Posted by William Charles on June 6, 2018
Manufactured Spending

Published on June 6th, 2018 | by William Charles

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[Expired] Safeway: $10 off $150 Mastercard Gift Card [Von’s, Randall’s, Albertson’s, Tom Thumb, Acme, Jewel], Variable Cards Working!

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The Offer

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  • Check your Just4U for a coupon to get $10 off $150 Mastercard gift card

The Fine Print

  • Expires 6/19/18
  • Limit one per household

Our Verdict

The Safeway deals are usually at Albertson’s, Randall’s, and Tom Thumb too. Let us know if you’re seeing it at Acme & Shaw’s too. Variable loads if available haven’t been working recently for this deal, but YMMV (update: Variable loads are working! Might still be YMMV by store). Use a card that earns at a high rate on grocery store purchases. Keep in mind the Discover it and Chase Freedom cards both earn 5% this quarter.

Hat tip to @ChurnTx and reader feelgood



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Ewejay
Ewejay

Yes for Acme.

Dan
Dan

$150 is rough bc you have to buy two gift cards, with two activation fees. I never see any over $100 at my nearby stores at least

EZPZ
EZPZ

^Exactly this

Superchurn
Superchurn

at least the $10 back mostly mitigates the fees, resulting in a good MS opportunity

Dan
Dan

Disregard this comment. Apparently variable cards work.

KP
KP

Terms don’t exclude variables. So hope this works on variable MCGCs

iahphx
iahphx

Yup, using the right credit card, this is a good deal if you can buy the $500 MC variables, and no deal whatsoever if you have to buy the $100s. I also noticed that the variables aren’t specifically excluded from the offer terms. But, given past history, I think there’s at least a 50% chance that this is just an oversight and that the $500s won’t actually work at the register. If anyone tries this today, please report back on your results. Even if it doesn’t scan correctly, the manager should be willing to take the $10 off, but that hassle would obviously limit the desirability and scalability of this offer.

Bry
Bry

Variable 500 works. Comes to 495

TanT
TanT

Awesome news.

Superchurn
Superchurn

nice! Time to hit up safeway

Kimbra
Kimbra

Did you have to buy 2 variables?

Lee
Lee

They had this offer a few weeks ago. It did not work on variables, but also specifically stated that in the terms after reviewing why it didn’t work. Since this doesn’t say it, gonna give it another try.

Tall T
Tall T

Wonder if variables will work this time around. I skipped this promotion 2 weeks ago due to the lack of easy scalability. Hopefully we see some positive DPs regarding variable loads.

DeauxBois
DeauxBois

FYI, the same deal is back for digital coupons at Publix. Expires 6/16/18.

captainsave
captainsave

Any early birds tried with the variable yet?

David Vasquez
David Vasquez

Confirmed variable working in San Francisco Safeway.

GradCashGrab

I think we should team up in SF 😀

Yung
Yung

Confirmed variable working in VA Safeway.

gc
gc

How much did you buy?

farmbochur
farmbochur

there’s also 2x fuel perks at giant eagle (PA, OH, & MD) between 6/7-6/13
unclear if VGC’s are included but I’d guess that they will be

Yung
Yung

But you need to pay extra fee like $4.95

farmbochur
farmbochur

Not sure what you mean.
The VGC fee is $6.95 per $200 GC.
Each GC nets you ~$0.83 in fuel perks (206.95/50*0.2=.8278).
If you pump 10 gallons, that’s $8.30 in gas savings.
If you max it out to 30 gallons, that’s $24.83 in gas savings.

yyyccclll
yyyccclll

Sign in Vons.com, no coupon, log out
Sign in Safeway.com, saw coupon, added, log out
Sign back in Vons.com again, did not see $10 off coupon
Sing back in Safeway. com, saw $10 off coupon

There are only Vons/Pavilion stores in my area. What am I going to get when purchase this MC?

CM

IME, these VGC/MCGC promotions were always nationwide across all J4U markets (many other j4u coupons are specific within a given market only; and in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Safeway and Albertsons stores would even have different promotions each week even within the same market).

But, then again, they’ve been making all sorts of changes to all of this recently, so, who knows what’s going on nowadays.

Dana
Dana

For Vons, it is listed under J4U and was not in the regular ad and was not searchable under “Mastercard.” I bought a $500 variable Mastercard at Vons and it did not trigger the $10 off.

Kimbra
Kimbra

Ditto for me at Albies

VBL
VBL

Can we use MGC to buy MO at Walmart?

jay
jay

no, only visa

86
86

Worked for me at WM back in November. $500 MO

jay
jay

how? can you show me. I also google it stating i must hit change payment debit in order it to work. I tried 3 different Walmarts; neighborhood, super center, and original. They processed as error.

86
86

There may be an explanation on FT. I haven’t tried it in a while.

Mikey
Mikey

If variable worked for you please (besides naming the store) be descriptive of packaging, bank etc. since sometimes this makes a difference. Would also like to know if anyone received fuel points whether on fixed denom or variable. Thanks.

David Vasquez
David Vasquez

Purple gift box US Bank no fuel points

Mikey
Mikey

Thank you.

fll
fll

Does the MCGC work at grocery store’s machine? I know WalMart does not work. Last time I had the MCGC I believe I recycled them at Post Office which of course stopped working long long time ago.
I could not remember if I used grocery stores for them.

elegua
elegua

Why are you saying that MCGC does not work at wally?, it required some work done but at the end they all work, do some search and you will find info about it.

fll
fll

I dont need search as the workaround stopped working in local area when the stores updated their POS models. FYI, that was at least 18 or 24 months ago.
Besides most WMTs here only takes real debit cards with name matches with ID. That actually is a liberation because grocery stores are so much more efficient and so much nicer environment than WMT money centers. lol.

elegua
elegua

If this is a local issue i understand but MCGC in general still works at wally for MO, it worked for me and as you can see here for others as well; today’s DP: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29847495-post145.html

Ed
Ed

Success with $500 variable in the gold package with the blue MC debit card in the middle issued by US Bank. Valid thru date is 01/2025. Total purchase: $495.95. 0 fuel points earned.

Jan B
Jan B

Publix just did this promo a few weeks back.

HEB, Kroger, next?!

Peter P
Peter P

Variable card worked for Phoenix, AZ got a $500 gift card only paid $490

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