Free Tickets to HersheyPark via Giant Food

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  1. andrews_dad

    andrews_dad DIS Veteran

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    Purchase any $40 of eligible PepsiCo products and a voucher for a free ticket will print out with your receipt. Must use BonusCard (free to sign up). Unlimited tickets. Use any operating day at the park. All of the products are listed n a pull-tab sheet in the stores... Includes cubes of Pepsi products 2 cubes for $11, Kraft Cheeses, Jello, etc.
     
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  3. englishteacha

    englishteacha <font color=magenta>I've just gotten crazier over

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    Do you know how long they are offering this deal?
     
  4. Halbleib1

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    I saw this in our Giant paper today. The paper says only through June 27th. I think they ran it longer last year though. The only way to find out is to check the giant ad every week. They offer different deals for Hershey through out the summer. BTW it is only available at the Giant food stores in PA. To view the ad and see what products are included go to giantpa.com. It will ask you for a zip code to find the store you can put in 17404.
     
  5. karliebug

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    I did this a few months ago and got my 2 free tickets so it does work.
     
  6. cjnix29

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    Where are Giant stores located?
     
  7. andrews_dad

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    to find a giant ....

    http://www.giantfoodstores.com/shareddev/storelocator/


    this is a no-brainer deal if you are a local. if you are a tourist but driving in your own car, i still think it is very much possible to drive to a giant on the way into town, sign up for a free bonus card, and buy lots of non-perishables that qualify. As I stated, you don't have to wait for vouchers. They literally print out with your receipt. Take them to the ticket booth at the park and you are in...

    Also, don''t forget about the free preview at the park. Extra time at a un-crowded time to hit some of the rides. I'd call ahead to ensure the vouchers work for the preview, but I'd think so....

    Preview Plan - Be Our Guest!

    Purchase a regular full-day admission ticket for tomorrow, 2-1/2* hours prior to Park closing, and be our guest FREE for the remainder of that evening. (*3-1/2 hours for 11 pm closing)
    6 PM closing Admission after 3:30 PM
    8 PM closing Admission after 5:30 PM
    10 & 11 PM closing Admission after 7:30 PM

    The Preview plan is a SWEET way to maximize your visit. All single or multi-day tickets (including those bought online, via group sales, Giant, AAA, etc) qualify for this SWEET deal! Just present your ticket at the gate after 7:30 PM and enjoy all of the rides and shows all evening long!
     
  8. andrews_dad

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    And I did another Pepsi/Hershey/Giant promo that worked. Buy 15 Pepsi-product 20 oz's and get one free ticket, limit of 2 free tickets per household. They were mailed, but showed up in a couple of weeks. My sister is upset that I am racking up all of these free tickets when she sprung for season passes. I am getting there more often that her with all of these Giant promos :rotfl: Yeah, this one is simple. Just fill up your pantry with stuff you eat anyway and get a bunch of free passes. Ask your family and friends to help you out if they might use the tickets.
     
  9. andrews_dad

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    I just confirmed. 6/27 is the deadline.
     
  10. englishteacha

    englishteacha <font color=magenta>I've just gotten crazier over

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    Bummer. We're going in August. Maybe there will be another promo then! :)
     
  11. CarlisleMom

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    You have to buy the products this week but when does the admission coupon expire. We are local and plan on going to Hershey Park in July. I'll stock up on things if possible.
     
  12. pooh136

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    I don't have my ad in front of me, but I know it was in September...I'm thinking it was the 26th. I've figured out that by using coupons with this deal that I should be able to get 2 tickets with only spending about $55 on groceries. That's just about the price of one ticket, plus I needed to buy a lot of the stuff anyway for DD's birthday party in a few weeks (cheese, crackers, pepsi, capri sun, etc). I figured I might as well buy a little extra and get the tickets too.
     
  13. andrews_dad

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    valid last day of operating (not halloween fright nor xmas candy lane)
     
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    The ticket s expire September 4th.

    FYI - just a warning, I did this at my Giant today and had about $10.00 worth of coupons for the required items. I checked out and my ticket did not print - they sent to Customer Service to proceeded to tell me that I needed to spend $40.00 AFTER bouns buys and COUPONS. My ad said nothing about coupons, just that you need to spend $40.00 after bonus buys. After 20 minutes of going back and worth they finally printed the ticket for me, but told me that if I wanted more tickets it needed to be after the coupons taken out. I was the 3rd person in line with the same problem.

    Tammy
     
  15. stitchlovestink

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    Hi,
    I am going to Rockvale outlets later this week in Lancaster. Is there a Giant close by there in the Lancaster area? We are going to Hershey later in the summer and I can certainly spend $80 at the grocery store to get two free tix. Then I would only need to buy one. What a deal!
     
  16. andrews_dad

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    to find a giant ....

    http://www.giantfoodstores.com/shareddev/storelocator/

    put in the zip for rockvale and it will tell you closest. you'll pass plenty of giant's on the way
     
  17. PaulaSue

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    Hey reading your post, I used to live in York.:goodvibes

    Cool I thought I missed this. Last year it happened before our move and we had TONS of soda to drink so we didn't have to move it. LOL Have passes but tons of friends want to come with the girls so this will help.
     
  18. Edum

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    We went last year. It gives you a chance to ride a bunch of the more crowded rides and generally orient yourself before coming back in the a.m. I wish more theme parks would implement something similar.
     
  19. andrews_dad

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    Hmmm. Thanks. I knew it had to be above $40 for bonus buys, but I though coupons did not go into account. Interesting.
     
  20. delmar411

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    it's not after coupons. It just that something was wrong in the order or just not programmed to work with the deal. If you check the couponing boards it's working just fine for those who are getting there total down to just tax.
     
  21. pooh136

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    I just got the first of my tickets last night, and was able to use $15 in coupons. I've read on a different board about people getting their ticket while spending less than $10 after coupons.
     

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