Duane Reade contest offers $1 million grand prize
NEW YORK — Manhattan-based retailer Duane Reade is celebrating its 50th anniversary this season with a new contest offering a $1 million grand prize, as well as hundreds of other giveaways, such as tickets to New York sporting events and Broadway shows.
Now through Dec. 31, every Duane Reade receipt is a chance to win. For a chance to win, shoppers find the unique code on their receipt and type it in on Duane Reade’s website to see if they’re a winner. Each code entered counts as a separate entry for the grand prize drawing. So the more a person shops, the more codes they can enter and the more chances they have to win.
At the end of the sweepstakes, one entry will be drawn at random to determine who will take part in the Million Bucks Event. There also are more than 450 instant-win prizes, including tickets to Broadway shows, tickets to New York sporting events, Duane Reade gift cards and $50 Metrocards.
Stater Bros. kicks off Harvesting Hope campaign
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. A Southern California-based supermarket chain is assisting with hunger relief throughout November and December.
Stater Bros., in conjunction with its charitable arm, Stater Bros. Charities, will host its Harvesting Hope campaign. The retailer said it is collecting nonperishable food items for struggling families and accepting additional cash donations in all 167 Stater Bros. stores. The stores also are offering customers the opportunity to purchase $10 Harvesting Hope scannable donation cards.
Each year, Stater Bros. contributes more than $15 million to assist those in need, with an emphasis on worthy programs that benefit hunger relief, health and nutrition, education and animal shelters. Stater Bros. also annually donates more than 3 million lbs of food and products to the local food banks.
Whoopee! American Greetings brings the laughs
CLEVELAND Jokers will be sure to embrace the latest laugh-out-loud card line from American Greetings.
The greeting card company announced its first-ever whoopee-cushion greeting card line, called "It’s a Gas!" Each card in the collection is an actual whoopee cushion that can be signed and sent in an accompanying envelope.
"Consumers often tell us that surprising friends and family with the greeting cards they choose is the best part of the experience, so we are always looking for ways to introduce unexpected ideas," said Mary McClain, creative director of new product concepts at American Greetings. "With ‘It’s a Gas!,’ we have a really fun format that is silly and unique and sure to put a big smile on anyone’s face, which is what we strive for in every card we create."