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RETIRED: SoCal: Albertsons, Ralphs, Stater Bros, Vons / Pavilions And Others Markets Thread

vodreaux 2,636 July 12, 2007 at 10:29 AM
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Since the CVS Southern California Thread is extremely popular, here is a thread for Albertsons, Ralphs, Stater Bros, Vons / Pavilions, Food 4 Less, Hows Market, and other supermarket to share our specials, coupons, chit chats, bragging rights and deals. One thread is good enough for all the Southern California market since most of us will shopping at many of following supermarkets.

Please share great deals. Try to be specific on which weekly advertisement, location (Los Angles different prices than Orange County sometimes), and store type (Ralphs, or Ralph's Fanfare). Also, sometimes certain stores or certain locations has specific sales unique to the area.

Lastly, Please as courtesy, try to specify the following if possible:
  • Manufacturer Specific, Smart Source, Mambo Sprouts, or Red Plum Coupons
  • Internet, Sunday's Newspaper Coupon or Other
  • Specify Date when coupon is released in newspaper.
Ralphs: a division of Kroger Corporation

Ralph's New Coupon Policy Effective June 25, 2008. If a coupon exceeds 50 cents and is less than $1.00, its value will be increased to $1.00. A limit of 1 coupon per household for each coupon offering will be doubled or have it value increased to $1.00. All other coupons of that offering will be redeemed at face value. All coupons $1.00 or greater will be redeemed at face value. We reserve the right to accept, limit or refuse manufacturer's coupons issued by other supermarkets. Minimum card savings shown, check store shelf price tag for actual savings. All Buy One Get One Free Items are taken from the regular shelf retail.

Food 4 Less: a division of Kroger Corporation

Vons and Pavilions: a division of Safeway Corporation

Albertsons


Stater Bros

Hows Market: A Hughes Family Grocers
All manufacturer coupons are subject to the contract of the manufacturer and expiration dates, with the following limitations and exclusions:
  1. A limit of three (3) coupons for like items will be doubled per customer**. All other coupons for like items will be redeemed at face value;
  2. Offer excludes other retailer coupons, "Free" coupons or coupons that exceed the value of the item;
  3. If the coupon exceeds $1.00, only $1.00 may be doubled;
  4. Offer excludes all liquor, tobacco, and dairy products;
  5. Applicable sales tax charged on manufacturer coupons;
Jons Marketplace: A family-owned supermarket chain serving the diverse communities of Southern California

99 Ranch: Asian Supermarket Chain

Henry's Farmers Market: A friendly, authentic natural food stores

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Welcome to the new location of this thread. We have added a grocery icon to this thread. Smilie
Thanks Horatio Honey for your contribution of movie tickets to the WIKI. Let take advantage of the WIKI. If anyone want to share something to standout for everyone to see. Please take advantage of the WIKI. Just be as specific as possible including the Store, Coupon Amount, Amt Saved, Location of Coupon etc.

Online E-Coupons, you can load your Ralphs and Vons/Pavilions Card with E-Coupons. You can use both E-Coupons plus your normal coupons together.

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#3
Seems like a good idea... Ralph's is great with double coupons... I'll start off I guess Smilie

Hot Pocket Calzones are on sale for $1.80; .75 off coupon (5/13 Val) doubles to $1.50. So you pay .30

Scotch Brite Heavy Duty sponges are free. On sale for $1, $1.00 off coupon in the 5/20 Val, so free Smilie
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Thanks for the invite... Although I am not that familiar with how Ralph's and Vons work in terms of couponing, I figure that even with their "higher" prices compared to places like Winco and Super Walmart (in Chino) that you can save more using the coupons correctly and specials just like CVS.

So will be looking forward to see how this works and what coupons you use outside of SmartSource and Valasis.

Was going to think about going to the GG to get lists -- but the impending strike has made me hold off for now.
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Cool idea. Have subscribed, although I am not in CA. I do shop at the Safeway equivalent here and am always on the watch for deals. I think our ads are often very similar.

