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Video: Extreme Couponing at Safeway with the Krazy Coupon Lady

Heather.Wheeler

For all you Coupon Virgins who are wondering how to shop at Safeway with coupons, here is the video for you! Below is the written version if you’d rather read our “instructions.”  Happy Couponing!

Safeway Basics

  • Safeway is a great place to coupon shop. It fits the bill of what we watch for when choosing a store: high normal prices but lots of sales, Catalinas, store coupons, and promos.
  • Safeway affiliate stores include Carrs, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, and Vons. Most of the deals we post will be the same throughout these stores. (Some regional differences might be for produce, dairy, or meat prices.)

Acceptable Coupons

  • As per their Coupon Policy, Safeway accepts manufacturer and printable coupons.
    • Managers retain the right to deny any coupon they believe might be fraudulent, distorted, blurry, or altered.
  • eCoupons
    • Depending on your region, your store may participate in the Just4U program (mainly Hawaii and Northern California, with new regions being expanded).
      • If your store is a Just4U (it will say on the weekly ad), you will need to register for a card and download eCoupons to that card.
      • Just4U stores do NOT accept eCoupons downloaded from Cellfire, Shortcuts, or P&GeSaver.
    • If your store is NOT participating in Just4U, you may download eCoupons from Safeway.com. UPDATE: All Safeway locations no longer accept eCoupons downloaded from Cellfire or Shortcuts.
      • You may only add one of the same eCoupon per card.
      • You cannot stack a paper coupon and an eCoupon on the same item.
  • Store Coupons
    • In-ad coupons are called “Super Coupons.”
    • They can be stacked with manufacturer coupons.
    • They will often have limits (e.g. Limit 2, Limit 4)
      • Limits, as stated in the ads, are “per household, per day.”
    • You must spend at least $10 to use Store Coupons.
      • $10 is BEFORE manufacturer coupons but AFTER store coupons and card discounts.
  • Coupon Booklets
    • These are located throughout the store at various times in the year.
    • They contain both manufacturer and store coupons.
  • Catalinas
    • These are coupons that print at checkout separate from your receipt and are good on your next purchase.
    • You can use manufacturer coupons on your purchase and still receive your Catalina.

Buy One Get One Free Sales

  • Safeway does not allow a coupon to be applied to any free item received in an offer.
    • This means that you cannot use 2 value-off coupons on a BOGO store promo.
    • However, most stores will allow you to use 1 BOGO coupon along with a BOGO store promo, making both items free.

Safeway Coupon Policy

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