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  • Post #2221 - August 31st, 2023, 7:07 pm
    Post #2221 - August 31st, 2023, 7:07 pm Post #2221 - August 31st, 2023, 7:07 pm
    I have tons of the macaroni and potato salad coupons. I never saw any FA coupons for shredded cheese. I am going to try to get three packages of the sliced cheese. I also have one Signature Select ice cream left I might use up, and I might use one of my chips coupons as well as a few of the spice coupons. A lot of the coupons I have left are for produce, and I don't buy a lot of produce when the farmer's market is open. I also have two Soleil coupons left to use up, and they will be $1.67 then. I have one $5 floral left to use up, but I don't know what I would use it on. I better get going to Jewel.
  • Post #2222 - August 31st, 2023, 11:03 pm
    Post #2222 - August 31st, 2023, 11:03 pm Post #2222 - August 31st, 2023, 11:03 pm
    Well I went to the Wilmette Green Bay Jewel tonight to use up some more FA coupons. I used up $8 worth of coupons, and I saved 49% on my purchase. I still had a $5 floral, but I was not sure what I could get for $5, and so I passed on it. I should have gotten another mum plant when I was there on Sunday.

    The store had tons of the $3.98 shrimp that was there on Sunday, but the price had gone up to $20.98, and yes I scanned a bag to see if it was really $20.98. All of the shrimp is going to expire on 9/18, and so unless they mark it down again, most of it is going to go to waste. I heard that this shrimp sat in a warehouse for two years, and so that is why they have been selling it so cheap.

    Jewel had blueberries in stock finally, but when I scanned it, it was $4.98 a pint. I was really frustrated when I got to checkout because the store had just closed down the self checkout, and so I had to go to a cashier. I brought four plastic bags to put my groceries in. The cashier told me that the Wilmette store did not charge for bags. I told her that I lived in Evanston, and I knew that. She then proceeds to double bag my groceries so I have extra bags to use. At least she did not bag my sparkling water, which I asked her not to.

    I saved a ton of money using the coupons from the Flavor Adventure game, and I am going to miss the game. It seems like the game was a lot more productive this year.
  • Post #2223 - September 5th, 2023, 6:11 am
    Post #2223 - September 5th, 2023, 6:11 am Post #2223 - September 5th, 2023, 6:11 am
    SEPT 6-12: here are the best Jewel coupons
    Rave Apples 49/lb
    Strawberries 99
    Organic Heirloom Tomatoes 99/lb
    Signature Farms Dutch Red, Yellow or Gemstone Potatoes 1.88 24oz
    Green Giant Boxed Vegetables 99
    Totino's Pizza Rolls 15 ct. or Party Pizza 9.8-10.7 oz. 99
    Planters Peanuts 2 for $3
    Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream 2.99
    Saturday Sampler: free Fast Twitch drink
  • Post #2224 - September 5th, 2023, 2:23 pm
    Post #2224 - September 5th, 2023, 2:23 pm Post #2224 - September 5th, 2023, 2:23 pm
    Hi- I noticed that Jewel has heirloom organic tomatoes for $.99 a pound which is a really good deal. I wonder if it is going to be like the organic peaches that they had on sale for $.99 a pound, but when I went to Jewel they did not have any. There are only so many organic heirloom tomatoes around, and plus a lot of them do not meet Jewels standards.

    For those people who live in the Evanston area, please go to the Evanston farmer's market this Saturday instead. Last Saturday. Henry Brockman who is certified organic, had his tomato seconds marked down to $4 a heaped up quart, which means you got around three pounds for $4. They were wonderful, but they were mostly ripe, and had to be used up in a couple of days. They were way better than any tomatoes you could get at Jewel this week. With all of the warm weather we have been having, I am pretty sure that Henry will be having his tomato specials again this Saturday. I got there right before he closed Saturday, and he still had lots of tomatoes left. He had his number 1 tomatoes for $8 a quart, which is still a really good deal. Heirloom tomatoes do not produce really well, and they are ugly, but they taste wonderful. He had sales on his peck tomatoes too.
  • Post #2225 - September 5th, 2023, 3:41 pm
    Post #2225 - September 5th, 2023, 3:41 pm Post #2225 - September 5th, 2023, 3:41 pm
    (Comments not mine)
    Jewel ad highlights 9/6-9/13Honestly typically the week after a holiday is usually less than special....the 4U are pretty good but not the best ad ever

