Jewel Healthy Eaters Kids Produce Club (free fruit!) reminder

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Just a reminder on this one: Be sure to stop at customer service and grab a “Healthy Eaters” free fruit card for any of your kids 12 and under — they can use it to pick a free banana or small Red Delicious apple on every visit through 12/31/14.

Pick up your Free Fruit Card at your local Jewel-Osco! Bring the card in every time you shop for (1) free banana or (1) small red delicious apple. Valid until 12/31/14. Child must be 12 years of ago or younger and accompanied by parent/legal guardian. Valid only at participating Jewel-Osco locations. Customer is responsible for any applicable sales tax.

I’ve never actually had them charge tax, since it rings in as a store coupon. I also have never found a store that carries “small” Red Delicious apples, but the regular ones work just fine — and Mr. 7 loves going to Jewel and picking out the biggest, reddest apple he can find, lol.

Reader deals 8/20/14

Here are some of the deals (and heads up!) YOU found recently — Thanks! How do you share your own deal?

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

  • *** Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.

Amazon

  • Outlander shares: “I made my own Almond and Cashew butter the other day with those great Planters nuts we bought recently from Amazon. They are awesome!!!! Last one I made mixed almond and cashew and added a teaspoonful of coconut oil to it. It is just soooooo tasty! I’m gonna buy more, because with 20% S&S it’s still a great deal. Hopefully there will be a Q again soon too.” They are still $37.35 shipped with Subscribe & Save, or $3.11 per BIG can.

Caputo’s

  • Outlander reports: “Raspberries are Driscoll’s!! I have to print a lot more of my Qs and go get them. Only got 3 today, and I had 1 $1 Q and 2 $0.50. I asked if its ok to come back and get more with $1 Qs, and the lady said no problem, but they will adjust them down to 99 cents. I’m hoping to stock up my freezer. I love raspberries!” Yes, I have never had a problem with them adjusting those coupons down and accepting.

Dollar General

  • Jane says: “Well I signed up for the new Digital coupons on Dollar Generals site a few days ago and finally went last night to try it out. BIG MISTAKE! I bought almost $5 worth of stuff and when I tried to punch in my phone number to get my free $2, it locked up the transaction. People started forming a line behind me and 1 lady walked out it was taking too long. (for her) The manager was not there so they had to call her and between 2 employees and the mgr. on phone now…none of them had tried the new system yet. There were signs for this new digital program right on the registers and I even asked about it before I started to check out, in order to prevent what ended up happening. I was in the store for well over AN HOUR and left the store in my prescription sunglasses because it was bright out when I got there and pitch dark when I left! I was the first person to try to use this new system!? I think I signed up Friday night for it because I recall we rode bikes on Sat. and I was dying to test it out then.”
  • And she adds: “*also wanted to share an article I read yesterday about DG.”

Information

  • From mama: “Another ingredient to watch for is triclosan. Colgate Total includes this ingredient. The news report that I saw recommended that pregnant women and children avoid this ingredient.” She also says: “Was bummed to read about triclosan in Colgate Total yesterday. I have 12 tubes in the closet – good thing they were free so I don’t feel guilty not using them! Just not worth it IMO.”

Jewel

  • Valentina S. comments: “Jewel at 4 E Ogden Ave Westmont, IL has avocados tagged $0.59. I checked with a lady at the produce department whether the signage was right. She confirmed that it’s right. She added that this store has some special prices. I got 2 avocados. I found EE Ketchup, 20 oz. squeezable bottles that stand upside down tagged 5/$5. Just $0.25 each after $1.50/2 EE any condiment coupon. I got 2 since the EE coupon is 1 per transaction. I also used $1/2 Fresh Express printable coupon from Salad Swap on two spinach bags to make $0.49/bag. Jewel eggs at this store were $0.99, limit 2. Great shopping trip. Spend $4.76 OOP after coupons with tax for all the items above!”
  • And Kitty found: “Bananas were 19c PER POUND at the Jewel in the Glen in Glenview. There was a RED ALERT sign with the price showing that it is good thru Aug 26.

Online deals

  • From Kari O.: “Oooh, this is dangerous knowledge. I got sucked into the same [Tilly's] sale during the 4th of July and ended up spending $65 using three different orders. lol. They’re stuff is awesome! Although, be aware that the “lightweight hoody” is actually as thin (if not thinner) as a T-shirt. Stretchy and long sleeved, but really really thin! I like mine but was surprised how thin it was when they came. (We got men’s and women’s).”

Reader requests

  • Mary Lou emails: “I need to find out if anyone out there has used Smart Must Haves for the $10 rebate.  I have emailed them numerous times and no one is responding.  It leads me to believe that this site is just a scam.”
  • Kerri is wondering if anyone has noticed: “was the quaker protein instant oatmeal included [in the Target deal]? There was a 55 c off in the 8/17 rp too.”

Recalls

  • On the nut butter recall, Suzann shares: “There was a similar recall about 5 years ago–I no longer had my receipts. I printed the story and customer service at Walmart refunded with no problem.”
  • And jen asks: “I have 5 jars I just bought because it was on sale:( is anyone getting through to this number? It rings ones and disconnects for me.”

Target

  • Wendy in Hot Deals points out: “I think [the TI-84 Plus] $90 at Target this week?”

Walmart

Jewel deals week of 8/20/14 – 8/26/14

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Here are the best Jewel deals and coupon matchups I see at Jewel-Osco for the week of 8/20/14. If your paper ads don’t come until the Wed. Tribune, you can sneak peek the Wed. ad on Tuesdays, here.

Confused by abbreviations in this post? See lingo for newbies.

Top deals

  • Fresh Express spinach 9 oz, $.99.
  • Essential Everyday 10 oz relish, 12.25 oz marinade, 20-24 oz ketchup, $1.00. Print $1.50/2 here and get two for $.50.
  • Mini babybel cheese, $3.00. $1.00/1 Mini Babybel cheese product.
  • PaperMate 10 ct pens or 5 ct mechanical pencils, $.79. Use $.50/1 in the 8/17 SS.
  • Buy two 15.2 oz Naked Juice at 2/$5.00, get a free Naked coconut water 11 oz. Print $1.00/1 Naked Juice here. Print another $1.00/1 Naked Juice here. Use two printables and get all three for $3.00, or $1.00 each.
  • Buddig 2 oz lunch meat, $.50. Use $1.00/5 in the 8/17 SS and get them for $.30 each.

*** Click here to read the rest of this week’s Jewel deals! ***

Reader deals 8/19/14

Here are some of the deals (and heads up!) YOU found recently — Thanks! How do you share your own deal?

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

  • *** Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.

Jewel

  • Andrea reports on the $1.49 EE cheese: “Also at the Jewel on Laraway in New Lenox, but not the one on Nelson in New Lenox.  I figured it had something to do with the Meijer opening in Frankfort.”
  • Terri J adds: “It’s .49 cents in Lockport too!”
  • Kay asks: “Which Oswego Jewel?”

Kmart

  • Jane says: “It’s K-Mart that sells Crystal Farms cheese! I was confusing Dutch Farms that they sell at Ultra and Jewel with this one. It is actually featured on the front of the Kmart ad thru today for 2/$5 8 oz. chunks or shreds. Whew, glad I figured that one out because it was bugging me.”

Meijer

  • Mandy reports: “Meijer in Bloomingdale had [the Rave travel size] just after the coupon came out, but, they were $1.29 or more I think, which isn’t a good deal to me, but, if you need them, try there.”
  • Valentina noticed: “I got an e-mail from Chobani with subject line ‘New Chobani Limited Batch. Special offer just for you!’ The offer was BOGO Chobani Greek Yogurt 5.3 oz. I printed 2 copies. And I have an Ibotta offer $.75 back when you buy 3 Chobani limited edition yogurt.”

Reader requests

  • Amanda asks: “Has anyone seen any discount codes for Morton Arboretum? Thanks so much!”
  • An alternative from Jen k: “If you’re near Morton Arboretum, consider Cantigny in Wheaton. It’s the old Robert McCormick estate that he donated to the city. The grounds are gorgeous, you can do tours of the home, plus there is a war museum on the property. The kid favorites are the real tanks they can climb all over. The whole thing is family friendly, they allow picnics or eat in their cafe. Parking is $5 and entrance is FREE. “
  • Kelly replies: “A second “yay” for Cantigny. Tanks are a highlight, as are the glass floor in the welcome building with a diorama underneath and the walk through war museum. My kids have loved it for years.”
  • Maggie is wondering: “Has anybody used these replacement screens before? Would you recommend doing this yourself? Thanks!”

