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Northern and Central California Grocery Store Deals Thread

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

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Last Edited by sacramentogirl March 1, 2016 at 12:58 PM
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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    #31
    I found April Fresh ideas Mag [tonytantillo.com] at Safeway today. This is the first time I have seen one! Got quite a few.

    I also found a few of the dental/oral pamphlets at RA today that someone mentioned in RA thread.
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    #32
    Quote from Froggman View Post :
    I got 6 packages for $1.98 this morning. I have the J4U price of $2.49 and I received a $6.00 discount for my J4U
    Here is what I think is going on.
    The system is taking $1.50 off each of the FREE packages instead of taking off $1.50 for the one you pay for.
    I got 6 packages - 4 of them were free. 4x$1.50 = $6.00

    THANKS to Koya98 worship I was also able to get 6 packages for $1.98!!! wootwoot My kids are going to be in strawberry heaven!! laugh out loud
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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!!
    NEW to SD?! Maybe THIS can help you get around nod
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    #33
    Quote from sacramentogirl View Post :
    wave Hidnprncss!! My local Grocery Outlet had microwave Basmatti rice pouches for 2 for 99c. Might want to stop and check out one if you have one near you.
    I forgot to mention this the other day... the Tastee Basmati from Gross Out is really GROSS! vomit
    The uncle ben's is light and fluffy but the Tastee was really pasty. For the extra 10c a pack I paid for the Uncle Ben's I considered it money well spent nod

    Also can someone break this strawberry deal down for me "Hooked on Phonic's Style" i feel like I'm not getting it but I'm not familiar with the J4U term either Dontknow
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    #34
    Oh I also forgot to mention this....
    When I was on my trip around NorCal I noticed the Propel Zero Bottles were on Rollback at Walmart for .58c there were $1.00/2 Q's in the 2/13 and 1/13 SS's (I don't have any but they were there none the less)
    With the Q it brings it down to .08c a bottle plus CRV and that's a pretty great price if it's something people drink heart
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    #35
    Quote from Thriftymomof2 View Post :
    I was also able to get 6 packages for $1.98!!! wootwoot My kids are going to be in strawberry heaven!! laugh out loud
    I am glad you got in on itwoot

    I think that Safeway has caught the glitch though.I just got back and it didn't work, no J4U pricing no discount.I guess it was a good thing I forgot my wallet at homeWink My teen son sat in the car while I ran in, and when I got back in the car he asked me why I looked so sadlaugh out loud
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    #36
    Quote from koya98 View Post :
    I am glad you got in on itwoot

    I think that Safeway has caught the glitch though.I just got back and it didn't work, no J4U pricing no discount.I guess it was a good thing I forgot my wallet at homeWink My teen son sat in the car while I ran in, and when I got back in the car he asked me why I looked so sadlaugh out loud
    OMGosh.. now I feel really bad that you did not get it Frown I just did it at around 3pm today. Were you able to get it at all (at least one time)? I hope it was not a one time thing and I ruined it for you shake head
    I do owe you BIG TIME... so please let me know if there is ANYTHING you need wave
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    #37
    Okay.. now that I am COMPLETELY hooked on Safeway laugh out loud how often does the JFU personal pricing change?! or does it? I know I can go to the SF thread, but it just seems soooo overwhelming to me Stick Out Tongue

    My FIRST trip to SW with the JFU did NOT work out so well though laugh out loud for some reason my JFU pricing would not work Confused Spent about 1/2 hour with Robert (SM who is AWESOME BTW) and on the phone with CS til we could get it worked out. Apparently I have TWO SW club cards Confused associated with my phone # so the JFU pricing would not work until she combined both the cards and had them both associated with my #. Well, before that, my total was $105 EEK! after my MQ's and SF club card pricing it brought it down to $82 (which I thought was still kinda high) Well, AFTER the CS phone call, my total went down to $54 with the JFU pricing woot So from $105 down to $54 I was a happy camper!!! Big Grin
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    #38
    Quote from Thriftymomof2 View Post :
    OMGosh.. now I feel really bad that you did not get it Frown I just did it at around 3pm today. Were you able to get it at all (at least one time)? I hope it was not a one time thing and I ruined it for you shake head
    I do owe you BIG TIME... so please let me know if there is ANYTHING you need wave
    No.no.no - you didn't ruin it AT ALL hug It wasn't a one time thing and I got some last night and this morning.I was freezing them and saving them for smoothies.I got more than my fair share.
    .I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that Safeway may have caught the glitch so they can ditch the self checkout if need be, or at least have an excuse ready.
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    I still have no clue what this JFU thing is??? Confused
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    Quote from koya98 View Post :
    No.no.no - you didn't ruin it AT ALL hug It wasn't a one time thing and I got some last night and this morning.I was freezing them and saving them for smoothies.I got more than my fair share.
    .I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that Safeway may have caught the glitch so they can ditch the self checkout if need be, or at least have an excuse ready.

