Harrisburg, AR

Edwards Food Giant in Harrisburg, Arkansas

Gin Lee

Shopping at Edwards Food Giant in Harrisburg, Arkansas/Gin Lee

Edwards Food Giant in Harrisburg, Arkansas

Today, me and my mom thought we'd slip out of our cozy slippers and check out the prices and sales at the Edwards Food Giant in Harrisburg, Arkansas.

This Food Giant has always been among one of my favorite grocery stores to go shopping at. They literally have almost everything that a person needs. Whether it's food and deli, pet supplies, banking, pharmacy, hunting and fishing supplies, automotive, wine and other alcohol, soda pop, housewares, paint, plumbing supplies, or grills, this store has an awesome supply and they even have a restaurant inside. The store is always kept clean and well organized and the people are always super nice.

Another thing that this store does that's truly unique and helpful for their customers is reward points. Every time you shop there, you'll receive a certain number of reward points for purchasing select items in their store. You save those points and cash them in to receive free reward items (usually they're food items, but at one time they had bath towel sets on the reward list).

It's been since the beginning of COVID-19 since I have been out and about in Harrisburg. The Food Giant store has changed quite a bit and, unfortunately, with inflation, there are also higher prices.

Yes, I was shocked to see that the sixty-count boxes of eggs are now marked at a massive price hike of $19.99. At the Wynne, Arkansas Wal-Mart, the same sixty-count box of eggs costs $10.06 (and I thought that was too high). Country Crock Shedd's Spread (forty-five ounce tubs) was marked $8.85 (at Food Giant), and at Wal-Mart in Wynne, Arkansas the same sized item costs $5.93.

While I was doing some price comparisons between stores and different locations, there were numerous items that I also saw doubled in price today. However, all hope wasn't lost. Edwards Food Giant (at this location) still has meat bundles (pick five for $19.99) and that's actually a very good deal on meat. Plus, they do have an exceptional meat selection to choose from, regardless if you purchase a meat bundle, or buy their more premium cuts of meat.

Edwards Food Giant also has a pretty good sale that started today. If you purchase $15.00 worth of items, you can get one twenty-four count of Niagara bottled water for free. Borden cheese singles and shreds are two for $5.00, Bellatoria pizzas are on sale for $3.99 and Totino's party pizzas are also on their new sale this week, priced at four for $5.00.

As I walked through the store today, it "appeared" to be stocked up, but I noticed that there were fewer brands to choose from than there once were. Plus, the quantity (per each item) stocked was actually a lot lower than how the store used to be.

To conclude, as prices keep skyrocketing, to help save money on groceries and what-nots, I suggest purchasing the meat bundle (when you can) and buying select items that are on sale. It's really the only way that you can get your money's worth anymore. There are still some good sales out there.

All in all, my mom and I enjoyed getting out of our homes for the day and spending time together. We both purchased items we needed, and both received the free twenty-four pack of Niagara bottled water.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gin Lee is a native of Arkansas. She studied at The Institute Of Children's Literature. She is an animal rescuer, food critic, organic gardener, food editor, home cook, food blogger, artist, and a complete do-it-yourselfer. Gin Lee is a published author, journalist, and contributor, among other works, and she resides in a rural town, in Arkansas, with her husband, their fur babies, Highway, Princess, Stinkpot the turtle. A huge thanks goes out to all for reading, following, and sharing Gin Lee's articles! Thank you! Since Gin Lee lives in a rural area, there's not much local news to cover. So, she covers articles of interest on how-to's about organic gardening, recipes, homesteading, and survival techniques. If those things are of interest to you, then you'll never (hopefully) be disappointed. She tries to cover a wide variety of articles to entertain everyone. Comments are turned off due to rudeness and hatefulness. The world has enough vulgarity, hatefulness, and arrogance without it having any help. Since having the simple courtesy of manners is lacking and sharing words of kindness does not abide in a few people. Those few people ruin what's supposed to be educational and an enjoyable experience for all others. Gin Lee does have children and young adults that are followers. Potty mouths, vulgarity, and hate are not acceptable. Apologies go out to those of you who generally are very sweet and also to Gin Lee's followers who have been a witness to others being rude and malicious. Hopefully, you'll be understanding of the measures that have to be put into place. Please be kind to one another.

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