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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.

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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 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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Quote from sacramentogirl View Post :
Poor DoiCare - s/he got her head bitten off in the RA coupon thread. hug
I'm glad for the extra info on RA in there, where there is no fear of bullying.
was just catching up on that thread, saw that postEEK!-
Came to this thread to see if she was here and so glad it's already been addressedComfort
You rock, DoiCareRock
Lots fo activity on this thread today!
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If you want any specifics of what's worked for me, let me know.Smilie
do you have a NM tutorial?
I''ve done Olay, Loreal, Maybelline etc & have to load Qs at home-dumb phone
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Savemart ad:
the daily thingies are back! looks like the same ones, .69 eggs on Wed, .39/lb bananas on Monday (are all I ever used...laugh out loud: )
thru 5/29

20% off Full Circle and bogo Earthbound farm salads 5oz, celebrating Earth Day

Ear corn, white 3/.99

Andy boy romaine heart 3pk .97

adQs aren't too interesting, but saw one for Cholula hot sauce 1.79. I have tearpad
Eggs, one dozen store brand WYB any 5oz Cholula Hot Sauce. One coupon per customer $1.00/2 (ty HCW DB)
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Quote from missusg View Post :
was just catching up on that thread, saw that postEEK!-
Came to this thread to see if she was here and so glad it's already been addressedComfort
You rock, DoiCareRock
Lots fo activity on this thread today!
do you have a NM tutorial?
I''ve done Olay, Loreal, Maybelline etc & have to load Qs at home-dumb phone
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wave Thanks for the love missusg. All's well. I haven't done the NM, just haven't had time & we're not taking vitamins that much since we got on a Green Smoothie kick.

I saw a couple posts in the RA 4/22 though, that it'll be buy $30 NM get $15 ups, so you may want to wait it out and gamble the QRs still work and there's stock. Here's a post.

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=49312736&postcount=34

I've done Aquafresh, Olay, Maybelline, Simple, Tampax Radiant, Nivea BW and Colgate QRs. Want to try John Frieda but no reports of that working anywhere so haven't tried it yet. If I do NM, I'll post again.
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Quote from DoiCare View Post :
wave Thanks for the love missusg. All's well. I haven't done the NM, just haven't had time & we're not taking vitamins that much since we got on a Green Smoothie kick.

I saw a couple posts in the RA 4/22 though, that it'll be buy $30 NM get $15 ups, so you may want to wait it out and gamble the QRs still work and there's stock. Here's a post.

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=49312736&postcount=34

I've done Aquafresh, Olay, Maybelline, Simple, Tampax Radiant, Nivea BW and Colgate QRs. Want to try John Frieda but no reports of that working anywhere so haven't tried it yet. If I do NM, I'll post again.
I did the olay yesterday and tried to reload the QR today but it is already on my card. so it did not take off yesterday. Is there only one Olay QR?
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I did the olay yesterday and tried to reload the QR today but it is already on my card. so it did not take off yesterday. Is there only one Olay QR?
I only know of one Olay QR. It worked for me on the Total Effects wipes and the Regenerist Cream Cleanser (both were $7.99 before any discount). They were the cheapest items I could use the $3 MQ on, with the $5 QR.