    Oh good!! As soon as I spread some REP around, I owe you alot more laugh out loud
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    #41
    Quote from hidnprncss View Post :
    I still have no clue what this JFU thing is??? Confused
    Sorry, wasn't trying to ignore you.

    J4U (Just 4 You) is a program that Safeway is running.You can go to their website and sign up for the program with your Safeway club card number.Once you do that you can add coupons from the site to your card, and they will also have personalized deals (guessing based on your purchasing history) that you can load to your card.The personalized deals change every so often. I see the one time personalized deals loaded about once a week.These are the ones they advertise at the top of their weekly ad.The other personalized deals are unlimited use ( like the berries ) and I am not sure how often they change these out.My current ones are set to expire on 5/04, so they should be adding some new ones soon.
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    #42
    Quote from hidnprncss View Post :
    I still have no clue what this JFU thing is??? Confused
    Just For U Smilie

    You get the Safeway club card at the store.
    You go on the SW website and create an account with your card #
    They will have: coupons that you can load to your card, special pricing on certain items, sale price or free items that you can also load to your card.
    Print out the shopping list and take with you to the store. Shop.

    You need the shooping list because many times your loaded coupons and/or prices are not working correctly Frown I usually take my receipt and shopping list (showing the coupons and/or prices loaded on my card) to CS to get my cash back.

    HTH
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    #43
    Quote from koya98 View Post :
    Sorry, wasn't trying to ignore you.

    J4U (Just 4 You) is a program that Safeway is running.You can go to their website and sign up for the program with your Safeway club card number.Once you do that you can add coupons from the site to your card, and they will also have personalized deals (guessing based on your purchasing history) that you can load to your card.The personalized deals change every so often. I see the one time personalized deals loaded about once a week.These are the ones they advertise at the top of their weekly ad.The other personalized deals are unlimited use ( like the berries ) and I am not sure how often they change these out.My current ones are set to expire on 5/04, so they should be adding some new ones soon.
    Quote from SacState View Post :
    Just For U Smilie

    You get the Safeway club card at the store.
    You go on the SW website and create an account with your card #
    They will have: coupons that you can load to your card, special pricing on certain items, sale price or free items that you can also load to your card.
    Print out the shopping list and take with you to the store. Shop.

    You need the shooping list because many times your loaded coupons and/or prices are not working correctly Frown I usually take my receipt and shopping list (showing the coupons and/or prices loaded on my card) to CS to get my cash back.

    HTH
    No worries and thanks to you both Grouphug
    Reps all around for the info heart
    I'm going to have to get a new Safeway Card since our card # is MIA and Csvc couldn't help us with it. We're just too used to using our phone # Sadwalk
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    Quote from hidnprncss View Post :
    I still have no clue what this JFU thing is??? Confused
    When you register online and provide your phone number and safeway membership number you get access to electronic coupons that you can pre-load on your card before you go shopping. Sometimes you get a personalized price for certain items and you can also use MQs with that price which sometimes makes for sweet deals. Some people got a personalized low price for strawberry. So when they checkout the system takes of the difference between the sale price and J4U price. THe system was doing that for all items (including free items with B1G2 free Q). Unfortunately I did not have that strawberry personalized price so could not get on this Strawberry deal Mad HTH

    BTW, new Q for Frank's hot sauce [facebook.com] that we can use at Raley's & NobHill. They are $1 Q, are there any deals for Sweet chili or thick sauce that we can use this on, or this $1 will be sort of wasted on the .50 hot sauce !
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    Quote from neetup View Post :
    When you register online and provide your phone number and safeway membership number you get access to electronic coupons that you can pre-load on your card before you go shopping. Sometimes you get a personalized price for certain items and you can also use MQs with that price which sometimes makes for sweet deals. Some people got a personalized low price for strawberry. So when they checkout the system takes of the difference between the sale price and J4U price. THe system was doing that for all items (including free items with B1G2 free Q). Unfortunately I did not have that strawberry personalized price so could not get on this Strawberry deal Mad HTH

    BTW, new Q for Frank's hot sauce [facebook.com] that we can use at Raley's & NobHill. They are $1 Q, are there any deals for Sweet chili or thick sauce that we can use this on, or this $1 will be sort of wasted on the .50 hot sauce !
    I think the thick and sweet chili are around $2.00 at Target. The Sweet Chili is the best and the thick are nice to dip nuggets in yummy
    I've got a "Few" bottles so I know what I'm talking about Teehee
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