Posted by William Charles on February 13, 2019
Manufactured Spending

Published on February 13th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[Expired] Safeway: Save on $15 When You Buy 2 $100 Visa Giftcards [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 (login required.)

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 2/26/19

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. Hopefully this one shows up fine for readers this time.

Hat tip to reader nebucla



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Sevillada
Sevillada

this time I do see them 😉
thanks

MTPDC
MTPDC

City Vista Safeway in NW DC doesn’t allow credit for VGCs. Any other Safeways in town do?

PJ
PJ

I’ve never had an issue at the ones in Arlington, never tried in DC though.

CV
CV

Back in 2017, I was able to buy $100 visa gift cards with a credit card at the Safeway in Dupont on 17th street.

aabdoc123
aabdoc123

I also was able to do it on 17th in Fall 2018

FM
FM

My old Safeway in San Francisco tried this BS for a while too. I filed a complaint on their website and received a call from the store manager 2 days later apologizing and saying they will no longer have that restriction. Individual cashiers may still vary but a simple website complaint will get corporate to whip these rogue stores into shape

tuphat
tuphat

Props for being proactive, I hate individual stores/staff making up their own rules that conflict with clear company policy. For purchase of GCs, I wish everyone was as clear as Giant (Landover), they have a sign that syas they welcome CCs for GC purchases, clearly spells out $ limits, etc.

Alex
Alex

Just got the deal working at the Castro safeway

Frugal Nellie (Lela)
Frugal Nellie (Lela)

Discover 5% category is grocery this quarter. 10% if you are on a double cashback deal.

Joe
Joe

Isnt double cash only for online orders? How do they enforce the limits ?

Celia
Celia

Discover double cash is for card members in their first year, anywhere you use your card, there is no limit to double cash AFAIK.

akjohnny
akjohnny

I got $15 off 2x $100 and $10 off 2x $50 visa gift cards… and $5 off $50 purchase on app as well… looks like a great deal to me.. easy spends.

Millennial Outrage

Same offers as you on the VGC. No go on the $5 off $50 coupon. I’m jelly.

akjohnny
akjohnny

jelly over saving $5 on $50? gift cards don’t count so I actually have to buy groceries at a grocery store…

Millennial Outrage

You can save $5 on $50 of jelly.

NBG
NBG

Im still holding bucket load of $50 from last year deal..Always think of skipping the $50 all together. But, when i go to the store and see the rack, brain acts up :).

MarcoPolo
MarcoPolo

My brain also acts up when I see a nice rack 🙂

Anonymous
Anonymous

Oh… Marco … … …

Superman
Superman

I had $50 and $100 VGCs leftover from last deal and used them with the 5 $493.05 VGCs from Giftcards.com deal and 10 $200 VGCs from Staples deal. When combined for 4 swipes, my WM MO totals were $993.05 and $943.05. This skipped that tedious time it takes to key in my info and looked far less suspicious than the $999.12, which prompts clerks to remind me that WM MC does not allow GCs or gets eye-daggers shot at me as I attempt to do the old switcheroo.

BML
BML

Anyone has success using these on Plastiq? Last time I tried VGC didn’t allow

Jx
Jx

Not allow

FM
FM

Thanks – was wondering the same since I don’t really have another liquidation method. I have a square account with a bunch of free processing credits (which I otherwise use on my own AU cards, so it’s not like the credits will be otherwise wasted) but don’t want to risk the account with a sudden high volume of VGCs.

akjohnny
akjohnny

just pay a utility like electric bill or something else that will take a Visa card… great way to get free spend on a credit card.

Coco
Coco

living in NYC, I really can’t find a grocery store to buy VGC…

Taz
Taz

Showing up — thanks DoC!

henry
henry

I’ve logged in, click link shows “We apologize our system is not available at this time. We hope to be back online soon.”. What else can I do?

henry
henry

I’ve registered at safeway.com and added those to my account. Now when I go shop at Jewel, how do I link to my registered coupons? Thanks.

Sevillada
Sevillada

With phone number you registered

Celia
Celia

henry If you’re shopping at Jewel-Osco, you need to clip the coupons in the MyMixx app.

Despite that a lot of these stores are under the same parent companies, they have different loyalty programs.

henry
henry

I will check MyMixx, thanks!

Yuri Legachev
Yuri Legachev

what is the activation fee for visa $50 and $100?

Chief Bullshit Officer
Chief Bullshit Officer

$4.95 for $50.00 and $5.95 for $100.00 so you actually make a few bucks from the deal.

Brad
Brad

$4.95 for $50 and $5.95 for $100.

Celia
Celia

$4.95 for $50
$5.95 for $100

Superman
Superman

$3.95 Everywhere Visa did not work. I got 2 $15 Domino’s for $25 (+2X fuel points), 2 $50 VGCs for $99.90, and 2 $100 VGCs for $196.90, plus MSR and CB. The save $5 off 2 $15 Domino’s coupon expires tomorrow.

Chief Bullshit Officer
Chief Bullshit Officer

Showing up this time for me. Thanks!

NBG
NBG

FWIW, i surprisingly got 2X reward points for the purchase.

henry
henry

where do you check this reward points?

NBG
NBG

It shows in the receipt also in the app under rewards section. It says how much rewards available. Each 100 pt is 1 reward.

Jay
Jay

Sadly not for me (Albertsons on 2/14). 0 Reward points. 🙁

Worked for 2x pts last time they had this exact deal (Dec?) at same Albertsons, so a bit bummed…

Any idea what might have triggered it for you?
Assume you bought the $100 fixed Visa in golden packaging?

NBG
NBG

Yes, the golden packaging for $100 and silver for $50. I bought 5 times and all except 1 gave 600 Pts. The one off was 200 pts. All of this from ACME in PA.

MisterBill
MisterBill

I also got the 2x at Acme in NY so I have 400 points. That’s worth $5 off any order, or $7 off any meat. Or you can use it for other stuff.

NBG
NBG

Today when i tried again, i got 400 pts instead of 600. One thing i noticed is my ACME has a green round sticker on each GC holder. Some VGC’s had it and some didn’t. I wonder if that plays any role. In my today’s buy, the 100 VGC had the green dot and the 50 didnt. Thus i got 2X on hundred?. Going to go back and see if the $500 has the dot.

MisterBill
MisterBill

So you bought 2x$50 and 2x$100 and only got 400 points? I only bought the $100 cards and got 400. No dot on my packages.

NBG
NBG

Yes. 2×100+2×50. The dot (its a round sticker the size of 25c) is not on the package. But on the holder pin (the place where all the GC are stacked in the shelf). Yday i got only 200 pts when i did the same (didn’t pay attn to the dot). I have 1 more run left. So going to try all dot and see if i get 600 pts.

MisterBill
MisterBill

BTW you should check your e-coupons before going back. I got a bunch of $1 off any item e-coupons for bakery, produce, bath tissue and O Organics.

Also, if you do Checkout 51, they have $4 back on purchase of Yes Peas, limit 5. The $1 produce e-coupon applies to it.

NBG
NBG

One more tip – its been well so far. If u want to cash out the rewards without actually buying. You can add the reward to your list in the app and go and buy a gummy for example. The register will spit the balance money to customer. Best to test this with small reward and self checkout.

MisterBill
MisterBill

The register will allow you to go negative and refund the difference? That’s amazing!

PS not sure how you’d buy a gummy but you could certainly purchase a single banana.

MisterBill
MisterBill

FYI, I bought 2×100 and 2×50 on a different account and got 600 points. Didn’t pay attention to a sticker on the label.

Bob
Bob

Does this apply to variable cards where you can specify the amount?

REDDIT DOCTOR
REDDIT DOCTOR

Tried that. Didn’t work

hai
hai

Hi, does variable loading visa card works for this promotion? I mean I load 100 for the variable visa. My store don’t have fixed 100 visa card.

akjohnny
akjohnny

I got a manager to let me get a variable load and they manually took off the discount for the $100 cards since I couldn’t get the regular cards because they were sold out…

Debit
Debit

What stores can we auto drain $100 vgc? Does safeway autodrain vgc or does the cashier need to enter the amount on the register?

Superman
Superman

Auto-draining did not work at Bed Bath & Beyond, Office Depot, Sam’s Club, Trader Joe’s, and Walmart. Auto-draining worked at Safeway and a list of others. https://www.doctorofcredit.com/payments-workshop/

Debit
Debit

Thanks superman.

R
R

costco, smart&f,

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