Friday, July 29, 2011

Seven Printable Vegan Coupons from Mambo Sprouts

Mambo Sprouts has several printable vegan coupons right now. Head to their website to print out these coupons:

$1.00 off McCann’s Irish Oatmeal

$.75 off Organic Valley Original or Vanilla Soy Creamer

$1.00 off Earth Balance Soymilk

$2.00 off Rescue Remedy Pet Products

$.55 off San-J Gluten Free Asian Cooking Sauce or Salad Dressing

$.75 off Two Mori-Nu Tofu Packages

$1.00 off Late July Organic Multigrain Snack Chips (I’ve never had these, but I believe they are vegan – correct me if I’m wrong!)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sample Small Planet Organics Organic Dips and Spreads This Weekend

In addition to the other great vegan deals at PCC Natural Markets this week, you might also want to stop by the Redmond or Issaquah locations this weekend to sample Small Planet Organics all-organic dips and spreads.

These organic, vegan, wheat-free, gluten-free, sugar-free dips and spreads are produced locally and are currently on sale at PCC Natural Markets for just $3.99, so even if you can't make it to one of the sampling locations this weekend, you can pick up this vegan deal at the PCC nearest you!

You can learn more about Small Planet Organics by visiting their website.

Vegan Sales at Fred Meyer Through Saturday (July 30) - Plus Save More with Vegan Coupons!

As usual, Fred Meyer has some pretty good vegan sales going on this week. There are even a couple of vegan coupon matchups that make for even more savings!

Here are your Fred Meyer vegan deals for the week:

Organic Produce

Organic Strawberries (1 pound) - 2/$5.00

Organic Avocados - 2/$4.00

Private Selection Organic Frozen Berries - 2/$5.00

Conventional Produce

Personal Watermelon - 2/$4.00

Tuscan Cantaloupe - 2/$4.00

Blueberries (5 pounds) - $9.98

Blueberries (2 pounds) - $4.98

Blueberries (1 pint) - 2/$4.00

Rainier Cherries - $3.88 per pound

Red or Black Plums - $.98 per pound

Walla Walla Sweet Onions - $.79 per pound

Broccoli or Cauliflower - $.98 per pound

Other Vegan Goodness

Alexia Fries or Onion Rings - 2/$6.00
**Save more with this $1.00 off printable vegan coupon.

Fred Meyer Frozen Vegetables - $.79 (with in-ad coupon, limit 4)

Fred Meyer Frozen Potatoes - 4/$5.00 (with in-ad coupon, limit 4)

Turtle Mountain So Delicious Dessert (32 oz) - $3.98
**If you printed this .55 off vegan coupon when it was available, you can save even more!

Gardenburger Products - 2/$7.00

Fred Meyer 1/2 Gallon Orange Juice - 4/$5.00 (with in-ad coupon from sales circular - limit 8)

Fred Meyer Tender Twist Bread - $.99 (look for "vegan" at the bottom left corner of the package to find vegan varieties)

Imagine Rice or Soy Beverages - 3/$5.00
**Save even more with this $1.00 off printable vegan coupon! With a $1.00 off coupon, these will be just $.67 each - yay!

Vegan Beer! Vegan Beer! Vegan Beer!

Deschutes Beers (6 pk) - $5.99

I don't see sales on vegan-friendly beers very often, so I'm a bit excited. =)

Vegan Health, Wellness and Beauty

Alba Personal Care Products - 25% off

Nature's Way Select Supplements - 20% off (looks like coconut oil is included)

Vegan Deals at Safeway July 27 to August 2

Here is a list of some of the best vegan deals at Safeway this week. Remember: You will need a Safeway store card to get these prices.

Organic Produce

Organic Raspberries - Buy 1, Get 1 Free (equal or lesser value)

Organic Blackberries - Buy 1, Get 1 Free (equal or lesser value)

Organic Blueberries - Buy 1, Get 1 Free (equal or lesser value)

Organic Cantaloupe - Buy 1, Get 1 Free (equal or lesser value)

Organic Red or Black Plums - $1.49 per pound

O Organics Salads - 2/$5.00

Conventional Produce

Roma Tomatoes - $1.29 per pound

Red, Yellow or Orange Peppers - 2/$4.00

Portabella Sliced or Whole Mushrooms (6 oz) - 2/$6.00

Eating Right Sugar Snap Peas (2 pounds) - $4.99

Rainier Cherries - $3.99 per pound

Walla Walla Sweet Onions - $.99 per pound

Apricots - $1.99 per pound

Red Seedless Watermelon - $4.99 per pound

Other Vegan Goodness

Red Lion Nectarines - $1.99 per pound

Wonderful Pistachios (8 oz) - Buy 1, Get 1 Free

Silk Non-Dairy Milks (64 oz) - $2.49 (with in-ad coupon, limit 3)
*If you have not yet used your printable Silk vegan coupons, you can save even more!

