If you haven't seen the notice, Safeway/VONs is running a promo where if you buy $100 + in Mastercard Gift Cards at the checkout you will get a $10 off Safeway coupon. Worked for me yesterday at Safeway on variable-load $500 US Bank Mastercards which I assigned PINs by phone this morning and intend to unload via Walmart ATM today it things work out. Previous reports are that these particular Mastercards work with Bluebird, though I don't have personal experience with them (all my previous stuff has been Vanilla or Chase). If its like last month (VISA) then the $10 coupon only works if you spend at least $25, and only one per order. So this will only work for you if you're going to spend that much at Safeway or can pre-purchase some goods at $25 a pop. Anyway, an easy way to hit your $5k cap on Bluebird for the month without having to outlay a lot of cash. Even better if you have a card that gives you a multiplier at grocery stores of course (Amex PRG, Amex Blue Cash, Hilton HHonors Surpass...). You'll even make a small profit on the deal, though I wouldn't look at it that way given the effort/gas/time required. You may want to: a) use a different credit card for each transaction, b) buy one card per transaction, c) add some random things to the order to avoid the charges always being for $505.95, etc.