Thursday, May 19, 2011

Safeway Coupon Acceptance Policy

If you are one to shop at Safeway stores, remember to print and take their coupon acceptance policy with you when you shop. I like to keep all my store policies in my coupon binder, just in case I need it while I'm shopping.

You can click HERE to read the policy on their site.

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Safeway Coupon Acceptance Policy (US Only)

Manufacturer and Store Coupons:
1. We will redeem coupons only for the specific items included in our customer's purchase transaction. The redemption value will be as stated on the coupon, unless that value yields a final price for such item less than zero; if application of the redemption value yields a price less than zero, the coupon will be redeemed only for the amount that yields a zero price (our customer cannot net a cash credit or payout from a coupon purchase).
2. Paper coupons must be presented at the time of the purchase transaction. We will accept only coupons issued by Safeway or the manufacturer of the relevant product. We will not accept photocopies of coupons.
3. Coupons are subject to advertised offer limitations and all other limitations and restrictions on the applicable coupon or product.
4. Coupons may not be applied against any free item received in any offer.
5. Coupons have no cash value.
6. Safeway will not accept manufacturer coupons (including, but not limited to, coupons issued through a Catalina or other in-store coupon dispenser) that display another retailer's logo or name unless such coupon is for a specific item with the same product identifiers as the product included in our customer's purchase transaction.
7. We will not accept coupons unless they have an expiration date. Expired coupons will not be accepted.
8. We will not accept coupons that, in the determination of Safeway personnel, appear distorted or blurry or are altered in any way.
9. Sales taxes will be applied in accordance with the law of the applicable state, regardless of any coupon or other discount that may apply to the purchase transaction.
10. All applicable bottle and packaging deposits on the purchased and free items must be paid by the customer.
11. Safeway reserves the right to refuse any coupons at its discretion.
12. Purchase reward thresholds (if any) will be calculated based upon customer's final price (after deducting Club Card savings and all other discounts and savings) before deductions for any manufacturer coupons. As an example (and not as an offer), if a $10 minimum purchase is required for a customer reward, a customer's order at full retail would be $12, a Club Card discount of $1.75 applies, and a manufacturer's coupon of $1 applies, the customer would be given credit for a $10.25 purchase, and would be eligible for the reward (assuming compliance with all other requirements) even though the customer's cash payment would be only $9.25. The manufacturer's coupon would not be deducted from the total for purposes of determining reward eligibility. Purchase reward thresholds (if any) will be calculated based upon customer’s final price (after deducting Club Card savings, and all other discounts)
13. References to a threshold purchase requirement will exclude purchases of: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Tobacco Products, Fuel, All Fluid Items in the Refrigerated Dairy Section (including Fluid Dairy and Dairy Substitutes), Prescription Items and Co-payments, Bus/Commuter Passes, Fishing/Hunting Licenses and Tags, Postage Stamps, Money Orders, Money Transfers, Ski Tickets, Amusement Park Tickets, Event Tickets, Lottery Tickets, Phone Cards, Gift Cards, and Gift Certificates; also excluded are: Bottle Deposits, Redemption Values, and Sales Taxes.
Internet Printed Coupons:
14. We gladly accept internet printed coupons. The same manufacturer and store coupon rules above apply to all internet printed coupons.
15. Internet printed coupons must be capable of scanning at checkout.
16. Internet printed coupons must have serial numbers and must follow an industry-standard format.
17. Manufacturer internet printed coupons must clearly indicate that they are a manufacturer coupon and must have a valid manufacture address on the printed coupon.
18. We will not accept "free product" internet printed manufacturer coupons.
Load to Card Club Coupons:
19. Internet and digital coupons that have been electronically loaded to a Safeway Club Card are automatically redeemed at the time of purchase after the club card number has been entered. All other coupon policies above apply to electronic coupons that are loaded to a club card.
Doubling of Coupons:
20. Check with your local store regarding 'double coupon' advertised promotions where customers will receive double the coupon face value off the regular or club card price up to the advertised limit. Not all locations offer double coupon promotions. Limitations and restrictions for double coupon promotions may change at any time. Changes will be posted in store only.
Coupon Stacking:
21. Safeway does not allow a customer to redeem two or more manufacturer coupons against the same item in a single transaction.
22. Coupon stacking policies for manufacturer coupons apply to paper and electronic coupons that have been loaded to a club card.
23. If a customer presents two coupons for the same item in a single transaction, Safeway will give the highest discount for that item, subject to the terms of the applicable offer and/or coupon.
24. Rainchecks expire ninety (90) days from the date issued and will not be accepted at any Safeway store after that time.
25. We reserve the right to limit Raincheck quantities based on product availability and advertised limits.
26. Rainchecks can be issued for up to six (6) items unless otherwise stated in the applicable advertisement.
27. Rainchecks can be issued for all items, excluding Beer, Wine, Spirits, Tobacco Products, Fuel, All Fluid Items in the Refrigerated Dairy Section (including Fluid Dairy and Dairy Substitutes), which exclusions may vary from state to state.
28. Rainchecks can be offered for store super coupon items unless otherwise specified on the coupon. Rainchecks will not be provided for items advertised as "clearance", "while supplies last," "limited quantities," or other designation indicating a limited supply.
We may change these rules at any time. All coupon redemption terms are subject to the terms of the rules in effect at time of redemption. Rule changes may become effective without advance notice or advertisement. The current rules will be posted at the customer service area in each store. You are also advised to periodically check our website for any changes to these rules.

