I am going to be honest. There was a time that I believed Giant Eagle to be extremely over priced, even a rip-off, and the ONLY time I would shop there was when I needed something I couldn’t find at any other grocery store in the area. It wasn’t until a couple years ago when I really took the time to learn about all the perks of being a Giant Eagle shopper that I realized I was sorely mistaken, and I had actually been wasting money by not shopping at our local Giant Eagle.
If you’re like the old me and avoid Giant Eagle because of their prices, I would like to share with you today how Giant Eagle helps me SAVE money.
As an avid couponer, grocery stores that double coupons are my favorite! Giant Eagle will double any coupon up to $0.99 in value unless marked otherwise by the manufacturer, which doesn’t happen very often. This makes my coupons more valuable at Giant Eagle. For example, if I have a coupon for $0.50 off a box of cereal, I’ll save $1.00 at Giant Eagle where I’ll only save $0.50 at a competing store that does not double coupons.
In addition to accepting paper coupons, Giant Eagle also utilizes electronic coupons, also known as eOffers. Before I head to Giant Eagle, I either log onto www.gianteagle.com/eOffers or open the Giant Eagle app on my phone and select any eOffers I may use to my Advantage card. There is no limit to the number of eOffers I can use and the register will automatically apply the discount to my total once all my groceries have been rung up.
Once a month, Giant Eagle sends me an email full of Savor Rewards. This email contains over $10 worth of high value eOffers for products I purchase frequently as well as a few products I may want to try. This month I received:
- $1.00 off any Giant Eagle frozen vegetables
- $1.00 off any box of General Mils Big G Cereal
- $1.00 off 1 lb. of Giant Eagle Deli Salads
- $3.00 off one 3 lb. or larger bag of Nutrish Cat Food
- $1.00 off one block or bag of Giant Eagle cheese
- $2.00 of one Gorton’s Shrimp or Premium Fillets
- $0.75 off one dozen Nature’s Basket Cage Free Eggs
- $1.00 off a 24 pk. Giant Eagle bottled water
- $0.75 off any Pillsbury refrigerated rolls
- $1.00 off grapes from the produce department
- $1.00 off any packaged salad from the produce department
Quite the savings, isn’t it?
Giant Eagle offers Checkout Rewards as an incentive for shoppers to purchase specific products. When I purchase the participating products, I receive a coupon at checkout for additional savings on a future shopping trip. The Checkout Reward offers can be found at www.gianteagle.com/save/checkout-rewards and change weekly and/or monthly.
FuelPerks are a favorite of all Giant Eagle shoppers! For every $50 I spend at Giant Eagle, whether it be on groceries, prescriptions or gift cards (some items ineligible by state law), I earn a $0.10 per gallon discount off gas. I can use my FuelPerks as I earn them, or save them and redeem them for a free tank of gas!
Giant Eagle also uses FuelPerks as an incentive for shoppers to purchase specific products by offering a FuelPerk bonus on those products. Sometimes it’s purchasing gift cards for Christmas or back to school, other times it’s just for purchasing products from a specific manufacture. FuelPerk bonus offers can be found each week at www.gianteagle.com/save/fuelperks.
One of my new favorite Giant Eagle rewards programs is Rx Rewards. When I purchase prescriptions through the Giant Eagle Pharmacy, I receive credit for my prescription purchases in the form a discount I can use later on a grocery purchase. Like FuelPerks, I can choose to use my Rx Rewards discounts as I earn them or allow them to accrue to redeem a larger discount.
And of course, Giant Eagle offers a slew of sales each week on products throughout the store that can be stretched even further with coupons, eoffers and rebates from Ibotta and SavingStar. If you’re interested in learn how to do this, be sure to check out my weekly Giant Eagle match up here.