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Finding Bargains On Oahu

Updated on January 22, 2017
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Walmart on Keeaumoku Street on Oahu.
Walmart on Keeaumoku Street on Oahu. | Source

Bargains Are Everywhere

Living in Hawaii where the cost of living is the highest in the nation we love bargains a whole lot. No matter where we live we love bargains. Finding bargains is as easy as window shopping. I've been looking for laundry hampers for our small apartment bathroom. I did all the regular things online window shopping checking prices. When I go shopping I checked the aisles for laundry hampers and laundry baskets to compare prices. I found the best bargains at Walmart on Keeaumoku Street. When you shop where do you find your best bargains in your State?

We don't have dollar stores or Trader Joe's and other stores like they got on the mainland. We have limited stores and space for our bargain hunting. One thing we do have locally is our Midweek Newspaper ads for all our supermarkets.Locally we have Foodland, Times, Safeway, Don Quiote and Whole Food stores. These are the stores I'm aware of and shop at regularly.

Foodland Supermarket at Waimea on the Big Island.
Foodland Supermarket at Waimea on the Big Island. | Source
Times Supermarket on Beretania Street on Oahu.
Times Supermarket on Beretania Street on Oahu. | Source
Safeway Supermarrket on Beretania Street on Oahu.
Safeway Supermarrket on Beretania Street on Oahu. | Source
Whole Foods Market on Waialae Street on Oahu.
Whole Foods Market on Waialae Street on Oahu. | Source

Midweek Newspaper & Supermarket Weekly Ads

I miss having a dollar store on Oahu. Some dollar stores came to Oahu, but they closed up and not reopened. I hope that in the near future dollar stores will come back to Hawaii again. Until then we have our Midweek Newspaper that is delivered via USPS every week. Every Midweek has our weekly supermarket ads, Target, Walmart have their ads usually inserted in our Sunday Honolulu Star Advertiser newspaper. Honolulu Star Advertiser is our only daily newspaper on Oahu. Midweek Newspapers are the newspapers for our bargains at our supermarkets.

Midweek Newspapers comes weekly only. Aside of local articles in Midweek, we have weekly supermarket ad inserts. Midweek is free and all you have to do is go to midweek.com and subscribe for the free newspaper with all the supermarket ads delivered by USPS. Every week I wait eagerly for all the sale bargains of the week in Midweek.

*You can subscribe to Midweek Newspapers at this site:

https://secure.midweek.com/index.php?mwrenewal

*Midweek Newspaper's customer service number for subscriptions: For questions call Customer Service at (808) 628-3791

*Midweek Newspaper's email: Or email us at customerservice@staradvertiser.com .

Midweek Newspapers of the past. Inside are inserts off weekly supermarket ads.
Midweek Newspapers of the past. Inside are inserts off weekly supermarket ads. | Source

Sunday Ads In Honolulu Star Advertissere

Honolulu Star Advertiser Newspaper is our daily newspaper on Oahu. Every Sunday there are insert ads from CVS, KMART, Don Quijote, Walgreens, Sears, Target-most every Sunday and coupons from manufacturers to clip and save even more money. These bargains come every Sunday in our newspaper. We have subscriptions from our newspaper so ours is delivered right to our doorstep. You can buy newspapers almost anywhere from Hele Gas Station to most stores carry the Honolulu Star Advertiser. Hele Gas Stations was previously called Tesoro. Par Hawaii changed Tesoro & 76 gasoline brand name to Hele, which means "to go" in Hawaiian. Out of the 97 gas stations which had 76 gasoline brand name 37 will be renamed Hele.

Before Honolulu Star Advertiser our only daily newspaper we had 2 daily newspapers one in the morning and one in the evening. The morning newspaper was called The Honolulu Advertiser. Evening newspaper was called The Honolulu Star Bulletin. In 1856 The Honolulu Advertiser began publication. 1912 is when The Honolulu Star Bulletin was founded. In February 25, 2010 Black Press which owned Honolulu Star Bulletin purchased Honolulu Advertiser from Gannett Pacific Corp. Black Press set up HA Management to run The Honolulu Advertiser on May 3, 2010. The Honolulu Advertiser and The Honolulu Star Bulletin was merged on June 7, 2010. Now we have only one daily newspaper called The Honolulu Star Advertiser.

Every Sunday you can find bargains right in the Sunday newspaper. Sale ads from stores that comes with the Sunday Honolulu Star Advertiser is one of the best bargains you can use to save money. Dinning Out section also found in The Honolulu Star Advertiser's Sunday newspaper has different restaurant special bargains every week. Some bargains are seasonal and some are weekly bargains that you can find in Dinning Out.


Dinning Out is a separate insert in Sunday's Honolulu Star Advertiser Newspaper. This front page of Dinning Out is from Jan. 15, 2017 issue.
Dinning Out is a separate insert in Sunday's Honolulu Star Advertiser Newspaper. This front page of Dinning Out is from Jan. 15, 2017 issue. | Source

Don Quijote at Kaheka Lane on Oahu

Honolulu Star Advertiser Sunday's insert has Don Quijote's ads. This is Don Quijote at Kaheka Lane on Oahu.
Honolulu Star Advertiser Sunday's insert has Don Quijote's ads. This is Don Quijote at Kaheka Lane on Oahu. | Source

Sites Of Bargains

The inserts that comes with our Sunday newspaper and Midweek newspaper is easily found online at each of the stores sites. If you own a computer you have access to all the sales. You can get the latest bargains in you smartphones too for all come with apps for you smartphones. If you have a library card you can access the library's internet computers to see all the wonderful sales and get your bargain prices when you go shopping. If you are a newbie at the library use of their internet computers just ask the librarian and they'll help you. Right at your finger tips bargains galore at all of the stores sites. Best of all it's weekly sales at such a bargain prices you can stock up your food cabinet easily.

One bargain that's overlooked is free shipping. If you love nuts and candies baysidecandy.com has free shipping for all U. S. orders even Hawaii! I love sugar free candies. Baysidecandy.com has lots of choices for sugar free candies. One of my favorite sugar free candy is chocolate covered malt balls and I found them at baysidecandy.com! I was so overjoyed finding my favorite candy at such a reasonable price with free shipping. I enjoyed every bite of my sugar free chocolate covered malt balls. After an extensive search for the best price baysidecandy.com has the best prices with free shipping for the U. S. is one of the best bargains I came upon ever.

Free shipping is another bargain you just don't want to pass up. Aside of baysidecandy.com, Walmart.com and amazon.com has free shipping after you spend $49 as of Jan. 2017. The amount for free shipping changes as time goes by. Check the site for the most current free shipping information. Sears.com and OfficeDepot.com has in store pick-up when you purchase online. I like to purchase online because I've an ebates.com account. Just like the television commercial they give you money for shopping. This is another site for not only bargains with coupons, ebates.com gives you money for shopping online. I found ebay.com has hard to find products like nicotinamide. Nicotinamide was the cheapest at ebay.com. One thing about ebay.com you have to have a paypal.com account and pay through paypal.com only.

Your favorite store has online only bargains so check your favorite store site or restaurant site for their latest bargain deals going on. Happy bargain hunting!

Instant Bargains

I ride the bus. I don't have to concentrate on driving or parking, I can sight see while riding the bus. I often see banners or hand-made signs with instant bargain prices if you just walk into their store or restaurant at that moment when you see the banners or signs. While walking or riding the bus you can find many instant bargains to help save you money.

Banner advertising $5 lunch plates at I Love Country Cafe as seen in Jan. 2017.
Banner advertising $5 lunch plates at I Love Country Cafe as seen in Jan. 2017. | Source

Hawaii Has Many Small Businesses

All over Oahu there are small businesses that dot the island with their own shelves of specialty wares or food. M. Matsumoto Shave Ice store located in Haleiwa began in Feb.13, 1951. President Obama made shave ice famous when he came home to Hawaii and one of the first things President Obama and First Family did was get some shave ice. Small businesses have their own special flair with their signature wares and foods that is what gives Oahu it's quaintness and distinction is the bargain only found on Oahu.

Kona Coffee only from Hawaii, not on Oahu, but only from Hawaii grown on the Big Island of Hawaii. You'd think macadamia nuts come from only Hawaii, but it doesn't. Macadamia nuts are found in Australia and Indonesia. The Big Island of Hawaii's macadamia nut originally came from Australia. The pineapple came from South America.

OnlyFromHawaii.com is a site that has most everything you'd ever want that comes from Hawaii. Except for the Yamasa Soy, everything else is from Hawaii only. On the site it has a click if you don't see what you want on site..."Can't find what your looking for from Hawaii? Send us an e-mail at customerservice@onlyfromhawaii.com for the items you can't find and we'll be glad to find it for you! Inquiries are always welcome. "

Businesses Only On Oahu

M. Matsumoto Shave Ice store located in Haleiwa on Oahu has a long line of customers on any given day. M. Matsumoto Shave Ice store is only on Oahu
M. Matsumoto Shave Ice store located in Haleiwa on Oahu has a long line of customers on any given day. M. Matsumoto Shave Ice store is only on Oahu | Source

"Obama and the kids get shaved ice"

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