    Cover story
    $3.99 USDA Choice Boneless Beef Chuck roast limit 10 pounds
    $4.99 Boneless Top Sirloin steak
    4U Rave apples .49 pound limit 6 pounds
    Strawberries .99 limit 2
    "Official grocery store of the Chicago Bears" with a QR code that says "score more savings" will look into that later.
    Fresh Atlantic Salmon fillet or 13-15 Wild Red shrimp $7.99 pound
    4U Organic Heirloom tomatoes .99 a pound limit 5(OH~~ hoping these are good quality )
    California grapes all colors $1.99 pound
    B1G1 FREE pork loin chops sold by the pound, Jennie O turkey ground
    4U Propel .99 limit 10
    4U Green Giant boxed vegetables .99 limit 10
    4U Totinos box 15 ct pizza rolls or small party pizza .99 limit 4
    4U Planters Peanuts in cans 16 oz 2/$3 wyb 2 limit 2
    4U Doritos or Cheetos $2.99 limit 1 each
    4U Home Run Inn, Rosatis, Gino's East or Connies pizzas $5 must buy 2 limit 2
    Keebler cookies B1G1 free
    Coffee Mate creamers 32 oz $3.99
    Chobani's greek yogurt cups 10/$10
    4U Utz barrels $4.99 limit 1
    4U Gold Peak 18.5 oz bottles 4/$7 limit 4
    4U Core Power 2/$6 must by 2 limit 2
    4U Frito Lay singles multipack 18 ct $9.99
    4U Cheezits, Keebler cracker packs, Parm Crisps $1.88 limit 3
    4U Huggies little movers, little snugglers, or pull ups learning pants $7.99 limit 1
    4U Herdez queso dip $1.99 limit 2 (OMG this was soooooo good last time)
    4U Chips Ahoy, Belvita Breakfast biscuits 2/$4 must buy 2
    4U Jewel Bagels 20 oz $2.49 limit 2
    4U Quaker Chewy bars Valu pack $2.99 limit 2
    4U Crush, Manzanita sol, Brisk, Dole, Mug or Schweppers $4.99 limit 3 must buy 3
    Hot deals
    Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Capn Crunch cereal, life, Quaker instant Oatmeal, Chewy granola bars, Rice Krispies Treats, Pop Tarts, Pearl Milling Pancake mix, Pearl Milling Syrup $1.99 wyb in 4s
    Tostitos, Ruffles, Utz, or Zapps chips, OKe Doke popcorn, or Garrett popcorn $2.99 multiples of 3
    Coca Cola, pepsi, or Dr Pepper 6 pack 16.9 oz $2.99 limit 8
    Gatorade 8 pack 20 oz $5.99
    Saturday Sampler 9/9-9/11 FREE Fast Twitch Energy
    new game jewelscoregreatdeals dot com
    Buy the products and get a code at the bottom of your receipt
    one code entered per person per week...that and the sales this week is all I know.
    Participating products:(not overly impressed with the prices or wyb 3s)
    Nature Made vitamins or supplements bogo
    Minute Ready to serve rice cups bogo
    McCormick red cap spices 25% off
    La Providencia High lime corn tortillas 2/$1
    Vitaminwater 4/$5
    So Delicious or Silk yogurt or Essential water 3/$5
    Splash Blast 2/$5
    Jolly Time popcorn 6 pack $2.99
    Dannon Activia or Yo Crunch multipacks Danimals 2/$6
    Silk Almond Milk, Sabra Hummus with Pretzel crisps $3.49
    Pepperidge Farm godfish or Hormel Black Label Canadian bacon 2/$7
    Fat boy ice cream sandwiches cones or bars $3.99
    Lays Chips $3.99 wyb 2
    McCormick Ground Black pepper or Nonnis Biscotti Cites $3.99
    7 up 10 pk mini or Polar 8 pk 12 oz $3.99 wyb 3
    Skinny Pop popcorn $3.99 wyb 3
    Kraft singles 16 oz $4.49
    Yoplait yogurt fridge pack 8 cups $4.99
    Bellatoria Ultra Thin pizza 2/$10
    Nature Nate's Honey bear $5.49
    Hershey Reeses popcorn $5.99 wyb 3 (@@)
    GH Cretors popcorn or Hot pockets Deliwich $5.99
    Aidell's smoked sausage or meatballs 12 oz $6.99
    Vito & Nicks pizza $6.99
    Other stuff on sale
    Stella cheese cups b1g1
    Fresh perdue breaded chicken b1g1
    Cathy2

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  • Post #2226 - September 7th, 2023, 8:28 pm
    Post #2226 - September 7th, 2023, 8:28 pm Post #2226 - September 7th, 2023, 8:28 pm
    Did anybody get the $.99 a pound organic heirloom tomatoes at Jewel? I wonder if they will have them. For those people who live in Evanston, Henry Brockman is going to have his heirloom and beefsteak tomatoes on sale this Saturday again. The heirloom ones I got last Saturday were really good.

