Do you remember those shopping sprees that people would participate in back in the 90's? It was a HUGE thing for stores to pick someone who got to race around the aisles for a certain period of time (usually a couple minutes, I think) grabbing as much stuff as they possibly could. I was five years old so I'm probably forgetting a lot of details, but I was always completely in awe of this experience. It was my dream to one day participate and make a bee-line to the candy aisle.

Smart & Final is having an awesome store scavenger hunt promotion that vaguely reminds me of those shopping sprees. They're having two events here in Southern California and picking six contestants (three at each location) to participate in a store scavenger hunt! Contestants will have eight and a half minutes to find as many items as possible on their list. The contestant with the most items will win everything in the shopping cart, two Chairman Seats for the  upcoming Los Angeles vs. Boston baseball game, and a baseball hat. The person with the second-most items in their cart gets to keep everything in the cart, the baseball hat, a baseball jersey and two general admission tickets to a game at Angel Stadium. And the third place winner of the store scavenger hunt gets the cart items, baseball hat, two general admission tickets to a game at Angel Stadium and an autographed 50th anniversary baseball. So it looks to me like everybody wins!

store shopping spree

The first store scavenger hunt is happening this Friday at the Smart & Final store in Orange, CA starting at about 9:30am, and those contestants have already been chosen. Nate and Some Boy and I are heading up to watch the fun unravel and will be reporting back with photos here on the blog, and I'm sure Smart & Final will post fun updates on their Twitter and Facebook pages.

But here's the best part: it's not too late to enter to be a contestant for the second store scavenger hunt! Three contestants will be selected on 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 throw your hat in the ring. And make a bee-line to the candy aisle for me, will ya?

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