Safeway has always had ways for you to save money from their club card to their weekly specials. Heck, in last weekend’s flier, there were coupons for their “free breakfast on us” special. All you had to do is spend $50 (not hard if you’re doing your regular shopping there) and use the coupons to get a free loaf of bread, a free dozen eggs, a free package of bacon and a free carton of orange juice. (All freebies were Safeway branded items.) That’s a pretty good deal.
If you’ve visited your local Safeway , you may have noticed the big yellow banners, the employees wearing yellow shirts and the thousands of yellow tags hanging off the shelves. (I’ve noticed this both at my local Safeway and at Vons while we were in San Diego.) It’s to draw attention to the new low prices on thousands of items at their stores for club card members.
The new yellow tags stand out on the shelves making it very easy to compare prices. (The yellow tags also have unit pricing.) And it’s not just a few pennies off from what the price used to be. Instead, according to my receipt, it’s anywhere from 22 cents for organic bananas to $1 for a 3 pound bag of Gala apples to 99 cents off the Celestial Seasonings tea I bought. My last shopping at Safeway totaled $27.73 for 11 items and I saved $4.69, almost 15%. With the coupons I used, I saved 28%.
You can learn more about the new club prices on the Safeway website. If you don’t get a local newspaper, you can still view their weekly specials online or get online coupons. If you have a cellphone, you can register for their Cellfire service, and you may want to check out the Safeway Fanbook Fan Page. Finally, check out my post, Hanging out at Safeway's Leftovers Lounge for other ways to use the Safeway website.
Disclosure: Safeway sent me a grocery gift card to compensate me for my time and shopping experience.