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Back to reality with IGA

I cannot believe how fast the school holidays have gone, it only feels like a couple of weeks ago we were counting down the days until end of school while making preparations for Christmas and all of a sudden we are now doing the back to school shopping. Organising back to school items is exciting for kids but can be quite stressful for parents when you have to search for specific items that are hard to find or have minimal stock and sell out very quickly. It hadn’t occurred to me before to search my local IGA for stationary goodies until I was informed they had half price supplies; A4 Copyright Copy Paper, Selected Bic Stationary Range, Marbig exercise books and binder books, Spirax notebooks, Lecture Pads and so much more. Yep all at half price! I love notebooks and pretty much every other forms of stationary and office supply so as you can imagine I have now got a huge stockpile for me and more than enough for the kids’ school book lists.

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Knowing that the holidays are fast coming to a close we now have to get prepared and get back into a routine. This of course means school lunches, homework and bedtime being regulated again as life returns to normal. IGA has often got everything I need to get organised and stay on top of the crazy school period; washing liquid for clean uniforms (regularly on special), lunch items, snacks, water bottles, lunch boxes plus a wide range of recipes to give you some ideas for quick and easy meals during the week. Check out the specials catalogue for your local IGA and see what bargains you can pick up this week.  To find out what other mums love about IGA pop over and like their facebook page and check out the Instagram for the latest summer fun.

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IGA have been generous enough to offer Mad Mummas readers the chance to a $50 IGA voucher to help you get Back to Reality.

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  1. Mara
    21/01/2014 / 10:20 am

    Local to us means anything within walking distance or less than a 5 min drive. Luckily for us we have a local IGA that is walking distance.

  2. Rachel
    21/01/2014 / 11:39 am

    LOCAL – means having the shop assistant say hello to you and call you by name. Local means the fruit shop boy carrying your box of fruit and veg to the car for you. Local means your mail being dropped off at your letterbox even with the incorrect address, as the postie knows who you are and where you live. Local means spending your dollars to support the little man, keeping him in business and his doors open for me to come back again and again. Local means losing your wallet only to have it returned to you with no money missing. Local means going into the Police Station to advise that you are going away and to be told “Yes, I know you. You’re the one who walks the dogs and wears the hat all the time”. Local means living in a small country town with little crime, feeling safe jogging by myself in the evenings and my husband being able to call home each day for lunch as it’s only a 5 minute drive to home.

  3. christina
    21/01/2014 / 5:04 pm

    Local means a small town where everyone has the same ideas and thoughts, same hopes and dreams, its supporting the farmers and people who live in your surrounding towns.

  4. Lesley Needham
    21/01/2014 / 5:08 pm

    Local means staff greeting you by name, Local means saving fuel, local means convenience, local means supporting them and them supporting us.

  5. Abby Lee
    21/01/2014 / 5:18 pm

    Local to me means somewhere I will bump into neighbours and school mums and be able to have a chat!

  6. Angela Murray
    21/01/2014 / 6:32 pm

    Local means community – a sense of pride,
    The kind of satisfaction that comes from inside,
    When purchasing produce fresh from the land.
    Paying the extra to give farmers a hand,
    The small-town feel, the welcoming vibe,
    A cheerful grin – you’ve found your tribe,
    Friendly faces on all that you meet,
    At your local IGA, just a stroll down the street.

  7. Lucy Michaela
    21/01/2014 / 7:34 pm

    I choose local time after time because it’s value for money, the best tasting produce and keeps our fair nation at its prime!

  8. Phillipa Giltay
    21/01/2014 / 7:07 pm

    Local means, within 40mins walk away or a 5-10 min drive

  9. Christine Williams
    21/01/2014 / 7:32 pm

    Local means supporting the community I live in. My purchases help other people to make a living and make the town I love a great place to live.

