Centaurus Band Grocery Cards

Registered loyalty cards (a.k.a. “Sooper Cards”) at King Soopers and reloadable grocery gift cards at Safeway are a major source of income for the CHS Band Program, and we’re thrilled to see so many families already using them.

Did you know what an average family can easily earn several hundred dollars per year for the band, without spending a dime out of pocket?! It doesn’t get any easier!

King Soopers

King Soopers Community Rewards program is very easy to use. No more loading gift cards before you buy. Simply register your loyalty card once. Every time you swipe your loyalty card you will earn money for the band. Instructions for registering your card and the link to the Community Rewards registration page can be found here. If you (or your friends or family members) don’t already have a Sooper Card, stop by your local King Soopers to get one. Note: out of state Kroger shoppers (City Market, Kroger, etc.) will need to register for a King Soopers loyalty card if they want purchases to benefit the band.


If you don’t have already have a reloadable grocery card, we’d love to get one into your hands. Cards are preloaded with $5 and can be reloaded in an amount of your choosing at at any store register, gas attendant booth, or customer service counter. If you are participating already, why not purchase a second card?

  • Load one up with gas money for your student driver
  • Buy one for your spouse or CHS alumni student
  • Send them to grandparents, aunts & uncles – anyone with access to Safeway or Albertson’s stores
  • Cards can be used at any location nationwide

Cards will be sold at all Band Booster/Parent meetings, but you can get started at anytime. Just contact general_fundraising@centaurusband.org, and one of us will deliver your card(s) to you! Thanks for supporting the Band Program by feeding your hungry Warriors and fueling up every time with your grocery card!

Grocery Card FAQ’s

Can I buy gasoline with my reloadable card?

YES!! This is a great way to use your card. Consider purchasing an extra card for your teenage driver to use!

Can I buy other gift cards with the reloadable card?

Sadly, you cannot buy other gift cards with the reloadable card. If you have gift cards to buy at the supermarket, please ask the cashier to ring them up separately.

Can I pay for my prescriptions with my reloadable card?


Are there things I can’t buy with my reloadable card?

A few. As mentioned above, you can no longer buy other gift cards with the reloadable card. You also can’t use it to buy stamps, lottery tickets or Western Union services.

How many times can I reload my card?

There is no limit to the number of times you can reload! If you want to save time, consider reloading with a larger amount to cover more than one shopping trip or gas fill up.

Can I still use a demagnetized card?

Yes! The cashier can manually enter the number. Once you’ve used up the balance of the card, see the Band Booster Rep to get a new one.

Can I still earn points on my credit card?

Yes! Just pay for the reload with the credit card that you prefer.

Can I reload at the service desk?

Yes. However, it can take a few minutes for the service desk computer to communicate with the cash registers. It’s usually easiest to reload at the cash register. Just remember to reload before the cashier scans any of your groceries.

Can friends and families use the cards to support CHS music?

YES! Even those living in other states can use the cards. King Soopers cards can also be used at Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less (Southern CA, NV, IN and IL), Smith’s, Fry’s and Fry’s Marketplace, Dillons, QFC, City Market, Bakers, Cala Bell, Foods Co., Gerbes, Hilander, Owen’s, Pay Less and Jay C. Kroger

Will my card ever expire?

If you maintain a balance on your card, it will never expire. However, if your card balance is $0 for more than 90 days your card will become inactive and you will not be able to reload it. If that happens, just start with a new one! If you maintain a balance on the card, your card will never expire.