I am so excited to share the new Earth Fare Birmingham with you! We got invited to take a tour today before the store officially opens tomorrow, May 30th at 8am! It is so exciting to see another store with such great gluten free options! We found many of the brands we are already familiar with, as well as Earth Fare brands that are marked gluten free. To me, as a busy mom, this is important. I like the labels to read gluten free. It makes my life so much easier! We were excited to see that the prices were pretty reasonable as well. In particular, we saw a pack of Earth Fare brand sandwich cookies, gluten free, 2 for $5.00. This is a great price for this item.
They are having special prices marked throughout the store to celebrate this grand opening. Be sure to stop by to get your free goodie bag, as well as some fabulous coupon savings booklets!
Earth Fare offers both organic and non organic food options. To make shopping for these products a little easier, when you walk through the produce section, they have them clearly labeled with circle tags organic, and square, non organic.
They have a fabulous bulk foods selection. They did have gluten free bulk items below non gluten free items, but were very open to my suggestion of having the gluten free items on top as to not become contaminated.
Throughout the store, on each aisle, you can spot the gluten free area by looking for the wood shelves. Their gluten free foods are evenly dispersed among other items throughout the store, but are strategically placed on each aisle for you to spot easily. They are working on some different colored labels to make it even that much easier for you. Be on the lookout for this change.
Earth Fare is big on promoting community. That is why every Thursday night, from 4-8pm, up to 6 kids eat free! That's right, bring the family and purchase your adult meal for $5 or more and get your kids meals free! While they do have gluten free options for dinner, keep in mind that they do not have a separate kitchen to prepare your food without the possibilty of contamination. Honestly, it is this way in many restaurants in Birmingham, so it is our job as gluten free consumers to make sure first that the food is indeed gluten free, then be sure they change their gloves, get a clean plate as to prepare your food on. It can be accomplished, it just takes a little more work on our part. If you venture out and eat dinner here, let me know how it goes! I am sure we will try it. Kids eat free! I have 4 of them, kids that is!
Coupons: It is important to Earth Fare that you not only have a fabulous shopping experience, but that you can save your money as well. They offer great coupons on their website. They also send you coupons for free items when you sign up for their email list.
Here is their policy from their website:
Types of coupons we accept: We only accept vendor (manufacturer) coupons and store coupons
Limit on number of coupons
Vendor coupons & Store coupons: One coupon per product.
Earth Fare coupon (received through e-mail): One item per coupon, except when stated otherwise & one coupon per person.
Policy on printing coupons: We DO accept printed coupons (color or black & white)
Printer-friendly coupon options (Earth Fare coupons ONLY): If you have signed up to receive coupons from our website earthfare.com it is OK to show the coupon to the cashier on your phone OR write the coupon PLU numbers and expiration date on paper.
Text Coupons: All text coupons are…limit one per mobile number. Limit one per person. No substitutions. No cash value. Minimum purchases do not include beer, wine or gift cards.
Text BHAM to 71700 to get exclusive coupons, or text EAT to 71700 after the store opens to get $5 off coupon for signing up for text coupons!
Also, when you sign up for their email list, you will get a coupon for a FREE whole chicken, or veggie burgers!
We DO NOT accept:
- Expired coupons
- Competitor’s coupons
- Coupons that exceed the value of the product however; we will adjust the value of the coupon down to cover the whole cost of the product
- ‘Smart Source’ coupons
The Earth Fare Promise: This is great. They take all the guess work out of shopping for you. You will not find any of these items in the products they sell, ever. So, you don't have to spend your time checking the items you are buying. Rest assured, they already did this for you!
No High-Fructose Corn Syrup
No Artificial Colors
No Artificial Flavors
No Artificial Preservatives
No Artificial Sweetners
No Antibiotics or Synthetic Growth Hormones in Fresh Meat or Dairy
No bleached or bromated flour
Be on the lookout for great gluten free savings from Earth Fare! Enjoy your shopping experience, the store is fabulous!
Now for the Giveaway:
Earth Fare is giving one of my readers a $50.00 gift card in celebration of their new store opening! Entering for a chance to win is easy. You can do any of the following. Each gives you one chance at winning. Please leave a SEPARATE comment for each thing you do in order to be counted as separate entries.
- Leave a thought about Earth Fare opening in Birmingham
- Like Earth Fare on Facebook –great way to find out about deals at the store! Come back here and leave me a comment letting me know you did this.
- Like Gluten Free Birmingham on Facebook —another great way to find out about deals and coupons gluten free! Come back and leave a comment here letting me know you did this.
- If you go visit the store, come back and leave me a comment that you did!
Details about the giveaway:
- Must live in Birmingham or surrounding area to be eligible for giveaway
- Giveaway ends Friday, June 1st at midnight cst
- Only 1 $50.00 Earth Fare card to be given away
- Winner will be notified and will have 24 hours to claim prize otherwise another winner will be chosen.
Disclosure: I was given a gift card for my time spent touring the store in order to give a review of their store. As always, thoughts and opinions are all my own.