Safeway, Inc. owns quite a few grocery store chains. According to Wikipedia, they own all of the following:
- Carrs-Safeway (Alaska)
- Dominick’s Finer Foods (Illinois)
- Pak’n Save (California)
- Safeway Food and Drug (Arizona, Northern California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Northern Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming)
- Randall’s Food Markets (Texas)
- Simon David
- Tom Thumb Food & Pharmacy
- Vons Food and Drug (Southern California, Southern Nevada)
Why do we care? Safeway frequently runs great deals for gift card purchases. For example, until Jan 4 2013, they are offering $15 off of $100 worth of MasterCard gift cards (FatWallet has details of this deal here):
(Hat tip to David for sending me this screenshot)
When deals like this appear within one Safeway brand, they can often be used at others.
Many credit cards offer extra points or cash back at grocery stores. See “Best Category Bonuses” for a list of great options. Use one of these credit cards to buy gift cards during these promotions to come out even further ahead.
Like many other chains, Safeway offers a fuel points program which they call “Reward Points.” Each time you shop at a Safeway store and use your rewards card, you earn extra Reward Points that can be used to save money off of gas. Even better, they standardly offer double points for gift card purchases and often run promotions for quadruple points! To understand fuel points, please see “What is a fuel point worth?“
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In the past, I’ve rarely posted information about Safeway deals because I do not have any Safeway brands in my area. I like to test out deals myself before posting them. That being said, it seems as if Safeway constantly runs decent gift card deals and it’s a shame not to publish them! So, going forward, I’ll publish new Safeway deals in the comments of this post (and, I welcome readers to do the same!). If you would like to receive email alerts for these deals, simply add a comment below (you can simply write “subscribing”) and check the box that says “Notify me of follow-up comments by email.“