The Daily Digest Thursday, 5/20

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The Daily Digest for Thursday: Safeway $5 Friday is Tomorrow, Good Karma Milk $.29 at Sprouts, Great deal on a Silicone Donut Pan + Much More! Check out this post to get caught up on Today’s Deals:

Be sure to check out previous Daily Digests and the Weekend Wrap-Up, 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 Thursday, 5/20

Dave's English Muffins and Bagels
Beyond Burger 2 packs
Beyond Burger

The Daily Digest Wednesday, 5/19

All New Weekly Grocery Store Deals Started Today

  • These are my favorite deals from my full posts. Use my list to save a lot of money this week, and much more over time when you “shop the deals”! From $1.77 Pineapples to $.99 Just Egg + LOTS More, save a bundle this week on your plant-based/vegan groceries!

The Daily Digest Tuesday, 5/18

The Daily Digest Monday, 5/17

  • Safeway: Another great FREE shopping trip today! Everything pictured was free. The carrots were the Safeway app free offer, all else was from Monopoly winnings. There’s still time (not much!) to scan tickets, and more time to collect prizes like this.
  • The Safeway (and affiliates) Monopoly Game has officially ended, but we still have time to scan tickets, claim any prizes we won, use our online “Tokens” for free food, enter online sweepstakes and other prizes. Click this link for deadlines, details and pix of FREE Food I’ve won:
Ben and Jerry's non-dairy ice cream

The Weekend Wrap-Up 5/14-5/16


  • Target All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Sunday! Highlights: $.99 Ketchup, $5 Pepsi/Frito-Lay Gift Card Deal, Save on Bob’s Red Mill, Hummus, Blue Diamond Almonds as low as $.41 + Much More for Less!
  • 🎯The NEW Target Ad that starts Sunday, 5/16 is up now if you want to take a peek. Good & Gather Chopped salads will be on sale for $2.99, I’m eager to see if the NEW vegan ones will be included. Please make it so Target!
  • Target: WOW! Just $9.99 for these highly-rated bath towel sets, 50% off. Other colors too, the grey has sold out.
  • Target Sneak Peek: Starting Sunday, we’ll have a $5 Gift Card Deal with $20 purchase of Pepsi beverages and/or Frito-Lay snacks. This includes bubly drinks, too! They will also be on sale 3/$10.
  • Target: NEW Circle Offers Today! I’ll be adding some to my Weekly Deals later with matchups, you can see them all here now:
  • Target: 40% Off Sweet Earth plant-based meats! This is a NEW Target Circle Offer, be sure to save the offer. You can even do the deal online for various delivery/pickup options:
  • This is one of the NEW Target Vegan Chopped Salads, I’m most excited to try this one! Please share if you try any of the new items! They are also available online, selection can be regional:
  • NEW Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Products at Target! I really like the white enamel pieces with red trim. There’s a super cute drink holder set, kinda pricey though. You can check out all the new products here, it’s fun to “window shop”.
  • Target is also carrying the Squeeze Bottles of Best Foods Vegan Mayo. They are priced at $3.99. Depending on your area, this could be called Hellman’s. Can order online.
  • I’m loving Target right now! Keep your eyes peeled for many of the NEW Good & Gather Plant-Based items that are rolling out. Some can be ordered online, and Target has many online ordering options. You can even try their home delivery for FREE (via Shipt) for 4 weeks. Many stores now offer Order Pickup/Drive-up of fresh and frozen foods. They will hold your order for 24 hours according to the website. You can see all the Online Vegan Items here.

