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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.
- Here is My Vegan Halloween Candy Guide Updated for 2020Halloween may look very different this year, but we’ll make it work! I’ll likely add more to this list, too, so check back for updates.
- Target All NEW Weekly Deals – Note these don’t start until Sunday! 20% Off Select Coffee & Creamer on Tues., Starbucks Coffee Bags as low as $3.49, 14 Days of Beauty Event, 35% Off LOTS of Juice + Much More for Less!
- All NEW Weekly Drugstore Deals – Note these start Sunday, getting them up a bit early! Highlights: Halloween Candy Deals, Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Lindsay Olives, One pound Blue Diamond Almonds $4.49, Oreos $1.99, Dunkin’ Coffee Bags $3.99 + Much More for Less!
When I shop Weekly Sales, I want to pay the lowest price that an item comes up for over time. For non-perishables, I’ll buy enough to last until the next sale. For perishables like fresh fruit & veggies, I may buy apples this week if on the best price, and oranges the next, for example. Here are all the VERY Best Deals this week for my area in Northern CA:
Current Weekly Deals:
Whole Foods All NEW Weekly Deals – Avocados as low as $.90, $2 Lily’s Chocolate Bars, Lots of Produce Deals + Much More for Less!
- All NEW Grocery Outlet Deals – The nice Skinny Pop Deal is back, just $.17 per bag! See all the deals here:
- Sprouts all NEW Weekly Deals – I anticipate many more deals when the NEW Monthly Book comes out today or tomorrow, and I’ll add any good ones I spot. I’ve also updated our coupon app list, there are MANY Buy 1, Get 1 FREE ones, and even a couple of free ones. Highlights for this week’s sales: Honeycrisp Apples $.98/lb., Buy 1, get 1 FREE Boulder Chips, $1.25/bunch Organic Kale + More for less!
- Safeway All NEW Weekly Deals – Don’t miss $.25 Corn, $.99 Lightlife Burgers, $1.69 Almond Milk half gallon, $1.16 Quaker Oatmeal Squares, $1 Pasta, $.65 Pasta Sauce + Much More for Less!
Grocery Deal Highlights:
- Look what one of our members scored at Walmart today! She paid just $1.81 ea. for this Impossible Ground after a $2 Ibotta. Great deal, thanks Tonya!
- Safeway: Beyond Meatballs Sighting! Our member Dee (also my dear friend) picked these up today at a local Safeway. For local folks in my area, this was at the Safeway near Sun Valley Mall. She used the $1 coupon, too. Nice! Thanks for sharing Dee
- Nice discount this week at Whole Foods on avocados. Sale price is in-store or online if you have Whole Foods delivery. Be sure to check my Weekly Whole Foods post in my website for lots more great deals this week!
- Target Sneak Peek – Starts Sunday. 35% off Circle offer on 4 brands of juice! I did some quick math, and looks like this will make the cheapest (cranberry) just $1.22 for 64 oz.!
- FREE Love, Beauty, Planet Haircare?! An idea on where to use the BOGO Love Beauty & Planet Newspaper Coupon: CVS has a promo this week to Buy $20 of LBP Haircare, get a $10 reward. So, it’s kinda like free after the coupon and rewards! See details in my CVS post HERE:
- Target Sneak Peek – Starts Sunday! The 14 Days of Beauty Sale kicks off. Every day there will be a new item featured, PLUS a week-long $10 Gift Card bonus. On Monday, there will be a nice Love, Beauty & Planet deal. We also have several coupons to stack, see all the details in my post tomorrow. If you want to get an early preview of the entire 14-day sale, you can see it in the Weekly ad HERE: goto.target.com/xxn25 (please evaluate for vegan/cruelty-free)
- Looks like the Seventh Generation Wipes are now available in limited supply from Target. You can put in your zipcode to check your area. For my area, it’s showing at a store about 15 miles away. Not available to order online for me.
