So once again we have a new Safeway Coupon Policy, this one went in effect starting back on 10/29/2010. I’d suggest once again, printing it out and keeping it with you when you grocery shop. You should also acquaint yourself with the Just For U program if you live in Northern CA, Illinois, or Hawaii. If you’re so inclined, I’d suggest you take a few minutes to read through it. I’ve highlighted the things that you’ll need to know…
We can use FREE Coupons (just not FREE printable 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).
From what I understand that to mean, is basically that you can use ANY coupon but that it can’t be for more than the item’s value – it will be adjusted down. I could be reading that wrong, I’ll check with Safeway tomorrow and get back to you.
No Coupon on the FREE item of a BOGO deal.
4. Coupons may not be applied against any free item received in any offer.
Safeway WILL accept a Manufacturer’s Coupon if it has a competitor’s logo on it.
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.
Boo to this one…
11. Safeway reserves the right to refuse any coupons at its discretion.
When an in-ad coupon says $10 minimum purchase required, that total is calculated BEFORE manufacturer’s coupons but AFTER club card savings.
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.com/pliance 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.
You CAN use printable coupons (but not for FREE products and the MUST scan).
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.
You CANNOT stack an eCoupon with a paper coupon – the system will only accept one but will take the one with the higher value.
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.