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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.
NEW Deals – Quick List!
The Weekend Wrap-Up: Fri, Sat. & Sun. 7/31-8/01
- Target All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Sunday! Save on Blueberries, Several Gift Card Bonus Offers, Hippeas, Buy 2 Get 1 FREE Suja Juices + More for Less!
- Target: We have several gift card bonus offers this week, up to $20 and a new $40 off $40 with new Red Cards. List for all at the top of my post
- Target: Pictured are some of the new high-value Circle offers. 40% Kite Hill Cream Cheese!
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!
- We’re expecting newspaper coupons for Quaker Cereal, Oui Yogurt + More:
- Costco: Hippeas $2 off per bag, new monthly “coupon”. No need to clip coupon, comes off automatically at register.
- 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!
- 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!
- 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
- Cooking from Scratch is one of the strategies I use to save the most money on my grocery expenses:
- Deals on extra-large bags of Blue Diamond Almonds. Beware the Salt & Vinegar one isn’t vegan! I’ve been making almond parm recently instead of my usual sunflower parm. I really like it!
- 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!
- 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.
- Deal of the Day for Sunday on Welhome Cotton Rayon from Bamboo Bath Towel (Aqua) -Set of 6 –Soft & Fluffy -Highly Absorbent -Fade Resistant – Durable – Machine Washable – 2 Bath – 2 Hand – 2 Wash Towels.
- Outlet Deal on zxbaers Tofu Press, Easily Remove Water from Tofu for More Delicious, Tofu Press for Extra Firm Tofu.
- Save on Butler Soy Curls by buying more than one pack.
- In Today’s Deals: Good price on this COMFEE’ Glass Electric Tea Kettle & Hot Water Boiler(BPA-Free), 1.7L, Cordless with LED Indicator, 1500W Fast Boil, Auto Shut-Off and Boil-Dry Protection. We got an electric tea kettle recently, love it!
- 40% off Subscribe and Save Discount on V-Planet Vegan Jerky Dog Treats, 6 Ounce. Can cancel after 1st order.
- Good discount on these too: Apple EarPods with Lightning Connector – White.
- Nice discount on these if you’ve been looking for a deal: Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case.
- Shipping is included.
- Good Deal on NATURELO Vitamin D – 2500 IU – Plant-Based from Lichen – Natural D3 Supplement for Immune System, Bone Support, Joint Health – Vegan – Non-GMO – Gluten Free – 180 Mini Capsules. This is the one I’m currently taking.
- Nice Outlet Deal on this Set of tronco 20Oz Borosilicate Glass Tumbler Bottles 2 pack.
The Daily Digest for Thursday, 7/29
- Safeway: Bagels $1.49 for a 6 pack this week, (pictured above) just $.24 each! You can stock-up at this great price and freeze right in the bag.
- Safeway $5 Friday is Tomorrow! Save on Grapes, Large Avocados, Chips + More! Scroll to the end of this post to see all the vegan deals included
- Safeway: Vegan Doritos Just $1.66 ea. Tomorrow!
- Safeway: Mr. Penny Pantry did a quick trip for Weekly Deals. Total paid $15.45. (pictured above, third of the $15.45 was for the blueberries!) These are all in my New Safeway Post.
- I am very impressed with the blueberries I got from Safeway, they’re sweet and not bitter as some can be. This is a Weekly Deal, $5 for 2 lbs. Blueberries are easy to freeze too, unlike prepping strawberries and cherries. Great price per lb. if you want to freeze some to have when prices go higher. I freeze them on a tray 1st, this prevents them from sticking together in a freezer bag or container.
- Early Holiday Shopping? This Little Tykes Pet Checkup Set is 50% off at Target! My daughter would have loved this when she was younger. Comes with two Rescue Pets, too.
- Sprouts: FREE Store Pickup with just $35 minimum! Requires a promocode, details here in my post
- Are you taking full advantage of your Prime membership? From FREE Audiobooks to FREE Whole Foods Delivery, don’t miss out!
- Get a FREE Trial of Prime Video. Have you tried Prime Video? Thoughts? (Full info. on what is included in comment link.)
- This may be a better price per jar than your local stores. We’re peanut-free at our house, and we use this and Wow Butter the most as a peanut butter substitute. SunButter Natural No Sugar Added Sunflower Butter with hint of salt (Pack of 6).
- Bulk Buy on RED STAR Nutritional Large Yeast Flake, 6 Pound. This isn’t the best price per lb. I’m currently seeing it, but it’s not far off and a much better price per lb. than many others. Highly-rated, too!
