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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

Been recommended that I tell people to play nice, just post deals and no fighting

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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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#4951
Yesterday i didn't hit the $20 until the last item scanned (all the freebies were on top of my basket so they scanned first) and I noticed the free stuff automatically came off after I hit the $20. The freebies did not count towards the $20. In fact, I thought I'd bought the wrong items because they weren't coming off til the last item scanned. Glad to see it worked automatically.

I was surprised by how busy Raley's was on a weekday. For the most part, the picketers didn't talk to or come near customers. I do think if this drags out, that might change.
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#4952
my Nob Hill said they were not on strike, but are participating in the freebies which makes the store incredibly busy.
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On that note, do any of the SCO codes that i've jotted down still work at SW? the Refreshe, etc?

Oh, and if you are a wine drinker and haven't heard about Grocery Outlet's sale - all wines are 20% off! Makes some crazy good deals since the wines are alerady inexpensive. The cashier does have to enter a coupon at the end of your order to get the 20% to come off so watch for that.
O organics worked 1 hour ago.
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Quote from imlkrsfn2 View Post :
O organics worked 1 hour ago.
Thanks!
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CVS
just a few confirmations,
99c Hallmark cards work for the $3 ecb, I had a 25% cvs q to stack on that, forgot my hallmark q. oh well still a MM
Hallmark deal was not mentioned in our Sac Ad, but still worked.

Also trial size JF buy 2 get $5 worked. also a MM - no q on trial sizes.
happy Saturday!

Sprouts
Have a good price on Organic BPA-Free Canned Pumpkin - $1 per can, no limit (Sunday last day) long exp date of 2014

Regular sale
Also have Earthbound Farms frozen Oraganic veggies on sale for $2/4 have 75c coupons right on the lip of freezer shelves. So after q 1.75 each package.
Saw Peas, Corn, Butternut Squash, Mixed California ver, Broc, spinach.
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#4956
Where are you all finding the cheapest turkeys? With the $25 minimum at most stores it makes it a little more challenging. Seems like Safeway's $.59/lb or Raleys $5.99 one might be the best deal but I'm not sure how they would taste.

TIA!
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Where are you all finding the cheapest turkeys? With the $25 minimum at most stores it makes it a little more challenging. Seems like Safeway's $.59/lb or Raleys $5.99 one might be the best deal but I'm not sure how they would taste.

TIA!
what about foodmaxx? my personal experience has been awesome tasting, regardless of price, it's how the birdy is prepped& prepared. brining bulb imho
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Quote from Jpow5 View Post :
Sorry I must have missed that. Had you already hit the $20 threshold when the freebies were being scanned? Today, my cashier didn't have to intervene at all, not even for the bread that was substituted.
Nope. I'm gonna try it tomorrow and hopefully, they will stack the $5/20 Q with the other stuff I'm getting and there will be no problem with the freebies!

ETA: Hmmm... ginger's experience didn't gel with mine, but I paid close attention, since I was sure I was going to figure it out. Will report back tomorrow also.
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#4959
cvs: we didn't get the milk ECB-no surprise-but we did get a deal on eggs
2/$3 get 1ecb

RA: my ad doesn't have Libman or Ziploc deals
I have UPs expiring 11/11 so I'll be checking tomorrow to see if we have the shelf tags
Previous experience indicates that there are micro-regions, and other norcal stores may well have these in their ad

My last-stand SW seems to be turning on me. They smiled when they called me troublemaker, but I saw some teeth behind it.
Sorry, if I don't get my JFU price, I void it.
Finally was able to access my JFU account at a store, but of course their printer isn't working Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)

The $1/10 produce Q (exp 11-11) worked on a transaction of $1.19 produce & $9 other stuff

I bought CAmpbell Healthy Request cream soups
I have .88/ea JFU price Campbell cream soups that did not work on these
but they are 99 ea wyb 4
and have $1/3 MQ loaded to my card
.75/ea is about as good a price for this version as I've found

I got a couple of organic cream soups at Sprouts for $1 ea AC
Pacific foods $2ea - $1 IP [hotcouponworld.com] (ty MFA)
There was a sign-up to pre-order turkeys when I walked in, form has 5/50 Q attached
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Last edited by missusg November 11, 2012 at 01:16 AM
#4960
Raley's report:

Ginger was 100% correct, of course! I intentionally had the cashier scan the freebies first and they came off as soon as I hit $20 in other items. My $5/20 from last week didn't affect them at all and neither did the freebie MQ I used. OOP out the door was $14.xx and I have another $5/20 that printed. Good day, since I got my newspapers there today and a few other good deals. My store had the Halloween stuff 75-90% off (most of it was 90%!, so super cheap) and a few new dented can deals.
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#4961
Raleys has more freebies with purchase...

24 pack R-everyday water!!!
Fresh Express salad
Gold Medal flour -- 5 lb bag


Really good freebies!

Good thru Thursday!
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Quote from SuDilly View Post :
Raleys has more freebies with purchase...

24 pack R-everyday water!!!
Fresh Express salad
Gold Medal flour -- 5 lb bag


Really good freebies!

Good thru Thursday!
Where did you see this? I can't find it on their website and I didn't get an email... Just want to have my ducks in a row if I go shopping... Thanks
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Where did you see this? I can't find it on their website and I didn't get an email... Just want to have my ducks in a row if I go shopping... Thanks
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It's our way to say thanks for shopping with us!
Now through Thur., Nov. 15, spend $20 and get these great deals.*
No coupon needed... just come on in!


While supplies last. No rainchecks.

24 Pack
Drinking Water
R-Everyday Purified 16.9 oz. bottles
+ CRV LIMIT 1

Gold Medal Flour
5 lb. bag LIMIT 1

Fresh Express Garden Salad
12 oz. bag LIMIT 1


ALL OFFERS GOOD AT CALIFORNIA LOCATIONS ONLY
Monday, Nov. 12 through Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.

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Quote from SuDilly View Post :
Raleys has more freebies with purchase...
Quote from CQ1 View Post :
email
It's our way to say thanks for shopping with us!
Now through Thur., Nov. 15, spend $20 and get these great deals.*
No coupon needed... just come on in!
Thanks!! Kind of a bummer they aren't offering the $5/20 oyno cat this time though.
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#4965
Just heard on the news, the Raleys strike is over!
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