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Northern and Central California Grocery Store Deals Thread

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Last Edited by sacramentogirl March 1, 2016 at 12:58 PM
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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    #16
    Quote from ReeCh View Post :
    Sure! I'm quoting from my receipt here.

    The deal in the ad is to buy one package at $3.99 and get two free.

    I bought nine packages at $3.99 each, total of $35.91
    I received a card savings of $23.94 for the advertised B1G2F deals
    I also received a discount of $9.00 for the J4U price. What it did was to take $1.50 off of each package of strawberries.

    So my total ended up as $35.91- 23.94 - 9.00 == 2.97.
    I'll try it. Worst that can happen is that I leave them at the checkout if it doesn't work, right?

    Quote from sacramentogirl View Post :
    I don't think this will work for me, I did not get this J4U pricing on strawberries, under my personalized deals.

    so this may be ymmv.

    Sadwalk
    I think it is the personalized deals. That's how I understand it.
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    #17
    Quote from sacramentogirl View Post :
    I don't think this will work for me, I did not get this J4U pricing on strawberries, under my personalized deals.

    so this may be ymmv.

    Sadwalk
    Yeah, this price for strawberries was only available back when they first introduced the program, I think.
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    #18
    the Driscoll's worked for me too i got 3 for a total of $0.99 and of course the overage from 2 heinz coupons was used into the grapes that i bought in the same trans..Smilie
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    Thanks to all always! Smilie

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    #19
    Quote from ReeCh View Post :
    The brand was Berrylicious. A couple posters on the My Frugal Adventures blog said that it worked for them on Driscoll's.
    thanks a lot, just got 6 of them for $1.98
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    #20
    Quote from sacramentogirl View Post :
    I don't think this will work for me, I did not get this J4U pricing on strawberries, under my personalized deals.

    so this may be ymmv.

    Sadwalk
    I am quite bummed myself Frown My kids eat Strawberries like they are candy!! yummy: Oh well, there will be another (better?) deal to come along for us laugh out loud
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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
    #21
    Quote from ReeCh View Post :
    For some reasons the cheese ended up free for me -- I can't explain why. I bought two and used just one of the IP coupons, but I seemed to have extra J4U ecoupons come off that I wasn't aware of. Score on the cereal -- I didn't get that offer.
    Yea, it's really weird on my receipt, but I KNEW not to try 2 Q's on 2 on a BOGO deal (the other Q usually doesn't go through IME due to the J4U and SW's latest Q policy).

    Quote from theloo View Post :
    I missed out on the Heinz ketchup. But can you explain the strawberries deal? I see it at $2.49. If I buy one pound and get 2 pounds free, should it be 3# for $2.49? I don't see how you got 9# for $2.97. Confused
    Quote from ReeCh View Post :
    Sure! I'm quoting from my receipt here.

    The deal in the ad is to buy one package at $3.99 and get two free.
    I bought nine packages at $3.99 each, total of $35.91
    I received a card savings of $23.94 for the advertised B1G2F deals
    I also received a discount of $9.00 for the J4U price. What it did was to take $1.50 off of each package of strawberries.
    So my total ended up as $35.91- 23.94 - 9.00 == 2.97.
    Yeah, no idea how that one really works, but the answer is that if you buy 3 packages, they end up being 0.99 total! Sale continues through Sunday, 4/23 (Easter), from what I'm seeing/hearing.

    Quote from ReeCh View Post :
    I think the answer is yes. Their coupon policy is vague but their blog is more clear.
    The blog [safeway.com] says (on 2/7/11) "Yes, you can use a store coupon with a manufacturer coupon for the same item."
    The coupon policy is here. [safeway.com] It doesn't address stacking store and MQ and doesn't talk about the J4U program at all.
    The J4U Q's are largely MQs NOT store Q's. SO, what happens is that the J4U Q usually will not be credited to your account, or rather, it is added once the store card stuff is applied, but will fall off (not unlike some of Raley's website Q's) when you scan over a "second" MQ that overrides the J4U Q. Really not good if you are not planning properly.

    BUT, these personal prices DO stack with MQs. So that is nice. Even nicer with BOGO sales!!!

    Quote from saishap View Post :
    Does it work on any brand?
    Do you remember which ones you got? (sometimes they have the Driscoll's and some other ones).
    ThanksSmilie
    My store had Driscoll's AND Legacy Farms, so if you have Driscoll's IPQs left, you can use at least 2 of the 0.50/1, likely. I'm also aware that some stores have $1/$5 produce purchase Q's at the courtesy desk? I think it works, since it takes off the total BEFORE the Safeway card? I guess that doesn't make sense, though, unless you buy enough strawberries to make the after card discount price $5. I haven't personally tried it, but a blogger has mentioned it. And I did buy the Legacy Farms ones and it worked.
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    Last edited by SavvySalukiGirl April 19, 2011 at 05:18 PM
    #22
    Quote from SavvySalukiGirl View Post :
    Yea, it's really weird on my receipt, but I KNEW not to try 2 Q's on 2 on a BOGO deal (the other Q usually doesn't go through IME due to the J4U and SW's latest Q policy).




