$25 Whole Foods Giftcard Giveaway…

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Timestamp: 2010-05-19 05:22:45 UTC

Good Saturday Morning!! Here’s a fun, quick  giveaway for you 🙂  Maria Mugica, Marketing Supervisor of the Tustin, CA Whole Foods has offered to give one lucky Picky Palate Winner a $25 Giftcard to do some shopping! Thank You Maria, you have the most beautiful Whole Foods in the World according to me 🙂  If you haven’t been to the Whole Foods in Tustin, CA you’ve got to go! Looks a little something like this…..

You might even meet these 2 gentlemen that keep the produce section so beautiful 🙂


Here’s How To Enter:

1. Tell us in a comment here, what is your favorite thing about shopping at Whole Foods Market? If you don’t have a Whole Foods, tell us why you need one in your town 🙂

2. For 3 extra entries follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Google Reader. Leave 3 separate comments for this 🙂

3. Contest ends Tuesday May 18th 8pm PST. Winner will be notified by email. This giveaway was provided by Whole Foods, Thanks!


Good Luck!!

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343 Responses
  1. I absolutely love just walking around the store. Not only is their food of the best quality, but the presentation just draws you in as well 🙂

  2. Suzanne

    There is no Whole Foods in my town (WE NEED ONE!). But, my parents have one so they take me there every time I visit. My favorite part of shopping at Whole Foods is having lunch there. They have the most amazing foods available. Not to mention their delicious gelato for dessert (try the avocado flavor, it’s delicious!).

  3. Michelle

    Their produce is always so fresh, and they have tons of delicous foods that a ‘regular’ food store doesn’t carry.

  4. I need a Whole Foods because every time I watch Emeril Green on the Planet Green channel I want to go buy fresh organic produce and fish and make one of his recipes!

  5. Don’t have a whole foods really near me, I COULD drive to Tustin, but I LOVE the produce section. And all the selection. I could just dit in there and drool. If I win, I WOULD go to Tustin. Just for a fun trip.

  6. Leslie

    Whole Foods has the BEST produce, cheese selection, olive bar, bakery, seafood, meats, prepared food ……… I could go on and on – by far the best market!

  7. Ruch

    I love whole foods! Especially these dried strawberries they have. It’s healthy and actually yummy!!! I used them as topings for my cereal, yogurt and just as a snack.

  8. annalene

    my favorite thing about shopping at whole foods is they have the best sales out of the markets carrying organic foods!

  9. Beth

    Our Whole Foods has some pretty good sushi. A great deal when you want some raw fish but don’t want to pay restaurant prices.

  10. meg

    My first visit was to a Whold Foods in Pittsburgh-a friend bought me one of their fruit tarts for my birthday (I know! A whole tart! She really liked me). We love going there for a semi-healthy breakfast of croissants (my kids get the bear claws), chocolate milk and fruit. I have one right down the stree here in Salt Lake City!

  11. C.D

    I love the customer service I receive at my Whole Foods (Cap.Hill, Denver-CO). The employees are so friendly and always have GREAT suggestions for recipes or where to find recipes when I want to try new ingredients.

  12. Letitia

    I love the ginormous [lunch] buffet at our Whole Foods in Dedham, MA! So many delicious and healthy options to choose from. 🙂

  13. I just moved to Sacramento and found out there is a Whole Foods here! I would love to be able to shop there, the produce looks beautiful. I was noticing on my last visit to the local grocery that the produce was terrible. I would use the gift cert to buy $25.00 worth of healthy fruits & veggies!!

  14. Our WholeFoods openned about 6 months ago.. I LOVEEEEEEE it. I could hardly wait for it to open. Beautiful produce, great grains… hard to find wines & cheese.

    It’s my favorite weekly shopping stop 🙂

  15. hayley

    I love all of the organic fruits and veggies! We’re going to be starting our son on purees soon and we can’t wait to go to Whole Foods to get the produce to make his food!

  16. Lisa

    I have not yet shopped at a Whole Foods Market. I would love to go! The pictures all look so beautiful!

  17. I love going to Whole Foods for dinner with my husband. They had every kind of food, so we don’t have to worry about wanting the same thing. I also love their gelato.

  18. Megan Dinsdale

    They offer so many more items than what you can find in regular grocery store. Especially when it comes to organic and items for people on my family with food allergies.

  19. I love that at Whole Foods, every product is the ‘best of the best’ & I can feel good about buying & serving it to my family. Plus it’s really fun (ok & a little dangerous) to browse all the amazing skin-care and make up while picking up milk and free range eggs!

