Earth Fare Birmingham Review and Giveaway!

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 artificial fats or artificial trans fats

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. 

 

 

Indie Candy Easter Fun Bucket Giveaway!

Who would like to win this Easter Fun Bucket from Indie Candy?  It is a $15.99 value!

From their website:

Our gourmet, allergen free candy is made in our kitchen that is free of peanuts, treenuts, soy, dairy or casein, wheat or gluten, fish or shellfish, or eggs. Our allergen free treats include chocolate candy, lollipops, gummi bears, jelly beans, marshmallows, cotton candy, and special holiday treats for Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day and Easter.

All products are also free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives.

They also have diet specific candies catering to those GFCFSF, Vegan, and Feingold friendly.

All ingredients used are kosher and mostly organic.

It is that time again.  Another holiday to start thinking about the safe candy to have around the home, and to get for your children.  Indie Candy is your answer!  If you are not familiar with them, they are located here in Birmingham, Alabama.  They have had a store locally but have recently closed it down to move to a larger facility in order to supply all their wholesale orders.  They still would like to sell to the locally to those who want their products.   All you have to do is go to their website online, choose "in-store pick up option" and they will have your order ready for pick up at the Moody factory in their shipping department. 

You also have the option to purchase their gummies in whole cases and lollipops in half cases from Amazon.com. 

You can also purchase locally at Alabama Goods in Homewood.

If you would like to see their products in Whole Foods again, please feel free to make your request known to the customer service desk and the store manager. 

Now onto the giveaway….

You can tweet, leave a comment, and like Indie Candy and Gluten Free Birmingham facebook to be entered in the contest!

 

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Organic Harvest Living Social Deal $10 for $20 in Groceries/Vitamins

Organic Harvest in Birmingham has a great Living Social Deal!

Get $20 of groceries/vitamins for $10! 

This is where we get a lot of our gluten free items from!

They are located in Hoover on Hwy 31

Go HERE to get this fabulous deal for yourself!

Gluten Free Coupon Roundup 11/18/11

Arrowhead Mills – $1/1 Any Arrowhead Mills product

Gluten Free Bisquick – $.85/1 Bisquick

Larabar– $1.00/4

Imagine – $1/1 Imagine Organic Gluten Free Foods (sign up required)

TruWhip – 55/1 TruWhip Natural Whipped Topping

Udi’s – $1/1 Udi’s Gluten Free Bread

Horizon – 55¢/1 Horizon Dairy Product

Rudi’s $1/1 Rudi’s Gluten Free Bread

Rice Works – $1/1 Rice Works snacks (5.5oz)

Imagine – $1/2 Imagine Organic Foods

GoGo– 75¢/1 GoGo Squeezable Applesauce (4 pk) (Like/FB)

Glutino – $1/1 Glutino’s Gluten-free Bread (like them on Facebook)

Be Free For Me – Gluten-free coupons and samples (email signup)

Barbara’s – $1/1 Barbara’s Bakery Cereal

Food Should Taste Good– $1.00/1 Coupon

Crunchmaster – $1.00/1 Crunchmaster Crackers

Schar $1.00/1 coupon when you like them on facebook

Vans– $1.00/1 coupon when you like them on facebook

Think Thin $.50/1 coupon

Snikiddy – $1.00/1 coupon

Uncle Ben's Whole Grain Rice– $1.00/2 boxes

Lundberg Brown Rice Pasta – $.75/1

San – J Sauces – $.55/1

Simply Organic – $1.00/2  Thanks, Renaissance Mama!

Whole Foods Whole Deal Coupons are all NEW!

Gluten Free Coupon Roundup

Arrowhead Mills – $1/1 Any Arrowhead Mills product

DeBoles – $1/1 DeBoles Gluten-free Organic Pasta

Envirokids – $1.50/2 EnviroKidz Gluten Free Organic Cereal or Bars or Nature’s Path Organic Frozen Waffles Whole Foods coupon

Imagine – $1/1 Imagine Organic Gluten Free Foods (sign up required)

TruWhip – 55/1 TruWhip Natural Whipped Topping

Udi’s – $1/1 Udi’s Gluten Free Bread

Hellmann’s – 50¢/1 Hellmann’s or Best Foods Product

Horizon – 55¢/1 Horizon Dairy Product

Rudi’s $1/1 Rudi’s Gluten Free Bread

Rice Works – $1/1 Rice Works snacks (5.5oz)

Imagine – $1/2 Imagine Organic Foods

Simply Organic – $1/1 Simply Organic Baking Mix, $1/2 Spices, 50¢/1 Mini Spice, 50¢/1 Extract or Flavor, 50¢/1 Grilling Season or Marinade, $1/1 Vanilla (4 oz), $1/1 Grinder, 50¢/2 Seasoning Mixes, Dips, or Dressings

GoGo– 75¢/1 GoGo Squeezable Applesauce (4 pk) (Like/FB)

Great Day Farms – $1/1 Great Day Eggs

Glutino – $1/1 Glutino’s Gluten-free Bread (like them on Facebook)

Hain Celestial (IE) or (FF) – $1/1 Hain Celestial Products (Gluten-free Arrowhead Mills, Deboles Pasta, Gluten Free Cafe)

Udi’s – $1/1 Udi’s Gluten-free Bread

Be Free For Me – Gluten-free coupons and samples (email signup)

Barbara’s – $1/1 Barbara’s Bakery Cereal

Applegate Farms – 75¢/1 Natural & Organic Lunchmeat

Food Should Taste Good– $1.00/1 Coupon

Crunchmaster – $1.00/1 Crunchmaster Crackers

Annie's Products – $1.00/1 Annie's Homegrown Products

Schar $1.00/1 coupon when you like them on facebook

Vans– $1.00/1 coupon when you like them on facebook

Think Thin $.50/1 coupon

Snikiddy – $1.00/1 coupon

Uncle Ben's Whole Grain Rice– $1.00/2 boxes

Thanks, Renaissance Mama!

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