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Albertsons, Safeway and other Just For U stores have a digital coupon offering either an instant $10 discount or 8x Reward Points when buying $100 or more of Visa gift cards.
While it’s nice to have an instant discount, the 8x Reward Points has the potential to be the more profitable version of the offer if you live in an area where that’s offered instead.
- Buy $100+ Visa gift card at Albertsons, Safeway & other Just For U stores and get either:
- A $10 instant discount
- 8x Reward Points
- Direct link to offer.
- Expires September 28, 2019.
- Limit 1 per household.
If you have the $10 instant discount version of the offer in your account, this will be profitable seeing as Visa gift cards have an activation fee that’s lower than that.
I think that’s the most widely available offer, although a comment on GC Galore mentions that some (or possibly all) stores in Washington state have a digital coupon for 8x Reward Points instead. On the face of it that might not sound as exciting, but it actually offers the potential for even greater savings. That’s because you’d earn 800 Reward Points when buying a $100 Visa gift card which is good for 80c off per gallon on up to 25 gallons. If you can fill to that 25 gallon limit with a vehicle with a large gas tank (or fill a couple of household vehicles at the same time), you’d save $20.
Variables worked at Safeway
Did you try anything larger than $100’s?
Yes, put $500 on the variable loads
Did it only give you the 8x on the first $100, or did you get 4000 points each?
I got the $10 off offer
This offer should work on the variables too.
Confusing as I got the 8x offer for Safeway, yet the dozens of times I’ve purchased $50 or $100 Visa cards at Safeway, I have earned zero points. 8x times zero is…zero! Did Safeway change the policy on rewards with prepaid Visa cards? I’d hate to pay the activation fees and find out the hard way there’s really no perk.
They don’t offer Reward Points on VGCs normally; the exception is when they run these specific digital coupons.
Aha, good to know. So should I assume that 8x means 8 points per dollar? So the pair of 100s would generate 1600 reward points?
Yep, if the requirement is to buy 2x $100 gift cards, you’d get 1,600 Reward Points. It might be slightly more than that if they’re awarded on the activation fees too, but I’m not sure if that’s the case.
My offer is 8x rewards on the purchase of 2 $100 vcs