Kettle Chips - $2.75

O Organics Salsa (16 oz) - 2/$4.00

Safeway Ripe Pitted Olives - $1.29

S&W Beans - 10 for $10.00

Vitamin Water or Smartwater - $.79 each when you buy 10 or more

Vegan Deals at Northwest Albertsons for July 27 to August 2

Here are some of the best vegan deals at NW Albertsons this week:


Organic Wild Harvest Salad Blends (5 oz) - 2/$6.00

Eat Smart Cut Vegetables (12 oz) - $1.99

Seedless Watermelon Bowl (52 oz) - $5.99

Broccoli - $1.49 per pound

Cauliflower - $1.49 per pound

Jalapeno Peppers - $1.49 per pound

Plums - $1.49 per pound

Hass Avocados (medium) - 2/$3.00

Green or Red Seedless Grapes - $2.99 per pound

Hot House Tomatoes - $1.99 per pound

Asparagus - $3.99 per pound

Mini Sweet Peppers (1 pint) - $2.69

Fuji or Gala Apples - $1.99 per pound

Strawberries (1 pound) - $2/$5.00

Raspberries (6 oz) - 2/$5.00

Blackberries (6 oz) - 2/$5.00

Cantaloupe - $.48 per pound

Sweet Onions - $1.29 per pound

Green Beans - $1.49 per pound

Cucumbers - $.69 each

Red Cherries - $2.99 per pound

Blueberries (1 pint) - $2.99

Blueberries (2 pounds) - $8.99

Other Vegan Goodness

Farm Stand Peanuts in the Shell (12 oz) - $1.99

Vitamin Water - $.75 each when you buy 10

S&W Beans (26 oz to 30 oz) - $2.19

Albertsons Tomato Paste (12 oz) - $1.19

Albertsons Sliced or Chopped Olives (2.25-4.25 oz) - $1.29

McIlhenny Tabasco Sauce (2 oz) - $1.59

Bertolli Olive Oil (select varieties, 17 oz) - $5.99

Tim's Cascade Potato Chips (18 oz, selected varieties)- $3.99

Sabra Hummus (10 oz) - $3.99

Lundberg Rice Chips (6 oz) - $3.29

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Top Foods Vegan Deals July 27 to August 2

Here is a list of vegan and organic deals at Top Foods this week:

Organic Produce

Organic Blueberries (1 pint) - $3.49

Organic Cilantro - $1.00 per bunch

Organic Radishes - $1.00 per bunch

Organic Girl Salad (5 oz) - $2.79

Conventional Produce

Apricots - $1.98 per pound

Rainier Cherries - $4.98 per pound

Red, Green or Romaine Lettuce - $1.00 each

Mann's Broccoli Cole Slaw (12 oz) - 3/$5.00

Mann's Snap Peas (15 oz) - %4.98

Fresh Express Salad, Spinach or Shreds (9 oz) - $2.00

Maui Gold Pineapple - $2.98

Yellow or White Sweet Corn - 10/$4.00

Carrots (2 pounds) - $.69

Cucumbers (2 pounds) - $.69

Yellow Onions - 3 pounds/$1.00

Olives (from the deli) - $2.99 (4 oz to 7 oz)

Other Vegan Foods/Drinks

San Juan Salsa (14 oz) - 2/$7.00

Juanita's Tortilla Chips (15 oz) - 2/$5.00

Mission Tortilla Chips (20 oz) - 2/$5.00

Stacy's Pita Chips (8 oz) - 2/$4.00

Drew's All Natural Dressing (12 oz) - 2/$5.00 (not all varieties are vegan)

Haggen Frozen Vegetables (10 oz to 16 oz) - 4/$5.00

Haggen Pickles (select varieties) - 2/$5.00

Napoleon Green Olives (6.5 oz) - $3.49

Napoleon Quartered Artichoke Hearts (13.75 oz) - $2.99

Zevia Natural Soda (6 pk) - $3.99

Pepsi (6 pk of 24 oz bottles or 12 pk of 12 oz cans) - 2/$9.00

Pepsi (2 liters) - $.99


Method Cleaning Products (select varieties) - $2.99

Method Laundry Detergent - $6.99

Full Circle Natural Toilet Paper (4 rolls) - $2.99

Tons of Vegan and Organic Goodness on Sale at PCC Natural Markets (Through August 2, 2011)

There is so much vegan and organic awesomeness on sale at PCC Natural Markets right now!

