1. Get a Reward Card. You can sign up for one at the customer service desk (which will instantly start to work) or you can go online and have one mailed to you.
2. Know the coupon policy. Here are the highlights of Tom Thumb’s coupon policy:
In the DFW area, coupons worth $0.39 or less will triple face amount, and coupons worth $0.50 or less will double face amount. However, only one-like coupon will be doubled/tripled in the same transaction.
Example: I want to buy 3 boxes of Granola bars. I have a $0.40 off coupon for each box. The first will ring as $0.40 + $0.40 store matching ($0.80 total), the second will be $0.40, and the third will be $0.40
:: Coupons cannot be applied against the free item received in any offer where a customer buys one or more items to get one or more items free.
Explanation: For a BOGO sale, you can only use 1 coupon instead of using 2.
:: Coupon amount may be reduced so that any combined discounts and coupons do not exceed the value of the item.
Explanation: This one is always a struggle at checkout, but luckily it’s in writing. If you purchase something for $0.98 and have a $1 off coupon, they will need to adjust it down.
:: Safeway (Tom Thumb) WILL accept valid manufacturer coupons that display another retailer’s logo or name.
Explanation: Have you ever seen a great manufacturer coupon with another store’s logo on it? They will take it.
:: Safeway (Tom Thumb) WILL accept valid Catalina manufacturer coupons that are issued to a customer by another retailer only if such coupon is for a specific item.
Explanation: Coupon catalinas that print out at other stores (For example, a $2 off Gillette coupon from Albertsons) can be used at Tom Thumb. They will not, however, take a coupon that is a percentage or dollar off amount of your purchase. (For example, a Walgreens Register Reward would not be accepted)
:: We will not accept “free product” internet printed manufacturer coupons.
Remember that it never hurts to keep store policies with you on all shopping trips just in case you run into a problem.
4. Know the weekly ads. Tom Thumb’s weekly ads begin on Wednesday and end the following Tuesday. There are usually store coupons in the weekly ads, but they have restrictions. Some have a $10 minimum purchase before you are able to get the lower coupon price, (and this does not include the coupon products) some have “Must buy x” in order to get the lower price, and others have “limit x” so that you are only allowed to buy so many at that price. These store coupons are allowed to be “stacked” with manufacturers coupons.