Boscov’s Grand Opening in Erie PA was filled with Hollywood style! The store has been bustling with excitement since the Gala Preview started on Thursday as shoppers discover deals in every department. This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links.
A large crowd arrived early on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at the Millcreek Mall to see the McDowell High School Marching Band and color guard before the official ribbon began at 9:30AM. Jim Boscov, the Chairman & CEO of Boscov’s Department Store, kicked off the celebration by introducing the Boscov’s team and gave a ribbon of $100 bills to local nonprofits & United Way of Erie County. Debby Boone and local VIPs arrived for the ribbon cutting in a parade of classic cars provided by the Presque Isle Region Antique Automobile Club of America and the British Car Club. Entertainment for the entire family throughout the store included magic shows, face painting and ballon artistry for the kids, caricatures, singing and Irish dancing. Boscov’s Erie gave away thousands of dollars in door prizes for their Grand Opening Day.
Debby Boone will be performing twice daily at 2PM and at 7PM through Saturday, October 14th, 2017 in Boscov’s Community Auditorium, next to the Toy Department. You’ll find something fun around every corner! Follow Boscov’s Erie, PA Facebook page for more details.
I saw deals in clothing around every corner at the new Boscov’s in Erie. There were gorgeous dresses for every style, and a huge selection of deeply discounted sweater coats for $14.99 on Grand Opening Day!!!! Cashmere sweaters for $29.99!!! See my post on Boscov’s is Going to Change How Erie Shops for more about Boscov’s designer clothing brands & the size ranges they carry. Boscov’s had FREE gift with purchase offers all over the store.
Since I love to cook, my favorite deals were in the Home Department. You won’t find these deals online! Boscov’s Grand Opening Day Celebration prices were in effect exclusively at the Boscov’s Erie PA store through Sunday, October 8th, 2017, but they will have additional Grand Opening specials inside the Erie store through Sunday, October 29th.
Kitchenaid 14-Piece 18/10 Stainless Steel Induction Ready Cookware Set
The Kitchenaid 14-Piece 18/10 Stainless Steel Induction Ready Cookware Set is one of my favorite deals because it has a black enamel exterior (so it won’t show fingerprints) and it has a stainless steel interior. It’s dishwasher safe *yippee* so it will save me time on cleanup, and glass lids so I can actually see what I’m cooking. The cookware set retails for $299.99, but during the Grand Opening sale it is $99.99 exclusively in-store at the Erie location & it’s their LOWEST PRICE EVER! That’s 66% OFF the regular price! If you go online to try & purchase it, you will find it selling for $199.99 at Boscovs.com. If you are shopping for cookware, this is a must-have. I love that it doesn’t have any non-stick coating. It is exactly what I was looking for.
Oneida Flatware Sets
In my house silverware seems to mysteriously wander off. My family has no clue what has happened to the occasional forks and spoons that vanish into thin air. If one went down the garbage disposal, I would instantly know because the noise would be deafening. Over the years, we are now down to half a set. While heavier sets of flatware are more expensive, they are well worth the extra cost because they are less likely to bend, and they have a more elegant, substantial feel to them.
Boscov’s carries a wide selection of flatware, from budget to individual pieces to complete services for 4 and 8. My favorite is the Oneida Flight 45 Piece Flatware Set because it transitions well from casual to formal dining, but I also liked the classic style of the Oneida Colonial Boston 45 Piece Flatware Set. I was so excited to find a top of the line flatware set, regularly priced at $170.00, deeply discounted in-store to $79.99. That’s 52% OFF! That was lower than the online price & that price is only available in-store at the Erie location during Boscov’s Grand Opening.
Porcelain Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven
There is nothing like cast iron to give you lots of browning and a good sear on meats. Cast iron pans are super easy to clean. The more you use them, the better seasoned the pans become, making them naturally nonstick. Furthermore it has health benefits, since cooking in cast iron gives you get residual traces of iron, a naturally occurring mineral which the body uses in hemoglobin to help transport oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. In addition, cast iron dutch ovens were the original slow cookers before electric crock pots were invented. It’s great for conducting heat.
