Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Customers have to scan their card before proceeding through the self checkout.
Giant Eagle stores are now requiring that shoppers using self-checkout lanes have a store loyalty card. The Post-Gazette reports the supermarket chain recently began rolling out technology in its stores requiring a Giant Eagle Advantage Card for anyone using self-checkout lanes. The technology prompts customers to scan their Advantage Card before proceeding to scan items for purchase. In the past, anyone could use the self-check out aisles regardless of loyalty card status. Dick Roberts, Giant Eagle spokesman, told the newspaper that requiring an Advantage Card ensures that customers are receiving weekly specials, GetGo fuelperks, cash register coupon offers and other savings. This move also allows the store to contact customers if there …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Some of the reductions went into effect on Wednesday.
Giant Eagle said Wednesday its delivering more than $70 million in annual customer savings by lowering prices on more than 3,000 grocery items about 15 percent, according to WPXI. The majority of lower everyday prices went in effect Wednesday, with the remaining reductions taking place by April 11. The lowered everyday prices are on a variety of national and Giant Eagle brand dairy, frozen food and processed meat products, as well as grocery items such as cereal, yogurt, condiments, pastas, boxed dinners, canned vegetables, and paper and laundry products. Some of the items include Cheerios, Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, Cool Whip, and more, according to KDKA. Giant Eagle customers can identify the savings with yellow “…
Monday, March 11, 2013
The reloadable plastic smart cards are intended to eliminate the need for paper passes and tickets, according to the Port Authority of Allegheny County.
The Giant Eagle store in Verona is among nearly 50 of the grocery chain's locations that will begin selling and renewing the Port Authority's new ConnectCard. The reloadable smart cards are intended to replace paper transit passes and tickets, according to a statement from the Port Authority. Transit patrons can purchase weekly or monthly passes and load that amount onto their cards, then present the cards to ride a Port Authority vehicle. The Verona Giant Eagle is located at 200 Allegheny River Blvd. Other nearby stores include the ones in New Kensington, 200 Tarentum Bridge Road, and Monroeville, 4680 William Penn Highway. Both stores will permit customers to buy and load a card for weekly or monthly use and to check their balances. …
Monday, February 4, 2013
The last day to earn the perks will be Feb. 13.
Giant Eagle's popular foodperks! program will end on May 31, according to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, but the last day to earn the perks will be much sooner—Feb. 13. The supermarket/gas station chain's fuelperks! program, however, will continue, the P-G reports. In fact, starting on Thursday, it will be supplemented by a 3-cent discount on gasoline for Advantage Card holders on the occasions when they don't use fuelperks! Giant Eagle CEO Laura Karet said that the foodperks! program had become "a little too complex." Read the Post-Gazette's full report here. _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Giant Eagle and the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank have teamed up to collect donations. The drive ends on Wednesday, Nov. 21.
This Thanksgiving season, think about donating food to those who can't afford it. Fall FoodShare is the season's largest food and fund drive for the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Those who wish to donate can purchase a few most-needed grocery items at participating Giant Eagle stores, make a cash donation at the register, or donate online through the virtual drive, and help make sure local kids get enough to eat all year long. The Verona Giant Eagle along Allegheny River Boulevard has been participating in the drive. Fall FoodShare includes about 60 Giant Eagle stores throughout western Pennsylvania. All food and funds donated stay in the county where the donation was made. Click here to see participating locations. …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
In July 1979, Carol Jursik picked up some groceries on her way home from jogging but vanished just 10 houses from her front porch.
Life seemed like it was on the right path for Carol Jursik that July evening in 1979 as she jogged with a housemate. A nationally ranked college woman fencer and possible contender for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team, Carol, 24, was a Penn State graduate student working for the summer at the U.S. Steel Corp. in Monroeville through a cooperative job program. Carol and a friend, Michael Pierce, had jogged 15 miles together the night of July 30 before they separated at roughly 9:15 p.m. about one mile from the home, which had been converted into apartments, on Murrayhill Avenue (also spelled Murray Hill) in Squirrel Hill they shared with four other friends. Carol continued on to the Squirrel Hill Giant Eagle supermarket on Murray Avenue at …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Giant Eagle will keep the same prices on hundreds of items through the holidays.
Giant Eagle is locking low prices through the holidays on hundreds of the items customers purchase most. Even if costs go up, prices for these items will not change. "Increases in commodity costs for corn, wheat and soybeans continue to contribute to rising food prices, and are compounded by additional factors such as fluctuating energy costs and drought," said Giant Eagle Senior Vice President of Marketing Lisa Henriksen. "Our Low Price Lock program will help Giant Eagle customers manage through this uncertainty during the holiday season, and make it easier to plan gatherings and budget-friendly meals with prices on many popular everyday and seasonal items locked, or in some cases reduced. Our Low Price Lock is yet another way for …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The section has hundreds of local retailers' specials listed in one place.
Part of the mission of the Plum-Oakmont Patch is to make your life ridiculously easy. Now, there is a new way we can help you before you head to the grocery store. Check out our new Grocery Specials Section. It allows you to browse local grocery coupons and weekly specials, just like the ones found in newspapers, all in one place, and without getting newsprint on your fingers and hands. Here's what else you can do: There are two ways to get to the grocery specials section from the home page. From the main navigation tabs near the top of the page, click on More Stuff next to the real estate tab, then click on Grocery Specials. If you have more questions about this new section, just email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and happy shopping! What do…
Friday, September 14, 2012
The former Pittsburgh Steelers player will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Immaculate Reception play on Saturday.
The Waterworks Giant Eagle and former Pittsburgh Steelers player are teaming up to introduce a new T-shirt commemorating the Immaculate Reception's 40th anniversary. Harris will visit the nearby Giant Eagle, which is located at the Waterworks Mall along Freeport Road in Fox Chapel, on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The Immaculate Reception is the nickname given to one of the most famous plays in the history of American football. It occurred in the AFC divisional playoff game between the Steelers and the Oakland Raiders at Three Rivers Stadium on December 23, 1972. Giant Eagle will be selling commemorative 40th anniversary T-shirts at stores throughout Western Pennsylvania. Do you plan to go see Franco Harris? Tell us in the comments! …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Bags of Farmer's Market bagged salads might be contaminated with listeria.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
River Ranch Fresh Foods is initiating a voluntary recall of retail and foodservice bagged salads, because they have the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes following routine random retail salad finished product tests conducted in the marketplace by the Food & Drug Administration. Retail salad products under this recall were distributed nationwide under various sizes and packaged under the brand names of River Ranch, Farm Stand, Hy-Vee, Marketside, Shurfresh, and The Farmer’s Market, which is sold at Giant Eagle. The varieties include Farmer's Market Garden Supreme, Garden Salad, Leafy Romaine, American Salad, Parisian Blend, Romaine Garden Salad and Shredded Lettuce. The recalled retail and foodservice salad bags …