another family member’s acct. Good price per each with the discount.
  • Save 80% on Dog Beds with promocode 8091UTZX Three to choose from, orthopaedic foam beds.
  • Deal on Palouse Brand Lentils! Several sizes included. I haven’t tried these myself, but I’ve heard from several members that these are the BEST lentils they’ve ever had. Small family-owned company. I have an Indian Lentil Soup recipe I’ll put in comments, it’s one I make frequently. Small Brown Lentils • Pardina or Spanish Brown •100% Desiccant Free • 12 lbs.
  • A friend had posted this on Facebook recently and said she really liked it. She made several types of milks. I had to go find a deal for us! You can save quite a bit by getting a previously used one here. This is an electric Tribest Soyabella soy and nut milk maker. It can make nut milks as fast as 30 seconds! If you have one, let us know how you like it.
  • Here is another Tribest Soyabella soy and nut milk maker, this one includes a tofu kit. I mentioned used ones earlier, but it doesn’t look like the link is easily seen. You can go here to see mention of those.

The Daily Digest for Wednesday, 8/25

All New Weekly Grocery Deals Start Today!
  • Grocery Outlet All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Wed. We have a great week of deals! Save on Cereals, Milks, Lightlife Crumbles, Amy’s Mac & Chz,+ Much More for Less!
  • Grocery Outlet Sneak Peek – Silk Oatmilk only $1.99 for a half gallon! Note the ad is showing the old Oat Yeah packaging like in my 2nd pix, so be on the lookout for either. I’ll have New GO Deals up in about an hour, stay tuned!
  • WOW! Grocery Outlet just launched a “Giveaway”, and a $75 gift certificate will be awarded daily thru Nov. 6th. There are other prizes, too. I want you guys to win, good luck and let us know if you do win!

The Daily Digest for Tuesday, 8/24

  • Safeway All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Wed. Pumpkin Spice is Here! Several Deals on Pumpkin Spice Items, BOGO Breyer’s Ice Cream, +Much More for Less!
  • Fall is in the air…or at least in the supermarket aisles! Spotted several pumpkin spice goodies at Safeway today. We’ll see sales on some of these tomorrow, too.
  • Safeway: I just made a quick trip to take advantage of Weekly Deals that are ending today, including the Buy 2, Get 4 Free Sale and Buy 1, Get 1 Free Berry Sale. Keep in mind these sales are in my area in California, SF Bay Area, please check your online flyers in other areas. More details on these sales here:
  • Safeway – I spotted these Beyond sausages and burgers for 30% off today. Interestingly, only the ones in the meat section were marked down, not in the regular freezers.
  • Safeway: Today is the LAST day of the Buy 2, Get FOUR Free Sale.
  • Sprouts All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Tomorrow! The BIG Sale is a Store-wide Buy 1, Get 1 FREE Sale that will last for 2 weeks. There are many vegan/plant-based items advertised, and more will be included as well. I’ll continue adding more when I see the entire list, so keep checking back for updates:
  • Sprouts – Large watermelons just $3.98 ea., starts Wed.
  • Sprouts Sneak Peek – Starts Wed. Daiya Shreds, Slices & Cream Cheese will be Buy 1, Get 1 FREE! We also have a $1/1 Ibotta to stack for the slices. Update: Some of you may have a $2.50/1 Ibotta for Daiya slices. making this a moneymaker!
  • Sprouts Sneak Peek – Starts Wed. I just got the new ad, and am excited to see a 2-week Buy 1, Get 1 FREE Sale! The ad reports 100’s of items will be in the BOGO sale, so the ones in the ad will just be highlights. One of these is Annie’s Vegan Mac! Look for my full post up later today. For deals that are good thru today, Tuesday go here:
  • Free Pepsi Zero Sugar
  • Today Starbucks is launching it’s pumpkin spice lattes, but sadly not for us vegans. The syrup they use is not vegan, even if you opt for a non-dairy milk. It’s super easy and cheap to make your own lattes at home, though! I was thinking of making a PSL this week, I think I have all the ingredients already, including some pumpkin in my freezer. I’ll share later this week!
  • Update: These have already sold out! There’s another Robotic Vacuum now in the Daily Deals I’ll put in comments
  • Update: No longer in the Daily Deals, but still a good deal! Remember the scissors I recommended a few days ago? I just spotted them in the Daily Deals! Unlike the “Deals of the Day”, these types of deals tend to stick around longer. I wish I could say the same for my scissors, ha! They must have legs, cause they always disappear! My Mom was a high school teacher, and she always tied hers to a string that would only go so far. She even did this in her own house. I wonder if anyone ever cut the string? LOL. I had five brothers and sisters, so I’m sure it happened at some point.
  • Good deals on Torani Syrup 4-packs seem to jump between flavors, there’s currently a good deal on regular vanilla:
  • Outlet Deal on 200 PCs Cake Decorating Supplies Kit for Beginners -1 Cake Turntable Stand with Piping bags & Tips -2 Spatula -Cake Leveler & Icing Smoother-55 Piping tips -Baking tools – 20 Cupcake liners.
  • Soup Season is upon us! We actually eat soup year-round at my house LOL. I just made a big batch of spit pea. Outlet Deal on Porcelain Soup Bowls with Handles, Set of 4, 20 Ounce Ceramic Crocks.
  • Better deal than other large bags of Yum Earth treats right now. These would also be good for trick-or-treaters. I’ll have my Vegan Halloween Candy Guide again this year with updates. Look for it in about a week or so! YumEarth Organic Vegan Fruit Snacks.
  • Cute Halloween sign! Or, life story. “Once Upon a time There was a Girl who Really Loved Cats and Halloween it was me”.
  • How cute are these?! Cat Halloween lights, comes with 2 strings. Does require 2 AA batteries per each. 5.75 FT 15LT LED Halloween String Lights Fabric Banners Trick or Treat Black Cat and Black Bat Banners Decorations Supplies-Set of 2.

