Have It All With Food Basics $250 #Giveaway

Have It All. That’s the motto of Food Basics. But it’s more than just a motto. At Food Basics, you really can have it all. They have everything you need from food (of course) to beauty products and a great pharmacy. They’re a one-stop-shop for everything you’ll ever need, and all of it is at amazing prices.


Have it All and Have it for Less with Food Basics

For several years when we were new parents we lived close to a Food Basics. It was my go to spot for saving money on groceries, which was extremely important when the kids were small. I stayed home for several years right after we adopted both of our girls and money was tight. Food Basics helped me make our small budget go further.

At Food Basics, you can shop smart and frugally. They have products that are always fresh, always in-stock, and always at a great price. That’s important to me. Not all grocery stores can say that. Some stores have a huge selection and dim lighting and a fancy layout, but you pay for it. Some stores have great prices… IF you can find what you’re looking for. At Food Basics, they combine the best of both worlds, and that makes life so much easier. They are so sure that they will have what you need when you need it at a price you’ll love that they guarantee it.


You know what I guarantee? That Food Basics always has their customers in mind. This past year, Food Basics held the I Want It All contest. For the contest, they asked shoppers to record a quick video answering the question “If you won Free Groceries for an entire year, what would you do with the savings?” While selecting the winners, Food Basics found that entrants really had not asked for very much at all. Most requests were pretty modest. A cleaning lady, and a small trip to see relatives, for instance were some of the wishes. So they decided to continue the Have it All spirit by keeping the rewards coming in 2017.

Rather than spending its marketing budget on a big campaign for the holidays, they’d pay it forward to their winning customers. Instead of just winning a shopping spree at their store, Food Basics will use their budget to help fulfill the wishes of their customers. It’s just another way for the company to help their customers Have it All.

Big Time Winners!

To give you a firsthand look at how Food Basics helps their customers have it all, I’m including a full list of the six Ontarians who had their wishes fulfilled thanks to Food Basics.

  • Darlene Mallette: Wanted to visit her grandkids in BC. She was rewarded with a $1,500 travel gift card to help make it happen.
  • Linda Turcotte and her husband: Wanted to celebrate their 50th anniversary. To help make a memorable holiday, the couple has received a $5,000 travel card to put towards their tip.
  • Farid Taileb: Hasn’t seen his parents in 5 years and wished to visit with them. Thanks to Food Basics, Farid has received a $4,000 travel voucher to bring his parents to visit Canada.
  • Andree Uhlig: Just wants a little extra help around the house. She now has one year of Molly Maid Service.
  • Stephanie Chiasson: wanted to be able to afford to enroll her son in a local hockey league and save for his education. To help make this a possibility, Stephanie and her son received new hockey equipment, sign-up fees for their local house league, tickets to a Sudbury Wolves game, a Sudbury Wolves jersey, and $1,000 towards her son’s RESP.
  • Susana Fernandez and her husband: Wanted to take a well-deserved honeymoon after 23 years of marriage. They have received a $5,000 travel gift card and new luggage to help make it happen.


Food Basics Makes Sure Shoppers Can Have it All

Food Basics is known for its great selection and low prices. Now, we all know that they mean it when they say they want us to Have it All. I love shopping there, because it saves me money. Now, I also love shopping there because I have seen how sweet the company is to their customers. Give Food Basics a try. You really can have it all when you shop there.

[tweetthis]Enter now to win a $250 Food Basics Gift card and you can Have It All! #giveaways[/tweetthis]

This post has been sponsored which means I received compensation. My opinion is all my own and it is truthful. The generous people at Food Basics want you to Have It All also. Enter below for a chance to win. The gift is a $250 gift card to Food Basics, which is only in Ontario. Entrants from Ontario only please.

Mom of two beautiful active girls, traveller, fitness junkie, social media consultant, and keeper of the sanity.


  • Kim Tanti

    We have had so many unexpected expenses lately Christmas will be very scarce. This gift card would help alot.

  • Heather Lynne

    I’d love to win because I eat food! 😉 haha But seriously, FOod Basics is one of my fav. places to stock up on food for our pantry, so that would be awesome!

