Chances are you have a few store loyalty or “club” cards hanging around your wallet. They are a necessity if you want to get the best prices when you shop for groceries. Until now, using your card simply enabled you to get the sale price on your purchases. The tracking of purchases on your card helped the store learn about your shopping habits, but it didn’t do anything for you. Vons has launched a new savings program that will make that purchase history work in your favor. I recently had the opportunity to spend a day at Vons headquarters, joining some other So. Cal bloggers to learn all about the new Just For U program. We spent the morning getting the scoop on the program, then headed to a local store to try it out for ourselves. I’m excited to share the details of the program and help you take advantage of some extra savings on your grocery bill.
Signing up for Just For U is easy, simply go to Vons.com and click the “Register Now” button. It takes just a minute or two, you can use either your Vons Club card number or phone number for registration. Just for signing up you’ll score your first big savings – a FREE dozen eggs!
Once you are signed up and logged in, you’ll see that there are three different ways to save with Just For U.
- Coupon Center – In the Coupon Center you’ll find digital store and manufacturer coupons that you can add to your Vons Club card. You can browse through all pages of coupons or sort them by category. Some coupons are valid for one time use, others are unlimited until the end date of the promotion. You have to love coupons that you don’t have to actually clip and carry with you to the store.
- Personalized Deals - The Personalized Deals section is my favorite component of Just For U. In this area, you’ll find unique offers that draw from your Vons purchase history.
- Your Club Specials – Vons offers hundreds of Club Specials every week. In this area of the website, you’ll find the current Club Specials filtered to include just those items you have purchased in the past. You’ll find the deals that are relevant to you without having to search through pages of items you don’t buy.
Once you’ve added all the savings to your card, you can print out a shopping list to take with you to the store or opt to have it e-mailed to you. Most store locations now have Wi-Fi, making it easy to access your shopping list via smartphone. At checkout, simply hand over your Vons Club card or enter your phone number as usual and all of the savings you’ve added to your card will be deducted automatically.
The Personalized Deals and Coupon Center are updated on a regular basis, and the Club Card Specials are updated each week as the new weekly ad comes out. You can maximize your savings by stacking manufacturer’s coupons with the Personalized Deals and Club Card Specials. When using both digital and paper coupons, note that you cannot use both on the same item, but whichever coupon will give you the best deal will apply.
My Personal Experience with Just For U
For the record, I had not been doing much of my grocery shopping at Vons in recent history. We made some changes in our diet a year or so ago, buying more natural and organic products. At the time that we implemented these changes, it seemed that Vons didn’t have a wide variety of these types or items in stock or the prices were higher than I could find elsewhere. The weekly ads rarely seemed to include organics. I was pleased to find upon visiting the store during the VIP Blogger Event that natural and organic products seemed plentiful and prices were competitive. I knew immediately that I would be doing more of my shopping at Vons in the future. Due to my limited Vons Club purchase history, my Personalized Savings are a little thin and generic at the moment. As I continue to shop more at Vons, I look forward to seeing more deals tailored to me. So far I’ve made three shopping trips with Just For U and I’ve been pleased with the savings. Using the website makes it easy to plan my trip and helps me get organized.
Have you signed up for Just For U? How are you liking the program?
Disclosure: I was invited to a VIP Blogger Event for the purposes of learning about Vons Just For U program. As a thank you for attending, I received samples of house brand products and a Vons gift card. All opinions expressed here are my own.