Growing up in D.C. I was never a fan of Safeway because we had Giant, a great grocery store. Then I moved to CA and they didn't have Giant. Here, Safeway was the nicest chain grocery store. My favorite has been the Foster City branch since it's convenient, has less attitude than other local stores, and I used to work next door. Then yesterday I get a coupon in the mail -- if you sign up for a Safeway card (which I don't have, believe it or not) you get 10% off all of your purchases for 60 days! I love Safeway!