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missusg 7,334 14,081 October 4, 2008 at 01:30 AM in Grocery
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Last Edited by missusg July 3, 2010 at 04:32 PM
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 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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    #4036
    Quote from PhantasmX View Post :
    Does anyone know the price for the Pompeian Olive Oil that is of sale (BOGO)?

    I don't remember the exact amount but it's under $4.99 something like $4.79. There's a $1/1 printable available at their website [smartsource.com]. If you use SCO you should be able to get 2 for $2.xx. Wink I was going to go thru SCO and the cashier pulled me over to her line. Mad I had a $3 off 4 coke coupon that I using with the 4 12 pack for $11 special. I got this coupon in a trade and it was obviously a newspaper insert coupon. She didn't even try to scan the coupon, she just ran off and started asking people if she could take it. Confused Somebody okayed it and of course it scanned without a problem because it was from an insert.


    You know the song Shut up and Drive... I feel like singing SHUT UP AND SCAN!
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    #4037
    I wanted to share a nice little CVS deal that y'all may find in your stores. GUM Perioshield has been on 50% clearance in my two CVS stores forever at $5.24. There's a $5 MQ printable (easy to find through Google) and a $3 on Saving Star.

    Also had the best shopping trip in months this morning, even with kids in tow. The Head & Shoulders BOGO coupon did the $9.49 auto-deduct and the cashier let it ride, the Nivea .99 tins produced $2 ECBs as reported, and I found a peelie for $25 rebate on three PF products. bounce (The local stores are totally picked over re: peelies on the PF makeup.)
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    Quote from ReeCh View Post :
    I wanted to share a nice little CVS deal that y'all may find in your stores. GUM Perioshield has been on 50% clearance in my two CVS stores forever at $5.24. There's a $5 MQ printable (easy to find through Google) and a $3 on Saving Star.

    Also had the best shopping trip in months this morning, even with kids in tow. The Head & Shoulders BOGO coupon did the $9.49 auto-deduct and the cashier let it ride, the Nivea .99 tins produced $2 ECBs as reported, and I found a peelie for $25 rebate on three PF products. bounce (The local stores are totally picked over re: peelies on the PF makeup.)
    I was afraid to try H&S, glad it worked
    even tho stuggled to get to $30 to use cosmetics 3/10 and a 4/20

    I got my free Cortaid on both my cards, but no stock.

    quarterly ECBs printed today, only .50 on both my cards-one witih no other ECBs, nivea's a cheap way to go-buy onr,get 2 ecb
    use 2ecb to buy 2 more tins, get 4ecb

    Hershey's Simple pleasures $1/1 CRT from last week, some don't mention a size and worked on the .67 trial size

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    my Nob HIll had Kraft 2% cheddar bricks clearance .99ea. $1/2 Qs from booklet found @ SW exp 9/30

    I have free SW Kitchens buttertop bread on 2 cards, not going to use them much. willing to share phone # of card with a regular here
    can only get 1/day. Thru 7/17
    if you have .99 buttertop JFU price and 50% off SW kitchens or ON bread, should ring up free for you too. 50% is only once per day, and apparently comes off of reg. price

    you can use the produce 3/15 too if you want -my garden is coming in and I'm up to my ankles in apricots, falling faster than I can pick. I'll be home with my dehydrator today Big Grin
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    Quote from MsGal View Post :
    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?

    I'm gonna need a bigger purse. Annoyed...................
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    #4039
    Grocery Outlet today:
    32oz frozen Organic broccoli = $2.99

    96ozOrganic Edamame (unshelled) = $7.99 (12, 8oz bags zipped into one giant bag)

    SW - am I the last to know that Safeway has its own app for the iPhone? I downloaded it but haven't used yet. My store keeps requiring that I print out my entire J4U list when stuff doesn't come off my receipt and I"m sick of printing 4-6 pages. Will this app display our j4U prices?
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    Quote from amc2007 View Post :

    SW - am I the last to know that Safeway has its own app for the iPhone? I downloaded it but haven't used yet. My store keeps requiring that I print out my entire J4U list when stuff doesn't come off my receipt and I"m sick of printing 4-6 pages. Will this app display our j4U prices?
    Haven't tried the app; I just open the j4U personalized deals page in a browser window on my phone and show them the prices. Haven't lost an argument yet.
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    #4041
    Quote from amc2007 View Post :
    Grocery Outlet today:
    32oz frozen Organic broccoli = $2.99

    96ozOrganic Edamame (unshelled) = $7.99 (12, 8oz bags zipped into one giant bag)

    SW - am I the last to know that Safeway has its own app for the iPhone? I downloaded it but haven't used yet. My store keeps requiring that I print out my entire J4U list when stuff doesn't come off my receipt and I"m sick of printing 4-6 pages. Will this app display our j4U prices?
    I haven't tried the J4U app, but my SW has a laptop and printer at CS. I am able to login and print my pages from there. Maybe your store has the same setup and you could use their ink/paper if the app doesn't show what you need.
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    #4042
    did you guys get the CVS coupons on FB today?
    choose one of the following, have to input your Card #
    $3/15 more of healthcare items
    $3/15 Beauty
    Free 5x7 Photo
    $2 off any candy or beverage
    Link [fb.me]
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    Quote from sacramentogirl View Post :
    did you guys get the CVS coupons on FB today?
    choose one of the following, have to input your Card #
    $3/15 more of healthcare items
    $3/15 Beauty
    Free 5x7 Photo
    $2 off any candy or beverage
    Link [fb.me]

    Thanks SG for the heads up! repped. Smilie
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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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    #4044
    Quote from missusg View Post :
    snip

