Posted by Chuck on August 18, 2019
Manufactured Spending

Published on August 18th, 2019 | by Chuck

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[Expired] Safeway: Save $15 on two $100 Visa GC, $10 on two $50 Visa 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 off when you buy two $100 Visa gift cards.
  • $10 off when you buy two $50 Visa 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

  • Valid until 8/31/19

Our Verdict

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. In the past this has not worked on variable load cards.

Hat tip to JH and to Frequentmiler



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MisterBill
MisterBill

Confirming that this is also valid at Acme. Too bad there’s no 5% quarterly grocery category.

I also have a bunch of offers for 8X points on different types of Happy gift cards.

Mikey
Mikey

Sometimes these will earn reward points but usually not. Let us know if you do.

Master Allan
Master Allan

Right. Back in April (?) I earned 5% on a credit card at grocery and a possible glitch at the time also earned me reward points worth about $15 in free food at Safeway. Good haul in addition to a few bucks the cards’ face value.

Celia
Celia

That was a great haul. It was right when they were rolling out the JFU program store-brand-wide. Wish it would have last longer than 2 weeks or so.

Celia
Celia

I also have 8X reward points on Happy gift cards at Jewel-Osco. Since they earn a rate of 2 reward points already, does that mean 16 or just 8? Anyone ever try? I don’t need any but might if it were.

qmc
qmc

Means you earn 8x dollars instead of 2x dollars.

And at Safeway as well. 8x on some happy variants I haven’t seen before:

happy her includes peet’s (mmm) pf changs (eew) ulta express underarmour godiva (mmm)

happy moments

Celia
Celia

thanks

Mikey
Mikey

Make sure you verify the bonus points on your receipt before you leave the store. My purchase only gave the usual 2X, manager did not adjust, made me wait while he called Safeway customer service. After AT LEAST 20 minutes they manually adjusted my account.

Jack
Jack

That’s annoying. Wasting your time to fix their mistake. I did check myself and it worked out for the 10x Google Play cards. $50 card, 500 points.

K.M.
K.M.

hello. has anyone tried stacking this with the recent 4% back at dosh? whats your experience?

qmc
qmc

Since this is the first time it’s been live at the same time as dosh, I don’t think you’ll have any data points, but it should work [tm].

aubergine
aubergine

I’ve seen data points of dosh shutting down a/c when they see/assume gc purch

qmc
qmc

Yea, I’m a raging alcoholic and I buy lots of booze. WRT this promo, this actually seems more like groceries at $200 than if you were going to $500 it. Knock on wood!

AKJohnny
AKJohnny

I bought over $11k in vgc from staples and about that much at Krogers all with Dosh providing cash back with 0 issues… all refunds post when they supposed to.

Debit
Debit

I effing hate these. Bring back $500

Dick Bupkiss
Dick Bupkiss

At least they’re better than the effing “Happy” cards.
“Happy” cards make me so depressed I want to shoot myself.

qmc
qmc

Have I got the link for you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM

J Ro
J Ro

I was expecting something better

Parts Unknown

Happy card promos are usually very lucrative.

Andrew
Andrew

I am new to safeway , I do not see any option to buy the gift card online. Do I need to add it online and buy it in store?

Steve

yes

86
86

A post on Flyertalk claims that Metabank VGCs are now working on plastiq, can anyone confirm this? Also, are fees 2.5%, or 1.5% like MCGC?

Tim
Tim

MCGC are 1%, not 1.5%.

Seems unlikely that it works given that in their visa update page they explicitly say that VGCs from Metabank are still not supported and do not work. Mind linking the FT thread you saw that?

86
86

I’ve paid 1% not 1.5% in fees for MCGC on Plastiq. You’re right. I was tired.

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/31396390-post606.html

Tim
Tim

Hmm I tried at Plastiq one of my $100’s from this deal and it just getting declined, as expected.

Also, even if it could go through, Plastiq was still ringing up 2.5% with this BIN (435880).

86
86

That same person also said yesterday he was charged 1.5% for those Metabank and Blackhawk VGC transactions as per a recent Plastiq 1.5% promotion. Could they have accepted them only as part of the promo?

86
86

Forget that last sentence.

86
86

I tried 2 VGCs today (different issuers). Both went through with a 2.5% fee. With VGCs, it looks as though you get the promo rate for Visas with the promo only, if the Flytertalk post is correct.

Yet Another Redditor
Yet Another Redditor

8X Fuel Rewards on Happy Gift Cards until 9/7
https://www.safeway.com/justforu/coupons-deals.html?q=happy

Mikey
Mikey

HEADS UP: Just bought 2 VISAs at Safeway. I always wait in line for a patient cashier who allows time for both of us to examine the package, scratch the barcode (to make sure a bogus one hasn’t been taped on top which sends the funds elsewhere) etc.

She confided in me that earlier today they had to pull all of the Google Play cards from the rack which are currently on 10X points promo. Said that at point of activation an error message kept recurring. Manager followed up and determined there had been tampering but (and here’s the scary part) there was no visible evidence whatsoever – no misaligned packaging, no glue on the outside, nothing. The card and packaging looked 100% authentic and untampered. Until the issue is resolved I’d avoid any Google Play gift card purchases, especially at Safeway and affiliates.

Jack
Jack

DP: I just bought one yesterday on the 10x reward points. Loaded it on my account this morning. No issues at Jewel-Osco so it might just be confined to an activation glitch.

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