Monday, February 11, 2013

Safeway :: Introducing the NEW Fast Forward Debit Card {PLUS $50 Gift Card Giveaway - Ends 2/24} #SafewayFastForward


Safeway is rolling out their NEW Fast Forward Debit Card! This new card has some amazing features that allow you to rack up those gas rewards points from your purchases, and even allows you to shop cardless. Yep, that's right. Go grocery shopping at Safeway without your debit card!


I know what you're thinking. Why the heck should I open a new credit card? That was my first thought but I was totally wrong. Actually, the Fast Forward debit card is NOT a new credit card to open, and is just connected to your existing debit card/checking account! The new Fast Forward Debit Card has lots of cool features:

  • Big Rewards — You earn 2X Gas Reward Points when you pay for your groceries with Fast Forward. That’s a 20¢ per gallon Reward for every $100 spent.
  • Cardless Checkout — It’s the easy way to pay. Just enter your phone number and PIN. No more fumbling with your purse, wallet or cards.
  • Safe and Secure — Your personal information is kept completely confidential. Use your own computer to sign up through a secure, encrypted website and choose a PIN that only you know to keep your transactions protected.
  • Sign-Up Bonus — Get a voucher good for 3X Gas Reward Points on a single transaction paid for with Fast Forward when you sign up.

What I really like about the Fast Forward Debit Card is that you can sign up in the comfort and security of your own home, and it's attached to your Safeway Club Card making for a super easy checkout. Of course the cardless features is super appealing also. My only concern about going cardless would be a potentially sneaky teenager who knows his moms phone number and watches her enter her pin at checkout...and chooses to dishonestly use her Fast Forward debit card at another time. But, my guy is only four so this would totally not be an issue for me! I would just suggest Fast Forward users make sure to protect their pin number as they would an actual card in their wallet. Don't get me wrong, I think the Fast Forward card is an awesome convenience for many Safeway shoppers, especially moms with small children who feel flustered at check out (I remember those days!).
  
Although the Fast Forward Debit Card is currently only available for Sacramento area Safeway shoppers, this giveaway is open to everyone!

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One winner will receive a $50 Safeway Gift Card!

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Disclosure: I received a gift card as compensation for this post. No other compensation was received. This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

46 comments:

eclairre said...

love the double reward pts!

Lisa Brown said...

I think it makes shopping easy!

Elena said...

I like that it will save me some money

BethElderton said...

I think this is a great, easy way to shop and earn rewards!
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Debby said...

I share some of your same concerns about the card. We do love shopping at Safeway though!

Thanks for the giveaway!

corey1971 said...

It sounds great! (Corey Olomon)

JC said...

Rewards is always a plus for shopping, love this card.

Helena Lemon said...

I think it's a good idea, especially if you can earn rewards.

Keara B. said...

This is a pretty cool idea! We frequently walk to our local Safeway to pick up a few items, and I hate having to take my purse with me. This would definitely solve that problem, and I love extra rewards!

Bluecupcake said...

I think its wonderful! Love that you get double points.

Kymi A. said...

I think it's awesome fast to check out, love the rewards from using it too.

deb c said...

It;s great. Who doesn't like gas reward points.

Kia89 said...

It sounds good.

Becca said...

Anything that makes my life easier like this is fantastic :)

Jennifer~Vickahh said...

Seems way easier

clc408 said...

Sounds like an easy way to get the benefits without fumbling around for a card.

Fawn said...

I think it sounds really convenient and I love the double points
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mary casper said...

its great

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amber said...

love that it's cardless, which is so convenient

sksweeps said...

I like the 2x the points for gas!

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Stephanie said...

great idea - hope it comes to SoCal soon!
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richelle bowers said...

im not sure if i like this

rebecca williams said...

I love to get rewards when I shop!

MaryR said...

I like all the rewards that come with this card.

benz1171 said...

Very easy.

ellen b said...

makes things easy

Tammy S said...

I think it would come in handy. there have been times I would have sent my son to the store but I didn't have any cash. I would love it.

john hutchens said...

it makes shopping easier for me

Christie said...

I love shopping at Safeway!

Allison Downes said...

love the 2X points! Thanks for the chance to win!

ellie said...

I think it sounds great. Love that you can have cardless checkout!

McKim said...

I like the easy checkout!

Kara said...

I really want Safeway to roll out with the debit card in the bay area!

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I live in the Bay Area also and we don't have this yet, but it sounds like a good idea!
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Daniel M said...

anything that will help with gas is good - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Zipper McGee said...

Very excited about the new Safeway Fast Forward Debit Card!

Denise Donaldson (MistySunrise) said...

I am very excited! I think it is great!

MANDY83 said...

I think it sounds great and easy.

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Sonya said...

I love the idea of it, and the gas bonus is awesome!

mtbears819 said...

I think the Safeway card is great-Dorothy Deakyne

slehan said...

easy to use
Thanks for the contest.

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kathy dalton said...

what a great idea and so easy to use

Anonymous said...

Sounds wonderful! Safeway has gone out of its way to make shopping easier and more pleasant.
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Carla Mattox said...

Wohoo for more gas rewards!

Thomas Murphy said...

I think the Safeway Fast Forward Debit Card is awesome!
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Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway...we love the rewards !

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