Recalls

Restaurants

  • Kristina shares: “Eatza-Pizza special: “All thin crust cheese pizzas are 50% off – add additional toppings for the normal topping price. This offer is valid Monday thru Thursday 4pm to 9pm online only. Valid for pickup or delivery. Give our online ordering a try and save money doing it. www.eatza-pizza.com. On the left side, pick the ‘Back to School Specials’ menu. They’re on Montgomery Rd in Aurora. We just paid $12.xx for an 18″ xl pizza with one topping.”

Target

  • Outlander shares a Quaker idea: “I guess I would buy 11 for $22.50, use 4 $1/2 mfr Qs, 3 $2/3 Target Qs. Pay $12.50 for 11, or $1.14 still. I can’t get it cheaper.”
  • Amanda shares: “When we were in Michigan last week my mother picked that exact place mat up for my daughter at Target. It was $1.99 and they had a lot of other characters. I haven’t looked since I’ve been home but if someone is visiting Target it’s worth a look.”
  • Janell comments: “I read on Hip2save that [Vlasic Farmer's Garden] may be $2.34 at Target.”

Walmart

  • Beth P suggests: “There’s a $1/1 Birds Eye Recipe ready on Savingstar (exp 8/30) so you can submit your receipt from Walmart on the SS app!”
  • A tip from Shandelle: “You can check specific stock on walmart.com including these travel size Rave hairsprays. It’s usually fairly accurate.”
  • MamaHan shares: “The Walmart in Bloomingdale has the latest issue of Que Rica Vida by the customer service counter. The person at CS said they’re free, and they had some decent coupons inside. http://issuu.com/quericavida/docs/july-aug-2014_compressed?e=6360471/8731058 shows what the front cover looks like. Pages 45 and 47 have the coupons, which all expire 8/31/14.
    • Here’s what’s included: $1/1 one box of Nature Valley Granola Bars/Thins, Soft Baked Oatmeal Squares, Breakfast Biscuits, Fiber one Chewy Bars or 90 Calorie Products
    • $.75/1 box of Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll Ups, Ocean Spray/Mott’s/Sunkist/Fiber One Fruit Snacks
    • $1/1 any flavor variety Totino’s Pizza Rolls
    • $.50/1 any size/variety of refrigerated Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
    • $1/1 can of Progresso soup
    • $1/1 box Trix cereal
    • $1/1 box Cocoa Puffs cereal
    • $.75/1 box Lucky Charms cereal
    • $.75/1 box Cinnamon Toast cereal The Totino’s and the Grands coupons will give you free/cheap eats.”

$.49 cheese at Jewel! UPDATED — Select stores only

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UPDATE: SELECT STORES ONLY (Thanks, Lisa!): Highland Park, Grayslake, Joliet, Skokie, Round Lake, Deerfield, Joliet, Oswego, Westmont and Downers Grove (on Ogden only).

And per your comments, also: Jewel on Laraway in New Lenox, Homer Glen, Orland on 159 and 94, and Lockport. If you find $1.49 EE cheese at a store not listed here, please comment! :)

This inconsistent pricing is really starting to get frustrating, sorry, guys.

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So, I’m going back to Jewel! This was at the DG store on Saratoga today — Essential Everyday cheese tagged $1.49 through 8/19. Print $1.00/1 EE cheese here to make it just $.49.

If you can’t print from the Farm Fresh site, this coupon is also in the coupons on the Jewel site — but it won’t let me direct link and you have to scroll through to find it. (It won’t let you print from both — I printed from Farm Fresh and it’s showing me limit reached on Jewel.)

Reader deals 8/18/14

Here are some of the deals (and heads up!) YOU found recently — Thanks! How do you share your own deal?

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

  • *** Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.

Amazon

  • Outlander found V-8 Fusion: “There’s this one Also check that Q for other options, there’s some good ones.

Costco

  • Nancy M shares: “For those of us with a Costco membership these are an amazing deal this month. The 110 count box [of Finish dishwasher tabs] is on B1G1 free. They are $14.50 in store so each box comes to $7.25 + tax. That is an incredible deal!”

Food information

  • Vicky says: “This [Farmer's Garden] version of pickles lacks Polysorbate 80 which most commercial pickles have.”
  • Sarah comments: “I just learned how to do a whole chicken in the crockpot thanks to my America’s Test Kitchen cookbook for slow cookers. The basic idea is to mix your spices and oil in a bowl and nuke them in the microwave until it is fragrant. You stir about every 30 seconds. Rub the mixture under the skin and on top too. Place breast side down and cook on low 4-5 hours. You place it breast side down so the juices from the leg keep it moist, who knew!” I love America’s Test Kitchen!

