smart & final store scavenger hunt

Last Friday, the family and I headed up to Smart & Final in Orange for their awesome store scavenger hunt promotion being held in conjunction with AM 830 Angels radio here in SoCal. I've always dreamed of being involved in one of these store scavenger hunts, and it was a ton of fun to be there to witness the race to the finish line.

young tigers fan

Smart & Final Teams up with AM 830

AM 830 was broadcasting live and interviewing all sorts of Angels fans. My favorite part of the morning (aside from the store scavenger hunt, of course) was when the announcer asked a young fan who has favorite team in the whole world was. “The Tigers!” the boy answered enthusiastically. “Uhhh…Tigers? Really?” Yep. Tigers.

nate with the store scavenger hunt prize wheel

Angels prize

There was a wheel there for everyone to have the chance to win Angels memorabilia. I won tickets to an upcoming Angels game, which we'll be donating to Opa. He's a HUGE Angels fan and lucky for him, we'll be out of town during the game!

store scavenger hunt

The Big Store Scavenger Hunt

For the store scavenger hunt, Smart & Final provided a shopping list and contestants had a hectic eight and a half minutes to find as many items as possible on that list. Contestants had to snatch their list and don competition gear like a hard baseball hat and Smart & Final apron before running around the store.

store scavenger hunt contestant's wife

The rest of us eagerly counted down the minutes and watched the action unfold.

store scavenger hunt

All contestants won everything in their shopping cart plus Angels tickets and goodies like baseball hats, jerseys or an autographed baseball, but the GRAND PRIZE winner won two Chairman Seats for the  upcoming Los Angeles vs. Boston baseball game! So there was some pretty fierce competition going on.

store scavenger hunt

As soon as time was up, the official Smart & Final crew tallied up all the items in everyone's carts.

store scavenger hunt winner

store scavenger hunt contestants

Jackie won the scavenger hunt with a total of 13 items from the list, but as one of the contestants said, “Everyone's a winner in this competition.”

baby shopping

Some Boy felt like a winner, too, as we went shopping while we were at the store and picked up some fun snacks for him (and us) to enjoy while we were out for the day.

store scavenger hunt gear

Your Chance to Play

It's not too late to enter to be a contestant for the second store scavenger hunt! That's right, Smart & Final is hosting another store scavenger hunt in Orange County. Three contestants will be selected tomorrow, Monday July 23rd 2012 at approximately 10:15 AM and will participate at the Smart & Final Store in Lake Forest, California on Tuesday July 31, 2012.

If you're local, you should totally give it a shot. And check out fun updates about the contest on Smart & Final's Twitter and Facebook pages

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