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Northern and Central California Grocery Store Deals Thread

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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.

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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 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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#5296
Quote from 300Lane1 View Post :
For those in NorCal close to a Winco, I was just in ours in Yuba City and they had assorted Green Giant canned veggies for .33 as well as 12 double rolls (24) cottonelle toilet paper for $3.48. Some great deals.
Wow, those are nice! Too bad I'm still a bit far from YC to hop over and check it out!
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I had a creepy experience in Raleys. I walked in, grabbed a basket and went over to the Lotto machine. This woman leans in while I'm trying to feed my dollar and ask if I'm going to play it. She's kind of strange, so I grabbed my money, told her to go for it and walked away. She follows me and asks why I hurt her mother. I asked what are you talking about?

She gets up in my face and says I threatened her mother. So I got mad and said who the f*** is your mother. Then she walks off and I go down the aisle and she apologizes and says that I'm not the one. She said that she was Julie and her mother was Lorraine somebody. So I said okay. I go down the next aisle and she gets up in my face with a big smile. I ignore her and keep walking. Then she follows me and accuses me of hurting her mother. Then she again says she sorry that I'm the wrong person. Then I hear her tell another customer that I hurt her mother.


At this point, I'm getting freaked and ask the cashier to get me help to carry my two items out. They call down the manager and apparently the woman has been hanging out in the store for a couple hours and had even been in the backroom screaming.


I left, so I don't know what happened. But why in the world had they let her hang out for a couple hours without doing something.


Maybe I've watched too many movies, but I wonder if she did something to her mother or something. Really weird.
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Lucky/Savemart:
learned that 3 day ad items don't get rainchecks. They should really put that in the ad
I went to one store, which was OOS and they didn't know if it was all stores or just theirs with this policy. Called another & they told me it was company policy. So shop Fridays!

I was taken aback when I bought my yogurt. I managed to find 8 unexpired cartons-dated 1/17. There were about 2 doz. more dated 12-10-12. I pulled them off the shelf, told a clerk up front who didn't bat an eye or appear to tell anyone. vomit
I went to this Lucky b/c they seemed a little classier & cleaner, and I can use Qs in SCO w/o any intervention. Standing @ SCO isn't easy right now, and most Lucky I have to have each Q approved after it's scanned.
Last time OEP fat free refried beans didn't qualify for promo, this time there was a sign under them & they worked. I did SCO to be sure each item actually worked.

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I had a creepy experience in Raleys. .
EEK!
yeah, somebody needed to be called. It's kind of touchy dealing with someone obviously mentally ill, but you deserved protection.
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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...................
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My Safeway didn't have any of "Ten" sodas that are supposed to be free. Have other's found these in nor cal?
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My Safeway didn't have any of "Ten" sodas that are supposed to be free. Have other's found these in nor cal?
Yes, but supply is extremely limited.
This has to be one of the worst promos by Safeway.
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My Safeway didn't have any of "Ten" sodas that are supposed to be free. Have other's found these in nor cal?
No, and I've been to three stores (not specifically for the sodas, just needed to grocery shop three times this week in different places). Dontknow Definitely annoying.
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I got a raincheck for the Ten
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I got a raincheck for the Ten
Did you show the paper ad, or your j4U account to get the raincheck?
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Quote from PhantasmX View Post :
Yes, but supply is extremely limited.
This has to be one of the worst promos by Safeway.
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No, and I've been to three stores (not specifically for the sodas, just needed to grocery shop three times this week in different places). Dontknow Definitely annoying.
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Did you show the paper ad, or your j4U account to get the raincheck?

Neither. The cashier asked if I found everything I needed. I said I couldn't find any of the Ten soda. He asked if I could be back before Tuesday because they would be restocked. I said no and he said that they probably weren't supposed to do rainchecks but he pulled the pad out and started writing. I didn't ask for one but I sure as heck wouldn't turn it down.
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My Safeway didn't have any of "Ten" sodas that are supposed to be free. Have other's found these in nor cal?
yes, petaluma store had them before the promo started, i think around 12/29, near the refrigerated dairy Unsure in a 4-tier bin. .25/ea

Quote from PhantasmX View Post :
Yes, but supply is extremely limited.
This has to be one of the worst promos by Safeway.
is ltd supply, yet i think that has to do w/soda rep

the worst is when they never HAD product, as was the case w/the free jell-o mold

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No, and I've been to three stores (not specifically for the sodas, just needed to grocery shop three times this week in different places). Dontknow Definitely annoying.
yep, yes it is! in noncouponing realm, folks might say, it's only $1 laugh out loud

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I got a raincheck for the Ten
^this & call cs (if you are up for it) & request mileage or percentage off discount for a month bulb
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The Crutches report:
I found the motorized cart easy to use @ that SW, smooth controls & tight turns-don't know if it's representative of all SW versions
the one @ NH has more comfortable seat but controls are jerky

Crutches are a serious pain. My shoulders are killing me, and good foot's arch cramps in a hurry.
Getting thru RA & CVS not so good
since I was near doc & not near home, I ventured into "I don't care what it looks like" mode
CVS-in earlier trips, found a step stool & knelled on it every few feet to give my standing foot a rest. Could push cart ahead of me a few feet & catch up
In this case, no step stools. First I was seated in pharm, picked up chair next to me & carried it on cart.
Put it down to get someting on low shelf, and realized I couldn't load it back on cart. So I put my knee on it, put crutches in cart and drug it behind me. Pushed chair fwd with my good leg & it was so much less effort & pain than those crutches! Looked like a gimp parade, I'm sure

Get well soon MissusG! hug


Can anyone explain why there are so many people reading this thread?
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Can anyone explain why there are so many people reading this thread?
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Can anyone explain why there are so many people reading this thread?
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How so? I don't see it. Confused

It's funny stuff the ridiculous "discounts" and all the discussion there... is that why people are reading that thread?
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How so? I don't see it. Confused
& that's why it's a deal bulb

amazon gc's are common 2nd & 3rd party rewards + they even have a $5 gc program

perhaps ask thread for specs


It's funny stuff the ridiculous "discounts" and all the discussion there... is that why people are reading that thread?[/QUOTE]

some of it's filler

haven't read thru entirely
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My Safeway didn't have any of "Ten" sodas that are supposed to be free. Have other's found these in nor cal?
Ditto. The store manager said that they had gotten a shipment last week -- but they were 12--oz cans. He quickly offered a rain check, then took my ad and scribbled RAIN CHECK, quantity FOUR, and his signature. I asked him if that was how Safeway did its rain checks and he said there wouldn't be any problem, as every cashier knew the product wasn't around.
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