Save Money at the Supermarket

by Jennifer Donovan

Recently I attended a luncheon sponsored by Stop and Shop/Giant Foods. They wanted to tap into the Mommy Blogger network. I’ve attended a few corporately sponsored events and conference calls, and I would like to go on the record and say that Stop and Shop impressed me.

They fed us–not only were we treated to a delicious lunch at Sarabeth’s restaurant in New York City, but we were fed some great information about the changes that Stop and Shop/Giant supermarkets are making as a result of listening to their customers.

One of the main subjects on everyone’s mind is in this age of rising prices, how can we savemoney at the grocery store? Unfortunately the reality is that many of the ways center on being prepared, which is what we don’t often have time for. Sometimes I feel that it’s all I can do to actually get to the grocery store to stock the pantry. If you can take a bit of time, here are some suggestions:
  • Check the circular and shop accordingly. You might not have planned to make pot roast, but if it’s on sale, now’s a good time. Most store circulars are available online if you’d rather plan that way.
  • Plan for at least two to three meals for the week, and then you won’t be tempted to “pick something up” for dinner. Using some prepared foods is more expensive than starting from scratch, but is still cheaper (and more healthy) than eating fast food or take-out.
  • Stock up on seasonal sales. In the summer, you’ll likely find picnic goods on sale (condiments, paper goods etc.). Christmas baking season offers butter, flour, and sugar at low prices, and even meats go on sale at certain times of the year.

Whether you have time or not, one way that you can save money is by trying store brands instead of national brands. I found out that Stop and Shop/Giant offers a money back guarantee if you are not happy with one of their store brands. There are some things that I always buy store brand unless the national brand happens to be on sale for less: flour, sugar, canned and frozen fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and some cleaning products. But there are some things that my husband has prohibited me from even trying: snack foods, cereal (although I buy my own shredded wheat in whichever brand is cheapest), and peanut butter top the list.

At the event I attended, we were sent home with some samples, and I was absolutely thrilled with the ones I tried. The one that surprised me most came in a familiar blue and white package. I don’t think that I could have picked out Oreos over Twistos in a blind taste test. When I was at the store this week, I looked for them in the cookie aisle to see the difference in price, but they weren’t available.

Stop and Shop/Giant actually offers many different store brands (and you can read about one more through the link below on Going Green):

  • Great Value is for items that consumers indicated no real brand loyalty for, including baking soda and plain napkins. It’s truly no frills, and has the lowest price point.
  • the Stop and Shop brand offers products such as Twistos. It is one that they hope you’ll turn to instead of your favorites if you are looking to save money. They realize that there is brand loyalty and quality here to compete with, so they put effort into making sure that they deliver what you expect.
  • Simply Enjoy is a premium store brand. I tried some delicious chocolate covered cashews. They also offer premium party foods, such as crackers, dips, etc. These brands are meant to replace a higher-end product, so they aren’t bargains, but they still offer savings over the comparable goods.

Find out more tips at StopandShop.com or GiantFood.com.

What are some ways that grocery stores earn your loyalty?

If you want to enter to win one of two $50 grocery cards (one for Stop and Shop and one for Giant), leave a comment, specifying either Giant or Stop and Shop. You may also leave one comment on each of the posts on the other sites for additional entries (except Books which has its own giveaway), so please visit all of the posts below, specifying Giant or Stop and Shop in your comments there if you are entering to win). You’ll increase your chances to win, and you can join the conversation across our sites about shopping for and feeding your family.

The winners will be posted here on Friday, August 29.

Jennifer Donovan is Managing Editor of 5 Minutes for Books and a Contributing Editor at 5 Minutes for Mom. She blogs about her life and loves at Snapshot.

Read all of the other posts in this series on food for your family and grocery shopping featured on our sister sites today:

Save Money and the Earth at 5 Minutes for Going Green
Stay Sane at the Supermarket at 5 Minutes for Parenting
Shop with Special Diets in Mind at 5 Minutes for Special Needs
Kids in the Kitchen at 5 Minutes for Books



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Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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1 Forgetfulone August 15, 2008 at 1:06 am

Unfortunately, I’ve never heard of Giant or Stop and Shop.

2 RefreshMom August 15, 2008 at 1:21 am

Don’t enter me in the drawing since I don’t have Giant or Stop and Shop in this area.

Stores win my loyalty by consistently offering the foods I use at good prices. I already do the “shop according to the circular” and plan meals around what’s on sale. The stores I’m most loyal to though do a good job of putting everyday things like bread on very good prices often enough that I can stock up. It’s also important that they actually have a good supply of the sale items in stock and if they don’t that they offer rain checks.

I know my mom and some other women who pretty much always choose the store that practically forces you to let them carry your bags out and put them in the car. They are willing to pay a little more for old-fashioned service.

3 Tracy B August 15, 2008 at 6:05 am

I haven’t been to a Giant in a long time, but I wouldn’t mind going back and giving it a shot. Thanks!

4 Amy August 15, 2008 at 7:13 am

I could use that $50 at Stop & Shop. Thanks!

5 Karen M August 15, 2008 at 7:31 am

Please count me in! I would like Stop & Shop!

6 Kim August 15, 2008 at 8:13 am

I would love to win the Stop and Shop card. They always have really good sales. We don’t have a Giant store anywhere near here, so I couldn’t use that card.

7 Trish August 15, 2008 at 8:14 am

I love Giant, and the ones near us have really expanded their selection of organic and gluten-free foods. Thanks for the helpful information!

8 Doll Clothes Gal August 15, 2008 at 8:17 am

Some of the stores are regional but the tips and advice are very worthwhile.

9 joseph bulone August 15, 2008 at 8:18 am

Stop and Shop with fresh made products and always a sale on name brand products

10 Liz C. August 15, 2008 at 8:18 am

We love shopping at Stop & Shop. The store always has great prices, it’s very clean and it’s pretty close to home. Thanks!

11 Steph Elias August 15, 2008 at 8:43 am

We could use the Stop and Shop card. Count me in!

12 Jessica August 15, 2008 at 8:53 am

Gotta love Stop & Shop!!

13 Tracy August 15, 2008 at 8:57 am

I have been shopping at Giant for several years. I almost always choose their private brand over other brands because of taste and price.

14 The Gang's All Here! August 15, 2008 at 9:23 am

I’ve been a loyal Giant shopper for many, many years. They have won my loyalty with their incentive programs (free turkey, % off and $ off gas, etc.) and with their fabulous quality store brand products. This year alone, I’ve saved over $850 by shopping their sales, their Buy One Get One, and matching my coupons to the sale items. That results in more food in my cart, happier Hoovers at home, and more variety for me to play with in the kitchen! That $50 card will buy a lot of diapers and milk!

15 Angela at mommy bytes August 15, 2008 at 9:26 am

Stop & Shop for me! Great giveaway!

16 Shannon Baas August 15, 2008 at 9:27 am

I would love this.

17 Maureen August 15, 2008 at 9:40 am

We do at least half of our grocery shopping at Stop & Shop and have noticed that some of their store brand organics are really good. Winning a Stop & Shop card would be great for my family!

18 Carly August 15, 2008 at 9:50 am

Giant for me

19 Jennifer Richardson August 15, 2008 at 10:19 am

Fab

20 Maja August 15, 2008 at 11:07 am

I never heard of them, but I choose Stop and Shop.

21 Heidi August 15, 2008 at 11:10 am

Being coupon friendly is one of the biggest things I look for in any store.

22 Heidi August 15, 2008 at 11:11 am

Oops, sorry, and I would choose the Giant card!!!

23 Michelle Rosborough August 15, 2008 at 11:14 am

Stop and Shop

24 Zana August 15, 2008 at 11:20 am

Giant Please!!

25 Melissa August 15, 2008 at 11:30 am

We do not have Stop and Shop or Giant in our area which is too bad! Smith Marketplace is a great store that wins me weekly. They have lots of items that go for 10 for $10. The bonus to shopping there is: If you spend $30.00, you get 5 cents off their gas; spend $60.00, you get 10 cents; or spend $90 you get 15 cents off.

Of course, Albertson’s Marketplace also has great deals every week. As you shop there, they send you coupons for a certain amount off your total.

Macy’s is another great store that offers great deals on food storage. I live in a world where it is has been expressed that we should have food storage. With a growing demand on the cost of food, it is best to buy in bulk and store items properly.

