The Daily Digest for Wednesday, 8/18

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The Daily Digest for Wednesday: All NEW Grocery Store Weekly Posts, My VERY Best List, 8 qt. Stockpot for $9.99, + 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 Wednesday, 8/18

All New Weekly Grocery Deals Start Today!

  • Here’s the List! From FREE Nancy’s Oatmilk Yogurt to 25% Off Organic Produce, It’s a great week for saving money on all your plant-based/vegan groceries! Check out my favorite & cheapest deals for the week here:

The Daily Digest for Tuesday, August 17th

  • Sprouts All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Wed. We have a great upcoming week of deals: 25% Off Organic Produce, Strawberries $2, BOGO Beyond Burgers, 35% Off So Delicious & Silk Sales + Much More for Less!
  • Sprouts Trip: I had some fun today! Paid $34.03 for everything pictured. I think all of these deals are in my Weekly Deals Post. Most are continuing next week, as they are Monthly Deals.
My Sprouts Shopping Trip: Fry's veggie breakfast links and nuggets, Sprouts brand cookies and chips, made Good snacks, Larabars, apples, Miyoko's butter and cream cheese, Liv Bar, Endangered Species chocolate bars, Simple mIlls crackers

The Daily Digest for Monday, 8/16

  • Safeway Sneak Peek – Starts Wed. Berries will be on sale Buy 1, Get 1 FREE! Includes blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. Look for my full Safeway post tomorrow.
  • Safeway Sneak Peek – Starts Wed. Nature Valley Bars will be on sale Buy 2, Get 4 FREE! Many are vegan. Great for lunchboxes. We have additional Safeway app coupons to stack, too.
  • Grocery Outlet: Lots of good advertised milk deals
  • Have you heard? Ulta Beauty has launched at Target! Some are vegan and cruelty-free, I’ll make a list later with ones that are. I do see Urban decay at 1st glance, which is both vegan and cruelty-free. Note that a product can be cruelty-free but NOT vegan. It’s often easy to spot the cruelty-free ones as there are certification assignments. This can be conflicting, however, as the products may not be vegan. Looks like you can also sign up for TWO Rewards programs.
  • Walmart: I worked out a deal to get Oui Non-Dairy Yogurt for just $.27 ea., details HERE at the top of my post:
  • Walmart: FREE Violife Cheese! Choose from several options:

The Weekend Wrap-Up Fri, Sat. & Sun. 8/13-8/15


  • Target All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Sunday! Save on Blueberries, Silk Milks, Sweet Earth Pizzas, Daiya, Ben & Jerry’s, Lunch Box Snacks + Much More for Less!
  • Target New Ad Preview! The ad that starts Sunday 8/15 just appeared on their site. My favorites at 1st glance are the sales on Silk and Califia Milks and the NEW Cat Scratcher Spaceship. Too cute!

Walgreen’s, Rite Aid & CVS

  • Drugstores All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Sunday! FREE Blake’s & Core Bars, BOGO Heinz Condiments, Made Good Snacks $1, Save on Pantry Items, Snacks, Ice Cream, Beverages+ Much More for Less!

Grocery Stores

  • Safeway: WOW! Barilla Ready Pasta Now Only $.25 ea. thru Tuesday. I just put this deal together and added to our Weekly Deals. You can get up to five, nice! Other stores may have a similar deal. Details here in my post under Pantry/Bread/Snacks:
  • Sprouts: Get Free 2B Dk. Chocolate Sunflower Cups for Just $.69 with app coupon! I’m loving all these Sprouts deals we have right now, I’m making a list for my own trip. Reminder we have the $10 off $50 and 25% off cereal/granola/nutritional bars thru Tuesday. Check out my Weekly Deals and save lots of money! Fun to try new things at these prices, too.
  • Sprouts: A few new good app coupons appeared today. You can get these Endangered Species Chocolate Bars for $1.50 ea. when you buy 2. They would be great to add to a vegan Halloween goodie bag for your kids. Some, not all are vegan.
  • Sprouts: Made Good Snacks Just $1.12! These are regularly priced at $4.99. I put together a deal with our 25% off cereal and a Sprouts app coupon. Details in my post here under Pantry/Snacks:
  • Weekly Grocery Deals: We still have thru Tuesday to get $.25 Corn, $.99/lb. Peaches, Lots of Freebies + More! These are my Favorite Deals, and I also have full posts for most of these stores as well. You can get some of the deals for delivery, too.


  • Walmart: FREE Violife Cheese after Ibotta Rebate! Lots of options, see below. Get Ibotta here
  • Grove Collaborative: Mrs. Meyer’s Fall Scents Now Available! You will get a FREE Mrs. Meyer’s full-size 4 piece Gift Set with an order (from what I read, all order minimums are $29). Choose from Spiced Pumpkin, Mum, Apple Cider & Acorn Spice. You can get any of the other scents, too, and add what you would like (they “auto-fill” some to start). Offer is for new members. Please evaluate OTHER products for vegan, see my comments below. Note that this is a membership, but you can cancel after you get your free gifts.

Online Shopping

  • Oh my. These look yummy! Has anyone tried this flavor? It’s new to me. RUBICON BAKERY Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes Vegan, 10 OZ. You can even order from Whole Foods for delivery. Check if they are delivering in your zipcode:
  • If you prefer to get groceries delivered, I wrote up a post with some options and promo codes. Most of them you can try for FREE Delivery:
  • Get $30 off your 1st Purple Carrot order, just use my special promocode: 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!
  • There are LOTS of New Cat Scratcher Houses on Target online! Some of the prices are cheaper than I saw last year, too. The Halloween ones are as low as $10. This 2-story one is $15. For some reason, the cats really love these! Ace scratches/sleeps/plays on his every day, the Christmas one from last year.
  • Macy’s: “Last Act” Sale on this cute Cat Bowler/Lunch Tote! There’s also a Bonus Money Event going on.
  • Macy’s: The Llama Waffle Maker is Back! This had sold out last year during the holidays. There’s also a heart one available.


Our members cats of The Penny Pantry!


Recipes/Meals/Savings Strategies

  • Buying in bulk is one strategy I use to save a lot over time on items like rice, flour, beans, etc. I have several articles I’ve written under the “The System” header on my website. I hope these also help you to save in new ways!

Amazon Deals

The Daily Digest for Thursday, 8/12

  • FREE Brave Robot Pint is Still Available! And, even if you already did this, the limit is one per person. So, if you have other family members with a PayPal or Venmo acct. you can grab another:
  • Safeway app coupons: I currently have over 400 offers in mine, here are a couple of high-value ones you may like.
  • Safeway $5 Friday is Tomorrow: Save on Bagels, Strawberries, Oreos + More! All the vegan deals for the sale are at the end of this post:
  • Safeway: Ben & Jerry’s $2.50 ea. tomorrow during $5 Friday! This is advertised in my area in Northern CA, you can check your online flyers for your area.
  • Sprouts: Another special coupon popped up: 25% off Cereal, Granola and Nutrition Bars. This should be pre-loaded in the app, just scan the barcode at checkout. We have some additional Sprouts app coupons to stack, too. I’ll check for matchups when I’m back at the computer.
  • Here is my recipe for Tofu Egg Sandwich the kiddos may like in their lunchboxes. This is even great as a dip with crackers or bread. Can use chickpeas instead for a tu-no, instructions given.

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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