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    At MARTIN'S, you'll find the recipe for success. Whether you're looking to further your professional career or secure your first job, MARTIN'S offers a variety of opportunities for talented individuals who are eager to join a motivated, friendly, and diverse team.

    Store Positions:
    All of our stores are individually responsible for handling their hiring needs.

    You can also apply on-line.

    Frequently Asked Questions about store employment.

    Other Opportunities:


    For more employment information, click here.

    For additional assistance relating to employment issues, please call 1-888-562-7846 and listen to the options.

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    Although it is not possible for us to carry every product, we make every effort to carry those products that are most in demand. Over time shoppers' needs change and new products are constantly introduced to meet those needs. Products that don't sell well may be discontinued so we have the space to add new products. It is a constant juggling act. We rely on market research, information provided by our suppliers, and of course, customer feedback. We regularly review our assortment and compare that with customer requests.

    Product suggestion forms are available in our stores or you can send us a request online by using our online comment card. All forms or emails are sent to our buyers who review them along with other market information to determine what products to carry to meet the needs of our diverse customers. However, because of the number of requests we receive, we regret that we cannot respond personally to each request. Be assured that your request will get to the person who buys the type of product you are requesting.

    For product availability at a particular store, it is best to call the store directly and speak to the department manager.

    Discontinued Products:

    If you are inquiring about why a product is not longer stocked in your store, generally products that do not sell well are discontinued to make room for new products coming out on the market. And sometimes, manufacturers discontinue items. We do not provide a service where we can special order products that we do not carry. Many products can be ordered online directly from the manufacturer or other services that specialize in online ordering. Your feedback will be shared with the appropriate buyer.

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    If you are a vendor or supplier trying to sell a product or service to our company, please visit www.rangeme.com/aholdusa to submit your product(s) for our review through RangeMe. If there is an interest in your product or service, you will be contacted by RangeMe.

    If you are trying to sell a service, please send a letter to the address below. If there is an interest in your service, you will be contacted. We do not respond to request of this nature submitted via e-mail.

    Ahold USA, parent company of MARTIN'S
    P.O. Box 249
    Carlisle, PA 17013

    Attn: Sales Department
    (Include Product Type or Service)

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    For HR/benefits/payroll questions, please use the following resources:

    Current Associates:

    • Contact your supervisor
    • Contact your regional HR manager
    • Log on to HR Express
    • Call 1-800-843-5343 to reach the HR/Payroll help line

    Past Associates:

    • Call 1-800-843-5343 to contact the HR help line.

A+ school rewards

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    It is the responsibility of the SCHOOL COORDINATOR and/or SCHOOL PRINCIPAL to re-register the school each year and notify all NEW supporters of your school’s ID Number.
    It is also their responsibility to monitor the school’s account each month, ensuring the school’s progress. If the COORDINATOR and/or PRINCIPAL notice a problem with the school NOT earning A+ Rewards, they should call the A+ Hotline immediately at 1-877-275-2758 or email

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    No. The 11-digit BONUSCARD® number, which is located on the back of your BONUSCARD® under the barcode, is needed. You can contact the BONUSCARD® Hotline to obtain your BONUSCARD® number by dialing 1-888-814-4268 and selecting Option #1. The representatives can also assist you with the designation of your school at this time. If you need a BONUSCARD®, please visit your local GIANT store to obtain one or click here: I NEED A BONUSCARD®

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    Yes. Re-registration activates your current designations. The re-registration process ensures that we have the most up-to-date information. ALL communicate is done via email so it is imperative to provide two different, valid email addresses during the re-registration process – (1) for the School/Principal and (1) for the Coordinator. (The same email address cannot be entered twice.)

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    A Form W-9 is necessary to obtain the 9-digit Federal Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) for a school. The 9-digit TIN is then used to set each school up as a vendor so that payment can be made to the school at the end of the program. All accredited schools are issued a tax identification number. Please consult your principal or your school’s finance office. They may direct you to contact the school district for this information. If you are a Home School, your Social Security Number is needed. Be sure the name you provide for your Home School is acceptable to your bank when depositing your A+ Rewards check.

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    You can track your school's success by clicking School Totals on the website. The totals will be updated monthly and should be checked each month starting at the beginning of November.

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    No. You DO NOT need to re-register your card if your school selection(s) remains the same. Your card will automatically begin to earn points on October 7, 2016.

