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05-24-2011, 06:49:36 AM

Albertsons Northwest Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome Albertsons shoppers in the Northwest region to our FAQ thread where we aim to answer all of your questions about how to make the most out of shopping at your local Albertsons grocery store! If you have a question that has not been answered here in this FAQ then please feel free to click the “Reply” button and ask your question and we will be happy to find the answer for you! There is never such a thing as a “dumb question” here at HotCouponWorld!


Question: What states are covered in the Northwest Region?
Answer: The Northwest Region for Albertsons covers the following states: Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington & Wyoming

Question: How do I view the weekly sale ad online?
Answer: You can view the weekly sale ad online at the following link: Albertsons Ad Online (http://www.albertsons.com/savings/viewcircular)

Question: How do I find a store local to me?
Answer: You can find a local store at the following link: Albertsons Store Locator (http://www.albertsons.com/stores/searchstores), just enter your zip code.

Question: I have a problem at my local Albertsons grocery store, how do I contact Albertsons?
Answer: You can contact Albertsons corporate offices in one of three different ways. By email (http://ems02013.egain.net/system/selfservice.controller?EXPANDED_TOPIC_TREE_NODES=&ARTICLE_IN_NEW_WINDOW_FLAG=&CONFIGURATION=1000&PARTITION_ID=1&USERTYPE=1&TIMEZONE_OFFSET=&CMD=ESCALATION_REQUEST), by phone at 1-877-932-7948 or by mail at: Attn: Customer Service; 157 S. Howard St.; Spokane, WA 99201

Question: Does Albertsons accept coupons?
Answer: Yes, they do!

Question Does Albertsons put out store coupons?
Answer: Yes, they do! You can find Albertsons store coupons in the sale ad flyers as well as special booklets found in-stores put out from time to time.

Question: Can I combine an Albertsons store coupon with a manufactures coupon on the same item?
Answer: Yes, you can combine a store coupon and a manufactures coupon on the same item unless one of the coupons prohibits this in the fine print wording on either coupon.

Question: Do I need to have a store shopping card to get the deals?
Answer: In all states except for a few select stores in Wyoming a store card, known as a Preferred Card, is needed to get the advertised sale prices shown in the store ad flyers. If you do not already have a Preferred Card you can sign up for one in your local Albertsons store or apply online for your free savings card (https://www.albertsons.com/account/preferred).

Question: So, why doesn’t Wyoming require a store shopping card?
Answer: Until a few years ago Wyoming was considered part of the Rocky Mountain Region, that region got rid of the Preferred Card. When Wyoming was moved back into the Northwest Region they did not require Wyomingites to get new Preferred Cards. So, Wyoming does not require a card to get the savings.

Question: Outside of getting the advertised sale prices, are there any other benefits of having a Preferred Card?
Answer: Yes, you can link up your Preferred Card to an UPromise (http://www.upromise.com/welcome) account and start saving money for college. Additionally having a Preferred Card signs you up to receive money saving discounts and coupons sent to you by email and/or postal mail.

Question: Does Albertsons in the Northwest Region double coupons?
Answer: Yes, occasionally Albertsons will issue three clip-able double coupons in a special sale ad that comes out on Sundays. These double coupons (They are called “Twice the Value” coupons) that typically run for three days starting on Sunday and ending on Tuesday at midnight. The Albertsons double coupons allow you to double three coupons in one transaction up to $1.00. And you are allowed to do up to three back-to-back transactions at a time. For more in depth information I suggest that you read the thread on Albertsons Official Coupon Policy (http://www.hotcouponworld.com/forums/albertsons-northwest/394872-albertsons-northwest-official-coupon-acceptance-policy.html).

Question: Does Albertsons price match other stores sale ads.
Answer: No they do not.

Question: Does Albertsons accept competitor store coupons?
Answer: No they do not…they did at one point in time but have since revised that in their coupon policy.

Question: Does Albertsons accept expired coupons?
Answer: No they do not.

Question: Does Albertsons accept printable coupons?
Answer: Yes they do. Coupons must scan at checkout. Coupons must have serial numbers and follow an industry-standard format. Coupons must clearly indicate that they are manufacturer coupons and have a valid manufacture address on the printed coupon. Albertsons does not accept printable coupons that are a FREE product without a required purchase (BOGO coupons are fine). Printable coupons with a redemption value that exceeds $5.00 are not allowed.

Question: Is there a limit on how many coupons I can use at one time?
Answer: For regular manufactures coupons there is no limit on how many coupons you can use at one time in one shopping trip. You can use one manufacturers coupon for each item or set of item (per the terms on the coupon) you are purchasing. However when Albertsons is running their Twice the Value coupon promotions you are limited to using three Twice the Value coupons per shopping order and are limited to doing three back-to-back transactions in one shopping trip.

Question: Does Albertsons run Catalina Coupon promotions?
Answer: Yes they do! You can find current Albertsons Catalina deals posted by other HotCouponWorld members in our Albertsons Catalina Deals forum (http://www.hotcouponworld.com/forums/albertsons-catalina-deals/). We have a separate forum for the Catalina Deals because these deals are often shared with the other Albertsons regions.

Question: Does Albertsons have their own printable coupons?
Answer: Sort of…while there is a link on the Albertsons website for printable coupons, these coupons are not store specific and are the same printable coupons you can find at SmartSource.com (http://www.hotcouponworld.com/forums/view.php?pg=smartsource) (link is to HotCouponWorld’s SmartSource page…where if you print these coupons from us, we get credit for your prints, which helps keep this site free!)

Question: Does Albertsons have eCoupons that I can upload to my Preferred Savings card?
Answer: No, at this time they do not.

Question: I see that Albertsons does a lot of 10 for $10.00 sales, do I have to buy 10 to get that price?
Answer: No you do not. Each item is just a $1.00 unless otherwise stated in the ad.

Question: I went to my local store and something I wanted to purchase on sale was out of stock can I get a rain check?
Answer: Yes you can. Just ask either your cashier or at the customer service desk for a rain check. Albertsons rain checks expire 30-days from the date they were issued.

Question: Can I use two coupons on a buy one get one free (BOGO) sale?
Answer: Yes you can, you can use two manufacturer coupons on a BOGO sale.

Question: Does Albertsons sell gift cards?
Answer: Yes, they do. Albertsons stores sell both Albertsons gift cards as well as gift cards from other companies in their gift card mall. Look for a special display in your local Albertsons that contains gift cards to purchase from a myriad list of retailers and restaurants.

Question: Does Albertsons accept food stamps?
Answer: Yes, they do. Please see your states food stamp guidelines for details about what can and cannot be purchased using food stamps.

Question: Does Albertsons accept WIC?
Answer: Yes, they do accept WIC (Women, Infants & Children). See your state WIC guidelines for specifics.

Question: What are the store brands sold at Albertsons?
Answer: Albertsons store brands are:

Arctic Shores
Baby Basics (http://www.babybasicsclub.com/)
Culinary Circle (http://www.culinarycircle.com/)
Farm Fresh
Farm Stand
Happy Tails
Java Delight
Max Velocity
Stockman & Dakota (http://www.stockmananddakota.com/)
Stone Ridge Creamery (http://stoneridgecreamery.com/home.jsp)
Super Chill
Super Crunch
Wild Harvest (http://www.wildharvestorganic.com/)

Question: Does Albertsons have a Facebook fan page?
Answer: Yes they do. You can find it here: Albertsons on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Albertsons). While you are there, why not become a fan on HotCouponWorld on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/HotCouponWorld) too?:wavehi: