Daily Archives: June 17, 2015

Smart & Final Gilbert Grand Opening

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Grand Opening

Arizona Locals!  There is a NEW store in town!  Last week I had the chance to go to an evening preview of the new Smart & Final at 750 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert, AZ, 85234. I am overjoyed with the fact that for all future parties and birthdays this will be the one-stop-shop.  Can’t wait to share with you some finds for Emma Marie’s Second Birthday Party that is coming up-way too fast.

Smart & Final carries warehouse size items without a club fee, making shopping easy, less expensive and less daunting to shop in than a big warehouse store. Smart & Final is a perfect place to shop for all your food needs, bakery items, etc.

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Big Savings Come in ALL Sizes

As I parked my car and made my way to the new Smart & Final Gilbert Store it was easy to notice the newly paved parking lot, crisp paint lines, and fabulously clean entry.

A Note from the Chief Marketing Officer:

“Smart & Final has a rich history and commitment of inclusion. The ampersand signifies many different components of our company including the partnership between our founders Mr. Smart & Mr. Final, treating our customers like friends & neighbors and serving as a warehouse & market,” said Smart & Final Chief Marketing Officer, Eleanor Hong. “We are rebranding to ensure customers know who we are, what we offer and what we stand for so that they can choose Smart & Final as their primary shopping destination.”

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Bike Storage

I loved this bike lock area that is right next to the entrance.  Perfect for those that are making a quick trip in the neighborhood.

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Fresh Produce

Upon entering you are overwhelmed with the amount of fresh produce available.  I loved seeing a large assortment of locally grown produce, along with a large designated area for organic!  Our family has made the conscious decision to buy locally grown food when possible and to eat organic as often as our budget allows.  There were rows upon rows of choices and the prices were remarkable as you don’t need a membership to shop!  Double the savings.

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Save by the Case

I prefer to buy in bulk the food that our family goes through.  Our family of four goes through an alarming amount of onions and garlic.  So saving by buying the case is exactly my kind of thinking!  I am thankful that we have a large pantry to be able to store the goods. There are large cases of almost EVERYTHING at Smart & Final.  You can grab enough for the party, your food truck, or your business all in the same store.

Smart & Final also has a large section dedicated to Bulk Bins where you can get exactly the amount you need without paying too much!  You know when that recipe you’ve had your eyes on(forever) but you didn’t want to buy the big bag of the ingredient when you only needed half a cup?  Yep.  A foodie heaven.

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Quality Meats

The Meat Department was large and had all of the brands that I know and trust.  We bulk buy our meat and the same assortment that we buy at our usual big box store was available and at a cheaper cost.

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Good & Well

Throughout the store you will find Good & Well Sections that make it easy to find allergy-friendly and organic options for your family.  As a food allergy family it was much easier to find food that our family could safely eat.  I even found new brands to try that I scooped up.  Definitely a Mom Win.

 

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Frozen Foods Department

The New Gilbert Smart & Final has an expanded Frozen Foods Department that encompasses a large section of the store.  I loved being able to see all of our family staples AND an assortment of cases of goodies that we can purchase for parties.  I now have a long list of items that we can grab from Smart & Final for Em’s Birthday!

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Chocolate Ice Cream

I love being able to entertain and this store just makes it that much easier.  One stop shop.  I can get literally everything I need for groceries and all of the party supplies.

 

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Snow Cone

I may or may not have spend an inordinate amount of time writing down all of the items to grab for Emma Marie’s birthday party.  An August Birthday needs to have a Snow Cone Bar?  Am I right? Weather calls for 105+ and now I can add a kid-friendly outdoor treat that will satisfy everyone.  Plus with all of the flavor options I can grab multiple so that our Snow Cone Bar… will be a Snow Cone Bar. Watermelon, grape, strawberry, fruit punch, orange and then there are the baked goods toppings to sprinkle on top.  What’s a birthday party without a messy, delicious treat?

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Smart & Final

Smart & Final has many options when it comes to brands and has a lot of in-house options like their fabulous First Street Line.  I loved the cheaper price tag!  Smart & Final gives you all of your favorite name brands BUT you have the choice to save with many of their own and goodness me, I do love a bargain on some items.

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Fresh Flowers

As you make your way back to the store front at Smart & Final you are greeted by a fresh assortment of flowers to grab on your way out.  These purple beauties were calling my name!

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Family Chicken Dinner

The last item you see before checking out are the Oven Roasted Chickens that smelled divine.  After an evening of shopping for everything on your list it sure is nice to come home, put away the groceries and to not have to cook.  Dinner is served!

Smart & Final blew me away with their options, bulk cases, and pricing.  Emma Marie’s party will be tremendously easier knowing that I can grab paper plates, napkins, fresh food, snow cones, and some adult beverages all in the same errand!  Plus it’s nice to know that you don’t need a membership at a big box store to get warehouse pricing and quality products.

Arizona Locals! Grand Opening!

Go check out the store-

Smart & Final at 750 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert, AZ, 85234

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Have you shopped at a Smart & Final?

What is one party dish or item you always have?

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