  10. tracy farley
    21/01/2014 / 8:13 pm

    Local means our local shop that we support

  11. 21/01/2014 / 8:16 pm

    Local is pride in community, ordinary people who come together to make the place I live extraordinary. Worth supporting. 🙂

  12. Graham Buckingham
    21/01/2014 / 8:22 pm

    Local to me means the closest possible place to where I am

  13. Miss A
    21/01/2014 / 11:02 pm

    Local means freshly grown and packed in the local area. It is fresher and much better for you.

  14. Falon Downing
    22/01/2014 / 8:29 am

    Local means fresh, sustainable produce 🙂

  15. Narelle Rock
    22/01/2014 / 8:50 am

    Local means going into the shops you regularly purchase from and the owners knowing exactly what you are likely to order each time!

  16. Michelle Bowlay
    22/01/2014 / 9:29 am

    Local means buying groceries from my shop down the corner. Buying fresh meat & vegies from farmers that grow close to you and supplying to the shops or farmers markets.

  17. Fiona
    22/01/2014 / 10:21 am

    Close to home, friendly and saying hi for familiar faces!

  18. Cathy Stone
    22/01/2014 / 3:38 pm

    Local means just down the road,
    supporting local business to help the town grow.
    Personalised service, going the extra mile,
    A sense of belonging, community and mateship,
    puts a smile on my dial.
    You look out and care for each other,
    stop for a chat, a laugh and support,
    This is what local means for sure.

  19. dierdre wilkinson
    23/01/2014 / 6:19 pm

    local to me means within a stone’s throw from home,
    getting to know the people who serve you
    so they give you a smile when you walk through the door
    and say good day

  20. Belinda Moxey
    23/01/2014 / 7:52 pm

    Local means having someone within 10km’s own and operate the store, not some chain store where the head office is a state away. The owner manages the store and the head office is the store

  21. Kara
    23/01/2014 / 10:06 pm

    Staff that ask after your kids, that give you a hello eveyr time. Running into neighbours and knowing ironically that all this really provides something that money cant buy. Community.

  22. Kaz Purtill-Wright
    23/01/2014 / 10:09 pm

    Local is about knowing your community, supporting your community, caring about the people in it, knowing what’s important to them, not just to make money, but because you are a part of it and it’s a part of you.

  23. Sally Cole
    23/01/2014 / 11:46 pm

    Local means
    Local people working there,
    Local produce to buy there
    Local owners living near here
    Local community supported here
    All important individually, but they come together under the IGA banner to make a REAL difference!

  24. Melissa L Jones
    24/01/2014 / 6:39 am

    Local to me mean looking after our community.

  25. Tracy Wallace
    24/01/2014 / 9:53 am

    Local is about knowing all the good stuff in the area like where to shop, best market, awesome picnic spots and supporting your community 🙂

  26. Nicol Croxford
    24/01/2014 / 12:38 pm

    I love not only supporting local businesses, but local shopping allows me to mingle and meet people in my own neighbourhood

  27. Pete
    24/01/2014 / 12:44 pm

    Fresh fruit is alway better at IGA than the other supermarkets

  28. DIANA O
    24/01/2014 / 1:58 pm

    Just around the corner.

  29. Di
    24/01/2014 / 2:00 pm

    My neighbourhood, happy faces, comfortable places, and no foreign spaces.

  30. Troy Simpson
    24/01/2014 / 4:44 pm

    Local knowledge, local produce, local people

  31. Armin Mehrabkhani
    24/01/2014 / 4:45 pm

    Local = convenience, friendliness, mutual support

  32. Kasey Evans
    24/01/2014 / 10:11 pm

    LOCAL means convenience for the community & supporting jobs & businesses.

  33. Julia Mason
    25/01/2014 / 9:23 am

    Local to us means we can walk down to IGA together as a family, chat to some of the workers we know, and pick out a nice dinner we can all enjoy!

  34. Jade
    25/01/2014 / 11:03 am

    Local to me means our small community IGA stocking local fruit and veg. Tastes so fresh and delicious and it’s a great feeling being able to support local farmers!

