Notes on Jewel MyMixx Gas Promo

fuel-landing-desktop-page-gas-rewards-feature-unit-jo-uI’m sure you’re aware of the new Jewel promotion that started the 19th:  get 1 point for every $1 spent on groceries or pharmacy items and 2 points for every $1 spent on gift cards.  Spend $100 and get 10¢ off each gallon of Shell gas or $200 for 20¢ off.  “No Gas Rewards will accrue to points that do not reach the next $100 dollar threshold, and such points expire at the end of the calendar month in which they are earned. Gas Rewards earned during each month may be used only through the end of the following calendar month (for example, Gas Rewards earned in January expire at the end of February). Gas Rewards savings are limited to 20 gallons of fuel per purchase, per vehicle, or fraud limits placed by Shell and/or limits placed on your payment card by your financial institution, each of which may be lower.”  My rewards show I need 40 more points to reach the next threshold, so I probably spent $60 before coupons today.  or $2 on a couple of cans of biscuits…

If you don’t enter your MyMixx number at the time of purchase, you’re pretty much SOL, since the front desk can only add points at $50 price points.  All purchases apply to your threshold – even a candy bar – as long as the number is entered but otherwise, no.  Silly, when you think of all the other loyalty programs out there like Speedy Rewards or Panera that let you go online and enter the receipt info.

Jewel shopping and nice tear pads


$1 off Campbell’s Skillet, Slow Cooker or Oven Sauce tearpads on both sides of this display.  Yeah, it’s on sale now, so a buck, but I’m gonna wait for the clearance cart!  Expiration 12/25/16.  The 10/2 S has 75¢ coupons, so much better deal with these ones!

Coincidentally, we’re having Campbell’s Skillet pouches tonight in the slow cooker using Quorn “chicken” over a bed of Ronzoni SuperGreen pasta.  hmmm, how do you calculate the cost?

TRESemme for a quarter

unnamed-6The current Spend $15 get $5 off instantly promotion at Jewel works really well with the new Unilever coupons that come out in today’s redplum.  I bought 16 TRESemme on sale for 2/$8 and used eight $5/2 coupons (pretend I broke up transactions if you’re the coupon police).  Subtotal was $4 plus tax.  Had a few P&G inserts with me and gave Pantene coupons to a couple of old ladies (they all love Pantene, based on prior encounters), which is a great way to earn desperately needed karma points…

omg we have no creamer Jewel shopping

unnamedGood thing I decided to hit Jewel for coffee cream because the clearance cart was out!  Lots of bottles of Coldstone drinks (lower right shelves) but no coupon, no takee.  Certainly don’t need any more canned beans since I have cases in the basement stockpile.  I did take all they had of the Pillsbury Purely Simple chocolate cookie mixes for 75¢ and Texmati basmati rice for $2.  There is a $1.50 RiceSelect coupon on Mambo Sprouts.  Can never have too much of either… should be a coupon along soon for Pillsburyunnamed-1

free or cheap Ragu through Tuesday


This week’s SmartSource (pistachios on cover) has a $1 off any Ragu sauce 14 oz or larger; Jewel has it on sale for 3/$5…however, Jewel was playing loosy-goosy again with this week’s ad because some store have it 2/$2!  Check the middle of page five where you might find Rosh Hashana specials, Hispanic specials or the one with Ragu.  If it’s not in your local ad, check Chicago zip codes or Bourbonnais (for example).  I was able to print out the ad and price-match.

5 cent corn, cheap pizza & peppers @ Jewel

unnamed-1Unadvertised fresh corn special at all Jewels – Lisle had them for 20/$1, but some stores are even cheaper (how about (30/$1!!), depending on how many pallets they still have on hand as a carryover from last week’s sale. My store’s stock was super-fresh.  We’ll grill them all, pull off the husks and freeze in zips.  Just imagine biting into a summer corn on the cob in January!

Screamin’ Sicilian Pizza or Stromboli or Urban Pie Pizza are all $5.47 Friday-Sunday, limit 4.  Print this $2 off Urban Pie coupon and it’s only $3.47!

I grabbed a case of the green peppers at 49¢ a pound; total was under $5.  Cut into strips, rinse and pat dry, then load up the zips and freeze.  Toss ’em into chili, beef sandwiches, omelets and more and enjoy summer when it’s snowing out.

Gluten-free clearance @Jewel


Lots and lots of Bob’s Red Mill regular and gluten-free products on the clearance cart at the Lisle Jewel.  Also turbinado sugar…which I pretty much wiped out since I’ve been making quite a bit ginger simple syrup to sweeten our sun tea.

Rosemary-infused olive oil, ginger simple syrup…Rachael Ray, look out!