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Winn-Dixie throws in free groceries with flu shot
September 7th, 2011
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Customers of Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. can get some free grocery items when they get a flu vaccination at the supermarket retailer.
The Southeastern chain said Wednesday that for the second straight year, it's offering the "What-A-Deal” promotion for flu season. Through Sept. 20, customers who use their Customer Reward Card when getting a seasonal flu immunization pay a discounted rate of $24.99 for the flu shot (a $5 savings) and receive five bonus grocery items at no charge.
Valued at $12.71, the bonus groceries include a three-pound bag of new-crop Eastern Jonamac apples, a 64-ounce container of Minute Maid orange juice, an eight-ounce bottle of Top Care hand sanitizer, a 35-count package of Winn-Dixie disinfecting wipes, and a 65-count or an 85-count box of Winn-Dixie facial tissues.
"Our guests' health is our primary concern. By offering this deal, our guests not only save money, but they also enjoy the convenience of being vaccinated by their neighborhood Winn-Dixie pharmacists, with no appointment required," John Fegan, vice president of pharmacy at Winn-Dixie, said in a statement.
"In addition to receiving the discounted flu shot, our guests get five free grocery items specifically bundled to help protect them and their families during flu season," Fegan explained. "The fresh fruit and orange juice provide a healthy start to the day, and the hand sanitizer, wipes and tissues will help control the possible spread of germs."
Winn-Dixie launched its flu shot program in mid-August and offers flu vaccines on a walk-in basis as well as by appointment through its 374 in-store pharmacies. The chain operates 483 supermarkets in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and Mississippi.