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    First, call the A+ School Rewards Hotline at 1-877-275-2758 to see if your school is already enrolled in the program. If enrolled, you will be provided the ID Number and Password to register your school.
    Second, if your school is not enrolled, please complete a New School Enrollment Form, which can be found in the school tools section of the website or click here. Be sure to provide two different, valid email addresses – one for the Principal and one for the Coordinator (the same email cannot be entered twice). The Principal’s signature is required. Once approved, the Principal and Coordinator will receive an email with your school’s ID number and Password, and further instructions for registration. As part of the registration process, you are required to complete an electronic Form W-9. To complete this form, you will need the 9-digit Federal Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) for your school or for the district in which your school is located. The Tax-Exempt Number is not acceptable. Home Schools will provide their Social Security Number. NOTE: Submission of an invalid TIN will result in a print delay of your rewards check. The rewards check will not be printed and released until a valid TIN is received.
    Third, ALL SCHOOLS MUST RE-REGISTER EVERY YEAR. School registration opens on August 15, 2016 and closes on January 31, 2017.
    All public, private and parochial schools housing grades K-12, as well as Home Schools, pre-schools and day care centers, are eligible to participate in A+ School Rewards.
    NOTE: After care centers, supplemental education service centers and non-profit organizations are not eligible to participate in A+ School Rewards. These organizations may participate in our gift card program, Cash for Causes or call 888-814-4268 Option #2 for further information.

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    Enter the school's mailing address; the address MUST match the address on the school letterhead. If you are a Home School you should include your home's mailing address and be sure the name you provide will be acceptable to your bank when depositing your A+ Rewards check.

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    A+ School Rewards points are rounded per transaction to the nearest whole dollar amount. For example: A total bill of $3.49 earns three (3) A+ School Rewards points whereas a total of $8.69 earns nine (9) A+ School Rewards points. When a school earns more points, it receives a larger percentage of the total monthly reward.
    The following formula is used to determine the dollar amount for each school at the end of each month.
    The monthly A+ School Rewards points earned by your school are divided by the A+ School Rewards points for ALL participating schools. The first result (answer) is multiplied by the A+ School Rewards monthly dollar reward (approximately $500,000*). This second result (answer) is the monthly dollar rewards for your school. (*Your school shares in a percentage of $3 million – the rewards donation made by MARTIN’S)

    THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS USED ARE FOR EXAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY:

    • • A+ Elementary earned 100 points during the month of October.
    • • All participating A+ School points earned equaled 700,000 points in October.
    • • 100 points (A+ Elementary) ÷ 700,000 points (All A+ participating schools) = .0001428 x $500,000 = $71.42 (approximate monthly award). All figures used are for calculation purposes only!
    • • A+ Elementary earned $71.42 during the month of October.

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    It means that neither the Coordinator nor the Principal has registered your chosen school. Schools are required to re-register at the beginning of each program year. All Principals and Coordinators of schools that were registered during previous years are sent information regarding the registration process for the upcoming program year. Only registered schools can be supported and receive CASH rewards during the 2016-2017 program. Please contact the Principal or A+ Coordinator for your school to remind them to re-register. A school can re-register at any time beginning August 15, 2016 through January 31, 2017, at which time enrollment and registration for the program ends.

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    Yes. Home Schools will need to provide a copy of the Affidavit or Letter of Approval you received from your School District. Prior to enrolling, confirm your bank’s “payable to” requirements for cashing/depositing you’re A+ Rewards check. You must enroll under a name that will allow you to deposit your A+ Rewards check and be accepted by your bank.

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    To support a school (up to two schools can be supported):

    • You need your 11-digit BONUSCARD® number found on the back of the card
    • Beginning SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 Visit www.martinsfoods.com/aplus and select register your card, located in the red box on the right. Follow the prompts to complete the registration.
    • Or, you can call the A+ School Rewards Hotline at 1-877-275-2758 for assistance.
    • If you have a BONUSCARD® but do not know your 11-digit BONUSCARD® number, call the BONUSCARD® HOTLINE at 1-888-814-4268 and select Option #1. The representatives will be able to provide you your BONUSCARD® number and register your chosen school.
    • If you need a BONUSCARD®, please visit your local store to obtain one or click here: I NEED A BONUSCARD®. It can take up to seven (7) days for a new card to get into the system. After your first purchase, it can take an additional seven days to see the points from your initial purchase to appear on your receipt.

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    No. All of our point rewards programs run separately. Supporting a school will not take away from any of our other rewards programs.

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    No. You DO NOT need to re-register your card if your school selection(s) remains the same. Your card will automatically begin to earn points on October 7, 2016.

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    Yes. Supporters may designate up to two (2) schools to benefit from their A+ School Rewards points. A+ School Rewards are divided equally among each school. When designating two schools, BOTH ID numbers must be input at the same time. If both ID's are not included at time of designation, the latter designation entered will negate the previous designation.

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    The program begins October 7, 2016 and runs through March 16, 2017. Schools may register any time beginning August 15, 2016 through January 31, 2017, at which time enrollment and registration for schools closes. No school may enroll, register or modify their school information after January 31, 2017 (no exceptions). Supporters can continue to designate a school any time during the program period.

