RETIRED: Safeway B&M Deals Thread
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Questions and Answers on Basic SAFEWAY info
What is Safeway?
What stores make up the SAFEWAY group of companies?
Find a SAFEWAY near you: Store Locator
Where can I find coupons to help make my deals even sweeter???
Printable coupon sites:
Nestle coupon sites:
Safeway coupon sites (please rep supmeko here for this info).
When you find a Safeway coupon you like on their website, even though these come up as a coupons.com link, you can check the websites of their other stores and in many cases print additional coupons from the other store's links as well.
Tom Thumb printables
It might help your browser to add in a correct zip code for each of these websites. Here are confirmed accurate zips for the stores:
Safeway - 80205
Vons - 90210
Tom Thumb - 76107
Randalls - 78728
Dominicks - 60607
Genuardis - 19007
Carrs - 99901
P&G eSAVER eCoupons Click hereto load eCoupons onto your Safeway card which can be used with MQ's to get additional savings.
Upromise eCoupons Safeway also offer a program for Upromise eCoupons. For
those of you not familiar, Upromise saves towards college education. You can save for your kids, yourself (I think), even grandkids, nephews, whomever, I think. Click here for more info.
Click here to view CURRENT Upromise eCoupons.
Bricks coupon master list:http://www.couponsinc.
Problems printing Bricks coupons? First posted here: This may fix your problem! Just follow the instructions in this thread to alter the url to suit your browser. If you want to rep alanisrox69 (Derek), he posts often in the CVS threads.
Problems scanning Q's at SCO? First posted here:
Credit for this goes to Skibum but since he hasnt posted it yet I'm going to go ahead and take the credit - On the SCO at Safeway if your coupon doesnt scan you can manually input the numbers using the enter PLU function. Basically its the option where you would enter produce. This is a super handy feature and I had no idea that it worked for coupon entering.
A coupon database is available at www.Families.co
This thread has good info on what coupons are available, what insert they were in and the date.
Also keep in mind the Entertainment Book typically has money saving coupons for Safeway listed quarterly. And, if your store doesn't object, these coupons sometimes do not beep based on dates.
Coupon use at Safeway
Safeway usually issues store specific coupons via various formats...newspaper ads, mailers & emails. You can sign up for emails on their website.
Their coupons tend to scan fine at any store within their brand, even if the stores are not in the same area. For example, Tom Thumb coupons work at Randall's, and vice versa.
Their coupons also tend to scan fine at any store within their brand, even if the coupon says it's good only at a certain store. The best example of these are the ones issued when a store is remodeling or for a grand opening.
Usually, their coupons scan fine when you are using two different types of their coupons on one product. For example, $1 off Tide from a newspaper ad and $2 off Tide from some other source. This only works when the two coupons are obviously different (check the codes). I am not sure if it would work if you were only buying one item and trying to use two store coupons. I've never had a reason to test that.
Their coupons can be used in conjunction with manufacturers coupons, even if that causes an overage, although they won't pay you to take products out of the store!
Some stores don't accept internet printable coupons, there is a corporate policy on what coupons they take, and some stores follow this policy to the nth degree. If you get to one of these stores, try the store down the street, it is probably much more coupon friendly.
Manufacturer coupons for free or bogo items tend to attempt to give you credit for the price of the item without the card discount, but they usually beep for the cashier to approve the coupon.
Self Checkout lanes (SCOs) are a great way to get out of the store quickly. You can use your coupons except all BOGO, FREE and coupons over $3.00 (may be $2) require cashier intervention. This can be a hassle if you have very many of these type of coupons.
Stores in different areas have different promotional deals regarding the doubling and/or tripling of coupons. If you see someone commenting on it here, you need to check what your local store does.
And while coupons may scan fine, the cashier you're dealing with can make any of the above YMMV.
Official IP Q Policy First posted here.
In order to insure that we accept only legitimate printable internet coupons, Safeway has adopted the following store policies and guidelines:
• Do not accept coupons that do not have a manufacturer’s bar code or manufacturer’s redemption instructions.
• Accept printable coupons only if they scan properly at checkout.
• Do not accept more than one “copy” of the same coupon per customer.
• Do not accept coupons for Free Product (other than a Buy One Get One Free Offer that requires a purchase of the like item).
• Do not accept coupons for more than a $5 value or for more than 50% of a product’s retail price, whichever is lower.
• Do not accept printable internet coupons that do not have an easy to read expiration date or that extend more than twelve weeks. Most printable internet coupons may expire 30-45 days after you print them.
• Do not accept coupons that appear out of proportion or blurry, or are obvious duplicates.
Coupons may be rejected if they appear to have been altered in any way. Printable internet coupons are nearly always printed using the same technology and therefore have a standard format, with very specific security features, including a unique serial code.
To verify if an Internet Coupon is valid, see your Front End Manager. Printable internet coupons can be checked for validity at http://www.veri-fi.com
SAFEWAY SCAN ACCURACY POLICY: First posted here:
I asked for their scan accuracy policy and this is what they replied with:
Also, please find below our scanning accuracy policy at your local Safeway stores:Power Pump Rewards details here.
We guarantee the accuracy of our electronic checkout system. Safeway will give you the item free, if the price on your detailed receipt is different (higher or lower) than indicated in advertisements or shown on the shelf price tag. You will only receive one of the items for free with the remaining items at the correct price.
