The Weekend Wrap-Up: Fri, Sat. & Sun. 7/31-8/01

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The Weekend Wrap-Up: All New Target & Drugstore Deals, Alpha Breakfast Sandwich Review, Amazon Deals + 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 Weekend Wrap-Up: Fri, Sat. & Sun. 7/31-8/01


Walgreen’s, Rite Aid & CVS

  • Drugstores All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Sunday! Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Barilla Pasta, Love Beauty Planet Promo, Save on Baking Items, Spices, Snacks, Ice Cream, Beverages+ Much More for Less!


  • Costco: Hippeas $2 off per bag, new monthly “coupon”. No need to clip coupon, comes off automatically at register.

Grocery Stores

  • The Safeway app has a new look!
  • If you’re making a shopping list for the weekend, check out these money-saving grocery deals! As always, keep in mind I’m in the San Francisco Bay Area and some deals are regional. You can check your ads online, and I’m always happy to look at your local ads and come up with some deals for you, too!

FREE Stuff

  • Nice Freebie for Publix Shoppers: (these are alcohol-free) FREE 6 pack of Neon Zebra Daquiri Mixers, load to your store card.
  • Member Share: Nice Moneymakers on various bars! He got the Good to Go Bar (certified vegan btw) at Natural Grocers, paid $2.25 and got $2.49 back with Ibotta rebate. There are also a TON of great freebie coupons/promos at that store right now, I’ll make a separate post for that. The Good Fats Bar he found on a “last chance” deal at Whole Foods, paid $1.57 and got back $2.69 with Ibotta. So, he got PAID $1.36 for these two bars, sweet! Thanks for sharing Jesse!

Online Groceries

  • If you have Whole Foods Delivery in your area, you can order many of the Weekly Sales online for delivery. I’ve heard from our members that ordering at “off” times may ensure more selection. Delivery is FREE with $35 orders for Prime.
  • I’m seeing the Organic Strawberries, 1 lb Weekly Sale online, too, although the ad said in-store only. This is a good price for organic strawberries.
  • Alpha Foods currently has a home delivery online promo for their Chik’n 8 pack, 8 packs total of 2 products. I think they have some new writers for their website LOL. If these are not available in your area, you may like this deal.
  • WOWZERS! If you have a Natural Grocers, mark your calendars for 8/12-14. They’re having an anniversary celebration with tons of freebies, even $2.39 Dandie’s Marshmallows! Thanks for the heads up

Recipes, Meals & Homemade Food

  • For the almond parmesan: I was going to type it out again, then remembered I have it included in my pasta recipe here: 
  • What’s for Dinner? I made scrambled tofu and Lightlife sausage patties, dessert will be watermelon. Please feel free to share any of your vegan food. I hope everyone is having a nice weekend!
  • I made tomatillo salsa with homemade oil-free chips. First time I’ve made it, was yummy! I would like to make some chik’n enchiladas with it this weekend…with homemade seitan, refried beans, Mexican rice, tofu sour cream. We’ll see how far I get! Please feel free to share any vegan food you’ve enjoyed recently, or food you want to enjoy soon!
tomatillo salsa with homemade oil-free chips
  • My review of Alpha Breakfast Sandwiches: (pictured in featured photo above) Trying this as I type! Verdict? Yum! 4/5 stars. The sausage is dominant, so really feels like a substantial sandwich. I like the sausage, great texture and flavor. I read their microwaving instructions and thought about how that would cook. I thought the muffin may get soggy, so I cooked it separately in my toaster. The filling I microwaved for about 30 seconds per side, but I did have to reheat as a chase ensued between Ursa and Ace down the hall. I added a bit of Best Foods vegan mayo, too. Daughter did the same plus lettuce. I hope you find these at your Costco and enjoy trying them!


  • Daughter got her 1st new Halloween decor today, a cute vampire candle holder from Bath & Body Works. Halloween is her favorite holiday, she loves making costumes. If you celebrate one, what is your favorite holiday?
  • Free with Kindle Unlimited: A Very Vegan Halloween: The Witch’s Cauldron Cookbook (The Vegan Holiday Cookbook Collection) [Print Replica] Kindle Edition.
  • These look fun for Fall/Halloween. On their store front, company states their products are cruelty-free. Halloween Set of 6 Premium Grade Fragrance Oils – Autumn Wreath, Pumpkin Pie, Candy Corn, Marshmallow, Night Air, Caramel Corn.