Online Grocery Deals

FREE Stuff

  • WOW! The cash back bonus for joining Rakuten is now $40! This is a cash back site, you get % back for online shopping. I joined years ago, I think it was just to get a bonus like this!
  • Safeway (& select Vons) New “Giants Grand Slam” Promo: This may just be in California. You can accumulate points and redeem for prizes, and also enter to win sweepstakes prizes. Just for registering, I received a FREE Reusable Grocery Bag! You do have to register for this separately from the Safeway app. Then, you’ll enter a # you’ll receive at the end of your receipts to accumulate points and win prizes like gift cards. I just entered mine which was largely FREE Monopoly prizes, and got 9 points! Just one point shy of a $5 gift card.
  • I put together a Deal Scenario where you can get 2 packs of Beyond Burgers AND 2 packs of Beyond Meatballs for a $7.98 moneymaker!
  • Possibly FREE Meatless Farm Co. Sausages! There are a couple of varieties to try for. I’ve received many freebies from this platform. If you’re selected, they ask you to write a short review of the product after you try it.
  • WOW! FREE Brave Robot Ice Cream at Select Stores! Possibly even a $2 moneymaker. Details at the top of my Freebies List:
  • FREE Bag of Signature Select Baby Carrots at Safeway this weekend! Exp. 5/17. Should also be available at affiliate stores like Albertson’s, Jewel Osco, Vons, Shaws, etc. You can check your Just 4 U app offers here, be sure to load the card as it acts like a coupon. It will automatically come off at the register, can also use for online orders!
  • Update: You can get TWO Free Core Bars, one at CVS and one at Walgreen’s with an Ibotta rebate. Note they are different flavors at each store.
  • FREE $10 Amazon Bonus when you reload an Amazon card with $100! I’ve done this one, it was super easy to redeem as it’s automatically added to your account, and will apply at checkout for orders. Note this is for 1st time only, you can check if you’re eligible here:

Grocery Stores

  • Safeway: I paid $.75 ea. for my Silk Oat Milks! I was expecting them to be $1.25 ea., but an additional Just 4 U app coupon attached. I suggest saving all the coupons that interest you in the Safeway app, you could get a nice surprise like this! Details for the $1.25 price here.
  • I had a blast at Safeway tonight picking up lots of FREE Monopoly prizes, some Weekly Deals, Flash Sales and $5 Friday Deals! On the left are the items I got for FREE with Monopoly. I actually got a case of the water, (won 31 bottles) and asked the cashier if I could have them rung up separately to redeem. The items on the right I paid for, about $35 total. I’ll try and do a breakdown this weekend, but please ask about any. Some deals were only good today, many are in my Weekly Deals, good thru Tues.
  • Another Safeway find last night: Incogmeato nuggets for $3.99 with the peelie coupons on the front. My daughter loves these!
  • Alpha Breakfast Burritos on clearance for $1.47 at my local Safeway.
  • Safeway (& select Vons) New “Giants Grand Slam” Promo: This may just be in California. You can accumulate points and redeem for prizes, and also enter to win sweepstakes prizes. Just for registering, I received a FREE Reusable Grocery Bag! You do have to register for this separately from the Safeway app. Then, you’ll enter a # you’ll receive at the end of your receipts to accumulate points and win prizes like gift cards. I just entered mine which was largely FREE Monopoly prizes, and got 9 points! Just one point shy of a $5 gift card.
  • Safeway: Reminder corn is just $.25 ea. this week! Ends Tues. Sales can be regional, I’m in N. California, SF Bay Area. Mine came up $.50 for 4, I think I had a buy a certain product, get $.50 off in Produce.
  • Safeway: Chloe’s Oatmilk Bars just $2.50/box. Stack a monthly sale with a $1 Ibotta.
  • Safeway: I found Chao cheese on an unadvertised sale last night. Stack with our $1.25/1 Ibotta and pay $2.74 ea.
  • Safeway reminder: The $1 Safeway app coupon is working on these large sourdough rounds. I don’t know if this is always the case, but they are on sale for $1.99 and with the app coupon cost $1.
  • Safeway: Our cantaloupe from the Buy 1, Get 1 Free Sale was really good! We just cut it up last night. Note: this sale is over, but we do have another sale now.
  • Shopping this Weekend? Be sure to check out all my favorite weekly grocery deals! Even if you are in a different regional area (I’m in N. CA), you can still use some of the saving strategies I do. I also have full posts for many of these stores, and some of the deals will be available for online orders. (More info. on online ordering/discounts in the full posts for ea. store).
  • Safeway: We have a weekend “Flash Sale”: bags of Chips for $1.29 + More. (FYI the sparkling ice waters have vit D3, may not be vegan). You can check out the sale under “new offers” here, may vary per region.
  • 99 Cents Stores: Cherries Just $1.49/lb.! I received an e-mail about this deal. Compare to Safeway right now at $5.99/lb.
  • Sprouts: Check your mail for a $5 off $15 Produce Coupon! I was going thru my mountain of mail last night, and found this coupon, good thru 5/23. You can see all the best Produce Deals thru Tuesday in my post here, (Some sales may be regional, you can check your flyer online for your specific area)


Walgreen’s, Rite Aid & CVS

Amazon Deals

  • 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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