Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Grocery Deals -- 6/25-7/1 JEWEL-OSCO

Buy 5 12-packs Coke or Sprite for $10, get two 14-16 oz. packs Hillshire Farm sausage free (use $1/2 Hillshire smoked sausage from 6/7 RedPlum to get it all for $9)
7-Up, Dr. Pepper and Sunkist, and Pepsi 12-packs are also 5/$10 (but no free sausage)
boneless skinless chicken breasts $1.99/lb.
whole watermelon $3.99
Ball Park meat or turkey franks $1.67 (use $1/2 from 6/7 RedPlum to get them for $1.17 each)
Kellogg's 8.7-14 oz. $1.75 (there are $1/2 blinkies out there)
Kraft bbq sauce 19 oz. 99 cents (free if you still have $1/1 printable)
Deal: Buy 1 Honey Maid grahams for $2.50 and 1 Jet Puffed marshmallows for $1, get the Hershey's 6-pack free (use the coupon from 5/17 SmartSource for $1 off all 3 to get these for $2.50 total)
blueberries $1.50/pint
asparagus $1.99/lb.
raspberries $2.50/6 oz.
Dannon multipacks (DanActive, Activia, Light & Fit) $2 (use $1/1 Activia from 5/10 SmartSource)
organic peaches, plums or nectarines, $3.99 for 2 lb. bag (as if my store would ever have that)
Armour frozen meatballs $2.50/14-16 oz.
Sweet Baby Ray's marinade, 16 oz. bogo @ $3.79 (use two $1/1 from 5/10 SmartSource to bet them for 90 cents each)
Steak-Umm frozen sandwich steaks bogo @ $5.59 (12.25 oz.), or frozen burgers bogo @ $8.99 (32 oz.)
peaches, plums, nectarines $1.88/lb
Coupon matchups from Hot Coupon World database.


C. Willingham said...

Ugh. I just got back from the Jewel, where I was using my free Mars chocolate coupon and a $5 cat to get some blueberries. I perked up when the cashier (who was young and seemed new, btw) waved the coupons at an older lady, asking "do we take these?" The lady said yes, and then added something about internet coupons. Since I didn't hear, I asked the cashier what she had said about them. "We don't take internet coupons," she replied. Uhhhh.... ???!?! Freak out!

So I kind of lightly argued with her, saying I used them all the time there, and that they were manufacturer's coupons so it shouldn't matter to the Jewel, and that I would probably stop shopping at the Jewel if it were true. She was finally like "that's just what my manager told me." I asked her what the manager's name was. She would not tell me!!! This cashier's name was BARB, by the way (shoulda just told me the manager's name, Barb!). She did say it was the night manager.

Anyway, I get the feeling that they are confusing the *expired* coupon ouster with internet coupons. I called corporate and confirmed their policy hadn't changed. But between their prices, the horribly laid-out produce section, and now this, I really, really hate the River Forest Jewel. If you hear anything else about this or have any suggestions (I'm having customer service email me the coupon policy so I can have it printed out, which they may dismiss as fake since it came from the INTERNET), please post about it! I dread cashier conflict!

Carrie said...

Funny, I LOVE the River Forest Jewel because it is so much nicer than my Jewel in Oak Park, has more organics, and the staff are usually nicer. The manager I see most is a guy and he is always pretty accommodating.
At my Jewel, in the past lots of cashiers told me they didn't accept Internet printables. I knew it wasn't a company-wide policy but I thought it was the policy of that individual store. But recently I noticed that people stopped denying my IPs.
Last time I was there I asked and was told that they WOULD take them as long as they were for small amounts. The local Dominick's says the same thing. Like you, I hadn't had trouble in the past at the River Forest store with IPs. Maybe once I did, but not usually.
Printing out the policy would be a good idea, as would giving a call to the store during a not-busy time, i.e. 9 a.m., to ask for the manager about that.