Saying that, these QRs are wacky even before today when it seems like RA is fixing them. Last week I bought the same Aquafresh kids TP at one store and the QR deducted, at another store it didn't. Same barcode, only difference was the expiration date. Waiting at the register to see if I can quickly tally the totals shown, or running to my car to examine my receipt has all the excitement of lottery scratchers. Mostly I've benefitted so no complaints, its just that I've learned to not count on anything with these. I think I may be relieved when/if RA fixes them to work as planned-on the right product and only one QR per product. Another week of this and my brain may explode.Big Grin
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Kind of late, but does anyone want my code for a free Artisan pizza from Domino's? It expires tomorrow and I won't be close to any all day.
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I like the crisp gala apples @ safeway for 79cents a lb. Sams club has these 5lb bags for almost $6. Thats like over $1 lb. Does anyone know if $2.99/lb for the 7 bone chuck steak is a good deal at safeway?
they have a deal going if you spend $75 you get $10 back. I was going to use Visa Freedom card to get 5%, and also get 10cents off my next gas fill. So far Im getting gala apples, the chuck steak, and see about the laundry arm/hammer MIR for free in previous post.
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I like the crisp gala apples @ safeway for 79cents a lb. Sams club has these 5lb bags for almost $6. Thats like over $1 lb. Does anyone know if $2.99/lb for the 7 bone chuck steak is a good deal at safeway?
they have a deal going if you spend $75 you get $10 back. I was going to use Visa Freedom card to get 5%, and also get 10cents off my next gas fill. So far Im getting gala apples, the chuck steak, and see about the laundry arm/hammer MIR for free in previous post.
Foodsource and GO both have a 3# bag of Fuji apples for .99. They're small apples, but a great price!
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I only know of one Olay QR. It worked for me on the Total Effects wipes and the Regenerist Cream Cleanser (both were $7.99 before any discount). They were the cheapest items I could use the $3 MQ on, with the $5 QR.

Saying that, these QRs are wacky even before today when it seems like RA is fixing them. Last week I bought the same Aquafresh kids TP at one store and the QR deducted, at another store it didn't. Same barcode, only difference was the expiration date. Waiting at the register to see if I can quickly tally the totals shown, or running to my car to examine my receipt has all the excitement of lottery scratchers. Mostly I've benefitted so no complaints, its just that I've learned to not count on anything with these. I think I may be relieved when/if RA fixes them to work as planned-on the right product and only one QR per product. Another week of this and my brain may explode.Big Grin
last I tried (about 5:30pm) the Ttl effects didn't work, Regenerist cleanser did.
everything I loaded came off:
L'oreal hair colrs (2) with healthy look
Dove with 4.79 bodywash
Simple (2 QRs)

I'm going back out tonight. Promised a couple a clerks some of my overabundance of lettuce and oranges, and then hubs told me a different pick up location. Re-loaded all but Olay and will try again.

I didn't try Nivea, since we didn't get insert Qs & looks like NM party may be over, but I have $7 check from their rewards program and can probably get another one b4 the b30g15 deal (TY again DoiCare Smilie ).
NM mystified me with which ones to buy and $ limits. The other QR items seemed to allow "O" if there were other items to cover it.

West coast warning: if you're shopping late, load your QRS before 9pm. There was a report of someone not having them come off b/c they are on eastern time and are dated for the following day if loaded after 9pm our time.
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Quote from missusg View Post :
was just catching up on that thread, saw that postEEK!-
Came to this thread to see if she was here and so glad it's already been addressedComfort
You rock, DoiCareRock
Lots fo activity on this thread today!
do you have a NM tutorial?
I''ve done Olay, Loreal, Maybelline etc & have to load Qs at home-dumb phone
************
Savemart ad:
the daily thingies are back! looks like the same ones, .69 eggs on Wed, .39/lb bananas on Monday (are all I ever used...laugh out loud: )
thru 5/29

20% off Full Circle and bogo Earthbound farm salads 5oz, celebrating Earth Day

Ear corn, white 3/.99

Andy boy romaine heart 3pk .97

adQs aren't too interesting, but saw one for Cholula hot sauce 1.79. I have tearpad
Eggs, one dozen store brand WYB any 5oz Cholula Hot Sauce. One coupon per customer $1.00/2 (ty HCW DB)
Luckys Ad - It is in fine little print wanted to point it out that the daily thingies are back but with a $5 min purchaseFrown.
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RA update:
I bought
7.99 Loreal HL-2adQ-2mq
6.39Smple cleanser (no wipes) , no physical q
4.79 Dove BW -1mq

QRs came off like this
2.00
2.00
2.00
3.00
2.00

was thinking that this is not all of them, but it must be.
Only $3 one is Simple,
2 x 2 loreal
2 & 3 simple
2 dove.

my maybelline & simple tracking are back, which indicates to me that this was a new RA day and should still be working for us tomorrow.

