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Northern and Central California Grocery Store Deals Thread

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Mod Edit: This will become the new Northern California Grocery Stores Thread.

Thank you to missusg and mcube for starting up threads for the individual stores for Northern California.

Due to how the timestamp works - it is with apologies to mcube (who started the Lucky thread) that your post is now #141 -- When a thread is merged the posts go in timestamp order.

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This message to remain for the next 24 hours so that our NoCal users can get used to this. Smilie
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official place to post Norcal store deals
Savemart/Lucky/Raley's/Bel Air/Nob Hill and other local chains welcome

We're not too rigid, any deals of NORCAL interest welcome

Been recommended that I tell people to play nice, just post deals and no fighting

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Last Edited by missusg August 30, 2016 at 03:05 AM
INFO FOR BEGINNERS:Forum Related
1/2, 2/3, X/Y - X dollars of the purchase off Y (Y can be #items, amount spend, ect)

Acronyms

B1G1, B2G2, ect - Buy One Get One, Buy Two...
B1G$1, B2G$2, ect - Buy One Get 1 Dollar Buy Two...
CAT - Catalina [they have machines at the registers that print out store and/or manufacturer's coupons called CAT's--sometimes random CAT's print from the machines (like when you buy a competitor's product), other times a $ off ONYO will print when you do a certain deal like the ones at the bottom part of the wiki. Some CAT's are Safeway Q's, while others are MQ's.]
CSR - Customer Service Representative (cashier)
DH - Dear Husband
HH - Happy Hunting
HTH - Hope This Helps
IP - Internet Printable (coupon)
MM - Money Maker
MQ - Manufacturer's Coupon
ONYO - On Your Next Order (in reference to a $ amount CAT coupon that prints to use on your next purchase)
OOP - Out Of Pocket
OP - Original Poster
PM - Private Message
Q(s) - Coupon(s)
RAOK - Random Act of Kindness
RC - Rain Check
SD - Slick Deal(s)
SQ - Safeway Coupon
SW - Safeway
SCO - Self Check Out
TIA - Thanks In Advance
TLOD - The Land of Doubles
WYB - When You Buy

Current Food Deal Related
BE - Birds Eye
ER - Eating Right
HH - Heart Healthy
MA - Michael Angelo's
M/M or M&M - Mix and Match (Buy 10 participating items, get $5 off instantly)
RTS - Race To Saving (see above)
WFB - Water Front Bistro (aka WTF )

Phrases
Roll - usually refers to using a CAT on the next transaction and having a CAT still print for that transaction that you can use on the next one again

Useful threads:
Printable Manufacturer coupons thread link to printables

List of Unexpired newspaper coupons (YMMV - NorCal sometimes gets different values, sometimes we don't get a coupon in our region, and sometimes we get extra coupons! LINK

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Birthday Freebies

Restaurants/Fast Food
Denny's - Free Grand Glam Breakfast - or valued $? (about $4.69 or less than $5), still worth it.
IHOP- Free Tutt n' Fruity - or other entr?e valued $ about $7
Panera - Free birthday freebie
Starbucks - Free item - via starbucks card
Red Robin - Free Burger
Fudruckers - BOGO burger
Noodles and Company - Free bowl of noodles
Benihana's - $30 Dinner - M-TH DINNER time only - valid for one month
Chevy's - Free entr?e - valued $12.99
BJ's Brewery - Free pizookie dine-in - no other purchase required (Pizza Cookie)
El Torito - ?
Baja Fresh - Free burrito wyb a soda
Black Bear Dinner - Free Waffle (or pancakes) with eggs and bacon (or sausage)

Dessert
Godiva - Free piece per month, $10 bday month
Pink Berry - ?
Cold Stone Creamery - ?
Basket Robbins - free cone
Cinnabon - Free Mocha Cocolatta

Retail Stores
Origins - $10 bday mon, $10 christmas
Sephora - Free birthday gift - pre-set, no purchase nessasary just go in and pick up
Aveda - Free $25 Personal Blend link [aveda.com] - worth $25
Benefit - Free Brow Arch, week of your bday - Sun-Sat - more info here [benefitcosmetics.com]:
Body Shop - $10 credit need to be Love Your Body member. Or in the past, you can use that credit towards a membership - in your bday month.
Naturalizer - $10 postcard and email.
Kohl's Rewards- $10 via snail mail
DSW - $5 code to use on anything in store
Famous Footwear - $5 code to use
Sports Authority - $10 code to use in store, must be The League member

Grocery
Raley's/Nob Hill - Birthday Cake Mix or 6 pack of cupcakes from Bakery/ $10/20 Custom bakery - via Something Extra rewards - valid all month long
Cost Plus World Market - 15% discount, must be an explorer member

Hardware
OSH - Free $5 to use at the store - must be a rewards member




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Safeway
50 yard line savings list [safeway.com]of qualifying items

Must sign in to Just for U to activate

receive 1 Point for every participating item purchased. A total of 100 points needed to redeem for a $50 Gift Card
Promotion begins at 12:00:01 a.m. PT on 8/17/16 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on 2/7/17.

see your Just for U offer for T&C

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Thanks, missusg! You think they will allow mq + store Q despite the fine print??
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Thanks, missusg! You think they will allow mq + store Q despite the fine print??
YMMV, but it will not beep!