  35. Ann-Maree Bostick
    25/01/2014 / 12:28 pm

    Our Local IGA is simply a great way to shop when your not in the mood for major shopping..great specials all the time.

  36. Jocelyn R
    25/01/2014 / 2:09 pm

    Local means knowledge, knowing who you are dealing with, them knowing you, knowing you can trust people and knowing that you have a common interest with them.

  37. Alex Smale
    25/01/2014 / 3:04 pm

    local means connections- developing them between friends, family, neighbours and the area we live in. It is more than just produce it is life and love and everything.

  38. Anna Erceg
    25/01/2014 / 3:09 pm

    Local to me is Australia Made products & local markets were you can buy local produce made in your own state 🙂

  39. Karen Kemp
    25/01/2014 / 3:24 pm

    Local to me has several meanings.
    1) Im going down the local for a beer = a pub/bar close to my home.
    2) My local farmers markets = a distance of abt 20kms.
    3) My local supermarket = within 2kms of my home.
    4) Grown locally = Anywhere in my state.
    All are ‘familiar’ to me, usually with friendly staff/workers that live in surrounding suburbs.

  40. karina l
    25/01/2014 / 3:33 pm

    It means going up the road to some small fry family owned business and supporting them by buying their goods!

  41. rebecca
    25/01/2014 / 4:05 pm

    Local means community getting together to help others out , and walking into shops and people no your name

  42. Lea Anita Black
    25/01/2014 / 9:41 pm

    Local could mean within the Town or City/Area where one resides, or within the vicinity!

  43. Ariel Richardson
    26/01/2014 / 5:57 am

    Local means my children will have the opportunity for teenage employment, bettered schooling and people that look out for them always.

  44. 26/01/2014 / 12:55 pm

    Local to me means: easily accessible/conveniently located (ie: I don’t need to take my car to go there). It also means that I would most likely know the staff there because I visit often so I develop a relationship with the shop owner/shop attendants. Finally local also means that my favourite Australian products are stocked there, especially the ones that come from our local farmers!

  45. Carole M
    26/01/2014 / 1:50 pm

    Local means to me,
    A supermarket close at hand,
    Stocked with lots of things to see,
    With every well known brand,
    The Owner is always as busy as a bee,
    Making sure his store remains the best in all the land.

  46. Cheryl Moulton
    26/01/2014 / 5:39 pm

    Local is our swimming pool, the library, and senior citizens our local school and small businesses selling us bread, the paper and stamps

  47. CLAIRE
    26/01/2014 / 9:59 pm

    local means recognising the names of the produce providers at the supermarket, like twist strawberries are local farmers in my area

  48. Sharon
    26/01/2014 / 10:44 pm

    Local means my IGA manager sees me, goes out the back and gets my special orders for me. He actually goes to a specialty butcher, buys home made black pudding and then sells it to me. IGA don’t stock it and I said never mind and he said he would get it for me once a week when he goes to this butcher five suburbs away!!! Locals care about each other and their needs!!!

  49. Liz randall
    27/01/2014 / 9:14 am

    Giving back to the community. Our new IGA gives back to our children’s school. Which is a great way to help them

  50. kathryn
    28/01/2014 / 1:11 pm

    careing about your town and all the people in it

  51. Lisa Jene
    28/01/2014 / 1:37 pm

    A smile and a “how ya going”;
    real care in the answer,
    certainly no faking.
    Local is community, caring and sharing.

  52. Emily KELLER
    30/01/2014 / 2:22 am

    Laughing, friendly service.
    Obliging staff abound.
    Colourful, fresh fruit and veg.
    Always a pleasure to shop.
    Loyal customer base.

  53. Emily
    01/02/2014 / 1:06 am

    Local means that when you head down to your ‘local’ IGA store the staff know you by your first name
    Local means you are greeted with a warm and friendly smile
    Local is when you can strike up a conversation with just about anyone that you walk past in the local IGA stores aisles
    Local means when the front staff help you cart your bags of groceries to your car when they see you struggling
    Local is when the staff members remember exactly what you order each time you make a visit to your local IGA store
    Being a local gives you a fuzzy feeling inside, as if you are important to a very close-knit community and there’s no greater feeling!!

