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Old 05-20-2010, 11:30 PM
 
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^^ Actually I don't mind using the Bakers Plus Card. I do a lot of stuff online, and it's pretty easy to save some big bucks that way. I often stock up when their bags of frozen veggies are on sale for 88 cents, or pork tenderloin goes on sale for 99 cents per pound.

Also, I just filled up our van for $2.53 per gallon, because we had saved up "Baker Bucks" or whatever they're called.

All in all, I'm okay with Bakers.
For me, it's the principle. Put things on sale or don't put them on sale, but don't charge two different prices.
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:20 AM
 
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I like Hy-Vee and can't stand Baker's. Their stupid value card pricing pisses me off. I don't want to be forced to have one just so they can get my information and keep tabs on what I purchase. I'd rather a store just put things on sale.
If you're that paranoid about it, just sign up with fake information. It's not like they check or even care. Bakers gets major points for having self-checkout lanes. I love being able to get in and out with no wait, while all the old people who are afraid of computers wait in a line for 20 minutes.
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:41 AM
 
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If you're that paranoid about it, just sign up with fake information. It's not like they check or even care. Bakers gets major points for having self-checkout lanes. I love being able to get in and out with no wait, while all the old people who are afraid of computers wait in a line for 20 minutes.
I'm not paranoid, I just find it annoying. That aside, I don't like the store.
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Old 05-21-2010, 09:52 AM
 
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Interesting. They had one on Millard Ave and 144th -- only a few blocks from 144th and Stoneybrook --about 20 years ago and moved to Oak View. Now they're going back to the area. I was only in high school back then, but I remember my family stopped shopping at Hy-Vee when they moved to the mall.
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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I'll spend a few extra cents for good gas. . Top Tier Gasoline

I'll also spend a bit more to not be stressed out going to a store.

If there is noway out of going to Bakers, I have the person behind me swipe their Plus Tard so I don't get ripped off. It's just annoying that something that is 99 cents with a Plus Tard is 3.99 without. I'd rather just go somewhere that has it for 1.19 and skip the crap.
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:21 PM
 
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I'll spend a few extra cents for good gas. . Top Tier Gasoline

I'll also spend a bit more to not be stressed out going to a store.

If there is noway out of going to Bakers, I have the person behind me swipe their Plus Tard so I don't get ripped off. It's just annoying that something that is 99 cents with a Plus Tard is 3.99 without. I'd rather just go somewhere that has it for 1.19 and skip the crap.
Just tell the cashier you want to sign up for one. They will give you the "discount" right there but give you the paperwork to take home and fill out. Then don't fill it out and bring it back.
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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I have actually done that once. I ask if I can have a card and they pull one out and swipe it for the discount. Then I proceeded to take the card outside and dump it in the cigarette can. Take that Kroger!

I wonder how much it costs them to make those cards? They come on a punch out with the 2 keyring cards. I would assume they aren't really expensive, but not free either.

They could save everyone some time and money by just putting things on sale like normal stores. I'm just ranting though.
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:52 AM
 
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I have actually done that once. I ask if I can have a card and they pull one out and swipe it for the discount. Then I proceeded to take the card outside and dump it in the cigarette can. Take that Kroger!
Yeah... I guess I just don't see it that way.

I'm a confessed tightwad. I work the card online - with their email flyers & stuff. I go to the store with all the coupons electronically loaded on my card. Just last weekend, when all our kids & their friends were home from Mpls, we went to Bakers & bought about $80 worth of groceries. With the card we saved over $18.

Also, there have been quite a few times when I've saved 20 cents per gallon on gas at their affiliated gas stations.


For me, it's worth it. Obviously others disagree.
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:53 AM
 
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Get a card...and it works to get you a few cents off at gas stations. Not a lot...but I'm ok with saving $.50 when I can.
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Yeah... I guess I just don't see it that way.

I'm a confessed tightwad. I work the card online - with their email flyers & stuff. I go to the store with all the coupons electronically loaded on my card. Just last weekend, when all our kids & their friends were home from Mpls, we went to Bakers & bought about $80 worth of groceries. With the card we saved over $18.

Also, there have been quite a few times when I've saved 20 cents per gallon on gas at their affiliated gas stations.


For me, it's worth it. Obviously others disagree.
That's cool. You are doing it the right way.


My parents are perfect examples of how to take the weekly ads, the coupons, the normal store prices and sale prices and just get loads and loads of stuff for the price most people pay for 1 meal.

I actually wish I was more like that. I didn't know about the loading the coupons online and stuff. I might look into it, but I warn you ROCKS. If you convert me to the Plus Tard, a little peice of all Plus Tard haters die..

I'm not getting their gas though!
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