Today's Jewel-Osco shopping trip: .25 Campbell's Homestyle soup, .99 Seneca Apple Chips and more surprises!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Jewel-Osco to publicize their new Stock Up Sale. I have been compensated for this post. All opinions about Jewel-Osco are my own.
I just got back from Jewel-Osco. I went in for some more Stock Up Sale items and ended up finding more deals and surprises...
Items I planned to buy:
- Six Campbell's Homestyle canned soups. They're on sale for $1.25 through 10/20, and a reader alerted me to this great deal! With the $1 coupons from the 10/13 SS or 9/15 SS, they're just .25 per can! (Here's a .75-off-2 printable too.)
- Two Johnsonville breakfast sausages: $3 each. I used two .55 coupons from the 9/15 SS and paid $2.45 each.
- Four bags of Domino sugar: $2.29 each. I used two .75-off-2 coupons from the 9/8 RP (printables here too) and paid about $1.92 each.
- Four boxes of 12ct. Kellogg's Pop-Tarts: $2 each when you buy four. I used a $1-off-3 from the 9/8 RP and loaded the $2 off milk when you buy Kellogg's ecoupon from SavingStar. This dropped each box to $1.75 each - not bad for the big boxes. My kids have "Pop-Tart Fridays" once a week here, so we're stocked for a while...
- One half-gallon Wild Harvest organic milk: $3.99. I will get $2 back from SavingStar for buying the Kellogg's and milk.
Items I bought because I discovered good deals in the store:
- Eight boxes of 38ct. Hefty Ultra Flex trash bags. These were on clearance for $3.49, down from $6.98. I will go back with six .55 Hefty coupons from the 9/15 SS and get back $3.30, dropping six of these boxes to $2.94!
- Four Campbell's Slow Cooker Sauces. These and the Skillet Sauces are $2 each through 10/27, and there are $1 coupons in the 10/6 SS1 and 8/25 SS (exp. 10/15!) I bought these today when I saw the price, and I'll go back with my coupons later. I have been wanting to try these - they have no HFCS or artifical ingredients. And, I have leftover pork shoulder from last night that's now simmering in "Hawaiian Luau" sauce for dinner tonight..! If these are good, I may go back for more. (There's a $1-off-2 printable for these too.)
- Two bags of Seneca Apple Chips. I saw these on sale in the produce department for $1.99 each through tomorrow, 10/15. I used the $2-off-2 coupon from the current Big Book of Savings Jewel coupon flyer and dropped these to .99 per bag! Yum!
- Two Baby Basics pediatric electrolyte 4-packs: These were on clearance for $1.49 each, and for that price, I'll keep them on hand for cold season for the kids.
I used the above coupons and a $2 Barilla Catalina from last week. I paid $66.72 for everything and got seven Rachael Ray Dinnerware stamps for the Jewel promotion that's currently running.
I will get $2 back from SavingStar for the Kellogg's deal, and I'll get another $3.30 back for my Hefty coupons, plus $4 back for my Campbell's coupons the next time I go. That ultimately drops this to $57.42.
Have you found any good Jewel deals this week? Definitely get over there by 10/20 to take advantage of that .25 Campbell's Homestyle soup deal...
I received an email this morning from a Jewel-Osco cashier, who wishes not to be named:
"Jill, all the cashiers at my store had to sign a paper yesterday stating that as of November 1st the coupon policy is changing. NO MORE Catalinas with other store's logos or names on them of any kind, and no more competitor coupons will be accepted."
This change is not yet noted on Jewel's online coupon policy, but I stopped by my local Jewel and confirmed with them that this is going to be the case -- they too had the paper notice which states that no competitor coupons and no competitor Catalinas will be accepted after 11/1/13. Anything with another store's name or logo, even if it says "Manufacturer Coupon," will not be accepted.
How do you know what coupons a particular store takes? The answer lies in the store's coupon policy. Coupon policies are great tools for shoppers to know exactly where stores stand on what kinds of coupons they will accept.
Here are links to the most current coupon policies available at the time of this writing.
If you've been following the story of Supervalu's downturn (which is the parent company of our Jewel-Osco,) this news could bring a welcome change. Today, Supervalu announced that former CEO Craig Herkert will be replaced immediately by Wayne C. Sales.
From Business Wire: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120730005680/en/Wayne-C.-Sales-S...
Look at what showed up in my email today... a notice of NEW Avenu ecoupon offers at Jewel!
Check your Avenu ecoupons, as you may find:
$2.50 off P. F. Chang's Home Menu Meals (22oz.)