  20. Adrienne Larkin

    We have a HUGE Whole Foods 1 mile from my work so we love to walk there for lunch. One third of the store is prepared foods so there is always something for everyone despite what they are craving. My favorite is the burrito bar and the 2 mile walk (there and back) makes me feel not so guilty about having one of their wonderful burritos.

    I also follow you on FB!

  21. jo

    I LOVE the huge variety of organic foods. Whenever I go in, I know I’ll find something new and yummy!!

  22. kelley

    (i also follow on twitter)
    and i love the fact that they celebrate – rather than act annoyed – when i bring my own bags!

  23. kelley

    (i follow on google reader)
    i also love the prepared foods section when i’m starving and in a hurry! 🙂

  24. kelley

    i love, love my whole foods! i love the community 5% days, i love the fact that i can take my #5 plastics there when my recycler won’t take them, i love the great organic and local produce, and i love the atmosphere there. 🙂

  25. I love Whole Foods! I think the thing that I like the most is the friendly staff. Everyone is so incredibly nice and goes out of their way to speak or smile. I feel like I’ve known these people forever. Of course that could be because I go multiple times a week!

  26. What is not to love about Whole Foods Market!!!
    I love the cheese section … some of the most amazing cheeses I have ever eaten!
    I love the seafood section … fresh and delicious!
    The produce is fresh and gorgeous! and yes, food can be gorgeous!
    I also buy my free range turkey every Thanksgiving at Whole Foods.
    And the pre-made food section … sometimes I stop in for lunch … sometimes I get something to serve for dinner. Always delicious!

  27. Pieper

    My fav part of Whole Foods is the fresh vibe. I always leave inspired to eat only the best, freshest, and highest quality.

  28. Oh how I WISH we had a whole foods up here. It is so hard to find good produce and that looks way yummy! I am going to California in June and I will have to stop by and check it out!

  29. Jill

    I love the pre-made sandwiches and goodies – always a great treat on nights when I don’t feel like cooking!

  30. Jackie

    I love shopping at Whole Foods…it is an adventure for my senses…so much to see, smell and taste!

  31. Lisa

    I love to explore because the market is set up so beautifully. It’s also fun to go for dinner because they have tons of scrumptious choices!

  32. Lisa

    I love to just explore and be inspired because it’s such a beautifully set up market. It’s also so much fun to go there for dinner because they have tons of scrumptious choices.

  33. Tricia

    Tough choice of favorite thing in Whole Foods. You can find “hard to find” things. They have wonderful produce, thats my weak spot for favorite. I have to drive into Fresno to shop. I would love for them to come to Clovis.

  34. Brooke

    I SOOOOO want a Whole Foods in Boise, ID! Rumor has it that we are slated to get one, but not yet :(! This would be a GREAT incentive to take a road trip :)! Thanks for the opportunity.

  35. emily

    I love the amazing selection of EVERYTHING at Whole Foods – especially the cheese. And all the employees are SO knowledgeable and friendly!!!

  36. I love love love the fresh produce, fresh seafood, and the meat department! I also love that they sell natural makeup & remedies.

  37. I love everythig about Whole Foods. Whenever I come to visit my family in the States, Whole Foods is one of my favortie stops. We don’t have one here in Israel, but I think it would go great here!

  38. Kathryn

    Not only can I buy delicious food that I feel good about eating, shopping at Whole Foods is like a feast for the eyes!

  39. Pam Shank

    also follow on Google..will get my first opportunity to shop at a Whole Foods this summer. will prob want everything!!!

  40. Pam Shank

    I also follow on FB. will get my first opportunity to go to one this summer, we don’t have one near me. I can just see that I will go crazy in there!

  41. Pam Shank

    I have never been to one but 2 of my children live near one & I will get to go this summer..can’t wait.

  42. Lara

    I love all the specialty items at Whole Foods that I can’t find in my regular grocery stores. And a friend just told me about an awesome flour-less chocolate cake that she had from there that was amazing. I think that’s what I’d use a gift card for!!

  43. Debbie R.

    I am dying to go to a Whole Foods store – there is one about 45 minutes away – haven’t made it yet, but this would be a great incentive to get in that car and make the drive! Thanks for the opportunity!

  44. They’re the only place I know of who carries Larabars and Amazing Grass and that gift card would for sure get me some Amazing Grass for my morning smoothie!

  45. maureen

    Honestly, what isn’t there to love about Whole Foods. We are in there every weekend. My hubby loves to make these wonderful smoothies. Whole Foods carries the best selection of fruit, soy products, and just about anything else you might need. Their flowers are stunning, you just can’t leave the store without a fresh bunch. I also love that they carry seasonal items. It’s a fun shopping experience.

