Who went and checked out the grand opening of the new Sobeys Store in Sage Creek? We went down and waited in line for the grand opening – it was a lot of fun, met some nice people and the first 500 people got a $10 giftcard. They were handing out hot apple cider and yogourt and fruit to those waiting too. I love events like this, people waiting in line just for fun and to get to see something new. It was definitely worth the wait!! I got to see a preview of the store the night before it opened – but it was still amazing to me the next day, full of people and all the sample sections set up. The store is so different from any other store and I love that Winnipeg is the first to have one of these! It’s set up for convenient, healthy eating – the deli, pizza station, huge cheese area, amazing bakery etc. are all fully stocked with amazing goodies, and new things you’ll want to try. The meat section still wowed me again and we’ve already tried several things from it.
My husband and I had a date night at home on Saturday – total restaurant type meal. We had the Apple Brie and Pepper Jelly stuffed pork tenderloin and the Chicken Cordon Bleu with some purple asparagus – it was amazing! Super healthy, easy to make and very affordable. Didn’t have to leave the house to have a fancy dinner!!
And last night we had my mom over and had a meat extravaganza, tried 4 different types of prepared meats. It was super fun, everything was yummy, and the cost was what it would be for 1 person to go out for dinner – yet it fed 4 and we had leftovers!! Even got a yummy fresh baked apple pie and ice cream for dessert!
Head over to the new store when you have a chance (or right now!) and you’ll get to see for yourself how great it is! For me I was in a cooking slump, found myself making the same dull meals over and over again with no enthusiasm. The amount of new ingredients and smaller packaging at the Sage Creek store has revived my love of cooking!! I found myself completely inspired!
And I thought maybe it was just me, that I was the most over-enthusiastic shopper in Winnipeg. I’ve received so many emails and facebook messages from people who met friends to check out the store, did a date night there or just went for a regular shop – some even drove into or across the city for it – and the response is amazing!! Smaller portions make it great for single people, couples, and seniors etc. The gluten free, vegan and natural foods section is huge – things i’ve never seen before. I took my husband on Sunday to check it out and he really liked it too, it’s a fun place to go check out and try a few new things.
To celebrate the Sage Creek Grand Opening I have a $50 Sobeys gift card to give away to one lucky reader!!
Here are your ways to enter:
1 – Comment with with section of the new store most appeals to you
2 – Follow Sobeys on twitter and comment that you did so
3 – Like Sobeys on facebook and comment that you did so
4 – Earn a daily entry by tweeting out the link to the giveaway – just comment that you did so
Giveaway is open to all Canadians and will end Monday Nov. 4th at noon – Good Luck to everyone!