Posted by Chuck on June 5, 2019
Manufactured Spending

Published on June 5th, 2019 | by Chuck

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[Expired] Safeway: Save on $15 on two $100 Mastercard GC, $10 on two $50 Mastercard GC [Vons, Randall’s, Albertsons, Tom Thumb, Acme, Jewel, Shaw’s]

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The Offer

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Check your Safeway Just4U for a digital coupon to get:

  • $15 instant discount when you buy two $100 Mastercard gift cards
  • $10 instant discount when you buy two $50 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

  • Limit 1 per household
  • Expires 6/18/19

Our Verdict

Fairly regular deal, and a nice way to rack up some grocery store spend. Remember to save the coupon first; also, use a card that earns at a high rate on grocery store purchases (including the Chase Freedom this quarter). In the past, you typically did not get fuel points on Visa/MC gift cards. The last deal on Visa cards did work on variable load cards, but I believe this one Mastercard one will not. Hopefully someone more knowledgable will comment on this below.

Thanks to reader P. for sending this in



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Sevillada
Sevillada

Muahaha, perfect. Knew it was coming after the visa offer

dan
dan

does MCGC still load to bluebird w/o a need for pin # input? Thx

Tony
Tony

I like to input pin. An old lady walmart cashier accused me for using credit card to load after i swipe metabank master card. The receipt does not says “debit tend” but something “payment service E”.
Back to your question, I haven’t try master card gift card for a while. I afraid of fraud and pin issue.

Hot Mom
Hot Mom

Serve only.

Mikey
Mikey

Sometimes these purchases earn reward points as well. It is hit or miss. I’ll report my result after shopping and hope others do as well

86
86

Wasn’t that just a glitch in March that they fixed?

Sevillada
Sevillada

Yeah, most of the time there’s no points, but every promo we try 🙂

Sevillada
Sevillada

No points for me

Sevillada
Sevillada

Silly….cashier called manager (for approval) while trying to buy two$100 MCs….he asked how much, so he obviously thought they were variable ones, but c’mon, manager approval? ….

david190810
david190810

Safeway cashiers are very silly. Once I encountered a cashier who didn’t sell me VGC unless paid by cash. He even claimed that he had been working there for 10 years. I turned around and the other cashier sold it in front of his face. What a joke!

Dayn_Perrys_Vape
Dayn_Perrys_Vape

I’ve needed manager approval every time for VGC at 3 different Jewels. Just expect it frankly. They’re also cash only for MOs. They’re clearly pretty risk averse when it comes to potential fraud.

Sevillada
Sevillada

I never need it at tom thumb, but at Albertsons they go nuts. I only stopped there today because they had grapes on sale 🙂

veeRob

Couldn’t have asked for a much better promotion for the Wells Fargo 15x

Sevillada
Sevillada

I wish i had WF 15X 🙁

veeRob

CF at least?

Pizza
Pizza

Is there a trick to using these online? Despite registering a card a week ago it still fails address verification…

dan
dan

call the phone # on the back of card to see why a registered card failed

MisterBill
MisterBill

I always have problems using them with Verizon. Worked fine with Geico.

MisterBill
MisterBill

I still have a $10 off $100 of Visa card purchase on my MyMixx account (expires 6/8). Anyone else have this and try seeing if it stacked with the new offers?

Mymixx store coupons have been known to stack on the same item.

I also have “$2 off Everyday Select Rewards Visa Prepaid Cards when you activate an Everyday Select Rewards Visa Prepaid card”. Not sure what those are or whether they have a fee.

Celia
Celia

It wouldn’t stack because this offer is Mastercard while the other offer was Visa.

The Everday Select Reward cards are like Greendot. There is a post about that offer on this site.

channelz28
channelz28

My Safeway insisted that they now only accept cash to buy these. They even had a sign up saying so. Said it was a brand new policy, just started a couple days ago. Gonna try a different store today.

86
86

This happened at a Safeway store near me last year. When I asked why, I was told ‘fraud’. Mostly on the variables for $500.

The other stores in my area still allow CC. I hope the criminal element doesn’t ruin it.

Billbert
Billbert

Soooo…. check my math. At my local Shaws, the $50 cards carry a $4.95 per card activation fee, and the $100s have a $5.95 fee. For ~$197 and 5x points at supermarkets on my basic no-fee Hilton Honors Amex, that means I’m basically buying 1060 points? or $100 for about 500 points?

Celia
Celia

The math sounds right, $196.80 for both offers. How many points/dollars you get depends on your credit card. I used Amex Blue Preferred so I take off another $11.80 on one JFU account and my Chase Freedom (980 points) on another.

calwatch
calwatch

Incidentally the ones sold at my local Albertsons post as 1% on Plastiq. Worth paying the $1 Plastiq fee to avoid unloading hassles.

Yet Another Redditor
Yet Another Redditor

New offer – $10 off $100+VGC. Worked on variable.

Yet Another Redditor
Yet Another Redditor

New Safeway VGC offer – $10 off $100+VGC. Worked on variable. Expires 6/29
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