With thousands of people in the Lower Mainland still without electricity following Saturday’s storm, concerns are mounting over food spoiled in powerless fridges and freezers. Thankfully, it looks like Save-On-Foods has got a way to help.
In the days during and after the extreme weather front, supermarkets across the region were being picked clean by concerned residents. Three days later, and with many still in the dark, it’s becoming difficult for some British Columbians to keep food at home fresh and edible.
To help replenish spoiled stores, Save-On-Foods has launched the Facebook Power Offer. From now until Wednesday night, Save-On-Foods locations in the Lower Mainland will be offering 5,000 More Rewards points if you spend $100 or more on a transaction – 50 times more than usual. The points can then be redeemed for free travel, merchandise and groceries.
“The storm had a big impact on everyone in the Lower Mainland,” Jamie Nelson, Senior Vice-President of Operations at Save-On-Foods, told Vancity Buzz. “Stores like Cambie Save-On-Foods – which fortunately didn’t lose power – were much busier than usual, and as a result we were sold out of lots of staples by mid-day Sunday. We had some distribution challenges early on because of the storm, but by Sunday around dinner our replenishment supply had arrived, and the store has been stocked up ever since.”
For more information on the offer, and to see the participating locations near you, visit the Save-On-Foods Facebook page.