Sacramento Folks, Check out Fast Forward ~ A New Way to Pay from Safeway!

Well this is super exciting! Safeway has introduced a new program and we're in the city where it launches first! Wonderful Sacramento, CA!

The new program is called Fast Forward and it introduces a new way to pay for your groceries. The Fast Forward debit card allows you to pay with your new Safeway Club Card, which is connected to your checking account. Now, you can pay with just your phone number and a pin! Making that late night run to the store and forgot your card? No problem! If you have your Safeway Club card phone number and your Fast Forward PIN number, you can enter that and pay using the number! Amazing!

Ok, how can we give you more good news...
Using the Fast Forward card will get you 2x gas rewards points and you can earn up to $1.00 off per gallon! That's a LOT of money off per gallon! Even better, when you get your card in the mail, you'll get one coupon that will get you 3x gas rewards on your first purchase using your Fast Forward card!

Sounds like a great thing, right? Well, we wanted to check it out, so we signed up for an account and waited for our card and 3x coupon in the mail. It came the other day and we were off to shop!

So we gave this thing a whirl.
We shopped till we dropped (to maximize our 3x rewards!) and stocked up on stuff that we know we'll need like paper products, canned stuff and whatnot. It was really nice getting 3x gas rewards! We usually get the standard amount and this provided a nice boost to our balance. What is going to be cool is getting 2x rewards every time we shop now that we have the Fast Forward card!

This program is only available in Sacramento at this time. To register, go here.

Not from Sacramento? I'd love it if you shared this with anyone you know who is, but we've got something for everyone.
Anyone (not just Sacramento folks) can win a $50 Safeway gift card by entering via the Rafflecopter below!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

I was also provided a Safeway gift card as compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.

We’ve Got a Couple of Giveaways for You from Our Friends at Funny Face!

Remember when we reviewed Funny Face dried cranberries and did a cool giveaway? Well, we're back! This time, we're here with a giveaway for just Look Before Spending readers as well as one for everyone!

First up, we want to let you know that you can now purchase Funny Face dried cranberries online right here!

Next, Funny Face is giving away an iPad mini (details here)! This is being offered many places, but we wanted to let you all know so you can throw your entry into the hat. In addition to winning an iPad mini, Funny Face will donate $50 to the Global Fund in the winner's name! You can enter this contest on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest!

Now, just for you all! :)
Enter below to win a bunch of 1 oz. lunchbox sized bags of Funny Face dried cranberries! 3 people will win the prize!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Check out this Sweepstakes from Auntie Anne’s! $25,000 Prize!

Check out this sweepstakes from Auntie Anne's! You can win up to $25,000 if you enter here!

Play the game every day to see if you've instantly won the all-new Apple® iPad mini, Coca-Cola® beverages FOR A YEAR, or a $25 Visa® gift card! Ends 3/31/13.

Play the game here!

A Few Sweepstakes for Those Feeling Lucky

Enter to win a house:

Win $250.00 Bed, Bath & Beyond Gift Card from Rewardit!

Amazon student members win a Kindle Fire HD

Win one of 5 Food Network shopping tote, a tumbler, and a juice extractor.

Win one of 10 cruises or 100 guitars from Monster Energy

Win a brand new 2013 Fiat car and a $15,000 home entertainment setup!

Good luck!

Enter to Win a Hamilton Beach 6 Quart Slow Cooker!

We LOVE our slow cooker! If you do't have one, or if you'd like a second one, go here and enter to win a 6 quart programmable slow cooker from

While you're there, browse around they've got a bunch of great recipes there!