Boscov’s has 2 sizes of Kitchenworks Porcelain Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Ovens in a variety of colors (red, green, plum, teal, black & almond). The smaller 3-qt size is deeply discounted 60% off for the Erie Boscov’s Grand Opening ($19.99), but the deal is ONLY at the Erie location & cannot be found online.
Boscov’s candy counter is truly unique. I wish there was smell-o-vision so you could smell the Nutty Bavarian cinnamon-flavored nuts roasting in Boscov’s candy department right now because the smell is so amazing! The candy department was making their homemade fudge throughout the day. Since there were so many flavors, it was hard to make a decision between the cheesecake, cookies and cream, orange cream, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin, raspberry vanilla, vanilla, vanilla walnut, maple, maple nut, chocolate, and mint chocolate flavors. Our favorites were the pumpkin fudge and the maple nut fudge. The fudge is 50% off the regular price for the next 4 weeks. They have an entire case of sugar-free candy & they sell Godiva chocolates by weight, so you can purchase a single piece. I can’t wait to go back and try their nut covered slabs of toffee.
Friendly Customer Service
Boscov’s customer service is impressive. I saw a Boscov’s bedding department employee cheerfully run a comforter over to a customer who left it behind. My favorite part of the shopping experience happened after I checked out. The cookware set, cast iron dutch oven & the flatware were really heavy & there was a huge line for the elevator. The cashier asked me if I wanted to use their package pickup service. She bagged everything up, took my name and contact information, and Boscov’s staff took my heavy packages downstairs. When I arrived at the package pickup entrance, I signed for the packages & they brought them out to my car in under 3 minutes! See my post on Boscov’s is Going to Change How Erie Shops for more about Boscov’s selection, unbeatable prices and stellar customer service.
Boscov’s had 30% off Madison room darkening curtains, which were just what I have been searching for. The display model curtains had a tag with bin numbers on them. When I went into the self-serve curtain stockroom, Molly helped me find the length & color I needed. I had been looking for rod pocket, room darkening curtains that draped well & didn’t have a foam backing. It was too good of a deal to pass up.
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Mr Boscov’s Favorite Deal
Mr. Boscov spent Grand Opening day walking around the store chatting with shoppers. He was most excited about Boscov’s Grand Opening deal on a Black and Decker 1000 watt, 1.1 cu ft microwave for $49 (reg $99-$129). As a personal shopper I track prices, and $49 is an incredibly deep discount and an unheard of price for a 1000 watt microwave. It’s only available at that price in-store at Boscov’s Grand Opening at the Erie, PA location. You won’t find this deal online. Boscov’s Grand Opening Day had something new and exciting around every corner, yet the deals don’t end there. They will be celebrating their Grand Opening in Erie, PA through Sunday, October 29th.
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I spoke with Boscov’s curtain and fashion buyers, a Senior Vice President, and Jim Boscov, the Chairman & CEO of Boscov’s Department Store. Their mission is to wow their customers with service, quality and deals all year long. They don’t play the coupon game to make things look like a great offer. It’s honest pricing, everyday. Returns are just part of doing business. If you need to take something back, they will do it with a smile. Boscov’s price matches and they have a satisfaction guarantee.Boscov's Lower Prices Guarantee: If you find an item priced lower anywhere in your area, we'll match the price. If you've already purchased the item at Boscov's, we'll refund DOUBLE the difference for a full month after you've made the purchase. #CelebrateBoscovs #BoscovsErieClick To Tweet
This content has been sponsored by Boscov’s in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand. I received a Boscov’s gift card to shop with during Boscov’s Grand Opening event as a thank you for writing this post. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. I can’t wait to go back to Boscov’s! I’ve already started my shopping list.