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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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receive 1 Point for every participating item purchased. A total of 100 points needed to redeem for a $50 Gift Card
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SW:
The Friday sale has the Lucerne chunk cheese 3 for $5 = $1.67 each. Use .55/1 CA Seal dairy MQ, if you have them, which I believe expire 7/14?

Can anyone let me know if the SS code still works at Self Checkout?
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[QUOTE=rejoyce;60605040]I got one too, what's your code? if it's the same then I guess it can be multi-used. Smilie

15864 0 same? Smilie
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15864 0 same?
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Have BTFE, a few inserts a week, several PCs to print IPQs, please PM for trades, thanks!

Always looking for huggies and Pampers Qs! Currently looking for $2 Pampers Q's and $3 huggies IPQs. Smilie

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Lucky's question:
I've never tried to use the freebie coupons, because I've never spent the $25 in that store!
Will the (2) free items count towards the $25, or do I need to meet the $25 after the two freebie prices?
EDITED: Nevermind - I see that the coupon in the ad specfiically excludes the price of the freebie!
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Thanks! Bought two today at Sprouts without any problem. Smilie
Not too many 3oz size, only peach and sweet potato flavors.
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There's a $10/30 Kohl's peelie on the front of the East County Times today. wave
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Savemart freebies: FF hot dogs, chix or turkey & flossers
Ice cream deal includes Dreyers, Hagen Daaz, outshine $3 off wyb 4
whole dbl page of bogo deals, would be nice deals if could use Qs on both. Looked up their Q policy, and Nono
3 day deals are very different between s-mart & lucky this & last week
last week s-mart had .88 cake mix, this week @ Lucky
also 2.88 FJ bacon. There's a $1/1 Q in last month's in store mag
s-mart has 1.69ea personal sized watermelon

sprouts: 3/$5 bluberries, .48/lb pears

SW had nothing in new ad I can see to report
went today and was able to use $2 "O" code on spinach & romaine
couple of days ago tried on "O" cereal (PP 2.49), didn't work
ON ($2) code didn't work on bread, and my 10% didn't come off on 2 cards/stores today
Blue Bunny adQ didn't come off as JFU, had to grab an ad but loaded eQ came off
so it looked like JFU was kind of half-working around here today
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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 :
sprouts: 3/$5 bluberries, .48/lb pears

SW had nothing in new ad I can see to report
went today and was able to use $2 "O" code on spinach & romaine
couple of days ago tried on "O" cereal (PP 2.49), didn't work
ON ($2) code didn't work on bread, and my 10% didn't come off on 2 cards/stores today
Blue Bunny adQ didn't come off as JFU, had to grab an ad but loaded eQ came off
so it looked like JFU was kind of half-working around here today
hi MissusG, can you explain what you were expecting the Blue Bunny to do? I don't follow. Thanks for ad previews as always.

Sprouts got 99c chicken drumsticks - all natural but not organic starting today.

Here's a little puzzle for you experienced SW'ers.

I bought the following items and would like to figure out what didn't count towards the $20 to get $5 (the x/xx) off which led me to buy 3 bags of Lay's Kettle chips ($1.99 each), but the $5 did come off, OOP $11.51, not bad. Smilie

I started with 2 Oreo's $2.88 PP, used 75c/2 MQ
got freebie Refreshe soda - 60c CRV
4 Lucerne sharp cheddar blocks for $6.64 total (used 4 x 35c milk mqs, no beeps!)
1 Dannon Activia yogurt 4-pk ($2.99! OMG) -10% off = $2.69 used $1.50 IPQ
6 Yopa's (did not get these during dairy Cat days as I was not familiar and didn't make the connection, lol...) they look good, looking forward to eating them, use 6 x bogo MQs taking off $1.39 each (steep! OMG) got 10% off too.

At this point the 5 off $20 would not come off, so I asked for a bag of Lay's kettle chips to put me over $20 (I was at $18.xx), but $5 still won't come off. Scanned 2 more bags, then $5 came off... the cashier said I had a lot of dairy and didn't think any of them counted, but seeing I had about $10.19 - $2/$10 diary, I'm thinking the yogurt counted towards $20 but the cheese didn't.
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More 99c store finds:

Half gallon (the one with the jumping cow) Organic Vitamin D milk - short expiry 7/19 and only 2 half gals left. Didn't get it.

