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  • Post #211 - December 24th, 2015, 5:58 pm
    Post #211 - December 24th, 2015, 5:58 pm Post #211 - December 24th, 2015, 5:58 pm
    bean wrote:Would Instacart work for you? I've used them twice. I can get delivery from Jewel, Mariano's, Whole Foods, Costco & others. It depends on your neighborhood. So far it's helped me out a lot when the weather is bad and/or I'm desperate. Please let me know if this works for you...


    Thanks for the thought, bean. It turns out Instacart hasn't penetrated the SW suburbs yet. I looked into it at the time, and when I entered the zip, they showed me a list of areas they serve, and they're all Chicago and northern suburbs.

    The good news is that Peapod has so far proved very satisfactory, as long as I don't require delivery in Palos Park any sooner than 24 hours from time of order. The Jewel delivery was a lifesaver because they came through for us in getting an emergency delivery to my wife's aunt when we didn't have 24 hours to spare. So they will get all our in-person Palos patronage in perpetuity.
    Pithy quote here.
  • Post #212 - June 14th, 2016, 8:36 pm
    Post #212 - June 14th, 2016, 8:36 pm Post #212 - June 14th, 2016, 8:36 pm
    I've been awfully impressed with the Mighty Vine tomatoes I've had at Monteverde and then purchased at Local Foods. Well imagine my surprise when I found them at the Jewel at Foster and Pulaski this past Sunday. You'll have to check your local Jewel to see if they're all selling them.
    I find the pastrami to be the most sensual of all the salted, cured meats. (Seinfeld)

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  • Post #213 - June 14th, 2016, 8:48 pm
    Post #213 - June 14th, 2016, 8:48 pm Post #213 - June 14th, 2016, 8:48 pm
    BR wrote:I've been awfully impressed with the Mighty Vine tomatoes I've had at Monteverde and then purchased at Local Foods. Well imagine my surprise when I found them at the Jewel at Foster and Pulaski this past Sunday. You'll have to check your local Jewel to see if they're all selling them.


    They've been at Whole Foods (Ashland, Broadway and Kingsbury) since last fall I think.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #214 - June 14th, 2016, 10:15 pm
    Post #214 - June 14th, 2016, 10:15 pm Post #214 - June 14th, 2016, 10:15 pm
    They've been at most Jewels including the one at Ashland and Wellington for the last six months. I love these tomatoes, they're not height of season August ones, but they're damn good for store bought.
    For what we choose is what we are. He should not miss this second opportunity to re-create himself with food. Jim Crace "The Devil's Larder"
  • Post #215 - June 14th, 2016, 10:26 pm
    Post #215 - June 14th, 2016, 10:26 pm Post #215 - June 14th, 2016, 10:26 pm
    Is anyone familiar with the "Kumato" brown tomatoes? We like them very much.

    Riddlemay...living in a 14th floor South Loop Condo, Peapod has been a lifesaver to us, especially in the Winter. VIP customers for over 15 years, but we've seen a steady decline in quality of produce, condition of goods shipped, frequent shorted items, deliveries 3 hours past the time window...you name it. How can you be out of an everyday item for three weeks? We just tried the (Pete's) Instagram today for the first time, and they did well.
    "Bass Trombone is the Lead Trumpet of the Deep."
    Rick Hammett
  • Post #216 - June 15th, 2016, 5:48 pm
    Post #216 - June 15th, 2016, 5:48 pm Post #216 - June 15th, 2016, 5:48 pm
    BR wrote:I've been awfully impressed with the Mighty Vine tomatoes I've had at Monteverde and then purchased at Local Foods. Well imagine my surprise when I found them at the Jewel at Foster and Pulaski this past Sunday. You'll have to check your local Jewel to see if they're all selling them.

    A note of caution. At the Jewel in Munster,In they've had tomatoes displayed atop a stack of Mighty Vine crates that weren't Mighty Vines,so check carefully before purchasing.
  • Post #217 - June 15th, 2016, 5:56 pm
    Post #217 - June 15th, 2016, 5:56 pm Post #217 - June 15th, 2016, 5:56 pm
    Artie wrote:A note of caution. At the Jewel in Munster,In they've had tomatoes displayed atop a stack of Mighty Vine crates that weren't Mighty Vines,so check carefully before purchasing.


    How Jewel-like. I'm not surprised.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #218 - June 16th, 2016, 2:23 am
    Post #218 - June 16th, 2016, 2:23 am Post #218 - June 16th, 2016, 2:23 am
    I had an experience with impressive customer service recently at the Jewel on Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville. I needed (? wanted) mussels for a Thai green curry mussel thing and Mariano's didn't have any. Running short on time, I called Jewel before heading over there. The lady at the fish counter said they had some, not a lot.