ETA: I saw 4 clearance Dove shampoowoot tonight and hidey-d themBlush3 b/c didn't have my IPs. By my reckoning, I'm at $20. If I buy these tomorrow in 2 trans, will my UP print? I read something about 2nd trans in a day not counting or tracking, or showing tracking...
You'd think I'd have encountered this by now.
Can't shop Thurs when IPs expire, and they say 2 per trip so I coan't buy all 4 together.
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Luckys Ad - It is in fine little print wanted to point it out that the daily thingies are back but with a $5 min purchaseFrown.
Bigeye Nono Yuk:.....
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Bigeye Nono Yuk:.....
felt the same. LOL
I also only used eggs and bananas in the past, now will have to hold off or work out a way to spend on something useful for $5 (that's a lot of moolah...) to get some cheap bananas but definitely skipping on the eggs this time.
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felt the same. LOL
I also only used eggs and bananas in the past, now will have to hold off or work out a way to spend on something useful for $5 (that's a lot of moolah...) to get some cheap bananas but definitely skipping on the eggs this time.
I'm leaning the opposite way. Often get .49/lb JFU bananas price @ SW but don't know of eggs that cheap (wonder if my .55/2 is stilll good?)

Raley's freebie:
Spend $20, Get one Raley's Potato or Kettle Chips 8.5 oz. to 10 oz. FREE! with this coupon. Limit 1

Produce Coupons
79?
Raley's Fresh Petite Microwaveable Carrots
12 oz.
with coupon.
Limit 2

Meats Coupons
$5 off
Any Fresh Full Circle Natural Beef purchase of $15

Seafood Coupon
33% off
Cedar Wrapped Salmon Honey Pepper With Vegetables, Garlic With Asparagus or Apple Cinnamon With Raisins & Almonds 8 oz

Naturals & Organics Coupons

2.49
Blue Diamond Almond Breeze
64 oz.
In our Natural Foods Dept.
with coupon.
Limit 2
2.49
Nature's Path Hot Cereal
11.2 oz. to 14 oz.
In our Natural Foods Dept.
Limit 2

Bakery Coupon
$3 off
Ultimate Cake
In our Bakery.
with coupon.
Limit 2

one of the regular eQs is 1.99 imagine broth
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raleys - I had eqs of : Yogi tea $2.49 ( some packages have $2.00 under the flap) I had one left over from my last box.

Imagine Broth $1.99 per carton. I still have the insert mq from several months ago? I think it is $1/2. so 1.49 after mq.

My eq setting is Natural foods.
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RA: Loreal HL, Smple cleanser still have all QRs coming off
CVS; if you plan to get Claritin bonus pack with free 10 pk, it was 22.79 at the store I was in today. 24-hr store so may be a bit higher
Can't believe I had Beauty Club $5 ecb exp 4-17Doh
Lucky: went there b/c had SCo
I scanned eggs @ 4.98 and they came up .69 so I presume the cost of eggs contributes to $5 threshold

One of my items was lunchmeat with $1off sticker. I applied discount before scanning eggs
the receipt calls the $1 discount a coupon, not sure if this would impact $5 threshold

Got the hot sauce mentioned above, the Q reads "$1 off eggs", so YMMV with real life checker. Saw more Qs on shipper next to eggs. 1.99 shelf price, 1.79 with in-ad Q

This Q was the only one listed as an MQ, so the meat "coupon" would be SQ

The egg discount was also listed as a coupon. Egg price b4 discount 1.99. Might be worth testing if it will apply with only add'l 3.01 purchase.

I didn't find any stellar fillers. needed refried bean. Full circle sale 1.11, and store brand .89. Even $2 together to make the math easy.
Prices I checked to compare my Qs
kikkoman soy sauce ($1tearpad)=1.91
cool whip (.50IP)=1.50
Sunnyside 16z froz veg (froz insert .55/2) =.98 ea
Carefee pads ($1mq)=1.59
those cute distressed looking Kelloggs reusable bags =.99/ea

Promised hubs I'd get him some bagel dogs that I can only find at that particular Lucky (9.99EEK! ) so I'm covered for next time
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