Once again we’re back to the reoccurring theme of food but we all gotta eat, right? There are probably a lot of you out there who are asking, “What the heck is Giant Eagle?” Short answer, my new favorite grocery store. Long answer, it’s a chain of grocery stores in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Maryland that’s been around since 1918. What I really love about them are their rewards programs. You buy groceries you get a discount on gas. You buy gas you get a discount on groceries. We’ve saved up to 80¢ per gallon when we filled up at the pump, and 15% off our entire grocery bill! It’s ok to be a little jealous right now. 🙂
GE makes sure we get great deals on groceries and gas, but they also make sure that schools get the cash they need to buy new books, computers, and other essentials for its students. Box Tops for Education has helped schools across America earn over $400 million dollars since 1996. You’ve seen those little cut out for BTFE on the top of your Cheerio cereal boxes, Betty Crocker cake mixes, and Pillsbury cinnamon rolls. Cutting out those little things, find out who your school’s coordinator is, and send them off! Every box top you cut out is worth 10¢! Plus the BTFE website has great coupons so you can save money and help your school at the same time! You can also earn box tops when you shop online at stores like Lands End, Barnes & Noble, and Gap. Grocery stores like GE give shoppers a chance to earn Bonus Box Tops throughout the year during special events. These days kids are thinking about college sooner and sooner, and Giant Eagle has you covered there too. Upromise helps GE shoppers save for college as they shop. Yep, you read that right, you can shop and save at the same time. Free. Of. Charge. Three of my favorite words. When you buy Nestle, Florida’s Naturals or a ton of other products money will automatically be deposited into your UP account. Then what you do what that money is up to you. You can invest it in a 529 college savings account, pay down student loans, or request a check that can be used for college expenses. You can also earn money at a ton of restaurants and online stores as well. Awesome, I know.
Sign up for Box Tops for Education in your area! (It’s free!!!)
Sign up for Upromise for you and help out a friend or family member! (Again, it’s free!!!)
So here’s to you Giant Eagle! You always have just what I need on my shopping list. Your produce is fresh, your organic section is huge, and your sales rule. Now when I fill up our cart I’ll be thinking about all the classrooms we’ll be filling with books and computers instead of how cheap we can fill up our gas tank.
Sometimes more really is more!