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    Pre-schools and day care centers are eligible to participate. Youth centers, after care programs, and other non-profit organizations ARE NOT ELIGIBLE but may participate in our fundraising gift card program, Cash for Causes.

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    No. Only schools are allowed to participate in A+ School Rewards. All checks are written in the school’s name. It is crucial to submit the correct TIN (Tax Identification Number) when registering, as the reward payment at the end of the program will be reported for 1099 purposes.

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    Yes they do. Just be sure to register your BONUSCARD® on your Peapod account and be sure to register your card to a school (up to two may be supported).

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    No. Earnings are not retroactive. In October, schools will receive earnings from the first day of the program. For the remaining months of the program, schools will receive all earnings from the first day of the month in which it registers.

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    No, the TIN (Tax Identification Number) number is a 9-digit number given to your school by the IRS, which will help us identify your school as a vendor for payment. The Tax Exempt Number is an 8-digit number that your school needs to be exempt from paying taxes when making purchases. Your school cannot be enrolled in the program with a Tax Exempt number.

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    At the end of each month, your accumulated points are used to compute the monthly school account total for your school. Visit School Totals at the beginning of each month to see your school's updated total.

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    A+ School Rewards are points that supporters earn with each purchase made using their BONUSCARD®. At the end of each month, the points earned are used in a calculation to determine your school's cash total, which is then automatically credited to your school's account. Customers can support up to two schools to benefit from their A+ School Rewards that accrue.

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    ALL changes must be submitted no later than January 31, 2017. For a name or a name and address change, please visit the A+ Website and select school tools. Then select Name Change Request Form or Name &Address Change Request Form. Complete the necessary form, have the Principal sign it and attach a completed Form W-9.
    For an address change only, select Address Change Request Form. Complete this form and have the Principal sign it.

    All forms can be scanned and emailed to [email protected] They can be sent via FAX to 610-617-3557. Or, they can be sent via USPS to: A+ School Rewards c/o Crane Communications, Inc.; 111 Presidential Blvd., Suite 239; Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.

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    It is the responsibility of the SCHOOL COORDINATOR and/or SCHOOL PRINCIPAL to re-register the school each year and monitor the school’s account progress monthly.

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    Your receipt displays the total number of points you've earned in a given month. At the end of each month, these same points are used to calculate the monthly school account total for your school. Your points will restart from zero at the beginning of each month.

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    Once your school receives their check, it's up to the school to decide the best way to use it. It could be used to purchase computers, smart boards, field trips, or any other educational related materials needed by the school.

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    If you need help, they can assist. To protect your privacy, your card number should not be provided to anyone at the school. If you need help registering, please contact the A+ School Rewards Team at 1-877-275-2758 for assistance. Click here to read our privacy policy.

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    Yes. As required by law, the following items are excluded from earning A+ School Rewards points: milk and cream (PA only), alcohol, tobacco, (NY state only) money orders, postage stamps, lottery tickets, gasoline and other fuel, gift cards, amusement park and any other tickets, Western Union wire transfer services, fax service, copying machine service, coin operated vending machines, utility payments, prepaid telephone calling cards, prepaid wireless, delivery charges, dry cleaning, fund raising activities and donations, returned check service fees, payments toward store charge account balances, personal shopper fee, bottle deposits, and prescriptions (prescription copay amounts, except those for state and federally funded prescription plans including Medicare, Medicaid and government funded programs, will earn A+ School Rewards points). This list is subject to change, additional exclusions may apply.

    A+ School Rewards points are calculated after all of the aforementioned items, all store discounts, and all manufacturer and store coupons have been subtracted from the order. Percentage discounts are calculated after all of the aforementioned items, all store discounts, all store coupons, and all manufacturer coupons have been subtracted from the order. There will be no A+ School Rewards points earned or discount received on the amount of sales tax and other taxes owed by the consumer. However, the discounted price reductions given on taxable items will reduce the amount of tax owed on those items.

    in the community

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      For inquiries concerning the Upromise program, please contact them directly here or call their Customer Care Department from 7:00 AM to 11:30 PM EST, Monday through Friday and 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM EST weekends. Please call 1-888-434-9111

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      MARTIN'S offers a program called A+ School Rewards Program that supports local schools. We have donated over $19 million in educational equipment and CASH to our neighborhood schools since 2005. Click here for more information about our A+ School Rewards program.

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      MARTIN'S frequently provides assistance for non-profit, charitable organizations. To be considered for a donation, we ask that you send a letter (no phone calls please), on your not-for-profit organization's letterhead, to:

      GIANT Food Stores

      Attn: Community Relations

      P.O. Box 249

      Carlisle, PA 17013

      Please include all supporting documentation, including a copy of your organization's W9 form, if possible. All correspondence should contain your purpose for writing, the date of your event (if applicable), name, address, phone number of a contact person and what type of donation you are looking for.

      We request 6 weeks advance notice of an event.

      If you are writing to seek major sponsorship for a program or event, or to develop a partnership with Giant, please be advised that our store promotional programs are planned a minimum of three months in advance.

      For more information on our charitable programs, click here.

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      At MARTIN'S protecting the environment is important to us!!

      Reusable Bags - All MARTIN'S stores sell reusable bags for 99 cents and insulated bags for $1.99. When you shop with reusable bags you're contributing to a greener earth. Did you know just one reusable bag can keep up to 375 plastic bags out of landfills over its lifetime?

      Plastic Bag Recycling Program - The program accepts any #02 and #04 plastic shopping bags, as well as dry cleaning bags and news paper bags. The plastic bags that we take back from our customers, and all of our shrink wrap from stores, are sent to our plastics recycling company AERT (Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Inc.). The plastics are then used to manufacture composite decking (ChoiceDek at Lowe's). We have collected millions of pounds of bags for recycling.

      Green Products - We offer a variety of "green" household and cleaning products in our stores.

      Our Climate Action Team develops inspiring solutions to help the environment. Here are some of them:

      Star Power! - Stop & Shop was named an ENERGY STAR LEADER in 2007 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a result of our success in improving energy performance across our buildings.

      Energy Efficient Attributes - We were recognized for energy-efficient day lighting, T5 florescent lighting systems, automatic occupancy sensors, and refrigeration systems with high-efficiency fan motors.

      Greenhouse Gas - Energy use in refrigeration and food storage is necessary to provide safe, fresh quality food, so we've been working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our stores, distribution centers and transport.

      Energy Saving Innovations - Newer stores are designed with reflective roofs, which reduce heat absorption and use less air conditioning in the summer, and special dimming systems that dim lights based on the amount of daylight harvested.

      Partners in Power - We partnered with energy solutions developer EnerNOC, Inc., to help reduce stress on the electric power grid during high peak demand to help reduce power consumption and prevent blackouts.

      Eco-Friendly Driving - Our drivers, trained in methods that reduce fuel usage and CO2 output, have successfully increased fuel economy. We're also working with the EPA and freight industry to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution through the EPA Smart Way Transport Partnership.

      Piloting Change - In 2007, we were the only supermarket chain to be selected to participate in a pilot program for retailers integrating "green" technology into existing buildings by the U.S. Green Building Council, which develops and administers the nationally accepted LEED-EB standard for green buildings.

    coupon policy

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      A paper store coupon and a manufacturer coupon may be redeemed on the same item. If the combined value for the coupons used exceeds the price of the item, the item is free. The manufacturer’s coupon will be deducted first, and then the store coupon will be adjusted so that it does not exceed the price of the item.

      Store coupons cannot be doubled or tripled.

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      Free item manufacturer coupons may be used in conjunction with store instant BOGO offers. Example: 1st item scanned (manufacturer free coupon applied), 2nd item scanned (store BOGO applied). Both items are free to the customer.

      Buy One Get One Free manufacturer coupon may be used in conjunction with store instant BOGO offers. Example: 1st item scanned (manufacturer BOGO applied), 2nd item scanned (store BOGO applied). Both items are free to the customer.

      Two Like Manufacturer coupons may be used in conjunction with store instant BOGO offers. Example: 1st item scanned (manufacturer $1.00 coupon applied), 2nd item scanned ($1.00 manufacturer coupon applied), store BOGO applied. Both items are eligible for $1.00 manufacturer coupon.

      To ensure product availability for all customers, we reserve the right to limit individual coupon redemptions quantities.

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      Our stores issue both manufacturer and store coupons from the Catalina printers at the time of checkout.

      Our stores accept competitor issued manufacturer Catalina coupons. Competitor issued Catalina coupons must specifically state “manufacturer coupon” to be accepted.

      Catalina coupons cannot be doubled or tripled.

      Item specific manufacturer Catalina coupons can not be used in conjunction with other manufacturer coupons for the same item.

      Non product specific manufacturer Catalina coupons may be used in conjunction with manufacturer coupons. Example: $1.00 off Produce coupon.

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      Our stores accept all manufacturer coupons. Exception are any items excluded by state regulations.

      The exact item stated on the coupon must be purchased in order to redeem the coupon.

      Item substitutions are not allowed.

      Printed Manufacturer coupons may be redeemed on damaged or discontinued merchandise that has been reduced. Digital Coupons are excluded.

      Only one (1) manufacturer coupon may be used on each individual item purchased.

      Manufacturer coupons cannot be used in combination with Digital Coupons.

      The maximum number of identical coupons allowed for each identical item is 16, unless otherwise stated on the coupon.