- Good Deal on these and other flavors in regular Amazon: Blue Diamond Almonds Oven Roasted Dark Chocolate Flavored Snack Nuts, 25 Oz Resealable Bag (Pack of 1). Note: All of the Blue Diamond Almonds at this link are vegan EXCEPT the Salt & Vinegar one.
- Thursday Deal of the Day on this Ninja AF150AMZ Air Fryer XL that Air Frys, Air Roasts, Bakes, Reheats, Dehydrates with 5.5 Quart Capacity.
- This “Fast, Easy Cheap Vegan” cookbook just came out in March, authored by the blogger Sam at “It Doesn’t Taste Like Chik’n.” I am planning to make her seitan tenders this week, and started looking at this book and really like it! I don’t think I’ve ever cooked a recipe for $10, though, with the way I shop. Most of my homemade dinners cost $.50 per plate.
- This is FREE right now with Amazon Audible! The VegNews Guide to Being a Fabulous Vegan: Look Good, Feel Good & Do Good in 30 Days,
- Make lattes at home! This Espresso/Cappuccino Maker will pay for itself after only a few uses. It’s similar to one I use, see comments.
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!
- Smart & Final: Mini Watermelons Just $1.50 ea.!
- Safeway: Silk Oatmilk Just $.85! New app coupons improved our deal
- Sprouts: $15 off $100 This Week
- Impossible Whopper $2 Today! I’m now keeping a running list of current Burger King Whopper offers HERE: (Let me know if you run across any others and I can add them.)
- Sprouts: The TWO FREE Not Milks continues! They are in the New Monthly Booklet for $3.99 ea., and with our stack you can grab two for free thru 8/15 or until the Ibotta disappears.
- Sprouts: Get 3 Bags of these Food Should Taste Good Chips and only pay for 1!
- Whole Foods Weekly Deals – Starts Wed. We have many repeats from last week, nice if you didn’t get a chance to shop those deals yet. Just Egg Sale, FREE Bars, Blue Diamond Milk as low as $1.30, Save on Daiya Shreds & Frozen Pizza + More for Less!
- 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.
- FREE Sample Pack of Vegan Pacifica Ceramide Jelly Patches
- New Ibotta Freebie for Blake’s Seed Based Bars, there are still offers for Free Core and OHI Bars, too. If you’re new to Ibotta, you can get up to a $20 Welcome Bonus.
- Still available, be sure to check out the reviews! This looks similar to a set I saw at Costco recently. TP Melamine Mixing Bowl Set with Lids and Measuring Cups.
- Check your e-mails for a NEW Beyond $1/1 coupon if you’re signed up for their newsletter. Note that the coupon seems to print really big unless you adjust it.
- Great Deal on this sodastream x Sparkling Water Maker Limited Edition Bundle (Black) Fizzi Kit With bubly Drops, 1 Liter.
- In Today’s Deals: Toaster 4 Slice, Geek Chef Stainless Steel Extra-Wide Slot.
- Deal of the Day for Tuesday on a Renewed Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 4-qt. Air Fryer, Roast, Bake, Dehydrate Indoor Electric Grill (AG301), 10″ x 10″, Black and Silver.
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.
- 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.
- Target NEW Halloween Cat Scratcher Houses are in-stock! Some of the houses are on the Buy 1 Get 1 25% off sale, but this one isn’t. There are also a couple of single-story ones, starting at $10.
- Save $5 when you buy Buy 2 Select Seventh Generation! + More! This will take you to the entire deal, please evaluate other products for vegan/cruelty-free.
- This is a decent online price for this flavor: Torani Sugar Free Syrup, Vanilla, 25.4 Ounces (Pack of 4).
- In Today’s Deals: Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour, 22-ounce (Pack of 4).
- Stock-Up Deal on Scotch Packing Tape! This is included in the Get $10 off with $100 promo, plus is deeply discounted. I’m seeing lots of other items with deep discounts too, please evaluate for vegan/cruelty-free.
- BIG Discount on this Set of TP Melamine Mixing Bowl Set with Lids and Measuring Cups, 12-Piece Nesting Bowls Set for Pasta Baking Salad Mixing, Set of 4. I have a similar set I got last Black Friday and love them! Mix, store and serve all in the same bowl. Lids are great to have, too.
- This is a neat concept! The entire lunch box can be frozen overnight. This print and others are on a deal right now, these are a #1 best seller in lunchboxes.
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.
More Deals & Meals:
- Purple Carrot: You can use the promocode carrot30 to get $30 off! This is better than the offer on the website for only $20 off.
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
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:
- Ibotta Bonus: Don’t have Ibotta? Get it here and get a $10 Welcome Bonus when you redeem your 1st offer.
- 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.
- Safeway: Get $20 off and FREE Delivery on your 1st Online Order. Use promocode SAVE20
- 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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