This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons. The opinions and text are all mine.
If you are always looking for ways to save money like I do, ALBERTSONS just rolled out a new savings tool in Southern California on their mobile app on July 19th - "just for U"! I put it to the test this weekend, and I must say - it sure brought me back to my coupon clipping days only this is much easier. I didn't need scissors, I didn't have to buy the Sunday paper for coupons, nor did I need to spend time sorting them all. It is built right into the app, and you save a little bit more on top of the sale prices. I can browse and load the digital offers right before I shop or I can do it during my shopping trip.
I think that most of us have an ALBERTSONS account where we enter our phone number at checkout, it starts computing the sale price and it tracks the purchases. A few years ago, ALBERTSONS did away with the card so that it automatically gave everyone the savings without entering the card, but some of us still use it to earn fuel points. Ever heard of stacking coupons? Sometimes you can use both the manufactured coupon PLUS the store coupon. Some limitations may apply, but back then some retailers doubled the coupon, and it sometimes come out super cheap or free. If you ever wonder how others stockpile, it is all "a grocery game". I don't follow it too closely anymore so I am not sure exactly who does what and when, but every once in awhile you can still score a free item. See example below!
"just for U" is more personalized deals that is based on my purchase history so I am saving on things that I actually buy and will use. When I was shopping, I compared the sale price to what my app suggested. Some of it is exactly the same as the listed sale price, but some come out cheaper. There are shelf tags in the stores that will say "just for U" savings. I hope it is a feature that they will continue in case I missed it. Here are some examples how I saved that day.
I bought a case of 24-pack REFRESHE brand water bottles that was on sale for $2.49 (regular $3.99) but the J4U eCoupon took another $1 OFF so I got it for $1.49. What???
Okay here is another example, CAPRI SUN was on sale for $2.49 (regular $3.99), the J4U was $0.61 OFF so I got it for $1.88.
Oh and sometimes when you are couponing, you score free things. Yes, free. If you have a legit coupon, sometimes your item goes on sale, then it costs zero because of the coupon. This weekend I got a free package (16 oz) of uncooked AMERICAN BEAUTY spaghetti! Random! It was only good for one item, but I could select any 16 oz item I wanted from that brand. Here's the breakdown - Regular Price $2.49, Sale Price $1.00, minus J4U digital coupon $0.99 = Free!
How to use JUST 4 U!
(1) Download the app, (2) Browse deals, digital offers, just 4 U and add the coupons you want to use, (3) Shop, (4) Enter your membership number (or phone number) upon check out and watch your savings grow! Other features include:
- Create your shopping list, then sort it by store aisle for faster shopping.
- Scan UPC to check for offers and add items to your list.
- View Just for U offers and weekly ads from anywhere.
- Shop faster using your online and in-store shopping history.
Get Savings On The Go!
Don't have the app, you can download "just for U" here:
Desktop users can go to: http://www1.albertsons.com/ShopStores/Offers-Landing-IMG.page
There are over $300 in weekly savings through "just for U" digital coupons and personalized offers ON TOP of in-store prices and deals. Customize deals based on groceries you normally buy from your purchase history. Things to Note: "just for U" deals have expiration dates, and there are new savings each week so the offer can disappear. As mentioned, the offers available through the app include manufacturer coupons, store coupons as well as offers that are just for you! Offers might be a lower price, cents off, or a discount if you hit a certain threshold (for example: spend $50 and save $5). For more information, please visit their website at www.albertsons.com.
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