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Northern and Central California Grocery Store Deals Thread

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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 entrée 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 entrée – 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 codes
$2 Codes appear to no longer be working
O Organic 77207=$2 25569=$1
77207 has worked on:
  • Prepackaged produce, 3 pack romaine, salad mixes, baby carrots, etc
  • Beans, canned
  • Broth
  • Croutons
  • Herbs, fresh
  • Mac & cheese, boxed
  • Rice bowls
  • Salsa
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Spices
  • Tea-bags and bottled
  • Tomatoes, canned
  • Vegetables, Canned
  • Vegetables, Frozen -mixed, peas, corn
Not worked on:
  • Herbs, arugula
  • Milk
  • Soup aseptic, chicken noodle (worked on aseptic broth)
  • Vegetables, frozen CA mix
  • Vegetables, organic tomato sold by lb
  • yellow mustard
Open Nature 77015=$2 30055=$1
77015 has worked on:
  • Bread & buns
30055 has worked ON wheat loaf
  • Pasta, refrigerated
  • Peanut butter
  • Yogurt, Greek plain & honey
  • Not worked on:
    • Bread, buttermilk wide pan loaf
    • Bread,19grain wide pan loaf
    • Bread, quinoa wide pan loaf
    • Chicken, cooked now works on whole chicken from deli
  • Frozen dinners
  • hummus from deli area
  • Ice cream/fro yo
  • lunchmeat from meat deli
  • salmon, frozen 12oz
  • Turkey, ground frozen 1lb chub
  • Yogurt, fruit flavors (Lime greek yogurt did not work)
  • Select
    20154 ("skip bagging") has worked on:
    • Artisan bakery bread
    • Dipping sauce
    • Frozen family size dinner-Lasagna
    • Frozen entree- Lasagna, Pot roast
    • Ice cream
    • Pizza
    • Salsa-except tomatillo chipotle
    • Sparkling cider
    Not worked on:
    • Frozen entree- tikka masala, Lemon Orzo chicken, mac cheese with bacon
    • Frozen Yogurt pint
    • Salsa-Restaurant style Tomatillo Chipotle 24oz
    Refreshe
    10170 ("please insert your coupon") has worked on:
    • Club soda, 1-liter
    • Seltzer water, 1-liter
    • Seltzer water, 6 pack with a pp too
    • Soda, 2-liter
    • Water, bottled 6pk

    30055 has worked on
    ON wheat bread loaf

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    Quote from sacramentogirl View Post :
    here is the amazon link

    http://amzn.com/B00005IBXJ
    thanks SG! looks great, but not sure i have room for another kitchen appliance, this one is tempting though, we have lots of pizzas waiting to be eaten... LOL
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    Have BTFE, a few inserts a week, several PCs to print IPQs, please PM for trades, thanks!

    Always looking for huggies and Pampers Qs! Currently looking for $2 Pampers Q's and $3 huggies IPQs. Smilie

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    Quote from missusg View Post :
    Time to bust out the bread machine-I have caraway seed Smilie
    so much free breadfor so long, my yeast is probably all kaput laugh out loud
    Eat @ missusg's Whee

    the same thing happen w/my yeast plans Crylol
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    Question - I have a personalized JFU price for Huggies wipes for 99 cents. It says one-time, but there's no limit on it. I also have a $1 off coupon, limit 2. Can I buy 2 and get them free, or just 1? Thanks. Been a while since I have been at Safeway. I don't have any babies anymore, but wipes are always useful!
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    I traded in my coupon addiction for my workout addiction. I feel much better with this one!

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    Quote from BOGmama View Post :
    Question - I have a personalized JFU price for Huggies wipes for 99 cents. It says one-time, but there's no limit on it. I also have a $1 off coupon, limit 2. Can I buy 2 and get them free, or just 1? Thanks. Been a while since I have been at Safeway. I don't have any babies anymore, but wipes are always useful!
    b2=free

    *note - make certain you print or .pdf save your offers before shopping. if both offers are not honored, go to cs for your $ back
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    Sprouts:
    so the 5/30 doesn't work with SQs, but you don't find out til the very end
    total on screen was $12.xx, turned to swipe my card b4 I realized that the 2 had turned to a 7

