Thursday, December 19, 2013

What Grocery Store Is Here To Stay? #NotGoingAnywhere #ad

Disclosure:  We are happy to be working with Jewel-Osco on a sponsored campaign through January 31st and have been compensated for sharing this information with our readers.   As always, all opinions are our own.

This past weekend, Chicago social media was all a buzz with a certain grocery store's going out of business sale.   Words like frenzy and swarm were all over the 75% off sale recaps.  Some tweets compared the mobs of deal stealers to the cornucopia scenes from Hunger Games.   I stayed far far away on purpose. Why get pummeled for produce or felled for foodstuffs?!


Jewel is in my neighborhood and here to stay.   They're even buying up some of the stores the frenzied swarm so efficiently emptied last Friday.   They've been a Chi-town staple for 114 years, and they're stampede free.   Even better, they've done away with those annoying discount cards and spread the savings throughout the store for everyone to enjoy.   As a chronic card forgetter, I'm eternally grateful.

Jewel began as a group of door-to-door salesmen selling tea and coffee from the back of horse-drawn wagons. Founded in 1899 by Frank Ross and his brother-in-law Frank Skiff, the company started with $700, a rented horse, and a secondhand wagon.

Check back with ChiIL Mama early and often throughout the end of December and the month of January.   We'll be highlighting some seriously chiIL (trample free) Jewel-Osco deals for you.   Here's one to get things going
  • Gift Card Promotion: buy $100 in participating dining gift cards at any Jewel-Osco now through 12/25 and get $10 off your next purchase. $10 off coupon is a catalina printed at checkout. The catalina is good through 1/1/14. Participating gift cards include: Applebee’s, IHOP, Chili’s/Brinker, Buffalo Wild Wings and Amazon Gift Cards; Promotion includes the Applebee’s & AMC Dinner gift card AND Brinker/Regal Movie & Meal gift card. 
Disclosure:  Once again, we are happy to be partnering with Jewel-Osco on a sponsored campaign through January 31st and have been compensated for sharing this information with our readers.   As always, all opinions are our own.


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