Not sure if your stores have done this, but ours now have a section for 'clearanced' meats, where they put the stuff that has a 'sell by' date of today or tomorrow. Usually these only have a 30% off sticker on them, and often have the 'special price tag' pulled off, but I check these sections everytime I'm in the store, as sometimes they throw a GREAT deal in there. For example, 50 or 75% off, with the 'special price tag' left on, or better yet, a set price of 59, 79 or 99 cents for the whole package. I have bought lots of ground turkey, ribs and roasts from this section.

Now I just wish our stores would double larger coupons. Ours triple coupons up to 39 cents and double up to 50 cents. No competition to do more than this.
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I sent an e-mail to Albertsons letting them know I plan to shop much less at their stores now that they have stopped accepting competitor coupons. Unlike Ralphs and Vons they don't double coupons. I have also found their prices to be even higher than the other stores' for the items I buy. Their main redeeming quality was that they accepted competitor coupons.

Here is the e-mail response I received:

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Dear XXXXX,

Thank you for contacting Albertsons Customer Care. We received your email regarding competitor coupons.

We appreciate the time you took to contact us. We will no longer accept competitor coupons because:

Three’s a Crowd – competitor coupons take extra time to process and slow down the lines.
Competitor coupons are difficult to accept as Checkers must enter them manually after calculating savings
Competitor coupons are difficult to account for by bookkeeping.
The grocery industry as a whole has moved away from accepting coupons.

Please be advised that we have forwarded your complaint to our Service Operations Department. Someone from this department will respond you by telephone within 24 hours. For your reference, the case number associated with this matter is XXXXXX.

Again, thank you for contacting Albertsons Customer Care. If we can provide any information or be of service to you in the future, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or by calling 1-877-932-7948.

Sincerely,

Jessica G.
Albertsons Customer Care Representative
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Personally, I do not mind the extra time it takes to process my coupons if that means saving money! If I have a lot of coupons and there is someone behind me on line with just a few items I let that person go ahead of me.

Since when has it been true that "the grocery industry as a whole has moved away from accepting coupons"? News to me. Sounds like a bunch of BS. Translation = no more competitor coupons because they're cutting costs. I hope the loss of customers brings back the competitor coupons or leads to double coupons at Albertsons. We'll see how long they last. Vons brought back double coupons when they tried taking them away...
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Ralph's has finally gotten in the Free Community Passover Cookbooks.
Even if you have absolutely no interest in the cookbook you might want to pick one up anyway since there are Ralph's Club coupons in there. The Ralph's Club coupons can be combined with manufacturers coupons for additional savings.
There is a 1. off Sue Bee Honey that can be combined with mfg coupons as well as 1. off 2 Daisy Sour Cream.
It is certainly worth checking it out---especially because it is free with no strings attached.
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Quote from coupon queen View Post :
Ralph's has finally gotten in the Free Community Passover Cookbooks.
Even if you have absolutely no interest in the cookbook you might want to pick one up anyway since there are Ralph's Club coupons in there. The Ralph's Club coupons can be combined with manufacturers coupons for additional savings.
There is a 1. off Sue Bee Honey that can be combined with mfg coupons as well as 1. off 2 Daisy Sour Cream.
It is certainly worth checking it out---especially because it is free with no strings attached.
Hi Couponqueen. Which of the San Diego stores has the Passover coupon book? Thanks.
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Hi Couponqueen. Which of the San Diego stores has the Passover coupon book? Thanks.
It is actually a Community Passover Cookbook that has coupons in it. They do this every year.
I found them in the Carmel Mountain Store today. They have some Passover stuff in the produce section and it is there
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It is actually a Community Passover Cookbook that has coupons in it. They do this every year.
I found them in the Carmel Mountain Store today. They have some Passover stuff in the produce section and it is there
Thanks. Didn't notice it in the Genesee Ave. store in Clairemont today.
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Thanks. Didn't notice it in the Balboa Ave. store in Clairemont today.
This is the first time I saw them in the Carmel Mountain store this year and I am in there pretty often.
If you do not see them soon- ask someone where they are.
When it comes to the Jewish Holidays stuff sometimes Ralphs forgets to put the stuff out.
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RALPHS 10 ITEM MEGA EVENT