    Jewel is having a three day flash sale starting tomorrow. It is all stuff for tailgating, including chips and B1G1F guacamole and pop.
  • Post #2227 - September 7th, 2023, 10:27 pm
    Post #2227 - September 7th, 2023, 10:27 pm Post #2227 - September 7th, 2023, 10:27 pm
    And for those who live near a Garden Fresh, they had some heirlooms @ $1.69 today in several colors. I didn't buy because we are still overrun with homegrown tomatoes.
  • Post #2228 - September 8th, 2023, 6:38 am
    Post #2228 - September 8th, 2023, 6:38 am Post #2228 - September 8th, 2023, 6:38 am
    Think I'll be grabbing some guac and chips. Wings are a fine price, but I'm undecided.

    FLASH SALE! Valid 9/8-9/10 Only!

    Oreo 10.1-14.3 oz., Select Varieties $1.99 each, Limit 2
    Jay’s Potato Chips 10 oz. or Snyder’s Pretzels 16 oz., Select Varieties $1.88 each, Limit 2
    Dr Pepper, Canada Dry or 7-UP 12 pk., 12 oz. Cans or 8 pk., 12 oz. Bottles $3.99 each, MB3, Limit 3
    Gatorade 28 oz. 99¢ each, MB10, Limit 10
    El Ranchero Tortilla Chips 12-14 oz. or Mission Street Taco 10-24 ct. 4/$5, Limit 4
    White Castle Sliders 16 ct. $9.99 each, Limit 2
    Ball Park Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns 14-15 oz. or Rosen Rolls 13.7-17 oz. $2.49 each
    Fresh Made Guacamole Mild, Hot or Southwest BOGO Single Item Price $6.99 lb.
    Fresh Signature Farms Chicken Wings Value Pack $1.49 lb., Limit 2 packages
    Miller or Coors 12 pk. 12 oz., Cans or Bottles, Select Varieties $5.99 each, Limit 4 of each (Chicagoland Only)
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  • Post #2229 - September 8th, 2023, 10:40 pm
    Post #2229 - September 8th, 2023, 10:40 pm Post #2229 - September 8th, 2023, 10:40 pm
    I was at the Wilmette Jewel on Green Bay tonight, and they had NW cherries on sale for $2.99 a pound, and I looked at the $.99 a pound heirloom tomatoes tonight, and 2/3rds of them were dead ripe. If you live in the Evanston area, please go to the Evanston farmer's market tomorrow, and get a quart of seconds from Henry Brockman that are on sale for $4, and his are way better than what I saw at Jewel tonight.

    A Facebook group that I belong to just posted the upcoming Jewel ad, and they are putting Progresso soup on sale for $1.49 with a limit of six, and cheerios on sale for $1.99, and there is a rebate from General Mills that if you buy ten of their products that are on their approved list, you get $25 back, and so if you spend $16.99 at Jewel starting Wednesday, you can get $25 back. Info about the rebate is in the latest Jewel ad. There is a slew of stuff you can buy to get the rebate, including Old El Paso, lots of cereal, Progresso soup, yoplait yogurt, Betty Crocker , Muir Glen canned tomatoes, and Annies mac and cheese. The rebate expires on 10/31.

    The Mission tortillas that are on sale right now at Jewel have a $1 off two coupon attached to them. Hope this helps, Nancy
  • Post #2230 - September 9th, 2023, 5:02 pm
    Post #2230 - September 9th, 2023, 5:02 pm Post #2230 - September 9th, 2023, 5:02 pm
    I don't know how many people live near Schaumburg, but apparently there is a new Tony's that has just opened up there, and so at least one of the Jewels in Schaumburg has a bunch of stuff 75% off to try to compete with them.
  • Post #2231 - September 13th, 2023, 10:10 am
    Post #2231 - September 13th, 2023, 10:10 am Post #2231 - September 13th, 2023, 10:10 am
    My Jewel is doing the lb/oz game with Mahi Mahi this week.
    Filets are $4.99/lb
    6oz portions are $4.99 each.

    At any rate, I bought a good amount a few weeks ago at 4.99lb, and vac sealed a decent amount to toss in the freezer after a few fish fry trials. At 4.99/lb, it's not that bad at all. The cook really fast, so gotta watch the temps, or they dry out quickly. I did see, however, during a recon mission, that Caputo's put them on sale for 4.99/lb about a month ago, and they were already vacuum sealed. I would have bought the lot, but I was a day late on the sale. I just wanted to check since I was in the store for a few other things. The Jewel filets were frozen, but placed on the little styrofoam trays wrapped in plastic.
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  • Post #2232 - September 14th, 2023, 11:11 pm
    Post #2232 - September 14th, 2023, 11:11 pm Post #2232 - September 14th, 2023, 11:11 pm
    Jewel has a flash sale this Saturday 9/16.
  • Post #2233 - September 15th, 2023, 6:11 am
    Post #2233 - September 15th, 2023, 6:11 am Post #2233 - September 15th, 2023, 6:11 am
    For the first time in ages, a weekend freebie I'd actually use: Nestle "plant-based" semi-sweet morsels. The originals have milkfat.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #2234 - September 15th, 2023, 6:44 am
    Post #2234 - September 15th, 2023, 6:44 am Post #2234 - September 15th, 2023, 6:44 am
    NFriday wrote:Jewel has a flash sale this Saturday 9/16.

    Signature Farms 73% lean ground beef sold in 3 pound chubs $5.97
    Roma tomatoes, Maradol Papaya, Tomatillos, and Jalapeno peppers, white onions, or poblano peppers .69 a pound
    La Preferida or Goya pinto beans 29 oz 2/$3
    La Preferida refried beans 16 oz 2/$3
    Jarritos soda 1.5 liter 2/$3
    V&V Shredded Chihuahua cheese 32 oz $8.88 limit 2
    V&V Crema 15 oz $2.99 each
    V&V Supremo Queso Fresco 8 oz $3.99 each
    Toppo Chico 12 pack 12 oz bottles $10.99 limit 4
    Modelo 12 pack 12 oz cans or bottles select varieties $12.99 limit 2
    except in IN/IA $14.99 limit 2
    Cathy2

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  • Post #2235 - September 15th, 2023, 5:53 pm
    Post #2235 - September 15th, 2023, 5:53 pm Post #2235 - September 15th, 2023, 5:53 pm
    I saw the Nestle plant based chips on clearance a few weeks ago at Jewel. I think they were Nestle. I definitely know they were plant based. They were 50% off.
  • Post #2236 - September 15th, 2023, 11:03 pm
    Post #2236 - September 15th, 2023, 11:03 pm Post #2236 - September 15th, 2023, 11:03 pm
    I was at the Wilmette Jewel on Green Bay tonight, and they had lots of frozen dinners on clearance, including four different Healthy Choice ones, two Amy's, some Banquet, and all of their Signature Select frozen dinners. I think all of the Jewel stores have them on clearance. The Saturday Sampler at Jewel is Coke y3000, which is a limited edition coke.
  • Post #2237 - September 16th, 2023, 9:01 am
    Post #2237 - September 16th, 2023, 9:01 am Post #2237 - September 16th, 2023, 9:01 am
    JoelF wrote:For the first time in ages, a weekend freebie I'd actually use: Nestle "plant-based" semi-sweet morsels. The originals have milkfat.
    I hope this is a future Saturday Sampler? Today's is Coke Y3000, which I will definitely try. Can always use free chocolate!
  • Post #2238 - September 16th, 2023, 11:48 am
    Post #2238 - September 16th, 2023, 11:48 am Post #2238 - September 16th, 2023, 11:48 am
    tjr wrote:
    JoelF wrote:For the first time in ages, a weekend freebie I'd actually use: Nestle "plant-based" semi-sweet morsels. The originals have milkfat.
    I hope this is a future Saturday Sampler? Today's is Coke Y3000, which I will definitely try. Can always use free chocolate!