- Target: We have a couple of new high-value Circle offers I thought you may like. These are both good thru 9/30. I love tomatillos! I’m allergic to most peppers, and have used these in place of green peppers. You can see all the current Circle offers HERE: https://goto.target.com/j630P…
- I was in need of TVP, Vital Wheat Gluten and Whole Wheat Pastry Flour. I was hoping to get them all on Amazon, but only the wheat gluten was a good price. So, I sent Mr. Penny Pantry off to our local Natural Food Store. They have an extensive bulk area. On Thursdays, you can show your Costco card and get a 10% off discount. They also have 15% off coupons in our city’s free newspaper, The Pioneer. You can see the prices per lb. in my receipt. I will be ordering the wheat gluten on Amazon after all, as they were out of that in bulk. They had it in bags, but it was almost $7/lb.! I’ll put that deal in comments. All of these items were in the bulk bins, which they scoop for you now. You may have a similar store in your area for these items. Compare price per lb. with all your sources to pay the lowest price!
- This is for 4 lbs.:
- Safeway Shoppers: Be sure to save the coupon reward to get three FREE Rewards in the app if you think you’ll spend $80. Just 3 rewards will get you $4 off for later, or other free food offers, too. Offers can be regional.
These are some of the Amazon deals I shared today that tend to be longer-term. Be sure to check my Facebook Group for lots of deeply discounted faster-moving deals throughout the day, too!
- This is exciting – Moo Free Vegan White Chocolate AND Milk Chocolate Advent Calendars! I’ve never seen this version before. I’m a little hesitant as there aren’t any reviews, and this is not sold directly from No Whey. In the past, I’ve (and many of our members too) ordered either from Natural Candy Store or via Amazon shipped directly from Amazon. The price is good! Let me know what you think! We will also see more Moo Free Advent Calendars soon via our regular sources.
- Good deal on a case of this pasta in regular Amazon. This is at my “buy” price for pasta, and no coupons or store sale required! This reminded me of a delicious baked rigatoni dish I made before, with tofu ricotta. I’ll put details in the comments. It’s a great family dish and super for making a big batch and having leftovers. Barilla Pasta, Rigatoni, 16 Ounce (Pack of 12).
- This is a good price on pasta if you are avoiding the stores. These prices tend to fluctuate, so if it goes higher I’ll find another deal. BARILLA Blue Box Spaghetti Pasta, 16 oz. Boxes (Pack of 8), 8
- Deal of the day on a set of Cuisinart Cookware, ends tonight. I have a similar Cuisinart Cookware set, it has held up well for many, many years.
- Good deal on Back to Nature Vegan Cheddalicious Crackers in the Pantry! I have yet to try these, but I know many of our members have and really liked them.
- Deal on these Nature’s Bakery Crumble Bars:
- There is a $10 coupon to clip on this Baking Set that makes it a really good deal! Silicone Baking Set, 34PCS Nonstick Silicone Bakeware Set with Donut Pans, Silicone Muffin Pan, Bread Loaf Mold, Cupcake Shape Baking Molds for Bake Beginner. Holiday gift? This would have been perfect for my daughter when she was getting into Vegan Baking.
I have a promocode to use on this Baking Set that has some of the similar items as the other one I shared. Get 66% off with code 66PKXHMI
- Big discount on this Boon Butterfly Bento Lunchbox. Too cute!
- This is a large pack of Foam Pumpkin Decorating Kits, makes 16 pumpkins. I love the no-carve kits, as you can make the pumpkin into pie later. This one is nice that the foam stickers give more of a 3-D effect.
- Pumpkin Waffle Maker Now discounted on Amazon! If you’ve been eyeing this at Target but find it easier to order thru Amazon, here you go! Note: Looks like the price I’m seeing below is not the discounted one, click for current price:
- You may have a 40% off S&S coupon on this Sour Patch Kids & Swedish Fish Treat Size Halloween Candy Variety Pack (100 Treat size Bags). My daughter said she would like some of the Watermelon Sour Patch, so I was looking for another deal. If you don’t see the 40% off offer, try checking on another family member’s acct.
- If you’ve been looking for a deal on these, this one has a HUGE discount right now. Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, 7″ Display, 16 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case.
- Good deal on 4 lbs. of Anthony’s Vital Wheat Gluten. I either buy this one, or purchase it in bulk at my Natural Food Store. I have a couple of recipes on my website that use this: BBQ Veggie Ribs & Sausage Patties. Very popular at my house!
- This popular Melissa and Doug Wooden Advent Calendar is on a discount right now. Re-use every year! Highly-rated.
- I’m seeing a better deal on this box of No Whey Halloween chocolate now, and there’s no longer a shipping fee as before! But. FYI it looks like the reviews have gone down due to melting, too.
- A decent price for Barilla whole-grain pasta, 8 boxes. There have been lots of sales on regular pasta lately, but whole-grain is not always in my stores or on sale. There’s also a decent price on whole-grain penne.
- There is a good discount on these masks right now and they have good reviews. Please do your own research about using masks.
- I think I found my Halloween costume LOL. I’m a cat sweatshirt.
This is cracking me up! Vampire Cloak with Bowler Hat. Maybe it’s especially funny because it’s 3 AM LOL. I’ll be back soon with more deals for us! This may have an additional 35% off coupon to click!
- It is also VERY easy to make your own Halloween chocolates with silicone molds. Melt vegan chocolate chips, pour and let set! These can be reused every year, too! I thought this was a good value for three trays, but there are many others as well. 3 PCS Silicone Halloween Ghost Pumpkin Baking Mold Set.
- 🎃Funny vegan Halloween shirt! It’s hard to see here, but it says “Graaains!” LOL.
- 🎃 Another FREE Vegan Halloween Cookbook with Kindle Unlimited: The Ghoulish Gourmet: A Bewitching Collection of Vegan Halloween Recipes.
Pumpkin Spice Items
- I checked for these at my local Safeway, but didn’t see them. They are available to order online and should be in stores soon if not already. Starbucks Flavored K-Cup Coffee Pods — Pumpkin Spice for Keurig Brewers — 1 box (32 pods).
Be sure to check my Facebook Group for lots of deeply discounted faster-moving deals throughout the day, too!
Coupons & Rebates:
- Here are the newspaper coupons for vegan groceries we are expecting tomorrow. Oui Yogurt, BOGO Love, Beauty & Planet & a couple more:
- In Today’s Newspaper, there will be a Buy 1, Get 1 FREE coupon for Love, Beauty & Planet. Be sure to check my new Target and Drugstore post (for CVS) for great deals using this coupon!
- There will be a coupon for Oui Yogurt in today’s newspaper:
- Costco Still Available: $2.50 Off Ibotta on Field Roast Sausages.
- Check your e-mails for a Beyond Meat/Meatball coupon. I just got one. If you signed up to get offers from Beyond Meat, you likely have it.
- Get a printable coupon for $1/2 Silk Almondmilk HERE: (you can print 2!)
- NEW Rare Printable Coupons for talenti Sorbetto & Gelato. One is for $1.25/1, the other is $2.50/2. We frequently see sales for these, will make for some nice deals! You can print two of each coupon HERE:
- WOW! We have a new $5 Ibotta offer for Incogmeato Products at Wal-Mart! This can be used on several of these products, including the new Mickey Mouse Nuggets. Pay just $.27 for those after the rebate! If you’re new to Ibotta, you can also get $10 when you submit your 1st offer.
- Reminder: Lots of Kite Hill Printable Coupons still available!
- WOW! Sweet deal. I spotted this sign about ice cream rebates at Safeway last night. Just checked it out, and it’s a good one! Just 4 purchases will get you $5, up to $20 for 14. Many of the products we see deals on are included: Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum, Talenti. Can be made over more than one trip. Details for rebate HERE.
Printable Coupons: You may want to print ones you like now while they are still available, and hold for a sale. You are allowed to print two of each.
- FREE Larabar at Sprouts! We have a new Ibotta to get a free bar, love these! There’s also a $.50/2 Sprouts app coupon for Larabar. Get a $10 Welcome Bonus with Ibotta after you redeem one offer:
- Possibly FREE Alpha Chik’n Nuggets! You have to “apply to try. I HAVE received free products from this before.
Older FREE Offers Still Available:
- Natural Candy Store: FREE Candy with signup! They have lots of vegan candy, every time I’ve gotten free offers, they offer vegan choices. Look for this pop-up offer that appears HERE:
- Possibly FREE Alpha Pizza, Burrito and Pepsi! Check your Ibotta Offers for these Freebies! I hope you have them, too! If you’re new to Ibotta, you’ll also get a $10 bonus when you submit your 1st offer:
- Our member Jesse is out picked up these great Freebies/Moneymakers!
- Today was National Cheeseburger Day, and sadly vegan options were non-existent in my search. However, I did find a coupon good for a BOGO Impossible Slider at White Castle. You can print coupon here or share with a friend. This is good at White Castle restaurants only.
- Swagbucks is another way to get FREE Gift Cards. I always get the Amazon cards, and use it to get FREE Food! I’ve cashed in for hundreds of dollars over the years. There are lots of ways to earn points towards cards, but I’ve always just used their search engine. It adds up quickly! There are coupons for food, too.
- Publix Shoppers: FREE Box of Cascadian Farm Granola! Exp. 10/30
- FREE Drinks at Sprouts! One for BodyArmour Lyte, the other for BodyArmour Sport. Just use the app coupons. Double check ingredients, I’m leary after seeing Vit D in Sparkling Ice.
- Target: We have a nice $40 bonus when you open a new Red Card:
- FREE Lightlife Burger Coupon: I just did this, and you will need to have a code texted to you. Click “Get Coupon” to start the process, it took me like one minute total. After that, they’ll mail you a coupon in about a week.
- FREE Flower Seeds still available!
- Old Orchard: You can earn FREE prizes. I’ve received coupons for FREE products, too!
- Safeway: NEW Sept. Reward offers are available, look what you can get with just ONE Reward! 2 cans of beans, 1 avocado, a bottle of juice + More!
- FREE Children’s Books from Kellogg’s! This is a very nice freebie, and easy! One Box=One Free Book, get up to 10 free. Can even donate if you prefer. There is a full list of participating products, some aren’t vegan, but there are plenty that are.
- This is a HUGE 99 Cents Store Giveaway, 9 winners will get a pallet of $3,500 worth of products delivered by this big pink truck. There’s no guarantee that everything will be vegan, however. I thought I would enter with the idea that if I win to donate what I can’t/won’t use. Open to residents in 4 states, including mine in CA.
Other Online Deals:
- Get $10 off Causebox! (This is like a vegan version of Fab Fit Fun Boxes.) Their Fall Boxes are now available, has anyone tried this yet? I’m going to get the Fall Box and I’ll report back! You can get $10 off with my referral link:
- Veggie Chips Ghosts & Bats available at Target! You can check online to see if they’re at your location or order for Pickup or Delivery. I buy these very year, we love them! I’ve even spotted them in the past at Grocery Outlet. These are great if you are making goody bags for Halloween or “Booing” friends.
- Target: How cute are these Utz Halloween Pretzels?! Can order online for Pickup, or get delivered. These would be great if your kiddos are “Booing” friends and neighbors with treat bags.
- Target: Now available to order online for $9.99! I’ve been checking on these every day since our member Beth heard they were in stores. These may not last long! Can do Order Pickup or Delivery. Looks like the skull is in stock, too. Dash Pumpkin Mini Waffle Maker.
- Natural Candy Store has a Vegan Trick or Treat Mix and individual Vegan Gift Bags in stock now: Click on the “vegan” header HERE
- Vegan Halloween Candy Now in Stock at Natural Candy Store. I’ve been ordering from this company for many years, and am always impressed by the quality and the care they put into my packages for mailing. They used to have a warehouse close by where I could pick up my orders, but ordering after they moved has worked out great, too. You can check out what’s available now, just click on “vegan” in the drop-down menu.
- 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!
Cats of the Penny Pantry in the
Target Halloween Castles!
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I hope your kitties are enjoying their Halloween Castles as much as Ace is! Last night, he was sleeping on the top. He also thinks the side is a snack LOL.
- We have another sweet kitty showing off his castle! This is Peace, thank you for sharing Clyde! Love this photo.