Here is a list of just some of the deals you will find at PCC for vegan and/or organic goods:

Organic Produce

Organic Cantaloupe - $.99 per pound

Organic Dapple Dandy Pluots - $1.99 per pound

Organic, Local Zucchini - $1.99 per pound

Organic Heirloom Tomatoes - $3.99 per pound

Organic, Local Walla Walla Onions - $1.49 per pound

Organic, Local LaPierre Blueberries (pint) - $3.99

Other Vegan Goodness

Small Planet Organics All Organic Dip and Spreads - $3.99 (also gluten free)

Remlinger Frozen Fruit (3 pounds) - $9.99

Popchips Potato Chips (3 oz) - $1.69

Garden of Eatin’ Tortilla Chips (9 oz) - $2.39
Print out this $1.00 off coupon to save even more!

R.W. Garcia Tortilla Chips (7 oz) - $2.29

Kettle Baked Potato Chips (4 oz) - $2.29

Popcorn Indiana Chip’ins Popcorn Chips (7.25 oz) - $3.29

Blue Diamond Nut Things (4.25 oz) - $2.09

Green Mountain Gringo Salsa (16 oz) - $3.99

Zing Bar - $1.75

Zevia Diet Soda (6 pk) - $4.59

Blue Sky Sugar Free Soda (6 pk) - $3.49

Columbia Gorge Organic Lemonade or Limeade (16 oz) – 2/$5.00

Volvic Spring Water (50.7 oz) - $1.99

Ancient Harvest Gluten Free Pasta (8 oz) - $2.29

Julie’s Organic Frozen Novelties (3 pk or 4 pk) – 2/$6.00

Bearitos Refried Beans (16 oz) – 2/$4.00

San-J Cooking Sauces (10 oz) - $2.99

Muir Glen Organic Tomatoes (28 oz) - $2.49

Guayaki Organic Yerba Mate (16 oz) - $1.75

Mediterranean Organic Organic Olives - $3.49

Wholesoy Yogurt – 5/$5.00

Rice Dream or Almond Dream Non-Dairy Beverage (64 oz) - $3.59

Tempt Hemp Milk Frozen Dessert (16 oz) – 2/$6.00

True Blue Juice (46 oz) - $3.99

Choice Organic Teas - $3.99

R.W. Knudson Just Juice (32 oz) - $6.99

Fidalgo Bay Nature’s Crest Organic, Fair Trade, Shade Grown Coffee - $9.49 per pound ($10.49 for decaf)

Kalani Organic, Fair Trade, Shade Grown Coffee - $10.99 per pound ($12.79 for decaf)

Vegan Supplements

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Protein Powders (16 oz) – 20% off

Organic India Turmeric Formula (90 veg caps) – 25% off

Spectrum Flax Seed, Flax Oil and Chia Seed (select sizes/products) – 20% off

Visit the PCC Natural Markets website to find the location nearest you.

Vegan Deals at Bartell Drugs for July 25 - July 31

Bartell Drugs has several vegan deals that are worth taking a look at this week. If you head over there to check out the vegan sales, don't forget to pick up a Bartell Drugs Summer Savings Book while you are there. I haven't had the chance to pick one up yet, but I'm betting there are some additional money-saving vegan deals in there!

Here's what is on sale at Bartell Drugs this week:

Tully's Coffee (12 oz) - $5.99

Napoleon Olive Oil (16.9 oz, limit 4) - $2.99

Brianna's Dressing (12 oz) - $2.19 (not all are vegan)

Pacific Naturals Broth or Soup (32 oz) - $2.39 (not all are vegan)

Snoqualmie Falls Lodge Oatmeal (52 oz) - $4.29

Coomb's Family Farms Pure Maple Syrup (8 oz) - $4.99

Oregon Fruit (14.5 oz or 15 oz cans) - $1.99

Barilla Pasta (13.25 oz to 16 oz) - $1.19

Classico Pasta Sauce (24 oz) - $1.99

Erin's All Natural Popcorn (4 oz or 5 oz) - 2/$3.00

Bigelow Tea (18 or 20 bags) - $1.69

Sahale Snacks ( 4 oz or 5 oz) - $2.79 (not all flavors are vegan -- all are gluten free)

Blue Diamond Almonds (6 oz) - $1.79

Vita Coco Coconut Water (17 oz) - 2/$4.00

Nature's Bounty Vitamins and Supplements - Buy one, get one free (look specifically for vegetarian capsules)

I'm also a bit intrigued by this home soda maker they have on sale at Bartell Drugs. I'm not really a soda drinker, but my partner is...and it would be great to be able to make it at home for him, rather than purchasing it in single-use plastic bottles.

Here is the list of soda-making goodies they have on sale:

JET Home Soda Maker Starter Kit (no batteries or electricity required) - $79.99
Carbonating Bottles - $14.99
Sodamix Specialty Flavors (500 ml) - $6.99
Sodamix (500 ml) - $4.99

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Save 25% on Certified Vegan Essential Oils and Natural Wellness Products

Nature's Inventory is having a great sale on vegan, organic essential oils for wellness support.

Whether you are interested in natural menopause relief, joint support, sleep aids or organic detox aids, Nature's Inventory has it all on sale for 25% off when you use this vegan coupon code!

Examples of their offerings include:

Natural & Organic Products for Women
Natural & Organic Products for Men
Natural & Organic Products for Senior Health
Natural & Organic Products for Children
Natural & Organic Products for Babies
Natural & Organic Products for Emotional Health
Natural & Organic Products for Animals
Herbal Tinctures
Arousal Aids
Night Time Leg Calm - For Restless Leg Syndrome & Periodic Limb Movement

Aside from saving 25% with this Nature's Inventory coupon code, they are also currently offering free shipping on orders over $35.

For the best deals, check out their daily deals and clearance sections.

Here is the vegan coupon code to use for a 25% off discount:


(I also put a widget thingy in the right sidebar and will leave it there for a while to make it easy to come grab the coupon code again without having to find this blog post.)

Printable Vegan Coupon: $1.00 off Alexia Foods Product

There is a printable vegan coupon available at the Alexia Foods website for $1.00 off any Alexia product.

If you aren't familiar with Alexia Foods, you can find their products (sweet potato fries, onion rings, veggie side dishes and more) in the frozen or natural foods section at your local grocery store.

Not all of their products are vegan, but there are several vegan-friendly options available.

To print this vegan coupon, go to the Alexia Foods website. Click on the $1.00 coupon button on the left side of the home page. Enter your name, email address, zip code, favorite Alexia product and such. You will then be taken to a page where you can print out your coupon.

Remember to hit the back button after you print your first copy, which will allow you to print again and end up with two vegan coupons to save even more!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Printable Vegan, Gluten Free Coupon: Save $1.00 on DeBoles, Arrowhead Mills, Imagine, Dream and More!

Visit the Gluten Free Choices website and sign up (requires name, zip, email, etc.) to print a $1.00 off coupon that can be used on a variety of vegan and gluten free products.

This printable gluten free coupon is good for $1.00 off any one Arrowhead Mills, DeBoles Pasta, Tropical Source, Gluten Free Cafe, Imagine Soup or DREAM (Rice Dream, Almond Dream, etc.) product.

**Remember to hit the back button to get a second copy of this printable coupon.

Printable Vegan Coupon: $1.00 off any Cascadian Farm Product

Head over to the Cascadian Farm website and sign up for their newsletter to receive a $1.00 off printable vegan coupon.

Cascadian Farm offers over 75 organic products, including frozen fruits and vegetables, granola bars and cereals. This particular printable coupon is good for $1.00 any of their vegan and/or organic products.

When you get to the website, you will need to enter your name, city, state, zip, email and birthday (just month and year). Once you have signed up, you will receive an email with a link to your printable coupon.

**Remember: You are allowed to print two copies of this type of vegan coupon from each computer, so don't forget to hit the back button to get your second copy!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Three Printable Coupons for Seventh Generation Products

Click the links below for three printable coupons for Seventh Generation Products.

Printable $2.00 Off Coupon for Seventh Generation Diapers, Training Pants or Wipes

Printable $.50 Off Any One Seventh Generation Baby Diapers, Training Pants of Wipes

Printable $.55 Off Any One Seventh Generation Product (Household, Baby or Personal Care)

Fred Meyer Vegan Deals for July 17 through July 23

Fred Meyer has some pretty good deals going on for vegans this week. If you still have the printable vegan coupon for .55 off a So Delicious product (not currently available on their site), you can use that to save even more on the So Delicious Coconut Milk Freddy's has on sale this week.

Organic Produce

Organic Blueberries (1 pint) - 2/$5.00

Organic Peeled Mini Carrots (1 pound) - 2/$3.00

Private Selection Organic Salad (16 oz) - $3.98

Conventional Produce

Large California Oranges - $.79 per pound

Hothouse Bell Peppers - 4/$5.00

Hothouse English Cucumbers - 4/$5.00

Tomatoes on the Vine - $1.28 per pound

Yellow Peaches - $1.48 per pound

Cantaloupe - $.48 per pound

Green Beans - $.98 per pound

Green Cabbage - $.38 per pound

Washington Red Cherries - $1.49 per pound

Canned Foods

Santiam Canned Vegetables - 4/$3.00

Fred Meyer Canned Tomatoes - $.50 (with in-ad coupon)

Fred Meyer Canned Beans - $.50 (with in-ad coupon - excludes organic beans and lima beans)

Vegan Drinks

So Delicious Coconut Milk (1/2 gallon) - 2/$4.00

Fred Meyer Orange Juice (1/2 Gallon) - 4/$5.00

Vitamin Water (20 oz) - $1.00

Other Vegan Foods on Sale

Country Oven Bread - 3/$4.00 (vegan varieties are marked as such on the bottom-left corner of the package)

Fred Meyer 12-Pack Taco Shells - $1.00

Bob's Red Mill (select products) - 30% off

Kettle Chips (4 oz to 8.5 oz) - 2/$5.00

Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce - 5/$5.00 (some flavors have honey, so check ingredients when choosing)

Non-Food Deals Vegans Might Like

Seventh Generation Diapers or Wipes - 20% off
**Save more with this $2.00 off printable coupon from Seventh Generation

Emergen-C - $7.98 per box

Kitchen Gadgets - Buy 2, Get 1 Free (with in-ad coupon)

All Home Decor Candles - Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off (with in-ad coupon - good selection of soy candles)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Printable Vegan Coupon: $1.00 off Garden of Eatin' Chips

Vegan coupons are a great way to save money on healthier food options!

This particular vegan coupon is for $1.00 off a bag of Garden of Eatin' chips, which are made from natural ingredients, including organic corn.

To print this vegan coupon, go to the Garden of Eatin' website to complete a short form (name, email, etc.).

You can print this vegan coupon twice, so don't forget to hit the back button after you have printed your first one.

**Deal Idea**

Albertsons has Garden of Eatin' Tortilla Chips on sale for $3.99 until July 19...and we are getting Twice the Value coupons in this Sunday's newspaper. This means folks can save even more by stacking these coupons.

This means that you would use one Twice the Value coupon and one of your printable vegan coupons from Garden of Eatin' to save a total of $2.00 off of the sale price.

Yay for chips made from organic corn for only $1.99 per bag!

Side note: Garden of Eatin' is part of The Hain Celestial Group.

Safeway Organic and Vegan Deals for July 13 through July 19

Here are some of the organic and vegan deals you will find at Safeway this week. Please remember that you will need a Safeway store card to get these sale prices.

Organic Produce:

Organic White Mushrooms (6 oz) – $2.50

Organic Red Leaf Lettuce - $1.99

Organic Green Leaf Lettuce - $1.99

Organic Romaine Lettuce - $1.99

Organic Red Onions -$.79 per pound

Organic Yellow Onions - $.79 per pound

Conventional Produce:

Envy Apples - $1.99 per pound

Apricots - $2.99 per pound

Artichokes – 2/$4.00

Eating Right Baby Carrots – 2/$3.00

Rainier Cherries - $3.99 per pound

Hot House Tomatoes - $1.99 per pound

Zucchini - $.99 per pound

Yellow Squash - $.99 per pound

Fresh Express Salads (9oz to 12 oz bags) - $1.00

Other Sale Items:

Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes (14.5 oz – cans) - $1.00

Safeway Frozen Vegetables (24 to 32 oz) - $1.99 each (w/ in-ad coupon)

Five Dollar Fridays Vegan Deals – Friday Only:

Walla Walla Sweet Onions (10-pound box)

Albertsons Vegan Deals for July 13 through July 19 (Northwest Region)

This looks like a pretty good week for sales on produce and other vegan foods at Albertsons!

Remember: There will be Twice the Value coupons in the newspaper this coming Sunday. You can pair each Twice the Value coupon with one manufacturer's vegan coupon (with a value of up to $1.00 off) to double your savings.

Here are some of the vegan items you can find on sale at Albertsons this week:


Blueberries (1 pint) - $2.99

Red Cherries - $3.99 per pound

Apricots - $2.99 per pound

Rainier Cherries - $4.99 per pound

Zucchini - $1.49 per pound

Yellow Squash - $1.49 per pound

Walla Walla Sweet Onions - $1.29 per pound

Green Leaf, Red Leaf or Romaine Lettuce - $1.29 each

Green Cabbage - $.69 per pound

Farm Stand Iceberg Lettuce - $.48 each

Wild Harvest Romaine Hearts (3-count package) - $2.99

Sweet Corn - $.59

Peaches - $1.99 per pound

Nectarines - $1.99 per pound

Plums - $1.99 per pound

Hot House Tomatoes - $1.69 per pound

Asparagus - $3.99 per pound

Strawberries (1-pound package) – 2/$5.00

Strawberries (4-pound package) - $8.99

Pluots - $2.99 per pound

Pink Lady Apples - $1.99 per pound

Clementine Tangerines (3-pound bag) - $7.99

Jalapeno Peppers - $1.49 per pound

Seedless Watermelon Bowls (52 oz) - $5.99

Dole Salad Blends (6 oz to 12 oz bags/select varieties) – 2/$5.00


Florida’s Natural Orange Juice (59 oz) - $3.49

Albertsons 100% Orange Juice (64 oz) - $2.99

Other Vegan Foods on Sale

Wonderful In-Shell Pistachios (10 oz) - $4.99

Blue Diamond Almonds (16 oz) - $5.99

Albertsons Balsamic Vinegar (16.9 oz) - $3.99

Smart Balance Cooking Oil (48 oz) - $4.49
**There is also a $.75 off coupon in the 7/10 newspaper.

Bertolli Olive Oil (Extra Light or Extra Virgin, 25.5 oz) - $6.99

Guerrero Corn Tortillas (80-count package) – 2/$6.00
**Go to the Guerrero website for a $1.00 off coupon to save even more!

Albertsons Pitted Olives (6 oz cans) - $1.39

Libby’s Vegetables (14.5 to 15.25 oz cans, select varieties) - $.99

S&W Beans (15 to 15.5 oz cans) - $1.19
**Go to the S&W website for a $.75 off three coupon to save even more!

A.1. Steak Sauce (10 oz) - $3.79

Garden of Eatin’ Tortilla Chips (16 oz) - $3.99
**Go to the Garden of Eatin' website for a $1.00 off vegan coupon to save even more!

Annie’s Naturals Salad Dressing – 2/$6.00 (only some are vegan)

Better Oats Oatmeal – 4/$5.00

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Patio Gardening Update

As I've mentioned before, I'm not exactly known for having green thumbs. With my past gardening fails, I'm pleasantly surprised at how well my little patio garden is doing this year.

I think the grow bags (which I'm currently using for tomatoes and peppermint) have definitely helped - as has the addition of the little greenhouse, which is now home to peppermint, spearmint, basil, oregano and cilantro.

While I'm certainly not yet growing enough to cut back on trips to the market, it's satisfying to grow even a small amount of my own vegan foods that come right from my patio and are grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers.

Here are a couple of pics of how things are going so far.

Tomatoes, bell peppers and serrano chiles:

My smallest bell pepper plant is the only one that has decided to produce anything so far:

And here is a pic of the greenhouse (this is actually from a few weeks ago, so things have been rearranged and have grown more since then):

Fred Meyer Vegan Deals for July 10 through July 16

This is a good week for produce sales at Fred Meyer!

Here are some of the best deals Fred Meyer has on vegan and organic items this week:

Organic Produce:

Organic Grape Tomatoes (10 oz) - 2/$4.00

Organic Mangos - 5/$5.00

Conventional Produce:

Washington-Grown Rainier Cherries - $3.48 per pound

White or Yellow Corn - 5/$2.00

Clementine Mandarins (three pounds) - $4.88 each

Variety Melons - $.68 per pound

White Peaches - $1.68 per pound

Peaches - $1.68 per pound

Raspberries (1/2 pint) - 2/$4.00

blueberries (two pounds) - $4.98

Apricots - $2.49 per pound

Bok Choy - $.79 per pound

Napa Cabbage - $.79 per pound

Leaf Lettuce - 5/$5.00

Radishes - 2/$.88

Green Onions - 2/$.88

Yellow Squash - $.79 per pound

Zuccini Squash - $.79 per pound

Greens (Mustard, Collard, Kale, Red Chard) - 5/$5.00

Other Vegan Items:

Amy's Kitchen Whole Meals - 2/$7.00 (only some are vegan)

Boulder Chips - 2/$5.00

Nature's Gate Personal Care Products - 20% off

Vitamin Water (20 oz) - 10/$10.00

Fred Meyer Bagels - 2/$3.00 (I believe these are vegan, but need to confirm next time I'm there)

Vegan Coupons in July 10 Newspaper

Sunday newspapers are a great place to get coupons, but we rarely see very many good vegan coupons in the inserts. That is why I was pleasantly surprised to see a vegan coupon or two in today's paper.

