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Amazing MS opportunity at my local grocery store! $10 back for every $100 spent on GC

Amazing MS opportunity at my local grocery store! $10 back for every $100 spent on GC

Old Dec 3, 14, 1:51 pm
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Originally Posted by PowerMan572 View Post
My local grocery store has this amazing deal going on right now for the holiday season. For every $100 spent on certain gift cards, you get $10 back! You would think that you'd only get one $10 coupon for one $500 gift card. Nope! They're going by purchase amount! So a $500 gift cards earns $50 in coupons.

They have variable load MasterCard gift cards with a $5.95 activation. I loaded 8 cards at $500 a piece for a grand total of $4,000. In return I received $400 in $10 coupons to spend on my next purchase!

I went to Walmart, liquidated the gift cards via BlueBird and then went back to the grocery store to do some shopping! I put $345 worth of merchandise on the conveyor belt, scanned the coupons and only paid $95 Saved $250!

Went back today and bought another $2,500 worth of gift cards to receive yet another $250 to spend at the grocery store! Man, this is like taking candy from a baby!

I bought more merchandise today. Total came to $208 and I only spent $50 of my own money.

What's the catch? I have to have the cashier turn off her light because the $10 coupons only work once per transaction. So once I scan a couple items and the total comes to $10.03, $10.75, $14, etc.. then I scan the coupon, pay the remaining balance and continue on.


Full article posted on my blog here.
Just purchased 5 - $500 cards ($2,500) total. Required Manager override. Receipt printed 25 $10 off coupons afterwards. Loaded $1500 to BB at WMT via Metabank ATM Kiosk successfully, loaded one more $500 to BB after the kiosk required manager authorization after the initial $1500.

Buyer beware: Only one coupon can be used per transaction and all 25 of my coupons expire 12/17/2014!!!! Was disappointed to learn that. Oh well, net gain.
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Old Dec 3, 14, 2:10 pm
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Originally Posted by tilleyd View Post
Just purchased 5 - $500 cards ($2,500) total. Required Manager override. Receipt printed 25 $10 off coupons afterwards. Loaded $1500 to BB at WMT via Metabank ATM Kiosk successfully, loaded one more $500 to BB after the kiosk required manager authorization after the initial $1500. Buyer beware: Only one coupon can be used per transaction and all 25 of my coupons expire 12/17/2014!!!! Was disappointed to learn that. Oh well, net gain.
/facepalm
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Old Dec 3, 14, 3:10 pm
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Originally Posted by tilleyd View Post
Just purchased 5 - $500 cards ($2,500) total. Required Manager override. Receipt printed 25 $10 off coupons afterwards. Loaded $1500 to BB at WMT via Metabank ATM Kiosk successfully, loaded one more $500 to BB after the kiosk required manager authorization after the initial $1500.

Buyer beware: Only one coupon can be used per transaction and all 25 of my coupons expire 12/17/2014!!!! Was disappointed to learn that. Oh well, net gain.
I am so jealous this kind of offer doesn't exist here. I wonder how much they lose from MSers taking advantage of this. I know last year I got ~$1500 during a couple weeks when Albertson's was having a similar sale.
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Old Dec 3, 14, 3:18 pm
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Damn, I hoped it wasnt where I was...but is is...seems like the closest one is an hour away though. I don't think I'd ever buy that much in groceries though...
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Old Dec 3, 14, 3:29 pm
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How do you find out about these deals? Do they put it in the shoppers or newspapers?
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Old Dec 3, 14, 3:37 pm
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Originally Posted by VizeL View Post
Damn, I hoped it wasnt where I was...but is is...seems like the closest one is an hour away though. I don't think I'd ever buy that much in groceries though...
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How do you find out about these deals? Do they put it in the shoppers or newspapers?
Don't have to buy groceries. Plenty of non-perishables that can be purchased as well (e.g., diapers, toilet paper, deoderant, cleaning supplies, etc.)

This deal was posted in the weekly Cubfoods flyer. However, I found out about the deal from the OP.
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Old Dec 3, 14, 4:05 pm
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Thanks OP.
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Old Dec 3, 14, 10:04 pm
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I'm really enjoying how it's becoming the norm on FT to detail out every little step of acquisition and liquidation. In many ways, it's parallels my 2 y/o's experiences with toilet training.
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Old Dec 3, 14, 10:46 pm
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Tried using the $10 coupons tonight, learned that only 5 can be used per day across 5 transactions that are >$10. So the max cash back opportunity per day until the 12/17 expiration date is $50.
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Old Dec 3, 14, 11:01 pm
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Wow... awesome deal!
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Old Dec 3, 14, 11:14 pm
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Originally Posted by tilleyd View Post
Tried using the $10 coupons tonight, learned that only 5 can be used per day across 5 transactions that are >$10. So the max cash back opportunity per day until the 12/17 expiration date is $50.
How can they limit it as such? Each $500 gift card gives $50 in grocery coupons. They certainly can't say they will only accept $50/day total in such coupons from all customers combined . My guess is perhaps 5 transactions per customer per visit.
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Old Dec 3, 14, 11:36 pm
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Yeah, some of these undocumented limits make you wonder.

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Old Dec 3, 14, 11:42 pm
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Originally Posted by fti View Post
How can they limit it as such? Each $500 gift card gives $50 in grocery coupons. They certainly can't say they will only accept $50/day total in such coupons from all customers combined . My guess is perhaps 5 transactions per customer per visit.
The T&C states "$10 coupon per giftcard purchase of $100 OR more". So a $500 card should only net a single $10 coupon.

Every other promo at cub has always been $25 and $50 Visa cards only. The coupon never printed out on the variable cards until late of last Sunday. It is a system glitch. There are way to many peoples calling the store about the "deal". They are catching on, a lot more stores require separate transactions now. There are no stated limits on number of transactions. I did couple of $80 trans tonight.

Also, the prior promos, you were able use the self checkout lanes without issues. I assume due to some abuse, the coupon now requires a override by an employee only.

I know someone who bought 25k when there were giving out $20 per $100 before Sunday.

What do you think is the odds we lose this ms ave by January?

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Old Dec 4, 14, 12:04 am
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Originally Posted by teddy25 View Post
The T&C states "$10 coupon per giftcard purchase of $100 OR more". So a $500 card should only net a single $10 coupon.

Every other promo at cub has always been $25 and $50 Visa cards only. The coupon never printed out on the variable cards until late of last Sunday. It is a system glitch. There are way to many peoples calling the store about the "deal". They are catching on, a lot more stores require separate transactions now. There are no stated limits on number of transactions. I did couple of $80 trans tonight.

Also, the prior promos, you were able use the self checkout lanes without issues. I assume due to some abuse, the coupon now requires a override by an employee only.

I know someone who bought 25k when there were giving out $20 per $100 before Sunday.

What do you think is the odds we lose this ms ave by January?
Well, all my coupons are expiring 12/17 so the deal has to die before January Yes, I was't able to use my coupons in the self-checkout line. A clerk needed to keep overriding each coupon use. She then verified with her shift leader that each day the max coupons that could be redeemed were 5.
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Old Dec 4, 14, 12:11 am
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Originally Posted by tilleyd View Post
Well, all my coupons are expiring 12/17 so the deal has to die before January Yes, I was't able to use my coupons in the self-checkout line. A clerk needed to keep overriding each coupon use. She then verified with her shift leader that each day the max coupons that could be redeemed were 5.
When I said "deal" I mean ms at cub. The ms opportunity is much more valuable to me than the $1,000 of free crap I bought just in the last few days.

The $10 giftcard deal comes and goes.the $20 expires on the 9th, the $10 all expires on the 17th. The expiration is always 7 days after the promo's end date.

Try a different store, don't tell me you are the one who called the maple grove store.
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