A Giant giveaway from one of my favorite stores

I’ve been so lucky to have developed some amazing relationships this past year. One of the most gratifying has been that of working with Giant Food.

Giant Food is a chain of over 200 supermarkets scattered throughout Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Delaware. Giant’s sister company is Stop & Shop, which is found throughout New England.

I attended several Giant Food-sponsored events late last year, and getting to know Robin Michel, Executive VP and General Manager of Giant, was an absolute pleasure, as was meeting Consumer Advisor Andrea Astrachan.

I’ve learned so much from Andrea, as you can see from the following posts:

Giant’s quickly become one of my favorite grocery stores, and I’m not just saying that because I know the VP! It’s just a great store. We were there this past Saturday for a store-wide Easter event, where my 4-year old ran down the aisles looking for eggs, visited with the Easter Bunny, and even brought home a cookie she decorated. It was a lot of fun.

Some other reasons I love Giant:

  • Most of the stores in my area have been recently renovated, so they’re bright, clean, and well-organized.
  • I can find a greater selection of organic produce at Giant than I can at other stores.
  • The store brands are amazing! Definitely competitive with name brands, if not better.
  • Their selection of prepared food is great. Yummy rotisserie chicken!
  • The handheld scanners that let you scan your items while you shop, and not have to wait as long in line, are something I haven’t seen anywhere else.
  • Those fun car carts are in abundance, so shopping turns into an amusement park ride for my girls!
  • I take full advantage of the double and triple-coupon promotions in the weekly circular.
  • And Peapod is a lifesaver!

Giveaway is closed. Winners are listed here.

Thanks to the generosity of Giant and Stop & Shop, I’ve got two gift cards, valued at $50 each, to give away. Just leave me a comment telling me which store’s gift card you’d prefer, and I’ll pick one winner from each set of entries.

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Please leave a separate comment for each entry and leave a valid email address or blog URL in your comment. US entries only. This contest ends at 11:59 pm EST on April 30th, 2009. Winners will be chosen at random, and have 3 days to claim their prize.

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  1. Margaret Smith says

    Thank you so much for this great giveaway. I’d love the Stop n Shop gc if I won. Thanks.

  2. Marie says

    I would love to win the stop and shop gift card. I can use it whenever I go to CT and visit my mother.

  3. Joanne Schultz says

    ooh, we have a Stop & Shop a mile from our house! We’d like to win the Stop & Shop gift card.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Sarah Elyce says

    I would like the Giant giftcard because that is what stores I have around me. Thank you for this giveaway!

  5. Jennifer Jones says

    I tweeted about your giveaway, but I don’t know how to include a link about that. But I did it!

  6. Tamara B. says

    I would love the card from Stop & Shop for my brother up north who is struggling financially and this would be a great surprise for him, thank-you.

  7. says

    I prefer Stop & Shop.


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    giant please

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    I tweeted and I follow you on twitter

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    The GIANT gift card ………I certainly would love ! I am a GIANT shopper. We just got a new Giant close to my home and still have the older one and I love those stores. They also send me those booklets for discounts on monthly basis!
    I really would love this Gift Card! We do not have Stop and Shop in my area.


  12. Jacqueline says

    Stop N Shop Please. They are my favorite grocery store, I’m on their GAB panel to give feedback on new ideas, etc!


    Giant is my kind of store, they just opened a giant “GIANT” one closed to where I leave, I love it!
    Sure I want to be entered and ……W I N !!!!!!!! They also on monthly basis send me small discount booklets! I could use this Giftt Card!


  14. Ken Robinson says

    I pick Stop & Shop. It’s my primary grocery store. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

  15. Helaine says

    Hmmm! My mother shops at Stop & Shop. My daughter shops at Stop & Shop. I shop at Giant. Giant card if I win please!!
    Thanks very much

  16. Lauren says

    I would love the Giant card. I’ve become loyal in the past few weeks after discovering the hand-held scanners and learning that they double up to 99 cents!

  17. Carrie Vibert says

    I would love a Stop & Shop card–we shop there all the time!

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  18. Jessica says

    I’d love the Giant gift card, it seems like I’m always buying something there! Thanks so much for the great giveaway.

  19. crystal says

    We have a really nice Stop and Shop by my dads house that we enjoy shopping at often:)

  20. Paula Terrian says

    I’d love the Stop and Shop card. With a family of six it seems like I’m always there. It is a great store. We were there Sat. for a fundraiser for the Jimmy fund (cancer research). They had hotdogs, facepainting, and basketball throwing contest. Much to the dismay of the kids (okay Mommy too) the Oscar Meyer Weiner mobile was suppose to be there too but broke down on the way.

  21. Debra F says

    I’d love to win a gift card to Stop and Shop. Thanks so much for the great giveaway.

  22. says

    Oh, I’d really love to have the Stop and Shop card. I’d use it to buy the ingredients for a great seafood dinner for my family!

  23. Abby says

    Stop N Shop please! Theres one right around the corner from my house so this would be amazing!

  24. Jennifer Jozwiak says

    I would love to win the Giant gift card. I need this since I’m on unpaid maternity leave,


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