Guess what – Safeway has just updated their coupon policy & there are some new changes in the policy which should make it easier for you to use printable coupons at Safeway. You can find the full Safeway Coupon Policy HERE – make sure to print off a copy of it & stick it in your coupon binder/folder so you have it on hand in case you have any problems (it does say that the policy should also be posted at the Customer Service desk) ! This policy is in effect from June 7, 2010. Thank you to Maygan from Maybe Frugal for alerting me to the change!
Here are the highlights:
#5: Coupon amount may be reduced so that any combined discounts and coupons do not exceed the value of the item. See number 12 below. This means that you cannot get overage on an item – but they must reduce the coupon down. Ex: If the price of the item is $1.99 & you have a $2 off coupon – they just adjust the coupon to $1.99.
#8: Safeway will accept valid manufacturer coupons that display another retailer’s logo or name. – This could include those manufacturers coupons that you can print from the Target website or that Albertson’s has had recently can be used at Safeway, as long as it’s a manufacturer’s coupon (not a store coupon).
#9: Safeway will accept valid Catalina manufacturer coupons that are issued to a customer by another retailer. Wow, this is a big change – so, if you get a catalina from Albertson’s, Fred Meyer, etc- you should be able to use it at Safeway. I’m not sure if this includes Register Rewards from Walgreens, but I would think it would – you’d have to ask your store specifically or email Safeway corporate.
#16: We gladly accept internet printed coupons. The same manufacturer and store coupon rules above apply to all internet printed coupons. This changed so that they no longer have the rule that the coupon has to be 50% or less of the product’s value (I know some of you had stores that enforced this rule, so glad it’s gone! :) ).
#20. We will not accept “free product” internet printed manufacturer coupons.
E-Coupons & Paper Coupons:
Safeway’s new coupon policy does not specifically address the use of paper coupons with e-coupons (electronic coupons), except in the state of Hawaii, where it says you cannot use a paper coupon & e-coupon on the same product. However, check out this post from Coupon Connections NW – a reader emailed Safeway to find out what their policy is in regards to using paper & e-coupons together. You could print off that email, too – although I think it would be better to email Safeway directly & get them to send the policy to you, since it’s not part of their online coupon policy.
Thanks again Maygan!