26 Melissa August 15, 2008 at 11:32 am

Of course, if I did win… I’d pick Giant and give it to my mother. She could use the gift card!

27 Ally August 15, 2008 at 11:57 am

If I win this will be going to my brother who is stationed in Virginia with the US Coast Guard… there is a Shop & Stop a few miles from where he lives. Thanks for entering me!!!

28 Kimberly Cook August 15, 2008 at 12:03 pm

$50 Stop and Shop gift card

29 michael woods August 15, 2008 at 12:05 pm

The Giant gift card please

30 SANDY August 15, 2008 at 12:13 pm

none in my area but do have a penpal in the army whose wife is by one- would be nice for her..

loyalty- good prices- good products that are fresh and they ring up what they are suppossed to

31 valerie mabrey August 15, 2008 at 1:10 pm

$50 Stop and Shop gift card.

32 c. clemens August 15, 2008 at 1:33 pm

i have never heard of either, but the $50 shop & stop sounds good to me.

33 Perky August 15, 2008 at 1:49 pm

They earn my loyalty by providing good quality items at reasonable prices, offering good sales, training their employees well, keeping the store clean and orderly and by making it easy to shop there (good hours, clear circulars and attractive displays).

I’d prefer the Giant card if I win.

Thanks!

34 Nancy Gagliardi August 15, 2008 at 2:00 pm

I prefer Stop & Shop gift card. I would be thrilled to win.
Thanks!

35 Valerie C. August 15, 2008 at 2:01 pm

I’m at Stop & Shop often. My husband always jokes that I “live” there! I’d love to win a card for Stop & Shop. Thanks!

36 erin August 15, 2008 at 2:11 pm

i am pretty loyal to my Giant grocery store.

37 Nancy August 15, 2008 at 2:53 pm

We do have Stop and Shop, though I rarely shop there since we have other stores closer that also have great deals and store brands.

38 jffryclough August 15, 2008 at 3:20 pm

i would like the stop&shop gift card since they are more expensive than all the other big grocery stores around here

39 Lisa August 15, 2008 at 3:56 pm

Stop & Shop is very close to my house and has the combination of the most consistently lowest prices and best quality combo.

40 Denise August 15, 2008 at 4:11 pm

Giant, please.

41 jolene August 15, 2008 at 4:11 pm

stop and shop please

42 Sarah August 15, 2008 at 4:35 pm

Stop and Shop b/c its in my area.

43 Rodney K August 15, 2008 at 4:45 pm

I sure hope I win the Stop and Shop thanks.

44 joanne117 August 15, 2008 at 5:02 pm

I could sure use the Giant prize. Thanks so much!

45 marguerite manteau-rao August 15, 2008 at 5:05 pm

You also need to factor in driving costs into your budget, both from pocketbook and also CO2 emissions standpoint. See what happened to me here:

http://lamarguerite.wordpress.com/2008/08/15/green-grocery-shopper-conundrum/

46 Hayley G August 15, 2008 at 5:37 pm

Stop and Shop please- it’s where I do all of my shopping. I was surprised to learn that they have decent healthy/organic selection.

oreo89 [at] gmail [dot] com

47 Nancy August 15, 2008 at 6:11 pm

Stop & Shop. Thank you.

48 Chantel Javois August 15, 2008 at 6:54 pm

I compare all circulars since local sales start on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, all depending on the store. I usually find that Stop & Shops prices just beat the others! Help me shop!

49 Hil'Lesha August 15, 2008 at 6:56 pm

Very nice! :)

50 Adrienne Gordon August 15, 2008 at 7:25 pm

Stop and Shop, i’ll give it to my Mom

51 tracy dufour August 15, 2008 at 7:59 pm

I like stop n shop!

52 Sonja Lavigne August 15, 2008 at 8:16 pm

Stop and Shop gift card

53 Linda August 15, 2008 at 8:23 pm

The Stop and Shop gift card is my choice.

54 Charity August 15, 2008 at 8:28 pm

The Giant one would be nice.

55 HOPE TEICH August 15, 2008 at 8:43 pm

STOP AND SHOP FOR THIS JERSEY GIRL…

56 barbara August 15, 2008 at 8:44 pm

What a greeat contest- very useful. I go to Stop and Shop several times a week.