    (I get your updates daily, thanks, love them!)

  46. Mary

    I love the selection of foods that you can’t find anywhere else! The different cheeses are great and I love the samples!

  47. Tammy

    Not the healthiest answer considering its Whole Foods, but they have the BEST chocolate covered almonds!!

  48. Pam Ivbulss

    I really like browsing through ever aisle and finding unique foods only Whole Foods offer. Living in the midwest, we don’t see some of the wonderful produce items like golden beets and graffiti eggplant. I never know what I will find, and usually come home with many surprises every time I shop!

  49. itsrenee

    365 Fire Roasted Salsa is the BEST jarred salsa hands down. They say they are building one in the next town over, but I will believe it when I see it. Currently I have to drive 30 minutes to the nearest one.

  50. krista

    I love whole foods for all the “hard to find” products it carries. my local supermarket would never carry all the vegetarian friendly foods found in whole foods aisles.

  51. Amy H.

    I love the Tustin Whole Foods! Have you gotten juice from the raw juice bar????? I love it! You must try!

  52. Kelli

    I don’t have a Whole Foods near me in Provo, Utah, the closest one is 45 minutes away. Doesn’t stop me from loving it, though. We need some good organic, fresh markets around here, just for me!

  53. Suzanne

    I love that I can get healthy snacks for about the same price as horribly processed alternatives in the regular market!!! Especially the yummy kettle chips and sweet potato chips (:

  54. My daughter has to eat foods that are dairy-, egg- and gluten-free. Whole Foods has a nice selection of all these kinds of foods all under one roof!

  55. I love Whole Foods because I feel healthier just by walking in there! haha

    But really I have eaten some of the best meals at Whole Foods from their cafes or ‘pre-made’ salads/soups.

  56. I really want to win this! We don’t have a Whole Foods in Charlotte yet and we DESPERATELY need one! We had one in Dallas where I used to live and I was definitely a frequent shopper. If I would be so lucky as to win this, I’d drive up to Carrboro 2 hours away just to use it.

  57. Jennifer Goodman

    I love the fact that the whole store is based on healthy living/eating, instead of one or two aisles in the grocery stores. We need one closer to us…45 minutes away is the closest one!

  58. Irene

    I love Whole Foods! My favorite thing about shopping there is their variety of sugar-free items!

  59. My favorite thing about shopping at Whole Foods is that I know I will always find good, quality produce, which is not the case with my local grocery stores. I also love the selection of products, you can pretty much find anything there!

  60. I love Whole Foods because I can find SO many gluten-free & sugar-free things there! We have some gluten issues in our family and I can’t find the variety anywhere else.
    WHOLE FOODS- we need a store in West Jordan, UT! I have to drive at least 35 minutes to get to the nearest one…

  61. Amy

    We don’t have one in our town but there is one in a town nearby. I’d love to give them a try as I try to get away from over-processed products when I can. Thanks!

  62. My favorite part about Whole Foods is the organic produce. I know that what I am buying is pure and safe to eat. It is always ripe and fresh. I love Whole Foods!

  63. Ava

    I love browsing the produce at Whole Foods. It is so colorful and you can always find something new and interesting.

  64. Danielle

    I love the fact that any item that I need can be found there…seriously, from simple things like bananas to fancier things like specialty dark chocolate peanut butter, I can always count on WF to have exactly what I need 🙂

  65. Hillary Crump

    I wish we had a whole foods in Temecula. Can you please pass the word along that we desperately need one. I just love the variety of fresh local produce.

  66. suzanne

    I love the produce and the fresh seafood. I work a few blocks away from the Whole Foods headquaters. I walk over for lunch a few times a week. They make amazing salads and sandwiches.

  67. Amanda

    I love Whole Foods because their meat section is amazing and so incredibly fresh. I’ll never buy my meat anywhere else.

  68. I love everything at Whole Foods, the produce and the meat selection is out of this world, and I love the cheese section. Sampling all the cheeses is one of my fave things to do at this store!

  69. Hey! That’s my Whole Foods!! 🙂 What I love about whole foods is that they have a large variety and I can trust that anything I buy there will be good for my family. I love their fruit!! The best!! Their employees are always helpful and nice. LOVE Whole Foods in Tustin!

  70. Awesome giveaway! I love Whole Foods! I think my favorite thing about them is their crazy selection of produce. No matter what I’m looking for, they always have it!

  71. Stephanie

    EVERYTHING! Everything at whole foods is fabulous. The cheeses, meat selection, everything in the bakery and not to mention the fabulous produce!

