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The Daily Digest for Wednesday: All NEW Weekly Grocery Store Posts, My VERY Best List, Halloween Advent Calendar + 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.
NEW Deals – Quick List!
The Daily Digest for Wednesday 8/04
All New Weekly Grocery Deals Start Today! Check out full posts on my website with matchups
- FREE $5! This one is for trying an Amazon Pickup Location for the 1st time. You could get yourself a free treat!
- Here are my Favorite Deals from my full posts: from $.50 Avocados to FREE Lightlife Chik’n, lots of great deals this week! 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:
- Target: HOT Deal on Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap! We have a double-dip on two gift card promos: the $15 for household & $5 for beauty. Will make for some awesome deals, let us know what you come up with if you do this deal! The gift card promos are Circle offers, so be sure to “save” the offers, can do deal in-store or online HERE:
- Target: Check your Circle app offers for this $15 bonus deal, you’ll need to activate it.
- WHOA! Look at this $.99 deal on Silk Milk from Grocery Outlet, starts tomorrow! Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk $1.99 PLUS Buy 1, Get 1 FREE! I have frozen plant milk when I’ve found incredible deals and stocked up. It will look BAD after you thaw it, but a few seconds in a blender and it will look new again. Note it will spoil faster quicker after it’s frozen, some chemical reason I read about once.
- Safeway: Breyer’s Ice Cream will be $2.99 as part of the Pick 4 Sale this week. You may have a coupon to sweeten the deal, too:
- Grocery Outlet: Like Meat Nuggets just $1.99, has anyone tried these? Let us know how they are!
- Grocery Outlet – Gardein Holiday Roasts just $6.99, starts tomorrow:
- It’s a great upcoming week at GO! Grocery Outlet All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Wed. Lots of Produce Deals, Silk Milk half gallon $.99, Gardein Roasts, Kikkoman Green Tea Soy Milk $.50, Miyoko’s Cream Cheese $2.99 + Much More for Less!
- Whole Foods All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Wed.: All Dave’s Breads 30% Off, Save on Gardein, Beyond Breakfast Patties, So Delicious Coconut Yogurt, Several Freebies + More for Less!
- Whole Foods Sneak Peek – All Dave’s Killer Bread Organic Buns, Bagels and Bread 30% off! PLUS Prime will get the extra 10% off of that. We also have a $1.50 Ibotta to stack for the buns. I’m just waiting for the longer-term sales to show up before finishing my post, looks like we may be getting some more new ones. Sale starts Wed.
- Whole Foods: For the Fantastic Sale this week on Dave’s Killer Breads, can shop in-store, or online here if you have Whole Foods Delivery in your area:
- Sprouts: Two more FREE Not Milks! Even if you already got two for free last month, the Sprouts offers have reset for me, and should be back in your offers, too.
- In Today’s Deals: HUGE SET – 42 Pack – Food Storage Containers with Airtight Lids – Easy Snap Lock – Leak Proof Lunch/Bento Box – BPA Free – Freezer & Microwave Safe – Plastic Storage Container Set – by Shazo.
- Nightmare Before Christmas Fans: Set of 5 Wooden Spoons for Cooking & Serving Set – Natural Burned Bamboo Spoon. These are super cute! There are other styles, too: Winnie the Pooh, Star Wars, inspirational sayings.
- For our Halloween enthusiasts…countdown to October 31st! Vermont Christmas Company Haunted House Party Countdown to Halloween Calendar. Each window contains a joke or riddle.
The Daily Digest for Tuesday, 8/03
- Sprouts All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Wed.! Whole Watermelons $3.98, Blueberries $1.66, 25% Off Bulk Event, FREE Miyoko’s Cream Cheese, + Much More for Less!
- Sprouts: Check the app for NEW FREE Sampling Program Coupons! I just got a FREE Lightlife Chik’n offer, I can see the coupon on my computer but not on phone app yet. Let us know if you’re getting some freebies, and what you got.