57 Roxanne August 15, 2008 at 8:51 pm

A great contest anyone can use, fabulous! I go to Stop & Shop

58 susan varney August 15, 2008 at 8:53 pm

love to win

59 Bebemiqui August 15, 2008 at 9:20 pm

Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

60 Alicia August 15, 2008 at 9:23 pm

costco

61 Elena August 15, 2008 at 10:18 pm

Stop & Shop is in my area. Thanks for a great contest!

62 Janet Dean August 15, 2008 at 11:23 pm

Would love to shop at Giant

63 Debbie August 16, 2008 at 12:20 am

Giant gift card

64 Lisa G August 16, 2008 at 12:37 am

I shop at stop and shop every week this would really help thanks.

65 JRG August 16, 2008 at 6:32 am

Giant stores!

66 Desiree August 16, 2008 at 7:14 am

Definitely Giant ;)

67 Casey H August 16, 2008 at 9:51 am

I’d love to win the stop and shop card, Im due to be induced with baby #2 on monday and this would help greatly with diapers and formula!!

68 Catnip August 16, 2008 at 10:18 am

Stop and Shop works for me!!

69 stampedwithgrace August 16, 2008 at 10:26 am

either one would work for me :)

70 Diane Bassette August 16, 2008 at 10:45 am

Stop & Shop would be awesome..thank you

71 JUNE Miller August 16, 2008 at 11:24 am

I shop at Giant weekly for the discounts and money off for gas. would like a giant gift card

72 Janet F August 16, 2008 at 11:27 am

I would be happy to win a Stop and Shop card!

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

73 barbara mcc August 16, 2008 at 11:28 am

giant entry please

74 Lori Hilts August 16, 2008 at 11:53 am

The Stop and Shop card would be wonderful! Groceries have gotten so expensive and the gift card would be such a welcome relief!

75 Erica C. August 16, 2008 at 12:28 pm

I always shop at Giant…I’m there at least twice a week it seems, even though I’d like to cut it down to one! thanks so much :)

76 Linda Purvis August 16, 2008 at 12:41 pm

Stop & Shop would be my favorite.

77 Jean P August 16, 2008 at 12:44 pm

Giant! I love that store. I am there once a week, I especially like their organic section.

78 Angela J August 16, 2008 at 12:53 pm

Wide aisles, bright lights, fair prices, and above all, cleanliness!

79 Terri D August 16, 2008 at 1:07 pm

Stop and Shop

80 veronica sandberg August 16, 2008 at 1:07 pm

stop and shop

81 Larry Mccord August 16, 2008 at 1:10 pm

I would like to win for once.

82 Diana August 16, 2008 at 1:26 pm

we have a giant just down the road from us. We’d love to get a giant gift card for some groceries.

83 David Benedict August 16, 2008 at 2:48 pm

I sure could use the Giant card

84 Kevin Elliott August 16, 2008 at 3:18 pm

I too could really use the Giant card. Thanks!

85 tim brown August 16, 2008 at 3:43 pm

Stop & Shop
THANK YOU GOD BLESS

86 Casey August 16, 2008 at 4:24 pm

The stop and Shop.

87 Linda Lansford August 16, 2008 at 7:12 pm

Stop and Shop

88 Cheryl W August 16, 2008 at 7:24 pm

The $50 Stop and Shop would be great! Thanks!

89 Kara August 16, 2008 at 7:44 pm

I would love the Stop and Shop card! I would send it to my sis in CT.

90 Tamara August 16, 2008 at 7:45 pm

I’d pick the stop and shop card. Thanks!

91 Linda August 16, 2008 at 7:45 pm

Stop and Shop!

92 Eric August 16, 2008 at 7:46 pm

Stop and Shop card. Thank you!

93 Debbie B. August 16, 2008 at 9:30 pm

Giant Card! Thanks

94 Linda Kasper August 16, 2008 at 10:31 pm

That would help with my budget. Stop and Shop Please.

95 djp August 16, 2008 at 11:10 pm

stop and shop please and thank you

96 Carolyn August 17, 2008 at 3:47 am

Giant it is!

97 Jeff Donahue August 17, 2008 at 4:51 am

stop and shop!

98 Ronda Inman August 17, 2008 at 7:13 am

Stop and Shop gift card

99 Sharon Jones August 17, 2008 at 10:52 am

Stop and Shop please…thanks!!!!!