  72. lisa

    My favorite thing about shopping at Whole Foods is their prices and selection. And the La Brea French bread. 🙂

  73. My favorite thing about Whole Foods is the selection of things I can never find in a typical supermarket. For instance, I am forever looking for quinces (quince?) and pomegranates, and while I can never find them at the regular store, I can almost always find them (in season) at Whole Foods.

    And I’m a Twitter/Google follower 🙂

  74. Jennifer M.

    I love Whole Foods because I always find something new that I haven’t seen before. I also love their flower selection and the produce! Actually, the only thing I don’t like about Whole Foods is that they are usually crowded when I go there. But that’s not really something I blame anyone for! Everyone likes them!

  75. Ahhh, the fantastic selection of chocolate of course!! I always find something new and wonderful to try… $25 of chocolate…mmmm….

  76. We do not have a Whole Foods in Iowa…and I’ll gladly start a campaign for one! Still haven’t figured out why they won’t come here…please tell your marketing train to get on it!

  77. magi

    I love their selection. The hot food section and deli is really good too. I wish we had a Whole Foods in my town. I have to drive an hour and a half to go to Whole Foods and Trader Joes.

  78. My favorite thing about Whole Foods is the fabulous assortment of gluten free products, it comes in handy since my son has Celiac disease.

  79. Lori

    I love whole foods, but the closest one is almost an hour away. They were supposed to build one in Oxnard, but a couple of years later there is still just a sign. Wish there was one in Ojai or Ventura.

  80. Monica G.

    Hello! I’ve never been into a Whole Foods, but this will for sure get me into one. In reading some of these comments, I just might have to ck one out today.

  81. Anna

    My favorite thing about Whole Foods is walking around and discovering new foods. No matter how often I go, there is always something new to find. I also love the salad bar and being able to grind my own nut butters.

  82. Carrie

    Love that Whole Foods!!! I was there in January and was blown away at that store. Even made my hubby stop so we could check it out.

  83. Leah

    i think they have some of the best produce in town. i love that they have so many locally grown foods. i also love their carne asada steak. by far, it is the best carne asada in town.

  84. I LOVE the salad and hot food bar at Whole Foods. It’s perfect for a quick meal and there are endless possibilites. I’m always impressed with the quality of the prepared food and salads, but also with the options for assembling my own salad! Perfect perfect perfect.

  85. Sarah

    I can’t leave Whole Foods without looking at the beautiful baked goods on display. The chocolate cake is so unbelievably rich. Yum!

  86. We have a Whole Foods about 35 minutes away, but I’ve never been. Just yesterday, my friend and I said we want to go check it out! This would help our cause. 🙂

  87. My favorite thing about whole foods is their hot foods section, especially the mac & cheese! Oh and some stores have a make your own trail mix bar, love that!

  88. The closest whole foods is about 20 min away. I love all the hard to find specialty items i cant find in my reg grocery store. ie espresso powder-gotta have that for baking!

  89. My favorite thing about Whole Foods is the ready made food and produce section! Guess that means that I have two favorite things!

  90. Amber P

    We need a whole foods market so I can quit making weekend roadtrips. Where I live it is all the standards: kroger, foodland, walmart, giant eagle, etc.

  91. Cecilia

    I love Whole Foods! They have the best meat and organic produce. And I love that they have lots of tasty and healthy samples to entertain my toddler son while we shop.

  92. Keli Jones

    I love Whole Foods. They have such a great selection of Fruits and Veggies. Also their prepared Food is excellent. My Hubby loves their Beer selection

  93. Melanie

    What do I love best about whole foods? Wow, that’s a list! I think it has to be the deli! Yum!!!

  94. Leigh

    And I follow you on Twiter!! Although, I was just told by a 17 yr old that “twitter is for old people”. OMG-I’m only 31!!

  95. Kimberly

    The people there are always so friendly and helpful, AND they actually know what they are talking about when you have a question!!!

  96. Whitney Wright

    The strawberries at Whole Foods are amazingly sweet year round! And I love, love, love the “Naked” Rotisserie Chicken.

  97. My favorite thing about shopping at Whole Foods is how clean and organized it is! My favorite thing to get there is salad from their salad bar. I could eat there all day! LOVE IT!

  98. Tracy

    Oh I just love everything about Whole Foods! My favorite thing is all of the peanut butter choices!!! I love it! 🙂

  99. Janelle

    I don’t have a favorite thing. I’ve only been there once, and it was while visiting my mom. I’ve just heard that — while worth it — it’s expensive. A gift card would be a great excuse to go see how worth it it really is.

  100. Shelly Merrill

    I love Whole Foods, because they carry the stuff nobody else does! I was searching far and wide for pistachios, already shelled and only could find them there. They made my baklava perfect 🙂

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