more Foster Grant sun glasses. I'm wearing the new pair right now. Cute! Smilie I'm apparently collecting 99c sun glasses... this pair retails $12.99

some kids/baby dvds (limited YMMV) - Baby Genius brand. Good for gift giving, we own 1 and my 15 month old seems to like it.
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Quote from rejoyce View Post :
hi MissusG, can you explain what you were expecting the Blue Bunny to do? I don't follow. Thanks for ad previews as always.
shelf price 3.49, 2.49 with adQ. I had .75/1 blinkie, expecting to pay 1.74
I had loaded the adQ to my card and (apparently) .75/1 eQ
Scanned 2.74, which is 3.49 -.75
I had to go get an ad and scan the adQ to make it 1.74

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I bought the following items and would like to figure out what didn't count towards the $20 to get $5 (the x/xx) off which led me to buy 3 bags of Lay's Kettle chips ($1.99 each), but the $5 did come off, OOP $11.51, not bad. Smilie

I started with 2 Oreo's $2.88 PP, used 75c/2 MQ
got freebie Refreshe soda - 60c CRV
4 Lucerne sharp cheddar blocks for $6.64 total (used 4 x 35c milk mqs, no beeps!)
1 Dannon Activia yogurt 4-pk ($2.99! OMG) -10% off = $2.69 used $1.50 IPQ
6 Yopa's (did not get these during dairy Cat days as I was not familiar and didn't make the connection, lol...) they look good, looking forward to eating them, use 6 x bogo MQs taking off $1.39 each (steep! OMG) got 10% off too.

At this point the 5 off $20 would not come off, so I asked for a bag of Lay's kettle chips to put me over $20 (I was at $18.xx), but $5 still won't come off. Scanned 2 more bags, then $5 came off... the cashier said I had a lot of dairy and didn't think any of them counted, but seeing I had about $10.19 - $2/$10 diary, I'm thinking the yogurt counted towards $20 but the cheese didn't.
Yogurt counts as liquid dairy @ SW, and someone told me on airlines too
not sure about other stores tho

Only dairy I risk with a x/xx @ SW is cheese, biscuits, jello/pudding & eggs. S-momma said ice cream is safe too
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Quote from missusg View Post :
shelf price 3.49, 2.49 with adQ. I had .75/1 blinkie, expecting to pay 1.74
I had loaded the adQ to my card and (apparently) .75/1 eQ
Scanned 2.74, which is 3.49 -.75
I had to go get an ad and scan the adQ to make it 1.74


Yogurt counts as liquid dairy @ SW, and someone told me on airlines too
not sure about other stores tho

Only dairy I risk with a x/xx @ SW is cheese, biscuits, jello/pudding & eggs. S-momma said ice cream is safe too
Thanks MissusG!
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Does anyone know how 3/15 meat and 5/20 @ SW work together? Probably have to buy $35 of stuff? Confused
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Does anyone know how 3/15 meat and 5/20 @ SW work together? Probably have to buy $35 of stuff? Confused
funny, I just asked on Facebook and was told to email them. Probably don't want to give an answer that people to point to for consistency Frown
Emailed, we'll see
Fakebook post & reply here [facebook.com]

I haven't transferred a prescription yet, I have until 8/31 and just renewed today at the usual place (Nob Hill)
so I can sneak in just before it expires
if they don't remove it from my card
and there's no hidden clauses that would disqualify me from getting 50/75
think I'm better off letting 3/15 and 5/30 expire before trying to use 50/75

Nob Hill has 3.99 co pay on generics and has been a fabulous pharmacy.
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Savemart freebies: FF hot dogs, chix or turkey & flossers
Ice cream deal includes Dreyers, Hagen Daaz, outshine $3 off wyb 4
I was at Savemart & Lucky today to do some price checking
Savemart has Dreyers BOGO 5.99
-clerk couldn't tell me if the GO would count as one of the 4 items
Lucky has Dreyers 2/$6

both stores
Outshine is 2/$6
SkinnyCow is part of the deal, but 5.99 ea

Raley's deal looks a little better
1,.99 ea wyb 5 or more
"Selected varieties of Haagen-Dazs 14 oz., Nestle 4 to 9 count or Dreyer's Outshine Fruit Bars 6 to 12 count or Ice Cream 1.5 quart. single item 2.99."
doesn't include Skinny Cow

Some Qs available are $1.50/2 Dreyers, $1/1Outshine blinkies, Haagen Daaz $1.50/2, Drumstick 8ct $1/1
print here [coupons.com]
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I live in San Francisco and only started recently checking out this thread. I'm hoping for a bit of help from the experts here.

I haven't purchased aluminum foil and resealable Ziploc-style bags in some time, so I have no idea what is a good price for them. I may end up going to Costco to get these, but was hoping to just know what is a good general price to get these two products.

Thanks!
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