  • Kim Stenner

    It would be fantastic to be able to save some money put towards groceries, especially at this time of year. The bills come in during January, and any help is welcome.

  • Christy Laverty

    Food Basics is a great story. It always has great prices and lots of product in store. I love the produce section of my local Food Basics – it is always fresh and with great quantity.

  • Wendy Gage

    I love to win because it would help my family out tremendous as after Christmas money is tight, January is a long month for us.

  • Lynn Duchesne

    This would help me out because I am on a Disability Pension. I Love Food Basics but I have to cab it across town. I love their prices though. I could get a lot of groceries with $250.00 Thanks for the chance!

  • Gloria Roy

    My birthday December 24, my mothers is December 26, my daughter is December 22, and she just gave birth to my first grandson December 1.
    A month a celebrations, lots of food thanks for this opportunity to win:)

  • Krystal B

    I would love to win this since it will help out with the cost of groceries. Having two boys I feel like I’m always at the store buying more food. Lol

  • Lorrie Coleman

    It has been a tight year finacially and this would help get healthy groceries such as fruit and vegetables as I have been diagnosed with stage 2 diabetis.

  • Amie

    I would love to win so I could buy a nice holiday supper , do a bit of baking and still have groceries ! That would be great !

  • kristen visser

    Who wouldn’t want that?? $250 is 2 weeks of groceries for my family. that would really come in handy with the amount of groceries we go through. i have my husband to thank for that LOL

  • Ryan B

    I would like to Win this Gift card because we are running off what we call the Staples. Canned soups, bread mostly.
    All our money has went to bills or Christmas, so we haven’t had a proper shop since October

  • Christine D

    During the winter season we always fall behind and struggle to make ends meet. We have a fairly new seasonal business and we are working very hard to help ourselves not go through tough winters

  • Tara Betterley

    I would love to win as this would really help my family out. My husband was laid off from his job in September and he has yet to find a permanent full time job.

  • Courtney

    I’d love to win because the cost of groceries is constantly increasing and this would help my family so much

  • Judy Cowan

    Would love to win because money has been tight this year and this would really help stocked the pantry up with some essentials. Amazing giveaway!

  • sandy guerra

    i would like to win because on a tight budget qnd this would help with buying fresh vegetables and basic makes things more affordanle..i like the qudlity and prices.

  • joy

    I shop at Food Basics every week – they have great sales ! $250 would go a long way in providing my family with delicious fresh meals !

  • Bailey Dexter

    I would love to win $250 from Food Basics, It is one of my go to stores! Like everyone else, this would help out with the extra expensive over the holidays as well as after!

  • Janet C

    Food Basics is my favourite grocery store. It’s close by and they have the best prices! I’m having out-of-town relatives staying for a week and this generous gift card would definitely help with all the extra groceries I’ll be buying.

  • Cloe st-amour

    Would love to win. This year has been a struggle financially. This would help tremendously start the year on a good foot.

  • Danielle

    I have not cooked much since I started living alone and maybe this would give me the motivation I need to really get immersed in cooking and eating healthier.

  • Glogirl

    We shop at Food Basics weekly so this would help out with the grocery bill and maybe allow for a few treats too!

  • Sarah De Diego

    This year we sponsored a local family in our community (through the foodbank that I volunteer at) and if I won, we could sponsor several more!

    Love Food Basics, it’s my store for so many reasons!

    Besos Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  • Melanie Borhi

    I would love to win because i shop here sll the time and thus would help out alot. Food basics is amazing store to shop at

  • Michael Hurst

    Thanks for a chance to win this gift card for food basics, I shop there most of the time. And well a win like this would really help me out at this time of the year. I like Food Basics cause the prices are great and unlike some stores they always have all of the items in the flyer available for purchase. 🙂

  • Robyn Bellefleur

    I love shopping at Food Basics and this would really come in handy as money is always tight around the holidays.

  • Ira

    I have a mental list of things we can not afford, like things to do , places to see, RESPs, RRSPs… This is where my win will be used.

  • Debbie White Beattie

    I shop at Freshco every week and it would be awesome to win this gift card so it could help with the expense that Christmas has made to my budget

  • Michelle

    This is a great giveaway! It would really help because I have so many bills and this would allow me to put money towards my bills and save some money by using a wonderful gift card!

  • Julie-Lynne McCann

    Food Basic has great deals & lie has been hard my husband is out of work due to illness & cancer,,,,this would be an awesome Christmas miracle

  • Penny Northmore

    FoodBasics you are awesome in giving back to the community and helping people to be able to enjoy a little bit more with your generousity!! I would love to win this $250.00 GC as we are a family of 6 and with the rising cost of food Food Basics isthe only place to shop for their wonderful sales and prices!! Merry Christmas to ALL!!

  • Ira

    I have a mental list of things we can not afford, like things to do , places to see, RESPs, RRSPs… This is where my win will be used

  • Judy Cowan

    Would love to win because the cost of food takes a big hit out of our monthly budget and this would help to restock the pantry with some essentials that we use all the time.

  • Linda Demunck

    I would be thrilled and oh so merry if i won Food Basics $250 to carry! Milk and bread, cereal too, fresh veggies or frozen to carry us through, Beef and pork, chicken and fish, $250 is great, what more could I wish!

  • Jenn Beckett @jennpup

    I love the deals at Food Basics, so winning this $250 gift card would get me way more food than at another grocery store! Thanks so much for the chance! Merry Christmas!

  • Kathryn

    With the rising cost of produce our salads, breakfast fruits are bringing our grocery bills sky high. This would help pay for Christmas breakfast and dinner for the family

  • Fiona Mullins

    I would love to win this because groceries are expensive and this would come in handy after all the expensesame of Christmas

  • Ira

    I have a mental list of things we can not afford, like things to do , places to see, RESPs, RRSPs… This is where my win will be used!

  • Jenn Beckett @jennpup

    I would love to win so I can stock my pantry with healthy essentials and start the New Year right.

  • Ann E Bacciaglia

    As a single mom, I am always looking for ways to save money. Winning $250 from Food Basics would certainly help me save some money.

  • Wanda Tracey

    I would like to win because Food Basics is an awesome store to do my grocery shopping at.The prices are
    amazing and there is a wide selection of great products to choose from.I especially love their fruit and
    vegetables because they are so fresh.I always feel like I got my money’s worth when I shop there!! 🙂

  • Linda DeMunck

    Food Basics Has it All, Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, $250 to fill my cart, I’ll watch for their sales and try to be smart.

  • Debbie White Beattie

    I’d like to win because I shop at Freshco all the time and this could help keep my grocery bills down in January so I can pay off my Christmas bills

  • Brenda Lacourciere

    I would like to win because Food Basics is my grocery store. It is almost next door to me and I find the best deals there.

  • Darlene Schuller

    I’d love to win this so I don’t have to worry about groceries or how we’re going to buy them for awhile!

  • Ira

    I have a mental list of things we can not afford, like things to do , places to see, RESPs, RRSPs… This is where the money will be used.

  • Scott MacMillan

    With the decline of the Cnd. dollar fruits and veggies are sky high.This would really help me in eating better quality foods.

  • Wandalee Newell

    This would be a dream come true! I would love to win because being a single mom of 4 kids is super hard enough but I got pretty sick last year and lost my job! I’m in and out of the hospital and now on a very low budget. I love food basics because they have great prices and its right on my street! This year the kids and I are having a very little Christmas because I just can’t afford it, but they know I’m doing my best! I told them since I can’t afford big gifts we will do baking and cuddle up and watch our favorite Christmas movies,after all the holidays are about family! This would be such a relief and with coupons I could really stretch this out and it would be the greatest gift to have the freezer and cupboards full! Thank you very much for the chance, whoever wins I’m sure will be super grateful!

  • Rosanne Robinson

    I would LOVE to win this awesome prize because I shop at our local Food Basics store every week. The store carries a wide variety of excellent quality products & services. My husband and I are seniors living on a fixed income and with the price of groceries, that are going up even higher in the new year, this $250 gift card to Food Basics would be greatly enjoyed and appreciated!

  • Angela September

    we are on a tight budget at the moment thanks to some renos that snuck up on us so i’d love to win bc we are tight on cash!!

  • Alison Braidwood

    I’d love to win in order to stock up on staples. That way I can be a bit more adventurous in the day-to-day ingredients I use.

  • Jenn

    I could do a lot of good for the local food bank with a gift card to Food Basics – especially with a new one opening up soon.

  • Nancy T

    With the cost of everything today, food, activities, utilities, fuel, $250 would go a long way in helping pay for the month’s groceries.

  • Rhonda W G.

    We could so use this. My husband is off on disability waiting for cataract surgery. He’s young for this but I quess it happens. We shop at Food Basics too. Love their produce.

  • Kim Tanti

    I am hosting Christmas Eve dinner and Brunch the next morning for family. We just put our dog down today. My hubbies truck broke down and so on. These past 3 weeks have drained our bank account. This would come in so handy to say the least. LOL

  • Judy Cowan

    Would love to win as this would definitely help ease our budget for a month and allow us to pay off some $$ on another bill.

  • michelle matta

    id love to host my first party since my surgery in the next few months. this would help. ive also always wanted to create the ultimate cheese platter… thats expensive 🙂

  • heather sibley

    I would love to win as we regularly shop at Food Basics so this would definitely come in handy to reduce our grocery bills.

  • shane s

    i would really like to win to be able to gift this to my mom. She is always short on cash and this gift card would her her pay for groceries for quite a few weekd

  • Darlene Demell

    I would love to win this giveaway so I could fill my freezer and make sure there is enough food here for my husband when I go into the hospital for a surgery.

  • Linda DeMunck

    Meat and fish, crackers and cheese, dips and sauce and oranges to squeeze, food for friends and family too. My freezer’s full and ready to please. $250 would help, would go a long way. I hope that I win, there’s not much more I can say. Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry Christmas!

  • Carey Hurst

    As a single mom , anything that means free food for me is huge . There really isnt a very large food budget for me monthly , this amount would fill my home with food for 2 months , it is just myself and my toddler .

  • Judy Cowan

    Would love to win because this would help cover a lot of our groceries for a month which would definitely help the budget out.

  • Anu Chopra

    Food Basics offers a great selection of food at great prices so the $250 would go far to feed our family on a budget!

  • Ira

    I have a mental list of things we can not afford, like things to do , places to see, RESPs, RRSPs… This is where the money will be used

  • Alison Braidwood

    I think if I won I might even start an emergency stockpile of the kind of foods the authorities tell you to have on hand in the event of natural disasters, but rarely do.

  • marie s

    I would like to win the $250.00 gift card to help out with our budgeting. were saving for some house renovations and that can save us a couple weeks of groceries.

  • Lee-Ann S

    That’s a lot of groceries meaning I’d be able to stock the cupboards for a couple of months especially those frustrating school meals.

  • Wandalee Newell

    Food basic’s is my favorite grocery store to shop at! They have great prices and to be honest trying to feed 4 children on a very low income is already hard enough. I can’t afford to shop at any other stores and thankfully I can walk to Food Basic’s with my buggy because it’s on my street! Without Food Basic’s we wouldn’t survive ! Thank you for this amazing chance! Merry Christmas

  • Tracey

    I would love to win free groceries from Food Basic at any time but it would really help with a dinner I am hosting in January.

  • Tabitha Pye

    With the rising cost of food and 4 quickly growing kids to feed, any extra bit helps in the grocery department! 🙂

  • Darlene Demell

    I would love to win this because with the cost of groceries now this would be a big help. Especially for us pn pensions.

  • Debbie White Beattie

    I would like to win because my bills after Christmas will be high so this would help to replace the money I’ll be paying off

  • Ira

    I have a mental list of things we can not afford, like things to do , places to see, RESPs, RRSPs. This is where the money will be used.

  • Christine Holliday

    Oh my gosh! I love shopping at Food Basics anyway, this would help us to maybe afford a small luxury!

  • ginette4

    Winter season is always the worse for us, husband works seasonal and there isn’t’ much work in the winter months..this would help us so much

  • Laurie W.

    I would like to win $250 to Food Basics as my daughter and her boyfriend have just moved into their first place away from home and are finding it very expensive. Grocery money like this would go a long way toward helping them.

  • Erinn Lishman

    Food Basics is one of the few places I frequent to avoid playing high food prices! With three kids and a husband who works long hours, especially when he’s working outdoors, the amount of food we go through is crazy, and this would surely help! Thank you for the chance!

  • loucheryl

    I love Food Basics. It’s my “go to” grocery store. I’d love to win this for my family so we can eat free for two weeks!

  • Debbie White Beattie

    I would like to win because after Christmas the credit card bills will come in and I’ll need the extra grocery money

  • Ira

    I have a mental list of things we can not afford, like things to do , places to see, RESPs, RRSPs. This is where the money will be used.

  • ginette4

    I would love to win because my husband works seasonal and works little in the winter months..this would help our family so much

  • Judy Cowan

    Would love to win so I can restock our pantry and help the grocery budget out since food is getting so expensive.

  • Wandalee Newell

    And the count down is on I would just like to wish Everyone a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year just incase I get to busy with the kids, so far 3 are down with the flu 🙁 Keeping my fingers crossed they will be better for Christmas 🙂

  • Natalie

    I would love to win this so I can really splurge on the menu for my brother’s next birthday. It’s a big one and I want to do something really special.

  • Darlene Demell

    I would like to win this so I could have enough in my freezer and cupboards to help out for our 40th Anniversary in May.

  • ginette4

    I would love to win this because my husband works seasonal and winter months are really slow and money is tight..this would help us out so much

  • Ira

    I have a mental list of things we can not afford, like things to do, places to see, RESPs, RRSPs… This is where my win will be used.

  • Judy Cowan

    2016 has not been nice to our budget so it would be nice to have a break, this would definitely help to restock the pantry.

  • Wandalee Newell

    Oh this could really be used right now, while at the dollar store picking up a few last stocking stuffers for the 4 kids and animals,some how my wallet was stolen!!! I really just want to break down right now…..I had it in my purse and it was zipped closed,when I got to the cashier I went to get my wallet and not only was my purse opened but my wallet was gone and my bus pass ! I know things get hard at this time of year but I just can’t believe how awful and nasty people can be! I could use this gift card to fill the cupboards and freezer and buy some of the things the kids will be able to hold down as right now 3 out of 4 have the flu! Keeping my fingers crossed they feel better for Christmas Morning.

  • Linda Demunck

    $250 goes a long way, to put food on the table for for a family today. Bread and milk, eggs and cheese, oranges, crackers and all that will please. Meat and fish, what more could I wish? That NO ONE goes hungry any day. If we all give a little it would help a lot!

  • CL Chin

    I would like to win because Food Basics has such great prices! I would also treat my Dad to half this prize because I’m sure it would help him out too!

  • Debbie White Beattie

    I would like to win because Food Basics has an awesome produce section where everything is fresh and not all bruised

  • ginette4

    I would love to win this but winter months are hard on us because my husband works seasonal and money is very tight these months and this would help out so much

  • Linda DeMunck

    I shopped at Food Basics yesterday and thought how nice it’d be to pay with a gift card from Food Basics. Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year too!

  • Wandalee Newell

    Well Merry Christmas Eve Everyone…..Finally sitting down after taking the kids to a walk-in clinic …they all have been put on meds and puffers after waiting for the DR for almost 4 hours! I wouldn’t have gone but the baby was having a really hard time breathing. Dr said they need to be drinking lots of fluids and put them on the BRATS diet… the gift card would come in handy to provide them with this……boy oh boy I’m having horrible luck! I hope 2017 is much better <3

  • Debbie White Beattie

    I would like to win $250 for Food Basics because the holidays always leave my bank account depleted so with this I can buy groceries and not worry about where I’ll get the money from

  • Linda Demunck

    Great Selection, Prices LOW, they even have wrapping and a bow, Aisle one has the freshest fruit, and down the next the cookies are cute, Canned goods are great and handy to keep for after working all day it’s not much of a leap, to cook for your family and save money too, Food Basics the place for me and for you. Merry Christmas to all! See you at Food Basics.

  • Debbie White Beattie

    I would like to win $250 from Food Basics because after the holidays money is tight so it would help to get groceries without a bill.

  • ginette4

    I would love to win because winter is our hardest month..husband works seasonal and money is extremely tight during this months and this would help us out so much

  • Linda DeMunck

    Have it All! That’s what they say, A dollar saved now’s for another day! Shopping at Food Basics gets you more than any other grocery store. Milk, and sugar, eggs and bread are the same price here is what the sign said. Bring your coupons, your own bags too and see how Food Basics can save money for you! $250 for food, come January is handy, to Have it All, Sure would be dandy.

  • loucheryl

    I love Food Basics. It’s my “go to” grocery store. I’d love to win this for my family so we can eat free for two weeks. Awesome contest.

  • Betty S

    I would like to win, to help offset the cost of the expense of Christmas. This would fill the fridge so that we can continue to enjoy time with family and friends

  • erin mcsweeney

    Having just moved out on my own I have a lot of living expenses that I’m not used too and this would be an amazing help

  • Wandalee Newell

    I would love to win because $250 would go a very long way to help after spending everything I had to give the kids a decent Christmas. I was woken up at 4am with stomach bug to just top off everything….I even missed the kids opening their stockings 🙁 I hope 2017 brings us all bigger and better things

  • June M

    I would love to win the Food Basics $250 gift card to share with my daughter’s family and my son’s family.

  • Judy Cowan

    Would love to win so I could restock our pantry, it has been a budget tight year so this would be helpful.

  • erika letson

    I would like to win $250 to shop at Food Basics because I shop there all the time. It’s one of my favourite grocery stores!

  • Linda DeMunck

    Food Basics has it all! Winter, spring, summer, fall. $250 would fill our pantry with staples we use every day, a budget booster for our family, means healthy meals are on the way!

  • Debbie White Beattie

    I would love to win so I can get groceries without wondering where the money will come from to pay for them

  • Debbie White Beattie

    I’d love to win because food basics has a great produce section which means I can provide great food for my family

  • Wandalee Newell

    With everything That I have going on right now and with everything I have to worry about….it sure would be nice not to worry about how I’m going to afford groceries for the month. Thank you for the chance

  • Linda Demunck

    Food Basics open mornings, Food Basics open at night, Food Basics has it all, to help us eat right! $250 would buy our family of 4 enough food to last two weeks! Frozen and fresh meat and fish, vegetables and fruit. and a turkey would feed us for a few days! Roast turkey, leftover turkey, turkey chili, turkey soup.

  • Linda deMunck

    I would like to win $250 from Food Basics to help out my hard working daughter who is trying to hold down a job and go to school full time. Every dollar counts and sometimes food has to be passed because there other bills to pay. I would stock her pantry and fridge with basics to help s t r e t c h her money. Food Basics has it all, they help your cash go farther, I check my flyer every week and plan my meals according to what is on sale. Happy New years to all!

  • Jenna D

    Food Basics is our closest grocery store and our favourite! I’d love to win the gift card – it’d be lovely to restock the fridge after the chaos and expense of holidays, and have family over for a more relaxed paced dinner 🙂


    I would love to win to help with my grocery bill. Food Basics always has fantastic competitive prices; I love shopping there because of my limited grocery budget.

  • Wandalee Newell

    I would really be super grateful to win… could help out probably in more ways then I could even try to say! I love Food Basic’s and they really have great prices and it makes it just that much easier for those of us who struggle to get by! Thank you for the chance! Happy New Year, hoping 2017 brings us all good things!

  • Judy Cowan

    Would be great to win to help restock our food essentials and give our food budget a break. Love shopping at Food Basics.

  • ginette4

    I would love to win this prize..winter months are always the hardest due to my husband working seasonal and there’s very little work in the winter months..this would help keep our cupboards filled