Talk about gleeful holiday shopping: Two lucky people will win two-minute shopping sprees at Powell’s local grocery stores on Saturday.
Their names will be drawn shortly after 5 p.m. Friday from among the Holiday Shopping Spree Giveaway coupons redeemed at 14 local businesses.
To enter, just redeem one or more of the ornament-shaped sticky-note coupons for deals at the 14 participating businesses by 5 p.m. Friday. One coupon has been stuck to the front page of each Powell Tribune since Nov. 5.
The Holiday Shopping Spree Giveaway is sponsored by the Powell Tribune, Food Basket IGA, Blair’s Super Market and Pepsi. Participating businesses are St. Nick Knaks, McGlathery’s Back Porch Designs, White Ink, Sheila’s Clothing & Gift Emporium, Fremont Motors, The Merc, First Bank of Wyoming, Habitat’s Shop on Bent, Powell Drug, Wyoming Wireless, Roger’s Sport Center, Cut & Sew Fabrics and Crafts, El Tapatio and Hansel & Gretel’s.
All entry boxes will be collected from those participating businesses at 5 p.m. Friday, and the winning entries will be drawn shortly afterward. People whose entries are pulled will be called to make sure they can participate in their respective shopping spree; if not, additional entries will be pulled.
The first two-minute shopping spree will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at Blair’s Super Market. The second follows at 1:30 p.m. at Food Basket IGA. During the shopping sprees, winners will be limited to eight items per department.
“We want to keep the shopping spree winners moving,” said Blair’s owner Brent Foulger. “With a limit of eight items per department, they’ll have to be on their toes.
“Eight items means eight items,” Foulger said. “If the person grabs eight bottles of Tide laundry detergent, he or she will have to move to the next department or aisle.”
“You can’t fill your cart in the meat department for the entire two minutes allotted,” said Food Basket IGA owner Brad Kolb. “The shopper can grab eight items there and hustle on.”
The sprees also exclude all prescription, tobacco and electronic products.
Kolb and Foulger both said they’ve had shopping sprees before, and they’ve been successful for the winners.
“It should be fun,” Foulger said. “They just need to be careful as they do it. They don’t want to slip and fall or hit a display, and they need to watch out for other customers.”
Kolb also asked that the shopping spree winner there be respectful of the store and its property.
“I’m just excited to be part of a promotion that benefits local businesses and the community,” Kolb said.