The Daily Digest for Wednesday, 9/22

Sprouts shopping trip on my kitchen table: Not Milk, Chobani Oatmilk, Chocolove Bars, Miyoko's Cheeses, pears, plums, So Delicious yogurt

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The Daily Digest for Wednesday: All NEW Grocery Weekly Deals Started Today, My VERY Best List, Tofu Turkey Recipe, My Sprouts Trip & Freebies+ 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, 9/22

The New Grocery Week Starts Today, Wed. See full posts on my website for the stores I cover:

  • Sprouts: Today 9/22 is the LAST Day of the FREE Pickup Offer. There’s also the new $10 off $75 coupon that says can use for online orders. You’ll need a promocode for the free pickup, the $10 off should automatically apply to your order. Get code here in my post:
  • Sprouts: Some highlights of my trip yesterday. Most of these are good again for our new week of deals, although we’ll have new Produce Deals this week. Miyoko’s Cheeses were BOGO, Not Milk $.99 ea., Free Chobani Oatmilk, $1.20 Chocolove Bars, $1.24 Jack and Annie’s Sausage. Full details in my post.
  • Sprouts: I got all of these for FREE yesterday with the Sampling Program. Love that Sprouts has these great freebies!
  • Ready to talk Tofu Turkey? This is what I make every year for Thanksgiving, I’ve even been asked by non-vegans to bring this for the main dish in the past! Lots more photos in my post:
  • We thought this Jack and Annie’s Sausage was really good! Looking forward to trying more of their products. You can get these for just $1.15 per box at Sprouts with my deal.
  • Our current Sprouts Freebies from the Sampling Program are good thru the end of the month. I got mine yesterday! New ones will appear next month, you can sign up now to start getting those offers. After you sign up, the offers will appear in your Sprouts app.
  • This Vegan Halloween Candy Guide is getting some attention, now up to 41 likes! Let me now if you have any to add, I’ll be adding a few more ideas I had today, and another from a reader.
  • Whole Foods Weekly Deals – Starts Wed.: Save on Organic Greens & Pears, Mrs. Meyer’s Fall Scents, Oatly Items, Kite Hill Butter + Much More for Less!
  • Whole Foods: The La Croix Sale is both in-store and online for Delivery or Pickup Orders. Good price per drink! Delivery on $35 orders is FREE with Prime Membership. You can check if it’s available in your area by zipcode.
  • Whole Foods: Select Mrs. Meyer’s are on sale this week. and can be ordered online for Whole Foods Delivery or Pickup:
  • Grocery Outlet All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Wed. One gallon of Vlasic Pickles $2.99, Save on Milks, Pantry items, Snacks, Hilary’s & Full Circle Burgers $1.50 + Much More for Less!
  • Grocery Outlet – Don’t miss that great deal on Vlasic Pickles, just $2.99 for a gallon! Plus, you can re-use the pickle jar (should be glass) for flours and such. I do this, see mine in comments. We bought these spears at GO for $5.99, and that was a good deal. This week’s sale is on the hamburger chips.
  • Smart & Final Sneak Peek – Asparagus will be $.99/lb! I haven’t seen a deal like this since last Spring. Sale starts Wed.
  • Safeway: Many New App Coupons Today! There’s a Free Reward one, a 2x Produce Bonus and all the ones needed for the clip or click in my Weekly Deals
  • Here’s my Tofu Pumpkin Pie Recipe again that uses the silken tofu.