    Yeah, no idea how that one really works, but the answer is that if you buy 3 packages, they end up being 0.99 total! Sale continues through Sunday, 4/23 (Easter), from what I'm seeing/hearing.



    The J4U Q's are largely MQs NOT store Q's. SO, what happens is that the J4U Q usually will not be credited to your account, or rather, it is added once the store card stuff is applied, but will fall off (not unlike some of Raley's website Q's) when you scan over a "second" MQ that overrides the J4U Q. Really not good if you are not planning properly.

    BUT, these personal prices DO stack with MQs. So that is nice. Even nicer with BOGO sales!!!


    My store had Driscoll's AND Legacy Farms, so if you have Driscoll's IPQs left, you can use at least 2 of the 0.50/1, likely. I'm also aware that some stores have $1/$5 produce purchase Q's at the courtesy desk? I think it works, since it takes off the total BEFORE the Safeway card? I guess that doesn't make sense, though, unless you buy enough strawberries to make the after card discount price $5. I haven't personally tried it, but a blogger has mentioned it. And I did buy the Legacy Farms ones and it worked.
    My store had Dole strawberries and they worked fine with the deal. I was able to purchase 6 for $1.98,
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    #23
    I found out about this yesterday, maybe you all know abt it already:
    http://www.kraftfirsttaste.com/

    Joined using my kraft account (or you can create a new one if you don't have one) and on the left side when you click on 'My Offers' you might see option to get coupon for FREE Kraft touch of Philly shredded cheese value upto $3.99
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    #24
    Raley's Friday Freebie is TWO FREE Reusable bags with $20 purchase Smilie Hope they are not too cheapie laugh out loud

    Quote from neetup View Post :
    I found out about this yesterday, maybe you all know abt it already:
    http://www.kraftfirsttaste.com/

    Joined using my kraft account (or you can create a new one if you don't have one) and on the left side when you click on 'My Offers' you might see option to get coupon for FREE Kraft touch of Philly shredded cheese value upto $3.99
    I have been trying to get this for TWO days now!! Everytime I get an ERROR message Frown Oh and our puppy shredded my FREE jello temptations coupon from First Taste Mad Guess I will keep trying on this one
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    Last edited by Thriftymomof2 April 20, 2011 at 10:04 AM
    #25
    Quote from Thriftymomof2 View Post :
    Raley's Friday Freebie is TWO FREE Reusable bags with $20 purchase Smilie Hope they are not too cheapie laugh out loud



    I have been trying to get this for TWO days now!! Everytime I get an ERROR message Frown Oh and our puppy shredded my FREE jello temptations coupon from First Taste Mad Guess I will keep trying on this one
    Do you see the image for shredded cheese in 'My offers'? When you click on the image it will ask for name/address etc.

    Raley's nob hill:
    There is Free 2 Avocados Q with $10 purchase.

    And there is 2 for $5 Bonne Maman preserves. I love their Plum preserves and have bought them before for a lot more than 2 for $5!
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    #26
    Quote from neetup View Post :
    snip
    Raley's nob hill:
    There is Free 2 Avocados Q with $10 purchase.

    And there is 2 for $5 Bonne Maman preserves. I love their Plum preserves and have bought them before for a lot more than 2 for $5!
    Was just going to post this Big Grin

    Free Avocados if your grocery preference is wine, beer and spirits.

    This bag looks sooo much nicer than the stupid Target bag I got...the color bleeds on that too!
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    #27
    Quote from neetup View Post :
    Do you see the image for shredded cheese in 'My offers'? When you click on the image it will ask for name/address etc.

    **snip**!
    Yep. My name and address are already in there, I click submit and get an error message every time. I tried in FF and IE and keep getting the same error Frown I guess it was not meant to be Sadwalk
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    #28
    Quote from ReeCh View Post :
    Sure! I'm quoting from my receipt here.

    The deal in the ad is to buy one package at $3.99 and get two free.

    I bought nine packages at $3.99 each, total of $35.91
    I received a card savings of $23.94 for the advertised B1G2F deals
    I also received a discount of $9.00 for the J4U price. What it did was to take $1.50 off of each package of strawberries.

    So my total ended up as $35.91- 23.94 - 9.00 == 2.97.
    I got 6 packages for $1.98 this morning. I have the J4U price of $2.49 and I received a $6.00 discount for my J4U
    Here is what I think is going on.
    The system is taking $1.50 off each of the FREE packages instead of taking off $1.50 for the one you pay for.
    I got 6 packages - 4 of them were free. 4x$1.50 = $6.00
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    Last edited by Froggman April 20, 2011 at 01:11 PM
    #29
    Quote from sacramentogirl View Post :
    Was just going to post this Big Grin

    Free Avocados if your grocery preference is wine, beer and spirits.

    This bag looks sooo much nicer than the stupid Target bag I got...the color bleeds on that too!
    thanks for explaining the deal since I couldn't figure out how to get the free avocados.
    Great deal!
    hugwootwave
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    #30
    My store had both Dole and Seabest strawberries... I bought 3 seabest and it did not work... My bad for not reading the posts correctly. I didnt feel like leaving them at the checkstands so i just bought them. The JFU pricing did not work so it was 3.99 for 3 packets of strawberries
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