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Official Southern California Groceries, Supermarket, Restaurant, Daily Deals and Local Deals Thread: Albertsons, Ralphs, Stater Bros, Vons/Pavilions & Local Restaurant Deals

vodreaux 2,636 July 12, 2007 at 10:29 AM in Restaurants (19)
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A thread dedicated to Fellow Southern California Shoppers, patrons and friends. Supermarkets and groceries: Albertsons, Ralphs, Stater Bros, Vons / Pavilions, Food 4 Less, Sprouts, Whole Foods, Fresh and Easy, Mothers Markets, Bristol Farms, 99 Ranch, Walmart, Target, Trader's Joe and other supermarket.

Please share any local deals pertaining to Southern California that may benefit your fellow shoppers. This is a great thread for all the Southern California market since most of us will shopping at many of following supermarkets and local retailers.


Please share any Restaurant Deals both Local and Nationwide.

Please share any Shopping Deals!

NOTE: Southern California include Los Angeles County, Valley, San Gabriel Valley, Riverside, Orange County, San Diego County and other surrounding communities.


Ralphs: a division of Kroger Corporation - Coupon Policy Thanks scda - They No LONGER DOUBLE COUPONS!

Food 4 Less: a division of Kroger Corporation

Vons and Pavilions: a division of Safeway Corporation - Coupon Policy: Pavilions / Vons - They No LONGER DOUBLE COUPONS!

Albertsons
- Western Division -

Stater Bros

99 Ranch: Asian Supermarket Chain

Trader Joe's: One of the Best Neighborhood Groceries with a Flair

Fresh and Easy: Division of British Supermarket Tesco

Sprouts: Affordable Version of Wholefoods - Double Ads Wednesday

Wholefoods: High End Organic and Upper-scale Supermarket

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Community Wiki

Last Edited by vodreaux July 24, 2012 at 08:19 AM
Editing the Wiki is Open to anyone

Coupon Internet Coupon Types
  • (S) Smartsource
  • (C) Coupon.com
  • (E) E-Centives
  • (P) PDF



Coupon Databases
Want to find a specific coupon from Sunday Inserts?
Couponmom.com is a great site to help you locate a specific coupon from all Sunday Inserts. Go to the main page [couponmom.com], then click on "Coupon Database" from the links on top.

Southern California Supermarket Blogs
Note: I am not associate in anyway to any of the Supermarket Blogs. I utilize them constantly as one of my sources for grocery shopping.


Ralphs- Chief Family Officer [chieffamilyofficer.com]


Vons/Pavilions- Save at home Mommy [saveathomemommy.com]


Albertsons- Save at home Mommy [saveathomemommy.com]


Stater Bros- Christian Clippers [christianclippers.com][B][SIZE=5]


Food4Less, Stater Bros, Vons, Albertsons, etc...- Southern Cali Saver [southerncalisaver.com]

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#3
Seems like a good idea... Ralph's is great with double coupons... I'll start off I guess Smilie

Hot Pocket Calzones are on sale for $1.80; .75 off coupon (5/13 Val) doubles to $1.50. So you pay .30

Scotch Brite Heavy Duty sponges are free. On sale for $1, $1.00 off coupon in the 5/20 Val, so free Smilie
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Thanks for the invite... Although I am not that familiar with how Ralph's and Vons work in terms of couponing, I figure that even with their "higher" prices compared to places like Winco and Super Walmart (in Chino) that you can save more using the coupons correctly and specials just like CVS.

So will be looking forward to see how this works and what coupons you use outside of SmartSource and Valasis.

Was going to think about going to the GG to get lists -- but the impending strike has made me hold off for now.
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#5
Cool idea. Have subscribed, although I am not in CA. I do shop at the Safeway equivalent here and am always on the watch for deals. I think our ads are often very similar.

Not sure if your stores have done this, but ours now have a section for 'clearanced' meats, where they put the stuff that has a 'sell by' date of today or tomorrow. Usually these only have a 30% off sticker on them, and often have the 'special price tag' pulled off, but I check these sections everytime I'm in the store, as sometimes they throw a GREAT deal in there. For example, 50 or 75% off, with the 'special price tag' left on, or better yet, a set price of 59, 79 or 99 cents for the whole package. I have bought lots of ground turkey, ribs and roasts from this section.