The Daily Digest for Tuesday, 9/21

  • Sprouts All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Wed.!, $10 off Coupon, Clo Clo’s Vegan Pizza Buy 1, Get 1 FREE, Organic Winter Squashes $1.25/lb., Skinny Pop BOGO, Hippeas $2, 25% Off Bulk Items 3-Day Sale! +Much More for Less!
  • Here is a list of ALL the Halloween Candy that’s included in the 30% off Circle Today. The 100 ct. of Sour Patch didn’t have the offer next to it, so I wanted you to see it IS included. There were a couple of other vegan ones I spotted, too: Smarties, Dum Dums and another variety pack with Jolly Ranchers. Sorry about the non-vegan pix here, want to make sure you can see all the vegan options! Link is to entire deal, please check ingredients! Clip the Circle Offer, too.
  • Target: Here’s another vegan one for Yum Earth Candy in the 30% Off Circle Offer, Today Only! If you’re busy today, you can always order online with the discount and pick up another day (That’s my plan!)
  • These 100 ct. bags of Sour Patch/Swedish Fish are also included in the Tuesday ONLY 30% off Halloween Candy Deal. Can order online:

  • Target: Tuesday ONLY 40% Off Halloween Costumes! There are many pet costumes included. Be sure to clip the Circle Offer! Deal is in-store or Online when you choose Same-Day Delivery, Pickup or Drive-Up.
  • Target: Multi-pack Halloween Snacks will also be 30% off on Tuesday with a Circle offer. These Veggie Ghost & Bat Chips should have TWO Circle offers, as a 15% was already available, too! You can use the Circle Offers for Online Orders with Same-Day Delivery, Pickup or Drive-Up. Be sure to clip the Circles:
  • Recap of Target Tuesday One-Day Circle Deals: We have THREE Special Offers Today – 30% off Halloween Candy priced $9.99 and $15.99 (Sour Patch/Swedish Fish Big Bags incl.), 30% off Halloween Multipack Snacks and 40% off Select Halloween Costumes. Be sure to clip those Circles! Can shop these Target Deals Online HERE
  • FREE Alpha Foods Product! Note the “lawsuit” is just part of their marketing for this, it’s not real. 🙂 They are silly! “Were you recently diagnosed as vegan after eating Alpha Foods? You may be entitled to a settlement!” LOL . No, but I appreciate all your great offers, (and sense of humor!) thank you!
  • Natural Candy Store: Are you interested in their Vegan Halloween Candy, but scared by the shipping cost? You can get 10% off by texting code NATURAL to 50812, and opting in for their text messages (cancel when you like). They have some NEW Sjaak’s chocolates in stock!
  • Walgreen’s New Online Promo Codes: Get 20% off $60 with code LEAF20 or 15% off $30 with code LEAF15.
  • Good discount on these Vegan Saucony Originals Men’s Jazz Low Pro Classic Retro Sneakers. You can also get these with Prime Wardrobe, “try before you buy”. Just click the little box for that option.

The Daily Digest for Monday, 9/20

  • Target: The BIG Deal this week is the Circle Event. I’ve included many in my Target Weekly Post on my website, but there are literally 100’s of deals. You can look thru the regular Circle area to see them all, but this front page has a really good overview. I feel it’s a more efficient way to find interest based items.
  • Target: $5 off $15 Siete Products Circle Offer! Includes cashew dips, chips + more! Can do deal in-store or online here. Just be sure to clip that Circle offer to get your $5 off:
  • Target: We fell in love with these birds last year! It seems there are several for each season/holiday. Only $5 ea., can order online:
  • Target: Chobani Oatmilk – New 30% off Circle, good thru 10/30! Pay as low as $1.15 with a stack. Details in my post here
  • Target: Jack & Annie’s Just $1.24 ea.! I added a deal idea to my Weekly List, details here under Refrigerated/Frozen. These are made form jackfruit, and I’ve heard good reviews from several members. I’ll be trying it myself at this price!
  • Sprouts: Jack & Annie’s products just $2.24 ea.! Stack a $1 app coupon with an $2.75 Ibotta. I’ll add this to our Weekly Deals, see lots more Sprouts Deals in my Weekly Post.
  • Safeway Sneak Peek – Starts Wed.! Breyer’s Ice Cream will be $2.49 ea. with an app coupon, if you also have a $1/1 app coupon, pay just $1.49 ea.! Look for all my NEW Weekly Grocery Posts tomorrow on my website.
  • We still have a couple of days to take advantage of last week’s stand out grocery deals – from $.25 Avocados to $.99 Kale, FREE Chobani Oatmilk + even more FREE Items! Whether you are looking for strictly WFPB or broader Vegan Deals (or somewhere in-between), save some serious greens this week on your shopping list!
  • Deals are more rare on items like rice, beans, other grains, etc. Does this mean we can’t save as much? Actually, this is the easiest area to save money, as the best bulk prices don’t fluctuate much. Here’s how I shop and save for grains, beans, oats, flours:

The Weekend Wrap-Up Fri, Sat. & Sun. 9/17-9/19


  • Target All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Sunday! HUGE Circle Event This Week! There will be 100’s of special Circle offers, some will be one-day only. Halloween large bags of Sour Patch will be a great deal.
  • Target: Here We Go!!! The Circle Offers are now live for the Weekly Circle Event. You can check my website for deals as well (link in comments). I’ll be adding new deals later today, too, so check back! You can view all the Circle Offers here, there are some good ones! A few will come later as One-Day Deals, info. in my Target Weekly Deals.
  • Target: The BIG Circle Event Starts Sunday! A few of the deals will be ONE Day only, including the 30% off Halloween candy and 40% off costumes. Details here at the top of my post.
  • Target Ad Sneak Peek! This is the flyer for sales that start Sunday, 9/19. There is an upcoming HUGE Circle Event, 100’s of items will be in “category” % off, like 20% off cereal, 40% off Halloween costumes, etc. Take a peek here:
  • Target: If you find avocados like I did for $.55, pay just $.30 ea. with our printable avocado coupon!
  • At just $1 per box, these Sour Patch Zombie Boxes would be a nice frugal addition to vegan “switch witch” Halloween candy for your kiddos.

Walgreen’s, Rite Aid & CVS


  • 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:
  • $1 off TruWhip Coupon
  • Sunday Newspaper Coupons: Only one insert today, only vegan are a couple of tomato products. I’ll add these to last week’s post.

Grocery Stores

  • Safeway: Fresh sourdough and French loaves $1 ea. if you have the app coupon! It’s unlimited for the month.
  • Safeway: More stuff I spotted today – Not shown are Boca Burgers that were on sale $3.99 and we have a $1 Ibotta, lots of veggie meats clearance at my local store. I also had a $1 Gardein app coupon saved (sales on those but not pictured), Morningstar clearance too and got lucky with peelie coupons.
  • Sprouts – It’s a Great Week for Deals! There’s the $5 off $30 coupon that will really sweeten all the deals and can be used with other coupons, rebates, etc.
  • Reminder: Great deal on these bars at Sprouts – Just $1.20 ea. for Choclove Chocolate Bars. These could be nice treats for your kids at Halloween, many are vegan.
  • Safeway: We have a Flash Sale! Vegan items include frozen fruit bars, popcorn bags and granola. All just under $2 ea. Save the coupons in the app to get the deals:
  • Safeway: I got the $.97/lb. Peaches and Plums today, Large Watermelon $3.99. Just use your Safeway card for the 1st two, the watermelon requires a coupon. Deals good thru Tuesday:

Online Groceries

  • Chef’Store Warehouse: We tried out Pickup Ordering yesterday. The minimum order is $150, so we stocked up on Torani coffee syrups. These are half the price of Safeway, my local store sells bottles that are half this size for the same price! These large bottles are $5.19 ea. I also got 25 lb. bags of pinto and black beans. It was not easy for me to get to $150, I got a lot! I always shop for the ” lowest price” that I’ve determined with my Price Book.
  • Our Chef’Store Warehouse has Vevan Cheese! They also had shreds, and mozzarella. You can shop in-store, do Order Pickup on their website, or get delivery via Instacart or Shipt.
  • NEW! SkinnyPop Microwave Popcorn Bags, Healthy Snacks Microwavable Bags, Butter, 2.8 Oz, (Pack of 3). Certified vegan, butter flavor is non-dairy. Available to order via Whole Foods Online.

