I am literally getting inundated with emails and comments from you guys wondering what the heck is going on at Safeway stores. The major issue seems to be various problems with e-coupons.
The short answer is that I don’t know.
The long answer is that I should have more of a grasp about what the heck is going on in the next 2 weeks. In the meantime, I will warn you there is all sorts of wonky business going on with e-coupons and manufacturer coupons.
I am hearing that e-coupons are being added back onto bills, that the Shortcuts coupons now have a limit as to how many you can save on your card, that some registers are refusing manufacturer coupons if an e-coupon has been redeemed.. seems like one thing after another really.
So I have decided to just keep posting deals as usual until I have a clear picture about what Safeway has up its sleeve. They are rolling out some new programs nationwide and I am hoping this all works out better for us.
In the meantime, I would suggest being extra cautious about those e-coupons and also be aware that you might need to really check those receipts for any funny business for the next few weeks.
I have a very bad feeling this might be the end of the road for the e-coupon stacking party we have all enjoyed, but I have to wait and see before I have any solid answers for you.