  54. Rachel K
    01/02/2014 / 8:08 pm

    Local to me means a community close to me which consists of people from all different races, religion, and/or beliefs who strive to make the place the best it possibly can be for all members of the community.

  55. Lauraine Ormond
    01/02/2014 / 9:35 pm

    local means handy to home – catering to local peoples need with great hours just like i new goodna iga.

  56. Lauraine Ormond
    01/02/2014 / 9:37 pm

    local means close to home – catering to local peoples need with extended opening hours just like our ;ocal goodna iga.

  57. 02/02/2014 / 10:31 am

    Well is the words of the great saying that is being passed around on facebook at the moment!
    Local means that you are not helping a CEO buy his 3rd holiday house. You are helping someone in your community send their kids to swimming lessons!

  58. 02/02/2014 / 11:05 am

    Local is the guy next door,
    The one who watches out for my kids.
    The one who saw them growing up
    And noticed when one more joined our family
    The one who displays my Christmas card,
    Pride of place on the community board
    The one who sponsors our local team
    And knows my favourite brands.
    He’s the one who deserves my support.
    Local……equals family.

  59. Jo kennedy
    02/02/2014 / 11:16 am

    Our family love our local IGA, it’s fantastic to be greeted by friendly hello’s and small talk because you’re not just a customer you’re a local, its owned and operated by people living in my community and the profits stay here. I look forward to seeing what specials they have on the blackboards every week.

  60. Debra Moody
    02/02/2014 / 11:49 am

    Local means in my suburb, my local IGA knows my name when I walk in, helps out at local community events is always helping me and the community with our needs. Thank You IGA Hackham West.

  61. Theresa Tan
    02/02/2014 / 3:36 pm

    Local means knowing every dollar you give goes into giving back to your community and then some!

  62. lidya
    02/02/2014 / 8:44 pm

    Local means:
    * it only takes 15 minutes max of driving to reach your destination
    * the shop keeper calls you by your first name
    * everyone (both staff and customers) is very polite and courteous to each other because we all know that we will see the other person again and again
    * existence of trust

  63. Louise
    03/02/2014 / 10:36 am

    Local means you go the shops and know your name

  64. Nola Goodwin
    03/02/2014 / 11:19 am

    To me “Local” means a business is owned by a person who lives locally and by large corporations.

    • Nola Goodwin
      03/02/2014 / 11:20 am

      Oops I meant not by Large Corporations.

  65. JenG
    03/02/2014 / 12:14 pm

    Locals means being part of a community. I love shopping at my local IGA because the staff and others shoppers are friendly and not rushing past in a flurry of busy-ness!

  66. ashleigh malone
    03/02/2014 / 1:49 pm

    Local means a lot to me,
    Shop owners, neighbours, community.
    Everywhere you go someone says ‘Hi’
    Or shoots you a smile a they pass you by.
    However, my kids are pretty vocal
    They are probably wishing I wasn’t a local.
    But my town is pretty as a picture,
    Parks and rivers are a feature.
    everyone is friendly as can be,
    That’s what local means to me

  67. Michelle Harris
    03/02/2014 / 4:45 pm

    My local IGA knows us by name and greets us the same.
    A little treat for the kids and a cupcake on their birthday.
    Nothing is too hard they go out of their way to get products in that they don’t normally stock just for those that ask . They then have that product permanently stocked.
    It reminds me of stories my nana told me about shopping at her local grocer and butcher and how they always went the extra mile. Don’t gave this kind of service anywhere except at our local IGA

  68. Kristina Snowden
    03/02/2014 / 6:58 pm

    Close to me in more ways than one.

  69. Kristy Thompson
    03/02/2014 / 7:38 pm

    Loyalty to those who live and work around
    Opportunity for everyone in the community
    Customer service with a friendly smile
    Abundance of product I know, love and trust
    Locally supplied produce to support our suppliers

    Local is a never ending circle of support and love for everyone in the community. It always goes back to the L!!