    Saw a guy with clipboard when I walked in & asked how the store coupons worked with the 5/30. He said he'd never encoutered that & would "make it work". I recognized him as AM or something-the guy they call for overrides, etc.
    He was checking when I was ready so I got in his line
    My total before coupons was over $32, and I had $3 in Sprouts coupons
    A lot of my IPs beeped & he was getting concerned
    after I paid $17 (with GC),wanted to give me back the 5/30 but it expires today & I would've at least tried adding $1 more to see if it was discounts after all SQs
    $32-3SQ =$29. The rest of my discounts were MQs
    altho, now that i think back, he struggled to enter some MQs and i think I saw one entered as SQ.
    One added $1 and he had to take it off twice...
    So who knows...
    eventually gave me $5 cash

    Also, MFA listed Wholly Guac/Salsa as 1.50ea
    I had $1/1 Qs but it was marked .99ea
    IPs didn't scan and he gave me $1 off. Still not clear on how they normally handle Qs over the amt of purchase.
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    I already need a calculator, smart phone, pen, graph paper, ruler, protractor, scissors, folder, abacus, and Tylenol when I shop at Wags. Now you're telling me I need to take a Math Major with me as well?

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    Thanks rejoyce!! Smilie
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    The WIKI is your BEST FRIEND!!Big Grin The WIKI is the SECOND post in the thread!! Please read it before asking any questions. You may be surprised by what you find there!! Wink
    If you are too lazy to read the thread, then at least READ THE WIKI OR USE THE SEARCH THIS THREAD OPTION!!
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    Quote from Thriftymomof2 View Post :
    Could someone please randomly REP me?! Pray Not liking the number I am showing right now with my reps Frown TIA and will rep back nod

    hi ThriftyMom! I was thinking of you today wondering why we haven't heard from you! Glad to see you. And repped! Wink

    Quote from missusg View Post :
    Sprouts:
    so the 5/30 doesn't work with SQs, but you don't find out til the very end
    total on screen was $12.xx, turned to swipe my card b4 I realized that the 2 had turned to a 7

    Saw a guy with clipboard when I walked in & asked how the store coupons worked with the 5/30. He said he'd never encoutered that & would "make it work". I recognized him as AM or something-the guy they call for overrides, etc.
    He was checking when I was ready so I got in his line
    My total before coupons was over $32, and I had $3 in Sprouts coupons
    A lot of my IPs beeped & he was getting concerned
    after I paid $17 (with GC),wanted to give me back the 5/30 but it expires today & I would've at least tried adding $1 more to see if it was discounts after all SQs
    $32-3SQ =$29. The rest of my discounts were MQs
    altho, now that i think back, he struggled to enter some MQs and i think I saw one entered as SQ.
    One added $1 and he had to take it off twice...
    So who knows...
    eventually gave me $5 cash

    Also, MFA listed Wholly Guac/Salsa as 1.50ea
    I had $1/1 Qs but it was marked .99ea
    IPs didn't scan and he gave me $1 off. Still not clear on how they normally handle Qs over the amt of purchase.

    thanks for the Sprouts report MissusG! Smilie I never buy enough to hit $30 there, but I like Sprouts much more than SW for the shopping experience.


    At SW, how does it work when MQ value ($1, for example) exceeds item cost (99c)? What's the policy and does anyone have a link to this specific policy? TIA! Thanks
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    Quote from rejoyce View Post :
    hi ThriftyMom! I was thinking of you today wondering why we haven't heard from you! Glad to see you. And repped! Wink


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    Thanks so much!! repped ya back. Working six days a week doesn't leave me a lot of time for shopping/couponing these days Frown I sure am glad to be back working though nod I did swing by Winco today at lunch and picked up a few of the 18 packs of Diet Dr. Pepper for $1.48 each!! Not a huge fan of dr. pepper but for that price, I will drink it laugh out loud
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    Quote from rejoyce View Post :


    At SW, how does it work when MQ value ($1, for example) exceeds item cost (99c)? What's the policy and does anyone have a link to this specific policy? TIA! Thanks
    http://www.safeway.com/IFL/Grocer...foru-CP-RL

    Manufacturer and Store Coupons:
    1. We will redeem coupons only for the specific items included in our customer's purchase transaction. The redemption value will be as stated on the coupon, unless that value yields a final price for such item less than zero; if application of the redemption value yields a price less than zero, the coupon will be redeemed only for the amount that yields a zero price (our customer cannot net a cash credit or payout from a coupon purchase).
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    Quote from CQ1 View Post :
    http://www.safeway.com/IFL/Grocer...foru-CP-RL