- Sprouts Sneak Peek – Starts Wed.! Whole Watermelons $3.98 ea. and 25% off ALL Bulk Bins Coupon (Fri. – Sun.) Look for all my NEW Weekly Posts up later today. We have one day left on last week’s deals:
- Sprouts: These fun vegan unicorn gummies will be $3.75/lb. during the Fri-Sun. Bulk Food Coupon Event. They would be great to “switch” some of your Halloween candy with if your kids go trick or treating.
- Sprouts: Free Miyoko’s Cream Cheese when you buy a butter! This is one of the new Sprouts app coupons, save in the app to get the deal. Lots of other BOGO new app coupons, too.
- Safeway All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Wed.! Pick 4 Sale, New Monthly Deals, Haagen Dazs $2.49 + Much More for Less!
- Safeway Sneak Peek – Starts Wed.! Haagen Dazs pints or bars $2.49 ea. This will be an app coupon. Have you checked out the newly redesigned Safeway app?
- Safeway Sneak Peek – Starts Wed.! These 10 packs of English Muffins will be part of a Pick 4 Sale, just $1.99 per pack. Great price, stock up! I freeze them right in the bag. Frugal tip: When something goes on sale for the lowest price, stock up enough until the next sale rolls around. A good rule of thumb is 6 weeks, as the sales cycles average about that.
- Today, Tuesday 8/03 is our LAST day on our current Weekly Grocery Deals. Note that some of these are available for online shopping, too, if you prefer that option. Here are my favorites from my full posts if you want to do some deals today:
- Publix: FREE Silk Greek Style Yogurt! Just load to your club card, Exp. 8/27. You can check out this product on the Silk site:
- 99 Cents Only Store: $.99/lb. Peaches! I got a text msg. from them about this deal.
- Smart & Final Sneak Peek – Red Grapes $.88/lb! This is the lowest price I’ve seen in a while, usually $.99/l.b deals are plentiful, but even those have been scarce lately. Sale starts tomorrow.
- Costco New Members Bonus: Sign up for a NEW membership and receive a $40 shop card PLUS a $40 off $250 online purchase. Exp. 8/22. Note this is for auto renewal. If you’re already a Costco shopper, what are some of your favorite vegan items to buy there? Mine are the cases of plant-based milks in the non refrigerated 32 oz. Best price I’ve found!
- Good price on various Wish-Bone Salad Dressings in regular Amazon. Just be sure to check the ingredients on the other flavors, they should be listed to the left of the production description, just hover over. Wish-Bone Salad Dressing, Zesty Robusto Italian, 15 oz.
- Now available on Amazon Fresh! I talk about Whole Foods Delivery a lot as that’s what I have, but in other areas I know you have Amazon Fresh. This is a good online price, too! Best Foods Vegan Dressing and Spread.
- Decent online price for Best Foods Vegan Squeeze 11.5oz, Pack of 3.
- Good deal on this Oster Expressbake Bread Maker with Gluten-Free Setting, 2 Pound, White.
- Disney 2021 Storybook Advent Calendars just became available for pre-order! They’re also discounted 15% off for the pre-order event. These often sell out before the regular release and last year over 800,000 were sold. A Marvel calendar and a Princess calendar also available.
- Another FREE with Kindle Unlimited Vegan Halloween Cookbook: The Ghoulish Gourmet: A Bewitching Collection of Vegan Halloween Recipes.
The Daily Digest for Monday, 8/02
- Safeway – Early Preview! I’m looking at the new ad that starts Wed., and large avocados will be BUY 1, Get 1 FREE. I’ve stacked this sale in the past by cashing in a “Free Reward” and got TWO for FREE! I’ve found the avocados at Safeway to be especially good.
- Sprouts Reminder: FREE Store Pickup with just $35 minimum! Requires a promocode, details here in my post.
- Sprouts: New app coupons! Lots of Buy 1 Get 1 FREE, and you should have some FREE offers if you signed up for the sampling program. I’m only seeing the one for Liv bar, did anyone see more yesterday? I’ve also added more Monthly Deals to my Weekly Post HERE
- NEW August Printable Coupons: Oui Yogurt, Smart Pop, Pirate’s Booty, Del Monte Fruit Cups + More! Some of the Pirate’s Booty & Smart are are vegan and those coupons don’t usually last long, so you can print now and hold for a sale. I’ve found the Smart Pop at Dollar Tree, so FREE with coupon if you find it! You’re allowed to print each coupon 2x:
- FREE Alpha Foods Chik’n Nuggets with new Ibotta rebate! Note: Offers may vary per acct., as I’m hearing from members. There are several other lower value Alpha rebates as well. We’ve seen other free offers come and go quickly, so do this as soon as you can and check that the offer is still there before you shop.
- Member Share: Our super saver Jesse shared a great find: Soon (certified vegan) Chili Tomato Soup Just $.32 at Fry’s Food Store! Thanks for sharing Jesse! Note: If you have a deal you would ever like me to highlight, you can send me a pm. Our members live all over, and you never know you could have a neighbor here.
- There is also a decent online price for this flavor of Soon Vegan Cup Soups: Nongshim Soon Cup Noodle Soup, Veggie, 2.64 Ounce (Pack of 6). It’s like vegan cup of noodles!
- With that great deal we have on the 3-piece silicone bakeware, I wanted to show you items I’ve baked in mine. These are all oil-free banana breads, pictured above. I usually add blueberries or chocolate chips.
- Wow! Great deal on this 2 Pieces Silicone Bread Loaf Pan Nonstick Loaf Baking Pans Nonstick Loaf Cake Pans and 12 Cups Baking Muffin Trays. I find myself using my silicone bakeware almost exclusively now.
- Great Deal on this 3-tier Fruit Basket Stand when you use the promocode BURDLGFN for 35% off!
The Weekend Wrap-Up: Fri, Sat. & Sun. 7/31-8/01
- Target All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Sunday! Save on Blueberries, Several Gift Card Bonus Offers, Hippeas, Buy 2 Get 1 FREE Suja Juices + More for Less!
- Target: We have several gift card bonus offers this week, up to $20 and a new $40 off $40 with new Red Cards. List for all at the top of my post
- Target: Pictured are some of the new high-value Circle offers. 40% Kite Hill Cream Cheese!
Walgreen’s, Rite Aid & CVS
- Drugstores All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Sunday! Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Barilla Pasta, Love Beauty Planet Promo, Save on Baking Items, Spices, Snacks, Ice Cream, Beverages+ Much More for Less!
- We’re expecting newspaper coupons for Quaker Cereal, Oui Yogurt + More:
- Costco: Hippeas $2 off per bag, new monthly “coupon”. No need to clip coupon, comes off automatically at register.
- The Safeway app has a new look!
- If you’re making a shopping list for the weekend, check out these money-saving grocery deals! As always, keep in mind I’m in the San Francisco Bay Area and some deals are regional. You can check your ads online, and I’m always happy to look at your local ads and come up with some deals for you, too!
- Nice Freebie for Publix Shoppers: (these are alcohol-free) FREE 6 pack of Neon Zebra Daquiri Mixers, load to your store card.
- Member Share: Nice Moneymakers on various bars! He got the Good to Go Bar (certified vegan btw) at Natural Grocers, paid $2.25 and got $2.49 back with Ibotta rebate. There are also a TON of great freebie coupons/promos at that store right now, I’ll make a separate post for that. The Good Fats Bar he found on a “last chance” deal at Whole Foods, paid $1.57 and got back $2.69 with Ibotta. So, he got PAID $1.36 for these two bars, sweet! Thanks for sharing Jesse!
- If you have Whole Foods Delivery in your area, you can order many of the Weekly Sales online for delivery. I’ve heard from our members that ordering at “off” times may ensure more selection. Delivery is FREE with $35 orders for Prime.
- I’m seeing the Organic Strawberries, 1 lb Weekly Sale online, too, although the ad said in-store only. This is a good price for organic strawberries.
- Alpha Foods currently has a home delivery online promo for their Chik’n 8 pack, 8 packs total of 2 products. I think they have some new writers for their website LOL. If these are not available in your area, you may like this deal.
- WOWZERS! If you have a Natural Grocers, mark your calendars for 8/12-14. They’re having an anniversary celebration with tons of freebies, even $2.39 Dandie’s Marshmallows! Thanks for the heads up
Recipes, Meals & Homemade Food
- Cooking from Scratch is one of the strategies I use to save the most money on my grocery expenses:
- Deals on extra-large bags of Blue Diamond Almonds. Beware the Salt & Vinegar one isn’t vegan! I’ve been making almond parm recently instead of my usual sunflower parm. I really like it!
- For the almond parmesan: I was going to type it out again, then remembered I have it included in my pasta recipe here:
- What’s for Dinner? I made scrambled tofu and Lightlife sausage patties, dessert will be watermelon. Please feel free to share any of your vegan food. I hope everyone is having a nice weekend!
- I made tomatillo salsa with homemade oil-free chips. First time I’ve made it, was yummy! I would like to make some chik’n enchiladas with it this weekend…with homemade seitan, refried beans, Mexican rice, tofu sour cream. We’ll see how far I get! Please feel free to share any vegan food you’ve enjoyed recently, or food you want to enjoy soon!
- My review of Alpha Breakfast Sandwiches: (pictured in featured photo above) Trying this as I type! Verdict? Yum! 4/5 stars. The sausage is dominant, so really feels like a substantial sandwich. I like the sausage, great texture and flavor. I read their microwaving instructions and thought about how that would cook. I thought the muffin may get soggy, so I cooked it separately in my toaster. The filling I microwaved for about 30 seconds per side, but I did have to reheat as a chase ensued between Ursa and Ace down the hall. I added a bit of Best Foods vegan mayo, too. Daughter did the same plus lettuce. I hope you find these at your Costco and enjoy trying them!
- Daughter got her 1st new Halloween decor today, a cute vampire candle holder from Bath & Body Works. Halloween is her favorite holiday, she loves making costumes. If you celebrate one, what is your favorite holiday?
- Free with Kindle Unlimited: A Very Vegan Halloween: The Witch’s Cauldron Cookbook (The Vegan Holiday Cookbook Collection) [Print Replica] Kindle Edition.
- These look fun for Fall/Halloween. On their store front, company states their products are cruelty-free. Halloween Set of 6 Premium Grade Fragrance Oils – Autumn Wreath, Pumpkin Pie, Candy Corn, Marshmallow, Night Air, Caramel Corn.
- Deal of the Day for Sunday on Welhome Cotton Rayon from Bamboo Bath Towel (Aqua) -Set of 6 –Soft & Fluffy -Highly Absorbent -Fade Resistant – Durable – Machine Washable – 2 Bath – 2 Hand – 2 Wash Towels.
- Outlet Deal on zxbaers Tofu Press, Easily Remove Water from Tofu for More Delicious, Tofu Press for Extra Firm Tofu.
- Save on Butler Soy Curls by buying more than one pack.
- In Today’s Deals: Good price on this COMFEE’ Glass Electric Tea Kettle & Hot Water Boiler(BPA-Free), 1.7L, Cordless with LED Indicator, 1500W Fast Boil, Auto Shut-Off and Boil-Dry Protection. We got an electric tea kettle recently, love it!
- 40% off Subscribe and Save Discount on V-Planet Vegan Jerky Dog Treats, 6 Ounce. Can cancel after 1st order.
- Good discount on these too: Apple EarPods with Lightning Connector – White.
- Nice discount on these if you’ve been looking for a deal: Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case.
- Shipping is included.
