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Mod Edit: This will become the new Northern California Grocery Stores Thread.

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Last Edited by missusg Yesterday 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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50 yard line savings list [safeway.com]of qualifying items

Must sign in to Just for U to activate

receive 1 Point for every participating item purchased. A total of 100 points needed to redeem for a $50 Gift Card
Promotion begins at 12:00:01 a.m. PT on 8/17/16 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on 2/7/17.

see your Just for U offer for T&C

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#5176
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Check your email from Sprouts - FREE Qure water (no minimum) and BOGO sandwich cookies. These are pdf and expire 12/23
Very Nice! Thanks SuDilly. wave
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Halloween Wonderful Pistachios don't count as produce if you are trying to get $15 for the $3 off. I cut it too close and missed it by $,50. Bummer/
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I just got an email from Raley's "Try it" program to try Raley's premium coffee for free. They are sending it via mail. Act fast if you got the email, because it said the program has limited spots.
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On that Target 10/50, do TQs count against the threshold?
do I have to spend $50 after TQs and before MQs, or $50 BC?

I asked in CVS deal thread, no reply yet
CS is supposed to send a 10ECB to my card to make up for 12ecb that didn't print (!! said 10 is max they could issue). Supposed to print whenI buy something. Bought something tonight, no 10ecb. did get a 10/50....does it take 24 or 48 or 129 hours for them to show up?
and since they're supposedly giving me 10ecb to make up for 3 different promos, I also assume this doesn't attach to any promos? Is it comparable to a manual print?
what a PITA..

no Sprouts email ...
and can't sign up for Raley's Try it program since I can't access the stinkin' site!!

I have 2 more link for Kelloggs 1.50 Qs but maxxed out printing on 2 computers. PLMK if anyone who has printed their limit finds it's re-set & is able to print more
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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...................
HuhI'm more confused than a mood ring on a bipolar schizophrenic.
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Quote from missusg View Post :
On that Target 10/50, do TQs count against the threshold?
do I have to spend $50 after TQs and before MQs, or $50 BC?

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wave hug Hi MissusG - Regarding T 10/50, is before mqs. Hand over first.
SB (*bucks gcs) help Wink
hid along with other smaller items. no issues.
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Smart and Final movie ticket offer [smartandfinal.com] - purchase 2 items for 1 free ticket by 12/18/12.
Enter code to request ticket by 12/20/12.
Activate ticket by 12/31/12.
Limit 1 per person.

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Does this come email or snail mail??? TIA
I don't know. I finally completed the information online and they said "Your registration for a free movie certificate is complete. Once your information has been validated, you will receive an email within 3 business days with more information about this offer." I got two, but I'm waiting to see if the 2nd movie ticket needs a different address if it does come by snail mail.
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The North Face store is having a similar promotion to REI. Spend $150, get $30 GC. Ends tomorrow, in store only.
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Quote from missusg View Post :
On that Target 10/50, do TQs count against the threshold?
do I have to spend $50 after TQs and before MQs, or $50 BC?

I asked in CVS deal thread, no reply yet
CS is supposed to send a 10ECB to my card to make up for 12ecb that didn't print (!! said 10 is max they could issue). Supposed to print whenI buy something. Bought something tonight, no 10ecb. did get a 10/50....does it take 24 or 48 or 129 hours for them to show up?
and since they're supposedly giving me 10ecb to make up for 3 different promos, I also assume this doesn't attach to any promos? Is it comparable to a manual print?
what a PITA..

no Sprouts email ...
and can't sign up for Raley's Try it program since I can't access the stinkin' site!!

I have 2 more link for Kelloggs 1.50 Qs but maxxed out printing on 2 computers. PLMK if anyone who has printed their limit finds it's re-set & is able to print more
CVS told me it would take 48 hours for my 20% to be loaded. I called yesterday, I am hoping it will be loaded tomorrow.

I believe the Kellogg's can be printer every quarter so hopefully it will reset January.
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ty for replies

T report:
there's a $2/1 Miracle whip Q in printables thread (not wiki afaik), had to sign up & used GA zip code, & Q says "redeem at Publx" but is MQ & scanned fine
2.99 for the easy-out 22 oz
used 2 x $2/1 and $1/2 TQ

Int'l delight was reported (MFA) .04 afrer $1/1 IPs and 1.50/2 TQ
but was priced 1.61, 3.32/2 - 3.50 in Qs. Expected one to adjust down but got O

there was a smart/final next door, got 2 baking soda @ .99ea but I notice in the ad it says there's only 4,000+ available. Wonder if there's any left or if will stop printing when all used
-and according to theterms and conditions [activaterewards.com], it seems to be only for the movie Parental Guidance.


My CVS Kelloggs/M&Ms experiment was a bust: Sadwalk
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so a little OT, have you guys participated in the JCP button holiday contest? I have gotten maybe 10 buttons, they allow you to get a few when you go in to the store. So far, I've gotten 5 x $10 store q along w/ one $5. Store Q reduces price of the item, so you pay tax after the cert, not before.

So if you have a store around I would suggest getting some buttons, never know what you may get. Contest is until 12/24 (?)

most have a bucket by cashier to pick directly from Wink
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#5186
I just saw on MFA that starting today SW has a new ad with another $2 off Mc Cormick spices and they are still B2G1F.

You can load it on JFU too.

HTH Smilie
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On the Smart and Final movie deal, the sweetened condensed milk is $1.19 at my store in sacto. and it has the California milk seal on it. We asked and they do take coupons...
Just an FYI...
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Does anyone know of a local deal on photo printing? I want to send out a picture with my holiday cards & it's probably too late to order online. I used to use Ritz Camera, which charged 5c per print. Anything close? CVS/Target/etc. are more like 15c unless there's a sale. I only need about 50.
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Does anyone know of a local deal on photo printing? I want to send out a picture with my holiday cards & it's probably too late to order online. I used to use Ritz Camera, which charged 5c per print. Anything close? CVS/Target/etc. are more like 15c unless there's a sale. I only need about 50.
Not too useful unless you have a Costco membership, but I bought a package of 3 5x7 frames and inside the package is a coupon for free 100 prints at Costco. You can see the coupon taped right inside the cellophane packaging.

My last time using Target to order prints made me never go back there. The quality was sooo poor.
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savemart freebies:
spinach bag 9oz w/$15 purchase
top care pain relief 50ct with $25 purchase

3 day sale f/sa/su includes Nabisco crax 1.49ea

Got my S&F movie confirmation. Didn't go thru the link yet as we decided not to see the movie. Anyone who has done it-can I just fwd the link or do I have to personally do something?
have offered it to the nice SDer who sends me cvs 4/20s
if she doesn't take it I'll offer here

follow up on CVS-my 10ecb printed from red machine on Sunday

I got a 10ecb for the Orgreenic pan set
could've sworn I saw an ECB deal on it, but don't see in this or upcoming ad
anyone else see it?
maybe it was even RA...
I have the frying pan & it's OK. Chipping around the edges but not conking surface & can use on my temperamental smooth top range so considering burning some ECBs on the set.

Finally able to access Raleys' site via hubs phone, and no offers Annoyed
wonder if it's "use it or loose it" set up
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