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Jewel-Osco Deals of the Week: 7/23/14 - 7/29/14

Here are your Jewel-Osco coupon matchups and grocery deals for Chicagoland:

View weekly ad | SavingStar ecoupon offers | Checkout 51 ecoupon offers

Note: I refer to coupon inserts found in the Chicago Tribune, as it is the newspaper with the largest quantity of high-value coupons for Chicagoland.
Need a deal on the Tribune? Get Sunday delivery for .75/week!

Top deals:
.66 Essential Everyday dijon mustard, ketchup or marinades, $1.50 Friendly's ice cream, $2.50 Klondike bars and Popsicles, $2.50 Philly Gourmet beef sandwich steaks, $5.99 Coppertone Clearly Sheer sunscreen

Big Book of Savings deals:
.49 Essential Everyday mustard, .50 Essential Everyday BBQ sauce, .99 Old Spice deodorant, $1.17 Azteca tortillas, $1.33 Bush's beans, $1.49 Essential Everyday pickles, $1.50 Alexia Smart Classics fries, $1.99 Weight Watchers ice cream bars and pops, $2 Herdez salsa, $2.99 Purina Puppy Chow

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Jewel-Osco Deals of the Week: 7/16/14 - 7/22/14

Here are your Jewel-Osco coupon matchups and grocery deals for Chicagoland:

View weekly ad | SavingStar ecoupon offers | Checkout 51 ecoupon offers

Note: I refer to coupon inserts found in the Chicago Tribune, as it is the newspaper with the largest quantity of high-value coupons for Chicagoland.
Need a deal on the Tribune? Get Sunday delivery for .75/week!

Top deals:
.66 Essential Everyday dijon mustard, ketchup or marinades, .71-.75 Chef Boyardee, $1 Tampax Radiant tampons, $1.17 Old Orchard juices, $2 Kemp's frozen yogurt, $3.99 Snapple 6-packs, school supply deals

Big Book of Savings deals:
.49 Essential Everyday mustard, .50 Essential Everyday BBQ sauce, .99 Old Spice deodorant, $1.17 Azteca tortillas, $1.33 Bush's beans, $1.49 Essential Everyday pickles, $1.50 Alexia Smart Classics fries, $1.99 Weight Watchers ice cream bars and pops, $2 Herdez salsa, $2.99 Purina Puppy Chow

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Jewel-Osco has updated its coupon policy

Jewel-Osco recently updated its coupon policy. I've heard rumblings of this from a couple of readers who saw the new policy in-store, but Jewel has put the policy online now for everyone to read.

The biggest and most notable changes:


- Jewel-Osco does not accept ANY coupons issued by another retailer. (This means Catalinas from other stores will no longer be accepted.)

- Coupons with the verbiage “Redeemable only at” or “Redeemable at…” [Competitor name]: CANNOT be redeemed at Jewel-Osco. (Yes, I'm thinking of the many Coupons.com printables that state "Redeemable at Walmart."

- For all coupons, follow limitations on quantities or the number of purchases per customer.


Interestingly, Jewel-Osco hosts Coupons.com coupons on its own website, and some of those printable coupons state "Reedemable at Walmart" on them. With the policy change, Jewel may find itself hosting printable offers on its own site that shoppers cannot redeem at Jewel.


Jewel-Osco Deals of the Week: 7/9/14 - 7/15/14

Here are your Jewel-Osco coupon matchups and grocery deals for Chicagoland:

View weekly ad | SavingStar ecoupon offers | Checkout 51 ecoupon offers

Note: I refer to coupon inserts found in the Chicago Tribune, as it is the newspaper with the largest quantity of high-value coupons for Chicagoland.
Need a deal on the Tribune? Get Sunday delivery for .75/week!

Top deals:
.99 Old Spice deodorant, $1.56 Gerber Graduates snacks, $1.66 Twizzlers, $1.95 Dean's ice cream and novelties, $2 7-Up Ten 12-packs, $2.49 Weight Watchers ice cream novelties, $2.75 Steak-Umm sliced sandwich steaks, $2.99 Playtex tampons, $3.99 Downy Unstopables, $8.49 Tide, School supply deals

Big Book of Savings deals:
.49 Essential Everyday mustard, .50 Essential Everyday BBQ sauce, .99 Old Spice deodorant, $1.17 Azteca tortillas, $1.33 Bush's beans, $1.49 Essential Everyday pickles, $1.50 Alexia Smart Classics fries, $1.99 Weight Watchers ice cream bars and pops, $2 Herdez salsa, $2.99 Purina Puppy Chow

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Meijer pasta on clearance at... Jewel?

Here's a strange item reader Siden spotted on the clearance shelves at the Crystal Lake Jewel-Osco store yesterday -- boxes of Meijer pasta..!

How did these get there? Strangely, reader NFriday also reported seeing Meijer pasta on clearance at her local Jewel store too.

Here's a larger photo of the pasta on the shelf clearly showing Jewel's shelf tag and other Jewel house-branded items:


Does your Jewel-Osco store have FREE Tide?

I'm throwing this out there as I know I have some readers who live near me (near the McHenry County/Kane County line) and also because if my Jewel's doing this, there's a chance yours may be too...

The Huntley Jewel-Osco location has four large wire bins filled with single-load Tide Pods and liquid Tide with Febreze. They're FREE. All of the Tides are marked "Free Sample: Not For Sale."

You would not believe how many shoppers I saw walk right past these and not take any. The bins are set up right in front of the checkout lanes..! They're impossible to miss.

I guess not everyone wants a deal, but we do. I love having these for when we travel too.

Special thanks to my sons, who tagged along on my shopping trip and excitedly spotted this deal before I did!


Jewel's curious "Something Fresh" campaign

Over on Facebook, Jewel-Osco has been teasing that "Something Fresh" is coming on June 2nd.

Late last night, Jewel revealed that the "Something Fresh" is a new website, www.freshchicagonews.com. On Facebook, Jewel said "we'll be featuring fresh items that are trending throughout the Chicago area, right here on our page and on www.FreshChicagoNews.com."

I'm kind of puzzled by this new site. When Jewel advertised that they'll be featuring "fresh items trending," I assumed these items would be food-related. Fresh fruit, recipes, and so on.

However, when you look at www.freshchicagonews.com, it's featuring a different kind of "fresh items that are trending" under a "Sponsored by Jewel-Osco" banner:

As I write this, these are the top headlines on the site:

  • 7 killed, 23 injured in Chicago weekend shootings
  • Seven shot at South Shore laundromat
  • Teen shot in chest in Avalon Park
  • Strip mall attack wounds 6 as city shootings leave 11 hurt
  • $7,000 reward offered in slaying of special ed teacher
  • Two girls, 12, accused of stabbing another girl were inspired by website
  • Bicyclist Killed in Forest Park Hit-and-Run
  • Man dies after weekend shooting in Bridgeport
  • 2 missing after boat sinks off Chicago shore

Shoppers are perplexed too. What is the purpose of this site, and what does it have to do with shopping for groceries at Jewel? Here are some Facebook comments:

  • "This is a big fail Jewel-Osco I won't be starting out my day with fresh new stabbings and killings sponsored by Jewel. lol... Thanks but no thanks. prayers for all those families."
  • "Why are you promoting Chicago violence? There's nothing fresh about that - it's old news. Did you actually pay some company to link us to stabbings and gun shots as some twisted treat?"
  • "how disappointing ...does Jewel think this will bring more customers into the store?"
  • "stop trying to reinvent the wheel. People want good food and great sales!"
  • "#sticktogroceries #freshbodies #wewantfreshjuice #getrealjewel"

What do you think of Jewel-Osco's new FreshChicagoNews.com?


Possible .24 Febreze candles at Jewel-Osco

I spotted a great deal on Febreze candles at my Huntley, Illinois Jewel-Osco today. The Apple Spice and Thai Dragon Fruit scents are all on clearance for $1.24 each.

Use the $2-off-2 coupon from the 3/30 PG insert and pay .48 for two, or .24 each!


Jewel-Osco buying five more Dominick's stores

Jewel-Osco is purchasing more shuttered Dominick's locations, according to the Chicago Tribune. The locations are:

- 1763 Howard Street, Chicago
- 424 W. Division, Chicago
- 3243 S. 115th St, Merionette Park
- 800 Northwest Highway, Fox River Grove
- 345 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich


"Date Night" Jewel-Osco shopping with my husband

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Jewel-Osco. I have been compensated for this post. All opinions about Jewel-Osco are my own.

Due to a busy work week, I hadn't yet gotten to Jewel to shop the sales that end tonight, January 14th. It's always fun to go to Jewel in the evening on Tuesdays though, as I often find some of the Wednesday sale items are priced for the upcoming ad too. After dinner, I was cutting out coupons for both ads' sales, and my husband said, "Why don't I come with you? We could have a date."

Date Night at Jewel! Hey, don't knock it 'til you've tried it. We enjoy shopping together, even though he sometimes tries to put non-deal items in my cart too. Plus, he can pick out his own coffee creamer and diet pop flavors too when he comes along instead of relying on the selections of this non-coffee and non-diet-pop drinker! So, here's what we bought:

Eight 2-liters of "TEN" varieties of pop: .89 each when you buy in quantities of four
- Used six .75 coupons from the 1/12 SS and one hangtag coupon for .55-off-2 that was on a bottle = .14 each for the first six, about .62 each for the last two

15 boxes of Barilla White Fiber, Whole Grain and Veggie pasta: .88 each
- Used five $1-off-3 coupons from the 1/5 SS3 = .55 each

One bag of Food Should Taste Good tortilla chips: $2.00
- Used .75 SavingStar ecoupon = $1.25

One Culinary Circle Chicken Bacon Ranch pizza: $3.99
- Used .50 store coupon from the "Big Book" ad and $1 coupon from the 1/12 RP = $2.49

Four Fresh Express salads: The ones in the new ad are priced at $2.50, but my husband wanted two of the garden varieties too. They were marked $2.79 on the shelf, but they rang up at $2.00 each. (Wish I knew if that sale was just ending or just starting! And here I thought his impulse buy was going to cost more...)
- Used two $1.50-off-2 coupons from the 1/5 SS1 = $1.25 and $1.75 each

Six Tyson Grilled & Ready chicken and steak strips: $2.00 each
- Used six .55 coupons from the 1/5 SS1 = $1.45 each

Two Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss creamers: $2.00 each
- Used two .55 Facebook printables = $1.45 each

Eight Muller FrutUp yogurt cups: .79 each
- Used four $1-off-2 coupons from the 1/5 RP1 = .29 each

Two packages of Jewel Italian Sausage: $4.99, Buy One Get One Free

Eight Essential Everyday pasta sauces: $1.19 each
- Used four $1.50-off-2 printables (no longer available) from JewelOsco.com = .44 each

12 Brooks chili beans: $1 each (Husband is planning a mean Super Bowl chili for game day..!)
- Used six .40-off-2 coupons from the 1/12 SS = .80 each

I also used a $5-off-$50 printable and a $15 Catalina from last week's P&G deal at Jewel.

I paid $33.80 after all coupons, and I'll get .75 back from SavingStar for the tortilla chips. My husband read my receipt, which says "That is a savings of 75%" on the bottom. He proclaimed that this was indeed a "hot date." Woo hoo!