Welcome to those of you just joining me. I’m a frugal Mum blogger in Chicagoland who covers local and national deals. This week we’ve got a couple of contests going on, a series for newbies getting started on this frugal journey and of course a bunch of freebies in the Granny’s Deals section. So welcome, pull up a chair and grab some tea (English of course!!) and enjoy!

3-day sale thru 3/7

- Gatorade Original, G2 or Tiger .88 Limit 12
- Creamette Pasta .88 Limit 8
- Green Seedless Grapes $1.28 lb
- Sara Lee Black Forest Virginia Brand or Honey Ham $2.49 ½ pound
- Jewel Blue Ribbon Beef Filet Mignon 2/$7
- Farm Raised Salmon 2/$7
- Pepsi, Diet Pepsi or Mountain Dew 12-Pack Cans 4/$11 wyb 4
- Pepsi or Aquafina 6-Pack 4/$4 wyb 4

2 Breasts, 2 Legs, 2 Thighs, 2 Wings

Unadvertised deals:

Save $10 on your next order when you buy $30 worth of Johnson & Johnson’s products. 3/5 –

Deal idea:

* Buy Johnson’s baby care at 2/$6. Buy 6. Use 6 $1 J&J coupons (there are tons floating around)

* Buy Onetouch ultra mini 14.99. Use $13.97 off coupon from last week’s SS

* Spend about $6 out of pocket and get $10 back!

Hot Hot Smokin Hot Deal:

There are overlapping CAT deals for Kraft 2% cheese starting 3/6! You have to do this deal between 3/6 and 3/15/09.

Deal 1) Spend $25 or More when you Buy Select Kraft, Starkist, Arnold, Brownberry or Oroweat products between 3/4 and 3/22 and get $10 CAT.

Deal 2) 3/6 – 3/29: Buy 2 kraft 2% cheese, get $1 CAT, Buy 3 kraft 2% cheese, get $2 CAT

Buy 4 kraft 2% cheese, get $3 CAT

Deal Idea:

* Buy 7 bricks or shredded 2% cheese at $2/bag (**sale price through 3/15**).

* Spend $14 out of pocket and get back one $10 and one $3 catalina.

* $1 for 7 things of cheese!!

Jewel gas rewards info here.

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There is also a great service where you can buy coupons for super cheap. Check it out here.

Gathering deals for the Grocery Gathering.

Don’t you have to spend $25 to get the $10 cat? How could it be $14 out of pocket?

Sweet deal, Clair! I linked up to ya.

I just picked up 4 this last Sunday for $3. I may have to go back for 7 more for $1, though! We use cheese on/in everything! 🙂

Have a great weekend!

~Jaycie

How would you get $30 in cats for the one touch + 6 J&Js? How would that triple stack it?

19.99(14.99) +18 = $38 ($33) getting you one cat, not three?

Or am I missing something here?

I also have some blinkies for 75 cents off Kraft cheese. Yahoo!

Stink! Des J I’m so0 sorry I hot the wrong key at midnight last night. you’d get $10 back, making it a decent deal on baby stuff.

Lori – I understand but for some reason it’s working. What am I missing? Hmmmmmmm…

Girls – the shelf item for the bricks of cheese are $4 each so 7x$4 is over the $25! That’s why it works…I think!

Are you sure the 2% shredded is included in the first deal? It isn’t in the picture, so just curious if I am missing something

The cat reads: buy kraft 2% natural chunk, shreds and snacking cheese 6oz or larger. Includes 2% natural chunk, 2% natural slices, 2% cracker cuts, 2% cubes, crumbles & 2% shredded cheese.

So…..if i buy 14 bags can I get $26 in cats? or is there a limit in one transaction? I can’t find this in my ad anywhere. Do you know if its posted? Even looked at online ad. My Jewel gets nasty sometimes!!!! 🙁

Laura

It wasn’t in my Jewel ad either, but I went and did the deal this morning and it worked! We bought 3 bricks of cheese and 4 bags of the shredded and it gave us $13 back in catalinas! Thanks Clair! I did have one question though, do you have to buy the 2% to get the deal? I did this morning and it worked but I didn’t know if it is strictly on the 2%.

Just got back from Jewel and the cheese offer worked… I purchased 6 2% bricks and 1 2% bag for $14 OOP and it gave me $13 back at the register… Do you know if this is also valid on the new 2% No Growth Hormone Kraft bricks as well? They are a bit smaller, 6 oz rather than 8 oz but I thought it would be fun to try the new flavors.

I’m fairly sure it’s strictly 2% as those are the deals that criss cross. You can roll these and rinse and repeat but I would do one set at a time just to make sure. I’d also do it in the self checkout lane to avoid anyone getting annoyed!

I just got back from Jewel – I picked up 7 2% cheeses and the $10 cat and $3 cat both came out! Thanks!

I got 7 bags of cheese and got the $10 cat, but the $3 cat did not print out. However, I also did the Crystal Lite 3/$1 and got a $2 cat back on that. Do you think that might have messed with the $3 cat deal?

I rolled it a few times, ending up with 21 bags for a net of $3! However, I do NOT recommend rolling it in the self checkout. When I rolled in the self check, it put in a coupon alert, and the cashier had to open up and look at the coupons. When I did it in the regular aisle, there were no problems or beeps. Go through a regular checker on this one.

I did this deal yesterday — two different stores had different selections of cheese available —

store #1

2 bags 2% cheddar

2 bricks 6oz 2% blends

3 bricks 8oz flavors

$14.14 with $10 and $3.00 coupons back! 🙂

store #2

1 bag 2% mozzarella

1 bag 2% colby jack

2 bricks 6oz 2% blends

3 bricks 8oz flavors

$14.14 with $10 and $3.00 coupons back! 🙂

I used self checkout and had no problem. Store 2, I bought more stuff, and used the coupons I just got to pay for that, spending only $1.26 cash!

You are getting the 3.00 cat for buying 4 – 2% kraft cheeses. When you add an extra 2 cheeses(those could be the regular cheeses) and a 1.00 filler item – such as a Kraft Easy Mac cup, this brings your total up to 25.00, which qualifies you for the 10.00. I did this several times. So for 13.00 oop, you get 13.00 in cats. Less any coupons you may have.

Totally worked for me… got 7 bags of 2% cheese for $14 and got 13 back in CATS.. yeah!

Hi! I just got back from Jewel – did 2 orders – my first order – I bought 7 packages of 2% Kraft Singles – Rec’d my $10 Cat and not my $3 Cat? My second order I bought 2 bags of shredded, 3 blocks and 2 Singles and rec’d by $10 and $3 Catalina. Does anyone know why I didn’t receive my $3 Catalina on the first order? Still – good deal, but now as good as I had hoped.

You have to do shreds or blocks. The singles don’t work.

This is good thru 3/22 I think!

If you use WAGS catalina it will still spit out Jewel ones.

Just wanted to say thanks so so much for the post. I’ve got cheese for months! 2% Bricks, 2% Bags, and the Natural 6oz bricks too. Jewels here in the Chicago suburbs take expired coupons – so that helps too!

Thanks Claire! I love your blog.

I can’t seem to find the Crystal Light 3/$1 @ the Jewel in Dyer – Am I missing them?

Thanks.

Worked for me today. 7 bags shredded and $13 coupons back.