Safeway/Albertsons has added another two new gift card offers to actually earn you some money and credit card rewards this week. I still had offers from the Visa deal in my account when these deals for MasterCards popped up!
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Go to your just for U or other grocery store account to find two coupons for $10 off two $50 MasterCard gift cards and $15 off two $100 MasterCard gift cards. If you max out this deal on your account, you can net $3.20, plus any rewards you might earn on the credit card you use. Of course, I will be using our American Express Blue Cash Preferred for 6% cash back at grocery stores. I try to mix in other cards, like Chase Freedom when it offers 5x at grocery stores, or a card that I am trying to meet a minimum spending bonus, because the Blue Cash Preferred caps 6% spending to $6000 over the year, and we spend much more than that at the grocery store, especially with these gift card deals.
Spending Your New MasterCards
Now that you have made some money and gotten some great rewards on your credit card, what do you do with your gift cards? Spend ’em! Put them in your wallet and pull them out whenever you are at a store that doesn’t get rewards. Some great examples from our recent purchases are the doctor’s office, the vet, and the movie theater (even though Citi Premier gets 2x for Entertainment, it’s not worth the opportunity cost for 5x Ultimate Rewards or even 6% cash back.) The $100 cards would be perfect to use for the Swagbucks deal at Best Buy on Disney gift cards!
Check Your Local Store’s Brand
Be sure to clip the coupon to your just for U account and use your number or card at the register to get the discount. If you’re not sure which stores are owned by Safeway/Albertsons in your area, take a look below. You can find this clickable image here if you scroll to the bottom of the page.