Opinion Connection: A New Survey Panel and a Chance to Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!


I've got a new survey panel to share with you today! It's called Opinion Connection and it's from Valpak Research Services. It's a place to share your thoughts and ideas on savings (both online and offline) with others. Anyone who knows about couponing, savings, and budgeting should apply! Signing up is free and easy and you will then be contacted via email once a month and asked to complete a short activity- that's it! This is a great new opportunity for anyone who loves all things couponing, and is a place to share savings and coupon tips, how you use mobile coupons, what your favorite sweepstakes prizes are, and more! Your opinions might even have an influence on future decisions made by Valpak!

One lucky Look Before Spending reader will win a $25 Amazon gift card for signing up for Opinion Connection! Incentive enough? I think so! ;) Winner will be randomly selected. To enter, sign up at one of the links below!

Sign up for Opinion Connection here!
Using a Smartphone? Sign up here!


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Giveaway open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who are 18 years of age or older. To enter, complete the Opinion Connection registration survey associated with http://lookbeforespending.com . 1 winner will receive a $25.00 Amazon.com gift card. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Giveaway ends 11:59 PM PDT on August 25th 2013. See for complete rules, full prize description and restrictions, and other important details. Sponsored by Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, Inc., 8605 Largo Lakes Drive, Largo, FL 33773.

I’m Hosting an Awesome Giveaway to Help Reduce Produce Waste!

Take a look at this post where we're giving away 4 sets of the produce keepers pictured above. These little guys are pretty cute, BPA free and will help keep your produce fresh longer.

See the review and enter the giveaway HERE.

Entries accepted until 6/28/2013.

Safeway Gas Rewards Now Redeemable at Participating Chevron & Texaco Stations!

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If you're not familiar with the Safeway gas rewards program, you should be! If you're a Safeway shopper, you could be saving money every time you fill up! With the Safeway gas rewards program, you earn 1 point for every $1 you spend on groceries and pharmacy items and 2 points for every $1 you spend on select gift cards! Since you're shopping at Safeway already, these points add up to additional savings really quickly! I love filling up at the pump and saving $0.20, $0.30 or more per gallon! You can rack up savings of up to $1 off per gallon! Imagine filling up at $2.50/gallon! We usually spend around $50/week at Safeway, so in a given month we accumulate about $0.40-$0.50 per gallon savings! Plus, we're shopping the sales and using coupons, so the gas rewards are just a bonus!

We're already saving a ton of money with prices like this!

We're already saving a ton of money with prices like this!

More great news: gas rewards are now redeemable at participating Chevron and Texaco gas stations!
I know for me personally, this is great news because I prefer to get my gas from Chevron as it is! Now I can save money on every gallon I pump just because I use Safeway gas rewards! Note that the maximum savings per gallon you can use at Chevron stations is $0.20 per gallon. That's still a great savings!

PS. Sacramento folks, remember you can earn double gas rewards with the new Fast Forward card!

To stay up to date with Safeway, join almost 1,000,000 people over on their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter!

Now to another exciting part. Safeway has provided a $50 gift card to give away to one of you so you can experience Safeway gas rewards savings yourself!

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment here telling me where you normally buy gas. Get an extra entry if you comment here with a link to your Tweet about the Safeway gas rewards program and use the hashtag #FueledbySafeway. Entries accepted until 11:59pm PDT 5/14/13.

Del Taco Introduces 2 Awesome New Menus Including a Buck & Under Menu!

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I'm always looking for a bargain on some quick eats. Del Taco ranks high on my list of favorite places to grab a quick meal. Their crunchy taco and bean & cheese burrito are simply delicious and satisfying! I was contacted with some exciting news from Del Taco about a new set of menus! One is the Buck & Under menu and the other is a New Tastes menu!

On the New Tastes menu, the Fiery 6 Layer Burrito looks incredible.
new tastes menu
My favorite menu is the Buck & Under menu though. With items at $0.50, $0.75 and $1.00, this menu is perfect for those who are looking to save some money and still get some scrumptious food! I mean, they have a crunchy taco on the menu for $0.50! And a value burrito at the same price! When you tell me I can get 2 tacos and 2 burritos for $2, I'm a fan! They also have real strawberry lemonade for just $1!

Ok, I've ran on long enough about these awesome new Del Taco menus. But seriously, these menus are awesome.

Want some Del Taco of your own?

Beginning on May 8, Del Taco will introduce Free Food Wednesdays and from 3 – 9 pm will offer an item from the Buck & Under menu free with any purchase. (Price and participation may vary.) This offer will also be available on May 15. On Wednesday, May 22 and May 29, Del Taco is offering a free item with any purchase from the New Tastes menu.


Enter to win a $10 Del Taco gift card right here! That'll get you quite a bit from the Buck & Under menu! Just leave a comment here telling me if what you think the best deal is from the new Buck & Under menu. You get an extra entry if you follow @lookb4spending on Twitter. Leave an extra comment here telling me you follow and we'll get your extra entry! You can enter until midnight PDT 5/10/2013.

While I did receive a gift card as well to write about these new menus, all opinions are my own. You can't fake this kind of love folks.

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