1. Some Meijer shoppers got a special surprise this past week when they picked up their groceries.
At each of the company's 234 locations, one lucky shopper was given their groceries for free, along with a $50 coupon toward their order.
Management says they know it's been a challenging year, so this was their way of saying "thank you" to their customers for their business throughout the pandemic.
The Meijer employees who shopped those pick-up orders were also surprised with a $100 gift card.
Meijer pick-up is now available free of charge for orders above $50.
2. The season of giving is upon us, so if you're looking for ways to give back this year, consider giving to those in our senior community through Home Instead Senior Care's Be A Santa To A Senior program.
Many seniors will face isolation during the holidays, especially during these difficult times. Just visit one of Home Instead's three locations in West Michigan, look for the program's tree, and pick out an ornament with a senior's name and wishes.
Then, but gifts off that list and return it wrapped with the ornament attached.
Or, you can make a donation to beasantatoasenior.com.
3. A treasure hunt is taking place in Grand Rapids! The grand prize is gold and diamonds.
On Saturday, the treasure hunt hosted by Goofy Gorilla Project took off. To launch their marketing services, they hid three clear boxes in different locations in the Grand Rapids area.
Each of the boxes is filled with over $2,000 worth of real gold and diamonds. One of the boxes was found on Sunday along Fulton Avenue near Grand Rapids Community College in a bush. There are only two left.
Want to get in on the game? You can purchase a ticket on their website for $20, then you'll receive an email with clues of where the box might be.
Visit goffygorillaproject.com to learn more.
4. Fire up your computer and credit card, because it's Cyber Monday!
Online sales could hit at least $10.8 billion this year according to Adobe Analytics.
Officials there say one out of every four dollars is being spent online this year.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a factor, as many customers want to avoid crowds in brick-and-mortar businesses.
Online retailers have been attracting consumers with deals for the past few weeks.
Be sure to shop safely and watch out for scams and sketchy websites.
5. Personal space on plans has been brought to a whole new level.
Germany's largest airline is making a special deal for one of its long-haul flights. The airline will let passengers buy a row of seats for more social distancing, or to be turned into a flying bed.
The offer made on Lufthansa's Frankfurt to Sao Paul, Brazil flight from now until mid-December.
Passengers can get the limited Sleeper's Row deal of three or four adjacent seats for about $260.
A business class kit contains pillows, blanket, and toppper, and priority boarding.