Did you catch on today’s Albertsons flyer with the Twice the Value coupons that there is a new gift card promotion running? Here’s the pic I snapped from the ad.
Here’s how it works: purchase $100 in select gift cards in a single transaction with your Albertsons Preferred card between 11/18 – 11/29, and earn a $20 coupon good on your next shopping trip at checkout.
The gift cards pictured in the ad are for AMC, Applebees, Chili’s, Groupon, iTunes, Bass Pro Shop, Macy’s, Sears, Regal Theater, Lowe’s, and Kohl’s. There is a limit of one coupon per qualifying AND redeeming transaction. I read that as you cannot spend $400 in a single transaction and get 4 Catalinas – you’d need to do them as 4 separate transactions (as your store permits). Also, you would not be able to redeem $40 worth of coupons in a single transaction – you’d have to break them out there, too. Finally, the coupon will expire 7 days after issuance, so plan accordingly!
That being said, this can end up being one heckova deal if say, you were planning on shopping Sears on Black Friday or planning on giving a gift card for a holiday gift this year! Also timely if you are in still need of a Thanksgiving turkey.
You might be interested to see how I leveraged a similar offer last year to pay for our family’s vacation plane tickets while earning free groceries. (While it does not appear that Southwest is participating this time, it may give you an example of how these gift card promotions can be really stellar promotions!)
As a point of comparison, Safeway is also running a gift card promotion right now: spend $150 on gift cards and receive a Save $25 on $50 Catalina.