Facebook Freebie: Free Degree MotionSENSE Deodorant - Mark Your Calendars May 25th!

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Head over to "like" Degree's Facebook Page and at 1:00 PM EST on May 25th, get ready to grab a free sample of thier new motionSENSE deodorant!

Be sure to mark your calendars; you'll want to get there fast because these samples never last long!

HauteLook: Deal of the Day - $14 Rider Sandals!

Deal of the Day --> Buy now

Have you checked out today's Deal of the Day from HauteLook? If not, you may want to go see what the buzz is all about!

Today you can pick up Rider Sandals marked down 67% for only $14.oo per pair! What a steal! They currently still have the following sizes available for purchase: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 1l; and are available in either silver blue or null (yellow/gray).

Don't forget to shop through one of the sites lists below to earn rewards or cash back on your purchase!
Upromise: $8.oo ~first purchase only
ShopatHome: $6.oo ~first purchase only

CVS/Pharmacy Deal: New Fill Up the Cart, Fill Up the Tank Gas Program Beginnings May 22nd

Thanks to Mommy Octopus for sharing this with everyone!

With summer around the corner and gas prices reaching $4 per-gallon nationally, CVS/pharmacy has announced a new program designed to allow customers to earn free gas all summer just by shopping for essentials at more than 7,200 locations nationwide. From May 22 – August 28, 2011, members of CVS/pharmacy’s ExtraCare Rewards program can earn one $10 gift card to Exxon/Mobil, Shell, BP Amoco or BP Arco every week simply by spending $30 on specially-marked items found conveniently in the weekly CVS/pharmacy circular.
“At CVS/pharmacy, we are committed to finding ways to provide our customers with exceptional value and convenience. We designed this program in an effort to offer our ExtraCare cardholders with an easy way to earn free gas while simply shopping for essentials each week when they visit CVS/pharmacy,” said Judy Sansone, vice president of merchandising for CVS/pharmacy. “Our new gas card offer helps to simplify the lives of our customers by providing them with an additional way to earn money back when they shop using ExtraCare at CVS/pharmacy.”

Fill Up the Cart, Fill Up the Tank
Participation is easy. Customers can find the qualifying products on the front and back pages of the weekly CVS/pharmacy circular beginning May 22, accessible in-store, online at and on Facebook at All qualifying products will be tagged with a “get free gas” icon to make them easily identifiable. Eligible products will rotate each week, giving shoppers greater flexibility to fill their carts with the essentials they shop for each week.
Once ExtraCare customers reach the $30 required purchase threshold, a special coupon will print on their receipt that can be redeemed immediately in store for a $10 gas card. If customers prefer to wait to redeem their coupon they have up to 30 days to do so. Limit one redemption per week for each ExtraCare cardholder.

Kroger Deal: Free Pampers Kandoo Wipes Coupon Match Up

Check your local Kroger for the Pampers Kandoo wipes 42 ct to be priced at $1.oo each. Then you can use the -$1.oo/1 homemailer and/or the -$1.oo/1 insert coupon 4.3.11P&G to pick them up for FREE! Reportedly this sale runs until 5.28.11 so you still have some time left to gather more Pamper Kandoo wipes coupons.

Printable Coupon: -$1.00/1 Wholly Product

Head on over to Wholly's Facebook Page to access a great -$1.oo/1 on any one Wholly product. This coupon expires 5.31.11 and has a print limit of one coupon per computer. Coupon also states do not double or triple. (Not that I can imagine a store doubling or tripling a $1.oo coupon).

Facebook Freebie: Free Avery Badges + Rebate Sample

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Hurry over HERE to "like" Avery's Facebook Page. Then fill in the short form to request your 2 free badge samples and a rebate!

Offer available to the first 10,000 likes. Limit one rebate coupon plus 2 Free sample badges per person, 18 years of age or older at time of entry of Like. Promotion is limited to one prize every 90 days. Allow 4 - 6 weeks for delivery from the date you submission is received by Avery Dennison. Facebook account holders only. Offer valid while supplies last or until offer expires 5.31.11 Offer valid to residents of the United States only.

Kroger Coupon Policy: From Epps Bridge Kroger in Athens, GA

Thanks to Mommy Octopus reader Sara for getting a copy of the new coupon policy used at the Epps Bridge Kroger in Athens, GA!

