The Daily Digest Tuesday, 5/04

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Tuesday Highlights: FOUR FREE Sweet Earth high-value items, NEW Grocery Store Weekly Deals + More! Grocery Outlet & Whole Foods Posts still to come tonight.

Weekend Highlights: FREE Violife & Chao Cheeses, All NEW Target & Drugstore Deals, Amazon Deals + Much, Much More for less!

Be sure to check out previous Daily Digests and the Weekend Wrap-Up, I keep a week’s worth of deals here.

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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 Tuesday, 5/04

  • WOW! FOUR Sweet Earth Freebies! FREE Sweet Earth Sausages, 2 FREE Chik’ns FREE Ground with Ibotta Rebate Just 5 days on this one. ALL of these are FREE right now with Ibotta! Some of my offers include Safeway, some are Whole Foods. If you’ve been on the fence about trying Ibotta, this would be a great time to start!
  • Safeway All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Wed.! Highlights: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Melons, Silk Oat Milk $1.25, Strawberries 2 lbs. $3.47, Save on Morningstar + Much More for Less!
  • Safeway: Silk Oat Milk half gallon Just $1.25! There’s a NEW Monthly sale of $2.50 starting tomorrow, and we have a $1.25 coupon to stack. You can get your coupon ready by printing two here: You can also check for a Safeway app coupon. This is a great stockup price! Note the packaging is likely changed, no longer says “Yeah” in the title, I’ll get a new photo soon!
  • Safeway: The Cinco de Mayo Specials from last week will go an extra day, thru Wed. This includes the $.25 corn!
  • Sprouts All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Wed.! $2 Berries, LOTS of Buy 1, Get 1 FREE, Just Egg $1.99, Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips deal Idea + Much More for Less!
  • ENDS TODAY! Sprouts: Possibly 20% off Coupon for Bulk Items, good thru 5/05 only! I don’t see this online or in my app offers, but just saw it clearing out my e-mails. Check your e-mails, you may have a link to it too. There’s also the $5/$30 good thru 5/04 that I do see on the app and online. Be sure to scan these types of coupons in addition to the other individual ones, they’re separate barcodes.
  • Sprouts Sneak Peek – Starts Wed. Chocolove and Theo Chocolate Bars on Sale Buy 1, Get 1 FREE! No coupons needed. Look for my All NEW Grocery Posts on my website later today – Sprouts & Safeway will be 1st, followed by Whole Foods & Grocery Outlet in the evening.
  • Sprouts: Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips as low as $3.04! I put together a Deal Idea for these, great price as they normally sell for $5.99 ea.
  • In Today’s Deals: Big discount on this, plus a small coupon to clip. For vegan meats and cheeses. Smirly Cheese Board and Knife Set: 13 x 13 x 2 Inch Wood Charcuterie Platter.
  • There is a Star Wars Deal of the Day Today if there’s interest. May the Fourth Be with You! I saw the FIRST Star Wars with my Dad in the theater. I remember him explaining the special effects to me, wonder if he could still do that now!
  • If you’ve been looking for a deal on a Massage Gun, this one just came up in Today’s Deals with a BIG discount! Highly-rated, too. Cryotex Massage Gun – Back & Neck Deep Tissue Handheld Percussion Massager – Six Different Heads for Different Muscle Groups – 20 Speed Options.
  • Now with FREE Previews! Miyoko’s New Vegan Meat Cookbook is set to debut in about a week, and you can get a Sneak Peek at many of the recipes now. What struck me is the recipes are suited for EITHER making the “meat” part yourself or using (she suggests many) store-bought in the recipes. Nice to have those options. Take a look and you’ll see what I mean: The Vegan Meat Cookbook: Meatless Favorites. Made with Plants. [A Plant-Based Cookbook] Hardcover – May 11, 2021

