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Make Pop Hop...and Win

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Got plans for Father's Day on June 21st? We do! We plan to give away a $100 Whole Foods Market gift card to one lucky winner. Simply post a comment below telling us how we can help make Father's Day special this year and you'll be entered to win. Need some inspiration? We asked some Whole Foods Market Dads what product recommendations they have for making Father's Day super special. Now it's your turn. Post a comment to let us know what products will put Dad's day over the top for you. Everyone who enters a comment on this post between now and June 14th will be entered to win a $100 Whole Foods Market gift card, selected by random drawing. The winner will be announced in this blog on June 16th. Good luck!

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Katie says …

My Pop loves grillin'... have a sale on BBQ yummies. That'll make my pop hop.

Lisa Vowles says …

I'm making chili, and nothing would make daddy happier than Whole Foods cornbread. It's the best stuff out there!

Julie Gillespie says …

Since our Dad lost his job, he hasn't indulged in a nice juicy steak and the imported beer that he really loves. We'd love to make it special for him, because he sacrifices so much for us. Whole Foods is one of his favorite outings!

C says …

Sure winners would be the BBQ, loads of the spicy mac and cheese, and top that off with a micro brew.

Alison Turner says …

Offer some fabulous steaks at fabulous prices. What Dad doesn't like a good helping of quality red meat on their special day?

Erin Saeger says …

We will be celebrating Dad by doing handprints of all 3 of our boys, and making a big card and sign for him. That, and making a nap happen for him on Father's day! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Allison Tracy says …

I want to get my husband all the yummy things he loves to cook on last year's father's day gift, his Weber grill! And some delicious summer beers to go with.

Jessica McCarthy says …

I would love to be able to get the gift card so my son who is two would be able to pick out something for his "dada" and I would be able to give him a good bbq :)

Jeff Whitsitt says …

This Dad would appreciate a special price on a growler of Yazoo beer!

Mark from Torrance, CA says …

Maybe lower the price on Moylan's Hopsickle. This way I can have a few bottles, also Delierium Tremens.

Ross Rashkov says …

Happy Fathers Day to everyone! I would really like to get couple boxes out of your hot buffet table. Your Ratatouille is outstanding! I would also get a pound of your olive bar and a nice bottle of wine! Thanks Wholefoods!

rhen says …

thinking... thinking... what does my man enjoy at wholefoods? perhaps some of that blood orange sorbet coupled with some fresh bread, some thinly sliced deli cheese and meat (chipotle chicken cold cuts or some sopresatta calabrese and some havarti or muenster cheese)along with some green flash brewery Imperial IPA, Russian River Pliny the Elder, and Dogfish Head 90 Min IPA. And should the perfect mango and cherries be available then we'll end it with that. yum! happy early father's day love.

Askia Toure says …

My dad could use a coffee machine he buys truckload of coffee from whole on a weekly basis

Emily Morris says …

I know my dad would be interested in a Fathers Day beer tasting, or samples from the meat department, or something like that!

Steve says …

Any sales on BBQ-able items. My Dad shops at the Whole Foods on Halsted, in Chicago. It's just a few blocks from his home. If I get the card, I'll deliver it to my number one Dad.

Dorissa Mitchell says …

I think the perfect Father's Day gift from Whole Foods would be a HUGE breakfast in bed. However, the pancakes would have to be made with Daddycakes!

Richard O. says …

The gift card would help me buy some food and supplies to celebrate Father's Day with my son and my extended family. I haven't seen my son since Thanksgiving because he lives out-of-state with his mother. He will be in Texas for a few weeks this summer, and I am looking forward to spending time with him and my family, including MY father.

Robin OSullivan says …

I am going to put together a gift basket for my father with Whole Foods Market Mahi Mahi Burgers, fresh rolls from the bakery, 365 Organic Honey Mustard Dressing, corn on the cob, tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, 365 Barbecue Potato Chips, and chocolate chunk cookies--We'll have a yummy BBQ party!

Shelli Hipp says …

What makes my "Pop Hop" is always food and family together. An awesome BBQ with all kinds of fresh seafood and meats from Whole Foods taste so good on the grill. From a juicy Steak, Giant Buffalo Burgers and my favorite, Whole Foods' Salmon Burgers. We have been known to throw some Fresh Chicken on the grill too. And don't forget all the great Veggies. This year I'm gonna try Pineapple on the grill for a nice treat. Can't wait to see my Dad on Father's Day!!!

Regina says …

I would use the $100 gift card to buy the ingredients to make Dad a gourmet dinner of his choice. He loves pasta, so if he chose that, I'd make him fresh pasta with organic eggs & semolina, and whatever organic veggies he'd like to go with it! He also likes banana bread, so I'd grab some fair trade bananas and bake him a nice loaf of bread.

Staci Ducote says …

Our dad likes meat!He has recently (reluctantly, lol) tried some other protein sources and is learning to appreciate soy, but will always be a meat and potatoes guy. We all love the roasted chicken and fish prepared in store.

Ellen says …

every year, i make brunch or dinner (or both!) for my dad on father's day. it's a special tradition for us, and would even better if i were to receive this! i would buy some beautiful organic produce and other ingredients for a vegan meal that we can both enjoy.

Sandy says …

My 35th Wedding anniversary and Fathers day coming up Whole Foods is the place to go. I would love to get a gift certificate from your store. I go shopping there even without a gift certificate.

Dee says …

My father would love a tasty strawberry-rhubarb pie!

Jarrod Allen says …

We'd be able to buy the good food and spend the time w/ the togethering of each-other.