  70. Anna M
    03/02/2014 / 10:04 pm

    Local is that feeling of belonging, the welcoming smile and knowing that you are known and that when the shop assistant asks ” How are you today?”…they really want to know and its not just something they say to make conversation.

  71. Charmaine Campbell
    03/02/2014 / 10:19 pm

    Local to me, is supporting the small businesses, the Mums and Dads, that make up our community! We should all do this more often!

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  73. 04/02/2014 / 9:56 am

    Local means looking out for anyone in your city or suburbs.. Even especially supporting smaller businesses, and the working class man (so Australian).
    IGA is a great example of a local business who exists to support and provide services to schools, health departments and charities which are for our most vulnerable citizens.. Its a great idea to build rapport and feel like we all belong.. Helps all ages, and gets to all the people who really need it not just building the empires of greedy big corporations who don’t keep it personal and don’t share their good fortune… Gives us pride and strengthens the whole community.

  74. Amanda Gorton
    04/02/2014 / 3:16 pm

    Acquaintances that walk by but always say hi,
    retailers who know me by face or by name,
    And I knowing them just the same,
    Local to me is feeling welcome in the local community!

  75. Katherine Ryan
    04/02/2014 / 5:54 pm

    Local means pride in your region for their fine produce, shopping regularly with people you know, and bragging to people from other places about how great we have it here!

  76. Fiona
    04/02/2014 / 10:53 pm

    Local means to me
    People who really care
    Living in the community
    Having the same views that we all share

    Always greeted by a friendly smile
    Or a quick Hello or Hi
    Being local makes you feel welcome
    With trustworthy people close by

    From supporting our farmers
    And local businesses you see
    We can ensure Local traders
    For generations to be

  77. kel
    05/02/2014 / 3:42 pm

    You have to support local

  78. Kelly Walter
    05/02/2014 / 8:34 pm

    what Local is to me is being close to Home as that you can find the product or service in your Area

  79. Lisa Chawner
    06/02/2014 / 11:03 pm

    Local means nearby, near where you live, not too far away, convenient 😉

  80. Rebecca Broderick
    07/02/2014 / 11:41 am

    Local means being part of a community, buying giods locally and using local services and tradies. In return for doing these things I also believe being ‘local’ doesn’t only include the people born in the town, it also includes the people that move there into the town and make it feel like ‘home’ and get involved in the community too.

  81. Karen Edwards
    07/02/2014 / 11:47 am

    Local to me is supporting my home town buy local which in turn helps keep workers in a job our local IGA support sporting teams which is an excellent idea to help keep kiddies active

  82. Sharon Fawcett
    07/02/2014 / 12:39 pm

    It means somewhere in close proximity where I feel like part of the community, it’s always welcoming and it always looks a lot like my local IGA store.

  83. Stacey Shailer
    07/02/2014 / 2:18 pm

    Local means keeping it in the community I live and work in!

  84. Bernie
    08/02/2014 / 8:12 am

    Local means sending the kids up the road on their bikes with a 10 dollar note to buy some bread and milk! (and if there’s any money left over they can buy a treat)

    Local IGAs are the best 🙂

  85. Cheryl McKibbin
    08/02/2014 / 4:23 pm

    Local means supporting small businesses, personalised service, putting faces to a name, working as a community to make your local area more pleasant to live in!

  86. Lee Lamont
    08/02/2014 / 4:25 pm

    Love shopping at our local IGA as the staff are local and always share a hello or two while they work.

  87. Crystal McFarlane
    09/02/2014 / 10:13 am

    from the area, run by the area for the benefit of the area

  88. Tess
    09/02/2014 / 1:50 pm

    At my local IGA all the staff treat me and my family like they know us and really care about helping . I see them treat other customers with the same warmth. They also gave me one of my first jobs when I was a teenager , along with half the other teenagers in the town 🙂
    Shopping local is one of those things that add up to a sense of belonging to a community.

