The Daily Digest for Tuesday, 7/27

Me holding an Ein Shemer apples and bag of apples behind

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The Daily Digest for Tuesday: Safeway & Sprouts NEW Weekly Deals (Whole Foods & Grocery Outlet later tonight), FREE Blake’s Bars, Amazon Deals + 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 Tuesday, 7/26

  • Safeway All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Wed.! Save on Strawberries & Blueberries, Bagels 6 pack $1.49, BOGO Ben & Jerry’s and Quaker Cereals, Deals on lunch box snacks + Much More for Less!
  • Safeway: Ben & Jerry’s Buy 1, Get 1 Free Starts Tomorrow!
  • I always like when we see coupons on veggies/fruits as they’re rare. You can stack these two, $2 Off $10 O Orgabics and $1 off O Organics Convenience Salads. check your Safeway app to see if you have them. I got notification that the Safeway app is getting a facelift soon, eager to see!
  • Sprouts All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Wed.! $15 off Coupon, Strawberries $1.66/lb., Avocados $.63, Buy 1 Get TWO FREE Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips, BOGO Cascadian Farm, FREE Bars, TWO FREE Not Milks + Much More for Less!
  • Sprouts – Starting Wed., we’ll have a coupon to Save $15 when you buy $100. Details in my New Weekly Post later today. See Sprouts Deals still good today HERE:
  • Picked our 1st apples from our Ein Shemer tree today, pictured above. I usually make applesauce and freeze to use throughout the year.

The Daily Digest for Monday, 7/26

  • Safeway Sneak Peek – Starts Wed.! We have a great week coming up including Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Ben & Jerry’s, Bagels $1.49/6 pack, $2.50/2 lbs. of Blueberries or Strawberries, $1.99/ 2 lbs. Frozen Veggies + More! Look for my all NEW Weekly Grocery Posts up tomorrow on my website. You can also see current week posts that are good thru tomorrow here.
  • After I made the banana muffins last night, I made a big batch of broccoli cheese soup for the week. I loosely followed Chef Chloe’s recipe from her 1st cookkbook, omitting oil. It is really yummy! I taste tested two bowls last night (!), and daughter had a bowl with sourdough. If you only make one thing this week, soup is a great option: frugal, inexpensive and filling.
Pot of vegan broccoli cheese soup
  • FREE Ben & Jerry’s or Talenti at CVS! We have new high-value store coupons, I’ve added a couple of Deal Ideas under CVS HERE.
  • Winner Winner, FREE Beyond Chik’n Dinner! Free Beyond Chik’n Tenders tomorrow via Door Dash.
  • $30 FREE from Rakuten! Sign up as a new member and make a $30 purchase within the deadline to get $30.
  • Two FREE La Morena Products! Some should be vegan, check ingredients. The rebate is actually for $10 back on 2, so possibly a moneymaker. Thanks, HUNT4FREEBIES!
  • Made a batch of Chef AJ’s banana muffins, 1st time trying this recipe. They were yummy and sweet without any added refined sugar. These are the silicone muffin pans I used. This is the best deal I’m seeing right now for this set. I always put mine on top of a cookie sheet before baking to stabilize, as they’re kind of floppy.
Vegan banana muffins cooling on wire rack
My cat Ace on top of his Target cat scratcher Halloween house

The Weekend Wrap-Up Fri., Sat. & Sun. 7/23-7/25


  • Purple Carrot: If you are a new customer, I have a $30 promocode to share with you. This is better than the $20 code on their site. Use code CARROT30 to get $30 off your 1st order! You can check out their menus here:
  • Students: Get $35 off your 1st Purple Carrot Box! Click on the words “Student Beans” on the site and verify your student status.
  • Dollar Tree: 10% off on Sunday, 7/25! A coupon is required, I’m not seeing it on their site, but they should have stacks out (mine has had them near the flyers in the past). Does require a $10 purchase.
  • Whole Foods: BOGO Rebate Offer Chosen Dressing! There’s also a $3.25/1 Ibotta, (limit 1) maybe we can do both?
  • Want to see more Amazon Coupons? I don’t know if this is all currently available, but it may be! Please evaluate for vegan/cruelty-free as this links to general listing.
  • Kohl’s Mystery Coupon Day for cardholders! Check your “Wallet” on the site to see what you got. You can also get an additional 15% off Home Dept. with code HOME15 with $50 purchase. There’s also a $10 with every $50 spent Kohl’s Cash going on right now.