      Any coupons for “free” products will be honored for the value of the item only. “Free” coupons cannot be doubled or tripled.

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      MARTIN'S does not accept coupons of any type for the purchase of gift cards.

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      In order for a coupon to be doubled, the Customer must use their BONUSCARD.

      In order for a coupon to be doubled, the Customer must use their BONUSCARD.

      Stores automatically double manufacturer coupons every day.

      Coupons for Lottery tickets, cigarettes, alcohol and items prohibited by law are not to be doubled.

      The Double Coupon Policy does not apply to FREE coupons, checkout coupons, Act Media coupons (where applicable), eCoupons, or store coupons.

      The total doubled value can not exceed the price of the item.

      Only one coupon for the same item will be doubled, all other will be redeemed at face value. (Example: If a customer purchased five (5) boxes of Cheerios and presented five (5) manufacturer’s coupons for .50¢ each, the first coupon would be doubled to $1.00. The other four coupons will be redeemed for .50¢.)

      Up to an additional 15 identical manufacturer’s coupons can be redeemed at face value for a total of 16 identical manufacturer’s coupons.

      Internet coupons qualify to be doubled, unless otherwise stated on the coupon.

      Double Coupon limits can vary. Contact your local store for details.

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      • The customer must purchase the item to which the coupon applies.
      • To ensure product availability for all customers, we reserve the right to limit individual coupon quantities.
      • Coupons must not be expired.
      • The physical coupon must be presented by the customer and retained by the cashier. Example: A coupon presented on a customer’s personal device from an App (like Snip Snap) cannot be accepted.
      • A store coupon and a manufacturer coupon may be redeemed on the same item. If the combined value for both coupons used exceeds the price of the item, the item is free. The manufacturer's coupon will be deducted first, then the store coupon will be adjusted so that it does not exceed the price of the item.
      • Coupons may be redeemed on damaged or discontinued merchandise that has been reduced.
      • Unless a special store promotion is being run, we do not accept coupons for gift cards.
      • We do not accept coupons from competitors.
      • We do not accept altered or tampered (i.e. expiration date cut off) or Xerox copied coupons.
      • Store coupons cannot be doubled or tripled.
      • On manufacturer’s coupons, sales tax will be applied to the total before the coupon is redeemed. The customer is responsible for the sales tax, where required by law.
      • The value of the coupon may not exceed the price of the item.

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      No. MARTIN'S does not accept competitor's coupons.

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      We do accept internet coupons, including those for a free item, with the following exceptions:

      Coupon value cannot exceed $10

      Internet coupons may be doubled provided they meet all doubling requirements and are not specifically prohibited by the manufacturer.

      If we are notified of fraudulent activity involving specific internet coupons.

    digital coupons

    employment

    entertaining orders

    gas rewards

      gift cards

      healthy ideas

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        Although many cheeses and yogurts provide a good source of calcium, they do not meet the stringent criteria for low saturated fat or controlled sugar. Therefore, they do not meet the criteria for being healthy. However, it is important to get calcium-rich foods, such as low-fat or fat-free milk products every day.

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        In order to stay consistent with the USDA MyPlate, foods not included, such as beverages (other than milk, milk alternatives, 100% fruit juice), candy, condiments, jams/jellies, spreads and desserts were not rated under the Healthy Ideas symbol criteria.

        These foods are considered extras to the diet. While these products may be added to foods to enhance flavor or in the case of desserts, as the ending to a meal, these foods do not form the foundation of your diet.

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        If you are eating whole grains, you are getting important nutrients and fiber. Whole grains are considered whole because they contain the entire grain kernel, including the germ (a source of nutrients), the bran (a source of fiber), and the starchy center. If you are eating whole grains, you are getting important nutrients and fiber. Refined grains, such as those found in white flour, pasta, bread, and cereal, are milled to remove most of the healthy bran and germ. However, refined grains are then enriched with minerals and vitamins, including folic acid, which is an important nutrient for women who may become pregnant. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that at least half your daily servings (3 out of 6) be whole grains.

        Also, not all whole grain products in the marketplace are equally healthy. Some contain only minimal amounts of whole grain. Grain products that contain only minimal amounts of whole grain do not provide enough fiber to pass for Healthy Ideas.

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        The foods rated in the Healthy Ideas program are foods that fit into one of the food groups designated by the USDA MyPlate (ChooseMyPlate.gov). These food groups are fruits, vegetables, grain products, dairy products, and protein foods.

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        Foods in each of the food groups provide unique contributions to the diet. Therefore, the criteria differ by food group or food category.

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        No. We believe in helping customers make an informed positive choice. The Healthy Ideas symbol helps customers identify the best food choices for overall health. The foods that do not receive the Healthy Ideas symbol do not satisfy the scientific criteria for Healthy Ideas.