PLEASE add any deals in I have missed, that are in your ad (I only have the Fresh Fare ad) and that you find in-store.
Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies $1.50 - 1.00/2 (4/6 RP) = 2/FREE if you do the deal

Keebler Fudge Shoppe Fudge Filled or Peanut Butter Sticks Cookies $1.50 - .55/1 (4/6 RP) = FREE + $.10 overage if you do the deal

Betty Crocker cookies $1.50 - .60/1 printable (http://www.bettycrocker.com/coupo...fault.htm; http://www.boxtops4education.com/Coupons/) = FREE + $.20 overage if you do the deal

Scott Paper Towels Mega Roll $1.50 - $1/2 printable (http://www.scottbrand.com/us/offe.../index.asp) = 2/FREE if you do the deal

French's yellow mustard or spicy brown mustard $1.00 - $.50/1 (1/20 SS; 3/9 SS; printable http://www.franksredhot.com) = FREE + $.50 overage if you do the deal

Vlasic pickles $2.50 - $1/1 printable (www.vlasic.com - register and play the game; at the end is a link to a PDF to print) = FREE if you do the deal

Buitoni pasta (refridgerated) $3.50 - $1/1 printable (www.buitoni.com) = 1.50

Love the free paper towel mega rolls =)

Please post any deals that I missed. Thanks!
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These items are NOT part of the 10 Item Mega Event so the final price is as listed.

Cornish Game Hens .99 lb.. Use $2/1 (11/11 SS) for $3 off. Virtually free.

Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste 5.8 oz. $3 less $1.50/1 (3/30 SS) = .50

Promise activ Supershots 4-pack $2.50 less $1/1 (3/30 RP) = .50

Met-Rx Protein Bars 3-3.53 oz. $1.50 less $2/2 (1/6 RP - Coupon expires 4/6) = 2/FREE

Cottonelle Bathroom Tissue 4 roll 71.6 sq. ft. $1 less .25/1 (3/30 SS) = .50

Quite a week at Ralphs and we haven't even started on the unadvertised specials!
I found a pack of Cornish Game Hens for exactly $3.00 =) I heard these hens are delicious and am looking forward to cooking them.

Additional deals (NOT part of the Mega Event):

Michelina's Authentico entrees (frozen) $1 - $.50/1 (2/24 SS) = FREE

Nissin Foods Choice Ramen noodles, green package -- I heard these are good!: .40 each - .50/2 (1/20 SS; 3/16 SS) = 2/FREE. These coupons say DND but start with a 5 and my cashier did not even read them.

Alpo dog food $1 - $1/2 (3/30 SS) = 2/FREE

Ensure single drinks $1.69 - $1/1 (3/30 SS) = FREE

EAS bar $0.99 or $1.xx - $1/1 (3/30 SS) = FREE

Met-RX Big 100 bars $1.50 - $2/2 (4/6 SS) = 2/FREE

Purell hand sanitizer 2 oz (I found in baby section) $1.79 - $1/1 (1/13 RP) = FREE

Nexcare bandages (selected var.) $1.99 - $1/1 (4/6 RP) = FREE

Sunsilk shampoo and conditioners $3.50. Combine $1.50/1 (2/24 RP; there is also a printable at their website) with B1G1F (4/6 RP) = 2/$1.

Excedrin trial size $1.19 - $2/1 (3/2 SS; printable http://coupons.smartsource.com/We...AHOLHDARLS) = FREE or overage

Revlon emory boards $1.99 - $1/1 (1/13 SS; 4/6 SS) = FREE

Degree for Women trial size deodorant $1.99 - $1/1 (2/24 RP) = FREE

Kashi Heart to Heart cereal on sale $3.00 - $1/1 (Mambo Sprouts coupon book) = $1

Johnsons Baby Products (buddies soap, I think the safety cotton swabs and maybe others) ~ $1.xx - $1/1 (3/2 RP) = FREE

Please post any items I missed. Thanks
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I sent an e-mail to Albertsons letting them know I plan to shop much less at their stores now that they have stopped accepting competitor coupons. Unlike Ralphs and Vons they don't double coupons. I have also found their prices to be even higher than the other stores' for the items I buy. Their main redeeming quality was that they accepted competitor coupons.