100 CAROLYN August 17, 2008 at 1:01 pm

I like a store with a good scratch and dent section and a clearance area!

101 Denise B. August 17, 2008 at 1:29 pm

I prefer the one for “Stop & Shop”. They just opened up a new one near us.

102 Kathy Mullins August 17, 2008 at 2:17 pm

I LOVE Stop & Shop. It’s a sweet store and they treat their customers great. I have one not far from me, and it’s complete with a Dunkin’ Donuts inside so that I can get my favorite coffee as a treat!!

Thank you for this great giveaway!

103 Monique Rizzo August 17, 2008 at 3:05 pm

The stop and Shop!

104 Shaymaa August 17, 2008 at 3:16 pm

I can definately use help with groceries, thanks for the chance to win a Giant gc.

105 emily August 17, 2008 at 6:55 pm

Giant

They earn my loyalty by having friendly, helpful employees, and consistently stocking the same products so I know I can find what I’m looking for.

106 Kimberly V. August 17, 2008 at 10:40 pm

Thank you for an incredibly generous give away.

My family shops at Stop N’ Shop. This would come in very, very handy.

Thank you so much for the giveaway.

107 Jeffrey Beckett August 17, 2008 at 11:31 pm

Giant

108 mannequin August 18, 2008 at 12:02 am

We shop at Giant right up the street! The major reason we shop is there is that they offer cents off per gas gallon according to amount purchased with Giant card.

109 Catherine Campbell August 18, 2008 at 12:24 am

Oh yes STOP & SHOP my favorite place to shop!

110 Valerie Mitchell August 18, 2008 at 12:29 am

What a wonderful prize!

111 Ninchik August 18, 2008 at 12:34 am

Stop and Shop is right near me. I check the weekly sales on my pc, gather my coupons and head out. I will have no problem spending that gift card.

112 Kristyn August 18, 2008 at 8:42 am

Stop and Shop please. This would be awesome!

113 grubmama August 18, 2008 at 9:12 am

Stop and Shop: can win my loyalty with fresh produce and clean stores. Thank you!!

114 Katharine August 18, 2008 at 11:58 am

Giant please. There is a store right by the extended stay hotel we stay at each Fall when we go home to visit family back East. I used to love to shop there every week when we lived there, such great customer service and selection. I shop there every time we are home for all the milk and cereal and everything we need to get through the vacation with the kids.

115 Sarah August 18, 2008 at 3:31 pm

giant!

116 Tonya Froemel August 18, 2008 at 5:50 pm

$50 Giant gift card would be cool

117 Marie Fink August 18, 2008 at 7:51 pm

The 50.00 Giant card PLEASE!!!!!!!!!! mif1018(at)aol(dot)com

118 Molly Marchand August 18, 2008 at 8:37 pm

The 50.00 Giant card.

119 israel y August 18, 2008 at 10:04 pm

stop and shop please, thank you

120 Lincoln Mulkey August 19, 2008 at 7:05 am

Please enter me for the Stop and Shop card.

Thank you!

121 Sylvia August 19, 2008 at 9:02 am

I would like the Stop and Shop card

122 Linda Moeller August 19, 2008 at 1:35 pm

GIANT

123 Mary Reisinger August 19, 2008 at 1:44 pm

giant

124 Karen Gonyea August 19, 2008 at 2:50 pm

Count me in !! Giant please!

125 beverly paquin August 19, 2008 at 2:57 pm

i like stop and shop.

126 Sarah Hansen August 19, 2008 at 6:06 pm

Stop and Shop

127 Shelley Johnson August 19, 2008 at 8:53 pm

I shop at Giant all the time. Thank you!

128 Nancy August 20, 2008 at 7:11 am

A Giant card would be fabulous.
Here’s an eco-friendly tip! I’ve started carrying my own re-usable cloth shopping bags to grocery stores. Many store chains offer colorful sturdy cloth bags for sale for about 99 cents. Some products are either giving away free cloth grocery bags or give a bag free when you purchase a couple of their products. Some chains of grocery stores offer money off or store promotional points when you use your own cloth bags. I keep mine in the car so they are always with me. Give it a try!

