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Jewel-Osco Deals of the Week: 8/27/14 - 9/2/14

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

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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.
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Top deals:
.99 Oscar Mayer franks, bologna & salami, .64 Muller FrutUp yogurt, $1 Sweet Baby Ray's marinade or BBQ, $1.50 Mott's applesauce, $1.62 Nabisco cookies and crackers, $1.95 Snyders pretzels, $2 Yucatan guacamole, $2.50 Coke, Pepsi & Dr. Pepper 12-packs, $3 Disney and Marvel gummy vitamins, $3.50 Margaritaville shrimp, $4 Dial bar soap multipack, $4.99 Tidy Cats litter

Big Book of Savings deals:
.75 Heluva Good dip, $1.50 Axe body spray, $1.50 Cabot cheese, $1.50 Pantene haircare, $2.99 Pompeian olive oil, $3.49 Al Fresco sausage

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Correction to Jewel Mac & Cheese sale: Shapes only

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

I just got back from shopping the #HugeSale at Jewel-Osco, and there are signs up in the store regarding the Kraft Mac & Cheese that's part of the Kraft "Buy 5, Save $5" sale this week:

The "regular" Kraft Mac & Cheese shown in ad is not part of the sale. You must buy the Shapes varieties (characters like SpongeBob, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) to receive the .29 post-sale price.

Additionally, Jewel is limiting shoppers to one transaction per customer on the Kraft sale.

View the store sign larger below:


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

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

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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!