Winn-Dixie holds 'Star Wars'-themed event

Event to include themed activities, face painting, live music, giveaways


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Winn Dixie and Disney are taking shopping to a new galaxy. 

"Star Wars" fans are invited to a free event Friday at the Winn-Dixie store at 10915-122 Baymeadows Road from 3-5 p.m. 

The free event will include "Star Wars"-themed activities, face painting, live music and giveaways.

The first 100 customers will receive a free mystery gift card for a chance to win $5 to $500. 

All attendees dressed in "Star Wars" costumes will be entered to win one of four $100 Winn-Dixie gift cards.

Beginning Friday, Winn-Dixie will join "the Force" and give "Star Wars" fans the chance to collect exclusive "Star Wars" Cosmic Shells, which are only available at Winn-Dixie stores. Customers can earn two free Cosmic Shells with every $20 qualifying purchase or the purchase of five participating items, starting Friday through Jan. 16 with their Plenti rewards card.  

Throughout the galaxy, there will be a total of 72 Cosmic Shells to collect and keep in a Cosmic Shells Collector Album, available in stores for $3.99.

Five lucky customers who receive a Golden Cosmic Shell will win an exclusive piece of "Star Wars" merchandise.

Southeastern Grocers will also have virtual reality goggles available for purchase for $3.99.