SavingStar emailed Jewel-Osco shoppers today to let us know that the automatic redemption of SavingStar offers is ending in about three weeks. Jewel will then become a receipt-redemption store that requires you to scan your receipts to receive SavingStar credit.
I’m disappointed in this, because while I love coupons and discounts, I’ve never been a huge fan of scanning receipts. It’s tedious (especially if they’re long!) and it’s time-consuming. I liked having SavingStar’s discounts show up automatically after I shop.
Here’s the full text of the email:
Dear SavingStar Member,
Important Account Change:
Jewel-Osco The way you save at Jewel-Osco will soon change. Starting August 24, 2017, Jewel-Osco will transition from an “automatic” retailer (using a MyMixx number) and instead participate as a receipt-scanning retailer. This means that you will redeem SavingStar offers at all Jewel-Osco stores by submitting a picture of your paper receipt instead of linking SavingStar offers to your MyMixx number. Your SavingStar account balances and One or Many progress will stay the same during this transition.
All redemptions using your MyMixx number must be occur by August 24, 2017 (rewards will post to your account on or before September 30, 2017). Starting August 25, 2017, you will redeem offers by using the receipt scanning functionality on the iPhone or Android app or at SavingStar.com.
Other Automatic-Savings Retailers
You can still use SavingStar to save automatically! We work at over 70,000 stores including CVS, Mariano’s, Piggly Wiggly, Kmart and more! Simply visit SavingStar.com or the iPhone or Android app to add other stores you shop with to your account. For a complete list of our retailers, please visit our Participating Retailers page. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for using SavingStar!
Regards, The SavingStar Team