They just opened up a new Fry's grocery store just a little way from where we live. After dropping Sarah off at preschool, I took the other two kids to check out the grand opening. It was a madhouse, but kinda fun too. They had samples of all kinds of things all over the store. There was a small band playing Christmas songs outside. They had the racecar carts that Noah loves. Prices don't quite beat Super Wal-mart, but the sale prices weren't bad.
The icing, though, was that they were giving away free bags of groceries every half hour. I happened to be at checkout for one such, and they picked my aisle. Inside the bag was a selection of their fancier store brand things: generic organic Cheerios, instant oatmeal, juice, salad dressing, spice grinders, pickles, cocoa, bread, cocktail sauce, mixed nuts. A box of tea and a bag of coffee that will probably go to the neighbors. And...a $50 gift card! And a booklet of coupons for a bunch more free store brand stuff!
Yay for winning! And free stuff!