    I found more PF than concealer cheap
    .89 eye definer felt tip eye marker 0 44386 02298 0
    1.89 baked collection eyeshadow 0 44386 03829 5
    --- baked oatmeal only-there was a pkg very similar more expensive
    .89 Matte collection quad eyeshadow
    -- more than one, I have Canyon Classics 3882

    I used $1/1 MQs on items under $1 beepless, as long as total Qs was less than total PF purchase (ala WAGs)

    I also found $2/1 Mascara peelies in my stash
    3.49 after sale
    2 with 3/10 Cosmetics made it free (if you have $3 PF & Qs or add 3.29 Nexxus-3crt )


    Thanks for all the PF info. Besides it being $7 off, is there anything else to it? I don't have any PF peelies (or if I do I can't find them), but $2 or less is a great deal since my mom use the concealer! Thanks!
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    #4045
    CVS Q: I got 25% off my next purchase CRT, can I combine that with a X off Y coupon? Like if I have an item that's regular price, and it's also within the say $20 total for me to use a $4 off, would both coupons work? Thanks guys, I've only used a % coupon once or twice in all the time I've shopped at CVS, usually I used X off Y coupons.
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    #4046
    Quote from rejoyce View Post :
    Thanks for all the PF info. Besides it being $7 off, is there anything else to it? I don't have any PF peelies (or if I do I can't find them), but $2 or less is a great deal since my mom use the concealer! Thanks!
    there are $1/1 insert Qs-I ordered them. didn't see in our papers
    if you can find 3 of the $25 off peelies, I think that deal is a MM
    they were $15ish ea, so about $8 tis week, $24 toward gas card & $25MIR

    Quote from rejoyce View Post :
    CVS Q: I got 25% off my next purchase CRT, can I combine that with a X off Y coupon? Like if I have an item that's regular price, and it's also within the say $20 total for me to use a $4 off, would both coupons work? Thanks guys, I've only used a % coupon once or twice in all the time I've shopped at CVS, usually I used X off Y coupons.
    I tried to but next transaction, clerk told me my 30% was still on my card
    so I don't know if my 5/20 cancelled it out or the clerk forgot to apply it

    I have learned that the % coupons don't play well with
    -$5 beauty CRT
    -$1 bag tag CRT
    b/c these are are store discounts. I think that if you use a 1bag tag cRT and % off Q, the bag tag CRT will come off and add back on if your % discount is over $1

    So I would imagine that a X/XX is a store discount too.

    CVS discussion board made me Mad today-I saw a post yesterday asking for ideas on using the 4/20 skincare CRT and \wanted to see if it got replies. I spent over an hr wading thru name calling posts. That was all my computer time druing the day, absolutely wasted.
    BTW-best I've seen so far on skincare is Garnier 5/15 next week. Gel moisturizer is $7 and there are $2mqs. Add a shampoo ($1AC) to get over $15. Now need $6 more facial skincare. Maybe clearance, maybe find enough freebies to use a 4/20=sounding like should let it expire laugh out loud

    Savemart ad:
    starts Thurs
    freebies are
    -Top care sunblock wyb $25
    -Tyson fully cooked meals wyb $25

    nothing extraordinary in the ad
    EB Farms salads bogo
    3/$1 mangos
    3.97 wtrmelon
    .99/lb various peppers & tomatillos
    several ConAgra items 10/$10 (pudding, ketc\hup, GG pasta, Rosarita beans, tomatoes..)
    according to HCW db, share a recipe and get link for tomato couponhere [hunts.com]
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    Quote from ReeCh View Post :
    Haven't tried the app; I just open the j4U personalized deals page in a browser window on my phone and show them the prices. Haven't lost an argument yet.
    I haven't been able to get my phone to do that. AT&T connection sucks in my area.

    Quote from Jpow5 View Post :
    I haven't tried the J4U app, but my SW has a laptop and printer at CS. I am able to login and print my pages from there. Maybe your store has the same setup and you could use their ink/paper if the app doesn't show what you need.
    My store used to have a laptop set up but no printer. Now they've removed the laptop entirely. Such an unfriendly store all the way around.
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    Quote from missusg View Post :
    snip...
    CVS discussion board made me Mad today-I saw a post yesterday asking for ideas on using the 4/20 skincare CRT and \wanted to see if it got replies. I spent over an hr wading thru name calling posts. That was all my computer time druing the day, absolutely wasted.

    Iagree They have some rude posters there Insane I blocked a couple of them. Mad CVS is hard to follow as it because you have to keep of with several threads. Juggle It makes you scared Hide to post. That's why I like this friendly thread.Gathering Homesweet
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    Quote from amc2007 View Post :
    Grocery Outlet today:
    32oz frozen Organic broccoli = $2.99

    96ozOrganic Edamame (unshelled) = $7.99 (12, 8oz bags zipped into one giant bag)

    SW - am I the last to know that Safeway has its own app for the iPhone? I downloaded it but haven't used yet. My store keeps requiring that I print out my entire J4U list when stuff doesn't come off my receipt and I"m sick of printing 4-6 pages. Will this app display our j4U prices?
    As a side note, I used to buy those organic broccolis (they even have green beans) but I stopped buying them when I saw they were coming from China.
    Perhaps it won't bother some, but I just wanted to add that little detail.

    Have a great day!

    wave
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    Quote from saishap View Post :
    As a side note, I used to buy those organic broccolis (they even have green beans) but I stopped buying them when I saw they were coming from China.
    Perhaps it won't bother some, but I just wanted to add that little detail.

    Have a great day!

    wave
    Ha ha, yeah, organic and China shouldn't be in the same sentence. shake head
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