When shopping at Albertsons, Safeway and the Albertsons family of brands, every purchase helps you save money on your next stop at the gas station. See below for a complete explanation on how the program works and how to maximize the benefits.
What Brands Are Included in “Albertsons Family of Brands”?
- Vons – California & Nevada
- Pavilions – California
- Randalls – Texas
- Tom Thumb – Texas
- Carrs – Alaska
- Jewel-Osco – Illinois, Iowa & Indiana
- Shaw’s – Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island & Vermont
- Star Market – Massachusetts
- ACME Markets – Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York & Pennsylvania
How To Sign Up For Just For U
Note: Just For U accounts can be used at any of the above brands. That said, there are sign up links for every brand that we have listed below. Again, it does not matter which link you use to sign up.
Just For U differentiates between two different types of spend with regards to how many fuel points you will earn:
- Grocery & Pharmacy: 1 point for every $1 you spend
- Gift Cards: 2 points for every $1 you spend
Bonus Points Gift Card Promo
Not only does Just For U give a greater benefit to gift card purchases than to general grocery spend every day but they will also run semi-regular promotions to give bonus points on certain brands of gift cards (i.e. Earn 10x points on Adidas gift cards). In order to receive the bonus points, you will need to clip the digital coupon on your Just For U account.
Is There A Limit To The Number Of Fuel Points You Can Earn?
Nope. The only limit is your credit card limit.
For redemptions, 100 points is equal to 1 reward, which is worth a $0.10 / gallon discount or can be used for a multitude of grocery rewards.
Just For U Fuel Redemption Overview
100 points are worth a $0.10 / gallon discount at a Just For U affiliated gas station up to a max $1.00 / gallon discount on up to 25 gallons (or 20 gallons at Jewel-Osco). Additionally, you can get up to a $0.10 / gallon discount at select Chevron locations.
Just For U Grocery Redemption Overview
Their are tiers of redemptions options for 1 reward to 7 rewards (or 100-700 points). At most tiers you can receive a free grocery item (1 reward for 1 free Hass Avocado) or a discount off a specific grocery item (1 reward for $1 off when $1 spent on bananas). At each level you can also receive a set dollar amount with all these options listed below:
- 1 Reward = $1 Off Your Next Purchase
- 2 Reward = $2 Off Your Next Purchase
- 3 Reward = $4 Off Your Next Purchase
- 4 Reward = $5 Off Your Next Purchase
- 5 Reward = $7 Off Your Next Purchase
- 7 Reward = $10 Off Your Next Purchase
Do Just For U Points & Rewards Expire?
Points: Yes, at the end of the month points are converted to rewards automatically and any left over points are forfeited. For example, if you earn 750 points in a month, you will receive 7 rewards and forfeit the remaining 50 points.
Rewards: Rewards expire on the last day of the following month in which they were earned. For example, if you earn fuel points in March, they expire on the last day of April.
How Much Are Just For U Points Worth?
Fuel: Just For U Points are worth between 0.0¢ / point (if you let them expire) and 2.5¢ / point if you are able to maximize the 25 gallon max discount. Given the average fuel tank of 14-18 gallons, it is reasonable to assume that Just For U Points are worth between 1.4¢ and 1.8¢ per point when used for fuel.
Grocery: Using the set dollar discounts above, Just For U Points are worth between 0.0¢ / point (if you let them expire) and 1.4¢ if you use 7 rewards for $10 off your next purchase. Assuming you do not let any rewards expire, it is reasonable to assume that Just For U Points are worth between 1.0¢ and 1.4¢ per point when used for groceries.
Should I use my Just For U Rewards for Gas or Grocery?
Based off the math above and simplicity, you will receive a better return if you use your Just For U points and rewards for gas instead of grocery.
Where Can I See My Just For U Points & Rewards Balance?
You can see your current Just For U Points Balance by clicking on the appropriate brand below with an example below.
- Tom Thumb
- Star Market
- ACME Markets
When you check your Just For U Points balance you will see three numbers…
- Points Towards Next Reward: How many points until you receive your next reward (i.e. how many points until you hit the next 100 points level)
- Rewards Balance: How many total rewards you currently have available to you
- Expiring Rewards: How many rewards expire at the end of the current month
Combining Gift Card Sales With Just For U Points
Luckily for gift card resellers, you earn fuel points even on discounted gift cards. For example, $50 Adidas gift cards will sometimes go on sale for $40. On a normal day, we would also earn 100 Just For U Points worth ~$1.5. If we can resell the Adidas gift card for a profit or breakeven, the Just For U points become free. That said, it is rare (if ever) that you will see a discounted gift card promotion that is stack-able with a bonus point promotion.
Fuel Points Programs are prevelant across the country with almost every major grovery chain offering a progrm of some form. That said, each program has it's own intricacies and works a little differently. Luckily for you, we maintain guides (just like this one) for all the major programs.