    When I got there a few minutes later, she was pulling mussels on ice out of a styrofoam container and checking each one. She set a dozen or so aside in the course of checking them and putting together close to two pounds for me. I took them straight home and put them on ice in the fridge. Later, when I cleaned them and steamed them open, I found they were plump and tasty and not a single one was bad -- precisely because that lady took the trouble to check every one rather than just scoop out two pounds for me. I'm going to stop back over at the store with a thank you note for her and a copy for the store manager.
    "I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."
  • Post #219 - June 16th, 2016, 2:47 am
    Post #219 - June 16th, 2016, 2:47 am Post #219 - June 16th, 2016, 2:47 am
    Katie wrote:Later, when I cleaned them and steamed them open, I found they were plump and tasty and not a single one was bad

    Perhaps you were lucky?
    My last experience getting mussels at Jewel (Evanston, Howard St) was precisely the opposite.
    I wanted to examine the bag of mussels before purchasing, but the woman behind the counter immediately took the bag away, put it on a foam tray, and wrapped it in plastic.
    When we got home and opened the package, I understood why she did that. Upon opening the plastic wrap, the stench of decaying seafood was strong. Out of 118 mussels in the bag, 92 were obviously dead. The tag (which I wasn’t allowed to see in store) indicated the mussels were already three weeks old at the time of sale. Had I known that, or had I been able to smell them in store, I wouldn’t have purchased them.
    I wrote Jewel to tell them of my displeasure ... that was a number of months ago, and I still haven't received a response.
  • Post #220 - June 27th, 2017, 7:32 am
    Post #220 - June 27th, 2017, 7:32 am Post #220 - June 27th, 2017, 7:32 am
    Chicago area grocery store shoppers may soon encounter a red, furry cyclops in the produce section or near the bakery: Jewel-Osco's first mascot.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... story.html
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #221 - June 27th, 2017, 8:44 am
    Post #221 - June 27th, 2017, 8:44 am Post #221 - June 27th, 2017, 8:44 am
    Dave148 wrote:
    Chicago area grocery store shoppers may soon encounter a red, furry cyclops in the produce section or near the bakery: Jewel-Osco's first mascot.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... story.html


    Prefect! That should negate any potential loss of business form the impending Amazon/Whole Foods merger. :roll:
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #222 - September 11th, 2017, 10:59 am
    Post #222 - September 11th, 2017, 10:59 am Post #222 - September 11th, 2017, 10:59 am
    Hi- starting Wednesday, Jewel is going to have their O Organics ground beef on sale for $3.99 a pound. In the big book of savings that is usually in the front of the store, there is a coupon for $2.50 off O Organics ground beef. You must buy $5 worth to use the coupon though. If you buy two pounds of ground beef, and use the coupon, you can get 2 pounds of organic ground beef for $5.48, which is a really good deal.

    There are also coupons for other O Organics products such as cheese and chicken, and coupons for Lucerne products, including $1 off a dozen eggs, and a coupon for Lucerne milk. To complicate things though, I was in Jewel last night, and Jewel has brought back Jewel milk for $2.49, although they still had Lucerne milk for $2.69. All of their Lucerne milk was short dated. Apparently they are bringing back other Jewel products such as bread, buns and eggs, and they have Jewel eggs on sale for $1 starting Wednesday, but the $1 coupon is only good on Lucerne eggs, which I am not really sure they are going to be carrying any more. Perhaps some Jewel stores will let you use the Lucerne coupon on the Jewel eggs? Somebody did not think this out very well. BTW- Starting Wednesday Jewel milk is also going to be on sale for $1.99, and you can get Lucerne milk for free if you purchase two packages of Jimmy Dean sausage. Hope this helps, Nancy
  • Post #223 - September 12th, 2017, 12:16 pm
    Post #223 - September 12th, 2017, 12:16 pm Post #223 - September 12th, 2017, 12:16 pm
    Hi- Over on mashupmom, somebody posted that in order to use the $2.50 coupon for the O Organics grass fed ground beef, you do not have to purchase $5 worth of ground beef. You only have to purchase $5 worth of groceries, and so you can get a pound of organic grass fed ground beef for $1.49. BTW- Fresh Thyme also has grass fed ground beef on sale for $3.99 a pound starting tomorrow. It is not organic though. Hope this helps, Nancy
  • Post #224 - September 17th, 2017, 12:58 pm
    Post #224 - September 17th, 2017, 12:58 pm Post #224 - September 17th, 2017, 12:58 pm
    Hi- Just reminding people that the O Organics grass fed ground beef is still on sale through Tuesday for $3.99 a pound, and there is a coupon for $2.50 off a package, which brings it to $1.49 a pound. The coupon is located in the big book of savings, which is usually located at the front of the store next to the sale ads. There are also other $2.50 coupons for O Organics chicken and beef, as well as coupons for Open Nature and Lucerne products. They have Lucerne cottage cheese on sale for $2, and there is a $1 off coupon for it in the big book of savings. The ground beef coupon says limit one coupon per transaction and one coupon per customer. All of the Jewel stores are supposedly waiving that requirement, and letting people purchase multiple packages. Some Jewel stores even have a coupon taped to the packages. The store I go to on Chicago Avenue did not do this the last time I was there on Wednesday, and so most people I suspect did not know that this was such a good deal, and they had plenty left to buy. A few of the stores have temporarily run out though. Somebody at mashupmom said she hit two different Jewel stores, Palos Heights and Hickory Hills, and bought a total of 25 packages of ground beef. They also have patties on sale for $4.29, and so $1.79 with the coupon. There are also reports of some Jewel stores marking down some short dated O Organics whole chickens to $.99 a pound, and so with the $2.50 coupon for that it is a good deal.

