An Easy Way Earn a Free Trip Just by Shopping for Groceries

Staples Now Sells Safeway Gift Cards
Staples Now Sells Safeway Gift Cards

According to the USDA, an average family of four spends upwards of $1000 per month on groceries.

What if you could save five percent of that cost?

Better yet, what if you could earn 60,000 frequent flyer miles each year just from your grocery spending?

Since I’ve never seen this mentioned elsewhere, I wanted point out that Staples.com is now selling Safeway gift cards.

If you purchase Safeway gift cards with an small business credit card that pays five times points on office supply store purchases, such as a Chase Ink card, you can accumulate five percent cash back or five times points for travel.

Staples.com sells two types of Safeway gift cards in several denominations up to $200 — emailed cards, and actual plastic gift cards.  There is a mailing fee of $2.00 per card for the plastic version.

I have been buying these cards for sometime, and have only encountered two Safeway cashiers that know how to use the emailed version of the gift cards.  So if you opt for the paper gift cards, be prepared to endure the wrath of shoppers standing in line behind you!

Did you know about this deal before reading this post?

$10 “Rebate” on $100 Ebay and Amazon Gift Cards at Safeway

Save on Gift Cards at Safeway through November 3, 2015
Save on gift cards at Safeway through November 3, 2015

Safeway is running a sale on “Fall Fashion” gift cards through November 3, 2015.

If you buy $100 of select gift cards, you get a coupon for $10 off your next grocery purchase of $25 or more.

The “Fall Fashion” deal is interesting because several of the participating gift cards are for merchants that sell a wide variety of goods.

These all purpose merchants include Amazon, Ebay, and Overstock.com.

If you do your grocery shopping at Safeway, you can get, in effect, a ten percent discount off a $100 Amazon or Ebay gift card — not bad.

Participating gift cards -- Buy $100, Save $10
Participating gift cards — Buy $100, Save $10

Be aware that the $10 Safeway coupon expires 7 days from date of issuance and can’t be used towards the purchase of another gift card.

Participating cards include:

  • Amazon
  • American Eagle
  • Cabelas
  • Bath $ Body Works
  • eBay
  • Macy’s
  • NIKE
  • OverStock.com
  • Sports Authority

Safeway Offers $15 Rebate on Purchase of $200 of MasterCard Gift Cards

Save $15 on Purchase of MasterCard Gift Card at Safeway
Save $15 on Purchase of MasterCard Gift Card at Safeway

Safeway stores are offering $15 off your next grocery purchase when you buy $200 worth of MasterCard gift cards now through September 15, 2015.

This deal may make sense if you need to make the minimum spend requirement on a new credit card, or if you have a credit card that earns bonus points for supermarket purchases.

MasterCard gift cards are hard to cash out, so think of as an opportunity to spread out your minimum spend requirement over several months.

This deal requires you to purchase two $100 gift cards.  Each gift card carries a $5.95 fee.

You will receive a coupon for $15 off your next Safeway purchase of $25 or more.

The coupon may have a near in expiration date, so you might want to buy the gift card first, and then proceed to do your grocery shopping while applying the $15 off coupon.

UPDATE:  MilestoMemories has offered a clarification below.  You really need to read the fine print before jumping on a deal.  His clarification means that this is not much of a deal!