5 Things You Didn't Know About Cub Foods
- The chain started in 1968 in Minneapolis and now operates 77 grocery stores in major cities and smaller towns in both Minnesota and Illinois.
- You can enter your zip code on the official website and view the weekly circular or ad that is valid in your area.
- Cub Foods has its own My Cub Rewards program that lets you earn points every time you scan your card at a Cub Foods store.
- The grocery chain now has a mobile app that you can download and use via any Android or Apple tablet or phone.
- You can now order and pay for birthday cakes, snack trays, and other party foods on the site and pick up those items in person.
Cub Foods Review
Cub Foods is a grocery store chain that is similar to other chains like Kroger and Safeway. The chain originally launched in Minnesota with just a single shop. It later adopted the name Cub Foods and used Cub as an acronym for Consumers United for Buying. Its founders wanted to create a chain that would buy food for less and pass those savings onto shoppers. SuperValu later purchased the chain and expanded it outside of Minnesota. Shops opened in Ohio and several other Midwestern states.
Cub Foods remained successful for a number of years and eventually operated more than 80 stores. SuperValu slowly sold off some of the shops to investors, and an investor in Dayton, Ohio, actually purchased four shops. As Cub Foods stopped operating in some states, that investor continued using the Cub Foods name into the 2000s before closing those stores. There are now 77 Cub Foods stores remaining, and all the remaining shops operate in either Illinois or Minnesota.
Though the grocery store chain changed over the years, it remains committed to providing shoppers with the best products at the best prices. Stores sell everything from staples like bread, milk, and eggs to products for kids and school supplies. You can even order fully cooked meals for holiday celebrations and purchase party platters.
The Cub Foods website offers a lot of useful information for shoppers. The recipes section includes recipes for making more than 1,700 dishes including chili, cookies, and snack mixes. You can use the search function to look for a specific type of recipe. Each recipe comes with an image of the finished product, a full list of ingredients, the cook and prep time required, and detailed steps on making each dish. You can also view nutritional information like serving size and the number of calories in each serving.
The site also includes a number of ways to save money on groceries. You can view the ad circular for your zip code and check out both digital and printable coupons. The site also gives you full access to the My Cub Rewards program. This program gives you a card that you can use when checking out. Each purchase gives you a certain number of points that you can use for fuel discounts and other coupons. There is a matching app that you can use to view your points and rewards.
If you have any questions about how the program works, watch the My Cub Rewards video from the company's official YouTube channel. This video gives you an overview of how the program works, how you can sign up for a free card, and what you can do with your points.
The site also offers a promotions and sweepstakes area. As long as you have an email address linked to the site, you can enter those contests to win prizes like gift cards to Cub Foods. While some contests let you enter your email address, others require that you share a photo of yourself or use a hashtag when posting online.
Discounted tickets is another useful area of the site. Cub Foods partnered with other companies to offer cheaper tickets to popular attractions for its customers. You can purchase those tickets from your local store. The grocery chain lets you visit Nickelodeon Universe or the Minnesota Zoo for less than those attractions sell tickets for at the gates.
You'll also want to check out the Friday Freebie section. Every Friday, Cub Foods offers a coupon that entitles reward club members to one free item. The product changes from week to week, too. You might get a free bottle of shampoo one week, a carton of eggs the next, and then a bag of chips the following week. You can take advantage of the freebie coupon online or through the app. Log into the Cub Foods site with your account details, click the link to the Friday Freebie section, and view that week's coupon. You can then automatically add that offer to your account. All digital coupons available online will automatically scan at the register.
Cub Foods Social Media Links
Cub Foods on YouTube: Find out more about the My Cub program and how you can get amazing rewards on YouTube. Cub Foods also uses YouTube as a way to share fun recipes with shoppers. You can view easy steps that show you how to make desserts and party dishes as well as dishes for family dinners. All video recipes include ingredients you can find in local stores.
Cub Foods on Facebook: If you have questions about your local store, or you want to ask for certain products that you can't find in a local store, turn to Facebook. The Facebook page provides lots of useful information and even contact details for getting in touch with the company. You'll also find videos and links to recipes for making holiday dishes and everyday meals. You may even find coupons for your favorite products, too.
Cub Foods on Twitter: Cub Foods believes in delivering affordable products to its customer base, and you can view its commitment to its customers on Twitter. Twitter posts include coupons for free products that you can add to your rewards card online and digital coupons that you can use when shopping online as well as notices about upcoming sales.
Cub Foods on Pinterest: The boards that Cub Foods creates are perfect for anyone who loves cooking. You can view boards dedicated to Thanksgiving dishes, Halloween treats, and even summer barbecues that will give you some new recipes.
Cub Foods Contact Info
421 S. 3rd St.
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 439 7200