Halloween & Fall Stuff

  • I spotted these vegan Fall creamers and coffees at Target, but other stores will also have these and more. Last year, we found some amazing deals at Grocery Outlet on vegan holiday creamers!
  • Target: Deets on the upcoming fantastic Halloween Candy Deal – ONE Day Only! On Tuesday, we’ll have a Circle Offer for 30% off Halloween Candy priced at $9.99 and $15.99. Our large bags of Sour Patch/Swedish Fish encompass these price points. These 100 ct. bags will be just $6.99 after the Circle, and the 180 ct. ones will be $11.19! We got these bags last year on a similar deal, such a great deal! Trick-or-Treating may look different in your neighborhood due to COVID, last year many of our neighbors set candy out for kids to help themselves. A couple of creative ones even had a socially distanced “launch”. Tuesday is the day for this deal, and I’ll post reminders. Can order online, too. If you don’t have Circle yet, I think there’s still a $5 FREE when you sign up initially.

  • This looks like a neat alternative to carving pumpkins – Pumpkin Punchers Pumpkin carving kit for kids | Pumpkin carving tools | Pumpkin carving stencils | Pumpkin carver kit | safe pumpkin tools (24 pieces).

FREE Stuff

  • Sharing again for new members: A Price Book completely changed my life about 25 years ago. You can use this saving strategy to spend less than $50 per person every month on groceries!

Amazon Deals

The Daily Digest for Thursday, 9/16

  • 50% Off Too Faced Killer Liner, Today Only! This is part of the Ulta Sale Event. Too Faced is cruelty-free , and some of the products are vegan. This is on their vegan list! (I’ll put info. in comments). You can get this at Target on the sale price as they know have Ulta “stores
  • Target: We have thru Saturday on our current Weekly Deals. Save on Cat Scratcher Houses, Halloween Candy, Salads Packs + More! The new ad that starts Sunday should be up after 10 PM tonight, too, for us to take a peek.
  • Our Chef’Store Warehouse has Vevan Cheese! They also had shreds, and mozzarella.
  • Happy National Guacamole Day – Select Taco Bells have free side of guac with orders! May be app only.
  • We have an AMAZING Week of Grocery Deals! Many of the deals can be had online, too. I just arrived at Safeway to take advantage of some of my favorites, can’t wait to share!
  • Target’s Holiday Winter Wondershop is now Online. “Window” Shop from home! There is an entire section of Pet Outfits, the little sweaters and hats are so cute! You can even get matching outfits for dogs and cats.
  • Rite Aid: I put together a deal to get TWO Vegan Cover Girl Mascaras for just $.49 ea.! Details here under “Rite Aid” heading:
  • Cover Girl now has over 40 vegan products, and the company as a whole is certified cruelty-free! If you wanted to do the Rite Aid deal I shared with different products besides the mascara, here’s a list from theri website.
  • Whole Foods: Nice discount on these No Evil Products this week. Deal is in-store, and also online here for Pickup/Delivery. For in-store, there’s even an Ibotta to save even more.
  • Printable Coupon Roundup: We currently have coupons for Vegan (Clean line) Covergirl, Avocados, Enjoy Life, Prego & Ragu Pasta Sauces + More! You’re usually allowed to print two of each
  • 99 Cents Only Store: Avocados 2/$1 only $.50 ea.! I just got a text about this deal, said won’t last long!
  • There’s a $2 coupon to clip on these pretty bowls, love these! My everyday set of dishes are white with a hobnail pattern, and I add various different colored pieces to them, lots of blue. DeeCoo Porcelain Bowls Set (18-Ounce, 6-Piece) – Bowls .
  • Make Vegan Hot Chocolate Bombs! Good deal on these molds in the Outlet. If you’ve made these and/or have pix, please share!
  • I found some Halloween sprinkles without confectioners’ glaze, in a bulk bag: Sprinkles Halloween Sprinkles – Bulk Sprinkles -16 Oz – Orange, Black, Purple and White Jimmies.
  • These are on a discount. 10 left! Enjoy Life Allergy Friendly Dark Chocolate Minis Halloween Candy, 18 Individually Wrapped Squares (6.3 Oz).

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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