- Good Deal on NATURELO Vitamin D – 2500 IU – Plant-Based from Lichen – Natural D3 Supplement for Immune System, Bone Support, Joint Health – Vegan – Non-GMO – Gluten Free – 180 Mini Capsules. This is the one I’m currently taking.
- Nice Outlet Deal on this Set of tronco 20Oz Borosilicate Glass Tumbler Bottles 2 pack.
The Daily Digest for Thursday, 7/29
- Safeway: Bagels $1.49 for a 6 pack this week, (pictured above) just $.24 each! You can stock-up at this great price and freeze right in the bag.
- Safeway $5 Friday is Tomorrow! Save on Grapes, Large Avocados, Chips + More! Scroll to the end of this post to see all the vegan deals included
- Safeway: Vegan Doritos Just $1.66 ea. Tomorrow!
- Safeway: Mr. Penny Pantry did a quick trip for Weekly Deals. Total paid $15.45. (pictured above, third of the $15.45 was for the blueberries!) These are all in my New Safeway Post.
- I am very impressed with the blueberries I got from Safeway, they’re sweet and not bitter as some can be. This is a Weekly Deal, $5 for 2 lbs. Blueberries are easy to freeze too, unlike prepping strawberries and cherries. Great price per lb. if you want to freeze some to have when prices go higher. I freeze them on a tray 1st, this prevents them from sticking together in a freezer bag or container.
- Early Holiday Shopping? This Little Tykes Pet Checkup Set is 50% off at Target! My daughter would have loved this when she was younger. Comes with two Rescue Pets, too.
- Sprouts: FREE Store Pickup with just $35 minimum! Requires a promocode, details here in my post
- Are you taking full advantage of your Prime membership? From FREE Audiobooks to FREE Whole Foods Delivery, don’t miss out!
- Get a FREE Trial of Prime Video. Have you tried Prime Video? Thoughts? (Full info. on what is included in comment link.)
- This may be a better price per jar than your local stores. We’re peanut-free at our house, and we use this and Wow Butter the most as a peanut butter substitute. SunButter Natural No Sugar Added Sunflower Butter with hint of salt (Pack of 6).
- Bulk Buy on RED STAR Nutritional Large Yeast Flake, 6 Pound. This isn’t the best price per lb. I’m currently seeing it, but it’s not far off and a much better price per lb. than many others. Highly-rated, too!
- Good Deal on these and other flavors in regular Amazon: Blue Diamond Almonds Oven Roasted Dark Chocolate Flavored Snack Nuts, 25 Oz Resealable Bag (Pack of 1). Note: All of the Blue Diamond Almonds at this link are vegan EXCEPT the Salt & Vinegar one.
- Thursday Deal of the Day on this Ninja AF150AMZ Air Fryer XL that Air Frys, Air Roasts, Bakes, Reheats, Dehydrates with 5.5 Quart Capacity.
- This “Fast, Easy Cheap Vegan” cookbook just came out in March, authored by the blogger Sam at “It Doesn’t Taste Like Chik’n.” I am planning to make her seitan tenders this week, and started looking at this book and really like it! I don’t think I’ve ever cooked a recipe for $10, though, with the way I shop. Most of my homemade dinners cost $.50 per plate.
- This is FREE right now with Amazon Audible! The VegNews Guide to Being a Fabulous Vegan: Look Good, Feel Good & Do Good in 30 Days,
- Make lattes at home! This Espresso/Cappuccino Maker will pay for itself after only a few uses. It’s similar to one I use, see comments.
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.
More Deals & Meals:
- Purple Carrot: You can use the promocode carrot30 to get $30 off! This is better than the offer on the website for only $20 off.
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
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:
- Ibotta Bonus: Don’t have Ibotta? Get it here and get a $10 Welcome Bonus when you redeem your 1st offer.
- 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.
- Safeway: Get $20 off and FREE Delivery on your 1st Online Order. Use promocode SAVE20
- 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.
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