While browsing the Safeway ad today, the above image caught my eye! It read that you can receive a FREE Lucerne Butter (limit 1) when you redeem 2 Rewards. Now, it’s been awhile since I’ve shopped at Safeway, so I decided to learn a bit more about this new program to share with you.
In order to take advantage of this and similar offers, you’re going to need two things:
- A Safeway or Albertsons Just4U account (it’s free and easy to create)
- The Safeway or Albertsons app (I found it easily in the app store on my iPhone)
Once I logged into my Just4U account on my Safeway app, I was given some additional information about the Grocery Rewards Program.
How the Grocery Rewards Program Works
The program is actually fairly simple and straightforward.
For every $1 of qualifying grocery or pharmacy spend, you’ll be awarded 1 point. For every $1 on qualifying gift cards you buy, you’ll earn 2 points. Sometimes, certain items may be worth double or even triple the points. Look for these specially-marked items in the ad or on store shelves.
For every 100 points you earn, you’ll receive 1 reward. Those Rewards can then be redeemed for either gas discounts OR grocery offers! While the program has existed for some time for fuel rewards, the grocery offers is a new component and I’d like to share a bit more about that end of things today.
After you have enough Rewards, select the offer you like and it will be added to your account. Then, just purchase that item on your next Safeway trip and use your phone number at checkout.
Curious about what kinds of offers you’ll receive? Here’s what I saw on my app today:
FREE Lucerne Shredded Cheese, FREE Soleil Sparkling Water, FREE Cinnamon Rolls, 4-ct! These are examples of offers that require 1 reward.
There are also offers that require 2, 3 or 4 Rewards. Nina just so happens to have a Rewards Balance of 4, so she sent me a screenshot of a couple of the offers she’d be eligible to use. I recommend that you take a look just before going to the store as there are expiration dates on your Reward offers and you don’t want to lose them!
Nina’s Rewards Trip
I was chatting about this program with Nina yesterday and she said she’d be happy to redeem her rewards to illustrate how the redemption part of this works. As you can see from the screenshot in the section above, she had 4 Rewards in her balance.
Nina shares, “Safeway is out of the way for me just to go get gas. I would much rather use my rewards on free grocery items and not let my gas rewards go to waste.”
As I mentioned, she had 4 Rewards. Instead of getting 1 item worth 4 Rewards, Nina opted to get 4 different items that only required 1 Reward.
She ended up with the following:
- 4 Count Cinnamon rolls
- 12 Count sparkling water
- 1 0z bag of parmesan shredded cheese
- 12 count eggs
The total value of those items were $12.06! Nina adds, “This is more then I would have saved if I used my rewards on gas. I had 4 rewards which means I would have saved $0.40 cents a gallon. Filling up a 19-gallon tank, I would have only saved $7.60 so I do think this was a better deal for me.”
If you shop at Safeway (or hey – if you have a Safeway near you!), I encourage you to take the time to see for yourself how the program works. And, don’t forget that the Monopoly Game is still in progress at Safeway right now!
Got questions or comments about Safeway’s New Rewards program? Leave a comment below! I’d also love to hear your experiences, good or bad, with the program.