Here is the e-mail response I received:

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Dear XXXXX,

Thank you for contacting Albertsons Customer Care. We received your email regarding competitor coupons.

We appreciate the time you took to contact us. We will no longer accept competitor coupons because:

Three’s a Crowd – competitor coupons take extra time to process and slow down the lines.
Competitor coupons are difficult to accept as Checkers must enter them manually after calculating savings
Competitor coupons are difficult to account for by bookkeeping.
The grocery industry as a whole has moved away from accepting coupons.

Please be advised that we have forwarded your complaint to our Service Operations Department. Someone from this department will respond you by telephone within 24 hours. For your reference, the case number associated with this matter is XXXXXX.

Again, thank you for contacting Albertsons Customer Care. If we can provide any information or be of service to you in the future, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or by calling 1-877-932-7948.

Sincerely,

Jessica G.
Albertsons Customer Care Representative
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Personally, I do not mind the extra time it takes to process my coupons if that means saving money! If I have a lot of coupons and there is someone behind me on line with just a few items I let that person go ahead of me.

Since when has it been true that "the grocery industry as a whole has moved away from accepting coupons"? News to me. Sounds like a bunch of BS. Translation = no more competitor coupons because they're cutting costs. I hope the loss of customers brings back the competitor coupons or leads to double coupons at Albertsons. We'll see how long they last. Vons brought back double coupons when they tried taking them away...
The problem with Albertsons is there are too many managers left over from the (American Stores Inc.) Lucky days. Lucky was never coupon friendly and those managers always hated the Albertsons policies. Now with a new owner, they're finally able to rid themselves of them.

3's a Crowd was a Lucky policy. Under Supervalu, I expect to see more old Lucky policies return.

When Hughes Markets were around they use to accept competitor supermarket coupons as well as double coupons (although if you used both on one item, they weren't supposed to double your manufacturer coupon). They would have a photocopied list - including a photocopy of each coupon - at each checkstand of most every coupon available from every major competitor supermarket each Thursday morning (supermarket ad weeks use to run Thursday to Wednesday. Sometimes they'd come out with an updated list on Sunday morning, too.). Each competitor coupon - by chain - was given a PLU code. All the cashier had to do was match the coupon to the list and punch in the code. That was great and only a few coupons that didn't make it to the list had to be manually calculated.

In the 90's, Fry's in Phoenix would accept competitor supermarket coupons. They would require that you present them BEFORE the item was scanned. All the cashier would do was change the price on the item(s) or take the $$ amount off at that point.

Smith's in the 90's in Phoenix, use to do "ad match". Depending on the closest competitor, they'd match (change in the computer system for everyone) the price of every item in the competitor supermarket weekly ad (such as every Fry's or Safeway ad price would also be their ad price in addition to their own Smith's weekly ad). If the competitor ad had a coupon, they'd make that the shelf price for everyone, also.

My knowledge of Phoenix grocery chains is due to frequent visits, btw. I once brought back a 10 lb bag of potatoes, Duraflame fire logs, 1 doz. eggs and a 22 lb frozen turkey from supermarket purchases on an airplane. Pre 9/11 days, of course. The only thing I was ever questioned about was the turkey. They wanted to know if it was cooked (after running through x-ray). I said yes but of course it wasn't and they didn't check.

Don't expect Albertsons to ever accept competitor coupons again. They're just not going to do it no matter how much we ask.

The response about coupons is about what Vons said when they dropped double coupons for just shy of 8 months n 2006. After they brought them back their response was "the competitive landscape has changed". In other words, Ralphs stole all of our coupon customers and we're losing market share. Something Vons is trying to do to Albertsons right now.

Tell Albertsons you won't be shopping there anymore period. I've been reading a number of stories about how people are again clipping coupons to make ends meet. I do see people use coupons in the stores and to me it appears usage is on the upswing. But all of the cashiers I have known for years still tell me people don't use them very much.
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Did anyone get the "keep saving coupon" in the mail from vons? It's just like the Target clipless coupon. If so are you able to use MQ with these savings? For example on the card there is $1 off of Tava and I also have an IP for $1.50, can I use both?
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