Now I just wish our stores would double larger coupons. Ours triple coupons up to 39 cents and double up to 50 cents. No competition to do more than this.
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Holy Moly... finally.. good deals. They're at Target apparently. I usually have a really tough time there but today had made a bunch of money back on several deals without any beeping issues. I had to buy extra items to make up on the overage. $65 worth of stuff for $4. woot

Go to the Target thread. - - > It's all in the Wiki. (Special K and Schick Hydro would be the key search words.)
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2114326

- - - I'd list it all here, but there really is so many deals right now that I wouldn't be able to list them.
I went to Tarjay today, I did the schick deal. I only got 2 of the 6.99 razors, thats all the q's I had. But with the overage I got 2 razors, 1 cover girl mascara, 1 loaf of bread, 1 reaCH DENTAL FLOSS, 2 rolaids and 1 oral b toothbrush, all for $1.75 I still don't get the Special K deal. wanna splain it to me ? tell me all about your 65 dollars of stuff for 4 dollars
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I went to Tarjay today, I did the schick deal. I only got 2 of the 6.99 razors, thats all the q's I had. But with the overage I got 2 razors, 1 cover girl mascara, 1 loaf of bread, 1 reaCH DENTAL FLOSS, 2 rolaids and 1 oral b toothbrush, all for $1.75 I still don't get the Special K deal. wanna splain it to me ? tell me all about your 65 dollars of stuff for 4 dollars
After a bit of research...

Go here and print the coupons... http://www2.kelloggs.com/Product/...px?id=1992
and here http://www.specialk.com/products/coupons to print the $1 off granola.

Then go here http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=30897392&postcount=19 to see which deal you want to do =)

Scenario 3 is nice cause it is a $10 MM =)

There is also this deal- http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=30819126&postcount=6964 where you can get a TS3 toy too... but apparently the TS3 coupon is a major beeper.... =/

It's not that complicated I don't think... it just seems like it cause all the different scenarios. I plan to bring a ton of coupons and, the printed list of scenarios, and kind of wing-it when I get there.

Hope that helps!!!
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#8
Thanks for posting that link. The scenarios were posted in the Target thread Wiki but not there now. :hmm:
I had done scenario #1 just because I haven't had a whole lot of luck with Target and was kind of nervous. Our prices were slightly different too.

I didn't realize that that were using MQ's to cover even for the "free" Fiber Plus items. I had bought just fiber plus bars so didn't use the cereal Q's to cover for those.

If you follow the deals exactly, you'll get the overages. My prices were $2.75 for the cereal and $2.69 for the bars. Lots of coupons, yes... but did a bunch of other deals to make up for it.

Schick Hydro Razors MM: http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=30594162&postcount=6109

In the target Wiki, scroll down to "Hot Deals"... you'll see a bunch more deals you can add to your cereal order.

HTH also.

Quote from surprisesaver View Post :
After a bit of research...

Go here and print the coupons... http://www2.kelloggs.com/Product/...px?id=1992
and here http://www.specialk.com/products/coupons to print the $1 off granola.

Then go here http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=30897392&postcount=19 to see which deal you want to do =)

Scenario 3 is nice cause it is a $10 MM =)

There is also this deal- http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=30819126&postcount=6964 where you can get a TS3 toy too... but apparently the TS3 coupon is a major beeper.... =/

It's not that complicated I don't think... it just seems like it cause all the different scenarios. I plan to bring a ton of coupons and, the printed list of scenarios, and kind of wing-it when I get there.

Hope that helps!!!
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Quote from mrs.techrat View Post :
...If you follow the deals exactly, you'll get the overages...

