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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.

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Old May 27, 19, 7:35 pm
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In my neighborhood Safeway this morning, cashier A had no problem selling me a $500 variable VGC for $496, via a credit card. A moment later, and 20 feet away, cashier B immediately demanded cash payment when she saw another variable VGC in my hand.

Ten minutes later, at another Safeway down the street, I had no problem repeating the transaction. (I have three J4U accounts in my family.)

Go figure. YMMV
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Old May 27, 19, 9:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Steve in Olympia View Post
In my neighborhood Safeway this morning, cashier A had no problem selling me a $500 variable VGC for $496, via a credit card. A moment later, and 20 feet away, cashier B immediately demanded cash payment when she saw another variable VGC in my hand.

Ten minutes later, at another Safeway down the street, I had no problem repeating the transaction. (I have three J4U accounts in my family.)

Go figure. YMMV
nah, some cashiers make up own rule as they go. does safeway's official policy state cash only for GCs?
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Old May 27, 19, 11:47 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.
BTW my expiration date is 5/28.
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Old May 27, 19, 11:56 pm
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Originally Posted by danhouston View Post
nah, some cashiers make up own rule as they go. does safeway's official policy state cash only for GCs?
No one on this thread has ever reported seeing written policies. The rules are passed down by oral tradition by tribal hunters gathered around campfires.
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Old May 28, 19, 12:23 am
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Originally Posted by msp3 View Post
Has Safeway finally fixed their Apple Pay issue not accepting some card issuers? Only chase seems to work for me in Apple Pay
I used Apple Pay to purchase my gift card today at my local Safeway. The CC used was a Wells Fargo Visa.
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Old May 28, 19, 1:01 am
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I tested the waters and to my surprise, I successfully used a Safeway gift card to purchase a VGC. Cashier acknowledged and loved that I was using a store gift card. I think I'll be using this route a bit more frequently
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Old May 28, 19, 1:38 am
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Just FYI it's against policy. No swiped cards are allowed for GC purchases period.
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Old May 28, 19, 7:54 am
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Originally Posted by mroseman13 View Post
I tested the waters and to my surprise, I successfully used a Safeway gift card to purchase a VGC. Cashier acknowledged and loved that I was using a store gift card. I think I'll be using this route a bit more frequently
is there reward pts for purch its store gc?

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Old May 28, 19, 12:51 pm
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Originally Posted by diburning View Post
Just FYI it's against policy. No swiped cards are allowed for GC purchases period.
That's certainly NOT the case at Safeways in Northern Virginia. I have never had purchase of v/MC GC declined because I was using CC to pay.
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Old May 28, 19, 12:52 pm
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Originally Posted by wyogold View Post
Canoos and no fuel points
Kevlar and no fuel/rewards points.
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Old May 28, 19, 2:33 pm
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Originally Posted by tuphat View Post
Kevlar and no fuel/rewards points.
appears that none of the $500 vgc earns reward pt

is there reward pts for purch its store gc?
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Old May 28, 19, 3:30 pm
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Originally Posted by danhouston View Post
appears that none of the $500 vgc earns reward pt

is there reward pts for purch its store gc?
store gc do not earn fuel points, but you can buy the gift cards at lowes and if you have the business amex with the 10% CB upto 100 synced you can get the cards at a discount
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Old May 29, 19, 1:22 am
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Originally Posted by tuphat View Post
That's certainly NOT the case at Safeways in Northern Virginia. I have never had purchase of v/MC GC declined because I was using CC to pay.
Your CCs are still swipe only? The chip card only policy is not hard coded in the register, but should be enforced the cashier/CSR because it's an payment-industry-wide EMV liability issue.
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Old May 29, 19, 5:22 am
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Originally Posted by mroseman13 View Post
I tested the waters and to my surprise, I successfully used a Safeway gift card to purchase a VGC. Cashier acknowledged and loved that I was using a store gift card. I think I'll be using this route a bit more frequently
The system will allow it, but if you read the fine print, it is excluded. So if you have a "by the book" cashier (like I did once) s/he may not allow it.
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Old May 29, 19, 5:24 am
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Originally Posted by diburning View Post
Your CCs are still swipe only? The chip card only policy is not hard coded in the register, but should be enforced the cashier/CSR because it's an payment-industry-wide EMV liability issue.
All cards, with and without chips, are still valid. There was a liability shift recently whereby the party with the lowest security measures are responsible for fraud. Since Safeways accept chip cards, fraud may fall to the bank where they haven't issued a chip card.
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