The Daily Digest Monday, 5/03

  • We have thru tomorrow on our Weekly Grocery Deals, still some time left! I’ll have Sneak Peeks today for the new week, too.
  • Taco Bell’s FREE Taco Tomorrow 5/04: (must use app, pickup between 8PM -12PM). There’s a FREE Crunchy Taco Offer tomorrow, but….here’s the catch. The fine print says “no substitutions”. But, they always let us substitute for regular orders. So, it could be that they just mean it has to be a taco, or it could be we can’t ask for beans or potatoes and omit cheese to make vegan. YMMV! I hope it works, let us know!
  • My Best Price for Milks: I’ve shared this before, but it’s worth repeating! πŸ™‚ We buy all of our milks at Costco for the best price I’ve found in our area. At our house, we use unsweetened plain almond milk and sweetened soy vanilla milk. I buy these at Costco in cases with 32 oz. containers. The price on these comes in under $1 per container, which equals less than $2 for a half gallon! I also like that I can buy a lot and store in my garage, no refrigeration needed until opened.
  • Know your prices: Here’s an example of soy milk I DON’T buy at my local US Foods Chef’Store Warehouse. Instead, I buy Kirkland Brand at Costco for HALF this price! You don’t have to keep a big Price Book like I do, you can just jot down a few of the things you buy a lot of from different sources. The savings really add up!
  • We eat a lot of oatmeal, but oats are good for other dishes, too. Once when I was making Isa’s cutlets, I was out of breadcrumbs. I ground up oats in my food processor instead, and they were the best cutlets I’ve made!

The Weekend Wrap-Up Fri, Sat. & Sun. 4/30-5/02


FREE Stuff

  • FREE Violife Vegan Cheese at Walmart, up to 5 packs!
  • Sprouts: FREE Chao Cheese with purchase! The 1st of the month usually brings a windfall of new coupons, and Sprouts did not disappoint! New offer for a FREE Chao Cheese when you buy Lightlife Burgers. PLUS we have an additional savings to use. I just added a deal for this new offer to my Weekly Deals
  • Target Sneak Peek: FREE Dip (includes salsa) with purchase of chips! Details will be in my full post tomorrow, you can also view the NEW ad here already
  • A couple days left to score $20 Free at Dollar Tree: WOW! FREE $20 at Dollar Tree – $20 back on a $20 Dollar Tree Online Purchase! This is for NEW Top Cashback Members. To get the $20: Create a Top Cashback acct., click “get offer”, shop online, and done! The $20 will show up within 7 days in your acct. It can be sent to your bank acct., Pay Pal, or put on a Gift Card. Deal ends 5/02.
  • Possibly FREE Chloe’s Pops! Check your Social Nature Offers: I had several offers that were pre-approved, including these!

Drugstores: Walgreen’s, Rite Aid & CVS

  • Drugstores All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Sunday! Buy 1, Get 1 FREE Taco Night Sale, BOGO belVita, Save on Pantry, Snacks, Beverages, even Beyond Meats + Much More for Less!
  • Walgreen’s Mystery Deal: I actually have TWO Mystery Deal Offers right now. One is for $4 off, the other is $5 off with 3 purchases. You’ll find the Mystery Coupons in the “coupon section”:
  • NEW Drugstore Deals Started Today. Many of the deals will be available for Online Orders. If ordering online, be sure to try a promocode I’ve included, use any “Rewards” you have available, and clip additional coupons online.

Grocery Stores & Online Groceries

  • This was my trip yesterday at my local Warehouse US ChefStore. I paid about $95 for everything, and got a lot! You can order for delivery, too via Shipt!
  • Sharing Again for Our New Members: There is ONE thing I always do and have done for 20+ years of frugal grocery shopping. I ask myself, “Is that a good price?” And, not just for that week or sale, but all-time. I can answer that with the help of my Price Book. Keeping a Price Book changed my grocery game the most! How I reduced my grocery budget by 90%
  • Sprouts: Just Egg as low as $1.50 ea.! PLUS we have that $5/$30 coupon thru Tuesday we can stack with this. I’ve added many more deals from the NEW Monthly Booklet, and this is one of them. Check out this deal and lots more here:
  • Is it really Friday already!? If you’re making a weekend grocery store list, you won’t want to miss some of our amazing grocery deals for the week! Per usual, these deals are in my area in Northern CA. You may find similar deals if in a different regional area, check your flyers online. Or, I’m always happy to see what deals I can come up with in your area, please don’t hesitate to ask!
  • I think this $.25 corn at Safeway is my favorite deal for the week, good thru Wed. (a day longer than usual).
  • Just Egg is on sale this week at Whole Foods, and can be ordered online if that is available in your area. We have the Ibotta, too, if you can figure out how to get credit. It’s supposed to be valid for online, but has anyone been successful? There’s the issue of getting a receipt.