LLKoran says …

A gift card would allow us to plan a perfect day with our three children to include sublime banana splits and ice cream sundaes.

cynthia says …

MEAT! Most likely steak. And maybe some fresh shrimp...

vivian says …

Simply have everyone place hearts dad on facebook status update that date.....and in the whole foods market place hearts --for the love of dad and the caring of his heart......through healthy cholesterol heart food........place hearts on those specific items designed for a healthy heart....hearts dad theme it

Jen Simon says …

My dad refuses to shop at Whole Foods because he thinks it's too expensive. I've told him 100 times that it's really not any more on most common things like milk, snacks, beer...the only difference that he would notice is that the products from Whole Foods are BETTER than what he gets in the Shop Rite. Better in taste, quality, appearance, and yes, price. He won't go in alone. He won't go in if I say I'll pay. But if I could give him the gift card to get him in the door to see what it's all about, I know it would change his mind and his shopping habits. And I know he'd buy himself the smokey bbq planks I've been telling him he NEEDS to use on the grill... Thanks! xo love you, whole foods!

Robyn Knutson says …

I would love a card because I would purchase some great items for a family brunch. We always buy our special events products at Whole Foods! I will pick up a few things in the health dept. for my husband and Dad as well. Thanks.

Amy L says …

This gift card could make my husband's Father's Day so special, because with our budget being SO tight, we've had to cut our grocery spending. We could buy him some steaks, a wonderful Whole Foods bakery dessert, and more!

Ahmed says …

Whole Foods is my favorite. The great tasting healthy options have been a huge help towards my families choice of better eating. Thanks Again!

andrea wanza says …

Well, I am a single mother and the kids have told me that I am also their "father" especially on days like Father's Day, since he is not around. Since I work two jobs and am tired when I get home, it would be wonderful to have dinner ready and waiting for me! Whole Foods has a "whole" section of pre-cooked, hot foods that look and smell delicious!

april says …

i would like to treat my son's father to some nice pieces of meat. maybe some of the pre-made meat. some good bread. make him a fruit bowl. add some good crackers and cheese and a little jar of organic baby food for our son.

linda l. says …

my daddy is turning 86 and loves seafood! i would make him a delicious seafood bisque. i would find a variety of soft bread for his dentures. i would splurge on some sugar free items since he is diabetic, including a variety of treats and juices. anything else he wants is his! i love you daddy!

donald says …

my dad died many years ago, so if i won the $100 gift card, i would treat myself to a handful of steaks and some nice potatoes. maybe a few veggies since my kids are always telling me i need to eat better. not much into beer, so maybe some nice tasting grape juice.

Jessica Bussell says …

My dad could use a gift card because he works so hard to provide for us. It would be fun to get him a treat since he always gives to us.

Dorothy says …

My father is 72 years old. He has been sober and a recovering alcoholic for 35+ years and had been recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. All of this really impedes things I can buy him. He does still enjoy the finer things in life cheeses, "meat from NYC" (they live near Syracuse,NY)an Whole Foods also has a great selection of NA beers! The gift card would enable me to get him something that he would really appreciate and can have!!!!

Natalie R. says …

Well, since my Dad is 3 states away...& if we were winners of $100 gift card I could surprise him with some wonderful marinades from Whole Foods, and not just one kind, since he LOVES to bar-b-q big time!!!! He would definitely be surprised since we usually call him & send a small gift; like boring socks.....this would make Pop Hop!

Stephanie Hansen says …

My dad loves grilling and could work his magic on some seafood from the market along with some nice fresh grilled veggies.

Joseph Hayes says …

Getting dad good, wholesome food from Whole(some) Foods would be the first step towards a lifetime of healthy eating. What better gift can there be?

Ken Y says …

Raw oysters! Straight! Keep 'em coming 'till I say stop!

Sarah G says …

My husband LOVES Whole Food's tuna skewers with Thai Marinade. We plan to grill for Father's Day; and normally, the skewers are a little out of our price range. I would love to win the gift card and surprise him with a great dinner!

Bj Price says …

Pop hops over the Whole Foods jolly beans. They keep him moving faster on his long walks. Next stop, we tackle the Miami marathon together.

Adriana S says …

Nothing beats a loving homemade meal! Our family doesn't have much ( we're also enduring layoff's) but one thing we love do is cook together! Winning this gift card would allow the kids and I to create an unforgettable & amazing meal to honor the head of our household in a way that wouldn't be possible otherwise. Knowing my husband, if anything was left over, he would insist that we spend it on special treats from your bakery because that's the kind of person he is. Thank you Whole Foods and we hope you come to Long Beach, CA real soon!

D. Martin says …

Take him to a baseball game. Pack a picnic lunch made with fresh lunch meats and cheeses.

elizabeth says …

Why not do a grilling demonstration at your local Whole Foods on fathers day for all our grilling fathers? Perhaps they walk away with a free grilling gift? Specials on grilling essentials? Yumm!

Bethanny S says …

I would like to get organic ingredients for a cake. Also, some free range chicken and organic vegetables to bbq. It is always much more special to cook at home, especially healthy food.

Christy Dillon says …

A great bottle of wine would make my dad one happy pop. And a fantastic, home-cooked meal would just put him over the top of happy.

Cassandra says …

I've been trying to get my parents to eat better over the last few years. Maybe giving them a taste of free range and wild caught meats/fish and organic produce would keep them coming back for more. I want to make a lovely Father's Day dinner using Whole Foods products so my family can have quality food and quality time together.

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