        There are also some instances in which a particular food has not yet been rated. As we continue to roll out the program, we will be adding more Healthy Ideas products to our shelves.

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        No. In many ways, it may be just the opposite. You will get more nutrition for the money. We continue to offer low prices everyday in many food categories, and the Healthy Ideas symbol does not imply that these high-quality healthy foods are more costly.

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        Our customers asked for an easy way to identify healthy foods in our stores. We are committed to meeting your needs and making it easier for you to shop, cook, and live a healthier lifestyle. Our goal is to clearly mark healthy foods so you can make the best choices when shopping for your family.

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        Fruits and vegetables are great sources of multiple vitamins and minerals, fiber, and beneficial antioxidants. Fresh fruits and vegetables taste great. However, the canned, frozen, and dried forms are convenient, inexpensive, and easy to prepare. In addition, they are just as nutritious as fresh fruits and vegetables.

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        There is a total sugar limit in categories where there tends to be a wide range in sugar content or where sugar added to the food substantially changes it (such as fruit in heavy syrup).

        The Dietary Guidelines acknowledge that a small amount of sugar added to foods that are nutrient dense, such as breakfast cereal and reduced-fat milk products (such as yogurt), may increase a person's intake of these foods by enhancing the taste and flavor of these products, thus improving nutrient intake without contributing excessive calories.

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        Healthy Ideas is a program designed to help you make healthy food choices for you and your family. By looking for the Healthy Ideas symbol, you can readily identify the most nutritious foods within each aisle of the store.

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        By choosing more Healthy Ideas foods, you will be eating an overall healthier diet (which include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and fat free and low fat dairy), which may lead to fewer calories overall.

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        The strength of the symbol lies within the credibility of the criteria outlined by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the USDA MyPlate, and the FDA/USDA definition of healthy. The criteria development team included registered dietitians and nutrition experts. Dr. George Blackburn, who is the Associate Director of Nutrition at Harvard Medical School and author of "Breakthrough Your Set Point", served as an advisor.

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        While bottled water is good for hydration, it does not provide any nutrients, vitamins, or minerals that the USDA and FDA require for a food to be labeled healthy.

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        The criteria of the Healthy Ideas program are based on the principles of the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Dietary Guidelines describe a healthy diet as one that:

        • Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products;
        • Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts; and
        • Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars.

        The Healthy Ideas criteria reflect these guidelines. The criteria limit:

        • Total fat
        • Saturated fat
        • Artificial trans fat
        • Cholesterol
        • Sodium
        • Added sugars in applicable categories
        • In addition, a Healthy Ideas food must contribute at least 10% of the Daily Value for protein, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron or calcium.

          So, a Healthy Ideas food is an overall nutritious food without being too high in any of the nutrients we should limit.

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        From time to time, we do make changes in our stores to accommodate new products and dedicate more room to growing categories of products. Some of the changes also are in response to requests or suggestions that we have received from customers or our consumer advisory boards. These types of changes often cause a domino effect resulting in many items being relocated. Whenever we make changes, we will post signs letting customers know the new location for the product. We also update the overhead directories and paper directories, which are available at the customer service desk.

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        We wish there was time to help every student who seeks information from us for their school project, but unfortunately, that is not possible. We receive many requests for information from teachers and students and often the information requested is proprietary. We suggest that students contact trade associations or manufacturers directly.

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        We always make every effort to be in stock when we have products on sale. For those times, when we do run out of a product, we will gladly issue a rain check at the Customer Service Desk.

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        We are not set up as a mail order company and cannot mail products outside of our market area.

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        MARTIN'S brands deliver all the quality of national brands but at a price that lowers your food bill. Our commitment starts in developing products the way you want them including extensive quality checks all the way from production to our store shelves. Our quality is guaranteed or your money back!

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        We stand behind all of the products we sell. Simply return the product to the store and we will gladly refund your purchase price or replace the product.

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        For product availability at a particular store, it is best to call the store directly and speak to the department manager.

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        Comment cards are available in our stores or you can contact Consumer Affairs using our online comment card. Please provide specific information about the size and variety you are requesting, including the UPC code if you know it. All forms and emails are sent to our buyers who review them along with other market information to determine what products to carry to meet the needs of our diverse customers. However, because of the number of requests we receive, we regret that we cannot respond personally to each request. Be assured that your request will get to the person who buys the type of product you are requesting.

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        Consumer preferences change over time and generally, products that do not sell well are discontinued to make room for new products coming out on the market that customers are asking for. And sometimes, manufacturers discontinue items.

