Friday, September 4, 2009

Stop & Shop Back-to-School Savings 2 Day Giveaway!

A couple months ago, I made the move from Indiana to Connecticut. I grew up here, so it's certainly not "all new" to me. But one thing I definitely had to figure out (and, well, I'm still working on figuring it out!) is where to shop to get the best deals on my groceries. I was delighted to discover an Aldi within driving distance, but it's still not exactly handy. This means I certainly have to explore how sales and couponing can score me some deals at the more local stores.

I was fortunate to be the recipient of a $10 gift card to Stop & Shop from the lovely people at My BlogSpark. As it turns out, there's a great promotion going on at Stop & Shop this week on several General Mills products. From September 4th thru September 10th, the store is having a Back-to-School Savings Event.

Here is how it works:
General Mills and Stop & Shop are teaming up to give families a great way to stock up and save, as they gear up for back to school .
You'll find great sale pricing on the participating General Mills brands which includes several yummy cereals, Yoplait yogurts, Pillsbury products, and more! In addition, if your Stop & Shop sells gas, you'll automatically earn 100 points on your Stop & Shop car for each four participating General Mills items that your purchase. Each 100 points earns you 10 cents off per gallon of gas. For those Stop & Shop locations without gas stations, don't worry- you're not left out of the savings- if you buy five participating General Mills products, you will receive 20 Bonus Box Tops for your school.

It was a lot of fun for me to be a part of this Spark! I loaded up the three kids yesterday and hit our local Stop & Shop. Armed with coupons and my $10 gift card, I hit the aisles.

Here's what I walked out with:

  • 2 Yoplait Fiber One 4-packs
  • 2 Yoplait Delights 4-packs
  • 1 Yoplait Yo-Plus 4-pack
  • 2 packages Toaster Strudels
  • 1 box Cinnamon Toast Crunch

My total? 80 cents.

I earned 200 points on my card which will save me 20 cents per gallon when I fill up. Not a bad deal! I need way more than 4 gallons to fill my tank so I'll easily make up that 80 cents in a flash.

Would you like a chance to see how far you can make your $10 go? I have another $10 Stop & Shop gift card to share with a reader! Just leave a comment with your best tip for saving money on gas. I'll draw a winner Tuesday morning (Sept 8th). Good luck!!!


  1. For saving on gas, I like shop at stops which have promotions on, like Stop&Shop. You can grocery shop while saving some on gas.

  2. Best tip on saving on gas, carpool or biking to work. Also shop at stores that have incentives for saving on their gas station!

  3. Welcome back to New England! Stop & Shop is one of my go-to stores for gas rewards! Here are a couple of my tricks for saving gas, really it's about getting better fuel efficiency so the gas you buy lasts longer:
    - When you drive on the highway, keep your speed between 60 and 68 MPH. The engine works more efficiently at that speed especially for long distances.
    - Dump the junk! Too much clutter and stuff in your trunk can really weigh your car down and reduce your fuel efficiency. (Driving in a nice clean car is good for your head too!)