Update: This last day to take advantage of this great deal is Thursday, 12/12.
Originally posted on 12/04:
This deal is valid at A&P, Pathmark, Waldbaums, SuperFresh, and Food Emporium. (Click on the links for store locations)
-$50 on gift cards you’ll get $5 in vouchers for your next purchase.
-$100 on gift cards you’ll get $10 in vouchers for your next purchase.
-$200 on gift cards you’ll get $20 in vouchers for your next purchase.
-$500 on gift cards you’ll get $60 in vouchers for your next purchase.
The $60 is actually split up into 3 $20 vouchers and you can use one per purchase.
The vouchers expire on 12/26.
You can buy a variable Visa gift card and load it with $500 in funds for just a $5.95 fee. The variable cards say that you can load $20-$500 on them. For buying and loading it with $500 you’ll get a whopping $60 to spend on your next purchase. Note that you can’t use the $60 to buy more gift cards.
You can liquidate the Visa gift card in several ways. The last 4 digits of the card are your pin code that makes it into a debit card:
-Load it onto your Bluebird card at a Walmart ATM machine (No charge, limit of $1,000 per Bluebird card per day and $5,000 per month)
-Load it onto your Bluebird card with any Walmart cashier and tell them you want to load your Bluebird from your debit card. Some cashiers won’t allow this. Others simply won’t know how, just tell them to use Action code 70. (No charge, limit of $1,000 per Bluebird card per day and $5,000 per month)
-Buy a money order with it from any store that lets you buy them with debit cards (Locally I do this for 58 cents).
-Send it to a friend’s back account with Amazon Payments (No charge, limit of $1,000 per month).
-Spend it like a credit card though you’ll be forgoing on earning miles for those purchases. You can even use one Visa gift card to pay for another (though you’ll have to cover the $5.95 fee from another source).
So the $5.95 fee gets you 506 miles AND $60 to spend on your groceries!
Some cards would earn more than 506 miles:
-If you have a Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express you’ll actually earn 6% cash back on groceries. That’s $30.42 cash back from AMEX on top of the $60 in grocery coupons!
-If you have the American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card you would earn 1,012 points (transferable to even more miles thanks to recurring promotions like this current one).
-If you have the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express you would earn 506 points but those transfer into miles with a 25% bonus thanks to the 20K:25K transfer ratio.
There is no limit to the number of grocery vouchers that can be earned per customer, there’s just a stated limit of one bonus per transaction. Though individual stores can always start limiting this at any time.