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Northern and Central California Grocery Store Deals Thread

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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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    #5146
    Can we do this:
    Buy 115 MC
    -15 J4U
    +5.95 Activation
    = 105.95, get 10 CAT, and 115 MC

    Next trans
    Buy 100 GC to wherever (I need Amazon or BB, I hear you can mix/match)
    Use the MC from previous trans
    Get 10/50 CAT, 0.40 towards Gas Rewards?

    So, in the end
    105.95 spent
    100 GC from whatever stores, 15 left on MC, get 10 CAT, a 10/50 cat and 0.40 off a Gallon on gas?
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    #5147
    Quote from oxymoronx View Post :
    Can we do this:
    Buy 115 MC
    -15 J4U
    +5.95 Activation
    = 105.95, get 10 CAT, and 115 MC

    Next trans
    Buy 100 GC to wherever (I need Amazon or BB, I hear you can mix/match)
    Use the MC from previous trans
    Get 10/50 CAT, 0.40 towards Gas Rewards?

    So, in the end
    105.95 spent
    100 GC from whatever stores, 15 left on MC, get 10 CAT, a 10/50 cat and 0.40 off a Gallon on gas?
    Yes. that would work. Or If you can handle the extra OOP, then you could skip the $115 variable MC and do the a $100 and a $50 (like Lisa123 did), or even 2 $100s, since you know you are going to flip them into amazon/BB etc.

    It would look like this:
    $100 + $100 MC
    + 11.90 fee
    - $30 J4U (it is now consistently taking off $15x2)
    = $181.90, get $10/10 cat and $200 MC or ($100+$50+$11.90-$30J4U=$131.90+$10/10 cat)

    Next trans:
    Buy $100 qualifying gc*, pay using previous $100 MC, get $10/50 + 4x gas rewards
    *(you can mix and match, I bought $50 Kohls, $25 iTunes and $25 BWW)

    Next trans: (if you bought 2 - 100s)
    Buy $100 qualifying gc, pay using other previous $100 MC, get $10/50 + 4x gas rewards

    In the end:
    spend $181.90 end up with $200 in gift cards + $10/10 + (2) $10/50's + 4x gas

    Some people are flipping the $100MC multiple times before converting to other qualifying cards. Each flip of $100 MC nets $4.05. Just depends on how much time you have an how nice your store is.
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    #5148
    Does anyone know if Starbucks gift cards qualify for the $10/50? I don't have the ad in front of me and the images on couponnetwork are tiny... TIA!

    Also, I know this has been answered in the SW thread, but I couldn't find it in a quick search and so I thought I would turn to you helpful folks... can I use the $10/50 and $10/10 in the same transaction? If so, do I need to spend $50 or $60? TIA again! wave
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    #5149
    Quote from Lisa123 View Post :
    Does anyone know if Starbucks gift cards qualify for the $10/50? I don't have the ad in front of me and the images on couponnetwork are tiny... TIA!

    Also, I know this has been answered in the SW thread, but I couldn't find it in a quick search and so I thought I would turn to you helpful folks... can I use the $10/50 and $10/10 in the same transaction? If so, do I need to spend $50 or $60? TIA again! wave
    I don't think Starbucks is on the list. Here's [safeway.com] the cards from the SW site.

    I did use the $10/10 and $10/50 in the same transaction. My total was over $75 though cuz I was going for the $10/75. I'd imagine your total just needs to be $50 since the other one has a $10 threshold. Hand the $10/50 first, then the $10/10.
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    #5150
    got mc gc's

    100 (5.95 fee)
    50 (4.95 fee)

    - 2 $15 jfu

    =

    130.90 + got $10 oyno ca + FREE 6 oz tillamook light yogurt wyb 1 truvia >40-ct cat ( i think i've got 3 truvia jfu's + blinkie q)

    checker was Confused wanted to know how i got THAT laugh out loud

    she doesn't have jfu - no 'puter, no fancy phone Sadwalk
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    #5151
    Spend $100+ at REI (until Dec 9th) and get $20 gc to use Dec 12-Jan 6.

    I was very surprised, REI gc's are NOT excluded. Just bought a few gc's and have $60 to spend next week!
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    #5152
    Has anyone at South Bay area found Coors $25 rebate? wyb 2-12pk coors+100gc receipt. I found it at RA last year, but have not seen any yet. Thanks!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ONE-25-MA...2325b135cc
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    #5153
    raleys has b125 in GC, get 20oyno
    GCs include TRU, JCP, aeropostale, express & others


    had SW JFU 10/50
    came off when register went over $50-JFU SQs & MQs don't seem to affect it
    at least it's straightforward
    used MQs after & brought it down some
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    #5154
    Quote from Jpow5 View Post :
    Yes. that would work. Or If you can handle the extra OOP, then you could skip the $115 variable MC and do the a $100 and a $50 (like Lisa123 did), or even 2 $100s, since you know you are going to flip them into amazon/BB etc.

    It would look like this:
    $100 + $100 MC
    + 11.90 fee
    - $30 J4U (it is now consistently taking off $15x2)
    = $181.90, get $10/10 cat and $200 MC or ($100+$50+$11.90-$30J4U=$131.90+$10/10 cat)

    Next trans:
    Buy $100 qualifying gc*, pay using previous $100 MC, get $10/50 + 4x gas rewards
    *(you can mix and match, I bought $50 Kohls, $25 iTunes and $25 BWW)

    Next trans: (if you bought 2 - 100s)
    Buy $100 qualifying gc, pay using other previous $100 MC, get $10/50 + 4x gas rewards

    In the end:
    spend $181.90 end up with $200 in gift cards + $10/10 + (2) $10/50's + 4x gas

    Some people are flipping the $100MC multiple times before converting to other qualifying cards. Each flip of $100 MC nets $4.05. Just depends on how much time you have an how nice your store is.
    Tried to buy $100 MC w/ my Amex. They won't let you use a CC anymore because of fraud, only cash or debit.
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    #5155
    Quote from tokidokimom View Post :
    Tried to buy $100 MC w/ my Amex. They won't let you use a CC anymore because of fraud, only cash or debit.
    Def YMMV. I was able to buy the MC GC with CC. Maybe try another location?
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    #5156
    Coupon on Targets FB page. Spend $50 get $10 GC
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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
    #5157
    Darn was too lazy to go to Safeway last night.

    I did notice that the J4U for the mastercard doesn't end til 12/22. So, I'm assuming I can still do it, buy 100 and 50, and get both $15 to come off twice. I'll lose out on the 10/10 cat. But still, 130.90, for $150 is already a nice MM.

    And then I noticed the $15/$75 for lowes. Convert that for gas rewards, and a MM as well.
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    #5158
    Quote from tslice98 View Post :
    Spend $100+ at REI (until Dec 9th) and get $20 gc to use Dec 12-Jan 6.

    I was very surprised, REI gc's are NOT excluded. Just bought a few gc's and have $60 to spend next week!
    Thank you for this! I will try to get to REI before Dec 9th. I assume I can't order $100 of GC's online and get the $20 GC?

    Quote from oxymoronx View Post :
    Darn was too lazy to go to Safeway last night.

    I did notice that the J4U for the mastercard doesn't end til 12/22. So, I'm assuming I can still do it, buy 100 and 50, and get both $15 to come off twice. I'll lose out on the 10/10 cat. But still, 130.90, for $150 is already a nice MM.

    And then I noticed the $15/$75 for lowes. Convert that for gas rewards, and a MM as well.
    I got the $15 off $75GC for Lowes off on my j4u too. I also noticed that the MC offer goes through 12/22. The $10 CAT might come back around before then, so you could wait a week or two and see?

    IBOTTA users - I noticed on totally target that she has her referral link up which gives new users a $5 credit. I have not downloaded this yet. If I can get the $5 offer from using one of your referrals, send me your referral like via PM. Would rather give one of you credit than a mainstream blogger :-)

    Oh and GREAT news for me!! Sonoma SW is finally installing SCO!!!
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    Last edited by amc2007 December 5, 2012 at 10:10 AM
    #5159
    Just tried ordering REI GC online, the $20 holiday promo card is listed at checkout. So, YES it works at REI.com too[/QUOTE]
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    Quote from tslice98 View Post :
    Just tried ordering REI GC online, the $20 holiday promo card is listed at checkout. So, YES it works at REI.com too
    [/QUOTE]

    This is an awesome deal for me, since DH pretty much only wears clothes from REI. Can't thank you enough for this free $20! Thank you!!woot
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