July 20, 2016

10 Reasons to Check Out Family Fare in Council Bluffs

If you pulled up to the No Frill on Valley View drive today, you may have noticed a change. No Frill is no more. Today was the grand re-opening of Family Fare. This is the first Family Fare to open in the city and I partnered with them to check it out and tell you all about the new store, and offer a giveaway! Check out 10 reasons you need to check out Family Fare in Council Bluffs!

10 Reasons to Check out Family Fare in Council Bluffs

1) Build Your Own 6-Pack

That's right, I'm starting with alcohol and if you have trouble making up your mind, you can build your own 6-Pack for $8.99 at Family Fare! There are all sorts to choose from including beer, flavored drinks, IPA, and more.

2) Build Your Own K-Cup 24 Pack

It's not just alcohol, it's coffee too! Stop by the Pick and Sip at Family Fare to choose from a variety of K-Cup flavors to build your own pack of 24 K-Cups. They even have hot cocoa!

3) Certified Tender Ridge Angus Locally Supplies

Stop by the back of the store and see what the Butcher Shop has ready for the grill. Family Fare offers Certified Tender Ridge Angus in both seasoned and unseasoned varieties, as well as many different cuts.Tender Ridge Angus is high quality tender meat with a certification to prove it, and in order to earn that the meat has to meet the following requirements:

  • USDA tenderness audits
  • 14-Day minimum aging
  • Proper monitoring and labeling
  • Shear-force testing (scientific standard to evaluate tenderness)
  • Special employee training programs so they can make sure the meat is ready for us to enjoy!

4) Living Well Section

When you walk in to Family Fare there is a fantastic fresh fruits and veggies section. Just beyond is the Living Well Section with over 2000 products that are better and healthier for you.There's gluten-free, allergen-free organic, vegan, Non-GMO products, and more, as well as health and wellness products. It was nice to see this section so prominent in the store, instead of tucked away hidden in a corner. Keep your eyes out for Free Living Well Magazines that will hit the store in August.

5) Cafe & Deli

Family Fare does have a deli with ready to go foods, deli meats, and more. Plus, there is a little Cafe next to it so you can enjoy lunch at a table instead of in the car.

6) Bakery

Cakes, donuts, breads, and the list goes on. The bakery at Family Fare may be worth checking out for your next birthday party cake!

7) Baby Club

It is free to sign up for Family Fare's Baby Club and you will earn a $10 gift card for every $100 you spend on baby items.

8) Pet Club

It is free to sign up for Family Fare's Pet Club and you will earn a $10 gift card for every $100 you spend on pet items.

9) yes Rewards Card

It is free to sign up for a yes Card with Family Fare and it is your ticket to personalized coupons, freebies, surprises, and perks. You can sign up quickly and easily in-store or online at ShopFamilyFare.com/Yes-Card.

10) Grand Re-Opening Specials

There are lots of grand re-opening specials at Family Fare in Council Bluffs. When I was shopping last night I scored $1.57 gallons of milk, $1.77 Doritos and Tostitos, $0.88/lb grapes, and more. If meat is on your list, they have Pork Sirloin Chops BOGO Free and cheap ground beef. Don't forget that the Wiener Mobile will be in the parking lot on July 22nd from 11-2 PM and there are lots of prizes to win right now!

There are 8 Family Fare celebrating grand re-openings in the Council Bluffs/Omaha Area:

  • 5110 S. 108th Street Omaha, NE
  • 14444 W. Center Road Omaha, NE
  • 2650 N. 90th Street Omaha, NE
  • 3003 N. 108th Street Omaha, NE
  • S. 24th Street Omaha, NE
  • Valley View Dr. Council Bluffs, IA
  • 7402 N. 30th Street Omaha, NE
  • 1510 Harlan Dr. Bellevue, NE
The special events and activities going on during the Family Fare Grand Re-Opening celebrations include:

Thursday July 21st, 2016 

  • Daily Prize! (3) $100 VISA gift cards
  • Kretschmar Rib Fest * Deli promotion
  • Bridgeford Bass Pro Fishing Team Appearance (autographs/coupons)
  • 5110 S. 108th Street (11am – 2pm), outside in the parking lot
  • Kretschmar Country Concert (Cole Porter Band)
  • 14444 W. Center Road (3pm – 7pm), outside in the parking lot
  • Oscar Mayer Wienermobile (sampling/coupons)
  • 2650 N. 90th Street (11am – 2pm), outside in the parking lot
  • 3003 N. 108th Street (3pm – 6pm), outside in the parking lot 
 Friday July 22nd, 2016

  • Daily Prize! (2) $200 Living Well gift package
  • Cookies BBQ Sauce Grill Wagon w/ Smithfield Meats (sampling/coupons)
  • 3003 N. 108th Street (11am – 6:30pm), outside in the parking lot
  • Oscar Mayer Wienermobile (sampling/coupons)
  • 1801 Valley View Dr. (11am – 2pm), outside in the parking lot
  • 7402 N. 30th Street (3pm – 6pm), outside in the parking lot 
Saturday July 23rd, 2016

  • Daily Prize! $300 Private Label summer gift wagon
  • Cookies BBQ Sauce Grill Wagon w/ Smithfield Meats (sampling/coupons)
  • 3003 N. 108th Street (11am – 6:30pm), outside in the parking lot
  • Oscar Mayer Wienermobile (sampling/coupons)
  • 14444 W. Center Road (11am – 2pm), outside in parking lot
  • 5110 S. 108th Street (3pm – 6pm), outside in the parking lot
Plus, through the end of August, you have the chance to WIN 2 Tickets to the 2017 Big Game in Houston. THE game. With a football. All you have to do is shop with your yes Rewards Card between July 20th and the end of August, and you will automatically be entered into the Super Sweepstakes! I'm telling ya, there is a lot of fun happening at Family Fare right now!

If you don't live in the Council Bluffs/Omaha Area, find a Family Fare near you and check out what's going on in store!


  1. The Living Well section looks intriguing!

  2. I like the bakery section.

  3. I love checking out new stores

  4. Looking forward to doing my shopping here!

  5. Love the Friday Freebie I can add to my YES card!

  6. It looks like they have milk for $1.57 a gallon this week. That makes the trip worthwhile.

  7. I love the pick and sip k cup section

  8. I love Family Fare! They did a great job updating the stores!

  9. Love that the Family Fare by me has a Starbucks! :)

  10. It's interesting how each Family Fare is a little different from the others! No cafe or Starbucks at mine!

  11. We went on Wednesday for the grand opening in CB (Valley View). I love the new layout and the fresh veggies and fruit. It's so close to my work so I know I'll be visiting often.