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xx/xx/15 - xx/xx/15 Promotion

Participating items must be purchased in a single transaction. Limit one(1) offer per transaction

These coupons often do not scan properly(coming up -0.01 along with a 0.01) and require override. Override is always required at SCO.

If the coupon off your next order does not print out, you can request it online here.

When redeeming the coupon, the following items are excluded in the calculation of the minimum spend requirement:
-Fluid dairy such as Milk, Half & Half, etc
-Blunts, alcohol, and smokes
-Gift cards, Lottery tickets, MoneyGram, etc
-Taxes
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Old May 16, 19, 11:00 pm
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i would not recommend 2k. some of my stores take your name/cc/DL down at that level. They also get calls from corporate seeking your info. Not sure if this applies to regular GC related or V/MGC.
I'd keep them under $1k and visit different stores than the same store cuz managers will get "suspicious"
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Old May 19, 19, 8:19 pm
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Originally Posted by vodafone View Post
Thanks for the input. I redeemed the gas points for gas pump and also used for the coupon thing. So purchased large quantity every week.
This go-to store is very close to my house and their self-check out is very friendly for gift card check out (no override needed for any amount).
At this point they probably flagged your credit card number and/or club card account. Whether or not they opt to stop doing business with you remains to be seen. At this point you're not under the radar anymore so you can proceed however you want to proceed. I see nothing wrong with telling them you are doing the purchases for credit card points. The people in the store and that loss prevention person who questioned you may not quite understand the whole thing, but once the report to headquarters is filed, the investigation unit will know exactly what you are doing...
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Old May 20, 19, 5:31 pm
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Originally Posted by vodafone View Post
no override needed for any amount).
That's changing this week (at least in my division). Gift card sales at self checkouts will prompt for an attendant approval.
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Old May 20, 19, 6:39 pm
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It depends on the store. Several other stores require override in my area as well, only my regular store does not carry this requirement.

Originally Posted by diburning View Post
That's changing this week (at least in my division). Gift card sales at self checkouts will prompt for an attendant approval.
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Old May 20, 19, 10:36 pm
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Originally Posted by diburning View Post
That's changing this week (at least in my division). Gift card sales at self checkouts will prompt for an attendant approval.
My stores locally have had attendant approval for gift cards at self checkout for a few years.
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Old May 24, 19, 12:41 pm
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All my local Vons have no started selling V/MC gift cards that have stamps over the rear pull tab; not sure if this will deter fraud since it seems that most of the packages are cut open with razors and glued back together, but itís nice to see them working on the issue.

also, I canít remember the last time I bought a CVX gift card, but I didnít earn fuel points this time. Oh well.
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Old May 24, 19, 7:03 pm
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Has Safeway finally fixed their Apple Pay issue not accepting some card issuers? Only chase seems to work for me in Apple Pay
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Old May 24, 19, 11:26 pm
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They should have. My division got the fix.
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Old May 25, 19, 1:17 am
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Originally Posted by eccentricfusion View Post
My stores locally have had attendant approval for gift cards at self checkout for a few years.
Attendant approval for gift cards has been in place at Safeway locations I know of for years now. The gift card comes up as a restricted item like alcohol or something. Even a $25 gift card is like that, which is odd. It would make more sense to flag larger transactions not $25 ones. Anyway, many locations in California have in the past had signs up that say no gift card purchases at self checkout. I think with the new self checkouts most of those signs went away. There were activation concerns with the older NCR self checkouts.
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Old May 25, 19, 7:23 am
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Originally Posted by storewanderer View Post
There were activation concerns with the older NCR self checkouts.
Some stores still have the older NCR self checkouts even post conversion The NCR registers would sometimes "forget" that there was a gift card in the transaction if the transaction is large, so cashiers were told to scan the gift card(s) as the very last item(s).
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Old May 26, 19, 9:38 pm
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Check your J4U account for $10 instant discount if you purchase $100 (or more) in Visa Gift Cards. This promotion is different from the usual J4U deal......it apparently works on $500 variable cards. Limit one, offer ends 6/8/19.
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Old May 27, 19, 11:48 am
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Confirmed working on $500 gc.
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Old May 27, 19, 12:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Steve in Olympia View Post
Check your J4U account for $10 instant discount if you purchase $100 (or more) in Visa Gift Cards. This promotion is different from the usual J4U deal......it apparently works on $500 variable cards. Limit one, offer ends 6/8/19.
Confirmed in WY for 500 variable. Ain't no thing like getting paid for grocery points ...
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Old May 27, 19, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by wyogold View Post
Confirmed in WY for 500 variable. Ain't no thing like getting paid for grocery points ...
Did you get fuel points? Which variable card did you buy? I bought the balloons and didn't get any points.
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Old May 27, 19, 4:40 pm
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Originally Posted by kajukenbo View Post
Did you get fuel points? Which variable card did you buy? I bought the balloons and didn't get any points.
Canoos and no fuel points
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