Walgreen’s, Rite Aid & CVS


Grocery Stores

  • These large packs of Impossible Burgers are still at my Safeway, I’ve heard they may be seasonal. $15.99 for 6 burgers.
  • We did our big monthly shopping at our local Warehouse store today. We buy items here that are the best price out of all our sources (using my Price Book). Many of these are items that don’t tend to come up at the best prices during weekly sales. If you don’t have this store, you may have a similar Warehouse type store. You can likely look up prices online, too, for comparison.
  • Shopping this weekend? Check out all these great deals for your list:

Online Groceries

  • The Warehouse Store I shared earlier, US Foods Chef’Store, does offer delivery via Instacart and Shipt. Prices can vary from in-store. However, you can do Store Pick-Up with $150 orders and (it appears) get the same store prices. Could split with a friend or neighbor if you won’t spend that much. I need to do a post just for this store, but here is info. about Instacart and Shipt for now:
  • Online Grocery Shopping: Deals can differ from in-store, but there are still ways to save. You can try many of the services for FREE, too:

FREE Stuff

  • Reminder: Ibotta’s “Back to School Free for All” Still available! Has anyone done this yet? Even if you don’t use these items, would be great donations or give to someone else who is in need. If you’re new to Ibotta, you can get up to a $20 Welcome Bonus too.
  • More Ibotta Freebies: If you click on this in the app, you’ll also see new free offers for various drinks and bars. And, if you’re new to Ibotta, you’ll get a Welcome Bonus up to $20 when you redeem your 1st offer.
  • Reminder: FREE Slurpees in July! If you’ve already done it, you can get more for just $1.
  • Safeway: FREE Open Nature Burgers & Ground! I was checking the Flash Sales, and was disappointed nothing was vegan. Then, I searched for new freebies, and was happy to see these! If you don’t see the coupons right away, search with the word “free”. Note you have to clip the coupon in the app, and affiliate Safeway stores may have it too.

Amazon Deals

  • Nice discount on these Silicone Stretch Lids in Today’s Deals. You can put these in the dishwasher! If you have these, let us know how you like them. Set of 14, various sizes.
  • There’s a 20% off S&S coupon on this SF Bay Coffee Pumpkin Spice 80 Ct Flavored Medium Roast Compostable Coffee Pods, K Cup Compatible including Keurig 2.0.
  • $5 off coupon on Califia Barista Oatmilk
  • I’m seeing a 25% off Subscribe and Save Coupon on these Hippeas! Can cancel after you order, I always just wait until it arrives. HIPPEAS Organic Chickpea Puffs + “Cheeze” Variety Pack | 1.5 ounce, 12 count | Vegan, Gluten-Free. Note that offers can vary per acct., you can check if it shows up for you here:
  • School Supplies Deal: Save $10 when you buy $100 of select items. Some have additional mark-downs already and more coupons to clip. Please evaluate for vegan/cruelty-free, as this is a link to the entire deal.
  • I’m seeing a $6.75 off coupon to clip on this Orgain, but offers can vary per acct. I’ve also noticed they can vary on desktop vs. mobile. So, check different accounts and devices if you don’t see it. Should be for both S&S and one-time. Orgain Organic Plant Based Protein Powder, Peanut Butter – Vegan, Low Net Carbs, Non Dairy, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Sugar Added, Soy Free, Kosher, Non-GMO, 2.03 Pound.*Allergy alert: Peanuts
  • Member Request: Deal on a Laptop Desk that can sit on the floor. Nice discount on this one, plus a 20% off coupon to clip:
  • In Today’s Deals: Several Tom’s of Maine Products are on a deal, some better deals than others. You can see all the items here:
  • Lunch Box Snacks: Decent Online Price for Dole Fruit Bowls Cherry Mixed Fruit in 100% Juice, Gluten Free Healthy Snack, 4 Oz, 12 Total Cups. Note: carmine free
  • Nice Outlet Deal on this highly-rated Loaf Pan Ceramic Bread Baking Pan Toast Pan. There’s also a coupon to clip.