    Manufacturer and Store Coupons:
    1. We will redeem coupons only for the specific items included in our customer's purchase transaction. The redemption value will be as stated on the coupon, unless that value yields a final price for such item less than zero; if application of the redemption value yields a price less than zero, the coupon will be redeemed only for the amount that yields a zero price (our customer cannot net a cash credit or payout from a coupon purchase).
    thank you!
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    Is anyone finding THIS at their Targets? Calvine store had one on shelf, but rang up $199. Really wanted it for my daughters room Frown

    The pizza thing is still $29.99 there also (which is a good thing as I don't really have the need/room for it) laugh out loud

    Found a few things 90% off for V-day, but it sure was picked over.
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    Target:
    made it!
    not much of a trans
    5 cereal, 2 steamfresh and gave away ketchup Q (2.69 here)
    steamfresh $1 items included plain brown rice, white rice & brown rice with veg. Liked that better than froz peas or corn
    was way on the bottom, in this store the shelf tags had curled around in a circle

    I didn't see any Wolf chili-is that something we have in CA?
    wanted to price Yoplait Greek 100 with TQ/MQ (heart the lemon flavor) but didn't find it
    or v-day clearance
    Target was in Oakridge Mall, so it may have less space & not stock everything others do.
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    Is anyone still shopping at Raley's?!? I have not been only because I am not getting any offers and their weekly ad is not that great Frown They have mentioned on their FB page that if you don't shop, you won't get offers, but my thinking is more along the lines of... give me offers and I will shop laugh out loud

    Being as I am about one mile from Winco and about 3 miles from Safeway (while at work) I just don't have a need to go to Raley's anymore. Kind of a bummer too as I was in there 2-3 times a week when they had their e-coupons. Man, I miss those Sadwalk
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    Quote from Thriftymomof2 View Post :
    Is anyone still shopping at Raley's?!? I have not been only because I am not getting any offers and their weekly ad is not that great Frown They have mentioned on their FB page that if you don't shop, you won't get offers, but my thinking is more along the lines of... give me offers and I will shop laugh out loud

    Being as I am about one mile from Winco and about 3 miles from Safeway (while at work) I just don't have a need to go to Raley's anymore. Kind of a bummer too as I was in there 2-3 times a week when they had their e-coupons. Man, I miss those Sadwalk
    Their pharm is the best around so I'm still in there occasionally & try to find something to buy.
    but the quality seems to be waning too
    gut feeling is they don't really want coupon-ers.

    I had a 5/50 that I used on the last day, used my free Good/nat'l Qs, got some beef & pork to get 250 points & used $1 pork Qs-in other words, crafted the best deal I could & still paid about $25.
    The stew I made wasn't as good as I remember. Meat was tougher. Pork was OK but I seasoned heavily.
    I got organic onions, marked 2.79/3lb bag was cheaper than conventional. Were on a rack next to organics & half of them got wet from sprayer. Wet onions Nono
    then they scanned 2.99

    Little things, but enough to make me think Sprouts is as good if not better when it comes to meat & organic produce. Throw in free animal crackers, wholly salsa & I think they're my new "main" store

    ETA: after I did 5/50 thought I might get some more offers, not so far..
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    Quote from missusg View Post :
    Their pharm is the best around so I'm still in there occasionally & try to find something to buy.
    but the quality seems to be waning too
    gut feeling is they don't really want coupon-ers.

    I had a 5/50 that I used on the last day, used my free Good/nat'l Qs, got some beef & pork to get 250 points & used $1 pork Qs-in other words, crafted the best deal I could & still paid about $25.
    The stew I made wasn't as good as I remember. Meat was tougher. Pork was OK but I seasoned heavily.
    I got organic onions, marked 2.79/3lb bag was cheaper than conventional. Were on a rack next to organics & half of them got wet from sprayer. Wet onions Nono
    then they scanned 2.99

    Little things, but enough to make me think Sprouts is as good if not better when it comes to meat & organic produce. Throw in free animal crackers, wholly salsa & I think they're my new "main" store

    ETA: after I did 5/50 thought I might get some more offers, not so far..
    Okay so it's not just me laugh out loud Speaking of Sprouts.... the two times I have been able to get the ads from work, the Sprouts ad has a $3/$30. Is this a weekly thing they do with their ads? Have not made it to Sprouts yet, but you gals are always posting deals for there that I am thinking I should check them out nod
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