The Daily Digest Tuesday, 5/18

Safeway Shopping Trip, pictured on my dining table

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The Daily Digest for Tuesday: All NEW Weekly Grocery Store Posts Today, New Ibotta Freebies, LAST Day to scan Safeway Monopoly Tickets + 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 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

The Daily Digest Thursday, 5/13

  • We have thru Saturday on our Target Weekly Deals: Check out my post to see how to save on Berries, Silk & So Delicious Yogurts, Silk & Blue Diamond Milks, Blue Diamond Almonds as low as $.41 + Much More for Less!
  • Reminder: Target has launched a NEW Good & Gather Plant-Based Line! I’m seeing many products online, and they are available for Delivery or Pickup. (May vary according to regions). For delivery, you can try it for FREE for 4 weeks, they use Shipt and this is a special offer thru Target. Let us know what you find in this new line! The original article I read said everything was under $5, but I am also looking forward to some future deals.
  • These are the Target drinking glasses I was drinking my iced coffee out of the other day (I’ll put photo in the comments). I had been looking for an affordable (duh! LOL) set for some time. I only needed some taller ones. I really like these! They are substantial without being heavy, and at $13 for 6 a good deal. I really like the design, too! Some reviews said having the raised design on the inside made them hard to clean, but I don’t anticipate any issues in the dishwasher and won’t let stuff build up. I ordered mine from Order Pickup.
Iced Coffee with Chobani Oatmilk
  • Those new Oat Fudge Pops at Trader Joe’s look amazing, but it’s also super easy to make your own. I LOVE this recipe for Silk Creamy Fudge Pops! These are so yummy. I’ve made these for non-vegans too and they loved them as well. You can use any kind of plant milk, if you use sweetened you may want to cut back on the sugar. I spotted some popsicle molds in the Amazon Kitchen Outlet,
  • The Amazon Kitchen Outlet is overflowing with great deals right now! Let me know if you’re looking for anything specific. I’m seeing Popsicle Molds, Colanders, Potato Peelers, Pizza Cutters, Anti-Fatigue Mats, Immersion Blenders and Much, Much More! You can see all the offerings here, some of the deals are exceptionally good.
  • These are included in the Kitchen Outlet Deals, love these! There’s another color also included. Slideep Freezer Wire Baskets, Farmhouse Organizer Storage Bins Large Organizer Bins for Fridge Storage Freezer, Office, Bathroom, Pantry 3 Packs.
  • Nice Outlet Deal on this MAXTOP Insulated Lunch Bags for Women Kids Lunch Tote Handbag Leakproof Water Resistent.
  • I’ve seen these before, and was waiting for a deal to share. We have one in the Outlet! Good deal on a 2-pack! Silicone Utensil Rest with Drip Pad for Multiple Utensils. Only red is at this price.
  • Save 30% on San Francisco Bay K-cups, just use the code 30SFBAY
    There are several collections to choose from.
  • Discount on several Silicone Baking Pans: these Bundt Pans, loaf pans and mini loaf pans included. Silicone Pans now get the most use in my baking projects, I’m always amazed at how well they work for oil-free baking especially.
  • Included in the Spring into Summer Sale: Bormioli Rocco Hermetic Seal Glass Pitcher With Lid and Spout [68 Ounce].
  • Miyoko’s new cookbook has been out for two days, and it’s #1 in New Release in Vegan Cooking! You can preview the book with the “Look inside” feature. The Kindle version is a good deal right now, you don’t need a Kindle device to read, there are apps for your phone or computer. The Vegan Meat Cookbook: Meatless Favorites. Made with Plants.
  • Authentic Mason Jars with lots of accessories in the Kitchen Outlet Deals! Limited Time Deal. Glass Mason Jars 16 Oz, 10 PACK Regular Mouth Canning Jars with Lids and Bands, Extra Leak-Proof Colored Lids, Chalkboard Labels, Marker, for Meal Prep, Food Storage, Canning, Preserving.

The Daily Digest Wednesday, 5/12

All New Grocery Deals Started Today!
  • Safeway: At my store, buy 3 bagels and get a deal! I have seen this for awhile now. Also, they are $5 per dozen on Fridays.
  • Safeway: Unadvertised sale on Just Egg, can stack with our coupon and Ibotta. Pay as low as $1.99! I’ve updated my Safeway post with this deal.
  • Safeway; You may get lucky like I did with more Monopoly tickets! (Officially they have stopped handing them out). My store said they found another box, and look what the cashier gave me! Many of the token redeemed prizes are now gone, but there are instant and the Match 3 prizes still available. We have until the 18th to scan in tickets, and near end of month to redeem.
  • Target: Fresh Blueberries as low as $1.40! I just added this deal to my post.
  • New Miyoko’s Cheese Sticks! On the online site now, coming to stores later.
  • WOW! There’s a 25% off coupon to clip on these, makes a great price per each for 40 bars. I love Larabars, especially this one. Looks like other people love it, too according to the reviews. 🙂 The coupon is for BOTH one-time or S&S, just be sure you have the option clipped you want. Larabar Fruit and Nut Bar, Almond Butter Chocolate Chip, 5 Count, (Pack of 40).
  • BIG Discount on this Portable Grill! I think this would be perfect for S’mores this Summer. 🙂 I tried to get the Safeway Free Graham Crackers the other day, but they were out. Can’t complain about all the stuff I did get for free, though! Charcoal Grill Barbecue Portable BBQ – Stainless Steel Folding BBQ Kabab grill Camping Grill Tabletop Grill Hibachi Grill.
  • I’m checking out the “Spring Into Summer” Sale, and spotted a great deal on this Primula Burke Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, Comfort Grip Handle, Durable Glass Carafe, Removable Mesh Filter, Perfect 6 Cup Size, Dishwasher Safe, 1.6 Qt, Blue. I’ll put a link to the sale in comments, there’s also a good deal on a 2-person hammock that caught my eye.
  • Link to the Spring Into Summer Sale, please evaluate products for vegan/cruelty-free. I see a couple that aren’t.
  • Great Deal on a Set of Creative Co-op Metal Containers with Lids, Coffee, Tea, Sugar (Set of 3 Sizes/Designs) Food Storage, White.

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:

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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