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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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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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#4771
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Can you let us know if it works? I don't plan to go to SW before the week end, otherwise I'll try, thanks a lot.wave
Need to buy a 100 Visa/Master card first(pay $105.95, $5.95 is activation fee), get $10 cat, then buy $14 produce. 14-3off10 jfu - 1mq -10visa cat= $0 (you only pay 5.95 activation fee to get $14 produce)
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Need to buy a 100 Visa/Master card first(pay $105.95, $5.95 is activation fee), get $10 cat, then buy $14 produce. 14-3off10 jfu - 1mq -10visa cat= $0 (you only pay 5.95 activation fee to get $14 produce)
My question was about the 3/10 and the 1/10 if they could be used together Smilie
Thanks Smilie
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My question was about the 3/10 and the 1/10 if they could be used together Smilie
Thanks Smilie
Bought $14 produce tonight, 3off10 came off, used $1mq without any problem.
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Bought $14 produce tonight, 3off10 came off, used $1mq without any problem.
Thanks a lot Smilie
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Good morning neighbors!

I went to the grand opening of the new Safeway in Berkeley last night. It was mobbed! But people were friendly, so it was kind of fun. I came away with a ton of Qs, some of which I'm not going to use. Thought I'd check here and see if anyone can use them. They all have a short expiration date -- 10/28.

$5 off Rancher's Reserve meat (min. $20 meat purchase)
$3 off a dozen roses
$2.99 Signature Cafe sandwich
$3 off wyb 1/2lb or more Primo Taglio lunchmeat in the deli
$3.99 8-inch Safeway Select artisan single layer cake
$1.50 for a dozen Safeway artisan bagels
$2 off Safeway Select prepack coffee 10-12oz
$1 off Safeway Select frozen appetizer
$1 off Lucerne 6-pack yogurt
Some of the Qs say "limit one coupon per customer" in the small print.

I have 5-10 of each of them. Let me know if you can use them and I'll send 'em to you!

I also have some others that I'd like to trade: Free Safeway Select artisan french bread, Free Safeway Vitamin C tablets (500 mg, 100 ct), Free Safeway apple juice (64 oz), $10 off a $50 purchase, and $1/1 any O Organics product (doesn't expire til 3/31/13).

Hope everyone is having a good Saturday!
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Quote from Lisa123 View Post :
Good morning neighbors!

I went to the grand opening of the new Safeway in Berkeley last night. It was mobbed! But people were friendly, so it was kind of fun. I came away with a ton of Qs, some of which I'm not going to use. Thought I'd check here and see if anyone can use them. They all have a short expiration date -- 10/28.

$5 off Rancher's Reserve meat (min. $20 meat purchase)
$3 off a dozen roses
$2.99 Signature Cafe sandwich
$3 off wyb 1/2lb or more Primo Taglio lunchmeat in the deli
$3.99 8-inch Safeway Select artisan single layer cake
$1.50 for a dozen Safeway artisan bagels
$2 off Safeway Select prepack coffee 10-12oz
$1 off Safeway Select frozen appetizer
$1 off Lucerne 6-pack yogurt
Some of the Qs say "limit one coupon per customer" in the small print.

I have 5-10 of each of them. Let me know if you can use them and I'll send 'em to you!

I also have some others that I'd like to trade: Free Safeway Select artisan french bread, Free Safeway Vitamin C tablets (500 mg, 100 ct), Free Safeway apple juice (64 oz), $10 off a $50 purchase, and $1/1 any O Organics product (doesn't expire til 3/31/13).

Hope everyone is having a good Saturday!
Thanks for posting Lisa! I PM'ed you. woot
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I have a pending question on FB -Langers is "looking into it"
Are the movie codes ONLY for ParaNormam?????
can you pls pls pls tell me??
I'm wondering the same thing. I got the email from Langers but am unsure if I can use the code for any movie or just ParaNorman. Anyone know?
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savemart/lucky freebies:
FE spinach wyb $15
top care ibuprofen 50ct wyb $25

Sprouts has 5/$30 Q in ad, good 10/3 to 10/21
-says can't be combined with other offers, not sure if could DD with 20% frozen food thru tomorrow

Smart& final has a couple of discounts wyb multiple items
farmer john $10 wyb 5. Includes 2# ham 3.99 after discount. There are $2/2 insert Qs
Quaker save $3 wyb 5, includes instand oatmeal 1.99 after discount. $1/2 Qs in pepsi insert
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Last edited by missusg October 9, 2012 at 07:20 AM
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catalina info

it took 25 days to receive cat that didn't print @sw....it expires in 5 days Annoyed and they sent it priority mail for $4.95 shake head

i recall cat folks formerly were quick....is this the new normal?
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$1 kashi peelie alert - any one steam meal or entree x12/31/12 0018627-094067

boca new packaging, old pkg clearanced (tomato basil parm) $2.19
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t.tantillo .75 sw mfg carrot q attached to my sw select dk choco bar Confused
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Whee I found some "magic" codes for SW!
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codes:
1.25 =10391
1.00=10393

ETA: need coupon to put in slot.
exp on my cats is 10/7 and 10/30, in above order
New CatQ generated each time I bought veg, not in trans #4

If anyone wants to use my card with the 1.33 O veg price, PM me. It's personalized price, no limit and expires 10/2
Even w/o Qs or SCO, you should get the $1/1 each time you buy one so they'd be .33 ea after 1st one- as long as you can do several transactions.

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anyone use these?
I got scared today & wondering if it's paranoia

Sunday I was told by SCo attendant that I had to scan any Qs, she saw me inputting codes. Fortunately, I was done & don't often go to this store

today I did a few trans at a closer store and got a little 'spidey sense' that I was being watched. I did see attendant look over my shoulder on my last trans, while I was looking for my cc to pay. After I found it and finished she seemed fine & left.
but in the parking lot, a guy in a truck asked if it was OK to "ask me some questions". I assumed he wanted to sell me something, so I told him I needed to pick up someone (the truth) and didn't have time. He said "I know, but.." and I think was going to park. I skedaddled without fastening my seatbelt, but afterwards wondered if it was security.

I didn't do $0 transactions or anywhere close-paid $1.50 to $6 each, but
I won't be using codes anymore, just for my own sanity.
& I think I'll go thru reg. checkstands if I go into a SW for awhile..
Never know how JFU is going to work or what the rules are...
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anyone use these?
nope & never

Comfort
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Quote from jwsd2000 View Post :
Bought $14 produce tonight, 3off10 came off, used $1mq without any problem.
Has anyone tried this with only $10 or $11 of produce?
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#4785
Anyone else NOT get any offers this week from Raley's?!?
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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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