  • NEW Talenti Printable Coupons! We will have a sale at Target & Walgreen’s on these tomorrow, too! New Target & Drugstore Deals up shortly, almost done. Print 2 ea. Talenti coupons here:
  • NEW Printable $1.50/2 Coupon for Mary’s Gone Crackers! There are some other new coupons today, too. You can print two of each. There are also digital coupons here, just select “digital coupons” in the drop-down menu. There are often some really nice high-value digital ones we don’t see in printables.
  • These are the coupons we are expecting in the Sunday newspaper. Just a handful, including nice high-value ones for Shea Moisture.


  • I finally typed up my Instant Pot bean recipes into the printable formats! When I 1st wrote this, I wasn’t using that yet. Many of my recipes are now in this format, but some of my older ones aren’t yet. Soon! πŸ™‚ The two bean recipes I use ALL the time are at the end of this post: (If you’ve made these before and liked them, please consider dropping a comment and rating, thank you!)
  • Enjoying a Tofu Scramble with mushrooms and sage from our garden. I’ll put my recipe in comments. I hope you try it and love it! I worked on the flavors for years. Please share any of your yummy vegan food whenever you see this over the weekend! Hope everyone is well.

Amazon Deals

  • How about a new promo code? Take 50% off this Set of Silicone Molds. Kind of an eclectic set, I think it’s worth it just for the Donut Pan. You can stash the heart mold away for Valentine’s Day. Use promocode 50SMWODN (Exp. 5/05 or when sold out) Includes Silicone Donut Pan, Cake Pop Mold and Heart Silicone Mold.
  • These Funky Monkey Sandals are similar to one of the Vegan Birkenstock sandals, but without the price tag! There are other brands I saw for a couple dollars cheaper, but the sizes and colors were limited. This line has lots of colors, designs, sizes. I love these pink ones with flowers!
  • Outlet Deal: Make a pretty Bundt Cake! Check out the photos, really pretty. I love silicone bakeware, it gets much more use at my house than my older metal ones. SHEbaking Silicone Bundt Cake Pan Nonstick, 9 Inch,
  • Outlet Deal on this Set of Canning Kit Canning Supplies Canning Essentials Boxed Set Include Canning Funnel, Jar Lifter, Jar Wrench, Lid Lifter, Canning Tongs, Bubble Popper/Bubble Measurer/Bubble Remover Tool.
  • Outlet Deal on this cute Bicycle Pizza Cutter: G.a HOMEFAVOR Pizza Cutter Pizza Slicer Wheel Cute Design With Kickstand.
  • Oh my, these are cute! Mini mason jars for spices, and they’re affordably priced, too! 14 Pcs Glass Mason Spice Jars with Spice Labels – 4oz Empty Spice Bottles – Shaker Lids and Airtight Metal Caps – Chalk Marker and Collapsible Funnel Included,
  • In Today’s Deals: There are 4 sizes of Amazon Fresh Brand EVOO on a deal.
  • Big discount on these LuxStep Kitchen Mat Set of 2 Anti Fatigue Mat, PVC Non Slip Kitchen Rugs and Mats Waterproof Memory Foam Kitchen Rug, Standing Desk Mat Floor Mats for House,Sink,Office,Kitchen (Grey). #1 in New Release for Kitchen & Dining, good ratings!
  • Good price on these if you can wait a bit! Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi-Surface Wipes, Lemongrass Citrus, 35 Count (Packaging May Vary).
  • Got my vital wheat gluten delivered! I either purchase this Anthony’s 4 lb. bag on Amazon (I did with this one) or purchase in bulk at my local Natural Foods Store. The price per lb. is nearly identical. I’m planning to make a seitan roast tonight with carrots and potatoes. This deal is still available, it’s been consistent for a while. Great price per lb. in these 4 lb. bags!
  • These 2-packs of Butler Soy Curls are currently a better deal than the 3-pack, and much better than the single packs! Butler Foods, Soy Curls, 8 Ounce (pack of 2).
  • Deal of the Day on Simple Modern Water Bottles. Many sizes and varieties included, all at this same link. Ends tonight