The Daily Digest for Monday, 8/23

Hidden Valley Ranch Plant Powered Vegan Dressing
  • FREE Just Egg Still Available! You’ll get a free bottle by spreading the words to friends, you can “gift” to 3 friends, and you’ll get a FREE bottle when just one claims theirs. They are asking you share with friends who haven’t tried this yet.
  • FREE Peet’s Coffee or Tea for Teachers, on Mondays in August:
  • Safeway Sneak Peek – Quaker Life or Cap’n Crunch Cereal Just $1.49 ea. This will require an app coupon, starts Wed.! Did you know Quaker is one of the few vegan main-stream cold cereals?
  • Did you know many cold cereals aren’t considered vegan?!

The Weekend Wrap-Up Fri., Sat. & Sun. 8/20-8/22

Target Deals

Drugstore Deals

  • Drugstores All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Sunday! FREE Blake’s & Core Bars, BOGO Vlasic Pickles & Heinz Condiments, Made Good Snacks $1, Save on Pantry Items, Snacks, Ice Cream, Beverages+ Much More for Less!
  • Walgreen’s: Vlasic Pickle Spears 24 oz. Just $1.49 ea. with the Buy 1, Get 1 Free Sale! Plus, this sale is continuing this week AND I’m seeing the deal for online orders. Has anyone tried Walgreen’s Same-Day Delivery yet? It’s free at $40:
  • Walgreen’s: Betty Crocker Frosting only $1 ea. when you buy 2 starting tomorrow. These work great for decorating Halloween cookies.

Grocery Store Deals

Coupons + Rebates

FREE Stuff

Online Shopping Deals

  • Macy’s: Cookware as low as $9.99, there are over 100 “Limited Time Deals” on cookware and cookware sets. You can see them all here:
  • Toys R Us is now online at Macy’s! There are some Limited Time Deals, and appears to be a huge selection. I have fond memories of getting LOTS of Littlest Pet Shop there with daughter. You can check out the offerings/reminisce here:
  • Whole Foods: Great Weekly Deal on FOLLOW YOUR HEART Dairy Free Feta Crumbles, 6 OZ. If you have Whole Foods Delivery, a perk of Prime membership is Free 1-hour Pickup or 2-hour Delivery. You get that extra 10% off sale prices, too! Order online here:
Hidden Valley The Original Ranch Plant Powered Dairy Free Ranch Salad Dressing and Topping, Gluten Free, 12 Fluid Ounces
  • Target: I spotted these Dash Pizelle Makers online while in search of Pumpkin & Skull Waffle makers. Great reviews! These are only $9.99 and makes pizelles that look fancy but appear very easy to make. Comes with two designs and instructions given for making cones and cannolis.