129 Elizabeth Schelest August 20, 2008 at 8:18 am

In the last aisle of my Stop and Shop are all the marked down, discontinued, scratch and dent items. I never leave the store without checking these great bargains.

I’d love the chance to win a Stop & Shop card. Thanks.

130 Lee August 20, 2008 at 8:34 am

Stop & Shop rocks.

131 Jennifer Massey August 20, 2008 at 8:44 am

Stop & Shop !!

132 Evelyn August 20, 2008 at 11:01 am

Stop and Shop please

133 Barbara August 20, 2008 at 11:43 am

I’d like the Giant GC. Thanks for the shopping tips. One way a grocery store can earn my loyalty is to have consistently low prices on the items I buy most.

134 Louie August 20, 2008 at 6:56 pm

Stop and Shop card. Thank you!

135 Fred August 20, 2008 at 6:56 pm

Stop & Shop :)

136 cindy Allen August 20, 2008 at 7:32 pm

I don’t think we have these stores near me but I would be more than happy to give this to one of my military families who would be more than grateful for it.

137 Jenny August 21, 2008 at 12:09 pm

Stop and Shop gift card for a poor college student!!

138 Laurie August 21, 2008 at 11:28 pm

Giant Supermarket has the BEST bakery! I’d love a $50 gift card to buy 50 of their delicious muffins.

139 James Jenkins August 22, 2008 at 7:41 am

$50.00 gift card

140 Ken Robinson August 22, 2008 at 12:16 pm

$50 Stop and Shop gift card because that’s the closest supermarket to my house.

141 Michelle August 22, 2008 at 12:31 pm

Stop & Shop is my favorite grocery store. They have the lowest prices out of all the stores in our area and it’s the best kept store, with a great selection too.

142 Melissa August 22, 2008 at 1:25 pm

Did my comment post? I tried to enter for Giant…

143 Louise Brouillette August 22, 2008 at 1:55 pm

The Stop & Shop would be great

144 Chelsea Clarke August 22, 2008 at 7:45 pm

I would love to be entered in the Giant drawing! GREAT giveaway!

145 valmg August 22, 2008 at 9:17 pm

Stop and Shop please. I live a few blocks from one and can’t seem to stay out of it.

146 Joanna Connor August 23, 2008 at 4:37 am

Giant, because I don’t have a Stop-n-Shop near me. Thanks

147 Karen A. August 23, 2008 at 12:48 pm

I would like to win the Giant giveaway. I’m hungry….lol

148 Alka August 23, 2008 at 4:12 pm

I would dream to win the Stop and Shop Gift card
thank you :)

149 Kimberly August 23, 2008 at 4:46 pm

My husband is in LOVE with Giant. I swear he would marry it if he could. Thanx for the contest.

150 Berkshire Chris August 23, 2008 at 11:31 pm

Glad to get the discount on gas and would love to have a gift card for even more savings.

151 Lynn August 24, 2008 at 12:55 am

Enter me for Stop and Shop. Thanks!

152 Kerrie August 24, 2008 at 1:32 am

Definitely Stop & Shop! Don’t have a Giant anywhere near my house, so that wouldn’t help. But the Stop & Shop card definitely would!

153 Carol Drury August 24, 2008 at 12:27 pm

I would love to win the Giant gift card please!!!!

154 Sandra Jensen August 24, 2008 at 4:37 pm

I’d love to win a Giant giftcard! Thanks – I could use the help this month :-)

155 Sandra F. August 24, 2008 at 5:05 pm

The Giant giftcard would be great! I have hungry boys to keep up with, so this would really help. Thanks!

156 Steve Scott August 24, 2008 at 6:44 pm

Stop and Shop Please and thank you.

157 Stanford Axel August 24, 2008 at 6:57 pm

Stop and Shop – one near me!

158 Julie August 24, 2008 at 9:22 pm

Thanks!

159 Donna Kozar August 24, 2008 at 11:46 pm

Giant please.

160 Justine F. August 25, 2008 at 12:45 am

We have a Giant right by us…thanks!

161 Kathy Scott August 25, 2008 at 11:44 am

Giant would be great,

162 Jennifer Hedden August 25, 2008 at 12:04 pm

$50 Stop and Shop gift card

163 Stacie Ruyle August 25, 2008 at 7:08 pm

I could use the Giant gift card. Thanks!

164 ELV August 25, 2008 at 8:10 pm

I’ll take the Stop and Shop card

165 April K. August 25, 2008 at 11:20 pm

I have a Giant down the street…thanks!

166 Mildred Perez August 26, 2008 at 9:07 am

I would love to win this prize.

167 Stephanie Adkins August 26, 2008 at 10:04 am

I will pick Giants where I am an avid shopper

168 charlie anderson August 26, 2008 at 12:56 pm

need food..send gift card soon..down to last cracker..cant pay these high prices! ..dog is starting to protect his bowl…scales are not taking my weight..

169 trudee carreiro August 26, 2008 at 1:34 pm

Stop and Shop is my favorite

170 Meredith Peters August 26, 2008 at 2:50 pm

I’d like to win a Stop and Shop gift certificate because we’ve already had to skip buying groceries last week because it cost us $500 to buy a half tank of oil that will only last about 6 weeks once it gets cold!

171 C Duran August 27, 2008 at 1:43 am

I would like the Stop and Shop card. Thanks for the giveaway!

172 Ellan B August 27, 2008 at 10:05 am

Would love the Giant card. Thanks!

173 Donna K. August 27, 2008 at 10:58 am

The Giant card would be great…thank you so much!!!

174 Lydia Wilson August 27, 2008 at 11:15 am

The Stop & Shop card would come in real handy! Thanks for the giveaway!

175 Gloria Dornin August 27, 2008 at 11:46 am

Giant please

176 Rachel Slider August 27, 2008 at 12:58 pm

The Giant card would be great for me.

177 Pamela Jackson August 27, 2008 at 1:01 pm

I would love to win a Stop & Shop gift certificate. I go to my nearest Stop & Shop at least once a month. I take a detour home from work every second pay day because they have certain products such as Sun and Earth products that the closer stores don’t carry.

178 MARILOUISE August 27, 2008 at 2:05 pm

please include me for the Giant card.

179 Denise August 27, 2008 at 2:52 pm

GIANT. Thanks!

180 Jennifer M August 27, 2008 at 3:30 pm

Stop and Shop, please! I love that they have their own line of organics.

181 Sheila August 27, 2008 at 3:30 pm

Giant gift card please !!

182 Dan August 27, 2008 at 4:42 pm

$50 Giant gift card would be great

183 Deniz Yegen August 27, 2008 at 5:15 pm

I love Stop & Shop! I could definitely use the money!

184 william causey August 27, 2008 at 5:23 pm

the giant card would be cool

185 susan p August 27, 2008 at 6:57 pm

stop and shop thanks for the giveaway!

186 Gina Benway August 27, 2008 at 7:24 pm

The stop & shop GC! Thanks this would be wonderful

187 Annemarie August 27, 2008 at 7:33 pm

I would love the Stop and Shop Gift Card.

188 Karrie August 27, 2008 at 8:22 pm

I would love to win the Stop and Shop :)

189 Julie K August 27, 2008 at 9:12 pm

I feel like I live at Stop & Shop sometimes! My local one has great health and international sections.

190 Cassandra August 27, 2008 at 9:18 pm

Stop and Shop, please!

191 loki August 27, 2008 at 10:07 pm

Giant, please!

192 Sherri Siler August 28, 2008 at 12:05 am

Giant gift card please.

193 Darrell H August 28, 2008 at 3:57 am

I really appreciate your blog and also a gift card if I am so fortunate to get one!

194 Erin Daly August 28, 2008 at 6:51 am

Please enter me for the Stop & Shop card. I love stores that have great tasting store brand products for a great price. Why buy name brand ketchup when the store brand tastes just as good and is a fraction of the price.

195 Becky Grady August 28, 2008 at 8:24 am

I would love to win the Giant card.

Thanks!

rlgrady[at]yahoo.com

196 Lynn H August 28, 2008 at 8:31 am

I’d want to win the STOP & SHOP gift Card…thanks for the giveaway

197 kathy pease August 28, 2008 at 9:33 am

stop and shop :)

198 hazel hunt August 28, 2008 at 9:34 am

I could use that $50 at Stop & Shop.

199 Michelle Moorman August 28, 2008 at 9:38 am

I love Giant. My supermarket earns my loyalty by having very low everyday prices. The specials run in regular rotation so I know when to stock up and they tell you in their circular when there will be additional savings in the sunday coupon circulars.