Jewel

  • A find from peaches: “I was shopping at the Jewel on Chicago Avenue in Evanston last night, and I spotted the Al Fresco chicken grillers, but there was not a shelf tag for them. When I scanned them, they scanned for $2.99! They are normally $10.99. There is a $1 coupon that is in the 6/22 RP, that I am going to post redeem the next time I am in Jewel. I bought the Italian ones, but they also had buffalo and blue cheese, and caramelized onion burgers too. I have not tried these yet, but I love their chicken sausage. The grillers are in a freezer near the deli department.”
  • And she is wondering: “Anybody have any idea if this cheese is on sale at any other Jewel stores?”

Meijer

  • Charlotte posts on Facebook: “Allergy sufferers! Meijer in Bolingbrook, on Boughton, by the expressway has 180 mg 150 count “Aller Ease” (Meijer brand) Fexofenadine for $23/bottle. The ones I saw expire in Nov 2015. The boxes are labeled more than $23, but the shelf tag says $23. That’s $0.15 a pill. Yay!”

Reader requests

  • From lynn: “The fine print on the clearasil rebate says you need to send in the UPC. How do you get the UPC off of the plastic bottle?”
  • Ellen asks: “Has anyone found the rave hairspray anywhere? I checked at jewel, meijer and target with no luck so fR.”

And more Jewel including what the heck chips

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Here’s something else we saw at Jewel today. Both boys were appropriately disgusted…

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And we’re now stocked up on mac & cheese for something like 2 years. Two stores, 20 boxes, four transactions (Mr. 11 went through self checkout by himself all self important like), plus two free kids club apples, a jar of clearance jalapenos, and 2 bags of Goldfish for $9.28. We cut up the apples and had ‘em with lunch, so that was handy!

Jewel deals — Spend $100 on select gift cards get $10 OYNO

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Jewel just announced a spend $100 on select gift cards, get $10 OYNO promo on their Facebook page. Gift cards included (and thanks to Wendy for getting them to clarify):

… all denominations of AMC Theaters, Regal Cinemas, iTunes, Toys R Us, Babies R Us and GAP stores. Also, the popular “dinner and a movie” gift card sets, for Applebee’s & AMC and for Regal & Brinker are part of the promotion. And, as a special treat, the $25 and $50 denominations of VISA and MASTERCARD gift cards are eligible.

LOL. I think the “special treat” is actually the $5.95 activation fee on each Visa and MasterCard that makes you lose money on the deal, but there you go. I’ve asked for the dates this runs, so will update when available.

Update: Hey Rachel, the $10 Catalina coupons will be issued from 8/6 through 8/19 and the coupons can be redeemed through 8/26!

Reader deals 8/16/14

Here are some of the deals (and heads up!) YOU found recently — Thanks! How do you share your own deal?

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

  • *** Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.

Amazon

  • Kari O. comments: “In case anyone is wondering, this [Cheez-It deal] is a really good deal. I compared packaging and price per oz and this S&S plus coupon is better priced than Sam’s Club. Not that I was doubting Zack…. I just do that (I compare all my Amazon deals to Sam’s Club).”

Jewel

  • From Shandelle: “There is $.50 off EE 16 oz saltines (Exp 9/2) on the cover of the Big Book of Savings for August. Can only use one per transaction, but as it’s a store coupon, should be able to stack with the $1.50/2 manufacturer EE printable.$1.50/2 EE crackers, any variety (Exp 9/18)”
  • Laura shares: “The September issue of All You magazine has another $1 off coupon for any ONE Mama Francesca Premium Grated Parmesan Cheese on page 66. This might make for a good deal if Jewel has another BOGO sale before the coupon expires on 10/31/2014.”

Mariano’s

  • From Mandy: “I found Al Fresco brand chicken sausage patties in the freezer section at Mariano’s in Wheaton today for $6 a box. The cheapest I have ever found them before is $7.99. It’s some kind of markdown, so, not sure how long they will be this price, but, I get $1 off coupons to print from their website . We like their link Italian Chicken sausage a lot, but, haven’t tried the patties yet. These are a 28 oz. box.”
  • Steve F. adds: “Al Fresco just sent out surveys to take and you got a $2.00/1 coupon for doing it. Can print twice. The sent it to me 4 times, but I only did one full survey and maybe 2 questions on the second one….still got the Q’s for the second one. Now just waiting for a BOGO at Publix!!”

Meijer

  • A find from Koupon Kat: “Superpretzels are on sale this week at Meijer B1G1 free. I know Meijer doesn’t take coupons on free items, but I’m wondering if I would have to get four (buy two, get two free) in order to get the Checkout 51 credit for buying two. Has anyone had a free item count towards a purchase requirement on Checkout 51?”
  • She also says: “If you don’t want to go to Walmart [for Nutella], it’s also on sale for $2.99 at Meijer.” On SavingStar, there is 25 cents back right now.

Office Max/Depot

  • Ashley shares: “Through today Office Max Depot has Expo markers for $1 so free with coupon [in tomorrow's insert, if you got the early edition today].”

Reader requests

  • From Mary Ann: “Biotene gum users are complaining they can’t find it anywhere, I’ve even searched online for a friend. Please heads up if you find it locally.”
  • A response from letsshop: “Out in south suburbs my stores say they discontinued the gum ! good deal months back and never found it ):”

Walmart

  • VB shares: “Nutella is on roll back $2.98 @ walmart!” Again, with SavingStar, you can get 25 cents back right now.
  • On the Rubbermaid food storage, patti says: “I have this set an am very happy with them!”

Reader deals 8/15/14

Here are some of the deals (and heads up!) YOU found recently — Thanks! How do you share your own deal?

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

  • *** Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.

Aldi

  • From Julie, if you don’t want to deal with Jewel: “And if you don’t want that many, buy the Aldi brand for $.35 /box. It’s just as good! :-)”

Amazon

  • A find from shawna: “There is a deal on Amazon not sure till when. I joined Amazon mom and got a free trial to Amazon prime. Order a case of huggies wipes like 680 count I think. It was around 8.29 . I signed up to subscribe and save took off 20%. There is also 50% off your first order of wipes or diapers when you sign up for Amazon mom. I also clipped a $2.00 coupon. The total for my order shipped was $1.29 for the case. Shipping was free. The instructions were on iheartthemart.com” The 50% off promo is on the top of the Amazon Mom sign up page.
  • Kari O. adds: “The deal also works towards Huggies diapers and Pull-Ups. After $2 coupon a case of 66 Pull-Ups is $5.79. :)”

Information

  • From peaches: “Hi- Somebody just posted over on Jill’s site that there is a shortage of hazelnuts, and so that means that Nutella is going to go up in price. Nutella buys 25% of the hazelnut crop. Right now on SavingStar, you get 25 cents back if you purchase Nutella. I am glad that I am not hooked on that stuff..”

Jewel

  • Lisa shares: “I’ve been getting a single page ad for the past several weeks with Red Alert Prices (likely because of the new Mariano’s).  EE Chunk or Shredded Cheese, 8 oz., is $1.49 this week.  Good only at Highland Park, Grayslake, Joliet, Skokie, Round Lake, Deerfield, Joliet, Oswego, Westmont and Downers Grove.”
  • Jane says: “Just print these [Essential Everyday coupons] off of Jewels site. They are the same there without all the headaches. I finally figured it out after 30 mins of work. The only hard part is scrolling thru the whole list!”

Meijer

  • From liz: “Meijer has hefty trash bags on sale 6.99 38 count ultimate and others(kitchen) use 2.00 target hefty trash bag and 1.25 man. (coupon.com? for 3.75 trash bags”

Reader requests

  • On Scrubbing Bubbles at Walgreens, zuanne asks: “Is the scrubbing bubbles toilet cleaner included in the Wags deal? If so, Checkout 51 has another $1 back for the toilet cleaner and a bonus .50 for redeeming both scrubbing bubbles. That would be nice!”

Recalls

Target

  • Shirley found: “Target has Market Pantry pasta on price cut until 8/23 for $1. Use TQ $1/3 and 5% cartwheel to get some cheap pasta.”

Walgreens

  • John sends over: “Went to Walgreens today and bought 4 boxes of Honey Bunches of Oats on sale 2/$5, used two $1/off 2 boxes coupons from 8-10SS and got a $3 Catalina back from Post ….making it $1.25 a box.”