June 30, 2010

Smart & Final Review and Giveaway {Closed}

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Smart and Final Logo

You know how I like a good grocery deal. So, when I was approached to check out Smart & Final of course I said yes! I’ve shopped at Smart & Final in the past. Normally, I’ve gone there to get things if we were having a party. I have purchased plastic coffee cups, extra flatware and plasticware type of things.

This time though, my goal was to check out Smart & Final and see how it could help me manage my time and my budget. I took my time and checked out every aisle. They had many things that are carried in the local grocery store, but often in different sizes. So if you have a large family or are shopping for a gathering it would make shopping easy. Plus, you don’t need a membership card! That makes it very convenient for so many people, who want to take advantage of bulk deals but aren’t interested in joining a warehouse club.

I loved that there were restaurant grade items available. I love cooking and I’ve often thought it would be great to have a commercial grade giant muffin tin? Makes me want to mix up a batch of muffins! You don’t have to belong to a restaurant or work in foodservice to buy one. And they have large stockpots and heavy duty skillets too.

As I walked the aisles I noticed they had quite a few organic foods too — milk, juice, various foods. I appreciated this because not only would I be able to get organic foods but I could buy them in a larger quantity. Often, organic foods are sold in small packages. So having the opportunity to buy enough for a few weeks or to take to a gathering was a plus because it was a time savings and a good price.

Like most grocery stores and club stores, Smart & Final sells cleaning supplies. What I liked most was that many of the cleaning products were commercial grade. Not that my house needs them, but because I sometimes buy things for organizations I volunteer at we need professional strength goods. Not having to make an extra stop at the janitorial supply would be a great convenience.

In general, I was really impressed with what Smart & Final offered. It had been quite awhile since I’d been in to one. I really liked that it was small enough to get in and out quickly. And you won’t be tempted to buy a TV or books or a vacuum cleaner. There was always a good selection so you had plenty of choice. The prices were very competitive and you won’t need a membership.

If you haven’t been to Smart & Final, I recommend you check it out for yourself.

WIN TWO $5 SMART & FINAL GIFT CARDS

Smart & Final is located in the following states: Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, & Washington

To Enter:

1) Visit the Smart & Final website and leave me a comment about what you think you might like about shopping there.

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Leave a comment for each entry and enter by Tuesday July 6th at 11:59pm PST. I will choose the winner on Wednesday using Random.org and will contact the winner by email or twitter, so please make sure I can reach you. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize. U.S. Residents only.

Disclosure: Collective Bias compensated me for a few items I purchased at Smart & Final. I purchased the gift card myself to give away to one of my readers. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by either Smart & Final or Collective Bias.


Sara

{ 11 comments }

Melissa @SavingCentswithSense.net June 30, 2010 at 7:58 am

I would like to shop their groceries…I’ve heard they have good prices on soda 🙂 Thanks!

Kelly Malloy June 30, 2010 at 1:05 pm

We have a large family, so I will love their bulk sizes, but I also checked their circular, and they have AMAZING prices!

Kelly Malloy June 30, 2010 at 1:06 pm

I subscribed

Joyce Gilliam June 30, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Looks like they also have good recipes their Golden Crab Salad may be worth a try.
They also have far out appetizers! I am going to subscribe soon as I leave here.

Joyce Gilliam June 30, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Subscription Confirmed

Cynthia July 2, 2010 at 2:36 am

We’ve got a birthday party coming up and we could do all our party shopping in one place, quick and inexpensive

Amy @ Dealusional July 3, 2010 at 10:31 am

I love the prices on their beer. I’m going to need to stock up for when my mother-in-law visits. It’s better than Xanax.

Kate @ Songs Kate Sang July 4, 2010 at 10:16 pm

The receipt manager caught my eye!

Kate @ Songs Kate Sang July 4, 2010 at 10:16 pm

I subscribe via RSS Feed to my outlook account…

Brenda @ Peek at My Paper July 4, 2010 at 10:17 pm

I live in Arizona and have never been to a Smart & Final. Prices look great! Thanks for the chance to win.
Brenda

Kate @ Songs Kate Sang July 4, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Button added to my sidebar 🙂

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