I pretty much stick to my same grocery stores to keep my life simple, but once in a while, I do love to venture into other wonderful stores to see how they operate.
Recently, I was contacted by Save-A-Lot, a chain of grocery stores that was described to me as being similar to Aldi’s. They wanted to offer a prize for a giveaway to all of my readers, and you know how much I love to give away prizes! But, since I had never been to the chain, I was a little leary. Plus, the store that was closest to me was about 45 minutes away, so I wondered if I would even be able to check out the store to give it my approval. My opportunity came just in time.
When I knew we would be on Christmas vacation in Ohio, I immediately looked up locations in the area we visit. I lucked out when I found that one would be located right in the shopping center near our hotel. Score! So, I gave myself a challenge to only spend 15.00 but to look for quality products that Hubby’s Aunt could use to feed her own Husband and 14 year old growing son. I was on a mission.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that Save-A-Lot offers name brand items AND will accept coupons. The prices were just want I expect at an Aldi, so being able to use coupons on top of that is just icing on the cake. The store I went to was organized nicely and the staff was friendly, but that might just be because I was in Ohio. All and all, I left the store with 5 bags of food for a little over 15 dollars. I was also able to use a 5 off 20.00 printable coupon that Save-A-Lot was offering for a while. Again, yet another bonus of the trip.
Hubby’s Aunt was so excited to see all of the groceries that I picked up and I even went through the list of items with her so she could see how great the prices were at Save-A-Lot. I think I may have convinced her to come to the dark side.
So, this is what I want to do for you: Thanks to Save-A-Lot, I have a 15.00 gift card and a re-usable bag to give to one lucky reader! Just leave a comment under this post letting me know what you could get off your usual grocery list for only 15.00. Would it just be proteins? Lot’s a junk food? Or can you get a week’s worth of groceries with those meager wages?
The contest will be open until Wednesday, January 27th at 10pmEST. One comment per person. The winner will be announced on 1/28/10.
Not sure if you have a Save-A-Lot near you? Click here to find out. If not, enter for a family member!
A big thank you to Save-A-Lot for providing the prize for this giveaway. You guys rock!