ShopRite Lowers Spending Threshold to Get Free Turkeys

It used to be $400. But because of Hurricane Sandy, all you have to do is spend $300 by November 22, and you can get a free turkey for your holiday table.

It's all to help people impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

ShopRite has lowered the amount shoppers must spend in order to qualify for a free Thanksgiving turkey, according to Supermarket News

The traditional ShopRite turkeyfest happens once a year. During that time, shoppers who spend a certain amount of money can pick up a free turkey for their Thanksgiving table.

This year, the supermarket recognizes that people who were affected by the recent hurricane probably didn't have food shopping on their minds - especially with areas of central New Jersey not having electricity, in some cases, for more than a week.

The free turkey threshold was $400. ShopRite has changed that to $300, Supermarket News reports.

The promotion, which runs from Oct. 14 to Nov. 22, requires Price Plus members to spend a qualifying amount to receive the free bird, or to take their pick from ham, turkey breast, kosher chicken, or other items. 

Shoppers can pick their free bird up through Nov. 22. 

Marlboro Mann November 14, 2012 at 04:50 AM
Wonderful gesture, but two weeks later the shelves are still bare and there is nothing to buy.
Marlboro Resident November 15, 2012 at 02:36 AM
I think it is important to note that Shop Rite raised the amount that needed to be spent to $400 this year. It had been $300 for many years prior to this. All they did was set the amount back to the level it had always been. I am curious as to how much have they donated to the Hurricane Sandy relief funds.
Blue November 17, 2012 at 02:29 AM
ShopRite Makes Record Donation of 100,000 Pounds of Turkey to Local Food Banks Fighting hunger in the communities it serves is at the very heart of ShopRite’s charitable giving. Over the last decade, ShopRite Partners In Caring, a year round hunger-fighting initiative, has donated more than 700,000 pounds of frozen turkeys to food banks in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland. This year’s record donation of 100,000 pounds of turkeys is loaded on ShopRite trucks and on its way to local food banks. These turkeys will help to address the recent increase in need for fresh and healthy food in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Now more than ever, our neighbors need our help. ShopRite is grateful to be able to play a small part in providing Thanksgiving meals to those struggling with hunger as they rebuild their homes and lives in the wake of Sandy’s devastating effects. Helping families enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner is something that we at ShopRite are truly thankful for,” said Christine Magyarits, spokeswoman for ShopRite Partners In Caring.


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