Albertsons shoppers, you don't need that Preferred Card anymore. The company is no longer tying sale prices to the card, as announced in a blog post on its website.
The Albertsons chains were reunited this year in a $3.3 billion acquisition. The ownership group that purchased local Albertsons stores from Minnesota-based Supervalu immediately putting them under the management of Albertson's LLC based in Boise has been quiet about its plans for the stores. Dropping the cardholder-only sales prices is the first major change that shoppers will see.
"The card isn't so special anymore. Everyone has one," the blog post by Christine Wilcox, Albertson's LLC spokeswoman, said. "So we want to take the special step of not requiring one anymore."
Shoppers who choose to scan their Preferred Card will accrue fuel points. That program, which gives credit toward discounts at the pump, isn't going away.
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