Posted by William Charles on October 3, 2018
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Published on October 3rd, 2018 | by William Charles

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[Expired] Safeway: Save 10-15% on Giftcardmall Select ‘Happy’ Gift Cards [Von’s, Randall’s, Albertson’s, Tom Thumb, Acme, Jewel, Shaw’s]

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The Offer

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  • Safeway is offering discounts on a number of gift cards:
    • 10% off Happy Guy gift cards
    • 15% off Happy Bites gift cards
    • 15% off Happy Kids gift cards
    • 15% off Happy Eats gift cards
    • 15% off Happy Teen gift cards
    • 10% off Happy Lady gift cards

We wrote about this ‘Happy’ gift card line in a dedicated post, as well as which stores each card works at.

The Fine Print

  • $50 minimum purchase
  • Valid until October 16th, 2018

Our Verdict

None of the brands are that useful I don’t think. Will be interesting to see what happens with this line of cards and discounts being offered going into the busy shopping season. As always make sure to use a card that earns at a high rate on grocery store purchases.

Hat tip to Miles to Memories



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Jack
Jack

Buy Happy Guy gift card at 10% off. Use it to buy eBay gift card at Home Depot. Wait for eBay 15% off = 25% off eBay. Use Amex BCP at the grocery store when buying the Happy gift card = 31% off eBay.

Mwwalk
Mwwalk

Math is slightly off but good idea

Wade
Wade

Once heard somebody cheering in TJ Maxx, 60% off on top of 40% off, free stuff!

Roger
Roger

At ebay can you buy OTHER gift cards with an ebay gift card or is that door closed?

Dan
Dan

that door closed about 2 years ago. can’t buy GCs on ebay with ebay GC

Wade Wei
Wade Wei

New to this but you sure they are fine with buying gift cards with gift cards?

Jack
Jack

It works because the Happy gift card is processed as a credit card through the Visa network, it is not a traditional store gift card. Home Depot sees it as a credit card payment. The issuer (Blackhawk) just puts heavy limitations on the stores it can be used at.

TomJ
TomJ

Do these cards autodrain? I currently have two of them. I am close to using up the balance on one of them.

86
86

The Safeway stores in my area say “no gift cards to purchase other gift cards.” I always assumed that meant Amex, Visa and MC, not just Safeway store gift cards can’t be used to buy other gift cards. Is Home Depot different, or am I wrong?

Bruce
Bruce

Thanks for the tip. I originally scanned the barcode at HD and it was rejected. When I slid the magnetic strip as a credit card, it worked.

az
az

Do you mean eBay gift card sold at 15% discount in HD? When?

Celia
Celia

I think the math goes like this: 10% off Happy Gift card that you use to buy an eBay gift card at Home Depot so 10% off. Add that to an eBay 15% off site-wide coupon (they’ve had a few lately), that turns into 25% off. Additionally, if you bought the initial Happy Gift card with a 6% Amex grocery, that goes to the stated 31%.

az
az

Thanks, and 2X fuel points worth another 3% off.

Larry
Larry

I had a good experience with these last year because they work like a credit card.

I plan to use it when restaurants like Panera or Buffalo Wild Wings have the holiday promo of an extra $5 when buying $25/$30 or whatever they do this year.

Dylan
Dylan

They should have a “Happy MSer” gift card up to an unlimited amount that can be used to buy money orders at walmart 😉

Wade
Wade

I didn’t see any of these giftcards that work at Von’s. Typo in the title?

Mikey
Mikey

I saw this in my account this morning and debated telling you. But, in general, I don’t like being restricted to a few vendors where I only occasionally shop. I advise people to jump on this offer if a favorite place is listed. Otherwise, I feel the % discount isn’t high enough as an incentive.

P
P

This doesn’t make me happy

Celia
Celia

MyMixx (Jewel) is dollar off so only can achieve those percentages when buying only $50. For example, $5 off $50+ for Happy Dining, $7.50 pff $50+ for Happy Bites.

I’ll probably grab the $7.50 off ones for Panera. Still on a year free for BCP so 6% off on top of that. Thanks for the heads up.

Unclesam
Unclesam

Do these happy gift cards earn fuel points?

Steven
Steven

Yes, they do.

Unclesam
Unclesam

Thanks

Jay
Jay

Any DP on if these would work for Amex MSR? In another word, are these treated by Amex as merchant gift cards or prepaid cards? On one hand these can only be used in a limited number of stores; however, they are treated and swiped as credit cards at the respective stores that they can be used at.

fareastwarriors
fareastwarriors

Hmm not sure what is MSR but these gift cards code as grocery spend for AMEX Blue Cash Preferred at my local Safeways.

Jay
Jay

Yeah I know they would definitely code as grocery but am just unsure if Amex would treat them as prepaid card/cash equivalent. Need to meet 100,000 MSR and with the promotion “Happy Guy” and “Happy Lady” look kind of promising *ahem*…Anyways not going to risk it with Amex. Going to stick with organic spending.

John
John

Doc, I am in the business… we are putting Bride, Her, Student, and Beauty into Safeway this month. Looks like this sale is to make some room. I don’t think Her is in your dedicated post. Her is Godiva, PF Changs, Peet’s, Under Amour, Express and Ulta.

NinjaX
NinjaX

well if ur in the business, then tell us if these cards can be compromised from the inside via copying or running algos to brute force. have u seen these drained by criminals like Mastercards at office depot? do u guys run background checks on ur delivery runners?

Igor Trubetskoy
Igor Trubetskoy

Can these coupons be redeemed at Acme supermarkets or only at Sawefay?

NinjaX
NinjaX

PSA: these cards are 100% exposed in the wild. all cc numbers, exp date and cvv code are all clearly shown with no cover. mag stripe just hanging there. wow. WTF. I pass on this.

az
az

They can’t be used online, except Happy Guy, which is said that can be used at dell.com.

Dee
Dee

I purchased Happy Guy as a test yesterday morning, used it last night at HD, no issues. This morning I purchased more, and tried to use it 30 minutes later, no go. Do these cards take some time to activate?

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