First of all I just want to give a loud shoutout to those of you that commented on this post and defended my honor. It really was sweet of you and made me feel a million times better. But, because there’s now 42 comments over there and the deal is continuing I thought I’d move it here so that we can clear some things up.
While you’re out grocery shopping this week don’t forget about the FREE Tyson Skillet Meal here, FREE Healthy Ones Deli Meat here, and FREE money from Tombstone here.
Here’s the scoop: From August 2 to August 12th when you spend $30 on certain products you’ll get back $15 in catalinas (that’s the little machine next to the cash register that spits out coupons. These will be in 3 x $5 increments) Well, the great thing with Jewel and the reason this works so nicely is that it goes off of sale prices so you need to spend $30 in sale prices but then when you use your preferred card, that price will be less and you’ll still get $15 back!!
The confusion is to whether it’s working off shelf (as I first suspected) or sale. i’ve heard people say both so let’s just state exact deals that work as this is really confusing for a lot of people (including me!!)
Some of you are reporting the deal not working. This may be because of a couple of things:
1) The catalina machine is simply not working. To ensure it is check that the green light is solid not flashing (Thanks to my friend, Des, for this one!)
2) You’re not spending $30 to get the money back. To ensure that you do I recommend going and scanning all your items before using your Jewel card to ensure you get up to $30. Take a couple of extra items with you just in case like I did then if it’s only $28 you don’t panic but add another item. Then scan your card so that the price is lowered to the preferred price.
3) As noted by Lori and someone else Jewel cashiers are now saying this deal only works twice a day per preferred card. I’d never heard of that but that could explain it if you’re trying to do it a bunch.
As I am SURE that these two deals below worked for me and should work for you if followed exactly (you have to buy ORGANIC pasta sauce as it’s more expensive) then I’m gonna keep these two up. What I’m asking is that people then comment below with deals that worked for them and how they did it. This is the place for helping each other out so share away and let’s all get some free food!
Just another note: The ideal situation is that the difference between the sale price and preferred price is huge which is why it works so well with the Breyers. Sale price: around $6 (which gets you to $30 QUICKLY) then preferred is only $3 (which means you hardly pay anything!) That was my strategy when trying to work these out.
Speaking of FREE food, DON’T Forget this deal for $25 worth of FREE Kraft food at Jewel starting 8/7/09.
A $5 catalina good for your next order at that store
A form for a $20 mail in rebate.
This means that as long as you purchase these items your food will be free. As in zilch, zippo, zero. Thanks Kraft for $25 worth of FREE food! Here’s the details. Don’t forget to use coupons to make it an even better deal!!!
7 jars of Bertolli Organic pasta sauce at $4.49 each ($31.43 Shelf price), $14 preferred.
Receive $15 in catalinas. That means you are getting something back that you can spend on anything at Jewel. Do the deal again (they all roll!!) or just get $15 of stuff you need!!!!
Final Price: FREE plus $1 overage!!! Moneymaker!!!
Then, the other great thing is this rolls so you could now buy:
5 x 1.5QT Breyer’s ice cream at $6.49 each $32.45 shelf price), $15 preferred.
Pay $15. You could pay with the catalinas from the above transaction to make your out of pocket $0!!!
Receive $15 in catalinas.
Final Price: FREE!!
UPDATED: Use this coupon if you like for $1/2. I also got back a $4/5 catalina when I bought mine!!!