  89. Tanya Clarke
    10/02/2014 / 3:14 pm

    Get there in no time at all, in fact we can walk, stroller and all, we help the community by spending our money, now that’s something that aint funny!

  90. Kim Featherstone
    10/02/2014 / 3:30 pm

    I love that I can walk into my Local IGA and be known by the assistant, that special care to ask about my day and my screaming kids next to me, makes me feel special.

  91. Angela Hogan
    10/02/2014 / 5:45 pm

    Local is

    appropriate
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    Local is IGA

  92. Brenda Kapsley
    10/02/2014 / 9:19 pm

    local means to me cooking dinner ahhh dont have that ingredient oh i can rush to local they have it nearby .. ahh its a public holiday and i need to buy this oh i can know my local will be open today..
    friendly staff my local even has the post office inside anything i need i can find nearby

  93. Karly
    10/02/2014 / 9:25 pm

    Local means “from around here”. People who are locals around here know the difference between “the front highway” and “the back highway”. They know how to pronounce our funny street and suburb names. And they have some history with the area and it’s people.

  94. Kym
    11/02/2014 / 10:09 am

    ‘Local’ to me means having a sense of belonging to a community

  95. Blueboy03
    11/02/2014 / 10:53 am

    Local = familiarity

  96. Jenny
    11/02/2014 / 11:00 am

    It means having all the brands I love, including lots and lots of Australian Made/ Owned Brands and smaller local manufacturers/producers products.

  97. Benjamin Travia
    11/02/2014 / 12:00 pm

    Local means products tailored to meet a particular community’s needs. Unlike the duopoly, ‘local’ stores will reflect it’s customers’ desires and not simply fill shelves with pre-ordained stock dictated from the eastern states.

  98. Likey
    11/02/2014 / 1:15 pm

    Local means close enough to pop in, open enough to enjoy, small enough to be friendly, flexiable enough to meet my special needs, caring enough to be safe for my kids- even when they throw a tantrum in the store,

  99. Val C
    11/02/2014 / 8:57 pm

    Local means that when the checkout person says ‘have a good one’, they actually mean it and when you look for a gluten-free item one week and it’s not there, the next week it will be, it has been ordered in! Everything is done efficiently and with style, no cracked eggs at the bottom of my bag! Thanks IGA, you are awesome!

  100. Kirsten W
    11/02/2014 / 9:10 pm

    Local means everyone knowing what you ate for dinner last night!

  101. Trish W
    11/02/2014 / 10:59 pm

    Local means supporting our local producers and farmers. It means not only creating, but keeping jobs in our beautiful communities!

  102. nicole
    12/02/2014 / 9:28 am

    Local means friendly faces you know, fantastic products that Australian families grow and walking down to the local IGA to buy an ice cream and say ‘hello’.

  103. Leanne k
    12/02/2014 / 10:31 am

    I love the convenience and fantastic prices of my local IGA and the staff are so welcoming and helpful, you don’t see that at the big competition.

  104. HelenD
    12/02/2014 / 2:01 pm

    Local can be a city or a country town, it’s not exclusive. It’s a friendly smile with eye contact, it’s the fruit and veg guy still laughing at my husband every time he sees him after giving him a free chilli and seeing his face redden, it’s the deli girl remembering one of my sons loves the free fritz but my other prefers mettwurst. It’s knowing that I’ll find the kaffir leaves or unique ingredient for some new recipe I’m trying. It’s a feeling of comfort you get from familiar faces.
    It’s simply home.

  105. Renee Ballantyne
    12/02/2014 / 2:14 pm

    To me local is within my state and country

  106. Karla Oleinikoff
    12/02/2014 / 3:19 pm

    Local means easy to get to, easy to access, and easy on the pocket.

  107. Barbara Fehmel
    12/02/2014 / 5:11 pm

    IGA the generous people, the Ritchies stores give back to the community. How great is that.