    Has anybody tried the O Organics ground beef? Is it good? Thanks, Nancy
  • Post #225 - September 17th, 2017, 4:29 pm
    Post #225 - September 17th, 2017, 4:29 pm Post #225 - September 17th, 2017, 4:29 pm
    Hi- I was just on the Jewel Facebook page, and they are doing a farm to table dinner at their 370 N. Des Plaines location in Chicago on 9/21 starting at 6:00pm. The tickets are only $20. It includes wine. Apparently Washburne is involved with this. Here is the link to sign up.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farm-to-ta ... 7548327057

    Apparently concerning the Lucerne milk, they had a lot of complaints that the milk was going bad before it's expiration date, and that is why they brought back the Jewel milk. Hope this helps, Nancy
  • Post #226 - September 17th, 2017, 5:20 pm
    Post #226 - September 17th, 2017, 5:20 pm Post #226 - September 17th, 2017, 5:20 pm
    NFriday wrote:Has anybody tried the O Organics ground beef? Is it good? Thanks, Nancy

    We bought the 4 patties in a pound pack, and grilled the burgers last night. Good beefy flavor. Probably better than the Costco ground beef, but it could have been the home-grown tomatoes that made me think that.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #227 - September 18th, 2017, 10:18 pm
    Post #227 - September 18th, 2017, 10:18 pm Post #227 - September 18th, 2017, 10:18 pm
    I was at the Jewel on Chicago Avenue tonight, and I got my free hummus. All they had of the O Organics ground beef were the patties. I am sure a couple of coupon queens cleaned them out of the other packages. I even cut out one of the $2.50 coupons, and left it on top of one of the packages of patties, and 15 minutes later it was still there, and they had not sold any more patties. Apparently in some stores they were taping the coupon onto the package of ground beef. They did have Lucerne large eggs on sale for $1.29, and so with the $1 off coupon it was $.29 a dozen. The cashier told me that she thought that eventually they were going to be getting rid of the Lucerne milk and eggs, and only carry Jewel brand. Apparently people were complaining that the Lucerne milk was going bad before the expiration date on the bottle. Hope this helps, Nancy
  • Post #228 - September 23rd, 2017, 4:41 pm
    Post #228 - September 23rd, 2017, 4:41 pm Post #228 - September 23rd, 2017, 4:41 pm
    I stopped in a the Jewel on Chicago Ave. right after i made my final trip to the farmer's market. They had a lot more of the O Organics ground beef this time. They also had a sign up saying you could get it for $1.49 if you used the coupon, but it did not tell you where you could get the coupon. They probably only had about 20 of the books with the coupon in it left. Hopefully the cashiers had a coupon that they could scan. They are doing this at some Jewels, but this Jewel is not know for its customer service. I was tempted to buy a package of it to see how it was, but I don't eat a lot of red meat, and I got another 20 huge red peppers for $5 today from Nichol's, and I would rather make room in my freezer for red peppers than ground beef. I don't have a large freezer.

    I noticed today that the price on the Saturday salad bar has gone up to $3.49 a pound, which is still a good deal. I got lettuce at the farmer's market though today. Jewel has their Open Nature chicken sausage on clearance for $2.49. Hope this helps, Nancy
  • Post #229 - September 23rd, 2017, 10:09 pm
    Post #229 - September 23rd, 2017, 10:09 pm Post #229 - September 23rd, 2017, 10:09 pm
    That's odd about the coupons. The Mount Prospect Jewel has been taping them to each package.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #230 - Yesterday, 12:30 am
    Post #230 - Yesterday, 12:30 am Post #230 - Yesterday, 12:30 am
    When I was in this same Jewel on Sunday, all they had were the patties, and they were not even telling people about the coupon, and so of course people were not buying ground beef. Apparently a directive came down from corporate to all the stores to allow people to purchase as many packages as they want. Some of the stores are taping the coupon to the package, and some just have you go to the register, where they have a coupon they will scan. I also heard that one Jewel is not advertising the sale, and yes you can get unlimited packages, but you have to get the coupon from somebody in the meat department.

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