Weekend Wrap-Up Fri., Sat. & Sun. 4/23-4/25

Fire Pit, Homemade veggie hot dogs and condiments

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Update 11/01: 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!

Weekend Wrap-Up Fri., Sat. & Sun. 4/23-4/25

Grocery Stores

  • Sprouts: Rare $5 off $15 Produce Coupon! Coupon is in the app, required for discount. Good thru Tuesday. Can use in-store or online. Check my Weekly Deals List to maximize your savings.
  • Sprouts: Good Produce Deals This Week to stack with the above coupon!
  • Beyond Burgers: as low as $1.49 at Sprouts.
  • I’m going to take the plunge and buy our 1st watermelon this year at Safeway! Hubby’s birthday is Wed., and he doesn’t like cake (crazy, I know!) so I always get lots of fruit for him and he loves watermelon. One year I spelled out “Happy Birthday Scott” with cut out fruit using alphabet cookie cutters. One year LOL. These large personal sized watermelons are on sale thru Tuesday at Safeway for $3.99.
  • Safeway: We have a great stock-up deal this week on Nature Valley Bars, Buy 2, Get 4 FREE! You’ll likely find peelie coupons on the boxes, too. My store doesn’t allow coupons on “free” items, so I would just use one coupon. Many, but not all are vegan, check ingredients!
  • Having some Saturday Night Fun at Safeway! Lots of great Weekly Deals are landing in my cart.
  • Safeway Early Preview – Starts Wed. Large Fuji Apples will be on sale for $.98/lb.! Please note this is advertised for the SF Bay Area in CA, sales can be regional.
  • Safeway Early Preview – Starts Wed. Ooooh, we’re having our 1st good corn sale of the year, $.25 ea.! Please note this is advertised for the SF Bay Area in CA, sales can be regional.
  • Kite Hill Yogurt Deal at Whole Foods got even better: I’ve updated with an Ibotta, making them FREE for Prime members! ($.12 without).

Online Shopping



  • Drugstores All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Sunday, 4/25. Save on Pantry Items, Coffee, Snacks, Nuts, Beverages + More! FREE bai Boost at all 3 stores!
  • CVS Sneak Peek – Starts Sunday! Yuban Coffee Just $4.99, just use your store card. Look for all my NEW Weekly Deals Post for the Drugstores tomorrow on my website.

FREE Stuff

  • FREE Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Tomorrow! Monday, 4/26. They do spray them with butter, I’ve been able to have them spray with water before baking to make vegan.
  • Big Lots: TWO FREE Spices this Weekend! If you’re a Reward Member, this will be in your acct.
  • Safeway: Got some app rewards to use? Three will get you a FREE Starbucks drink right now! I wrote a little post about the Safeway app and how to get some great deals & freebies with it
  • Got my FREE Dave’s Bread last night! This was an offer I posted previously, hope many of you got it. My coupon expired end of May. The bread was priced at $6.50 and the coupon took off $7. This is some pricey bread!


  • What’s for Dinner? I’m going the easy instant pot route and making my Black Bean Soup. Note: If you previously made or printed/saved the recipe, I added bay leaves to it today. We’ll have it with FREE French Bread I won in Safeway Monopoly. Please feel free to share any of your vegan food, simple like mine, or not!
  • Enjoying my 2 cent glass of brewed iced tea! It’s easy and super cheap to make iced tea with tea bags. I got a box of “pitcher size” Lipton tea bags at the Dollar Tree. If using regular sized tea bags, I use 10 per 2 qts. Just boil in a few cups of water, steep 5 minutes. Discard bags, add tea to pitcher then fill up with water to make 2 qts.
  • Prefer to make your own veggie burgers? Back when I was vegetarian, I enjoyed Garden Burgers. This was before the deluge of burgers we see now in the stores. I came up with this vegan version of Garden Burgers. They hold together really well, and we’ve made them as sliders too which were fun! They taste delicious, and at a cost of about $.25 each to make, a good choice for a cheap burger.

Amazon Finds

The Daily Digest Thursday, 4/22

The Daily Digest Wednesday, 4/21


The Daily Digest Tuesday, 4/20

All New Grocery Store Deals start Wed.!
Look for Grocery Outlet & Whole Foods up later tonight!

  • Safeway All NEW Weekly Deals – Starts Tomorrow! We’ll have a Pick 4 Sale, a Buy 2, get 4 FREE Sale, save on watermelons, Impossible Burgers, Barilla Pasta + Much More!
  • Safeway: Stock up Sale on Apple Juice Starting Tomorrow. Pay $1.25 ea. as part of the Buy 4 Sale:

The Daily Digest Monday, 4/19

  • Safeway Early Ad Preview: I looked into my crystal grocery ball, and there’s a great upcoming deal on Nature Valley Bars: Buy 2, Get 4 FREE! No coupons needed, but I have spotted $1/2 peelie coupons on the boxes recently which will sweeten the deal even more. Note this is a very early preview, sale will start Wed. 4/21. (Please check ingredients, many but not all are vegan)
  • Another Safeway Sneak Peek – Starts Wed.! Impossible Burgers will be on sale for $4.99/pack. You can see my Safeway Deals that are good thru Tues. here.
  • Safeway Sneak Peek – Starts Wed.! Asparagus will be on sale for $1.48/lb. More than my “buy price” of $.99/lb., but still a good price as normally $4.99/lb. We got some at Easter when it was $.99/lb., pictured. It was delicious! I just sauteed it with a little garlic and salt and pepper. A bit of lemon would be good, too.
  • FREE Box or Pint of Must Love Non-Dairy Ice Cream! I went looking for a new freebie for us, and found this one. Lots of flavors, made with oats and bananas. I’ve added details to our list of freebies:
  • A new FREE 8×10 print at Walgreen’s: Use code HAPPY8X10. This would be a nice Mother’s Day gift for FREE!
  • Recipe: I’m making this cheese sauce tonight, it is so yummy! My favorite. This and my 5-minute cheese sauce are the ones I usually make. I make this one when I start dinner by 6PM LOL. Hubby and I will have it with potatoes, and daughter & BF will make some macaroni for it.

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:

  • 🔥$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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