9/2/09

Stop & Shop Gift Card Giveaway!

Well, this summer has been a busy one, let me tell you!

We went to lots of family parties, we went to Sesame Place for the first time (which was a good/trying experience), we went to the zoo, we went down the shore, we played and played in the kiddie pools!

I plan on posting lots of slideshows in the upcoming weeks - as well as telling you all about the Katie and Maddie's first day of school! Yikes!

In the meantime, I was contacted by MyBlogSpark on behalf of General Mills and Stop & Shop to hold an awesome giveaway for you guys! Now, just to let you know ... I shop at Stop & Shop almost daily. Seriously. There is one about 5 minutes away from me and Katie and I were there constantly while Maddie was in school. (It's amazing how much shopping can be done with only one child in tow ... I'd go straight to the bakery and get her a bagel and it was smooth sailing.). I like their prices and I like their variety. Recently I went to another store with my mom and the prices were higher than my S&S! So, I don't feel like I am just randomly pushing an advertisement on you guys.

(I also eat Cheerios like they are going out of style. When I was pregnant and teaching I carried a tiny plastic bag of them everywhere I went and just munched all day long - they kept my tummy calm.)

Also, my Stop & Shop has those automatic price scanners, which I planned on blogging about soon anyway. I grab a scanner, grab some bags, and shop. Scan my stuff - put it in my bag. Go to the register - it pulls up my order - I pay - and I'm out the door. No more unloading all my groceries just to reload them back into my cart. I turn into a German nannie and sing, "these are a few of my favorite things" as I roll out the door.

So ... Shop & Stop is having a back-to-school promotion ... here are the details ...

This Back-to-School Saving Event is taking place at Stop & Shop stores September 4-10. Great sale pricing on the participating General Mills brands: Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Reeses Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cookie Crisp Sprinkles, Cookie Crisp, Fruit Snacks, Old El Paso Dinner Kits, Pillsbury Strudel, Pillsbury Scrambles, Green Giant Boxed Vegetables, Yoplait Yo-Plus Multi-Pack, Fiber One Yogurt Multi-Pack, Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookies, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Pillsbury Sweet Rolls and Yoplait Delights.

Additional savings for you or your school, depending on which Stop & Shop location you shop.

If your Stop & Shop store sells gas: (mine doesn't - :(
- Buy four (4) participating General Mills items and you’ll automatically earn 100 points on your Stop & Shop card.
- For every 100 points earned, you'll save 10¢ per gallon of gas (Please note: Total discount cannot exceed price per gallon)
Just swipe your Stop & Shop Card at the pump to redeem your Gas Rewards.

For those Stop & Shop locations without gas stations, don’t worry – you’re not left out of the savings – if you buy five (5) participating General Mills products, you will receive 20 Bonus Box Tops for your school.

AND ... MyBlogSpark, Stop & Shop, and General Mills are allowing me to giveaway a $10 gift card to one lucky reader! But that's not all!

They sent me a $10 for myself, but I have decided to give that one away, too!

So that two - count 'em - TWO - $10 gift cards to Stop & Shop for TWO lucky readers!

(I feel like an infomercial - all I need now is a British accent.)


So here's how to enter ...

1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite time of day to go food shopping and why. (That's one entry.)

2. Blog about this giveaway and you'll get another entry. (Be sure to tell me if you do this.)


Comments will close at midnight on Friday, September 4th. I will choose two winners on Saturday, September 5th and post it up!

Good luck everyone!!!

(And don't worry - I'll take that June banner down soon ... hehe)

10 comments:

Jen said...

Sounds great--wish I had a store in my area.

Christine Schroers Bravo said...

Hey Rose! I love reading your blog! I don't have kids yet but we could always use free money. :) I CANNOT wait until the new Stop and Shop opens up by me in Clifton. I hope it has those nifty scanners that you write about. Anyway, I really don't have a favorite time to go food shopping. It's so hard with working full time and some weeks I just don't get there, which means ordering out A LOT. I go to Shop Rite in Bloomfield and it's really hit or miss if it's going to be crowded or not. The only good thing is that they have a deli computer where I can put in my deli order and pick it up after I'm done with the rest of my shopping. Sometimes they even call the number out over the loudspeaker so you know when it's ready. That helps some except when I need deli stuff and one other item.

Tracey Spagnuolo said...

Rose...My favorite time to shop is at night ...7pm or later when my husband is home to watch the kids I can get through quickly and alot of times they are restocking so i can get fresh stuff! If I have to go and take kids I do it during school hours so I aonly have 1 or2 instead of all 5! :)

BoufMom9 said...

Is Stop & shop online as well? (I have never heard of it.)
I always shop late at night (like 1am, when the kids are all asleep...)

BoufMom9 said...

Opps, realize that sounds horrible. My husband is home with the kids too! LOL

Dawn said...

hey rosie!
i am so happy to see you :)
no stop & shop here... but gosh did i love it when i lived in MA!! we have publix, which is really great- the only thing even close to s&s :)

Beverlee said...

I wander into S&S almost every week day, after work ... it's just around the corner where I live. If I'm not there to pick up more S&S brand Chunk Lite Tuna, or White Albacore Tuna for Elliot, then I am there to pick up something for Elliot from the deli counter. The guys at the deli counter know all about Elliot. They know that he is a turkey or roast beef kindda of pussycat ... lately 'roasty beefs' ! All I need to do is be there and when it's my turn I am asked, "what would Elliot like tonight?!"
THAT'S about as close to neighborhood as anyone can get these days!
Oh, and, also, I wonder about all the scanning of my purchases! Afterall, I seem to be consuming incredible amounts of tuna and Cherry Pull and Peel Twizzlers, with the occassional coffee, half & half, tortilla chips (for Elliot, too!), t.p., et al householdy type 'stuff', but, really that's about it.
Ha! They didn't send me a $10.00 gift card with my new scanner device becasue they don't want to encourage my addiction to Cherry Pull and Peel Twizzlers !! :o)

~~Mel~~ said...

No stop and shops here...but I wanted to say I'm glad you had a great summer and I can't wait to read all about Maddie and Katie's first day of school!

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JC said...

I like to shop in the early morning, bright and shine. With a clear mind and brain, I can think and get everything right.