    It came in an email on Friday, it's in my Deals, good through the 26th
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #2239 - September 16th, 2023, 3:40 pm
    Post #2239 - September 16th, 2023, 3:40 pm Post #2239 - September 16th, 2023, 3:40 pm
    JoelF wrote:
    tjr wrote:
    JoelF wrote:For the first time in ages, a weekend freebie I'd actually use: Nestle "plant-based" semi-sweet morsels. The originals have milkfat.
    I hope this is a future Saturday Sampler? Today's is Coke Y3000, which I will definitely try. Can always use free chocolate!

    It came in an email on Friday, it's in my Deals, good through the 26th

    Not in my Deals. Darn :( Guess you're lucky or a better Jewel customer.
  • Post #2240 - September 16th, 2023, 4:11 pm
    Post #2240 - September 16th, 2023, 4:11 pm Post #2240 - September 16th, 2023, 4:11 pm
    There are a few people that belong to a Jewel Facebook group, that get as many as seven free items on their J4U sometimes. I never get more than one. I used to get one where if I spent $40 in one shopping trip I got two free rewards or something like that, but I have not gotten that one for several months.

    Jewel just came out with new receipts, and a lot of people that have Fresh Pass now are having problems getting their points. The receipts though are easier to read.

    For those people who live near Schaumburg apparently a new Tony's opened up recently, and both of the Jewel stores there have been having a bunch of stuff 75% off, including bags of lettuce for $.49, and currently one of the Schaumburg stores has Tillamook cheese for $.99. I am sure there is a limit on the cheese.
  • Post #2241 - September 16th, 2023, 5:10 pm
    Post #2241 - September 16th, 2023, 5:10 pm Post #2241 - September 16th, 2023, 5:10 pm
    Hi- There is a really good rebate going on at Jewel right now. It is the home appetit rewards. There is a $25 rebate when you buy 10 items on the long list, and there is a $10 rebate if you buy five items. All of the items must be on the same receipt. Jewel is one of the stores you can do it. There is a long list of General Mills products that you can purchase to be eligible for this. Progresso soup is one of the qualifying items, and Jewel has Progresso soup on sale for $1.49 through J4U with a limit of 6 cans at that price. There is also a $1/3 coupon on J4U for Progresso soup. Cheerios cereal is another item that qualifies, and it is on sale this week at Jewel for $1.99 if you purchase four boxes. If you submit your receipt, it is a money maker, and if you cannot use the cereal, you can always donate it to a food pantry. Here are all the details with a list of qualifying items.
    https://homeappetitreward.com/
  • Post #2242 - September 17th, 2023, 6:33 pm
    Post #2242 - September 17th, 2023, 6:33 pm Post #2242 - September 17th, 2023, 6:33 pm
    Jewel has some really good sales starting Wednesday. 9/20. They have a bunch of stuff for $.99, and plus they have lemons for $.19 avocados on sale, and butternut, spaghetti, and acorn squash on sale for $.19 a pound, with a limit of 10 pounds. They also have Smart Ones on sale 2/$4. There is a lot of other stuff on sale. You can go online Tuesday morning to see the ad. Hope this helps, Nancy
    Last edited by NFriday on September 17th, 2023, 10:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #2243 - September 17th, 2023, 6:37 pm
    Post #2243 - September 17th, 2023, 6:37 pm Post #2243 - September 17th, 2023, 6:37 pm
    For those people who are Rao's fans, when I was at the Wilmette Jewel on Green Bay Friday evening, one of the frozen dinners they had on clearance was Rao's eggplant parmesan, but that store was all sold out, but maybe they still have it at another Jewel. All of the frozen dinners on clearance were mixed in with the regular frozen dinners.
  • Post #2244 - September 17th, 2023, 8:55 pm
    Post #2244 - September 17th, 2023, 8:55 pm Post #2244 - September 17th, 2023, 8:55 pm
    NFriday wrote:For those people who live near Schaumburg apparently a new Tony's opened up recently, and both of the Jewel stores there have been having a bunch of stuff 75% off, including bags of lettuce for $.49, and currently one of the Schaumburg stores has Tillamook cheese for $.99. I am sure there is a limit on the cheese.

    99¢ Tillamook cheese is at the Roselle & Higgins store. It appears that there is a limit of 4 but it's not a coupon so there's no enforcement of the limit across multiple orders. Also $3.99 Tillamook ice cream 48oz "half gallon" size. There are 28 flavors listed with no limit stated.

    Look for good specials, particularly on produce, to continue for a few weeks at least. That's what happened at the Round Lake Beach Jewel on Rollins when Tony's took over the old Garden Fresh across the road.
  • Post #2245 - September 17th, 2023, 10:11 pm
    Post #2245 - September 17th, 2023, 10:11 pm Post #2245 - September 17th, 2023, 10:11 pm
    Jewel has a separate sale going on 9/17-9/23. I don't see anything that excites me, but some people might see something.

    Concerning the sale at Schaumburg, it looks really good, with a lot of produce 75% off, but the stores are 25 miles from me, and I cannot see myself driving there just to get $,99 cheese.
  • Post #2246 - September 17th, 2023, 11:48 pm
    Post #2246 - September 17th, 2023, 11:48 pm Post #2246 - September 17th, 2023, 11:48 pm
    NFriday wrote:and I cannot see myself driving there just to get $,99 cheese.
    Right, especially as at this point they are probably sold out. The $3.99 Tillamook ice cream seems to happen every once in a while at Meijer and Heinens too, altho Meijer has a very limited flavor selection. It's good ice cream, a noticeable improvement over the usual $2.50-3.50 sale stuff like Signature Select, Kroger, Purple Cow, Food Club, etc.
  • Post #2247 - September 20th, 2023, 11:37 am
    Post #2247 - September 20th, 2023, 11:37 am Post #2247 - September 20th, 2023, 11:37 am
    I was doubly wrong on this. It's the Jewel at Roselle & Wise. As of yesterday, normal cheese case plus a sale bunker were fully stocked with 99¢ Tillamook cheese with a stack of approx 50 unopened boxes besides. Sale continues this week. The Swiss was very tasty for domestic Swiss, only comes in presliced.
  • Post #2248 - September 20th, 2023, 10:37 pm
    Post #2248 - September 20th, 2023, 10:37 pm Post #2248 - September 20th, 2023, 10:37 pm
    I was at the Jewel on Chicago Ave in Evanston yesterday, and I saved 60% on my bill. I bought 19 items, including six cans of Progresso soup, and four boxes of honey nut cheerios. I am sending in for a General Mills rebate where I will get a $25 Visa gift card for purchasing the soup and cereal. There are a whole bunch of items that qualify for the rebate. My whole bill was $31, and by the time I get my $25 gift card back, the purchase will only cost me $6 for 19 items.

    Jewel currently has watermelon on sale for $1.99. Is their watermelon any good? That is a really good deal if it is, but the few times I have bought watermelon there I have been disappointed. Jewel also has lemons for $.19, and cabbage and winter squash for $.19 a pound. They also have a bunch of stuff for $.99. No mushrooms this time though.
  • Post #2249 - September 20th, 2023, 11:02 pm
    Post #2249 - September 20th, 2023, 11:02 pm Post #2249 - September 20th, 2023, 11:02 pm
    Hi,

    I have been studying what constitutes a good watermelon.

    You want a dark yellow spot where the melon rested. If you see white it is under ripe and light yellow is going in the right direction, but better to select a darker yellow.

    Near this yellow spot, ideally you should see some webbing on the skin of the melon. You cannot pull it off, but it just mottles the surface.

    The stem should not be fresh and pliable, you want it more withered.

    I have read something about the green stripping pattern, but I do not have a good grasp on that.

    When I was in South Dakota, I planned to buy a watermelon. All that I saw had white spots where it rested. I took a pass on watermelon. Instead, I bought two muskmelons that smelled so sweet I tucked them in the trunk.

    As you like to say: I hope this helps!

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

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  • Post #2250 - September 21st, 2023, 5:58 am
    Post #2250 - September 21st, 2023, 5:58 am Post #2250 - September 21st, 2023, 5:58 am
    NFriday wrote:Jewel currently has watermelon on sale for $1.99. Is their watermelon any good? That is a really good deal if it is, but the few times I have bought watermelon there I have been disappointed.


    When it's in season, and you do the correct checks, you'll have a great chance at getting a good one. We're at the end of the season. I'm definitely gonna go get one for 1.99, but I've already bought 2 from other stores (Tony's, I think,) over the past 2 weeks that have displayed that "end of season" characteristic of being sweet, but a little bit mushy. Flavor was still there, but crispness was not. Jr. is using half of the newest one to make smoothies because the texture isn't great for eating. I'll probably buy one from Jewel today or tomorrow and test. Fingers are crossed, but this is what happens at the end of the season.
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