Here are the vegan coupons you can pick up today:

(From the SmartSource insert)

$1.00 of any two Smart Balance Buttery Spreads or Buttery Sticks (the light version is vegan)

$.75 off any one Smart Balance Rich Roast Peanut Butters

$.75 off any one Smart Balance Cooking Oil or Cooking Spray

$.75 off any one Smart Balance Popcorn (I believe there is a vegan option for this)

$1.00 off any one half gallon of Silk non-dairy milk

$1.00 off any two bags of Sour Patch Soft & Chewy Candy (This is made by Kraft, but is on PETA's list of accidentally vegan products)

Vegetarian folks, or those simply trying to eat healthier, might also be interested in these coupons:

$1.50 off any one carton of Smart Balance milk (This is NOT a vegan coupon)

$.75 off any one Smart Balance Omega Plus Light Mayonnaise Dressing (This is NOT a vegan coupon)

The Red Plum insert also has a coupon that might be good for vegan couponers, but I'm not sure. There is a $1.00 off coupon for any Nature's Bounty vitamin or supplement. I know this company offers several vegetarian options and does offer some supplements in vegetarian capsules; however, I'm not sure how many vegan options are available.

If you do not receive a Sunday newspaper at home, but are interested in these vegan coupons, here are a few ways you can obtain them:

- Ask friends, family members or coworkers who have newspaper subscriptions
- Ask local coffee shops if you can have the inserts from the papers they put out for customers
- Check local coffee shops for papers customers may have left behind for others to enjoy
- Visit a nearby recycling center

Of course, you can also run out and buy a Sunday paper, but if you do not have other uses for it, these are eco-friendlier options for just obtaining the vegan coupons you want without increasing demand for print newspapers and ending up with a newspaper that needs to be recycled.

**Also remember that coupon inserts vary by region, so the vegan coupons available in your region might be for a different amount off - or you could have some completely different vegan coupons.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fred Meyer Vegan Deals for July 3 to July 9

Here are some of the best vegan deals at Fred Meyer this week:

Bulk Sunspire Trail Mix – 25% off

Kettle Bulk Deluxe Mixed Nuts or Cashews - $4.99 per pound

White Wave Silk Soy Milk (64 oz) - $2.79

Private Selection Organic Salad (5-9 oz) – 2/$5.00

Fresh Selection 3-Pack Tri-Color Peppers - $3.98

Walla Walla Sweet Onions - $.78 per pound

Organic Red Raven Plums - $1.68 per pound

Roma Tomatoes - $.89 per pound

Red, White or Yukon Gold Potatoes - $.58 per pound

Washington Red Cherries - $1.68 per pound

Strawberries (16 oz) – 2/$4.00

Kiwis – 3/$1.00

Gold Pineapple – 2/$5.00

Organic Blueberries (18 oz) - $4.98

Asparagus - $2.78 per pound

Mangos - $.68 each

Peeled Mini Carrots (2 pounds) – 2/$4.00

Personal Watermelon or Tuscan Cantaloupe – 2/$6.00

Fresh-Cut Fruit Bowls – 25% off

Private Selection Frozen Berries (12-24oz, selected varieties) – 2/$5.00

Pistachios (1 pound) - $5.88

Country Oven Bread* – 3/$4.00 (first six with in-ad coupon)

Nabisco Oreos - $1.99 (first two with in-ad coupon)

*To find Country Oven Bread products that are vegan, look at the bottom-left corner on the front of the package – the vegan varieties will state “vegan” in that spot.

Vegan Deals: Safeway Sales on Vegan Foods & Drinks July 6 to July 12

Here are some of the best deals available on vegan products at Safeway this week.

**Remember: You will need to have a Safeway Club Card to get these sale prices.

Morningstar Farms, select varieties - $3.99 (only a few options are vegan)

Organic Strawberries (2 pounds) - $5.00 (Friday July 8 only)

O Organics Salads (5-7 oz) – 2/$6.00

O Organics Blueberries (1 pint) - $4.99

Organic Red Grapefruit - $.99 each

Organic Broccoli or Cauliflower - $1.79 per pound

Rainier Cherries - $4.99 per pound

White, Red or Gold Gourmet Potatoes (2 pounds) – 2/$6.00

Romaine, Green Leaf or Red Leaf Lettuce - $.99 each

Spinach - $.99 each

On-the-Vine Cluster Tomatoes - $1.99 per pound

Green Onions – 2/$1.00

Radishes – 2/$1.00

Dulcinea Mini Watermelons or Tuscan Cantaloupes – Buy One, Get One Free (Save up to $4.99 on 2)

Kettle Chips (9 oz) – 2/$6.00

Safeway Canned Vegetables - $.69 each

Nabisco Oreos – 2/$6.00

Sales vary by region, so check your local ad circular to confirm that these vegan deals are going on where you live.

Vegan Deals at Albertsons for July 6 through July 12

Here are some of the deals you can find this week at Albertsons for vegan foods and drinks:

Dole Classic Romaine, Greener Selection, Just Lettuce or Spinach (9-12 oz bags) - $1.88

Vitamin Water (20 oz bottles) - $.88

Blackberries (6 oz package) – 2/$5.00

Raspberries (6 oz package) - $2.99

Raspberries (1/2 flat) - $12.99

Blueberries (1 pint) - $2.99

Blueberries (2 pounds) - $8.99

Strawberries (1 pound) – 2/$5.00

Strawberries (4 pounds) - $7.99

Sweet Corn - $.59 each

Anjou Pears - $1.29 per pound

Rainier Cherries - $5.99 per pound

Casaba, Crenshaw or Orange Flesh Melons - $.99 per pound

Clementine Tangerines (3 pounds) - $7.99

Farm Stand Baby-Cut Carrots (1 pound) - $1.69

Zucchini or Yellow Squash - $ $1.49 per pound

Green Leaf, Red Leaf or Romaine Lettuce - $1.29 each

Plums - $1.99 per pound

On-the-Vine tomatoes - $1.99 per pound

Wild Harvest Green Onions (6 oz) - $1.99

Food Should Taste Good Chips (5.5 oz) – 2/$5.00 (I believe only some flavors are vegan)

Nabisco Oreos (11.3 to 16.6 oz) - $2.99

Also -- Clif Bars and Luna Bars are part of the 10/$10 Mix, Match & Save promotion this week, which means if you buy any combination of 10 of these items, they will be $1.00 each.

Vegan Deals: Top Foods Sales on Vegan Foods for July 6 to July 12

Top Foods ( tends to be a bit pricier than other grocery stores in my area; however, they do sometimes have good deals in their weekly sales circular.

If you are a Top Foods shopper, here are some of the vegan deals you will find there during this ad cycle:

One pound container of Limited Edition Organic Strawberries - $2.98 each

Iceberg Lettuce - $.89 each

Broccoli or Cauliflower - $.79 per pound

Mangos - $.69 each

Green Peppers or Cucumbers - $.79 each

Rainier Cherries - $4.98 per pound

Cilantro bunches - $.59 each

Organic Chard - $2.00 each

Full Circle Organic Beans 15 oz cans – 4/$5.00

Food Should Taste Good chips – 2/$4.00 (not sure if all flavors are vegan, but some are)

Back to Nature Granola 12-13.5 oz packages - $3.99 (only some flavors are vegan)

**Also: In this week’s sales circular, there is a coupon for $1.00 off any produce item with any $10.00 purchase.

Friday, July 1, 2011

No More Twice the Value Coupons at Albertsons Customer Service Desks

Since the introduction of Extreme Couponing on TLC and the following surge in coupon use, we have seen stores changing their coupon policies by adding limits to the numbers of coupons used or other little tweaks to curb overzealous couponers.
The most recent of these coupon policy changes comes from Albertsons, which will no longer be handing out Twice the Value coupons at in-store customer service desks.

Twice the Value coupons are store coupons that Albertsons periodically puts out in Sunday papers. Each coupon can be matched with a manufacturer’s coupon of up to $1.00 in value, which results in doubling the coupon for twice the savings. Three Twice the Value coupons can be used per transaction, and most Albertson’s allow three consecutive transactions per customer in one shopping trip. These Twice the Value coupons were also available at the customer service desk, which allowed folks to enjoy these savings – even if they did not purchase Sunday newspapers.

Unfortunately, some folks were going a bit overboard and doing things like sneaking behind the customer service desk and taking the entire box of Twice the Value coupons, stealing the inserts out of Sunday papers, selling the coupons on Craig’s List or acquiring mass amounts of them and holding up lines with 20+ transactions in a row after clearing the shelves of product.

In response, Albertsons is changing its policy, which should allow for better management of stock and help to ensure that more folks will be able to take advantage of great sales with coupon matchups.

Here are the most significant points of which to be aware:

• Albertsons stores will no longer distribute Twice the Value coupons at in-store customer services desks as of July 17, 2011.
• Twice the Value coupons will no longer be distributed in Wyoming and Montana (in stores or in newspapers).
• Customers will still be able to use up to three sets of Twice the Value coupons in one shopping trip.

The biggest downside to this is that people will now have to purchase Sunday papers or acquire the coupons in other ways – recycling bin diving, asking friends or co-workers, etc. – instead of just stopping by the desk to grab one of the inserts.

This change in the availability of Albertsons coupons is being reported on by coupon bloggers across the country – here are links to a few of the blogs where you can read more or see excerpts from the official emails the bloggers received form Albertsons explaining the changes.

The Coupon Project
Coupon Connections
Queen Bee Coupons