Whether you clip coupons, use the store app to download digital savings, or shop the sales you’re likely looking for ways to stretch your hard earned dollar. I know I’m always trying to make my money go farther. Which is why I was glad to see Safeway now offers Reward Points that can be used to save at the pump. To help me learn more about their program, Safeway provided me with a gift card so I can try it out and see how easy it is to earn points while saving money in-store and at the pump.
With gas often teasing the $4 mark here in Arizona, and definitely over $4 in many parts of the country, it’s nice to get this little bonus just for shopping at Safeway. If you shop at Safeway, you don’t have to do anything other than use your Safeway Club Card when you check out. If you use the app, you’ll see your points information on the “My Card” screen.
What are Reward Points?
Reward Points are points earned for every dollar spent on qualifying purchases at Safeway. There are quite a few thing excluded, like alcohol, fluid dairy, tabacco, and others you should read about so you know what they are. But, in general, most of your groceries will qualify. Also, you can earn points on pharmacy purchases. Points are earned based on the whole dollar amount, not the cents portion of your total bill. For every 100 points, you earn 1 gas reward. Each gas reward will save you $0.10 off each gallon of gas.
How Can You Redeem Rewards Points
Rewards points can be redeemed at participating Texaco and Chevron gas stations. You’ll know if your station participates if they have signage at the pumps. Follow the prompts before you pump your gas and enter your Safeway Club Card number or the phone number assigned to your card. The maximum saving is $1.00 per gallon, which requires 1,000 Reward Points.
Earning Extra Points
Periodically, Safeway will run a promotion offering multiple points on certain types of purchases. For example, you may find a week where purchases of certain gift cards will earn 4-times the points. This is a great way to quickly earn gas rewards while buying a gift card you’d normally buy. CycleGuy and BabyGirl both download things from iTunes, so each month they have an iTunes budget. I’ll often buy iTunes gift cards during the promotion and easily earn a $0.10 or $0.20 savings on gas – just for buying a gift card rather than paying iTunes directly.
What’s not to like about this program. If you shop at Safeway, it’s an extra way to save. And because both Texaco and Chevron have top-tier gas you’re getting a quality fuel for your vehicle. I’m picky about where I get gas. After having issues with our vehicles from “cheap gas”, I decided that spending a few pennies more a gallon was worth it when compared to the $1,800 bill for removing gunk and carbon buildup from the engine.
Before getting started, make sure you read the FAQ page so you fully understand how the Reward Points program works.
Disclosure: I was provided a gift card by Safeway for this post. All opinions are mine. This post was not reviewed by a third party. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.