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        Although it is not possible for us to carry every product, we make every effort to carry those products that are most in demand. Over time shoppers' needs change and new products are constantly introduced to meet those needs. Products that don't sell well may be discontinued so we have the space to add new products. It is a constant juggling act. We rely on market research; information provided by our suppliers, and of course, customer feedback. We regularly review our assortment and compare that with customer requests.

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        For most products, we do not provide a service where we can special order products that we do not carry. However, the stores can order some specialty items such as natural/organic and gourmet specialty products as well as some health and beauty care products. Please check with your local store. Many products can be ordered online directly from the manufacturer or other services that specialize in online ordering.

        SCAN IT! Mobile

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          The SCAN IT! device uses the wireless infrastructure throughout the store to recognize the location of the shopper.

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          MARTIN'S anticipates making the app available for use in additional store locations in the future.

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          The SCAN IT! Mobile app is currently only available for use in select Stop & Shop stores. Available locations can be found here.

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          SCAN IT! and SCAN IT! Mobile allow you to scan and bag your groceries as you shop, saving you time! Plus, when you use SCAN IT! or SCAN IT! Mobile you'll receive personalized offers and savings available only to SCAN IT! customers. SCAN IT! and SCAN IT! Mobile also keep a running total of what's in your basket so you know how much money you've spent making budgeting easier. SCAN IT! and SCAN IT! Mobile save you time and money!

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          Currently, SCAN IT! Mobile has been tested on iPhone® devices (iOS 6 and later) and Android™ (2.3 and later).

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          The application is not supported on iPod Touch, iPod or on tablet devices.

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          No. SCAN IT! Mobile is a mobile version of SCAN IT!. It allows you to scan and bag your groceries as you shop, so you can quickly pay and go. You can also take advantage of exclusive offers available only to SCAN IT! users plus keep track of your spending as you shop to make budgeting easier. The MARTIN'S app allows you to build a shopping list, view your local circular, gas points and store locations and view and load special offers to your card.

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          MARTIN'S has a full customer support team in place to assist any customer having difficulty downloading or using the application.

          • Technical Assistance on using or downloading the application please contact Mobile Support at: 1-877-454-4268. Hours are M-F 8am - 8pm ET, S-S 8am - 4pm ET.
          • Questions about points or any rewards program contact the Card Hotline at 1-888-5 MARTINS (1-888-562-7846). Hours are Monday through Friday - 9 A.M. to 5 P.M..
          • All other Inquires please contact the Consumer Affairs line at 1-888-562-7846. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8am to 6pm, Saturday from 8am to 5pm, Closed on Sunday and on major holidays.

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          SCAN IT! Mobile is the mobile version of SCAN IT!, our in-store scan and bag solution currently available at many MARTIN'S stores. SCAN IT! and SCAN IT! Mobile allow you to scan and bag your groceries as you shop then just pay and go. You can also take advantage of exclusive offers available only to SCAN IT! users plus keep track of your spending as you shop to make budgeting easier. Now, you have a choice in how you choose to shop; with SCAN IT! or SCAN IT! Mobile.

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          Contact a store associate if you experience any issues while shopping with the app. The store associate can help you resume your shopping trip. If you need further assistance you may call the applicable help line.

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          SCAN IT! Mobile is available for both the iPhone®(iOS 6 and later) and Android™ (2.3 and later). You can download the SCAN IT! Mobile application by visiting the App Store or Google Play Store and searching on "Scan it Mobile".

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          Proceed to a self checkout lane, scan the "end of order" bar code posted at the register, scan your BONUSCARD and follow the on screen instructions to complete your transaction. Then just pay and go!

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          Yes. Your BONUSCARD is used to determine your personalized offers. As a SCAN IT! customer, you'll be provided personalized offers that are selected just for you and by using your card you'll also be able to take advantage of all of our BONUSBUY savings.

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          • Cash
          • Checks
          • ATM cards/Check Cards
          • Credit Cards (American Express, MasterCard, VISA and Discover)
          • Mobile payments (Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay)
          • Electronic Benefits cards
          • MARTIN'S gift cards

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          Yes. You can sign up for a BONUSCARD online by creating a MARTIN'S Account. Your Account will enable you to receive special "load to card" savings offers, view your points for any existing points programs which you are participating in, view your weekly circular, review any entertainment orders you may have placed and check your year-to-date savings with your BONUSCARD.

          You'll save more every time you shop with your BONUSCARD with Weekly Specials, Bonus Buys, special targeted coupons or offers delivered to you at the register, through the mail or online.

          If you have an existing BONUSCARD, but have not created an Account, we recommend that you do so in order to take advantage of the online benefits and savings opportunities.

        BONUSCARD®

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          There are a few ways to check for your alternative ID.

