10 Ways to Save Money at Safeway
Want to save money on groceries at your local Safeway? Here’s a list of 10 easy ways to save on groceries at Safeway.
Watch a quick video here as I talk about these 10 ways to save money at Safeway.
Shop the Weekly Ad Sales
The single easiest way to save money at Safeway is to shop the sales featured in the weekly ad and plan your meals around what’s on sale. The Safeway ad runs Wednesday to Tuesday, so you have 6 days to take advantage of the weekly deals. Safeway also offers month-long sales as part of their monthly Big Book of Savings.
There are many ways to access the weekly ad. You can pick up a weekly ad at your local store, in your local Wednesday newspaper, view it online on Safeway.com, through Safeway’s app, on Facebook through the SuperSafeway Facebook page, or here on SuperSafeway.
Sign up for a Free Safeway Just for U account.
The Safeway Just For U app is one the easiest ways to save money on your shopping at Safeway. Just for U synchs with your Safeway loyalty card or your phone number so you can browse the weekly ad to view the sales, load store and manufacturer coupons for extra savings on top of club prices, and earn free groceries as well as save on gas through the Safeway Grocery rewards program.
The Just for U app also displays personalized prices based on your shopping history at your store. Before heading off to the store, load your personalized prices and digital coupons to using your Just for U sign in or via the Safeway app. As you shop, it’s easy to check items off your list and take advantage of the deepest discounts on your shopping trip.
In addition to digital coupons available through the Safeway Just for U program, you can also use printable coupons or newspaper insert coupons on top of club prices and store coupons for extra savings. Read all about using coupons at Safeway in our couponing 101 guide.
Every week we type up the complete Safeway weekly ad by category/aisle and find any associated coupons that pair with the sales in our Safeway Coupon Matchups. Use this matchup as a guide to create your weekly shopping list to save the most at Safeway.
Each week we also feature which coupons are coming in the Sunday newspaper through our Sunday Coupon Preview.
Coupon Doubling at Safeway
Safeway doubles paper coupons up to $1.00 in the Denver division. What this means is if you have a $.50 off 1 coupon, it will double automatically to $1.00, if you have a $.25 off 1 coupon it will double to $.50 and if you have a $.75 off 1 coupon, it will be worth $1.00 at Safeway. This is a great reason to use all paper coupons at Safeway rather than other grocers who do not double coupons. You get a bigger bang for your buck at Safeway!
Stacking Coupons at Safeway
Frequently Safeway will have clip or click coupons featured in their weekly ad. The clip or click coupons are Safeway store coupons that can be stacked with manufacturer coupons for extra savings. Simply load the digital coupon offer to your account, or clip the coupon from the ad and if there is a manufacturer coupon available, present it with the digital or in-ad coupon for extra savings.
Cash Back Offers
Another form of coupons that helps you save money at Safeway is cash back rebates using apps like ibotta, Checkout51 or SavingStar. The cash back offers can be paired with sale prices at Safeway and you receive the money back through those apps in the form of paypal credit or gift cards.
Safeway Gas and Grocery Rewards
Safeway Gas and Grocery Reward Points are easy to earn by purchasing qualifying groceries, gift cards and pharmacy items with a Safeway Club Card, and are easy to redeem at participating Safeway fuel centers. For every 100 points earned by shopping at Safeway with a Safeway Club Card, shoppers get a 10 cent per gallon reward. Shoppers can use up to $1 dollar per gallon in rewards on a single fill-up at a participating Safeway fuel center location, with a maximum of 25 gallons and a limit of one vehicle per transaction. Reward Points can be earned by shopping at Safeway stores in the following manner:
- For every $1 spent on qualifying grocery purchases, customers receive one point.
- By purchasing qualifying gift cards, shoppers receive two points per $1 spent.
- For qualifying purchases made at the pharmacy, customers receive one point for every $1 of out-of-pocket cost, including co-pays.
Customers can redeem their gas rewards by simply swiping their Safeway Club Card, or by entering their phone number at the pump before fueling up.
If you don’t have a fuel center nearby, you can use the reward points to save on groceries with Safeway’s new grocery rewards program. The more points you earn, the bigger the savings you can get.
Shopping the Pick 5 or More and Save Promotion
Safeway’s Pick 5 or More and Save Promotion is an easy way to save an extra 30 to 50% off club prices. The items included in the promotion are highlighted in the weekly ad, and the tags in the store also show the club price and the pick 5 or more promotional price.
You do not need to purchase 5 of the same items to take advantage of this promotion. In fact, you don’t even have to purchase in increments of 5 items. It’s simply a minimum of 5 participating items that need to be purchased in one transaction to receive the pick 5 or more pricing. So, if you buy 6, 7, 8, or 12 or more participating items – they will all get the extra discounts featured on the tag and in the ad.
You can pair coupons with the pick 5 or more and save promotion as well. The pairing of coupons with this promotion can result in big savings, often times over 60% off base retail price.
Saving on Natural and Organic Foods
If natural and organic foods are important to your family, you’ll want to shop Safeway’s O Organics and Open Nature lines. These exclusive Safeway brands offer high quality natural and organic foods for less. There are hundreds of O Organics and Open Nature products throughout the store – everything from produce, to snacks and even pet foods.
Read our 6 tips for saving on organic foods here.
Saving on Meat & Seafood at Safeway
When you plan your weekly meals around the meat and produce sales at Safeway, you’ll save the most money. Planning meals around the meat sales is super easy because the best meat sales are displayed on the front page of the weekly ad. Once you get to the store, those meat deals are also featured with in-store signage that shows the best deals each week. Safeway has an exceptional in-store fresh cut meat program. This means all fresh meat is hand-cut in-store by your local butcher.
You can have a custom size of meat cut for you while you wait in-store. Safeway also has regular buy one get one free sale on their in-store sliced meats including thinly sliced chicken, cubed beef, thinly sliced pork, steak strips, and more. Not only are you saving time by not having to cut all this meat yourself, time = money.
Get great recipe ideas timed with weekly meat and produce sales from our kitchen.
Saving on Baby Expenses at Safeway
Every day is baby day at Safeway! Save $5 instantly when you spend $40 on participating baby products in a single transaction. The participating items include diapers, wipes, training pants, baby food and snacks, baby toiletries and even some baby feeding products.
You can use coupons on top of this $5 instant savings, however, if you use the Just for U Digital Coupons, you have to reach the $40 min after digital coupons, or before newspaper or printable coupons. It’s an easy way to save on baby care products at Safeway.
Extra Savings for Military Personnel at Safeway
If you are active or retired military, you can save an extra 10% on groceries at Safeway on the first Saturday of every month.
Read all about the military discount here.
Follow SuperSafeway for the Best Deals
And most importantly, follow Super Safeway for all the best deals at Safeway. We post a Safeway weekly ad preview every Tuesday morning with a preview of the ad starting the next day, we do a comprehensive sale and coupon matchups post and highlight the best deals in the weekly ad by using coupons.
Additionally, we put together meal plans based on sale items, publish a best deals round-up and also publish organic and natural deals round-up so you will always know the best deals at Safeway each week.
SuperSafeway is a blog devoted to helping you find the best deals at Safeway in the Denver division. Every week we slice and dice the ad and tell you the best deals at Safeway with and without coupons. For more low prices, check out Super Safeway’s weekly ad coupon matchup page. Would you like to stay updated on the best deals? If so, make sure to like Super Safeway on Facebook, join our Facebook group, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our Instagram, or head over to Pinterest. Also, make sure to subscribe to our newsletter.
* Please note – Savings information is based on Colorado pricing and the Safeway Coupon Policy for the Denver Division which includes Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Wyoming and South Dakota. Your market may vary. Prices may vary per location*