How Does Shortcuts Work?Shortcuts eCoupons are paperless electronic coupons that are loaded to customer loyalty cards at select grocery stores and drugstores.
For shoppers looking to save on groceries, the electronic coupons are easy and fast. Cutting, sorting and bringing coupons to the store is not necessary. The only thing shoppers need to bring to the store is their loyalty card. If you do not have a loyalty card (or customer account) visit your store and apply to get one. Usually you can start using the card immediately.
Registering at ShortcutsTo register for the first time visit the Shortcuts website, click on the "Sign Up" button on the upper right-hand corner on the Shortcuts homepage. A pop-up registration form will appear which asks for basic information -- Name, ZIP code, email, password and a security question. Complete each section and click on the "Submit" key.
Tip: Your email address that you provide will be your Login. Remember to protect your personal email account by using an additional email for couponing correspondence.
The next screen that appears is where you enter your loyalty card information. First you will select the store where you want to use Shortcuts coupons, then enter the loyalty card numbers found under the barcode on the back of your card.
You are now ready to begin browsing the several pages of coupons that are available to you.
Loading Shortcuts ECouponsClick on the "Groceries" tab on the top of the page. This will bring you to the first page of all of the savings methods that they offer. This includes the electronic, printable and "On Sale Now" offers.
If you just want to see the eCoupons, look on the left-hand menu under the "TYPE" category and click on the word Electronic. The other coupons will disappear from view. Don't worry, you can always switch back at any time.
You can also refine your search more by selecting specific stores or specific categories -- Baking, Candy, Dairy, etc.
To help identify the eCoupons, each one displays a card in a green circle and a +ADD button under the circle.
You will also see the product that the coupon is for and the expiration date. There is more information which you can read by clicking on the "details" button on the bottom-right corner of each coupon.
The details section includes the face value (amount) of the coupon, the qualifying products, sizes and other pertinent information like you would find on a paper coupon.
To add the eCoupons that you want, click on the +ADD key. You will notice that a little pop-up box will appear that says your coupon is loading and the +ADD changes to ADDED once it is complete. You are allowed to have 75 eCoupons on your account at one time.
Once all of the coupons that you want have been saved you are set to go. All you have to do is go shopping, swipe your card when you are ready to check out and any applicable coupons that you have saved will automatically be deducted from your bill. There is no clipping or scanning of any coupons.
Finding Shortcuts eCoupons on Register ReceiptsDepending on the store and the type of register that you use when you check out (one that has a cashier, or one that is self-service) the Shortcuts coupons will be displayed as "Scuts Savings" or "MFR Savings" either below the item purchased or at the bottom of your receipt.
Managing Your Shortcuts AccountA summary of the Shortcuts coupons that you have saved can be seen on the right of the Shortcuts webpage when you log in.
To see a list of all coupons that you have saved for every store and other information including the coupons that you have used and those that have expired, go to the "My Profile" blue tab then select the "ON MY CARDS NOW" option.
Stacking Shortcuts ECouponsStacking Shortcuts eCoupons would mean using the eCoupon and a paper coupon together on one item. Shortcuts prohibits this kind of stacking.
You can use a Shortcuts coupon with a printable coupon when you are purchasing more than one item.
For example, if you buy three Healthy Choice Entrees and you have a Shortcuts eCoupon for $1 off, plus two paper coupons for the same amount, you can redeem them all when you check out.
Points to Remember About Using ShortcutsShortcuts ECoupons are single use coupons - once used, they are removed from your account.
They can only be redeemed for their face-value.
Unlike other eCoupon services, you are able to delete the coupons that you decide not to use.
Stores That Use Shortcuts
The following stores accept Shortcuts.com electronic coupons:
- City Market
- FoodLess - Fremont
- Fred Meyer
- Fry's Marketplace
- Giant Eagle
- Harps/Price Cutter
- King Soopers
- Kroger Marketplace
- Lowes Foods
- Pay Less
- Shop 'n Save
- Smith's Marketplace
- Tom Thumb
Other Shortcuts Offers
- Printable Coupons
Along with eCoupons, there are also printable coupons available at Shortcuts.com. When you first begin printing from Shortcuts.com you may be asked to download a small printing program. This is to insure that you only print the number of coupons allowed, which is usually one per coupon offer. If you currently print coupons from SmartSource.com you most likely already have the printing program on your computer and will not need to download it again.
The coupons are available based on the number of times the coupon has been printed. Popular coupons quickly reach the maximum print allowed.
- Online Coupons
The online coupons at Shortcuts are for shopping at stores on the internet and cannot be used locally.
- The Shortcuts Cash Back Savings Program
The Cash Back Savings Program works similar to a rebate when you shop online through Shortcuts.com. Savings range from 2 to 25% Cash Back on purchases made and the total is tallied and sent in the form of a check quarterly.