Earlier this week, I headed over to Safeway Headquarters in Pleasanton, CA with other great bloggers for a VIP event promoting Safeway’s Just for U program! Currently the program has launched in Hawaii, Illinois, and this week in Northern California. If you don’t already have a Safeway card, sign up and log into Safeway.com. Now you’re set.
If you are a Safeway Club Card holder, your ability to save more time and more money has just improved! With 3 new ways to save, Safeway has given you somewhat of a personal shopping assistant to get you the best prices on the items you know and love and typically buy anyway. As a longtime Safeway shopper, I’m impressed.
1. Coupon Center Coupon use has increased 37% in the past 2 years, people are going online, clipping from their weekly newspapers and are trying to seek value and be as frugal as possible. The Coupon Center at Safeway.com has all the coupons you can find in one place. A one-stop-shop to find deals for all your favorite brands without having to hunt for, clip, and often forget coupons. My mental health has improved by this option! By mental health, I mean just last week I took a manufacturer’s coupon to the store with me for a FREE item. I held onto the coupon throughout the store, went to the checkout counter, paid for my groceries and walked out of the store with the coupon STILL in my hand. I literally forgot to use it and I was holding it! Just for U prevents that from happening to me again. Just find a coupon, click “add” and it automatically adds the coupon to your Club Card.
2. Personalized Deals 70% of Bay Area residents can’t find coupons that fit their needs. My personal shopping assistant, Just for U, has created algorithms to watch my spending habits and past purchases, and link me to items I already buy and those similar. Again, with a click of the mouse, I add those special deals straight to my Club Card and I’m getting what I want a the lowest and best price! Each person will have their own specialized set of deals, good for 90 days, and they are good to use over and over, you really can’t go wrong. Also, based on your nearest store (either Target or Walmart) a comparison is shown right on the deal to show you are getting the best deal in town!
3. Club Specials Here you’ll see the same great deals in store as always on the items you normally buy, categorized by aisle, so you can add those to your card without missing a beat. I ALWAYS shop aisle by aisle on big shopping trips to help me remember everything.
Once you are through with your online experience, there’s an option to print out the shopping list you’ve made with the coupons and items added and you are ready to hit the store. To save paper, you can also email your list to yourself to use, a mobile app has yet to be made, but I hear it’s in the works!
Safeway let us loose in a local store to see the program first-hand. Right now the ability to see your Just for U savings specifically on your receipt is unavailable, but after the trip I did receive all the discounts my list promised to the tune of a 25% savings.
Pay attention to all the details in the Coupon Center. One item I jumped at adding to my shopping list was a coupon for $1 off People magazine. I NEVER see those coupons and when I purchased the magazine at the store, I realized it was for a specific Country Special edition, not the weekly copy. No problem, I wanted it anyway, just read the fine print! I was impressed with Just for U and look forward to the growth beyond Q1 and also to the increase of savings for my pocketbook. Thank you Safeway for always trying to improve for your customers.
Safeway hosted this blogger event. We were treated to 2 meals, a goodie bag of supplies and 2 $50 gift cards to use at Safeway. My opinions are 100% my honest tried-and-true experience.