The Daily Digest Thursday, 4/29

  • WOW! FREE $20 at Dollar Tree – $20 back on a $20 Dollar Tree Online Purchase! This is for NEW Top Cashback Members. To get the $20: Create a Top Cashback acct., click “get offer”, shop online, and done! The $20 will show up within 7 days in your acct. It can be sent to your bank acct., Pay Pal, or put on a Gift Card. Deal ends 5/02
  • We have thru Saturday on our Drugstore Deals. One really good deal this week is at Walgreen’s on Blue Diamond Almonds. They are on a Buy 1, Get 1 FREE Sale PLUS we have that awesome rebate! Buy 6, get a $10 rebate means you can really stock-up on this one. (Can do the rebate 5x with separate transactions even!) I would buy 12, due to the FREE one in the BOGO sale.

  • I did my Monthly Shopping at my local Warehouse Store, US Chef’Store Today. You can also order online for delivery thru Instacart if you have this store in your area. (Their name recently changed from Smart Fooodservice).

The Daily Digest Wednesday, 4/28

All NEW Grocery Deals Start Today!
  • Sprouts NEW May Monthly Booklet is now available online to view. I’ll go thru soon and add any that look good to our Weekly Post, too. A few things caught my eye: Just Egg Bottles $3.99 (we have additional savings too), BOGO Cauliflower Rice, Enjoy Life 20% off, Alpha Foods that we can stack with Ibottas, and a few new plant-based items. You can see the entire booklet here
  • Whole Foods New Weekly Deals – Starts Wed. We have some repeats form last week, and some new ones. Just Egg as low as $1.15 again, Kite Hill Yogurt as low as FREE, Save on Beyond Burgers, Cascadian Farm, Mangos + More!
  • Whole Foods: Good Deals starting today on Just Egg, Chao Cheese and Kite Hill Yogurts. Many sales are also available for Online Orders or Pickup (in certain areas).
  • Reminder: FREE Chipotle Burritos for Healthcare Workers tomorrow! Feel free to tag your favorite healthcare worker and make their day with a FREE burrito.
  • BK Impossible Burger Deals Update: I’m not seeing the $2 deal we had for the past couple of Wed. However, there is still a Buy 1, Get one for $1 deal:
  • Coupon to clip on these makes for a great price per each! Other scents also included. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Multi-Surface Cleaner Spray, Everyday Cleaning Solution for Countertops, Floors, Walls and More, Peony, 16 fl oz – Pack of 3 Spray Bottles I’m going to order some, and I usually go with Lemon Verbena. Wanting to try another, what is your favorite?
  • Nice discount on this Set of Willow & Everett Stainless Steel Salt and Pepper Grinder Set -Tall Shaker, Adjustable Coarseness, Refillable -Sea Salt, Black Peppercorn Mill. e have a similar set at our table, love it! We will never go back to using regular salt and pepper for our meals.
  • I’m seeing many sales on rugs on Amazon right now. This one is a great price for such a large size: Artistic Weavers Odelia Updated Traditional Rug Orange/Navy 6’7″ x 9′.
  • Need some Rug Runners? There’s a great deal on these right now. We got similar ones as our greyhound slips on our hardwood floors. They look nice and also function well.

Easter Dinner

  • 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:


I’ve been putting Easter posts under this Holiday heading

We are starting to see some of our yearly sales on baking items. The best price I’ve found for baking items is usually in bulk large 25 lb. bags. My local Warehouse store, Smart Foodservice is where I tend to get the best price per lb. However, this time of year, flour, sugar and more will be on sale in regular stores, too. Sometimes this will beat my Warehouse store prices.

🎁I’m starting to add more to the “Holiday” Posts on my website. Take a peek!

Other Online Deals:

  • πŸ”₯$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! πŸ™‚ You can now pin any of my recipes

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