The Jewel-Osco Preferred Visa Card is the first card of its kind to offer cardholders discounts on food. Other features of the card include: using it to accumulate points redeemable for a wide variety of rewards, such as air travel, cruises, movies and museum admissions; check cashing privileges; and automatic store discounts at any one of Jewel-Oscos 187 food and drug combination stores, 79 free-standing Osco Drug Store locations, as well as the 15 million locations worldwide that accept Visa.
The Jewel-Osco Preferred Visa works this way: customers earn two points for every dollar spent on the card at any Jewel-Osco location, and one point for every dollar spent on the card at any other retailer. Customers start earning rewards when 1500 points have been accumulated, earning $100 off select vacation packages with Carnival Cruise Lines or Royal Caribbean International at that level. Customers can also earn certificates for $25 worth of free food at Jewel-Osco for 2500 points, or free American Airline tickets at the 25,000 point level.
The customers point totals will be indicated on their monthly Visa statements. To redeem a reward, customers simply call the toll-fee number listed on their statement. There is no annual fee on the Jewel-Osco Preferred Visa if the card is used three times in a 12-month period.
Applications for the card are available at any Jewel-Osco location, or by calling 1-877-JEWEL-88.