Here are the top deals to be found at Chicago grocery stores Jewel-Osco for the week of Feb. 10, with coupon matchups. I don't list every item from the Wednesday grocery ad, only those that are close to their low prices or those that have a good coupon available. My favorite deal this week is the ConAgra "spend $25, get $10" Catalina deal, which I explain below. Also not bad: Maruchan Yakisoba is buy one, get one free @ $1.39, so if you have two 50-cent coupons from the 1/2 SmartSource, it's only 39 cents for two packs.
(A note about coupons: The coupon inserts I'll refer to here are SmartSource, RedPlum and the P&G Brand Saver, which come in your Sunday paper. Avid couponers save their Sunday inserts, so they can go back and clip the necessary coupons when a sale comes up. I'll tell you the date the coupon appeared, and if you still have your inserts, you can dig them out and clip it. I'll also tell you where to find printable coupons online. For more coupon tips, see my post on how to maximize coupon savings.)
And, here are the deals:
boneless, skinless chicken breasts $1.88/lb.
Anjou pears or red delicious apples 88 cents/lb.
Jewel sweet wheat or family size white bread, Bumble Bee solid white tuna 5 oz. 88 cents each
Prego pasta sauce 23-24 oz. $1.28 (use $1 off 3 coupon from the 1/2 SmartSource)
CATALINA DEAL: Spend $25 on these ConAgra products, get a $10 coupon to spend like cash on your next order. Valid through 2/16 (it is already working).
For an explanation of why couponers get excited about Jewel's Catalina deals, see my Catalina intro over on Wise Bread. Also see this spreadsheet from participants in the message board at Couponers Wanted listing more products included in the deal.
The ad shows the following products/card prices. I added coupons -- most are from the 1/2 and 1/23 SmartSource Sunday inserts.
$1: Hunt's Snack Pack pudding (60 cents off 3, 1/2 SmartSource), Swiss Miss hot cocoa, Hunt's pasta sauce (use $1 off 3 from the 1/23 SmartSource), Gulden's mustard 12 oz., Hunt's ketchup, Andy Capp's Hot Fries, Manwich, Chef Boyardee canned or microwave cups (35 cents off 3 in the 1/2 SmartSource), Blue Bonnet margarine quarters or tubs, Banquet Brown N Serve breakfast or entrees, Hunt's canned tomatoes 14.5-15.25 oz. (45 cents off 3 in the 1/23 SmartSource)
$1.25: Wolf Chili 15 oz. (75 cents off 2 coupon in the 1/23 SmartSource), Healthy Choice soup ($1 off 2 in the 1/2 SmartSource)
$1.69: Peter Pan peanut butter 16.3 oz. (50 cents off 1 in the 1/2 SmartSource)
$2: Healthy Choice Lunch Steamers, Natural Entrees, Select Entrees (buy 5, get 1 free for any of those in the 1/2 SmartSource) or Kid Cuisine, Healthy Choice soup 14 oz. bowls ($1 off 2 in the 1/2 SmartSource)
$2.50 Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers, Marie Callender's Homestyle Creations, Pam Cooking Spray ($1.50 off 2 Pam cooking spray)
$2.99 Reddi-wip 6.5-7 oz.
$3: Healthy Choice Complete Meals or Cafe Steamers (that coupon from the 1/2 SmartSource for buy 5, get 1 should also apply to either of those), Marie Callender's dinners or Fresh Flavor Steamers
$3.49 Wesson oil 48 oz.
$5 Snapple 6-pack (FYI folks on Couponers Wanted have been saying the Snapple's not working so you might not get your $10 coupon if you include this in your $25 purchase. But anyway, there are $1 off coupons for Snapple in the 1/30 SmartSource.)
I'll do a separate post soon with suggested ways to do this Catalina deal to get the $10 coupon while spending the least possible money.
Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero or Sprite 24-packs, 2 for $11, must buy 2
Brownberry/Arnold or Dutch Country bread $1.99
BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE WITH IN-STORE COUPON, MIX AND MATCH (Look for the coupon by the meat case.)
Hormel Always Tender pork roast or tenderloin, beef sirloin tip roast or steak
REGULAR BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE
cantaloupe @ $2.99, Dean's ice cream, Tyson bacon @ $5.99, Chef's Kitchen pizza @ $5.59, Cheetos or Fritos @ $2.99, Chef's Kitchen spinach dip @ $4.99, President's Gold or Green Foil Brie 7 oz., Filippo Berio olive oil (identical item only) 25.3 oz. (print two $1 off coupons here), Nestle 8-pack snack tray @ $1.99, Old Orchard apple juice 64 oz. @ $3.49, Oberweis chocolate milk 64 oz. @ $3.99, Thomas' bagels 20 oz. @ $5.09 (!), Dixie Ultra plates or bowls or Vanity Fair napkins 100-ct., Maruchan Yakisoba 4 oz. @ $1.39 (use two 50 cents off 1 coupons from the 1/2 SmartSource to get two for 39 cents -- 20 cents each)
Free Lighthouse dressing (up to $2.99 value) when you buy one each: hot house seedless cucumbers, baby carrots, romaine hearts and grape tomatoes.
MANUFACTURER'S COUPONS IN THE AD
Free Rice-a-Roni or Pasta-Roni when you buy Hillshire Farm smoked sausage rope or links (max value $1), expires 3/5 (along with this you should be able to use the coupon for $.75 off Hillshire smoked sausage from the 1/23 RedPlum)
Coupon matchups from the Hot Coupon World database.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun