Safeway Back To School Giveaway

This giveaway is now over. The winner is Nicole Greene. Congrats!

The Safeway family of stores (which includes Dominick’s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Vons, and Genuardi’s) is making it simple to give back to your local schools with “2 Ways 2 Earn” cash for your schools with Box Tops for Education and the “10% Goes Back to Schools” program.  We collect Box Tops for Madison’s school, so I know how important these programs are for small schools like ours.  However, Box Tops is making it even easier this year with four new brands participating in the program: Progresso Soup, Totino’s Pizza, Betty Crocker Cake Mixes and Gold Medal Flour.  This year look for the “10% Goes Back to Schools” yellow school bus tags on over 2,000 of your favorite items throughout Safeway from August 11th – September 14th. When you purchase participating products with your Club Card, Safeway will give 10% of the purchase price to the local school of your choice!  How awesome is that?

Here’s how it works:

  • Check your receipt from August 11 – September 14. The total will be updated each time you shop.
  • Beginning on September 18, a redemption code will be printed at the bottom of your receipt.
  • Visit backtoschools.escrip.com before October 13 to choose your favorite participating local school, then simply enter your redemption code to make your donation.

To learn more about Box Tops for Education and Safeway’s “10% Goes Back to Schools” program, visit www.2ways2earn.com. And while you’re there, don’t forget to enter the Safeway Bonus Box Tops Sweepstakes for a chance to win 1,000 Bonus Box Tops for the participating school of your choice! Also, check out Box Tops for Education on Facebook today! Visit Box Tops for Education on Facebook to “Like” the program and keep up with the latest news from Box Tops.

School funding all over the country is being cut, and this is a great way to help your local schools out.  Since I am all for education, here’s what I have arranged — one lucky reader will get a Box Top Prize Pack!  In it, you will find a $25 Safeway gift card (also valid at Dominick’s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Vons, and Genuardi’s) that you can use to purchase your favorite Box Tops items, in addition to a Bonus Box Tops certificate with a value of 50 Bonus Box Tops!  Here’s what you need to do:

Tell me which Box Top products you would spend your $25 gift card on!

These will give you one additional entry (for each thing):

1. Twitter about this contest. Please leave me your username so I can verify and you can get an entry every day that you do this (though make sure you leave a comment so I know you did). If you want, use something like this:

@blm03 is giving away a Box Top Prize Pack that includes a $25 gift card! Enter here: http://ow.ly/2qV9S

2. Add this post to social media sites like Stumble, Digg, Kirtsy, Blogging Zoom, Reddit, Propeller, Etc. (1 extra entry per site)

3.  Like this post on Facebook (There is a like button at the beginning and the end of this post you can use).

4.  Add this to any forums you belong too. Please give me the URL, so I can verify.

Each of these will give you 5 entries:

1. Blog about this on your blog. Please give me the URL, so I can verify.
2. Subscribe to this blog using either my email or RSS feed
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Good luck! This contest will end August 31st, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST.

The Safeway gift card, Bonus Box Tops certificate, information and giveaway were all given to me from Safeway and General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Safeway

When Safeway asked if they could send me a gift card to tell you about some of the cool things they have to offer their customers, I, of course, said sure! Here in Chicago Safeway stores are called Dominick’s. Dominick’s is a store I like to grocery shop just due to the great prices they have.  What I didn’t know was the great content they have on their site!

Madison’s birthday is 2 weeks after Christmas.  It’s hard to mix it up when you are trying to feed people for two holidays and mix it up a bit.  Plus, I always have a ton of leftovers, because I still haven’t figured out how to cook for a big family!  When you normally cook for 4 people and then have to cook for almost 20, it’s a change.  LOL  That being said, they have a great recipe list for leftovers!  Have no fear, you won’t have to throw away that left over turkey.  Instead, you may be sad that there isn’t enough left to try all of these leftover recipes!  They have things like Turkey BLTs (yummmm) and Turkey Mashed Potato and Jack Cheese Casserole.  I’ll be honest, I can’t wait to make my Christmas turkey just so I can try these!

So what did I pick up with my gift card (well, and some extra money of my own)?  I got a turkey, a ham, some potatoes, some green beans, some peas, and my favorite, brown and serve rolls!   With Safeway’s budget-conscious recipes, weekly specials and email savings they’ve got you covered on everything you need!

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Foodie Events

All events are in Chicago unless noted:

Latin Cuisine – Macy’s is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Latin and Spanish cuisine with area chefs.  It is free on Friday and Oct. 1 at 111 N State St.  Please call 312-781-4884 for more information.

Autumn Cooking – Jeff Muldrow is teaching an autumn cooking class. $65.  Friday at 6:30 pm at Va Pensiero, 1566 Oak Ave, Evanston.  Please call 847-475-7779 for reservations and more information.

Kids Can Cook – Kids from 7 – 11 years old can learn to make dinner in a hands-on cooking class.  $40.  6-9 pm on Friday at Sunset Foods, 835 S Waukegan Rd., Lake Forest.  Please call 312-752-2206 to register.

Sweet Treats – Learn to cook pies and tarts with Joy Shields.  $40.  7 pm Tuesday night at Beverly’s Pantry, 1907 W 103rd St.  Please call 773-238-8550 to register.

European Adventures – Dominick Kwentus is teaching a 4 week course that cover Italian, Spanish, French, and German cuisine.  $192 for nonresidents and $160 for residents.  This will be held Oct. 1 – 22 at 6:30 pm at The Depot, 401 Thatcher Ave., River Forest Park District.  Please call 708-366-6660 for more information.

Mastering risotto – Daniel Tucker shows you how to make the perfect risotto.  $10.  Oct. 2 at 6 pm at Room 21, 2110 S. Wabash Ave.  Please call 312-328-1198 to register.

Teaching organics – The Organic School Project is hosting a benefit and silect auction supporting its outreach services.  $50.  Oct. 2 at 6 pm at The Golden Triangle, 330 N Clark St.  Please call 312-924-0195 for tickets and more information.

Pizza – Learn to make artisan pizza dough with Jonathon Fox.  $30.  Oct 4th at 11 am at 59 W. Grand Ave.  Please call 312-329-0400 to register.

Halloween Fun – Susan Maddox is teachinga hands on Halloween and Spooky Treats Class for ages 8 and older.  $45.  Oct. 5 from 10 am – 1 am at Le Titi de Paris, 1015 W Dundee Rd., Arlington Heights.  Please call 847-506-0222 to register.