Yes Jewel does sell stamps!
Jewel-Osco is one of the most well-established supermarket chains in the United States of America and its stores are one of the places, other than post offices, where you can buy postage stamps.
Read on to find out more about Jewel-Osco supermarkets, where to find branches near you, and how can you buy stamps from them.
Where Can I Find Jewel?
Jewel-Osco has more than 180 retail stores operating under its banner and spreading across Chicago, Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa. So if you stop by or live in the Chicagoland area, or in any of the other mentioned states, you’ll easily come across a Jewel supermarket as you drive by.
That being said, if you’re having trouble finding a nearby store or you need to locate the closest branch to your home, then you should definitely try the Jewel-Osco store locator service on their online website.
This service offers multiple search options, including searching by Zipcode, by city, or by state. You also get to choose the type of location you want the results to show. For example, you can select either grocery store locations, fuel station locations, or both.
Additionally, you can apply an extra filter to your search that lets you view grocery stores with certain services such as regular delivery, same-day delivery, rush delivery, and more. If you want to, you can also set a specific distance range for the locator to find Jewel stores within.
What Kind of Stamps Does Jewel Sell?
You can find all kinds of postage stamps approved by the United States Postal Service agency (USPS) up for sale in nearly every Jewel-Osco store branch, including stamps for mail and postcards.
However, you’ll never come across a Jewel supermarket selling individual postage stamps, instead, you’ll find them offering booklets containing a couple of dozens of postage stamps.
Read this: If you’re not sure how many stamps you need.
If you want to buy some postage stamps from a Jewel-Osco supermarket, you just need to ask a cashier, an agent at the customer service counter, or any available staff member for help. These stamp books won’t be lying on top of shelves like regular products.
Stamp Prices at Jewel
If you decide to purchase postage stamps from a Jewel-Osco store, you should expect a higher cost than the price you’d typically pay at the post office, which is the case for most retail stores out there.
On the plus side, Jewel-Osco supermarkets are open for longer hours on weekdays, as well as on weekends.
The whole Jewel franchise started in 1899 with a group of door-to-door salesmen who sold tea and coffee from the back of wagons drawn by horses. The chain continued to prosper over the years and in 1960, the acquisition of Osco Drugs caused the debut of the first Jewel-Osco combined store.
Today, Jewel-Osco is recognized as a critical part of Albertson Inc., operating 187 stores across the Chicagoland area, Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa.