Smart & Final Grand Opening Preview – Arroyo Grande, California #ChooseSmart

By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
October 23, 2012

I live on the Central Coast and recently discovered a new Smart & Final opening in my hometown.  I was thrilled to be invited to the Grand Opening Preview of the 56th Smart & Final (the 3rd one on the Central Coast)!  Smart & Final is located on 1464 E. Grand Ave. in Arroyo Grande, California. The Grand Opening will be on October 24th at 6:00 a.m. and FREE SmartCash Cards will be given to the first 250 guests.  The SmartCash Cards will include the following amounts: $20, $30, $50 and $100.

I had the opportunity to bring my boyfriend, Frank, with me to the Grand Opening Preview. We entered the store and were greeted by a worker at a table who was giving name badges to the guests.  We wrote our names on our badges and put them on.  We met up with another blogger attending the event and hung out with her for the rest of the night.  I also met up with one of the Corporate Officers, whom I previously met at the Smart & Final Grand Opening in Bakersfield.  We had a chance to talk and I was really flattered when he remembered my post about the Grand Opening in Bakersfield, as well as some of my recipe posts for Smart & Final – including Porcupine Meatballs and Chicken Divan.

At the event, there was wine, soda, water, and sparkling cider.  There was also delicious steak, chicken, salsa, salad, and bread.  Then for dessert, we had the choice of ice cream or cheesecake.  We chose the cheesecake and it was good!

As we walked through the store and looked at all the different products and brands available, the only thought I had was, “I really wanna go shopping now!”  Well, I’ll have that opportunity tomorrow morning at the Grand Opening – starting at 6:00 a.m.  Who knows – maybe I’ll even get there in time to receive one of the SmartCash Cards.

After eating, socializing and walking around the store, it was time to hear from some of the people who made this new Smart & Final happen!  Smart & Final even made two big donations to local organizations.  They donated $2,500 to the Arroyo Grande Valley Little League and $2,500 to the Boys & Girls Club of South San Luis Obispo.

Be sure to stop by the new Smart & Final in Arroyo Grande, California!  Also, check out my Google+ album with even more pictures from this event.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

4 Responses to “Smart & Final Grand Opening Preview – Arroyo Grande, California #ChooseSmart”

  1. I can’t wait until our store opens in North County! I am hoping to be at their grand opening. I didn’t hear of AG S&F opening up until your post! I love their stores. Looks like it was a great time had by all! Drop by the blog sometime if you like.

  2. monica young says:

    It was great meeting you and thank you for showing me on your video… LOL
    Great post. I hope we can see each other again soon

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  4. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    wow.. it looks like a blast. I’ve never been to the opening of any store.. I need that experience! haha

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