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Changes to the Savingstar weekly produce offers

Posted June 6

SavingStar has updated their weekly Healthy Offers promotion and as of June 2017, you are now required to qualify to receive the offers.

Here is the e-mail they sent to Savingstar members:

Starting in June, our Healthy Offers of the Week will change. Instead of being available to everyone, Healthy Offers of the Week will be a benefit for members who redeem 2 or more qualifying offers the prior month. In order to achieve and maintain access, redeem at least 2 qualifying offers each calendar month and we'll unlock a whole month of Healthy Offers of the Week for you the next month.

Redeem at least 2 qualifying offers in May to unlock all Healthy Offers in June!

Thanks for using SavingStar! Stay tuned for more great offers from SavingStar.

The SavingStar Team

Important Details:

Eligibility for a calendar month's Healthy Offers will be based on earning at least two qualifying rewards posted to your account in the prior calendar month.

Healthy Offers do not count as qualifying rewards towards the 2 per month threshold.

Qualifying rewards are based on the date that the reward posts to your account, not the date you purchased the product. For example, if you make a qualifying purchase on May 31 which posts to your account on June 2, the reward will count as one of your qualifying rewards towards meeting your threshold in June.

Will this change the way you use Savingstar or are you already redeeming at least 2 offers per month?

New to SavingStar? Here is how it works: is a cash back coupon site. You don't print out a coupon to redeem at the register. You enter your store reward card numbers on the website, then load digital coupons to your reward cards and buy the participating products at any of the participating stores.

There are 2 types of redemption methods, depending on the store.

1. With CVS, Rite Aid, Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods & Food Lion, the redemption is automatic. Once you load the cash back offers to your account and buy the products, no additional action is required on your part to get the cash back in to your SavingStar account. The coupon savings are added to your SavingStar account a couple weeks after your purchase. You will get an e-mail from Savingstar when they have added savings to your account.

2. With Kroger, Target, Walmart, Walgreens and Family Dollar, you will need to take an extra step after you buy the offers you have loaded on to your account. After purchase, you need to scan the product barcode and take a photo of the receipt through their app and submit it to get your cash back. Although this is an extra step, it doesn't really take much time at all.

Once you have accrued $5 worth of savings in your SavingStar account, you can cash in the savings. You can choose to have the money deposited into your Paypal account or checking account or donate it to a non-profit organization.

According to their website, new coupons will become available at the first of every month. Savings will usually show up in your account between 2 days and 2 weeks depending on how long it takes the stores to give SavingStar the information. These coupons will not double. They also have iPhone and Android apps available.

You can sign up for the program and see more information at



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  • Dr D Jun 7, 10:33 a.m.

    GRAFTED - Don't feel too badly about missing out on the new Checkout51 produce offers. Always in the past there was something in their weekly produce offer list that I was going to purchase anyway. But I've qualified to receive their new produce offers the past 2 weeks, and both times it was $0.25 off fresh strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries, which are items I don't usually buy from a grocery store. :-(

  • grafted Jun 6, 2:36 p.m.

    First time I've seen this but I guess it figures. Checkout 51 is doing the same thing - at least in my case. I signed in a couple weeks ago to redeem a produce offer and was informed at the top of my page that I had to redeem at least $2 in non-produce offers before they would be available again. Ugh.

  • claytonsaver Apr 30, 5:19 p.m.

    Yet another change. I think I will qualify a few times a year. Honestly, the new Food Lion promos are doing week for me. Had a text to get one pound of grapes free but bought 2 pounds and got them free. Also had coupons mailed to me for lots of items that I use regularly.

  • Kathy S. Apr 29, 2:03 p.m.

    Same here. Couponing is getting harder and harder.

  • vlynn Apr 29, 12:35 p.m.

    This was about the only savingstar deal that I used :-) Oh, well, guess this is another deal I can forget about. I rarely complete 1 savingstar deal, must less 2!