Safeway: Mastercard Promo Overlap!

by Brittany from Frugal Living NW on December 3, 2012

UPDATE: Please read the comments before trying this deal. The cat may not be printing because your total goes below $100. I’m wondering if the Catalina would print if you purchased a $115 MasterCard gift card.

There are some overlapping MasterCard Gift Card Promos for the next couple of days! You’ll need to log into your Just4U account and load a coupon in order to make this one work. I haven’t tried this yet but this is how I’m assuming they would stack up. Keep in mind that you’ll also get 4x Gas Rewards!

Buy 1 MasterCard ($100) on sale $105.99 ($5.99 activation fee)
Spend $100 on MasterCard, Get $10 Catalina (ends 12/4)
Use $15/$100 Mastercard Just4U coupon (in coupon center)
Pay $90.99, Get $10 Catalina
$80.99 after coupon & Catalina, plus $.40 gas rewards!

Safeway doubles most manufacturer’s coupons to to $.50 each in Oregon and SW Washington. Find more Safeway deals here.

This post may contain affiliate links. See the disclosure policy for more information.

{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

Miss Steph December 5, 2012 at 2:16 pm

This was my second-favorite score this holiday season. (The first was the Dyson Animal vacuum for under $100!) Used the first Mastercard to pay for the second transaction, so I wound up paying $105.95 out-of-pocket for two Mastercards ($115.00 on second card; $9.05 balance left on the first card) plus two $10-off-of-$10 catalinas (just shy of a $40 MM!). Next, I plan to roll this deal with the Albertsons gift card promotion currently going on ($10 when you buy $100 in gift cards…Amazon is included!) Thank you SO much, FLNW!


Lisa December 4, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I did this deal today and was told (by customer service) that the reason I did not receive my $10 cat was because I *only* paid $85 for the MasterCard gift card, even though I purchased groceries to make my total go over the $100. If you want the cat, I guess you need to purchase at least $115 in MasterCard gift cards in the same transaction. That’s not what the YourBucks states, but that’s what the woman in customer service at Safeway told me :( The YourBuck states: “Save $10 in future savings when you buy $100 in MasterCard gift cards.” I “bought” $100 gift card.


rosie December 4, 2012 at 10:32 am

I can’t find it on the just for u page, is it gone?


Pam December 4, 2012 at 10:28 am

THANK YOU SO MUCH! Customer service was wonderful! :) My daughter’s birthday is tomorrow and I was buying her gift today…went to Safeway first and got the card! :) Too excited! :)


Candice December 4, 2012 at 9:41 am

Do you have to buy the Mastercard gift cards with cash? I thought I remembered you couldn’t use credit or debit.


Pam December 4, 2012 at 10:29 am

You do not have to use cash…I used my visa. :) hth


Candice December 4, 2012 at 10:35 am

Thank you!


liz December 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm

It’s better to purchase cards for the specific store rather than these visa, mastercard, etc cards. The activation fee, the fee if it is not used within a certain time frame is not worth the time or money that was hard earned to begin with. Why pay an activation fee just to use a gift card? Seems silly IMHO.


Joanna December 3, 2012 at 9:07 pm

I understand what you’re saying, but the point of these overlapping promos is that even with the activation, it’s a $19 money-maker.


JM December 3, 2012 at 7:38 pm

I just went and bought 2 $100 cards and a $50 card. The $15 came off twice and then I got 2 $10 cats – one is $10 off any order and the other one is $10 off a $50 order ( annoying, but it’s still $10 free!!) What a great deal – I’m simply using the cards for my general purchases!! Thank you!!


Grace December 4, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Did you buy your multiply giftcards in one transaction?


Katalina December 3, 2012 at 7:13 pm

All you need to do is call Safeway customer service and they can add it onto your Just4U account. It then takes about 30 mins to load and you have to go in and click the ADD button. (I’m waiting right now for mine). :)


Joanna December 3, 2012 at 6:25 pm

The $15 off j4u is in the coupon center, under special offers. I did this deal tonight, and it worked great! I bought a variable load card and loaded it for $115. My total was $120.95 (with the activation fee) and then my j4u coupon came off, making the total $105.95. A $10 off catalina also printed, making this a $19.05 mm. I did not receive any gas rewards, which is to be expected, because pre-paid cards are excluded in the gas rewards program.


Jennifer December 3, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I think I am blind… I cannot find a special offers link… Can anyoine help me find this??? Please and Thank you. :)


Joanna December 3, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Log into your j4u account, and click on coupon center. On the left side of the screen, it says “view by category.” Directly under that there it says “show all” and lists the categories. Directly under the “show all” line is special offers. HTH!


m December 3, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Nope, don’t have it.
Directly under categories is Baby Care.


Joanna December 3, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Hmm… sorry!

M December 3, 2012 at 6:23 pm

I can’t find the coupon either.


Kitty's sis December 3, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Is the $10 off in the Personalized Deals? I can’t find it in my J4U.



Superbob0000 December 3, 2012 at 4:01 pm

i have to take back what i said above. my area said that it did NOT qualify for the $10/$10, but when buying a $115 GC, i got the 410 CAT anyways….this rolled VERY nicely..;)


crystal December 3, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Just got back. I purchased a variable card for $115. Paid $105.99, got $10CAT. $19.01mm! While I was there, another lady bought 2 $100 master cards. Only one $15coupon came off, but cashier manually took off the other $15, as per the details on jfu. She paid $181.98, got back $10CAT and $10off50 safeway coupon. I suggest doing this at self check and having the assistant help you, that way you can see what’s happening as you go.


Sue December 3, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I don’t think you can buy GCs at SCO. They have to be activated (else you can just walk out with them), and the SCO doesn’t have that….and I don’t think the attendant booth does either.


Mom2two December 3, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Our Safeway self check out is able to activate gift certificates. I just bought one there over the weekend. It said wait for assistance, I looked at the attendant then he looked at me and said it was activated. Voila…that easy!


Charlene Heil December 3, 2012 at 2:17 pm

So would it work if I bought a $115 gift card?


Pam December 4, 2012 at 10:30 am

Yep :)


Superbob0000 December 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm

if you go to and search your zip code for the $10/$10 deal. it will tell you if its available in your region. it is in some, isnt in others. thats the reason.


Jane December 3, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I’m guessing no cat because it want $100 after the coupon.


Christianne December 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Just did this deal and no cat printed and no gas rewards either, exclusions below:
Eligible purchases exclude Beer, Wine & Spirits, Tobacco, US Postage Stamps, Gas Purchases and Services, Petroleum Products, Bus/Commuter Passes, Fishing/Gaming Licenses, Ski Tickets, Lottery Tickets, Gift Certificates, Money Orders, Event Tickets, Safeway Club Card Savings, Safeway Store Coupons, Sales Tax and Selected Gift Cards (American Express, PayPower, MasterCard, My Choice, Safeway, Visa, Only 1 Visa, NetSpend and RE-loadit cards).


Christianne December 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm

But it still turns out to be a moneymaker! :)


stephanie December 3, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Correct- I just bought it and got no $10CAT. Read on the display after about the exclusions. But still a MM.


crystal December 3, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Beware! I hear the $15off coupon brings your total below 100, therefore no $10CAT….


Jane December 3, 2012 at 12:25 pm

This isn’t a partner gift card, so no gas points.


Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: