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Rachel White says ...
I would use the gift card to buy ingredients and make Thanksgiving dinner at home. Getting all those ingredients for free sure eases the stress of the holidays! Thanks for a chance to win.
10/31/2012 1:49:15 PM CDT
Sarah Koller says ...
Ooh! I would use it to make sure all the animal-based products I plan on eating are hormone and antibiotic-free. That would relieve some of the holiday-eating stress for me!
10/31/2012 2:14:49 PM CDT
arlene says ...
it would be an amazing opportunity to purchase my entire thanksgiving meal to cook for my whole family at whole foods....would love to show my parents how much better organic really tastes....they think i'm crazy, but it would be wonderful to get them on board too!
10/31/2012 2:22:16 PM CDT
Helen Joy Gallego says ...
Thanksgiving is one of those holidays you just want to spend time with your loved ones eating great food. That's why I love Whole Foods and the fact that they offer catering for Thanksgiving. Less time in the store and kitchen and more time for family bonding. If I win the $250 gift card, then I would use it to order the whole Thanksgiving meal. The online ordering is convenient and helps alleviate any stress associated with incorrect orders taken over the phone.
10/31/2012 2:34:38 PM CDT
Amy says ...
Would love to win and give our 90 year old grandmother a reason not to cook the whole meal herself this year!
10/31/2012 2:58:18 PM CDT
Grandma x 5 says ...
Without a doubt, I would bring out all my fine dishes and place Whole Food's fine dishes on top, except for the desserts. Daughters of a Bakery Owner have a way with flour and sugar! Searched the WF site for order on line Holdiay and nothing was there as of 10/31/2012. Maybe the test kitchens are busy taste testing today, would be a great way to party on Halloween!
10/31/2012 3:14:16 PM CDT
David says ...
Be able to get ingredients that require less cooking time
10/31/2012 3:58:54 PM CDT
Jennifer Shin says ...
With a $250 Whole Foods Market gift card, I would buy turkey plus ingredients to stuff and prepare it and cook by myself (for the first time!), to share with friends who are from around the world in Washington DC, who will bring side dishes from their native countries. With any leftover money, I will purchase international wines to pair and extra turkeys to donate for those who need it most. Thank you Whole Foods Market!
10/31/2012 4:02:18 PM CDT
Sharon Baxter says ...
Simply, we can have a Thanksgiving. My roomate is new here from Holland and hasn't have much luck finding work. I discovered this week that my temporary position has come to an end. We were planning a traditional American Thanksgiving but now that would be a splurge we just can afford. We're just happy that we are healthy and all together but it would be a bright note in our lives.
10/31/2012 4:06:42 PM CDT
Vijaya says ...
We never had a proper Thanksgiving Dinner being vegetarian and do not know how to cook vegan Thanksgiving menus. Have started shopping recently at Whole Foods for healthy organic eating options and discovered about the Whole Foods Vegan option for Thanksgiving dinner. The gift card would be a wonderful gift for this occasion.
10/31/2012 4:44:49 PM CDT
Tisquantum says ...
I would use such a gift card to purchase menhaden, if available, in addition to locally sourced fish and game to share with my friends from across the great river.
10/31/2012 5:00:04 PM CDT
Melinda says ...
My grandparents are getting older, so my family has been talking about all coming together and spending several days together - not just Thanksgiving. This gift card would give us the ability to feed my family for more meals so people could stay together longer. It would mean more laughter, more memories, and more time with my grandparents!
10/31/2012 5:08:13 PM CDT
Jennifer Mishoe says ...
A whole foods gift card would make Thanksgiving less stressful for me by not worrying about artificial ingredients that are in the products I use to make my holiday fixings. By only selling good wholesome ingredients I don’t have to worry that the turkey might have been given hormones or antibiotics. Having fresh fruits and vegetables, I can make a fresh homemade apple pie with all the sides. That this not only benefits my family but also the local farms that supply the produce.
10/31/2012 5:29:45 PM CDT
emily says ...
the gift card would help me buy delicious ingredients at whole foods to make the t-day meal- i would be able to splurge even more!
10/31/2012 6:30:16 PM CDT
Susan Nilson says ...
My mother-in-law is coming to Reno, NV to visit us for Thanksgiving this year. This is our first Thanksgiving since my father-in-law died and I don't want her to have to worry about anything. To this end I would love to win the $250 gift card so we can have a complete Thanksgiving dinner and focus on each other this year, and not the dinner. Thank you so much!
10/31/2012 7:48:08 PM CDT
cmr says ...
This year we need to simplify so I would like to get the turkey, potatoes, and gravy at WF, make my own cranberry relishes, purchase a gluten-free dairy-free/soy-free Paleo pie and dressing from a specialty place, and still call it a healthy celebration even though I won't be making everything myself this year.
10/31/2012 8:29:26 PM CDT
Leslie says ...
I would use the gift card to buy the ingredients to fix up an awesome thanksgiving dinner for my family! Cooking for a crowd can be fun, and even more so if I don't have to stress about buying it all! Thanks for the opportunity!!
10/31/2012 8:43:17 PM CDT
Gloria says ...
I'd but thanksgiving dinner from Whole Foods . . . memories would be homemade.
10/31/2012 8:58:22 PM CDT
niki says ...
It would help to have a nice Thanksgiving since the last few years we haven't been able to have a nice one but we made the best of it.
10/31/2012 9:45:26 PM CDT
Jenny says ...
I'd love to make Thanksgiving less stressful (& more healthy) for my mom! I'd get an organic bird to make for the family and then a few fun side dishes that we wouldn't usually try!
10/31/2012 10:00:44 PM CDT
Amy D. says ...
Part of the joy of Thanksgiving is cooking the meal with my family, so I would definitely want to get some ingredients to make some favorite vegetarian dishes. And I might splurge just a bit on a great bottle of wine to share with my family for the dinner. But I think the best part about having extra money to spend for Thanksgiving would be that it would enable me to buy wonderful high quality food to donate to my church's Thanksgiving meal hosted for families who can't afford to make their own. (And and also buy some healthy, organic kitty and puppy food to donate to the shelter!) I think that being able to help others enjoy Thanksgiving too would be the best gift of all! Thank you for this great chance to win! :)
10/31/2012 10:45:19 PM CDT
Megan says ...
I usually love to cook from scratch using seasonal, organic ingredients, but with a newborn, a 3 year old, and a 4 year old I could definitely use some help from Whole Foods prepared meals!
10/31/2012 10:54:18 PM CDT
J Winterberg says ...
I'm a gluten-free gal, so Thanksgiving becomes a bit complicated making sure that everyone gets their traditional favorites AND I'm able to sample a bit of all my favorite dishes as well -- it pretty much puts me on double-duty for all baking and cooking. Whole Foods already makes my holiday less stressful just with the availability of gluten-free goodies, including ready-made foods. Having $250 to shop for all the goods would ease the stress even more!
10/31/2012 11:48:00 PM CDT
Sue says ...
hmm the fun BUT I would buy extra and send plenty home with my mother who is 89 years old so she will have plenty of leftover not just for one meal. Normally we send her home with just one meal extra-this way she'll get more plus wine too. she lives on her own and by herself.
11/01/2012 12:53:17 AM CDT
robin says ...
Thanks giving meals are often difficult for those with gluten intolerance. But with fresh ingredients from Whole Foods I could create a menu of healthy food to be thankful for! Giving Thanks for all that we have would be even more enjoyable and less stressful. We learned to be thankful for the little things during Hurricane Sandy. . . heat, light, warm food and the safety and health of friends and family.
11/01/2012 6:23:29 AM CDT

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