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From installing sneeze guards across their brands to adjusting store hours for sensitive groups, Albertsons and its affiliate stores — Safeway, Acme, Vons, Randalls, and others — are taking careful steps to help their employees and customers through the COVID-19 pandemic. Through it all, the Krazy Coupon Lady will continue to cover the Albertsons weekly ad to find the best deals on the products you need.

Store policies are changing weekly, so make sure to download the free Krazy Coupon Lady app to tune in to the latest updates and deals.

In the meantime, here are the best tips for shopping Albertsons during the coronavirus pandemic.


Albertsons hours

A sneeze guard at the cashier station at Albertsons.

In order to restock shelves and keep people safe, Albertsons hours are now 7:00 a.m – 10:00 p.m during the coronavirus pandemic. Hours may vary by location, though, so check with your local store for updates.

Senior shopping hours

Albertsons and its sister stores have reserved 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Monday – Friday, as designated shopping hours for people with underlying health conditions. Albertsons senior hours can also be used by pregnant women.

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Albertsons supply and shopping limits

Yellow sign, "Due to limited supplies Only 1 Package of Paper Towel.

Albertsons and its family of stores are asking that people respect the shopping limits listed on store tags and not to purchase more items than they need.

Supply restocks

Albertsons stores are restocking and replenishing items as quickly as possible, mostly overnight, so your best bet for finding high-demand products like toilet paper and hand sanitizer in stock is by shopping early in the morning.


In response to coronavirus, Albertsons will not be accepting any returns until further notice.

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Albertsons pharmacy and prescriptions

A woman waits in line at the pharmacy at Albertsons.

You can order prescription refills online through Albertsons’ Digital Pharmacy, and in some locations, you can even get your prescriptions delivered with ScriptDrop within 1 – 2 hours under normal circumstances. In response to COVID-19, Albertsons pharmacy has waived delivery fees until May 1. Your best bet for more savings is to check with your local Albertsons to see if delivery is available.


Albertsons pickup and delivery

A drive up and go sign outside a store.


Most Albertsons locations offer grocery pickup; however, due to low inventory, your order might be delayed or get rescheduled. Unfortunately, there’s also a fee for Albertsons grocery pickup. Fees range from $3.95 – $4.95, depending on location, and there’s a minimum order of $30. Existing customers, you’re in luck! Often Albertsons will send promo codes for ordering pickup — check your email before your next order.


Albertsons home delivery is powered by Instacart and is usually great at delivering your order within two hours. During coronavirus, however, expect delays. Delivery fees do still apply, but look for delivery promo codes on your local store’s website.

For Safeway Grocery Delivery, use promo code SAVE20 to get $20 off + free delivery on your first online order.

RELATED: How Grocery Pickup Works, Simplified for Busy Moms



Albertsons jobs and staffing

A sneeze guard at the cashier station at Albertsons.

Because demand is so high, Albertsons is planning to hire more than 1,600 new employees across its brands. To apply, visit the Albertsons careers page.

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How to coupon at Albertsons

At Albertsons, there is no rewards program. Instead everyone gets the same sale price. Shop smarter by using manufacturer and store coupons — together — on top of those sale prices. And don’t worry about having to match all those savings; we do that for you in the free Krazy Coupon Lady app! Download it now and set deal alerts for all the products you need.




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