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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Many grocery stores now have a charity system tied into their shoppers card.  Each time you shop you can scan your card as usual and a small percentage from each trip will go to the charities that you have selected.  It is usually based on the after sale, before coupon total.  Each store has a different program, here are the ones that I could find:

Bi-Lo:
You can select up to 3 charities to support.  Your charities will receive 1% of each transaction from Bi-Lo.  For more information go here.

To get set up:

  1. Get an enrollment card from the organization you want to help.
  2. Have the cashier scan your Bi-Lo card and the enrollment card, this only needs to be done once to link them together.

If you would like some ideas, try your local school, shelters etc.   One mission idea we love is called HydroMissions, they help provide fresh water in 3rd world countries.  They are based in South Carolina and would love more support.  You can get the enrollment card here, if you would like to help support them.

Kroger:
You can select 1 charity for the year.  Each year you will need to reselect a charity.

To get set up:

  1. Select a Charity that you want to support.
    Texas or Lousianna
    (I used to support a local school in SC but can’t find the site for it now, any one know about other areas?)
  2. Have them scan your store card and the charity barcode once in the store to link them together

Publix:
You need to get a key tag from the charity that you would like to support and scan this every time you shop.  If you also use the Publix Upromise key tag, they can be scanned in the same transaction so it won’t affect your college savings.  Many stores keep key tags for schools in their area at the registers.

Food Lion:
You can link your card to one charity each year.  Go here to find your charity and get set up.

Harris Teeter:
Link to one school each year.  No other types of organizations are participating.  Go here to find the school you would like to support and get you Vic card linked automatically.

Ingles:
Link to one school each year.  No other types of organizations are participating.  Go here to find your school and get your Advantage Buy Card linked.

Harvey’s:
Link to one school each year.  No other types of organizations are participating.  Go here to get your Harvey’s key card linked automatically.