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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Stop & Shop Luncheon at UpStairs on The Square

My favorite local 'megamart' grocery store is Stop & Shop and I am a big fan (in particular their Nature's Promise line), so I was thrilled to be invited to their Holiday Luncheon.

Upon arrival, I was greeted by the lovely ladies of 360 PR and was invited to do some flower arrangements with some S&S employees . The next station was chocolate covered pretzel rods which I enjoy doing for baby showers in pinks and blue pastels. My favorite station was the Soup mix in a Jar. What a thoughtful gift idea.

During lunch, the lovely Andrea Astrachan then told us about some great programs including the new offerings for the thanksgiving spreads from the deli and my favorite three: the Holiday Rewards Program and the new magazine 'Small Victories' and the Adventure Guide.

Before I get to those, I want to talk about the restaurant: UpStairs on the Square. As soon as I walked in, I smiled. It was quite a funky and ecclectic place and had a super fun vibe. I was intrigued and excited to try the food.

The passed appetizers included chicken satay, cheese puffs and pizzas. I spent my time with the satay-yum.

We were then offered a Spinach Cannelloni or Grilled Spiced Chicken Salad. I thought the Manicotti was good but needed a bit more flavor. I can not speak for the salad as we had a choice of either. We then given a bread pudding dessert which I thought was fabulous however, I do not see these items on the regular menu. I am definitely planning on going back for a special meal soon.

Back to the programs:
Holiday Points: By simply doing your regular shopping. you gain 1 point for every $1 you spend. There is no limit to the number of Holiday Reward Coupons you can earn and the discount you earn is based on the number of points you accrue until December 10th and you can then redeem them through Christmas.
250 Points = 5% off
450 Points = 10% off
600 Points = 15% off
800 Points = 20% off Holiday Reward Coupon

Store Explorer Adventure Guide: A new program where school students go to a local Stop & Shop and go on a healthy store tour. They also get a 'goody' bag at the end that I am told is full of healthy items. I am waiting to hear what are in the bags (hoping it is filled with all the right things.)

Small Victories: A new mom-focused magazine filled with tips and coupons. Love the first one.
Disclosure: Flowers, Lunch, Soup Mix and Gift Card were all provided. I was not asked to post.

1 comment:

TheFitnessFreak said...

So cool Jennifer! I'll be checking these all out thoroughly later today!

I'm making Organic Soup Mix for the family and friends this year. I got fancy labels and everything, fun : )

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