If the item is on sale and register rings up the regular price, the store will only pay the difference on the item. If a customer is overcharged on a Buy One Get One special, not only will they receive the free item, they will receive the overcharged item free as well. It is subjected to a limit of one.
This does not apply to liquor, tobacco, or fluid milk items. In these cases, you will get the item at the sale price instead of free.
And here's a post with a scan of the whole brochure!
Alternative to power rewards for fuel program, first posted here: So does everyone else know about redeeming gas points at Arco? I've paid little attention to gas deal b/c it's so far to nearest station. Then went to closest gas last night (which we're blessed is cheapest gas around here). There was a TV screen above pump, playing an ad about SW points. And said below "redeem here"!! Searched "arco" on this thread- no results. I've been using all my cards to do HTH several times and don't have a lot on any one - $300+ is the highest. Time to buy GCs! And go back to figure out all the details on this promo. Just found this.
CATALINA MARKETING CONTACT INFO:
If you face any problem while using or getting Catalina coupons (CATs), you can call or contact them.
Link : http://www.catalinamarketing.com/contact/
Phone: Catalina Marketing 1-888-322-3814 or call 1-888-8COUPONS (1-888-826-8766) (in case Cats don't print) open from 7AM - 8PM EST M-F
INFO FOR BEGINNERS:
SW - Safeway!!
1/2, 2/3, X/Y - X dollars of the purchase off Y (Y can be #items, amount spend, ect)
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
SCO - Self Check Out
TIA - Thanks In Advance
WYB - When You Buy
Current Food Deal Related
BE - Birds Eye
ER - Eating Right
HH - Heart Healthy
MA - Michael Angelo's
COAH - Chill Out at Home (Buy $25 worth of participating items, get at $10 frozen foods ONYO)
M/M or M&M - Mix and Match (Buy 10 participating items, get $5 off instantly)
WFB - Water Front Bistro (aka WTF )
LW: Living Well, Eating Right promo (Buy $30 worth of participating items, get a $10 ONYO)
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
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SAFEWAY B&M CHAT THREAD:
Another thread has been created for all the OT chat in the Safeway Deals thread. Hopefully this thread will help decrease the OT in the deals thread and we all have a place to chat! Click here to visit the Safeway Chat Thread.
WHERE CAN I FIND THE COUPONS EVERYONE HAS?
See this post.
SW IP POLICY
I was just on the SW website to print some of their Q's from here. Just above the "get coupons" button, there is a link that has SW's printable Q policy. Here's the direct link. Might be a good idea to print a copy and carry it with you.
Question :How Do I get the 10% Discount added to my card?
Answer : Call Safeway at 1-877-723-3929 or 1-800-SAFEWAY and ask. If denied call back as many times as necessary to get the discount applied to your card.
Alternate means of contact would be an email. Same thing--email as many times as you need to in order to get the discount.
**KEY** There is no secret to getting this discount. The people who have it either have a store that has been remodeled or a grand opening. Others have called, called, and called again until they have received it.
Question :When does the 10% come off when there is an instant discount for buying certain number of qualifying products eg: Buy 5 cereal get $5 off
Answer: The 10% discount ALWAYS comes off BEFORE any promos. So if cereal was $2.50 each, when you buy 5 total will be $12.50. With $5 instant discount the total will be $7.50. However, the 10% comes off of $12.50 and not off $7.50. So you will get an extra $1.25 off your total.
Question: When Safeway $x/$yy coupons are used, when does 10% come off?
Answer: If you had a $50 purchase and you used a 10/50 coupon, 10% will be off of $40 only.
Question: When Safeway Super coupons are used, when does 10% come off?
Answer: If the Safeway coupons automatically scan, 10% comes off BEFORE super coupon. So, if you had a $5 item and after super coupon the item is $2, you still get 50 cents off if the coupon automatically scanned. But if a cashier input it manually there's a chance that you will only get 20 cents off.
Interested in being a blinkie lady? Info is here.
Special thanks to Blinkielady for the following lists of store blinkie:
See this post for CURRENT Kroger blinkies posted 4/18/09.
See this post for CURRENT Albertson blinkies posted 4/18/09.
See this post for CURRENT Safeway blinkies posted 4/18/09.
DOUBLE/TRIPLE COUPON AREAS AND POLICIES:
Oregon and SW Washington -- "Double up to four coupons (Maximum 50c each). Present this coupon with up to four manufacturers' "Cents-Off" coupons and save up to 50c additional per coupon at Safeway. Offer does not apply to retailer, 'FREE,' alcohol, tobacco, electronic 'checkout' coupons that state savings of Double Coupons. 'Cents-Off' coupon may not exceed today's price for the item redeemed. No cash refund. Must be redeemed in a single transaction. 1 double coupon per manufacturer's coupon. 4 double coupons per family per shopping trip. MISREDEMPTION CONSTITUTES FRAUD. Valid in Oregon Safeway stores (except Milton-Freewater) and S.W. Washington stores serving Clark, Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Skamania and Klickitat Counties . CANNOT BE USED FOR ONLINE PURCHASE.
CURRENT SAFEWAY AD SCANS:
Please, please, please REP the OP for all his/her posts with the Safeway ad previews. Please keep in mind that these ad scans are for the NW, so your area's ad might differ in prices, featured items, etc. Also, you can go to www.safeway.com and click on "Weekly Specials" in the top right corner to see your own local ad.