- Here is Sofie, queen of her castle! This is the 2019 version, & she still sleeps in it/scratches it frequently. Thanks for sharing, Nancy! 😻🎃😻
- We have another sweet kitty hanging out in his Halloween Castle! This is Leo, king of his castle. <3 Thank you so much for sharing, Beth!
- Ace is enjoying his Target Halloween House. 🎃😻🎃
Spooky! Video of Ace with the Target Halloween Cat House.
- We have another gorgeous model walking the cat walk for our Halloween houses! This is Clyde’s sweetie:
- We have beautiful models for our (5 Stars!) Target Halloween Cat Houses! Thank you so much for sharing this Kristen & Alicia! 🙂
- Target: How cute is this?! Double Decker Cat Scratcher Halloween Cat Castle. Similar ones sold out quickly last year. These are $16.99 and ship for FREE for Red Card Holders, or with $35 orders for all. Other houses available, too!
- Christmas ones are available already as well:
Recipes & Meals
- Holiday Baking Season is around the corner! You could spend a small fortune on your ingredients, but you don’t have to. With a little awareness of prices, it’s possible to save a bundle in this area just as you can with everyday grocery purchases. Here’s a little post I wrote last year:
- Friday Dinner was a stir-fry with Soba Noodles from one of our Warehouse deals. I didn’t use any oil, just a Chinese brown sauce from Forks Over Knives. I love the sauce, it’s very versatile. I don’t cook the sauce separately, just mix and add to veggies, tofu, noodles in wok. Works great.
- Next Tuesday is International Coffee Day, and I’m making a list of FREE & Cheap deals for us! I’ll post it sometime this weekend. One of my cheapest and favorite coffee drinks I make at home:
- Need an Easy Instant Pot Soup Recipe? This was the 1st thing I ever made in my IP, and I still make it often:
- Bananas are ready for the freezer! These were part of the 20 lbs. of bananas I recently bought at Smart Foodservice. I like to freeze them on a tray 1st. That way, they don’t stick together later in a freezer bag and I can easily use individual pieces. We use these for making smoothies and nice cream.
- Local Friends: Get $5 Off Ike’s for Delivery! There are many vegan options, my fave is the Handsome Owl (ask to make it vegan, which includes vegan cheese). This offer is good for a 1st time order from this location. Showing at the Walnut Creek location on Locust.
Get $30 Off Purple Carrot with promocode CARROT30. You can also view their weekly meals & recipes for FREE inspiration and ideas!
My Holiday Recipes:
- We need tofu pumpkin pie to go with our tofu turkey! (Looks like some of my pix need to be reloaded, for some reason I always lose some with WordPress updates.) Here’s me and my weegan making pie together one year. I love this pie! (and my girl! ❤) I use fresh pumpkin, and last year I steamed it in my Instant Pot. I’ll add those instructions to the recipe.
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.
Other Promo Codes for NEW Customers:
- $7 off $12 with code AFF7
- 25% off first order of $15+ app only with code AFF25
Update: Looks like the NEW Pinterest setting is working well on my site, pin away! 🙂 You can now pin any of my recipes
Thinking National Daughter’s Day is a good time to repost this from last year. This is me with my daughter Claudia Jewel, she is the reason I am vegan. Please feel free to share any of your stories, too!
I am often asked, “How long have you been vegan, and what were the reasons for this decision?” It was definitely a process. First, I became vegetarian almost 30 years ago, for the animals. Fast forward to when my daughter was two years old, and diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis. Although she was vegetarian from birth, we adopted a vegan diet for a few years in an attempt to improve her symptoms through diet. Gradually, we went back to a vegetarian diet. Then, when my daughter was 11 years old, SHE decided on her own that she wanted to be vegan for the animals. Since I was the cook, I became vegan again on that day, too. That was 8 years ago, and we have never looked back! Today, I eat more of a whole foods, plant-based diet, for me. Hubby and daughter eat wider range of vegan foods. Pictured here are me and my sweet animal-loving daughter, the reason I became vegan. And, don’t worry, a vegan diet will not turn your hair blue, ha!
- My CEO (Cat Executive Officer) Ace says hello!
Happy Saving Everyone! <3 Amy
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