The Daily Digest for Thursday, 7/21

  • Discount on these THERMOS FUNTAINER 10 Ounce Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Kids Food Jar with Folding Spoon, Navy. You can make really cheap lunches with soups or even leftovers, and it’s nice to have something warm.
  • Member Share: Moneymaker on this Peppa Pig Food Paint! This was at Walmart, after the Ibotta and Shopkick Rebates will be a moneymaker. Thanks for sharing Jesse! this looks like fun!
  • I still have one FREE Just Egg friend referral left, let me know if you would like it! Note they are asking for people to try it for the 1st time. You can also do your own referrals and get it for free.
  • Food Maxx: We have another week for $.99/lb. White Peaches and Nectarines and $1.99/lb. Cherries. Pictured are ones we got, going back for more this week! The nectarines were our favorite.
  • Giant Eagle Shoppers: Get a FREE Honest Tea Iced Tea bottle, just load to your card:
  • Starbucks Summer Game: Over 2 million prizes available!. Let us know if you win! You can play 2x per day:
  • We’ve had case deals in the Warehouse on chips, but lots of non-vegan ones. These 40 ct. Fritos Chips are in regular Amazon, and are a good price per bag! Just three ingredients: corn, corn oil, salt. Hubby likes these.
  • Still on a good deal: Member Request: One of our members asked about a deal on Pet Food Containers. This is the one we use and love it! It’s also on a great deal right now. There are other sizes, this is the exact one we have and have used for years. We have it inside a closed cabinet in the garage and the front opening works great for that purpose. Gamma2 Vittles Vault Outback Stackable 40 lb Airtight Pet Food Storage Container.

The Daily Digest for Wednesday, 7/21

All New Grocery Deals Start Today!

  • School Supplies Deal: Save $10 when you buy $100 of select items. Some have additional mark-downs already and more coupons to clip. Please evaluate for vegan/cruelty-free, as this is a link to the entire deal.
  • Here are My Favorite Grocery Deals for the Week! It’s a great week for saving money on your groceries, from Buy 1, Get 1 FREE Strawberries & Blueberries to TWO FREE cartons of Not Milk. Whether you are looking for strictly WFPB or broader Vegan Deals (or somewhere in-between), save some serious greens this week this week on your shopping list!
  • Safeway: New app coupons today, I recommend saving all the ones you think you may use. There’s this nice one to get 2 rewards; just one reward will get you a FREE avocado!
  • Here’s some info. on maximizing your savings with the Safeway app (or affiliate stores like Jewel, Vons, Albertsons, etc.)
  • Safeway: Get paid $.05 for pasta! Remember those $1 coupons I posted about at Safeway? This was a sheet of coupons being handed out at the register for various store-brand items. You can use the pasta one to score FREE pasta starting tomorrow:
  • This is not a bad online price for these extra large bags of Blue Diamond Almonds Whole Natural Raw Snack Nuts, 25 Oz Resealable Bag (Pack of 1). I’ve been making almond parmesan frequently, it’s so quick and delicious. Great on soups, salads, pasta.
  • Deal on these highly-rated Ice Cream Scoops, set of 3. I like to use these for batch cooking foods like falafels, mini tofu quiches and cookies of course!
  • Deal of the Day for Wed. on Arf Pets Pet Dog Self Cooling Mat Pad for Kennels, Crates and Beds 23×35. Other sizes too, I’ll put link in comments. I’m not sure exactly how these work, but they re-charge and stay cool for 3 hours. Suitable for human babies as well.

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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