Still YMMV. I got a sharp cashier the other day. She adjusted the discount of each Q. Still a good deal but it was not a MM deal.
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I was at Ralphs this morning and I had my last 4 beggin strips coupons (thanks to ednred for the coupons) so I had to try it again. The $5 CAT printed today, so there must have been a problem with the machine yesterday. I noticed a tag about the CAT today, and it said it goes through 8/9/11, but I think the coupons expire tomorrow.
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Quote from vodreaux View Post :
Per a neighbor's daughter works at Kohls, many of the Kohl's manager are unhappy with $10/$20. People are getting several coupons, buying minimum plus 30% or 20%.
They'll probably have to go back to it, though. They had one terrible July (especially in California). http://www.businessweek.com/ap/fi...TBUD80.htm
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I was at Ralphs this morning and I had my last 4 beggin strips coupons (thanks to ednred for the coupons) so I had to try it again. The $5 CAT printed today, so there must have been a problem with the machine yesterday. I noticed a tag about the CAT today, and it said it goes through 8/9/11, but I think the coupons expire tomorrow.
I hope all of you are having better luck with Ralph's than I am. I found plenty (like, whole shelves full) at my store (Menifee, CA), but the cashiers (collectively, upon consultation) would not let me use b1g1 free coupons (I was attempting to get 8, use 4 B1G1 coupons). The strange thing is that they were TOTALLY OK with me buying 4 at a time and using 2 B1G1 coupons, and then just paying tax...2 times...but they claimed the registers wouldn't let them put the 4 couponsif I had bought 8 all at the same time. After much arguing about it I did just do the two transactions (clearly no CAT for me) since I just had to pay tax anyway, but...whoo. Horrible experience.
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Quote from fauxpaus View Post :
I hope all of you are having better luck with Ralph's than I am. I found plenty (like, whole shelves full) at my store (Menifee, CA), but the cashiers (collectively, upon consultation) would not let me use b1g1 free coupons (I was attempting to get 8, use 4 B1G1 coupons). The strange thing is that they were TOTALLY OK with me buying 4 at a time and using 2 B1G1 coupons, and then just paying tax...2 times...but they claimed the registers wouldn't let them put the 4 couponsif I had bought 8 all at the same time. After much arguing about it I did just do the two transactions (clearly no CAT for me) since I just had to pay tax anyway, but...whoo. Horrible experience.
I was frustrated with Ralphs and emailed them asking if they have a coupon polocy. The response I received is in the wiki on the first page of this thread. They have a policy, but basically the store manager can do whatever he or she wants, which leads to the inconsistency at different stores. I go to different Ralphs depending on what coupons I want to use. Some will ony double one coupon but take BOGO coupons on a BOGO sale. Some will refuse the BOGO coupons, but will double unlimited coupons. Some stores don't like coupons at all, and I avoid those stores. I'm not familiar with any of the stores near you.
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Quote from sdca View Post :
I was frustrated with Ralphs and emailed them asking if they have a coupon polocy. The response I received is in the wiki on the first page of this thread. They have a policy, but basically the store manager can do whatever he or she wants, which leads to the inconsistency at different stores. I go to different Ralphs depending on what coupons I want to use. Some will ony double one coupon but take BOGO coupons on a BOGO sale. Some will refuse the BOGO coupons, but will double unlimited coupons. Some stores don't like coupons at all, and I avoid those stores. I'm not familiar with any of the stores near you.
Yes, I've been extremely frustrated with my (very) local store because of their (apparently) local coupon policy...only doubling 1 coupon per transaction etc. But I noticed that the Ralphs in Riverside (Canyon Crest) has much more agreeable employees and apparently a slightly different coupon policy. And what always makes me sad is how they're owned by the same people as Kroger, which has an extremely lenient coupon policy! Oh well.
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Quote from fauxpaus View Post :
Yes, I've been extremely frustrated with my (very) local store because of their (apparently) local coupon policy...only doubling 1 coupon per transaction etc. But I noticed that the Ralphs in Riverside (Canyon Crest) has much more agreeable employees and apparently a slightly different coupon policy. And what always makes me sad is how they're owned by the same people as Kroger, which has an extremely lenient coupon policy! Oh well.
Ralphs and Vons are now much the same leaving coupon policy decisons to local (mostly idiot) managers. You just have to test the waters and find your coupon friendly locations (and build relationships with good cashiers and managers over time). I've found Ralphs Fresh Fare, not unlike Pavilions (Vons), locations to be more friendly. Ralphs still is more coupon friendly than Vons. Albertsons, though, seems to be the most coupon friendly (only because most of the cashiers are clueless) now.
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