I received an invite to attend the grand opening event of the Dinuba Grocery Outlet location in early June. I live in Visalia, which is just a short drive away from Dinuba, and I visit the Visalia store almost weekly. I was super excited to hear that a newer, larger Grocery Outlet store was coming to the area! The event was open to the public, and all sorts of cool things were taking place, like free coffee and treats, free eco-friendly resuable shopping bags for the first 500 customers, Spin & Win on the Wheel of Bargains, face painting for the kids, magic cart, and tons of other cool giveaways!
If you’re not familiar with how the Grocery Outlet Bargain Market works, all stores are independently owned and operated, and all products are sold up to 50% off of their retail value. Every Grocery Outlet location carries different products, so you can’t always count on finding the same products at another location…even in the same city. Plus, when you see something you want, it may or may not be there the next time you visit the store, so be sure to grab it when you see it!
When I was invited to attend the grand opening, I was over the moon about it! I attended the event with my sweetheart, my mommy, and my best friend. We’re all frequent Grocery Outlet shoppers and were really looking forward to checking out the new store.
As soon as we entered the store, we were greeted with a smile by all of the staff members. They were all wonderful and went above and beyond to make sure we were finding everything okay. We were amongst the first 500 customers, and we each received an eco-friendly reusable Grocery Outlet shopping bag. We grabbed a cart and headed over to the first aisle. The aisle was very organized and well-stocked with an array of health, bath and beauty products. When we turned the corner, we were excited to see fresh produce, meat, milk and dairy products!
Of course, being The Homicidal Homemaker, I had my eyes peeled for items that I could turn into one of my ghoulish creations for this blog post. Since each Grocery Outlet has different products, I had no idea what I was going to come across. Even though I was only a short drive away from my standard Visalia location, I was pleasantly surprised to see so many new products that were not available at the Visalia location.
Now…the Wine and Beer section! I was so excited to see how large and organized this section was, and actually shrieked out loud when I spotted this Zombie Zin and Jawbreaker Cabernet Sauvignon. I knew right then and there what I was going to create for this blog entry…Spooky Entertaining on a Budget!
So, I headed back to the milk & dairy section to load up on cheese and other appetizers to complement my spooky wines.
As we finished our shopping, we realized we had spent around two hours just going through the store and we easily could have spent more time and found even more goodies to take home, but, our cart was completely filled!
As we were heading back to the car, we spotted the Wheel of Bargains and absolutely had to give it a spin! My mommy won a Tammy Underspend bobblehead, and I won a really cool chip-clip and a Lois Prices bobblehead.
Oh, and I had to get a photo with Lois Prices and Ben Saven!
You can view all of the photos from the event here:
Thank you to Grocery Outlet for the opportunity to attend the grand opening event, and for so generously donating two giftcards to give away to my awesome followers!
** THE GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED! Congrats to Jason S. and Lisa T. on winning $25 to Grocery Outlet! ***
Also, please remember to check back soon for my Spooky Entertaining on a Budget at Grocery Outlet guide where you can see what ghoulish treats I came up with after my trip to the Dinuba Grocery Outlet!