$60 of Free Groceries at Food Emporium, Pathmark, and other A&P Supermarkets
Currently, you can get at least $60 worth of free groceries from Food Emporium, Pathmark, and any of the A&P supermarkets via a special promotion the grocery chains are running. Until 12/12/13, you will get free grocery vouchers if you buy gift cards with the following value:
- Buy $500 in gift cards to get $60 (3 $20 coupons) in free groceries
- Buy $200 in gift cards to get $20 in free groceries
- Buy $100 in gift cards to get $10 in free groceries
- Buy $50 in gift cards to get $5 in free groceries
These free grocery vouchers are good until 12/26/13 so you still have a couple of weeks to spend them, but I wouldn’t stock up on them either in hopes of using them for the next couple of months. Personally, I thought we could use about $120 worth of free groceries between now and the end of year. As a result, I bought 2 $500 Visa gift cards to get $120 in free groceries.
Free Groceries at Food Emporium
I don’t live near Pathmark or other A&P supermarkets, but I do live near a few Food Emporium supermarkets in NYC. Specifically, I went to the Food Emporium on 43rd St. between 9th and 10th Ave. and the Food Emporium on 49th St. and 8th Ave.
At both Food Emporium, I successfully bought a $500 Visa gift card since I could cash out the gift card via Amazon Payments. I tried to use a credit card at both locations but was told cash or debit only. As a result, I used my debit card to make the purchase. Even though the $500 Visa gift card had a $5.95 fee, I would be getting $60 of free groceries, so I thought it was well worth it.
You can only use one $20 coupon per transaction but if your grocery bill adds up to $60, you can of course split your purchases into $20 increments and get all your groceries for free.
The Main Point
I suggest buying the $500 Visa gift cards since you have to pay a $5.95 gift card fee regardless of how much you load on the gift card. As a result, you might as well get the highest value of free groceries – $60. In addition, you don’t have to buy Visa gift cards to get the free groceries coupons; you can buy gift cards to your favorite retail shops etc. I only suggest Visa gift cards, because as mentioned earlier, you can easily turn them back into cash via Amazon Payments essentially netting you $54.05 ($60 – $5.95) worth of free groceries for spending nothing at all!
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