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Save Mart, Lucky and FoodMaxx launch movie reward perk

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Save Mart Companies is partnering with two digital film stream providers.

Three banners of regional grocery conglomerate The Save Mart Companies are giving shoppers a reason to catch a movie.

Save Mart, Lucky and FoodMaxx, which all operate grocery stores throughout California and Northern Nevada have teamed up with digital ticketing/streaming platform Fandango and digital video/streaming provider Vudu (partially owned by Fandango) to offer shoppers the opportunity to earn a movie reward perk for watching films, whether inside a theater or streamed.

From Wednesday, Jan. 11 through Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, Save Mart, Lucky and FoodMaxx shoppers will receive a Fandango movie reward for every $25 spent on specially marked items in a single transaction. Shoppers may use the reward as a ticket to visit a local theater, or to stream any movie on Vudu.

“Fandango Buy Me” tags will be featured on participating frozen, dairy and deli items. Consumers must make reward choices must be made by March 31, 2023 and redeemed no later than April 30, 2023.

“It’s always a thrill to offer our Save Mart, Lucky and FoodMaxx customers some added fun to their shopping experience,” said Donovan Ford, senior VP, store operations for The Save Mart Companies. “We welcome our shoppers to enjoy the opportunity to watch popular movie releases on us.”

Save Mart teams up with Amazon to fulfill grocery orders

In another recent partnership, the Save Mart banner is expanding the reach of its online delivery program in collaboration with Amazon. The grocer, which operates 81 stores across California and Northern Nevada, is offering two-hour grocery delivery from stores in Lathrop and Ceres, Calif., with plans to add more cities in California’s Central Valley. 

This program offers access to Save Mart’s product assortment at the discount grocer’s price points. Customers can order their Save Mart grocery delivery through the Amazon app or a dedicated page of the Amazon e-commerce site, starting at $4.99 per order for Amazon Prime members.

The Save Mart Companies is a Kingswood Capital Management, LP portfolio company. The company operates approximately 200 traditional and price-impact stores under the banners of Save Mart, Lucky, and FoodMaxx. In addition to its retail operation, the company also operates Smart Refrigerated Transport and is a partner in Super Store Industries (SSI), which owns and operates a distribution center in Lathrop, and the Sunnyside Farms dairy processing plant in Turlock, Calif.

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