200 Gene Garvin August 28, 2008 at 9:54 am

I would love to win the Stop & Shop gift card.

201 helen b August 28, 2008 at 9:59 am

i was gunna get the giant ‘cuz i thought u were talkin’ the NY Football Giants…so just gimme Stop & Shop instead .

202 Roseann Kies August 28, 2008 at 10:10 am

The Stop and Shop gift card would be wonderful! Thanks.

203 Lori August 28, 2008 at 10:31 am

I enjoy grocery shopping at Stop and Shop.

204 Julie August 28, 2008 at 11:00 am

I would love to win that stop and shop card!

205 Jean August 28, 2008 at 11:08 am

The Giant card would make my heart go pitty-pat.

206 STEVE JASMIN August 28, 2008 at 11:48 am

50.00 STOP &SHOP GC. WOULD BE NICE

207 Gianna August 28, 2008 at 12:22 pm

Giant Foods :)

208 Gloria August 28, 2008 at 12:35 pm

Stores earn my loyalty by offering staples at a consistantly lower price than other stores. I go for the “big sale” at a store but only buy what’s on sale and stock up. Then I go to the store that has the lower every day prices for everything else. Otherwise, I’d be losing the savings on the sale items and spending it on the rest of the groceries. I’d like to with the Stop & Shop card, please.

209 Elizabeth Baer August 28, 2008 at 1:46 pm

Please enter me for the Giant card.

Stores earn my loyalty by being family friendly. Having samples out (which keeps the kids quiet). Giving children a free cookie at the bakery. Helping me out to the van and loading the groceries.

210 Jennifer Jozwiak August 28, 2008 at 2:12 pm

I’d love to win the Giant giftcard because that’s where I always shop.

211 Alecia Gibson August 28, 2008 at 3:01 pm

I’d like to win the Giant giftcard. Thanks!!

212 Ellie August 28, 2008 at 3:51 pm

Giant gift card please. I shop Giant all the time. thanks for the giveaway.

213 jessica August 28, 2008 at 4:04 pm

i could use this thanks ladies

214 Renee Turner August 28, 2008 at 4:13 pm

I shop at the Giant two times a week. Thank you so much for this giveaway. With all of the rising food prices, my family gets so much less for the amount of money in our food budget. My kids hate that I have to cut out most of the goodies that we used to enjoy. It’s rough out there for stuggleing middle class families, so any help is appreciated.

215 JONI CHADWELL August 28, 2008 at 4:39 pm

I run a foster home so I can really use one for Giant.

216 Zipporah Sandler August 28, 2008 at 4:44 pm

My son’s in school up in Rhode Island and Stop & Shop is his neighborhood supermarket. I’d love to win one for him.

217 Amy W August 28, 2008 at 5:40 pm

We could use the $50 Giant card. Thanks for the contest!!! chrisandamyward@comcast.net

218 donna longworth August 28, 2008 at 5:49 pm

Winning the Giant 50 dollar gift card would be wonderful!

219 Audrey b August 28, 2008 at 7:36 pm

stop and shop–stores earn my loyalty with great sales, special store coupons and giving back to the community

220 amy delong August 28, 2008 at 7:49 pm

I could use the giant giftcard,their is one right down the street@

221 danielle August 28, 2008 at 8:33 pm

I would love to win a Stop and Shop card. I cannot believe how expansive groceries are.

222 Timothy Sternberg August 28, 2008 at 8:40 pm

I would like the first prize.

223 Daniel M August 28, 2008 at 9:22 pm

stop n shop please!!

224 lorraine August 28, 2008 at 9:59 pm

I’d choose Giant. I go loyally to a store that honors coupons and has the product on their shelves. It’s no good if the stuff is always sold out!

225 Robert R August 28, 2008 at 10:34 pm

I only ever shop at Giant….so Giant it is….they have great prices!

226 vanessa hunter August 28, 2008 at 11:18 pm

Stop & Shop is tops (in my book)! It would be an honor to win their giftcard.

227 Lily Kwan August 29, 2008 at 1:59 am

Please enter me into the contest for Giant. Thanks!

228 c. bloye August 29, 2008 at 3:01 pm

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