Here is the link [raleys.com] to next week's coupons!
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Ad isn't up yet, but got a copy in today's paper
Chex 3/$6, buy 3 get $3 off at checkout
Use $3/3 peelies - free!
If you don't have peelies, $1/2 IPq here:
http://coupons.smartsource.com//i...ZUA6PWPEPO
My ad is Nob Hill but so far has been the same as Raleys
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Here is the link [raleys.com] to next week's coupons!
Hacked your link to get this week's coupons:
http://www.raleys.com/tabletalk/081203_cert.htm
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I found no Dentyne and Celsicius Q's in Sac Bee either. By the way, any deal for Ducolax right now. I remember few months ago, there was RR deal at WAGS but I didn't buy any, and now, I need it badly for a member of family. Anyone in Sac has it ? I can pay PP. Thanks
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I found no Dentyne and Celsicius Q's in Sac Bee either. By the way, any deal for Ducolax right now. I remember few months ago, there was RR deal at WAGS but I didn't buy any, and now, I need it badly for a member of family. Anyone in Sac has it ? I can pay PP. Thanks
I PMed you Smilie
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There are some good Raley's eQ. To name a few:
Free garlic bread with $10 purchase
Doritos 0.99 (limit 2)

HTH
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I found no Dentyne and Celsicius Q's in Sac Bee either. By the way, any deal for Ducolax right now. I remember few months ago, there was RR deal at WAGS but I didn't buy any, and now, I need it badly for a member of family. Anyone in Sac has it ? I can pay PP. Thanks
Dulcolax comment - I used to get it from Pharmaca pharmacy but got the generic straight from the pharmacist. 100 pills of 250 MG Ducosate Sodium for about $6, fully half price from the Dulcolax brand in the store, people just don't know to ask for it from the pharmacist.

At Lucky's yesterday, they had the large box of Pampers Cruisers on clearance for $21.99, about the same price that folks here on SD are freaking out about for the Amazon Subscribe and Save deal. I was so sad that they only had size 3 left and I need size 4 Frown The person in front of me at the SCO paid and left his $3/1 any Pampers Cruisers CAT - what a tease! Totally YMMV but wanted to mention it. These were the Cruisers WITHOUT the Dry MAx which I'm desperately looking for as my baby was one of the babies that got the hideous rash from the new Dry Max kind.
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prescription Qs

Are there any $GC w/ new prescription Qs out there? Any pharmacy (CVS, RA, Wags, Target) I'm not picky. I thought target had one but I can't find it.....arrgggghh I need to get better organized! TIA!
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I missed out on the Heinz ketchup. But can you explain the strawberries deal? I see it at $2.49. If I buy one pound and get 2 pounds free, should it be 3# for $2.49? I don't see how you got 9# for $2.97. Confused
Sure! I'm quoting from my receipt here.

The deal in the ad is to buy one package at $3.99 and get two free.

I bought nine packages at $3.99 each, total of $35.91
I received a card savings of $23.94 for the advertised B1G2F deals
I also received a discount of $9.00 for the J4U price. What it did was to take $1.50 off of each package of strawberries.

So my total ended up as $35.91- 23.94 - 9.00 == 2.97.
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Quick question on the Safeway JFU program. If I add a coupon to my card from JFU, can I also use a MQ on the same item?! I don't do SF too much and I feel like I may be missing out on some good deals. I just may start going once or twice a month (depending on the deals) TIA Smilie
I think the answer is yes. Their coupon policy is vague but their blog is more clear.

The blog [safeway.com] says (on 2/7/11) "Yes, you can use a store coupon with a manufacturer coupon for the same item."

The coupon policy is here. [safeway.com] It doesn't address stacking store and MQ and doesn't talk about the J4U program at all.
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Sure! I'm quoting from my receipt here.

The deal in the ad is to buy one package at $3.99 and get two free.

I bought nine packages at $3.99 each, total of $35.91
I received a card savings of $23.94 for the advertised B1G2F deals
I also received a discount of $9.00 for the J4U price. What it did was to take $1.50 off of each package of strawberries.

So my total ended up as $35.91- 23.94 - 9.00 == 2.97.
Does it work on any brand?
Do you remember which ones you got? (sometimes they have the Driscoll's and some other ones).
ThanksSmilie
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Does it work on any brand?
Do you remember which ones you got? (sometimes they have the Driscoll's and some other ones).
ThanksSmilie
The brand was Berrylicious. A couple posters on the My Frugal Adventures blog said that it worked for them on Driscoll's.
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I don't think this will work for me, I did not get this J4U pricing on strawberries, under my personalized deals.

so this may be ymmv.

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