Amazon Deals

The Daily Digest for Thursday, 7/29

The Daily Digest for Wednesday, 7/28

All New Weekly Grocery Deals Start Today! See full posts on my website

  • It’s a great week for saving money on your groceries, from Buy 1, Get 1 FREE Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream to Strawberries for $1.66/lb. Whether you are looking for strictly WFPB or broader Vegan Deals (or somewhere in-between), save some serious greens this week this week on your shopping list!
  • Grocery Outlet All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Wed.! Herdez Salsa Cilantro Lime $.99, Cap’n Crunch Berry Cereal $.99, Hemp Milk $.99+ Much More for Less!
  • Grocery Outlet: $.99 deal on this Herdez Salsa made with tomatillos. All three of my local stores have small ads this week, but you can always look at my previous Weekly Deals for items you may still find.
  • Any Chefs or Food Service Operators? Get a FREE So Delicious Cheese Sample
  • In Today’s Deals: DOWAN Ceramic Bowls with Lids, Serving Bowls with Lids, Food Storage Container, Porcelain Prep Bowl Set.
  • Note: SOME of the colors are still on a good deal, but not all. The green/purple gradient one is. Were all the kids of my generation dehydrated? We never carried a water bottle. When we got thirsty running around we drank from neighbors’ garden hoses LOL. Deal on Venture Pal Motivational Water Bottle with Time Marker – 1 Gallon/ 128 Oz Reusable Water Jug.
  • I’m never certain the “right time” to start posting holiday stuff. Yesterday, my daughter was excited because they got in their Halloween merch at the store she works at. Then she told me two people came in and bought it all! And, she doesn’t think they will get any more. So, if it’s too early for Halloween I understand, but I don’t want you guys to miss out on anything you may like, either! I thought these Halloween Cat Collars were cute, and a nice alternative to more involved costumes.
  • For the pups: KUDES 2 Pack/Set Halloween Dog Collars, Adjustable Pumpkin Ghost Dog Collars with Bow Tie and Bells for Small/Medium/Large Pets. There are 3 sizes from which to choose.
  • Affordable hideout for cats, also dog thermal blankets at this same link. Furhaven Pet – ThermaNAP Self-Warming Quilted Blanket Mat and Cuddle Bed.
  • There’s a high-value 40% off Subscribe & Save coupon on this Halo Vegan Natural Wet Dog Food, Garden of Vegan Recipe,Plant-Based, Protein-Rich, Vegetarian, for Adult Dogs. S&S is super easy to cancel after the !st order if you don’t want to continue, you just go to the “subscription” area of your account. *Note: in comments says it some with 12 cans. There’s also a “Love it or it’s FREE” guarantee by the company.

The Daily Digest for Tuesday, 7/26

  • Safeway All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Wed.! Save on Strawberries & Blueberries, Bagels 6 pack $1.49, BOGO Ben & Jerry’s and Quaker Cereals, Deals on lunch box snacks + Much More for Less!
  • Safeway: Ben & Jerry’s Buy 1, Get 1 Free Starts Tomorrow!
  • I always like when we see coupons on veggies/fruits as they’re rare. You can stack these two, $2 Off $10 O Orgabics and $1 off O Organics Convenience Salads. check your Safeway app to see if you have them. I got notification that the Safeway app is getting a facelift soon, eager to see!
  • Sprouts All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Wed.! $15 off Coupon, Strawberries $1.66/lb., Avocados $.63, Buy 1 Get TWO FREE Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips, BOGO Cascadian Farm, FREE Bars, TWO FREE Not Milks + Much More for Less!
  • Sprouts – Starting Wed., we’ll have a coupon to Save $15 when you buy $100. Details in my New Weekly Post later today. See Sprouts Deals still good today HERE:
  • Picked our 1st apples from our Ein Shemer tree today, pictured above. I usually make applesauce and freeze to use throughout the year.

The Daily Digest for Monday, 7/26

  • Safeway Sneak Peek – Starts Wed.! We have a great week coming up including Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Ben & Jerry’s, Bagels $1.49/6 pack, $2.50/2 lbs. of Blueberries or Strawberries, $1.99/ 2 lbs. Frozen Veggies + More! Look for my all NEW Weekly Grocery Posts up tomorrow on my website. You can also see current week posts that are good thru tomorrow here.
  • After I made the banana muffins last night, I made a big batch of broccoli cheese soup for the week. I loosely followed Chef Chloe’s recipe from her 1st cookkbook, omitting oil. It is really yummy! I taste tested two bowls last night (!), and daughter had a bowl with sourdough. If you only make one thing this week, soup is a great option: frugal, inexpensive and filling.
Pot of vegan broccoli cheese soup
  • FREE Ben & Jerry’s or Talenti at CVS! We have new high-value store coupons, I’ve added a couple of Deal Ideas under CVS HERE.
  • Winner Winner, FREE Beyond Chik’n Dinner! Free Beyond Chik’n Tenders tomorrow via Door Dash.
  • $30 FREE from Rakuten! Sign up as a new member and make a $30 purchase within the deadline to get $30.
  • Two FREE La Morena Products! Some should be vegan, check ingredients. The rebate is actually for $10 back on 2, so possibly a moneymaker. Thanks, HUNT4FREEBIES!
  • Made a batch of Chef AJ’s banana muffins, 1st time trying this recipe. They were yummy and sweet without any added refined sugar. These are the silicone muffin pans I used. This is the best deal I’m seeing right now for this set. I always put mine on top of a cookie sheet before baking to stabilize, as they’re kind of floppy.
Vegan banana muffins cooling on wire rack
My cat Ace on top of his Target cat scratcher Halloween house

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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