- Stack with $2 coupon from 9/12 RP
$2 off Breyer's Smooth & Dreamy Ice Cream (1.5qt. or 6-pack)
- No manufacturer coupons currently, but cross your fingers for a B1G1F sale!
$2 off Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers (6.95-7.95oz.)
- $1 off - 10/24 SS
$2 off Dove Men's Body Wash (8.2-25.5oz.)
- Stack with $1 coupon from 10/3 RP
Now... to check prices on these at the store... and watch the sales!
Yes, you read that right! After spending some time in the city today working on another coupon-related project, I walked into the Lakeview-area Jewel-Osco, located at 3630 N. Southport in Chicago, just a few blocks from Wrigley Field. And, seven days into one of the most fun "Spend $25, Get $10" General Mills Catalina sales of the year, stores from downtown to downstate have long been wiped clean of this sale's hottest movers (Grands, MultiGrain Cheerios, Totino's, Sweet Moments, Progresso, Betty Crocker cake mixes, brownies, frosting, and others I'm sure you can name.) Many stores have told me the warehouse has been drained of these items, and there was really no chance in finding ANY of them on the shelves today... the last day of the sale.
And yet, when I walked into the store, I saw... a freezer case FILLED with Pizza Rolls!
This crazy sale is definitely an exception to shopping just once a week..! Jewel's General Mills $25/$10 Catalina sale is in full swing. Here's my youngest in the midst of "unpacking."
Nine rounds later... Grand total out of pocket, including tax: $13.08.
While everyone's busy saving stickers to earn a free pot or pan with the current Jewel cookware promo, here's your chance to win an entire eight-piece SET of it! Jewel-Osco's launched a "Cookware Intervention" contest with a challenge (or a dare!) to their shoppers... show off your WORST piece of cookware, and in 50 words, describe the offending pot or pan and the results you get cooking with it.
The contest begins September 23rd, and runs through October 20th! Visit Jewel's Cookware Intervention page to submit your story and photo! Feel free to be creative, serious, irreverent or fun with your entry, as FIVE people will be chosen to receive new, eight-piece sets of Thomas Professional Cookware based on the stories and photos submitted.
And... a fun little aside... one of the judges your cookware contest entry will have to impress is yours truly :) I can't wait to judge the crazy entries we'll receive over the next month!
Last week, Jewel-Osco hosted their first-ever invitation-only blogger event. It took place at the Jewel-Osco on DesPlaines in Chicago, which truly is the most beautiful Jewel store I’ve ever seen. Nestled in the Fulton River District, this is Jewel’s “green store,” their first to receive LEED certification for a green, energy-conscious building. And it’s unlike any other Jewel-Osco in our area – the décor is very upscale in feel and theme, with warm wood tones and great use of color throughout the building. The building was constructed with many environmentally-friendly features, including a green roof... literally green, as there's grass growing on top!
This Jewel is an impressive shopping destination, to say the least. The theme of the event was “Back to Routine,” and Chicagoland bloggers were taken throughout the store, department by department, to speak with representatives from corporate. Jewel’s on-staff nutritionist and dietitian, the chef for the CK Grill, and many other department heads, sales managers and marketing representatives were also on hand.
As we traveled through the store, there were lots of foods to taste and enjoy. Each department had a sampling station set up for us as we moved through the store – fresh fruit and vegetable trays in produce, cupcakes and white-chocolate popcorn snack mix from bakery, tortilla soup and organic Tex-Mex mac and cheese at the CK Grill (a fresh, while-you-wait kitchen where a chef prepares hot meals on the spot), wines, cheeses and bruschetta in the liquor department, and so on. And, in each area, attendees enjoyed a short presentation and question-and-answer session with staff members who enthusiastically educated us on some lesser-known Jewel facts along the way.
While I spend time every single week in one Jewel-Osco or another, I was surprised to learn a few things that I didn’t already know. Here are a few things you may not know about Jewel:
Tomorrow, Jewel kicks off their "Professional Cookware for a Penny" promo. There's been lots of talk about this on the boards, with many people speculating how much one would need to spend to collect the set of pots and pans. I attended a bloggers' event in Chicago sponsored by Jewel yesterday (which I'll post more about soon!) but the pots and pans promo was explained to all of the Chicagoland bloggers in attendance.
The deal is this: Starting 8/26/10 through 1/12/11, you'll receive a sticker for every $10 you spend (PRE-COUPON) at Jewel. (Purchases will also not be rounded up - a $29.99 total at the register will earn you 2 stickers, but a $30.01 purchase will earn you three.)
Save the stickers in a card that you can pick up at the customer service counter. When you collect enough stickers for a pan, you turn them in and buy that pan for a penny. If you fill the card halfway, you can buy a pan at a reduced price.