Kroger Coupon Policy
  • Limit one coupon per item purchase ~ including e-coupons
  • expired coupons not accepted
  • Only Pharmacy Competitor Coupons accepted
  • Couponed items will not be sold to Dealers
  • Quantity Rights Reserved
  • ~Limit 2 print at home per manufacturer
Internet Coupon Restrictions
  • "Free Item" Internet coupon not accepted
  • only one internet coupon per item will be accepted
  • Internet coupon that are burry, out of proportion, do not scan properly, or appear to be altered in any way will be rejected.
  • Manufacturers' Coupons 50 cents and below will automatically be doubled
  • Doubling does not apply to Free, Kroger, catalina, retail food store coupons, electonic coupons or items prohibited by law.
Note: The Store Manager has the right to limit the quantity of coupons/items used/purchase in a single transaction, by a single customer, or in a single day as well as the right to accept, decline, or limit the use of any coupon.

If you have any comments or questions, you're welcome to leave a comment!

CVS/Pharmacy: Emailed Coupon - 25% Off Non Sale Items

This week it seems there was a 25% non sale items coupon emailed to CVS/pharmacy Extra Care Card holders. Check your inbox and junk/spam folder to see if you received this coupon!

If you did not receive this email, you can try to print and use the one found HERE.

However, proceed with caution. The coupons for specific items (excluding free gifts) have been working for anyone in the past. The $/$$ coupon, free item, and % off coupon will beep "not for card" if you did not receive the email personally. CVS/pharmacy reserves the right to reject any coupon persented by parties outside of the original distribution list. Some stores will still accept them (pushing them through) and other store will not allow the use of the coupon; YMMV!

FoodLion Promotion: The Great MVP Cook Out Sweepstakes - No Purchase Necessary for Entry

The Great MVP Cookout - May 4-31, 2011

Now through May 31st, 2011 when you purchase specified products listed below and scan your store loyalty card at your local FoodLion, you will be entered to win the Great MVP Cook Out Sweepstakes. This promotion is open to legal residents of NC, SC, VA, WV, KY, TN, MD, PA, GA, and FL who are 18 years or older as of May 4th, 2011.

Participating brands include:

Click HERE for a list of participating FoodLion locations.

But did you know, no purchase is necessary to enter any sweepstakes? All sweepstakes must have a "non-purchase" method of entry or it's not a true sweepstakes. And, below is the alternate entry for you to enter the Great MVP Cook Out sweepstakes.

The Free Mail-In Method:
To enter without a purchase and without obtaining an MVP Card, on a 3"x5" card, hand print your complete name, street address (no P.O. Boxes), city, state, zip code, date of birth (mm/dd/yyy), email address, and daytime and evening telephone numbers (if you do not have either telephone number, indicate "No Phone" and/or if you do not have an email address, indicate "No Email") and mail in a hand-addressed, business-size envelope (#10) with first-class postage to:

FoodLion's "The Great MVP Cook Out" Sweepstakes
P.O. Box 450070
Charlotte, NC 28269

The Prize List:
~One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive $15,000.oo, which is to be delivered in cash, check, or VISA gift card which may be used to purchase a BBQ Kitchen of the winner's choice, or in such other manner Grand Prize winner may choose.
~Sevety-five (75) First Prize winners will receive one 22.5" Weber Charcoal Kettle Grill and Kingsford Charcoal Grill Package which consist of grilling tools, an apron, a cooler, and Kingsford Charcoal. This prize pack has the average retail value of $147.oo.
~One hundred (100) Second Prize winners will receive $100.oo FoodLion gift card.

You can click HERE to read the official rules for yourself. Limit on entry per person per day per envelope. Entries must be postmarked by May 31st, 2011 and received by June 7th, 2011.

Don't miss your chance to win these great prizes!

Printable Coupon: -$1.00/1 L'Oreal Paris Brand Products

Click HERE to access a pdf format coupon worth -$1.oo/1 L'Oreal Paris Brand Products! This coupon states manufacturer's coupon, but also states reedemable only at CVS/pharmacy. This coupon expires 6.30.11, with no print limit.

Printable Coupon: -$1.00/1 Listerine or Reach Kids Product

Click HERE to print a bricks link coupon worth -$1.oo/1 Listerine Kids or Reach Kids products (this includes Listerine Agent Cool Blue or Reach Kids toothbrush). If printed today, this coupon expire 6.17.11. Limit of two prints per computer.

CVS/Pharmacy Deal: $1.50 Expo Washable 3pk Markers Coupon Match Up

Check your local CVS/pharmacy for the Expo washable dry erase 3pk markers to be on clearance!

The clearance price at my local store was $3.59, but paired with the -$2.oo/1 printable coupon found at (or from your account) I was able to pick them up at only $1.59 per pack!

Did you find these at your local store?

*Note: I go through these dry erase markers like crazy, so to find them at this low of a price was unbelievable to me. Unfortunately once I was home and tried them out on my dry erase calendar board, I was very disappointed to find out the blue dye used in the blue and green markers aren't dry erasable nor are they washable. I tried to simply wipe away the marks with the eraser, and once that didn't work I tried a soft towel with warm water. That didn't do anything, so then I used soap with the warm water, but still the blue stains are there. So now my calendar isn't in "working" condition since I can't see the orange or any other colors over the blue stains. But the orange marker is great; and it could just be my board not "liking" the blue dye.*