Amazon Deals

The Daily Digest for Thursday, 8/19

Hidden Valley The Original Ranch Plant Powered Dairy Free Ranch Salad Dressing and Topping, Gluten Free, 12 Fluid Ounces
sprouts vegan gummy bears and worms
  • Sprouts: Even though our deal changed on Not Milk, you can still get these for $.99 ea. when you buy 2!
  • Sprouts: Spotted these chips on an unadvertised $.99 sale yesterday. I grabbed a couple of bags to try, they really do taste like burger toppings! I think they would be good with a ranch type dip.
Sprouts brand burger toppings chips $.99

Food I’ve Made:

  • I made: vegan glazed ham, asparagus, roasted potatoes with rosemary, coleslaw, rolls (or purchased sourdough) and fresh pineapple and cherry cobbler with ice cream for dessert.
My homemade vegan Easter dinner
Homemade vegan birthday cake
Birthday Cake I made for daughter last weekend

some of my vegan cookbooks from my collection

More Deals & Meals:

See Inside the Mystery Box!

  • 🎁Were you wondering what was in the “Mystery Box” in our contest? You can see inside now – our winner Daniel made a video opening it! Thank you so much Daniel Vasquez❤ I also put the link here at the top with the other contest stuff:

Current Weekly Grocery Deals:
See all Current Weekly Deals HERE for Whole Foods, Sprouts, Safeway, Grocery Outet, Food Maxx, Smart & Final, Target, Walgreen’s, CVS & Rite Aid

Amazon Deals:

I’m now sharing the longer-term deals in the quick-lists above. Be sure to check my Facebook Group for lots of deeply discounted faster-moving deals throughout the day, too!

Coupons & Rebates:

  • Safeway Shoppers: Be sure to check your rewards often and use them! I just cashed in mine for a $5 reward. Check the app for “bonus” multipliers like 4x rewards, or extra rewards when you buy in Produce Dept., etc. Here’s more info. on all this:


  • I now have a NEW post dedicated just for Freebies! I’ll be posting all the freebies there now. Link HERE:

Other Online Deals:

  • 🔥$15 off Walmart on Instacart! I’m excited to offer you an Exclusive Promocode for $15 off Walmart Orders via Instacart! They recently teamed up with Walmart, but only in certain areas so far. This includes:
  • San Francisco / Bay Area, CA
  • Los Angeles/ Orange County, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Tulsa, OK

You can use the promocode SPARKSTORE15 Instacart gave to me to share with you! You’ll get $15 off a $50 order, and get your order in as soon as 2 hours.

  • Whole Foods Delivery: If you use Whole Foods Delivery, the sale prices I post in my Weekly Deals are the same online! True, you can’t use coupons, but some of the deals are still really good. Prime Members also get the extra 10% off regular “Sales” like you do in-store. Use my posts as a guide to save money on the items on your list!

Get $30 Off Purple Carrot with promocode CARROT30. You can also view their weekly meals & recipes for FREE inspiration and ideas!

Vegan Meal Delivery Options:

  • Grubhub: Grub Hub Deals: I’m seeing lots of FREE Vegan Delivery Options in my area! (No special code required). Offers tend to be regional, but you should have some FREE offers for delivery, too. Fast Food tends to offer Free Delivery, like Taco Bell and Burger King. Some even have additional $ off discounts.

Veestro Vegan Meal Delivery: I have a new promo code to share: New customers get 30% off subscription with code CONTACTLESS

Purple Carrot: The $30 promocode is still good, use this code: carrot30. The one on the site is only for $20 off.

Update: Looks like the NEW Pinterest setting is working well on my site, pin away! 🙂 You can now pin any of my recipes

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