Well, I know many of you already know about Price Chopper’s newest feature – but in case you don’t — it is a NEW Rewards card! This one will replace your current card and has a LOT more features available to you! Read on to learn more.
HOW DO I GET A NEW CARD?
Simple! Starting tomorrow, April 14th, when you walk into the store, you will see a table set up with Price Chopper employees ready to help. They will scan your old card and download all of your information directly onto your new card. So that means — no paperwork!
At this same time, they will verify that your personal information will be verified. So, if you moved and never thought about updating your Chopper Shopper Card – you can do so right away.
WHY A NEW CARD?
Simply put – Rewards and Coupons.
One feature (coming soon) will be the ability to load COUPONS onto your card! These coupons will be available on Price Chopper’s website and will consist of both store (as available) and manufacturer’s coupons. That means you can upload some coupons to your card and don’t have to worry about leaving the paper ones at home! When your card is scanned, the system will “watch” for items you purchase that match up with the coupon loaded onto your card and then automatically deduct it from your total.
You will also earn rewards. Price Chopper has partnered with local merchants to help you save not only on your groceries, but when you shop around Kansas City. You can find the full list of Rewards available in the stores, but here are a few that I thought looked pretty great:
A.B. May – $20.00 off of a service call
BB’s Lawnside BBQ – Buy One Sandwich at regular price and receive a second sandwich at half price
Westlake Ace Hardware – 20% off all GE Light Bulbs
Hereford House & Prime Rib Grill – Free Appetizer with Purchase of Two Entrees (up to $10.00 value)
I know that they are working on other great deals as well!
MUST I GET A NEW CARD?
Nope! At this time, both cards can be accepted when you shop. However, you will not earn any of the rewards (see FAQs that follow) or be able to take part in some of the in-store specials that you will find. At this time, there is not a date in place to discontinue use of the old card. If that changes, I will be sure to pass that information along to you.
WILL I STILL RETAIN THE SAME CARD NUMBER?
Your Chopper Shopper Card number will remain the same if:
* You have your old card with you when you get your new card. When your old one is scanned, all information – including your card number – will be uploaded to the new card.
* You complete a paper application for a new card and indicate your old card number.
WILL I STILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN UPROMISE?
The Ball’s Organization is a part of the UPromise Program. So, if you are signed up for this program, you should have to do nothing — as long as you follow the steps to retain your current card number. At this time, none of the other stores actively participate in UPromise.
If you are not sure what UPromise is, you can read more here.
WILL THE CARD OFFER ME OTHER SPECIAL DEALS?
There will be in-store specials that you can get only by using your card. Starting April 21st, you will find special deals in the store — just look for this logo:
Here’s a sneak peek of the April 21st deals you will see in the stores:
* Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies, 8.5 0z – 15 oz: Buy 5 – Get 1 Free
* Dannon Activia Yogurt, 4 pack: Buy 5 – Get 1 Free
* Dole Salad Blend Kits, 5 – 14.2 oz: Buy 5 – Get 1 Free
WHAT ELSE WILL THE CARD PROVIDE TO ME?
The card will actually PAY you to shop! The card will track your purchases and award points. When you make a purchase, you will be able to see how many points you earned by looking at your receipt. The points are accrued only on qualified purchases — see www.mypricechopper.com for details.
You can even log into your account on-line and view your points balance at any time! The points are earned during one period and redeemable in another. So, the first round of points will be earned during your shopping trips from April 19th – June 22nd. They will be credited to your card on June 23rd. Then, when you shop from June 23rd – July 7th, your cash back balance will be deducted from your total purchase — automatically! No coupons. No papers to print. Nothing to remember. It thinks FOR you!
Here is the breakdown of points and cash back levels:
500 Points – $10.00 in free groceries
750 Points – $20.00 in free groceries
1000 Points – $30.00 in free groceries
1500 Points – $50.00 in free groceries
One thing to keep in mind is that your free groceries credit can not be used on liquor, tobacco, pharmacy, lottery, lotto, postage stamps, gift cards, money orders, tax and other service items. For example, if you have $20.00 in credit to use and you spend $15.00 on groceries and $5.00 on stamps, only $15.00 will be deducted from your purchase and you will need to pay $5.00 for your purchase. The remaining $5.00 credit will stay on your account until you make your next qualified purchase. You will not lose your credit – unless you do not spend it by the end of the redemption period.
A feature that will be coming soon is the ability to sign up for Personalized Savings Alerts. This feature will allow you to receive an e-mail when your favorite foods will go on sale. You will be able to opt-in and add this feature very soon. I will watch for this and be sure to watch the website as well for details.
This was a hard secret to keep – especially when some of you already knew and shared it with me. I couldn’t say anything about it – but I told you that it would be worth it – and it certainly is! Be sure to stop by www.mypricechopper.com as the website is also getting a face lift and should be even easier to navigate.