Do Not Be Fooled By Safeway's 2 for $7 Milk Trick

Do Not Be Fooled By Safeway's 2 for $7 Milk Trick

While shopping at Safeway today I noticed something odd about the “O” Organics Milk. After I listened to a mom tell her daughter she buys “whatever is on sale” I went to purchase my own milk and realized that’s not such a good plan. A half gallon was on sale for 2 for $7. Or if your a savvy shopper you could buy a gallon for $6.59. The Safeway website confirms it.

Lucerne Yogurt Fails To Escape The Clutches Of The Grocery Shrink Ray

Lucerne Yogurt Fails To Escape The Clutches Of The Grocery Shrink Ray

Nothing is safe from the Grocery Shrink Ray: not babies; not household brands backed by expensive ad campaigns; and apparently, not even discount private labels.

Grocery Shrink Ray Unleashes Its Fury On Safeway Bakery

Grocery Shrink Ray Unleashes Its Fury On Safeway Bakery

In an attempt to cut expenses on donuts and signage, this Safeway in Oakland, CA. reduced their “dozen” from 14 to 12, reader Leonard discovered. We would have preferred a new sign or no sign at all. The “14” crossed out with a Sharpie simply mocks us.

Safeway Tries To Sell You Meat Substitute That Expired 37 Days Ago

Safeway Tries To Sell You Meat Substitute That Expired 37 Days Ago

Reader Daniel wrote to tell us about his potentially unsafe purchase from a Safeway store in Daly City, California. When Daniel arrived at the checkout counter, he quickly checked the expiration dates on his Yves vegetarian sandwich meat only to discover that one of the packages had expired April 18th, 37 days ago, while the others had expired 4 days ago. He even took a hostage-style photograph with the expired product next to a stack of current day newspapers to help substantiate his claim. We would expect that when confronted with this information that a Safeway employee would promptly be instructed to scour the shelves as to prevent other hapless shoppers from buying the expired imitation meat, but apparently we expect too much. Daniel’s letter and photos, inside…

Birds Live In Virginia Safeway Store

Birds Live In Virginia Safeway Store

Jose writes, I thought that the long lines and the produce always being out of stock was bad enough, but then I noticed the small family of birds living at my local Safeway (Nutley St, Fairfax, VA).

Safeway Takes Rusty Nails In Your Bread Seriously

Safeway Takes Rusty Nails In Your Bread Seriously

BONUS QUOTE: “I’m frustrated by the lack of information they’ve given me about what they’re trying to do to determine where the nail came from or make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

Eagle-Eyed Safeway Cashier Catches Bobbled Coupon

Reader Amy writes in to praise a Safeway cashier that saved her $1. One dollar might not seem like much, but it shows how little is required for someone to go above and beyond. Amy writes:

I went to my local Safeway today and picked up a package of Boboli bread that had a $1 off coupon attached. I made a mental note to remember to remove the sticker and hand it to the checkout clerk, but forgot.

Safeway DVD Kiosk Comes With Credit Card Skimming Device

Safeway DVD Kiosk Comes With Credit Card Skimming Device

Crafty identity thieves attached a credit card skimming device to a DVD kiosk at a Colorado Safeway. The 2-inch skimming device was discovered only after a customer asked a Safeway employee for help after his card wouldn’t scan.

Organic Principles, Regulations Ignored By Nation's Largest Organic Dairy

Organic Principles, Regulations Ignored By Nation's Largest Organic Dairy

Consumers in twenty-seven states are suing Aurora Dairy, the nation’s largest organic dairy for selling milk that failed to meet basic organic standards. The suit is bolstered by findings from USDA inspectors, who found that between December 2003 and April 2007, Aurora: “labeled and represented milk as organically produced, when such milk was not produced and handled in accordance with the National Organic Program regulations.”

USDA Says Some Organic Milk Is A Rip-Off

USDA Says Some Organic Milk Is A Rip-Off

If you’re going to pay twice as much for milk because you like the idea that the cows have a yard to play in—that’s your business—but you’d better be getting what you pay for.

These Red Baron Frozen Pizzas Could Be Rounder

These Red Baron Frozen Pizzas Could Be Rounder

They were on-sale — three for $9.99. My roommates and I (tricked by the xxx for xxx sale) grabbed three.

Safeway Recalls Ground Beef Due to E. Coli Contamination

Safeway Recalls Ground Beef Due to E. Coli Contamination

If you live in Arizona and bought ground beef at Safeway, you’ll want to return it for a refund or discard it.

Safeway’s Turkey Is A Dodo

Safeway’s Turkey Is A Dodo

Doug bought a pre-packaged “fresh” meal from Safeway for $37.99, but arrived home to find most of the items expired.

Buy McDonald’s at the Grocery Store. Sorta.

Buy McDonald’s at the Grocery Store. Sorta.

From Business Week:

” Supermarket operator Safeway Inc. said Tuesday its Blackhawk Network unit agreed with McDonald’s Corp. to sell the burger chain’s prepaid shopping cards.

Store-bought Meats Dosed to Look Red

Store-bought Meats Dosed to Look Red

The newer the redder, brown is an elderly hue, which of these steaks looks fresher to you?