The holidays are supposed to be fun, but slaving away in the kitchen or waiting in line at 5 different checkout counters to buy presents is anything but fun. We all know it's going to be worth it in the end, but there are lots of ways to make the process of getting to the end -- I mean the family and friends and fun part a lot easier.
This season, shoppers everywhere are looking to Safeway to reduce some of the stress that comes with holiday planning. Here are some ways that Safeway helps me during the holidays:
One Stop Shopping
You don't have a lot of time to be driving from store to store, collecting the items you need for your holiday dinner. Safeway has it all in one place, from the ingredients you'll need for the meal, to the pans and tools you'll need to cook it, to the flowers for the centerpiece, to the things you'll need to clean up afterwards... to the TUMS and Zantac that people might need to take the next day!
I've always been a big fan (and frequent user) of Safeway's Home Delivery service. It's so convenient to get grocery items delivered straight to your door, especially when you're stocking up on bulky or heavy items like water, canned goods, rice....... and a 20-lb frozen turkey! Why bother lugging it from the store to your car to your fridge, when you can have a Safeway delivery guy do all the heavy lifting? When you're preparing the Thanksgiving meal, your time is precious and Safeway is happy to help!
You can't put a price on family traditions and making memories.... except when you have to. Holiday entertaining can be expensive, so don't forget to take full advantage of all the great Safeway Club Card specials!
Speaking of home delivery and great deals, today is the LAST DAY to take advantage of Safeway's Free Turkey deal. Just shop online for your Thanksgiving groceries and receive a FREE Turkey with an order of just $200! Or get FREE delivery with your $150 order.
Delivery Code: THANKS46
Turkey Promo Code: FREETURKEY
I love the gift card display at Safeway! They have gift cards from dozens of retailers, including Starbucks, Best Buy, iTunes, Macy's, GAP and more (Gift Card Blogger has a comprehensive list), so you can buy gift cards for everyone on your holiday list, from a single place.
Here are some other ways that Safeway can help you with your holiday:
It’s that time of year again and Safeway is here to help you shine during the holidays whether you’re planning at home or shopping in store! Safeway has created inspirational ideas, recipes, saving tips and tools to make the holidays easier for you.
From the comfort of your home, visit Safeway.com/Holiday to review recipes, entertaining ideas, wine pairings and other helpful tips. Then build your list of favorites and come back to see what other inspirations you want to create for your family.
While you’re on the go, use your phone to visit safeway.com and dive into the Holiday Hints that dole out servings of inspiration to make Thanksgiving special, or make the most of your Thanksgiving leftovers with the array of Leftover Makeover recipes.
For iPhone users, download the Safeway Chef Assistant app featuring the Safeway exclusive 2-Hour Turkey Recipe™. The app guides you through step-by-step instructions on how to prep a simply delicious turkey in 2 hours or less. You can also use the app while shopping for your ingredients and cooking tools or as a timer to remind you of important time and temp checks.
And finally, don’t forget to play the Facebook LOL Turkey Game. Make the turkey laugh to be entered for a chance to win a $100 Safeway gift card!
Win a $100 Safeway Gift Card
Just in time for the holidays, one lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win a $100 Safeway gift card!
Leave a comment on this post and tell me how Safeway can help you this holiday season. This entry must be completed before any extra entries will count. Don't forget to include your email address so I can contact you.
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1) Blog about this giveaway, making sure you include a link to the giveaway in your blog post (1 entry).
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This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on December 10, 2011; I will draw 1 winner at random on December 11 and post the winner's name after he/she confirms acceptance. Continental US residents only. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!
Disclosure: I am being compensated for this post via a Safeway gift card, and Safeway is providing the giftcard for the giveaway. Images are from Safeway's Holiday Inspirations website. Safeway holiday tips are written in italics; all other words, views and opinions are my own.