Safeway – Earn Fuel Discounts on Gift Card Purchases + $50 Safeway Gift Card Giveaway!

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One of the reasons that we regularly shop at Safeway is the Fuel Rewards Points program they offer, where you can earn gas discounts based on your purchases at the store when you use your Club Card. It’s difficult to find ways to save money on gas in this economy, so I always look for promotions where I can get fuel discounts while buying items I need.

Here’s how the Fuel Rewards program typically works:

  • Spend $1 on groceries= 1 point
  • Spend $1 on qualifying gift cards = 2 points

Every 100 points get you 10¢ off per gallon for a single fill-up at a Safeway gas station. You can use your points in increments of 100 and use up to 1000 points for a single fill-up.

  • 100 points = 10¢ off per gallon
  • 200 points = 20¢ off per gallon
  • 500 points = 50¢ off per gallon
  • 1000 points = $1 off per gallon

If you’ve been following our Safeway coupon matchup posts, you’ve noticed a special Fuel Rewards promotion going on right now, where you can earn 4 times the gas reward discounts when you purchase gift cards. This means that for every qualifying gift card purchase, you will earn 4 points for every $1 spent.  {These gift cards are not included: American Express, PayPower, Mastercard, My Choice, Safeway, Visa, Only 1 Visa, NetSpend and RE-loadit Cards.}

Deal Idea: 

Buy 1 $50 gift card or $2 $25 gift cards.
Earn 200 Gas rewards points
Final Price: $50 in gift cards & a 20 cent per gallon discount on a single fill-up 

The best way to use this promotion to your advantage is to think about any possible gift cards you might be needing in the next few months. If you know you’ll be going out to eat at a particular restaurant, then you could buy a gift card to that restaurant. Or if you have birthdays or thinking ahead for Christmas gifts, think about the who’s on your list that you need to buy gift cards (there are always those people on my list that only want a gift card, so this is a time to take advantage of getting a fuel discount while also taking care of a gift on my list). Or if you know you’ll be doing Black Friday shopping (or Christmas shopping) at a specific retailer then buy that gift card to get your fuel discount. It also will help you to stay within your budget if you have a select amount on a gift card to use!

Giveaway: $50 Safeway Gift Card

Safeway is offering a $50 Safeway gift card to 1 Thrifty NW Mom reader so you can try out this gift card & gas reward promotion yourself & see how it works.

This giveaway will end on Tuesday, October 25th at 9pm PST.

The winner will be drawn using “And the Winner Is” plug-in and announced on the blog. I will also email the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me. Otherwise a new winner will be drawn. US residents only & you must be 18 yrs or older to enter the giveaway.

Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1st Entry (required entry): Tell us what gift card(s) you would buy at Safeway.

Extra Entries: (make sure these are all separate comments, with a comment for each entry)

2) Subscribe to the Thrifty NW Mom feed via a reader of your choice or email (must be verified) or become a Google follower

3) Leave a comment here saying you “like” the Safeway Facebook page.

Disclosure: I was given a Safeway gift card to facilitate my review of this program. A $50 Safeway gift card will also be given to 1 winner randomly chosen. All opinions are 100% mine. See my disclosure statement for more details.


  1. I buy itunes and most major dept store gift cards at safeway. I rarely make it to these stores to buy gift cards as gifts, so having them avail. at safeway is a much easier way for me to make my purchase(s).

  2. I would purchase a Lowe’s giftcard. I was just at Safeway today looking at the options and trying to decide if I should do this.

  3. I buy restaurant & Starbucks gift cards as gifts for friends and families. Also, Home Depot, Old Navy, Macy’s and other retail stores.

  4. I would get just the safeway gift card so that I could use it to by my groceries and earn the feul discounts. Many times I can knock enough of the gas price that it is cheaper than Costco.

  5. i would buy the toys r us or babies r us card. my daughter was born 6 weeks early and still need lots of stuff!

  6. I would buy a Starbucks and gift cards. My 7 and 6 year old and I could have a Starbucks date and I could start my Christmas shopping!

  7. I have never bought a gift card there because I thought there were fees for doing so but maybe not… I would most likely buy a restaurant card like Red Robin or an Itunes card for a gift.

    I ‘like’ the Safeway Facebook page

  8. I would buy Build a Bear gift cards as Christmas gifts if they sold them. And also olive garden an star bucks!

  9. I would buy Starbucks & Target giftcards. Love to shop at Target and it is even better to look for deals with a Starbucks treat.

  10. I would have to say I would buy Amazon gift cards, I love the deal Amazon has on diapers and wipes. They have saved us so much money.

  11. I would buy amazon gift card! I love safeway and I think of it as my home grocery shopping place!

  12. I would buy an amazon gift card.. they have everything! great for christmas shopping and free shipping!

  13. I would probably buy a giftcard to a restaurant. My hubby and I need a free date night!

  14. I would buy a $50 gift card at Safeway for Toys R Us to help with the upcoming holiday shopping!

  15. I like Safeway Facebook Page!! I would live to use the card to purchase iTunes, Amazon on even more good deals, and possibly a discount on a message for myself! :) Good Luck to everyone!!!

  16. The last giftcard I bought at safeway was OliveGarden! Yummy. However the next one Im not really sure about yet! I need to spend some time thinking about it while staring at the huge wall of cards they have to choose from!

  17. I plan to buy itunes for gifts and joanns for black friday. Joanns is the only store I know I will buy stuff at on black friday.

  18. I’d buy a Starbucks gift card, I tend to only buy coffee if I have a gift card thats how I fit it into the budget. =)

  19. I get khols – home depot – lowes I buy there anyways plus give as Christmas gifts. Three times good 1) I get extra rewards on my credit card for grocery store purchase 2) I get gas rewards 3) I get holiday shopping done early. and yes I pay off card each month

  20. which one would i not buy? So many to choose from the decisión would be tough but if i to choose one right away i would choose Starbucks.

  21. I would buy two $25 Starbucks gift cards. It’s a special treat and I don’t go there unless I ‘m using a gift card!

  22. If they had Chuck E Cheese gift cards i would get 2 for my neices and nephews for Christmas. Othherwise, I would probably get a Target or one to a restraunt for my hubby and I:)

  23. I have signed up to follow you by email. More importantly though, I have liked your facebook page, which is how I actually plan to follow you.

  24. my husband and I could use a movie date night! I would get a gift card to a movie theater and dessert somewhere (or just coffee at Starbucks).

  25. I would totally buy Starbucks and Amazon for gifts! Starbucks would be a me gift probably, although I shouldn’t.

  26. Hadn’t thought about getting my gift cards early, thanks for the reminder. I always get a Home Depot, Lowes, gift card for my uncle and a barnes and nobles card for my dad. I think I’ll go grab those this week and get the gas deal

  27. I would buy an Amazon GC. I am constantly buying items on Amazon. They have excellent prices and ship so quickly.

  28. My daughter always wants new music added to her ipod, so an itunes card would be a great purchase.

  29. I’m not sure specifically which card I would choose, but it would be to a store I was going to shop at anyway or a restaurant I had already planned on going to.

  30. I would buy a Starbucks card and then I would apply that to my Starbucks Rewards gold card and then use that to earn more free drinks! This machine runs on caffeine! ;-)

    I would also buy Target and Amazon cards too!

  31. I’d use an Amazon gift card. (I love this Safeway promotion and used it to get $1 off gas the other day by buying gift cards!).

  32. I’d buy a visa giftcard so I can use it anywhere for anything including gas and groceries.

  33. I subscribe to thrify nw mom, I “like” safeway page.. and I would buy a sears gift card, as I really want to purchase my husband new tools for christmas :)

  34. I would buy Jiffy Lube or other store that I usually go to any ways for the deal. I do use them to buy gifts for other people, usually sears for my dad or starbucks :)

  35. I would probably buy a Target gift card. I’ve already done this a few times and it works out great!

  36. I would buy gift cards to treat myself and my husband to some quality time, so restaurants or coffee.

  37. I have bought and would buy more Safeway gift cards. These are wonderful gifts fr just about anyone.

  38. I would buy starbucks and give some out to the homeless around here!
    hoffines at gmail dot com

  39. I love Starbucks so it is a debate between Starbucks and amazon or toys r us for Christmas presents.

  40. I buy Olive Garden gift cards for my parents birthdays, they like the soup salad and breadstick combo!

  41. I’d buy Disney & Old Navy gift cards – that’s what my daughter’s begging for this Christmas!

  42. If I won a $50.00 gift card, I would probably spend it on Amazon so that I could purchase a few items that I might otherwise not, and maybe an i-tunes card for my husband as a just because gift.

  43. Get some Christmas shopping out of the way, and buy Starbucks, Home Depot or restaurant giftcards!!

  44. I would buy Amazon, Joann Fabric, or Macys cards because they usually have the best holiday deals.

  45. I would buy Starbucks (because I LOVE coffee, but try to only indulge on special occasions) or Amazon (because I have family out of state and country that I could orde gifts for and have them sent directly!) gift cards!

    Thanks for this chance to win!!!

  46. I would buy the Starbucks 50.00. I can’t afford starbucks being in school full time and having 2 kids at home, so this would be just an absolute wonderful treat.

  47. I would get either a Macy’s or Kohl’s gift card. I just recently had a baby and could use some new clothes that fit and are not maternity. :)

  48. Amazon dot com baby! Maybe an itunes, too. I do a increasingly more shopping on amazon from home so I don’t have to take four little ones out :)

  49. I would buy a $50 Safeway gift card because the holidays are coming, and need to buy a turkey and pumpkin pies. Yummy! Would help our budget if we win. Good luck everyone.

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