Complete Eats

Complete Eats

Washington State Department of Health is teaming up with Safeway to offer Complete Eats, an exclusive new program in Washington that makes it easier for families on a limited budget to afford fruits and vegetables. Complete Eats offers extra saving to shoppers who use their SNAP/Basic Food benefits (formerly called Food Stamps) when they buy fruits and vegetables. Shoppers who buy at least $10 worth of qualifying fruits and vegetables using their SNAP/EBT card and their Safeway Club Card will get a coupon for $5 off their next purchase. To learn about this program read

Where: Complete Eats will be available at all 150 Safeway store locations in Washington.

How it works: Shoppers who buy at least $10 worth of qualifying fruits and vegetables using their SNAP/EBT card and their Safeway Club Card will get a coupon for $5 off their next purchase.

A variety of fruits and vegetables qualify. Shoppers can choose from fresh, canned and frozen fruits and vegetables, so long as the products have no added fats, sugars or salt. Shoppers should look for the Complete Eats logo on Safeway shelf tags for eligible canned and frozen products.

The $5 coupons will automatically print at the checkout. Shoppers should read their coupon for exact details. Over the next year, two types of $5 coupon offers will be available:

  1. $5 off the next fruit and vegetable purchase of $5 or more
  2. $5 off the next grocery purchase (SNAP eligible items only) of $5 or more

When: Complete Eats starts June 20, 2017 and will last for two years or until funds run out.

See the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Complete Eats is supported in part by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2015-70018-23357. For more information, visit www.doh.wa.gov/FINI or email us at FINI@doh.wa.gov.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is Complete Eats offered at all Safeway locations in Washington?
    • Yes! This exclusive new program is offered in every Safeway location in Washington.
  2. What if a shopper has an active EBT card but no money left on the card. Can the shopper still earn the $5 coupon?
    • No. In order to earn a $5 coupon, the shopper must spend at least $10 on qualifying fruits and vegetables using their SNAP/EBT card. Therefore, shoppers with less than $10 on their EBT card cannot earn the $5 coupon.
  3. In order to earn a $5 coupon, does a SNAP shopper need to use a Safeway Club Card when they make a qualifying purchase?
    • Yes – to earn the coupon, shoppers will need their Safeway Club Card or the phone number associated with the card when they make their qualifying purchases.
  4. Are there limits on how many coupons a shopper can earn?
    • A shopper can only earn one coupon per transaction. For example, even if a shopper spends $20 on qualifying fruits and vegetables, they will only get one $5 coupon.
      Tamen, there are no daily limits on how many coupons SNAP shoppers can earn! For example, if a shopper earns a $5 coupon, and on the same day they come back or go to another Safeway store and spend another $10 on qualifying fruits and vegetables, they will get another $5 coupon.
  5. Can a shopper redeem their $5 coupon if their purchase is less than $5?
    • No. Shoppers can only use their coupon on fruits and vegetables purchases of $5 or more. For example, the coupon will not be accepted if a shopper tries to use the coupon on a $4 purchase.
  6. Do the coupons expire?
    • Yes. Coupons expire one month from the date the coupon is printed. The exact expiration date will be printed on the coupon.
  7. Does a shopper have to use an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card to redeem the coupon?
    • No. Complete Eats is supported in part by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2015-70018-23357. For more information, visit www.doh.wa.gov/FINI or email us at FINI@doh.wa.gov.
  8. Are there limitations on how the coupon can be used?
    • Yes, and it depends on the type of coupon offer.
      Two types of coupon offers are available:

      1. Coupons for $5 off the next fruit and vegetable purchase can be used on any variety of fresh, canned and frozen fruits and vegetables, so long as the products have no added fats, sugars or salt.
      2. Coupon for $5 off the next grocery purchase can be used on SNAP eligible items only. SNAP eligible items are most food items and EXCLUDE beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes, tobacco, nonfood items, vitamins, medicines, and hot, prepared food items.

      Additional details are provided on the coupon.

  9. What happens if a shopper loses the coupon they earn?
    • A shopper must present the cashier with the original printed coupon in order to redeem the offer on the coupon. If a shopper loses the coupon they earned, there is no replacement or refund.
  10. I have more questions. Who should I contact?