Did you miss getting a FREE Spokane Trader Joe's shopping bag? Well, do I have a deal for you!

By
Real Estate Agent with Exit Real Estate Professionals

The new (and only) Spokane Trader Joe's opened today and I didn't go! Imagine that! Here I am, a self-proclaimed foodie who has befriended every non-GMO, anti-Monsanto, sustainable agriculture, support-a-local-farmer group on Facebook.  I read EVERY label on EVERY piece of food that I feed my family.  I actually emailed Trader Joe's about a month ago to find out if their products are GMO-free. *  I frequent the Spokane Farmers' Market and grow whatever I can in my backyard garden.  And, yet, in spite of my love for good food,  I missed this once in a lifetime opportunity! Sigh. . . .just couldn't bring myself to fight the crowds.  


The new Spokane Trader Joe's is located on the corner of 29th and Regal on Spokane's South Hill.  It is in a strip mall with several other stores and that parking lot was OVERFLOWING! The anxious shoppers were even parked on the street.  Now, I liked the Trader Joe's I visited in California and am happy that we have another store that sells many of the foods I prefer BUT, folks, this is food! It is not a limited edition.  They will have the same stuff tomorrow and the next day and the next!  From what I understand, all they were giving away free was a reusable shopping bag . . . so, since these shopping bags are in such high demand, I am offering to purchase not one, not two, but TEN Trader Joe's shopping bags for each of the next ten people who buy or sell a house with me! :)  Just mention this blog post and you have a deal! :) Oh, heck, I'll even throw in a bottle of two-buck Chuck as a house-warming gift!

So, hurry on in and visit or call me today, BEFORE ten other people beat you to it!  My office is conveniently located just one block from the new Spokane Trader Joe's at 3124 S. Regal!  Look forward to seeing you soon! 

*in case anyone is wondering about the GMO's in Trader Joe's food, their response was that their Trader Joe's branded products do not contain GMO's but some of the other products they sell in the store do.  


Valerie Baker
509-496-6938

simply real estate!

Exit Real Estate Professionals
3124 S. Regal St., Suite 201
Spokane, WA 99204

Comments (22)

Valerie Baker
Exit Real Estate Professionals - Spokane, WA
Spokane Realtor

Thank, Kathy! I am looking forward to visiting it after the furor dies! :)

Karol - I actually don't think chuck is two bucks anymore, but it does still seem to be a hot item!

Oct 28, 2011 03:54 PM
C. Lloyd McKenzie
Living Albuquerque - Albuquerque, NM
Living Albuquerque

Good Evening Valrie:

Greal Localism Post...and I like your idea.  Trader Joe is a pretty decent outfit...Good Luck!

Oct 28, 2011 04:32 PM
Valerie Baker
Exit Real Estate Professionals - Spokane, WA
Spokane Realtor

Thanks, Lloyd! 

Oct 28, 2011 04:45 PM
Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker GRI, SRES

Somebody has been peeking at my shopping list. I am going to the one in Eugene Oregon tommorrow!

Oct 28, 2011 05:04 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Albuquerque has one Trade Joes and another one is under way.  We are excited to have one coming to our side of town.  Traffic can be a bear in the Q

Oct 28, 2011 05:10 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Valerie I have been hearing about trader Joe but I have yet to visit one.  I am sure the bag giveaway will have takers.

Have a great weekend.

 

Oct 28, 2011 05:23 PM
Valerie Baker
Exit Real Estate Professionals - Spokane, WA
Spokane Realtor

Rob - Is there something special that you go there for? It has been a long time since I visited a Trader Joe's .. . looking forward to doing business there!

John - It is always nice to have the stores you love close by! 

Jennifer - Do they have them out East yet, or are they mainly a West Coast phenomenon? I don't know about those bags having takers but can't blame a girl for trying! :)

 

Oct 28, 2011 05:43 PM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

I have never heard of Trader Joe's! Okay, now I am curious. I have to google it! :)))

Oct 28, 2011 07:01 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Valerie,

 Love Trader Joes too - it's one of our regular stops. As is Whole Foods, I too am careful to eat healthy foods. I like your idea - we use Two Buck Chuck red and white for our sauces. :)

Oct 29, 2011 04:31 AM
Valerie Baker
Exit Real Estate Professionals - Spokane, WA
Spokane Realtor

Joni - Me neither until I hit the West Coast! It has actually been years since I have been in one and that was before I became so aware of what is in the food I eat . . . .will be interesting to visit with my new perspective! 

Debb - I remember years ago when Two Buck Chuck won some wine tasting competition and really upset the wine snobs.  I tend to not like "good" wines as they are not sweet enough for me, but it would be great stuff to use for cooking! 

Oct 29, 2011 04:45 AM
Jackie Bafus
The Social Media Chic - Kennewick, WA
The Social Media Chic

Love the post and that Trader Joes is getting closer and closer to the Tri Cities!

Oct 29, 2011 06:47 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker GRI, SRES

They have a Curry and a Masala skillet sauce that is great with chicken added and served over rice!

Oct 29, 2011 12:26 PM
Valerie Baker
Exit Real Estate Professionals - Spokane, WA
Spokane Realtor

I am surprised there is no Trader Joe's in the Tri Cities yet.  That is a booming area!

 

Thanks, Rob! I will have to give it a try!

Oct 29, 2011 05:49 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

You need to get ready to fight the crowds for a while.  Trader Joes is always a busy place in Albuquerque!  Like I said earlier so glad we're getting another one maybe it will take some of the crowd load off the one we now have.

Oct 30, 2011 05:20 PM
Valerie Baker
Exit Real Estate Professionals - Spokane, WA
Spokane Realtor

Thanks for the warning, John . . .passed by yesterday and it is causing a lot more traffic in the area.  I am sure the other businesses in the area are loving the added exposure!

Oct 31, 2011 04:40 AM
Jack Tenold
Jack Tenold LLC - Spokane, WA
Specializing in Reverse Mortgages

Hi Valerie.    The only thing that kept me away is 2883 miles and the Pacific Ocean.....currently in Honolulu.   I know, I know. Tough duty. I'll be shopping at Joe's as soon as I return. Experienced 2 new things on this visit.   Halloween is really a big deal in Waikiki!  And the Saturday farmers market on the campus of Kapi'olani Community College was as crowded as K-mart during a blue light special. Flowers, fruits, vegetables, chocolates, cooked & raw seafood, homemade sauces, jams/jellies, music, iced beverages and much, much more!    Not to be miissed!  A foodies paradise.  ..... And of course bring your own shopping bags.......Trader Joes or not.    : )

Nov 03, 2011 07:01 AM
Valerie Baker
Exit Real Estate Professionals - Spokane, WA
Spokane Realtor

Oh, Jack . . . I am SO jealous! The Spokane Farmers' Market just had their last weekend of the season, although they are going to send me an email so I can do a last order right before Thanksgiving! 

Nov 04, 2011 07:35 AM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I am so jealous that you have a Trader Joes!  This may be a dumb question, but I don't know what GMO is. -Kasey

Jan 18, 2012 04:39 PM
Valerie Baker
Exit Real Estate Professionals - Spokane, WA
Spokane Realtor

Kasey - I know this comment is a little late in answering your question, but I am going to post a link here anyway for anyone else that needs information! http://www.saynotogmos.org/ . . .will email it to you as well!

Jan 21, 2012 04:00 AM
Todd Clark
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

I wish we could entice buyers and sellers like that here in Oregon, but we aren't allowed to say we will give you something if you buy or sell through me.

Mar 07, 2012 07:21 AM