Posted by Chuck on November 10, 2019
Manufactured Spending

Published on November 10th, 2019 | by Chuck

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[Expired] Safeway: Save $10 on $100+ Mastercard Giftcard [Vons, Randall’s, Albertsons, Tom Thumb, Acme, Jewel, Shaw’s]

Deal has expired, view more Safeway deals by clicking here.

The Offer

Direct Link to offer

Check your Safeway Just4U for an offer to get:

  • $10 off when you buy $100 in Mastercard gift cards.

The Safeway deals are usually at Von’s, Albertson’s, Randall’s, Tom Thumb, Acme, Shaw’s, and Jewel too.

 

The Fine Print

  • One time use
  • Valid through 11/23/19

Our Verdict

I’m not sure exactly where to find this, might be app-only. Remember to save the offer first to your card before use. You won’t get fuel points on Visa/MC gift cards. Make sure to use a card that earns at a high rate on grocery store purchases. This version of the offer has worked in the past on the variable-load cards.

Just remember there’ve been issues with Mastercard gift cards which might still be the case.

Hat tip to reader AK



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Ben
Ben

Is the mastercard problem solved?

Dick Bupkiss
Dick Bupkiss

Which problem – there are two:

If you mean, have people got their money back from the last clusterfuck? No.

If you mean, does the problem – where your card is drained but the transaction is declined – still occur? Don’t know, I’m sitting on mine until I get money back from the first two that had all the funds taken.

Parts Unknown
Parts Unknown

Any progress with prob #1? I only bought a few last time around & didn’t have an issue. Prob holding off on buying these.

Dick Bupkiss
Dick Bupkiss

I’ve been trying to follow reported datapoints on this issue. AFAIK, nobody has got their money back. I haven’t.

Accountant69
Accountant69

I’m logging my weekly process over at the weekly MS thread on r/churning. Currently still have a pending dispute with Blackhawk. If you buy this, you may just want to pay regular bills…

777
777

link?

Samosa
Samosa

During last promo the problem seemed to occur on some but not all MCGCs. Last time I purchased 5 and loaded them to BB at WM, all worked just fine (wasn’t even prompted for a PIN).

hs
hs

Dont you have to fast finger when loading MCGC? Change payment button or something?

Samosa
Samosa

Thats what I read and have previously done too, because if you don’t quickly change payment type to debit it runs as credit by default and thus the payment (load) doesn’t go through. But to my surprise transections with these cards went through without PIN or change payment type etc.

Parts Unknown
Parts Unknown

Either search the J4U or it’s under the Special Offers & not the gc. Buy these at your own peril.

bax
bax

Just finished the VGC deal last night.

az
az

Me too. VGC deal is better than MGC because 100 Fuel VGC costs 93.95, while 100 MGC costs 95.95.

captainsave
captainsave

u doing it wrong

ithrowpoop
ithrowpoop

I did a MO run yesterday, cleared 30 cards without issue. Left a dollar or two on each card, which I finished off on Amazon.

Steve
Steve

You don’t need to look in the app. It is on the website J4U > Coupons & Deals > Special Offers. Free money.

Superman
Superman
Millennial Outrage

Anybody trying to drain these on Venmo? I can successfully add the card, but then get a transaction declined notice when trying to transfer. Same story on a Safeway VGC purchased during the last deal.

Dick Bupkiss
Dick Bupkiss

Check your card balance to be sure it was not drained completely along with the transaction decline…that’s what happened to many people with MCGCs recently (not necessarily when liquidating to Venmo, lots of this with buying MOs).

Millennial Outrage

Yeah, card balances on MCGC and VGC are still intact and have been able to use on other transactions without issue.

ithrowpoop
ithrowpoop

Venmo route dead for MCGC. Last working transaction I have on my spreadsheet is back from September. It died around sept/oct time. I’m doing this 4 player mode, all family members are able to add to venmo but unable to complete a transaction. My nephew has a legitimate account that’s many years ago with all organic transaction – i had him add a MCGC and it was the same for him. Able to add, but transaction always failed.

Millennial Outrage

ithrowpoop very much appreciate the DPs! Do you think this is being suppressed by Venmo or MetaBank? Seems weird for Venmo to continue to say they accept GCs, so guessing maybe MetaBank shut these Venmo transactions down to mitigate fraud.

ithrowpoop
ithrowpoop

I think venmo, as they lose money on each transaction. meta could probably care less, they get paid just the same. If it was meta, paypal would be blocked too but it isn’t.

Millennial Outrage

ithrowpoop Called MetaBank and confirmed it’s them. Venmo MCC codes as money-order/cash-advance/cash-equivalents, so they block it on their closed-end GCs (VGC and MCGC).

FYI, William Charles Chuck

Tim
Tim

BAU for variable gc?

Thunderpigdog
Thunderpigdog

Yes

hs
hs

Still out 1,500 from last MCGC fiasco disputed with bh. Not touching this until that resolves.

D.T
D.T

Hopefully someone can confirm. The discount did NOT apply on the new celebration packaging.
I didn’t check if the one was issued by MetaBank. Regular yellow and pink cards still work fine

qmc
qmc

confirm celebrate does not trigger.

Nick
Nick

I tried buying a variable load and the $10 coupon did NOT show up. Didn’t complete the purchase. Went back, got a $100 card, and the $10 discount instantly appeared. Just my experience, you’re welcome to try $500 but I didn’t want to make a fuss. We’ll see plenty of gift card deals with the holidays approaching anyway.

86
86

Interesting. Because it clearly states: “When you buy $100 or more in Mastercard gift cards.”

qmc
qmc
alex
alex

Just try to buy a 500 card today.The csr ask manager for approval.The manager says variable one is “cash only” …..

The Value Traveler
The Value Traveler

find another manager. I have no problem at mine getting them with cards. Also, the CELEBRATE ones didnt trigger the discount. DOHHH!

dan
dan

bought 4 mcgc & loaded $499 each to card @ WM w/o issue

Kerry
Kerry

Never works for me on variable load cards — only the $100 card triggers the $10 back. (My grocery also has a max of $200 on the variable load cards, which is what I tried. Twice now didn’t work. I won’t make the mistake again.)

Dinarte
Dinarte

Deal is now dead if you didn’t add it already

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