  108. Michelle Gray
    12/02/2014 / 7:58 pm

    To me local means supporting your community, creating a substantiality environment where each helps the other, even if only in a small indirect way.

  109. Renee Waite
    12/02/2014 / 9:16 pm

    Local means being within walking distance for sure 🙂

  110. Han E
    12/02/2014 / 10:41 pm

    Local means … just down the street, walking distance! And off course … great people, awesome neighbours!

  111. Becky Downey
    13/02/2014 / 12:21 am

    It means personal, immediate, tailored, different, unstandard, interesting and perfect!

  112. Kylie Embury
    13/02/2014 / 8:53 am

    I live in Tassie so everything’s local,
    and when supporting my state, I like to get vocal!
    I like to shop where I can get Tassie fare,
    So for us it’s our IGA,
    they have all we need there!

  113. Tabatha McCarthy
    13/02/2014 / 9:56 am

    Local is home grown and in the general vicinity

  114. Ei
    13/02/2014 / 9:56 am

    L-ovely smiles all around
    O-riginal & authentic products
    C-ozy environment
    A-lways personal service
    L-onger opening hours

    Without a doubt, IGA is local & local is IGA.

  115. Sharyn
    13/02/2014 / 10:18 am

    local means supporting local businesses, less food miles travelled, helping fellow aussies, helping all aussie businesses as local can mean the whole of australia, keeping jobs here and helping the environment in the process.

  116. Vija
    13/02/2014 / 10:22 am

    Local to me means its part of my community.

  117. Cassie
    13/02/2014 / 11:13 am

    local means giving back to the community and supporting each other

  118. Alicia L
    13/02/2014 / 12:41 pm

    Walking to the corner store and being greeted by your first name. Local to me is the hub of the community!

  119. lyndel rowe
    13/02/2014 / 2:09 pm

    to me Local means a sense of belonging,fitting in and friendly smiles every morning!

  120. Jo Harlow
    13/02/2014 / 2:15 pm

    You’d have to be Mad to not love local.
    Convenience. Familiar friendly faces. Dashing down for that last minute forgotten must have ingredient. Yep, can’t live without my local IGA.

  121. Belinda Bann
    13/02/2014 / 4:18 pm

    Local means the community benefits…convenience for me and jobs for my fellow residents . It also means taking in account the demographics of the area and offering products/services/support that generally suits the local populous!

  122. Jill Hamilton
    13/02/2014 / 8:48 pm

    Fantastic prize, will help a lovely family out for sure…

    • Jill Hamilton
      13/02/2014 / 8:50 pm

      A local family, for the local store…

  123. 13/02/2014 / 8:55 pm

    Local is where I am at home, because it’s where my heart is!

  124. Jodie Louw
    13/02/2014 / 9:01 pm

    Local means being able to live, shop, play in your own suburb. It’s simple, but it’s true!

  125. Rebecca Andrew
    13/02/2014 / 9:01 pm

    Local to me is belonging, being proud of your community, being welcoming and friendly, feeling safe and at ease.

  126. Kylie B
    13/02/2014 / 9:16 pm

    Local to me means Being a part of the community. Living, shopping, being a part of your local area/town.
    Local
    Opportunity
    Community
    And
    Loyal

  127. Cate
    13/02/2014 / 9:31 pm

    Local to me means being able to duck down to a store for a forgotten ingredient or on the way home. A place where you feel comfortable wearing your trackies and where the workers ask, ‘Can I help you?’ and really mean it. The local supports the community and provides you with bargains on Market days. Our local even has A weekly street which gets extra freebies and discounts- it’s these small touches that count. Our local IGA has recently been closed because of fire and its amazing how much you miss the convenience of a local!

  128. Colin
    13/02/2014 / 10:11 pm

    IGA is my one stop local shop, it has everything especially if i forgot something as it is just down the road from me. The friendliest staff ever (Better than the big chains) and the cheapest prices!! Once again IGA is a ONE STOP LOCAL SHOP!!!

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