Grocery Outlet recently reached out to me and asked me to do a review for their Grand Opening for their new store in Chula Vista, CA and I'm sooo excited to share my thoughts with you and to offer (2) $25 gift cards to 2 lucky Domestic Sweetheart readers!
If you are not familiar Grocery Outlet offers extreme bargains on brand name merchandise, with prices often up to 60% less than conventional retailers. Grocery Outlet has more than 200 locations in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington. Grocery Outlet carries refrigerated and frozen foods, fresh produce, fresh meat, organics, dry groceries, beer and wine, health and beauty care, over-the-counter drugs, household products, toys and gifts.
So the hubby and I decided to go together as a family and take a mini road trip with Isla (Chula Vista is about 40 mins from us). The event was free to the public and participants had a chance to enter to win fun prizes, including a LG 39-inch HD TV, four tickets to the San Diego Chargers vs. St. Luis Rams football game on November 23, accompanied with four jerseys and baseball hats, and free groceries for a year ($600 value). In addition, Chula Vista Grocery Outlet donated $1,000 worth of food to the Turning the Hearts Center, as a testament to their commitment to helping the local community.
We arrived around 10:30 AM and were greeted outside by the friendliest Grocery Outlet employees with balloons, a mascot, a chance to win cool prizes at the Prize Wheel and fun country music. Once we entered the store we were greeted by two of the sweetest Store Managers and they had put together such a lovely organic and eco-friendly gift bag for us and then gave us a $50 gift card to spend at the store and (2) $25 gift cards to giveaway to Domestic Sweetheart readers! Just check out the pic below!
Not only was I impressed with selection of brand name products that were available but I was even more amazed at the low prices. The best part is that many of the products that were at this Grocery Outlet location were healthy! I really believe that healthy foods should be available to everyone. It makes me upset when I'm at a grocery store and the "healthy" brands are so expensive that some families have no other option but to buy brands that may not be so good for them.
Here is what I scored with my $50 gift card so you can see why I just love Grocery Outlet!
Just how low are Grocery Outlet prices? I was able to buy the Seventh Generation Body Wash and Lotion at $2.99 a piece. I have seen these products in other retail stores for as much as $7! The Fiber One Cereal that you see in the picture was only .99¢...now that's a bargain! The only complaint I have is that I didn't have more time to spend in the store but with a 3 month old mommy duty calls :)
To find the Grocery Outlet nearest you click here. What do you think, have you been to a Grocery Outlet? I would love to hear your thoughts! Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a $25 gift card. Good Luck!
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