          1. Go Online: Log into your online account and select Account Details to confirm your alternative ID (your telephone number). You may update your account details to include an alternative ID (it will take up to 24 hours for your number to be updated in our system).
          2. Via the Mobile App: Click into your account. Scroll down to phone (alternative ID in stores). You may edit or add an alternative ID (phone number) on your mobile app.
          3. You may also call our card hotline 1-888-5 MARTINS (1-888-562-7846) Monday through Friday - 9 A.M. to 5 P.M..
          4. The store customer service desk may also assist you.

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          When you check out, just let the cashier know you want to use an alternative ID and when directed by the cashier, enter in the alternative ID (telephone number) associated with your account.

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          Yes. You can use alternative id at Martin’s gas stations. At this time, you must scan your card when redeeming your fuelperk! Rewards at Circle K locations

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          Yes. Just be sure to save your register receipt and bring it back to the store with your BONUSCARD®. You will be refunded the amount of money you would have saved.

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          Proceed to a self check out lane, scan the "end of order" bar code posted at the register, scan your BONUSCARD or enter your alternative id (telephone number) Then follow the on screen instructions to complete your transaction. Then just pay and go!

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          Your total savings with the card will clearly print at the bottom of your register receipt. Your MARTIN'S account also allows you to check your total savings with your BONUSCARD online.

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          At MARTIN'S, we care about your privacy, and take every precaution to protect it. Our privacy policy is available online and is clearly stated both on the online and in-store applications.

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          You can change your information and request a new BONUSCARD anytime online. Your information will be updated and your previous records will be transferred to your new BONUSCARD. You can also visit any MARTIN'S store to make a change to your information or to request a new card by visiting the Customer Service Desk.

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          When you apply for a BONUSCARD, you will receive one card and two keytags, so three members of your household can use them. Please remember: when one or more cardholders have the same last name and live at the same address, they are automatically "linked" into a household account. This means that any member of that household with a BONUSCARD can earn points and redeem available offers. To find out if there are other cards in your household that are linked to you, or to unlink other cards from your card, please call our Card Hotline at 1-888-562-7846.

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          With the BONUSCARD you'll save with Weekly Specials; BONUS BUYS; receive Checkout Coupons®, exclusive personalized mailings and E-Newsletters with special offers; be able to earn valuable cash rewards for your local schools with A+ School Rewards; have the ability to save for your child's education at UPromise.com; receive double manufacturers' coupon savings; and enjoy the convenience of our lost key return service.

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          Yes. You can use your alternative ID. If you included your telephone number when you applied for your BONUSCARD, you can key in your telephone number at the checkout.

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          You can sign up for a BONUSCARD online by creating a MARTIN'S Account. When you apply for a BONUSCARD online for the first time and create your online account, you will be able to print a temporary BONUSCARD that you can use immediately. Continue to use your temporary card until you receive your new BONUSCARD in the mail. You may also sign up for a BONUSCARD at the Customer Service Desk. You will receive a card on the spot and may begin using it right away. However, we recommend that you sign up online in order to take advantage of the online offers by registering for e-mail.

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          It's as easy as 1-2-3!
          All electronic offers are stored in your online account. So before you add an offer, you need to sign into your account.* Then just follow these simple steps:

          1. Click on the "Sign In to Add Offers" button within the email. This will take you directly to the my offers page
          2. If you haven't already done so, enter your username and password.*
          3. Look for the offers under "my offers" and click the "load to card" button next to it.

          That's it. Now just visit us before the offer expires and present your BONUSCARD at checkout. You'll get the savings automatically.

          *Haven't created an online account yet? You're missing out on extra savings! Click here to learn more and open an account now. As soon as you create your account, you can add your offer to your BONUSCARD!

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          The BONUSCARD allows us to provide our shoppers with personalized offers through the mail and email that are based on your purchases. But if you would prefer not to receive these offers, you may "opt out" when you sign up for your new card online. If at any time you would like to change your mail & email preferences, you may do so online by revising your MARTIN'S Account.

        MARTIN'S stores

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          Helpful, friendly service! In addition to helping our customers with products and services, we sell postage stamps and state lottery tickets and also provide Western Union money orders and wire transfer service.

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          MARTIN'S stores are pleased to offer store tours for children, managed by Field Trip Factory. Our Kid Healthy Ideas™ store tours are FREE and the perfect way to introduce children, grades pre K-6th, to the new USDA MyPlate! The tours reinforce the nutrition and healthy living curricula taught in schools, and include topics such as the five food groups as well as the importance of physical activity and good hygiene for health. Children will have a fun, hands-on experience in a real life environment that's filled with healthy ideas. Each stop features another healthy idea designed just for kids!

          Call Field Trip Factory at 1-800-987-6409 or visit their website to arrange a tour for your classroom, scout, or community group.

          To learn more about Kid Healthy Ideas™ store tours visit the FREE Field Trips link under the Healthy Ideas Tab on our website.

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